For Immediate Release
Date: Dec 23rd, 2013
Contact: Melissa Nathanson
Listen to Interviews with our Speakers!
A popular addition in recent years, the KDA website again will post interviews of our speakers online. In addition to information about each speaker’s topic and their biography, there will be a link to listen to a brief three-minute interview with the speaker, including information about their presentation’s focus. By taking a few minutes to listen, the interviews will help you decide if the speaker and topic you are considering will be a good match.
We expect course information to be available in mid-January. To check out all of our courses in January, go to http://www.kyda.org/ky_meeting.html
Below is a transcript of one of the many interviews to be posted on the KDA website. This is PART I of a three-part interview featuring KDA President Dr. B.J. Moorhead speaking with Dr. Ray Berolotti.
As stated elsewhere in this publication, Dr. Ray Bertolotti is making a rare appearance from California, just for us! During his course titled, “The New Dentistry: Vital Elements for Clinical Success”, Dr. Bertolotti shares with us what is new in Adhesion Dentistry, ideal preps and bonding technique that is used all over the world.
Dr. Bertolotti has agreed to come to Louisville as our keynote speaker for an all-day presentation on Thursday and he is donating his time and paying his own expenses, so that all ticket sales for his presentation can be donated to the Kentucky Dental Foundation. Those funds will be used to sponsor a future RAM (Remote Area Medical) event in Kentucky.
Part 1 of our Interview…
Dr. B.J. Moorhead: I am speaking today with Dr. Ray Bertolotti of California. Dr. Bertolotti is going to be with us on Thursday, March 13th, 2014. Ray, thank you so much, for taking the time to speak with us, today.
Dr. Ray Bertolotti: Oh, it’s a pleasure, BJ. Things are good, here in California. I hope, likewise, where you are there. Kentucky is a long way from here.
Dr. Moorhead: We certainly appreciate you coming east to see us. You shared with me when we talked in Anaheim in March that you don’t do very many small meetings and you don’t come east very often, so we will be honored to have you join us.
Dr. Bertolotti: Well, I’ll be happy to be there. It sounds like a fun place; I know I’ve been there in your state a couple of times and people are so nice, I thought well hey, why not, let’s go back!
Dr. Moorhead: We also appreciate you being willing to come for expenses only, so that your ticket sales all go to the Kentucky Dental Foundation and will be donated to one of our Remote Area Medical (RAM) clinics for charity.
Dr. Bertolotti: Oh, it’s my pleasure, but, you know, actually, expenses are on me. I think you might have gotten that wrong, so let’s just take 100% of the proceeds, and put them in please, ok?
Dr. Moorhead: Oh, thank you, thank you!
Dr. Bertolotti: My Pleasure!
Dr. Moorhead: I’ve had the pleasure of following you, now, for almost ten years, including getting to fly out to Tahoe to hear you speak, and had heard you bring in some interesting speakers, as well. I know that your total etching goes back to almost the inception. Tell me a little about how you discovered that early on, and I think you are the dentist who brought total etching to America -- am I correct?
Dr. Bertolotti: Yeah, that’s right; well actually, there was a book published and one of my professors at the university actually told me about it, and it was called New Concepts in Operative Dentistry and so I called up Quintessence and bought one and the guy said, “You are among the only few people in the world who ever bought one” and I said, “Well, hey, I want one.” So anyway, I read this book and it was totally revolutionary because it said it’s necessary to etch dentin if you want to bond to it and of course that was totally against all the (philosophies of the) professors in the United States and most of the rest of the world.
And I read the book, and the research sounded right, so I read the research papers and they sounded right, so what I did, I contacted Professor Fusayama, and I said, “You know, I read your book; I want to learn from you. Would you be my mentor and help me out with this?” and he said, “Well, of course!” I was a totally unknown at the time, young PhD from Berkley. But, he was a very nice guy, and he said, “Do you want to come to Tokyo or do you want me come to America?” And I thought, “Oh my golly, talk about gracious!” So we ended up meeting in Washington DC because we were going to a -- I can’t even remember what the meeting was, right now -- it was one of the research meetings. But that was it, B.J., that was in, probably, 1981 or 82.
