Dr. Jonathan Shenkin, a pediatric dentist who practices in Augusta, has been recognized by the Maine Dental Association with inclusion on its Honor Wall.
The Honor Wall recognizes “those who have given extraordinary service to the Maine Dental Association” and is displayed at the organization’s headquarters in Manchester. Shenkin, along with Dr. Dean Tourigny, were lauded as the Honor Wall’s newest members at the Maine Dental Association’s annual convention on June 1 at the Harborside Hotel, Spa, and Marina in Bar Harbor.
Shenkin has been on the MDA Executive Board since 2004, serving as president in 2009-2010, and is the board’s long-term representative to the American Dental Association. He has served as vice president of the ADA, on ADA committees, and is an ADA spokesperson on the subject of pediatric dentistry.
“Dr. Shenkin has been a strong advocate for public health policies that improve the health and well-being of Maine residents, with a particular focus on children,” Dr. Kathryn Horutz, outgoing MDA Executive Board president, said.
“Representing the interests of our patients, communities, and the profession is one of the greatest opportunities I have had as a dentist," Dr. Shenkin said.
Shenkin was named a Fulbright Scholar in 2015, and is a fellow of the American College of Dentists, International College of Dentists, and Pierre Fauchard Academy.
Incorporated in 1867, the Maine Dental Association is a professional membership organization of licensed dentists. The MDA works to support members in achieving excellence in dentistry, and to be leaders in oral health in Maine. For more information about the MDA, go to www.medental.org.