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Elmer S. Best Award

The Elmer S. Best Memorial Award, named in memory of the founder of the Pierre Fauchard Academy, was established by the Board of Trustees in 1962. It is awarded when the occasion is deemed proper by the Board and to no more than one recipient in any year. Recipients must be members of the dental profession from outside the United States who have made distinguished contributions of international significance to dentistry. This award is presented at a time and place mutually agreed upon by the recipient and the presenter. 

President-Elect Dr. Jerry Dushkin with the Elmer S. Best Award Recipient Dr. Denis Forest and PFA International President Dr. Cheri Newman, award was presnted to Dr. Rothhammer in Arica Chile on September 12, 2018

2019 Elmer S. Best Recipient:

Dr. Denis Forest

His contribution to the practice of dentistry and organized dentistry is recognized around the world.  A graduate of the University of Montreal in Biology Chemistry in 1961, Dr. Forest subsequently obtained a DDS in 1965. Three years later, he returned to Canada with a master degree in oral medicine from the University of Montreal. Dr. Forest has fulfilled all his duties and treated his patients with patience, wisdom and, above all, with great respect.  During his career, Dr. Forest has received recognition from a host of organizations, including the Federation of Specialist Dentists of Quebec, the Canadian Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology and Oral Medicine, the Association of Dental Faculties of Canadian Academy of Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology, the College of Dentists of Quebec, the International College of Dentists, the Quebec Dental Academy and the Pierre Fauchard Academy. He also received the Distinguished Service Award from the Canadian Dental Association. These are well-deserved marks of recognition.


To Nominate A Dentist for the Elmer S. Best Award Click here for the Elmer S. Best Award Nomination Form

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