Trustee Barry Dolman in hosting the Canadian Awards Gala in Toronto was honored to have PFA Fellow Deborah Stymiest of Fredericton, New Brunswick, deliver the evening's Invocation. Dr. Stymiest was installed as President of the Canadian Dental Association last May--the first woman to hold this position in 106 years of history.
Trustee Barry Dolman, assisted by PFA President James Englander and Ontario Section Chair Aldo Boccia, presented the following awards: Joel Neal, Honourary Fellow; Fellow Bernard Dolansky, Distinguished Service Award; and James R. Brookfield, Distinguished Service Award.
Fellow Larry Levin, 6T9, has been elected President of the Ontario Dental Association for 2008-2009. He is a graduate of the University of Toronto Faculty of Dentistry, a family tradition with his father, an optometrist, and mother, a physical education teacher, graduating from there and his wife of 39 years, Jacki, earning her Nursing degree in the same ceremony as did Larry. They have four children. Dr. Levin practices in Hamilton. Dr. Levin is on the dental staff at Chedoke McMaster Hospital in Hamilton. He has five Fellowships, earned the HAD President's Award, and the ODA Award of Merit.
Past President Kevin Roach was highlighted in Alumni Today magazine (Spring 2008) as former Class President in their 35th Class Reunion. They collected $5,000 for a specific project at the new soon-to-be-built Faculty of Dentistry Building.
Dr. George Zarb has been honoured by the University of Toronto with the George Zarb Professional Endowment Fund which has a target figure to raise $1 million to establish a Professorship at the Faculty in George Zarb's name.
L-R, Ontario Chair Aldo Boccia, Honourary Fellow Joel Neal, Trustee Barry Dolman, PFA President James Englander, and Distinguished Service recipients Bernard Dolansky and James Brookfield
L-R, PFA President James Englander, Chair Marie Laure Boy-Lefevre, Conseil President Christian Couzinou, PFA President-elect Charles Eller, and Trustee Hubert Ouvrard
Hall of Fame Reception
PFA President James Englander and PFA President-elect Charles Eller induct a new French Fellow
PFA President James Englander attended our Paris venue of the Wall of Fame this summer to formally place the Hall of Fame plaque of Dr. Rufiuddin Ahmed of India on the International Wall of Fame. President-elect Charles Eller assisted with Trustee Hubert Ouvrard, and France's Chair Marie Laure Boy-Lefevre.
A reception was held in the newly refurbished dental headquarters of the Conseil National de l'Ordre des Chirurgien- Dentistes.
In addition to the Hall of Fame Ceremonies, new Fellows were inducted into Fellowship.
Trustee Mamoru Sakuda served as Trustee for Japan for seven years and will be retiring at the San Antonio Meeting. Japan Chair Hirokazu Hashimoto has approved a new Trustee in Dr. Kiyoshi Ohura, Professor and Chairman for the Department of Pharmacology for Osaka Dental University. Dr. Sakuda has served well in his post for Japan and he will be difficult to replace.
Dr. John Hunt, FDI Interim Executive Director, informs us of the passing of Dr. Heung-Ryul Yoon, 2003-2005 FDI President, last June 26 after a short illness. He was a kind and gentle man who served FDI for many years. Dr. Heung-Ryul Yoon was available for mourning in the Hospitality Room of Seoul National University with funeral arrangements on June 30. If further information is required, contact Dr. Tae- Hoon Kim of the Korean Dental Association.
Chair Hermogenes P. Villareal reviews his first of a three-year term. His initial mention is the covenant established with the Manila Dental Society to offer scientific medical and dental education seminars and conferences to mutually benefit their members and their community. Dr. Villareal's second program is a union with the Pasay Dental Society of the Philippine Dental Society to do much the same thing. Their Mid-Year Meeting and Christmas Fellowship held last December, organized by Dr. Armyl Banez, was a large success for the membership. Last February they nominated seven new Fellows to be inducted at their April Annual Meeting, Drs. Gemma Gallang, Roger L'Achica, Armin S. Segarra, Michelle Sunico, Tagumpay Tapewan, Josefina P. Tiongson, and Reynaldo C. Torres. Probably their most successful project was their three-year program to monitor the oral health conditions of day care students until the eruption of the first permanent molars. This includes quarterly distribution of toothbrushes, toothpaste, and proper oral health care procedures to the children and the parents. Dr. Rosita Tan, Chair of their Community Outreach Program, and Dr. Elizabeth Carrasco, Chair of the Mentorship Committee started the program in the poorest municipality in the National Capital Region. Serving the 270 day care students of Barangay Masikap in Pateros, Metro Manila. At its inception both the Mayor and the Vice Mayor attended to lend their support and gratitude for the project. But not to ignore those supporting participants IPC Diampo J. Lim, Vice Chair Rosemary Yangchan, Drs. Vivian Gabaldon, Ramon Hebron, Margaritte Tiu, Gladys Tong, and four officers of their armed forces.
