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We hope everyone had a great summer! We look forward to seeing everyone at the first meeting of the season Oct. 7. Meetings are held at Olympia Country Club in Olympia Fields. Dinner will be served while our speaker, Dan Proft, discusses the Current Political Climate in Illinois and How it Affects Dentistry and Small Business.
The dates for future branch meetings are Nov. 11, Jan. 13, March 10 and April 14. We hope to see everyone there.
Congratulations to Joseph Baptist and his wife, Takumi, on their new addition to the family. Baby Jane was born Aug. 8, a healthy 7 pounds, 10.8 ounces, and 22 inches long.
Earlier this year our branch held its first ever Women’s Event at Bottle and Bottega in LaGrange. The ladies braved the snow to make this evening a great success. We look forward to planning our next event. If you have ideas please do not hesitate to contact Crystal Patel or Natacha Exorphe.
Natacha Exorphe, Loren Feldner, Joe Noetzel, Kevin Patterson, Spencer Pope, Tom Sarna, Monil Shah and Ron Waryjas all donated their time and skills at the CDS Foundation Clinic in Wheaton during the week of July 21. This was the first time a branch dedicated an entire week to volunteer. Way to go, South Suburban Branch! We thank all who volunteered. Special thanks to Spencer for organizing the successful week.
In June, Kevin Patterson planned another successful branch fishing trip at Burnham Park Harbor. The anglers caught 68 fish during the annual outing. Kevin caught the biggest one — a 15.5 pound king salmon. Spencer Pope happily passed the Fishing Champion mantle along to Kevin.
Finally, after a weekend of donating their time at Mission of Mercy, Kevin Patterson, Phil Schefke and Spencer Pope went bowfishing for Asian carp on the Illinois River. It is now official that Spencer can be called the Carp King for his prowess with a bow.
Phil Schefke has accepted a full-time teaching position at Midwestern University Dental School. He became an Illinois State Dental Society trustee in September. Phil is currently the chair of the CDS and ISDS Communications Committees. His oldest daughter, Claudia, interned at the Shedd Aquarium this summer. She plans to become a marine mammal trainer.
Sue Biegel’s daughter, Katie, is a freshmen at Purdue University Lafayette, were she plans on studying animal science. Congratulations, Katie.
Education: Keyur Shah earned his dental degree in 2001 from the University of Toronto Faculty of Dentistry. He completed his GPR in hospital dentistry at Loyola University Medical Center and earned a master’s degree in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics from the University of Manitoba.
Family and Practice: Dr. Shah’s wife is named Neha.
Outside of dentistry, I am: an avid fan of the Bears, Bulls, Blackhawks and Toronto Mapleleafs. I also enjoy exercising and playing basketball. I love vacationing and spending time
with my wonderful family and friends.
My goal for the coming year is: to elevate the camaraderie among dental colleagues in our branch. I want to encourage membership in our branch by illustrating the benefits of organized dentistry to new and younger members. I hope to uphold the values and integrity of my position that have been set forth by the past presidents and members who have
come before me.
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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