Annual Meeting - San Francisco, October 2012
The annual meeting of the Pierre Fauchard Academy was held at the Intercontinental Hotel in San Francisco on October 18, 2012. Congratulations to Dr. Ernesto Acuna E. who was inducted as the new President of Pierre Fauchard Academy. Thank you to Dr. Joe Harris, Past President, for his dedication and hard work this past year. Congratulations also to new President Elect, Dr. Dan Castagna and Vice President, Dr. Karyn Stockwell.
The annual meeting was held at the Intercontinental Hotel in San Francisco on October 18, 2012. The meeting was lead by President, Dr. Joe Harris. Ms. Loralie Lowder was introduced as the new Executive Director. Loralie is very familiar with the Academy being that her father is a Past President. Her most recent position was with the University of Washington as the Regional Research Coordinator. Loralie is very excited to begin her new position and welcomes all input. Thank you to Mrs. Judith Kozal for helping make this a smooth transition. Judith was unable to attend the meeting but was honored for her years of service to the Academy.
The Section Chair Caucus was held on Friday, October 19, 2012. Thank you to Michigan Section Chair, Dr. Ghabi Kaspo for taking time to attend.
Wisconsin Section Meeting
It was my privilege and honor to attend the Wisconsin Section meeting held in Madison. Thank you to Section Chair, Dr. Gene Shoemaker for his hospitality and a great meeting.
The Wisconsin Section of the Pierre Fauchard Academy held it’s annual meeting at the Monona Terrace Community and Conference Center on Friday, May 14, 2012. The meeting was lead by section chair, Dr. Gene Shoemaker. An update covering events of the section was given. The mentorship program continues to be the strongest in the Academy. A mentorship meeting was held last September with over 400 mentors and proteges in attendance. The section supports the White Coat Ceremony for the D1 students at the University of Marquette Dental School. A $300 award is given to a graduating senior who is recognized for their contribution to the profession and the community as well as the $1500 scholarship awarded by the PFA Foundation. In addition, the Wisconsin Section is very active in the WDA Mission of Mercy program.
Dr. Steve Stoll, President of the Wisconsin Dental Association gave an update. Dr. Jim Morgenroth spoke on the Mission of Mercy program to be held June 29-30, 2012 in Madison. Dr. Cheri Newman, Trustee Region 4, gave an update about the Academy. Dr. Morgentroth received the PFA Distinguished Dentist Award.
The program was completed with the induction of nine new members, seven of which were in attendance. Congratulations to Dr. Bob Bennan, Dr. Nick Calhamer, Dr. Russ Christian, Dr. Dane Clemens, Dr. Paul Feit, Dr. Richard Miller and Dr. Conrad Nenn.
MICHIGAN SECTION THANKS DR. ED HIRSCH
MICHIGAN SECTION THANKS DR. ED HIRSCH WELCOMES DR. GHABI KASPO
On April 21, 2012, Michigan section chair, Dr. Ed Hirsch, stepped down. Dr Hirsch has been been section chair for the last four years. Dr. Joe Harris presented Dr. Hirsch with a plaque thanking him for his years of service . Ed has been a member of PFA for over 42 years and has been of great service to the academy.
The new section chair, Dr. Ghabi Kaspo was inducted by Dr. Cheri Newman, Trustee Region 4. We welcome Dr. Kaspo and look forward to his leadership.
Pierre Fauchard Statue Presentation
It was my honor to attend the meeting Executive Board Meeting of the Michigan Dental Association on Friday, December 2, 2011. The Michigan Section of the Pierre Fauchard Academy presented a bronze statue of Pierre Fauchard to Michigan Dental Association's President, Dr. Connie Verhagen and Mr Drew Easton, Executive Director of the MDA. The presentation was made by Dr. Joe Harris, President of the Pierre Fauchard Academy International and by Michigan Section Chair, Dr. Ed Hirsch. The statue will be placed in a prominent position in the lobby of the Michigan Dental Association located in Okemos, Michigan.
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Ohio Section Report 2011
The Ohio section of the Pierre Fauchard Academy met on Friday, September 16, 2011 at the Hyatt Regency Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio. The breakfast meeting began at 7:30am with a welcome by section chair, Karl Schneider. The 2011 Student Scholarship Recipients were announced. Congratulations to OSU College of Dentistry student Stephen Webster and to Case School of Dental Medicine’s Nathan “Craig” Lauwerier. The following new fellows were welcomed: Philip M Howard, Hal Jeter, Loren Frumker, Rob Mazzola, Kelly Ann Roth, David Waldman, and Mary Ellen Wynn. The new dean of OSU, Dr. Patrick Lloyd gave a few remarks about the upcoming year. The 2011 PFA Distinguished Dentist Award was given to Dr. Jack Spratt. This recipient of this award is not announced until the meeting, and Jack was quite surprised and pleased. His daughter was in attendance to help celebrate this honor. An update on the Academy was given by Region 4 Trustee, Cheri Newman. The meeting was well attended with 90 guests. The meeting adjourned at 8:50am.
