The Semiahmoo Dental Outreach project to Tanzania was a huge success. The report and photos below are courtesy of Fellow Les Ennis on behalf of the Semiahmoo team. Follow the link to read the report. This project was supported financially by the William J. Spence ICD Memorial Foundation. This is the humanitarian work your donations to the Foundation achieve.
ICD Tanzania report
In summary, we treated 765 patients over 10 days and performed 1735 dental services. We performed 541 extractions, almost all were surgical, 356 amalgam restorations, 43 composite restorations and fluoride treatments on the children. The billable equivalent of those services according to the BC Fee Schedule would have been $217,000. For the ICD and the Spence Foundation Committee, the money you have invested in our team on a dollar for dollar value was an investment beyond compare. I am proud of our team, and proud of our mission. I am honoured to be an ICD Fellow and grateful for your support.
BCDA Award Recipients 2020 are:
Honourary – Myrna Halpenny and KK Wan
Distinguished – Will Gaede and Amanda Maplethorpe
Merit – Lorne Bergman, Kristy Chu, Joan Eaton and Russel Hamanishi
but ICD is still making headlines
Thanks to our partnership with Dental Tribune [DT] International, ICD and the Centennial are receiving global recognition with press coverage to 600,000 DT readers around the world. The screenshot above is from the Americas edition.
The publications’ regional links are found below. We also plan to have presence in native language Italian and French editions.
Please click on your area’s edition to read the complete article, and then send the link to newspapers, media personalities, leaders of Dentistry as well as current and potential Fellows in your part of the world. Write to the College Office if you are unable to find the article in your area’s DT edition.
Links to Milan article:
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Its official. Only 365 days until the grand finale in Nagoya. Register as soon as possible and make sure Fellows in your Section are aware that space will be limited for this once-in-a-lifetime event!
Looking forward to seeing you one year from today in Japan
on November 13, 2020.
Editor | Director of Communications
General Chair College Centennial Committee
The BC Dental Association has recognized Fellow Amanda Maplethorp with it’s prestigious Distinguished Service Award. The Award will be presented to her in March 2020. The Canadian Section congratulates Fellow Maplethorp on this distinguished honour.
Hello Dr. O’Brien
My name is Alyssa and I was the International College of Dentists award recipient at the UBC Dean’s Night last Wednesday. I would like to thank you and your organization for this award and the beautiful plaque. I was truly honoured.
You requested some information on my extracurricular involvements at UBC. Please read the short blurb below:
Alyssa is a fourth year dental student at UBC. During her time at UBC, she has consistently held leadership roles on the Dental Undergraduate Society including Sponsorship director, Social director, and Orientation director. She is committed to community outreach and serves as co-director of The Dental Mission Project volunteer dental clinic at Richmond Hospital. She is also involved in the Conservative Cast Gold Student Study Club and is an evening practice mentor for her second and third year colleagues.
Hope this provides sufficient information about my involvements. If you would like any more questions answered will be happy to add to it.
University of British Columbia
DMD Candidate, Class of 2020
Alyssa Podrebarac received the ICD Student Award at UBC.
L-R: Dean Mary MacDougall, Alyssa Podrebarac, Past Regent Ed O’Brien.
Please note that the plaque should read “Student Award” and not “Presidential Citation”. It has since been corrected.
We note with great regret the passing of Fellow Gordon Nikiforuk. The article below is courtesy of Fellow Carlos Quinonez and is reprinted with permission of the Ontario Dental Association and Ontario Dentist, 2019. Please follow the link.
Class of 2019
Inducted in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, September 14, 2019
Front Row (L-R): Antoine Chehade, Hilary Stevens, Dimple Bhatia, Master Fellow Donna Brode, International President Bettie McKaig, President Patti Grassick, Registrar Gordon Thompson, President-Elect Drew Smith, John Odai, Vijay Pruthi.
Middle Row (L-R): Gordon Markic, George Vouronikos, David Lim, Robert Staschuk, Lange Soo, Jaideep Lail, Alan Robinson, Ben Davis, William Cooke, Ken Shek, Lawrence Watral.
Back Row (L-R): Dean Zimmer, Wes Thomson, Laureen DiStefano, Amanda Maplethorp, Benjamin Thomas, Paul Hurley, Lyle Best, Edward Busvek, Kate Kerr-Lawson, Leonard Bajcer.
Photos are courtesy of Life Fellow Bill Christie.
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