Mexico Section Meeting in Puerto Vallarta
The Mexico Section, Pacific Chapter Meeting was held in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico on September 3-6 2009, and the Induction Ceremony held on Friday September 4th.
The PFA Philippine Section enjoyed the opportunity to attend the 2009 PFA-International Annual Meeting in Hawaii. Family and friends had a chance to interact with international Fellows at the many social events, receive recognition for their contributions, and attend the Section Caucus
The 30th Annual PFA Section Meeting was held on June 27-28, 2009, Jeju Grand Hotel in Jeju Island. Dr. Charles G. Eller, President of PFA attended. Eight Fellows from the Japan section also attended. The plenary lecture about the implant was performed from Germany and Japan by four researchers. The Korean Section Membership is 26 Fellows.
The Japan section of the Pierre Fauchard Academy met on the afternoon October 31, 2009 in the Hotel Granvia Kyoto. It was the 40th Annual Meeting of the PFA Japan section. There were 80 people in attendance. Seven new Fellows were inducted.
PFA International President, Dr. Steve Hedlund, his wife, Chris; President of Korean section, Dr. Kim Jong Won; the past President of Korean section, Dr. Kim Hong-Ki; 13 Korean section members and their families attended. The meeting was facilitated by the Secretary General Dr. Akiyoshi Yamagami. President-elect, Dr. Keishi Matsumoto gave an opening address. He also read a letter from the President, Dr. Hirokazu Hashimoto.
Next, Dr. Hedlund congratulated the Japan section for 40 years of service.
The President of the ICD Japan, Dr. Tsuyoshi Saito, and Dr. Kim Jong Won also congratulated the Japan section. Seven new Fellows, Dr. Shigemasa Kubo, Dr. Katsuhiko Takata, Dr. Tomoyoshi Nomura, Dr. Toyomi Shimada, Dr. Toshiyuki Takahara, Dr. Hitoshi Hinenoya, and Kazuaki Mukunashi were inducted into the Academy.
Dr. Reiichi Yamaga, Dr. Yoshio Kaneda, Dr. Ichiro Takagi, Dr. Sadao Wakumoto, Dr. Mamoru Sakuda, Dr. Toshio Morioka, Dr. Yojiro Kawamura, Dr. Sen Nakahara, Dr. Minoru Horiuchi, Dr. Masanori Kawaguchi, and Dr. Kim Hong-Ki received distinguished service commendations.
Honorary membership was conferred upon Dr. Masanori Kawaguchi and Dr. Kim Jong Won.
A changing of the President ceremony was held for Dr. Keishi Matsumoto. Vice-President Dr. Kiyoshi Ohura gave the closing address.
There was a scientific lecture and culture lecture. Prof. Yasuhiko Tabata from the Dept. of Biomaterials, Field of Tissue Engineering, Institute for Frontier Medical Sciences, Kyoto University spoke on "Biomaterial technology for tissue engineering applications". Professor Emeritus Nobumoto Ando, Hagoromo University of International Studies, gave a presentation on "Kyogen plays (traditional comic dramas) of the Ohkura School, Hagidaimyo.
The Banquet was held in the evening. The next meeting will take place at the Keio Plaza Hotel in Tokyo, on November 6, 2010.
New Fellows Induction Ceremony with PFA-International President Dr. Hedlund in Kyoto, Japan on October 31, 2009
Dr. Rockwell Davis reports that the Maine section had a very well attended annual meeting on June 20 at the Samoset Resort in Rockport. Four new Fellows were inducted into the Academy. The 2010 meeting will again be held in conjunction with the Maine Dental Association meeting in June 2010. PFA Fellow Dr. Joseph Kenneally of Biddeford will receive the prestigious Etherington Award at the 2010 Yankee Dental Congress in Boston in January.
Section Chair Dr. Jayne Boyd of Bedford, NH has started to rejuvenate the Section with plenty of enthusiasm and fresh ideas. The first annual meeting in several years is planned for October 22, 2009 in Manchester and four new Fellows will join the Academy. Dr. Boyd is working on service project ideas to stimulate involvement among the Fellows.
The annual "Breakfast at Yankee" meeting in January, held in conjunction with the Yankee Dental Congress, was very well attended. Section Chair Dr. Norm Becker inducted five new Fellows and Dr. Richard Lo Guercio of Randolph, MA received the Outstanding Dentist Award for his leadership and vision as the Chair of the MDS Foundation. ADA President-Elect Dr. Ron Tankersley and ADA 1st District trustee Dr. Robert Faiella, both PFA Fellows, presented the award.
