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Fall is coming to a close and we are moving headlong into our El Niño winter. The forecasted warmer, drier weather will hopefully allow for our members to attend more meetings and get there more easily! We’ve enjoyed welcoming many new members and dental students to our branch over the past few meetings. Cross our fingers that this mild weather encourages the trend.
Doug Chang presided over our first meeting of the season, and it was a huge success. We were regaled by our branch director Dean Nicholas as he introduced our speaker, Peter Hasiakos.
Veteran dentists and student members alike were able to appreciate the breadth of the lecture “A New Look at Dental Caries.” Joining us in attendance were Peter’s son, Spyridon – a D3 at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry – and friend, Susan Keenan.
We continued our tradition of raffling off the vendor appreciation prizes. This meeting’s winners were Taisa Szeremeta-Browar, Ryan Vahdani and Robin Blakkolb.
Nolen Levine and the crew of the yacht Challenge earned their seventh trophy in nine years at the Chicago Yacht Club’s Race to Mackinac awards ceremony. This was Nolen’s 40th Mac race. Nolen’s crew has previously won the prestigious Fastest Goat to the Island award. Racers who compete in 25 Mackinac races are invited to join the exclusive Island Goats Sailing Society. Congrats, Nolen.
Sharon Szeszycki incorporated her practice in January 2014 under the name Park Blvd Dentistry. She is proud of her staff (Susan, Cindy, Jenny and Kim) and thanks everyone involved in showing their support as she approaches her two-year anniversary in her new location in Glen Ellyn.
Alvaro Figueroa is proud of his youngest son, Aaron, who is currently in his last year of the oral and maxillofacial surgery residency program at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry. Aaron was accepted to the prestigious one-year fellowship at the Oral and Facial Surgery Institute in St. Louis. He is excited to expand his surgical skills and will gain advanced experience in facial reconstruction, TMJ surgery and treating trauma.
Figueroa Orthodontics held a fundraiser to support Cleft and Craniofacial Awareness and Prevention Month this past July. Alex Figueroa and Alvaro Figueroa thank all West Side Branch and CDS members and their patients who helped them raise more than $5,200 for Smile Train. Smile Train is an international charitable organization that trains and funds doctors and hospitals around the world to treat underprivileged children with cleft lips and palates and craniofacial maladies. Smile Train provides approximately 350 free cleft surgeries every day and has helped children in more than 87 countries.
At our Nov. 10 meeting at Maggiano’s, John Pawluk presented the lecture “Treatment of Traumatic Dental Injuries.”
We hope to see you at our next meeting on Jan. 12. John Cordes will present some important information for you and your office during his lecture “OSHA and HIPPA Pearls for Your Office.” I look forward to seeing you there!
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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