Pennsylvania Dental Journal March April 2018 - Page 28

They Made Me An Editor By Bruce R. Terry, DMD, Editor Emeritus, PDA President In my early years I was not much of a writer or reader. I was a product of the T.V. dinner generation. I embraced everything non-written. If I had to read, it was a chore. If I had to write, it was painful. My high school English teacher encouraged me to never write once I graduated and said that I would make a fine dentist someday. Somehow I managed to get through high school with the reading and writing ability of a fifth grader. You think I’m kidding, but while others were reading the latest Stephen King novel or a great classic, I was watching The Brady Bunch and Love Boat. When I think back it’s amazing that I graduated from high school. In college I actually took a stab at an English literature course. I know, what was I thinking? There was a girl I liked who I heard was taking that class so I really didn’t think with my brain. The girl never gave me the time of day, but I found out that I like English literature. I read a few plays and some novels and found it more interesting than I expected. Who knew? I always enjoyed working, so when I got to dental school I learned that they needed students to transcribe notes from the lectures. I was also cheap, and if I transcribed for one or two classes I would get all the class notes for free and get paid. So, I believe that was the start of my writing career. Soon after graduation from dental school I began working in an office in Pottstown. I got to know the dentists in the area and began attending local study clubs and local dental society meetings. I supp ½Ν”΅δΙ•…°‰Ι•…¬…΅”)έ‘•Έ$έ…́₯ΉΩ₯Ρ•ΡΌ„±½…°•α•ΥΡ₯Ω”)΅••Ρ₯Ήœ™½ΘΡ‘”5½ΉΡ½΅•Ιδ Υ­Μ)•ΉΡ…°M½₯•Ρδ₯Έ€Δδδ́‰δ΅δ½½)™Ι₯•ΉΘΈ)•™˜M…΅•Ι½™˜Έ!”