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Our fellows are the leaders of the dental profession. They continue to give back to our profession, their communities and to society. Here we acknowledge some of there achievements and leadership.

January 2019

-Dr. Shervin Abbaszadeh-Ontario

Secretary/Board of Directors for the Ontario Association of Orthodontists

-Dr. Emel Arat-Ontario

President of the Ontario Association of Orthodontists

-Dr. Izchak Barzilay-Ontario

Founded and launched the Build Your Smile Dental Foundation - a non-profit organization providing dental services to underserved communities locally and internationally. Dr Barzilay is the incoming president for the American Prosthodontic Society

-Dr. Lisa Bentley-Ontario

Canadian Trustee for PFA

-Dr. Jonathan C. Boynton-Colorado

Jon recently joined the CDA Board of Trustees as the Trustee of the Boulder Broomfield County Dental Society.

-Dr. Rick Caldwell-Ontario

Chair, ODA Indigenous Oral Health Committee

-Dr. Roldan D. Concepcion-Philippines

Dean and Executive Director, University of Perpetual Help in Binan, Laguna, Philippines.

-Dr. Jeffrey A. Dean-Indiana section

Chief executive officer, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.

-Dr. Brian Esporlas-Philippines

President, Royal Institution of Dentistry. Chief of clinics, Perpetual Help College of Dentistry.

-Dr. Aaron Fenton-Ontario

On October 15, 2018, Dr. Fenton received the Arbor Award for service to the University of Toronto from President Meric Gertler and Chancellor Rose Patten.

Dr. Bernard Fialkoff-New York

Dr. Fialkoff serves as the President of the Foundation for a Drug Free World, Americas Chapter.


-Dr. Godfrey Joel Funari-Pennsylvania

Dr. Funari serves as a Professional Member, Pennsylvania State Board of Dentistry; Alternate Delegate to the House, American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons; Consultant, American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation; Committee Member, Prescriber Practices of the Pennsylvania Department of Health and Member-At-Large; Pennsylvania Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.  

Joel has recently served as an Examiner, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery; Consultant; Navy Postgraduate Dental School; President and Treasurer, Delaware Valley Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons; Delegate, Pennsylvania Dental Association; President and Director, Pennsylvania Second District Dental Society; President, Treasurer and Board of Governor, Chester County and Delaware County Dental Society. 

-Dr. Neil Gajjar-Ontario 

New International President of the AGD

-Dr. Rekha Gehani-New York

Dr. Gehani is the chair of orthodontics at two prominent New York Hospitals. Rekha is a past Chair of the New York State Board of Dentistry and currently serves as Chair of the American Dental Association Council of Dental Education and Licensure. As well as being a delegate from New York State to the ADA House of Delegates, Rekha is also a Board member for the Medical Liability Mutual Insurance company in New York.

-Dr. Cheryl Goldasich-Southern California

Dr. Goldasich was recently promoted to Assistant Professor of Clinical Dentistry by the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC. Cheryl is the Chair of the Part Time Faculty Assembly and just returned from Chicago where she was a delegate for the AGD House of Delegates representing her constituent. Since becoming a PFA fellow she has also been honored into fellowship of the ICD and ACD.

-Dr. Roger Goulden-United Kingdom

Appointed as Associate Clinical Professor at Warwick University in the UK from 2006 to 2009 and from 2011 to 2014.

-Dr. Dan Haas-Ontario

In October 2018, at the International Federation of Dental Anaesthesiology Societies conference in Nara, Japan, Dan was presented with that society's highest recognition: the Horace Wells Award. This is the first time a Canadian has received this recognition, which honours international accomplishment in the field of anaesthesiology in dentistry.

-Dr. Walter Havekorst-Northern California

Dr. Havekorst is presently serving as Dental Director for the Sonoma Valley Community Health Center in Sonoma Ca.

-Dr. Carole Hanes-Georgia

In 2018 Carole retired from the full-time faculty of the Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University as the Associate Dean for Students, Admissions and Alumni. She has returned to the part-time faculty as the Associate Dean for Alumni.

This year she has also become a member of the Medical College of Georgia Foundation Board of Trustees and the Regent from Regency 3 of the American College of Dentists. 

-Dr. Gary Heyamoto-Washington

Dr. Heyamoto is the Director of Continuing Education for the WA AGD as well as its Clinical Director. Gary also serves on the AGDF board to fight Oral Cancer along with the WA State Oral Cancer Board. He was recognized by the Snohomish County Dental Society as their "Citizen of the Year for 2018".

-Dr. Neil Hiltunen-New Hampshire

Co-Founder and President of the Association of Retiring Dentists  http://retiringdentists.com/

-Dr. Albert Indresano-Northern California

Dr. Indresano is the President of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. He retired from clinical practice last June at the University of the Pacific, and now holds the title of Professor Emeritus. Two years ago, Albert was in the first class of single degree OMSs to be inducted into the American College of Surgeons.

