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A Special Tribute to William D. Hooper, D.D.S., for His Dedicated Service to Columbus, Ohio

Representative Paul E. Gillmor

Mr. Speaker, it is with great pride that I today pay special tribute to an outstanding individual from the State of Ohio. Dr. William D. Hooper, a general dentist, is celebrating more than twenty-five years of distinguished service to his community in Columbus, Ohio.

Dr. Hooper, originally a Tennessee native, attended Lambuth College prior to entering the University of Tennessee, College of Dentistry. After graduation, he served the North Carolina Department of Human Resources as a practicing dentist. In 1975, he moved to the Columbus area, where he has resided ever since.

Setting up his practice more than twenty-five years ago in Upper Arlington, Dr. Hooper and his staff have embodied the practice's motto, "Excellence by Choice." Dr. Hooper has constantly sought to hone his skills at the prestigious L.D. Pankey Institute for Dental Education. Throughout his career, Dr. Hooper has trained under some of the most recognized names in dentistry, such as Dr. Frank Spear of Seattle, Washington; Dr. Peter Dawson of St. Petersburg, Florida; and Dr. Mark Piper, also of St. Petersburg, Florida. He has mastered many techniques in cosmetic dentistry as well as focused on determining the many causes of Temporal Mandibular Joint Dysfunction and how to treat the problems associated with it.

Mr. Speaker, Dr. Hooper's dedication and service have earned him the highest regard for his character and abilities as a dentist. At this time, I would ask my colleagues of the 107th Congress to join me in paying special tribute to Dr. William D. Hooper. His professionalism and service to his community are an example for all citizens of Ohio and across the country. We thank him, and wish him the very best in all of his future endeavors.

[Taken from the Congressional Record, 6 January 2001, page E24.]