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Bob Hecht and his wife, Diane, enjoyed some rest and relaxation in Destin, FL. They had great weather and the beaches were beautiful.
Mike Hayward helped open the new Willow Creek Care Center. He and other volunteer dentists provide dental care on Fridays for those in need.
Bob Passehl and his wife, Janice, are proud of their twins as they start their college years. John is in aviation school at Southern University and will fly solo in one month. Jayne is at Iowa State studying apparel and fashion merchandising.
Welcome to Anthony LaPorte. He joined the practice of Jessica Britten in Palatine last year.
Congratulations to Kevin Curtin, who graduated in May. He is Tina Smith’s new associate. Kevin is also engaged to be married next year.
Bob Ryan and his wife, Nancy, are proud of their granddaughter Jillian, who just celebrated her first birthday.
Lorelei Grise and her husband, David, went to Mexico to celebrate 15 fabulous years of marriage and two wonderful daughters.
Dan Adamo and his wife recently returned from a wonderful two-week trip to Italy. They stayed with family in Florence, visited Venice and the gorgeous Amalfi Coast, and finished up with a tour of Rome and the Vatican. Exhausted, they returned home with more than 500 pictures capturing the rich art and beautiful countryside.
Congratulations to Anthony Spina, who was honored as the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons’ Committee Person of the Year. It is a very important award and his wife, Shanna, joined him in Orlando to see him receive it.
Our first meeting of the year began with a wonderful presentation from State Rep. Elaine Nekritz and State Sen. Matt Murphy. Renee Pappas, our branch president, did a fabulous job and we look forward to our future meetings.
Our branch is so proud to have Ed Segal represent us as president-elect of the Illinois State Dental Society.
We are equally proud of Mike Durbin, president of Dent-IL-PAC; Mike Schroeder, our branch director for Dent-IL-PAC; and Phil Fijal, who was installed as vice president Nov. 17.
Please welcome William (Bill) Putzbach, who will be vice president, and Joe Baldassano, our new branch treasurer.
Be sure to check out the schedule for our upcoming branch meetings at http://on.cds.org/NWsub and plan to join us for some great presentations, discussions, meals and CE!
Ken Johnson won $50 for being the first person to RSVP to a meeting this fall. We raffle off some great prizes at each meeting; new members are always welcome!
For those of you who do not know me, I am Maria Fournier, a practicing endodontist in the Arlington Heights and Buffalo Grove areas for 23 years. I look forward to being your branch correspondent and would appreciate any news you would like to share with us. Please feel free to email me your branch news.
Education: Renee Pappas earned her dental degree in 1998 from the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry.
Family and Practice: Dr. Pappas is married to her classmate and former CDS branch director Michael Durbin. They have two children, Kristen and Peter. She practices in Arlington Heights.
Outside of dentistry, I enjoy: traveling with my family, gardening, snowmobiling and reading. I’ve been involved in my neighborhood book club for more than 10 years.
My goal for the coming year is: to promote a more inclusive and welcoming approach at our dinner meetings to both our newer members and those who have participated for many years. I would also like to lead our members in becoming proactive and reaching out to non-member dentists in our area to encourage them to join. My hope is that the programs we present will provide “pearls” to our members that are relevant to their daily practices. In addition, our meeting with state legislators will provide members with pertinent information on government actions that directly affect our profession.
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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