The William J. Greek Memorial Leadership Award is presented by the ISDS Foundation to a recent graduate who has been in practice no more than ten years, exhibits a sincere involvement in dental society affairs, and demonstrates exemplary leadership.
In her short dental career, Dr. Lynse J. Briney of Oak Park has a remarkable record of achievement at all levels of organized dentistry. Following her first year in dental school, she spent a six-week externship at the ADA Washington office learning the intricacies of dentistry’s advocacy at the federal levels. This experience inspired her to continue involvement at the ADA and state levels as an ASDA representative on legislation including service on the ADA Council on Governmental Affairs and organization of an ASDA lobby day in Washington.
Dr. Briney continues her leadership pursuits by serving as an officer in the CDS North Side branch, as a member of the CDS Membership Committee, and as a delegate to the ISDS House of Delegates.
She is a 2005 graduate of the University of Illinois College of Dentistry. While in dental school, she also did a rotation at the Infant Welfare Society’s Children’s Clinic in Oak Park. From this experience, Dr. Briney developed an interest in serving underserved children that encouraged her to obtain a specialty degree in pediatric dentistry in 2011. Recently, she returned to the Infant Welfare Society’s Children’s Clinic providing dental care to low income children in a non-profit setting, and has been appointed as Oral Health Director of the clinic.