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District 8 News — Dr. Keith W. Suchy 2019 Nonprofit Volunteer of the Year

July 22, 2019 — ICD USA Section Deputy Regent Dr. Keith W. Suchy was named the 2019 Nonprofit Volunteer of the Year by the West Suburban Philanthropic Network (WSPN) during their 17th Annual Philanthropy Awards luncheon. "People's Resource Center (PRC) supporter and former Board President, Keith Suchy, D.D.S was awarded the Nonprofit Volunteer of the Year award. During the twenty-two years, Dr. Suchy was on the PRC Board, he was instrumental in starting the Dental Clinic, which served low-income residents. When the clinic closed, he founded the Chicago Dental Society Foundation Dental Clinic, which is in operation today. The clinic has provided over $2.8 million in free dental care to families who otherwise could...

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District 8 News — Dr. Thomas E. Sullivan Volunteered with Mission of Mercy in Illinois

June 3, 2019 — Dr. Thomas E. Sullivan, former ADA Vice President and current ICD Fellow met with Sgt. Christopher Flynn an Army Veteran who served in Desert Storm and Somalia at the Mission of Mercy (MOM) event in Illinois. Dr. Sullivan and a team of volunteer dentists provided Sgt. Flynn with dental treatment. Sgt. Flynn's dental transformation took place over several months at no cost to Sgt. Flynn. "I haven't had this kind of smile and confidence for years" - Mr. Flynn told ADA News. Thank you for "Serving Others"! Click Here to read Volume 50 NO.2 ADA News - Click on the "Veteran's priceless' smile headline to read the full article.

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District 8 News — A Fun Fact About Dentistry

April 17, 2019 — Dr. Pick treats patients of all ages. This sweet little girl had a frenectomy done by laser. The laser has amazing advantages; no scaring, no bleeding, no swelling, no stitches, almost no post-procedural pain, a reduction in surgical time, and excellent accuracy. Did you know... Dr. Pick pioneered the laser frenectomy procedure and was the first to ever do one in the world, in 1984!

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District 8 News — True Hero and Fellows Serving Others

April 12, 2019 — HERO! This is what a hero looks like. As you all know on February 15th, 2019 there was a mass shooting at the Henry Pratt Company here in Aurora, Illinois. There were 6 policemen injured and 4 sustained gunshot wounds. This is our patient and HERO Reynaldo - one of the Aurora policeman that was hit by gunfire that day. I can not imagine what he went through both physically and mentally. You all know the respect that I have for those that carry a badge as they put their lives on the line every day. Because of his courage and the fact he saved lives that day, he is...

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District 8 News — 2018 Humanitarian Student Award

March 5, 2019 — Congratulations to Evelyn Nord-England from SIU Dental School for receiving the Humanitarian Award from the International College of Dentists. She is pictured with Associate Professor and Interim Associate Dean Dr. Kenneth Rawson.

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District 8 News — Dr. Keith Suchy Received the 2019 Thaddeus V. Weclew Memorial Award

February 26, 2019 — On February 23, 2019, at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place Hotel in Chicago, IL, Dr. Keith Suchy receieved the ICD USA Section District 8 2019 Thaddeus V. Weclew Memorial Award for his invaluable services to the dental profession. Congratulations Dr. Suchy! Thank you for Serving Others!

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District 8 News — Dr. Mary Hayes Provided Over 100 Free Dental Exam to Peace Corps Applicants

January 25, 2019 — In 2018, Dr. Mary Hayes Provided her 100th Free Dental Exam to Peace Corps Applicants. She has since passed the 100 marker! Your kind services are greatly appreciated. Thank you for Serving Others

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Class of 2018 — District 8

January 2, 2019 — Congratulations and Welcome!

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District 8 News — Practice Management Lecture given by Dr. Bob Pick of the Illinois Chapter for Dental Nachos!

