Mattern to preside over Arcolians

May 19, 2024 150

BY: Elena Ferrarin

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 Arts Society in April after serving on its board for five years. She accepted the gavel from Immediate Past President Dr. Mary Harris. 

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