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Top performing doctors honored

June 11, 2013
Great Expressions Dental Centers sponsors awards ceremony.
BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Michigan--Great Expressions Dental Centers, a leading dental service organization with affiliated dental offices in nine states, sponsored its annual Top Gun awards in June 2013.
At the ceremony, the company brought nearly 100 of its top-performing doctors and clinical directors together to be honored for their performance, providing care and leadership during the past year. The Top Gun ceremony honors top-performing doctors based on patient care, dedication to mentorship programs, and philanthropic efforts. This is the third year for the annual conference that was held May 3, 2013, in Orlando, Fla. GEDC honored doctors who attended.

Special recognition was given to Dr. Syretta Wells (Stockbridge, Ga.), who received the Humanitarian Award for clinic work in Liberia, Dr. Joanna Magazine (Pinellas Park, Fla.), who received the award for Best Esthetic Case, and Dr. Dionne Colbert (Fayetteville, Ga.), who received the award for Best Restorative Case.

“I’m honored to have received the Humanitarian Award for the work I completed on my mission trip to Liberia,” said GEDC’s Dr. Wells.

“As a part of a four-person team, we provided care to more than 250 patients in five days. Despite having no X-ray units, no electricity, and no running water, we were able to provide exams, extractions, sealants, fluoride, and oral hygiene education to hundreds of patients.”

Added Richard Beckman, chief executive officer of Great Expressions Dental Centers: “We couldn’t be more proud of our network of 360 doctors who demonstrate excellence in their field of dentistry and make patient care a top priority. The Top Gun awards ceremony provides the opportunity to acknowledge those doctors who go above and beyond the call of duty to improve oral health care among our patients as well as those in need.”

As a result of the top-performing doctors and staff, GEDC also celebrated their inclusion in Inc. magazine’s inaugural Hire Power Awards as a top job creator in the country, as well as on the Inc. 5000 List. The list presents the fastest-growing private companies in America.

In 2012, GEDC affiliated four practices, gaining 34 offices throughout Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, New Jersey, and New York to increase its footprint by nearly 20%.

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