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2012 India Section Report

Posted January 01, 2013


During 2012, the India Section of Pierre Fauchard Academy arranged 2 CDE Workshops and 1 CDE Lecture Programmes and a Special Convocation, a Mid Year Convocation and the 26th Annual Convocation and Awards Ceremony.

The First CDE Programme was a Workshop on Maxillo-facial Prosthodontics held at Modern Dental College, Indore during May 03 - 04, 2012.  The Speakers were: Prof. Dr. Hari Parkash, Prof. Dr. S. Nagda, Prof. Dr. Sharad Gupta, Prof. Dr. Veena Jain and Prof. Dr. T. Samraj.

The Workshop was inaugurated by the Chairman of PFA India Section, Prof. Dr. Hari Parkash.  There were 150 participants

The Special Convocation of the Pierre Fauchard Academy, India Section was held at Hotel Fortune Landmark, Sukhliya, Indore on May 03, 2012.  13 New Fellows were inducted.  The new Fellows are:

  1. 1  Dr. Mohasin Abdul Khader

  2. 2  Dr. Yogesh Midha

  3. 3  Dr. Alka Gupta

  4. 4  Dr. Shailesh Kumar

  5. 5  Dr.Geeti Vajdi Mitra

  6. 6  Dr. Rajeev Srivastava

  7. 7  Dr. V ivek Choukse

  8. 8  Dr. Rakesh Thukral

  9. 9  Dr. Vaibhav Avinashe

  10. 10  Dr. P.G. Makhija

  11. 11  Dr. Amit Bhardwaj

  12. 12  Dr. Vanaja Reddy

  13. 13  Dr. M.G. Agrawal 

The Second CDE Programme was also a Workshop on Maxillo-facial Prosthodontics held at B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan, Nepal during August 24 - 25, 2012.  The Speakers were: Prof. Dr. Hari Parkash, Prof. Dr. Sharad Gupta, Prof. Dr. Veena Jain and Prof. Dr. T. Samraj.  The Workshop on Maxillo-facial Prosthodontics was inaugurated by the Vice Chancellor of B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan, Prof. Dr. B.P. Das.  There were 200 participants. 

The Mid Year Convocation of the Pierre Fauchard Academy, India Section was held at the Auditorium of B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan, Nepal on August 24, 2012.  11 New Fellows from Nepal were inducted in the India Section. The New Fellows are: 

1 Dr. V inay Kumar Bhardwaj

2 Dr. Prabhat Shrestha

3 Dr. Pramita Suwal

4 Dr. Abhishek Kumar

5 Dr. Prabhat Ranjan Pokharel

6 Dr. Varun Pratap Singh

7 Dr. Mannu Vikram

8 Dr. Tri Ratna Bhakta Mannandhar

9 Dr. Dhirendra K. Giri

10 Dr. Dilip Kumar Das

11 Dr. Praveen Mishra 

The Third CDE Programme was a Lecture Series held at I.T.S. Centre for Dental Studies & Research, Muradnagar, Ghaziabadon December 15, 2012.  The Speakers were: Prof. Dr. Akshay Bhargava and Prof. Dr.Veena Jain.  The  CDE Programme was inaugurated by the International President of Pierre Fauchard Academy, Dr. Ernesto Acuña, Mexico.  There were 250 participants. 

The 26th Annual Convocation and Awards Ceremony of PFA India Section was held at the I.T.S. Centre for Dental Studies & Research, Muradnagar, Ghaziabad on Saturday December 15, 2012.  After the Chairman, Prof. Dr. Hari Parkash, adorned the Chairman's collar, he declared the 26th Annual Convocation and Awards Ceremony “Open”. He welcomed the Chief Guest, Guest of Honour, Guests, Fellows, Awardees and New Inductees and traced the history of PFA and the contributions of Dr. Pierre Fauchard. After the Secretary, Prof. Dr. T. Samraj, introduced the 40 new Inductees, they were awarded the PFA India Section Fellowship Certificates by the Chief Guest, Lt. Gen. Dr. S. Murli Mohan, Director General Dental Services & Colonel Commandant Army Dental Corps and the PFA Medallions and Pins by the Chairman. Later, the Chairman administered the Pledge of PFA India Section to them.  The New Fellows are:

