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 62T H E G LO B E • 2 0 1 7 Section Reports USA that the enthusiasm of the 2017 President, Dr. Charles Smith, will continue to move the Section to greater heights. I am PROUD to be a Fellow in the International College of Dentists! USA Section Foundation Ted Roberson he ICD USA Section Foundation (ICDF) was created in 1986 as a 501(c)3 non-proit corporation. Its objectives “shall be the advancement of educational, literary, scientiic and charitable activities of the International College of Dentists USA Section” and “to assist worthy individual entities, corporations, trusts, funds or foundations whose operations are charitable, scientiic, literary or educational”. Now 30 years old, the Foundation supports many worthwhile projects in the USA and internationally. In 2016, we developed a Strategic Plan that will guide us in our allocation of personnel and resources. We have revised our Bylaws and have a drat of a new Policy Manual. Both will streamline our organizational functions. We have increased revenues in the past several years from both USA Fellow general contributions and membership in our Century Club (a commitment of $1,200 per year for 5 years). All USA Section Board of Regent and Foundation Board of Trustee members are Century Club participants. Among the many projects the ICDF has supported are: Kenyan dental clinics, Journalism excellence, Samuel Harris National Museum of Dentistry, Student Exchange/Experience Program, Humanitarian Outreach Project in Vietnam and Cambodia, numerous US humanitarian projects, a variety of award presentations for both dentists and dental students, and many others. We have enhanced the eiciency and efectiveness of the ICDF and will now focus on both revenue generation and support for our USA Fellows’ humanitarian eforts. hrough new approaches to fundraising, we plan to have the resources to inancially assist our Fellows more productively. Likewise, we want to identify and recognize our Fellows’ altruistic endeavors. We continue to believe that our (ICD in the USA) primary value is the prestige, inluence, and activities of our Fellows. We want to reward those eforts and publicize them. Past Registrar’s Report Carol I. Turner he USA Section continues to be successful with our Applied Strategic Planning (ASP). Although we had a ive-year plan through 2017, we are close to completing many of our goals. Dr. Robert Frazer, our ASP Facilitator, led us through our review session in January (2016). he team is looking forward to implementing the far-reaching, updated goals. Our Board of Regents Spring Meeting was held in historic Williamsburg, Virginia. We were joined by the American College of Dentists and the Pierre Fauchard Academy for the continuing education programs and period tailored follow- on events. Our progressive Board of Regents is looking at the way we have done projects and business in the past and is rethinking our approaches. he new website and electronic Candidate Information Forms are a real plus; they give us the opportunity to collect or provide current information and events as we grow. Our Humanitarian Liaison Committee continues to be a success story. We have sponsored Volunteer Symposiums in six 2016 locations in conjunction with major dental meetings: AGD, AAP, Ohio DA, Florida DA, Virginia DA, and GNYDM. he results and reception to the presentations have been exceptional. he annual session took place in the mile-high city of Denver, Colorado from October 17-21, 2016. What an exciting venue. We had the opportunity of hosting the International Council and certainly enjoyed the fellowship and interaction. We welcomed 306 new USA Section Fellows, four Honorary Fellows, and two well-deserving Master Fellows. I have read the Candidate Information Forms on all these folks and found that there is an incredible amount of talent joining our ranks. Class of 2016 album. hese are exciting times as we refocus and realign to provide the best value for the membership of our Fellows. 2016 Year in Review. Journal of the International College of Dentists 3 1 T H E G LO B E • 2 0 1 7