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District 1 News — 2018 ICD Student Humanitarian Award Recipient

July 12, 2018 — Dr. Jeffrey W. Hutter, Dean and Spencer N. Frankl Professor in Dental Medicine, presented dental student Dr. Nicholas Capezio from Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine with the 2018 ICD Student Humanitarian Award. Congratulations Dr. Capezio! Photo (L - R): Ms. Kathleen Held, Director of Global Initiatives, Dr. Michelle Henshaw, Associate Dean for Global and Population Health, Dr. Nicholas Capezio, Class of 2018, and Dr. Jeffrey W. Hutter, Dean and Spencer N. Frankl Professor in Dental Medicine

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District 8 News — ICD USA Section Funding Awarded to the Extramural Program at the University of Illinois-Chicago College Of Dentistry

July 11, 2018 — Congratulations to the Extramural Program at the University of Illinois-Chicago College of Dentistry! They are once again being awarded funding from the International College of Dentists for their program which includes countries outside of the US. The funds will help the College’s international service learning rotations. The College offers rotations in Guatemala, Tanzania, and China. At these rotations, students learn how dentistry is practiced in foreign countries and share their knowledge of American dentistry with their hosts. Photo (L - R): Janelle Wade, Drs. Patrick Smith, Caswell Evans, Susan Bishop and Khatija Noorullah.

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District 16 News — Dr. Francis G. Serio Receives the University of Maryland School of Dentistry Alumni of the Year Distinguished Achievement Award

June 29, 2018 — Dr. Francis G. Serio receives the University of Maryland School of Dentistry Distinguished Achievement Alumni Award at a dental school ceremony on Friday, June 8th. Dr. Serio earned both his Certificate in Periodontics and a Masters Degree from Maryland. His wife, Dr. Cheryl L. Serio, is also an alumna of Maryland. Photo (L - R): Dr. Francis G. Serio (FICD) and his wife Dr. Cheryl L. Serio with Dean Dr. Mark Reynolds (FICD). Dr. Reynolds and Dr. Cheryl Serio were classmates in dental school and both were taught by a young Dr. Francis Serio.

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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 9 News — Wisconsin Mission of Mercy

June 26, 2018 — June 22 - 23, 2018 — Dr. Julio Rodriguez, his wife Marissa Rodriguez, Dr. Alejandro Aguirre and hundreds of other volunteers including Wisconsin's Senator Janis Ringhand volunteered their time and services at the 9th Wisconsin Mission of Mercy (WIMOM) event held by the Wisconsin Dental Association (WDA) and the ADA Foundation Mission of Mercy. The event was held in the Exposition Center at Wisconsin State Fair Park in West Allis. On the first day of treatment, volunteers were able to provide services to 900 patients providing over $500,000 of free dental care provided by about 1000 volunteers. After the two-day event was over, 2,087 patients were treated. WIMOM provided: 8,332...

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Distict 11 News — Washington Annual ICD Luncheon

July 27, 2018 — The Annual Washington ICD Luncheon was held on June 21, 2018 with a great turn out. Photo: D11 Regent Dr. Dave Houten, Distinguished Fellow Award Recipient Dr. Rick Crinzi, Distinguished Fellow Award Recipient Dr. Steve Albright, and Past President Dr. Deck Barnes. Photo submitted by: Past President Dr. Barnes

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District 12 News — Kansas ICD supports UMKC White Coat Ceremony

June 20, 2018 — June 1, 2018 — The Kansas ICD Section donated $1000.00 to support the University of Missouri - Kansas City (UMKC) White Coat Ceremony at the Folly Theater. Drs. Mark and Melodee Armfield congratulated the students as they received their monogrammed coats and crossed the stage. Thank you for Serving Others!

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USA SECTION FOUNDATION PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE — SUMMER 2018

June 19, 2018 — Our Spring meeting in Portland Maine was both productive and filled with enjoyable fellowship activities thanks to the involvement by Section President Dr. Joe Kenneally and his wife Lisa, as well as the great detail handling by Paula Rinaudo and all of our hard-working staff. The weather in Portland was very nice and better than forecast. We had a great half day of CE at the New England School of Dentistry and a tour of the school guided by both the Dean and the founding Dean. For our Foundation meeting, we were missing 3 Board members, two due to family health problems and one whose trip was finally abandoned due...

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District 9 News — ICD Fellows Volunteer at the Michigan Mission of Mercy

June 13, 2018 — The Michigan Dental Association Foundation just completed a very successful Mission of Mercy (MOM) project at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, MI. Over 900 people were treated with an estimated value of over $900,000. Many smiles were seen both days as volunteers and patients alike benefited from the greatest gift of all...giving of one's talents and skills. The Mission of Mercy organizers and leaders consisted of many ICD Michigan Chapter members. Drs. Steve Harris and Connie Verhagen have served as co-chairs since 2012. Department Leads include Drs. Scott Hodges, Michael Maihofer, Daniel Briskie, Susan Carron, John Carter, Bonita Neighbors, Denise Polk, Margaret Gingrich, Vince Benivegna, Howard Hamerink and Chris Smiley...

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District 16 News — Dr. John Comisi Receives New York State Dental Association Service Award

June 11, 2018 — June 2, 2018 — Dr. John C. Comisi receives the New York State Dental Association Service Award for his outstanding leadership of the Council on Government Affairs from 2016 - 2018. Congratulations Dr. Comisi! Content and photo retrieved from: Dr. John C. Comisi (Facebook)

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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 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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