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ADA presents awards honorary memberships to trio

October 17, 2016

Honoring: The ADA awarded three individuals with honorary memberships in 2016. The ADA Board of Trustees nominated the trio for their outstanding contributions to the art and science of dentistry, and approved the designations at its June meeting. The honorees are Dr. Jens O. Andreassen, a Danish pioneer in the field of dental trauma; Grace L. DeShaw-Wilner, who retired in April after 36 years of service to the Michigan Dental Association; and Dr. Mitsuo Okubo, president of the Japan Dental Association from 2006-15. In the top/left photo, Dr. Gary Jeffers, 9th District Trustee, left, and Dr. Larry DeGroat, Michigan Dental Association president, right, present Ms. DeShaw-Wilner with her award at the 9th District Caucus in September. In the bottom/right photo, ADA President Carol Gomez Summerhays poses with Dr. Andreassen, left, and Dr. Kenro Hori, right, president of the Japan Dental Association, who accepted the award on Dr. Okubo’s behalf, in Poznan, Poland, the site of the FDI World Dental Congress in September.