Dr. Donato is officially being installed as President of The Second District Dental Society on April 3, 2022 and OSPC couldn’t be any prouder of Dr. Donato’s accomplishments!
The Second District Dental Society is the local component of the New York State Dental Association and the American Dental Association representing 1,400 member dentists in Brooklyn and Staten Island. The Second District Dental Society mission is to elevate the standards and improve the methods of dental education; secure the enactment and enforcement of just dental laws; enlighten and direct public opinion in relation to oral health; encourage dental and oral research in relation to public health and the prevention of oral disease;
Excerpt from Dr. Donato’s Presidential Message: “When I was introduced to organized dentistry by Dr. Robert Seminara, he used to say, “You don’t want to bury your head in your office.” He insisted I “get involved and give back.” Initially, he urged me to go to a Richmond County Dental Society (RCDS) meeting and I am glad he did. It was at the RCDS meetings that I met lifelong friends and enjoyed their camaraderie and support. I helped to continue the legacy of the organization by becoming the RCDS borough coordinator for children’s dental health month and eventually, RCDS president. Having a chance to get out of the office, have a glass of wine and a nice dinner while sharing ideas about our practice or commiserating about challenges that only another dentist would understand was very often therapeutic. Taking the next step and getting involved with SDDS, sitting on state councils, joining the SDDS board of trustees and finally getting on the ladder as an officer allowed me to witness that organized dentistry had an even greater influence and required a dedicated volunteer to institute real policy change.”