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Noted Dr. Foutz: "I have a lot of respect
for people who serve our country. They give
up a lot of things, and this was a small but
meaningful way to show them how much we
appreciate the sacrifices they make to serve
and protect our country and freedoms."
Not two weeks prior to Freedom Day
USA, Dr. Foutz had completed the purchase
of his practice. He admitted to some
nervousness about participating in the
event given his office had just opened its
doors, but he knew it simply was the right
thing to do.
"At the end of the day, I decided that was
the type of practice I wanted; I have a skill
set I can provide, and I can improve people's
quality of life. Sometimes the monetary part
has to take a back seat to what is right, and
this is what I felt was right."
Dr. Fox, who bought his practice in
July 2016, said serving veterans, active-duty
service people and military families is close
to his heart. His dad served in the Marine

Corps, and he grew up on military bases
throughout the country.
Giving back, he said, "is probably the
best thing about being a dentist-being
in a position where I can help somebody.
Because for the last 20 years, I was in a
position where people were helping me."
Dr. Fox estimated that his office provided
about $8,500 in services, mostly to veterans
who don't qualify for VA benefits. The
majority of the people who visited his office
were from the Vietnam and Korea eras.
He only wished that he and his staff could
have served more people that day, but he
recalled the "starfish story," in which a man
walking on a beach after a storm questions a
youngster he sees throwing back into the sea
one of thousands of starfish that had washed
up, asking whether the boy's efforts will
make much difference. The boy bends down,
picks up another starfish, throws it into the
ocean, turns and says with a smile, "It made
a difference to that one!"

Dr. Foutz and his staff
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Membership Matters - March 2018

Nicaragua
New Members, Board Meeting Highlights
Events and Education
Molar Movement
Insider Results
ODA Member Benefit of the Month
Compliance Corner
Through the Loupes
The Importance of Emotional Intelligence in Dentistry
Dentists Take Bite Out of Opioid Epidemic
Service to Veterans
Dental Foundation of Oregon
Health Beyond Communities
Index of Advertisers
Classified Ads
Membership Matters - March 2018 - Intro
Membership Matters - March 2018 - cover1
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Membership Matters - March 2018 - 3
Membership Matters - March 2018 - 4
Membership Matters - March 2018 - Nicaragua
Membership Matters - March 2018 - 6
Membership Matters - March 2018 - New Members, Board Meeting Highlights
Membership Matters - March 2018 - 8
Membership Matters - March 2018 - Events and Education
Membership Matters - March 2018 - Molar Movement
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Membership Matters - March 2018 - 12
Membership Matters - March 2018 - Insider Results
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Membership Matters - March 2018 - ODA Member Benefit of the Month
Membership Matters - March 2018 - Compliance Corner
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Membership Matters - March 2018 - Through the Loupes
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Membership Matters - March 2018 - The Importance of Emotional Intelligence in Dentistry
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Membership Matters - March 2018 - Dentists Take Bite Out of Opioid Epidemic
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Membership Matters - March 2018 - Service to Veterans
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