Dr. Moorhead: And you had been in practice how long at that time?
Dr. Bertolotti: Three years.
Dr. Moorhead: So you were definitely an early adapter…
Dr. Bertolotti: Oh, Yeah! I was the only one in America that was thinking that way, and I got a lot of flak from everybody when I started talking about it a couple of years later.
Dr. Moorhead: So, how did people react?
Dr. Bertolotti: The universities didn’t want it. I offered to the University of California - the lecture - and they said, “No way.” I said, “Ok guys; I’ll put it on right across the street from the university; I want to change dentistry forever.” Which we did! Thanks to Dr. Fusayama. I can’t imagine now, smearing Dycal on all our preps. That’s probably where we would be if we didn’t have Dr. Fusayama’s research. So, yeah, everything changed…
To listen to PARTs II and III of this interview, go to our website at http://www.kyda.org/ky-meeting-marquee-speaker.html
Click on any title below to read the press release. The release will open up in a new browser window with no menus or images, so that you may print or copy the press release without extraneous graphics.
|Aug 14th, 2015||First, Do No Harm?|
|Aug 14th, 2015||Can You Hear Me, Now?|
|Aug 14th, 2015||Calling ALL Members and Non-Members: We Need Organized Dentistry!|
|Aug 14th, 2015||A Plan for Our Future, and a New Mission Statement…Helping Member Dentists Succeed and Serve|
|Jun 23rd, 2015||Our new KDA Mission: Helping Member Dentists Succeed and Serve|
|Jun 23rd, 2015||We’ve got a Plan!|
|Jun 23rd, 2015||Irrelevance|
|Jun 23rd, 2015||My Introduction: A Smidge of Trepidation, Overwhelmingly Full of Pride and Anticipation|
|Jun 23rd, 2015||Part II: The KDA’s Dental Access Summit – A Report|
|Jun 18th, 2015||Medicare Part D: Q&A - American Dental Association - May 29, 2015|
|Apr 28th, 2015||Thank You for the Opportunity|
|Apr 28th, 2015||Ask not What Your KDA Can Do for you…|
|Apr 28th, 2015||The View from “No Man’s Land”|
|Apr 28th, 2015||KDA’S Dental Access Summit Saturday, January 31, 2015 Report to KDA Part I|
|Feb 20th, 2015||Into the Belly of the Beast|
|Feb 20th, 2015||For the Record|
|Feb 20th, 2015||It’s all about the membership in 2015!|
|Feb 20th, 2015||Think Big!|
|Dec 29th, 2014||Things are Moving Faster than Fast!|
|Dec 29th, 2014||Who Wouldn’t Want to Be a Part of This?|
|Dec 29th, 2014||When Is the Right Time?|
|Oct 24th, 2014||Dental Insurance Direct Deposit Through A Virtual Credit Card; What Does It Cost Me?|
|Oct 21st, 2014||Who Can I Hire for $100 a Month?|
|Oct 21st, 2014||Last Call|
|Oct 21st, 2014||I’m here to Help|
|Oct 21st, 2014||Get passionate! This is Our Profession!|
|Oct 21st, 2014||Postscript for an Editor’s Passing|
|Oct 21st, 2014||“…and he did what?!”: Giving a Professional Second Opinion|
|Aug 21st, 2014||KENTUCKY HEALTH NOW: The GOALS of our GOVERNOR|
|Aug 21st, 2014||Synergy|
|Aug 21st, 2014||Nobody Goes Into Dentistry Because They Love Molars!|
|Aug 21st, 2014||Your KDA is Working Hard for You!|
|Jun 16th, 2014||Think Big. Think Positively. Think Proactively.|
