It is an honor to announce that Annette Droddy, executive director of the Louisiana Dental Association (LDA), was inducted as an Honorary Fellow of the International College of Dentists (ICD) during its 88th Annual Convocation.
The ICD is the preeminent global dental honor society that recognizes exceptional professional achievement, meritorious service and the continued progress in the profession of dentistry for the benefit of all humankind.
For the past 19 years, Annette exemplified values of integrity, leadership and service to organized dentistry. She began her career at the LDA as the director of communications and public affairs in 2003 and was promoted to assistant executive director in 2011. Annette became executive director in May 2020. She served on the strategic planning committee that developed the LDA's mission of promoting, advocating and protecting the dental profession to keep the LDA strong and dentistry independent.
During the ceremony, five LDA/ADA members were also inducted as Fellows of the ICD: Drs. Kevin Collins, Byron Ganucheau, Keith Kyler, A.C. Liles III, and Daniel Shea. Dr. Mark Chaney serves as the regent, representing District 12.
The ICD ceremony inducted over 335 dentists from the United States, but only 8 Honorary Fellows were recognized. There are chapters in more than 123 countries which includes a total of over 12,000 members. About 6,000 members are in the United States.
Congratulations to Annette and the dentists who were inducted into the ICD! If you would like to nominate a dentist for ICD Fellowship, visit www.icd.org.