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ICD celebrates global dental excellence at GNYDM

As part of this year’s Greater New York Dental Meeting, the International College of Dentists hosted an induction ceremony and educational sessions on 26 November at the Javits Center in New York City. (Image: ICD)
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Dental Tribune International

Mon. 27 November 2023

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NEW YORK, US: Yesterday, the International College of Dentists (ICD) held its fourth international convocation ceremony at the Greater New York Dental Meeting (GNYDM). Thirteen new fellows were inducted, including the first fellow from Sierra Leone.

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Dr Joseph Kenneally, secretary general of the ICD, spoke at the convocation ceremony. (Image: Dental Tribune International)

The ICD has been honouring the world’s leading dentists for exemplary service and leadership since 1920 under the motto of “Recognising service and the opportunity to serve”. At this year’s event, a select peer-reviewed group of distinguished dentists from diverse nations, including the Dominican Republic, Egypt, Guatemala, Haiti, Jamaica, Panama and Uganda, were bestowed with the prestigious ICD fellowship. These inductees are celebrated leaders, educators, practitioners and humanitarians. Their remarkable contributions span the realms of community service and professional excellence, often amid challenging circumstances, such as war, natural disasters, pandemics and civil unrest.

The convocation in New York presented a unique opportunity for the new fellows to engage with their ICD peers and industry leaders and to receive the official ICD key and materials. Furthermore, inductees gained insight into involvement in the ICD’s humanitarian, educational and leadership endeavours.

Complementing the induction ceremony, the ICD offered continuing education sessions for both fellows and GNYDM attendees, reflecting the group’s commitment to fostering education in order to promote global dental health. For example, the ICD hosted a dental implant course featuring over 100 participants.

More information about the ICD can be found at icd.org.

ICD members and new fellows met for their annual meeting in New York City. (Image: Dental Tribune International)

ICD members and new fellows met for their annual meeting in New York City. (Image: Dental Tribune International)

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