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School Of Dentistry
Loyola University School of Dentistry is very proud of its history as
the oldest of the four existing dental schools in Illinois. The school has
an outstanding record in academic growth, having graduated ap-
proximately 10,000 dentists, many of whom are in responsible positions
throughout our nation and the world. Founded on February 20, 1883, as
the Chicago Dental Infirmary, the school originally followed a policy of
accepting only those individuals who already had an M.D. degree and
wished to become dentists. However, a year later this policy was
changed. Also, the school was renamed the Chicago College of Dental
Surgery at this time. The first location was on Adams Street in what is
now the Chicago "Loop." As the student body increased, the school was
forced to move to larger rented quarters at various locations in the Loop.
In the summer of 1893, the school was moved to its own building at
Wood and Harrison Streets, where it remained until the summer of 1969
when it moved to its present location in Maywood.
In 1899 the Dental School became affiliated with Lake Forest Univer-
sity as its dental department. This continued until 1903, when a new af-
filiation was made with Valparaiso University, Indiana, which stayed in
effect until 1920. The three greats of dental education, Dr. Truman W.
Brpphy, Dean Emeritus; Dr. William H. G. Logan, Dean of Students;
and Dr. C. N. Johnson, Dean of the Faculty, assumed ownership and
management of the school in September of 1920. Late in 1923, the
Chicago College of Dental Surgery was incorporated as part of Loyola
University under the present name, and the school since has been a
college of that growing University. Under the leadership of Drs. Brophy,
Logan and Johnson, a Class A rating was attained for the Dental School
from the Dental Education Council of America and they established in
1935 the Foundation for Dental Research, which today is the Brophy-
Johnson-Logan Research Fund.
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find their great-nil and appreciative patients are
h/illlng to return a suitable reward and they command
that which is by -far more valuable than wealth: the
honor and respect of their fellow practitioners as
Well as the community in which they live.
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On Dental Education,
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2160 Soulh First Avenue, Muywuod. Illinois 60153
Chicago College o} Denial Surgery
OFFICE OF THE DEAN
MESSAGE TO THE GRADUATING SENIORS:
I am proud of the experiences we shared together at our School of
Dentistry. I regret my administrative role limited the frequency
of personal contacts, but I will always cherish memories of our
working together to develop and strengthen the high professional
standards our school reflects .
Let me remind you -- that graduation will only be the beginning of
a period of professional growth through continued learning
opportunities. The professional comradeship engendered at Loyola
University of Chicago will ensure your frequent return to the
Campus at the School of Dentistry.
I am proud to call you my colleague and have you represent the
school in the area of practice participation. You are a typical
example of the high calibre professional we graduate.
May you share your future with good health and an abundance of
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Faculty and Administration p. 15
Admissions 4 p. 41
Clinic p 59
Activities and Organizations p". 83
Graduates p. 113
DR. TRUMAN W. BROPHY
CHICAGO COLLEGE OF DENTAL SURGERY
DR. RAFFAELE A. SUR1ANO. DEAN
DR. JOHN V. MADONIA.
DR. GERALD GUINE, ASSISTANT DEAN
DR. FRANK M. AMATURO.
DR. MARIE C. JACOBS,
ASSISTANT DEAN-CLINICAL AFFAIRS
FR. LESTER J. EVETT S. J.. CHAPLAIN
DR. JOSEPH M. GOWGIEL, CHAIRMAN
DR. JOANNIS S. SCARPA, CHAIRMAN
DR. ROBERT J. POLLOCK, JR.
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B Class Profile
Class Size: 136
121 Male Freshmen
15 Female Freshmen
(1 Repeating Male Freshman)
(2 Repeating Female Freshmen)
Class Cumulative Average: 3.31
Class Science Average: 3.25
In-state Cumulative Average: 3.20
In-state Science Average: 3.15
Out-of-state Cumulative Average: 3.35
Out-of-state Science Average: 3.30
Male Cumulative Average: 3.37
Male Science Average: 3.31
Female Cumulative Average: 3.24
Female Science Average: 3.15
Academic Breakdown By Major:
110 Biology and Related Fields (incl. Zool., Physio.)
15 Chemistry and Related Fields (incl. Biochem.)
2 Science Related (Dent. Hyg., Agric.)
9 Non-science Majors
Academic Breakdown By Degree:
10 Three Years Completed
1 Four Years-No Degree
103 Four Years Completed-Degree received
21 Holding or in Master's program at time of admission
1 Ph.D. Recipient
Total Applications Received:
In-state 752 (671 Male/81 Female)
Out-of-state 2822 (2628 Male/ 194 Female)
Total Received 3574 (3299 Male/275 Female)
State Distribution Of Freshman Class:
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"My God, what am I doing here?"
