A license to practice dentistry is not only something I worked very hard to obtain through my formal education and continued schooling; it is a public mandate to provide dental services at a level of excellence to the community at large. I believe that it is the obligation of every individual in our society to volunteer and contribute their time, effort and skills to the betterment of all mankind.
Dr. Freedman and ADA President at the national leadership conference in Chicago, 2012.
CPR Recertification for all employees.
Dr. Freedman Sponsors Abington Police Officer Chris Posey in a mustache growing contest to help raise funds for the PAL program and ATPA.
In office First Aide, Medical Response and Automatic Defribulator.
Abington Hospital Residency program, Dr. Freedman and Residents review charts before seeing patients.
Volunteers at our 1st Screening and Sealant Day
I have always felt that I can do the most good by donating my energy and skills directly to my profession. Since 1989, I have been a member of Abington Memorial Hospital’s Dental Residency Program. We are a fully accredited (by the American Dental Association) teaching facility where newly graduated dentist train for an additional year in all phases of dental medicine. I teach in a clinical setting, lecture, give advice on curriculum, sit on the new resident selection committee as well as helping to evaluate our communities’ dental resources.
In June of 2007, I accepted a position on the Executive Board of the Montgomery- Bucks Dental Society (the local component of the American Dental Association) and was chairperson of the Program Committee. In June 2009 I was elected to the position of Recording Secretary, and in 2011 I was elected as Parliamentarian and will serve as President from June 2012 through May 2013.
My involvement expanded in 2010 after my youngest graduated college, when I accepted a position of the next level as a member of the Valley Forge Dental Society where I serve on the committee that works with our communities underserved. I work directly with the Pennsylvania Dental Association to help assure dental care is available to all our citizens and lobby our elected officials so that state laws and policies insure equal and fair treatment to all! Most recently I was invited to participate in a leadership conference at the American Dental Association headquarters in Chicago, where the challenge to provide excellence in care to all was addressed.
I love that my efforts directly helps those who will be the deliverers of dental medicine in the future and the people that need the benefit right now. In February 2012, (National Dental Health Month) I personally coordinated a partnership between The Valley Forge Dental Society, Montgomery Bucks Dental Society and the Abington Township Police Athletic League to offer free screenings and sealants to the “at risk” children in our community. It was a real community effort with PAL volunteers, dental EFDA students from Manor College, Abington Memorial Hospital residents and several area dentist all spending a day helping those in need! The plan for next year’s event has already begun!
Whether it is helping an elderly neighbor with chores, being a reading volunteer at school, volunteer firefighter, assisting in after school activities of sports, teaching Sunday school: I believe we can all help make this a better world one good deed at a time!