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Professional Photos from the 2019 Annual Meeting, Convocation & Dinner Dance in San Francisco, CA

December 2, 2019 — The Professional Photos from the 2019 Annual Meeting, Convocation and Dinner Dance in San Francisco, California are now available. Please see the instructions below to view the photos. Email Nicki@usa-icd.org the photo number that you would like and she will email you the photo. You also have the option of purchasing the photo from the website. Click this link https://moya.photoshelter.com/index Click on Client Galleries Click on the photo or on International College of Dentists USA Section to view the four Galleries Convocation Ceremony, Before, During & After Convocation, Individual Photos Dinner Photos District Photos

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District 13 News — Dr. Ronald E. Fritz Trip to Oaxaca, México

July 19, 2019 — Oaxaca, México San Gabriel is a small town in the foothills of the Southern Sierra Madre mountain range, which runs East/West thru Oaxaca. The town has less than 5,000 inhabitants and most of them are very needy, leading meager lives. For many, dentistry is beyond their reach, so a decision was made to move in for a week with portable dental equipment invented and designed by Gayle Cheatwood, DDS, FADI, along with medical, gynecological, and vision specialists with equipment to check eyes and glasses to distribute. Some of these people have been unable to read for years, and the look on their faces as they see the words again is...

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District 13 News — International Student Experience Check Presented to the University of California, San Francisco

March 21, 2019 — District 13 Vice Regent Dr. Craig Yarborough presented the International Student Experience check from the ICD USA Section and the ICD USA Section Foundation to the University of California, San Francisco. 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 to Kenya. 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 tomorrow. 2016 was the first year under the new name, International Student Experience Program, which reflects our support of the learning opportunities of mission style trips as well...

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District 13 — Fellow In Action News — Global Health Outreach in Cuenca, Ecuador

January 29, 2019 — Dr. Jean Creasey volunteered with the NYU Dentistry Henry Schein Cares Global Student Outreach Program in Cuenca, Ecuador. Through this project, volunteers were able to provide over 1,400 exams for children and adults in Cuenca, Ecuador. In addition, they were able to provide everything from fluoride varnish to root canals to extractions on 1,275 of the patients. "Had the joy of serving as faculty for the NYU dental student global health outreach in Cuenca Ecuador this past week! I’m Hoping to help bring opportunities like this to California dental schools. Dr. Stuart Hirsch and his team are rockstars in global dental outreach! Promoting world peace one smile at a time!"...

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District 13 News — Dr. Karin Irani Received the Rising Star Award

January 18, 2019 — January 2019 — Dr. Karin Irani received the Rising Star Award from the San Fernando Valley Dental Society (SFVDS) for her outstanding accomplishments and extraordinary contributions to the dental community. Congratuations Dr. Irani! Thank you for Serving Others!

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Class of 2018 — District 13

January 2, 2019 — Congratulations and Welcome!

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Professional Photos from 2018 Annual Meeting, Convocation & Luau in Honolulu, HI — Available on Smug Mug!

October 31, 2018 — Dear Fellows, The Professional Photos from the 2018 Annual Meeting, Convocation and Luau taken by photographer Dave Miyamoto are now available on Smug Mug. By clicking the link below you can: Purchase prints Download a free jpeg by clicking on download arrow located below each photo https://davemiyamoto.smugmug.com/2018/International-College-of-Dentists Congratulations to the ICD Class of 2018! We will be posting many of our staff photos on our FACEBOOK page. Check there often and LIKE our page. In Fellowship, ICD USA Section

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District 13 News — Fellow In Action — Dr. Ronald E. Fritz — Hopeful Honduras

May 22, 2018 — Hopeful Honduras What?! It was disappointing to receive the email that our well-planned mission trip to Honduras had been put on hold. This can’t be true, I mumbled. I had been to four other countries in Central America to help with projects, but never to Honduras. Excitement had been running high, until the general protests started, following the bitterly contested elections in November. Widespread claims of election fraud in counting votes had prompted the outrage. Our contact people on the ground thought it better and safer to avoid the skirmishes between police and protesters in the streets, during which 30 were killed. Reluctantly I accepted the decision of the group...

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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 $25,000 worth of free dentistry for the children. Thank you all for your kind service! Dr. Low said on his Facebook page, "I was proud to be Clinical Director of...

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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. Neil Katsura, Dr. Lisa Dobak, Dr. Paul Kasrovi, and Dr. Elizabeth Ng to serve Guatemalan children, family members, and teachers with a local non-profit Mayan Families. The one-week clinic in...

