Dr. Brewick's remarks in presenting the award to Dr. Matt Dunn
For the Fellows not present at the breakfast. Here is a reprint of Dr. Brewick's remarks in presenting the Pierre Fauchard Academy Journalism Award:
What is an Editorial? An Editorial is usually written by the editor of a publication on his or her own behalf that also represents the views of publication. Sounds simple enough doesn’t it?
Being an editor, given that responsibility, is a prominent position, but one that is earned only by offering yourself up to intense pressure and scrutiny – particularly when sharing personal opinions with professional colleagues. To be likable, observant, timely and insightful -- in print -- on a regular basis -- with a practice to run and patients to manage -- is no small order. As a former editor, I know from personal experience, it is challenging. It is very different that writing an abstract, it is not scientific in the least… it is personal.
Today, it is my privilege to present the Pierre Fauchard Academy Journalism Award to Matt Dunn for three reasons.
#1: I admit it, I’m a fan of his work –he is an excellent writer with relevant ideas and a distinct style. I enjoyed reading his reflections on the profession, our community and life in general. An artful craftsman.
#2: His credentials speak for themselves. He was youngest contributor to serve on the JADA Editorial Advisory Board. During his editorship with the MDDS Articulator Magazine, his tribute to the late, great Dr. Larry Meskin was prominently reprinted in the ADA News – selected from so many. This is a very special accomplishment. Those fortunate to serve with Matt in the production of the Articulator have praised his abilities and many members of the dental community have remarked that his voice is missed.
#3: It is important to recognize and acknowledge journalistic integrity when you see it – and Matt is a wonderful example of a concept. A concept that is too often overlooked.
Matt, we thank you for representing the profession with class and care.
Know that we appreciate it.
Please don’t stop editorializing the dental profession. Let this award inspire you to keep writing for the masses and encourage you to continuing sharing in this way with your peers.
JOURNALISM AWARD PRESENTED TO DR. MATTHEW DUNN AT JOINT BREAKFAST
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 very 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 over 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.
Congratulations Dr. Matt Dunn.
CLASS OF 2013 WHITE COAT CEREMONY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO DENVER SCHOOL OF DENTAL MEDICINE
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 second year 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, the Internal College was represented by gold roses and the greens representing pantone green, and the Pierre Fauchard Academy was represented by blue delphiniums, white and red roses. The Pierre Fauchard colors represent the colors of the French flag. Dr. Brewick pointed out to the group it was the seventy fifth anniversary 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.