Wednesday, May 2, 2012
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, Senator Nancy Pelosi Honor Dr. Berd for Community Service
At the 65th annual awards ceremony hosted by the Geary Boulevard Merchant Association held on September 13th, 2012, local dentist Dr. Josh Berd was one of the merchants honored for his contribution to--as Mayor Ed Lee stated--the vitality of (San Francisco) residents.
Assemblywoman Fiona Ma added that Dr. Berd is ‘recognized for service to the community through the provision of brilliant dental care, all-inclusive procedures ensuring optimal oral health as revealed in the “three Cs”, which emphasize a Comprehensive diagnosis, a Comfortable experience and a Community partnership, thereby benefiting all the people of City and County of San Francisco and State of California.’
Senator Mark Leno also noted that ‘it is through the committed efforts of people such as Dr. Berd that the world becomes a better place.’
Dr. Berd is extremely humbled by this honor and feels privileged to provide dental care to the community (Inner Richmond) in which he grew up. He attended public schools in the Inner Richmond including Washington High School, and later earned his DDS from a local dental school, University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry. It was Dr. Berd’s parents that first opened their dental office over 18 years ago at 4444 Geary Boulevard, and have recently entrusted their son with the responsibility of caring for the oral health of San Francisco’s residents and local merchants.
One of the requests Dr. Berd made to SF’s next mayor (whoever it may be) is to ‘continue to support the San Francisco Department of Public Health’s Project Homeless Connect, the non-profit effort which aims to provide necessary health services to SF’s 8,000 homeless.’