The Louisville Dental Society
connects Louisville's dentists to the community and to one another.
Community service events the LDS members are involved in include a once per month free dental clinic; free dental screenings throughout the year for various community groups and events; the Smile Kentucky! program which gives free treatment to elementary children without dental benefits and free dental screenings and dental education at various elementary schools in nearby counties.
Thursday, September 20 we will have our CE meeting & speaker at MESH Restaurant, 3608 Brownsboro Road, Louisville, 40207 beginning at 6 PM. The speakers are great and the food is great. . . .what's holding you back?
$56 per person for Society members, check or credit card, paid in advance. You do not want to miss this! You must have a paid reservation to attend.
Call the LDS office, 502-244-2005 with Visa or MasterCard information or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org to make your paid reservation today. Or mail your check to LDS.
The Donated Dental Services (DDS)
program provides free, comprehensive dental treatment to our country’s most vulnerable people with disabilities or who are elderly or medically fragile. These are people who cannot afford necessary treatment and cannot get public aid. The program operates through a volunteer network of more than 15,000 dentists and 3,700 dental labs across the United States. Since its inception in 1985, our DDS program has surpassed $330 million in donated dental therapies, transforming the lives of 117,000 people.
Greetings from your President
As I begin my tenure as president of the Louisville Dental Society I think about what a great time it is to be a Louisvillian and a member of our component society. The Kentucky Derby Festival just kicked off with Thunder Over Louisville. The poor weather looks to be behind us and our Spring Gala at The Frazier History Museum was a spectacular success.
Many thanks to Dr. Darren Greenwell for his leadership and tireless work for our members during his year as president. His work continues now at the state level leading to him becoming our KDA president.
My goals for this year include improving communication between our local society and The University of Kentucky College of Dentistry and The University of Louisville School of Dentistry. Many of our members are alumni of one of the two fine institutions and improvement in communication should be mutually beneficial. I also will continue to work toward increasing membership, especially through out reach to recent graduates. As an educator, I am very sensitive to the debt our graduates incur during their education, but I also realize that if our profession is to optimize healthcare to our patients and provide fulfilling careers to dentists, we must have a strong voice in our future. That is best done through unification of dentists and participation in the political process at every level. This takes time and money but if spread over large numbers can be done well and efficiently. I also want to continue the many services we are providing such as the free screenings and dental treatment.
In closing I reflect on having a letter of recommendation for dental school provided by Dr. William J. Mansfield, Jr. and how excited I was to learn that one of my letters was being written by a past president of the Louisville Dental Society. Dr. Mansfield’s letter must have helped and he would go on to be a supporter and encourager to me and countless other students at the University of Louisville School of Dentistry for many years. I am honored to follow in his footseps and the other distinguished leaders in the LDS and hope to be a positive influence on a few new colleagues in the future.
Enjoy our beautiful spring and all the benefits being a Kentuckian provides.
Paul Boyd, DMD