President's Letter

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Dr. Jacob Merryman

Dear Fourth District Members:

I am pleased to report the 2018 Saratoga Dental Congress went off without a hitch! I hope everyone enjoyed themselves. We had good food, great speakers, supportive vendors and a celebratory take home travel mug. I want to thank everyone who lent a helping hand! The meeting would not be such a success without the support and attendance of our members and staff. It was an absolute pleasure to listen to our speakers. The valuable knowledge they shared with us will hopefully keep us practicing better, living longer and out of prison! Over 400 people attended our meeting and raised over $1,200 for GKAS. Please help us make our meeting better. If you have any suggestions or critiques about the meeting, we would value your opinion. We look forward to seeing everyone next year!

 It is an honor for me to be serving as your president this year. We are celebrating our 150th anniversary for our local district and NYSDA . We have a proud history of serving our members by meeting their needs in both the political and clinical arenas. I would encourage you to get  involved with our component at least at some point in your dental career. Experiencing and serving with our group will not only give you an appreciation for membership but, and I truly believe this, it will make you a more well rounded dentist. Our group is independent and strong but the only avenue to remain that way is in unity. As an autonomous profession we must approach issues in solidarity. Views and stances may vary but our diversity is a strength.  It is a wonderful time to be practicing dentistry but nobody knows what tomorrow holds. So whatever challenges may arise I hope we will be able to face them together.


 Jacob Merryman D.D.S.