Dr. Becker states that at least four new Fellows will join the Academy at the January 2010 meeting and that the recipient of the Outstanding Dentist Award has been selected. It's a secret!
The annual luncheon, held at the Mohegan Sun Resort in May, was a great success reports Section Chair Dr. Robin Santiago. Dr. Ron Linden received the Outstanding Dentist Award and gave a brief presentation about a dental clinic that he founded in Derby, CT that could serve as model for treatment in underserved areas. Nine new Fellows were welcomed into the Academy including Dr. Mina Mina of the University of Connecticut Dental School who provided attendees with an interesting lecture about the dental implications of stem cell research. Over 75 guests attended the luncheon that was held in conjunction with the ICD.
The Section continues to be very well represented in the Connecticut Mission of Mercy initiative and Dr. Santiago is very proud of their hard work, dedication and generous spirit as they treat the state's dentally underserved population. This service project has received funding via a PFA Foundation grant and the next event is scheduled on March 12 and 13, 2010 in Middletown, CT.
The Section met in May 2009 for the annual dinner meeting at the Westin Hotel in Providence. Dr. John Puleo of Cranston received the Outstanding Dentist Award as he was recognized for his volunteer efforts serving the needy in the Providence area. Dr. Daniel Kane of Providence, Dr. Frederick Hartman of Woonsocket, Dr. Kay Jenkins of Tiverton and Dr. David Ward of Woonsocket were inducted into the Academy by Section Chair Dr. Roger Turkel and PFA past-President Dr. Howard Mark. Presently there are 92 Active and Life members. PFA Fellow Dr. Francis Connor is the new Rhode Island Dental Association President.
The Pennsylvania Dental Association meeting in Hershey was the venue for the annual Section luncheon in April 2009. The Outstanding Dentist Award was presented to Dr. Stanley B. Toplan and Section Chair Dr. Elaine Stefanowicz inducted three new members: Dr. John L. Meci of Coplay, Dr. Douglas R. Reich of Philadelphia and Dr. Burton Rosen of Wynnewood.
The Section welcomed seventeen new Fellows at the 2009 Annual Meeting held on May 30 at the Gideon-Putnam Hotel in Saratoga, NY. Dr. Lynne Halik presented Dr. Steven Gold with the New York Section Outstanding Dentist Award. Dr. Lynne Halik is now the new Region 2 Trustee for PFA.
Dr. Kendrick Van Meter chairs a relatively small Section of 12 members. The 2009 annual dinner meeting was in November 2009 and two new Fellows were inducted. Existing Fellows will be asked to invite a colleague who may wish to learn more about the Academy.
The Section met on March 10, 2009, and Dr. Charles Fine and Dr. Don-N Brotman inducted six new members: Drs. Ahmad, Chu, Keller, Padousis, Siegal and Tilkin. Forty guests attended the dinner. Dr. Harry Goodman and Dr. Steve Sharfstein spoke about the current state of health care in Maryland. The 2010 meeting is scheduled for the evening of March 9 at the Center Club in Baltimore.
This Section is up and running again after a period of relative inactivity thanks to the efforts of new Section Chair Dr. Greg McGann. He reports that there are 50 Fellows, mostly located in the northern half of the state, and that he is concentrating on recruitment efforts in the southern region. A new bank account has been established and plans are underway for an annual meeting. Dr. McGann attended the PFA Section Caucus meeting in Hawaii for ideas to move this Section forward.
Florida's Fellowship Class of 2009: L-R: Section Chair, Dr. Gary Herbeck, New Fellows: Dr. Brian Young, Dr. Lance Grenevicki, Dr. Danni Sayman, Dr. April Flutie, Dr. Robert Churney, Dr. John Anderson, and Dr. William Storoe.
The Florida Section held their joint breakfast meeting with the ICD in June 2009 in conjunction with the FNDC meeting at Gaylord Palms in Orlando. Section Chair, Dr. Gary Herbeck inducted 12 New Fellows: Drs. Anthony Alonso, John Anderson, Robert Churney, April Flutie, Lance Grenevicki, Karina Leal, Frederick Muenchinger, Steven Rosenberg, Danni Sayman, William Storoe, and Brian Young. Dr. Wade Winker was the recipient of their Distinguished Dentist Award. The breakfast was well attended with approximately 65 Fellows in attendance. Florida's next induction of Fellows is scheduled for June 19, 2010 again in conjunction with the FNDC.
