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Dr. Randy Adams, a local Pediatric Dentist in Richmond, assumed the role as President of the Old Dominion Dental Society (ODDS) in December 2012. The past President is Dr. Jim Watkins of Hampton. Dr. Adams begins his presidency as the ODDS is preparing to celebrate its 100-year anniversary. Plans are to honor the early ODDS pioneers by focusing on a continuous model to raise the quality of the dental profession. Dr. Adams states that one of his goals as president is to work with dental organizations, especially the National Dental Association (NDA) and the Virginia Dental Association (VDA) through these current and challenging economic times. Another one of his goals is to increase the ODDS membership and to make membership more relevant to young members.
Dr. Adams also supports mentoring to others and inspiring a sense of service to pull interested people into this great profession of dentistry.
The Centennial Celebration of The Old Dominion Dental Society was held in Newport News, Virginia, April 13th – 14th, 2013. This meeting celebrated a century of rich history, continued learning and fellowship. The conference met at the Newport News Marriott at City Center, 740 Town Center Drive, in Newport News.
An all-day seminar on esthetic restorations was taught by Dr. Ron Jackson of Jackson Professional Services, Ltd. He is the Director of the Advanced Adhesive Aesthetic Dentistry and Composite Artistry Programs at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies. This is a recognized post-graduate learning center, where the latest techniques in dental science and technology are taught.
In the evening, a formal banquet celebrated the 100-year milestone. Also recognized were members who have made significant contributions to The Old Dominion Dental Society and to the dental profession. The special guest banquet speaker was Dr. Raymond Gist, the first African-American president of the American Dental Association.
Please logon to www.OldDominionDentalSociety.org for more information.