Trustee Barry Dolman of Canada announced the Foundation's Student Scholarship recipients -
- Tommy C. Fox from the University of Western Ontario
- Lillian Chan from the University of Toronto
- Richard Halpern from the University of Saskatchewan
- Bradley S. McNiven from the University of Manitoba
- Eileen Lo from the University of British Columbia
- Dustin Michel from the University of Alberta
- Melanie Maltais from the Universite de Laval
- Colleen Reavel from the Universite de Montreal
- Mamta Mehra from McGill University
- Nadia Robichaud from Dalhousie University
The Foundation Scholarship Award was presented to Medical College of Georgia senior dental student Sharcola Vaughn at their Senior Awards Ceremony.
The Japan 37th annual Section Meeting held in Yaizu City was well attended by many Fellows and dignitaries mostly from Japan, but some from our Korea Section.
PHILIPPINE, REPUBLIC OF
Chair Diampo Lim held their 26th annual PFA Induction and Convocation at the Hyatt Regency Hotel during the 98th annual Convention and Scientific Meeting of the Philippine Dental Association. Seven new members were inducted into Fellowship. They were: Drs. Michael Baybay, Macaria P. Lapid, Darwin Diampo Lim, Evangeline P. Padlan, Marie Antonette Veluz, Raymundo G. Vinzon, and Lumingning A. Yap.
The Section Officers are Chairman Diampo J. Lim, Vice Chair Hermogenes P. Villareal, Secretary Norma R. Ayap, Budget & Finance Chair Norma A. Tiu, Public Relations Chair Paul D. Achacoso, and Directors Antonio A. Baldemor and Fatima S. Dizon. Their Committees are chaired by Elizabeth C. Carrasco and Leonor C. Lago (Membership), Antonio Baldemor (Constitution & Bylaws), Norma A. Tiu (Budget & Finance), Hermogenes Villareal (International Affairs), Paul Achacoso (Public Relations), Rosita S. Tan (Ways & Means), Robert M. Tajonera (Awards), Norma Ayap (Sunshine), Fatima Dizon (Protocol), Ramonito R. Lee (Arrangements), and Advisors Rufino N. Archacoso (2002 Elmer Best Award recipient), Primo E. Gonzales (1990 Elmer Best Award recipient), and Sofronio P. San Juan (Life member).
In addition to hosting CEU speaker Dr. Alfonso Lagaya who discussed ''Acupuncture for Dental Pain Manage- ment'', the Section presented their 1st Honorary Fellow- ship PFA Award to Francisco ''Kit'' Morales, the assistant Vice President for professional relations for the United Laboratories.
California, Northern Section
Fellow A. Jeffrey Wood, Professor & Pediatric Department Chair at Art Dugoni School of Dentistry (UOP) earned a Certificate in Leadership Management from the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) Leadership Institute. Dr. Wood participated in the organization's inaugural program held at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management in Evanston, Illinois. This is a three-year curriculum that trains participants in areas of association governance, private practice, academics, and community leadership. Dr. Wood is also the recipient of the ADA's Golden Apple Award. He is President of the Western Society of Pediatric Dentistry, and Vice President of the California Society of Pediatric Dentistry. He is also a Fellow in ICD and ACD.
The Section has published its four-color news bulletin called ''the Report''. It lists officers as Chair Karyn Stockwell, John Harrington, Jr., as Central District Trustee, James Reynierson III as Eastern District Trustee, Joe Dufresne as Northern District Trustee, Kent Percy as Northwestern District Trustee, Larry C. Miller as Southeastern District Trustee, Lou Ann Best as Southwestern District Trustee, and John Vollenweider as Western District Trustee.
At the Georgia Section annual Meeting they presented their 2006 Distinguished Service Award to Dr. Lee Hawkins of Gainesville. Dr. Hawkins was past President of the Hall County Dental Society, and past Secretary of GDA's Northern District Dental Society, and past Treasurer for the Georgia Dental Association as well as past President (2003-04). He is a Fellow in ICD, ACD, the Order of St. John, and the Georgia Academy of Dental Practice.
Dr. Gary Holmes, Assistant Professor at the Medical College of Georgia School of Dentistry, was presented the Georgia PFA Section's second annual Excellence in Dental Education Award.
