Archive from March 2016

USA Section President's Message — March 2016

March 7, 2016
HIGHLIGHTING THE LIFE OF A FELLOW WHO SHARED THE HONOR Dear Fellows, This month's message is a very personal one to me. It is about my Dad, Fellow Anthony P. Culotta. In 1982, after serving three years in the USNR, I returned to Washington, DC to join my father, Fellow Anthony P. Culotta, in his practice. I vividly recall that on my first day he encouraged me to join the DC Dental Society. He explained to me that being part...

District 13 — Fellows in Action News — CDA Cares

March 9, 2016
District 13 ICD Fellows recently volunteered for the CDA Cares Program in Fresno and Ventura, CA. There is also an event planned for Stockton, CA on October 15–16, 2016. CDA Cares is a volunteer dental program in California. The program provides oral health care services to those in need offering extractions, fillings, cleanings, oral health education and assistance finding a source for ongoing dental care. On a limited basis, they offer root canals, dentures and temporary partial dentures. All of...

District 13 — Fellow in Action News — Dr. Ronald E. Fritz — Huatulco

March 18, 2016
Wonderful Huatulco Mexico is the second largest country in Latin America, and the only one located in North America. With its more than 120 million people, it is large enough to have regional food, music, and cultural biases. Along the Mayan Rivera, for example, the coast faces the Caribbean Sea, and much of the food, music, culture, and certainly climate is very similar to the Latin Caribbean islands. Since college days, I have enjoyed this country, its history, people, customs,...

District 10 News Fellow in Action — Dr. Kim Harms' Rwanda Project

March 30, 2016
Rwanda Project Submitted By: Dr. Bill Stein, District 10 Editor ICD Fellow Dr. Kim Harms has been very active in establishing libraries and supporting medical and dental education in Rwanda. Rwanda of course was the site of a horrendous genocidal war in the 1990’s. The people of Rwanda have come together in a monumental example of forgiveness. The country is now at peace. Here is Dr. Harms' report: We currently have sent or are ready to send, over 120,000 books...

A Generous Donation to the International Student Experience Program

March 31, 2016
ICD District I Treasurer and Deputy Regent for Rhode Island Dr. Dodge presented a donation, in the amount of $4,650.00, from the ICD for the International Student Experience Program at Tuff's Unversity. Featured Image: ( L-R) Van Zissi Registrar Emeritus ICD Dean Hew Thomas Tufts Dental School Jeff Dodge Treasurer District 1 and RI Deputy Regent Noshir Mehta Grant Recipient, Tufts Dental School. Associate Dean for Global Relations, Professor. Department of Public Health and Community Service, Senior Advisor. Craniofacial Pain...

District 6 News — Fellow in Action — Dr. Danielle Riordan Volunteers with Give Kids A Smile

March 16, 2016
The St. Charles-based Give Kids A Smile organization recently announced it provided $314,851 worth of free dental care to 349 children in need at its clinic Feb. 19 and 20, at Saint Louis University’s Center for Advanced Dental Education, according to a press release. The clinic was made possible thanks to a host of supporters and 600 volunteers, which included 93 dentists and dental students and 133 hygienists and hygiene students. The next Give Kids A Smile clinic is set...