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District 15 — Fellows in Action News — Spring For A Teddy Bear of Love project, 2017 Edition

May 22, 2017 — FELLOWS IN ACTION Dr. Kevin Beitchman Spring for a Teddy Bear of Love In April of 2014, ICD Fellow Dr. Kevin Beitchman of Texas developed a project he called Spring for a Teddy Bear of Love. He and his wife Linda wanted to do something to help cheer the children at the Methodist Children’s Hospital in San Antonio. The need was something the Beitchmans experienced first-hand. When their son, Joshua, was born prematurely in 1992, he was held in an intensive care incubator for a month, and had to undergo even surgery when he was just 5 days old. They remembered what a difficult time it was for them and...

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District 15 News — Dr. T. Bob Davis 2016-2018 ADI President

April 11, 2017 — ICD Fellow T. Bob Davis is now serving as President of the Academy of Dentistry International until 2018. Dr. Davis is also the pianist for our Annual ICD Convocations and one of our wonderful Volunteer Seminar Presenters who gives so much back by leading volunteer trips each year. Congratulations and thank you for serving dentistry in so many ways Dr. Davis!

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District 15 News — Drs. Baker and Kostohryz Presented CE Lecture on Dental Service in Third World Countries

February 15, 2017 — DALLAS — ICD Fellows Drs. John T. Baker and John G. Kostohryz presented a one-hour CE lecture on Providing Dental Service Techniques in Third World Countries to ICD Fellows on Thursday, February 9, 2017. Thank you, Drs. Baker and Kostohryz for your leadership and service to others! Photo on left (L to R): Dr. T. Bob Davis, Dr. Jon Williamson and Dr. John T. Baker Drs. Baker and Kostohryz with attendees!

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District 15 News — Dr. John T. Baker — Receives ADA International Volunteer Service Award

February 8, 2017 — Thank you Dr. Baker for your service and contributions to the dental community!

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Class of 2016 — District 15 New Fellows

October 26, 2016 — Congratulations to the New Fellows from District 15 Inducted October 21, 2016 in Denver, CO! Regent: Risé L. Martin Vice Regent: Jay C. Adkins Deputy Regent: Roland S. Davies Inductees: Jude T. Arisco - Temple, TX Kevin J. Beitchman - San Antonio, TX Dan Bentley - Manvel, TX Janelle Burnette Bicknell - Grand Prairie, TX Franklin Samuel Bonasso - Austin, TX Norman Russell Chu - Houston, TX Donald F. Cohen - Houston, TX Justin A. Dacy - Boerne, TX Brooke Zane Loftis Elmore - Temple, TX David Fray - Houston, TX Duc "Duke" M. Ho - Katy, TX Eric Hollander - Austin, TX Jennine K. Huet - The Woodlands, TX...

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District 15 News — 2016 Alumnus of the Year — Dr. James Chancellor

September 19, 2016 — Dr. James Chancellor of San Antonio, Texas received the 2016 University of Texas School of Dentistry's Alumnus Award (Class of 1971) from Dr. Leighton Wier, the 2014 Alumnus of the Year. Congratulations Dr. Chancellor! Photo Left to Right: Dr. Leighton Wier, Dr. James Chancellor and his wife Dr. Pat Chancellor Submitted by: District 15 ICD Past President Leighton Wier

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District 15 News — Fellow in Action — Dr. John T. Baker — Mexico

September 18, 2016 — Fellow in Action — Dr. John T. Baker Dr. Baker shares some aspects from his 38 mission trips to the Chihuahuan Desert in northern Mexico! For 20 years, my best friend Bob Burleson and I had been exploring the most secluded and impoverished areas of the Chihuahuan Desert in northern Mexico and adjacent Texas in the United States. Bob decided to do as much as possible to help these disadvantaged friends that we had come to know. Through the Baptist River Ministry Program, Bob started mission work that included habitat improvement, education, infrastructure development, medical and health clinics, dental clinics and more. I became the dentist for this endeavor, which...

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District 15 News — President Culotta-Norton Installs New Officers

September 2, 2016 — President Margaret Culotta-Norton installed the New District 15 Officers at their Annual ICD Breakfast on August 13, 2016, in Dallas, TX. Congratulations to Drs. Lutes, Gates, Miller and Gannaway!

