BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI, May 22, 2013 -- /PRNewswire/ -- Great Expressions Dental Centers (GEDC), a leading dental service organization with affiliated dental offices in nine states, hosted its annual “Top Gun” awards earlier this month where nearly 100 of the organization’s top-performing doctors and clinical directors were honored for their superior performance, care, and leadership over the past year.
The "Top Gun" ceremony honors top-performing doctors based on patient care, dedication to mentorship programs, and philanthropic efforts. This is the third year for the annual conference, which was held May 3 in Orlando, FL. There, GEDC honored all doctors who attended, including special recognition for Dr. Syretta Wells (Forest Park, GA), who received the Humanitarian Award for her clinic work in Liberia; Dr. Joanna Magazine (Pinellas Park, FL), who received the award for Best Aesthetic Case; and Dr. Dionne Colbert (Fayetteville, GA), who received the award for Best Restorative Case.
"I'm honored to have received the Humanitarian Award for the work I completed on my mission trip to Liberia," said GEDC's Dr. Wells. "As a part of a four-person team we provided care to more than 250 patients in 5 days. Despite having no x-ray units, no electricity, and no running water, we were able to provide exams, extractions, sealants, fluoride, and oral hygiene education to hundreds of patients."
"We couldn't be more proud of our network of 360 doctors who demonstrate excellence in their field of dentistry and make patient care a top priority," said Richard Beckman, chief executive officer of GEDC. "The 'Top Gun' awards ceremony provides the opportunity to acknowledge those doctors who go above and beyond the call of duty to improve oral healthcare among our patients as well as those in need."
GEDC also celebrated its inclusion in Inc. magazine's inaugural Hire Power Awards as a top job creator in the country as well as on the Inc. 5000 List, which presents the fastest-growing private companies in America. In 2012 GEDC affiliated four practices, gaining 34 offices throughout Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, New Jersey, and New York, increasing its footprint by nearly 20%.
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