IDM Bestows First Global Oral Health Progress Award
3rd Mar 16
The first IDM Global Health Progress Award has been awarded to Dr Kathryn Kell of Iowa, United States of America at the IDM General Council meeting held in Chicago on 26 February 2016.
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The global umbrella organisation for dental product manufacturers and suppliers, the association of International Dental Manufacturers (IDM), has presented its first IDM Global Health Progress Award on Dr Kathryn Kell of Iowa, United States of America. Dr Kell received the award in at the IDM General Council meeting held in Chicago on 26 February 2016.
The IDM Global Health Progress Award award recognises Dr. Kell’s valuable contributions to advancing oral health, particularly her leadership in the FDI World Dental Federation’s congress task force to secure the success of future annual FDI World Dental Congresses. The newly established annual IDM Global Oral Health Progress Award provides a donation made in the recipient’s honour to the charity of their choice.
“Dr. Kell has generously contributed her leadership experience in the task force and helped bringing the cooperation between FDI and IDM to a new level shaping the future of the FDI Congress at all levels,” said IDM President, Mr Christian Brutzer.
Dr. Kell, who is currently serving as president-elect of the FDI, has been a practicing dentist for more than forty years and has served in leadership positions with the FDI for seventeen years, most recently as treasurer. The FDI World Dental Federation represents the voice of more than 1 million dentists worldwide and is comprised of 200 national dental associations from more than 139 countries. Dr. Kell is also the past president of the Iowa Dental Association and served as a trustee for the American Dental Association from 2004 to 2008.
“In particular, she has helped to increase the value of participation in the Congress and support of FDI by the industry membership by enhancing the FDI World Dental Congress exhibition programming and maximizing its efficiency, viability, and representation of member industry perspectives,” Mr Brutzer said.
IDM serves as a communication forum, and has developed into an autonomous, independent umbrella organization that globally represents the common interests of member association, including the Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA).
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ADIA provides leadership, strategy, advocacy and support. Our members set our agenda, fund our activities and directly benefit from the results. As the peak representative body for suppliers of quality dental products our services and advocacy agenda is by members in pursuit of a vibrant dental industry.
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