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VDDS Spring General Membership Meeting

Valley District Dental Society
Spring Membership Meeting
Officer Nominations and Voting

Date: Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Location: The Log Cabin, Holyoke MA
Time: 5:00-6:00pm – Social Hour
6:00-7:00pm – Dinner & Special Guest Speaker Dr. Ruth Potee will speak
7:00-8:00pm – Business Meeting

Spouses are encouraged to attend to hear this important information on the physiology of addiction and our children!

“The Physiology of Addiction:
Effects of Drug-Taking Behavior on the Brain”.

Dr. Potee will provide an overview of how substances and addictive behaviors impact the brain and how the brain is injured by prolonged exposure to these substances and behaviors. She will focus on the three predisposing factors that put individuals at risk for addiction: genetics, early exposure during brain development and history of childhood trauma. This talk addresses how many different substances impact adolescent brain development, including opioids, marijuana, alcohol, vaping, and cocaine. (This lecture is worth 1 CEU.)

The dinner menu will be as follows:
First Course: Mixed Greens Salad

Entrees: (select one when you register)

_________ Balsamic Chicken (grilled chicken, aged balsamic, mushrooms and artichoke cream)

_________ Coconut White Fish (panko and coconut dusted scrod with a citrus cream sauce)

_________ Asian Ginger Braised Angus Short Ribs

_________ Gluten-free Grilled Marinated Zucchini (served on a bed of spinach and quinoa, with roasted red peppers and goat cheese)

Dessert: Platters at each table consisting of Chocolate Covered Strawberries, Cheesecake, Mousse, Cannolis and Candy

Price: $55 per person (this covers Dr. Potee’s lecture as well as dinner)

As you know, the Valley District Dental Society has implemented an online registration/payment portal. Please visit
and select your meal option. You will be asked for the names of all attendees and can pay using a debit or credit card. REFUNDS WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE AFTER MAY 14, 2019. There is no registration at the door. If you would like to pay by check or call in credit card information to Amy any time prior to May14th, please be aware that a $5 additional fee (per person) will apply.

You may call Amy at the Valley District Dental Society at (413) 568-8200 Monday, Wednesday, or Friday from 10a.m. until 3p.m.


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