PDS-affiliated dentist Dr. Dimitri receives 2 Fellowship Awards
“It’s what you learn after you know it all that counts.”– Coach John Wooden.
That’s the quote that has guided Dr. Rami Dimitri’s pursuit of excellence in dentistry. He says “I read that quote a few years back and it motivated me. The Fellowship of the Academy Of General Dentistry was the ideal route to fulfill this goal (of excellence in dentistry). Receiving such an award is an honor, as it made me join this small group of elite dentists that value their patients greatly. Broadening the scopes of knowledge and skills in all fields of general dentistry, through the large number of continuing education hours, is what gives me the capability to give the ultimate care to my patients, and achieve the clinical excellence which we are all striving for in our practices. Clinical excellence is the backbone of our performance to create patients for life, with the support of Pacific Dental Services (PDS).”
Last year, Dr. Rami Dimitri, DDS, FAGD, of Eastvale, CA, received not one but two fellowship awards! Dr. Dimitri was one of the recipients of the 2011 Fellowship Award from the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD). The AGD is a professional association of more than 37,000 general dentists dedicated to staying up to date in the profession through continuing education to better serve the public.
The Fellowship award is presented to dentists who seek to provide the highest quality of dental care by remaining current in their profession. To accomplish this goal, Dr. Dimitri completed 500 hours of continuing dental education, passed a comprehensive exam and fulfilled three years of continuous membership in the AGD. As a recipient of the Fellowship award, Dr. Dimitri joins more than 7,000 active AGD Fellows who understand that providing great smiles and good oral health for their patients are the result of going above and beyond basic requirements.
“We are proud to honor Dr. Dimitri for his commitment to the profession,” says AGD President Howard Gamble, DMD, FAGD. “He has distinguished himself professionally among his peers and demonstrates the characteristics of a role model to both his fellow dentists and to the members of the community.”
Dr. Dimitiri also received a Fellowship Award from the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI). The award is bestowed on a dental professional involved in dental implant treatment. The ICOI has a Fellowship program in which active members are encouraged to achieve Fellowship status through their efforts in education, research and actual clinical experience. The ICOI is a tax-exempt, non-profit, worldwide dental educational organization. It is dedicated to communicating scientific knowledge and improving the clinical practice of dental implantology worldwide.
Dr. Dimitri graduated from the Faculty of Oral and Dental Medicine, Cairo University in Egypt in 1984 and currently practices dentistry at Gateway Dental Group and Orthodontics in Eastvale, California.