2009 Recipient; Dr. Alan K. DerKazarian
The criteria for eligibility for the award are simple; to recognize dentists of New England who have dedicated much of their professional lives to the high ideals and objectives of organized dentistry.
Yankee Dental Congress is proud to announce Dr. Alan K. DerKazarian as the recipient of the 2009 James W. Etherington Award honoring his many contributions to organized dentistry. A graduate of Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and Boston University School of Graduate Dentistry with a certificate in periodontology, Dr. DerKazarian has been in private practice in Cambridge, MA since 1963. He is a past president of the Massachusetts Dental Society where he also served in numerous volunteer positions at the organization, in his district, and in Yankee Dental Congress. He has played an active role in the Armenian-American Dental Association serving as its treasurer and president. Dr. DerKazarian currently serves on the ADA Council on Members Insurance and Retirement Plans. In addition, he is active in community affairs but saves plenty of time to dote regularly on his five grandchildren and root for the Red Sox.