‘…‰••Έ)Ρ‘”•‘₯ѽȁ™½Θ½Υȁ±½…° Υ±±•Ρ₯Έ™½Θ΅½Ι”)Ρ‘…Έ€Θΐε•…Ί…Ή‘”έ…́ɕ…‘δΡΌΑ…ΝΜ)₯Ё½ΈΡΌΝ½΅•½Ή”•±Ν”ΈЁё”Ρ₯΅”$‘…)ΉΌ₯‘•„έ‘…Ё$έ…́•ΡΡ₯Ήœ΅εΝ•±˜₯ΉΡΌΈ)QΌ‰”‘½Ή•ΝЁ$έ…͍́…Ι•°‰ΥЁ±₯­”΅…Ήδ)Ρ₯΅•Μ₯Έ΅δ±₯™”$Ν…₯°ƒŠq'Še±°₯Ω”₯Ё„ΡΙ今t)ΘΈQ•ΙΙ䀑•ΉΡ•Θ€…Ή•₯‘Ё™½Ι΅•ΘAΑΙ•Ν₯‘•ΉΡ́…Ёё”€ΘΐΔ܁5=4΅Έ΅A΅₯ΝΝ₯½Έ₯ΈΙ₯”Έ(Θΰ)5H ½@H$0€ΘΐΔΰπ@88Le1Y8%8Q0(<UH80)9½ά™½ΘΡ‘”‘₯ΙΡ䁱₯ΡΡ±”Ν•Ι•ΠΉ½‰½‘δ)Ι•…±±δ­Ή½έΜ„$…΅”‘½΅”™Ι½΄Ρ‘…Π)•α•ΥΡ₯Ω”΅••Ρ₯Ήœ…ΉΡ½±΅δέ₯™”°)MΥΝ…Έ°Ρ‘…Ёё•δ…Ν­•₯˜$έ½Υ±)‰•½΅”•‘₯Ρ½ΘΈM‘”©ΥΝЁ±…՝‘•ΈM‘”)­Ή•ά΅”…Ή­Ή•ά$έ…́Ή½Π„έΙ₯Ρ•ΘΈ)$Ν…₯Ρ‘…Ё$έ…́½₯ΉœΡΌΉ••‘•Θ‘•±ΐ)ΡΌΑΥ±°Ρ‘₯́½™˜Έ$Υ•Ν́͑”™•±ΠΝ½ΙΙ䁙½Θ)΅”…Ή…Ι••ΈQ‘”™₯ΙΝЁ™•ά…ΡΡ•΅ΑΡΜ)έ•Ι”„‘₯Ν…ΝΡ•ΘΈ$έ½Υ±έΙ₯Ρ”)Ν½΅•Ρ‘₯Ήœ…Ή₯Ω”₯ЁѼMΥΝ…ΈΡΌ)ΑΙ½½™Ι•……ΉΝ‘”έ½Υ±΅…Ι¬₯ЁΥΐ±₯­”)$έ…́‰…¬₯Έ‘₯ Ν‘½½°ΈQ‘…ЁΑΙ½•ΝΜ)‘…́½ΉΡ₯ΉΥ•Ή½ά™½Θ΅½Ι”Ρ‘…Έ€Θΐ)ε•…ΙΜ°₯Ή±Υ‘₯ΉœΡ‘₯́Α₯•”Ρ‘…Ёε½Τ…Ι”)Ι•…‘₯ΉœΉ½άΈM‘”έ₯±°Ρ•±°ε½ΤΡ‘…Ё½Ω•Θ)Ρ‘”ε•…Ί΅δέΙ₯Ρ₯Ήœ‘…́½ΡΡ•Έ‰•ΡΡ•Θ)…Ή‘•Θ•‘₯Ρ́…Ι”™•έ•ΘΈ ΥЁ͑”)‘•Ν•Ίٕё”Ι•‘₯Ё™½Θ‰•₯ΉœΡ‘”‘₯ѽˊeΜ)‘₯Ρ½ΘΈ$½Υ±Ή•Ω•Θ‘…Ω”΅…‘”Ρ‘₯Μ)©½ΥΙΉ•δέ₯Ρ‘½ΥЁ‘•ΘΈ)$έ…́•‘₯ѽȁ½˜Ρ‘”5½ΉΡ½΅•Ιδ Υ­Μ)•ΉΡ…°M½₯•Ρδ)½ΥΙΉ…°™½Θ€Δΐε•…ΙΜΈ)ΥΙ₯ΉœΡ‘…ЁΡ₯΅”$έΙ½Ρ”΅½Ι”Ρ‘…Έ€άΐ)•‘₯Ρ½Ι₯…±Μ…Ή½΅Α₯±•Ρ‘”)½ΥΙΉ…°Ρ‘”)½±™…Ν‘₯½Έέ…䰁έ₯Ρ „±½…°ΑΙ₯ΉΡ•Θ…Ή)ΡεΑ•Ν•ΡΡ₯ΉœΑΙ½½™ΜΈ½Θ•… ₯ΝΝΥ”$έ½Υ±)‘…Ω”ΡΌΥЁ…ΉΑ…ΝΡ”…±°Ρ‘”½ΉΡ•ΉΠ)½ΉΡΌ„΅…Νѕȁ±…ε½ΥΠΈ…ΰ΅…‘₯Ή•Μ)έ•Ι”©ΥΝЁ½΅₯Ήœ₯ΉΡΌ™…Ν‘₯½Έ…Ή$)½Υ±½΅΅ΥΉ₯…Ρ”έ₯Ρ Ρ‘”ΑΙ₯ΉΡ•Θ)έ₯Ρ‘½ΥЁ‘…Ω₯ΉœΡΌΌΡΌΡ‘”Ν‘½ΐΈ)=ٕȁё”Α…ΝΠ€Θȁ啅Ί½˜έΙ₯Ρ₯Ήœ½Ρ‘•Θ)ΝΡΙ…Ή”Ρ‘₯ΉΜ‰•…Έ‘…ΑΑ•Ή₯ΉœΡΌ΅”Έ)$ΝΡ…ΙΡ•Ι•…‘₯ΉœΈ$‰•…ΈΙ•…‘₯ΉœΡ‘”)±…ΝΝ₯ΜΡ‘…Ё$΅₯ΝΝ•Ι½έ₯ΉœΥΐΈƒŠqQΌ)-₯±°5½­₯Ή‰₯ɐ³ŠtƒŠq5½‰δ₯¬³ŠtƒŠqQ‘”)Ι•…Ё…ΡΝ‰ηŠt…Ή½Ρ‘•ΙΜΈ$΅½Ω•™Ι½΄)™₯Ρ₯½ΈΡΌΉ½Έ΅™₯Ρ₯½Έ…Ή₯Ё‘…́±₯Ρ•Ι…±±δ)‘…Ή•΅δ±₯™”Έ)Ι½΄5½ΉΡ½΅•Ιδ Υ­Μ$΅½Ω•ΡΌ)Ρ‘”Y…±±•δ½Ι”M•½Ή₯ΝΡΙ₯Πέ‘•Ι”)$Ρ½½¬½Ω•Θ™½ΘΘΈI₯ …±•½Ή”έ‘•Έ)‘”‰•…΅”•‘₯ѽȁ½˜Ρ‘”A)½ΥΙΉ…°Έ)$έ½Υ±‘½±‘½έΈ5½ΉΡ½΅•Ιδ Υ­Μ)™½Θ…Ή½Ρ‘•Θ™•άε•…Ί…ΉY…±±•δ½Ι”)™½Θ…Ή½Ρ‘•Θ•₯‘Ё啅Ί‰•™½Ι”‰•½΅₯Ήœ)Ρ‘”A)½ΥΙΉ…°•‘₯Ρ½ΘΈQ‘”‘•Ν₯Ή•ΙΜ)έ₯Ρ Y…±±•δ½Ι”έ•Ι”„‘ΥΝ‰…Ή…Ή)έ₯™”° …Ι½°…Ή•Ή”MΡ₯­±”Έ