Induction into the International College of Dentists

On October 19, 2018, during the 89th Annual Convocation meeting in Honolulu, Hawaii, last month, both Dr. Maria Burmaster and Dr. Valerie Ribando Hemphill were inducted into the International College of Dentist. During the induction ceremony, Drs. Burmaster and Hemphill were presented with a membership plaque, a gold lapel pin, and a gold key symbolic of this Fellowship for conspicuous rendered in the art of science of Dentistry.

Drs. Burmaster and Hemphill exemplify the core values of integrity, leadership, and service! Being inducted in the International College of Dentists is a great honor, so when you are in the office for your next routine check-up, be sure to congratulate both Drs. Burmaster and Hemphill on this outstanding accomplishment!

International College of Dentists

icd logoThe International College of Dentists (ICD) is the pre-eminent honorary organization of the world’s outstanding dentists involved in ‘Serving Others’. The ICD is dedicated to the recognition of outstanding professional achievement, meritorious service and the continued progress in the profession of dentistry for the benefit of all humankind.

The USA Section of the International College of Dentists, as part of the preeminent honor society for dentists in the world:

  • Recognizes and promotes excellence in leadership with an emphasis on service
  • Provides support to our Fellows and respect for our peers
  • Addresses oral health needs and education throughout the world
  • Fosters an atmosphere of collaboration with those who share our values
  • Three Core Values: INTEGRITY | LEADERSHIP | SERVICE

The college, with representative chapters in more than 123 countries, has over 11,000 members, including about 6,500 in the United States.

In an impressive regalia ceremony, 210 dentists from the United States were inducted into the College at this year’s ceremony witnessed by hundreds of members and guests.       

ICD Foundation supports many Missions and charities in the United States and around the Globe. Financial assistance from the ICD USA Section Foundation is focused on Education, Communication, Leadership, and delivery of dental care to the underserved throughout the world.

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