Pakistan Fellows of the ICD District of Pakistan and Afghanistan participated in World Oral Health Day on March 20, 2017, in many cities of Pakistan by holding numerous events. The photo to the right portrays students at Government Degree College for Women, where a seminar on oral hygiene was held. At Titan Hall, the local community arranged a public gathering, where a team of ICD Fellows checked approximately 40 patients and delivered a forum on oral hygiene. Fellows at Lahore and Muzafrabad (AJK) also implemented oral hygiene awareness programs. The Fellows at Punjab Medical College arranged an “Oral Health Walk”, from Sabzi Mendi to Emporium Mall, featuring banners and placards about dental health. The end of the events was celebrated by a cake-cutting by Pakistan ICD Regent Arshad Malik and Press Club President Mr. Babar Saleem. PHOTO ALBUM USA USA Fellow Kevin Beitchman and wife Linda developed a heartwarming project to bring cheer to the patients at Methodist Children’s Hospital in San Antonio. When their son was born prematurely in 1992, he was held in an intensive care incubator for one month and had to have surgery at five days old. The Beitchmans remembered the difficult time and how a small teddy bear by the side of the incubator helped them stay hopeful. Now 22, their son is a healthy college student. This journey helped the Beitchmans realize they wanted to give back. On May 3, 2017, Dr. Beitchman, his staff, other dentists and many volunteers distributed 192 custom teddy bears to every child at Methodist Children’s Hospital. READ MORE Nepal Project Yeti focuses on the provision of quality dental care, both preventative and restorative, to the underprivileged people of Nepal. The Project Yeti organizer, Section VIII Fellow George Manos, set up a dental clinic at Kopan Monastery outside of Kathmandu. In spring of 2017, USA Fellow Kaz Rafia (seen in center of the photo on the right) joined Dr. Manos in providing volunteer dental services at the clinic. Dr. Rafia said his experience in Nepal was, “literally the greatest example of brotherhood and collaboration I’ve ever been a part of, and a great honor to participate under the auspices of ICD”. Pakistan Nepal USA IMPACT! THE GLOBE 2018 2 3