28-30 September 2007
San Francisco, California
Due to the PFA Annual Board Meeting occurring so late in the month, just before the publishing deadline, the report of the proceedings of the annual Board Meeting report were not completed before Dental World went to press.
Section Chair Caucus
28 September 2007
The annual Meeting, which comprises about three days in various sessions, has been initiated by hosting the Section Chair Caucus at the start of the extended meeting schedule. This is a forum for all international Section Chairpersons to meet and discuss their problems, exchange ideas and possible solutions, define future plans, suggest improvements, and meet with the PFA International leadership.
In the past this had been sparsely attended and was usually chaired by the PFA International President. But in recent times the Academy Board has discovered this group to be extremely insightful with many positive results arising out of this session. Instead of the Board meeting in one room and the Caucus in another, the Board as a whole has met with the Caucus at the same time to immediately address issues that can best be immediately exchanged on site at that time. This has allowed the PFA leadership to be informed as to particular needs of the Sections, as well as the difficulties faced by each Section, or as a group. This session allows the leadership to gather ideas to improve local and international relations and problems. Often one Section has faced the same situation and worked out a solution that other Sections could adapt to their problems.
Many times this "brain storming" has resulted in several ideas being put into action on the international level to ease the workload on each other. Since the discussion covers a wide range of topics, sharing mutual experiences from around the globe has helped fine-tune many PFA programs. Some work well; others do not. But they are tried out.
Such was again the case at this Meeting, which hosted the largest Section Chair attendance ever. Trustees Karyn Stockwell of Georgia and Dan Castagna of California chaired the event to give every Section Chair the opportunity to present their programs and solutions. Then the Section Chair Caucus leaders would synthesize the presentations for submission to the PFA Board to address.
Board Meeting Commencement, 28 September 2007
Following the Section Chair Caucus, the International Board is called into Session by President William Winspear who gives his President's Report to the Trustees and Officers. This report contains a brief summary of his yearly activities from starting out in New Orleans, then to the Georgia Section Meeting, the Australian Section Meeting in Sydney inducting some 51 new Fellows, the Interim Meeting in Oklahoma City to help the Oklahoma Dental Association dedicate their life-size statue of Pierre Fauchard, then to attend the annual Awards Luncheon of the Southern California Section, off to attend the Australian Hall of Fame Induction of Dr. Percy R. Begg in Adelaide, then to Paris to attend the France Section Meeting and the formal Hall of Fame installation of new candidates on the Wall of Fame at the Conseil National de l'Ordre des Chirurgiens-Dentistes, over the Channel to be a part of the United Kingdom's Section Dinner and Address at Guy's Campus of Kings College London, and finally to India to help install Dr. Rafiuddin Ahmed into the Hall of Fame in New Delhi.
Secretary General's Report
Secretary General Richard Kozal then presents his six-month report of Academy Central Office activities since the Interim Management Meeting in Oklahoma City.
- Upgrading the computer activities and technology to stay on the cutting edge of developments.
- Updating the web site.
- Updating the addresses for subscriptions.
- All dues for 2007 have been mailed out and most Sections have paid them.
- The 2008 dues notices are printed to be mailed out in November. Initiation fee will remain at $120; US dues will be $120 per annum with a request for a $20 Foundation donation. International dues will remain at $100.
- 26 Outstanding Dentist plaques have been prepared and sent out for presentation. Eleven retiring Section Chair plaques have also been sent out.
- Fellowship Certificates, neck ribbons, Fellowship Keys, and PFA lapel pins continue to be mailed out on an "as needed basis."
- Letters were sent to some 64 dental school Deans to honor their graduating senior student awards.
- Life Member letters were sent out. We have 1,454 Life Members who are asked for a donation for the Foundation and $15 for subscription to Dental World.
- Section Chairs are holding regular meetings to stimulate PFA interest.
- The Budget & Finance Committee continues to hold quarterly conference calls to review the current financial information of the Academy.
- The annual Corporate Report has been filed in the State of Illinois. Also filed was the Foreign Corporation Report operating in Nevada, and reported in the Las Vegas Review Journal.
- An independent accounting firm has completed the Annual Review and determined that the Academy's books are all in order.
- Delinquent final dues letters have been mailed out.
- The PFA Dental History continues to grow with many antique items being donated. The museum exhibits at UNLV School of Dental Medicine are completed.
- The Dues Rebate Program has returned $13,402 back to some 13 Sections with completely paid Fellows.
- This report summarizes the Central Office activities to date, but actual activities continue daily and are reported monthly.
Secretary General Richard Kozal also operates as the Academy Treasurer and reports:
- All invoices are current as of 9/15/07.
- Dental World invoices are paid to date.
