Archive from March 2017

ICD USA Foundation News — 2017 Grant Recipient — Kenya Dental Missions

March 1, 2017
Through the partnership of Kenya Oral Health Initiative and the Kikuyu and Chogoria Hospital Dental Units ICD Fellow Dr. William Hunter spearheaded a dental outreach mission in one of the poorest regions in Kenya at the Mapangua School which is located approximately two hours from Chogoria. The volunteers worked thirteen hour days to provide dental care for the children at the School. It was an amazing day! The joy in their hearts is hard to imagine and explain. Kenya Oral...

District 8 News — Illinois Supports the International Student Experience Program

March 1, 2017
ICD District 8 Treasurer Dr. Spencer Pope presented a check to Dr. Caswell Evans, Associate Dean for Prevention and Public Health Sciences, and Dr. Clark Stanford, Dean of University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry, for the support of their International Student Experience Program. This donation will help fund the upcoming mission trips to Guatemala and Tanzania. Submitted by: Dr. Spencer Pope

District 8 News — The Illinois ACD-ICD Annual Luncheon Was A Success

March 2, 2017
Thank you fellow Illinois ACD Board Members, John Hagopian and Toni Roucka, and ICD Board Members, Sue Bishop, Mary Starsiak and Spencer Pope, for helping make the Annual Luncheon a huge success at the CDS Midwinter Meeting. We look forward to the members coming back for the September Luncheon and the New Member in the fall. Dates and times to be announced. Stay tuned.

District 4 NAVY News — Dr. Gayle D. Shaffer Promoted to Rank of RDML

March 6, 2017
CAPT Gayle D. Shaffer was promoted to the rank of RDML during a ceremony held at Memorial Auditorium, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. A change of office ceremony for Chief, Navy Dental Corps was held on October 13, 2016 at Defense Health Headquarters in Falls Church, VA. Main Image: Oath of Office is administered by the Deputy Surgeon General, RADM Terry J. Moulton. 4 th District Navy Section Commander Nathan J. Wonder, Editor

District 4 NAVY News — Rear Admiral Elaine C. Wagner's Retirement Ceremony Honored her 33 Years of Leadership and Service in the US Navy Dental Corps

March 7, 2017
The Navy Section Chapter of the 4th District has had another spectacular year with our Fellows continuing their tradition of leadership and service to the United States Navy Dental Corps. RADM Wagner’s 33 years of service to the United States Navy Dental Corps was honored in a ceremony held on January 9, 2017 at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial. On January 10, 2017 in maintaining her commitment of service to the dental community, Dr. Wagner assumed the...

District 11 News — Message from Regent Dr. David E. Houten

March 7, 2017
My first official act as your District 11 Regent is to acknowledge all of the outstanding hard work, and to express my profound thanks on behalf of myself and all of our Fellows to our former Regent, Dr. William M. Fraser of Bozeman, Montana . His leadership has been indispensable to our district’s continued evolution which started several Regents ago (Don Compaan, Johnny Johnson, Jack Clinton, and Deck Barnes). Under Dr. Fraser, we became a Model District Award winner this...

District 4 NAVY News — CAPT Joseph Molinaro Promoted to Deputy Chief of the Navy Dental Corps

March 8, 2017
CAPT Molinaro assumed the role of Deputy Chief for the Navy Dental Corps on January 5, 2017. Dr. Molinaro will be working for the Chief of the Navy Dental Corps RDML Gayle Shaffer in the Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery located in Falls Church, VA. Congratulations Dr. Molinaro!

District 14 News — Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine Arizona Volunteers in the Island Kingdom of Tonga

March 14, 2017
Each year, including this last year, Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine Arizona visits the Island Kingdom of Tonga. We take three different trips, the first in May for 8 days, and the second and third in November for 8 days a piece. Each trip we have 4 or 5 faculty and 16 students. All of the faculty and students pay their own way to go on this humanitarian trip. Over the years, we have been able to modernize an...

District 4 News — Smiles on Wings Donor Celebration

March 16, 2017
Smiles on Wings strives to improve health and well-being of underserved communities in Thailand by delivering dental care, humanitarian aid, and providing education and training for rural communities in Thailand. Smiles on Wings held a Celebration honoring dedicated donors on February 19th at the Thai Pavilion in Rockville, Maryland. Dr. Margaret Culotta-Norton was treated as a special guest. She noted that it was a lovely affair! Dr. Usa Bunnag is the 2017 recipient of the ADA Humanitarian of the year...

District 3 News — Joint ACD/ICD/PFA Reception

March 17, 2017
The Annual ACD/ICD/PFA Reception was held during the Greater Philadelphia Valley Forge Dental Conference on March 8, 2017. Photo: Dr. Ron Heier, Deputy Regent; Dr. Linda K. Himmelberger, Past Regent; and Don Hoffman, Regent of ICD-USA, District 3. More photos are located in the gallery below.

District 17 News — ICD Friends Gather in Bonita Springs, FL

March 20, 2017
March 2, 2017—Twelve ICD friends gather at the winter home of Past President Richard "Dick" Shick and his wife Rose Marie in Bonita Springs, Florida. They enjoyed lunch in the Crown Room at Worthington Country Club, then headed back to the Shick's abode for dessert: Shicks' homemade ice cream and pecan pies made by Kathy Luberto. This was followed by reminiscing over high tales and wild stories about their collective ICD past. A wonderful time was shared by all and...

District 14 News — Colorado University School of Dental Medicine White Coat Ceremony

March 20, 2017
On February 24, 2017 the Colorado University School of Dental Medicine held their White Coat Ceremony. A combined class of 2nd year dental students (80) and the 1st year International Students (40). ICD, ACD and PFA supported the ceremony with funds and speeches.

District 14 News — Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine-Arizona — Joined DOCARE International’s Global Health Outreach Trip to Guatemala

March 22, 2017
DOCARE International’s Global Health Outreach trip to Guatemala Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine Arizona recently joined the DOCARE International’s Global Health Outreach trip to Guatemala. This annual project has been well established within our university’s medical, podiatry and pharmacy programs for over fifteen years. Recent additions are MWU’s optometry, physical therapy and occupational therapy programs. With the generous support of our Dean, Dr. Brad Smith, dentistry commenced participation last year and has added a much needed component to the...

District 4 NAVY News — Rear Admiral Elaine Wagner Shares Special Message at Ceremony for Women's History Month

March 24, 2017
March 20, 2017 Admiral Wagner was asked to share a very special message at a ceremony to celebrate Women's History Month held at Camp Lejeune Hospital. March 2017 was also Admiral Wagner's final month as an active duty Naval Officer after 33 years of service. We wish Admiral Wagner much success as she transitions into her new role as Registrar for the International College of Dentists USA Section! Thank you for your service, Dr. Wagner!

District 4 News — Dr. Barry Cohan selected as the 2017 Alumnus of the Year for Distinguished Public Service

March 27, 2017
ICD Fellow Barry Cohan has been selected as the 2017 Alumnus of the Year for Distinguished Public Service. Dr. Cohan's has given many years of selfless service to his community, his profession, and to the University of Maryland School of Dentistry. Congratulations Barry! Well done. In Fellowship, Jim Taneyhill Deputy Regent-Maryland USA-ICD Dear Alumni and Friends, Since 1956, the University of Maryland School of Dentistry has honored a Distinguished Alumnus of the Year who exhibits exceptional professionalism, community service and...