Category: President’s eMessage

Foothill Faculty

President’s eMessage, October 2018: Getting out into the Community

We should all give back for the privilege of practicing our wonderful profession.  Dentistry provides us with so much; it just makes sense to give back for the gifts that our profession bestows upon us.  What are those gifts? They include a competitive salary, a […]

National Health Observances

President’s eMessage, May 2018: National Health Observances

National Health Observances (NHOs) are special days, weeks, or months dedicated to raising awareness about important health topics.  These designations are made by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).  This agency is part of the executive branch of the federal government.  The mission […]

President’s eMessage, April 2018: April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month

According to www.mouthhealthy.org, the ADA’s patient information website, 51,540 people will be diagnosed with oral cancer and cancers of the throat, tonsils and back of the tongue in 2018.  Cancerous lesions of the oral cavity detected in their early stages are curable; however, the five […]

President’s eMessage, March 2018: What and Why is CURES 2.0?

The overuse of prescription opioids and opiates has become a national crisis.  According to the state Department of Health, there were 1,966 opioid-related overdose deaths in 2015 in California. The Federal Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) controls prescription pain relievers.  In 2016, we lost the privilege […]

Give Kids A Smile 2017

President’s eMessage, February 2018: Give Kids A Smile

February has been designated as Children’s Dental Health Month by the American Dental Association (ADA).  This year’s theme is, “Join the Tooth Team to brush your teeth with fluoride toothpaste and clean between your teeth for a healthy smile.” Today, Give Kids A Smile is […]