|Jun 16th, 2014||Denigration|
|Jun 16th, 2014||YOU HAD TO BE THERE!|
|Jun 16th, 2014||New Friendships and Lasting Connections Creating a Stronger Interest in Organized Dentistry|
|Jun 16th, 2014||New Friendships and Lasting Connections Creating a Stronger Interest in Organized Dentistry|
|Apr 24th, 2014||I Only Have A Loose Screw!|
|Apr 24th, 2014||Dare to Dream!|
|Apr 24th, 2014||I am the KDA! You are the KDA! WE are the KDA!|
|Apr 24th, 2014||The Dentist’s Guide to Social Media Marketing|
|Feb 20th, 2014||Where Do We Go From Here?|
|Feb 20th, 2014||Medicaid: An Example of Missing the Goals for Oral Health in Kentucky|
|Feb 20th, 2014||UKCD’s First Regional Dental Program: The First Ten Years|
|Feb 20th, 2014||UofL Brightening the Smiles of Children|
|Feb 20th, 2014||Go Tell It on the Mountains|
|Dec 23rd, 2013||It Is What They Left Behind|
|Dec 23rd, 2013||Letting the Secret Out|
|Dec 23rd, 2013||Dr. John Thompson Awarded Distinguished Editor Award|
|Dec 23rd, 2013||Teamwork Creates Champions: the Kentucky Meeting: March 13-16, 2014|
|Dec 23rd, 2013||Listen to Interviews with our Speakers!|
|Dec 23rd, 2013||Welcome Dental Students and New Dentists!|
|Dec 23rd, 2013||2014 Kentucky Meeting Details|
|Oct 17th, 2013||I Still Like Maps!|
|Oct 17th, 2013||Ground Game|
|Oct 17th, 2013||Kentucky Department of Insurance, HB 497 and Non-covered Services|
|Oct 17th, 2013||Dr. Janet Faraci Lee’s Legacy|
|Oct 17th, 2013||Dr. Janet Faraci Lee Leadership Development Award|
|Aug 12th, 2013||The Affordable Care Act: What does it mean for Our Members?|
|Aug 12th, 2013||All Membership Is Local|
|Aug 12th, 2013||White Crosses|
|Aug 12th, 2013||KDA Membership…Where Do We Go from Here?|
|Aug 12th, 2013||Thoughts from a New Dentist: the Top Three Reasons that I am Involved with Organized Dentistry|
|Aug 12th, 2013||How can KDAIS Benefit You, as a KDA member?|
|Aug 12th, 2013||Beyond the Website: Marketing on the Modern Web|
|Aug 12th, 2013||Delinquent Accounts….Collections…..YUCK! |
|Aug 12th, 2013||Every Patient Matters. So Does Every Transaction.|
|Jun 13th, 2013||The Foundation of the Kentucky Dental Association: Positioned to Make a Powerful Statement|
|Jun 13th, 2013||Something I Wish I Didn't Know!|
|Jun 13th, 2013||Preaching to the Choir|
|Apr 15th, 2013||United We Stand, Divided We Fall|
|Apr 15th, 2013||So Long, Farewell, Auf Wiedersehen, Adieu|
|Apr 15th, 2013||Exchange What?|
|Apr 15th, 2013||The Pediatric Dental Benefit: Must Offer, May Purchase…|
|Apr 15th, 2013||Participate in Your KDPAC! Contribute and Deliver|
|Feb 12th, 2013||It’s a Dentist Thing|
|Feb 12th, 2013||A Profession in Flux|
|Feb 12th, 2013||Living Is What You Do When Life Gets In the Way|
|Feb 12th, 2013||The Tip of the Iceberg: Actions by the Kentucky Department for Medicaid Services Which May Sink KMAP|
|Oct 19th, 2012||House Bill 1 and What It Means to You|
|Oct 19th, 2012||Membership Matters|
|Oct 19th, 2012||Self-Regulation|
|Aug 21st, 2012||Sarrell Dental: Beyond the Operatory|
