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by G. Rihl Buckley, DDS

As the pages on the calendar turn to the end of another year, I am reminded of the many blessings for which we have to be thankful. I am thankful for the GHDS and its many members who volunteer their time and talents on behalf of the profession of dentistry. I am thankful for the GHDS staff, all of whom are committed to helping us achieve our goals, and I am thankful for the opportunities we are given to serve our patients and contribute to their health care needs.

Th​e November Journal is dedicated to membership and its importance to dentistry. We all have a story to tell, and it’s important that it be heard. I have written previously on the benefits of mem­bership, but it really boils down to a value proposition. As dentists, we give our patients value prop­ositions every day. They must weigh the benefits of treatment against all the obstacles to receiving that care. We are passionate in the belief that good dental care is worth the effort. Similarly, I believe that being a member of the GHDS is also worth the effort. Listen to our stories for we are many, yet we speak with one voice.

Also included in this month’s Journal are select pages from the 2019 Star of the South Dental Meeting brochure. Check it out, log onto the Star website ( and register for the meeting. GHDS members get in free and only pay for the courses they attend. Additionally, there are numerous social events during the meeting that are also free for attend­ees. Don’t forget to bring your staff as well, and additionally, consider talking to your colleagues who may not belong to the GHDS. If they join the GHDS before the Star of the South, they can attend at no charge as well. Now that’s a win-win for everyone. GHDS members always rank the Star of the South as the #1 benefit of membership. This year's theme is “Reflec­tions of Perfection,” and your Star Council has been working very hard to put on another great meeting.

We truly do have a lot for which to be thankful. I wish you all a happy Thanksgiving and don’t forget; Dentistry, it’s worth the fight!
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