Regent’s Review: Global Mission, Global Service by Dr. Bettie R. McKaig; Regent, 16th District, ICD-USA As the East Coast has sizzled with high heat this summer many of our dental students are having experiences of a lifetime! The ICD-USA Foundation
2 Regent’s Review: Can the ICD be a Purple Cow? by Dr. Bettie R. McKaig; Regent, 16th District, ICD-USA Seth Godin, author of the book Purple Cow , describes a Purple Cow as an organization or business that is consist- ently remarkable. Our ICD-USA P
2 Regent’s Review By: Dr. Bettie R. McKaig; Regent, 16th District, ICD-USA 2015 is another year for vigorous activity for the Interna- tional College of Dentists. The President of the World- wide International Council is Dr. Joe Kenneally, a Maine de
2 Regent’s Review by Dr. William J. Bennett, FICD; Regent, 2011-2014 It has been my pleasure to serve as Regent of Dis- trict 16 for the last four years. We have many out- standing individuals in our District. Endeavors of ICD Fellows are not only
2 Regent’s Review by Dr. William J. Bennett, FICD; Regent, 2011-2014 It has been my pleasure to serve as Regent of Dis- trict 16 for the last four years. We have many out- standing individuals in our District. Endeavors of ICD Fellows are not only in the dental profession. Outstanding leadership is the backbone of ICD and occurs in many areas. I am pleased that as my term ends new ones begin and we will have some very qualified individuals to lead us ahead. Dr. Bettie McKaig, a UNC Dental School graduate, will be our new Regent. She is well known as North Carolina Deputy Regent, District 16 Vice Regent, ICD College-at-Large International Council Counci- lor and Membership Chairperson. She has served as ADA First Vice- President, District 16 Delegation Chair and several other ADA Chairs. She is a Fel- low of the American College of Dentists and Acade- my of General Dentistry. She has been honored with Distinguished Service Awards by the UNC School of Dentistry, NC Fourth District Dental Society, UNC School of Dentistry Alumni Associa- tion and NC Dental Society. She has been the Presi- dent of the North Carolina Dental Society, NC Board of Dentistry, NC Academy of General Den- tistry and NC Dental Foundation. She has earned a Master’s Degree in Public Health, and has been in private practice for 34 years in Raleigh. In her spare time, Bettie likes to travel, snow ski, hit the beaches and play with her eight-year-old grandson. Of note, she has run the New York City Marathon and climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro. Dr. Kirk Norbo, a graduate of Oral Roberts Univer- sity School of Dentistry, will serve as our new Vice Regent. Kirk is a Fellow of the American College of Dentists, Pierre Fauchard Academy, Virginia Dental Association, and an Academy of General Dentistry Master. He has been President of the Virginia Den- tal Association, Virginia Pierre Fauchard Academy, Northern Virginia Dental Society and Virginia AGD. Kirk is an adjunct faculty member at VCU School of Dentistry. He has been involved in numerous youth sporting activities in his Purcellville, Va. community, where he is also in private general dental practice. In his spare time, he raises miniature cattle, keeps bees, and hunts. We are fortunate to have these two active and well -rounded individuals as our new District leaders. I am certain we all will support them in the efforts to improve our District and the ICD. Please re- member that one of the best ways to help is to nominate a deserving person for Fellowship and spread the honor that you have received.
2 Regent’s Review by Dr. William J. Bennett, FICD; Regent, District 16 At this year’s meeting in San Antonio I will be at the end of my term as District 16 Regent. As I get older time does seem to move faster. To illustrate, my four years of dental school took longer than the four years as an ICD Regent. It does not seem that long since I graduated from dental school but it was some time ago. Dentis- try and what is expected of us has changed con- siderably. To be sure, the view of professional behavior is much different now than it was then. We dentists and other health care professionals are facing many challenges. Some of these chal- lenges are the same issues of the past but oth- ers are different. The current high costs of edu- cation are affecting our new young colleagues in ways not seen in the past. Our shrinking world is also influencing our profession and life. Being involved in respected professional, civic and charitable organizations has meant a great deal to me. It has given me a sense of unity for common purpose and goals. It has meant help- ing others and in doing so helping myself. It has given me a source of treasured friendships with individuals who inspire, set the bar higher and mentor me. If I had not been involved or taken that extra step, my personal and professional life would not have been as full. Now more than ever before young dentists need the same support and guidance. It will be of great benefit to them and the dental profession in the future. It has been an honor and great pleasure to serve as ICD District 16 Regent. There is no place like the South! We have a strong District with many leaders in all levels and types of or- ganizations and activities. ICD is about leaders and we have the best among us. It is always humbling to read the listing of ICD Fellows. The local and world humanitarian efforts and inspi- ration to others is what also makes the ICD exceptional. I have met some wonderful people during my years in the ICD. I have friends that I would not have met from places I would not have visited. We talk about fishing, travel, family, dentistry, treating people in need and what the ICD can accomplish here and around the world. It has made a hard day at the office less of a problem. We are able as dentists to relieve pain and suf- fering and bring a smile to a face. Together we can make a difference and overcome the chal- lenges of today and tomorrow. See the ICD website www.usa-icd.org. Someone believed in you and took the time and effort to place your nomination to the foremost dental honorary organization in the world. I will be forever grateful to my sponsor. Give some- one you know the honor next year. Our new Regent, Dr. Bettie McKaig of North Carolina and Vice Regent Dr. Kirk Norbo of Virginia and our District would appreciate it too.
International College of Dentists (ICD) USA Section District 16 - North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia Volume 3, Number 1 - Winter 2014 International College of Dentists (ICD) USA Section
International College of Dentists (ICD) USA Section District 16 - Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina Volume 2, Number 2 Summer 2013 International College of Dentists (ICD) USA Section