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    President's Message    

Dr. Morejon
2017 - 2018 FAP President



It has been a busy time since I assumed the Presidency of the Florida Association of Periodontists in February.  My youngest daughter, Annie, has graduated and will be off to Notre Dame in August.  Liz and I will be empty nesters and will be spending more of our time fishing, traveling, and visiting our two other daughters in North Carolina and Maine. 

Our summer meeting is rapidly approaching and I would like to encourage each of you to attend on August 11-12 at the beautiful Loew’s Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando.  Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy the camaraderie of your fellow periodontists and participate is some excellent continuing education.

On Friday afternoon, Mr. Shaun Fix will present the Emergency Airway Management course. This course satisfies the requirements for active sedation permit holders. On Saturday, our Keynote Speaker, Dr. Colin Richman, will speak on Pre-Orthodontic Periodontal Augmentation (POPA).  Dr. Richmond’s lecture will focus on innovative regenerative periodontal procedures that are combined with orthodontic treatment to help minimize treatment time, provide more stable and predictable outcomes and expand orthodontic possibilities. This type of multidisciplinary treatment can be very gratifying to do in our practices.  Please encourage your local orthodontists to attend!

Dr. Robert Churney and I attended the Board of Dentistry meeting on May 19th in Orlando. Unfortunately, rule changes that would move SC&RP and the placement of medicaments from indirect supervision to general supervision passed with a vote of 5 to 4. Numerous members of the Florida Dental Association, the Florida Academy of General Dentists, the Florida Society of Oral Maxillofacial Surgeons and the Florida Association of Periodontists gave testimony in opposition to the rule change.  This change in the Supervision Rule becomes effective June 28th, 2017 unless the opposing efforts that are taking place as we speak are effective. More on this at the summer meeting.

Everyone have a wonderful and safe summer, I look forward to seeing you at our meeting in August.