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District 11 News — Dr. Dexter Barnes Provides Free Dental Exam to Peace Corps Applicant Aaron Honore

August 26, 2018 — Dr. Dexter Barnes provided a free dental examination and x-rays to Peace Corps applicant Aaron Honore. Mr. Honore will be traveling to Zambia with the Peace Corps. Thank you for "Serving Others"

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District 11 News — Dr. Dexter Barnes Provides Free Dental Exam to Peace Corps Applicant Renata Lumanau

August 9, 2018 — Dr. Dexter Barnes provided a free dental examination and x-rays to Peace Corps applicant Renata Lumanau. Ms. Lumanau is a University of Washington graduate originally from Indonesia and Singapore. She came to the United States during her High School years. She will be traveling to Peru with the Peace Corps in March of 2019. Thank you for "Serving Others"

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District 11 News — Dr. Dexter Barnes Provides Free Dental Exam to Peace Corps Applicant Sean Adair

June 29, 2018 — Dr. Dexter Barnes provided a free dental examination and x-rays to Peace Corps applicant Sean Adair. Over the past month, Dr. Barnes has been able to provide 5 Peace Corps applicants with exams. Thank you for Serving Others!

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District 11 News — Dr. Gary E. Heyamoto Receives Citizen of the Year Award

June 11, 2018 — May 16, 2018 — Dr. Gary E. Heyamoto received the Snohomish County Dental Society (SCDS) 2018 Special Recognition/Citizen of the Year Award at the SCDS Meeting held at the Mill Creek Country Club in Mill Creek, Washington. Dr. Heyamoto is a 1980 UWSOD Graduate, and has received professional recognition from the International College of Dentists - USA Section, L.D. Pankey Institute, the Academy of General Dentistry, the Pierre Fauchard Academy, Academy of Dentistry International, American College of Dentists and so much more! He is currently involved with the Washington State Oral Cancer/HPV Awareness Coalition. Outside of dentistry, Dr. Heyamoto is active in the Seattle sports scene — coaching youth programs,...

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District 11 News — Dr. Van Ramos Jr. Receives the Washington Academy of General Dentistry's Appreciation Award

June 11, 2018 — June 5, 2018 — Dr. Van Ramos Jr. received the Washington Academy of General Dentistry's (AGD) Appreciation Award at the University of Washington School of Dentistry. Dr. Ramos received this award for his commitment to the University of Washington and his exceptional dedication to the Washington AGD. Content retrieved from: AGD UWSOD Chapter (Facebook)

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District 11 News — Dr. Timothy A. Hess Receives AGD Lifelong Learning and Service Recognition

June 11, 2018 — Timothy A. Hess receives the prestigious Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) Lifelong Learning and Service Recognition (LLSR) at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans. The LLSR symbolizes a member's dedication to remaining current in dentistry and giving back to his or her community. Congratulations Dr. Hess! Thank you for your dedication and service to dentistry! Photo (L - R): Lisa Hess and Dr. Timothy Hess Content and photos retrieved from: Dr. Timothy Hess (Facebook)

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District 11 News — Dr. Mark Walker Receives 2018 Distinguished Alumnus Award

May 9, 2018 — On Saturday, May 5, 2018, Dr. Mark Walker was honored with the 2018 Distinguished Alumnus Award in recognition of his outstanding career and service to organized dentistry at the University of Washington Dental School gala dinner. Congratulations Dr. Walker! Photo (L to R): Dr. Mark Walker and Dr. Dexter Barnes, ICD USA Section Past President.

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District 11 News — Dr. William Fraser Receives Distinguished Service Award

May 7, 2018 — ICD Fellow Dr. William Fraser was awarded Montana's Distinguished Service Award during the March ICD/ACD joint meeting. Dr. Fraser is the ICD District 11 Immediate Past Regent. Congratulations Dr. Fraser! Photo (L to R): Montana Deputy Regent Dr. John E. Smith and Dr. William M. Fraser

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District 11 News — ICD/ACD OR/WA Joint Meeting held March 10, 2018

April 23, 2018 — The ICD/ACD held their Annual Oregon/Washington Joint Meeting on March 10, 2018 at the Multnomah Athletic Club in Portland, Oregon. The dinner and lecture were well attended, and the presentation title was: "How Animation Works and Its History", with speaker Neisje Morrell. Ms. Morrell is a studio and freelance 2D animator based in Portland Oregon. She has experience in animating commercials, TV shows, music videos and mobile games. In attendance were special guests Dr. Joseph Crowley, ADA President, and his wife Pauletta. Photo (L - R): Dr. and Mrs. Asai, Dr. Lawton, and Dr. and Mrs. Crowley.

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Multi-District News — International Volunteer Service Award Recipients

February 15, 2018 — 2017 Recipients of the American Dental Association International Volunteer Service Award! Congratulations to these ICD Fellows!! - Dr. William Bachand, GA - Dr. Thomas Blake, IN - Dr. Steven Ellinwood, IN - Dr. Ronald Fritz, CA - Dr. James Jespersen, IA - Dr. Francis Kihara, HI - Dr. Rebecca Siscel, AZ - Dr. Carl Vorhies, OR The International Volunteer Service Award recognizes ADA members who have volunteered in developing countries to improve the oral health and overall health of individuals. These volunteers must be an active, life, student or retired member of the American Dental Association; have served in an international location with a program sponsored by a dental school...