- 314 new Fellows (full dues) have been added to the rolls with an additional 64 (partial dues--no Dental Abstracts/Dental World) resulting in a total of 378 for the year.
- Foundation voluntary contributions were $39,852 for the year.
- Our accountant Dan Jonker has continued to modify and refine our financial data to be easier to understand.
- The independent review has been completed last March and sent out to all the officers.
- The Academy's financial statements and bank reports are contained in the Meeting packet.
Awards Luncheon Report
This year attendance at the Awards Luncheon was up 10% over the prior year, and 20% over 2005. It was the 10th largest attendance in the last 25 years. Much thanks is due to Richard and Judith Kozal who accept the massive headache of fitting everything into the short time and dealing with all the reservations. The event was packed with awards and honors and ceremonies, but it stayed on time.
Foundation President M. David Campbell reports an outstanding year of success for the Foundation in being able to carry out its mission of supporting dental student's education through the scholarship program and to fund projects that serve the dental needs of the underserved population worldwide.
Treasurer Bill Kort has been working harmoniously with our CPA Ernest Ridel.
Executive Director Fred Halik has completed notifying the grant applicants of their status.
Foundation Executive Director Report
Past PFA President and current Foundation Executive Director Fred Halik notes that "The worth of any foundation is not necessarily evaluated by the gross size of its treasury, safely guarded in a bank vault, but rather by the results of how its proceed are employed." And that is exactly what your Foundation is doing in awarding scholarships and providing grant money for worthwhile projects.
Dr. Larry Barrett, the Foundation Vice President, has launched a successful Fund-Raising Program to increase the corpus of the invested Foundation funds.
"No foundation succeeds long term without continual infusion of new money."
Foundation Grant Committee Report
Chairman of the Grants Committee Gary Lowder considered 42 grants totaling $384,850. Treasurer Bill Kort noted though that we only have $221,000 available. Basically we need to focus on those organizations that are most dependent on Foundation funds for their success.
Constitution & Bylaws
Chairman Howard Mark reports that the Constitution has been updated.
Webmaster Mark Stanley notes the increased traffic and more visitors to our web site. He has established Trustee web pages as well as new pages for the Foundation. On the Editor's web page one can view all the future deadline dates. Web pages are even available for active Section Chairs. Planned new improvements are member e-mail addresses as well as membership name searches.
Since February 2006 page requests have gone up from 27,000 to 46,000 in July 2007. This brings the total of element requests to nearly 4.3 million since 2001 with Dental World responsible for the most at 13% of those requests or about 600,000. This means to you that Dental World is still the best place to advertise your event/program. Past DW issues may be retrieved and printed out, the recent ones in color.
The Dental Museum exhibits features three new exhibits: Dr. Leonard Chapman's dental office at UNLV; Dr. Henry Zeller's dental office at UNLV; and the Dr. "painless" Parker's dental office at the PFA Central Office.
The PFA Bylaws are updated and online for downloading.
Use of the computer internet is growing with 70% penetration in North America; 54% in Australia; and 39% in Europe
(17% in Latin America; 11% in Asia; 10% in the Middle East; 4% in Africa). [source: Min/Watts Marketing Group]
As of 9/15/07:
- United States = 4,389; International = 1,735; Life Fellows = 1,454 totaling 7,578
- Total new Fellows for the year: 440
- Dues unpaid to date: 585
- Reductions due to resignation, cancellation, and/or died: 70
- Sections with the largest new membership in 2007: (U.S.) Georgia--17; southern California--14; Massachusetts--13; New York--12
- (International) Australia--50; Canada--29; India--23; Chile--10
- Sections with the largest members: (U.S.) California--477; Ohio--270; New York--225; Georgia--218; Florida--198; Wisconsin-- 181; Virginia--175; Michigan--165; Connecticut--152; South Carolina--142; Arizona--141; Maryland--134; Pennsylvania--128
- (International) Canada--386; Australia--312; Japan--131; Spain--112
The Nominating Committee consisting of Immediate past President Howard Mark, President William Winspear, and President- elect James Englander nominated the following candidates for election to office at the annual Meeting:
For PFA PresidentJames A. Englander of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
For PFA President-electCharles G. Eller of La Mesa, California
For Vice-PresidentSteve Hedlund of Iowa City, Iowa Immediate past President automatically goes to Dr. William Winspear of Sydney, Australia
For Region TenDr. William Goodman of Fairland, Oklahoma (died) Dr. Michael Schafhauser of Minnesota
For Region EightDr. Mark Sinclair of Australia
The deadlines dictated by the publishing concern are listed online for quick reference as to submitting material for Dental World.
