Samuel LaChance Receives 2015 New Dentist Leadership Award

(Minneapolis, MN) – – Dr. Samuel LaChance was selected as the recipient of the Minnesota Dental Association (MDA) 2015 New Dentist Leadership Award.  He was honored by nearly 9,000 dental professionals in attendance at the MDA’s annual convention, the Star of the North Meeting at the RiverCentre in St. Paul.

A graduate of the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, Dr. LaChance is a general dentist and partner at Associated Dentists in St. Paul. At Associated Dentists he offers shadowing experiences for pre-dental students from the University of St. Thomas and dental assisting students from Century College.

He has participated in Give Kids a Smile and Minnesota Mission of Mercy charitable dental events, and led an initiative for his group dental practice to provide geriatric dental care at the Shalom Home in St. Paul.  He also volunteers to provide dental education at local elementary schools in St. Paul.

Dr. LaChance is an active member of the Saint Paul District Dental Society, having served on the Education Committee, as an executive council member, and as the incoming district treasurer.


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