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2001


1. January - February

General Robert Shira to be honored at President’s Dinner 15 October 2000, Sunday evening, Swissotel Ballroom 6:30 pm. $55/person, reservations: 800/232-0099

Dr Robert Shira to Be Honored

Dr Robert B. Shira has had a long and distinguished career in dentistry, education, military service, and organized dentistry. His resume reads like there were five men actually working around the clock for his some 80 years. But his true greatness lies in knowing the gentle man behind the gentleman. So always willing to spend a few minutes mentoring his younger colleagues. His stature as a giant is derived from his ability to bend low to raise us up. For this reason (and a book of achievements and honors), Dr Robert Shira, General Shira, Dean Shira, Professor Shira, ADA (et al) President Shira has been unanimously selected by the Pierre Fauchard Academy to be installed as the first living member of the PFA Hall of Fame.

Robert B. Shira was born in Butler, Pennsylvania, in December of 1910, but he moved to Dewey, Oklahoma, in 1912. While growing up, he worked in a drug store to pay for his education. His first distinguished honor came in 1927 when he was selected Outstanding Student of his graduating class before beginning one year at Bartlesville (Oklahoma) Junior College. He then was accepted to Kansas City’s Western Dental College (now the University of Missouri School of Dentistry), where he graduated with his DDS degree in 1932.

Dr Shira then commenced private practice in Dewey, Oklahoma, in 1932. With the sudden death of his older brother Frank, the young Dr Shira took over his brother’s practice in Pawhuska, Oklahoma, in 1933. But in 1938, he was selected as one of 12 (of 350 applicants) for an Army commission in the Dental Corps. He started as a First Lieutenant at Barksdale Field, Louisiana, that year. By 1940, he was a Captain and served as a General Dental Officer. Late that same year, he was sent to join the staff of the Governor of the Panama Canal who was a Major General in the Army Corps of Engineers. He was the General Dental Officer at the 1000-bed Gorgas Hospital operated by the Canal Zone government. When war came and much of his staff was sent elsewhere, Dr Shira had to assume their duties as well, including oral surgery, since he was the only dental surgeon in the Canal Zone. At that time, the Caribbean was the No. 1 defense area against a Japanese attack after Pearl Harbor. Military defenses were constructed, which resulted in many industrial accidents that required oral surgery. Dr Shira was the man. And the Germans were busy sinking Caribbean shipping, leaving many injured sailors to be hospitalized in the Canal Zone. All the oral surgery was Dr Shira’s.

“There I was, without any formal training in oral surgery, being required to deal with these patients. So, through the experience I gained from the 10 months spent with the Army oral surgeon at Gorgas, plus the books, and much prayer, plus the assistance of a wonderful dental assistant who had worked with several oral surgeons prior to my arrival, I got the job done. I became an oral surgeon by accident.”

In 1947, now a Colonel, he was assigned to Letterman General Hospital on the Presidio in San Francisco as the Chief of Oral Surgery. There he established the Army Residency Training Program in Oral Surgery. The specialty of Oral Surgery was being organized at this time. Dr Shira was among the first to attain Diplomate status in 1949 and was then named to the Advisory Board of Examiners in 1950. The Surgeon General had Dr Shira organize a 5-day annual training program for all Regular and Reserve Dental Corps officers; this was later expanded to allow civilian dentists to attend.

In 1954, Dr Shira was sent to Walter Reed General Hospital in Washington, DC, as Chief of Oral Surgery and Director of all oral surgery training programs.
While there in 1958, Dr Shira had the experience of a lifetime. In his own words, “I was called on to remove a maxillary left second molar for the President of the United States, Dwight D. Eisenhower. This was an experience I will never forget—and one that gave me a great deal of professional satisfaction—that I was able to care for this great man and provide the professional care that was needed.” But it was not as easy as all that. Besides the security and commotion surrounding the President, Eisenhower had a history of heart disease.

In 1960, Dr Shira became Chief of the Dental Service, operating 3 separate clinics and training all dental interns.

In 1964, Dr Shira was sent to Germany to serve as Dental Surgeon for the Army headquartered in Heidelberg. He was responsible for all the Dental Corps activities in Europe and Africa. That was 125 dental clinics, 2 general hospitals, and 10 station hospitals with 450 dental officers plus their personnel.

In November of 1966, now a Brigadier General, Dr Shira was reassigned to Walter Reed Army Medical Center as Director of Dental Activities. In September of the following year, Dr Shira was promoted to Major General and assigned as Deputy Surgeon General and Chief of the Army Dental Corps, responsible for all the Army dental facilities around the world, including Vietnam, which encompassed some 3000 dental officers on duty.

“As a Major General and Chief of the Army Dental Corps, I was in Vietnam inspecting the various dental activities in that war zone (1972). One afternoon, I was traveling with a group in a helicopter and we visited a one-chair dental clinic located in the Delta of southern Vietnam. It was staffed by a recent graduate of one of our dental schools. This dentist asked me to see a little 7-year-old Vietnamese girl who had been struck by a motor scooter the day before and had suffered extensive fractures of the mandible. I examined the girl, and the need for immediate, definitive care was obvious. I was scheduled to deliver a professional lecture that evening to the dental personnel in the Saigon area. I told the group that was accompanying me that if they desired, they could get in the helicopter and return to Saigon, but I was staying to care for this little girl. I then proceeded to reduce and immobilize the fractures and give the dentist careful instructions on how to carry out the postoperative care. Now, as a health professional, it really meant more to me to be able to care for this little girl than it did to care for the President of the United States. Any capable dentist could have taken care of the President in Washington, DC. But on the Delta in Vietnam, I was the only one available who had the knowledge and skill to treat that little girl. Of course, I received great personal and professional satisfaction from both experiences. However, to me the caring for the girl in Vietnam was the true essence of being a health professional, for I was the only one available who could deliver the care she needed.”

In 1971, Major General Shira received the Distinguished Service Medal, which was added to his Legion of Merit with 2 Oak Leaf clusters, the Army Commendation Medal, the American Campaign Medal, the American Defense Medal, the World War II Victory Medal, and the National Defense Service Medal. That year, he retired from the Army—but not from serving dentistry.

From Major General to Dean of the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in one year, Dean Shira agreed to be a candidate for the ADA Presidency. From 1974 until November of 1976, Dr Shira was President Shira of the American Dental Association.

In 1980, Dean Shira was elevated to Senior Vice President and Provost of Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts. Then in 1985, he requested to return to the school’s Health Campus in Boston to serve as Vice President for the Health Sciences. His final assignment in 22 years at Tufts was to serve as Special Assistant to the President of Tufts University.

In 1993, after the death of his beloved wife Eileen, Dr Shira retired from Tufts University and moved to Maryland to be closer to his 3 children and 8 grandchildren.

Along with this distinguished career in the military and in education, Dr Shira served as President of the Pierre Fauchard Academy, in 1984, and two terms as the current President of the Pierre Fauchard Foundation. His other Presidencies include the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. Editor Shira served for the Journal of Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine and Oral Pathology and for the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Dr Shira was Chairman for the ADA Council on Dental Therapeutics, the American Cancer Society’s Workshop on Oral Care of Patients with Oral Cancer, the American Heart Association’s Workshop on Dental Problems on Cardiac Patients, and the FDA’s Dental Products Committee. He is a Fellow in PFA, ACD, ICD, and AGD.

Dr Shira is a consultant to the ADA Councils on Dental Therapeutics, on Dental Materials and Devices, on Dental Education, and on Scientific Sessions. He holds dental licenses in California, Massachusetts, Missouri, and Oklahoma.

Along with the 1969 PFA Gold Medal, Dr Robert Shira has received the American Cancer Society’s Sword of Hope Award, the Massachusetts Dental Association’s Etherington Award, the University of Missouri’s Man of the Year Award and the school’s Distinguished Alumni Award, the Dental Society of New York State’s Jarvis-Burkhart Medal, California’s Tri-County Dental Society’s Distinguished Achievement Award, Alpha Omega Fraternity’s Achievement Award, the Ohio Dental Association’s Callahan Award, the ADA’s Gies Award in Oral Surgery and the ADA’s Distinguished Service Award, New York’s First District Dental Society’s Henry Spenadel Award, West Virginia’s Society of Oral Surgery’s Simon Hullihan Memorial Award, Atlanta’s Thomas Hinman Meeting’s Hinman Award, the New England Dental Society’s Achievement Award, the Connecticut Dental Association’s Alfred Fones Award, ACD’s Gies Award, ICD’s Dental Leaders listing, and 24 honorary memberships in various dental organizations.

A man for all seasons, a dentist for the world, in constant service to humanity, the first global dental surgeon—that is the career of Dr Robert B. Shira and his legacy. Come join us at the President’s Dinner to honor this great man as he is recognized permanently with Dental Hall of Fame status
along with Pierre Fauchard. Enjoy the company of this dental legend while the moment is still ours to do so. For he will pass this way but once. There will never be another like Dr Shira, who helped forge our profession into the high quality standard that distinguishes dentistry as a profession—just as Pierre Fauchard did in the 18th century.

In his own words, Dr Shira expresses his philosophy as a health professional: “To me, being a dentist and a member of the health delivery team is a very important and challenging commitment. No individual can be truly healthy unless the oral cavity is healthy. Dentistry has the obligation of delivering the quality oral health care, which contributes so much to good overall health. None can provide this care except dentists, and it is essential that each and every dentist do the very best they can in every situation.

“The importance of being a health professional cannot be overemphasized. In 1969, the United States Department of Labor issued a bulletin stating that there were 21,741 occupations and professions available to the graduates of our colleges and universities. There are undoubtedly many more today. When one gives serious thought to these 21,741 occupations and professions, we must ask ourselves how many give to their members the right to do what dentists can do. How many convey the right to operate on living tissue, the right to prescribe drugs for a human being, and the right to relieve the pain and suffering of one’s fellow man. There are not many—medicine, dentistry, osteopathy, optometry, podiatry—five. There may be a few more, but certainly less than 10. For this reason, in my opinion, health professionals are a group apart—they are different than other people, and great responsibilities fall on their shoulders. There is no place for mediocrity in the healing arts. The patients we serve are someone else’s loved ones. We must treat them with skill, kindness, dignity, and compassion. We must do unto others what we would want done to ourselves or our loved ones in similar circumstances. To do this, we must keep abreast of the latest developments in our profession and provide only the finest oral health care to the patients we serve.”

It is seldom that contemporaries can define a turning point in history. Rarer even still to select an individual who had a major role in that historical effort. But Dr Robert Shira, indubitably, is that individual in time who has helped usher in the high standard of professional dentistry. And he is continuing to spread those efforts throughout the world through his recommendations for grants of funds to various global dental organizations designed to elevate the world’s level of health care and education. The Pierre Fauchard Academy is proud to be guided by his leadership as his Presidency of our Foundation enables this man’s unique talents to promote our profession, its goals, and its service worldwide.


AADE Editors’ Workshop

The American Association of Dental Editors, under the able organization of President-elect Claudia Kanter, hosted an Editors’ Workshop in St Paul during Minnesota’s Star of the North Dental Meeting last April. The three day workshop was sponsored by an Academy grant through the Dental World and publicity committees. Editor Brophy had worked out the arrangements with President-elect Kanter at the AADE Meeting in Hawaii held before the PFA Board Meeting at the ADA Session last October.

The AADE Editors’ Work-shop featured ADA Journal Editor Larry Meskin, ADA Publications Editor Jim Berry, and the St Paul Pioneer Press Editor Ron Clark. Attendance was ex-tended to all PFA Fellows, particularly our Section officers. Chairs Howard Mark of Connecticut and Virginia Merchant of Michigan attended along with past PFA President Larry Barrett, who addressed the AADE Workshop on the Foundation’s grants programs as their Publicity Chairman.