|Aug 21st, 2012||The Perception of Dentistry|
|Jun 18th, 2012||What Part of the “Affordable Care Act” Has Been Affordable?|
|Jun 18th, 2012||Leadership or Politics?|
|Jun 18th, 2012||I Had an Uncle…|
|Apr 6th, 2012||The "New Old" Still have Teeth|
|Apr 6th, 2012||What a Year, so far!|
|Apr 6th, 2012||Many Thanks for a Great and Memorable Year|
|Feb 21st, 2012||Happy New Normal|
|Feb 21st, 2012||All for One and One for All!|
|Dec 19th, 2011||The Wide World of Sports|
|Dec 19th, 2011||Access to Care?|
|Oct 28th, 2011||To the KDA Executive Board and the entire KDA|
|Oct 28th, 2011||Report of the Sixth District Trustee|
|Oct 18th, 2011||Managed Care and Dentistry in Kentucky: a Dentist’s Dilemma|
|Oct 18th, 2011||Word-of-Mouth on Steroids!|
|Oct 18th, 2011||Why We Shouldn't Lose Sight of Our Purpose...|
|Aug 4th, 2011||Mentor a Young Dentist and Change a Life|
|Aug 4th, 2011||OMG, what is EBD?|
|Aug 4th, 2011||CAPWIZ: Legislative Advocacy Made Easy|
|Jun 13th, 2011||Outside Our Line|
|Jun 13th, 2011||I Might Soon Be Coming to a Town Near You...|
|Apr 18th, 2011||Let Me Ask For a Minute of Your Time|
|Apr 18th, 2011||I Pledge to Be your Humble Servant…|
|Apr 18th, 2011||Blindsided|
|Apr 18th, 2011||On Your Side, Not Your List|
|Feb 17th, 2011||Dr. Andy Elliott for President-elect of the American Dental Association|
|Feb 4th, 2011||Adjusting Attitudes|
|Feb 4th, 2011||A Little Planning Really Helps|
|Jan 4th, 2011||Dental Management of Patients Taking Antiplatelet Medications|
|Nov 30th, 2010||Dental Education Found Worthy|
|Nov 30th, 2010||Delegates Report from the 2010 American Dental Association House of Delegates, Orlando, Florida|
|Nov 30th, 2010||Holiday Greetings to All|
|Oct 25th, 2010||Delegates Report from the 2010 American Dental Association House of Delegates, Orlando, Florida|
|Oct 7th, 2010||What If …?|
|Oct 7th, 2010||What Happens in Alaska, doesn’t Stay in Alaska|
|Oct 7th, 2010||We Need To Do a Better Job of Communicating|
|Oct 7th, 2010||I’m in a Hurry!|
|Oct 7th, 2010||Who Will Speak for Me?|
|Aug 6th, 2010||Kentucky's Dental Practice Act: The Passing of an Old Friend|
|Aug 6th, 2010||The Times They Are Changing|
|Jun 10th, 2010||How a Star was Born|
|Jun 10th, 2010||I Need Your Help…|
|Apr 20th, 2010||President's Message MA 2010|
|Apr 20th, 2010||KDA and Louisville Water Company Share 150th Birthday and Public Health Vision|
|Apr 20th, 2010||Getting It Right!|
|Feb 25th, 2010||Please Join Us for an Exciting, Event-Filled Year Ahead!|
|Feb 25th, 2010||What is a Legacy?|
|Dec 14th, 2009||There is Hope: Suicide Awareness and Prevention in Kentucky|
|Dec 14th, 2009||Challenging the Myth of the Suicide-Prone Dentist|
|Dec 14th, 2009||Holiday Reflections…|
|Nov 6th, 2009||Don’t Balance Health Care Books by Shortchanging Physicians|
|Nov 6th, 2009||Break your Right Arm and Suddenly You have Time to Study Economics.|
|Jun 26th, 2009||Making the World a Better Place, One Village at a Time!|
|Apr 13th, 2009||Breaking Glass|
|Feb 20th, 2009||At the Heart of any Worthy Project is a Committed Volunteer|