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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 8 News — Dr. Philip L. Schefke Volunteers at the Heal Elgin Free Clinic

June 11, 2018 — June 10, 2018 — Dr. Philip L. Schefke along with several other dentists and Midwestern University (MWU) students provided dental care for Elgin residents during the Heal Elgin Free Clinic that was held in the Elgin Adventist Church. Thank you for serving others and giving back to the community! Featured Image: MWU student performing dental work. Content and photos retrieved from: Dr. Philip L. Schefke (Facebook)

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District 8 News — Dr. Randall B. Grove Receives his Honorary Doctor of Science Degree from UIC

June 11, 2018 — May 12, 2018 — ICD USA Section Honorary Fellow (October 18, 2002) Randall B. Grove received his Honorary Doctor of Science Degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) at the Spring UIC College of Dentistry Commencement Ceremony. Honorary Degrees are the highest award conferred by UIC. An Honorary Degree may be awarded for exemplary and extraordinary contributions either to the scholarly or professional world, to public service, or to UIC's achievements and the ideals of its missions of teaching, research, service, and economic development. Mr. Randall B. Grove has served as the Executive Director of the Chicago Dental Society (CDS) for the past 28 years. This organization, so...

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District 4 NAVY News — LCDR Jayson H. Huber Receives the NPDS Dean's Faculty Award

June 8, 2018 — June 8, 2018 — The Dean of the Naval Postgraduate Dental School (NPDS) Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence was presented to LCDR Jayson H. Huber. This award is given annually to an NPDS faculty member who consistently provides outstanding academic support to residents. Photo (L-R): LCDR Jayson H. Huber and CDR Steven M. Stokes, Associate Dean. Congratulations LCDR Huber! Thank you for your outstanding leadership and service.

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District 4 NAVY News — NPDS Student Awards for Research

June 8, 2018 — June 8, 2018 — International College of Dentists USA Section Registrar Dr. Elaine C. Wagner presented the Student Awards for Research during the 2018 Naval Postgraduate Dental School (NPDS) Graduation Ceremony, located at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. First Place: LCDR Abigail L. Schmidt, Orofacial Pain Resident (photo to left) Second Place: LT Travis J. Vertolli, Comprehensive Dentistry (see photo in gallery) Third Place: LT Craig E. Hofferber, Periodontics (see photo in gallery) Congratulations to all of the award winners!

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District 4 News — University of Maryland School of Dentistry 2018 ICD Leadership Student Award Recipient Ekpa Eyoma

June 7, 2018 — On May 14, 2018, Regent Edwin Morris and Deputy Regent James Taneyhill presented the 2018 ICD Leadership Student Award to Ekpa Eyoma from the University of Maryland School of Dentistry.

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District 4 News — University of Maryland School of Dentistry 2018 ICD Humanitarian Student Award Recipient Jennifer Kim

June 7, 2018 — On May 14, 2018, Regent Edwin Morris and Deputy Regent James Taneyhill presented the 2018 ICD Humanitarian Student Award to Jennifer Kim from the University of Maryland School of Dentistry.

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District 15 News — A Perspective on Leadership

June 5, 2018 — “Run Forrest Run” – A Perspective on Leadership By: Partha Mukherji, DDS President, Fort Worth Academy of General Dentistry “ A good leader inspires others with confidence in him; a great leader inspires them with confidence in themselves .”- Unknown “A leader is someone who demonstrates what is possible .”- Philanthropist Mark Yarnell I often refer to the aforementioned two quotes when pondering leadership. In a simple sense, leadership is often thought of as the action(s) by an individual(s) to fulfill a mission or goal for (and with) his or her members all the while hoping to reveal the potential for greatness within the members. For me, I look at...

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District 12 News — LSU Health New Orleans School of Dentistry Opened the Advanced Clinical Care and Research Building

June 4, 2018 — On May 23, 2018, LSU Health New Orleans School of Dentistry opened the Advanced Clinical Care and Research Building on its campus at 1100 Florida Avenue. The $31 million, 64,899 square foot building houses $2.5 million of medical equipment, 4 clinics, and research labs. Local dignitaries and the DeSaix neighborhood joined LSU Health New Orleans leadership and dental school faculty, students, staff, alumni, donors, and patients at the celebration.

