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Local Surgeon Among 1,186 Initiated into American College of Surgeons
Dr. Dana L. Browning (D.D.S. 90) Named Missouri Dental Association Dentist of the Year
Dr. John Haynes
Dr. Guy Deyton
Dr. D. Stanley Hite
Dr. Craig S. Hollander
Dr. Bryan G. Foote
Dr. Kurt R. Schneider
In Memoriam: Dr. Roger Rupp
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Local Surgeon Among 1,186 Initiated into
American College of Surgeons

CHICAGO—Steven Prstojevich, MD, DDS, was among 1,186 Initiates from around the world who became Fellows of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) during convocation ceremonies at the College’s recent 92nd annual Clinical Congress in Chicago.

Dr. Prstojevich received a medical doctorate degree in 1990 from the University of Illinois–Urbana. He currently practices at 1208 NE Windsor Drive, Lee’s Summit, MO. In 1995, Dr. Prstojevich attained board certification from the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery. Dr. Prstojevich has a strong professional interest in oral, maxillofacial, and facial cosmetic surgery and holds membership in other professional societies, including American Medical Association, American Dental Association, American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Missouri State Medical Association, Missouri State Dental Association, Metropolitan Medical Society of Greater Kansas City, and the Greater Kansas City Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.

By meeting the College’s stringent membership requirements, Fellows of the College have earned the distinguished right to use the designation of “F.A.C.S” (Fellow, American College of Surgeons) after their names. An applicant for Fellowship must be a graduate of an approved medical school; must have completed advanced training in one of the 14 surgical specialties recognized by the College; possess certification by an American surgical specialty board or appropriate certification by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada; and must have been in practice in the same geographic location for at least one year at the time of his or her application. Before admission into Fellowship, the surgeon must further demonstrate ethical fitness and professional proficiency, and his or her acceptance as a Fellow of the College must be approved by three-fourths of its Board of Regents.

The convocation ceremony was a highlight of the five-day meeting, which also featured reports on research-in-progress, postgraduate courses, panel discussions, symposia, and scientific and industrial exhibits. Total estimated attendance at the Congress was 17,106, including approximately 10,216 physicians. Allied health professionals and members of the scientific and consumer media also attended the meeting.

The American College of Surgeons is a scientific and educational organization of surgeons that was founded in 1913 to raise the standards of surgical practice and to improve the care of the surgical patient. The College is dedicated to the ethical and competent practice of surgery. Its achievements have established it as an important advocate for all surgical patients. The College has more than 70,000 members and is the largest organization of surgeons in the world.



Dr. Dana L. Browning (D.D.S. 90) Named Missouri Dental Association Dentist of the Year

Dr. Dana L. Browning, St. Joseph, has been honored as the 2006 Dentist of the Year by the Missouri Dental Association (MDA). She received this award for her work with Patee Market Youth Dental Services, a dental clinic that provides care to Medicaid children in Northwest Missouri. Patee Market is a program of Heartland Regional Medical Center in St. Joseph.

Dr. Browning completed a Bachelor of Science degree from Missouri State University in 1986 and received her Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) School of Dentistry in 1990. Since that time she was in private practice for 7 years before working as an independent contractor with Jackson Institutional Dental Services from 1997 through 2001. She joined Patee Market in 2001 and also serves as clinical preceptor at the UMKC School of Dentistry.

Dr. Browning is a member of the Northwest Dental Society and Missouri and American Dental Associations. She also is a member of the Missouri and American Academy of Pediatric Dentists and the Chicago Dental Society. She is an advisory board member of the Northwest Missouri AHEC (Area Health Education Center) and is a United Way Crystal Circle member and volunteer.

Fellow St. Joseph dentist Dr. Timothy Curry said, “Dana brings a passion to her work and leads her team with an attitude of information, education and responsibility. She understands the gift of education and information is power. She and her team empower their patients and guardians with knowledge of good health; they allow them to have a positive dental experience.”

“Dana has tirelessly provided outstanding care for the Medicaid children in Northwest Missouri,” said Donna Wilson, BSN, RN, Youth Health Coordinator at Heartland Health. “She has set the office standard that each child will receive the same quality of care she expects for her won children. She is an outstanding dentist who is truly making a difference.”

Wilson said the impact of her work is easily seen in that the St. Jospeh School District went from having approximately 1000 out of 6000 elementary children with visible tooth decay to having 684 children out of 12,000 (grades K through 12) with decay.

