ticipation in the organization. All new inductees were encouraged to continue with the dedication to the profession and society at large, which brought them to fellowship recognition. Zoom Break Through Canada covers a lot of geography. In an effort to reach out to the more isolated areas of the Section, some districts have added additional Deputy Regents. In addition, the Executive of the Board and various committee members have initiated various Zoom technology meetings. We have found large distances and time zones can be closed with this technology, bringing members closer together not only to discuss business matters, but also in fellow- ship. It is a technology we would en- courage other Sections to consider. In addition to the induction cer- emony at the Convocation Ban- quet, other significant awards were presented. Congratulations to Mr. Claude Paul Boivin, Executive Di- rector of the Canadian Dental As- sociation, for receiving Honorary Fellowship. Congratulations to Fel- low Dr. John O’Keefe, who was presented with the Presidential Ci- tation for his commitment as Direc- tor of Knowledge Networks at the Canadian Dental Association. I am President’s Greeting Cliff H. Swanlund T he 2017 Annual Meeting of the Canadian Section was held in Toronto Ontario, on May 5-6, 2017, in conjunction with the Ontario Dental Associa- tion’s 150th Annual Spring Meet- ing. We were pleased to have Secretary General John Hinterman in attendance as an international representative for the orientation, business meetings and Convoca- tion Banquet. PHOTO ALBUM Our first day involved an orienta- tion session for our 48 new induct- ees highlighted by an engaging presentation by Past International President Gary Lunn. He reviewed the history of ICD and the growing worldwide organization it has be- come. He then reinforced how the future was in the hands of all new inductees and welcomed their par- Section II CANADA The Canadian Section made technology break-throughs in 2017, while bringing Fellows together from all parts of the country. also pleased to report that a much- deserved Master Fellowship was bestowed on Life Fellow Bob Bak- er, who has served as a long-time Registrar of the Canadian Section. Congratulations to the new of- ficers: President-Elect Patti Gras- sick, Vice-President Drew Smith, Deputy Regent Brian Barrett in Dis- trict 7, Regent Peter DeGiacomo and Deputy Regents Lisa Bentley and Paul Romanson in District 5, Deputy Regents David Ciriani and Anne Starr in District 1, and Inter- national Councilor Ian Doyle. Leadership in Canada I would like to thank Fellow Ken Skinner, who has completed his term as Past President. Ken has spent many hours on the tough subject of Constitution and By-laws under the guidance of Fellow Marcel Van Woensel. Fellow Ian Doyle now steps into the Past President’s role, and I HONORARY FELLOWSHIP was bestowed upon Mr. Claude Paul Boivin for his contributions to dentistry. SECTION REPORTS JOURNAL OF THE INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE OF DENTISTS 2 8