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Posted August 18, 2010


It is the tradition of the Academy for the Vice-President to act as the Chairman of the Awards Committee. This year I held the privilege of acting as Chair and first and foremost I must thank the committee members, Drs. Ernesto Acuna (Mexico), Dan Castagna (United States),Jose Dahan(Belgium) and Kiyoshi Ohura (Japan) for participation in choosing this years winners.

The Elmer S. Best Award is presented to a distinguished dental professional outside of the United States who has internationally made outstanding contributions to the art and science of dentistry and/or society.

This years winner was Dr. Jose Carlos Elgoyhen of Argentina. PFA President Steve Hedlund presented Dr. Elgoyhen the award in Buenos Aires, Argentina in November of 2009.

The Dental Trade Award goes to Kim Sung Youn , CEO of Mr. Curette Tech of Korea.

Drs. Larry Barrett and James Brophy III will both receive President’s Awards.

The 2010 Gold Medal Award recipient is Dr. Jeanne C. Sinkford, director of the American Dental Education Association. Dr. Sinkford’s Curriculum Vitae is too extensive and prolific to present here however details regarding her most incredible career will be given at the PFA Awards Ceremony.

JCH