UW School of Dentistry

Noted alum elected president of International College of Dentists

Dr. Dexter Barnes of Seattle, a prominent 1969 graduate of the School of Dentistry, was elected President of the International College of Dentists (ICD) at the group’s recent meeting in San Antonio, Texas.

Dexter BarnesDr. Barnes, who was inducted as an ICD Fellow in 1993, has also served the organization as Vice Regent, Deputy Regent and Regent of District 11.  Established in 1928, the ICD is the world’s oldest and largest international honor society for dentists. It has more than 12,000 members in 122 countries.

Fellowship in the College is granted by invitation only. Induction recognizes a dentist’s “outstanding professional achievement, meritorious service and dedication to the continued progress of dentistry for the benefit of humankind.”

Dr. Barnes has also been president of the Washington Oral Health Foundation and the Washington State Dental Association. He is also a Fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy and the American College of Dentists.

In 1998, he received the School’s Distinguished Alumnus award. For more than 30 years, he has also directed speaker selection for the annual Ernest M. Jones Memorial Lectureship, the School of Dentistry’s signature continuing-education event.