WORCESTER — H. Martin Deranian, 94, a prominent Worcester Dentist, died on September 26, at his residence.
Born in Worcester on August 21, 1922, he was the son of Marderos and Varter (Bogigian) Deranian.
A graduate of South High School, Deranian furthered his education at Clark University, receiving a Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1945. Continuing on, he entered the University of Pennsylvania and received his D.D.S. in 1947. From 1947-1951, he was an Associate of Dr. Ronald M. King in Boston, prior to entering the United States Dental Reserve – Dental Corps of the US Navy in 1951. As a Lieutenant ( J.G. ) Dr. Deranian served overseas and independent duty during the Korean Conflict from 1951-1953.
Deranian had been in the private practice of general dentistry in Worcester from 1953 to his retirement in 2014 after more than 61 years.
He was a life member of the American Dental Society; a member, editor, and past president of the Worcester District Dental Society; a member and chairman of numerous committees of the Massachusetts Dental Society; past member and president of the American Academy of the History of Dentistry; a member of the American Prosthodontic Society; a member of the American Cleft Palate Association; a member of the American Medical Writer’s Association; and the founding president of the Armenian American Dental Society.
Community involvement was a hallmark for Deranian, as he served on numerous boards and committees i.e., Central Massachusetts Health Planning and Coordination Committee; Model Cities Health Supportive Services; Prescription Parents – a Cleft palate group; Planning Council of Community Services of Greater Worcester; and the Visiting Nurses Association of Worcester.