MALI, AFRICA (Trip Report 2012)

MALI, AFRICA by Laurence Palmer, DDS [fusion_images picture_size=”auto” hover_type=”liftup” autoplay=”yes” columns=”4″ column_spacing=”5″ scroll_items=”” show_nav=”yes” mouse_scroll=”no” border=”no” lightbox=”yes” hide_on_mobile=”small-visibility,medium-visibility,large-visibility” class=”” id=””][fusion_image image=”” image_id=”1328″ linktarget=”_self” /][fusion_image image=”” image_id=”1329″ linktarget=”_self” /][fusion_image image=”” image_id=”1327″ linktarget=”_self” /][/fusion_images] From Feb. 15 -22, 2012 a group of 14 individuals traveled to Mali, Africa for a dental mission.  Our group worked in the village of … Read more

2018 Distinguished Service Award Recipient

Dr. John Gerritsen, DDS – Distinguished Service Award Dr Gerritsen was born in Salt Lake City, Utah. He grew up in the Holladay area and attended both Brigham Young University and the University of Utah. He received his DDS degree from the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, Nebraska (’73) and was inducted into the dental … Read more

2018 Distinguished Service Award Recipient

Brian L. Homer, DMD – Distinguished Service Award Brian L. Homer graduated from East High School in Salt Lake City in 1967. He attended the University of Utah, then served an LDS Mission to Ireland from 1968 to 1970. Upon completing his mission, he returned to the University of Utah. There he joined the Acapella … Read more

2017 Distinguished Service Award Recipients

KELLY LINEBACK, DDS (Olathe, Kansas) Dr. Lineback grew up in Lancaster, California, and received a Bachelor of Science from Brigham Young University before attending the University of Missouri Kansas City School of Dentistry. After graduating in 1989, she established her dental practice in Olathe, Kansas. She is a member of the American Dental Association, the … Read more

Spring Message

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE Greetings Friends and Colleagues, Longer days, vanishing snow, and the appearance of tree blossoms signal the arrival of spring to the Mountain West. It is a marvelous time of renewal. Everyone seems to have a little more energy and enthusiasm as we all come out of “hibernation”. Professionally, that same spring-like enthusiasm can … Read more

Service In The South Pacific

Service In The South Pacific The clinics in the South Pacifc have been blessed to have dozens of volunteers serving throughout this past year, many of them Academy members. In the Samoa Pesega Clinic: Dr. Robert Lorenz and wife, Janice (3 mo.); Dr. Gail Goodman and wife, Linda (2 mo. in Samoa, 2 mo. in … Read more

Service in China – 2016

Service in China – 2016 Members of the Ensign Academy of Dentistry (formerly the Academy of LDS Dentists) (Dr. Karl Koerner and Dr. Bruce Bosler) helped lead two humanitarian trips to China in October, 2016 to treat, teach, and tour. Dentists provided care to several hundred indigent patients plus taught dentistry to local dentists in … Read more


David Chamberlain, Philippines Regional Service Representative -Magandang araw and greetings from the Philippines! I hope to provide you an on-the-ground update of the Philippines dental clinic as well as other bits of information. (The clinic opened its doors on July 17th to provide humanitarian dental service.) Full-time missionary service opportunity I arrived in Manila on … Read more

2016 Annual Conference Scholarships

The Academy was pleased to award the Annual Conference Scholarship this year to 28 dental students, providing up to $1,000 reimbursement for conference and travel expenses. Students traveled from Florida, Massachusetts, California, Texas, and many states in between, as well as from Canada to attend the Academy’s 39th annual dental conference. In addition, each received … Read more