Section Chair Dr. Laurie Moeller presents the PFA Scholarship to LSU Senior, Christopher Feldman with the help of Fellow Dr. Frank Martello (L) and New Fellow, LSU Dean, Dr. Henry Gremillion
Chair Laurie Moeller hosted the Louisiana Section PFA Annual Breakfast on Saturday, April 4th at the Hotel New Orleans. Guest speaker, Mr. Buddy Stall, a popular local historian and author, gave a very humorous presentation about the unique history and culture of New Orleans. Two new Fellows were inducted: Dr. Henry Gremillion and Dr. Garry Salvaggio. Section Chair, Dr. Laurie Moeller, presented the PFA Student Scholarship to LSU Senior Christopher Feldman.
Co-chairs Dr. Barbara Mauldin and Dr. Bill Buchannan hosted a combined ACD and PFA dinner meeting at the Tops'l Ocean Club in SanDestin, FL in conjunction with the Mississippi Dental Association annual meeting. There were 65 attendees. One new Fellow was inducted; Dr. Wesley Ferguson. Dr. Peter Boswell was installed as the new Section Chair. We thank Drs. Mauldin and Buchannan for the many years they have served the Academy as Section Chairs, and especially for spearheading the DVD Mentoring "Cookbook" project. You may remember that two years ago Drs. William Buchanan and Karen Crews received a PFA Foundation Grant for the creation of a PFA student-mentoring program DVD in which they partnered with the UMC School of Dentistry. The DVD was presented by Dr. Crews at the Section Caucus last year and every Section Chair now has a copy of this well done "How to" guide for starting a mentoring program in their Section. What a lasting contribution for the Academy!
North Carolina's Fellowship Class of 2009 from L-R: back row: Drs Pruitt, Leonard, May, Horwitz, Parker and Bailey. Front row: Drs. Slott, Plage, Lancaster, Cheek, Cashion. Not pictured: Dr. Hollowell and Dr. Stovall
First year Co-chairs Dr. Cynthia Bolton and Dr. Scott Vine hosted the 2009 Convocation of New Fellows on Friday May 15, 2009 at the Kingston Plantation in Myrtle Beach, SC. The convocation ceremony was held during the Annual Session Meeting of the North Carolina Dental Society.
Thirteen New Fellows were inducted into the North Carolina Section of the PFA.
Following the convocation ceremony, the New Fellows and their families were invited to join the UNC School of Dentistry Student/Mentor reception. Each year, during the Annual Session of the North Carolina Dental Society, The Committee on the New Dentist of the NCDS, the UNC School of Dentistry Dental Alumni Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, and the NC Section of the Pierre Fauchard Academy sponsor this reception for the current students and their Mentors. This event was highlighted by an opportunity for students to ask all their burning questions of their mentors and win exciting door prizes by doing so. This year the NC Section was a collaborating sponsor of a University of North Carolina Dental Student Trip to the country of Moldova. The students carried dental supplies to the country's dental school and treated children in an area orphanage. The NC PFA Section has been collaborative sponsors of this International Mission Project for several years. New Fellow, Dr. Burton Horwitz, accompanied the group to Moldova this year. Mr. Ryan Wood, a member of the 2009 Class of the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry was awarded the Pierre Fauchard Academy Senior Student Award. Besides achieving an outstanding academic record, Mr. Wood is active in many volunteer service activities.
L-R: Section Chair, Dr. Staci Gaffos, New Fellows: Dr. George Bumgardner, Dr. Ned Jennings, Dr. Nick Pournaras and Dr. Thomas Trinker, Trustee Stockwell
The South Carolina Section Annual Awards Luncheon was held in February, 2009 in Charleston during MUSC homecoming. Section Chair Dr. Staci Gaffos ran a well- organized, well attended event. After comments from Trustee Stockwell, MUSC Dean and Fellow, Dr. Tarig Javed, presented the PFA scholarship recipient; senior dental student Michael Snider to the group.
After the businesses meeting eight New Fellows were inducted into the 2009 Fellowship Class, they are: Dr. George Bumgardner, Dr. George Camp, Dr. Ned Jennings, Dr. James Lemon, Dr. Peter Murphy, Dr. Nick Pournaras, Dr. Thomas Trinkner, and Dr. R. Glenn Willis.
