In the November 2021 edition of the newsletter, the Board proudly announced approval of an ICD Distinguished Service Award for Honorary Fellow Peter Lazar AM. Sadly, Peter passed away in January before the award could be presented to him.
The ICD Distinguished Service Award (DSA) is a rare honour within the College, a lifetime achievement award recognizing outstanding service to the College or the public over an extensive period of time. Peter earned the ICD Distinguished Service Award through his life-long dedication to oral health promotion which continued up to the time of his passing.
The Board was pleased to have the opportunity to present the DSA posthumously to Peter’s partner Rosemary Foster and to Peter’s three children – Diana, Richard and Andrew – at a ceremony on May 6 in Sydney. Section VIII President, Rick Sawers AM, flew in from Adelaide to make the presentation, highlighting the prestige and significance of the award and Peter’s leadership in oral health promotion over many decades. Section VIII International Councillor, Jackie Robinson and the Section VIII Administrative Officer, Ron Robinson, also attended the informal luncheon and presentation at Circular Quay. Unfortunately, Peter’s long-time collaborator in oral health promotion, Dr John Cooney, was unable to attend.
Honoring the World’s Leading Dentists since 1920
The International College of Dentists is a leading honorary dental organisation dedicated to the recognition of outstanding professional achievement and meritorious service and the continued progress of dentistry for the benefit of all humankind. All members of the College regardless of their native language or country of residence, adhere to one universal motto, Recognizing Service and the Opportunity to Serve.
Conceived in 1920, the College currently has over 12,000 members in 122 countries who have been awarded the prestigious title of Fellow in the ICD. Fellowship in the College is extended by invitation only. A nominated dentist must pass a rigorous, peer review process leading to the recognition of the individual’s “outstanding professional achievement, meritorious service and dedication to the continued progress of dentistry for the benefit of humankind.”
All Fellows are encouraged to nominate dentists who are deserving of the recognition of ICD Fellowship. Nomination forms can be downloaded from this website. Enquires: email@example.com.
Board of Regents 2021-2023, Section VIII (as at 06/03/2021)
Local Organising Committees 2021-2023 (as at 6/3/2021)
Section VIII Membership (as at 24/3/2021)
The Australasian Section of ICD currently has 779 members comprised of:
Masters are Fellows in good standing who at the time of their nomination have rendered extraordinarily conspicuous and outstanding service to the College. The awarding of the status of Master is considered a rare distinction. The numbers admitted to this status are such as not to lessen the honour so conferred. Approval of the International Council or its Executive Committee must be obtained before Mastership is awarded having received prior nomination from the Section. Drs Clive Ross CNZM and Jackie Robinson are currently the only Master Fellows in Section VIII.
Section VIII Honorary Life Members
Honorary Life Members are Active or Retired Fellows in good standing who have made an outstanding contribution to our Section of ICD and to the profession and community in our region. Honorary Life Membership is only conferred after careful investigation has revealed a Fellow to be fully worthy of such a high honour.
Our current Honorary Life Members are:
- David Crum ONZM, New Zealand
- W Donald Heffron CBE, NSW
- Peter Noblet AM, SA
- John Owen AM, WA
- Jackie Robinson, NSW
- Ron Robinson, NSW
- Clive Ross CNZM, New Zealand
- Jenny Smyth AM, QLD
- Tom N Speed, New Zealand
- David Thomson, QLD
- Keith Watkins, VIC
Section VIII Honorary Fellows
Honorary Fellows are individuals, other than members of the College and not necessarily dentists, who have rendered conspicuous service to the cause of dental science, have contributed to the promotion of the dental profession or have otherwise significantly advanced the dental profession within the Section.
Honorary Fellowship is conferred after careful investigation has revealed said person fully worthy of such high honour.
Our current Honorary Fellows are:
- Laynesh Gebrehiwot, Eritrea
- Keith Mentiplay, NSW
- Janette Owen AM, WA
- Eric Reynolds AO, VIC
- Alastair Sloan, VIC
- Cathy Snelling, SA
- Margie Steffens OAM, SA
- Wendy Toulmin AM, NSW
- Janet Wallace, NSW
- Elizabeth Webb, NZ
CLICK HERE for the current Section VIII database.