Dr. Dimitrios “Jimmy” Kilimitzoglou ‘02, was honored with the 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award from the Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine (SDM) during the White Coat Ceremony on March 8. Dr. John Rose, President, Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine Alumni Board, presented the award to Dr. Kilimitzoglou.
The Distinguished Alumni Award is an honor bestowed on a select few who have contributed to the profession, school and alumni in an exemplary manner. The audience gave Dr. “K” a standing ovation in recognition of his outstanding achievements and support of the School.
Dr. Kilimitzoglou graduated magna cum laude from Adelphi University and then Stony Brook’s School of Dental Medicine in 2002. He continued his education and dedication at Stony Brook in the General Practice Residency. One year was not enough though, he stayed on a second year as Chief Resident continuing his education and teaching responsibilities, which he continues to this day.
Beyond Stony Brook, Dr. Kilimitzoglou opened the successful dental practice ESI Dental in Smithtown, and due to his caring nature and talented hands, he has developed a reputation as one of Suffolk County’s best dentists. Additionally, he has earned the distinctions of Master of the Academy of General Dentistry; Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantology; Fellow of the Long Island Academy of Odontology; Diplomate, American Board of Implantology; Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry; Fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy, and Fellow of the American College of Dentists. Last year, he was recognized by Stony Brook University as one of the prestigious 40 Under Forty.
Dr. Kilimitzoglou’s commitment to ‘giving-back’ is outstanding. Not only has he served and chaired numerous boards in the Suffolk County Dental Society and is currently the President Elect of the Suffolk County Dental Society, he is also the past president of the Stony Brook Alumni Association. In 2005, he created the Dimitrios Kilimitzoglou Pioneer in Dentistry Award, which is given each year at the Awards Ceremony in May, and in a further demonstration of his generosity, he created an Endowed Scholarship intended to recruit talented incoming dental students in 2011. In addition to serving members of his profession, the local community, and Stony Brook students and alumni, he also serves his country. In 2008, he became a Major in the United States Air Force/Air National Guard.
Following the presentation and acceptance of the 2017 School of Dental Medicine Distinguished Alumnus award, Dr. Kilimitzoglou led the class of 2020 in reciting the Hippocratic Oath.