LeChase and Friedlander Join Eastman Dental Foundation Board

January 13, 2009

R. Wayne LeChase and Roger B. Friedlander have joined the Eastman Dental Center Foundation Board of Directors.

LeChase, of Webster, is chairman and managing partner of LeChase Construction Services, and has more than 20 years of executive leadership experience. Previously, he was a partner in the law firm of LaDuca, Offen and LeChase, and also practiced law at the offices of Johnson, Reif and Mullan.

Among the many awards he’s earned for community service and excellence, LeChase was inducted into the Rochester Business Hall of Fame, a program created to recognize exemplary leaders who have made outstanding and enduring contributions to business and community in the Greater Rochester region.  He is also a member of the University of Rochester Board of Trustees.

Roger B. Friedlander, of Brighton, has actively served on both the University of Rochester Board of Trustees and its Medical Center Board of Directors for 11years. As a Trustee, he has chaired and served on several committees for fund raising, facilities and student affairs. A former chair of the Medical Center Board, he served on the quality of care, finance and facilities committees, as well as the Golisano Children's Hospital at Strong Advisory Board.  Friedlander was the co-founder of Spectrum Office Products which was acquired by Staples, Inc. in 1994. A University of Rochester alumnus, he earned the J.S. Armstrong ’54 Alumni Service Award in 2003.

Lechase and Friedlander will advise Eastman Dental Center senior leadership, monitor implementation of Dentistry’s strategic plan, as well as advocate for and support the Center’s mission for education, clinical and research excellence.

A world leader in residency training and research initiatives, the Eastman Dental Center, part of the University of Rochester Medical Center, each year treats thousands of Rochester-area patients by providing a full range of general and specialized dentistry including pediatrics, periodontology, oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthodontics and prosthodontics. Established in 1941, the Eastman Dental Center is the only major postdoctoral dental education, research and clinical institution in the U.S. within an academic medical center.     

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