Saturday, January 19, 2008
HDA Legislators of the Year
The Hawaii Dental Association honored two lawmakers this year as the HDA Legislator of the Year - Senator Brian Taniguchi and Representative Kirk Caldwell. The award was presented on January 17th at the HDA annual awards banquet. Rep Caldwell said that he was honored to be recognized. "Dentists are an important part of our health community, but we must also recognize that they are part of our business community, and I am committed to helping dentists maintain and grow their practices." Both Taniguchi and Caldwell have introduced bills relating to dentistry in the 2007 legislative session, including proposals to change the regional examinations of dentists and modify probate law relating to the estate of a dentist. The bills are still alive and have been carried over to the 2008 session.