As I begin my term as president of the OADL I want to say thank you to all our long time members, our supporting vendors and to all our current and past board members. As a long time member I have to admit before joining the OADL board, there were times I asked why am I a member, what is the purpose of the OADL and how does it benefit my lab & the dental laboratory industry in Oregon?
It’s clear that judging by the number of member labs (21), compared to the total number of labs in Oregon (270), the majority of lab owners in Oregon don’t see a good reason either. It is my intention to give you a reason.
As we plan for this year’s conference I plan to gather speakers that inspire us, challenge us with new techniques and information and help us understand our businesses better so we can be in the best position to succeed.
The 2017 OADL agenda includes a focus on education with an expanded dental lab conference, a new partnership with the ODA, a redesign of the website and newsletter along with a clear message about helping our doctors deliver better patient care.
If any of this resonates with you I ask you to pay the fee, become a member and help us build a great organization.
2017 President - Mark Hidde CDT.