A Message From The President

Dear fellow CSP members and colleagues,

It is an honor and privilege to have the opportunity to serve as your President for 2017. It is for the past nine years serving in leadership at CSP that the efforts and passion of those before me in this capacity in this organization has led me to a clear vision for what as a group we stand for and how this organization serves the public and its members as a whole.

The leadership at our organization has been relentlessly placing its priority on serving its members to advocate and protect the vision and mission of its members in many capacities. CSP presence has been at the forefront of legislative issues impacting everyday practice of periodontics, and promoting the education of Periodontics among our profession to Periodontists, general dentists, other specialties, and  dental hygienists. 

Enhancing the public image of Periodontics by establishing the Periodontal Awareness Month in California, recognition of third party payers in California in fair and equal payment for services provided by Periodontists in this state and advocacy on the recent issue on anesthesia  impacting all California periodontist, and establishment of a new format to our annual meeting designed to nurture the peri-restorative relationship with our referring doctors are just few of the efforts our leadership has been hard at work for our members.

Our great success in the area of education not only is the establishment of Perio-Hygiene collaborative meetings reaching out to our hygienist colleagues in all areas of California to strengthen our relationship and to demonstrate our leadership in the area of Periodontics, it also includes the more advanced design of our Annual Meetings focusing on multiple outstanding national and international speakers engaging our partner restorative doctors and other specialties.

CSP finances have gained tremendous strength and momentum within the last year and with this strength more avenues of opportunity will be available. We are relentlessly at effort to engage all Periodontists in California of the value of membership at CSP, and as part of this endeavor we are in the process of continuous solidification of all California regions.

With the best of success ahead of us, I look forward to an amazing year serving all of you.

Arta Farahmand, DDS

President, California Society of Periodontists