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New Orthodontic Scholarship Awarded

The Dr. Sperry Zervas scholarship was recently awarded to an entire class of residents in the UMKC Graduate Orthodontic Program to enhance their education in orthodontics.

Graduating from the University Of Kansas City School Of Dentistry in 1955, Dr. Zervas was a member of the distinguished class that produced Dr. David Moore and Dr. Norman Schwartz. Along with Dr. Moore, he served with the U.S. Air force for two years in Anchorage, Alaska. After his discharge from the military in 1957, he established his practice in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, practicing general dentistry until 1966. At that time, he entered the UMKC graduate orthodontic program, receiving his M.S. degree in 1968 and returned to Bartlesville to practice orthodontics until his death in 2008. He distinguished himself by serving his community and profession through various organizations and touched the lives of hundreds, creating beautiful smiles through his professional skills. His true passion and joy was the close relationships that he formed with his patients, and seeing the transformation that orthodontics created in them, not only in appearance, but the self esteem and self confidence that resulted from treatment. He also was a devoted husband, father of two, friend and mentor to many.


New Orthodontic Scholarship Awarded

The Dr. Sperry Zervas scholarship was recently awarded to an entire class of residents in the UMKC Graduate Orthodontic Program to enhance their education in orthodontics.

Graduating from the University Of Kansas City School Of Dentistry in 1955, Dr. Zervas was a member of the distinguished class that produced Dr. David Moore and Dr. Norman Schwartz. Along with Dr. Moore, he served with the U.S. Air force for two years in Anchorage, Alaska. After his discharge from the military in 1957, he established his practice in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, practicing general dentistry until 1966. At that time, he entered the UMKC graduate orthodontic program, receiving his M.S. degree in 1968 and returned to Bartlesville to practice orthodontics until his death in 2008. He distinguished himself by serving his community and profession through various organizations and touched the lives of hundreds, creating beautiful smiles through his professional skills. His true passion and joy was the close relationships that he formed with his patients, and seeing the transformation that orthodontics created in them, not only in appearance, but the self esteem and self confidence that resulted from treatment. He also was a devoted husband, father of two, friend and mentor to many.


 

More News

Robert Lindsey, DDS ’52, (Pryor, OK) Mary Ellen, died 7-12-2009.

Leslie Burrows, DDS ’57, (Hilands Ranch, CO) Jean Burrows died on 7-16-2011.

Norman (Woody) Glasscock, DDS ’57, (Yorktown, VA) Retired for 16 years.

Jesse Harris, DDS ’57, (Wichita, KS) Retired since 2003 and still playing golf. Belongs to Crestview Country Club. Wife has dementia, otherwise doing fine.

Kenneth Head, DDS ’57, (Paola, KS) Usually goes to Scottsdale for the winter, “But who needed it this year?”

Alexander Suenaga, DDS ’57, (Honolulu, HI) “Life is great with me.”

William H. Poyser, DDS ’51, (Prairie Village, Kan.)  has been retired for 21 years, has been married for 59 years, has two children and does volunteer work.

Don Allen Adams, DDS ’56, (Grand Junction, Colo.) USAF’ 57, earned Distinguished Rifle Gold #7th. He’s been a missionary dentist, volunteering in the jungles of Peru, Bolivia, Colombia, and Ecuador from 1966 to 1976. He also had short terms in Mexico and Siberia. He retired in 1997 and has 10,000 hours volunteering, including at an indigent clinic in Grand Junction, Colo.

Jackson D. Haraway, DDS ’56, ( Stonewall, Okla.) retired in August 2006 after practicing 50 years in Ada, Okla. He and his wife, Betty, celebrated 60 years of marriage on August 25, 2010. They are both healthy (just senile) and their three children are successful.

Dr. Richard W. Goop (Chanute, Kan.) is still doing some dental work. He mostly does dentures, but no T.E. or root canals.

Dr. Donald Yowell (Delphos, Kan.) retired in May 2009. He remarried in 1988. He spends time fishing, hunting and going to grandchildren’s ballgames.

Alumni & Development Contact Info

Donna Weber, Manager, Alumni Affairs 816-235-2022 weberd@umkc.edu

Hilary Wheat, Director of Development 816-235-2173 wheath@umkc.edu

Karen Wilson, Coordinator, Continuing Dental Education 816-235-2142
wilsonkd@umkc.edu

Nicole Johnson, Administrative Assistant 816-235-2060 johnsonnp@umkc.edu

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Kansas City, MO 64105

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