In what became her final report to the MDA House of Delegates, our late Executive Director Karen Burgess reflects on the changes in the dental profession and organized dentistry over the past decade. This transcription of her remarks highlights shifts in dental schools, practice choices, demographics, and market shares within the ADA and MDA. It also discusses societal trends like generational shifts, diversity, the job market, social media, and personal technology, emphasizing how they align with the dental profession. She outlines the MDA's proactive steps to address these changes and ensure that the association remains responsive to evolving needs.
Burgess, Karen CAE
"Headquarters Report: A Look at Some of the Changes Over the Past 10 Years,"
The Journal of the Michigan Dental Association: Vol. 105:
6, Article 7.
Available at: https://commons.ada.org/journalmichigandentalassociation/vol105/iss6/7