Editor Jim Brophy also attended as a participant. The contacts all our officers made there, as well as the in-depth presentations on the fine art of editing publications, were invaluable. Editor Brophy will use the material gathered from these top names in dental publications for his Leadership Conference presentations. Considerations are being made to sponsor another such workshop for our PFA Chairs and their Section Editors.

The Conference covered writing, editing, editorializing, style, issues, personal critiques, and several heated debates over such topics as professional responsibility versus editorial integrity. This was a capsulated formula to refine the job of editor/writer/ reporter, which so many editors become.

Dental World and PFA are organizational members of the American Association of Dental Editors.

Awards Luncheon, Saturday, 14 October 2000

Swissôtel, Chicago

Gold Medal Award

Dr Harold C. Slavkin, Director of the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research of the Public Health Service for the US Department of Health and Human Services, has been selected to receive this year’s highest honor, the PFA Gold Medal. In response, Dr Slavkin said, “Life is a wonderful adventure, filled with many opportunities. I have loved the journey and feel very flattered that my peers have elected to honor me in this fashion. Thank you.”

Dr Slavkin, as of mid August, assumed the duties as Dean of the University of Southern California School of Dentistry. Dr Slavkin notes, “After five years as a Director of NIDCR, my wife and I are going home.”

Many of those who attended the First PFA International Continuing Education Program in London in 1998 will remember the outstanding presentation given by Dr Slavkin.

Distinguished Service Award

Dr Dale F. Redig of California will be honored with the PFA Distinguished Service Award at our annual Luncheon this October. Dr Redig earned his DDS and MS degrees at the University of Iowa. He was a Fulbright lecturer at the University of Baghdad (Iraq) from 1963 to 1964. He headed the Depart-ment of Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Iowa School of Dentistry until 1969 before becoming Dean and Professor of the University of the Pacific’s School of Dentistry (1969-1978). From 1976 through 1983, Dr Redig was education consultant for building a dental school at Saudi Arabia’s King Saud University of Riyadh. After his deanship, Dr Redig took on the position of Executive Director for the California Dental Association (1978-1996).

He has served as a member of the ADA Council on Dental Education and on the ADA’s Commission on Dental Accreditation. He also is past President of the American Fund for Dental Health (1980-1984), the American Society of Constituent Dental Executives (1989-1990), and President-elect (1978) for the American Association of Dental Schools.

Dr Redig has been much sought for his ability to design and develop dental schools and their programs in Saudi Arabia, Vietnam’s University of Saigon, and as United Nations consultant to Qatar University, United Arab Emirates.

After retiring from CDA, Dr Redig accepted the position of CEO for the Alliance for Dental Reimbursement Plans and still serves as Treasurer for the Sacramento Theatre Company.

Honorary Fellowship

Nikolaj M. Petrovic, President and CEO Emeritus of the American Dental Trade Association, will be presented with Honorary Fellowship in the Pierre Fauchard Academy at the Academy Awards Luncheon.

Dental Trade & Industry Award

The Dental Trade & Industry Award will go to Ultradent Products Inc, developers of the Astringedent Dento-Infusor concept. Actually, it was all the brainchild of Dr Dan E. Fischer, who began formulating this concept while at Loma Linda School of Dentistry (1970-1974). He was not able to interest any existing dental manufacturers with his products, so he founded his own company.

After the success of Astringedent, Dr Fischer went on to develop a superior retraction cord resulting in Ultrapak. Then came Ultra Etch. From Dr Fischer’s kitchen table, where he was surrounded by family working on his product, Ultradent expanded to 400 employees shipping to 62 countries and featuring 500 products. Ultradent has earned the “Exporter of the Year Award” and in 1993 the “Direct Distributor of the Year Award.”

Dr Dan Fischer also has been active with his dental school since his graduation, from his start as an instructor in Fixed Prosthethics to his current status as Adjunct Professor. He was presented the 1994 Loma Linda University Alumnus of the Year Award. And in 1995, the Utah ADG honored him with its “Utah Dentist of the Year Award.” Other notable awards include Utah’s Governor’s 1997 Medal for Science & Technology and the Clinical Research Institute’s 2000 Millennial Achievement Award.

Dr Fischer is still in private practice. He will accept the PFA Award at our Luncheon.

International Trustee James Englander Honored

PFA Trustee for Region 4 James A. Englander was honored by the Wisconsin PFA with its Distinguished Service Award this spring. Section Chair Glenn Maihofer cited Dr Englander’s outstanding and continuous dedication to the dental profession in nearly 50 years of service.

Jim Englander graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a BS degree and earned his DDS from Marquette University’s School of Dentistry. He then served as Captain in the United States Army for 2 years before entering private practice in Milwaukee. In 1963, Dr Englander returned to Marquette as an instructor in Fixed Prosthodontics until 1967. In 1967, he became President of the Marquette Dental Alumni Association. The following year, Dr Englander became the Director for the Canadian American Medi-cal Dental Association. In 1969, Dr Englander was elected President of the Greater Milwaukee Dental Association. And that same year, he served on the Comprehensive Health Planning Agency of Southeastern Wisconsin, a post he held until 1975. Alpha Omega Fraternity presented him its Achievement Award for Professional and Community Service.

In 1971, the Canadian American Medical Dental Association honored Dr Englander with its Certificate of Appreciation.

Dr Englander also was active in community dental programs, serving on the Comprehensive Health Planning Agency of Southeastern Wisconsin (1969-1975); on the Cream City Medical Society Neighborhood Health Center (1969-1972); on the Milwaukee Area Technical College Dental Advisory Board (1970-1974); on the Emergency Medical Services Urban Council of Milwaukee County (1972-1975); with the American Cancer Society, where in 1972 he was presented its Service Award; on the Wisconsin Interagency Council on Smoking and Health (1975-1978); and he received the Women in Community Service Commendation in 1972. In 1975, Dr Englander received a Certificate of Appreciation from the Medical Society of Milwaukee, and he served on the Southeastern Wisconsin Health Services Agency from 1975 until 1982. Governor Patrick Lucey appointed Dr Englander to the Wisconsin Health Policy Council (1976-1977).

In 1976, Dr Jim Englander became President of the Canadian American Medical Dental Association. And he was inducted into PFA Fellowship that year.

In organized dentistry, Dr Englander was making his mark as well. He was ADA Delegate in 1981, 1982, and 1983; Wisconsin Chair for the American Fund for Dental Health; and Wisconsin Dental Association President in 1983. From 1984 until 1989, he was Associate Editor for the Journal of the WDA.

He became an ACD Fellow in 1972, rising to Wisconsin Chairman in 1977 and 1978. He joined AGD in 1982, became an ADI Fellow in 1985, and an ICD Fellow in 1992.

As a PFA Fellow, Jim Englander became State Chairman in 1988 and was elected to International Trustee status in 1998 for Region 4.

In 1988, Governor Tommy Thompson appointed him to serve on the Wisconsin HIV Advisory Council (1988-1990). Then in 1993, Governor Thompson placed him on the Wisconsin Advisory Commission on Dentistry (1993-1995).

In 1989, Dr Englander received Marquette’s Distin-guished Alumnus in Dentistry Award. And in 1991-1992, Jim served on Marquette’s Search Committee for a Dean for the Dental School.

Dr Englander remains community active with the Wisconsin Impact Plan for Job Training, Family Services of Milwaukee, the Milwaukee Art Museum, the Milwaukee County Historical Society, the State Historical Society of Wisconsin, United Way, City of Hope (Milwaukee Young Executive Chapter), the International Institute of Wisconsin, the St Coletta School Endowment Fund, the St Francis Activity and Achievement Center, the Wisconsin Society for Brain Injured Children, the Association for Retarded Citizens of Wisconsin, and the University of Wisconsin Alumni Association.

In honoring Dr Englander, Section Chair Glenn Maihofer spoke of his achievements before a luncheon crowd of more than 200, which included the Marquette Dental School Dean, the PFA International Editor, and several past WDA Presidents.

Calendar 2000

29 November-2 December FDI Centennial Congress, Paris

Calendar 2001

TBA, Spring - PFA Academy Board Meeting
May - Australasia PFA Induction, Brisbane
6-8 September - 25th European Prosthodontic Association Conference, Prague
27 September-1 October - FDI World Congress, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
13-17 October - 141st ADA annual Meeting, Kansas City, Mo

Dr James Branson Willmott, 1837-1915, Toronto, Ontario

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Dr Willmott display from the University of Toronto Dental Museum

Dr James B. Willmott is the first distinguished Canadian dentist honored with induction into the PFA International Hall of Fame at ceremonies conducted in Toronto last May. Included among those honoring Dr Willmott were PFA President Fred Halik, Canadian Trustee Kevin Roach, Hall of Fame Chairman Ray Klein, Ontario Section Chair Aldo Boccia, and Dental World Editor James Brophy.

Dr Willmott’s distinguished importance to the profession of dentistry in Canada was his visionary development of Canadian dental education. Within his lifetime, he forged and elevated the unregulated itinerant dental tradesman of the 1860s into a Canadian dental profession with the status of recognized academic standing and international reputation by 1915. Dr Willmott built and maintained the solid foundation on which the profession grew in Canada to be recognized among the world’s highest-quality standards of dental surgery.

Dr Willmott took an active interest in town affairs and held many positions of trust as a young itinerant dentist in Milton. This early experience was invaluable for Dr Willmott, who became a driving force toward passing the Act of Incorporation of the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario in 1868. This was the first efficient dental law enacted in the world.

Dr Willmott left Milton in 1870 to attend the Philadelphia Dental College, graduating at the head of his class with the degree of Doctor of Dental Surgery. Such degrees were not at that time conferred in Canada until Ontario’s Royal College of Dental Surgeons, founded in 1875, was affiliated with the University of Toronto in 1888.

After earning his formal degree from Philadelphia, Dr Willmott opened his dental office in Toronto. From this leading Canadian city, Dr Wilmott used his clear vision, acute intuition, organizing genius, and executive ability to promote his high ideals of life conduct and dentistry. As a man of recognized high moral character and a pillar of his church and profession, he soon became a revered figure by those he influenced. He was cofounder of Canada’s first School of Dentistry in 1875 and was its Dean until his death in 1915. Dr Willmott worked unceasingly to create recognition for his profession, and he finally attained this in 1888 with the affiliation of his dental college to the prestigious University of Toronto. His continued activities in dentistry earned him international respect for our profession. His dedication and driving force in elevating his dental college was honored by the University of Toronto in 1914, when he was conferred the Honorary Doctor of Laws degree—the first Canadian dentist so honored.

One of his students of 1887 went on to become Dean of the Chicago College of Dental Surgery, which later affiliated with Loyola University of Chicago. That dental school was founded by a fellow Canadian and classmate of Dr Willmott’s, Dr Truman Brophy. And Dr Willmott’s student was Dean Charles N. Johnson, who said of his mentor, “He meant more to Canadian dentistry during the days of its organization than will ever be computed. I do not know where in any land the profession of that land owed more to a single individual than the profession of Canada owed to Dr Willmott. The name of Dr Willmott will always be indissolubly linked with the science of morals and the theory of integrity.”

This was the age of great dental leaders who throughout the world moved our profession out of the barbershops, jewelry stores, market places, itinerancy, and preceptorship to establish a formal educational rite of passage into professionalism, ethics, and morals. And these dental greats wedded those three words to forge a strong recognition of the science and art of dental surgery. As Sir William Mulock, quoting Hamlet, said of Dr Willmott, “Taking him, all in all, you will never see his like again.” The same can be said of those honored in the International Hall of Fame. Dr James B. Willmott certainly deserves that ranking.

