Galveston County residents who utilize dental services at Coastal Health & Wellness are under the care of one of the best dentists in Texas, according to the Texas Academy of General Dentistry.
The organization recently named CHW Dental Director Dr. Beverly Foster one of 17 finalists for Texas Dentist of the Year. Hundreds of dentists are considered for the award, regarded as the most prestigious honor a Texas dentist can earn.
“It was a great honor to be nominated for such an award,” Foster said. “The Texas Academy of General Dentistry made the nominees feel truly special by giving us the red carpet treatment at the awards ceremony.”
Foster, a native of Hitchcock, who has served as CHW dental director for more than 11 years, was presented a finalist plaque during TAGD’s annual Lone Star Dental Conference in Austin in September.
Among Foster’s other honors this year are the Texas Dental Association Service Recognition Award President District 9 and the Ninth District Dental Society President Award 2014-15. Foster has also been recognized by the Galveston County Health District for her service and commitment to those in need throughout the community and for her work in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and Ike.
Foster graduated from Georgetown University School of Dentistry in 1990 with her Doctorate of Dental Surgery then went on to earn her Community Health Center Executive Fellowship from the University of Kansas Medical Center in 2014. Foster has also served as secretary/treasurer, and past president of the Ninth District Dental Society.