Archive from July 2017

District 6 News — Dr. H. Clifton Simmons III Receives the 2017 Dr. Jack Wells Memorial Dedication to Dentistry Award

July 11, 2017
At the TDA’s Opening Session and Breakfast of the 150th Annual Session, Dr. H. Clifton Simmons III was presented with the TDA’s highest honor – the Dr. Jack Wells Memorial Dedication to Dentistry Award. In his acceptance speech, Dr. Simmons thanked those friends, family and educators who paved the way for the challenges and opportunities he encountered during his professional path. A native of Portland, Tennessee, Dr. Simmons graduated from the Tennessee Technological University in 1971 and earned his Doctor...

District 10 — Fellows in Action News — Everyone for Veterans

July 11, 2017
FELLOWS IN ACTION HEROES EVERYONE FOR VETERANS (E4V) After hearing about a local member of the U.S. armed forces who had been injured while serving in Iraq, Dr. Theresa Cheng decided to donate her time to provide dental care to the family members of injured veterans. That was in 2008. She had assumed that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs provided care to the veterans. However, after she learned that most veterans are not eligible for dental benefits, she included...

District 2 News — Dr. Gehani Receives the Ellis Island Medal of Honor

July 14, 2017
Dr. Chandurpal P. Gehani receives the Ellis Island Medal of Honor from the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations. Dr. Chad Gehani, was honored by New York University College of Dentistry for his 35 years of teaching at the university. When accepting this honor, Gehani said that he has only done his duty by spending time with future dentists and preparing them to be good dentists as he considers dental school as a temple of wisdom and learning and would like...

District 11 News — Idaho Fellows Receive IDA Spud of the Year Award

July 16, 2017
Drs. Jack Matunas and John Blaisdell each received the ICD Spud Member of the Year Award at the IDA Meeting held June 22, 2017. Dr. Matunas was honored for his work on the Idaho Dental Foundation, and Dr. Blaisdell (pictured with Dr. Ferguson) was honored for his work in organized dentistry.

District 11 News — Montana Fellow Dr. Leslie Hayes Receives MDA T.T. RyderAward

July 19, 2017
Fellow Dr. Leslie Hayes received the MDA T.T. Ryder Award from Dr. Jane Gillette, right, and Dr. Tim Lawhorn during the Montana meeting held in June 2017. Congratulations Dr. Hayes! In 1967, the Montana Dental Association established this award to be presented to MDA members who have "rendered outstanding service to the profession and to their community."

District 1 News — Dr. Eliot L. Paisner went "Over the Edge" to help raise funds for Greater Nashua Dental Connection in New Hampshire

July 28, 2017
Message from District 1 Vice Regent Dr. Eliot L. Paisner I write this 3 days before going “Over the Edge”, in nervous anticipation of the upcoming rappelling. Participating in this fundraiser for the Greater Nashua Dental Connection has given me the opportunity to reflect upon different aspects of this event. First is the gratitude I feel to all of those wonderful people who have supported me in this endeavor. The number of contributors and the amount raised has far exceeded...