The SC Section elects a new Section Chair each year; Dr. Gaffos presented the PFA Section Chair Plaque to Dr. Scott Cayouette for serving in 2007-2008 and new Officers were elected. Dr. Staci Gaffos installed Dr. Monica Cayouette as the 2009-2010 Section Chair, Dr. John Reese as the Chair-Elect, Dr. David Dedman as Vice- Chairman and Dr. Craig Draffin to continue to serve as Secretary/Treasurer.
Tennessee's Fellowship Class of 2009 (L-R) Section Chair, Reuben Pelot, New Fellows: Dr.Matthew Brock, Dr. Elenora Woods, Dr. Rebecca Barton and Dr. MichaelJohnson, Trustee Stockwell
The Tennessee Section's joint annual Breakfast Meeting with the ACD and ICD was on May 16th 2009 at the Knoxville Convention Center which is held in conjunction with the Tennessee Dental Association's Annual Session. After greetings from ADA President, Dr. John Finley and ICD Regent, Dr. Jim Allen, PFA Section Chair Dr. Reuben Pelot and Trustee Stockwell inducted Dr. Rebecca Barton, Dr. Elenora Woods Dr. Matthew Brock and Dr. Michael Johnson as new Fellows. Dr. Pelot presented one other nominee, Dr. Clark Childress.
Dr. Pelot also presented the Section's Distinguished Dentist Award to Dr. Frank Anderson.
The Virginia Section hosted their annual luncheon in conjunction with the Virginia State Meeting on June 19, 2009 at the Williamsburg Lodge in Colonial Williamsburg, VA.
Dr. Donald Trawick, Dr. David Palmieri and Dr. J. Gregory Wall were inducted as New Fellows. Medical College of Virginia Dental School senior Audrey Gamulo received the PFA Scholarship, Ryan Swigert received the Virginia Section Scholarship and Lyndsey McCaskey was their PFA Research Award winner. Ms. McCaskey presented a powerpoint summary report of her research on a "Facial- Type Guide" as a predictor of future success during the luncheon. There were around 50 Fellows in attendance.
This year the Virginia Section donated $3000 to the VCU Dental School Dean's Fund with the Section's suggestion that the funds go towards fostering increased "ethics" awareness among both dental students and practitioners. The school hosts an annual "Mirmelstein" ethics lecture, where the Dean brings in outside speakers for this event. Time is allocated for discussion and suggestions about how to incorporate ethics into everyday practice. The lecture was held at VCU on August 20, 2009. Virginia Fellows can be proud that their Section dues of $40 per year are utilized to not only help sponsor this lecture series but the two scholarship awards they present to students at VCU.
Virginia is on a two year cycle for Section Chairs so Chair Gary Taylor's final duty was to install Dr. Ed Mullins as the new Section Chair. Dr. Mullins previously served on the VA Board of Dentistry and has been practicing general dentistry in Richmond, VA for over 25years. Virginia's next induction will be June, 2010.
The Georgia Section continues to have talented leaders who have unwavering dedication and endless energy as demonstrated at their 7th Annual Leadership Conference and Convocation.
Fourteen new Fellows were recognized for their outstanding leadership and commitment to dentistry and their communities and were inducted at their awards dinner on Feb 7, 2009. Georgia's Class of 2009 includes: Dr. Joseph Arnold, Dr. Daren Becker, Dr. Jack Bickford, Dr. Donald Brown, Dr. Christopher Hasty, Dr. Thomas Jagor. Dr. S. Michael Loden, Dr. George Mason, Dr. Timothy Shaughnessy, Dr. Barry C. Stacey, Dr. Walter Stewart, Dr. Rhoda Sword, Dr. Richard Thomas Jr., and Dr. Erik Wells.
Georgia Dental Association Executive Director, Ms. Martha Phillips was inducted as an Honorary Fellow. Ms. Phillips now holds well deserved honorary Fellowships in all three honorary societies.
Dr. Jack Morris, a Prosthodontist in the Oral Rehabilitation Department of the Medical College of Georgia School of Dentistry received the Section's Excellence in Education Award and the PFA Foundation Scholarship recipient, MCG Senior, Sabina Gupta (photo along with Section CH Harrington on R) was recognized at the awards dinner. Congratulations to both of these outstanding professionals.
