The Argentinian section of the Pierre Fauchard Academy met on the evening of November 5, 2009 in the Sheraton Hotel in Buenos Aires in conjunction with the AOA (Argentinian Dental Association)annual session. There were 225 people in attendance.
Section Chairman Norberto Montheil presided over the ceremony. Also in attendance were PFA President Steve Hedlund, Immediate Past President Charles Eller, Region VII Trustee Ernesto Acuņa, PFA Vice President Joseph Harris, AOA President Dr. Eduardo Maiucci and Executive Chairman of the Jornadas Internacionales de AOA Dr. Eduardo Ceccotti.
The 2010 Elmer S. Best Award was presented to Dr. Jose Carlos Elgoyhen of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
32 new Fellows from Argentina, Chile, Uruguay and the Dominican Republic were inducted. Dr. Maiucci , a PFA Fellow, was given the honor of placing the PFA medal on his incoming brother. Dr. Elgoyhen also a PFA Fellow was given the same honor for his incoming daughter. It was a very emotional moment for all.
After four years of valiant service Dr. Montheil passed the Argentine Section Chairmanship to the very capable hands of Dr. Roberto Rossi of Buenos Aires.
It was a very glorious night in the history of the Academy.