International Hall of Fame

Toronto, Canada

Hall of Fame Chairman Ray Klein thundered into Toronto from Atlanta amid lightening storms that rocked his entire route, closed down airports, and halted many flights. But International Trustee Kevin Roach was there to greet him to initiate the first Hall of Fame installation in Canada. Also on hand for the installation were Presi-dent Fred Halik (who drove) and Editor Jim Brophy (who took a bucking propeller plane).

The Canadian PFA did an excellent job of organizing the event in conjunction with its Distinguished Service Award presentation and Induction Ceremony.

Trustee Kevin Roach and Ontario Section Chair Aldo Boccia hosted the event at the Royal York Hotel to honor Dr James Branston Willmott during the annual Spring Meeting of the Ontario Dental Society.

Many dignitaries and guests were in attendance, including relatives of Dr Willmott—great grandniece Sonya Willmott and great granddaughter Mrs George Williams Willmott. Dr Ann Dale, curator of the dental museum at the University of Toronto, had set up an excellent display of Dr Willmott mementos and gave the event attendees enthusiastic insights into his life.

Hall of Fame Chairman and past PFA President Ray Klein gave a thorough presentation of the Academy’s Hall of Fame, its history, the Paris venue, the displays at the National Dental Museum in Baltimore, and our pride in inducting Canada’s leading dental great into Fellowship among the world’s outstanding dental surgeons.

PFA President Fred Halik recognized Dr Kevin Roach’s initiative in bringing Dr Willmott to nomination for the PFA Hall of Fame. Dr Halik of New York expressed, “It is wonderful to visit my neighbors across the Lake.” President Halik presented a plaque to Dr Ann Dale for the museum and to the relatives of Dr Willmott in attendance.


Hall of Fame, Paris, France

PFA President Fred Halik, Secretary/Treasurer Richard Kozal, International Trustee Pierre Marois, Hall of Fame Chairman Ray Klein, French Section Chair Hubert Ouvrard, German Section Chair Frank Braun, and Editor James Brophy joined President André Robert at the headquarters of Le Conseil National de l’Ordre des Chirurgiens-dentistes in Paris to conduct our biannual Hall of Fame ceremonies honoring the world’s greatest dental surgeons at the primary location of the PFA International Dental Hall of Fame.

The International officers entourage had just arrived that morning after attending festivities the evening before hosted by the Belgium/Luxembourg PFA and its Chair, Professor Jose Dahan. But the gentle high-speed train from Brussels and the beautiful spring day in Paris roused everyone’s spirits to gala heights to celebrate the International Hall of Fame Ceremony at 11 am with our French Fellows at their dental headquarters.

International Trustee Pierre Marois introduced the head table of l’Ordre President Andrè Robert, PFA President Fred Halik, PFA Hall of Fame Chair Ray Klein, and French Section Chair Hubert Ouvrard. Hall of Fame Chair Ray Klein, a past PFA President, described the history of initiating the

International Hall of Fame through its permanent Wall of Fame location in Paris in 1994, and our subsequent return every other year to celebrate the placement of the new additions. This year, we honored Dr L. D. Pankey of Florida and Dr James Willmott of Canada by placing their commemorative plaques on the Wall at the French Dental Society Headquarters. Dr Klein read the histories of these great dental professionals, which were translated into French for the guests.

President Fred Halik and Chair Ray Klein then removed the veil to display the new plaques on the wall.

Later that day, Dr Robert would take us on a tour of the mobile dental clinic funded by the Foundation. We would honor Professor Charles Berenholc, President de l’Academie Nationale de Chirurgie Dentaire, and join them all at a cocktail reception hosted at their headquarters, closing the day’s events with a formal dinner at Fouquet’s Restaurant in Paris on the Champs Elysées.


The European Tour 2000

Belgium

Section Chairman Jose Dahan and his wife Marta were, as always, most gracious hosts. And Belgium is a great country to start a European tour. In this unique part of Europe, cultures blend in overlapping the Teutonic with the Romance. French, German, Flemish, and BBC English are well understood by these gracious people. The friendliness and beautiful landscapes were rivaled only by their fine chocolate, exquisite lace, and beer as fine as their best wines.

With France to the south, Germany to the east, The Netherlands on the north, and Great Britain a jump across the Channel to the west, Belgium is the melting pot of Europe with its careful love of fine art, architecture, and culinary tastes. Its name is derived from the prehistoric Belgae people. Today it is the headquarters for NATO, the foremost European military defense headquarters, and for the European Union. Its master cities of Brussels, Antwerp, Bruges, and Ghent have deep roots in European history and art. Such Flemish artists as the van Eyck brothers, Memling, Bosch, and van Dyck reveal a softer side of the charm and warmth of a people who have also been unwilling hosts to Napoleon’s Waterloo (12 miles south of Brussels), the Kaiser’s WWI scars, and Hitler’s Blitzkrieg.

President Fred Halik, Secretary/Treasurer Richard Kozal, Hall of Fame Chairman Ray Klein, and Editor Jim Brophy headed the entourage that arrived June 7. That evening, a quiet intimate dinner party was held at Dr Philippe Aubry’s La Quincaillerie Restaurant to discuss the arrangements for the next day’s ceremonies and activities.

Early the next morning, Marta Dahan loaded us into her van and took us to Ghent, the City of Flowers, where the treaty ending our Revolutionary War was signed. But more than flowers, the Sint Baaf’s Kathedral hosts van Eyck’s Het Lam God’s Altar paintings, among the many highlights.

For the afternoon, we were whisked to 16th century Brugge to experience the beautiful city’s architecture, with a stop along the canals to lunch and appreciate “the most painted landscape in the world”—a pastoral scene with a meandering river.

But the evening was quickly upon us as we dressed to attend the Belgium/Luxembourg Section’s Induction and Awards Ceremonies at La Maison du Cygne Restaurant, an over 200-year-old establishment on the Grande Plaza of Brussels. And there is no grander plaza anywhere than that in old Brussels. Its awesome square is surrounded by the finest multistory architecture you will ever see. The customary cocktail reception was followed by Professor Jose Dahan’s lecture on “Habits and Occlusion,” the modern techniques of recording the forces in the mouth and their interpretation into treatment—a cutting-edge technology presentation.

After dinner Chair Jose Dahan and President Halik honored Professor Jose Vreven of Brussels, Professor Jan de Boever of Ghent, and Dr Raymonde Duque of Brussels with Honorary Membership for their contributions to the profession of dentistry. Afterward, Drs Dahan and Halik were the inducting officers for new Fellows Drs Veronique Gester of Brussels, Anne Carpentier of Moustier, Christiaan Colpaert of Brussels, Natalie Donnay of Sart-Dames-Avelines, and France Gillet of Brussels.

France

At the crack of dawn, the PFA entourage was on the super-speed train to Paris. The beautiful French countryside blended with that of Belgium quickly, punctuated only by intermittent rural villages that are bookmarked with their tall church spires. Too soon for napping, we arrived at Le Gard Norde in Paris. The immediate impact of Paris is electric, a world capital of modern and ancient heritage whose international status can be sensed from our first step off the train. And we participated in that electricity, having only a couple of hours to prepare for the ceremonies at the Dental Headquarters for the French Dental Society. We hastened to International Trustee Pierre Marois’ apartments in the shadow of Le Tour de Eiffel to begin our day’s adventure.

By 11 AM, our video camera was set up and running as our PFA entourage, now joined by German Section Chair Frank Braun and his wife, was greeted by the French Dental Society officers and dignitaries. International Trustee for Europe Pierre Marois welcomed us all to the ceremonies.

France’s PFA Chair Hubert Ouvrard welcomed us to the City of Lights during their beautiful spring season.

President Andrè Robert of Le Conseil National de l’Ordre des Chirurgiens-dentistes gave the rousing keynote address as he did at the 1998 Ceremony.

“At the beginning of this new century, we find the Pierre Fauchard Academy as the best in the world. It honors our own Pierre Fauchard whose impact on the dental profession still is felt today, even with the development of new technology. Pierre Fauchard, along with Voltaire and Rousseau, are symbols of a turning point in the history of man. They contributed to an age of change that began a more intelligent, thoughtful advancement of our civilization.

“Here we meet just days after celebrating the historic D-Day of 1944. We have not forgotten that our brothers from America consecrated our soil with their blood and their lives for the cause of fraternity, freedom, and liberty. This Academy is another example of our shared brotherhood that has so many things in common with so few differences. I welcome the Pierre Fauchard Academy, our Academy of Fellowship.”

President Andrè Robert then presented our President Fred Halik with the French Gold Medal of Honor, their de la medaille d’Or du Conseil National.

PFA President Fred Halik then addressed the group, “I salute you from your colleagues from around the world. It is a pleasure to be in Paris to honor Pierre Fauchard in his country. In 1728, his first professional dental textbook stimulated, by precept and example, the gentle art of healing in his highly ethical practice of dentistry. We, today in the PFA, are still following his example by promoting and honoring the same professional dental literature and those who, by precept and example, demonstrate the same ethical practice of dentistry. This International Dental Hall of Fame is but one example of our mission. Honoring Dr Charles Berenholc is another.

“It is my honor to be among my brothers and sisters here in France. To have my words translated into this world’s most beautiful language is another honor. Vive la France.”

President Halik then proceeded to present “du diplome de Membre d’Honneur de la Pierre Fauchard Academy” to Professor Charles Berenholc, President de l’Academie Nationale de Chirurgie dentaire.

After the ceremonies, President Robert took the PFA Officers on a tour of the mobile dental clinic that was parked outside their offices (a feat in itself to get that large van through those narrow streets and a miracle to find a parking space).

A reception and socializing at the headquarters rounded out the afternoon.

An evening dinner to honor the day’s award dignitaries was hosted at Fouquet’s Restaurant on the Champs Elysées, about midway between the Arc de Triomph and the Louvre. Fouquet’s was known as the place where the French resistance met in the basement to plan their offensive against the Nazi occupation. One historian remarked that the Germans knew about that and kept an eye on them there. How clever of both sides to meet where the wine and food are the best in Paris.

Between all the toasts with fine French wine and gourmet entrée, the blue of the evening shaded into the dark of the night. Exhausted from the weekend’s activities, we returned to our rooms for some much-needed sleep.

Come next morning, though, Secretary/Treasurer Richard Kozal had President Halik and Editor Brophy et al crossing Paris to visit Le Procope, a restaurant noted to be the “hangout” for Voltaire and Pierre Fauchard in the 1700s. Fauchard was said to have carved his name in a table there. However, the establishment was unaware of any carving, let alone a Pierre Fauchard. But Voltaire they knew, and offered to host our next Awards Dinner in 2002.

This was a short walk to Notre Dame to thank God for the success of the ceremonies and activities that had occurred in the last 2 days. Our attempts to meet up at the Eiffel Tower in separate cabs failed when the Tower was closed to prepare for that evening’s rock concert(?).

That evening, International Trustee for Europe Pierre Marois hosted the PFA Officers entourage for dinner at le Relais de l’Entrecote to discuss the PFA stature in Europe Section by Section.

Monday found us bidding adieu to Paris in springtime, but gracious hosts Pierre and Seba Marois join us to chunnel under the English Channel to London.

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L-R, President Fred Halik shaking hands with past UK Chair Brian Parkins, Trustee Pierre Marois, and Secretary/Treasurer Richard Kozal

United Kingdom

London

After the tour reservations had been made, past United Kingdom Chairman Raj Rayan had difficulty bringing together the ceremonies, a place, and the dignitaries to induct some 20 new Fellows. Dame Margaret Steward and Professor Scully were to be honored. And our Monday evening dinner meeting with some English leaders in British dentistry fell through at the last minute, but was rescheduled for Wednesday evening.

