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It is truly amazing how quickly time flies. I feel like it was just a few weeks ago we were wishing everyone a happy and healthy new year. Now, here we are one quarter of the way into 2015, which means the end of our branch meeting season.
We had a fantastic year and it appears all of our members really enjoyed the great lecture series prepared by our outgoing president, Doug Kay. It was one of our most successful years, with attendance averaging more than 130 at each meeting.
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Our branch meetings have been great. We started the year with a lecture from one of our very own members. Cindy Satko presented “Office Oral Surgery: Pearls, Perils, Pitfalls and the Promised Land.”
As always, one lucky member won the vendor raffle and took home an LCD TV. Congratulations to Becky Kendrick!
In March, we had our Clinic Night. We broke tradition and held it at Maggiano’s in Naperville. One of the biggest treats was to have our own bagpiper! Timothy Robieson treated us to some classic tunes throughout the evening.
Congratulations to Sherri Foran and Ann Frederickson, raffle winners who each took home waterproof and shock-proof digital cameras. We especially thank all the great sponsors who helped make this night possible!
Congratulations to the daughter of Steve Fako. Valerie Fako Miller earned her PhD in pharmatoxicology from Indiana University in August. She now works for the National Institutes of Health just outside of Washington, DC.
Local orthodontist Alvaro Figueroa and his son Aaron (a third-year oral surgery resident at the University of Iowa) participated in a weeklong surgical mission to Chiapas, Mexico.
While there, the two were able to care for more than 30 patients with cleft lip and cleft palate, raging from 3 months to 30 years in age. They were lucky enough to visit the ancient Mayan ruins of Palenque to finish their trip!
Hinsdale’s Timothy Walsh has been re-elected to the Board of Trustees of the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP). The AAP is the largest organization of periodontists in the country with more than 6,000 members. This is Tim’s second term as a representative for the organization’s 4th District, which includes Illinois and 10 other midwestern states.
Prior to his tenure at the AAP, Tim was president of the Midwest Society of Periodontology and the Illinois Society of Periodontists. He is currently an associate professor of periodontics at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry.
Tim has more than 30 years experience serving in the western suburbs. He has offices in Westmont and Berwyn; his practice is limited to dental implants and the treatment of periodontal disease. He received his dental degree from Loyola University School of Dentistry before completing advanced training in periodontics at UIC. He is a graduate of Fenwick High School in Oak Park and Saint Mary’s University in Winona, MN.
We sincerely appreciate all of our members’ participation in our branch meetings and hope you have enjoyed them. A lot of hard (unpaid) work goes into every meeting. On behalf of all of our members, I thank everyone who has taken time away from their families, friends and personal lives to help serve the greater good of advancing our knowledge and profession!
To our incoming president, Doug Chang, we all look forward to your term!
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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