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Dr. Joseph Massad is the recipient of this year's Gordon J. Christensen Recognition Lecturer Award. Dr. Massad is a frequent lecturer at the Chicago Dental Society's Midwinter Meeting and conferences around the world.
The award acknowledges the many outstanding contributions made to the dental profession, and particularly to the Midwinter Meeting, by Dr. Gordon Christensen. Dr. Massad will receive the award on Thursday, Feb. 23, during the Opening Session.
A graduate of the Loyola University School of Dentistry, Dr. Massad has lectured extensively on removable prosthodontics and has published numerous articles on denture technique and technology in many dental journals.
Dr. Massad is an associate professor at the L.D. Pankey Institute as well as an adjunct clinical professor at the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. A resident of Tulsa, Dr. Massad has served as the President and Chief Dental Examiner on the Board of Governors of Registered Dentists for the State of Oklahoma.
At the Midwinter Meeting, Dr. Massad will be teaching three courses: Exquisite Dentures Made Easy, Mandibular Orthopedic Repositioning and Denture Occlusion and New Techniques in Denture Occlusion.
The Christensen Award is awarded annually to a dentist who exemplifies conscientious loyalty to the profession and demonstrates the potential to be one of the future great teachers of restorative dentistry. The award was established in 1990.
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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