2014 IDA Groundbreaker Awards

Each year the IDA recognizes members who, either in the past or present, have gone to great lengths to help grow the spectrum of organized dentistry. These Groundbreaker Awards were presented at the Many Faces, Many Facets: A Celebration of Diversity in the Dental Profession on Thursday, February 6. Below are the winners for 2014.

Many Faces Many Facets Award Recipients
Dr. Desiree Dimond

Desire Dimond, DDS

Dr. Dimond is being recognized for her leadership at the local component and state level of the association.  Dr. Dimond was the 3rd woman to hold the office of IDDS President and currently serves as 2nd female president of the IDA.


 

Dr. Vanchit John

Vanchit John, DDS, MSD  

Dr. John is being recognized and honored for his leadership, mentoring and academic excellence in dentistry and encouragement of professional diversity in dentistry.


 

Dr. Dan Schmidt

Dan Schmidt, DDS  
Jim Fisher, DDS, MSD  

Drs. Fisher and Schmidt are being recognized and honored for their pioneering work in developing dental programs for the underserved preschoolers in racially diverse communities in the northeast portion of Indiana. 
Dr. Jom Fisher
   

Indiana Dental Association held its third annual Many Faces, Many Facets: A Celebration of Diversity in the Dental Profession on Thursday, February 6, 2014. The event was held at the beautiful Skyline Club in downtown Indianapolis.

A highlight of the event was the presentation of the Groundbreaker Awards which recognize members who, either in the past or present, have gone to great lengths to help grow the spectrum of organized dentistry. (Groundbreaker recipients are shown above.)

The challenges and changes facing dentists, patients and the profession seem to be growing and are apparent in the demographic makeup of the dentists in the profession. The Indiana Dental Association recognizes that diversity of dentists’ background, gender, and ethnicity is growing in variation. This brings both challenges and excitement to learn, grow and include all dentists.

IDA members and staff hope this event continues all dentists leveraging their different talents and perspectives to create a stronger profession.
 

 
 

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