Western Society of Periodontology Foundation
The WSP Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the Western Society of Periodontology. Our mission is to build inclusion in the WSP of young Dentists and Hygienists. It is to support them in their endeavors and to build the practice and understanding of Periodontology and collaboration. Collaboration, of course, being the cornerstone of excellent dental care.
The Foundation board has found two areas where they want to be proactive in the short term.
First: Sponsor every Periodontal Resident, GPR and all Hygiene award winners with a scholarship to the WSP Annual Session. These young professionals are the future of our association and dentistry and, our belief, is by giving them a real appreciation and understanding for the WSP they will become active members in the years to come.
At the 2019 Annual Session in San Diego, we will be kicking off our inaugural Foundation Gala and Fundraiser. We this to be an annual event for the WSP Foundation.
The Future of Periodontology
These young minds and dental professionals are the future of our profession and
many of them don’t have the financial wherewithal to attend our meeting. Getting
them active, while in Residency or upon graduation, is tantamount to our future and the
future of our larger goal of Collaborative Care. In 2017, we ran our first Resident’s Day. Residents from four schools were in attendance. We plan on continuing this in San Diego in 2019 and making this a cornerstone of our Annual Session.
Second: In 2019 the Foundation plans to start a mentoring program. Our goal will be to have each of our periodontal members mentor a periodontal resident who is local to them. There is no better way for our association to grow our specialty than to have your periodontists working with those already in practice.
Dentistry: How Can You Help?
Our goal is to raise $50,000 in 2019 for the foundation and your help is needed.
We are asking for donations from all of our members to help raise the monies we will need to offer these burgeoning professionals the ability to attend our Annual Meetings and become an integral part of our organization. This link will take you to a donation sheet with levels you can choose from to support the WSP Foundation and
Industry: How Can You Help?
With a goal of $50,000 to raise, we are offering the industry to help sponsor the foundation, its mission and its events. There are many ways to get involved: from sponsoring an event to sponsoring our awards, all of it assists the WSP in its mission.
Your generosity is truly appreciated and should you have any questions or would
like to be an active part of the foundation please Todd Goldman, WSP Executive Director, at 813-444-1014 or firstname.lastname@example.org
2017/18 WSP Foundation Board of Directors
Gordon Pattison, DDS, President
Anthony Giardino, DDS, Vice-President
Peter Russo, DDS, Secretary
Tom Kepic, DDS, Treasurer
Gail Howe, RDH