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District 6 News — Dr. Gerald Karr Presents 2018 ICD Student Awards to Tennessee Schools

July 12, 2018 — May 5, 2018 — District 6 Regent Dr. Gerald Karr presented Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry student Dr. Stephanie Brown with the 2018 ICD Student Humanitarian Award and Dr. Jeremy Sprouse with the 2018 ICD Student Leadership Award. Dr. Karr also presented Dr. Brent Danley with the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Dentistry 2018 ICD Leadership Award. Congratulations Drs. Brown, Sprouse and Danley! Photo (L - R): Meharry Leadership Award Winner Dr. Jeremy Sprouse, Dr. Gerald Karr 6th District Regent, Meharry Humanitarian Award Winner Dr. Stephanie Brown, Dr. Jay Hight Tennessee Deputy Regent, and University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Dentistry Leadership Award Winner Dr. Brent Danley

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District 6 — Fellow In Action News — Dr. John C. Osborn — Remote Area Medical 2018

February 22, 2018 — Remote Area Medical In June of 1993, I volunteered for my first Remote Area Medical (RAM) clinic in Union County Tennessee. Early that Saturday morning RAM founder Stan Brock and another volunteer showed up in an old pickup truck with two well-worn dental chairs in the back, and moved them into the basement conference room of the local Health Department. Dental Volunteers used their own instruments and disposable supplies to provide extractions, fillings, and cleanings while the Volunteer Optometrists did eye exams in the room next door and dispensed second-hand eyeglasses provided by the local Lions Club. In the early days, much of RAM’s focus was on poor communities outside...

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Class of 2017 — District 6

November 14, 2017 — Congratulations to the District 6 Class of 2017 inducted October 19, 2017 in Atlanta, GA! DISTRICT 6 LEADERSHIP Regent: Gerald R. Karr - TN Vice Regent: Arnold S. Jacobson - MO Deputy Regent: H. Fred Howard - KY Deputy Regent: John L. Sheets - MO Deputy Regent: James R. Hight, Jr. - TN Deputy Regent: W. Craig Wilcox, Jr. - WV DISTRICT 6 CLASS OF 2017 G. Mitchell Baldree — Chattanooga, TN David R. Barnes — Jackson, TN Steven E. Brock — Knoxville, TN Joshua Campbell — Knoxville, TN Jerry Wayne Caudill — Campbellsburg, KY Stephanie Copeland — St. Louis, MO Jamie Michele Day — Bridgeport, WV Robert Southgate Elam...

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District 6 News — Dr. H. Clifton Simmons III Receives the 2017 Dr. Jack Wells Memorial Dedication to Dentistry Award

July 11, 2017 — At the TDA’s Opening Session and Breakfast of the 150th Annual Session, Dr. H. Clifton Simmons III was presented with the TDA’s highest honor – the Dr. Jack Wells Memorial Dedication to Dentistry Award. In his acceptance speech, Dr. Simmons thanked those friends, family and educators who paved the way for the challenges and opportunities he encountered during his professional path. A native of Portland, Tennessee, Dr. Simmons graduated from the Tennessee Technological University in 1971 and earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry in 1977. Dr. Simmons has served the dental needs of the Nashville area for more than 39 years...

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District 6 News — Dr. Barry Hopper Named 2016 Health Equity Hero

April 10, 2017 — DentaQuest Honors Dentists For Removing Barriers to Dental Care January 10, 2017 By: Michelle Manchir DentaQuest in December named seven health leaders 2016 Health Equity Heroes, including ICD Fellow Dr. Barry Hopper. The awards are given to people who have "made significant contributions toward removing barriers to health services advocating for the underserved and addressing health disparities." Dr. Barry Hopper Dr. Hopper, of Bristol, Tennessee, achieved this by developing and funding the mass production of disposable toothbrushes with preapplied xylitol toothpaste that children in public schools in his home county can use to brush their teeth in a school classroom or hallway without water. He has distributed 40,000 of the...

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Class of 2016 — District 6 New Fellows

October 26, 2016 — Congratulations to the New Fellows from District 6 inducted October 21, 2016 in Denver, CO! Regent: Gerald R. Karr - TN Vice Regent: Arnold S. Jacobson - MO Deputy Regents: H. Fred Howard - KY; John L. Sheets - MO; James R. Hight, Jr. - TN; Michael D. Medovic - WV Inductees: George Adams Jr. - Nashville, TN Jeffrey D. Amstutz - Memphis, TN Carrie Kiefer Arquitt - Springfield, MO Scott Gibson Blackman - Clarksville, TN David Warren Champion, Jr. - Hixson, TN William E. Collins - Pikeville, KY H. Groves Cooke III - Washington, MO Jon M. Copeland - Wildwood, MO Guy Deyton - Kansas City, MO Daphne C...

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District 6 News — Dr. DeWayne B. McCamish Elected President of the American Association of Orthodontists

June 27, 2016 — ST. LOUIS – May 3, 2016 Dr. DeWayne B. McCamish, DDS, MS, an orthodontist with offices in Chattanooga, Signal Mountain, and Ooltewah, Tennessee, has been elected the 2016-17 president of the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO), the world's oldest and largest dental specialty organization with more than 18,000 members. The election was recently held during the AAO's 116 th Annual Session in Orlando. "It is both a privilege and an honor to serve orthodontic patients and the orthodontists who provide their treatment the world over through the AAO," said Dr. McCamish. "Each year the AAO helps members deliver the best possible care to their patients by providing them and their...

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Class of 2015 - District 6

November 16, 2015 — Congratulations to the Class of 2015 District 6 Inducted November 6, 2015 in Washington, DC Regent Gerald R. Karr - Clarksville, TN Jonathan R. Abraham - Charleston, WV Garth D. Bobrowski - Greensburg, KY Robert B. Carney III - Jackson, TN Larry L. Cunningham, Jr. - Lexington, KY Ansley Howell Depp - Highland Heights, KY John Porter Dinsmore - Knoxville, TN Tom Flanagan - Chattanooga, TN James L. Fox - Cape Girardeau, MO John M. Freeze - Cape Girardeau, MO Vicki Davis Guffey - Knoxville, TN Lori Henderson - Columbia, MO Sue-Young Hong - St. Louis, MO Ben Jamison - Murfreesboro, TN Michael R. Johnson - Hixson, TN Roger Dale...

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