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Oral Surgeon; Assistant to the President of Tufts University

Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters



In a world of increasing specialization, our future depends on the commitment of leaders to personal excellence. You, Dr. Shira, have embodied this excellence through your distinguished service in the field of oral and maxillofacial surgery. As former President of the American Dental Association, Chief of the United States Army Dental Corps and Dean of the School of Dentistry at Tufts University, you have provided dynamic leadership in a highly technical field. Your achievements have been recognized both academically and professionally, at home and abroad. Most importantly, your pioneering work in dental surgery has enabled thousands of people to live more productive and health lives. In recognition of your dedication to improving the quality of dental care available to Americans, we proudly confer upon you this Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters Degree. Commencement, University of Detroit, School of Dentistry, May 31, 1987.

University of Detroit

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