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  • 27 Apr 2021 7:03 AM | Anonymous member

    Largest donation in College history


    $3.6 Million PPE Donation to ICD from Henry Schein Cares 




    The International College of Dentists' (ICD) Global Visionary Fund received $3.6 million worth of personal protective equipment (PPE) from Henry Schein Cares, the global corporate social responsibility program of Henry Schein, Inc. The College is facilitating the disbursement of PPE to charitable projects and humanitarian missions around the world. The gloves, face shields, hand sanitizers, isolation gowns, thermometers and coveralls are essential materials that will allow oral health care to be safely delivered to underserved and struggling individuals and communities.


    This is the largest donation ICD has ever received and the latest development in the decade-long, enduring relationship between the ICD and Henry Schein, Inc. "This donation reflects our continued sense of purpose and commitment to values that make the world a better place," said Stanley M. Bergman, Chairman of the Board and CEO of Henry Schein, Inc.


    International ICD President Dr. Akira Senda noted, "We extend our heartfelt appreciation to Henry Schein for this magnificent contribution whose impact will be felt not only today but for years to come. I also want to acknowledge the outstanding Fellows of the ICD team who were responsible for the realization of this amazing initiative; Secretary General Dr. Joe Kenneally, Director of Communications and College Editor Dr. Dov Sydney, Director of Development Dr. Phillip Dowell, and Director of Operations Chelsea Segren."


    The ICD Global Visionary Fund (GVF) supports humanitarian and educational oral health projects globally through grants, in-kind donations and volunteer connection. This collaborative PPE initiative with Henry Schein not only extends the support of the GVF, but also continues to strengthen the College's core values of humanitarianism and international relations.





    About the International College of Dentists

    The International College of Dentists has been Honoring the World's Leading Dentists Since 1920™. Over 12,000 dentists who have earned the prestigious title of FICD (Fellow International College of Dentists) are currently located in 122 countries worldwide. Fellowship in the College is by invitation only and is granted in recognition of an individual dentist’s “outstanding professional achievement, meritorious service, and dedication to the continued progress of dentistry for the benefit of humankind". Additional information on ICD global humanitarian, educational and other projects may be viewed at www.icd.org.

  • 24 Dec 2020 11:38 AM | Anonymous member

    Cynthia Dawson is a UBC 4th Year student who received our ICD Student Award.  She is a very worthy choice.

    I am in fourth year at UBC and am honoured to have been selected for the International College of Dentists Award this year. I grew up in Burnaby BC and completed my undergraduate degree in Biochemistry and Psychology at UBC where I received the award for the top graduate in Biochemistry. 

    During my time at UBC Dentistry I have been fortunate to be involved in many great events. I especially enjoyed co-chairing Sharing Smiles, a free, fun-filled, informative day shared between individuals in the special needs community and dentistry/dental hygiene students where positive relationships can be fostered and barriers removed. I am also a student mentor team leader. Our student mentor team provides support and mentorship to second and third year DMD students at evening practice to help them through their intensive simulation training. I also volunteer as a music therapy assistant at Yaletown House, a complex care facility. I love watching residents come alive with the music and helping to facilitate those connections. 

    I am not sure where I would like to practice, although I would like to live in a smaller community in BC (especially if there’s good hiking on my days off). I am looking forward to finding a family practice where I can serve a community. 

    Wishing you all the best for 2021! 

    Kind regards,


    Cynthia Dawson | BSc

    DMD Class of 2021

    University of British Columbia

  • 4 Dec 2020 9:24 AM | Anonymous member

    Dr. Michael Osterholm is the Director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota.

    The date and time is Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at 8 pm EST (see Read more below).  

    The Moderator is District 5 Regent Lisa Bentley.  You can contact her at lisa_bentley@msn.com

    Registration information (link) is shown below.



    Honouring the world's leading dentists since 1920™ 

    An exclusive conversation with 

    world-renowned epidemiologist 

    Dr. Michael Osterholm, FICD (Hon.)

    Director of Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP)

    University of Minnesota

    New York Times Best Selling author of, 

    Deadliest Enemy: Our War Against Killer Germs

    Featured on PBS FrontlineThe Today ShowMeet the Press, CBS This Morning, Fox News, Face the Nation, CNN, CNBC, and Good Morning America. 


