The officers for Region 8 are: Section President Mark Sinclair of New South Wales, Secretary/Treasurer Patrick Meaney of New South Wales, Trustees Richard Sawers of South Australia, Gerry Clausen of Victoria, and Dexter Bambery of New Zealand.
Chairman Frank Braun reports that German dentistry has been suffering for the last couple of years due to major problems in their national insurance system which has dramatically reduced the general income of dentists in the last ten years. With Elmer Best Award recipient Mr. Horst-Wolfgang Hasse's help we hope to attract some members from our list of 42.
Chairman Thana Paschos has inducted four new members this year and has nominations for seven next year.
Chair Andrea Pantarotto during the International Meeting of the Italian Academy of Prosthetic Dentistry in Bologna hosted a dinner last November to attract membership. Some twenty doctors met together to discuss their PFA goals and programs. A celebrated northeastern Italian Chef cooked a wonderful dinner for the "rebirthing" of the Italian PFA Section. This enchanting evening in downtown Bologna resulted in some 30 new member nominations.
Dr. Kaiji Koase, the local arrangements Chairman for 2007 with Dr. Yuzo Nishikata, the local arrangements Chairman for 2008. The Japanese Section 1981 Charter is being transferred for the next Meeting
Section Chair Toshio Morioka, new Fellow Tohru Kaku, Section Chairelect Hirokazu Hashimoto, new Fellow Kimiyo Wada, Section
The Philippine Delegation at the Awards Banquet
Chair Toshio Morioka hosted their 38th Annual Meeting of the Japan Section in Sapporo City, Hokkaido, last October 20th with Fellows from Japan and from Korea. Chairman of local arrangements for the Meeting was Dr. Kaiji Koase. Guest speakers were Professor Tohru Kaku of the Health Science University of Hokkaido College of Dentistry, Division of Chemical Oral Pathology, speaking on Regenerative tissue researches in dentistry; Dr. Mitsumasa Kawata speaking on "Fascinating Studies on Butterflies for more than 50 years."
Four new members were inducted: Drs. Tohru Kaku, Kimiyo Wada, Yuichi Higuchi, and Chisaki Kawakami.
Toshio Morioka's term as Section Chair expired last December. Dr. Hirokazu Hashimoto was installed as their new Section Chair.
Chair Annette Dony held their Autumn Meeting (2006) in Oosterbeek near Arnhem. Several speakers on freedom of treatment, competition, and the advantages and disadvantages of chain practices opened up a lively debate.
In Spring 2007 the Section met in Utrecht featuring the Deans of some of Netherland's most famous universities to discuss the new dental studies curriculum including a term extension to cover all the matter.
Four new members were installed: Professor Dr. Karl van der Wal, Dr. F. Barend Recht, Dr. C. Wevers, and Dr. A. Rietmeyer.
Chair Hermogenes Villereal hosted their business and quarterly Meeting at the G Hotel in Manila to give a synopsis of their contingent's activities in San Francisco. Attending were retiring Chair Dean Diampo and Alice Lim, incoming Chair Hermogenes and Lette Villareal, Primo Gonzales, Aster Campanero. Henry G. and Yvonne Uy, and Rey Agcanas. Guests were Dr. Eli and Cynthia Blanes (Philippine Dental Association President), Dr. Theresa Amador (Chair for the Board of Dentistry), Dr. Fe Watiwat (American Filipino dentist), benefactor Dr. Elmer and Lery Bangaloy, Dr. Sherwin Villareal, Donald Lim, Dr and Mrs. Antonio Contawi. Dr. Villareal was installed as the new Chairman and invested with the Official Medallion of a Section Chair by President Winspear himself. It was at that time that Drs. Villareal, Prino, and Sakuda assisted in pinning the Philippine sashes on Drs. Kozal, Winspear, Campbell, and Halik.
Chairman Prof. Eugene Spiechowicz reports that the membership was engaged in organizing training sessions for dentists. New Fellow, the President of Opole Section of Polish Stomatological Association organized eight such sessions. Their National Meeting was held in September 2006 to induct four new Fellows into membership and to receive two scientific papers, one from Professor Maria Borysewicz- Lewicka, Director of the Pedodontic Faculty in Poznan on "Own Experiences in Stomatological Care of Children and Youth in a Large Urban Center" and by Dr. Zbigniew Klimek, President of the Association of Polish Dentists, on "Reflections on Continuing Education."
