Dr. Gwendolyn Brown Named Practitioner of the Year at 125th PMDPA Convention

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Dr. Gwendolyn Brown, owner of Brown & Associates Family Dentistry

The Palmetto Medical, Dental, and Pharmaceutical Association (PMDPA)’s 125th Annual Convention

(Columbia, SC) – The Palmetto Medical, Dental, and Pharmaceutical Association (PMDPA)’s 125th Annual Convention was held on April 22-24, 2022 via Zoom where over 50 medical professionals discussed the latest health topics in South Carolina today. Topics included: medical marijuana, health disparities, and equity, pharmaceutical management, COVID-19, medical mistrust, SCDHEC dentistry updates, prostate cancer, and more.

The Honorable Judge J. Michelle Childs lead a conversation about becoming a medical subject matter expert in the court of law. Dr. Ada Stewart, Family Medicine, Hepatitis C and HIV Specialist of the Eau Claire Cooperative Health Center, served as keynote speaker of the L.W. Long Banquet and Awards Ceremony, where she discussed being mindful of HIV during the COVID-19 pandemic. During the ceremony, Dr. Gwendolyn Brown of Charleston, South Carolina, was announced as the Practitioner of the Year. Dr. Brown, a graduate of USC and MUSC, is the owner of Brown & Associates Family Dentistry. She has also served as the Director of Diversity for MUSC.

Felicia Goins, DMD of Columbia, South Carolina was elected the next PMDPA President, a term held for two years. Dr. Goins is the founder of Carolina Children’s Dentistry. As a pediatric dentist, she has created lifelong patients in Columbia and Sumter.

I am incredibly honored to serve as the new president of the PMDPA. This year’s convention was truly amazing. We opened the convention to the public and shared useful information about leading hot topics in healthcare. I look forward to creating a tenure that will not only continue the legacy, but offer a dynamic perspective in this ever-evolving industry while navigating through the pandemic.

Felicia Goins, DMD, PMDPA President

For more information about the PMDPA and the convention, visit www.pmdpa.org. Follow the PMDPA on Facebook and Instagram @PMDPA1896.

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