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Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity
Alpha Omega is an international dental
fraternity which provides an atmosphere for sharing
common interests and developing life-long
friendships. Because of its size, distribution, history,
and caliber of members, AO can exert considerable
influence in education, the profession, and many
communities. AO is also actively concerned with
community involvement by sponsoring both dental
and general activities on the local and international
levels. At Loyola many students reaped the benefits
of the AO seminar series and many more enjoyed
their corned beef sandwiches.
Ivan Lapidus President
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The main function of Beta Tau Delta fraternity is to
provide social events for its members. The Annual Steak
Fry, held in September of each year, is the first of such
events. The new freshmen are welcomed into the fraternity.
Various other social events include the ethnic dinner night
where restaurants of ethnic groups are visited by the
fraternity, and the cultural night where the fraternity
arranges for its members to see a cultural event. The
fraternity also provides extracurricular educational
opportunities in the form of guest speakers, seminars and
demonstrations of techniques to fellow classmen.
The Department of Dental Gustology is an organization
devoted to constantly reminding the members of the dental
school community that there is more to the human body than
just the oral cavity and that all facets of human existance should
be explored to the fullest. The DDG pledges itself to the pursuit
of vigorous enjoyment, relish, and zest at all times and at all
costs regardless of previous convictions.
Under the leadership of their chairman, Warren Jesek, and
the associate chairmen, Steve Folson and Bill Piskorowski, the
Department members continued their research into the effects of
imbibition of organically flavored aqueous solutions of ethanol at
numerous symposia on the subject conducted by the Division of
Pharmacotherapeutics and Internal Medicaments in conjunction
with the Social Division of the Department. Although other
divisions of the Department exist (e.g. the Cultural Division, the
Modifiable Biosynapses Division, the Religious Enrichment
Division, etc.) they were much less active.
Warren Jesek Chairman
The Beta Chapter of Delta Sigma Delta is now the
largest chapter of the largest and oldest professional
dental fraternity in the country. The Beta Chapter was
organized at the Chicago College of Dental Surgery on
March 24, 1885 by Dr. L. L. Davis.
In its history, eleven Beta men have served the Frater-
nity as Supreme Grand Master, and four Honorary Beta
Chapter members and six student members of this chap-
ter have become presidents of the American Dental As-
Today the Beta Chapter of Delta Sigma Delta is one of
42 active undergraduate chapters in dental schools
throughout the United States. The Class of '79 has 51
Delts, who upon graduation become members of the
Supreme Chapter of Delta Sigma Delta for life!
Stephen Folson, President
DELTA SIGMA DELTA
PSI OMEGA FRATERNITY
The Kappa Chapter of Psi Omega National Dental
Fraternity was reactivated through the ardent work of Dr.
Stoffel and members of the classes of 1978 and 1979. For the
Class of '79 the Fraternity provided sporting activities, winter
weekends, summer beach parties, and speakers on various
pertinent topics. Psi Omega brought to the dental school its
unforgettable Psi-O Subs, the best submarine sandwiches in all
When speaking of a fraternity though, what is most
important are the members themselves and what they
contribute to each other in their professional development.
The atmosphere of friendship, support, and true brotherly love
shared by all the members of Kappa Chapter is a benefit
from which all derive meaning and pleasure for the rest of
Mark Beehner President 1977-1978
Scott Hlady President 1978-1979
Xi Psi Phi, an international dental fraternity, was founded at the
University of Michigan in 1889. Our own Lambda Chapter was
founded March 14, 1896, and has been in continuous operation
since that time. In our 83 year history, Lambda has been heir to 9
Supreme Presidents and many locally prominent dental politicians.
