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Kate Quinlin celebrated her first anniversary in practice with Peter Cabrera in Lincoln Park. They have been busy working with and educating hygienists in their Perio Mastery for Hygienists lecture series. The two have also been developing several innovative, minimally invasive approaches for managing recession. In addition to the exciting things happening in the practice, Kate welcomed her first child, Samantha, in April (pictured right).
Bill Simon, Gina Rotkvich, Kinnery Patel, Anjali Talwar and the City Smiles/Sonrisa Urbana team enjoyed their summer event, which included a cooking class and Chicago River architectural cruise, followed by an impromptu visit to the CDS headquarters office on Michigan Avenue. Many thanks to Nathan Pease at CDS for giving us the grand tour.
Cissy Furusho was honored to be the keynote speaker at the Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine Class of 2019 White Coat ceremony.
At the Illinois State Dental Society Annual Session, Marvin Berman was awarded the ISDS Distinguished Member Award. He has contributed to the service of mankind by extending the profession of dentistry into civic, cultural, religious and humanitarian areas. Marvin has exceeded the ordinary with outstanding contributions, enhancing the impact of organized dentistry. He was nominated by Cissy Furusho and Kirk Kollmann.
Terri Tiersky was installed as CDS Treasurer Nov. 15 at the CDS Installation of Officers at the Drake Hotel.
Susana Torres participated in the ADA Institute for Diversity in Leadership. The ADA Institute for Diversity in Leadership is designed to enhance the leadership skills of dentists who belong to racial, ethnic and/or gender backgrounds that have been traditionally underrepresented in leadership roles.
Howard Weisbart’s son Trevor will be getting married to Zarina Tchinibekova. At last, a new dentist in the family – three generations!
Mary Hayes received a Community Service Award from Lurie Children’s Hospital for excellence in education. Mary teaches second-year pediatric residents about oral health and caries in a small seminar format. She is encouraged by these new physicians paying attention to rejoining the health of the teeth and mouth to the health of the whole body!
Barry Cherny, Leo Dumanis, Bruce Hochstadter, Richard Isaacson and Emily Smythe hosted a full-day seminar Oct. 28 at Maggiano’s in Skokie. Michael Fling, a course director at the L.D. Pankey Institute, was the guest speaker. The symposium was entitled, “The Balance of Occlusion and Aesthetics.”
Education: Amy Van Fossen earned her dental degree in 2003 from the University of Maryland School of Dentistry. She performed her General Practice Residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in 2004.
Family and Practice: Dr. Van Fossen is married to Kirk Wojak. They have 4-year-old twins, Luke and Mary-Kate. She practices downtown at Chicago Dental 312.
Outside of dentistry, my interests include: reading, gardening, spending time with family, watching Chicago sports and seeing live music.
When I proudly talk about our branch with new members, I tell them: you are bigger than just yourself and your practice. Camaraderie and friendship are essential to a successful dental career. We have an eclectic branch with a wide range of members, from students to long-time established dentists.
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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