About the College
Who We Are
The International College of Dentists (ICD) is a leading international honor society for dentists, conceived in 1920 with over 11,000 members (designated as Fellows). Fellowship in the College is by invitation only and is granted in recognition of an individual dentist’s “outstanding professional achievement, meritorious service and dedication to the continued progress of dentistry for the benefit of humankind.
Prior to being recognized as a Fellow of the ICD, the candidate’s qualifications and achievements are evaluated by a series of credential committees in order to insure that he or she is deserving of this honor and will live up to the ICD motto of “Recognizing Service as well as the Opportunity to Serve”. Once initiated, a Fellow in good standing is authorized to use the title “FICD” after his or her name. The world headquarters of the International College of Dentists, or The College Office, is located in Flint, Michigan USA.
“The International College of Dentists is a leading honor society for dentists dedicated to the recognition of outstanding professional achievement and meritorious service and the continued progress of dentistry for the benefit of all humankind.”
The five College Core Values are:
Leadership: Uphold the highest standard of professional competence and personal ethics.
Recognition: Recognize distinguished service to the profession and the public worldwide.
Humanitarianism: Foster measures for the prevention and treatment of oral disease by encouraging and supporting humanitarian projects.
Education: Contribute to the advancement of the profession of dentistry by fostering the growth and diffusion of dental knowledge worldwide.
Professional Relations: Provide a universal forum for the cultivation of cordial relations within the profession and to assist in preserving the highest perception of the profession.