Dr. Dean Telthorst, install as President of GSLDS
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Posted by: Stephanie Wilhelm
Dr. Dean F. Telthorst Installed as President
of the Greater St. Louis Dental Society
St. Louis – Greater St. Louis Dental Society member, Dr. Dean F. Telthorst, was installed as President of the Greater St. Louis Dental Society, succeeding retiring President, Dr. Kevin M. Killian, at the Society’s Annual Installation of Officers and Awards Ceremony on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at The MOTO museum, St. Louis, Missouri. Joining Dr. Telthorst at the Installation event were family, friends and colleagues.
Dr. Dean Telthorst received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology in 1979 and a Doctor of Dental Surgery in 1983 from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. A St. Louis native, he returned home following graduation and has been in general practice in Clayton for 35 years. He has been a member of the American Dental Association, the Missouri Dental Association, the Greater St. Louis Dental Society, and the Academy of General Dentistry since graduation. He became a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry in 1998 and a Fellow of the Academy of Dentistry International in 2012.
As an AGD member, he has served on the Board of Directors to the Missouri Academy of General Dentistry and has been a delegate to the AGD House of Delegates. He has served two terms on the Board of Directors for the Greater St. Louis Dental Society and has been a delegate to the Missouri Dental Association House of Delegates for the last 16 years. Dr. Telthorst has also volunteered with Give Kids a Smile, Donated Dental Services, the Healthworks Kids Museum St. Louis, and the Missouri Mission of Mercy.
Dr. Telthorst was instrumental in changing the dues structure for the Society so that regular dues now include free registration to the Mid-Continent convention. He has been a member of the Council on Scientific Sessions for the last eight years. For his efforts as Chairman of that council, Dr. Telthorst won the Society’s Distinguished Service Award in 2014.
When he’s not at the office, Dr. Telthorst is an avid motorcyclist and photographer. He has ridden his motorcycle through every state in the continental U.S. as well as parts of Canada. Last year he rode to Yellowstone National Park with four cameras and came home with nearly 2500 photos. When travel is suggested, Dr. Telthorst will be the first to respond, “Let’s Go!”
About Greater St. Louis Dental Society
The Greater St. Louis Dental Society (GSLDS) is a non-profit organization with approximately 1,000 members in the Greater St. Louis area, representing all areas of dentistry. The GSLDS provides support to member dentists, helping them in their commitment to improve the dental health of St. Louis area residents. The organization’s mission is to lead, educate and advance the profession of dentistry for our members and the public we serve. The GSLDS is a component of the Missouri Dental Association and American Dental Association.