International PFA President, Dr. Chuck Eller and his lovely wife Gloria along with Trustee Stockwell were on hand to participate in the weekend activities as well as address the Fellows Saturday evening and assist with the induction. GDA President and Fellow, Dr. Mark Ritz delivered greetings from the Georgia Dental Association and a slide show showcasing the New Fellows credentials along with photos from the previous Fellowship classes and mission of the Academy played throughout the evening.
Conference Chair, Dr. Ken Hutchinson put together an outstanding Conference kicked off again with Fellows, new inductees and MCG senior dental students volunteering for "Give Kids a Smile" in 4 mobile dental vans with auxiliary staff once again donated for use by Fellow Dr. Mark Shurett. The vans were stationed at elementary schools in Greene, Putnam and Rockdale counties in Georgia, 144 kids were treated. The children received exams, X-rays, oral hygiene instructions, sealants, fillings, extractions, pulpotomies, and stainless steel crowns, as needed. On Friday evening Fellows enjoyed a casual dinner at the lakeside home of Dr. Richard Singer, and on Saturday morning attendees enjoyed an informative half day CE program presented by Fellow, Dr. Tom McDonald. Many Fellows and family members participated in the Annual "Shotgun Shoot" (5 stand sporting clays) before GKAS Chair, Dr. Shirley Fisher and MCG Senior PFA Scholarship recipient Sabina Gupta treat patients in one of Dr. Shurett's mobile vans as PFA President Dr. Chuck Eller looks on. Conference Chair, Dr. Ken Hutchinson thanks Fellow, Dr. Dick Singer for hosting the Friday Welcome Dinner at his lakeside home.
The Georgia Section 2009 Leadership Conference & Convocation was an outstanding event. Fourteen quality new Fellows were inducted into our Section. Honorary Fellowship was bestowed to Georgia Dental Association Executive Director, Martha Phillips. This makes Martha an Honorary Fellow in ACD, ICD and PFA. Our "Give Kids a Smile" project was remarkable. One hundred forty-four children were treated receiving dental services that exceeded $71,000. Ten dentists, three dental students and 20 staff members provided these services. Kudos to Dr. Shirley Fisher, chairperson and Dr. Mark Shurett for use of his mobile units, staff and equipment.
Saturday Dr. Tom McDonald, renowned clinician and noted speaker, presented an excellent four hour course on "Contemporary Topics in Restorative Dentistry." Saturday night, Dr. Donna Thomas Moses, along with Ms. Pam Patterson, orchestrated a magnificent evening that blended perfectly with the elegant charm of the Ritz- Carlton Lodge.
We were again honored by having our PFA President, Dr. Charles (Chuck) Eller and his wife Gloria and our own Dr. Karyn Stockwell, Region 3 Trustee, with us for the weekend.
Congratulations and many thanks to Dr. Ken Hutchinson for his leadership as the 2009 General Chair. Thanks also goes to all committee chairs and their volunteers who made this a most successful and memorable conference.
Dr. Stuart Loos followed his vision and raised money that established a PFA Student Research Scholarship at the Medical College of Georgia School of Dentistry. It was a huge success The recipient of the first time award of $1,000 is Ryan Bloomquist. Ryan is invited to attend our 2010 Leadership Conference & Convocation. His research involves bone biology and tooth development. The 2009 recipient of the PFA Scholarship Award is Brandon Esco. Brandon will be invited to our 2010 Leadership Conference & Convocation as will be the recipient of the Excellence in Teaching Faculty Award.
Georgia Section has new projects in development: First is the ambitions multifaceted project, Missions of Mercy (MOM) and second is the establishment of a mentorship program with MCG.
The new 2010 Chair, Doug Torbush built great momentum for our 8th Conference, February 5-7, 2010!
Georgia's Leadership Team: L-R, Back row: SE District Chair, Dr. Byron Colley, E District CH, Dr. Jim Reyneirson, N District CH, Dr. Joe Dufresne, GA Section CH, Dr. Jay Harrington, W District CH, Dr. John Vollenwieder, President Eller. Front row: SW District CH, Dr. LouAnn Best, C District CH, Dr. Shirley Fisher, Trustee Stockwell, and NW District CH, Dr. Robin Reich
Georgia Fellowship Class of 2009 Front row L-R: Drs. Mike Loden, Tom Jagor, Donald Brown, Rhoda Sword, Barry Stacy and Walter Stewart. Back Row: Drs. Daren Becker, Chris Hasty, George Mason, Erik Wells, and Jack Bickford. Missing from photo: Drs. Joe Arnold, Timothy Shaughnessy and Richard Thomas.