    Join us for this exciting LIVE Interactive Event!

    Wednesday, December 9, 2020 

    8:00 PM ET


    CLICK HERE to receive a link to the recorded webinar.


    Dr. Lisa Bentley, FICD


    Section II Canada


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  • 28 Nov 2020 1:24 PM | Anonymous member

    Ed O'Brien related the following good news.  Congratulations, Ed!!

    I was “promoted" by UBC to Clinical Assistant Professor from Lecturer. I was elected Vice -president of the Canadian section of the International College of Dentists and UBC just informed me I will be receiving an Alumni Builders Award. UBC sent their photographer, Paul Joseph, yesterday to take pictures. Paul took pictures of me in business attire and then in my ICD kilt (see Read more below).

    KILT??? A dentist in Alberta, Carol Martin,  designed and registered our tartan for the ICD Canada section and I have the only kilt made of it so far.

    Photo by: Paul H. Joseph / UBC Brand & Marketing

  • 17 Nov 2020 4:11 PM | Anonymous member

    On Sunday, November 15, 2020, Wesley J. Dunn, DDS, FACD, FRCD(C) (Hon.), FICD (Hon.), FADI (Hon), LL.D. departed this life following a brief illness. He died at his residence at age 96.

    For more than sixty-two years Wes was the cherished husband of Jean who passed on in 2011. Wes and Jean built a wonderful life together, first in Toronto and then in London. Wes and Jean had three sons. Bruce (Marion Holgate) passed on in October 2020. Wes was extremely touched by the many tributes from Bruces students and others whose lives were made better by him. Wes is survived by sons Steven (Johanne Saucier) of Gatineau, Quebec; and Brian (Kathy Dunn) of London; grandchildren Geneviève Dunn (Arnaud Tremblay) and Jean-Michel Dunn of Gatineau; Sarah Dunn (Phill Maas) of Kamloops, B.C.; and Michael Dunn (Jessica Barré-Dunn) of London; baby great-grandson Théodore Wesley Tremblay, also of Gatineau; and special friend Helen St. Cyr. Wes is the son of the late John J. and Grace E. (Bryan) Dunn. The day before his death Wes spent time outdoors with his family laughing and reminiscing. He was adored by his family.

    Wes was the founding Dean of the Faculty of Dentistry of The University of Western Ontario. He was a past Registrar and past President of the provinces dental professions governing body, the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario. He was a past Editor of Oral Health and the Journal of the Canadian Dental Association. Honorarymemberships were conferred on him by the Canadian Dental Association, the Ontario Dental Association and the Toronto Academy of Dentistry. He was a member of and served a term as Chair of the then Thames Valley District Health Council and later was a member of the Board of Directors of the London Health Sciences Centre and the Board of Directors of the Childrens Health Foundation.

    In June 2009, The University of Western Ontario conferred on him the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws.

    Fellow Dunn leaves a massive legacy to the University of Western Ontario Faculty of Dentistry (now the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry) as it's Founding Dean and guiding light in it's early years.  He was much loved by his students and he made an effort to keep in touch with them over the years.  Many of us can remember receiving a note from Wes congratulating us on an achievement or recognition and it was always written in his beautiful and flowing prose.  Few  people today can write as elegantly as Dr. Dunn did.

    As noted above, he served the profession with distinction at many levels and Dentistry as a profession has richly benefited from his service.   Even in his retirement, he held a passionate interest in the well being of the profession.   He will be deeply missed.

  • 11 Nov 2020 4:11 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Dear Colleagues and Friends,

             On Tuesday, October 13, 2020, because of the COVID-19
    pandemic,  we  held our  40th Annual YTFL Board of Directors
    meeting virtually by Zoom.   After greetings from our President,
    Dr. Frank Mauro,  I  gave  a presentation entitled, "The  History
    of  Your  Teeth  For  a Lifetime 1980 to 2020"  that  outlined our
    oral health awareness and promotion activities over the years.

             Rebecca Johnson, Councillor at Large, represented the City
    Council of Thunder Bay  and  addressed  the Board,  thanking us
    for  our  years of service  and  for the dramatic impact our efforts
    have made in improving the oral health awareness of the citizens
    of Thunder Bay  and  surrounding District.  Her kind words were
    very  much  appreciated.   Please  find  attached,  a  certificate on
    behalf  the  Council  and  Citizens  of  the  City  of  Thunder  Bay
    extending sincere congratulations and best wishes on the occasion
    of our 40th Anniversary.  


