Dr. Paul F. Kattner, an orthodontist with Kattner Orthodontics in Waukegan, Ill., will be the keynote speaker at the Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine commencement at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 7.
Fifty students will receive a doctor of dental medicine degree at the event in SIUE’s Meridian Ballroom in the Morris University Center.
A record 12 alumni will participate in the Hooding Ceremony this year. The school allows an alumnus who is an immediate family member of a graduate to hood their family member as they walk across the stage. A reception for students, faculty and family members will follow the commencement ceremony in the Goshen Lounge.
At the highest designation of achievement, Kattner has obtained Fellowship status with the American College of Dentists, the International College of Dentists, the Academy of Dentistry International, the Pierre Fauchard Academy and the World Federation of Orthodontists. He is a lifetime member of the American Association of Orthodontists, the American Dental Association, as well as the Illinois State and Chicago Dental Societies.
A dedicated champion of organized dentistry, Kattner has been an active member at the national, state and local levels and is proud to have served in various leadership roles. Among many notable appointed or elected positions, he has served as the general chair of the 146th American Dental Association Annual Session, chair for the Council on American Dental Association Sessions, speaker of the house of the Illinois State Dental Society, a trustee on the Illinois State Dental Society Board of Trustees, and numerous other society, committee, delegate and alternate delegate positions during the past 25 years.
Kattner has been the recipient of numerous awards and recognitions during his years of involvement in organized dentistry. These include the Illinois State Dental Society’s Distinguished Member Award, the Illinois State Dental Society’s President’s Award, the William J. Greek Leadership Award, the American Dental Association’s Golden Apple New Dentist Leadership Award and the American College of Dentists Award of Merit, among others.
Kattner earned his doctor of dental surgery degree and his master of science degree in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics from the University of Illinois College of Dentistry.
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