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Kriz receives ISDA President’s Award


Dr. John KrizA career in service to others was recognized by the Idaho State Dental Association at its 2010 annual session. 

Dr. John Kriz '71 received the 2010 ISDA President's Award at the annual president's reception in June. The award was given in appreciation and recognition of his outstanding service to the ISDA, the profession of dentistry and the people of the State of Idaho.

Kriz, upon receiving his dental degree in 1971, served in the U.S. Army as Captain from 1971-1973. He began practicing dentistry in Boise and was a staff dentist with the Idaho State School & Hospital in Nampa from 1971-1974.

Over the years Kriz was active with the American Dental Association. He served as president of the Southwest Idaho Dental Society.  He is a fellow of the American College of Dentists, International College of Dentists, Academy of General Dentistry and the Academy of Dentistry for the Handicapped.

Kriz is co-founder and secretary-treasurer of the Children's Free Dental Clinic, a nonprofit organization that provides limited dental services to students in the Boise School District.  He is a board member of the Idaho Dental Foundation.  Other volunteer activities include Special Olympics, Idaho Conservation League and Save the Redwoods.

Kriz retired from dentistry in 2007.

He enjoys skiing, fly fishing, biking, traveling and spending time with his family.