- Associated Press - Monday, May 23, 2016

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) - South Dakota Developmental Center dentist Dave Peterson has been honored for his work by a dental association.

The state Department of Human Services says Peterson was named the “honored guest” at the South Dakota Dental Association’s annual conference.

The recognition is awarded to someone who exemplifies exceptional service in dentistry.

South Dakota Developmental Center Interim Director Barb Abeln says Peterson has long advocated for excellence in dental services for people with disabilities. She says Peterson is a well-liked and respected professional.

Peterson has received multiple awards during his career.

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