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 62Section Reports AUSTRALASIA Speaker Development Day, focusing in particular on presenting and inluencing. I believe this will be an upliting project. Improving Collegiality With strong growth of membership, we are now approaching 700 in number. Our invitation and application process has been fully reviewed, the information we supply rewritten and continued encouragement to existing Fellows to nominate candidates strengthened. Our membership, though, is spread out over the vastness of Australia and across New Zealand. his year, with some enthusiasm we have trialled “State” dinners. hey are entirely collegial events and have proven to be a success with very good attendance to date, and we plan to continue these. Assisting Projects in Under- served Communities his Section is currently assisting 14 projects throughout our region, in Vietnam, Outback Australia, Cambodia, he Congo and Fiji. Early in 2016, Fiji was hit by a massive cyclone. It was devastating to the provision of dental care. his has been a two-stage project. First, we increased our contribution to ‘Smiles for the Paciic’ with the funding and immediate delivery of local anaesthetic, needles, syringes, masks and gloves to a community health care team that managed to visit the majority of afected regions, delivering much needed care. More recently, we have been involved in assisting to equip a ixed site clinic. he projects we support are wide ranging. Many are establishing a new service or area of research. Others are now established and moving from an acute treatment of dental disease to more restorative and preventative focused. As the projects evolve, more complex treatments such as endodontics are possible. he congeniality between volunteers and local staf ensures continuing success. In addition, we are mentoring and encouraging the actions of future dentists. We are supporting recent graduates and inal year dental students to volunteer at various projects. In Summary Financially, we are secure. Our membership continues to grow with the addition of extremely worthy colleagues, and our induction events are collegial and respectful, but more contemporary. Our leadership has capable team members with a broad leadership skill set, and our communications through the newsletter are now being supported further with Facebook, which I encourage readers to visit. 2016 Induction Ceremony and dinner in Wellington, New Zealand. ALL SMILES (Above L) SectionVIII Fellows restore more smiles after acquiring a new X-ray sensor. (Above R) Craig the Croc promotes oral hygiene in RemoteWestern Australia. Dr. John Owen AM, Section VIII Vice President, mentors volunteer, inal year dental students. T H E G LO B E • 2 0 1 7 Journal of the International College of Dentists 4 5 T H E G LO B E • 2 0 1 7