WARSAW — Dr. Steven C. Hollar, Warsaw dentist, was bestowed the honor Sagamore of the Wabash in a public ceremony in Indianapolis on Friday, Oct. 7. The Sagamore of the Wabash is the highest distinction given by Governor Pence for distinguished service in Indiana.
“Dr. Hollar served three terms, nine years, on the Indiana State Board of Dentistry with honor and distinction. Too often protectors of effective governance go unnoticed, but this honor lets all Hoosiers know we have taken notice and have benefited from your leadership and service,” said Deborah Frye, Director of Indiana Professional Licensing. The board is the authoritative body for maintaining public health and safety of dental consumers.
Dr. Hollar has been practicing in Warsaw since graduating from Indiana University School of Dentistry with honors in 1993. Hollar commented, “I am humbled and appreciative to receive such a prestigious award from the governor. My time serving the dental public and patients of our great Hoosier state has been a privilege and high mark in my career. All dentists must work every day to continue to maintain the ethics of our profession and respect of each patient we serve.”
The term “Sagamore” was used by early Native Americans in northeastern United States to describe someone among the tribe to whom the chief would look for wisdom, guidance and advice. Similarly, the Sagamore of the Wabash is one of Indiana’s highest honors and is given to those Hoosiers who have rendered distinguished service to the state and contributed greatly to our Hoosier heritage.
Dr. Hollar said he will continue to serve dentistry at the local, state and national levels. He is currently the Indiana Dental Association trustee and a delegate from Indiana at the national American Dental Association.