Weintraub, Alumni Inducted into International College of Dentists
School Dean Jane Weintraub and 10 school alumni were included in the recent 2012 International College of Dentists (ICD) convocation. The induction ceremony was held concurrent with the 2012 American Dental Association (ADA) Annual Session in San Francisco in mid-October.
“Being inducted into the International College of Dentists is a great honor for any dentist,” said Weintraub. “It is truly an elite group of dental professionals, and having the privilege of being inducted to the organization along with ten alumni of our great school is an experience I’ll always treasure.”
Weintraub was one of nearly 250 dentists inducted into the USA Section of ICD. Other School of Dentistry alumni who received this honor included Brad Adams, D.D.S. ’07; Jerry Clark, D.D.S. ’69; Scott Davenport, D.D.S. ’84; Robert Fryer, D.D.S. ’74; Michael Hipp, D.D.S. ’79; Karen Lanier, D.D.S. ’89; Shelley Olson, D.D.S. ’02; Chris Reese, D.D.S. ’85; Harold Rogers, D.D.S. ’80; and Ron Venezie, D.D.S. ’90. All UNC inductees are part of ICD District 16, which includes Virginia, South Carolina and North Carolina, with the exception of Drs. Fryer and Hipp, who belong to District 5 and District 10 respectively.
Additionally, school alumnus and ICD US Section Past President Ted Roberson, D.D.S. ’68, served as a flag bearer in the ceremony. Alumnus Steve Mackler, D.D.S. ’69, served as a vice regent, and faculty member Dr. Valerie Murrah acted as a deputy regent.
According to their literature, ICD is considered the pre-eminent honorary organization of the world’s outstanding dentists who have demonstrated an abiding interest and concern for their communities and the dental professional as a whole. It is the oldest and largest international honorary dental organization established in 1928 with over 12,000 members (designated as Fellows) around the globe. Fellowship in the College is extended by invitation only and is granted in recognition of a dentist’s “outstanding professional achievement, meritorious service and dedication to the continued progress of dentistry for the benefit of humankind.”