Members in the News

ILAGD members Theresa Lao (Past-President), Rosemary Villa (Treasurer) & George Zehak (Past-President) participated in the two-day clinic at Judson University in Elgin.  This was the 4th Heal Elgin Clinic, an entirely free, multi-specialty, two-day event on October 8th & 9th.  This is a free service for the underserved population, provided by volunteer healthcare professionals from Chicagoland and beyond. Thank you for volunteering your time & making a difference in someone’s life!!


ILAGD 2022 FAGD & MAGD Recipients Honored:

The FAGD, MAGD awards and LLSR designation are AGD’s highest honors. Receiving these awards show your lifelong commitment to exceptional oral care and that you’ve seized the opportunity to expand your clinical knowledge and enhance how you care for your patients. The Convocation Ceremony and Celebration is AGD’s way of acknowledging and rewarding Fellows, Masters and LLSR recipients with an outlet to have a little fun.

Illinois AGD 2022 Masters
Meredith A. Gantos, DDS, FAGD
Mitul V. Patel, DMD, FAGD
James S. Kakos, DDS, FAGD
Joseph B. Silberman, DMD, FAGD
Bharat Kundnani, DDS, FAGD

Illinois AGD 2022 Fellows
Erin Cho, DMD
Brian Song, DDS
Brandon T. Murphy, DDS
Bryan M. Goldesberry, DMD
Eric C. Lim, DDS
Farai W. Kambasha, DDS
Jinyoung Anny Yoo, DDS
Thomas J. Angerame, DMD

Illinois AGD 2022 LLSR
Bilus D. Poles, DDS, MAGD


Congratulations to Illinois AGD members that were inducted into the Pierre Fauchard Academy, international dental honor society. The Pierre Fauchard Academy is an honor organization devoted to the recognition of, and development of, leaders in dental medicine across the globe.
2022 ILAGD Members were:
Gordon Barkley III
Harry Watts
Irbad Chowdhury, FAGD
Kevin Nelson, FAGD
Mark Heiss
Ron Riggins
William Schlosser

Congratulations to Dr. George Zehak, past president of ILAGD, for being recognized by the CDS for his outstanding contributions to the dental profession!! Dr. George Zehak was awarded the Chicago Dental Society Foundation (CDSF) Vision Award for his efforts to mobilize dentists to provide free care to disadvantaged communities, providing more than $170,000 in procedures at no cost to more than 400 individuals in need. The CDSF Vision Award honors outstanding volunteerism and philanthropic commitment.



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