It is an honor and privilege to serve as the President of The Academy for Sports Dentistry. I look to the upcoming year with excitement.
I would like to thank outgoing president Dr. Rick Knowlton and The Board of Directors for their hard work and dedication. In fact, all past presidents and board members deserve our thanks. I hope to continue their tradition and serve in their spirit. I would also like to thank our executive director, Shelly Lott. She is without a doubt, one of the greatest assets this organization possesses.
It doesn’t seem possible that in 1983 I received a simple postcard from Jim Gallaman who was the secretary/treasurer for a new organization called The Academy for Sports Dentistry. This society was organized at a Sports Dentistry continuing education seminar at the University of Texas at San Antonio Dental School during June 24-25, 1983. The constitution required charter member dentists to pay an initiation fee of $25.00. In retrospect, the $25.00 was well spent. It was the initiative of the first president, William Heintz, D.D.S. and president-elect William Goodwin, D.D.S., that got the ball rolling.
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