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The West Side Branch kicked off the season with a bang, as our own Dean Politis entertained and educated us with a presentation called “Esthetic Surgical Periodontics and Your Practice.”
As always, we were honored to have the Green Coats join us. Jim Frett and Rob Manasse previewed the 149th Midwinter Meeting, themed The Bridge: Past, Present and Future. Also visiting were Tom Schneider, Rich Holba, Sue Becker Doroshow, Randy Grove, Jack Liu and Wally Lamacki. Our branch director, Jim Bryniarski, donned a green coat as well, along with CDS secretary George Zehak.
Thanks go to Gary Alder for his service as ISDS trustee; he has handed the torch to Brian Caraba. Good luck to Brian!
Our branch officers for this year are President Fred Orendach; Vice President Shafa Amirsoltani; Secretary/Treasurer Mike Tauber; and Librarian George Barsa.
This year also brought a few new members to our branch. We warmly welcome Anne Fabricius, Betty Papanicolaou and Satish Alapati. Anne is a prosthodontist in Oak Park joining the practice of Larry Smith. She graduated from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine and received her certificate in prosthodontics from the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry, where she also is a clinical assistant professor. Anne is currently the principal investigator for a study, Preoperative Radiographic Assessment of Dental Implants Sites: An Outcomes Assessment. Betty is a 1992 graduate of the Loyola University Dental School. She grew up in the Lincoln Square area and has been in private practice on the north side of Chicago since her graduation. She currently works with Sabah Khabfa in Wicker Park and is also a member of the Hellenic American Dental Society.
Martha Villasenor has rejoined us! Welcome back, Martha.
The big news from Frank Orland and Carla Orland: Their daughter Gina Orland and husband Jason Herrera have announced a new addition to the Orland family dental crew. Joseph Orland Herrera arrived Aug. 20 weighing 8 pounds, 9 ounces. Gina, baby and dad are doing great. Carla and Frank are adjusting to life as first-time grandparents.
Carol Everett and her husband, Virgil, celebrated their 30th anniversary by renting a car and touring Sicily. Carol says she is grateful for 30 wonderful years with Virgil and is also grateful for surviving the Italian dinners!
George Zehak had a busy August. He attended the Academy of General Dentistry Constituent Outreach Aug. 2 at the AGD headquarters in the ADA building. Then, George and his wife Maria headed to the CDS Board retreat in Elkhart, WI. Aug. 16 was moving day, as George took his son, Connor, back to Purdue University. Two days later, George attended the wedding of a friend of his oldest son in Kenilworth. On Aug. 21, he attended the UIC White Coat ceremony, Finally, on Aug. 27, he attended the Midwestern University barbecue for first year students. Whew!
Joanie and Ed Walsh wore out the phrase “up north” this summer. After spending several weeks at their Wisconsin lake house, they took a two-week land and sea tour of Alaska doing all the usual touristy things. And as Ed sent out this message he was packing for an extended weekend in Traverse City, MI, for their niece’s wedding and to hang out for a few days with Ed’s two sisters and their families who live up there. After all that travelling, Ed said he is glad that Joanie and he live “down south” in Chicago.
Mike Tauber broke his foot and is still hobbling. That is what you get for thinking you are 20 years old again and playing around in waterfalls!
Jim Bryniarski and his wife, Leona, took a summer trip to Glacier National Park via The Empire Builder train. They had a great time hiking, but Jim reports they just missed seeing the bear. That’s what they all say, Jim. From then it was on to Seattle for Leona’s sister’s surprise 60th birthday party.
Kudos are also in order to Jim, as he is now associate managing partner with Mike Dunlap (of the Kenwood/Hyde Park Branch) in the Monet Clinic at the UIC College of Dentistry. Jim and Steve Weeks also completed the Blood, Sweat and Tears century bike ride. Quite an accomplishment!
Gary Alder and his wife, Diana, attended a workshop for dentists to give flu vaccines in DuPage County. Gary has truly been a pioneer in this area.
The West Side Branch held its inaugural photo contest in October. The talented winner was Ed Walsh for his pictures of northern Wisconsin! Thanks and congratulations as well to Kamal Vibhakar and Sam Lakhani, Gary Alder, Jim Bryniarski, and Monica Reyna-Vukotich for their wonderful pictures. Look for more to come! Be sure to submit photos, as each month our branch will hold a new photo contest. The winner will receive a Starbucks gift card.
Ciao for now!
Education: Frederick Orendach earned his dental degree from the Loyola University School of Dentistry in 1967.
Family and Practice: Dr. Orendach and his wife, Marie, have a daughter named Alison, who is married to Winston Pear. Dr. Orendach practices on the south side of Chicago.
Outside of dentistry, I enjoy: volunteering at the Field Museum, biking and hiking. I am also an automobile enthusiast and enjoy dancing and photography.
My goal for the coming year is: to make continuing education not a requirement, but a desire. I wish to use CE as a fellowship to attain our heartfelt goals and to achieve the highest standard of professionalism in our competitive and changing environment. Let’s embrace our challenges together!
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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