President Halik then hosted a dinner meeting of our officers at Bentley’s to discuss the particulars of our global programs for the rest of his term.

The next evening, we were invited to the home of Dr Brian Parkins, past President of the American Dental Society of London and past PFA Section Chair for the United Kingdom. A Northwestern University master’s graduate, Dr Parkins has served as the Chairman of Dental Examiners for the Royal College of Surgeons of England. He is also a Justice of the Peace—among his many honors and duties, which include being Chairman of the European Section of ACD. A very knowledgable leader, Dr Parkins discussed the situation of the Academy in the United Kingdom with the officers. A social dinner followed the meeting.

The next day we departed, completing the European Tour 2000, which allowed for extensive personal contact between our European Fellows and their International Officers. Much was accomplished on so many various levels, but particularly it demonstrated that the Academy is a global organization in person, not just in name.

Charles Berenholc

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Dr Charles Berenholc

Du diplome de Membre d’Honneur de la Pierre Fauchard Academy

Du diplome de Membre d’Honneur de la Pierre Fauchard Academy

Born in 1924 in Warsaw, Poland, Charles Berenholc arrives in France to earn the Croix de Guerre for 1939 to 1945 as a young man. He then goes on to achieve a distinguished career in the profession of dental surgery.

Today, he is a Professor at Rene Descartes University in Paris, and he is a hospital consultant practitioner while serving as President for the National Academy of Dental Surgery (1990, 1995, 2000). He is also head of the dental unit at Sainte-Perine Hospital, the Public Health Laboratory for Renes Descartes University Dental Faculty, and an international expert for the World Health Organization. He is an Expert to the French High Court, a clinical Expert on the Board of Pharmacy for the Ministry of Health, and a member of the National Academy of Pharmacy. During his free time, he serves as President of the Study Center for Epidemiology and Prevention Research (CERES), of the Interministerial Commission for the Study of Home Care for the Elderly and the Handicapped, and of his Section for the National Council of Universities.

Dr Berenholc is Founding President of the National Committee for Dental Ethics associated with the National Academy of Dental Surgery and with the National Conseil de l’Ordre of Dental Surgeons.

He has been honored with the Croix de Guerre, Officier de la Legion d’Honneur, and Commandeur des Palmes Academques. He holds Honorary Presidency in the National College of University Professors and in the National College of Teachers in Public Health.

The Academy is proud to welcome the following new Fellows: Drs Lawrence Busino of Albany, Salvatore DeRicco of White Plains, Anthony Forcella of White Plains, Bhagwati Mistry of Tarrytown, Allan Mohr of Massapequa Park, Nicholas Nicosia of Rochester, Ashok Soni of Hawthorne, Jeffrey Stein of White Plains, Robert Tauber of Pleasantville, and Jeffery Watson of Fayetteville.

Section Chair Ed Feinberg presented the Pierre Fauchard Academy Plaque to NYSDA Executive Director Roy Lasky. Mr Lasky has done a great deal to assist the Pierre Fauchard Academy in New York State.

His support has made it possible to appropriately honor achievement and promote the advancement of the Academy. Mr Lasky has transformed the state association from a small operation to a thriving, modern association. He has assembled a first-rate staff of experts who are a joy to work with.

With thisextraordinary team, the NYSDA has assisted countless colleagues and patients. Under his direction, NYSDA has created award-winning, innovative programs. As New York’s Chief lobbyist and Executive Director of EDPAC, Mr Lasky has performed absolute miracles in the state legislature to the benefit of dentists, educators, patients, and health care institutions. Mr Lasky holds a BA in English from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and an MA in Political Science from SUNY Albany. He joined NYSDA after having served as the Executive Director of the New York Association for the Learning Disabled and as a Research Analyst for New York State Assemblyman Saul Weprin.

After the luncheon, NYSDA President-Elect Michael Fallon launched a new tradition by offering a champagne toast. The toast honored the new Fellows, guest of honor Roy Lasky, members, and guests.

From the Desk of Congressman Charlie Norwood, DDS

I had hoped that by this letter I could tell you that the Norwood-Dingell Bill would be law. There has been a great deal of movement, but working out the differences between the House and the Senate versions has come down to (1) who will be covered by this new law and (2) what form will liability for insurance companies take. In June, some Senators tried to pass the Norwood-Dingell Bill outright, but it fell short by two votes.

That is an improvement as we gained Sen. Fitzgerald of Illinois, Sen. Spector of Pennsylvania, Sen. Chafee of Rhode Island, and Sen. McCain of Arizona.

OSHA has pursued its attempts to impose new ergonomic regulations affecting employment. They have been prevented, until they complete a study ordered by Congress, to determine whether or not these new regulations are necessary.

I want to thank those at the Tennessee Dental Association for the great time I had at their Meeting. I have been busy in Washington this year and have not been able to attend as many of the dental meetings that I would like. I do have some time between now and the election if those invitations still stand.

I do want to thank so many of you for your contributions to our reelection effort. Without your help, it would be impossible to pay for these absurd million-dollar elections.

Thanks,
Charlie
 

P.O. Box 499
Evans, GA 30809

 

Central Office Report

By Secretary/Treasurer Richard Kozal

The Budget and Finance Committee met at the PFA Central Headquarters in Las Vegas this July. All was found to be in order.

The Interim Board Meeting has been scheduled for March 29 to 31 at the Westin Airport Hotel in Atlanta, Ga.

Third dues notices have been mailed out now. Eighteen Outstanding Dentist of the Year plaques have been prepared and two special request certificates have been processed to date.

Foundation donations from the US members total $21,820 and from Life Members are at $2765.

Our Website is constantly expanded and updated daily. Our Directory is as accurate as the office is informed.

From the Desk of the Foundation Executive Director

By Dr Shig Ryan Kishi

Dr Higue is etching the names of the 54 US dental school scholarship winners on the Foundation certificates to be sent with their checks this September. The international dental schools have until the end of August to submit their scholarship winners.
Many grant applications have been received for consideration at the October Chicago Meeting by the Foundation Board.

From the Desk of the Foundation Treasurer

Greed is the avenue motivating many investors to abandon security in lieu of large returns, which all too often seems to result not only in the loss of income, but the loss of investment as well. The PFA Foundation Board was well aware of this in directing that safety first and optimal income second be paramount concerns relative to investing Foundation funds. These recommendations resulted in the current investment in Treasury Bonds, Treasury Bills, GNMAs, and FNMAs. Optimal investment timing enabled us to invest at an overall return exceeding 7.5%. We certainly could not do that with the present-day interest rates.

I think I might do well to point out that our Foundation has certain financial needs. A fixed annual income is needed so as to ensure that the amounts needed for the various donations will be available on a timely basis. At present, our annual income is about $433,000, of which $326,000 is budgeted for donations and $86,500 for expenses, leaving about $20,000 for the reserve. These figures are only approximations.

Reserves have been invested in long term GNMA and FNMA funds, short term Treasury Bills, and long term Treasury Bonds. At the present time, the GNMA investment pool totals $557,426.45, bearing an interest rate of 7 to 7.5% guaranteed for about the next 25 years. The FNMA investment pool totals $335,366.50 bearing an interest rate of 7.5%. A Treasury Bond of $3,225,000, maturing in February of 2007, callable in February of 2002, bears an interest rate of 7.625%, and the Treasury Bond of $1,685,000, maturing in November of 2016 bears an interest rate of 7.5%.
I think it is important to point out that the total of all contributions in the Brenes-Espinach Fund was $5,078,895.04 and the value on 31 December 1999 was $6,073,107.20—an increased value of $994,212.16 this June 2000.

Members’ contributions go a long way in supporting these investments by (1) providing current working capital, and (2) by offsetting the amount to reduce IRS taxes, which our Foundation needs in annual private contributions to do. Members’ contributions are more than the actual figures, since they allow the offsetting amount to be kept from being taxed. The principal, to guarantee our regular flow of funds for scholarships and grants through the interest, is protected by each year’s members’ contributions and outside donations.

Thank you for all your support and please be generous.

Your contribution is magnified by all the other Fellows’ contributions and wisely allocated to worthwhile projects to promote oral health around the world.

Foundation News

Argentina

International Trustee Bernardo Levit has arranged for the Foundation scholarships to be presented at the LaPlata School of Dentistry to students Hernan Alberto Castillo and Maria Victoria Gulino, and at the University Nacional Rosario to student Glenda Veronica Tonso.

Canada

Trustee Kevin Roach arranged the Foundation Scholarship Award to be presented to the University of Montreal dental student Stefan Siedikowski with pictures in Le Journal Dentaire au Quebec.

Costa Rica

The PFA sponsored Loader-Brenes Espinach Seminar this year featured Dr Antonio Bascones, Professor and Chairman in Oral Medicine and Periodontology and Vice Dean of the Dental Faculty at Complutense University of Madrid, Spain. In his letter of appreciation to the Foundation, Dr Bascones thanked Drs Mario Rodriguez Cordero and Fernando Saenz Forero for their help in making the program such a success last March.

Foundation Vice President Carl Lundgren visited the PFA donated Multi Media Labs at the Costa Rica Dental School last March just before their formal dedication. These are the pictures he took of the facilities.

France

International Trustee for Europe Pierre Marois and Le Conseil National de l’Ordre des Chirurgiens-dentistes President Andrè Robert expressed their pride in the mobile dental clinic van purchased with a PFA Foundation grant through their L’Association Bus Social Dentaire.

President Robert personally took Fellows on a tour of le Bus Social Dentaire, which was parked outside their headquarters, and introduced its staff. But it was parked only for a short time as the van returned to servicing the dental needs of Paris, for which was its purpose. The tour of its facilities was impressive, with all the equipment needed to perform all aspects of dentistry so carefully designed for convenience and compactness. Dr Robert has every right to be proud.

Singapore

Associate Professor Jennifer Neo of the National University of Singapore sent a thank you letter acknowledging the presentation of the Foundation Scholarship Award to student Kian Wee Chua at the annual Faculty Awards Day held in August 1999.

Massachusetts

Tufts University School of Dental Medicine’s Assistant Dean Mark Gonthier sent a thank-you letter acknowledging the presentation of the PFA Senior Student Award at Tufts Seventh Annual Senior Awards Dinner last May to student Eric Weinstock.

The Tufts Class of 2000 Senior Dinner & Biographies booklet contained our award under their “Recognition for Leadership” section. Eric Weinstock’s biography lists him as earning a BA from Brandeis University in psychology and his JD from the Virginia School of Law. He will return to Tufts after graduating to study endodontics.

Washington, DC

Executive Director Nancy Kelly of Health Volunteers Overseas thanked the Academy for supporting the International Volunteer Symposium to be held in Chicago during the ADA Meeting at the ADA Building at 211 E. Chicago Avenue on Thursday, 12 October (6 to 9:30 PM) and on Friday, 13 October (7:30 AM to 5:30 PM). Attendance is limited to 40 dentists (call for reservations at 800-621-8099, ext. 2726; E-mail szmczyk@ada.org). Speakers will include Dr Dickson, Professor at the University of Saskatchewan Dental School; Dr Leff, a Virginia endodontist and Chair of the Dentistry Overseas Steering Committee; Dr Mackler, a periodontist and Assistant Professor at the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry; Ms Moher, an educational consultant and former faculty member of the University of Arizona School of Medicine; and Dr Serio, charter member of the ADA Dentistry Overseas Steering Committee of Health Volunteers, Director of the Dominican Dental Mission Project, and Periodontics Chairman at the University of Mississippi. The symposium is for those first interested and for veterans.

