Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Dental Board Executive Director Resigns

Karen Wilson will resign her position as Interim Executive Director of the Mississippi State Board of Dental Examiners on September 30.   Ms. Wilson became the Executive Director when the Board fired Executive Director Dianne Howell.   Ms. Howell served as Executive Director since 1994.  Ms. Wilson announced her resignation at the Board meeting on August 31.  She began her career at the agency as an administrative assistant in 1997. 


Anonymous said...

Why government is out of control. Do we REALLY need an Interim Executive Director of the Mississippi State Board of Dental Examiners ? Do we need a Mississippi State Board of Dental Examiners? I mean maybe (assuming they oversee dentists, not techs) more than the Mississippi State Board of Cosmetology... I've dealt with the board over physicians lately and those on it will quickly admit they have literally no impact... but I think they are volunteers (hope so)

Franklin said...

Now this is some top rate captivating news. Wonder what’s happening over at the Department of Veteran Affairs— or maybe the State Cosmetology Bureau.

Anonymous said...

Gov needs to take it over and appoint Marshal Fisher

Oh My! said...

She simply misunderstood how PERS works. She didn't know it takes four high years at a new salary level....

Anonymous said...

It’s no bigger than a story about two pre-teen girls fighting.

Anonymous said...

2 long-time employees gone. Either housecleaning needs to be done or the Board needs to be shuffled.

Anonymous said...

Even the mightiest reigns of kings must come to an end.

Anonymous said...

What do you have against veterans? I guess you served?

Anonymous said...

A couple of recent hires are causing all of these problems. Typical drama queens from what I hear.

This agency investigates complaints against butchers mascarading as dentists. You would be shocked to know the incompetent and crooked dentists wearing lab coats and acting like they know what they are doing all over this state.

The bad part is stopping a poor dentist from practicing is very hard to do. The system is designed to protect them instead of the patient's. Lot's of unneeded work, bogus prescriptions and insurance fraud going on.

I mean A LOT of it going on.

Anonymous said...

No big deal.. the job has been posted for a few weeks now.

Anonymous said...

6:32–it’s sorta like anonymous “drama queen” commenters causing all these problems. Committing fraud, issuing bogus analyses, unneeded posts. They masquerade as if they know something and butcher facts—and even the English language. The bad part is stopping this practice is very hard to do. It’s happening all over the state. I mean there’s a lot of it going on. Any ideas?

Anonymous said...

11:35–what do you have against cosmetologists ? Ever been in space?

Anonymous said...

@6:32 AM. Sounds like you have inside information on the state dental board and some of the dentists practicing in the state. Unfortunately, as with any profession, there are some people practicing and performing procedures that are in question, and likely some questionable billing practices. Fortunately, there are a lot of honest, ethical and excellent dental professionals who see and do what is best for the patient instead of seeing $ signs on every patient who walks in the door.

Anonymous said...

Al Gore invented Cosmetology which is causing these hurricanes.

Anonymous said...

@11:24 PM

The audience was full at the last board meeting so citizens must be concerned about this topic. But am I the only person that was present that heard the President of this Board say that he authorized the terminated Executive Director access to her old office to work? Think he said she was the only one who knew how to do something so he authorized her to come and do it? Odd that she was terminated then asked to do some work. Better yet who is asking for her help with duties? This is whats wrong with people today. Too much control in the hands of one person. Somebody should have known how to do those duties besides the person who had been fired. If you want to see a circus, come to their board meetings. The fights are epic and will have you on the edge of your seat!

Anonymous said...

2:02. I wonder if “what’s wrong with people today” is the certainty of some that they know “what’s wrong with people today” .

And didn’t this board start advertising weeks ago for a new executive director. Seems odd that the audience would be full because of that topic. Or the humdrum resignation of the place-holding temporary ED.

Just maybe people were present because the board was doing its job on dental licensing issues. Just guessing.

Anonymous said...

@ 9:26

I do have knowledge of what's going on at that agency.

If I'm so wrong, why the fuck did she resign?

You pissed because someone knows something you don't ?


Anonymous said...

4:58. Well...you certainly showed that you are no “drama queen.”

But I’ll play.

Here is why the longtime asst. ED resigned after she was asked to be interim ED: the slightly extra pay was not worth having to actually lead, set an example, manage employees, make hard decisions and generally take responsibility. Besides the board was actively looking for a new replacement ED.

Kingfish said...

Manages all of six employees.

Anonymous said...

Here's why this is a story.

She has only a high school education.

Seeking the exec job that pays $90,000 per year.

The dentists asked her to go to school and get degree.

Anonymous said...

I've never heard of an 'interim anything' resigning.

Anonymous said...

September 12, 2018 at 10:34 PM is the type of ignorance that has plagued the U.S. for too long now.

This push for higher education for everyone has made people think it's a requirement. A higher education degree means nothing, in reality, in the working world. Professionals should be required to have degrees, but suggesting that an "exec job that pays $90,000 per year" automatically triggers the need for someone with any random college degree is simply stupid.

Anonymous said...

7:25....It's not 'stupid' if the written job description and requirements require a college degree. I've seen thousands of job requirements and ads and most professional jobs do contain such a statement. Requiring that an incumbent/interim obtain a degree can keep the EEOC away from the door if she were to get the job and those with degrees were not advanced to the second interview.

Anonymous said...

I will have to agree wholeheartedly that there are many who don't have a college degree who are more than qualified through experience to do a job. That's where the interview process and the level of experience come into play. This whole jazz of having a piece of paper that says you have a degree is stupid. And that is coming from someone with an advanced degree.

Anonymous said...

Forget the degree. Mississippi feels that paying the Executive Director of the Dental Board, with a staff of six or so, should pay more than we pay statewide elected officials such as Auditor, Insurance Commissioner, or Treasurer? Of course, our new Ag Commissioner is in the same scale, but he has the advantage of getting to wear a new white hat and learn all about agriculture with his kids as he takes his statewide tour. Granted, he solved his salary problem since he still practices law while drawing his $90k/year while learning what a milo plant is in the delta.

Glad though that the Dental Ex Director got paid plenty while serving in office - I'm sure that kept her plenty honest and therefore wasn't tempted to pad the payroll during her tenure.

A Little Dab'L Do Ya! said...

What kind of drugs is the governor on to appoint the Hyde woman to fill Cochran's (conveniently empty) seat and appoint that clown from Green Acres to fill the Agriculture spot? Next he'll put a teenager in as State Auditor and lobby for his son-in-law to land a job at the Lottery office.

Please don't tell me the head of the 'Barber Board' is Feel's personal barber!

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