BRADES, Montserrat – Head of the Government of Montserrat’s Dental Unit, Dr. Coretta Fergus has been inducted into the International College of Dentists (ICD).
The induction ceremony was held in Ghana at the Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons on January 21, 2012. Dr. Fergus was able to attend after being invited to become a member and successfully completing the application process.
“My application was based on work done in Trinidad where I studied and Montserrat, courses attended since graduating and non-dentistry activities such as publications and academic qualifications,” Dr. Fergus explained.
“I was honoured to have been selected and given the award and even more honoured by the respect and admiration shown by my peers at the ceremony in Ghana,” she added.
During the ceremony, the main address was given by the ICD Secretary General John Hinterman, who along with ICD Councilor Christopher Ogunsalu inducted the 35 new Fellows.
Although the induction was for the Africa region, Dr. Fergus chose to attend as there is no ICD branch established in the Caribbean region. Other Fellows were from Kenya, Cameroon, Uganda Nigeria, and Ghana.
The dentist, who also operates Regal Dental, said “ICD members/fellows have a responsibility of always being students, continuing to learn and share knowledge with others in the profession.”
ICD was created in 1927 and is one of the leading honorary dental organizations dedicated to the recognition of outstanding professional achievement and meritorious services and the continued progression of the profession of dentistry for the benefit of all humankind.
The purpose of ICD is fourfold: 1) ICD recognizes meritorious service by dentists to their community and the dental profession by conferring ICD Fellowship upon them. 2) ICD supports the dental profession through initiatives in dental education. 3) ICD promotes fraternity throughout the dental profession and international goodwill among dentists everywhere. 4) ICD supports or delivers humanitarian dental care programs in over 80 countries