The Mission of the Pierre Fauchard Academy
Our mission as Fellows in the Pierre Fauchard Academy is to consistently focus on professionalism, integrity, and ethics worldwide, by our own conduct as worthy role models, by the advancement of dentistry to the highest level, by supporting and honoring colleagues for their distinguished work, research, contributions, and public service, and by providing excellence in programs, education, and leadership in oral health care.
The Pierre Fauchard Academy was organized in 1936.
One of its primary objectives, at the time of its founding, was the extension of control by the dental profession over its own literature. This has remained an important activity of the Academy and includes the publication of Dental World.
The founders of the Academy selected the name of Pierre Fauchard in memory of the French dentist who is recognized as the "Father of Modern Dentistry."
Fauchard, Chirurgien Dentiste of Paris, was born in 1678 and died in 1761.
His book, "Le Chirurgien Dentiste au Traite Des Dents",
has been called the book which made dentistry a profession.
The Objectives of the Pierre Fauchard Academy,
as stated in its Constitution, are to:
1. Elevate the character, education and professional ability of dentists by making available to them dental literature representing developments and opinions in dentistry.
2. Encourage practitioners to contribute to the professional literature and otherwise share their knowledge with their fellow practitioners.
3. Encourage, through annual awards, outstanding contributions to the art and science of dentistry and service to the profession.
4. Encourage personal contacts between leaders in the profession and those who seek ad vice on scientific technical or economic subjects.
5. Encourage dental students and foster advancement of their professional and scientific standards and encourage continuing education for all members of the dental profession.
6. Encourage improvement of the oral health of the public through prevention, therapy, and restoration.
7. Encourage fellowship among the membership and emphasize understanding of our professional responsibility to the public.
Fullfillment of Objectives
The Academy fulfills its objectives through meetings of its international sections, its Annual Awards Luncheon, its presentations of the Fauchard Gold Medal and the Elmer S. Best Memorial Awards, its student Awards of Merit and its publication of Dental World.