In an October 2022 ceremony, Dr. Sherece Thompson, assistant professor of Health Science & Career Programs – Dental Hygiene and the community outreach coordinator of the Dental Hygiene program at Malcolm X College, was inducted as a fellow to the International College of Dentists (ICD).
Dr. Thompson was inducted alongside 335 other dentists from the United States in a ceremony held on October 14, 2022 at ICD’s 88th annual convocation. The ceremony was hosted during the American Dental Association’s SmileCon annual meeting.
The induction and ceremony feel incredibly special to Dr. Thompson.
“It is such an honor for me and my family, and I feel even more proud because one of my peers nominated me,” Dr. Thompson said.
She wasn’t sure what to expect of the induction process and was overwhelmed with emotion when the magnitude of her fellowship became clearer.
“To become an ICD fellow, an international committee had to review my credentials,” Dr. Thompson said. “The whole experience was huge. I felt ready to cry.”
According to ICD, Dr. Thompson was selected for exemplifying the college’s core values of integrity, leadership, and service. At Malcolm X College, she is a valuable faculty member and leader in the Dental Hygiene program, a two-year program leading to an Associate of Applied Science. Dr. Thompson also serves as an adjunct clinical faculty at the University of Illinois Chicago College of Dentistry and volunteers throughout the year at the Chicago Dental Society Foundation Clinic in Wheaton, providing dental care to patients in the clinic.
Dr. Thompson received her doctorate in dentistry and dental surgery from University of Detroit Mercy and her Bachelor of Applied Science in biology from Loyola University Chicago.
The International College of Dentists is an international honor society focused on recognizing outstanding dentists involved in service to others. ICD has over 12,000 members in chapters representing more than 123 countries.