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Become a Standish Fellow

A standish fellow is someone who has shown their commitment to helping serve the dental needs of Hoosiers through their generous $1,000 donation to the IDDS Foundation. This investment helps serve the needs of our community.

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What does it mean to be a Standish Fellow? 

Dr. Miles Standish was well known for his outstanding contributions to Dentistry, Dental Education, and Forensic Odontology.

  A graduate of the IU School of Dentistry, his postdoctoral education was in Oral Pathology with a minor in Periodontics. He began a career in dental education as an instructor at IU School of Dentistry teaching Oral Diagnosis and Oral Pathology. Dr. Standish rose to the rank of Professor, and also served as the Chairman of Clinical Oral Pathology and Associate Dean for Graduate and Post Graduate Education.

   Dr. Standish was a charter member and President of the Society of Forensic Odontology in 1981-1982, and was an examiner and Vice President of the same board. He was a member of the American Academy of Oral Pathology and served as its President in 1972-1973. He was a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Pathology, serving on its board of directors form 1972-1979 and as President from1978-1979.  Dr. Standish published 67 scientific articles and made over 200 presentations to professional organizations.  He was the principal author of the text book Oral Diagnosis Oral Medicine. He published a history of the Indianapolis District Dental Society. In addition, Dr. Standish was the recipient of many honors and awards.

   Dr. Standish’s life exemplified the ideals of the IDDS Foundation.  Since 2003, the Board of Directors of the IDDS Foundation has honored those who give a onetime donation of $1,000.  These donors are known as Standish Fellows...in memory of an outstanding individual who dedicated his life to enhancing the oral health of the community through education and research.