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May 22, 2017
FELLOWS IN ACTION Dr. Kevin Beitchman Spring for a Teddy Bear of Love In April of 2014, ICD Fellow Dr. Kevin Beitchman of Texas developed a project he called Spring for a Teddy Bear of Love. He and his wife Linda wanted to do something to help cheer the children at the Methodist Children’s Hospital in San Antonio. The need was something the Beitchmans experienced first-hand. When their son, Joshua, was born prematurely in 1992, he was held in an...
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May 12, 2017
Dr. Kaz Rafia recently returned from a week of volunteer dental work in Nepal, alongside another FICD (ICD Section VIII - Australia) Dr. George Manos. Dr. Manos has set up a clinic at Kopan Monastery outside of Kathmandu. Dr. Rafia said this experience is "literally the greatest example of brotherhood and collaboration I've ever been a part of, and a great honor to participate under the auspices of ICD!" Submitted by: Dr. Kaz Rafia
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February 17, 2017
October 2016 — Drs. Jeffrey Parrish and Michael Karr organized and managed the Seattle 4-day free clinic that was held at the Key Arena. Over 400 caregivers and their staffs worked together to provide a full range of free dental, vision and medical care to the underserved population in the region. The next clinic is scheduled to be held on October 26 - 29, 2017.
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February 15, 2017
CHICAGO, Jan. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/—In recognition of more than three decades of service, which includes a continuing commitment to Thailand and her community in Maryland, the American Dental Association announced today that ICD USA Section Fellow Dr. Usa Bunnag has been named the 2017 ADA Humanitarian Award recipient. She will be honored at ADA 2017 – America's Dental Meeting, taking place in Atlanta from October 19-23. A native of Thailand, Dr. Bunnag immigrated to the United States when she was...
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February 15, 2017
DALLAS — ICD Fellows Drs. John T. Baker and John G. Kostohryz presented a one-hour CE lecture on Providing Dental Service Techniques in Third World Countries to ICD Fellows on Thursday, February 9, 2017. Thank you, Drs. Baker and Kostohryz for your leadership and service to others! Photo on left (L to R): Dr. T. Bob Davis, Dr. Jon Williamson and Dr. John T. Baker Drs. Baker and Kostohryz with attendees!
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February 14, 2017
Honorary Fellow Sharon Secor and Dr. William Hunter mentioned in INFORUM article by Tracy Briggs on February 11, 2017 Serving a purpose: Fargo woman enhances smiles in Kenya FARGO — If you go to Sharon Secor's home for a visit, she's bound to offer you a cup of coffee, a cookie and a virtual trip to Kenya. "That's from Kenya," she says, pointing to the top shelf of her bookcase and a figurine of two people dancing. "The scarf I'm...
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February 8, 2017
Recently, Dr. John T. Baker, DDS, FICD, from Dallas, Texas received a national award from the American Dental Association for his volunteer service to disadvantaged and impoverished people of Mexico. In 2016, only 22 individuals received this prestigious award. Dr. Baker participated in 38 mission trips over 19 years to the most secluded, impoverished areas of Northern Mexico, caring for people who lived in brush huts, caves, lean-tos, dugouts and small adobe huts. He provided extractions, dental cleanings, dental fillings,...
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January 31, 2017
El Salvador 2016 ICD Fellows Dr. Stuart Loos (Canton, GA) and Dr. Dave Mason (Lafayette, GA) were part of the dental team that provided dental care to the underserved population of Citala, El Salvador. They worked closely with the mayor of Citala, as well as the 2030 Civic Club. Dental procedures provided were primarily extractions, amalgam and composite restorations, and root canals. The hygienists that accompanied the dentists did a phenomenal job with cleanings and scalings. When the work day...
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January 11, 2017
Moldova The program that exists between the University of North Carolina Dental School and the Dental School in the Republic of Moldova was established in March of 2000 by ICD Fellows Robert Kriegsman and Stephen Mackler. It involves an exchange of faculty and students usually numbering between four and six participants. Most commonly it comprises a two-week visit during October for the Moldovans and a one-week trip during the spring break for the UNC students. Others who became involved in...
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January 4, 2017
Dr. Lori Henderson of Columbia, MO provided a comprehensive dental examination and x-rays at no charge to Peace Corps applicant Young Kwon as part of the ICD Peace Corps program. Mrs. Mary Jo Webster from the USA Section Office received the following message from Peace Corps Applicant Young Kwon while in Morocco. "I was also so fortunate that Dr. Lori Henderson (in Columbia, MO) has been so nice and helpful to provide me with the free dental exam and x-rays...
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November 30, 2016
A Mission For Haiti Report Submitted by: Dr. E. Steven Moriconi In January 2010, as we all know, a devastating earthquake struck the island of Haiti, killing hundreds of thousands of people in a matter of seconds, laying waste to homes and businesses and affecting countless of the living, both in Haiti and abroad. Watching those scenes of destruction, horrific injuries, and mass casualties so graphically shown, I knew the time had come to really act, to get off my...
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November 22, 2016
Gorgeous Guatemala Report by: Dr. Ronald E. Fritz My excitement was running in high gear as I prepared myself and my instruments for my first ever trip to Guatemala. I had been to Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and all over México, but only heard and read enticing reports from Guatemala. Thanks to an invitation from friend and colleague, Richard Hagstrom, DDS, I was about to see it with my own eyes! La República de Guatemala, along with Belize, are the most...
