CARY — Dr. Kent N. Tucker, a Pilot Mountain dentist, has received the Distinguished Service Award from the North Carolina Dental Society (NCDS) at the organization’s annual General Session in Myrtle Beach, S.C. The NCDS represents more than 3,800 dentists in the state.
The NCDS’ most prestigious award is presented to an individual nearing the end of a career who has demonstrated outstanding service, leadership and dedication to the profession of dentistry and/or to the improvement of the health of the people of North Carolina.
A graduate of Davison College and the UNC School of Dentistry, Tucker is a life member of the American Dental Association (ADA), a former ADA district delegate, a fellow in the American College of Dentists (ACD) and president of the ACD Carolinas Section, past president of the N.C. Academy of General Dentistry, the N.C. Board of Dental Examiners, the N.C. Dental Society, the Blue Ridge Dental Society and the Piedmont Society for Advanced Dental Study.
Tucker also enjoyed a distinguished military career as an officer in the U.S. Army Medical Service Corps during which he received the National Defense Service Medal, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal and the Parachute Badge.
Tucker and his wife Lucy Rebecca Tucker have five children. They reside in Fancy Gap, Va.