Dr. Mark Shurett was honored with their Georgia PFA Section Award for his generous support of the ''Give the Kids a Smile'' program and donating two dental vans, personnel, and supplies to execute the clinics.
Dr. John Freihaut received the 2006 GDA Award of Merit for his dedicated service above the recognized standards of his profession.
Fellow Doug Torbush was named as the GDA Committee Chair of the Year at their annual GDA Meeting with the Award presented by PFA Fellow and GDA President Richard Weinman.
Fellow Mark Ritz was presented the GDA Presidential Commendation for his work on the Finance Committee. He then assumed the position of GDA Vice President.
The Georgia Dental Association 2006 Honorary Fellows were named to recipients Drs. Brain Carpenter, Drew Ferguson IV, and Kent Percy--all PFA Fellows.
Fellow Jonathan Dubin was named as one of five Healthcare Georgia Foundation professionals to receive the 2006 Community Service Awards for his work on the Special Olympics Special Smiles program. Dr. Dubin donated his $1000 Award to that charity.
Fellow Roy McDonald was a Founding Member of the Greater Atlanta Dental Toastmaster 's Club. Fellow Wayne Herman, a Medical College of Georgia Professor, presented the PFA Senior Student Award to Ilisa B. Stern at their Senior Awards Ceremony.
Fellows Jack H. Leverett, Jr., and Roy A. McDonald attained their Fellowships in the Academy of General Dentistry presented at the AGD Convention last August in Denver.
Fellow Rick Callan received the 3rd Georgia Section PFA Excellence in Dental Education Award during the Medical College of Georgia's '' Welcome Back Assembly'' last August.
PFA Fellows inducted into ICD last Fall were Brian Carpenter, Celia Dunn, John Ferguson, Wayne Kerr, Kendrick Mathews, Roy McDonald, Michael Pruett, and Doug Torbush. PFA Fellow Richard Weinman was inducted into ACD.
Alton Jones McCaslin V, 67, passed away last November. At the 29 July Joint Breakfast Meeting of the PFA/ICD/ ACD, Dr. McCaslin gave the keynote address on Membership, Leadership, and Responsibility Dr. McCaslin had been PFA International President-elect when he stepped down to become ACD President. Jay, to his friends, practiced pediatric dentistry in Savannah. He earned his undergraduate degree from Georgia Tech, his dental degree from the University of North Carolina, and his master from Emory University. Besides being a Fellow in PFA, ACD, and ICD, he also served as Georgia Dental Association President (1984-85), President of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (1987-88), President of the Southeastern District Dental Society (1982-83), President of Georgia Society of Dentistry for Children (1980-81), President of the American College of Dentists Foundation (1999-2000), President of the Georgia Dental Education Foundation (1994), and President of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Foundation (1988-89). Dr. McCaslin earned many outstanding awards in his lifetime of dedicated service to dentistry.
Michael T. Rainwater, 54, passed away last December. He was past President of the Georgia Dental Association, past Editor of the Georgia Dental Association Action Journal, and was serving as the ADA Trustee for the 5th District. He had received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Medical College of Georgia, the GDA President's Commendation, and the northern District Dental Society's Dentist of the Year Award.
Dr. DeWitt T. Walton, Jr., 69, of Macon left us last January. He held Fellowships in PFA, ACD, ICD, ADI, and AGD. Dr. Walton was extremely active in his community in the Boy Scouts, the NCAAP, the Bibb County Board of Education, the United Way of Macon-Bibb County, the Booker T. Washington Center, the Macon Chamber of Commerce, the Public Education Foundation, the Boy's Club of Macon, Trustee for the Macon Heritage Foundation, and Secretary/ Treasurer of the Macon-Bibb County Urban Development Authority. He was President of the Georgia Dental Society, the North Georgia Dental Society, and the Georgia Academy of General Dentistry. He had received many civic awards for his outstanding contributions to his community and to his profession.
Fellow Dr. Lee Hawkins, past GDA President, past PFA Georgia Section Chair, was elected to the position of Georgia State Senator joining other dentists in the State government, Senator Greg Coggans and Representative Lester Jackson. Fourteen new Members were inducted into PFA Fellowship: Drs. Charles N. Smaha, Hugh Flax, A. Stuart Loos, Jane F. Martone, Anthony P. Joyce, David Zelby, H. Byron Coley III, Kenneth Hutchinson, Brian Carpenter, Dave Lee, Daniel A. Hodges, Becky B. Carlon, Peter C. Shatz, and Alston J. McCaslin VI.