Our motto, "Hospitality is the Brotherhood of Friendship" is the
basis for all ZIP activities. Monthly seminars assist students in
making career decisions. Social dinner meetings bring our members
into tight bonds of brotherhood, and our most memorable social
event, the Annual ZIP Golf Outing, recently celebrated its 20th
Anniversary. These and other events all lend credence to our belief.
The senior class of 1979 saw 9 brothers enter the world of
dentistry as professionals in every sense of the word. They take
with them a special fondness for their brothers and the remainder
of the dental school community. We, the members of Xi Psi Phi,
Nicholas Meyer President
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The Guild of St. Apollonia is an international organization that attempts
to foster the development of its members in all aspects of their lives.
The Guild sponsors social activities such as the Freshmen Welcome, the
Fall Picnic, and the St. Apollonia Feast Day Celebration. Educational
activities include noontime seminars, as well as all-day Saturday seminars.
The primary service project is the annual Christmas Party for Misercordia,
which is truly worthwhile for both the members and people of Misercordia
Home. And in response to the spiritual needs of our members, the Guild
sponsors the annual Mass of Holy Spirit each September and in the spring
the annual Communion Breakfast Mass.
Student support of the activities and ideals of the Saint Apollonia Guild
have made it the largest organization on campus.
Thomas A. Germino President
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The Loyola Dental Wives Club's goal is to provide social functions which
will lead to personal development and lifelong friendships. Some of the
activities for the 1978-1979 year were the hayride, self-defense
demonstration, progressive dinner, Halloween Party, craft show, ski trip,
tupperware party, pot luck dinner and the senior banquet.
Yes, it's really a lot of fun!
Jenny Lapidus President
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Editor Tom Ahnger
Business Manager Roman Mycyk
Advertising Director Steve Folson
Photography Editor Bob Osmolak
Dark Room Manager .... Dave McWhinnie
Layout Staff Tom Ahnger,
Tom Germino, Warren Jesek,
Dave McWhinnie, Roman Mycyk,
Bill Piskorowski, Jerry Raybeck
Photographers Jim Anderson,
Jim Cockerill, Al Dalessandro,
Jim Fletcher, Gerry Graham,
Scott Hlady, Chuck Hoffman,
Dave McWhinnie, Nick Meyer,
Bud Newton, Bob Osmolak,
Artists Tom Ahnger,
Scott Hlady, Tom Palandech
Clerical Help Joyce Casey,
Bobbi Schaff, Merrill Seal,
Judy Stewart, Rhonda Veloz,
grad'u 9 a te (graj'6o»at) v.i. I.
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upon completion of a course of
study. 2. To change gradually
or by degrees in a succession of
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Thomas C. Ahnger, D.D.S.
James E. Anderson,
Leonard F. Anglls, D.D.S.
Christopher J. Audino,
Alan T. Azar, D.D.S.
Roland J. Barnes, D.D.S.
Kevin F. Barrett, D.D.S.
"All that separates you and me at this point is one year and eight months and frankly that scares the hell out of me."
-Dr. H.M. Smialek
Four years of our lives - four years
to learn, to grow, to experience, to
change. Four years that looked as
though they would never end.
Denis J. Bartz, D.D.S.
Carl C. Bautista, D.D.S.
Mark E. Beehner, D.D.S.
Timothy P. Bennett, D.D.S.
William Todd Bollaert,
Robert C. Bosack, D.D.S.
We lived, we laughed,
and we cried. We met
new people and
friendships. We shared
our common experience
with 130 others in the
Wayne W. Botkin Jr., D.D.S.
"We are the jaggors and you are the jagees."
-Dr. J.M. Gowgiel
will last all of our
lives. We interacted
with many people who
gave a little of
themselves to us, and
we to them.
"You ... do you like it here?"
-Dr. W.E. Milos
Roy J. Brechlin, D.D.S
John J. Brescia, D.D.S.
William G. Brockmann,
Herbert H. Brokhof Jr.,
Kathleen Carney, D.D.S.
Michael C. Christenson,
James W. Conway, D.D.S.
Alan A. Dalessandro,
Daniel W. Daly, D.D.S.
Mark J. Dargene,
Thomas J. Deadrick,
John M. Dhane, D.D.S.
David F. Donahue, D.D.S.
John J. Dzakovich, D.D.S.
'When you get out of here, you're not going to do a damn thing."
