2019 Upcoming Meetings in the Western District

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Pediatric Dentistry By the Bay (2020 CSPD/WSPD Annual meeting) March 5-8, 2020 Location: Fairmont Hotel- San Francisco Link to register: https://www.cspd.org/events/register.aspx?id=1267660&itemid=e4f265df-7e9a-4dc2-b477-d70e02c258eb Alaska Pediatric Dental Society Annual Meeting Friday, January 10, 2020 Lecture on Obstructive Sleep Apnea “Run-Hide-Fight”: Active shooter scenarios and other related safety issues,presented by the FBI Lecture on Societal Changes involving Parenting and […]

2019 A Year in Pictures

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“WSPD hosted a Media Training Event for State Chapter leaders and Public Policy Advocates belonging to the western states. Pictured from left to right: (Back row) Dr. Jacob Lee (CA), Erika Hoeft (PR director), Dr. Christine Roalofs (AK), Dr. Joseph Sease (OR), Dr. Robin Wright (Trainer), Dr. Cody Hughes (NV) (Front row) Dr. Natasha Bramley […]

2019 Featured Resident | Chelsea Shellhart

Chelsea Shellhart NYU Langone Pediatric Dental Residency (Yakima, WA) For most people, discovering their life’s calling can be a challenging proposition. Growing up, Chelsea Shellhart did not have to look far for inspiration. “My father and grandfather were both dentists, and have loved their careers, so dentistry was a relatively easy choice for me”, she […]

2019 Member Spotlight | Hai Pham, DMD

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Hai Pham, DMD Portland, OR To describe the trajectory of Hai Pham’s life as “eventful” would be an understatement. What sets this Portland, OR resident apart from others is his ability to derive motivation from even the most adverse events. Hai credits his drive and will to succeed to his family. “My parents risked everything […]

2019 Volunteerism and Global Oral Health

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Giving back and serving those less fortunate has been an interest of mine since before my career as a dentist. Volunteerism is rewarding and self-satisfying. My volunteerism started when I was called upon to work in “free clinics” offered through my dental society, which represents the Inland Empire and the desert communities of southern California. […]

2019 The WSPD Student Advocacy Mentoring Program (StAMP) fund

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The StAMP Fund was established in September 2016 by the WSPD Board of Trustees to assist residents from WSPD residency programs to attend the AAPD congressional advocacy days currently referred to as the AAPD Pediatric Oral Health Advocacy Conference (AAPD-POHAC). The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) conducts a congressional advocacy conference in Washington D.C. […]

2019 WSPD Member Benefits

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As a member of the WSPD-The Western Regional District Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), you may be asking yourself, “How does my membership in WSPD benefit me?“ The Western States under the AAPD are comprised of the following: Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, and the Canadian […]

2019 AAPD Western District Trustee Report

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Kudos to Dr. Natasha Bramley and her editorial team of the Western Society of Pediatric Dentistry! The inaugural publication of Odontoblast is an awesome accomplishment, demonstrating the dedication and the ingenuity of the WSPD leadership to inform and to unify our chapter members. As your AAPD district trustee, the following highlights a number of collaborative […]

2019 Presidents’ Message

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  I am grateful for this opportunity to serve as President of the Western Society of Pediatric Dentistry (WSPD). We are one of, if not the, largest and most active districts of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD). We have had great leaders at the helm in our past and I hope to continue […]

2019 State Chapter Activity Report

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Alberta The Alberta Dental Association and College have been actively working to empower a hospital based dental committee to look in a forward direction to planning the care provisions and access for those persons with challenges (physical, mental and developmental).  The Calgary area has had the pleasure of having a new regional chief hired.  Dr. […]