A local dental practitioner, Dr. Leslie Heinemann was inducted as a Fellow of the International College of Dentists at its 84th Annual Convocation in New Orleans on November 1.
An honorary organization for the recognition of outstanding and meritorious service to the profession and community, the College presented Dr. Heinemann with a membership plaque, a gold lapel pin, and a gold key symbolic of this fellowship for conspicuous service rendered in the art and science of Dentistry.
In a cap and gown ceremony, 300 dentists from the United States were inducted into the College at this year’s ceremony witnessed by hundreds of members and guests. The College, with representative chapters in more than 80 countries, has over 11,000 members, including about 6,500 in the United States.
Dr. Heinemann has practiced dentistry in Flandreau for 33 years and established a second dental office in Dell Rapids in 2000. His daughter, Kimberly, joined him as a dentist in his dental practice in 2011.