Concerned Colleague Committee

Concerned Colleague Committee

Concerned Colleague Committee

February 7, 2012

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Concerned Colleague Committee

Conference Call

February 7, 2012


Dr. Robert Finkelstein (1)Shirley Stuppy, Consultant - PHP

Dr. Alfred S. Halas (2)Kathy Schlotthauer, Consultant - PDHA

Dr. Matthew A. Zale (3)Jean Morris, Consultant - PDAA

Dr. Mark C. Hagan (5)Kathleen Kennedy, Executive Assistant

Dr. John G. Lazur, Jr. (6)

Dr. Bruce D. Cohen (10)

Dr. Robert J. Smith (10)


Dr. Bartley J. Morrow, Chair (10)

Dr. J. Richard Oliver (9)

Dr. Thomas P. Nordone (1), Trustee Liaison

Call to Order

The meeting was called to order at 7:14 p.m.

Approval of Minutes

By unanimous vote, the committee approved the minutes from the September 27, 2011 meeting as distributed.

Old Business

Financial Support for PHP from PDHA

During its May meeting, the committee discussed financial support for the Physician’s Health Program (PHP) from the Pennsylvania Dental Hygienists Association (PDHA) and the Pennsylvania Dental Assistant’s Association (PDAA). Each year, PDA pays $25,000 to PHP for all dental team members who enter the program. The consultants from both PDHA and PDAA were directed to request that their respective associations make a donation to PHP. (05/11CCCDA01)

PDA has received donations from both the PDHA and the PDAA totaling $1,100. Kathy Schlotthauer plans to include a request for donations in an upcoming issue of the PDHA’s journal; more donations may result from the request.

New Business

Report from PHP

As of February 7, 2012 PHP has a total of 45 dental cases.

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2012 / Active Cases / Pending Cases
Dentists / 30 / 4
Hygienists / 7 / 1
Assistants / 1 / 2
TOTAL / 38 / 7

Cases are still in the pending stage for any of the following reasons:

-Evaluation/meeting needs to be scheduled

-Results of evaluation not yet received

-In treatment

In 2011, there were a total of 34 referrals. 26 of those referrals did not develop into cases because there was no treatment or follow-up necessary, or treatment was refused. Of the remaining 8 referrals, 5 developed into active cases (1 dentist and 2 assistants) and 3 are still pending cases.

Chair Elections for 2012-2013

Dr. Bartley J. Morrow, current committee chair, was nominated to serve as committee chair for another year. There were no further nominations. Since Dr. Morrow was not present on the conference call to accept the nomination, the committee held an electronic vote; Dr. Morrow was re-elected as chair for the 2012-2013 association year.

University of Utah Conference

The University of Utah School of Alcoholism and Other Drug Dependencies will hold its annual conference June 17-22, 2012 at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah. Ms. Kennedy reported that she has information on the dental component of the conference for anybody who is interested in attending.


The meeting was adjourned at 7:33 p.m.