Dr. Browning is married; she and her husband, Steve, have five children. Patee Market is located in a historic building at 904 South 10th Street in St. Joseph. The MDA congratulates Dr. Browning on her award and thanks her for her service to the public and to organized dentistry.


The Missouri Dental Association recognized UMKC alums that have made a contribution to the profession through their service and leadership at its recent awards ceremony during its 2005 House of Delegates meeting in November.


Dr. John Haynes, Kansas City, received the Distinguished Service award from the Missouri Dental Association in recognition of his many years of service and dedication at the UMKC School of Dentistry.

Dr. Haynes has been influential in the development of every dentist in Missouri since his appointment as a clinical instructor in pediatric dentistry in 1962 and in his current role as pediatric dentistry department chair, for which he has served since 1992.In addition to teaching, he continues to serve the University with his involvement in student activities and the UMKC Dental Alumni Association.

Among numerous honors, Dr. Haynes was the 1992 UMKC School of Dentistry Alumnus of the Year, after having served as president of the Dental Alumni Association in 1988. He received the Elmer F. Pierson Excellence in Teaching Award in 2000 and in 2004, was recognized as the University of Missouri Kansas City Alumnus of the Year. Dr. Haynes served as Supreme President of the Xi Psi Phi Dental Fraternity 1984-1986 and was named outstanding chapter advisor 2001-2003.

Dr. Haynes is a Fellow of the American College of Dentists, for which he served as president in 2003 and in 2004, president of the ACD Foundation.

He is a 1960 graduate of the UMKC School of Dentistry and received his masters in education from UMKC in 1971. Dr. Haynes says the successes of his students are his greatest rewards.

Dr. Haynes and his wife, Judy, live in Kansas City. They have two children and one grandson.


Dr. Guy Deyton received the Distinguished Service award from the MDA in recognition of his many years of service and dedication to the dental profession.

Among numerous volunteer and leadership efforts, Dr. Deyton is co-chair of the MDA Leadership Development Continuum, a leadership training program for doctors. He helped establish regulatory standards and training for dentists using sedation and was influential in developing and establishing the statewide Expanded Function Training program for dental assistants.

Dr. Deyton has served as Greater Kansas City Dental Society and MDA president and was a Missouri Dental Board member from 1999-2003. Dr. Deyton was named the 2004 Academy of General Dentistry Dentist of the Year, the 1999 MDA Dentist of the Year and the 1994 UMKC Young Dentist of the Year.

He is a Fellow of the American College of Dentists and received a 1999 award for service to the profession. He is a 1984 graduate of the UMKC School of Dentistry.

Dr. Deyton’s practice, Extraordinary Care Dental, is located at 6416 North Cosby Avenue in Kansas City North. He and his wife, Joanne, live in Kansas City.



Dr. D. Stanley Hite received the Distinguished Service award from the Missouri Dental Association in recognition of his many years of service and dedication to continuing education programs on the local, state and national level.

Most recently, Dr. Hite served as Program Chair for the 2005 ADA Annual Session in Philadelphia. The ADA has asserted this was one of their better meetings in recent years, with registration just shy of 30,000 attendees.

Dr. Hite continues to serve the MDA as co-chair of the education committee. In this role he works to develop CE programs for both the Heart of America Dental Symposium and Winter Session.

Dr. Hite served as a UMKC School of Dentistry Alumni Association trustee from 1999-2005 and now serves on the UMKC School of Dentistry Rinehart Foundation Board. Among other numerous professional achievements, Dr. Hite was named the 2002 UMKC Alumnus of the Year and was the 2001 MDA Dentist of the Year.

Dr. Hite is a Fellow of the American College of Dentists. Dr. Hite is a 1972 graduate of the UMKC School of Dentistry. He has maintained a general practice in Independence for the past 32 years, located at 3820 South Whitney Avenue.

Dr. Hite and his wife, Sydney, live in Lee’s Summit and enjoy their three children and five grandchildren.



Dr. Craig S. Hollander, a St. Louis pediatric dentist, was honored as the Missouri Dental Association 2005 Dentist of the Year for his work with children’s dental health initiatives. He was especially recognized for his contributions to advance the MDA “Start Right” project.

This program strives to educate parents about the importance of primary teeth, decay prevention and good early childhood oral hygiene, through programs like Parents as Teachers, WIC and Head Start. Dr. Hollander has dedicated hours of work to develop “Start Right” materials and give presentations to community educators and allied health groups.