    Yours in Healthy Smiles,

    William Hettenhausen DDS. FACD, FICD, FPFA

  • 14 Oct 2020 5:19 PM | Anonymous member

    Past President Jack McLister of London, Ontario has died and the information below is taken from the Obituary published in the London Free Press.  Jack not only served as President of ICD Section 2 (Canada) but also as an International Councilor representing Canada at the College at Large.  His contributions to ICD and our Section were extensive and he is deeply missed.

    Throughout his career, Jack remained active at his alma mater serving for many years on the executive of the UWO Dental Alumni Society. He was presented with the Alumnus of Distinction Award from Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry in 2002. Jack continued to teach at the Dental school where he had been part-time Adjunct Clinical Professor for nearly 40 years, since the day after his graduation. In 2008, his exceptional commitment to Western University was recognized with the John C. McLister Service Award granted to a fourth-year graduate from the Dental school "who has demonstrated outstanding leadership and service to the profession and peers through participation in organized dentistry". The award is a symbol of what he was all about - dedication to organized dentistry. Jack's involvement with organized dentistry began with the London & District Dental Society in 1975, where he served twice as President and then as an active member through to 2011 when he became an Honorary Member. He received the LDDS Dr. Robert A. Brandon Service Award for his contribution to the profession. Jack served on the executive board of the Ontario Dental Association for many years and became President of the ODA in 2016-17 during its 150th anniversary. Jack's official ODA biography includes a long list of committees and task forces and he was honoured with the ODA Service Award. In 2019, he received the Barnabus W. Day award for distinguished service by the ODA, one of the most prestigious awards in organized dentistry. Outside of the ODA, Jack was President and an International Councilor of the International College of Dentists (Canada) and Chair of the American College of Dentists (Ontario). He was also an Examiner for the National Dental Examining Board of Canada and a founding member of the Thames Valley Dental Study Club (1977) serving three separate terms as its President. He was a Fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy, the American College of Dentists and the International College of Dentists.

  • 20 Jul 2020 4:31 PM | Anonymous member

    Canadian Dentistry and the ICD Canadian Section have lost one of the giants of Dentistry.

    CRAWFORD, Patrick Ralph
    C.M., BA, DMD

    On Monday, July 13, 2020, Patrick Ralph Crawford (better known as Ralph) loving husband and father, passed away at age 92 in the Delta Hospital, Delta, BC.
    Ralph was born in 1928 in Winnipeg, MB to Hector and Eileen Lusignan After graduation from high school he moved to Moose Jaw, SK, to work as a Famous Players theatre manager. There he met Olga (née Nazarewich) and they married in 1952. He returned to school, obtaining a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1954 and a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree in 1964. He practiced dentistry in Winnipeg for 25 years during which he also taught part-time at the U of M Faculty of Dentistry. He retired from active dental practice in 1989, first moving to Ottawa to work as Editor of the Journal of the Canadian Dental Association for nine years, then retiring to Tsawwassen, BC. Ralph stayed active through retirement, volunteering on his strata council and a local thrift shop.
    Ralph was active in dental association affairs, serving as President of both the Manitoba and Canadian Dental associations. He is the only dentist in Canada to be recognized with Honorary Memberships in both organizations, and was a fellow of the International College of Dentists, the American College of Dentists, the Pierre Fauchard Society, the Academy of Dentistry International, and the Royal College of Dentists of Canada.
    In 2019, Ralph was appointed a Member of the Order of Canada for his long-lasting achievements as a clinician, educator, and historian in the field of dentistry.
    Ralph and Olga were interested in collecting dental artifacts and memorabilia. Artifacts they collected can be found in dental museums at the Faculty of Dentistry in Winnipeg, the Canadian Dental Association in Ottawa, ON, at the Arnprior Museum, in Arnprior, ON, and in the Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Dental Collection in the Museum of Health Care in Kingston, ON. Ralph is also the author of "The Canadian Dental Association 1902-2002 - A Century of Service", a series of articles outlining the CDA's first 100 years
    He will be greatly missed by his wife, Olga, son Patrick (wife Donna Giberson), daughter Aileen (husband Rodney Stuart), grandson Julian, extended family, and many friends he has met along the way.
    Due to Covid-19 provisions, the service will be limited to immediate family members only.
    In lieu of flowers, please send a donation in his name to the Museum of Healthcare at Kingston (www.museumofhealthcare.ca), Museum of Healthcare, 32 George Street, Kingston, ON, K7L 2V7).

