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Jan 6, 2020

(37min, recorded in September 2019).

AzDA's Council on Government Affairs member Dr. Brian Powley, (campaign manager for Arizona State Representative Dr. Paul Gosar, Arizona State Representative Dr. Regina Cobb, and ADA President-elect Dr. Dan Klemmedson), shares insights on running for ADA president, maintaining civility with so much partisanship, how the office of ADA president has changed over the years, and a few inside glimpses on Dr. Klemmedson's campaign.


0:00 - 5:15—Dr. Powley's background and family history in politics
5:16 - 6:20—War without bloodshed. Maintaining civility in politics (dental politics) despite partisanship.
6:21 - 10:00—Dr. Powley's role as campaign manager for newly elected ADA President-elect Dr. Dan Klemmedson, and what's the process in running for ADA president.
10:01 - 12:00—Are we voting for ADA president the right way? Is the process fair?
12:01 - 15:30—What exactly does the ADA president do? What will ADA President-elect Dr. Dan Klemmedson do when he's installed as ADA president?
15:01 - 16:35—Things change slowly in politics. Is that a good thing?
16:36 - 20:30—What does it take to run for ADA president?
20:31 - 21:30—How might ADA President-elect Dr. Dan Klemmedson be different as ADA president?
21:31 - 24:30—What's changed about the ADA presidency over the years?
24:31 - 26:45—What kinds of questions did ADA President-elect Dr. Dan Klemmedson prepare for during his campaign?
26:46 - 29:55—Why did ADA President-elect Dr. Dan Klemmedson run unopposed? What odd questions were asked of ADA President-elect Dr. Dan Klemmedson?
29:56 - 33:40—Did ADA President-elect Dr. Dan Klemmedson have a platform?
33:41 - 37:00—What advice would you give to a dentist who wants to get involved in politics?