ATSU President Craig M. Phelps, DO, ’84, awarded Irvin Silverstein, DDS, MSEd, the first President’s Medallion Distinguished Service Award on July 13, 2018, during ATSU-ASDOH’s White Coat Ceremony. The award is bestowed upon a member of the community for outstanding support and service to ATSU.
“The dental degree has the power to change lives, as well as public policy,” Dr. Silverstein says. “There are many honorable things dentists do for people, and I hope my receiving this award serves as an inspiration to others that they, too, can make a positive impact on society, our country, and the world.”
A 1978 graduate of Northwestern University, Dr. Silverstein has provided dental care to the underserved for more than 30 years. His humanitarian efforts include development of the Special Needs Program at University of Southern California County Hospital, providing pro bono care to special needs patients, assisting the U.S. Navy humanitarian efforts, and serving as a leader and mentor.