December 22, 2018 — Dr. Bob Pick of the Illinois Chapter spoke on November 8th and 9th, 2018 in Philadelphia, for Dr. Paul Goodman who runs the super successful Facebook Group known as Dental Nachos. He lectured on "Powerful Management Secrets of the Super Successful Dental Business: New Patients, Growth & Wealth Creation!" A topic so important in today's dental environment! Covered was the ever importance use of a "PBR!" - for The Pick Business-Team-Building Retreat, developing your Brand (what do you and your team do better than anyone else), a business SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats), and STEW, hiring the right team and team development, 'Why" you do what you do, social...

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Professional Photos from 2018 Annual Meeting, Convocation & Luau in Honolulu, HI — Available on Smug Mug!

October 31, 2018 — Dear Fellows, The Professional Photos from the 2018 Annual Meeting, Convocation and Luau taken by photographer Dave Miyamoto are now available on Smug Mug. By clicking the link below you can: Purchase prints Download a free jpeg by clicking on download arrow located below each photo https://davemiyamoto.smugmug.com/2018/International-College-of-Dentists Congratulations to the ICD Class of 2018! We will be posting many of our staff photos on our FACEBOOK page. Check there often and LIKE our page. In Fellowship, ICD USA Section

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District 8 News — ICD Fellows Volunteer at Illinois State Dental Society Mission of Mercy

August 3, 2018 — July 19 - 21, 2018 — ICD Fellows volunteered at the Illinois State Dental Society Mission of Mercy (MOM) at the Bank of Springfield Center. Over 1180 patients were seen over the 2 days by over 1106 volunteers. Over $1 Million dollars worth of dental treatment was provided including teeth cleanings, restorations, extractions and dental appliances. The priority patients on the first day were the Veterans of Illinois who have served our country proudly and now needed help with the dental care. Over 250 Veterans were seen on that day. The MOM was visited by several state legislators and US Senator Dick Durbin stopped by to see what the dental...

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District 8 News — ICD USA Section Funding Awarded to the Extramural Program at the University of Illinois-Chicago College Of Dentistry

July 11, 2018 — Congratulations to the Extramural Program at the University of Illinois-Chicago College of Dentistry! They are once again being awarded funding from the International College of Dentists for their program which includes countries outside of the US. The funds will help the College’s international service learning rotations. The College offers rotations in Guatemala, Tanzania, and China. At these rotations, students learn how dentistry is practiced in foreign countries and share their knowledge of American dentistry with their hosts. Photo (L - R): Janelle Wade, Drs. Patrick Smith, Caswell Evans, Susan Bishop and Khatija Noorullah.

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District 8 News — Dr. Philip L. Schefke Volunteers at the Heal Elgin Free Clinic

June 11, 2018 — June 10, 2018 — Dr. Philip L. Schefke along with several other dentists and Midwestern University (MWU) students provided dental care for Elgin residents during the Heal Elgin Free Clinic that was held in the Elgin Adventist Church. Thank you for serving others and giving back to the community! Featured Image: MWU student performing dental work. Content and photos retrieved from: Dr. Philip L. Schefke (Facebook)

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District 8 News — Dr. Randall B. Grove Receives his Honorary Doctor of Science Degree from UIC

June 11, 2018 — May 12, 2018 — ICD USA Section Honorary Fellow (October 18, 2002) Randall B. Grove received his Honorary Doctor of Science Degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) at the Spring UIC College of Dentistry Commencement Ceremony. Honorary Degrees are the highest award conferred by UIC. An Honorary Degree may be awarded for exemplary and extraordinary contributions either to the scholarly or professional world, to public service, or to UIC's achievements and the ideals of its missions of teaching, research, service, and economic development. Mr. Randall B. Grove has served as the Executive Director of the Chicago Dental Society (CDS) for the past 28 years. This organization, so...

