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2016 International Officers and Councilors ___________________________4 The Editors Pen ________________________________________________6 Leadership Agenda ______________________________________________7 College Funding Programs________________________________________8 Secretary Generals Review_______________________________________10 Interview with the 2016 International President ______________________12 International Council Meeting in Dublin Ireland_____________________14 An Album of ICD Worldwide Projects _____________________________16 The Sections of the International College of Dentists___________________29 Section I USA _____________________________________________30 Section II Canada ___________________________________________33 Section III Mexico ___________________________________________35 Section IV South America _____________________________________38 Section V Europe ___________________________________________40 Section VI India Sri Lanka Nepal ______________________________42 Section VII Japan ____________________________________________45 Section VIII Australasia ________________________________________47 Section IX Philippines ________________________________________51 Section X Middle East________________________________________54 Section XI Korea ____________________________________________56 Section XII Chinese Taipei _____________________________________58 Section XIII China ____________________________________________60 Section XIV Myanmar _________________________________________62 Section XX Regions _________________________________________ 64 All statements of opinion and supposed facts are published with the authority of the writer under whose name they appear and are not necessarily to be regarded as the views of the International College of Dentists. Therefore the College its officers employees and editors accept no liability or responsibility whatsoever for the conse- quences of any inaccurate or misleading statements made by the contributors to the publication. All rights are reserved. No part of THE GLOBE may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means electronic or mechanical including photocopying or any information storage and retrieval system without the written permission from the publisher. Display advertising rates are available online at or from the College Office. The International College of Dentists reserves the right to reject any advertising which does not conform with the official ICD Advertising Standards which are available upon request. INSTRUCTIONS TO AUTHORS are available at and referred to as the Submission Guidelines under the section entitled Publications. INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL Prophylaxis and oral hygiene are central elements of the GK Hope Village Dental Clinic Project. Therefore it is not enough to provide free dental services to the inhabitants but there has to be continuous training of the local teachers as their knowledge and commitment is essential in order to change the students perspectives on personal oral and dental hygiene. CONTENTS COVER I M PA C T Section Reports