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We extend condolences to Dean Politis on the passing of his father, Lucas Politis. Lucas graduated from the Chicago College of Dental Surgery in 1939 and practiced dentistry for more than 60 years. He was one of the founding fathers of the Hellenic American Dental Society. The West Side Branch made a memorial contribution to the Chicago Dental Society Foundation Clinic in his honor.
Our branch held its Installation Dinner in June at the Sushi House in Oak Park. Outgoing president Shafa Amirsoltani was presented a plaque commemorating her efforts over the past year and a bouquet of flowers. George Zehak officiated the event, swearing in our new officers Michael Tauber (president), Larry Williams (vice-president), George Barsa (secretary), Richard Kohn (treasurer) and Satish Alapati (librarian).
Michelle Jennings celebrated her son Michael’s graduation from Drake University by throwing a party at her home. Michael will be starting a job at Principal Financial in July in Des Moines, IA.
Richard Caraba reports that he has received several rewards from the Southern Nevada Dental Society for work he has done for its Recruitment and Retention Committee, even though he is not a member. The honors were in appreciation for his help, which he learned while he was involved with CDS. Congratulations Rich!
Sharon Horwitz competed in the Illinois Olympic Distance Triathlon Championship in Crystal Lake and placed fifth in her age group. In July, Sharon also competed in the Ironman 70.3 in Racine, WI, to celebrate her 10-year anniversary practicing dentistry. That is an amazing accomplishment, Sharon!
The Orland family enjoyed a summer of travel. Frank Orland, Carla Orland, Gina Orland and Gina’s husband, Jason Herrera, took a marvelous cruise down Europe’s Rhine River in late July. The journey was planned by alumni from the Southern Illinois University’s School of Dental Medicine. The cruise began in Basel, Switzerland, and finished in Amsterdam eight days later. The Orlands said it was a “trip of a lifetime”, especially since so many other dentists were also onboard, enjoying themselves and socializing, instead of always thinking about dentistry. The beautiful Rhine Valley with its castles, historic small towns and large cities were an inspiration.
Education: Michael Tauber earned his dental degree in 1982 from the University of Oregon
School of Dentistry. He has gone on to earn an Academy of General Dentistry fellowship.
Family and Practice: Dr. Tauber and his wife, Barbara, have a daughter named Sydney.
Outside of dentistry, my interests include: playing guitar, enjoying the outdoors and
hoping to finish training in Second City.
When I proudly talk about our branch with new members, I tell them:
how personable our branch is. We have many opportunities for them to get involved in
organized dentistry. And we are the home of George Zehak.
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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