The Foundation of the COD of the ABPD
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The Foundation of the College of Diplomates of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry is funded by annual contributions and supports plenary sessions at the annual meeting of the College of Diplomates. The charitable trust is used to fund the scientific program and annual awards. Contributions also fund programs, mailings and other COD functions during the year.


Message From The Chairman

Welcome! My name is Jonathon Lee and it is my distinct pleasure to address you as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Foundation of the College of Diplomates of the ABPD (FCOD).


My goal as the FCOD Chairman is to build upon the foundation of my predecessors, like Immediate Past Chair- Janice Jackson, and to help promote membership awareness of the Foundation by working together with your Foundation’s Vice Chair- Christopher Hughes, your Foundation Secretary/Treasurer- Bruce Golden and Secretary/Treasurer Elect-  Mary J. Hayes and your Foundation Trustees- Jed M. Best, Maria C. Cordero-Ricardo, Tegwyn H. Brickhouse, Tom Bouwens, Kent Boozer and Parvathi Pokala


What does the Foundation of the College of Diplomates do? Thanks to your annual donations, the FCOD is a charitable trust that funds the Annual Meeting of the College of Diplomates and its prestigious awards. Each year, the Ronald A. Bell Mentor of the Year Award is given to a Diplomate who has been nominated by fellow Diplomates as an outstanding lifelong mentor and leader in our specialty. The James Roche Award of Excellence and The Arthur J. Nowak Award of Excellence are given to the top scorers in the ABPD Qualifying Examination and the Oral Clinical Examination, respectively. Contributions to the FCOD also fund a variety of other activities and high-quality continuing education programs throughout the year.


You can make a donation to the FCOD at any time by clicking here.

I thank you for taking the time to read my Chairman address. If you have any recommendations or suggestions for the upcoming year, please feel free to contact me.



Jonathon E. Lee
2017-2018 Chairman, FCOD

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