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District 11 News — 47th Annual Ernest M. Jones Memorial Lectureship — Guest Speaker ICD Fellow Robert L. Frazer Jr.

December 6, 2017 — The 47th Annual Ernest M. Jones Memorial Lectureship was held on March 24, 2017, at the University of Washington in Seattle, sponsored in part by the University of Washington Dental Alumni Association. This event was very well attended. The guest speaker was ICD Fellow Dr. Robert L. Frazer Jr. Dr. Frazer presented The Art of Becoming A 'Purple Cow' Dental Practice - Creating the Remarkable, Thriving Practice Through Focused Strategy and Emotional Intelligence . His presentation addressed Applied Strategic Planning and key interpersonal dynamics. He introduced the three strategic windows for market leadership in the dental industry. "There are only two choices. Win by being more ordinary, more standard and...

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Class of 2017 Honorary Fellows

November 19, 2017 — Congratulations to the 2017 Honorary Fellows inducted October 19, 2017 in Atlanta, GA! 2017 HONORARY FELLOWS Arthur Fernand Hickham, Jr. — New Orleans, LA Derrick G. Luksch — Corvallis, OR Nancy A. Nisbett — Austin, TX Paula W. Rinaudo — Gonzales, LA Individual photos featured in the below photo gallery taken by Robb Cohen Photography & Video.

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Class of 2017 — District 11

November 14, 2017 — Congratulations to the District 11 Class of 2017 inducted October 19, 2017 in Atlanta, GA! DISTRICT 11 LEADERSHIP Regent: David E. Houten - WA Vice Regent: Thomas D. Pollard - OR Deputy Regent: Phyllis L. Pendergrast - AK Deputy Regent: John S. Kriz - ID Deputy Regent: John E. Smith - MT Deputy Regent: David J. Dowsett - OR Deputy Regent: Mary K. Smith - WA DISTRICT 11 CLASS OF 2017​ Albert R. Bird — University Place, WA Lisa A. Block — Gig Harbor, WA Jason R. Bourne — Marysville, WA Bruce Burton — Hood River, OR Douglas Lynn Coe — Walla Walla, WA Mark DiRe — Bellevue, WA Christian...

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District 11 News — Montana Fellow Dr. Leslie Hayes Receives MDA T.T. RyderAward

July 19, 2017 — Fellow Dr. Leslie Hayes received the MDA T.T. Ryder Award from Dr. Jane Gillette, right, and Dr. Tim Lawhorn during the Montana meeting held in June 2017. Congratulations Dr. Hayes! In 1967, the Montana Dental Association established this award to be presented to MDA members who have "rendered outstanding service to the profession and to their community."

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District 11 News — Idaho Fellows Receive IDA Spud of the Year Award

July 16, 2017 — Drs. Jack Matunas and John Blaisdell each received the ICD Spud Member of the Year Award at the IDA Meeting held June 22, 2017. Dr. Matunas was honored for his work on the Idaho Dental Foundation, and Dr. Blaisdell (pictured with Dr. Ferguson) was honored for his work in organized dentistry.

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District 11 News — Fellows in Action — Nepal 2017

May 12, 2017 — Dr. Kaz Rafia and Dr. George Manos completed a week of volunteer dental work in Nepal.

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District 11 News — Dr. David Minahan Receives 2017 Distinguished Alumnus Award

April 26, 2017 — Dr. David M. Minahan (’75) 2017 Distinguished Alumnus Award Recipient In a 2013 WSDA News profile of Dr. Minahan, the newly elected WSDA president, Dr. Mark Walker (’81) called him “a great friend who is always willing to lend a hand.” Dr. Minahan’s long history of service to the WSDA, with honors including a WSDA Presidential Award in 2001, more than bears that out. As WSDA president in 2013-14, he displayed his exceptional people skills and persuasive abilities, helping the WSDA to convince legislators that access to dental care would be better served by residency programs and other measures in lieu of a midlevel provider. His previous ASDA activity includes...

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District 11 News — Dr. Dexter Barnes Receives the 2017 Honorary Lifetime Member Award

April 26, 2017 — Dr. Dexter E. Barnes ('69) 2017 Honorary Lifetime Member Award Recipient Dr. Barnes (“Deck” to all who know him) has compiled stellar credentials in dentistry, including presidency of the Washington State Dental Association, the Washington State Oral Health Foundation, and most recently the International College of Dentists (ICD). He is also a Fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy and the American College of Dentists. These and other accomplishments earned him recognition as our Dental Alumni Association’s 1998 Distinguished Alumnus. Yet in his service to our School of Dentistry, he has had a unique impact that will be recognized with this year’s Honorary Lifetime Member Award. This year marked the 47...

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District 11 News — Message from Regent Dr. David E. Houten

March 7, 2017 — District 11 Regent Dr. Houten shares a message about his objectives and goals for 2017.

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District 11 — Fellows in Action News — Organized 4-Day Free Healthcare Clinic

February 17, 2017 — October 2016 — Drs. Jeffrey Parrish and Michael Karr organized and managed the Seattle 4-day free clinic that was held at the Key Arena. Over 400 caregivers and their staffs worked together to provide a full range of free dental, vision and medical care to the underserved population in the region. The next clinic is scheduled to be held on October 26 - 29, 2017.

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