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District 8 News — GHSA Chapter at Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine

April 16, 2018 — On February 9, 2018, the new Global Health Student Association (GHSA) chapter at Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine held its first meeting. Along with the nine executive board members, 47 students ranging from 1st-year students to 4th-year students attended. GHSA was able to introduce everyone to this new organization and let them know what they have planned for the future! Everyone is very excited and can't wait to get started on future service projects! Leadership President: Rachel Ramsay Vice President: Kamiya Khatwani Secretary: Claire Willenborg Treasurer: Tara Habibi Fundraising Chair: Margaret Bauer Assistant Fundraising Chair: Katelyn Genenbacher Public Relations Chair: Maya Habibi Assistant Public Relations Chair: Stefanie Curtis...

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Class of 2017 — District 8

November 14, 2017 — Congratulations to the District 8 Class of 2017 inducted October 19, 2017 in Atlanta, GA! DISTRICT 8 LEADERSHIP Regent: Susan B. Bishop Vice Regent: Mary A. Starsiak Deputy Regent: D. Spencer Pope DISTRICT 8 CLASS OF 2017 Bryan C. Blew — Moline, IL Kimberley M. H. Bolden — Chicago, IL Bethel Buerk — Troy, IL Mark L. Cannon — Long Grove, IL Mary Joyce Gomez — Chicago, IL Preetha Panose Kanjirath — Downers Grove, IL Susan Mayer — Chicago, IL Ronald D. Riggins — Moline, IL Michael Tauber — Oak Park, IL Ronald Joseph Waryjas — Burr Ridge, IL Individual photos featured in the below photo gallery taken by Robb Cohen Photography & Video.

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District 8 News — Dr. Mary J. Hayes Provides Free Dental Exam to Peace Corps Applicant Jeremy Haggard

April 25, 2017 — Dr. Mary J. Hayes provides a free dental examination and x-rays to Peace Corps applicant Jeremy Haggard as part of the ICD Peace Corps program. A note from Jeremy Haggard: "The visit was phenomenal, and the staff and Dr. Hayes were so kind!" "Thanks to you and the International College of Dentists for making the Peace Corps Program available to those of us about to serve." Submitted by: Jeremy Haggard

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District 8 News — The Illinois ACD-ICD Annual Luncheon Was A Success

March 2, 2017 — Thank you fellow Illinois ACD Board Members, John Hagopian and Toni Roucka, and ICD Board Members, Sue Bishop, Mary Starsiak and Spencer Pope, for helping make the Annual Luncheon a huge success at the CDS Midwinter Meeting. We look forward to the members coming back for the September Luncheon and the New Member in the fall. Dates and times to be announced. Stay tuned.

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District 8 News — Illinois Supports the International Student Experience Program

March 1, 2017 — ICD District 8 Treasurer Dr. Spencer Pope presented a check to Dr. Caswell Evans, Associate Dean for Prevention and Public Health Sciences, and Dr. Clark Stanford, Dean of University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry, for the support of their International Student Experience Program. This donation will help fund the upcoming mission trips to Guatemala and Tanzania. Submitted by: Dr. Spencer Pope

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Class of 2016 — District 8 New Fellows

October 26, 2016 — Congratulations to the New Fellows from District 8 inducted October 21, 2016 in Denver, CO! Regent: Susan B. Bishop Vice Regent: Mary A. Starsiak Deputy Regent: D. Spencer Pope Inductees: Daniel J. Beer - Normal, IL YiHsiung Huang - Westmont, IL Poonam Jain - Staunton, IL John P. Kenney - Park Ridge, IL Amanda J. Lewis - Decatur, IL Charles F. Martello - Frankfort, IL Kenneth Rawson - Alton, IL Melissa K. Roehm Stigall - Peoria, IL Joseph Andrew Tylka - Long Grove, IL Ryan R. Vahdani - Chicago, IL Stacey K. Van Scoyoc - Bloomington, IL Darien J. Weatherspoon - Chicago, IL

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