This week Matt Crespin shares with us about his work in public health, ASTDD, and is joined by Chris Farrell who is the Michigan State Dental Director and President of ASTDD.
ASTDD and Chris’s Role
What Chris wanted to be
Importance of Membership
“Every state should have a state oral health program”
“Right now there are 10 Dental Hygienists that are considered Dental Directors for their state”
“I have a staff of 9, 5 of which are Dental Hygienists”
“That networking piece is one of the biggest things, it is so important”
“ASTDD has been around for over 70 years”
“Suvelliance is not big brother looking at things, its the open mouth surveys, looking at the decay rates”
“ASTDD is the advocacy arm”
“When I grew up I wanted to be a queen”
“Dental Directors can’t do it all, we really rely on our members to get the work done”
Matt’s Email: MattC@ADHA.net
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