Letter from the Japan Section
Dear good friends of PFA and all the PFA Fellows in the World, The recent devastating news on the earthquake (9.0 magnitude), the tsunami that mercilessly attacked the northeastern coast of Japan, and the resulting nuclear power plant damage have caused shock throughout the world.
As of today, March 25, 2011, more than 10,000 deaths have been confirmed, and another 17,000 people remain missing. The Fellows of PFA Japan Section are fortunately safe from this terrible disaster, although the status of a few of them is not yet clear.
Even though the entire county is devastated by the horrific disaster and worried about all of the victims who are suffering from the extreme circumstances, everyone is keeping their spirits up and is determined to overcome this combination of tragedies.
We, the Fellows of the PFA Japan Section, say "Thank you very much" for your warm compassion and encouragement.
PFA Japan Section Chair Keishi Matsumoto PFA Region 9 Asia Trustee Kiyoshi Ohura
Editors note: It has been suggested by the Japan Section that the best way to send donations to help Japan is through the Red Cross (http://american. redcross.org/). The money will go to the Japan earthquake and Pacific tsunami response, specifically the Japanese Red Cross, which is providing direct emergency relief, medical services, and counseling to affected communities.
University Of Colorado 2013 White Coat Ceremony
Specially selected flowers for the University of Colorado- Denver School of Dental Medicine White Coat Ceremony held January 12th, 2261
L-R, Janet Steward, pro-bono consultant for the Colorado PFA Chapter; Dr. Terry Brewick, Colorado Section Chair of PFA; Dr. Matthew Dunn; Dr. Douglas B. Berkey, Editor of Dental Abstracts; and Dr. Bonnie Ferrell, Immediate Past Section Chair of the Colorado PFA.
Fifty-two second-year students of the Class of 2013 of the University of Colorado-Denver School of Dental Medicine received their white coats in a ceremony held on January 12, 2011. This is the sixth year that the White Coat Ceremony has existed in Colorado. The white coats are presented to the secondyear students as they prepare to enter the clinic floor.
Dean Denise K. Kassebaum, a PFA Fellow, gave the Dean's welcome and introduction. The history and significance of the white coat was addressed by Dr. Brad Potter. The ceremony was funded by the American College of Dentists Colorado Chapter, the International College of Dentists Colorado Chapter, and the Pierre Fauchard Academy Colorado Chapter. The students, their families and guests, and the faculty of the school were addressed by the three heads of the Colleges in Colorado. Dr. Randy Kluender represented ACD, Dr. James Setterberg represented ICD, and Dr. Terry Brewick represented PFA. In addition, Dr. Brian Brada spoke for the University Of Colorado School Of Dental Medicine Alumni Association. The keynote speaker for the event was Dr. David Chambers, Journal Editor of the American College of Dentists. Dr. Chambers spoke on ethics.
Drs. Kluender, Setterberg, and Brewick presented the students with their white coats. After the reading of the Dentist's Pledge, there was a reception for the students and their families and guests.
In addition to paying their portion of monies to help support the White Coat Ceremony, the Colorado Section of the Pierre Fauchard Academy presented the students with a large floral arrangement. The arrangement was composed of flowers representing the colors of each College and the Academy. Dr. Brewick, Colorado Section Chair of the Pierre Fauchard Academy, in his brief remarks, informed the group about the colors. American red rose and lavender statice were used for the American College of Dentists, the International College of Dentists was represented by gold roses and greens representing pantone green, and the Pierre Fauchard Academy was represented by blue delphiniums and white and red roses. The Pierre Fauchard colors represent the colors of the French flag. Dr. Brewick pointed out to the group that it was the 75th anniversa- Colorado continued ry of the Pierre Fauchard Academy and that our International President, Dr. Hubert Ouvrard, was from Paris, France. The students and their families were encouraged to take home a flower to remember the ceremony.
Journalism Award Presented To Dr. Matthew Dunn On January 13, 2011, 64 Fellows attended the joint Breakfast Meeting of the American College of Dentists, the International College of Dentists, and the Pierre Fauchard Academy. The breakfast was held on the 27th floor of the Hyatt Convention Center Hotel in the Peak's Lounge, with majestic views of the Rocky Mountains and the city of Denver.
Dr. Terry Brewick, Colorado Section Chair of the Pierre Fauchard Academy, presented a special Journalism Award to Dr. Matthew Dunn for his distinguished service as Editor of The Articulator, the newsletter for the Metropolitan Denver Dental Society. MDDS comprises more than half of the dentists in Colorado. Dr. Dunn was the youngest contributor to serve on the JADA Editorial Advisory Board. During his editorship of The Articulator magazine, his tribute to the late, great Dr. Larry Meskin was prominently reprinted in the ADA News.
