NORTH BILLERICA, Massachusetts--For Paul Feuerstein, DMD, a practicing general dentist and one of the dental industry's most prominent opinion leaders, 2010 is off to a great start.
In January, Dr. Feuerstein was presented the Clinician of the Year Award by the Massachusetts Dental Society. The award was presented to Dr. Feuerstein during a ceremony at the 35th Annual Yankee Dental Congress, the fifth largest dental meeting in the country.
The congress is sponsored by the Massachusetts Dental Society, in cooperation with the Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont dental associations.
The award also includes a $1,000 donation to the dental school of Dr. Feuerstein's choice. Dr. Feuerstein chose his alma mater, the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.
According to the Yankee Dental Congress, "Paul Feuerstein has been a fixture for more than half of Yankee's history. At the forefront of technology, having installed one of dentistry's first 'in office computers' as early as 1978, Dr. Feuerstein has honed his knowledge in his high-tech dental office and shared that knowledge with his colleagues at Yankee Dental Congress.
"Always willing to design a new course for the society, he has been instrumental in bringing others into the Computer Age, introducing them to such things as the Internet, digital radiology, and other technologies. Dr. Feuerstein is also the high-tech writer for the Journal of the Massachusetts Dental Society. Dr. Feuerstein is the consummate volunteer, always available to help with no expectation of anything in return."
More recently, Dr. Feuerstein was appointed adjunct assistant professor at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in General Dentistry. Located in downtown Boston, the school is dedicated to training doctors of dental medicine as expert clinicians.
In this role, Dr. Feuerstein will have the opportunity to introduce the latest technologies to the students, faculty, and continuing education course attendees.
"This has certainly been an exciting year so far," said Dr. Feuerstein. "I've always felt fortunate for the opportunity to work in a profession that I truly love, and where I can help so many people. The clinician of year award from the Yankee Dental Congress and the academic appointment from Tufts University are definitely highpoints of my career."
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