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October 28, 2016
Dr. Pelly Chang participated in the Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk presented by Hyundai. This event has raised more than $110 million for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s fight against cancer since 1989. In 2016, more than 9,000 walkers and 1,000 volunteers worked to raise more than $8.3 million for compassionate patient care and innovative cancer research at Dana-Farber. Dr. Chang walked with the MDS Miles and Smiles Team as a Women in Dentistry Committee member. She has raised $2,900 for the...
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September 18, 2016
Fellow in Action — Dr. John T. Baker Dr. Baker shares some aspects from his 38 mission trips to the Chihuahuan Desert in northern Mexico! For 20 years, my best friend Bob Burleson and I had been exploring the most secluded and impoverished areas of the Chihuahuan Desert in northern Mexico and adjacent Texas in the United States. Bob decided to do as much as possible to help these disadvantaged friends that we had come to know. Through the Baptist...
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August 4, 2016
Elizabethtown dentist gives dental care for US Women's National Field Hockey Team. This dentist wants the Olympic team to focus on the game in Rio, not toothaches. When the U.S. Women’s Field Hockey Team heads to Rio for the Olympics, each athlete can focus on her game, not a toothache. That’s thanks to an Elizabethtown dentist who’s given members of the Lancaster-based team free dental care. Dr. Rick Knowlton is there when injuries happen. More often, he has offered cleanings...
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July 16, 2016
The fourth ISDS Foundation Mission of Mercy was held on July 15-16, 2016 at the Gateway Center in Collinsville. It was a great success! Over 800 volunteers provided over $1,000,000 of free dental care to over 1500 patients! Many of our District 8 Fellows volunteered for this event. We would like to send a huge thank you out to everyone that participated in this event!
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June 7, 2016
District 3 Fellows in Action: Several PA Fellows pause from their duties as volunteers to pose under the ICD flag during the 4th MOM-n-PA held in Pittsburgh. District 3 is a sponsor of the event. Photo Left to Right: Joseph Kohler, Nancy Rosenthal, James Tauberg. Submitted by: District 3 Regent Dr. Peter Korch
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March 30, 2016
Rwanda Project Submitted By: Dr. Bill Stein, District 10 Editor ICD Fellow Dr. Kim Harms has been very active in establishing libraries and supporting medical and dental education in Rwanda. Rwanda of course was the site of a horrendous genocidal war in the 1990’s. The people of Rwanda have come together in a monumental example of forgiveness. The country is now at peace. Here is Dr. Harms' report: We currently have sent or are ready to send, over 120,000 books...
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March 18, 2016
Wonderful Huatulco Mexico is the second largest country in Latin America, and the only one located in North America. With its more than 120 million people, it is large enough to have regional food, music, and cultural biases. Along the Mayan Rivera, for example, the coast faces the Caribbean Sea, and much of the food, music, culture, and certainly climate is very similar to the Latin Caribbean islands. Since college days, I have enjoyed this country, its history, people, customs,...
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March 16, 2016
The St. Charles-based Give Kids A Smile organization recently announced it provided $314,851 worth of free dental care to 349 children in need at its clinic Feb. 19 and 20, at Saint Louis University’s Center for Advanced Dental Education, according to a press release. The clinic was made possible thanks to a host of supporters and 600 volunteers, which included 93 dentists and dental students and 133 hygienists and hygiene students. The next Give Kids A Smile clinic is set...
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March 9, 2016
District 13 ICD Fellows recently volunteered for the CDA Cares Program in Fresno and Ventura, CA. There is also an event planned for Stockton, CA on October 15–16, 2016. CDA Cares is a volunteer dental program in California. The program provides oral health care services to those in need offering extractions, fillings, cleanings, oral health education and assistance finding a source for ongoing dental care. On a limited basis, they offer root canals, dentures and temporary partial dentures. All of...
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September 3, 2015
Dominican Dental Mission Project- Dr. Francis G. Serio (one of our volunteer seminar speakers) is featured in "Mouth Magazine" in recognition of 34 years of exemplary volunteer service. Dr. Serio is the founder of the Dominican Dental Mission Project and his services have helped over 60,000 Dominicans in poverty stricken communities since 1982. Click here to read the article by Mark Herring on Page 25 in Mouth Magazine> Dr. Serio also received a Daily Point of Light Award from President...
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January 12, 2015
ICD DC Fellows volunteered at the NBC4 Health and Fitness Expo held at the DC Convention Center on January 10th & 11th, 2015.
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January 6, 2015
Dr. Francis G. Serio named 2015 ADA Humanitarian Greenville, N.C. — In 1982, Dr. Francis G. "Frank" Serio took a leap of faith, making a one-man mission trip to provide dental care in a remote region of the Dominican Republic. Today, that first small step has grown into a dental charity that has provided care to thousands of residents in poor rural areas of that country and beyond. The Dominican Dental Mission Project is just one example of how Dr...
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July 1, 2014
Our Foundation President W. Michael Kenney was invited to join Dr. Francis G. Serio on a Dental Mission to the Dominican Republic - July 2014 Report and photos submitted by Dr. Kenney Dr. Frank Serio has been instrumental in developing the very popular program on Volunteerism in Dentistry for the USA Section of the International College of Dentists. I attended his recent seminar in April in Bonita Springs, Florida, where I was extended the opportunity to participate in an upcoming...