Chair Matjaz Rode reports holding a dental symposium last May for some 70 participants entitled "From Practice to Practice." The two-day symposium in Pristina-Kosovo was on dental implants and the introduction of the role of PFA.
Chairman Prof. Dr. Forner-Navarro hosted their annual Meeting in Granada (Andalucia) last April under the leadership of Professor Pulgar of the University of Granada that hosted presentations by Dr. Lorente on the role of the dentist in cases of gender violence; by Dr. Llobell on problemsolving in implant dentistry; and by Professor Olague on disease in contemporary literature. This also included a tour of the Odontology Museum at the University of Granada and a walk through the historic section of Albaicin.
The next annual Meeting will be held in Palma de Mallorca (Islas Baleares) next 18-19 April 2008.
New Fellow introductions were for: Drs. Miguel Angel Gonzalez-Moles; Aurora Valensuela-Garach; Benjamin Martin- Biedma; Luis Giner-Tarrida; and Salvador Mora-Gragero.
The Foundation Scholarship Award was presented to Hector Tafalla-Pastor of the University Rey Juan Carlos in Madrid.
Chairman Roland Soellner inducted five new Fellows into membership: Drs. A. Adler of Basle, M. Locher of Zurich, D. Tinner of Basle, B.Waeckerle of Zurich, and Jacob Zafran of Zurich.
California, Northern Section
The Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists presented UOP's Dugoni School of Dentistry Dean-emeritus Arthur Dugoni with its 2007 Lifetime Achievement Award during the organization's annual Meeting last October. Their Board of Directors presents this award based on exceptional personal effort to advance the art and science of orthodontic specialty. Dr. Dugoni is only the second person to receive this honor. Dr. Dugoni is currently President of the ADA Foundation.
Chair Terry Berwick reports holding their New Fellow function last October with a brunch at the Columbine Country Club in Littleton. New member were inducted then as well as honoring past Section Chair Bonnie Ferrell for her service to PFA.
Their "White Coat Ceremony" is held jointly with PFA, ICD, and ACD. Chair Terry Berwick has promised us an article on how this ceremony is organized. This was started in 2006 at the University of Colorado's School of Dentistry and is held on the Wednesday prior to the Rocky Mountain Dental Convention in January. The Convention is sponsored by the Metropolitan Denver Dental Society. This year the White Coat Ceremony will be on 16 January 2008.
Chair Robin Mark Santiago held their annual Awards and Induction Ceremony Luncheon last May at the Mohegan Sun Resort and Casino during the annual meeting of the Connecticut State Dental Association. Outgoing Chair William MacDonnell was presented a Recognition Award for his five years of service. A Distinguished Service Award was presented to Dr. Jeanne Strathern, retiring District 1 ADA Trustee, and past CSDA President and current Chair of the Connecticut State Dental Commission. Their second Distinguished Service Award was presented to Dr. Sedrick Rawlions for his community leadership.
Ten new members were inducted into Fellowship by Trustee Richard Walsh and immediate past President Howard Mark. Dr. Robert Schreibman, a PFA Fellow and past CSDA President gave a presentation on the Mission of Mercy Project, which provides dental services in extreme rural areas of the State in which PFA will be partnering in April.
The Section is also attempting to acquire a Pierre Fauchard statue sculpted by Fellow Dr. Gary Gardner to donate to the Connecticut State Dental Association for display in their headquarters.
Chair Stenwood Kanna reports inducting Dr. Darrell Tenya as a new Fellow. They held a joint meeting with ICD and ACD during the Hawaii Dental Association Convention.
Dr. Klein with Indiana Dean Larry Goldblatt at the dinner. Wife Rene Klein in the foreground
President of the Detroit District Dental Society Steve Harris and Chair Todd Christy
L-R "MDA President Steve Dater, MDA President-elect Joanne Dawley, and MDA Trustee Robert Coleman
Past PFA President Ray Klein attended the 65th annual Alumni Awards Dinner presentation to honor Dean Hine's Inauguration into the PFA Hall of Fame. Dr. Klein is an alumnus of Indiana University. He had served as the prior Chairman for the PFA Hall of Fame Committee. He served last year as the President of ACD.