Shirley Brophy, former photographer for the Illinois Dental Journal, and for the Loyola University School of Dentistry Alumni Bur, and other lay publications was recognized as the official photographer for Dental World. While she had been doing the photography it was necessary to officially designate her as such so she might be admitted into closed sessions for the purposes of taking our dental pictures. She also has established a photographic printing system to accommodate e-photos which Dental World is now using due to her expertise in this field.
Editor James Brophy described the various trips that they covered for President Winspear and how important it was to have another set of eyes, ears, and legs to cover all the event activities.
Vice President Charles Eller discussed the nomination of some twelve candidates put up for the PFA Gold Medal for this year. The selection was Dr. Richard E. Bradley of Nebraska.
There were three nominations for the Elmer S. Best Memorial Award with Dr. Patrick Henry of Australia selected as the nominee.
Dr. Joseph P. Cappuccio of Maryland was unanimously selected for the Distinguished Service Award for this year.
The Dental Trade and Industry Award of Recognition went to the Henry Schein Company of the USA, which is currently called the Sullivan-Schein Company after the merger of two very well-known and respected dental supply companies.
The PFA Certificate of Merit (an international award) was named to be awarded to Dr. Saul Breitman of Argentina.
Hall of Fame Committee
- Since Dr. Kevin Roach took over the Chairmanship of the Hall of Fame Committee, he has been a whirl of activity to clear the backlog of names elected for Installation on the Wall of Fame.
- Dr. Thomas W. Evans was installed at the Union League Club in Philadelphia last May.
- Dr. Percy R. Begg was installed at the University of Adelaide School of Dentistry in Adelaide, Australia, last June.
- Dr. Rafiuddin Ahmed was inducted last September in New Delhi, India, in dedicating their new dental society headquarters.
- Dean Maynard K. Hine was formally inducted into the Hall of Fame at Indiana University School of Dentistry at their 65th annual Alumni Dinner (see story above) last October.
- Dr. Terrance Ward has been on the list since Dr. Joe Cappuccio was Chairman, but succeeding Chairs Raymond Klein and
- Kevin Roach have not favorably approved the nomination for further processing. Requests from the dental societies of his country have resulted in no further information to indicate his exceptional contributions to the profession to warrant such honor.
- Dr. Edward Angle has been approved and is awaiting a venue and date to proceed with his formal installation.
Committee Appointments for 2007-2008
Management CommitteePFA Executive Officers
Fellowship CommitteeChair Ernesto Acuna with Drs. Steve Hedlund, Hubert Ouvrard, Mark Sinclair, Mamoru Sakuda, Karyn Stockwell, Richard Walsh, and ex-officio Richard Kozal
Budget & Finance CommitteeChair Charles Eller with Drs. James Englander, Steven Hedlund, William Winspear and ex-officio Richard Kozal
Nominating CommitteeChair William Winspear, with Drs. James Englander, Charles Eller, and Steven Hedlund
Constitution & Bylaws CommitteeChair Charles Eller with Drs. Steven Hedlund, Joseph Harris, and Richard Kozal as ex-officio
Strategic Planning CommitteeChair Charles Eller with Drs. Ernesto Acuna, Daniel Castagna, Barry Dolman, Joseph Harris, Steven Hedlund, consultant Howard Mark, and ex-officio Richard Kozal
Publications/Web Site CommitteeChair Steven Hedlund, Editor James Brophy, Webmaster Mark Stanley with Drs. Barry Dolman, Karyn Stockwell, consultant Michael Perpich, ex-officio Richard Kozal
Awards CommitteeChair Steven Hedlund with Drs. Ernesto Acuna, Daniel Castagna, Hubert Ouvrard, Mamoru Sakuda, Richard Walsh, consultant Frank Braun, consultant Pierre Marois, consultant Nicholas Saccone, ex-officio Richard Kozal
Hall of Fame CommitteeChair Kevin Roach with Ernesto Acuna, Joseph Harris, Michael Perpich, Mark Sinclair, consultant Minoru Horiuchi, consultant Pierre Marois, and consultant Nicholas Saccone
ArchivistsEditor James Brophy, Secretary General Richard Kozal
Museum CommitteeChair Richard Kozal, with Drs. James Brophy, Charles Eller, James Englander and consultant Nicolas Saccone
Section Chair Reports
Australasian Section President Mark Sinclair gave their report for 2007.
Dean Daimpo I. Lim retiring Chair of the Philippine Section gave an extensive report on their activities for the year, most of which have appeared in past issues of Dental World. He also introduced Dr. Hermogenes Villareal as his replacement.
A summary of activities for the year by each of the Executive Officers James Englander and Charles Eller are presented.
Trustee Hubert Ouvrard of Region 1 reported on the various activities of the European Sections. Finances seem to be a major impediment to recruitment here as well as in other parts of the world. Only the well-to-do can afford to join. The reports are filled with wonderful promises for next year, though.
