September 2021 Volume LVI Number 5


Member News

May 2021 Volume LVI Number 3

 Past President Dr. Lewis A. Kay
Moorestown, N.J.—Dr. Lewis Avrom Kay, of Moorestown and Harvey Cedars, N.J., died on March 26, 2021. Lewis is survived by his wife Jo Ann Kay; children Dana Kay Smith (Philip) and Stephen Kay (Piper); grandchildren Samantha, Lucy, Lilli and Reid and many loving sister-in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He is preceded in death by his daughter Meredith and his sister Barbara.
Dr. Kay was a graduate of Brown University and the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. He also served our country as a member of the United States Army. For over 50 years, Dr. Kay’s work as a pediatric dentist has touched genera- tions of people. Up to his last days, past patients recognized him for his compassion, kindness and gentle spirit in the dental treatment of all, including many of the community’s special needs children and adults.
As a professional, Dr. Kay has been affiliated with many presti- gious hospitals and organizations, including Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (Senior Dentist), University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine (Associate Pediatric Dentistry), Cooper Hospital Medical Center (Cleft Palate Team), Episcopal Hospital/Temple University (Clinical Director), Academy of Den- tistry for the Handicapped (President and Board Member), New Jersey Dental Association (Delegate), New Jersey Foundation of Dentistry for the Handicapped (President), and American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (President).
Dr. Kay was recognized for his outstanding service and ex- traordinary effort as a member of the Dental Identification Unit during 9/11. In 2011, Dr. Kay was the inaugural recipient of The Dr. Lewis A. Kay Excel- lence in Education Award.
The eponymous award was established by Pediatric Dental Associates to be presented by The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry to the director of a pediatric dental program who is determined to best exem- plify the dedication, commitment and leadership of the late Dr. Kay.
Kay was a strong, loving, joyful husband, father, grandfather, friend and colleague. His spirit will continue to serve as an ex- ample of life well-lived and an inspiration for all those fortunate enough to have been able to share in his light.
Contributions in his memory can be made to The Dr. Lewis A. Kay Excellence in Education Award via The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Foundation, in Chicago, Samaritan Hos- pice of South Jersey or a charity of one’s choice.

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