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-FELLOWS IN LEADERSHIP
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.
-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.
On Sunday May 26, on a beautiful terrace, overlooking Old Montreal, the Quebec Section of the Pierre Fauchard Academy, held its Awards and Installation Ceremony. The event was a huge success and saw the presentation of 5 awards, the installation of 15 ne... Read more »
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