-Dr. C.H. Sarlas
Loyola has touched us
all in many ways -
many of which we will
always remember, many
of which we will try to
We arrived in
September of 1975 -
prepared (or so we
thought). Then came the
barrage of gross
anatomy, histo, oral
morph . . .
"You're going to get it later."
-Dr. K.C. Hoerman
Norman L. Eskoz, D.D.S.
Grace H. Esposito, D.D.S.
James P. Ferriter, D.D.S.
Guy C. Fincham,
James L. Fletcher,
Stephen A. Folson,
Mark B. Foster, D.D.S.
"This is for you bastards in the back of the room who
always go to sleep as soon as I start talking."
-Dr. T.P. Reardon
Benjamin L. Gates, D.D.S.
Thomas A. Germino,
George M. Glasscock,
. . . biochemistry
materials, endo . .
Pamela D. Golasz, D.D.S.
Michael J. Gonda, D.D.S.
Joseph F. Goodreau,
Gerard F. Graham, D.D.S.
. . . radio, C&B, ortho,
pedo, operative, and
courses and seminars.
James W. Hart, D.D.S.
C. Scott Hlady, D.D.S.
Charles D. Hoffman, D.D.S.
Craig T. Holdaway, D.D.S.
Daniel R. Hoshowski, D.D.S.
William Irving, D.D.S.
Richard D. Isaacson, D.D.S.
"I don't need to know all of this theory crap, I'm a
-Dr. T.P. Reardon
But somehow we
survived with only
minor bruises to
the psyche and we
found ourselves on
the clinic floor.
"I want to welcome you to Loyola's funny world of patients."
-Dr. L.J. Schwartz
James D. Izzo, D.D.S.
Warren F. Jesek, D.D.S.
Brian R. Jesperson, D.D.S.
Jeffery L. Kirscher,
Allen H. Ko, D.D.S.
Gary M. Krupa, D.D.S.
Ivan L. Lapidus, D.D.S
John H. Law, D.D.S.
Ron A. Lepianka,
Roman L. Leung,
Frederick W. Lindblom,
Martin F. Lowery, D.D.S.
CJ Ludford, D.D.S.
James R. McNaughton,
"If you put an instrument in a patient's mouth and you realize that it's the wrong instrument, scratch it
around a little bit before you take it out and pick up the right one."
-Dr. R.H. Black
Life in the clinic was
an experience unto
itself, something that
none of us were
Joseph R. Makowski, D.D.S.
Gerald W. Malis, D.D.S.
Virginia L. Marek, D.D.S.
Joseph M. Marsik, D.D.S.
John B. Mattes, D.D.S.
Craig Maughan, D.D.S.
We had all had
in the technics
that we were to
employ. We had
P. Scott McMahan, D.D.S.
"If you go to four different instructors you're going to
get five different opinions."
-Dr. G.J. Gazda
"We can't take the credit for this, even though we
-Dr. M.L. Kiely
James B. McShane, D.D.S
But no one was
prepared to put a high
speed handpiece into a
real person's mouth for
the first time.
David B. McWhinnie III,
Nicholas J. Meyer, D.D.S.
Robert H. Moll, D.D.S.
Michael J. Moore, D.D.S.
Wayne B. Murdock, D.D.S.
Roman D. Mycyk, D.D.S.
Earl L. Newton, D.D.S.
Jeffery V. Noll, D.D.S.
Raymond R. Nykaza,
David C. Olson, D.D.S.
Frank P. O'Meara, D.D.S.
Daniel P. O'Neill, D.D.S.
"Talking about esthetics is like talking about such cut-and-dried subjects as abortion, ERA, and capital
-Dr. J.N. Kouracos
Then came the
of units, and block
And the hunt for the
elusive overlay and
that space maintainer
to pick up enough
'The things you get signed off and cemented are the things that will make you a dentist."
-Dr. L. Klapper
Carla P. Orland, D.D.S.
Joseph F. Orrico, D.D.S.
Robert L. Osmolak, D.D.S.
Thomas R. Palandech,
H. Margaret Pieczka,
Wilhelm A. Piskorowski,
Alexander B. Ponzio,
"Everybody knows that anything that's shiny is good."
-Dr. J.V. Madonia
Joseph R. Potoky, D.D.S.
Richard D. Prill, D.D.S.
