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 or recognized nonprofit organization for a minimum of 14 days, either in one period or in several visits, in any 24-month period; have provided clinical dental service and/or taught local dental personnel or assisted in training initiatives to improve the local oral healthcare infrastructure; supply evidence of the dates of the service with a comprehensive, detailed breakdown of activities and the value of the contribution by means of a letter or testimonial from the director of the program or other appropriate official (for student members working in a dental school program this requirement shall be the responsibility of the dean or director of the outreach program); be nominated by a component or constituent society, federal dental service or dental school; be verified in writing to be a member in good standing by the component society, if such exists, or by the constituent society, commanding officer or dean of the dental school as appropriate.