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Citizen of the Year

Dr. William Demray was recognized as the 2011 Citizen of the Year in the city of Northville, MIchigan. He received the award at the Northville Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner at St. John's Conference Center in Plymouth, Michigan.

Dr. Demray grew up in Detroit, graduated from Cody High School and went on to receive his Bachelor of Science degree from Wayne State University and his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) from the University of Detroit dental school (now University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry). He opened his private practice in 1977 on the corner of Main St. and Griswold in a Victorian home, which he restored, in the historic Downtown District of Northville. The practice has patients from around the world. People come from Arizona, California, Illinois, Texas, Florida, the United Kingdom and Shanghai for a six-month check-up!

Patients Barb and Stew describe the doctor as an upstanding citizen, well-deserving of the Citizen of the Year honor. Another patient, Sheila says: "From the moment you meet him, you immediately realize he loves his profession, is a deeply dedicated and committed dentist, and truly cares about his patients...He presents dental care in a jargon-free language that makes you feel comfortable and relaxed. He willingly spends time with his patients...It is so rewarding to be told your teeth look good and you're doing all the right things."

Dr. Demray has volunteered his time and talent in the Northville community by serving several boards and commissions throughout the years. He offers assistance to the "Give Kids a Smile" program. He mentors students pursuing a career in dentistry with an intern program at Preservation Dental. In the larger sense of community he has hosted fund-raisers for the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry, the American Association of University Women, Celebrities Against Autism, the Tipping Point Theatre, Northville's Art House and the Northville Historic Society. His efforts have raised more than $100,000 for worthy recipients. 

Pictured: Dr. William S. Demray receives Citizen of the Year honor from Jody Humphries, Executive Director-Northville Chamber of Commerce