Annual Meeting of the Argentinean Association for Dental Research was sponsored. District of Brazil In association with the Adventist Development and Relief Agency and professionals of other areas, the children and the elderly people of “Rio Negro do Amazonas” in Manaus have received continuous dental care, including oral health presentations and donation of hygiene kits. In agreement with the Paulista University and its Medical School, oral care was given on a ship. These operations were directed by Fellow Elcio Magdalena Giovani, with weekly assistance for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of transplant patients and patients with chronic kidney failure. Children with special needs at the Maria Claro Center, Soracaba, cleft children and children with several syndromes were attended to. District of Chile Monthly conferences have been held, referring to different advances in scientific research and modern dental services, seeking the influence of the Fellows in the improvement of the Health Index of thepopulation.Thetopicsaddressed President’s Greeting Alex Otani Reported by: Editor Luis Araneda On Nov. 1, 2017, a pleas- ant meeting took place in Cartagena de Indias. In this annual meeting, the Regents of all the Dis- tricts in Section IV shared their ex- periences of the year and defined the lines of work for 2018. On that occasion, accounts were rendered by the President, the Secretary, the Treasurer and the Editor, as well as by the Regents of each District of the Section. The Initiation Ceremo- ny took place on Nov. 2, and 11 new Fellows were inducted. District of Argentina In Argentina, toothbrushes and toothpastes have been donated to the “Si” Foundation, whose main goal is to promote social inclusion in the most vulnerable areas of the country. Additionally, the Section IV SOUTH AMERICA The South American Section commends the newly formed Colombia District for hosting the 2017 Regents Meeting. were Social System in the Army, periodontal disease, removable dentures, dental hypersensitivity, oral health promotion and prevention by the Ministry of Health, esthetic applications in dentistry, and the supportive work of the students of dentistry. The Fellows Milton Ramos and Luis Araneda gave the course “Update in Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology” in Iquique, and the Fellow Carmen Moren lectured the course “Use of platelet-rich plasma”. District of Colombia Established as a District before the Chamber of Commerce of Bogota, the District of Colombia has three lines of work forming its social objective: humanitarian work, informal education and guild work. The intervention in the communities follows the model of the theory of Complex Networks, inviting the Government to participate, together with the Ministry of Health and Social Protection. We have worked together with the Foundations “Proyecto de Vida” and “Animanaturalis” for risk assessment and intervention in health. Also, the first phase of the project “Sierra Nevada de Santa Maria” is being implemented. JOURNAL OF THE INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE OF DENTISTS SECTION REPORTS 3 2