A highlight of their 28th Annual Meeting and Convocation last April at Traders Hotel in Pasay City was the presentation of awards to deserving professionals. IPC Diampo Lim nominated Drs. Manuel M. Cunanan and Elmer E. Bangaloy for Honorary Fellowship where they have served in the United States in helping young Filipino dentists prepare for the California Dental Board Examinations. They have contributed much to the PFA cause of the Philippines Section. Their annual meeting had some 64 attending plus guests. Life Members Rufino M. Achacoso, Primo E. Gonzales, and Sofronio P. San Juan were in attendance as well. Fellow Elizabeth Carrasco reported on the initiation of their Mentorship Program this September.
Dr. Carlo Marinello, our recent recipient of the PFA Elmer Best Award, was mentioned in the American College of Prosthodontists Region 7 Newsletter.
Chair Walter Lieber reports having a very successful Convocation with some 60 people attending with the ICD President and the ADI Regent invited as guests with Trustee Ernesto Acuna and President James Englander.
California, Northern Section
UOP Dean Emeritus Arthur A. Dugoni was awarded the Ellis Island Medal of Honor last May by the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations (NECO) Foundation. The award was presented in a ceremony on Ellis Island. Dr. Dugoni is currently President of the ADA Foundation, and has served as past President of the ADA, the American Association of Dental Schools, the American Board of Orthodontics, and the California Dental Association. He has also served as a Council Member for the FDI and as their Treasurer for six years.
Fellow A. Jeffrey Wood, Chairman of the UOP Dept. of Pediatric Dentistry, was named by the California Society of Pediatric Dentistry (CSPD) to become their 2008-2009 President. CSPD was founded in 1975 and represents more than 700 pediodontists. Dr. Wood is also recipient of the ADA's Golden Apple Award. He is a Fellow of ACD, ICD, and PFA.
The Connecticut State Dental Association has launched a public Web site at www.CSDA.com. CSDA was founded in 1864 to ensure that patients receive the highest quality of care from dental professionals. CSDA has more than 2,400 licensed dentists of which our PFA past President Howard Mark is one of their most active.
The Sixth annual Leadership Conference and Convocation inducted 14 new Fellows into membership. New fellows are Drs. Leah Cook, Sherry Jordan, Rebecca Weinman, George Childress, Tom Darryl, Grant Loo, Mark Dusek, Chris Childs, Russ Clemmons, Phillip Hanes, Chris Adkins, Brent Depta, Jason Young and Richard Kinsey.
L-R, 2004 Fellow Stan Crowley, 2006 Fellow James Heurtin, 2005 Fellow Laurie Moeller, with Trustee Karyn Stockwell and Acting Chair Frank Martello
Dean Lonnie Norris presents award to recipient Teresa Moniz
Past PFA Chair Frank Martello filled in for the ailing Chair Guy Ribando during their annual Section Meeting at the New Orleans Riverside Hilton held during the New Orleans Dental Conference/Louisiana Dental Association Annual Session. Trustee Karyn Stockwell attended. Their Distinguished Dentist of the Year award was presented to Dr. Ross DeNicola by Frank Martello with the assistance of Trustee Karyn Stockwell.
L-R, Acting Chair Frank Martello, recipient Ross DeNicola, Trustee Karyn Stockwell
Chair Lynne Halik and Vice Chair Ed Feinberg
The PFA Senior Student Award was presented at the 15th Annual Tufts University School of Dental Medicine Senior Awards Dinner last May to senior student Teresa Silva Moniz by Dean Lonnie Norris. A brief bio of hers was presented in their Senior Biography Booklet. Ms. Moniz is a University of Massachusetts undergraduate in chemistry.
Chair William T. Buchanan and Dr. Karen Crews have announced the completion of the PFA Mentoring DVD/CD Project funded with financial support from the PFA Foundation. Both expressed their gratitude for the help of Gene Edwards and Dr. Ronnie Martin who made this project possible.
