Hero Son: Memoirs of a Modern-Day Mormon Orthodontist in a Latter-day World

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Hero Son, an uplifting memoir laced with wry humor, traces the struggles of Gene Humphries, a Mormon man from a small town in Idaho who, after serving a mission in Germany and then graduating from BYU and UCLA, finds himself in Laguna Beach during the drug-addled seventies. Despite strong temptations and a few falls from grace, Humphries manages to rise to the top of his profession as an orthodontist, maintain his faith and find a measure of peace in the challenging world of today. His insights into life as a several-times-divorced but devout Mormon will ring true to many who have experienced the same challenges. Readers will enjoy the lively anecdotes and benefit from the hard lessons Humphries earned along the way.

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Gene R. Humphries, DDS MS, loves the practice of orthodontics and has been involved in working on many advances in the field. After graduating from high school in Idaho, he attended Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah and served a mission for his church in Germany. Following the completion of his studies at Brigham Young University, he attended dental school at UCLA, graduating cum laude with a D.D.S. degree. Humphries then obtained his M.S. degree in orthodontics with honors at Loma Linda University. Dr. Humphries has worked with many great leaders and researchers in the field of orthodontics. He's taught at UCLA and has maintained a private practice for many years. Dr. Gene R. Humphries loves his family, church, sports and life, and is glad to know that he has helped put beautiful smiles on the faces of his many patients over the years. Some of his honors Include: Diplomate of the Board of Orthodontics Diplomate National Board of Ortho U.S. Oral Cancer Research Award, US Health Dept. Block Drugs Essay Award International College of Dentists Award Assoc. Professor of Orthodontics UCLA Charles Tweed Orthodontic Techniques Award President, Bio-progressive Ortho Study Club of S. Calif. Orthodontic Consultant, American Dental Centers Board Certified College of Forensic Dentistry Member American Assoc. of Ortho Member Pacific Coast Society of Ortho Member Calif. Society of Ortho Member American Dental Assoc. Member Calif. Dental Assoc.

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