Trustee Richard Walsh of Region 2 attended the Breakfast at Yankee Dental Congress last January and the Connecticut Annual Meeting in May. He is meeting with ADA leaders to help resurrect the New Jersey Section. The Maine Chair Rockwell Davis is doing a nice job. Dr. Roger Turkel will assume the Chairmanship for the Rhode Island Section this coming May.
Trustee Robyn Stockwell of Region 3 filed the most complete in-depth Trustee's Report of the meeting.
Trustee Joseph Harris of Region 4 reported regional progress since last year. Michigan and Wisconsin Sections turned in complete and comprehensive reports. Illinois finally responded. Dr. Matthews of Indiana and Dr. Karl Lange of Kentucky are involved in organized dentistry. Dr. Schneider of Ohio held their annual meeting last September.
Trustee Daniel Castagna of Region 5 gave his first report as attending Section Meetings in Southern California, Oregon, Washington State, and Illinois. Membership loss through "aging" has been a main problem. The older members are dying off, though Region 5 did have a slight increase in growth.
Trustee Barry Dolman of Region 6 presented a very in-depth report on Canadian activities, most of which have been published throughout the year.
Trustee Ernesto Acuna of Region 7 participated in the Chile Induction ceremony in Santiago last May hosted by Chair Dr. Pabla Barrientos at the Hotel Intercontinental bringing in ten new Fellows and recognizing Dr. Alejandro Cekalovic, President of the National Association of Dentists of Chile. The Mexico Section Induction Ceremony last November inducted ten new members into Fellowship. The ceremony was held at the Centro Asturiano in Mexico City.
Retiring Australasian Trustee Jonathan Rogers of Region 8 reported hosting their PFA Breakfast Meeting during the Australian Dental Association Biennial Congress last March with 44 new Fellows being inducted by Australasian President Mark Sinclair and International President William Winspear. Then there was the Adelaide celebration for the Hall of Fame induction of Dr. Percy R. Begg last June attended by Dean Professor Johann DeVries (a PFA Fellow) and Dr. Ian Watson, the Oceania Representative for the World Federation of Orthodontists. They have decided to divide their three Foundation Scholarship Awards to cover all six of their dental schools with smaller funded scholarships like Canada does.
Trustee Mamoru Sakuda for Region 9 (Asia) attended the Philippine 27th Annual Convocation and Luncheon last April, where Dr. Hermogenes Villareal will succeed Dean Lim as Section Chair. Several Japanese representatives attended the Korean Section annual Meeting last June in Seoul. The Japan Section Meeting in Sapporo, Hokkaido, last October was well attended where Dr. Toshio Morioka stepped down as the Chair for the Japan Section (by order of their ByLaws); and Dr. Hirokazu Hashimoto succeeded to the position of Section Chair. Dr. Mamoru Sakuda will remain as the Trustee for Region 9. Steve Hedlund will be retiring as Trustee for Region 10 and installed as PFA International Vice President. He has attended the Nebraska PFA Luncheon, the Iowa PFA Banquet last May, and the Oklahoma PFA Breakfast. Due to the untimely passing of our dear friend Bill Goodman, Dr. Matt Cohlmia will ascend to the Oklahoma Section Chair.
Unfinished & New Business
The Board agreed not to upgrade and relocate the Hall of Fame venue at the National Dental Museum in Baltimore, while the Board is not happy with the current location of the Hall of Fame plaque display. As Immediate past President Howard Mark put it in his letter to the museum, "The cost is entirely too much for the Academy to undertake, and, given the mission of the PFA Foundation relative to scholarships and service to the underserved across the world, The Academy would not be a source of any amount approaching your request."
The Management Committee in session in Oklahoma City agreed to become a partner in the ADA Foundation concept, "Dental Education, Our Legacy--Our Future." It was noted that the Pierre Fauchard Academy is a separate entity from the PFA Foundation and does not raise funds for itself other than membership dues.
Trustee Daniel Castagna was selected as the PFA Representative to attend the FDI Congress in Dubai, UAE. The Asian Pacific Dental Organization will be meeting in Hong Kong in May, 2009. PFA ought to be prepared to host a reception there for our Section Chairs to meet. Discussion ensued about defining the world borders as they apply to our Region divisions and perhaps renaming them to better reflect the areas they represent. This subject was placed on the agenda for further study. The relationship between the Academy and the Foundation was discussed and referred to the Executive Committee for resolution.
Closing Comments by President James Englander
Dr. Englander discussed his intentions to build on President Winspear's Fellowship recruitment. He would like to see more internationality. But a main thrust of his year would be more mentorship.