Kentucky

Chairman Karl Lange presented the Foundation Scholarship Awards to Paul Benson and to Gina Higgins at their 1999 Awards Luncheon in conjunction with the Kentucky Dental Association Meeting.

Chairman Karl Lange also presented the new Scholarship winners for 2000 to Chris Freeman of the University of Kentucky and Mark Nation of the University of Louisville at the April annual PFA Awards Luncheon.

Pennsylvania

Section Chair Joseph Donato had the PFA foundation Scholarship awards presented last May to Temple University School of Dentistry student Heather Zeitz with Dean Martin Tansy; and to University of Pittsburgh Dental School junior Suneet Bath by interim Dean Thomas Braun and Dr Stephen Kondis, Executive Director of their Dental Alumni Association.

Wisconsin

Section Chair Glenn Maihofer hosted Foundation Scholarship student Sarah Santos of the Marquette University School of Dentistry at the annual Awards Luncheon last April held during the WDA State Meeting. Ms Santos thanked the Academy for its scholarship, which will help her in entering the orthodontics program. In her address before some 200 dental and PFA dignitaries, she particularly noted that the “most important part of the award was being recognized for her dental school achievement by this most prestigious dental organization.”

Marquette Dental School Dean William Loeb also extended his appreciation to the Academy for its mentorship program and to the Foundation for its scholarships.

Washington State

The Dental Alumni News of the University of Washington Dental Alumni Association Summer 2000 edition noted the presentation of the Pierre Fauchard Academy Dental Student Scholarship Award to Eric Vetter, who also received the ACD Outstanding Senior Student Award, the Academy of Dental Materials Award, the Medico Dental Media International Book Award, the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Membership Award, and the Dr Jack Nichols Award for Leadership. Eric had served as Student Council President.

Section News

Finland

Section Chair Dr Kai Masalin, who is also National Secretary for the Finnish National Committee for FDI, presented outgoing Chair Dr Leila Telivuo our PFA Appreciation Plaque for her 9 years of service to the PFA Finland Section. This was performed during the annual FDI Luncheon held last May in the Helsinki International Fair and Congress Center during the Finnish Annual Dental Congress with some 50 distinguished colleagues present.

Peru

Section Chair Javier Flores-Araoz P. hosted the annual induction dinner during the Academia de Estomatologia del Peru Octavo Congress Internacional in Lima. PFA President Fred Halik had the opportunity to present a continuing education lecture, which was translated into Spanish for his audience.

Pakistan

Chairman Professor M. A. Soofi hosted the first PFA Convocation this August at the Avari Hotel in Lahore. The chief guest speaker was Dr Naseem Hassan Shah, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Pakistan. Professor M. A. Soofi also was the opening speaker for the fourth annual convocation of ICD as he is Regent for ICD Section 24.

Canada

Trustee Kevin Roach noted that there are 5 Sections in his country – Quebec/Montreal, Ontario, British Columbia, Prairie, and the Maritime Provinces. All are active and functioning.

Ontario

Trustee Kevin Roach and Section Chair Aldo Boccia hosted the annual Induction and Awards Luncheon this May during the Ontario Dental Association Meeting in Toronto at the Royal York Hotel. International President Fred Halik (from across Lake Ontario), past PFA President Ray Klein of Florida, and International Editor Jim Brophy of Chicago attended along with many dignitaries, including University of Toronto Dental Museum Curator Dr Ann Dale, Dr Donald Rife, and relatives of their dental school founder James Willmott, Sonja Willmott and Mrs George W. Willmott.

President Halik, Trustee Roach, and Chair Aldo Boccia inducted new Fellows Drs Rick Caldwell, Robert Carmichael, Brian Chapnick, Cameron Clokie, Michael Connolly, David Cowan, Delbert Crowe, Johann de Vries, Mel Hawkins, Norman Ironstone, Hardy Limeback, Angelos Metaxas, Gerry Solomon, Robert Sutherland, and Ian Watson into Academy Fellowship.

President Fred Halik then assisted Trustee for Canada Kevin Roach in honoring the Distinguished Dentist of the Year, Dr Donald L. Rife. Dr Rife earned his dental surgery degree from the University of Toronto in 1950. He then served as President of the Canadian Dental Association for Children in 1955 and 1956 and for the Canadian Dental Association in 1977 and 1978. He has been Ontario Dental Association Councilor for North Toronto, editor of the ODA newsletter, and served on the ODA Executive Board. He is a Fellow in ADI and PFA and a member of the Toronto Academy of Dentistry. Dr Rife has been a general dental practitioner and active in organized dentistry for 50 years.

UNITED STATES

Connecticut

Chair Howard Mark noted that the Connecticut State Dental Association’s The Communicator, June/July issue, reported on the PFA Award for Leadership being presented to Dr Tamara Goodman, who graduated with honors from the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine. Her father, Dr Joel Goodman, was proud of his daughter’s many awards and achievements.

The Annual Luncheon Meeting, with more than 60 attending, was held in May during the CSDA Annual Session. Dr Howard Bailit, Professor of Community Medicine and Health Care at UCONN gave the presentation and was also the recipient of the Distinguished Dentist of the Year Award. After his address, new Fellows were inducted into the Academy with Fellow Jeanne Altieri inducting her husband James into Fellowship. International Trustee Robert Friedman then inducted new Fellows Drs Thomas Brady, Joel Goodman, Donald Greiner, Michael Margolies, Thomas Ohlson, Ann Sagalyn, Milton Wallack, and Jeffrey Zell.

Newly inducted Fellow Milton Wallack received the distinguished Daniel Lynch Award presented by the Greater Waterbury Dental Society last April.

Fellows Jeanne Altieri and Joel Goodman are ADA Delegates to attend this October’s Meeting in Chicago along with Alternates PFA Chair Howard Mark and Fellows Thomas Brady and James Altieri.

The CSDA elected newly inducted Fellow Joel Goodman as its Speaker of the House of Delegates.

California, Northern Section

Dean Art Dugoni of UOP’s School of Dentistry was the third recipient of the American Association of Dental Schools’ Distinguished Service Award last April during the AADS’ annual meeting in Washington, DC. This award is not given on a regular basis, only when an individual merits its presentation. Dr Dugoni has served as President of the California Dental Association and as Treasurer for FDI.

Tennessee

Governor Don Sundquist appointed Fellow Reuben Pelot of Knoxville to the Board of Dentistry. Dr Pelot earned his degrees at Georgia Tech, the University of Tennessee, and from the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry. Besides PFA he is a Rotarian and a member of the Volunteer Ministry Center. The Volunteer Ministry Center, which was featured in the April 17 issue of the Knoxville News-Sentinel, pictured Dr Pelot and his wife Barbara providing dental care to those in need.

PIERRE FAUCHARD ACADEMY

Officers

Fred Halik
President
New York

M. David Campbell
President-elect
Michigan

Scott Welch
Vice President
Wyoming

Richard A. Kozal
Secretary/Treasurer
Nevada

James M. Brophy
Editor
Illinois

James E. Long
Immediate Past President
Mississippi

Trustees

REGION 1—Europe
Pierre Marois
France
REGION 2—N.E. USA
Robert Friedman
Connecticut
REGION 3—S.E. USA
Gordan Stine
South Carolina
REGION 4—Midwest USA
James A. Englander
Wisconsin
REGION 5—Western USA
Gary Lowder
Utah
REGION 6—Canada
Kevin Roach
Ontario
REGION 7—Latin America
Bernardo Levit
Argentina
REGION 8—Australasia
William Winspear
Australia
REGION 9—Asia
Eiichi Katagiri
Japan
REGION 10—Central USA
Michael Perpich
Minnesota

2. March - April

To quote from Rainer Maria Rilke, “And now let us welcome the year full of things that have never been.” To paraphrase this, let us welcome the new century, full of things that have never been.

Our new graduates have problems concerning how to practice dentistry. They have money problems. Many have large debts and school loans to pay. They have concerns about practice. Do they work for someone? And I do mean work, as in “Do as you are told,” even if you do not agree with the diagnosis or treatment plan. This is a continuation of school where students take information, take techniques, and take what is available. After graduation, many new dentists take what the practice owner gives them. They take what the insurance company gives them. It all adds up to teaching the new dentists to be takers!

Let us ask them to give something back to the community which they are a part. Help them to learn the joy that comes from giving to others. Help them, through service to others and service to the community, learn the attitude that will make them absolutely wonderful practitioners. They will learn what is important in life ... giving to others, not whether your car costs more than someone else’s, or your house is better than anyone else’s. That is the kind of value and virtue we need to put in the hearts of our new dentists. Let the new dentist be part of the solution!

Your Academy has recognized the “taker” problem. For many years we have been active in offering help. The Academy presents, with no strings attached, one senior in each of our 54 dental schools and 28 international schools a check for $1,500. This year we gave $121,500 to dental students around the world.

We, PFA members, have successfully done what other organizations have either talked about, or tried to do in a limited way. We began the Mentoring Program many years ago. We encourage our Section Chairs to work with the dental schools and to arrange for mentors and students to meet with the intent that students will have a friend in dentistry. This experienced friend becomes a person in whom the student can confide, a friend who maintains an ethical practice, and a person with whom they can talk about problems in dentistry in an ethical way.

Our Foundation is responsible for many programs. We have programs all over the world providing care for the poorest of the poor in the Dominican Republic and in Brazil. We provide a mobile dental clinic in Paris, the availability of cleft palate surgery in Vietnam, and a multimedia center in Costa Rica to name a few.

The Academy is spreading the meaning of what it means to be a dental professional serving the world. The Academy has become a major figure in world dentistry.
I will have the honor of representing our Academy at the FDI Congress, which is the World Dental Parliament. The ADA, ADI, and the PFA are the only U.S. organizational representatives. Our Academy provides leadership. In fact, last year every candidate for the office of ADA President-Elect was a PFA Fellow.

We are an organization with a membership of 7,700 Fellows from 65 countries.

I am proud to say that our PFA Foundation is now the world’s largest international dental philanthropic organization. Our Foundation uses your contributions to help serve people. Our overhead is low, with only one paid employee—a part-time Executive Director. The Board of Trustees is made up of volunteers who are the past Presidents of the Academy.

The Dental Hall of Fame in Paris, with branches in Baltimore and in Toronto, was created to honor the great leaders of dentistry. By honoring our past, we bring meaning and awareness of our profession to the world. Many in our profession have little knowledge concerning the great contributions to patient health provided by these outstanding leaders.

I thank you all for what you have done. To be a PFA Fellow makes one, in addition to being a fine dentist, a giver, not a taker. By giving and supporting the Academy, you should be proud of the help you have provided worldwide. In a five-year period we have awarded grants in excess of $1.5 million. In the near future, we expect to present a unique Continuing Education course. This is a concept that I believe has never been experienced before. We hope to be able to present this course to our Fellows at no charge!

I am hopeful that the Foundation will be able to expand our programs, increase the funds for the student scholarships and increase the number of students who receive these scholarships.

I want to thank you all for your help and support. We could never have succeeded without the caliber of people you make available with your membership. Many of you who have contributed so much would have helped people anyway, but under PFA we magnify your ability to bring greater service to the world.

In many organizations today the emphasis is on, “What do I get out of it?” In PFA, I am happy to say that the great majority asks, “What can I do to help?” We are givers. I thank you for that.

Malcolm David Campbell, DDS

President

First Tour

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L-R, standing, Dr. Raymonde Duque, President Campbell, Chair Jose Dahan

Belgium I

While the United States searched Florida for a new President among thousands of dented computer cards, our International President Malcolm David Campbell and his wife Janet commenced their first PFA International Tour. And what an excellent place was there to begin than in the heart of Europe—Belgium. Chairman Professor Jose Dahan and his gracious wife Marite greeted us to PFA Region I. Arriving the Wednesday before Thanksgiving (U.S. holiday), we joined Professor Dahan for dinner at Maison du Felix in a quiet sector of Brussels.

