b'SECTION REPORTSSection I VSOUTH AMERICAThe South American Section celebrated the ICD Centennial and conducted various meetings and academic activities virtually last year.Presidents Greetingsuccess due to the professionalismtime, help and spirit of belonging to Ruben Di Tore and capacity of the Fellows involvedthis important group of friends that in the organization. This showed usallows us to work together with re-that despite the problems, we weresponsibility, making the world a little able to communicate. better for everyone. We must con-We remain extremely hopeful thattinuetoprovidehelpandsupport 2021 will continue to be better withwith all our might, as much as pos-the emergence of the different vac- sible, in order to eradicate this evil cines that give us hope that in theand return to normal. Although we future we can find ourselves physi- cannot meet in person, we continue callyembracingeachother.Iamtounite,communicatingvirtually hopeful that everyone continues tothrough meetings in which we can be in good health and remembersexchangeideasandprojectsthat tokeepfollowingallsafetymea- makeusstrongerandmoreposi-sures. tive. I send you all a big hug.D ear Fellows and colleagues,Registrars Report Centennial Congress Interna-first of all, please receive my most sincere greetingsElena Kavaliauskis On Dec. 5, 2020, the 3rd and respect, hoping that everyonetional Congress of Section IV South is enjoying good health. Iappreciatebe- Americawasheldvirtually,com-The year 2020 startled many ofingabletocom- memorating 100 years of the ICD.us and was never before imagined,municate through from a beginning full of plans andtheselineswithDue to the current reality of the illusions,followedbychangewitheachofyou.Weglobal pandemic, one of the topics the very strong appearance of CO- shareoneofthediscussed was Challenges and op-VID-19throughoutourcontinent,mostprestigiousportunities of the pandemic of CO-which forced us to change our livingglobal institutions, which brings to- VID-19 in Dentistry, with the par-behaviors in an abrupt way.getheroutstandingcolleaguesforticipation of specialists Dras. Paola honoringthedentalprofessionforGarca of Colombia and Elizabeth All our plans were modified, andtheirability,ethicalandmoralval- Lopez of Chile. Afterwards, four lec-wehadtodevelopdifferentcom- ues, and generosity in improving thetures were given by Fellows Gabriel munication mechanisms. Not beinghealth and well-being of all human- Rabi of Chile, Juliana Bellini of Bra-able to meet physically because ofkind. zil, Paola Garca of Colombia and pandemicrestrictionsdecreedin our geographical area required usThewholeworldcontinuestoJuan Carlos Zarate of Paraguay. In to connect digitally. The big surprisefighttoovercomeCOVID-19.Onclosing,weheardfromICDSec-was that, what initially seemed verybehalfoftheICD,IwouldliketoretaryGeneralJosephKennelly complex, turned out to be a greatthank everyone for their dedication,andInternationalCouncilor Alvaro 12 J OURNAL OF THEI NTERNATIONALC OLLEGE OFD ENTISTS'