Also at the Alumni Dinner, Fellow Steven J. Holm of Valparaiso, Indiana, was honored with their Certificate of Appreciation. He serves as an Expanded Function Dental Auxiliary Clinical Instructor at IU Northwest. Dr. Holm had been named Outstanding Instructor in 1978, 1980, an 1985; Outstanding Adjunct Faculty in 1988, 1992, 1994, 1998, 2002, and 2003; and Outstanding Extramural Site Instructor in 1990 and 2003. He has also served as President of the Northwest Indiana Dental Society, Speaker of the IDA House of Delegates, and ADA Delegate. He had earned his dental degree from Loyola University and is a Fellow in PFA (Membership Chairman), ICD, and ACD.
Chair David Matthews reports holding the annual breakfast meeting last May at the Marriott Hotel during the Indiana Dental Association annual Spring Meeting.
Chairman Karl Lange held their Section Meeting last May 12th at the Louisville Hyatt Hotel during the Kentucky Dental Association Annual Spring Meeting. The luncheon was jointly held with ICD and ACD. Seven new Fellows were inducted: Drs. Rob Henry, Marlene Richardson, Barry Curry, Mike Christian, Cindy Derer, J.D. Hill, and O. Andy Elliott. Dr. Elliot was an ADA Second VP Candidate.
Senior dental students Will Allen of the University of Kentucky and Seth Ernestberger of the University of Louisville were honored with the Foundation Scholarship Awards.
Chair Guy Ribando reports slowly arising out of the Katrina morass in having new Fellows inducted into membership this coming April in conjunction with the New Orleans Dental Conference and the Louisiana Dental Association.
Trustee Joe Harris reports his Section holding their annual Spring Meeting for breakfast at the Cobo Hall Convention Center in Detroit during the Michigan Dental Association Annual Session. Incoming MDA President, Fellow Steve Dater discussed the upcoming issues in organized dentistry. Foundation President M. David Campbell discussed the Foundation. Drs. Howard Hamerink and Phillip Richards were awarded the University of Michigan Instructors of the Year 2006-2007 Awards. Dr. Virginia Merchant, past Section Chair, was honored with the University of Detroit-Mercy Instructor of the Year Award.
Dr. Cheri Newman was presented with the PFA Michigan Section Public Service Award. She, Dr. Merchant, and three U of D Mercy aides spoke about the Baycliff Health Camp Project.
Drs. Robert E. L. Perkins and Joseph B. Harris were awarded the Section's Lifetime Achievement Awards.
Newly inducted into membership were: Drs. Diane Hines, Walter Lim, David DiLoretto, and William Demray.
Dr. Todd Christy then assumed the position of Michigan PFA Chairman.
At their Fall Breakfast meeting, Chair Todd Christy introduced his new officers: Treasurer Ed Sakisian, Secretary Marilyn Woolfolk, and Clinics & Education Chair Greg Movsesian. Also attending were MDA President Steve Dater, MDA President- elect Joanne Dawley, MDA Trustee Robert Coleman, Detroit District Dental Society President Steve Harris, past PFA President and Foundation President M. David Campbell, and past Michigan PFA Chair Virginia Merchant. University of Michigan students Ruchir Patel, Adam Mileski, and Rohit Reddy along with University of Detroit Mercy students Brian Anderson and Sam Blanchard were in attendance.
Chair Barbara Mauldin reports inducting Dr. Dean Williams into Fellowship at a dinner meeting held in conjunction with the ICD and ACD during the Mississippi State Annual Meeting in Sandestin, Florida.
Their next induction will be held on June 8, 2008, during their annual state meeting.
Chair Francis Cavlovic hosted their annual Meeting last April at the Cornhusker Marriott Hotel in Lincoln during the Nebraska Dental Association's 139th Annual Session. PFA Trustee Steve Hedlund and ADA Trustee for the 10th District Kathryn Kell (a PFA Fellow) attended. The PFA Scholarship Award and the Academy Senior Student Award were presented to UNMC College of Dentistry dental students Kelli Jobmand and Katherine Meyer. Four candidates were inducted into Fellowship by Trustee Steve Hedlund. They were Drs. Ralph Corpus, Robert Glandt, Edward Vigna, and James Walker.
Chair Neil Lutins inducted three new Fellows into membership this year: Drs. Cynthia Bolton, Rex Card, and William Litaker. Their Section presented their Humanitarian Awards to Charlotte Peterson and Vickie Overman.