Among other various service activities, Dr. Hollander is a founding member and current president of the Missouri Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and serves on the Board of Directors of the Greater St. Louis Dental Society. He regularly contributes articles on children’s oral health as a columnist for the Missouri Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics member newsletter.

Dr. Hollander is a 1988 graduate of the UMKC School of Dentistry. He completed his general practice residency at Miami Children’s Hospital, Florida, in 1989 and received his masters in pediatric dentistry in 1991 from the University of Iowa. Dr. Hollander is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.

His pediatric dental practice, Pediatric Dentistry of Sunset Hills is located in Sunset Hills, Missouri. Dr. Hollander, his wife, Abby, and two children live in St. Louis.



Dr. Bryan G. Foote, Columbia, has been elected as Central District Trustee to the Missouri Dental Association Board. He will serve a 4-year term on the Board.

Dr. Foote was born and raised in Columbia, Mo. and has practiced there since completing his education. He received his BA from Westminster College in 1994 and his D.D.S. from the UMKC School of Dentistry in 1998. He completed his general dentistry residency at UMKC in 1999.

Dr. Foote is a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry and is past-president of the Central and Columbia Dental Society. He is active in the Columbia Northwest Rotary Club and Columbia Chamber of Commerce. He has also been involved with the King’s Daughters Dental Aide Program and Special Olympics.

Dr. Foote’s practice is located at 601 West Nifong Boulevard, Suite 4A. He enjoys travel, skiing, sports, music and physical fitness.



Kurt R. Schneider, D.D.S. ’86
, built a new office in Mission Viejo, CA, which was named by Matsco and Dental Economics as the "Office of the Year" in the 2004 Office Design Competition, and featured nationally in the June issue of Dental Economics. First place was given to the office that best incorporated modern digital technology into an ergonomic design that is simultaneously beautiful and comfortable, while matching the practice philosophy.

Kurt and his wife, Patricia, have a two-year old son named Daniel.



IN MEMORIAM: Dr. Roger Rupp

Dr. Roger Phillip Rupp, 61, of Winfield, Kan., died Dec. 26, 2004, peacefully in his home. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, businessman, community leader and friend to many.
Dr. Rupp was born Jan. 22, 1943, in Hays, Kan., the sixth of seven surviving children.
He earned a bachelor of arts degree in chemistry in 1965 from Fort Hays Kansas State College, a doctor of dental surgery degree in 1969 from the University of Missouri at Kansas City and a master of science degree in management in 1995 from Friends University.

Rupp practiced general dentistry, orthodontics and oral surgery in Winfield for the past 31 years, opening his private practice on 12th Ave. in 1979.
He was honorably discharged from the U.S. Navy in 1982 where he served as lieutenant and lieutenant commander.

Rupp was a present and past member and officer of countless professional, civic and religious organizations including member of the Pastoral Council, Holy Name Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus Fourth Degree, president and secretary/treasurer of the American Orthodontic Society, president of the Kansas Dental Association, president of the Kansas Dental Board, president of the Kansas Academy of General Dentistry, president of the Kansas Society of Dentistry for Children, president of the Sunflower Study Club of Kansas, president of the Southern District Dental Society, board of directors of the Academy of General Dentistry, secretary/treasurer of the Southern District Dental Society, board of directors of Delta Dental Plan of Kansas Inc. and chairman of the Committee on Administration of the Joint Commission on National Dental Examinations

He was editor of the Journal of the American Orthodontic Society; editor of the Kansas Twister, the official newsletter of the Kansas Academy of General Dentistry; editor of GP Heartland, the official newsletter of Region XII of the Academy of General Dentistry; president of Cowley County Young Democrats; past commander of American Legion Post 10; chairman of Prisoners of War/Missing in Action Committee of the American Legion Kansas Department and many more.

Dr. Rupp’s honors and awards are too many to name and include an appointment by Gov. Robert Docking to the Kansas Coordinating Council for Health and Planning, an appointment by Gov. John Carlin to the Kansas Dental Board, Alumnus of the Year University of Missouri at Kansas City, Master of the Academy of General Dentistry, Master of the American Society of Dentistry/for Children, fellowships to the American College of Dentists, American Society of Dentistry for Children, American Orthodontic Society, Academy of Dentistry International, International College of Dentists, Academy of General Dentistry, American Endodontic Society, certificate for Outstanding Dedication to Dentistry, and numerous other honors, awards, certificates of appreciation, table clinics, presentations and publications.