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District 15 News — Dr. Don Lutes Receives Outstanding Contribution to Dentistry Award

September 2, 2016 — Thank you for your outstanding contribution to dentistry!

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District 15 News — Drs. Babin, Anderton and Shiller recognized for their 25+ years of ICD membership

September 2, 2016 — During the Texas Annual ICD Breakfast held on August 13, 2016 in Dallas, Texas, Drs. Babin, Anderton and Shiller were recognized for their 25-plus years of ICD membership. Congratulations!

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District 16 News — Dr. Patricia Blanton Named Interim Dean at James B. Edwards College of Dental Medicine at MUSC

July 1, 2016 — Congratulations Dr. Blanton from your friends in District 15 Texas!

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District 15 News — Texas Fellows Recognized for 25 Years of Dedication to the ICD

June 13, 2016 — Congratulations to those who have been recognized for 25 years of dedication to the ICD!

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District 15 News — Student Awards

June 13, 2016 — Texas A&M University College of Dentistry (The Dental School Formerly Known as Baylor) Student Awards

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District 15 News — Great Expectations

June 13, 2016 — The Great Expectations mentorship program continues to promote leadership and professionalism!

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District 15 News — Finding Tomorrow's Leaders By James S. Bone

June 13, 2016 — "Leaders don't create followers, they create more leaders." — Tom Peters Some time ago I heard someone say, "The sign of a great leader is one who finds their replacement." I wish I knew who originally said it so I could give them proper credit. I have repeated that saying many times, and each time I believe in it a little more. Somewhere along the way I modified it to say, "The sign of a great leader is one who finds their replacement, and then holds that person's hand." You could use the word mentorship to describe this relationship, but I think it goes much deeper. You may have mentored...

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District 15 NEWS - ICD Awards Presented During 2016 TDA

May 9, 2016 — These Texas ICD members were honored for their 25-year plus membership during the TDA Meeting . Pictured: Top left: Dr. T Bob Davis Top right: Drs. John Kostohryz and George Richards Bottom left: Drs. Russell Schlattman, Leighton Weir, Birgit Glass, Fred Phillips and Glenn Ruthaven Bottom right: Dr Charles Hoopingarner We would like to thank all of these Fellows for their continued dedication to the ICD!

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District 15 News - Dr. Paul Stubbs Receives the David S. Low Service Award

May 3, 2016 — The David S. Low Service Award, created in 2006, is awarded annually by the Board of Directors to those who give truly noteworthy and extraordinary service to the Western Region Examining Board. The award memorializes the 26 years of exceptional leadership that Dr. Low gave to WREB. This award, WREB’s highest commendation, recognizes the invaluable contributions that outstanding WREB team members render to the examining community. Recipients must demonstrate the highest level of commitment, dedication and innovation. In addition, they must possess a genuine compassion for candidates, patients, fellow examiners, and staff. WREB is pleased to announce that Dr. Paul Stubbs has been selected as the recipient of this year's...

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District 15 - Dr. T. Bob Davis has joined the ICD Annual Meeting Team to provide Convocation Music

December 29, 2015 — We are pleased to announce that Dr. T. Bob Davis has agreed to become part of our Annual Convocation Team and will continue the tradition of playing live music during the induction of New Fellows. We would like to thank Dr. Davis for agreeing to fill in for Dr. Robert Runzo when he retired last year after providing the Convocation music for more than 20 years. We will miss the Runzos as he and his wife JoAnn were an intricate part of the annual meeting as they both served on the Convocation Committee during those many years. Dr. Davis is also a recording concert pianist. We are delighted to have...

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District 15 News - The late Dr. William Raye Clitheroe received a Presidential Citation

December 10, 2015 — The late Dr. William Raye Clitheroe received a Presidential Citation for his many years of service to the ICD. His son Dr. R. Lee Clitheroe accepted this award for his father at the 2015 Convocation in Washington, DC.

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District 15 News - Dr. Leighton A. Wier received the Master Fellow Award

December 10, 2015 — Congratulations Dr. Wier!

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