Member Snap Shots

2018 Snap Shots

Originally published in the CDS Review.

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    Jerry Udelson


    Jerry Udelson a dentist for all seasons

    Quick, what do golf, glassblowing and motorcycle riding have in common?

    If you’re left scratching your head trying to figure that out,...Read More

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    Michael Barrows


    Thank you, Michael Barrows

    There was a time when Michael Barrows just didn’t feel much pride about serving in the army during the Vietnam War era. The CDS member completed two years ...Read More

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    Larry Kolar


    Lord of the Snacks: Larry Kolar is a band booster extraordinaire

    High school band boosters are special parents.

    Some do only the minimum, showing up once a year to hand out bottle...Read More

2017 Snap Shots

Originally published in the CDS Review.

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    Larry Abdullah


    Giving back to the homeland

    A few years ago, CDS member Larry Abdullah went home to a place he had never seen. And when he got there, he was welcomed as a brother by inhabitants of the wester...Read More
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    Robert Manasse


    CDS member finds his way on 500-mile pilgrimage

    During a 500-mile trek in two foreign countries, through unfamiliar and sometimes precarious terrain, there will be times when a person feels o...Read More
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    Chris, Brian & Patty Burseth


    CDS members reach out to underserved in Panama

    Growing up the son of a dentist in the middle class suburbs of Chicago, Brian Burseth’s life was not one of privilege per se but certai...Read More

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    Anthony Maoloni


    Keeping time with Anthony Maoloni

    Adults take painstaking efforts to get kids interested in a subject. They’ll pay a bundle for music lessons, spend time carting kids back and forth ...Read More

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    Sahar Alrayyes


    Sahar Alrayyes goes a long distance to bring care to special needs children

    As a pediatric dentist and clinical associate professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dent...Read More

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    Larry Williams Jr.


    Larry Williams finds another purpose

    Growing up on a farm in Tennessee, Larry Williams became comfortable doing odd jobs and working with his hands, using tools and his imagination to...Read More

2016 Snap Shots

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    Irene Renieris


    Irene Renieris calls former firehouse her home

    Irene Renieris and her family were...Read More

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    Dan Fidanze


    Laissez les bon temps rouler with Dan Fidanze

    When Dan Fidanze was a teenager growing up in Cicero, he gave some thought to becoming a professional musician. 

    And why not? H...Read More
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    Jerri Coffey


    Hanging out with Jeri Coffey

    Jeri Coffey has a number of hobbies that help her unwind after a tough day working in the operatory. One of the Riverside dentist’s favorite past times i...Read More

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    Alvaro Figueroa


    Alvaro Figueroa has a mission

    Alvaro Figueroa is passionate about his profession of dentistry and bringing its benefits to others. 

    And that passion can be seen in his ...Read More
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    Barry Janov


    Barry Janov treasures the golden era of radio

    Barry Janov’s license plates give a hint about his outside interest and passion. The retired dentist’s vanity plates are simple ...Read More
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    Ann Mazzotti


    Ann Mazzotti finds her creative outlet on stage

    By all accounts Ann Mazzotti is perfectly happy being herself, a successful dentist who likes going to the gym for an aerobics or spin class, o...Read More