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District 13 News — Fellow In Action — Dr. Ronald E. Fritz — Hopeful Honduras

May 22, 2018 — Hopeful Honduras What?! It was disappointing to receive the email that our well-planned mission trip to Honduras had been put on hold. This can’t be true, I mumbled. I had been to four other countries in Central America to help with projects, but never to Honduras. Excitement had been running high, until the general protests started, following the bitterly contested elections in November. Widespread claims of election fraud in counting votes had prompted the outrage. Our contact people on the ground thought it better and safer to avoid the skirmishes between police and protesters in the streets, during which 30 were killed. Reluctantly I accepted the decision of the group...

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District 15 News — MOSAIC: Partners Providing Oral Health Kits & Screenings!

May 22, 2018 — The “Mosaic” term represents the diverse cooperation that occurs at UTSD Houston and the partnerships with organized dentistry to serve our community. The ICD Mosaic Project celebrates our diversity within our dental profession, addressing the need for outreach and inclusion in the healthcare system of vulnerable patients including the homeless, veterans and people with disabilities. Houston is the most diverse city in North America [1] . We have faculty and students from across the world at our Dental School. In an effort to unite our students and faculty to serve Texas and Houston, MOSAIC reflects the collaborative spirit that united Houstonians after Hurricane Harvey. Many faculty lost their homes; students...

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District 4 News — ICD/ACD DC Joint Meeting, Ethics Presentation and Introduction of ICD Student Award Recipients

May 30, 2018 — The ACD Metro Washington Section and ICD Washington, DC Chapter held their Joint Meeting on Wednesday, May 2, 2018, at Positano Ristorante in Bethesda, MD. ACD Executive Director, Dr. Theresa Gonzales, gave a very informative and interesting presentation on Ethics in Dentistry. Dr. George Thomas, ICD DC Deputy Regent introduced the ICD 2018 Howard University College of Dental Medicine Student Award recipients Dr. Shamoona Sharif for Humanitarian and Dr. Richard Long for Leadership. Read more about these outstanding recipients below. Photo (L to R): Dr. George Thomas, ICD DC Deputy Regent, Humanitarian Award recipient Dr. Shamoona Sharif from Howard University College of Dental Medicine., and ICD Student Leadership Award recipient...

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District 1 News — UNE College OF Dental Medicine Hosted International College of Dentists on May 16, 2018

April 19, 2018 — The ICD USA Section would like to thank Dean Ryder and Drs. Owosho, Stansbury and Koelbl for an outstanding CE Program held on May 16, 2018! The program was enjoyed by all who attended. See photos in gallery below. Photos submitted by: ICD USA Section Staff, Drs. Henrik Hansen and James Conrardy UNE PRESS RELEASE PORTLAND, MAINE—MAY 2018 The International College of Dentists USA Section (ICD) 2018 Spring Continuing Education Program will be held in the Oral Health Center at University of New England College of Dental Medicine (UNE CDM) in Portland, Maine on May 16, 2018. The International College of Dentists is the oldest and largest international honor society...

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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 2 News — David J. Miller, DDS becomes "President Elect" Special Care Dentistry Association

May 1, 2018 — May 2018 — Long Island, NY David J. Miller, a member of ICD for more than 2 decades becomes "President Elect" Special Care Dentistry Association (SCDA). Congratulations Dr. Miller! READ MORE about SCDA READ MORE about Dr. Miller

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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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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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District 15 News — 1st Annual Fort Worth AGD Symposium

April 16, 2018 — The Fort Worth Dental Community held its 1st Annual AGD Symposium: “Celebrating Excellence in Fort Worth & the Next Level General Dentistry Practice.” Fellow Dan Lewis was one of 12 sponsors. Several ICD Fellows were also in attendance including Michael Goulding and Partha Mukherji. This was a great symposium and one of many to come.

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