-Dr. Anthony Lake-Victoria VIC

Dr. Lake fully retired June 30, 2018. In 2017 Tony was awarded the Distinguished Service Awards from the University of Adelaide Alumni and the Australian Dental Association (South Australian Branch) and made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM). These were related to Forensic Odontology service in Disaster Victim Identification, as a long-term Board member of the Journal of Forensic OdontoStomatogy, past Secretary of the International Organisation in Forensic OdontoStomatology, 47 years of honorary service to the University, to the Dental Disciplinary Tribunal and the Australian Dental Association SA Branch.

-Brigadier-General (ret) Victor J. Lanctis-Ontario

Dr. Lanctis served as the chief of the Royal Canadian Dental Corps in the early 1990s. He continues extending his service as the Colonel Commandant of this same Corps. Victor is a Life Fellow of the PFA and a Master Fellow and former National (2000) as well as International (2002) President of the ICD.

-Dr. Janet Leith-Ontario

Dr. Leith is the new PFA section co-chair for Ontario. Janet currently chairs the Health Policy and Government Relations Committee and the Advocacy Task Force for the Ontario Dental Association.

-Dr. Stephen F. Litton-Minnesota

Recipient of the 2018 James E. Brophy AAO Distinguished Service Award.

-Dr. Frances Amanda Maplethorp-British Columbia

Dr. Maplethorpe has been serving on the Executive Committee of the World Federation of Orthodontics representing North America since 2010 and has been the current Vice President since 2015. She shall be holding that position until the fall of 2020.

-Dr. Joe Massad-Oklahoma

Presently Joe holds 2 associate & 3 adjunct active faculty appointments.

Has given over 1000 presentations spanning 22 countries and has the PACE designation.

He was awarded the best speaker award for the Chicago midwinter dental meeting designated as the Gordon Christiansen award.

He was awarded the Pioneer in Dentistry Award from the American University of Beirut.

He is the lead author in the textbook entitled Applications of the Neutral Zone in Prosthodontics 2017, Publisher Wiley Blackwell.

Joe has compiled close to 120 hours of video CDE online content for the ADA & other entities of various speakers

-Dr. Michael Prestie-Western Provinces

Dr. Prestie is the new section chair for the Western Provinces. From 2009-2017, Michael served on council for the College of dental surgeons of Saskatchewan, finishing as its president. In 2017, he joined the Canadian Dental Association Board and continues to serve.

-Dr. Tim Penberthy-Idaho

Tim is one of the Idaho delegates to the ADA.

-Dr. Xavier Riaud-France

- Knight of the National Order of Merit given by President François Hollande, President of the Republic of France; received in 2018

- 2 books and more than 60 articles published in France and in the world (USA, England, Germany, Scotland)

- 6 conferences (5 in France and 1 in Austria in English)

- Elected member of the European Centre for Research Training and Development (UK).

- Reviewer 69 times for medical journals (dental or not) in USA, India, Australia, The Netherlands

- Editorial Board Member of more than 40 medical journals (USA, India) 

-Dr. Paul Romanson-Ontario

Dr. Romanson is the new PFA section co-chair for Ontario. Paul has recently been elected as a Director for the Merrymount Children’s Centre.

-Dr. Laura Marie Romito-Indiana

Dr. Romito was the 2018 recipient of the Indiana University Teaching Award. Laura was also presented with the National Academies of Practice (Dentistry Academy) Distinguished Fellow Award, May 2018.

-Dr. Jeffrey Schur-Washington

Dr. Schur has recently become the treasurer for the Seattle-King County Foundation. He is also a University of Washington Department of Orthodontics Affiliate Assistant Professor, and a Washington State Dental Association Delegate.

-Dr. Bruce H. Seidberg-New York

Recently elected Secretary for the American Association of Dental Boards at the last AADB meeting. He is a past president of the American College of Legal Medicine and of the Onondaga County (NYS) Dental Association.

-Dr. Eric Selnes-Ontario

This past year Dr. Selnes was again awarded the teaching award at U of T and he is currently on line as VP for the CAO and Chair of CAO

-Dr. Devinder Preet Singh-India

Dr. Singh received the Profile of the Month Award given by the IDA (Indian Dental Association) in 2018 and The Best Orthodontist of the Year Award 2018 given by the Indian Healthcare Awards

-Dr.Jeanne Craig Sinkford-Maryland

Dr. Sinkford was awarded an honorary Doctor of Science Degree from The University of Michigan at Commencement April 28, 2018. Her citation: Nationally and internationally renowned as a dental educator, administrator, researcher and clinician. Jeanne was the first woman dean of an American dental school and led Howard University College of Dentistry from 1975- 1991. She is a respected educator, academic leader and social justice advocate. She has published more than 100 journal articles, training manuals and reports and is a member in the National Academy of Medicine.

