The blessings of having a great team

May 20, 2010
DAD Editor Kevin Henry sings the praises of the many great writers and contributors to Dental Assisting Digest™.

By Kevin Henry, Editor

As the editor of Dental Assisting Digest, I am very blessed with some of the best writers in the industry. When we first launched DAD, I scribbled down a list of “dream team” editorial members, knowing that these men and women would give you, the reader, some of the best insights to help you in your personal and professional lives. I can’t begin to say thank you enough to people such as Shari Becker, Tina Calloway, Leslie Canham, Teresa Duncan, Linda Miles, and so many others who contribute to DAD on a regular basis. I also again want to thank ADAA, ADIA, and DANB for their continued support and editorial assistance. For everyone who contributes and shares to make the lives of dental assistants around the world better, I appreciate you more than you know.

As 2010 dawned, a new face joined the DAD crew — Shannon Pace-Brinker. Shannon is well known on the lecture circuit and brings a wealth of knowledge to DAD each month. I’m very happy she’s the newest regular contributor to our e-newsletter. Part of our relationship will include linking her DAD articles to her new Contemporary Product Solutions Web site. On her CPS site, Shannon will provide editorial that combines product review for the whole team — dentists, assistants, hygienists, front desk associates, and dental laboratory personnel. This full-service publication will inform the dental team of the latest comprehensive clinical product information.

“With the combinations of the world’s leaders in their field, our dexterous, knowledgeable, and experienced leadership team stays ahead of the game by working hard to prepare for what's next in the field of cosmetic and esthetic dentistry, and providing a whole team’s perspective on information we need to succeed,” Shannon said. “Contemporary Product Solutions will continue to need and use unbiased, up-to-date, evidence-based information on equipment, materials, protocols of treatment, and long-term performance.”

I ran into Shannon at the recent American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry meeting in Grapevine, Texas, and asked her about CPS and what advice she would give to dental assistants. You can see that interview by clicking here.

Welcome aboard, Shannon, and best of luck on your new venture.

Also in this issue of DAD, I think you’ll find a myriad of articles of interest to you. That’s my goal each month, and I couldn’t do it without such a great team of writers and editors working together to bring you the very best editorial for dental assistants.

Read on, this is your e-newsletter.