Khayam K. Rahamut,
sheer will and
managed to amass
enough units to
though some of us
Gerald E. Raybeck, D.D.S. had tO Spend the
summer of '79 in
Carl C. Riccoboni, D.D.S.
Frank A. Riccoboni,
Kleyn B. Russell Jr.,
National Boards and
NERB's behind us, we
began to look to the
future. Hunting for an
associateship or a resi-
dency or setting up an
office was a harrowing
Freddy E. Sacoto, D.D.S.
Bruce E. Sakiewicz, D.D.S.
Andre C. Santos, D.D.S.
Thomas Sarna, D.D.S.
Michael J. Saternus, D.D.S.
Nicolet DeRose Schissel,
Gregg A. Seyler, D.D.S
"At this stage of the game you should not be spelling
caries with two R's."
-Dr. M.H. Smulson
But there was still
time to enjoy
ourselves. The pub
was a favorite
meeting place. And
so was Jeannie's
and the Come Back
Inn and all those
hot spots on Rush
"Remember your overhead and also your pleasures."
-Dr. L.J. Blanchet
Gary M. Shellerud, D.D.S.
John M. Sisto, D.D.S.
Thomas W. Smiley, D.D.S.
Drew G. Smith, D.D.S.
Paul A. Smulson,
Richard A. Strauman,
Bernard J. Sullivan,
Wayne E. Svoboda,
Dawn B. Swenson,
Joseph C. Syracuse,
Philip A. Terribilini,
Jeffrey R. Thomas, D.D.S.
Paul E. Thompson, D.D.S.
Donald A. Thor, D.D.S.
"Be that as it may, I will continue to drone on and on."
Dr. L.J. Blanchet
But all good things
must come to an end.
As abruptly as we
arrived, we left the
halls of Loyola
behind. And we did
so with mixed
Thomas W. Treweek,
John R. Valant, D.D.S.
Robert G. Verde, D.D.S
Susan Shore Vignola,
Timothy P. Walsh, D.D.S.
Robert J. Weber, D.D.S.
We were glad to
finish what had
been a tiring four
We were anxious to
go out into the real
world and make
some money for a
change instead of
shelling it out for
"Stand up and be counted or lay down and be mounted."
-Dr. CM. Siraki
We were proud to
assume the title of
Doctor and to be able
to go forth to put
into practice all of
those things that we
had learned, or had
attempted to learn,
during the past four
years of hard work.
"I don't listen to what anybody tells me. I have a mind
of my own."
-Dr. A.L. Vlazny
Scott R. Wehrkamp, D.D.S.
Thomas B. Welch, D.D.S.
Heather A. Wenaas, D.D.S.
Richard A. Wielgos, D.D.S.
Leon L. Yuan, D.D.S.
Michelle N. Zmick, D.D.S.
But on the other hand, we were
sad to leave an environment that
had become so great a part of our
lives. We saw our friends
scattered throughout the country,
perhaps never to be seen again.
"Fathers Baumhart, Reinke, Evett. Deans Suriano,
Madonia, Guine, Jacobs. Faculty members. And Doctors
... the Class of 1979.
Doctors — it is a great pleasure to say Doctors. It
represents years and years of effort, sacrifice, patience, and
Welcome to the family of Dentistry. I should like to
thank each class member for bestowing on me the honor of
addressing this class, which holds a special place in my
heart, one last time. This honor is the pinnacle of my
But, be that as it may, I would like to say that having
been on both ends of the graduation day spectrum — the
recipient of a dental degree and the parent of a recipient of
a dental degree — I can reflect the feelings of the new
doctors, as well as the feelings of their parents and loved
These are your children. Their success is your success.
You should be proud of them and of yourselves. And the
same holds true for the spouses and loved ones of the
I hope you don't mind if 1 just continue my last lecture,
and make a few observations on things I have done right
and wrong in over thirty years of looking into peoples'
mouths. Tonight I would like to give you the formula for
happiness. Because, unfortunately, happiness doesn't
necessarily go hand-in-hand with success. Three requisites
for happinesss and success are attitude, aptitude, and
Dr. Daniel P. Kozie
"Number one is Attitude.
