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"We in the ODA have been
blessed for years by our
very own volunteer who
embodies the 'Fred Factor,'
Dr. Fred Bremner! Our
dear Fred has made such
a positive difference in his
many roles as leader, mentor
and friend for so many us."
Dr. Fred Bremner, current executive director of the Clackamas Dental Society and
former editor of Membership Matters.

something special. He made sure
those people got recognition.
"Fred is a very sincere, trustworthy,
personable and dedicated member of
our community."
Fred's love and passion for the
dental profession parallels his love
for epicurean delights. He loves his
desserts. Stacie, his office manager
and receptionist of many years, notes,
"Dr. Bremner always knew the very
best restaurants, so elegant dining
and cuisine were enjoyed by all."
She also recounts the Winter Party
of 1990, during an icy snow day,
"when Dr. Bremner decided that he
would make everyone dessert...After
our dinner at a fancy restaurant...
Dr. B got to work in the kitchen (that
was not his own)...and concocted
the most tasty dessert! We were
all very impressed with not only his
adaptability, but with his excellent
culinary skills!"
His current office manager, Ellen,
has called him, "Flexible Fred." She
notes that "flexibility is one of Fred's
attributes. He bends like a willow and
stands like an oak."
Dr. Bremner enjoys the outdoors,
and all of Mother Nature's creatures
and flora are subject to his attention
and camera. In fact, Stacie remembers
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the "Wood Duck House" project.
"Dr. B loved the wood ducks that
inhabited Spring Creek, which runs
by his prior dental office's operatory
window. He decided to build and
mount a wood duck house high up
on a tree, so that 'they would have a
home.'" His love of hiking the Wallowa
Mountains and Neahkahnie Mountain
in Oregon has brought him to those
remote areas numerous times over
the years, more recently on horseback
(photo). Most recently, his tenure as
secretary-treasurer for the ODA has
also been a productive journey, with
our association benefitting greatly
from Fred's efforts and abilities. A few
highlights worth mentioning include:
* Implementation of a streamlined
budget process, better aligning
program development and
resource allocation to the ODA
Strategic Plan. This has resulted
in more volunteer oversight,
involvement and ownership from
all councils and committees, and
complete transparency for board
review annually.
* The value of the Board Designated
Fund has increased by 40 percent
over three years and is in
compliance with the minimum
balance target from the Fund

Management Policy for the first
time since 2006.
* Association Net Assets increased
each year, with a total increase of
12.4 percent.
* Addition of four Endorsed Programs
and new member benefit offerings
for ODA members.
Fred went to Jefferson High School
with the great Beaver Heisman winner,
Terry Baker. The coach in me had to
throw that in. He also served in the Air
Force Dental Corps in the Philippines,
right after graduating from the
University of Oregon Dental School,
Class of 1964. His career has always
been about serving and stepping
up to do what is right. This led to his
commitment to run for public office in
the state Legislature. It did not go his
way, but it says a lot about the "Fred
Factor" that he was willing to try.
Fred has been married to Gloria
for over 50 years. Their grandparent
status is a blessing from daughters
Beth and Alyssa.
So when you see our "Fred Factor"
please give Dr. Fred Bremner a big
"thank you" for his leadership in all he
has done and continues to do for us
dentists of Oregon.
- Coach
November 2017

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Membership Matters - November 2017

Guest Editorial
New Members, Dental Community, Board of Trustees
Events and Education
Molar Movement
Insider Results
ODA Member Benefit of the Month
Compliance Corner
Dopac and the 2018 Election Season
Through the Loupes
Collaborative Care and Guided Implant Surgery
Antimicrobial Treatment for Advanced Periodontal Disease
Society Updates
Dental Foundation of Oregon
Index of Advertisers
Membership Matters - November 2017 - Intro
Membership Matters - November 2017 - cover1
Membership Matters - November 2017 - cover2
Membership Matters - November 2017 - 3
Membership Matters - November 2017 - Guest Editorial
Membership Matters - November 2017 - 5
Membership Matters - November 2017 - New Members, Dental Community, Board of Trustees
Membership Matters - November 2017 - 7
Membership Matters - November 2017 - 8
Membership Matters - November 2017 - Events and Education
Membership Matters - November 2017 - 10
Membership Matters - November 2017 - Molar Movement
Membership Matters - November 2017 - 12
Membership Matters - November 2017 - Insider Results
Membership Matters - November 2017 - 14
Membership Matters - November 2017 - ODA Member Benefit of the Month
Membership Matters - November 2017 - Compliance Corner
Membership Matters - November 2017 - Dopac and the 2018 Election Season
Membership Matters - November 2017 - Through the Loupes
Membership Matters - November 2017 - 19
Membership Matters - November 2017 - Collaborative Care and Guided Implant Surgery
Membership Matters - November 2017 - 21
Membership Matters - November 2017 - 22
Membership Matters - November 2017 - 23
Membership Matters - November 2017 - Antimicrobial Treatment for Advanced Periodontal Disease
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Membership Matters - November 2017 - 26
Membership Matters - November 2017 - 27
Membership Matters - November 2017 - Society Updates
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Membership Matters - November 2017 - Dental Foundation of Oregon
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Membership Matters - November 2017 - Index of Advertisers
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