Help Us Help You
Dear Members, Sponsors, and Colleagues:
I’d like to personally extend a thank you for your support and belief in the OADL. The members
of this group are just like you, people that grind away (literally) at the bench under constant
stress and insane deadlines day after day. The difference is these amazing people then go home
and work on this organization for little to nothing because they believe in our profession and
want to take care of our future. One of those people is the long time executive director of the
OADL, Carrie Peil Warner. Without her dedication and unwavering spirit the OADL would
undoubtedly not exist. Also, HUGE thank you to Max Thomas for his leadership as OADL
president in 2020 during an unprecedented year.
On the macro scale, one of our most important goals for 2021 is to simply bring everyone
together from all over the state. I don’t mean just bringing people together physically (with the
current restraints that will likely not be possible) but providing a sense of community in some
creative ways that makes the members feel like they have ownership in their future as lab owners
and dental technicians.
On the micro scale, we plan on aggressively carrying out a campaign to pursue legislative action
that will help keep dental work in the state of Oregon and ultimately hopefully more revenue for
everyone. Obviously, there is a much larger problem with the lack of dental technology training
programs and therefore fewer technicians, but we believe this is a step in reversing that trend.
I have a simple request: help us help you. We will attempt to engage with you in a variety of
different ways in an effort provide your membership with as much value as possible. Please let
us know what is working and what isn’t working. What are your needs, questions, and
concerns? How can we better serve you and your business?
I am honored to serve you this year and to make the most of this time.
OADL 2021 President