Chair Lynne Halik and Vice Chair Edward Feinberg and Mary Beth Dunne held their annual Luncheon Meeting last June at the Danfords Hotel and Marina in Port Jefferson.
Some 80 members and guests attended the Induction and Awards Ceremony which was held during the New York State Dental Association (NYDSA) Spring Meeting. The PFA Officers were assisted by Component Chairs Elliot Moskowitz of New York County, Tony DiMaggio of the Second District, Peter Collins of the Third District, Kirk Gleason of the Fourth District, Bruce Seidberg & Mickey Fallon of the Fifth District, James Orcutt of the Sixth District, Bill Calnon of the Seventh District, Maureen Donley of the Eighth District, Stuart Coleton of the Ninth District, Richard Weiss of the Bronx, Frank Murphy of Nassau, Joseph Caruso of Queens, and Alan Mazer of Suffolk County. The Section inducted 17 new members into Fellowship--Drs. Gabriel Ariola, James Galati, Leonard Goldstein, Kevin Henner, Guenter Jonke, John Lagner, Paul Leary, Maria Maranga, Anthony Maresca, Paul Markowitz, Christian Mathiesen, Matthew Neary, Teodoro Regus, Jeff Seiver, Steve Snyder, Andrew Spielman, and John Young, Jr.
The Section's Distinguished Service Award was presented to Dr. Reneida Reyes, a graduate of the State University of New York--Stony Brook and a Master of Public Health graduate of the Harvard University School of Public Health. She completed her Pediatric Residency Program and Fellowship at Harvard University. She is a pediatric dentist in Brooklyn. She has a long list of awards and achievements to accompany her list of lectures and articles. Dr. Reyes has served as President of the Second District Dental Society and as ADA Delegate as well as Chairman of the New York Board for Dentistry and Consultant to the U.S. Public Health Service.
The Section's 2008 Honor Award was presented to Dr. Kirk Gleason who has a full-time practice in Clifton Park. He received his degree from New York University. He is part-time Executive Director of the Fourth District Dental Society of which he is past President. He is a spokesman for the Capitol District. He was honored with the Robert K. Smith Memorial Award, their highest honor. He has received honors in the Capitol District YMCA, named Community Citizen of the Year by UCAN, and Small Business Person of the Year by the Southern Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce. Dr. Gleason has served on the Hudson Valley Community College, as Member of the NYSDA Board of Governors, and as NYSDA Secretary/Treasurer. He has been an ADA Trustee. He is a Fellow of ACD and ICD.
Recipients Drs. Kirk Gleason and Reneida Reyes
Dr. Robert J. Doherty
NYSDA Secretary/Treasurer Richard Andolina
Fellow Robert J. Doherty of White Plains has been elected Vice President of the NYSDA. Dr. Doherty is an oral surgeon, past President of the Ninth District Dental Association, and recipient of the District's Medal of Honor. He has served as Member of the NYSDA Board of Governors. He earned his degree at New York University and completed his Residency at Bellevue Hospital and at the Manhattan Veterans Administration Hospital. He is a Fellow in ACD, ICD, ADI, and PFA. Dr. Doherty received the 2007 NYSDA Distinguished Service Award.
Fellow Richard Andolina of Hornell was elected Secretary/ Treasurer of the NYSDA, which is currently celebrating its 140th Anniversary. Dr. Andolina is a general dentist who has served as past President of the Seventh District Dental Society, past member of the NYSDA Board of Governors, and ADA Delegate since 2001. He is a graduate of SUNY-Buffalo School of Dental Medicine with Residency Training at the Millard Fillmore Hospital in Buffalo. He is a Fellow in AGD, ACD, ADI, ICD, and PFA
L-R, New Fellows Drs. Cynthia Wiley, Kathryn Davies, Harold Rogers, Gary Oyster, Robert Stowe, Scott Vines, and John Fisher
Trustee and Section Chair Richard Walsh reports holding their Annual Meeting last May in Warwick. Four new Fellows were inducted into the Academy: Drs. Donna Hagerty of Wakefield, John Hogberg of Cranston, Walt Lada of Cranston, and Joel Picard of Woonsocket. The Outstanding Dentist of the Year Award was presented to Dr. George Resnevic of Chepachet.