A positive mental attitude or self image is necessary for
happiness and success. If you love . . . you are loved. One
person wakes up and cheerfully says, "Good morning,
Lord!" while another wakes up and says, "Good Lord,
morning!" A half a glass of water is half full to one person
and half empty to another. There is a feast of life served
up to all of us, but, unfortunately, a lot of people don't
even pull up a chair.
I hope all of you will stay true to yourselves. Do your
best — as you have been trained to do your best. But,
don't ever get on life's merry-go-round! Before strongly
desiring anything, we should look carefully into the
happiness of its present owner. Never keep up with the
Joneses. There will always be a Jones ahead of you.
What are happiness and success? They are not money.
Money has nothing to do with success. You cannot buy
success. You cannot buy happiness. Success and happiness
are a frame of mind. Success and happiness are elusive and
are entirely up to you. As you grow and understand
yourselves, the more you will understand and care for
others. True happiness lies in being the person you want to
be. Character is what you really are. Reputation is what
people think you are. If you have empathy and care for
your patients, the material things will take care of
themselves. I stress this point because I love you. I want
the image you project to inspire confidence."
Dr. Daniel P. Kozie
So it was an end and a
beginning. The start of a new life,
a new career. Another step.
Another stage. Another
"Number two is Aptitude.
Confidence brings up the subject of aptitude, an ingredient for
happiness and success. As new doctors, your feelings are uncertainty and
fear . . . uncertainty of the future. Are you ready? Where do you go from
here? Are you well trained? Will you be successful? Are they expecting
too much of you?
Believe me — you are ready! And I wouldn't say it if I didn't sincerely
believe it and know it to be true. You are on the threshold of a rewarding
career in a fine profession.
Each year at commencement time, someone gets up before the
graduating class and says, "You were the best students. You are the best
doctors." And it becomes a cliche. But, I remember a couple of years
back when you moved from freshman to sophomore year. I asked Dr.
Stoffel what kind of class he was sending me. He told me, "Outstanding!"
And you didn't disappoint me. This class was unique. When you
completed the sophomore course, I congratulated Dr. Gowgiel on the
excellent choices the admissions committee had made. In my ten years at
the University, I have never had a class of your caliber.
One point I want to emphasize . . . have faith in yourselves! You are
capable. You are ready to go out and practice. Sure, you have much to
learn. But don't we all? We dentists must be continuous students —
actively participating in continuing education courses, seminars, and
conventions. But you are starting out with a dental education second to
I am not a graduate of your school. But I wish I were."
Dr. Daniel P. Kozie
And an end to an era. To our
formal education. To our
relationships and experiences. To
daily interactions with our
classmates who have become our
colleagues and our friends.
"The last of the three categories — Application — concerns where and
how you practice. As for your location — find an area where the land has
room to lie comfortably. I suspect that inner-city and the surrounding
suburbs are quite saturated with dentists, and that many of the more
opportune practice locations are in outlying areas. Don't be afraid to look
to new areas for your success.
It is so easy to build a successful practice. Just be honest with your
God, your family, your profession, and yourself. You must espouse Will
Rogers' philosophy of never meeting a man you don't like. It works. It is
difficult to dislike someone who likes you. It is difficult to be angry with
someone who likes you. People respond to warmth and feeling.
Write your own eulogy while you live. Decide your life's goals. Think,
evaluate, be content. Look for new vistas to explore. Be curious. This
leads to action. You get what you plant. So plant good intentions into
solid effort and you will reap success. Whatever your mind can conceive
and believe, you can achieve. There is sanctity and therapy in work.
Each day is precious. We all have the same amount of time. The way
we use this valuable commodity is what divides the successful from the
failures. A successful practice is not how much money you have in the
bank. It is how satisfied and fulfilled you feel. Always strive to be
professional. Always appreciate the patient. Dentistry without judgment
and care, the patient would be better off without. Make people feel
important. Make them feel proud they were astute enough to choose you
for their dentist.
Finally, because you are such a unique class, I hope that you never lose
touch. I hope that at 5, 10, 20, and even 25 years from now you will all
make the class reunions and enjoy each others growth and experiences. All
these men at the head table have tried to give you the finest dental
education available. And I think they have succeeded. In spite of all the
ups and downs, I think you will look back some day and find that the
years spent in school were among the happiest of your lives.