The dinner, however, was all but that as President Campbell greeted the doctors and wives from Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, and the United States.After dinner, Dr. Campbell took the floor to discuss the importance of the personal internationality of our Fellowship. In a setting where only three of the visiting doctors had met before, the congeniality of the evening transcended the various language barriers to be a deeply rewarding experience for us all, in the name of Pierre Fauchard.

Chair Dahan presented Dr. Raymonde Duque to International President Campbell for conference of Honorary Membership on this great lady. In this private, intimate ceremony, before peers from four different nations, this honor was more than a simple expression of Academy recognition for one of Belgium’s finest professionals. This was a welcoming into Fellowship so often experienced in our international organization. Professor Dahan had arranged the setting to maximize the opportunities for us all to become well acquainted and begin new friendships. The midnight hour came too quickly as our first evening in Europe, and President Campbell’s first official duty, came to a successful close.

Belgium II

A rainy Thanksgiving morning did not dissuade the entourage from accompanying Marite Dahan through the churches of Ghent (Gent) and Brugge northwest of Brussels. The highlight of our tour was to actually see the famous paintings Het Lamb (Mystical Lamb), icons painted by the great Flemish masters the van Eyck brothers (1432) in St. Bavo’s Cathedral in Gent. For the U.S. Fellows, this was the city where our Treaty of Ghent, ending the War of 1812 with Britain, was drawn up and signed. We then hurried back to Bruxelles (Brussels) to prepare for the Belgium/Luxembourg Section Installation Ceremony and Awards Dinner. Professor Dahan had again outdone himself in arranging the ceremonies to be held at La Maison du Cygne (the Restaurant of the Swan) on the Grand Plaza of old Brussels. The several hundred-year-old restaurant greeted dignitaries from all over Europe, including our own New Hampshire Chair David Stahl and his wife, Bonnie. The room was covered with original paintings from Flemish master Brueghel.

Professor Dr. de Boever from the University of Ghent presented a brief course on TMJ Dysfunction. This followed Professor Dahan’s all-day PFA scientific seminar at the Park Hotel on Dysfunctional Occlusion. After dinner, President Campbell gave a few remarks thanking Chairman Jose Dahan and Marite for their hospitality. “In a world of takers, we bring the joy of helping people. We, professionals, understand the value of service to our communities on all levels.” Dr. Dahan then presented Professor de Boever to President Campbell for bestowment of PFA International Honorary Fellowship. Our President went on to stress how our many PFA Sections worldwide bring together fellow professionals to continue Pierre Fauchard’s life work in sharing knowledge as Professors Dahan and de Bouver did today. But the Academy is more than that. We recognize and honor those in our profession who have gone beyond this in dedicating their lives to dentistry.
And so we honor Drs. Raymonde Duque and de Bouver for their outstanding works here in Belgium. But the Academy is more than that. We establish Fellowship among the professionals with events, such as this dinner, to promote networking, to make contacts, and most importantly, to establish friendships and social exchanges. “As President, I cannot feel the warmth of your hand in a letter. I cannot share a conversation with you in a Dental World column. But being here with you this evening makes the world smaller for us all. The magic of this moment will last in our memories. And that is what PFA is all about.”

Chair Jose Dahan and President David Campbell inducted four new Fellows into the Academy. The highlight of the ceremony was the singing of the Belgium Section Induction Song by the new Fellows.

Midnight came again too soon. But President David and Janet agreed that it had been an excellent way to celebrate our Thanksgiving.


Belgium III

Belgium III A sunny Friday shone on International President Campbell and Editor Brophy tramping through the mud at Waterloo Battlefield as they tried to understand the crucible that was 1815 Europe, which brought almost a half million men to these farm fields that June of long ago. Tens of thousands were never to leave as old Europe gave birth to a new continent, which included Belgium a dozen years later. As we envisioned the carnage that was visited on this place in the heat of clashing armies, we contrasted it with our mission of bringing healing to the dental world.

We asked Marite Dahan, our guide, why this great battlefield was not marked with more monuments and memorials. She replied, “If we did that for every battlefield in Europe, we would have no land left to live on!”

We, healers by nature, givers in our dental profession, as we trod the mud of Waterloo, came to understand that our PFA role in world history becomes more important as the Academy provides an alternative to covering Europe, and the planet, with battlefields. President Campbell pondered that the Academy and the Foundation are bringing dental assistance to meet the needs of a shrinking world. We honor those who serve the health of the public. We bring world Fellowship to practicing dentists, researchers, teachers, and the profession’s leaders to encourage their efforts. This reaching out to other cultures to help them, regardless of past conflicts, can also affect a change in attitudes toward one another. Our international officers can reinforce that message of healing and peace in visiting our global Fellows like no other international organization does.
Touching each other, one person at a time, has a ripple effect wherever we go. We need to do more touching, to bring more Fellowship, and to tame an angry world with our gentleness of healing.

The night before President Campbell had talked about the joy of service to our communities. For the PFA, the entire world is our community.

Editor Brophy responded with a quote from Daniel Burnham, the architect of the Chicago waterfront, “Make no small plans.”

Friday evening’s dinner was at the original Leon’s of Belgium, in a section of the city that was really hopping. President Campbell, Chair Dahan, and Editor Brophy spent the evening in discussion about the Foundation’s grants. Dr. Dahan’s Section has developed a WEPE (West-East Professional Exchange program) in which they would sponsor an exchange of dentists between western and eastern Europe. Besides cementing relations across the former Iron Curtain, Dr. Dahan noted that it would elevate the level of dental practice in the former Eastern Bloc countries that have been kept in a technological darkness for decades.

This intercountry mentorship, one dentist at a time, takes the PFA role to a higher state. This fulfills the PFA mission in sharing knowledge as did our namesake. This is the ripple effect that changes the world so there might be no more Waterloos or Iron Curtains. This is the potential PFA has to help the world. And our leaders are making no small plans.


PARIS

Sunday morning, our entourage trained to the City of Lights to prepare for the FDI World Congress. European Trustee for Region I, Pierre Marois, and his lovely wife, Seba, received us in their home within the shadow of the Eiffel Tower. Dr. & Mrs. Marois hosted a huge cocktail party to bring together PFA and the ADA attending the Congress. French Chair Hubert Ouvrard, Fellow Juan Serrano, and Iowa Fellow (and FDI officer) Kathryn Kell mixed with all the top ADA Officers.

After the party, Dr. Marois gave us a tour of a modern French dental office run by Drs. Christian and Pierre Ragu. Then it was off to dinner on the Champs Élysées at the famous Fouquet’s Barrière where our Trustee and his wife hosted some 60 guests to welcome ADA President Robert Anderton and PFA President David Campbell as guests of honor, along with many past ADA Presidents and current officers.

Sitting at the head table with our host, President Campbell made many invaluable contacts with the ADA. The stellar evening’s festivities ended too soon as we left the world’s most grande boulevard to head around the Arc de Triomphe to our hotel by the Palais des Congrès where the FDI Meetings were to start the next day.


FDI World Congress

The Pierre Fauchard Academy is an affiliate member of FDI, along with 14 other dental associations of which ADI (Academy of Dentistry International) is the only other international honor organization. We are entitled to three representatives who may speak, but have no vote.

Our Philippines Chairman, Dean Diampo Lim, represented the Asian Pacific Regional Organization, sitting in the first row in front of us. Our PFA Chairman Vladimer Margvelashvili of the Georgia Republic was behind us. Our Mexico Chair, Ernesto Acuna was not only a voting delegate for Mexico, but was a candidate for the FDI Council itself. PFA Fellow Henk Schotte, Treasurer of The Netherlands, was also in attendance.

PFA Chair for Slovenia, Professor Matjaz Rode, was the voting delegate for his country. And, of course, the many ADA Delegates we know, like Tim Rose and Jack Harris, were present. It was like home week for us with so many Fellows there. PFA world leadership was well represented.

On Monday, President Campbell and Editor Brophy toured the exhibitions and meeting areas, registered, and divided up the many meetings at which President Campbell wanted us to have representation. Dr. Campbell also battled a cold from the damp, rainy day and running from sunup to well after sunset—meeting and greeting our Fellows attending. Most were impressed that we were there and participating. And we let them know we were there. Between the two officers, they distributed 136 PFA business cards during the duration of the meetings.

The Palais des Congrès is a huge place. It has five public levels and many half floors, which were hung off the corners of the exhibition areas.

The exhibition areas surrounded the huge meeting halls in the center. Every conceivable space was used. The first floor contains exquisite shops. Floor 112 had the registration and temporary FDI offices. Floors 2, 3, and 4 had exhibits. And the half floors contained meeting rooms. Floor 5 contained large meeting rooms, one of which was for the FDI Congress Business Sessions.

In the center of the lower floors were huge meeting areas for the many scientific lectures that were scheduled. The half floors, being in the corners, did not connect with themselves. If you had a meeting in room 202A and another in 232B you had to go down to a complete floor and cross over hundreds of exhibits and thousands of visitors to get to the next meeting in five minutes.

Every time you wished to enter the FDI areas, you needed to remove your identification card and have the ushers put it through a machine. This was to count the number attending. Some 5,000 people registered for the Congress and this process considerably slowed down entry. The escalators from floor to floor were changed from our Monday exploration so that the up and the down ones met at the same place on the same floor. To continue your journey up (or down) you had to go through the exhibits to get to the next bank of elevators to continue your journey. This was not only a fire hazard for escaping the building, but it brought the crowds from the floor above and the floor below to the same spot on the in-between floor, creating a people jam. All for the sake of driving you through the exhibits.


General Assembly A—Tuesday

Tuesday morning Congress A Session opened with President Campbell and Editor Brophy answering roll call for the Pierre Fauchard Academy, which commenced the six-hour long world dental business session. The agenda manual was an inch thick. They distributed the manuals in English, French, Spanish, and German.

President Campbell got the last English one. Editor Brophy had to feverishly translate his from German. So he was awake for the entire time. Earphones at each seat provided multilingual translations. Voting was done on handheld instruments that registered with a computer that displayed the results on huge screens.

Korean Luncheon

Our only break was to attend the luncheon in the next room hosted by the Korean Dental Association. This was to promote attending the 24th Asia Pacific Dental Congress (APDC) in April 2002, in Seoul, Korea. President Campbell went through the receiving line and met KDA President Kee-Taek Lee. The luncheon was excellent with hundreds attending. But it was a good time to network with dental leaders from all over the world.

President Campbell went from delegation to delegation discussing the Foundation, or about establishing a Section in various PFA-less countries. He consulted with our PFA Chairman Ernesto Acuna and Mexican Dental Association President Antonio Estrada Esquivel along with FDI Council member Michele Arden of Belgium, Jack Harris of Texas, South African Executive Director Neil Campbell and Delegate C. P. Ratan, FDI Associate Executive Director J. T. Barnard, International Federation of Dental Education Association’s Executive Director Preston Littleton, Benin Delegate Emile China, Botswana Delegate Clement Luhanga, Latvia Delegates Guntis Ziguro and Rita Kundzina, Zimbabwe Delegate Nazier Mohomed, to name a few. These passing introductions became invaluable later as we ran into them again and again and became friends.

Meeting—Wednesday

President Campbell held morning court with representatives from various PFA Sections to discuss matters in their areas. Editor Brophy attended the Press Room and interviewed several FDI leaders (who then knew we were there). Visiting the FDI booth promoting next year’s Congress in Kuala Lumpur earned us an interview with FDI President-elect A. Ratnanesan of Malaysia, and an introduction to Malaysia Dental Association President Ng Kok Han.