Dr. Roger Turkel of North Kingstown is now the new Rhode Island section Chair succeeding Dr. Richard Walsh, who had served since 2000. Fellow Raymond George is the new President of the American Association of Orthodontists. Fellow Jeffrey Dodge is the new President of the Rhode Island Dental Association.
L-R, Chair Scott Cayouette presents their award to Dr. Lynn Campbell
L-R, Vice Chair Richard Engar, recipient Charles Foster, Chair Richard Petty
Dr. Richard Petty (left) presenting Utah's new Fellows
L-R, Chairman Richard Petty, Vice Chair Richard Engar, and past PFA President Gary Lowder
Ten new Fellows were inducted into membership last May at their annual Meeting in Myrtle Beach during the North Carolina Dental Society Annual Session. New Fellows are listed under picture. Not included in the photo were Drs. Brandon Williams, Jessica Barr, and Kendalyn Lutz- Craver.
Chair Scott Cayouette presented the Outstanding Dentist of the Year Award to Dr. W. Lynn Campbell at their annual Meeting.
The Utah Section met last February in conjunction with the Utah Dental Association annual Meeting. Distinguished visitors were past PFA President Gary Lowder and current USA ICD President Newell Warr. Section Chair Richard Petty introduced ADA District 14 Trustee Ken Varsman who presented an update on the ADA status. Dr. Richard Engar, a past PFA Distinguished Service Award recipient, was selected as Vice Chair of the Utah Section. New PFA Fellows were inducted: Drs. Leonard Aste, Alex Bankhead, Scott Brown, Lance Gunnell, Michelle Jorgensen, and Brett Moyes.
Their 2008 Distinguished Service award was presented to Dr. Charles E. Foster.
Utah Section is taking an active role in promoting ethics in their State as Dr. Engar was instrumental in getting the Utah Department of Occupational and Professional Licensing to add an ethics requirement to the existing continuing education requirement. PFA will team with other groups to present ethics courses for Utah dentists.
The home state of our President, James A. Englander of Milwaukee, reports that 517 volunteer dentists of the Wisconsin Dental Association (WDA), many of them PFA Fellows, have provided free, comprehensive oral health care valued at more that $4.25 million to 1,726 disabled, senior, poor and uninsured Wisconsin residents during the first 10 years of WDA's Donated Dental Services Program. $1 million of that care was delivered in 2007 and 2008. Initially, members of the state legislature worked with then Gov. Tommy Thompson to provide financial support for non-clinical DDS administration costs of $40,000 annually through the Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services. Now the budget is $60,000 in administrative costs. Some 115 dental laboratories have donated more than $342,000 in supplies and services in the fabrication of bridges, crowns, and dentures.
WDA earned a Bronze Telly Award for their 30-second television spot called "The Tuneup," which highlights the link between periodontal disease and diabetes. The spot has been airing statewide since September 2007. The American Diabetes Association reports that an estimated 20.8 million (7% of the U.S. population) have diabetes, costing them (in 2002) $132 billion. Check out the WDA's website. The Telly Awards were established in 1978 by Emmy and Clio winner David Carter to recognize outstanding local, regional, and cable TV commercials.
The WDA Foundation was established in 1957 as a quali- fied tax-exempt corporation which provides dental and dental hygiene scholarships, provides financial support to projects providing dental care to the underserved, and currently administers the DDS Program. WDA was founded in 1870 and headquartered in West Allis with more than 2,900 licensed dental members.
Dr. Nader A. Nadershahi
Drs. Cindy and Pat Pauley with Chair Barry Feder and PFA President-elect Charles Eller of California on the right.
California, Northern Section
Fellow Dr. Nadar Nadershahi has been appointed Associate Dean for Academic Affairs for UOP's Arthur Dugoni School of Dentistry. Dr. Nadershahi is a 1994 graduate of the Dugoni School of Dentistry, where he has been a faculty member there for 14 years. He has served as Chair of the Dept. of Dental Practice and as a clinical group practice administrator. He operates a private practice in San Anselmo with his wife, Dr. Niloufar Nadershahi. He has earned such awards as the ACD Northern California Distinguished Faculty Member Award and the Phi Kappa Phi Academic Achievement Award. He is a Fellow of PFA, ACD, ICD, and ADI. He is past President of the American Dental Education Association Leadership Institute. He holds a Master's Degree in business administration from UOP's Eberhardt School of Business.
Section Chair Barry Feder initiated the first "mother/ daughter" Fellows into the Academy: Drs. Cindy Pauley and Pat Pauley.