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District 7 News — Dr. Canise Y. Bean — Recipient of William J. Gies Award for Vision in Dental Education

April 13, 2018 — ORLANDO, FLORIDA—MARCH 2018 Fellow Dr. Canise Y. Bean from Ohio State University College of Dentistry received the William J. Gies Award for her Vision as a Dental Educator. CLICK HERE to Watch the YouTube Video about Dr. Bean's outstanding vision as a dental leader. Congratulations Dr. Bean! The Gies Awards, named after William J. Gies, Ph.D., honor individuals and organizations that exemplify the highest standards in oral health and dental education, research and leadership. The 2018 Gies Awards were presented on March 19 in tandem with the 2018 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition in Orlando, FL.

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District 16 News — Humanitarian and Leadership Student Award Recipients

April 10, 2018 — CHAPEL HILL, NC—APRIL 2018 On April 3, 2018, ICD Regent Dr. Bettie McKaig presented the Humanitarian and Leadership Student Awards at UNC School of Dentistry's 2018 Spurgeon Banquet held at The Carolina Club. The Student Leadership Award was presented to Korry Tauber who has excelled as Class President for the past four years, he has received numerous awards and his academic and clinical performance has been superlative. Korry is attending orthodontic school. The Student Humanitarian Award was presented to Catherine Schricker who is near the top of her class academically and clinically. Even with her busy academic schedule, she found time to volunteer for MOMS projects for the past six...

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District 16 News — Dr. Scott Eidson and Dr. Bettie McKaig Present the International Student Experience Check to the The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry

April 10, 2018 — CHAPEL HILL, NC—APRIL 2018 North Carolina Deputy Regent Scott Eidson (left) UNC Dean Scott De Rossi (center) and District 16 Regent Bettie McKaig presented a check to the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry's International Student Experience Program. The money from the ICD's USA Section and the USA Section Foundation will help defray the costs of the Global Education Mission. 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...

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District 16 News — Dr. Richard F. Roadcap Presents the International Student Experience Check to the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry

April 5, 2018 — On March 26, 2018 – Dr. Richard F. Roadcap presented a check to the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry's International Student Experience Program. The school received $2,499.00 from the ICD's USA Section and the USA Section Foundation to help defray the costs of the mission trips the school's students will be taking in the 2018 year. 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...

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District 15 News — Dr. Martin Presents the International Student Experience Check to the UT Health San Antonio School of Dentistry

April 2, 2018 — On March 29, 2018, Dr. Risé Martin (far left) – District 15 Regent – presented a check to the UT Health San Antonio School of Dentistry’s International Student Experience Program. The school received $836.00 from the ICD’s USA Section and the USA Section Foundation to help defray the costs of a mission trip the school’s students will take to the Dominican Republic in May 2018. Accepting the check on the group’s behalf are Dr. Juanita Pineda (far right), Associate Dean for External Affairs and Mr. Scott Phillips (center), Executive Director of Christian Medical & Dental Association of San Antonio. The ICD USA Section International Student Experience Program provides dental students...

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District 1 News — Congratulations Dr. Janis B. Moriarty

March 21, 2018 — Dr. Janis B. Moriarty was selected as the Alumni Team Captain of the Year for the 2017 Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk. Dr. Moriarty, along with co-captain Dr. Pelly Chang and many MDS Miles and Smiles team walkers, have raised over $75,000 for the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk. Job well done ! Congratulations Dr. Moriarty!

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District 6 News — Dr. Paul H. Loflin Receives Presidential Citation

March 6, 2018 — Past President Dr. Charles L. Smith presented Dr. Paul H. Loflin with an ICD Presidential Citation on March 2, 2018, in Beckley, WV for his many years of service to the ICD. Dr. Loflin is Past President of the ICD Worldwide College and USA Section. Also present were Dr. Loflin's wife Mabs, WV Counselor Dr. Jim Vargo and WV ICD members from the New River Dental Society.

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District 4 NAVY News — New Deputy Regent and Counselor

March 2, 2018 — The Navy Chapter of the 4 th District has had another spectacular year with our Fellows continuing their tradition of leadership and service to the Navy Dental Corps. CAPT Joe Molinaro has assumed the position of District 4 Deputy Regent for the Navy from CAPT Francisco Leal. Thank you, CAPT Leal, for all of your hard work and dedication as our Deputy Regent for the past three years. CDR Rebecca Lee has assumed the position of District 4 Counselor for the Navy. Congratulations CAPT Joe Molinaro and CDR Rebecca Lee on your new positions! NAVY Nathan J. Wonder, Editor

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District 13 News — Give Kids A Smile Day

February 27, 2018 — On February 10, 2018, San Joaquin Dental Society hosted it’s local Give Kids A Smile Day at Saint Raphael's Dental Clinic in Stockton, CA. Their goal was to provide approximately 85-100 underserved children with dental services free of charge. At this event children between the ages of 1-17 were treated. With a team of more than 100 volunteers, ICD Fellows Drs. Douglas Fong, Brad Louie, Lester Low, Bruce Toy, and Janice Scott, helped to examine 52 children and complete over $25,000 worth of free dentistry for the children. Thank you all for your kind service! Dr. Low said on his Facebook page, "I was proud to be Clinical Director of...