--Submitted by Terry L. Brewick, DDS PFA Colorado Section Chair
2291 Fellowship Class: (L-R) Front row: Drs. Narisa Goode, Hank Bradford, Amy Loden, Section Chair Reich, Trustee Stockwell, Ralph Cohen, Janine Bethea, Jeril Cooper III, James Knighton. Back row: Drs. Andrew Hamilton, Wilkie Stadeker, Kara Moore, President Ouvrard, Chris Rautenstrauch, Max Cohen, Frank O'Connor, David Carithers, Lee Andrews, and Lawrence Schmitz.
President Ouvrard visits "Give Kids a Smile" Day volunteers at Putnam Elementary School: Dr. David Fagundes, New Fellow Dr. Kara Moore, and Dr. Drew Ferguson.
Rebecca Paquin presents new treatment information on dry mouth at a packed Business/Breakfast meeting.
Rebecca Paquin receives her Mark Ritz Research Scholarship check for $1000 from Conference Chair Dr. Rebecca Weinman.
The Georgia Section's tradition of consistently raising the bar each year at their Annual Leadership Conference and Convocation was again in full swing February 4-6, 2011. Sixteen nominees were recognized for their outstanding leadership, commitment, and service to dentistry and their communities by being inducted into Fellowship by International President Ouvrard, Trustee Stockwell, and new Section Chair Dr. Robin Reich during a "Mystery Theater" awards dinner.
Georgia's Class of 2011 includes Dr. Lee Andrews II, Augusta; Dr. Janine Bethea, Marietta; Dr. Hank Bradford, Marietta; Dr. David Carithers, Loganville; Dr.
Max Cohen, Dunwoody; Dr. Ralph Cohen, Marietta; Dr. Jeril Cooper III, Evans; Dr. Narisa Goode, Atlanta; Dr. Andrew Hamilton, Americus; Dr. James Knighton, Adel; Dr. Amy Loden, Warner Robins; Dr. Kara Moore, Gray; Dr. Frank O'Connor, Jr., Tucker; Dr. Chris Rautenstrauch, Woodstock; Dr. Lawrence Schmitz, Savannah; and Dr. Wilkie Stadeker, Marietta.
Dr. Mark Shurett (see photo right) received the Section's Distinguished Dentist Award. Dr. John Blalock, an Associate Professor at Georgia Health Sciences University (GHSU) School of Dental Medicine, received the Section's Excellence in Education Award. The PFA Foundation Scholarship recipient, GHSU Senior Erika Lentini, and the Section's second Mark Ritz Research Scholarship recipient, Rebecca Paquin, as well as Life Member Dr. John Clements, were recognized at the awards dinner. Congratulations to all of these outstanding professionals!
Conference Chair Dr. Rebecca Weinman and her Committee put together an outstanding Conference that is kicked off annually with Fellows, new inductees, and Medical College of Georgia senior dental students volunteering for "Give Kids a Smile" in three 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 and Putnam Counties, and approximately 90 children were treated. The children received examinations, x-rays, oral hygiene instructions, sealants, fillings, extractions, pulpotomies, and stainless steel crowns as needed.
On Friday evening, Fellows enjoyed a casual welcome dinner and beer tasting at the lakeside home of Dr. Robin Reich, and on Saturday morning attendees enjoyed an informative half-day "Legal Update and Trends Facing the Dental Profession in 2011 and
Beyond" continuing education program presented by Atlanta attorney Mr. Stuart Oberman.
Fellows and family members participated in the Annual "Shotgun Shoot" or relaxed in the spa or--new this year-- participated in a Texas Hold 'em tournament before celebrating our new honorees at a gala formal dinner. The fun quotient during the dinner was kicked up a notch with the addition of Agatha's Mystery Theater production of "Graves Anatomy" in three acts between courses. We participated in the action of this comic murder mystery as Meredeath and Dr. McDreamboat investigated the murder of Dr. McStunning with the help of the brilliant but completely unlikable Dr. Gregory Adobe. I might add that President Ouvrard gave an Oscar worthy performance as Patient Number Three!
The weekend conference wrapped up on Sunday morning with a wellattended, informative, and productive business breakfast meeting in which Rebecca Paquin presented a synopsis PowerPoint presentation of her research on "Dry Mouth: New Findings & Novel Approaches to Commercial Products."
GHSU School of Dental Medicine Dean Dr. Connie Drisko gave an update on the new dental school clinical facility.
Dr. Ouvrard invited everyone to attend the 75th Anniversary celebration of the PFA in Paris on June 16, 2011. Trustee Stockwell encouraged everyone to volunteer for the Georgia Mission of Mercy event August 11-13, 2011, because the impetus for having a Georgia Mission started at the Section business meeting in 2009! Dr. Stockwell again thanked the Foundation for approving a $9000 grant for this worthy event.
It was a pleasure to have our International President in attendance at the Conference; it always makes it extra special for our Fellows and especially our new inductees, and we appreciate the effort Dr. Ouvrard made to travel from Paris to Greensboro, Georgia, to be with us for our 9th Annual Conference!
