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Community - December 28, 2011

Lana Sundahl retires from dental practice

More than 70 former patients and their families gathered Dec. 4 at a party in the office of Dr. Jan Gabus for Dr. Lana Sundahl, who is retiring after practicing dentistry for the past 33 years.

Dr. Sundahl, who began her practice in 1978, said she is the first woman to set up her own dental practice in Menlo Park.

She said she has two other firsts. She was the first woman president of the Mid-Western Dental Society, a nonprofit organization providing dental care to those unable to afford it. Further, she was the first woman president of any dental society in California.

Dr. Sundahl's patients will now be cared for by Dr. Jan Gabus, who shares the same medical building at 1300 University Ave. in Menlo Park. Dr. Gabus is a longtime friend and associate.

In retirement, Dr. Sundahl and her husband, Roger, Portola Valley residents, plan to spend more time with their grandchildren and their North Dakota family. She said she is looking forward to time for gardening and staying in touch with many of her former patients.

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