Written by Dentistry Today Tuesday, 02 November 2010 09:53
EDA Advisory Board members are chosen because of their unique expertise or leadership in their fields as it relates to a particular aspect of Green Dentistry. “We are honored to welcome Dr. Feuerstein as our newest Advisory Board member,” remarked Ina Pockrass, Co-founder of the EDA. “Dr. Feuerstein was chosen because of his vast knowledge of incorporating high-technology solutions into the dental practice. Adopting the latest technology into the dental practice can help reduce waste and pollution, as well as save energy and water. Dr. Feuerstein is the foremost dental technology guru, and we are grateful to have the opportunity to benefit from his expertise internally and to share his wealth of knowledge with our members.”
As an EDA Advisory Board member, Dr. Feuerstein will act as an informational resource for the EDA and its members on how to create and maintain a green practice through the latest advancements in dental technology. He will provide the organization with ongoing insight, feedback, and validation on a variety of functions, including product evaluations and certifications, training programs, public relations, and continuing education program development and research.
The EDA regularly apprises its Advisory Board Members of new developments in the organization to seek their advice and counsel. “Dr. Feuerstein will be doing everything from providing guidance on our program offerings to speaking on behalf of the EDA to the trade and mainstream press,” said Pockrass.
Dr. Paul Feuerstein graduated from the New Jersey College of Medicine and Dentistry in 1972. He received his B.S. at SUNY Stony Brook in 1968. Today, in addition to continuing to practice dentistry, Dr. Feuerstein serves as a consultant to the dental profession, and is a lecturer to dental associations on technology-related topics.
Dr. Feuerstein was recently appointed Adjunct Assistant Professor at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in General Dentistry, a facility that has achieved the US Green Building Councils, LEED Silver Certification. The school is dedicated to training doctors of dental medicine as expert clinicians. In this role, Dr. Feuerstein has the opportunity to introduce the latest technologies to the students, faculty, and CE course attendees.
He is also Technology Editor of Dental Economics, and a contributor to many journals in the United States and abroad. He has incorporated many of these products and ideas in his general practice in Massachusetts, and frequently presents these product ideas in his seminar series.
In January, Dr. Feuerstein was presented with the Clinician of the Year Award by the Massachusetts Dental Society (MDS). The award was presented to Dr. Feuerstein during a ceremony at the 35th annual Yankee Dental Congress®, which is one of the largest dental meetings in the country.
About the Eco-Dentistry Association™
The EDA is an international educational membership organization that provides standards, best practices, and certification for green dental offices and green dental products and services. The organization also provides the public access to dental professionals who share their values of wellness and environmental stewardship. More information can be found at www.ecodentistry.org.