Georgia Section update
Please view the new 2012 Georgia Section Report which is now posted online.
South Carolina 2012 update
Please view the most recent South Carolina Section Report which is now posted here.
2011 North Carolina Report
Our section held its 2011 Convocation of New Fellows on Friday May 20, 2011 at the Kingston Plantation in Myrtle Beach, SC. Our convocation ceremony was held during the Annual Session Meeting of the North Carolina Dental Society.
Eight New Fellows joined the North Carolina Section of the PFA. They are: Dr. Luis M. Benitez of Greensboro North Carolina Dr. Benjamin W. Brown of Raleigh North Carolina Dr. Roslyn Crisp of Burlington North Carolina Dr. Karen Lanier of High Point North Carolina Dr. Alicia Rodriguez of Asheville North Carolina Dr. Angela Ruff of Fayetteville North Carolina Dr. J. Jackson Teague, III of Asheville North Carolina Dr. Ronald D. Venezie of Apex North Carolina
After our convocation ceremony, our New Fellows and their families were asked to join us for 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. As well as an opportunity for students to ask questions of their mentors, this event provided the students and practitioners with time to discuss future employment opportunities and practice transitions.
Once again this year our 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. We have been collaborative sponsors of this International Mission Project for several years. PFA Fellow, Dr. Burton Horwitz accompanied the group to Moldova this year.
Ms. Kate Donovan, member of the 2011 graduating class of the UNC School of Dentistry was awarded the Pierre Fauchard Senior Student Award. This award was presented at the Annual Spurgeon Dental Society Awards program on April 6, 2011. Mr. Kevin Ricker was awarded the Pierre Fauchard Scholarship. Mr. Ricker is a third year dental student at UNC.
The North Carolina Section of the PFA is proud to have so many members that contribute their time and energies to the North Carolina Dental Society’s Mission of Mercy Projects. Each year, the North Carolina Dental Society plans ten to twelve MOM Projects throughout our state. Dr. Scott Vines, our own North Carolina Section Co-Chair was instrumental in planning the MOM Project in Rockingham County North Carolina. This two day project served 484 adults and was widely supported with clinical and community volunteers.
2011 Mississippi Section Report
We had our annual PFA dinner in conjunction with the American College and the International College. It was held at the Marlin Grill in Sandestin, Florida during the MDA annual convention. We enjoyed good food and fellowship as well as inducting three new members into the academy. The inductees were Dr. Mindy Austin, Dr. Thad Strange, and Dr. Paula Strange.
2011 Virginia Section Report
The 2011 annual meeting of the Virginia Section of the Pierre Fauchard Academy was held on Friday June 17, 2011 in Williamsburg VA at the Williamsburg Inn. There were 50 members and guests in attendance at the luncheon meeting. Section Chair Ed Mullins presided.
Recent graduate Emil Christofakis, the recipient if the PFA Research Award, presented his research project. He was awarded a $1000.00 scholarship. Rising senior dental student Emily Keeton received $1000.00 as the recipient of PFA Virginia Chapter Award. Rising senior Samuel Allen was awarded the PFA Dental Student Scholarship Award by the PFA Foundation and received $1500.00. The Dean of VCU Dental School, Dr David Sattett, introduced each of the three award recipients and Section Chair Mullins presented the awards.
Six New Fellows were inducted. They are: Dr. Ed Griggs, Dr. Noel Root, Dr. Charles Harris, Dr. Ross Fuller, Dr. Paul Wiley and Dr. Michael Miller. The Virginia Section Distinguished Dentist Award was presented to Dr. Richard Barnes in recognition of his many years of selfless service to the profession of dentistry.
The Virginia Section donated $3000.00 to VCU Dental School to support ethics programs as well as $500.00 to the VDA to support the VDA meeting. Dr. Dan Grabeel was installed as the new section chair at the conclusion of the meeting.
2011 Georgia Leadership Conference & Convocation
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” read more...
2011 South Carolina Section Meeting
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 well attended program held in conjunction with read more...
South Carolina's Meeting
I had the honor of attending South Carolina’s Annual Luncheon and Induction on Saturday, February 27, 2010 in Charleston. read more...
Hawaii 2009 Section Caucus Report
A well-attended Annual Section Caucus was held on October 2 at the Sheraton Waikiki in Honolulu, Hawaii in conjunction with the ADA annual meeting. read more
Region 3 - 2009 report posted
Click here to view my 2009 Trustee report, or click on the link in the far right column under Web Links to view my current or past reports.
San Antonio Meeting Update
Congratulations to Dr. Chuck Eller from LaMesa, California who was installed as the 74th president of the Pierre Fauchard Academy at the annual luncheon in San Antonio.
Region 3 was well represented at the Section Caucus with Dr. Jay Harrington from Georgia, Dr. Ruben Pelot from Tennessee, Dr Cynthia Boulton from N. Carolina, Dr. Gary Taylor from Virginia, and Dr. Monica Cayoutte from S. Carolina and Guy Ribando from Louisiana in attendance!
Region 3 Trustee Report posted online
Download or View the October, 2008 Region 3 Trustee Report- or you can access the Web Link on the sidebar to the right for the PDF file online for the latest news from Region 3.
I hope to see many of you in San Antonio for the Annual Meeting!