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The 2019 Annual Meeting, Convocation and Dinner will be held September 3 – 6, 2019 at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square Hotel

January 29, 2019 — Dear Fellows, The International College of Dentists USA Section 2019 Annual Meeting, Convocation and Dinner Dance will be held in conjunction with the ADA FDI World Dental Congress in San Francisco, CA from September 3-6, 2019. Our Headquarters Hotel will be the Hilton San Francisco Union Square Hotel. Registration will be managed through the ADA's website once again this year. The ADA will be sending out an early registration link around February 13, 2019. ICD Group Code: ICDSFO Read More >

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Antibiotic Resistance, What you don't know can hurt you!

June 10, 2019 — In Vancouver, British Columbia on May 10, 2019, Dr. Christine Benoit (Rhode Island), ICD Antibiotic Awareness Sub-Committee, explained the critical individual, community and global threat of antibiotic resistance. The ICD's mission is to make available information from the CDC Get Smart: Know When Antibiotics Work and the World Health Organization, to assist Fellows globally in understanding the critical importance of antibiotic resistance, as well as appropriate use and over-prescribing issues facing the world today. Attendees were instructed to use the ICD.org web site under Projects, and cdc.gov/getsmart to gather additional information. "Very useful information", "I'm surprised to learn that" and "wish it was longer" were comments from the USA and...

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District 4 NAVY News — NPDS Student Awards for Research

June 7, 2019 — BETHESDA, MD — JUNE 7, 2019 International College of Dentists USA Section President Peter P. Korch III presented the Student Awards for Research during the 2019 Naval Postgraduate Dental School (NPDS) Graduation Ceremony. Photo: LCDR Elizabeth A. Polak, DC, USN and Dr. Peter P. Korch III, ICD USA Section President Award Recipients Winner: LCDR Elizabeth A. Polak, DC, USN *First Runner Up: Major Parth Mewar, DC, USA Second Runner Up: Major Kimberly N. Tong, USAF, DC Photo: Major Kimberly N. Tong, DC, USA and Dr. Peter P. Korch III, ICD USA Section President Congratulations to all of the award winners! * Major Parth Mewar, DC, USA was unable to attend...

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The USA Section of the International College of Dentists is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Amrita R. Patel as the Fellow Ambassador of Social Media

May 30, 2019 — GAITHERSBURG, MD—May 30, 2019 The USA Section of the International College of Dentists is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Amrita R. Patel as the Fellow Ambassador of Social Media. In this position, Dr. Patel will be working with the ICD USA Section Leaders, Staff and Fellows to strategically develop ICD USA Section news and information on their USA Section Social Media platforms. Dr. Patel was inducted into the College in 2018 with a strong commitment toward improving dental health in underserved areas within the United States and internationally along with an ongoing dedication to the education of new dentists. She is the current Chair of the New Dentist...

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District 16 News — International Student Experience Check Presented to the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry

May 23, 2019 — April 4, 2019 — Dr. Michael Healy, FICD, Senior Associate Dean for Student Services presented the International Student Experience check from the ICD USA Section and the ICD USA Section Foundation to Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Dentistry. VCU School of Dentistry received $688.63 from the ICD's USA Section and USA Section Foundation to help defray the costs of Ms. Hasita Patel's 2018 mission trip to Slovenia. Ms. Patel is a member of the class of 2019 at VCU School of Dentistry. The ICD USA Section International Student Experience Program provides dental students of today the educational and cultural enrichment necessary for professional leadership in the global community tomorrow...

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Class of 2018 — Honorary Fellows

April 10, 2019 — Congratulations and Welcome!

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District 3 News — Dr. James A. H. Tauberg President-Elect of the Pennsylvania Dental Association

April 8, 2019 — Saturday, April 6, 2019 — Dr. James A. H. Tauberg was inducted as President-Elect of the Pennsylvania Dental Association at the Pennsylvania Dental Meeting in Gettysburg, PA. Congratulations Dr. Tauberg! We are wishing you a very successful year as President-Elect of the PDA! Photo L to R: ICD USA Section President Dr. Peter P Korch III with District 3 President-Elect Dr. A. H. Tauberg

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District 3 News — Dr. Charles J. Incalcaterra President of the Pennsylvania Dental Association

April 8, 2019 — Saturday, April 6, 2019 — Dr. Charles J. Incalcaterra was inducted as President of the Pennsylvania Dental Association (PDA) at the Pennsylvania Dental Meeting in Gettysburg, PA. His Predecessor Dr. James M. Boyle III who is also the ICD USA Section District 3 Vice Regent is now the Immediate Past President of the PDA. Congratulations Dr. Incalcaterra! We are wishing you a very successful year as President of the PDA!

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ICD USA Section BOR Serving Others — District 1 Regent Eliot Paisner

March 30, 2019 — Message from District 1 Regent, Eliot Paisner: I am going to do it! This seasoned guy plans to ride the 2019 Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC), a 192 mile 2-day bicycle ride from Sturbridge, MA to Provincetown, MA. The purpose of the ride is to raise funds for cancer research and treatment at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. I am inspired to this challenge by my little friend and hero, “CC”, a 3-year-old boy recently diagnosed with leukemia. CC is bravely undergoing extensive treatments for his cancer at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. 100% of the funds raised go to Dana Farber research. My fundraising goes directly to blood disorder cancers. Help...

