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Top Performing Doctors Honored at Fourth Annual “Top Gun” Awards Ceremony

May 19, 2014

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. – May 19, 2014 – Great Expressions Dental Centers (GEDC), a leading dental service organization, recently honored their top-performing dentists at their fourth annual “Top Gun” awards. Nearly 100 GEDC doctors and clinical partners were honored for their superior performance, providing care and leadership over the past year. The award ceremony was held in Miami at The Fontainebleau Miami Beach on May 2.

The “Top Gun” ceremony honors top-performing doctors based on patient care, dedication to mentorship programs and philanthropic efforts. GEDC honored all doctors who attended including special recognition for Dr. Joanna Magazine (Pinellas Park, Florida) who received the Best Aesthetic Case for the second year in a row; Dr. Luis Torres and Dr. Catalina Carrillo (Miami, Florida) who received Best Multi Discipline Restorative Case; and Dr. Sarah Wentzel (Livonia, Michigan) who received Best Orthodontic Case.

In addition, Dr. Marc Etienne (Atlanta, Georgia) received the Humanitarian Award for his dental mission to Haiti. Dr. Etienne, a native of Haiti, gathered a GEDC clinical team for a five day trip to his homeland. During their trip, they traveled to three different cities and provided Haitian residents with extensive clinical care, oral hygiene products and educated residents on the importance of proper oral health.

“The ‘Top Gun’ awards ceremony allows us to acknowledge our top-performing doctors who are exceptional leaders at Great Expressions,” said Richard Beckman, chief executive officer of Great Expressions Dental Centers. “These doctors set the precedent of ensuring continued unparalleled care and education for not only our patients but those in need. We’re happy to recognize them.”

Top sponsors of the event include Henry Schein Special Markets, Benco Dental, DSG Group Practice Solutions Dental Laboratory and TMV Group. Additional sponsors include: AOA, Dental Science LLC, Garrison Dental Solutions, Midmark and KaVo Kerr Group.

About Great Expressions

For nearly 40 years, Great Expressions Dental Centers (GEDC) has been a leader in preventative dental care, orthodontics and specialty care with local offices in Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio and Virginia. One of the largest privately owned dental service organizations in the United States, GEDC is consistently recognized for contributions to improving oral health through quality and safety initiatives, affordable dental care services, patient convenience, research and more. For more information, go to


Kim Tassie
Lambert, Edwards & Associates

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