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The Centennial: Celebrating the first 100 years of the College

The International College of Dentists, conceived in 1920 by two visionary leaders, is today the 12,000 strong, leading global honor society for dentists supporting hundreds of humanitarian and educational projects worldwide.

In honor of a century of service to mankind, recognition of outstanding dentists, and the pursuit of international cooperation, College Fellows, representing 122 member countries, will participate in worldwide celebrations, culminating with the 2020 meeting of the International Council in Nagoya, Japan (the country where the ICD was conceived), where  The Symposium on College Humanitarian and Educational Projects will be held along with the International Induction Ceremony and Gala Banquet.

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Countdown until the exciting Nagoya Centennial Induction and Gala Banquet on November 13, 2020. Registration for the Nagoya Centennial events and Japan touring options are now open, CLICK HERE.

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ICD Honors New Fellows from Dominican Republic and Haiti

December 2nd, 2019|

At the 2019 Greater New York Dental Meeting in New York City, New York, USA, the global footprint of ICD continued to expand with a historic induction ceremony. The college honored this first group of fellows in preparation for the International Centennial Induction Ceremony taking place in Japan next year.

Jane Pauley lends support to Centennial

December 19th, 2018|

Journalist and award-winning TV anchor personality Jane Pauley showed her support for the College 100 year anniversary and Core Values after reviewing the Centennial Brochure presented by Centennial Gala Chair Prof. Mauro Labanca during the GNYDM lunch.

International Council Meets during Greater New York Dental Meeting

December 12th, 2018|

The International Council met for their annual meeting in New York City, Nov. 24-27, 2018, during the Greater New York Dental Meeting. Events included an Induction Ceremony for Section XX, cultural dinner and music, Executive, Council and committee meetings, and many pre-Centennial activities and announcements.

Master Fellow’s $1 million (HKD) donation with Centennial vision

November 16th, 2018|

Master Fellow William Wong donated 1 million Hong Kong Dollars ($130,000 US) to ICD Section XV to establish an educational fund, with the mission to promote dental education in the Belt and Road countries and progress vital to the advancement of dentistry in developing Asian nations.

Pope Francis Learns About Centennial

September 27th, 2018|

Pope Francis hosted a delegation of the International College of Dentists. Representatives of the College Centennial Committee presented the pope with a unique commemorative book [now housed in the Vatican library], introducing the Core Values of the College and featuring an on-going humanitarian program in Angola.

ICD-WUDAA Scholarship Program declared Centennial Signature Event

September 14th, 2018|

ICD has joined the Washington University Dental Alumni Association (WUDAA) in offering annual scholarships to dental students. The program has been designated an ICD Centennial signature event in recognition of the  $127,000 from WUD that will raise awareness about the high cost of dental education and student debt.

ICD and Henry Schein Sign Centennial Partnership

June 14th, 2018|

Henry Schein, Inc. announced that it has entered into a new partnership agreement become ICD's exclusive Centennial Partner. ICD, which has been Honoring the World’s Leading Dentists Since 1920™, will organize a series of special events  throughout 2020.