The evening hosted the Gala Opening of the World Dental Congress at an offsite sports arena—the Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy. Why the opening ceremony is held halfway through the week’s events was never discovered by your Editor. But it was a grand ceremony.

The Opening Ceremony for FDI was also that for the hosting French Dental Association (ADF) Meeting. FDI President Jacques Minot handled the honors along with ADF Secretaries General Patrick Hescot and Michel Chabre. The colorful roll call brought the flags of 129 countries to the stage with the 90 musicians of the Orchestre National de Paris entertaining us. Buses brought us back and forth from our hotel.

Committee—Thursday

We began the morning attending various committee meetings, or intending to. By this time in the weeklong Congress, the crowds had reached crushing level and travel from one side of the Palais to the other was impossible. The posted guides were red-suited, very attractive young ladies in little booths, but they spoke halting English. I spent some time trying to convince one that the meeting to be held in Room TBD meant “to be designated” and was not an actual room that she was feverishly looking for on her Palais map. She directed me to the FDI booth, who then directed me to the FDI office, all hidden away and all across the floors on different floors. Editor Brophy spent the afternoon in the hidden FDI Office interviewing wandering FDI officers. President Campbell wandered the Palais looking for meeting rooms that we swear did not exist, but he handed out PFA business cards and made contacts.


ADA Reception at the American Embassy

The invitation read that Kenneth Moorefield, Minister Counselor for Commercial Affairs, and Dr. Robert Anderton, ADA President, requested the pleasure of our company at a reception celebrating the FDI Centenary on 13 November at 5:30 pm at the American General Consulate. This was not an easy thing to do. Getting a cab in the evening was a 45-minute wait in line and most will not take three passengers. Finding 2 rue Saint Florentin was another problem as it was across the city near the Louvre. Once we got there, the Marines needed our invitation and passport for identification. (I thought to ask them who our new President was today. But they were a no nonsense bunch.)

The American Consulate is in the light of the huge Ferris wheel that graces the end of the Champs Élysées. The palatial mansion that houses the U.S. Delegation in Paris had originally been owned by France’s famous Tallyrand. It was acquired by the United States shortly after WWII as the headquarters for administering the Marshall Plan. Except for the dutiful Marine guards, the spacious reception rooms were more Tallyrand than General Marshall.

We proceeded through the reception line renewing acquaintances with the ADA Officers and were greeted by International Trustee Pierre Marois and Seba. (Pierre owns Paris.) Many PFA Fellows were there and helped us with introductions, such as FDI Committee officer, our own Kathryn Kell, and Mexico Chair Ernesto Acuna who introduced us to the PFA section officers from Spain. Our newest Fellow, inducted in Belgium only a few days before, Dr. Shulman, formally introduced us to FDI Counselor Michele Arden.


FDI

by Editor James Brophy

FDI by Editor James Brophy

The Federation of Dentistry International was organized at the Third International Dental Congress held in Paris in 1900. On 15 August 1900, Dr. Charles Godon of Paris (a PFA Hall of Fame honoree) laid the groundwork for the FDI.

Today, during its centennial year, FDI is a federation of national dental associations in 129 countries with 28 international affiliate members, of which PFA is one, and 17,000 members, of which your editor is one. FDI has official status with the United Nations and with the World Health Organization.

Its objectives are to represent the dental profession on a voluntary, non-governmental, international basis. The organization is to arrange a World Dental Congress (usually during the regular meeting of the host country’s dental association) to advance international programs that promote oral and general health of the world’s population while elevating the status of our profession.

Their mission is defined in four statements:

(1) To be the authoritative, professional, independent voice of dentistry;

(2) To support the principle that all people should have access to the best possible care to achieve optimal oral health;

(3) To support and promote the interests of the member associations and their members;

(4) To contribute internationally to the development and dissemination of policies, standards, and information related to all aspects of oral health care.

The FDI organizational structure consists of Executive Officers and a Council at the head of their annual General Assembly. The General Assembly consists of Member Associations, Affiliate Member Associations (like ours), Regional Organizations, WHO, and international standardization organizations. Along with the Commissions, the projects, and committees, this comprises their World Dental Parliament.

The FDI, in theory, does seem to achieve success in what it claims to be as the “worldwide voice of dentistry.” The fact that there is no rival worldwide organization justifies their claim to be the world voice for dentistry. But then its organization is seriously flawed.

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President Campbell going through the Japanese Delegation receiving line

Japan Dental Association

Reception A bus then took us and the ADA dignitaries to one of the two events after the ADA reception. The FDI was hosting an organ concert at Notre Dame and the Japan Dental Association was holding their reception. President Campbell, who had tickets for the concert, chose to attend the Japanese Reception and sent Janet Campbell to represent us at the concert. The bus took us to the other end of the Champs Élysées to the Kleber Pavilion to the Japanese Reception sponsored by Shofu, Yoshida, GC Corp., and J. Morita Corp. The reception was enormous, covering three floors and a large garden. Hundreds of people filled the floors where each specialized in different cuisines. On the Japanese floor, we met with the officers of the Japan Dental Association and talked with Masahiko Horie, the Japanese Ambassador’s Minister in Paris.

On the Latin floor, we met with Dr. Acuna and the Spanish delegation again. By the time we reached the Italian floor, President Campbell left with the ADA Officers to be bused back to the Notre Dame Concert. Editor Brophy went on to discuss establishing a PFA Section in Red China with Professor Zhang Xiu Yin of Shanghai No. 2 Medical University, and Wan Xiang of the China Ministry of Health in Beijing. After a pleasant conversation with Neil Campbell, Executive Director of the South African Dental Association, the Editor walked back to the Meriden Hotel where we were staying.

Meeting—Friday

Oh, Friday morning came too early with post-receptionitis. President Campbell met with Trustee Marois for breakfast, while Editor Brophy attended the FDI’s three-hour Editor’s Conference on Electronic Publishing. President Campbell then met with Philippines Chairman Dr. Diampo Lim to finish out his morning.

Our small delegation of two reunited for lunch at the Affiliate Members Association Meeting. This meeting was chaired by FDI Speaker of the House John Hunt and was attended by some 25 delegates. The diversity of the varied organizations made it difficult to get a consensus of what direction to take. Dr. Hunt listened patiently to everyone’s concerns. Our delegation suggested that each group select the FDI Committee or Commission they were interested in consulting on, and that this overall committee discuss the logistics of that action. This plan was adopted. This meeting was two hours.

We then dashed off for the Dental Aid Organization Meeting, which we had been personally invited to attend by FDI Associate Director J. T. Barnard to discuss our Foundation. This meeting was chaired by FDI Executive Director Per Ake Zillen himself, with some 20 delegates in attendance, including the ADA, ADI, and the University of Maryland.

FDI had just initiated four pilot programs to assist needy countries. To continue such programs, and expand into more projects, the FDI was searching for their role in bringing together funding groups. Along with other delegates, PFA suggested that FDI act as a clearinghouse for such activities to avoid duplicating efforts. We also suggested that such groups as PFA, ADI, and perhaps ICD, which have member sections in those project countries, be consulted to assist in getting the aid and equipment in the country to the right people. Per Ake asked if there might be ill feelings among the competitive honor societies to do this. The ADI delegates responded that they were PFA Fellows, too. It was a proud moment for your Editor to hear that. The ADI President pointed out that our groups would be honored to help one another to serve the needs of these countries. And we all agreed. Per Ake asked your Editor if I thought FDI should be doing this. I replied, “If not FDI, then what other world dental organization?”

This meeting ran three hours, but it melded many groups under FDI leadership to begin to serve the world dental needs. And PFA was there.

Editor Brophy left exhausted by the day’s events, but President Campbell and Janet represented PFA at the FDI sponsored dinner boat cruise on the Seine River.

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General Assembly B—Saturday

The morning had us at the final session to close up the loose ends of business. Our friend Ernesto Acuna was running for FDI Counselor on the Board against two incumbents for two spots. In the initial voting, Dr. Acuna came in second. But when they broke out the next round of contesting Dr. Acuna against one incumbent, then the other, the European bloc was able to re-elect their incumbents.

Home—Sunday

Our coverage at FDI was quite successful. But President Campbell was disappointed. He had only contacted 62 dental associations of the 129 member countries when time ran out. Exhausted, we headed for home.

Central Office Reports

Secretary/Treasurer Richard Kozal

At last fall’s President’s Luncheon, Dr. Harold Slavkin of Los Angeles was honored with our Pierre Fauchard Gold Medal. This Award is given annually to a person who has made outstanding contributions to the progress and standing of the dental profession. The recipient is nominated by a committee of past recipients, which includes all the living past recipients of this Award. This committee, as individuals, submits their nomination to receive this Award each year.
These names are then submitted to the Academy Board at their Interim Meeting for approval, which this year will be held in Atlanta, March 21-24 at the Westin Airport Hotel. All reports for that Interim Meeting must be in the Central Office no later than March 1 to be included in the Meeting Agenda Manual. The schedule for the Meeting itself will be a dinner meeting Wednesday, Board Meetings all day (7:30 am – 5 pm) Thursday and Friday, and departure on Saturday. The annual Meeting will be held during the 141st annual ADA Session in Kansas City October 13-17, 2001.

Foundation News

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L-R, MEND’s Dr. David Campbell, Foundation Vice President Carl Lundgren, MEND Board President Dr. Robert Marius
by Foundation Vice President Carl Lundgren

MEND Dental Clinic receives First Humanitarian Award

Gonzalo is a 33-year-old father of four who stands at a busy intersection hoping to be chosen for day labor. One day, with a terrible toothache and no means to pay for dental treatment, he took the bus to the MEND Dental Clinic in Pacoima, California, in the San Fernando Valley. He had the painful tooth removed even though he had been missing seven anterior teeth since he was 14 years old and could not afford to have them replaced. He never allowed himself to smile.

Gonzalo then received x-rays and a dental examination from one of the several volunteer dentists who conduct the clinic. After receiving hygiene instruction and a cleaning, fillings were placed and, most importantly, a partial denture was provided. You should see him smile now!

This $5,000 PFA Humanitarian Grant was awarded to the MEND (Meet Each Need with Dignity) Dental Clinic in addition to a Foundation grant for $10,000. This was the inaugural presentation for the International Humanitarian Grant. The grant was competitive and directed to grant awardees performing in the “Services to the Public” category, which includes clinics for the poor, cleft palate surgeries, tobacco cessation, Special Olympics services, etc. This Humanitarian Award is given to one recipient only once.

Foundation Vice President Carl Lundgren presented this First Humanitarian Award of the PFA Foundation to Drs. David Campbell and Richard Marius, the President of the MEND Board of Directors. The occasion was a continuing education meeting of the San Fernando Valley Dental Society where Dr. Martin Courtney was President. Executive Director of the MEND Clinic Marianne Hill was present to share the ceremony.

The MEND Dental Program provides emergency dental care, examinations, evaluation for child and spousal abuse, home care instructions with free toothbrushes and toothpaste, prophylaxis and fluoride treatments, periodontal scaling and curettage, amalgam and composite restorations, oral surgery, and limited prosthetic replacement of maxillary anterior teeth.

The MEND patient population is 90% Hispanic with a 10% mixture of other nationalities. All of these patients have the same problem. They are poverty level individuals of all ages with no dental insurance and no access to dental care.

The clinic is staffed by oral surgeons and general dentists from the San Fernando Valley Dental Society. Dental hygienists, registered dental assistants, and pre-dental college student personnel also volunteer. The only remuneration any of them receive is the warm feeling of enriching another human life with their role as a compassionate dental healer.

