The International College of Dentists, the world's oldest and largest honor society for dentists, invited O. Lee Wilson, DMD, Associate Professor and Chair, Dentistry, into its fellowship. He was inducted at the ICD USA Section Convocation held in Denver, Colorado in October.
Dr. Wilson was nominated to the prestigious fellowship by Joseph Rainey, DDS, Instructor of General Dentistry, with a supporting nomination from John W. Hudson, DDS, Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Dr. Wilson established University General Dentists in 1998 and provided leadership to the Department of General Dentistry as its first Chair when it formed in 2011 out of a division within Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He was awarded a Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry in 1994; was inducted into the American College of Dentists in 2002; and received the prestigious Tennessee Dental Association (TDA) Fellowship Award in 2015. He has launched two fellowship programs in Dentistry and grown the Dentistry residency program into a two-year elective program. Both Dr. Rainey and Dr. Hudson commented on Dr. Wilson's excellence in leadership in growing the department while maintaining high standards in education and patient care.
The International College of Dentists, conceived in 1920, 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. The honor is bestowed upon those dentists who have made significant contributions to the profession, their community, and successfully completed a thorough peer review process. 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.
Posted December 20, 2016
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