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ICD USA Section BOR Serving Others — 2019 Vice President Gerald Karr

March 27, 2019 — BOR SERVING OTHERS Vice President Gerald Karr volunteering on a mission trip in Ghana, West Africa. This photo is from one of the many mission trips Dr. Karr has served on.

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ICD USA Section BOR Serving Others — 2019 President Peter Korch

March 26, 2019 — BOR SERVING OTHERS President Peter Korch volunteering for the Pennsylvania Mission of Mercy (MOM-n-PA) events, along with Fellow Gary Davis (Project Director for PA).

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District 5 News — International Student Experience Check Presented to Augusta University

March 22, 2019 — Dr. Bruce Ashendorf presented the check from the ICD USA Section and the ICD USA Section Foundation to Dean Carol Lefebvre of the Dental College of Georgia (DCG) at Augusta University. The school received $688.63 from the ICD's USA Section and USA Section Foundation to help defray the costs of the students' mission trip. The ICD USA Section International Student Experience Program provides dental students of today the educational and cultural enrichment necessary for professional leadership in the global community tomorrow. 2016 was the first year under the new name, International Student Experience Program, which reflects our support of the learning opportunities of mission style trips as well as reciprocal...

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District 13 News — International Student Experience Check Presented to the University of California, San Francisco

March 21, 2019 — District 13 Vice Regent Dr. Craig Yarborough presented the International Student Experience check from the ICD USA Section and the ICD USA Section Foundation to the University of California, San Francisco. The school received $688.63 from the ICD's USA Section and USA Section Foundation to help defray the costs of the students' mission trip to Kenya. The ICD USA Section International Student Experience Program provides dental students of today the educational and cultural enrichment necessary for professional leadership in the global community tomorrow. 2016 was the first year under the new name, International Student Experience Program, which reflects our support of the learning opportunities of mission style trips as well...

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District 1 News — Changing Lives - One at a Time

March 21, 2019 — Changing Lives - One at a Time This is the story of Dr. Jeremiah (Jerry) Lowney of Norwich, Connecticut. He was born in an Irish section of Fall River, Massachusetts, the oldest of eleven children. The family was of modest means, yet it produced six physicians, an orthodontist, an attorney, a state police detective, a registered nurse, and a teacher. Ambition coupled with hard work resulted in success. Jerry graduated from Tufts University and Temple University School of Dentistry. After serving as a dental officer in the US Navy for three years, he attended SUNY at Buffalo for two years, earning an MS in Orthodontics in 1966. In 1961, Jerry...

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District 7 News — International Student Experience Check Presented to the Indiana University School of Dentistry Student Experience Program

March 12, 2019 — 7th District Deputy Regent Dr. Rebecca De La Rosa presented the check from the ICD USA Section and the ICD USA Section Foundation to Dr. Jeff Steele for the Indiana University School of Dentistry Student Experience Program. The school received $2,754.52 from the ICD’s USA Section and the USA Section Foundation to help defray the costs of the students' mission trips. The ICD USA Section International Student Experience Program provides dental students of today the educational and cultural enrichment necessary for professional leadership in the global community tomorrow. 2016 was the first year under the new name, International Student Experience Program, which reflects our support of the learning opportunities of...

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District 10 News — Dental Students Serving Our Veterans

March 12, 2019 — Everyone for Veterans (E4V), www.everyoneforveterans.org , created a unique way of approaching dental care for combat Veterans with financial needs. Distinct differences between E4V and other dental care programs for Veterans are the commitment by the dentist to return the Veteran to good oral health rather than treating one acute need, the Veteran’s spouse is also eligible for the program, and the Veteran commits to maintaining good oral health. A powerful attribute of the E4V program: The sustainability of the dollars invested in returning the Veteran to sound oral health. Branching from the dental program is the Wingman program, which makes it possible for all members of the community to...

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District 12 News — President Korch visited the Arkansas Chapter

March 10, 2019 — LITTLE ROCK, AR—MARCH 2019 President Korch attended the breakfast meeting for the Arkansas Chapter of District 12. President Korch stated, "This is a fantastic, well-run chapter"! Photo L to R: Drs. Laurence J. Howe, Peter P. Korch III, Charles G. Liggett, Jr., and Niki C. Carter

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District 14 News — Dr. Robert Kramer's Mission Trip to Guatemala

March 5, 2019 — Mission Trip to Guatemala Dr. Kramer and the Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine-Arizona went on their 6th service trip to Guatemala. Five faculty members, one spouse and fourteen students traveled from February 23 through March 2, 2019, during their Spring Break. They treated patients in Tecpan and San Andreas Iztapa, working out of two dental clinics that DOCARE has helped fund and start. Dr. Kramer and their team traveled with a contingent of faculty, students and return volunteers to provide a range of services from internal medicine, women's health, Occupational Therapy, podiatry, optometry, dentistry, pharmacy and lab work. Volunteers from the Arizona and Downers Grove (Chicago area) campuses joined...

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District 9 News — Dr. Chris Hansen's Mission Trip to the Dominican Republic

March 5, 2019 — Dr. Hansen, his wife Ann and their team treated 80 patients who were trucked in from a nearby village, 128 extractions, a dozen or so restorations and one cleaning. Mrs. Hansen said "the people wear their very best clothes and had to wait until the very last patient was seen before they loaded the truck for a 3-hour trek back to their village. The picture of all of them loaded in the back of that Daihatsu, gauze hanging from their mouths, departing under the light of the moon brought many of us to tears." The mission trip consisted of long days with 20 hours of continuous travel by planes, buses...

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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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