Jack Churchill, D.D.S.
2012 President's Award
The President’s Award provides a unique opportunity for the current MDA President to extend his deep sense of appreciation, thanks and recognition to an individual. At the 2012 House of Delegates in Bloomington, Dr. Michael Zakula chose Dr. Jack Churchill as the recipient of the 2012 President’s Award.
Dr. Churchill graduated from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry in 1978. After practicing dentistry in Rochester, Minnesota, he purchased a practice in the Medical Arts Building in downtown Minneapolis and established Churchill Dental. Throughout his career he has been engaged in numerous professional study clubs, including the Minnesota Academy for Comprehensive Dentistry, the 21st Century Study Club and the Minnesota Academy of Restorative Dentistry. He has been a member of the American Dental Association, the Minnesota Dental Association, and the Minneapolis District Dental Society for over 30 years.
Dr. Churchill has been involved in a number of charitable dentistry activities over the years, including providing donated services for patients in the Donated Dental Services Program, Project Homeless Connect, and Give Kids a Smile.
In his presentation of the award, Dr. Zakula stated that, while choosing the recipient of the President’s Award can be extremely challenging with so many deserving individuals, the selection of Dr. Churchill for his service to the profession of dentistry was an easy one. “He has consistently gone above and beyond the call of duty for his peers and profession and his ten years of service as Chair of the MDA Committee on Ethics, Constitution and Bylaws underlines his dedication to dentistry in Minnesota. His articles in Northwest Dentistry were recognized nationally and were a source of guidance and inspiration to everyone.”
In accepting the award at the House of Delegates, Dr. Churchill stated, “I enjoyed every moment of it. To be able to serve a profession I love and people I respect and admire is an absolute privilege.”
The MDA congratulates Dr. Jack Churchill on his selection as the 2012 President’s Award winner.