 


At a recent Alumni gathering at an MU fooball game,
Dr. John Haynes was spotted being inducted as an honorary
“Golden Girl”. He’s received so many well deserved honors
lately - now a “Golden Girl”. What’s next?



MAJ(P) Grant Nakashima, Ft. Hood, Texas was assigned to the 21st Combat Support Hospital in Mosul, Iraq, as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in suppport of Operation Iraq Freedom. He returned home safely to be present for the birth of his son, Dylan Kainalu, inn October 2003. He plans to transition to private practice this year with his wife in Texas.

Dr. Mark Zust (D.D.S. '74) was recently awarded the Gold Medal by the Greater St. Louis Dental Society, established to recognize a member deserving of its highest honor. A nominee must be an individual who has devoted an entire career to the advancement of the profession, cultivated the art and science of dentistry and is of outstanding professional character. Accomplishments of candidates include: position in the profession, academic achievemants, honors, contributions internationally, nationally, reagionally and locally, publications and other achievemants. A single recipient per year is awarded the Gold Medal, as a deserving nominee is identified. The award is generally bestowed late in a nominee's career.


Dr. Mark Ortinau (D.D.S. '74) was presented with the Award of Merit by the Greater St. Louis Dental Society. The award recognizes an individual who has enhanced the social and economic relationship between the dental profession and Greater St. Louis in an extraordinary way. Accomplishments of candidate considered for this award include: civic activities and organizations, achievements, honors, position in professional, business, governmantal, or social community, academic achievemants, publications and other achievements. The Society may honor a single recipient per year with the Award of Merit, when deserving nominees are brought forward.


William V. Giannobile, D.D.S. 91, MSOB 91, Ann Arbor, MI, was elected to his first three-year term on the board of directors by the board of the American Academy of Periodontology Foundation. His election took place at the board’s annual meeting in San Francisco in September. Dr. Giannobile, is Director, Clinical Research Center, at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry, where he is also an associate professor in the Department of Periodontics/Prevention/Geriatrics.

Giannobile holds his Certificate in Periodontology and D.Med.Sc. from Harvard. His numerous awards include the AAP Foundation Bud and Linda Tarrson Fellowship, a career development award which he received in 1998.


Erin Bromley, D.D.S. 91, Lee’s Summit, MO, was recognized by the Missouri Dental Association at a November awards ceremony as the 2003 MDA New Dental Leader for 2003 for her work with children’s dental health in the Kansas City metropolitan area. Bromley has been involved in increasing awareness about children’s dental health through community health fairs, career fairs, Head Start programs and serves as the local chairperson of the Council on Dental Health and Education. She is also Parents as Teachers sponsor dentist and a Kansas City Head Start program representative, organizing and performing annual dental screenings, education programs and providing materials and supplies, as well as working with the Greater Kansas City Dental Society “Give Kids a Smile” project. Bromley practices and resides in Lee’s Summit, MO, with her husband, Ray, and their children, Emily, 8, Nicholas, 7, and Jane, 2. The Bromleys are expecting another son in January 2004.


Lane F. Grenevicki (OSMD '99), West Melbourne, Fla., was among initiates from around the world who became Fellows of the American College of Surgeons on October 19, 2003, during convocation ceremonies at the College's 89th Clinical Congress in Chicago, Ill.

Dr. Grenevicki received a doctor of dental surgery degree in 1993 from the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond and a medical degree in 1999 from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Grenevicki is currently in private practice at The Institute of Facial Surgery located in West Melbourne at 1093 South Wickham Road. In 2001, Dr. Grenevicki attained board certification from the American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. The American College of Surgeons is the largest organization of surgeons in the world. By meeting the College's stringent membership requirements, Fellows of the College have earned the distinguished right to use the designation of "F.A.C.S." (Fellow, American College of Surgeons) after their names. An applicant for Fellowship must be a graduate of an approved medical school and have completed advanced training in a surgical specialty. Grenevicki completed six years of oral and maxillofacial surgery training at UMKC in 1999. He has a strong professional interest in facial trauma and holds membership in other societies, including the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery.

The American College of Surgeons is a scientific and educational organization of surgeons founded in 1913 to raise the standards of surgical practice and to improve the care of the surgical patient. The College is dedicated to the ethical and competent practice of surgery. Its achievements have established it as an important advocate for all surgical patients.


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