PFA President Dr. Chuck Eller, Region 3 Trustee Dr. Karyn Stockwell, Honorary Fellow Ms Martha Phillips and Georgia Section Chair, Dr. Jay Harrington
GKAS Chair, Dr. Shirley Fisher and MCG Senior PFA Scholarship recipient Sabina Gupta treat patients in one of Dr. Shurett's mobile vans as PFA President Dr. Chuck Eller looks on
The Illinois section met during the Chicago Mid-Winter. An executive council meeting was held with six people in attendance. After the executive meeting the section held a meeting in conjunction with the ACD and ICD. Seventy-five people were in attendance, forty of which were PFA Fellows. One new Fellow was inducted. In May, a special memorial service was held for Dr. Richard Kozal.
The Wisconsin section met on May 1, 2009. There were 110 Fellows in attendance. 9 new Fellows were inducted. The outgoing President of the Wisconsin Dental Association was recognized with an award from the Wisconsin section. In September of 2009, Wisconsin will host its mentoring program at the Marquette School of Dentistry. The next section meeting will be May 14, 2010.
The Indiana section held its annual meeting on May 7, 2009. There were 35 Fellows in attendance. Eight new Fellows were inducted. Indiana University senior dental student, T.J. Collins was presented with the Student of the Year Award. The next meeting will be held in May 2010 in conjunction with the Indiana Dental Association Annual meeting.
Dr. Edward H. Hirsch, Michigan Section Chair
Dr. Sherif E. Badr is the 2009 Instructor of the Year Award recipient in Michigan
The Michigan Section of the Pierre Fauchard Academy met for their Semi-Annual meeting in conjunction with the Michigan Dental Association Annual Meeting. The meeting was held on April 24,2009 In Lansing Michigan. The meeting was carried out during a luncheon format at the Radisson Hotel, Lansing, MI. In attendance were 37 Fellows and Guests plus an additional 18 Past Presidents of the Michigan Dental Association and some MDA Staff members. This meeting was to Honor Mrs Geraldine Cherney, CAE, Past Executive Director of the MDA. She was awarded an Honorary Membership in the Academy. Also 12 new Fellows were inducted during the meeting with the usual format being followed. Special Guests in Attendance were Malcolm D. Campbell, Acting Executive Director of the PFA Foundation, Joseph C. Harris, Trustee. During the meeting, the Annual Michigan Section of PFA's proposed program was outlined.
The Michigan Section of the Pierre Fauchard Academy also met for their fall meeting on Saturday 21 November 2009. We met at the Marriott Hotel in Detroit in conjunction with the Detroit District Dental Society's 68th Dental Review. We had a total of 38 individuals in attendance to include the following VIP personnel. Dr. David Campbell, Past International President of the Academy and Past President of the Academy Foundation. Dr. Joe C. Harris, International Vice President. Dr. Ray Gist, President-Elect of the American Dental Association. Dr. Fares Elias, President-Elect of the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Jane Grover, Candidate for the 64th District State Representative office. Dr. Marilyn Woolfolk, Assistant Dean of the UM Dental School and her husband, Gerald. Dr. Sherif Badr, Instructor of the year Awardee from the UDM School of Dentistry and his wife, Pam. Dr. Danielle Ruskin, President of the Detroit District Dental Society and her husband, Dr. Aaron Ruskin, President-Elect of the Livingston County Dental Society.
The UM Dental School Foundation Scholarship Awardee, Ms. Ashley McLean was introduced and she thanked all present for the scholarship monies. Three dental students from UM Dental School were introduced by Dr. Campbell. We had an induction ceremony for Dr. Danielle Ruskin who joined the Michigan Section of PFA and will take on the new responsibility of Section Treasurer. Dr. Woolfolk was presented with a plaque for her service to the Academy of over 16 years as Secretary and UM Liaison.
Dr. Badr was presented with a plaque honoring his over 27 years of teaching at UDM as our Instructor of the Year Awardee. Dr. Jane Grover announced her candidacy for the 64th State Representative, a past ADA 2nd Vice President.