Chair Augusto Garcia-Aguirre reports inducting three new Fellows: Drs. Augusto Garcia-Aguirre, Ramon Fernando Gonzalez (Dean of the University of Puerto Rico School of Dentistry), and Yilda Rivera at a luncheon held in conjunction with the New York State Dental Association Meeting, San Juan, Puerto Rico, last June officiated by New York Section Chair Lynne Halik and Vice Chair Edward Feinberg along with NYSA President Fellow Steve Gounardes.
Chair Rueben Pelot III presented their Distinguished Dentist of the year Award to Dr. Gibbs Prevost of the 2nd District. Three addition Fellows were inducted at their respective component society meetings. Dr. Susan Orwich-Barnes was inducted at the 2nd District Meeting; Dr. James Law was inducted in the Nashville District Meeting; and Dr. Carleton Horbett was inducted in the Memphis District Meeting.
Their PFA/ICD/ACD Meeting will be held during the Tennessee Dental Association Annual Session in Memphis next May.
Chair Gary Taylor inducted two new members: Drs. Randy Adams and Barry Griffin during their luncheon meeting held with ICD during the Virginia State Dental Meeting in Norfolk last June. Their next meeting will be held on June 20, 2008.
Medical College of Virginia School of Dentistry senior Russell Guymon was presented a $1000 PFA Research Award from the Virginia Section. Senior Ken Handy was presented with the Virginia $1000 Scholarship. The 2007 Foundation Scholarship went to Michael P. Webb who also attended the luncheon. The Section also awarded $2000 to the dental school's Dean's Fund. Virginia has a $40 annual dues assessment to fund meeting expenses and awards.
They held their annual Meeting and Induction Ceremony last May in Warwick. Dr. Jean Arthur of Barrington was welcomed as a new Fellow. Dr. Marty Nager of East Greenwich was honored with the PFA Section's Distinguished Service Certificate for his devotion to the profession, especially for his dedication in providing dental treatment at the Crossroads Rhode Island Dental Clinic.
Fellow Roger Turkel of North Kingstown was installed as President of the Rhode Island Dental Association succeeding outgoing President, Fellow Craig Van Dongen.
Fellow Nick Barone of North Providence was the recipient of the Dr. James Kershaw Award from the RIDA.
Chair Barry Feder has been busy hosting their annual dinner meeting last July to induct eight new Fellows: Drs. John Hendrickson, John Liu, Robin Henderson, Sherwin Shinn, Laura Williams, Rob Merrill, Todd Irwin, and Honorary Fellow Steve Hardymon. Two scholarships were awarded to Garrett Yamaguchi and Stephen Hansen. Their next Section Meeting will be 10 July 2008.
Chair Ronald Stifter reports that their PFA Section with Marquette's School of Dentistry sponsored the annual Mentorship Dinner at Marquette's Memorial Union last September 2006. 163 dentists and 256 students attended to participate.
2006 student Andrew Weir received the Most Likely to Succeed plaque. The 2007 recipient was William Holmberg along with $250 from the Wisconsin Section. Students receive these awards at the dental school's Hooding Ceremony held the evening before graduation. During the WDA's Annual Meeting in Green Bay, PFA held their annual session this year at Brett Favre's Steakhouse last May. Immediate past WDA President Constantine Stametlakys was recipient of the Section's Distinguished Dentist award. Current President Eva Dahl and Marquette's dental school Dean William Lobb attended as well as PFA President-elect James Englander.
Dr. Glen Maihofer was honored with a plaque for his ten years of service as PFA Section Chairman.
Seven new members were inducted that evening.
WDA's 136th President is PFA Fellow Monca Hebl of Brookfield. Dr. Hebl is a Marquette graduate with a general practice in Milwaukee. She has served on the Governor's Task Force to Improve Access to Oral Health Care. She has served as President of the Greater Milwaukee Dental Association, WDA Trustee for Greater Milwaukee Region 3, and a member of the WDA delegation to the ADA since 1999.
Dr. John Moser, a PFA Fellow, is the new WDA Treasurer. He is a 1982 graduate from Marquette who has a general practice in Milwaukee's Third Ward. He is an assistant professor in Marquette's Department of General Dentistry since 1994. He also served as President for the Greater Milwaukee Dental Association in 2001-2002, and as WDA Trustee for Greater Milwaukee Region 3. He has received two ADA Golden Apple Awards and two WDA Pyramids of Pride.