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 President Georges Tawil 2017 Officers President: Georges Tawil President Emeritus: Joseph W. Tamari President Elect: Youssef Talic Vice President: Nadim AbouJaoude Imm. Past President: Ali Al-Ehaideb Registrar: Ibrahim Nasseh Treasurer: Bassel Doughan Deputy Treasurer: Joseph Sabbagh Editor: Georges Tehini Section X MI DDLE EAST Editor: Georges Tehini President’s Greeting Georges Tawil The Middle East Section celebrated its 50th year as an autonomous Section of the ICD, in 2016. I would like to take this opportunity to pay tribute to those pioneers who believed in the ideals of the College, had the motivation and the vision and took the initiative to establish a chapter of the College in Lebanon, which was granted autonomy as a Section in 1966. he purpose of the small group they created was to put the Middle East on the world map and to recognize the qualiications of exceptional professionals who worked hard at raising the standards of dentistry and rendered meritorious services to the community. Since then, the group steadily grew. Over the years and in spite of the constant turmoil that the country witnessed in the past decades, it never spared any efort to spread scientiic knowledge and promote ethics in dental practice. Scientiic events organized by the Section were sought ater, and regular study clubs on critical issues in dentistry and related specialties were well attended. Lebanon was the place where all this happened because of the privileges the country ofered for the development of such activities. Extending the group to the neighboring countries was not an easy task due to internal regulations of each one. Yet, highly qualiied Fellows joined the college from all over the Middle East and are now working hard at spreading the ICD spirit. More Fellows will join in the future, and more districts will be created as soon as political stability and peace prevail. In selecting potential candidates, we always kept in mind that the invitation to join the ICD is not only a recognition of professional talent, but equally, an appreciation of the giving nature and human and moral values of the Fellow to be. his is how we believe the ICD will remain unique. his is the legacy we would like to give to the future generations. From the Vice President Nadim AbouJaoude A continuous build up to the celebration of the Section’s 50th Anniversary: this is, in brief, the roundup of 2016. Part of the activity was purely administrative with the purpose of getting practically all Fellows involved and active, not only in the payment of dues, but also by participating in the Section’s activities. On February 28, 2016, the President of the Section, Georges Tawil, took oice at a Handing Over Ceremony, which was attended by deans of dental schools and the President of the Lebanese Dental Association. he event was also reported on in the local press. Health and Nutrition Meeting he main Public Community Service Meeting on Health and Nutrition was held on April 28, 2016. his meeting was designed to inform the public and to advise attendees on the beneits of healthy eating. Four speakers took the podium to cover various aspects of the ield: Dr. Omar Obeid, PhD in nutrition at the American University of Beirut, Mrs. Sawsan Wazzan, Co-Owner and Manager of the “Diet Center” in Beirut, Contact Information Section X Middle East Att: Dr. Nadim AbouJaoude Oscar Center, 4th Floor P.O. Box 60-179 Jal-el-Deeb, Lebanon Phone: 961 4 712730 Journal of the International College of Dentists 4 8 T H E G LO B E • 2 0 1 7