The Publications Committee of the Minnesota Dental Association is pleased to announce that the International College of Dentists has selected Northwest Dentistry’s May-June 2009 cover to receive its Outstanding Cover of the Year Award. The award was presented to Northwest Dentistry Executive Editor Bill Stein at the ICD’s Dental Editors Conference in conjunction with the Annual Session of the American Dental Association in early October. Dr. Dean Singsank, Grand Rapids, who took the beautiful cover image, was presented with a certificate of recognition “here at home” when the Publications Committee met October 27.
The photo, titled “Fishing Fly-In”, was taken in the early morning on a lake in northwestern Ontario. Dean and his wife Mary had watched one of the arriving planes emerge from the fog. Too late for that shot, Dean still grabbed his camera, and was rewarded with another plane, and the legendary “even better” shot. This image was the only photo Dr. Singsank had ever entered in the Star of the North Meeting’s “Art of Dentistry” photo exhibition. The recognition it won there led to its selection as cover subject in support of our report on the meeting.
Northwest Dentistry is delighted to showcase the talents of the members of the Minnesota Dental Association, and congratulates Dr. Singsank, Northwest Dentistry art director June Olson, and all who contributed to bringing this “little airplane that could” on its serendipitous journey.