Indiana Section Report 2011
The Indiana Section of the Pierre Fauchard Academy held it’s annual meeting on Thursday, June 9, 2011. It was held in conjunction with the Indiana Dental Association Meeting at the French Lick Resort Hotel in French Lick, Indiana. The meeting was conducted by Section Chair, Dr. Tom Murray. Dr. Jeff Platt spoke for one hour on Dental Materials and was presented with a Certificate of Appreciation for his efforts. There were 46 PFA Fellows in attendance. Ten new fellows were approved for induction with 9 able to attend.
Kentucky Section Report 2011
The Kentucky Section of the Pierre Fauchard Academy met in April in conjunction with the Kentucky Dental Association Meeting. The meeting was conducted by section chair, Karl Lange. There were 65 Fellows in attendance with no new Fellows inducted. The Dean introduced the scholarship and leadership recipients. The Outstanding Service Award was given to Dr. John Thompson. Dr. Thompson is the editor of the Kentucky Dental Association Journal and is a faculty member of the University of Kentucky Dental School.
Illinois Section Report 2011
No report given
West Virginia Section Report 2011
The West Virginia section of the Pierre Fauchard Academy was held on Wednesday, May 11, 2011, at the Erickson Alumni Center in Morgantown, West Virginia. Section Chair, Dr. Bob Wanker, had the pleasure of inducting 4 new fellows including Dr. Louise Veselicky, Interim Dean of WVU Dental School, Dr. Jack Yorty, Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs, Dr. Peter Ngan, Chairman of Orthodontics, and Dr. Shelia Price, Associate Dean of Admissions. Student awards were presented. Dustin Reynolds received the Senior Dental Student Certificate of Merit. Dusty Getz was given the Third Year Dental Student Award and Scholarship. He also received the student research award and will be representing West Virginia University at the ADA meeting in Las Vegas. An award was presented to Dr. Greg Lacy, Immediate Past President of West Virginia Dental Association, for his leadership and service during his 35 year career. The Outstanding Service Award was presented to Dr. Bob Hornbrook for serving as Section Chair for the last 11 years.
Wisconsin Section Report 2011
The Wisconsin Section of the Pierre Fauchard Academy held it’s annual meeting on Friday, May 13, 2011. The meeting was lead by section chair, Gene Shoemaker. There were 60 Fellows in attendance with 13 new Fellows being inducted. The Wisconsin section is very involved in the Mission of Mercy and does present a scholarship on behalf of PFA at the white coat ceremony at Marquette University. The Distinctive Service Award was presented to Dr. Kent Vandehaar.
Michigan Section Report 2011
The Michigan Section of the Pierre Fauchard Academy met for a breakfast meeting on April 16th, 2011 at the Amway Grand Hotel, Grand Rapids, Michigan. The meeting was held in conjunction with the Michigan Dental Association’s annual meeting and was lead by section chair, Dr. Ed Hirsch. There were 47 in attendance with 4 new fellows being inducted. Dr. Ellens was inducted as a life member. Among those in attendance were past PFA President, Dr. David Campell, and Dr Ross Fraker from the Washington Section. The membership passed a motion to purchase a statue of Pierre Fauchard from the Oklahoma Section. This statue will be placed in the lobby of The Michigan Dental Association located in Okemos. The membership also voted to donate $500 to the Japanese Relief Fund. The “Life Fellow Award” was presented to Dr. Hirsch for his years of dedicated service to the Academy. Dr. Hirsch announced that the life membership pins and certificates are available to all sections. The next meeting of the Michigan Section will be held on November 4, 2011, to be held at Burton Manor in Livonia.
Pierre Fauchard 75th Annniversary Celebration
Paris, France- June 16th, 2011
How fitting but to have the 75th Anniversary celebration of our Academy in Paris. President Hubert Ouvrard arranged a fantastic day for this event. The morning started with the scientific session held at UFR d'Odontologie. After hearing lectures on endodontics, esthetics, implants, and the history of Pierre Fauchard, we walked a short distance to Mairie du 6eme arrondissement. This was where the award ceremony took place as well as the induction of new fellows. The beauty of the room only served to enhance the special ceremony. A cocktail party followed.
At 2:00pm we were transferred by bus for a cruise on the Seine River. What absolutely breathtaking scenery. As we talked and laughed together we were enjoying the sites of the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, and the Louvre.
That evening we dined at the Palais du Luxembourg at the restaurant of the Senat. The dinning room was beautifully decorated and the evening could not have been more special.
Thanks to President Ouvrard for a memorable celebration.