1  Dr. Abhishek Nagpal

2  Dr. Sumit Makkar

3  Dr. Ajay Jain

4  Dr. Mandeep Singh Virdi

5  Dr. Sushil Kumar

6  Dr. Praful Mehra

7  Dr. Sonali Taneja

8  Dr. Manju Kumari

9  Dr. Archana Nagpal

10 Dr. Vidya Dodwad


11 Dr. Rekha Sharma


12 Dr. Vishakha Gupta


13 Dr. Shweta Gupta Batra  

14 Dr. Vivek Mehta


15 Dr. Anshu Blaggana


16 Dr. Neeraj Madan


17 Dr. Sakshi Ahuja


18 Dr. Viram Upadhyaya

19 Dr. P.B. Sood


20 Dr. Meenakshi Sood

21 Dr. Priya Verma


22 Dr. Meera Sandhu


23 Dr. Sachet Popli


24 Dr. Achint Juneja


25 Dr. Shailesh Jain


26 Dr. Natasha Madan


27 Dr. Nidhi Agarwal


28 Dr. Rooposhi Saha


29 Dr. Manu Sharma


30 Dr. Mahesh Suganna


31 Dr. Meeka Gulati


32 Dr. Balendra Pratap Singh


33 Dr. Raghuwar Dayal Singh


34 Dr. G.N. Suma


35 Dr. Rajendra Kumar Tewari

36 Dr. Patel Nirav Mani


37 Dr. Pooran Chand


38 Dr. Amit Ram


39 Dr. Bhushan Rajendra Bangar

40  Dr. Suja Ani, G.

The Secretary presented the Awardees and the Chief Guest, International President of Pierre Fauchard Academy, Dr. Ernesto Acuña of Mexico, gave away 9 PFA Best out going B.D.S. Student Awards and 10 PFA International Senior Student Awards.

Student Awardees: 
 Best out going B.D.S. Student Award

  1.  College of Dentistry, Indore – Ms. Nihhat Sahiba, Indore

  2.  Bapuji Dental College, Davangere  - Ms. Pang Yee Rui, Selangor, Malaysia

  3.  Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Sciences, 
New Delhi – Ms. Preethi Pathak, New Delhi

  4.  College of Dental Sciences, Davangere – Ms. Memon Mishba Rafikbhai, Surat

  5.  Modern Dental College, Indore – Ms. Sana Hashmi, Indore

  6.  Vinayaka Missions Sankarachiar Dental 
College, Salem – Mr. Tan Yeung R’ong, Malaysia

  7.  J.K.K. Nataraja Dental College, Komarapalayam – Ms. V. Angeline Joyner, Komarapalayam

  8.   D.J. College of Dental Sciences, Modinagar – Ms. Ashmeet Kaur Raina, Modinagar

  9.  I .T.S. Centre for Dental Studies, Murdnagar – Ms. Nikita Gulati, New Delhi

PFA International Senior Student Awards

  1.  Mr. Gaurav – Bangalore Institute of Dental Sciences, Bangalore

  2.  Ms. Vibhuti Garg – Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manipal

  3.  Ms. Anjana Ravindran – Azeezia College of Dental Sciences, Kollam

  4.  Ms. Satinder Kaur – Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Mangalore

  5.  Mr. M.S. Prem Kumar – FDS, Sri Ramachandra University, Chennai

  6.  Ms. Jaskiran Kaur Cheema – Sri Guru Ram Das IDS, Sri Amritsar

  7.  Mr. Akhilesh Bhaskar – JNK DAVC Dental College, Yamuna Nagar

  8.  Ms. Akanksha Banga – ITS Dental College, Murad Nagar

  9.  Mr. Sudhir Badlani - Modern Dental College, Indore

  10. Mr. Mustapha Mansuri – B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan, Nepal

The PFA International Student Undergraduate Certificate of Merit, the highest PFA student Award, was presented to Mr. Samir Dilip Jain of M.G.V's K.B.H. Dental College, Nashik. After this, the Chief Editor Prof. Dr. V.P. Jalili brought the December 2012 issue of the Journal of Pierre Fauchard Academy, which was released by the Guest of Honour, Dr. R. P. Chadha, Chairman of I.T.S. The Education Group.  The PFA International Certificate of Merit, the highest PFA Dentist Award for 2012 went to Prof. Dr. Nailady Sridhar Shetty from Mangalore.

This was followed by the Presidential address by Dr. Ernesto Acuña, wherein he gave a detailed introduction to the life and work of Pierre Fauchard and PFA. The Chief Guest gave an inspiring address to the newly inducted Fellows, wherein he challenged them to emulate the high professional and ethical standards of Dr. Pierre Fauchard.  The Chairman informed that from 2013, the Journal of Pierre Fauchard Academy - India Section will be published by Elsevier. He announced the name of Prof. Dr. George Jacob from Thiruvananthapuram as the 3rd Vice- chairman and Fellow Dr. Ramesh Badlani from Indore as the 4th Vice- chairman. He also announced the creation of a new post of Asst. Secretary and the name of Prof. Dr. Reena R. Kumar from New Delhi. Then, he installed Prof.  Brig. S.C. Anand as the new Chairman of PFA India Section for 2013. 

The new Chairman announced that he plans to organize the 27th Annual Convocation and Awards Ceremony in North India, during the latter part of the year. The Chairman has also plans for various other academic activities during the year. 

 

 

3rd CDE Program


3rd CDE Program Speaker Prof. Dr. Veena Jain


26th Convocation and Awards Ceremony


26th Annual Convocation and Awards Ceremony New Fellows