I met Michael at the 2009 Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting, introduced by a common friend, Gerhard Seeberger.
After that, for several occasions we had the opportunity to have a series of conversations.
I was literally astonished when, surfing on the ADA webpage, noticed the announcement of his sudden death in Mexico City.
This is always inexplicable, brutal, particular, as it was the case when so premature.
I’ll always keep in my mind an image of Michael of sympathy, kindness, integrity.
To all the family, particularly to his wife Caroline (Coco), friends, colleagues and to the Chicago Dental Society, my deepest condolences.