Archive from February 2017

District 14 News — Dr. Michael Scheidt delivers dental care basket to Fisher House

February 7, 2017
On Veteran's Day, Dr. Michael Scheidt delivered a dental care gift basket to the Fisher House for their residents!

District 14 News — Dr. Kevin Sessa Presented an ICD Student Leadership Award to Dr. Jayanth Christian

February 7, 2017
Dr. Kevin Sessa presented an ICD Student Leadership award to Dr. Jayanth Christian at the 2016 International Student Program Graduation at the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine. Congratulations Dr. Jayanth Christian!

District 15 News — Dr. John T. Baker — Receives ADA International Volunteer Service Award

February 8, 2017
Recently, Dr. John T. Baker, DDS, FICD, from Dallas, Texas received a national award from the American Dental Association for his volunteer service to disadvantaged and impoverished people of Mexico. In 2016, only 22 individuals received this prestigious award. Dr. Baker participated in 38 mission trips over 19 years to the most secluded, impoverished areas of Northern Mexico, caring for people who lived in brush huts, caves, lean-tos, dugouts and small adobe huts. He provided extractions, dental cleanings, dental fillings,...


February 8, 2017
Inaugural event of the GHSA at university of Mississippi medical center school of Dentistry at Jackson. Featured Image: (L to R) Dr. Arthur Stuart Loos, DDS, Dean David A. Selton, and Dr. George David Mason, DDS.

ICDF News — Fellow in Action — Dr. Usa Bunnag to Receive ADA Humanitarian Award

February 9, 2017
The ADA has announced that Dr. Usa Bunnag will be awarded the ADA 2017 Humanitarian Award. When a violent tsunami ravaged Southeast Asia in 2004, the nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, Smiles on Wings, was there to serve. Today, Smiles on Wings (SOW) continues to provide dental care, humanitarian aid, and educational programming to underserved communities in rural areas of Thailand. In November of 2015, Smiles on Wings Founder, Dr. Usa Bunnag was inducted as a Fellow into the International College of...

Foundation News — Fellows in Action — Honorary Fellow Sharon Secor and Dr. William Hunter — Kenya

February 14, 2017
Honorary Fellow Sharon Secor and Dr. William Hunter mentioned in INFORUM article by Tracy Briggs on February 11, 2017 Serving a purpose: Fargo woman enhances smiles in Kenya FARGO — If you go to Sharon Secor's home for a visit, she's bound to offer you a cup of coffee, a cookie and a virtual trip to Kenya. "That's from Kenya," she says, pointing to the top shelf of her bookcase and a figurine of two people dancing. "The scarf I'm...

ICDF News — Dental Treatments for the Children at Kithoka Amani Children's Home (KACH) — Kenya

February 14, 2017
The International Peace Initiatives in Meru, Kenya, operates an orphanage for about forty-two children in Meru, called the Kithoka Amani Children's Home (KACH). Thanks to the generosity of IPI-U.S. board member Mike McClorey, the Home was able to take about half of the KACH children to visit a dental clinic. This dental clinic is run by the Presbyterian Church in Chogoria, which is about a ninety-minute drive from Meru going south along the main road to Nairobi on the east...

District 4 News — Dr. Usa Bunnag — 2017 ADA Humanitarian Award Recipient

February 15, 2017
ATLANTA, OCTOBER 19, 2017 Dr. Bunnag received the ADA Humanitarian Award during the 2017 ADA Annual Meeting. CLICK HERE to watch the ADA Video about Dr. Bunnag's amazing story, charity and dedication to improve dental healthcare. Congratulations Dr. Bunnag! Photo: Dr. Bunnag gave a wonderful presentation at our 2017 Fellowship Orientation Program in Atlanta, GA on Wednesday, October 18, 2017. CHICAGO, Jan. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/—In recognition of more than three decades of service, which includes a continuing commitment to Thailand...

District 15 News — Drs. Baker and Kostohryz Presented CE Lecture on Dental Service in Third World Countries

February 15, 2017
DALLAS — ICD Fellows Drs. John T. Baker and John G. Kostohryz presented a one-hour CE lecture on Providing Dental Service Techniques in Third World Countries to ICD Fellows on Thursday, February 9, 2017. Thank you, Drs. Baker and Kostohryz for your leadership and service to others! Photo on left (L to R): Dr. T. Bob Davis, Dr. Jon Williamson and Dr. John T. Baker Drs. Baker and Kostohryz with attendees!

District 11 News — Dr. Barnes Receives the Lifetime Achievement Award

February 16, 2017
It has been announced that Past President Dr. Dexter Barnes will be receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award from the University of Washington Dean's Club at their annual dinner to be held on April 29, 2017. Congratulations, Dr. Barnes, and thank you for your many years of service and leadership! Click Here to view the news piece

District 6 News — Dr. Danielle Riordan Receives Distinguished Service Award

February 17, 2017
For Immediate Release February 1, 2017 St. Louis Dentist Dr. Danielle M. Riordan Receives Distinguished Service Award for her Outstanding Leadership, Dedication and Commitment to the Success of the Greater St. Louis Dental Society St. Louis - Greater St. Louis Dental Society member, Dr. Danielle M. Riordan, received the Dental Society’s Distinguished Service Award at the Society’s Annual Installation of Officers and Awards Ceremony on Saturday, January 28, 2017 at Silver Oaks Chateau, in Pacific, Missouri. Dr. Riordan was born...

District 11 — Fellows in Action News — Organized 4-Day Free Healthcare Clinic

February 17, 2017
October 2016 — Drs. Jeffrey Parrish and Michael Karr organized and managed the Seattle 4-day free clinic that was held at the Key Arena. Over 400 caregivers and their staffs worked together to provide a full range of free dental, vision and medical care to the underserved population in the region. The next clinic is scheduled to be held on October 26 - 29, 2017.

District 17 News — Dr. Joseph J. Thomas — Elected as Chairman of the Florida Board of Dentistry

February 28, 2017
Dr. Joseph J. Thomas elected as the 2017 Chairman of the Florida Board of Dentistry! Congratulations Dr. Thomas!