Dr. Douglas S. Hadnot of Lolo was honored by the Montana Dental Association with its 2001 T.T. Rider Award. Dr. Hadnot received the award in Helena at the Association's annual meeting on August 9.
The T.T. Rider Award was established in 1969 in honor of Dr. Thomas Theil Rider to recognize Montana dentists for "outstanding service to the profession and the commuity."
According to his peers, Dr. Hadnot's outstanding involvement in the dental profession and the community qualifies him for this award. In addition to his professional and civic involvement, he serves as a role model for younger practitioners in the dental field, and to the youth he has come in contact with through community activities. He has been serving the Montana dental community since 1971 and has held various offices in the Second District Dental Society since 1973. He has held numerous offices in the Montana Dental Associaiotn, including that of President in 1995-96. Dr. Hadnot also has served as the MDA Delegate at Large to the American Dental Association since 1997 and as a member of the ADA Council on Government Affairs.
He has been extensively involved in the community through his work with the Missoula Rotary Club, the Lolo School District Board of Trustees, the Seeley Lake Chamber of Commerce, and the Partnership Health Clinic Dental Advisory Committee.
Dr. Hadnot earned his undergraduate and D.D.S. degrees from the University of Southern California. He then served as a captain in the United States Air Force Dental Corps in Great Falls for three years. Dr. Hadnot now practices in Missoula and Seeley Lake, while residing in Lolo with his wife Susan. He has three grown sons: Jason, Jim and Dustin, and his interests include computers, traveling, and a variety of outdoor activities.