On March 6, 2004 The Academy’s of Laser Dentistry Annual Awards Ceremony honored leaders in the field of laser dentistry. The ceremony marked the final exercise of Source 2004:Lasers in Dentistry, the organization’s 11th Annual Conference and Exhibition held at the Renaissance Esmeralda in Palm Springs, California.
The Academy’s Leon Goldman Award presented for clinical excellence was presented to Dr. Gabi Kesler. Dr. Kesler is in private general practice in Petach Tikva, Israel. Dr. Kesler joins past recipients Dr. Kim Kutsch in 1993, Dr. Robert Pick in 1995, Dr. Steven Parker in 1998; Dr. Robert Barr and Dr. Donald Coluzzi in 1999; Dr. Janet Hatcher Rice in 2000; Ms. Nora M. Raffetto, RDH in 2001 and Dr Duane Beers in 2002 in this esteemed group.
The Academy’s Distinguished Service Award presented for outstanding commitment and contribution to the Academy was presented to Dr. Tony Hewlett, who has served the Academy on the Board of Directors for six years and as chairman of membership for eight years. Dr. Hewlett is in private general practice in Stanwood, Washington.Dr. Hewlett is a graduate of the University of Washington, School of Dentistry, Seattle, Washington. Past recipients are: Dr. Stewart Rosenberg in 1993; Dr. Scott Brundrett in 1995; Mr. John Sulewski in 1996; University of California, San Francisco in 1997; Dr. David M. Roshkind in 1998; Dr. Alan J. Goldstein in 1999; Dr. William Siminovsky in 2000; Dr. Stuart Coleton in 2002; and Dr Donald Patthoff in 2003.
The President’s Award was presented to Dr. Alan Goldstein in appreciation of his devoted leadership as president during 2003. Alan J. Goldstein, DMD is an active member of the Academy since 1993. Dr. Goldstein is a graduate of University of Pennsylvania and is in private general practice in New York City. Dr. Goldstein is the previous editor of the Academy’s official scientific quarterly journal, Wavelengths. In 1999, Dr. Goldstein received the Academy’s Distinguished Service Award.
The Academy of Laser Dentistry continues its dedication to improving the health and well-being of patients through the proper use of laser technology. The Academy actively supports education and research through its certification programs, publications, meetings and additional activities. The Academy recognizes the efforts of these individuals and is grateful for their dedication to laser education and their commitment to the Academy.