The purpose of the Lehigh Valley Dental Society as an adjunct to the American Dental Association and the Pennsylvania Dental Association, shall be to serve the public, improve their health, promote the art and science of dentistry and represent the interests of the profession, and the people we serve, its members.
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Lehigh Valley Dental Society’s New President Dr. Gary Peters
Dr. Gary Peters graduated from Temple University Dental School in 1976 and was chosen to be a member of Omicron Kappa Upsilon, Prior to attending dental school, he graduated from Muhlenberg College in 1972.
Immediately following dental school graduation, he opened a practice from scratch in Hellertown and practiced there for 38 years. Dr. Peters was forced to retire in 2014 because of a health issue.
Dr. Peters has been active in organized dentistry. He is a lifetime ADA Member and served as President of the
Bethlehem Dental Society. He has been a Lehigh Valley Dental Society Board member for the last five years and has been a Second District Trustee for the past two. Dr. Peters has volunteered at the Greater Philadelphia Dental
Conference at Valley Forge and has participated in Mom-N-PA. He is a founding member of the Muhlenberg Dental Clinic, which is now part of the LVHN Network, and has volunteered there for over 30 years. He has served as the Head of Restorative Dentistry and Associate Head of Restorative
Dentistry at Muhlenberg Hospital and LVHN. Dr. Peters has also been a member of the Dental Resident Education Committee and has twice been named the Muhlenberg Hospital's Dental Teacher of the Year.
Dr. Peters has been very involved with youth sports and has served as President of the Hellertown Lower Saucon, Little League, Saucon Valley Youth Sports Association, and
Saucon Valley High School Booster Club.
Dr. Peters currently resides in Bethlehem with his wife Linda and their Springer Spaniel. He has two children and three Grandchildren currently living in the Saucon Valley area.
Dr. Peters is a recreational golfer, and has been a league bowler for over