Archive from January 2016

District 5 News - ICD/ACD Luncheon

January 6, 2016
June 2015, the Alabama Dental Association's Gulf Coast Dental Conference and Annual Session was held at the Perdido Beach Resort Hotel in Orange Beach Alabama. The fellows of the International College of Dentists and American College of Dentists had a wonderful joint meeting and breakfast.

Webinar on International Volunteering - presented by Dr. Francis G. Serio!

January 8, 2016
This webinar is designed to provide an outline of international volunteer projects, give some resources for finding projects both for students and practicing dentists and share one student's experiences with the Dominican Dental Mission Project. Title: The ABCs of International Volunteer Projects Date: January 13, 2016 Time: 7:30-9:00 p.m. CST (8:30-10:00 p.m. EST) Sponsor: American Student Dental Association Register Here: Registration Fee: No Fee Dr. Serio is the founder and director of the Dominican Dental Mission Project that has...

District 11 News — Dr. Dexter Barnes Provided Free Dental Exam to Peace Corps Applicant Linda Phan

January 11, 2016
Immediate Past President Dr. Dexter Barnes provided a free dental examination and x-rays to Peace Corps applicant Linda Phan as part of the ICD Peace Corps program. Following the examination Linda emailed the Section office thanking the ICD for the program and Mary Jo Webster for her help in locating a participating dentist in the Seattle area. Photo submitted by Linda Phan (L to R): Dr. Dexter E. Barnes, Office Manager Diana Ehli, and Peace Corps applicant Linda Phan. Thank...

District 1 — Dr. Pelly Chang Supervises Dental Students for 2015 Christmas in the City - Boston

January 14, 2016
On, Sunday December 20, 2015 — Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine participated in the "2015 Christmas in the City" event to provide dental education, dental screening, and dental pop units. More than 4000 homeless families were invited for this great event! Dr. Pelly Chang helped to set up booths and supervised dental students for dental screenings during this event. Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren was also there. Additional photos available on our Facebook Page

USA Section President's Message - January 2016

January 28, 2016
Dear Fellows, Thank you for entrusting me with the honor of being the President of the USA Section of the International College of Dentists in 2016. What a privilege to be able to serve this preeminent honorary dental organization! I still remember how happy and proud I was when I was offered the hand of Fellowship in 1997. It is hard for me to believe that I will be that Fellow extending my hand to our new inductees this year...

District 4 NAVY News - Captain Gayle Shaffer Currently Serving as the Commanding Officer of a Multinational Medical Unit in Afghanistan

January 29, 2016
Captain Gayle Shaffer, Dental Corps, United States Navy, is currently deployed and serving as Commanding Officer (CO) for the NATO Role 3 Multinational Medical Unit (MMU) at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan. The Role 3 MMU provides world-class trauma care and expeditionary force health protection to U.S. and coalition forces in southern Afghanistan in support of Operations Resolute Support and Freedom’s Sentinel. As troop levels in Afghanistan remain constant, the forward deployed NATO Role 3 MMU provides high-level evaluation, resuscitation, surgical intervention,...