-Dr. Drew Smith-Ontario

Currently serves as President-Elect for the Canadian Section of the ICD. He received the Angela Armitt Gold Medal from Western University for the highest GPA for a graduating part time student. He also was awarded an ACD Scholarship from the Cecilia Dows Fund, to attend the Leadership Program at Kellogg’s School of Management, Northwestern University.

-Dr. Larry Stanleigh-Western Provinces

Dr. Stanleigh received his Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry, New Orleans, June 2018.  Larry was elected President of the Calgary Chapter of the Alpha Omega International Dental Fraternity.

-Dr. David Stevenson-Ontario

Current President Ontario Dental Association

-Dr. Brenda Thomson-Ontario

Dr. Thomson serves as chair of the ACD Ontario Section 2018 – 2019 as well as being the chair of the ODA Student Services Committee 2018 - 2019

-Dr. Jeffrey Y. S. Tsang-Hong Kong section chair

Dr. Tsang inducted 51 PFA fellows August 24, 2018. Jeffrey was the recipient of the Special Appreciation Award at the convocation.

-Dr. Mahesh Verma-India

Elected as Member of Science committee during FDI, Buenos Aries 2018. Recipient of the Elmer S. Best Award 2017.

-Dr. Ian Watson-Ontario

Dr. Watson is currently in his third year as Executive Director of the Canadian Academy of Endodontics



*This list is based on information submitted by PFA fellows, this does not represent all accomplishments of all fellows.


50th Annual Japan Meeting

Dr. Myrna Banez

Tokyo, Japan. 50th Annual PFA Induction Ceremony. Read more »

Region: Region 9 - Asia
Section: Japan

Everyone for Veterans

Dr. Theresa Cheng

If you have a friend, family member or neighbor who is a veteran, the Library of Congress would like to have those stories. It’s easy and another way to appreciate veterans. Here’s an opportunity to learn all about it. Read more »

Region: Region 5 - Western USA
Section: Washington

Poland Section Annual Meeting

Dr. Zbigniew Klimek

Poland Section Annual Meeting was held September 18, 2019. Please read further to view photos and report written by the Secretary of the Poland Section, Dr. Zbigniew Klimek. Read more »

Region: Region 1 - Europe
Section: Poland

Wisconsin Mentor Program

Dr. Gene Shoemaker

Wisconsin Section holds their 25th anniversary Mentor Program along with Marquette University and the Wisconsin Dental Association. Read more »

Region: Region 4 - Midwest USA
Section: Wisconsin

2019 Saskatoon Meeting

Dr. Lisa Bentley, PFA Trustee Region 6

The Canadian Section of the Pierre Fauchard Academy held their Installation ceremony in Saskatoon this past month. Inducting 22 New Fellows. Read more »

Region: Region 6 - Canada
Section: Western Provinces

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January 31, 2020

2020 Massachusetts Meeting

Region: Region 2 - Northeast USA
Section: Massachusetts

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February 06, 2020

2020 Mynmar Meeting

Lotte Hotel

Region: Region 9 - Asia
Section: Myanmar

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February 14, 2020

2020 Georgia Section Meeting

Region: Region 3 - Southeast USA
Section: Georgia

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February 20, 2020

Chicago Midwinter Meeting - Invitation to a Reception and New Fellow Induction Ceremony

Maggiano's Little Italy

Region: Region 4 - Midwest USA
Section: Illinois

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February 22, 2020

2020 South Carolina Meeting

Charleston, SC

Region: Region 3 - Southeast USA
Section: South Carolina

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March 01, 2020

The Netherlands 2020 Meeting

Region: Region 1 - Europe
Section: The Netherlands

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April 02, 2020

2020 Oregon Meeting

Oregon Convention Center

Region: Region 5 - Western USA
Section: Oregon

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May 02, 2020

PFA Michigan Spring Breakfast

Grand Rapids Michigan

Region: Region 4 - Midwest USA
Section: Michigan

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May 28, 2020

2020 Washington Meeting

Washington Athletic Club

Region: Region 5 - Western USA
Section: Washington

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November 07, 2020

Myanmar Dental Conference

Lotte Hotel

Region: Region 9 - Asia
Section: Myanmar

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November 13, 2020

2020 Wisconsin Meeting

Madison, WI

Region: Region 4 - Midwest USA
Section: Wisconsin

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If you or another PFA fellow that you know has achievements, a leadership position etc. in the dental profession or outside the profession please let us know. This page will be updated with your submissions every 4-6 months. 

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