CORAL SPRINGS, Florida--The Academy of Laser Dentistry presented its initial five Fellows and 21 Masters to members who have shown extraordinary commitment to the use of lasers in dentistry.
The honors were announced during the President's Award Ceremony held April 12 in conjunction with ALD 2008--the academy's 15th annual cconference in San Diego, Calif.
The designations are acknowledgment of efforts achieved by members who have exemplified a high level of knowledge about laser applications in dental science and patient treatment.
The following members obtained their respective designations:
FELLOW OF THE ACADEMY OF LASER DENTISTRY: Frank Greider, DDS, MS, Houston, Texas; Peter Pang, DDS, Sonoma, Calif.; Donald Patthoff, DDS, Martinsburg, W.Va.; Janet Press, RDH, Las Vegas, Nev.; James Sanderson, DMD; Birmingham, Ala.; Caroline Sweeney, MBA, BSc, Sonoma, Calif.
MASTER OF THE ACADEMY OF LASER DENTISTRY: Mel Burchman, DDS, Langhorne, Pa.; Stuart Coleton, DDS, Chappaqua, N.Y.; Donald Coluzzi, DDS, Portola Valley, Calif; Robert Convissar, DDS, New York, N.Y.; John Graeber, DMD, East Hanover, N.J.; Omar Kassam, BDS, LDS, RCS, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; Shelly Kassam, BDS, LDS, RCS, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; Lawrence Kotlow, DDS, Albany, N.Y.; Art Levy, DMD, Chester, N.J.; Mitch Lomke, DDS, Olney, Md.; Emile Martin, DDS, Syracuse, N.Y.; Raminta Mastis, DDS, St. Clair Shores, Mich.; Fred Margolis, DDS, Buffalo Grove, Ill.; Angie Mott, RDH, Tulsa, Okla.; Penny Parker, RDN, Harrogate, North Yorks, United Kingdom; Steven Parker, BDS, LDS, MSGDP, Harrogate, North Yorks, United Kingdom; Glenda Payas, DMD, Tulsa, Okla.; David Roshkind, DMD, Gainesville, Fla.; Grace Sun, DDS, Los Angeles, Calif.; Glen van As, DMD, North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; Joel White, DDS, MS, San Francisco, Calif.
Application submissions are welcome for the 2009 ALD Fellow and Master programs, beginning Sept 1 and continuing through Dec. 1.
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