Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48 Page 49 Page 50 Page 51 Page 52 Page 53 Page 54 Page 55 Page 56 Page 57 Page 58 Page 59 Page 60 Page 61 Page 62Margaret Culotta- Norton T H E G LO B E • 2 0 1 7 Brazilian Projects tients Care, together with the Paulista Chilean Projects Chile shows proudly its two new Master Fellows: Doctors José Matas Colom and Raúl Corvalán Bucher. Programs of Continuing Training have continued t Section I USA President Charles Smith 2017 Oficers President: Charles L. Smith President Elect: Joseph R. Kenneally Vice President: Peter P. Korch, III PastPresident:MargaretM.Culotta-Norton Registrar: Elaine Wagner Treasurer: Richard Smith Editor: H. Cliton Simmons, III Editor: H. Clifton Simmons, III President’s Greeting Charles L. Smith It is an honor to serve as 83rd President of the USA Section of the International College of Dentists in 2017. I would like to recognize Dr. Margaret Culotta-Norton for her outstanding year as president of the Section in 2016. he USA Section experienced several signiicant changes in January of 2017. Dr. Elaine Wagner has replaced Dr. Carol Turner as the Section Registrar. Dr. Wagner retired from the US Navy, and possesses the leadership and skill sets to continue the tradition of excellence that has been a hallmark of past registrars. Dr. Richard Galeone has retired as Editor for the USA Section. Dr. Galeone has provided the USA Section with the award-winning journal, he Key, since 2004. Dr. H. Cliton Simmons, from Nashville, Tennessee, began serving as the Editor in January of 2017. he Section will continue to challenge us to be on the search for new candidates for fellowship and retaining members by increasing opportunities to serve and stay involved in the College from induction to retirement. It is critically important to create new ways to communicate with all Fellows in the format they request. he Section is exploring ways to improve written, electronic and social media communications. All are being utilized by the Section. Our new, interactive website is he USA Section is attempting to collaborate with the Academy of Dentistry International on future volunteer and humanitarian symposiums. We hope to create increased service opportunities for Fellows. Contact Information USA Section Oice 610 Professional Drive, Suite 201 Gaithersburg, MD, 20879, USA Tel: +1 (301) 251-8861 Fax: +1 (240) 499-8975 USA Section Facebook USA Section Instagram USA Section Twitter I am looking forward to an exciting and productive 2017 working with the Oicers, Board of Regents, staf and the ICD USA Section Fellows. Past President’s Report I would like to thank the Fellows of the USA Section for entrusting me with the honor of being their President in 2016. It was a very enjoyable, busy and productive year with a stellar leadership team in place to guide our organization in the implementation of its mission and core values of Integrity, Leadership and Service. I extend a most sincere appreciation to our Oicers, Board of Regents, Vice Regents, Deputy Regents, Fellows and staf for their hard work throughout the year. Together, we inducted 306 new Fellows in Denver, and I am conident that our Section will maintain this upward trend as we continue to energize our programs. Meeting album. Convocation Procession. he year began with a renewal of our Strategic Plan. I am happy to report that the goals, objectives and priorities established in 2012 were reairmed and continue to guide our growth. Leadership, membership growth and retention, student support, humanitarian eforts and collaboration remain our focus. I thank my colleagues for giving me this extraordinary opportunity to make a diference and am conident Journal of the International College of Dentists 3 0 T H E G LO B E • 2 0 1 7