Archive from March 2019

District 9 News — Dr. Chris Hansen's Mission Trip to the Dominican Republic

March 5, 2019
Dr. Hansen, his wife Ann and their team treated 80 patients who were trucked in from a nearby village, 128 extractions, a dozen or so restorations and one cleaning. Mrs. Hansen said "the people wear their very best clothes and had to wait until the very last patient was seen before they loaded the truck for a 3-hour trek back to their village. The picture of all of them loaded in the back of that Daihatsu, gauze hanging from their...

District 14 News — Dr. Robert Kramer's Mission Trip to Guatemala

March 5, 2019
Mission Trip to Guatemala Dr. Kramer and the Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine-Arizona went on their 6th service trip to Guatemala. Five faculty members, one spouse and fourteen students traveled from February 23 through March 2, 2019, during their Spring Break. They treated patients in Tecpan and San Andreas Iztapa, working out of two dental clinics that DOCARE has helped fund and start. Dr. Kramer and their team traveled with a contingent of faculty, students and return volunteers to...

District 12 News — President Korch visited the Arkansas Chapter

March 10, 2019
LITTLE ROCK, AR—MARCH 2019 President Korch attended the breakfast meeting for the Arkansas Chapter of District 12. President Korch stated, "This is a fantastic, well-run chapter"! Photo L to R: Drs. Laurence J. Howe, Peter P. Korch III, Charles G. Liggett, Jr., and Niki C. Carter

District 10 News — Dental Students Serving Our Veterans

March 12, 2019
Everyone for Veterans (E4V), www.everyoneforveterans.org , created a unique way of approaching dental care for combat Veterans with financial needs. Distinct differences between E4V and other dental care programs for Veterans are the commitment by the dentist to return the Veteran to good oral health rather than treating one acute need, the Veteran’s spouse is also eligible for the program, and the Veteran commits to maintaining good oral health. A powerful attribute of the E4V program: The sustainability of the...

District 7 News — International Student Experience Check Presented to the Indiana University School of Dentistry Student Experience Program

March 12, 2019
7th District Deputy Regent Dr. Rebecca De La Rosa presented the check from the ICD USA Section and the ICD USA Section Foundation to Dr. Jeff Steele for the Indiana University School of Dentistry Student Experience Program. The school received $2,754.52 from the ICD’s USA Section and the USA Section Foundation to help defray the costs of the students' mission trips. The ICD USA Section International Student Experience Program provides dental students of today the educational and cultural enrichment necessary...

District 1 News — Changing Lives - One at a Time

March 21, 2019
Changing Lives - One at a Time This is the story of Dr. Jeremiah (Jerry) Lowney of Norwich, Connecticut. He was born in an Irish section of Fall River, Massachusetts, the oldest of eleven children. The family was of modest means, yet it produced six physicians, an orthodontist, an attorney, a state police detective, a registered nurse, and a teacher. Ambition coupled with hard work resulted in success. Jerry graduated from Tufts University and Temple University School of Dentistry. After...

District 5 News — International Student Experience Check Presented to Augusta University

March 22, 2019
Dr. Bruce Ashendorf presented the check from the ICD USA Section and the ICD USA Section Foundation to Dean Carol Lefebvre of the Dental College of Georgia (DCG) at Augusta University. The school received $688.63 from the ICD's USA Section and USA Section Foundation to help defray the costs of the students' mission trip. The ICD USA Section International Student Experience Program provides dental students of today the educational and cultural enrichment necessary for professional leadership in the global community...

ICD USA Section BOR Serving Others — 2019 President Peter Korch

March 26, 2019
BOR SERVING OTHERS President Peter Korch volunteering for the Pennsylvania Mission of Mercy (MOM-n-PA) events, along with Fellow Gary Davis (Project Director for PA).

ICD USA Section BOR Serving Others — 2019 Vice President Gerald Karr

March 27, 2019
BOR SERVING OTHERS Vice President Gerald Karr volunteering on a mission trip in Ghana, West Africa. This photo is from one of the many mission trips Dr. Karr has served on.

ICD USA Section BOR Serving Others — District 1 Regent Eliot Paisner

March 30, 2019
Message from District 1 Regent, Eliot Paisner: I am going to do it! This seasoned guy plans to ride the 2019 Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC), a 192 mile 2-day bicycle ride from Sturbridge, MA to Provincetown, MA. The purpose of the ride is to raise funds for cancer research and treatment at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. I am inspired to this challenge by my little friend and hero, “CC”, a 3-year-old boy recently diagnosed with leukemia. CC is bravely undergoing extensive treatments...