PRESIDENT'S MESSAGES | WINTER 2003
By: Craig Dial, CRT
The AADMRT board of directors just had its annual meeting on February 1st, and after the meeting, I am feeling confident in our new leadership, and excited in the direction the board wants to take our organization. We have an enthusiastic group of board members, who are ready and able to move this organization forward to the next stage.
One of the many new things to come will include adding more continuing education (C.E.) courses to our annual plan. The board voted to bring back the spring seminar (beginning in 2004). This move is due mainly because the requirement for California Limited Permitees (LPs) is now 24 C.E.s every 2 years. Therefore, we will hold the springtime meetings primarily, but not limited to, the southern and northern parts of California. This will ensure that all CA. LP's can meet their need for the state required C.E.s and also give our entire membership additional training, education, advancement and development of new products,services, skills, and terminology by providing more classroom time with twice a year conferences.
Speaking on conferences, this fall the annual seminar will be held in New Hope, Pennsylvania (log on to www.aadmrt.com for more details). With the help from Imaging Sciences International (ISI), we will have a 3-day course on the East Coast for the first time in our history. We are excited to have available to us presenters from some of the top dentists and dental radiologists from the East Coast. We also will be given a tour of the ISI factory on Saturday with presentations from ISI's electrical, mechanical, and computer engineers on dental imaging. ISI will also hold a pre-conference training and learning event that will have as many as 150 non- AADMRT members attending. These people are encouraged to continue to stay for our conference, and see if they would like to sign up as new members.
The board has also approved updating the AADMRT web site for more added features and new content. You will be able to read about those added services as they become available, or you may just want to periodically log on to www.aadmrt.com and see for yourself the changes to your site.
We hope you will appreciate the changes our new board is making. We will be doing our best to make this organization grow, and to continue to help make us a leading resource for dental x-ray imaging and technology. Your thoughts are always appreciated, so please add your comments or suggestions to any board member, or email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. After all, this is your organization; together we can do great things.