Pennsylvania Dental Journal March April 2018 - Page 33

The Pennsylvania Dental Association Dental Identification Team (PADIT) is activated to the scene of the Executive Air crash at the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Airport. Nineteen people died in this crash of a charter flight from Atlantic City. This call to action represented the third activation for PADIT since its formation. 2000 2001 2000 One of three planes hijacked in the terrorist attack on the United States, United Flight 93, crashes in Shanksville, Somerset County. On September 12 PADIT members were activated to the scene to identify the victims of the crash. 2001 The National Disaster Medical System (NDMS) honors PADIT as one of the recipients of its Outstanding Achievement Award, recognizing PADIT’s activation and assistance with the identification of the victims of the Executive Air crash at the Scranton/ Wilkes-Barre Airport on May 21, 2000. CONTINUES ON PAGE 33 2001 2001 PDA’s House of Delegates votes to eliminate funding for the Statewide Dental Marketing Program and discontinue the program after two years. The Erie City Water Authority, with a vote of 7-2, deemed it to be in the best interest of the public to fluoridate the city’s water, the culmination of efforts dating all the way back to the 1960s. 2001 2002 MARCH/AP RIL 2018 | P EN N SYLVAN IA DEN TAL JOURNAL 33