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2020 MBDS Installation of Officers and 2020 Dentist of The Year
Add the 2020 Installation of Officers Meeting to the list of
cancelled events due to the Pandemic. While we were unable
to gather in person, we were still able to present awards to
the annual recipient of Dentist of the Year.
The 2020 Award was presented to Dr. Curtis Jansen, on
December 23rd. In addition to running a busy private
practice in Monterey, Dr. Jansen’s contributions to the
Dentistry4Vets mission have proved invaluable and significant.
The philanthropic procedures rendered by he and his dental
team have changed the lives of local veterans, and he continues
to remain involved in the organization’s efforts. Thank you,
Dr. Jansen, for serving as an inspiration to all our doctor
members on the benefits of becoming involved in non-profit
dental care, and treating the underserved.
Also acknowledged was Dr. Steve Ross, who unexpectedly
became in charge of the MBDS efforts to deal with the
impacts of COVID-19 on the local dental community.
With information changing on a daily basis, the need to keep
updated on a fluid and dynamic situation became obvious.
Dr. Ross showed that he was the right doctor for the job,
and exhibited true leadership during an unprecedented time
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for our component. Dr. Zerbe presented his special award
on January 8th, 2021, at his office, alongside his proud
The MBDS is hoping to be able to host the Installation of
Officers again this year, and the Board of Directors has
plans to discuss the topic at upcoming meetings. We are
keeping our fingers crossed for the ability to be able to
hold this fun event once again for our members.