ICD Interview Series
There are many names in dentistry that we read of as having made significant contributions to our profession. The USA Section of the ICD knew that many of these dental legends needed to be recognized and that their contribution needed to be perpetuated. This is what initiated the project, "Chronicles of Outstanding Leaders in Dentistry - An Audio Visual History Series."
Over a period of years, from 1984 to 2006, the College recorded this unique series of 67 interviews of outstanding dental leaders. Each interview highlights the dental leader's accomplishments and presents his or her views on the dental profession. Clinicians, practitioners, researchers and educators who have made significant contributions to our profession are recognized. Important events in their lives provide human interest aspects with historic value. The interviews include why they chose dentistry as a career, the factor that influenced the character and timing of their contributions, and their views of dentistry's past and future from their own historical perspective. The original collection was available for purchase on Beta and VHS format. ICD gradually converted the collection to DVD format, beginning in 2003. Below is an alphabetical list of Dental Leaders and their brief bio sketches.
ICD USA has donated the original film footage, from six camera views, and the original master tapes to the National Library of Medicine film archives, which accepted the master footage for climate-controlled long-term storage.
Due to our limited resources, the set of 73 DVDs was donated to the University of Michigan School of Dentistry's Sindecuse Museum. The museum had the expertise, staffing (both professional and student), and software to convert the DVDs of these dental giants to digital format, and added them to the Museum's YouTube collection.
The DVD series is also available for visitors to view at The Samuel D. Harris National Museum of Dentistry in Baltimore, Maryland.
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