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Morita Diamond sponsorship supports charitable care worldwide

September 15, 2014 Morita logoThe J. Morita Corp. has become a Diamond Sponsor of the International College of Dentists, providing support to ICD for humanitarian care programs worldwide.

“Through collaborations like this, the dental profession and the dental industry can make a significant impact in providing dental care to the underserved,” said Dr. John V. Hinterman, ICD secretary general. “ICD’s mission of service focuses on supporting humanitarian care programs in nearly 80 countries and Morita is committed to making a sustainable contribution to the global improvement of oral health.”

ICD logoThe ICD is the oldest and largest international honor society for dentists in the world. Established in 1928, it has nearly 12,000 fellows in 122 countries who adhere to the universal motto, Recognizing Service and the Opportunity to Serve.

Fellowship in the college is extended by invitation only. Nominated members 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,” according to the ICD website.

Dr. Hinterman said the ICD and Morita, a family-owned Japanese dental company, also have a similar global structure with chapters and subsidiary offices located worldwide, making the relationship a natural fit.

“Morita’s technological innovations in dental, oral and maxillofacial surgery will continue to do its share in reproducibly assuring — and improving on — high standards of quality in diagnosis and treatment, for the benefit of the patient,” said Jurgen-Richard Fleer, general manager, J. Morita Europe GmbH. “The global activities of the ICD give people around the globe the chance to benefit from improved oral health — and we at Morita are very proud to play an active role as a Diamond Sponsor of this project.”

For more information on Morita and other Diamond Sponsors, visit icd.org and click on the links at the bottom of the page.