FARMINGDALE, N.Y., Nov. 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Andrew Batsis, D.M.D. of Tom's River, New Jersey was born in Brooklyn, New York on July 6, 1941. His education began in Brooklyn then Bradley Beach, New Jersey. He graduated from Asbury Park High School and went on to attend Monmouth College. In 1963, he was accepted early at Tufts University, Massachusetts; he returned to New Jersey and graduated from Monmouth College in 1965 with his B.S. He earned his D.M.D. at the New Jersey College of Medicine and Dentistry (Rutgers School of Dental Medicine) and obtained his license to practice dentistry in New Jersey. Dr. Batsis gained a reputation for treating his patients like family, always smiling and explaining procedures clearly. He willingly set up fee schedules for working families and was known as the "painless dentist" by his patients. His many awards include the George Hixson Fellowship Award (2X), the Kiwanis Legion of Honor Award in 1996 and 2001, The Kiwanis Fred Briggs Award, membership Strathmore's Who's Who Roundtable for Dentistry. From 1971, Dr. Batsis' interests turned to Kiwanis where he made himself known in Toms River, New Jersey, his place of residence for 35 years. His allegiances to Kiwanis lead to his election as Governor of New Jersey Kiwanis. Following that, he became internationally known as a Kiwanis International Trustee and committee chair of Youth Services and more. His 35 years of dentistry endeared him to his patients, and his work with youth services made him a hero not only to those he served but to his peers as well. In addition to the Kiwanis Club, he was affiliated with the Toms River Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Monmouth Ocean County Dental Society. A new website www.drandrewbatsis.com will be debuting shortly as an ongoing memorial and testament to Dr. Batsis' many accomplishments during his lifetime. This site will be moderated by Katherine Batsis, his loving wife, who was instrumental in securing this Times Square honor for her late husband.
The Times Square honor is of particular significance because of the high visibility it offers. This visual celebration of Dr. Andrew Batsis' career will appear at regular intervals on two monitors attached to the landmark skyscraper at 3 Times Square, #1, New York, NY 10036 on Friday, November 6, 2015. This structure is situated in what could be considered the busiest area of Manhattan. Strathmore's Who's Who is pleased to honor him in memoriam.
SOURCE Strathmore's Who's Who Jack Pizzo