REGISTER and PAY for 2017 JFJ Society Dinner
Saturday, February 26th @ 6:00 PM
Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
25 East Ohio Street
Chicago, IL 60611
From The SecretaryJanuary 10, 2017
Happy New Year Everyone!!!!
I hope this email finds both you and your family rested and healthy for a wonderful 2017! It is amazing how time flies and it is again time to start thinking (if you haven't already) about the upcoming John F. Johnston Meeting/Dinner in February. We again will be meeting at the lovely Flemings Prime Steakhouse which has proven to be a great venue! This years dinner and meeting will take place on Saturday Feb 25th at 6:00pm social/cocktail hour and then dinner will follow at 7:00pm. Please see the attached brochure. I am still waiting on a current menu. I will forward that as soon as it is available.
A couple of housekeeping items for the group:
- Please see the letter from our current President David Bartolovic below.
- You should have received a letter from IU and Dr. Dean Morton regarding funding for the new building. This letter was sent out as a hard copy and should have come in December. If you did not receive the letter, please email me with a current mailing address so I can update your info in the IU system. I have also attached an electronic copy to this email for those of you that did not receive it.
- As we have moved away from paper communication and into electronic communication, it has been more difficult to reach people in order to pay dues due to the constant change in emails. Annual dues make it possible for our current grad student to attend our meeting and help in the scholarships we give for their participation in all prosthodontic meetings through out the year. I do not like to be a hound and hunt you down, so please make sure you are current on your past and present dues. We have not raised dues in many years and will continue to keep it at $50 per year. Please let me know if you are unsure where you stand with dues. There are a couple of different ways to pay. For those of our members out of the US, please use PayPal to make that payment. For those in the US, please mail a check or bring it with you to Chicago. Thank you again for your support!!!!
I look forward to seeing many of you in Chicago in a little over a month! Like always, if you have any questions, comments or suggestions, please feel free to contact me via any avenue!!
Kellie Schaub, DDS, MSD
From The PresidentJanuary 10, 2017
Happy New Year 2017 fellow JFJ members!! I send warm greetings from the fabulous Great Lake State of Michigan. This past year has been a very productive and positive year for me as I have undergone several life changes, both professionally and personally.
After several years of working in the corporate sector of dentistry, I finally took on the responsibility of business ownership by opening my own practice in Ferndale, Michigan. It has been a lifelong dream of mine to be able to provide cutting edge and up-to-date digital technology in my daily practice as previous practice opportunities I was involved in did not afford the ability to incorporate this style of practice. Since I was a resident in the early 2000’s, we have seen a major paradigm shift in the field of dentistry and in prosthodontics with the introduction of advanced digital technology that has made providing patient care much easier and more convenient for the patient and the clinician. I don’t think it’s wrong to assume that we live in a great time when it comes to the practice of dentistry, and more specifically, our practice of prosthodontics. While it is an aspect of dentistry that many dentists have been slow to adopt due to the price point, we, as prosthodontists, need to seize the opportunity to enrich our careers and continue to be the leaders of dentistry by becoming the experts in this area that is still quite an untapped resource. It will be a way to set our specialty apart from everyone else and to help preserve it for a long time to come.
On a personal note, 2016 was extremely significant as I finally met the woman whom I am excited to make my wife in the Fall of 2017. Ever since I met Rebecca, I feel like I finally found my soulmate and have been able to find overall balance in my life. With our impending wedding and the fact that I recently opened my dental practice, I definitely have a lot of things in plate for the following year, but I guess I wouldn’t want it any other way. Life is too short, so I say life each day to the fullest, enjoy new experiences with your significant other or with friends, and strive to be the best you can be, always. If any of you ever plan on coming to the Southeast Michigan area, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Remember that you will always be welcome in our home.
I’m very honored and proud to have served as president of this fine society over the course of this last year. My hope is to see as many of you as possible at this year’s mid-Winter meeting and JFJ dinner. Let’s continue to preserve and take pride in the legacy of John F. Johnston and the historically-rich traditions that IU Prosthodontics has practiced over the course of the last several decades.
Cheers and best wishes!!
David J. Bartolovic, DDS, MSD
J.F.J. President, 2016/2017