I know that when my class gets together, after over thirty years,
everybody looks back and says how many good times we shared. When
you look at each other you will observe some of you won't have as much
hair. Some will have acquired a set of ulcers. Some will be struggling to
put children through school. But your sense of camaraderie will span the
years and you will all still be as one. The great class of 1979."
Dr. Daniel P. Kozie
But it doesn't have to end,
because true friendship is forever.
We should all make a
commitment to keep in touch
with each other and get together
periodically at conventions and
This will keep our friendships
strong. For as the Roman
philosopher Seneca said, "To lose
a friend is the greatest of all
"In closing, I would like to leave you with the following thoughts:
1. No one of you will get out of this world alive.
2. Maintain a sense of values.
3. Take care of yourselves. Good health is your major source of
wealth. Without it, happiness is meaningless.
4. Strive to be cheerful and helpful. People will repay you in kind.
5. Avoid being angry, abrasive, or vengeful. These are negative emo-
6. Avoid zealots. They are generally humorless.
7. Strive to listen more and to talk less. It is difficult to learn anything
8. Avoid giving advice. Wise men don't need it and fools won't heed
9. Be gentle with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathet-
ic with the troubled, and tolerant of the weak and the wrong. At
some time in your lives you will have been all of these.
10. Never equate money with success. Many successful moneymakers
are miserable failures as human beings.
1 1 . What is more important than the success you achieve is the manner
in which you achieve it.
12. Love each other. Love is the most enriching ingredient of life. The
love in your heart wasn't put there to stay. Love isn't love till it's
1 3. Remember, an act of kindness, either by a word of encouragement,
a helping hand, or a prayer, will outlast the finest restoration you
will ever place.
I have loved each and every one of you.
Go forth and be happy — and prosper. In that order.
And, as Dean Suriano would say, "That's an order!"
Dr. Daniel P. Kozie
May 26, 1979
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School of Derithtry
Dear Friends and Colleagues:
About the only benefit of being editor of a yearbook is the chance
to have the last word — a personal retrospective on a four year slice of life.
But first, I would like to thank all of those who helped in the
production of this book. Special acknowledgment must be made to Jim Cockerill,
John Blickenstaff , Jim Whitehead, and Dr. Suriano for their many contributions
and support. To those of you in the class that helped out, many thanks. And
to those of you who did not well, it was to be expected. "They also
serve who only stand and watch."
With that out of the way, on to retrospective. We arrived here as
strangers and we left less than four years later as friends. That about covers
it. Everything in between was sort of a blur. We had our ups and downs.
Looking back, I can recall a lot more downs than ups. There were a lot of
times when we wondered if we would ever make it and if it was worth all of the
In a few years we will be looking back on these four years as the
"good old days." God only knows what the future will hold for each of us.
The only thing of importance is that we enjoy what we're doing. As Loyola's
former dean, Dr. W. H. Logan put it, "It matters much whether we make good
dentists in our college course, but it matters more that we make of them good
men and good citizens of the world."
Cultivating lasting friendships is the quickest route to happiness.
We have spent four years getting to know each other and becoming friends. It
is said that people in adversity always help each other out and pull together.
Perhaps that was our motivation. But regardless of what brought us together,
we should not allow time and distance to dissolve this friendship. Hopefully,
we will see most of the class at the annual Midwinter Meeting in Chicago. We
will also have to plan periodic reunions. Dr. Dan Kozie has extended an
invitation to us to hold our five year reunion in 1984 at his farm outside of
Kenosha, Wisconsin. He has promised to arrange for appropriate "speakers" to
make it a continuing education seminar (tax deductable) .
In order to be able to keep in touch, I want to keep an up-to-date
address list of all class members. As soon as you have set up a base of
operations, whether it is your office, or the office where you will associate
for whatever period of time, or a residency, or grad school, or home, or
whatever -- please send me a card with your address and phone number. Whenever
you move, send me your new address so that the list will be current. Then, if
you need to contact anyone from the class, you can contact me for their address.
My address and phone number are indicated below. If you are ever in the
neighborhood, please drop in.
In closing, I wish to offer each of you my best wishes for happiness
and success in everything you do. May you all attain your personal goals of
wealth, prestige, family, business, and -- most importantly -- personal happiness
Thomas Ahnger, D.D.S.
221 East St. Paul Street
Spring Valley, Illinois 61362
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