PRLog - Jan. 28, 2012 - CHICAGO -- Dr. Alvin C. Atlas, a 1977 alumnus of the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) College of Dentistry, will receive the Irwin B. Robinson President’s Leadership Award at the College’s 2012 Reunion.
Dr. Alvin Atlas
The award is named for the late Dr. Irwin B. Robinson, a 1945 alumnus of the College and the longest-serving member of the UIC Dental Alumni Board of Directors in its history. Dr. Robinson also served in all of the board’s executive positions, including President.
The 2012 UIC College of Dentistry Reunion will be held in a new venue this year. UIC College of Dentistry and Loyola University Chicago School of Dentistry alumni will gather on Friday, April 27, 2012, at the Hyatt Lodge, 2815 Jorie Blvd., Oak Brook, IL 60523. All UIC and Loyola dental school alumni are invited. Tickets are $95 before March 4, $115 after. A reception will be held at 6:30 p.m., with dinner at 8 p.m. For additional information, contact Ana Lisa Ogbac of the College’s Office of Advancement at (312) 996-0485 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Atlas is serving as President of the UIC Dental Alumni Association Board of Directors in 2011-12, after previously serving in all of the board’s executive positions. His term ends on Feb. 28, 2012.
Dr. Atlas taught in the Department of Restorative Dentistry at the UIC College of Dentistry from 1978 to 1999. He is in private practice in Evanston, IL, and resides in Northbrook, IL.
Dr. Atlas has served in every executive post, including President, of the North Side Branch of the Chicago Dental Society (CDS). He is active with the Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity, American Dental Association, CDS, and Illinois State Dental Society. Dr. Atlas is a former Chair of the CDS Ethics Committee and Dental Hygiene Program Development Committee. He is a Fellow and serves on the Board of Governors of the Odontographic Society of Chicago and is a Fellow of the International College of Dentists.
A resident of Northbrook, IL, Dr. Atlas practices dentistry in Evanston, IL.
The College's website is at http://dentistry.uic.edu/
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The University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry awards the DMD degree and certificates and Master’s degrees in several dental specialty areas. The College also provides oral healthcare and education to patients. The UIC College of Dentistry has determined that graduates must be competent to:
Make clinical decisions on the basis of the best available clinical research evidence, i.e. to provide "evidence-based patient care";
Evaluate and integrate evolving biotechnological advances into dental practice;
Plan and provide patient care within the context of health promotion and disease prevention;
Originate and/or implement solutions to the oral health care access disparities;
Provide care to underserved and multiculturally diverse patient populations.