Hats off to Conference Chair Weinman and Section Chair Reich--it's been a great year for the Georgia Section. I look forward to yet another active year from this Section and their new Conference venue at Chateau Elan on February 3-5, 2012, for the 10th Annual Leadership Conference & Convocation!
L-R: Dr. Elliott Paisner, Chairman of the NHDS Foundation; Dr. Roland Bryan, President of the Greater Manchester Dental Society; Peter Gustafson, Development Coordinator of the SEE Science Museum; Dr. Richard Vachon, President of the NHDS; and Dr. Jayne Boyd, New Hampshire Section Chair.
Dr. Jayne Boyd presents a donation from the New Hampshire section of the Pierre Fauchard Academy to Mr. Peter Gustafson.
Traveling Dental Exhibit at the SEE Science Museum
On March 21, 2011, the New Hampshire Section of the Pierre Fauchard Academy met at the SEE Science Museum located in Manchester, New Hampshire. This gathering was a fundraiser for a traveling dental exhibit that will be shown there April 1 through September 4, 2011. The museum was open for our private engagement, and we were able to raise thousands of dollars for this cause through our local and state dental organizations, as well as through our members' private donations.
The museum was founded in 1986 by Dean Kamen, the famous inventor of such things as the Segway PT, an allterrain electric wheelchair, and the first insulin pump. This is the first time the museum has displayed an exhibit involving dentistry. We hope, given the strong support the dental community was able to offer, it will not be the last.
Ticket Donation to New Hampshire Technical Institute
On April 4, 2011, Dr. Jayne Boyd, Section Chair of the New Hampshire Section the Pierre Fauchard Academy, presented a donation of tickets to the SEE Science Museum to Ms. Catherine Brock, dental assisting program coordinator for the New Hampshire Technical Institute. These tickets will be used to sponsor a class field trip for the dental assisting program, which will allow the entire class to attend a temporary dental exhibit that will be held at the museum.
--Submitted by Dr. Jayne Boyd New Hampshire Section Chair
The South Carolina Fellowship Class of 2411. L-R: Trustee Stockwell; New Fellows Drs. Wm. Edwards, Heather Barker, Sarah Machowski, Walter Machowski, and Ted McGill; and SC Section Chair Dr. John Reese.
Chair Dr. John Reese recognizes Immediate Past Section Chair Dr. Monica Cayouette for her term as Section Chair.
Once again it was an honor to attend the South Carolina Section's Annual Luncheon and Induction held on Friday, January 28, 2011, in Columbia. Chair John Reese organized a wellattended program held in conjunction with a halfday continuing education program on CAD/CAM Dentistry at the Columbia Conference Center
At the conclusion of the education program, attendees were able to visit with representatives of Patterson Dental and Henry Schein to see a demonstration of the E4D and Cerac machines.
During an enjoyable luncheon, the new Dental Access Day video was shown, followed by a presentation on what will be in store for us at our Annual South Carolina Dental Association meeting.
After lunch I was able to make some remarks about the Academy and Foundation, invite attendees to the 75th Anniversary Celebration of the PFA in Paris on June 16, 2011, and congratulate them on a successful Foundation Grant application. Vice Chair Dr. Chris Griffin put together a Grant application to request aid for a state Dental Access Day clinical outreach project and was awarded a $9000 grant for this endeavor. I also strongly encouraged attendees to participate in the Academy by sponsoring new Fellows and by participating in Academy functions at the ADA meeting this coming October in Las Vegas, as well as being active and engaged in their Section's activities.
Dr. Reese announced that the recipient of the Section's Outstanding Dentist of the Year Award was Dr.
Tariq Javed, who serves as the Associate Dean for Student Affairs at Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) College of Dental Medicine. This award will be presented to Dr. Javed at the upcoming Alumni weekend at MUSC, as he was unable to attend the luncheon because of a scheduling conflict.
After Secretary/Treasurer Dr. Craig Draffin presented his report, Immediate Past Chair Dr. Monica Cayouette, Chair Dr. John Reese, Vice Chair Dr. Chris Griffin, and I then inducted five nominees into Fellowship of the Pierre Fauchard Academy: Dr. Heather H. Barker of Easley, Dr. William B. Edwards of Newberry, Drs. Sarah G. Machowski and Walter J. Machowski, Jr., of Myrtle Beach, and Dr. Samuel Ted McGill of Charleston.
Dr. Reese presented the Section Chair Plaque to immediate past Chair Dr. Monica Cayouette and installed the new officers: Dr. David Dedmon as the 20112012 Section Chair, Dr. Chris Griffin as the Chair-elect, and Dr. David Jordan as Vice Chair. Dr. Craig Draffin will continue to serve as the Secretary/Treasurer.
The South Carolina Section continues to be a well-organized and dynamic group with excellent participation of Fellows in multiple activities; they were especially well represented as leaders and volunteers in the SCDA's Dental Access Days program and were very appreciative of the PFA Foundation Grant to help continue this excellent outreach program. It was a pleasure to once again spend time with this section.