  • 21 May 2020 11:09 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    Follow this link to the letter from International President Akira Senda.

  • 21 May 2020 11:07 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Lakeside family meal serves up salvation for sinking speedboat


    NEAR BEACONIA — The Skinner family had just sat down for a bowl of piping hot turkey chili on Monday night when they saw Lake Winnipeg swallow a speedboat whole.

    The boat, an older fibreglass model with a closed bow, had twice bobbed past their home’s lakefront window as the family — Susan and Ken Skinner, their son Matt, and his partner Kaela Tucker — ate. By the third time, Matt was watching intently, and he noticed the boat, about 70 metres away from the shore by his estimation, was much lower in the icy water than before.

    “Them boys are going in the drink,” he thought.

    “They’re going down,” said Susan.

    The rescue mission mobilized quickly. Ken, a retired dentist in his 70s, ran outside with Matt and Kaela to pull the family’s canoe out from hibernation below the house’s deck. In about 45 seconds, the boat was in the water, and the couple began paddling.

    They realized that three men who looked to be in their forties had been on the boat. One had started to swim ashore but was struggling. Ken waded into the water up to his chest to guide him to the sand, and the canoe headed out to the speedboat, which had flipped over and eventually sank.

    One passenger was trying to hold on to the side of the speedboat, another was hanging on to a cooler that had become a flotation device. They weren’t wearing life-jackets, and at least one was wearing steel-toed boots.

    “That’s like going swimming with bricks on your feet,” Matt said. The canoe pulled up, and both speedboat passengers grabbed hold of its sides, with Matt and Kaela trying to counterbalance the weight to ensure they didn’t tip over, too. Near the shore, Ken grabbed the third man and pulled him toward land. As the rescue happened, Susan Skinner, who had expected a relaxing Monday evening, was calling 911.

    The three men all eventually made it to shore. One of the two men who were lugged in by the canoe took three of the biggest breaths Matt had ever seen.

    Susan had come down with blankets and towels and was communicating with emergency responders for advice. Two of the men vomited, and they showered in hot water before sitting in front of a wood-burning stove.

    Although the rescue came during the pandemic and social-distancing restrictions, Susan said the rescue took precedent and instincts took hold.

    It wasn’t the first rescue in the 30 years since the Skinners bought the property located about 50 kilometres north of Winnipeg, off Highway 59, but Susan said it was the most dramatic. Soon, paramedics from Pine Falls and Selkirk arrived, and eventually, all three men were taken home.

    The incident came just before North American Safe Boating Awareness Week, which starts Saturday. The Lifesaving Society of Manitoba said this year, in addition to the regular challenges of water safety, COVID-19 presents a new issue in drowning prevention.

    “With supervised and safe locations for people to swim now closed, we are very concerned that with warmer weather the number of drowning deaths in the province may spike,” said Dr. Christopher Love, the organization’s Water Smart co-ordinator. “Manitobans who have been staying at home are going to want to get out in the warmer weather, and may well end up in the water in less safe locations because their normal swimming locations are closed.”

    Other COVID-19 safety measures include boating with people only from your immediate household, and keeping a two-metre distance from others, or in aquatic parlance, about one fishing rod.

    That’s in addition to requirements for sobriety, boating course knowledge, proper preparation, and of course, lifejacket use. Matt Skinner said it was lucky the family sat down to eat at 6 p.m., not 7 p.m., and that they happened to be looking out at the water. If not, the men on the boat could have drowned.

    “I’ve been driving boats on that lake since I was eight years old,” he said Wednesday. “It will never cease to impress me, scare the crap out of me, and make me realize I’m just a tiny droplet in this massive lake.

    “If you don’t respect the lake, it will swallow you.”


    Matt Skinner and Kaela Tucker paddle ashore at Lake Winnipeg on Monday with two men they rescued from a capsized boat.


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