March 2019 Volume LIV Number 2


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March 2018 Volume LIII Number 2

HSHC Trustee Emeritus Jerome B. Miller Receives William John Gies Award

During the ADA Annual Session in Atlanta last fall, AAPD Past President, HSHC Past President and HSHC Trustee Emeri- tus Jerome B. Miller, D.D.S., M.S.D., received the American Col- lege of Dentists highest honor: the William John Gies Award.

Named after William J. Gies, who was "instrumental in shap- ing the College and the entire dental profession," the award, initiated in 1940, recognizes Fellows who have made truly unique and exceptional contributions to advancing the profession and its service to society.

"Jerry’s commitment to dentistry, through the College, the Academy and HSHC, makes him an outstanding choice for this honor," said HSHC President Ned Savide, D.D.S.

The ACD’s award announcement cited Dr. Miller for his service to "his profession and his community in a manner that is befitting the highest ideals of selfless service and personal cour- age."

In addition to his ongoing service to the Academy and Foun- dation, Miller has served with distinction at every leadership level in his native Oklahoma and nationally. As a past president of the Oklahoma Dental Association, the American College of Dentists and the American College of Dentists Foundation.

"We’re blessed to have Jerry’s passion and dedication within the Academy and Foundation," said AAPD and HSHC CEO John Rutkauskas, D.D.S., M.B.A., C.A.E., said. "It’s great to see this humble man be recognized in such a meaningful way. My hat is off to the College for presenting Jerry with this much-deserved honor."

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