Archive from February 2018

District 2 News — Past Regent Andrew G. Vorrasi — Recipient of the 2017 NY PFA Distinguished Dentist Citation

February 6, 2018
VERONA, NY—June 1, 2017 Past Regent Dr. Andrew Vorrasi received the 2017 New York Pierre Fauchard Academy Distinguished Dentist Citation for his outstanding contributions to the Art and Science of Dentistry. Congratulations Dr. Vorrasi!! Photos submitted by Dr. Mark A. Bauman

District 15 News — Texas Mission of Mercy — San Angelo, TX

February 7, 2018
District 15 Fellow Dr. Jon Williamson volunteered with many others for the Texas Mission of Mercy in San Angelo, TX where 518 patients were seen and $484,219 of free dental work was completed. Featured Photo: Dr. Jon Williamson with A&M College of Dentistry Student Volunteers

Multi-District News — International Volunteer Service Award Recipients

February 15, 2018
2017 Recipients of the American Dental Association International Volunteer Service Award! Congratulations to these ICD Fellows!! - Dr. William Bachand, GA - Dr. Thomas Blake, IN - Dr. Steven Ellinwood, IN - Dr. Ronald Fritz, CA - Dr. James Jespersen, IA - Dr. Francis Kihara, HI - Dr. Rebecca Siscel, AZ - Dr. Carl Vorhies, OR The International Volunteer Service Award recognizes ADA members who have volunteered in developing countries to improve the oral health and overall health of individuals...

District 9 News — Dr. Lisa Knowles Provides Free Dental Exam to Peace Corps Applicant

February 21, 2018
Dr. Lisa Knowles provides a free dental examination and x-rays to Peace Corps applicant in East Lansing, Michigan as part of the ICD Peace Corps Program. Thank you Dr. Knowles for your service!

District 6 — Fellow In Action News — Dr. John C. Osborn — Remote Area Medical 2018

February 22, 2018
Remote Area Medical In June of 1993, I volunteered for my first Remote Area Medical (RAM) clinic in Union County Tennessee. Early that Saturday morning RAM founder Stan Brock and another volunteer showed up in an old pickup truck with two well-worn dental chairs in the back, and moved them into the basement conference room of the local Health Department. Dental Volunteers used their own instruments and disposable supplies to provide extractions, fillings, and cleanings while the Volunteer Optometrists did...

District 13 — Fellow In Action News — Dr. Bradley C. Louie — A Dental Mission to Guatemala

February 26, 2018
A Dental Mission to Guatemala Guatemala is one of the poorest Latin American countries. Many people native to Guatemala do not have an affordable clean water supply and hence are unable to practice proper hygiene. Ironically, it is less expensive to purchase soda and juice than water. Poor oral hygiene practices coupled with little access to dental care creates a perfect storm for uncontrolled dental caries. In July 2017, ICD Fellow Dr. Bradley C. Louie joined Dr. Mike O'Brien, Dr...

District 13 News — Give Kids A Smile Day

February 27, 2018
On February 10, 2018, San Joaquin Dental Society hosted it’s local Give Kids A Smile Day at Saint Raphael's Dental Clinic in Stockton, CA. Their goal was to provide approximately 85-100 underserved children with dental services free of charge. At this event children between the ages of 1-17 were treated. With a team of more than 100 volunteers, ICD Fellows Drs. Douglas Fong, Brad Louie, Lester Low, Bruce Toy, and Janice Scott, helped to examine 52 children and complete over...