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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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District 8 News — 2016 Humanitarian Award — Dr. Joshua Eastham

September 19, 2016 — Congratulations Joshua Eastham!

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District 8 News — White Coat Ceremony — University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry

June 29, 2016 — The University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry (UICCOD) held their White Coat Ceremony on Friday, August 21, 2015 for the Class of 2019 Dental Students and the Dentists in the International Dental Program Class of 2016. Dean Clark Sanford began the ceremony with a wonderful presentation about being a dental student, dental education and patient care. Dr. Keith Dickey, ISDS Foundation President; Dr. Edward Segal, ISDS President; Dr. Larry Williams, Illinois AGD President; ACD Illinois Section Editor and ICD District Eight Deputy Regent Dr. Susan Bishop and Dr. Susan Becker-Doroshow, CDS President then gave their congratulations to the students on the commencement of their dental education at the...

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District 8 News — Fellows in Action — Illinois Mission of Mercy

July 5, 2016 — The fourth ISDS Foundation Mission of Mercy was held on July 15-16, 2016 at the Gateway Center in Collinsville. It was a great success! Over 800 volunteers provided over $1,000,000 of free dental care to over 1500 patients! Many of our District 8 Fellows volunteered for this event. We would like to send a huge thank you out to everyone that participated in this event!

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District 8 — A Message From the Deputy Regent

June 29, 2016 — As the new International College of Dentists District 8 Deputy Regent, I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Spencer Pope, and I am an orthodontist practicing in the South and Southwest suburbs of Chicago. I earned my DDS and specialty certificate in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics from Northwestern University Dental School. After graduation I remained at NUDS to become an Assistant Professor and Clinic Director of the Orthodontic Department, up until the department’s closure in 1999. Since then I have been in private practice. In 2000 I joined the faculty at Marquette University School of Dentistry’s Department of Orthodontics, and teach part-time as an...

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District 8 News — ICD/ACD Luncheon — Midwinter Meeting 2016

June 29, 2016 — The Chicago Dental Society Midwinter meeting 2016 was a spectacular place to host the Eighth District Annual ICD Luncheon. This year we were pleased to share this event with our colleagues and friends from the Illinois section of the American College of Dentists. The luncheon was held on Saturday, February 27th at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place. Dr. George Zehak, the Chicago Dental Society President welcomed us along with the Illinois State Dental Society President, Brad Barnes. We were also honored to have the ICD USA Section President, Margot Culotta-Norton who also gave greetings from ICD. In attendance were ADA Trustees, Dr. Bruckheimer, Dr. Crowley, Dr. Fair, Dr. Fisch, Dr...

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District 8 News - Introducing New Regent Dr. Susan B. Bishop

December 28, 2015 — New District 8 Regent!

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Introducing Incoming USA Section Deputy Registrar Dr. Keith W. Suchy

December 8, 2015 — Congratulations Dr. Suchy!

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District 8 News - New Fellow Dinner

June 29, 2016 — On Thursday, November 19, 2015, we honored the new fellow inductees into the College at a dinner at McCormick & Schmicks in Skokie, IL. We shared this event with our colleagues from the American College of Dentistry as they honored their new inductees who are: Drs. Shafa Amirsoltani (Oak Park), Dante J. Fiandaca (Algonquin), David S. Gesko (Bloomington), Ronald M. Milnarik (Chicago), George A. Mandelaris (Oakbrook Terrace), Brenden D. Moon (Quincy), Darryl D. Pendleton (Chicago), Salvatore A. Storniolo (Arlington Heights) and David A. Williams (Northbrook). The guest speakers that night were Sharon Kantor Bogetz and Wendy Pesavento “Five Mistakes to avoid when forward planning the sale of your practice” The...

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Class of 2015 - District 8

November 16, 2015 — Congratulations to the Class of 2015 District 8 Inducted November 6, 2015 in Washington, DC Regent Keith W. Suchy - Westchester, IL Patrick Francis Foley - Lake Zurich, IL M. Nathalia Garcia - Alton, IL Kevin M. King - Downers Grove, IL Lawrence W. Kolar - Chicago, IL George Alexander Mandelaris - Oakbrook Terrace, IL Stephen D. Palatinus - Glen Ellyn, IL Randy A. Parmlee - Saint Jacob, IL Vipul Singhal - Chicago, IL Harry Watts - Peoria, IL Richard John Wright - Quincy, IL

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District 8 News — 2015 ISDS Annual Session Breakfast

June 29, 2016 — The Illinois Section of the American College of Dentists and the International College Dentists District Eight Breakfast was held at the Illinois State Dental Society Annual Session at the Westin Chicago North Shore in Wheeling, Illinois on Saturday, September 12, 2015. The keynote speaker for the event was Dr. David M. Preble, Vice President of the American Dental Association Practice Institute. Dr. Preble provided an excellent presentation about the current dental practice landscape and as well as some the ADA research statistics demonstrating the profile of the current and past dental population health and the practicing dentists in the United States. Dr. Preble also provided the audience with some of...

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District 8 News — White Coat Ceremony — SIU School of Dental Medicine

June 29, 2016 — Dr. Bruce Rotter administered the presentation of White Coats to the Class of 2019 students!

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Class of 2014 - District 8

October 21, 2014 — Congratulations to the Class of 2014 - District 8 Inducted October 10, 2014 in San Antonio, TX Michael J. Biasiello - Park Ridge, IL Spencer R. Bloom - Chicago, IL Tricia R. Crosby - St. Charles, IL Tanya L. DeSanto - Springfield, IL J. Michael Hudson - Decatur, IL William R. Kisker - Vernon Hills, IL Theresa B. Lao - Winfield, IL Brandon R. Maddox - Springfield, IL Kevin L. Patterson - La Grange, IL Kevin P. Ryan - Naperville, IL Salvatore Storniolo - Arlington Heights, IL Richard John Wright - Quincy, IL

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5/11/18 — International Dental Projects Best Practices Workshop — Chicago, IL

February 7, 2018 — ADA Headquarters International Volunteer Projects Best Practices Workshop Join your colleagues for a historic first assembly of international volunteer dental organizations and dental schools with international service projects. Network. Trade ideas. Help to develop best practices. Date: May 11, 2018 Registration fee: $50 Location: ADA Headquarters – 211 E. Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL You must have an ADA user ID and password to register. Instructions on how to set up a user ID and password are available in the gray box at the bottom of the registration page. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW This one-day workshop is designed for groups and institutions that are already involved in planning, directing, or implementing international...

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