He is coming into the role with a rich career in dentistry spanning from serving in the Navy’s Dental Corps and teaching at dental schools to serving as an ADA Hillenbrand fellow and as director of two state dental associations. Read Dr. Dufurrena’s welcome letter to learn more about his unique and innovative vision for DGPA and his view of dentistry in general!Read Dr. Dufurrena’s welcome letter »
San Antonio, Texas, October 7, 2014 - October 8, 2014More information about this event »
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Following a nationwide search, the Dental Group Practice Association Board has selected Quinn Dufurrena, D.D.S., J.D. to be their new Executive Director.
Dr. Dufurrena was selected for his vision to promote the value DSOs bring dentists in order to improve access and quality of dental care in the United States. His appointment is the first step in a coordinated campaign by DGPA to raise awareness and understanding of the DSO model among patients, policy makers and media. Dr. Dufurrena comes to DGPA with over 30 years of medical experience in government, private practice and non-profit sectors. He received his D.D.S. from the University of the Pacific in 1983 and his J.D. from Concord Law School in 2008.Read more about the new hire »
Less fortunate benefit from free dental services
Earlier this year, the American Dental Association confirmed through research a disturbing dental divide in the United States — almost half of all lower income Americans did not visit a dentist in the last year or more, and a little over a third admit to living with an untreated cavity.
The Dental Group Practice Association (DGPA) and member company Pacific Dental Services® (PDS) and its supported dentists are doing something about that grim statistic.