DMD - Tom Batz and Sam Molind, DMD
Dental Ministries Digest - Tom Batz and Dr. Sam Molind interviewed by Dr. Jeff Amstutz
Tom Batz is a US dental and medical markets sales leader who has been with Aribex, Inc. since 2008. As national sales manager he has been responsible for the annual double digit growth of NOMAD Handheld X-Ray System sales utilizing his key business relationships with dental dealers coupled with a team of highly motivated independent sales personnel.
Prior to this Mr. Batz was with Eastman Kodak’s health group where he successfully led sales teams in the Midwest area and also held corporate sales responsibility for large healthcare delivery groups including Mayo Clinic and Novation/VHA. His entire career has been dedicated in the healthcare market. His expertise in all aspects of the diagnostic imaging business including efforts for improving access to care is well recognized.
Tom resides in the Fort Worth, TX area with his wife, Debbie, where they are surrounded by a loving family and many friends.
Dr. Molind left his Montpelier, VT, practice in 1998 to begin Global Health Outreach (GHO). Prior to his work with GHO, Dr. Molind served as Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Vermont Medical School. In addition to his work with AAOMS, Dr. Molind was president of the medical staff at the Central Vermont Medical Center, was a board examiner for the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons for six years and was the president of the Vermont State Dental Society.
Dr. Molind and his wife, Dorothy, began a Crisis Pregnancy Center in Central Vermont where Dorothy served as the Executive Director. Sam and Dorothy have been active in establishing the Good Samaritan Haven, an emergency shelter for the homeless, and the Health & Wellness Clinic for the underinsured and uninsured in central Vermont.
Dr. Molind, a lifetime member of the Christian Medical & Dental Associations, has participated in numerous short-term medical missions since 1985. He has been on the CMDA board of trustees and served on the Biomedical Ethics Commission. Dr. Molind has led surgical teams into Hanoi, Vietnam for 10 years to help develop their maxillofacial surgical residency program and has helped organize and develop maxillofacial surgical programs in Afghanistan and in the Philippines.
In April of 2005, Dr. Molind was the first time recipient of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Citation from the Bureau of Global Health for outstanding support of their mission by training Maxillofacial Surgeons, providing medical, surgical and dental care and for his commitment to improve the lives of many thousands of people around the world.
Dr. Molind received the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons’ 2006 Presidential Achievement Award. The Presidential Achievement Award recognizes those fellows and members of the AAOMS whose important and long-standing contributions have benefited the specialty of oral and maxillofacial surgery in the areas of clinical, academic, research and public service activities.
Retired from GHO as director, but still very active with CMDA, Dr. Molind is volunteering with the Stewardship dept. When they have a break from their many travels, you will find Sam and Dorothy in New England with their four children and eight grandchildren.