Dental School to honor Greatest Generation

star-stripeslogo_BODYSan Antonio (April 12, 2004) – It was the war to end all wars, and out of World War II came the Greatest Generation our country has ever known. The Dental School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, in recognition of the tremendous sacrifices that freed our world, will offer a continuing dental education course in Washington, D.C., this Memorial Day Weekend at the start of the “America Celebrates the Greatest Generation” tribute, which will include the eagerly anticipated dedication of the National World War II Memorial.

San Antonio dentists, their peers nationwide and members of the general public are invited to attend the course, which is to be followed by a special historical program, “Values of Leadership,” presented by the Dwight D. Eisenhower Foundation and Presidential Library. Guests will represent the military, government, foreign nations and World War II veterans. Secretary of State Colin Powell; Gen. Richard Meyer, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; and the two granddaughters of President Eisenhower have been invited to present their perspectives of the values of leadership.

The professional program, presented by Geza T. Terezhalmy, D.D.S., M.A., professor of dental diagnostic science at the Health Science Center, is titled “The Diagnosis and Management of Patients with Selected Oral Soft Tissue Problems and Oral Cancer in General Dentistry.”

Dr. Terezhalmy’s program is Thursday, May 27, and the morning of May 28, followed by a luncheon. The Eisenhower Foundation program, which is free and open to dentists and the public, will follow on May 28. The historic National World War II Memorial dedication is May 29.

The continuing dental education course, historical program and accommodations are at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington. To secure a room at the conference rate, call the hotel by May 6 at (202) 234-0700. To register for the course, call the Office of Continuing Dental Education, (210) 567-3177, at the Health Science Center.

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