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West Virginia Section Meeting Report

Posted August 01, 2018

The West Virginia Section of the Pierre Fauchard Academy held its annual awards ceremony and dinner on Wednesday May 9 at the beautiful Erickson Alumni Center on the campus of West Virginia University in Morgantown, West Virginia. The program begin at 5:00 p.m. with a reception followed by the awards program, and a great buffet dinner.

The West Virginia section was graced with the presence of our District 4 Trustee, Dr. Ghabi Kaspo who traveled from Michigan to attend the event.  This is only the second time in the history of our West Virginia Section that a national PFA officer was in attendance at the WV PFA Awards Ceremony.

It was an exciting time as two new fellows Dr. Vincent Veltri, and Dr. Michael Hazey were installed into the Academy.  Dr. Veltri is from Clarksburg West Virginia and has served as President of the Harrison County and Monongahela Valley Dental Society, and is currently on the West Virginia Board of Dentistry. Dr. Veltri also has served on the board of the West Virginia Dental Association.  Dr. Hazey is from Bridgeport West Virginia and is also Past President of the Harrison and Monongahela Valley Dental Society, and is currently on the Board of the Southern Association of Orthodontists. He is also a past President of the West Virginia Association of Orthodontists.  Both Drs. Veltri and Hazey are part time faculty members of the WVU School of Dentistry and have been very involved in the WVU School of Dentistry Alumni Association.

Dr. Lauren Yura, faculty member at the WVU School of Dentistry was presented with the SPECIAL APPRECIATION AWARD because of her extraordinary contributions to both the Profession and the WVU School of Dentistry. Dr. Yura has recently been named the founding director of the CRET CENTER (Center for Research and Education and Technology) at the WVU School of Dentistry, and was named by the DENTAL CLASS of 2018 as the OUTSTANDING TEACHER.

The West Virginia Section has a great attendance and everyone had a wonderful evening, again highlighted by our special guest, Dr. Ghabi Kaspo.                    


Dr. Michael Hazey III, with his parents Dr. and Mrs. Michael Hazey II.



Dr. Vincent Veltri, wife Dr. Lauren Westfall Veltri, mom and dad Dr. and Mrs. Gerry Veltri, and father and mother in law, Drs. and Mrs. John Westfall.




Dr. Michael Hazey, Dr. Vincent Veltri, Dr. Ghabi Kaspo, Dr. Lauren Yura, and Dr. Bob Wanker




Dr. Vincent Veltri, Dr. Ghabi Kaspo, Dr. Michael Hazey