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Dr. Donald Polk
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Dr. Donald Polk

Donald Polk, a dentist who practiced in Parsippany for over 40 years, died Jan. 5, 2013, in Stuart, Fla.

Dr. Polk, a DDS, received a BA from Seton Hall University. He also graduated from Temple University School of Dentistry and was an alumnus of the L.D. Pankey Institute.

He presented post-graduate lectures, clinics, and seminars to dentists and their staff on restorative dentistry and TMJ disorders. His memberships included the American Dental Association, Tri-County Dental Society, and Pankey-Mann-Schuyler Study Club of New Jersey, where he was a past president. He was a past member of the State of New Jersey Board of Appointed Dental Consultants, the American Academy of Dental Practice Administration, and the American Equilibration Society. He was also a past member of the Academy of Craniomandibular Disorders and the Society of Physiology and Occlusion, a fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry, and member and past program chairman of the Newark Dental Club.

He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was awarded three Bronze stars.

He is survived by his wife, Rose (Vort); three sons, Douglas (Lisa) of Flanders, Andrew (Diana) of East Hanover, and Matthew (Michele) of Flanders; and eight grandchildren.

Services were held Jan. 8 with arrangements by Bernheim-Apter-Kreitzman Suburban Funeral Chapel, Livingston.

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