The Livingston District Dental Society

...represents dental professionals in Livingston County, Michigan and the surrounding areas. Our mission is to professionally, passionately, and responsibly represent the dental profession and care for the public we serve.



Gold for Food

Gold for Food is a holiday tradition at many local dental offices here in Livingston County.  Precious metals are donated by patients in the form of old jewelry and recycled crowns and bridges made from precious metals such as glold, silver, platinum and palladium.  The metals are weighed and smelted by Atlantic Precious Metals in Pennsylvania, and all of the proceeds are then donated to Gleaners Community Food Bank.  In 2013 $17,243.19 was raised!  This was matched by board members at Gleaners, yeilding a grand totoal of $34,486!  Local dentists involved include Dr. Fred Bonine, Dr. Bill Metz, Dr. Tara Wilson, Dr. Matt Matusazk, Dr. Brad Rondeau, Dr. Patricia Fuhst-Wylie, Dr. Walt Goodell, Dr. Brian Giammalva, and Dr. Christopher Jones.  For more information regarding ways to participate, please contact Dr. Fred Bonine's office.

Mission of Mercy

The first Mission of Mercy event was a success!  The mission served a total of 1300 patients consisting of more than $900,000 in FREE dental care.

Pictured are Dr. William Metz, Dr. Ronald Paler and Assistant Kathy Stoltze who participated in the Mission of Mercy Event which was held June 7, 8 and 9 2013

Dr. Sandra La Turno receives Pinnacle Award

At the LDDS Meeting on November 27, Dr. Sandra La Turno was presented the Pinnacle Award. The award recognizes dedication and service to dentists and residents of Livingston County.

Trustee Election

Dr. William Metz has been elected as trustee for the Livingston and Central District Dental Societies.
Congratulations and Thanks to Dr. Metz!

ADA Honors LDDS with Golden Apple Award

Golden Apple Award
The American Dental Association has recognized LDDS with a 2009 Golden Apple Award for excellence in dental health promotion to the public. The award recognizes the work of LDDS’ nonprofit VINA Community Dental Center, which serves low-income Livingston County residents. More...


Calendar of Events - 14


2013 - 2014 Officers

PresidentDr. Walter GoodellDr. Walter Goodell
President-Elect & Vice PresidentDr. Alan DemskiDr. Alan Demski
SecretaryDr. Brad RondeauDr. Brad Rondeau
TreasurerDr. Todd CharlickDr. Todd Charlick
Executive Director/SecretaryDr. William MetzDr. William Metz
EditorDr. Vejayan KrishnanDr. Vejayan Krishnan
New Dentist CommitteeDr. Dana RadtkeDr. Dana Radtke
Membership CommitteeDr. Samuel DanielsDr. Samuel Daniels
Peer Review, Dental CareDr. Walter GoodellDr. Walter Goodell
Peer Review, Ethics Dr. Kevin HaleDr. Kevin Hale
Website Coordinator Dr. Gwynne AttarianDr. Gwynne Attarian
Programming CE CommitteeDr. Erika JohnsonDr. Erika Johnson
& Dr. Steven EdlundDr. Steven Edlund
Health & WellbeingDr. Averil MearnicDr. Averil Mearnic
Government Political Action CommitteeDr. Samuel DanielsDr. Samuel Daniels
VINA CommitteeDr. C. Gordon NilesDr. C. Gordon Niles
& Dr. Fred BonineDr. Fred Bonine