December 2018 — Gaithersburg, MD
The USA Section of the International College of Dentists introduces Dr. Peter P. Korch III as their 2019 President.
Photo: 2018 President Dr. Joseph R. Kenneally Congratulates Dr. Peter P. Korch.
Congratulations Dr. Korch!
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Dr. Korch is a 1991 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, he served as ASDA President in his fourth year. He is a second generation dentist who maintains offices in two locations, and his primary practice dates from 1915. Before dental school he attended Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, where he received a graduate degree in insect biology and served as parliamentarian for its Graduate Student Senate.
Peter is president of his local dental society and in 2015 was named Speaker Emeritus of the Pennsylvania Dental Association by its Board of Trustees. In 2017 he was elected by Section 1 as an International Councilor and serves on the Constitution & Bylaws Committee of the International Council. In ICD-USA, he chairs the Strategic Planning and Governance Committees, as well as the ad hoc Committee on the Annual Meeting. He has chaired the Leadership and Service Committee and has served as vice-chair of both the Communications and Information Technology Committees. In addition to ICD, he is a Fellow of the American College of Dentists and the Pierre Fauchard Academy, as well as a member of the American Institute of Parliamentarians and the American Academy for the Advancement of Science.
Peter has worked as an Adjunct Associate Professor of Biology at his college alma mater where he also served a 15 year run as a board member of their alumni association, which included 2 years as its president. He established a scholarship at that institution for the student showing the most promise in the field of biology. He has published or presented papers on the topics of insect biology and history of dentistry.
His involvement in serving others began in dental school, where he volunteered to travel to rural Kentucky to perform oral screenings on children. Since then he has served as a merit badge councilor for the Boy Scouts of America, presented oral hygiene instruction to the elderly and to geriatric health care workers in the Pittsburgh area, was Education Chair of the local chapter of the Audubon Society, and was Alumni Advisor to two different chapters of his college fraternity. He continues to be a regular volunteer at Mission of Mercy events in Pennsylvania, and is a long time participant in Donated Dental Services and the ICD sponsored Peace Corps exam program.
Peter has a passion for music, especially when played on vinyl, as well as an inordinate fondness for British motorcars. He and his wife, Elizabeth Morgan, VMD, live on a farm where tending gardens and caring for their animals is a labor of love.