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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. These volunteers must be an active, life, student or retired member of the American Dental Association; have served in an international location with a program sponsored by a dental school...

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District 13 — Fellow In Action News — Dr. Ronald E. Fritz — Beautiful Belize

December 5, 2017 — Beautiful Belize One of the highlights of being a dental professional is being able to choose to give back to humanity of your talent. In my own case, looking back at my life and career, I can now see how giving to people who desperately need it, who would likely not be able to receive much needed treatment any other way, who are grateful and often show their gratitude in touching ways, has enriched my life and career beyond what I ever imagined. On every adventure to go help, it has been an equalizing experience to have my priorities in life readjusted back to where they should be about what...

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Class of 2017 — District 13

November 14, 2017 — Congratulations to the District 13 Class of 2017 inducted October 19, 2017 in Atlanta, GA! DISTRICT 13 LEADERSHIP Regent: Henrik E. Hansen Vice Regent: Craig S. Yarborough Deputy Regent: Cynthia K. Brattesani Deputy Regent: Elizabeth A. Demichelis Deputy Regent: M. Sadegh Namazikhah Deputy Regent: Donald P. Rollofson Deputy Regent: Dennis D. Shinbori DISTRICT 13 CLASS OF 2017​ Alan Wythe Budenz — San Francisco, CA Xerxez Megino Calilung — Irvine, CA Volkmar I. Felahy — Rocklin, CA Arthur Dale Gage — Long Beach, CA Mahfouz M. Gereis — Panorama City, CA Pilseong Kim — Los Angeles, CA Donna Karen Klauser — Arcadia, CA Callin Kuen Lee — Modesto, CA M. Navid...

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District 13 News — Fellow in Action — Oaxaca, Mexico 2017

August 17, 2017 — A Picturesque Port Un Puerto Pintoresco At times, Oaxaca is referred to as the “Cultural Capital of Mexico.” Even though this is heard frequently on the local radio, I am quite sure it could be contested or debated by those from other regions. Some say the State of Oaxaca offers the best of Mexico, both old and new. It has a vibrant urban City, abundant indigenous arts and handicrafts, renowned native cuisine, fascinating history, natural wonders, and a rich cultural heritage, including 16 separate living languages. Mexico is the second largest country in Latin America, and the only one located in North America. Due to my intrigue, nearly 20 years...

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Foundation News — Fellow in Action — Uganda 2017

May 31, 2017 — Dr. Jean L. Creasey recently traveled to Southwestern Uganda to learn more about Ebino, a rural African practice in which primary, mandibular, canine tooth buds are removed from febrile infants.

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District 13 News — Introducing New Regent — Dr. Henrik E. Hansen

November 23, 2016 — On January 1, 2017, Dr. Hansen will begin his term as Regent for District 13. Help us welcome and wish Dr. Hansen much success as Regent during the next four years! Click Here to View the District 13 News Page

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Districts 13 and 14 — Fellows In Action News — Dr. Ronald E. Fritz and Dr. Roy A. Hammond — Guatemala

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 northern countries of Central America, and border México to the north and west. The territory of Guatemala once formed the core of the Mayan civilization, which extended across Mesoamerica. Most...

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Class of 2016 — District 13 New Fellows

October 26, 2016 — Congratulations to the New Fellows from District 13 Inducted October 21, 2016 in Denver, CO! Regent: Bruce G. Toy Vice Regent: Henrik E. Hansen Deputy Regents: Elizabeth A. Demichelis, M. Sadegh Namazikhah, Donald P. Rollofson, Dennis D. Shinbori, Craig S. Yarborough Inductees: Homayon Asadi - San Francisco, CA Katie Bales - Novato, CA Michael E. Cadra - Modesto, CA Katrina Yvonne Eagilen - Los Angeles, CA Desmond Gallagher - San Francisco, CA Cheryl D. Goldasich - Torrance, CA Terry E. Hoover - Los Gatos, CA Parag R. Kachalia - San Ramon, CA Jaikrishnan Kakanar - La Verne, CA Fariba Kalantari - Hollywood, CA Irvin Htun Kaw - Pasadena, CA Bijan...

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District 13 — Fellow in Action News — Dr. Ronald E. Fritz — Huatulco

March 18, 2016 — Thank you Dr. Fritz for giving back and sharing your experiences!

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District 13 — Fellows in Action News — CDA Cares

March 9, 2016 — A great program led by some of our California ICD Fellows!

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