Michigan spring meeting in Lansing inducted the following individuals into Fellowship in the Pierre Fauchard Academy: Back Row: Zelton Johnson, Brad Hirschman, Robert Saracino, ( PFA Chair Hirsch) Martin Makowski, Norm Palm, Daniel Wadowski, Mark Johnston; Front Row: Michael Behnan, Denise Coleman, Robyn Mullinger, (ADA Trustee Ray Gist) Alexa Vitek, Debra Peters
The Kentucky section met on April 4, 2009, in conjunction with the Kentucky Dental Association annual meeting. The meeting was held with the ACD and ICD. 15 of the attendees were PFA Fellows. Three new Fellows were inducted, all of which are faculty at the University of Kentucky dental school. The student awards were presented. In June, PFA Fellows donated dental services to participants of the Special Olympics. Fellows also donated dental services to the Free Mission Dental Clinic. The next meeting is scheduled for April 2010.
The Oregon Section, guided by Dr. Weston Heringer, held their annual New Fellow Induction & Award dinner celebration in Portland in November 2009. Seven new PFA Fellows and a Section grant recipient were honored.
Northern California Section had our New Fellow Induction & Award Luncheon in September 2009 with 55 attendees. Thirteen new Fellows were inducted. PFA President Eller gave a "PFA State of the Union" address with a Foundation update & pledged the new Fellows. Six Faculty and six Student Award recipients from UCSF & UOP were invited & acknowledged. The Section received a Foundation grant in 2009 for the Sonrisas Clinic of Half Moon Bay.
The Washington Section, led by Chair Dr. Barry Feder, held a New Fellow Induction & Award dinner in July 2009 with 10 new Fellows inducted with a crowd of 107! Three Washington School of Dentistry students were invited & received recognition for their leadership & scholarship activity. Dr. Feder reported 2 grants in 2009 used from our PFA Foundation for Smile Power and Smiles Forever of Washington State.
Southern California Section
The Southern California Section held New Fellow Induction & Award Luncheon in May 2009. PFA Fellowship were given to 10 new inductees.Three Faculty & three Students from the Southern California Dental Schools were invited & honored with various awards. Also in 2008, eight different PFA Foundation grants were received in the section totaling $52,000. PFA President Charles Eller was the Honor Award Recipient in 2009!
Minnesota has awarded scholarships to senior dental students based on scientific research papers submitted to journals. Texas had some new members as a result of the ADA meeting in San Antonio. They are working on getting interest in a special project for their state and will apply for grant money after it is fully formulated. Dr. Dan McCauley has agreed to help with PFA due to the present section chair's new position as chair of the Texas meeting in 2011.
Nebraska reports an active membership with a meeting in conjunction with the Nebraska state meeting. The PFA Gold Award was awarded to Nebraska's Dr. Richard E. Bradley in 2007. Many of the state Officers are PFA Fellows.
Oklahoma continues to function well. Eighty-five Fellows were in attendance with many honored guests attending. The PFA scholarship winner was present. A presentation on dental ethics rounded out the annual meeting. PFA will be active in a volunteer program in Tulsa to provide free dental care in February of 2010. PFA Oklahoma also annually sponsors the Oklahoma University College of Dentistry Alumni Weekend.
Missouri had its annual meeting in conjunction with the Midwest Dental Conference in Kansas City. They enjoyed inducting five new members and met in conjunction with ACD and ICD.
The Iowa Section of the Pierre Fauchard Academy hosted a banquet on May 3, 2009 held in conjunction with the Iowa Dental's Annual Session. Dr. Fran Keith was honored as the PFA Iowa Dentist of the year. Dr. Manuel Gomez, from the University of Iowa, was the recipient of the PFA McLeran/Montgomery Award
New Fellows welcomed are Dr. Scott R. Hansen of Charles City, Dr. Matthew R. Hansen of Mason City, Dr. Paul R. Smith of Davenport, Dr. Cynthia L.J. Phillips of Ottumwa and Dr. Clayton T. Parks of Cedar Rapids as new PFA Fellows to our organization.
The Iowa Section contributed $300.00 to help sponsor the University of Iowa's White Coat Ceremony held on May 7, 2009.
The annual fall luncheon was held at the University of Iowa Athletic Club on September 18, 2009 in conjunction with Alumni Weekend. Sara Dixon-Gale who is the Program Manager for the Iowa/Nebraska Primary Health Association spoke on Iowa's 2nd Mission of Mercy. Our section encouraged PFA members and their staffs to participate in the Iowa Mission of Mercy (IMOM). This is an event that provides free dental care to those in need. It was held on September 25 and 26 at the Newton Iowa Speedway.