PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE 


  Homa Amini, Professor of Clinical Dentistry, Pediatric Dentistry,

  Ohio State University, College of Dentistry

 

 I am honored and privileged to begin my term as the 2018 president of the Columbus Dental Society. With a rich history of 122 years of serving the profession, our organization is strong and the future is bright. I am grateful for the vision and dedication of our previous leaderships and especially thankful for the mentorship of Dr. Beard, our immediate past president. I look forward to continuing this important work toward fulfilling the mission of CDS.

On the agenda for the coming year is to review and update the 2011 Dental Society’s strategic plan. This road map will help us plan and set priorities for the next 3-5 years, and it will be accomplished by analyzing our strengths/weaknesses and identifying future opportunities/ threats. There are   many issues on the horizon that impact the profession including practice patterns such as decrease in solo practice, increase in group and/ or corporate dentistry, increase in number of female professionals, and generational differences. With 819 members, we are the largest ODA component society and many of our members are involved at state, district and national levels. I am excited and optimistic that we can play an active role in shaping the future.

In addition, we will work toward continuous improvement of our member benefits including provision of high quality CE, keeping members abreast of regulatory and legislative issues, developing opportunities for member engagement and fellowship, and member leadership development, especially for younger generation of dentists.

Please do not hesitate to contact the Columbus Dental Society office with any questions, concerns, or feedback on how we can serve you better. With a dedicated board of directors and amazing staff at the Central Office - Michelle with 15 years of excellent service and Michael O’Toole, our new executive director who has organizational expertise - Columbus Dental Society is in good hands. Looking forward to seeing you at member events and thank you for supporting the profession!