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District 13 — Fellow In Action News — Dr. Bradley C. Louie — A Dental Mission to Guatemala

February 26, 2018 — A Dental Mission to Guatemala Guatemala is one of the poorest Latin American countries. Many people native to Guatemala do not have an affordable clean water supply and hence are unable to practice proper hygiene. Ironically, it is less expensive to purchase soda and juice than water. Poor oral hygiene practices coupled with little access to dental care creates a perfect storm for uncontrolled dental caries. In July 2017, ICD Fellow Dr. Bradley C. Louie joined Dr. Mike O'Brien, Dr. Neil Katsura, Dr. Lisa Dobak, Dr. Paul Kasrovi, and Dr. Elizabeth Ng to serve Guatemalan children, family members, and teachers with a local non-profit Mayan Families. The one-week clinic in...

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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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District 9 News — Dr. Lisa Knowles Provides Free Dental Exam to Peace Corps Applicant

February 21, 2018 — Dr. Lisa Knowles provides a free dental examination and x-rays to Peace Corps applicant in East Lansing, Michigan as part of the ICD Peace Corps Program. Thank you Dr. Knowles for your service!

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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 15 News — Texas Mission of Mercy — San Angelo, TX

February 7, 2018 — District 15 Fellow Dr. Jon Williamson volunteered with many others for the Texas Mission of Mercy in San Angelo, TX where 518 patients were seen and $484,219 of free dental work was completed. Featured Photo: Dr. Jon Williamson with A&M College of Dentistry Student Volunteers

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District 2 News — Past Regent Andrew G. Vorrasi — Recipient of the 2017 NY PFA Distinguished Dentist Citation

February 6, 2018 — VERONA, NY—June 1, 2017 Past Regent Dr. Andrew Vorrasi received the 2017 New York Pierre Fauchard Academy Distinguished Dentist Citation for his outstanding contributions to the Art and Science of Dentistry. Congratulations Dr. Vorrasi!! Photos submitted by Dr. Mark A. Bauman

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District 1 News — Fellows Volunteer at The Greater Boston Food Bank

January 29, 2018 — District 1 Fellows Dr. Janis B. Moriarty and Dr. Pelly Chang volunteered at The Greater Boston Food Bank, which is the largest hunger-relief organization in New England. Their mission is to provide one meal a day to everyone in need in Eastern Massachusetts. Thank you Drs. Moriarty and Chang for being a part of this outstanding mission!

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District 1 News — Congratulations to Dr. Geraldine C. Garcia-Rogers for Receiving the Armen Nalband Award

January 25, 2018 — BOSTON, MA—January 2018 The Armen Nalband Award recognizes Yankee Dental Congress volunteers who devote a significant amount of time to the Yankee Dental Congress with minimal formal recognition. These volunteers must have played an active role in the Yankee Dental Congress for at least five years. Volunteers must not have served in a position higher than Core Committee Chair. The 2018 Armen Nalband Award was given to Dr. Geraldine C. Garcia-Rogers. Congratulations Dr. Garcia-Rogers! "Chair of the Dental Practice Committee and a member of the Massachusetts Dental Society since 1997, Dr. Geraldine “Gigi” Garcia- Rogers has been an active Yankee volunteer for many years. She has chaired several committees, including...

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District 1 News — Congratulations to Dr. Lisa Vouras for Receiving the John Golden Award

January 25, 2018 — BOSTON, MA—January 2018 The John Golden award was established in 1996. This award recognizes volunteers who may have already served in several Core Committee Chair positions, including General Chair, and who continue to return to Yankee Dental Congress each year to help on a significant level and display long-term loyalty to the quality of the Yankee Dental Congress. The 2018 John Golden award was given to Dr. Lisa Vouras. Congratulations Dr. Vouras! "Dr. Lisa Vouras has been an enthusiastic Yankee volunteer for nearly 20 years. She earned praise for her hard work and dedication as General Chair of Yankee in 2016. She has also chaired several Yankee committees over the...

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District 1 News — Congratulations to Dr. Jeffrey E. Dodge for Receiving the Etherington Award

January 25, 2018 — BOSTON, MA—January 2018 "Yankee Dental Congress is pleased to present the prestigious 2018 Etherington Award to Dr. Jeffrey E. Dodge of Woonsocket, RI. This award is given annually in recognition of New England dentists who dedicate much of their professional lives to furthering the high ideals and objectives of organized dentistry. A graduate of Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, Dr. Dodge served as president of the Rhode Island Dental Association, as well as being an active Yankee Dental Congress volunteer, chairing numerous committees including Signs, Registration, and General Arrangements and serving as presiding chair, room coordinator, and hospitality volunteer. He is also a member of the Yankee Oversight Committee...

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USA Section President's Message — January 2018

January 8, 2018 — New Year’s Greeting from the 2018 USA Section President Joseph R. Kenneally As USA Section President for 2018, I wish all ICD Fellows everywhere a happy, healthy New Year! I hope to meet as many of you as I can this year, during my travels around the United States, as well as on scheduled visits to the European and Canadian Sections. The USA Section’s Spring Meeting will be held in Portland, Maine, my home state, from May 15-19, 2018. Our Annual Meeting and Convocation will take place in Honolulu, Hawaii, from October 16-19, 2018. If you consider the largest cities in each of the 50 states, these two are the...

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