June 11, 2018
May 12, 2018 — ICD USA Section Honorary Fellow (October 18, 2002) Randall B. Grove received his Honorary Doctor of Science Degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) at the Spring UIC College of Dentistry Commencement Ceremony. 

Honorary Degrees are the highest award conferred by UIC. An Honorary Degree may be awarded for exemplary and extraordinary contributions either to the scholarly or professional world, to public service, or to UIC's achievements and the ideals of its missions of teaching, research, service, and economic development.
 
Mr. Randall B. Grove has served as the Executive Director of the Chicago Dental Society (CDS) for the past 28 years. This organization, so important to the UIC College of Dentistry and its alumni, as well as, to the dental profession in the State of Illinois, has never experienced a period of greater growth and prosperity than during the tenure of Mr. Grove as Executive Director. Mr. Grove has dedicated his life to improving the lives of dentists and their patients. Under his leadership, the CDS has vastly increased its public service activities by providing oral healthcare to low-income individuals at the CDS Foundation Clinic; assisting organizations that provide oral health education and access to care; providing programs to increase oral health literacy, and connecting dentists with public service programs in need of volunteers. The success of the CDS during his leadership has allowed for the generous support of two endowed professorships and two clinical fellowships at the UIC College of Dentistry to ensure that the high standard of teaching and 2 clinical outcomes continue at the College. In addition, through Mr. Grove’s efforts, the CDS and UIC College of Dentistry have partnered in a formal mentorship program, in which CDS dentists provide valuable real-world experience and advice to UIC College of Dentistry students. Mr. Grove received his Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Science degree in Health Education with an emphasis in Psychology, both from Purdue University. Following graduation, he spent three years with the Indiana Department of Public Instruction as an education consultant. He joined the staff of the American Dental Association in 1977 as Director of the Bureau of Health Education. From 1986 to 1989, he was Executive Director of the United Cancer Council, and then joined the Chicago Dental Society in late 1989 as its Executive Director. Mr. Grove has been awarded the Honorary Fellow of the Odontographic Society of Chicago, Honorary Membership in the Chicago Dental Society, Honorary Fellow of the International College of Dentists, U.S.A. Section, and Honorary Fellowship in the American College of Dentists.
 
Congratulations Dr. Grove!

Photos retrieved from: Spencer Pope on Facebook
Content retrieved from: University of Illinois at Chicago (Website)

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