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Pafford honored for years of service

Dr. Greg Pafford, a third-generation dentist and North Central resident, recently was honored by the Arizona Dental Association with an AzDA Hall of Fame Service Award.

North Central resident and dentist Gregory Pafford, center, has actively participated in the nonprofit Give Kids A Smile (GKAS) program since 2003. He recently was honored by the Arizona Dental Association with an AzDA Hall of Fame Service Award, in part for his volunteer work with GKAS (submitted photo).

Pafford, who has a family dental practice in midtown Phoenix, has served as the Give Kids a Smile chairman since its inception in 2003 and has taken care of 17,000 Title 1 elementary school children who have received more than $5.8 million in free dental care. He also co-founded the Boys and Girls Club’s Dental Clinic in 1996 and has been a volunteer with the Mission of Mercy free dental care weekend at Veterans Memorial Coliseum.

Pafford volunteers with the Boys & Girls Club, St. Vincent de Paul and Rotary 100, while serving as president of the Arizona Dental Association and president of the Arizona Dental Foundation.

“Each year, the Arizona Dental Association recognizes members for their lifelong achievement and enduring contributions to the profession of dentistry,” said Dr. Eric Curtis, president AzDA. “We are pleased to honor an individual who is truly deserving of the [award].”

Pafford is an alumnus of Madison Simis and Brophy College Prep and holds degrees from Arizona State University and the University of the Pacific. He was honored as Dentist of the Year by the Arizona Dental Association in 2007.

 

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