Tag Archives: Dr. Jessica Mattern

Mattern to preside over Arcolians

While growing up, pediatric dentist Dr. Jessica Mattern watched her father, a general dentist, open several dental practices and enjoy the autonomy and flexibility of running his own businesses. She initially was set on a career working with children with special needs, but eventually veered toward her father’s profession after going with him on dental medical missions to Mexico through Latin World Ministries. “There were doctors, surgeons, dentists, and the people who were the most enthusiastic were the dentists — they loved every aspect of what they did,” she recalls. Mattern was installed as president of the Chicago-based Arcolian Dental …

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Dr. DiFranco to preside over Arcolians

Dr. Charles C. DiFranco Jr. has risen through the ranks to the presidency of the Arcolian Dental Arts Society. DiFranco joined the organization as a dental student and immediately felt at home. “There are countless dental organizations but none that have made me feel as welcome,” he says. “I think it boils down to our shared background as Italian Americans and the genuine caring we have for one another as people and professionals.” He has held every other elected position in the organization and finds the view from the top to be quite humbling. “We have so many local and …

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