Dr. John Dane, Truman Medical Center Lakewood Dental Director, was named the 2014 Missouri Dental Association Distinguished Service Award winner at the Association's House of Delegates hosted Nov. 7 in Jefferson City.

This award is presented to a member with a long history of exemplary service and dedication to the dental profession and organized dentistry.

As the dental director at TMC Lakewood, he not only leads a team of dental providers in treating the sick and disadvantaged, but he is in charge of the residency program with 5-6 graduate students. Dr. Dane also runs three mobile dental units with eight staff members.