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A message from the 2017-2018 CFDDA President, Dr. Bryan Bergens:

We are Working for You!

 President of the Central Florida District Dental Association; WOW, years in the making! As I begin my year as president, I want to thank all of the CFDDA officers and other CFDDA leaders that came before me, because without them, our association would not be as great as it is.  We have an outstanding group of current volunteer leaders representing our association, and I do mean “our association,” as we are all members. We exist to serve by the CFDDA mission statement: Helping All Members Succeed.

Dr. Lee Anne Keough is the CFDDA’s immediate past president and I want to thank her for all the support she has shown me. I look forward to continuing to work with her in the next year. The other CFDDA line officers, who work hard on your behalf, are Dr. Dan Crofton, President Elect; Dr. Craig Kara, First Vice President; Dr. Suzi Thiems-Heflin, Second Vice President; and we welcome to the line, Dr. John Cordoba, serving as Secretary. Dr. Cordoba is also an alternate trustee to the Florida Dental Association. Rounding out our list of officers is Dr. Sundeep Rawal, who serves as Treasurer. We could not function without our outstanding Executive Director, Marlinda Fulton.

The CFDDA is made of six affiliate dental associations: Alachua County Dental Association, Brevard County Dental Society, Dental Society of Greater Orlando, Lake County Dental Association, Marion County Dental Association, and Volusia-Flagler County Dental Association. I look forward to working with each of these affiliates and their volunteer leadership.

 The CFDDA is so fortunate to have members that want to participate at the local (affiliate), component (CFDDA), state (FDA) and national (ADA) level of organized dentistry. To view a complete list of volunteer dentists that are making a difference, go to pages 8-9.

I would be remiss if I didn’t talk about the next CFDDA annual meeting. Mark your calendars for May 4-5, 2018 at the beautiful Hilton Daytona Resort, located beachside in downtown Daytona Beach. Two well-known respected speakers, Dr. Howard Chasolen and Dr. Gerald Kugel will be presenting. Please plan early to attend and bring the family to this fun venue.

I look forward to keeping everyone updated on CFDDA and FDA actions, and I want everyone to understand that we have many hard-working dentists promoting and protecting the practice of dentistry for you.


Dr. Bryan M. Bergens, President