Fellow Bruce Graham, Dean of the University of Illinois College of Dentistry, hosted a reception during the Chicago
MidWinter Meeting at McCormick Place on Friday February, 23rd. Not only were the University of Illinois dental alumni invited to attend, but a concerted effort was made to encourage the dental alumni of the now closed Loyola University Chicago College of Dental Surgery and the closed Northwestern University School of Dentistry to join Dean Graham at the reception. The Illinois Section held their annual joint Luncheon with ICD and ACD last February 24th during the Chicago MidWinter Meeting at McCormick Place.
Fellow Kathryn Kell of Davenport is serving as the ADA Trustee for the 10th District. Dr. Kell had been instrumental in getting the PFA Mentoring Program initiated at its incep- tion under past PFA President Larry Barrett.
Section Chair Rob Lauf has resigned. Another Section Chair is being sought.
President-elect James Englander of Milwaukee reported on the Wisconsin Dental Association Awards for this year who are also PFA Fellows. The title of the WDA Journal article, ''Pyramids of Pride Awards,'' mentions Dr. Thomas Raimann of Hales Corners was presented the Community Outreach Award for systematically providing exceptional service to the public in organizing an annual Head Start Dental Day since 1999 which provides exams, dental cleanings, fluoride treatments, and oral hygiene instructions on children.
Dr. Denis Lynch, the Marquette University School of Dentistry Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, has utilized mass communications to promote WDA and their long range plans. For the last three years he has worked with the Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Team in the WDFA ''Stamp Out Spit Tobacco'' program. He also represented WDA in a media questioning on xerostomia, ''meth mouth'' and oral complications of bisphosphonate therapy.
Dr. James Conrardy, a pediodontist from Green Bay, received the WDA Outstanding Service Award for his dedication to the Wisconsin Society of Pediatric Dentists and serving as their President (1986-87); service on committees for the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry; and serving on the ADA Council on Access, Prevention, and Inter-Professional Relations as well as on the ADA Action Team for the 8th Congressional District. He has also served as the Brown Door Kewaunee Dental Society President and in many capacities for WDA.
Dr. Bruce Barrette of Peshtigo has served on the Wisconsin Dentistry Examining Board being Chairman for the last five years. He also has represented Wisconsin as an Examiner for the Central Regional Testing Service, the Northeast Regional Board and the Western Regional Examining Board. He is currently the Secretary of the American Association of Dental Examiners. And he has been working to achieve a national licensing examination. For all his dedication to our profession, he was honored with the WDA President's Award of Honor.
Also receiving this honor was Dr. Monica Hebl of Milwaukee who has served in many capacities in Wisconsin dentistry since the early 1990's and served on the Madre Angela Dental Clinic Board (2003-2005). She also participates as a Marquette dental school mentor for the last 11 years. She has been the 5th Congressional District ADA Action Team leader (1996-2002), has served on the Governor 's Task Force to Improve Access to Oral Health (2004-2005) and has chaired many committees for WDA and for the Greater Milwaukee Dental Association. Dr. Hebl was presented the President's Award of Honor. Dr. Hebl was inducted into ICD during the last ADA Session.
Appleton dentist, Dr. Jim Springborn, was recognized for his service to dentistry by also receiving the President's Award of Honor for his activity in representing our profession to the media as a dental spokesman and pro-active member on the WDA Legislative and Public Relations Committees and in the WIDPAC. He also leads the support in the Fox valley Dental Associates Give Kids a Smile. He is the current President of the Tri-County Community Dental Clinic Board of Directors and donates his services to low income patients in Calumet, Outagamie, and Winnebago Counties.
Dr. Richard Strand of LaCrosse, in finishing his term as WDA President, still is active on the Wisconsin Dentistry Examining Board for the past seven years and Wisconsin Vice Chair liaison to the American Association of Dental Examiners, also working for a national licensure exam. He also has been an Examiner for the last 11 years on the Central Regional Dental Testing Service.