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Ken Grebliunas, Denise Hale, Peggy Richardson and John Brendich attended the Oct. 7 Mediation and Peer Review meeting at Maggiano’s. Dionne Haney, Illinois State Dental Society director of professional services discussed Medicare opt-in/opt-out decisions. Katy Straub, an enforcement attorney for the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, also gave an interesting presentation on licensure.
Our women dentists event at Pots and Paints in Mokena was a blast! We’re all ready with our crafts for the holidays. A straw poll of attendees voted for a cooking class for our next women’s event.
Carlo Pagni recently returned from a trip to his homeland of Ireland to visit his parents in Belfast. He said he also visited “Jack” but the photo he sent looked like a donkey to me!
Robin Gallardi was in Toronto to help out in a clinic. Kudos to her for her pro bono work.
Brian Karshen, his wife Kim, and their boys, Jackson and Tyler, went to Los Angeles for Brian’s sister’s wedding. I asked Brian if Los Angeles was his hometown to which he replied, “I’m from the south suburbs. She was smart and moved somewhere warm!”
Carlos Diaz-Albertini changed his practice name to Contemporary Endodontics. He has two new doctors – Richard J. Pasiewicz, who trained at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry, and Neil Singh, who trained at Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine.
Peggy Richardson’s daughter, Carrie, recently married Andy Dilger. They moved to Baltimore in July so Carrie could complete a fellowship in rheumatology at Johns Hopkins Hospital.
Education: V. Bill Hajiharis earned his dental degree in 2001 from the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry. He went on to earn his medical degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine in 2005.
Family and Practice: Dr. Hajiharis is married to Tammy and has three children, Harisen, Elianna and Hayden. He practices at Midland Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Tinley Park.
Outside of dentistry, my interests include: traveling, golf and racing.
When I proudly talk about our branch with new members, I tell them: the Englewood Branch is the oldest branch of the Chicago Dental Society. We always welcome new members and dental students to our meetings. We hold numerous events throughout the year, including our annual golf outing at Cog Hill and Christmas Brunch with Santa Claus.
A tradition of working for the dental profession. The Chicago Dental Society was organized in 1864 and incorporated in 1878. The objective of the Chicago Dental Society is to encourage the improvement of the health of the public, to promote the art and science of dentistry and to represent the intrest of the members of the profession and the public that it serves.
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