Brasseler Holds First Annual “Women in Dentistry” Advisory Board Meeting

Posted on August 18, 2015

Savannah, GA (August 18, 2015) – Brasseler USA®, a leading manufacturer of innovative, quality dental instrumentation, recently convened a who’s who of women dentists from across the nation for its first official Women in Dentistry advisory board meeting. The meeting of the Brasseler-sponsored advisory board took place over three days from June 30-July 2, 2015 amidst the beautiful backdrop of the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa.

Key Brasseler executives teamed up with leading women dentists from across the country to extrapolate and discuss key topics and issues specific to the female dental professional. The advisory group then examined how Brasseler can address unique needs with respect to this very important and growing segment of the practicing dentist population. Dr. Sheri Doniger, Chair for Brasseler’s Women in Dentistry advisory board, moderated the meeting by posing questions and facilitating conversation.

“We were honored to have so many women dentists who are on the frontlines of oral care each day take the time to enlighten us about real practice issues and topics important to them,” remarked Kerry Connelly, Director of Marketing for Brasseler USA. “We received a significant amount of valuable information from all of these smart and savvy practitioners that will help Brasseler further deliver on its promise of being “By Your Side” in dentistry.”

Topics of discussion included:

  • Practice Implementation/Success of the Woman Dentist

  • Ergonomics

  • Hands-on Clinical Product Evaluations

“When we started to assemble our team of advisors we sought out women who are dynamic and knowledgeable,” continued Connelly. “We couldn’t be more pleased with this group and look forward to this being the first of many productive and meaningful meetings with actions that benefit female practitioners.”

Members of Brasseler’s Women in Dentistry advisory board are distinguished, leading dentists representing a wide range of demographics and specialties and include:

  • Dr. Judith Belitz

  • Dr. Sheri Doniger

  • Dr. Jean Furuyama

  • Dr. Kristine Grazioso

  • Dr. Suzanne Grubowski

  • Dr. April Hearns

  • Dr. Lilia Larin

  • Dr. Griselle Ortiz

  • Dr. Karyl Cooper Patten

“I was honored to be a part of this brilliant think tank of experts,” remarked Dr. Doniger. “Our goal was to provide substantial feedback to Brasseler in order to address common issues that concern the woman dentist on a daily basis. I think I speak for all the women of our advisory group when I say that we are thrilled to serve as an effective conduit between women dentists, hygienists, and manufacturers by providing crucial data and value to our manufacturer partners in order to make our profession even more effective in providing superior oral care to our patients.”

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