Pennsylvania Dental Journal March April 2018 - Page 67

PDA 150TH ANNIVERSARY Dr. Jay Wells I have been a member of the ADA since graduation from dental school at Pitt and was in the Air Force Dental Corps at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. I could not join the PDA then because I was not in the state. I did join when I came back home to Bethel Park and began my practice. Two year later, I was elected to two terms to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives where I promoted fluoridation and worked against ef- forts to undermine it. Water fluorida- tion has been designated as one of the top 10 public health measures of the 20th Century. That is certainly one of dentistry’s greatest achievements along with composites and adhesive dentistry. Prosthetic implants belongs in that category as well. Dr. Raymond R. Lancione I’m proud and fortunate to have had the opportunity to experience 60 memorable years of the 150 years of PDA’s history. My involvement came about through the caring hands of the greatest mentor of all time, Dr. Kay F. Thompson. She encouraged my participation at the local level, which led to opportunities at the state and national associations. Through the years I have followed her lead by mentoring new dentists that had leadership potential. My advice to all new dentists is to join their professi