The Foundation has joined this team of volunteers on the front lines of directly helping those who cannot help themselves. Your contribution to the Foundation is carefully used for just such causes. In this way, you are helping to make a difference in our shrinking world.

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L-R, Recipient Olivie Andre, Trustee Pierre Marois, Chair Hubert Ouvrard, Dean Marie-Laure Boy-Lefevre, and Dean Pierre Lafforgue

France

Chair Hubert Ouvrard presented the Foundation Scholarships to two outstanding students: Guillaume Honore from the University of Lille in the north of France, and Olivie Andre from Paris 7. International Trustee Pierre Marois assisted at the ceremony held at the Dental University of Paris 7 with Dean Marie-Laure Boy-Lefevre, Dean Pierre Lafforgue of Lille, and French Secretary Charles Gastaud. Also attending were Fellows Professor Patrick Missika and Professor Philippe Monsenego.

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L-R, Recipient Yip Hok Siu Ian receiving award from Dean F. C. Smales

Hong Kong

Faculty of Dentistry Secretary Mable Chiu at the University of Hong Kong announced the awarding of the Foundation Scholarship to BDS V student Yip Hok Siu Ian by Dean F. C. Smales on behalf of PFA Chair Jeffrey Tsang last December at the Furama Hotel.

The Ceremony of Prizes and Awards was jointly hosted by the University of Hong Kong Dental Faculty and Prince Philip Dental Hospital for some 90 dental students and trainees. Attending to observe our scholarship presentation were Vice President of General Affairs Dr. Leong Che Hung, who is also President-elect of the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine; University Vice-Chancellor W. I. R. Davies; and President of the Hong Kong Dental Association P. Y. W. Lai.

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L-R, Dr. Gerald Lim making presentation to recipient Siak Shyong Goh

Singapore

Dean Chong-Lin Chew of the National University of Singapore announced the presentation of the PFA Scholarship check to student Siak Shyong Goh by Dr. Gerald Lim last August during their Awards Day.

Uruguay

Chair Roy Cooper extends his thanks to the Foundation for their scholarship to his Section.

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L-R, Junior Kevin Rencher receiving Scholarship from Chair Steve Hedlund

United States

Iowa

Chair Steven Hedlund presented the Foundation Scholarship to University of Iowa School of Dentistry Junior Kevin Rencher of Idaho Falls, Idaho.

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L-R, Chair Frank Martello, recipient Lance Savoie, Dean Eric Hovland
Louisiana

Lance Savoie, a senior at the LSU School of Dentistry, received the PFA Scholarship. Lance has been Class President for three years and is student representative to the LSU School of Dentistry Alumni Association Board.

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L-R, PFA Trustee Mike Perpich, Shelter Founder and Director Mary Jo Copeland, and Minneapolis District Dental President Doug Lambert
Minnesota

Trustee Michael Perpich presented the Foundation grant check for $5,000 to the Minneapolis District Dental Society for their Sharing & Caring Hands Clinic in Minneapolis. Sharing & Caring Hands provides safety and hope to those who cannot obtain help from any other public organization. The Shelter provides a host of services to over 20,000 people each month. Run completely on donations, the Shelter receives no State, Federal, or United Way funds for support. The Minneapolis District Dental Society provides the dental services to their dental clinic.

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L-R, Chair William Buchanan, recipient Andrew Achord, Dean J. Perry McGinnis
Mississippi

The University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson presented their Foundation Scholarship to senior Andrew Achord for demonstration of great potential for developing into an outstanding leader in the dental profession with qualities of integrity, imagination, initiative, and communication. Recipient Andrew is the son of Dr. and Mrs. James Achord of Brandon, Mississippi. PFA Chair William Buchanan, who is also Associate Dean at the School of Dentistry, presented the award with Dean J. Perry McGinnis.

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L-R, Dean Wayne Barkmeier, recipient Todd Weber, and Chair Paul Tamisiea
Nebraska

Chair Paul Tamisiea presented our Scholarship check to Creighton University School of Dentistry student Todd G. Weber with Dean Wayne Barkmeier.

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L-R, Scholarship recipient Dan Mallory and Dean Ronald Johnson
Texas

Associate Dean for Student Affairs H. Philip Pierpont at the University of Texas, Houston Dental Branch, announced the awarding of the PFA Scholarship to Daniel C. Mallory.

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L-R, Chair David Minahan and Dean Paul Robertson with recipient Mel Agan
Washington State

Associate Dean for Academic and Clinical Services Penelope Leggott announced the selection of University of Washington School of Dentistry senior Mel Agan to receive the Foundation Scholarship. The Award presentation was made by PFA Chair David Minahan with University of Washington dental school Dean Paul Robertson.

CALENDAR

2001

9 May - Connecticut PFA Meeting, Foxwoods Resort, Conn
15 May - Rhode Island PFA Meeting
May - Australasia PFA Fellowship Induction, Brisbane, Australia
15-20 July - 13th European Symposium on Fluorine Chemistry, Bordeaux, France--
6-8 September - 25th European Prosthodontic Conference, Prague, Czech Republic
27 September-1 October - 89th FDI World Congress, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
13-17 October - ADA 142rd Annual Meeting, Kansa City, Missouri

2002

19 – 23 October - ADA 143rd Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana
Fall - FDI 90th Annual World Congress, Vienna, Austria

2003

25 – 29 October - ADA 144rd Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA
Fall - FDI 9sth Annual World Congress,Sydney, Australia

Section News

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Chair Dra. Lucy Dalva Lopes held their Meeting

Brazil

Chair Dra. Lucy Dalva Lopes held their Meeting and Leadership Conference with Professor Frederic Korvec last December.

Lithuania

Lithuania Dental Association President Gintaras Juodzbalys sent the Academy a Christmas card.

Spain

Ilustre Consejo General de Colegios Oficiales de Odontologos y Estomatologos Chairman Manuel Alfonso Villa Vigil and Treasurer Jose Font Buxo wish the Academy a successful New Year in their recent missive

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L-R, Trustee Gary Lowder, Biographer Cynthia Brattesani, Dean Charles Bertalomi, and Chair Dan Castagna

United States

California, Northern Section

Chair Daniel Castagna hosted their annual Installation and Awards Luncheon, with more than 60 attending, held during the CDA Scientific Session last September in San Francisco to honor the University of California San Francisco Dental School Dean Charles Bertalomi with their Distinguished Service Award. The Biographer was Fellow Cynthia Brattesani, with Chairman Dan Castagna doing the presentation.

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New Fellows with Trustee Gary Lowder and Chair Dan Castagna

International Trustee Gary Lowder inducted new Fellows Nava Fathi, Sloan McDonald, William Moore, Nader Nadershahi, Martin Rayman and William Saupe.

Their Faculty Recognition Awards went to Drs. Belinda Gregory-Head (UOP) and Dorothy Perry (UCSF). The Faculty Training Grants were awarded to Drs. Doug Young (UOP) and Harold Goodis (UCSF). The Section’s own Scholarship Awards were presented to UOP’s Kirsti Detwiler and UCSF’s Paul Weller. The International PFA Senior Student Awards went to UOP’s Tiffani Cotter and UCSF’s Hoa Lai. The Foundation Scholarship Awards were presented to UOP’s Natsha Lee and UCSF’s Brian Davey.

Their Section’s Allied Service Award was presented to Hazel O. Torres.

The event’s keynote speaker was Executive Director Tim Comstock of the California Dental Association.

Secretary/Treasurer Stafford Duhn reports 240 members in their Section.
 

Connecticut

Chair Howard Mark had a busy year with his Fellows becoming involved in several programs.

“Protecting the Smiles of Connecticut’s Children” is a program designed to avoid sports injuries by educating the parents, students, teachers, and coaches about mouth guards. This effort is chaired by Fellow Gregory Egnaczyk of Shelton.

The Mentorship Program at the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine under Chairman Howard Mark will become a school requirement. This is supported by the University, the alumni, and the PFA.

For the last seven years, the PFA and the dental school students have participated in the Special Olympics programs during the summer and the winter games.

The Section sponsors a “tee” during the ADA Golf Tournament held to benefit the Oral Health 2010 Committee Initiatives.

The Section has also supported the UConn Dental School’s Peru Dental Mission in the Amazon.

Our Section has sponsored a grant proposal for a “Bridge the Gap” Program in the Bridgeport area to serve the dental cares of the needy.

The next meeting of the Connecticut Section will be on 9 May 2001 at the Al Dente Restaurant in the Foxwoods Resort and Casino. This will be held during the State Dental Meeting.
 

Florida

Chair Robert Hart attended the Hall of Fame presentation for L. D. Pankey in Key Biscayne. Last December, he presented the Foundation scholarship award to University of Florida College of Dentistry student Tamara Tibby.

The Section held its annual Breakfast Meeting with ICD during the Florida National Dental Congress last June in Orlando. New Fellows Thomas Nordman, Joseph Calderone, Don Ilkka, Frank Catalanotto, Russ Rainey, and John Krueger joined other new members Clifford Marks, Don Tillery, Robert Cowie, Neil Torgerson, William Grider, and Mark Mitchell.

Chairman Robert Hart was elected Region Trustee to succeed Gordan Stine. Dr. Gary Herbeck will become Florida Section Chair.

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A couple of colonels and an admiral—Secretary/Treasurer Richard Kozal, past Loyola Dean Rafael Suriano, retired ICD Registrar Richard Shafer
Illinois

The Illinois Section accepted four new Fellows during the PFA President’s Luncheon last October. International President Fred Halik conducted the inductions.

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International President David Campbell with University of Illinois Dean Bruce Graham and photographer Shirley Brophy, whose daughter is dating Dean Graham’s son at the University of Michigan

CBS Medical Advisor dentist Dr. Marvin Berman was the Section’s Outstanding Dentist of the Year Award recipient at the President’s Luncheon.

The Academy Board has installed Dr. Chris Baboulas as the new State Chair.

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L-R, Lois and Larry Barrett, Dr. Debra Haselton, Hermine McLearn, and Dean John Montgomery
Iowa

Past PFA President Larry Barrett and his wife Lois have established a PFA Educational Award at the University of Iowa School of Dentistry in honor of the late Dean James McLearn and of past Executive Associate Dean John Montgomery. The McLearn-Montgomery Award will alternate years between a faculty member and a dental student. This year, a faculty member, Dr. Debra Haselton of the Department of Family Dentistry received the Award presented at the PFA Luncheon Meeting.

Maryland

Dr. Don Brotman has been selected as the new State Chairman.

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L-R, Dean Emeritus Erling Johansen, Dean Lonnie Norris, Tufts Trustee emeritus Roslyn Berenberg, Dr. Athena Papas, Tufts President John DiBiaggio
Massachusetts

Chair Norman Becker reported on the Presentation of Chair Award at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine Dean Lonnie Norrisa and accepted for the university by Roslyn Berenberg. The Chair recipient Athena Papas will also receive the PFA Section’s Award for Distinguished Service at the PFA Meeting during the Yankee Dental Congress. PFA Fellow Erling Johansen, Dean Emeritus and endowed Professor for Dental Research, gave the Response. Tufts President John DiBiaggio, a PFA Fellow as well, welcomed all to the Ceremony.

Michigan

The Detroit Dental Bulletin for November/December highlighted President Campbell’s Installation as PFA President in a two-page article written by Editor (and PFA Michigan Chair) Virginia Merchant who also included a sidebar piece on the Academy itself.

The Michigan Dental Association’s publication called New Doc contained an article by Dr. William Huszti entitled “Dentistry’s Best Kept Secret: Mentors” in which he mentions that he nominated our President Malcolm David Campbell to the ADA for its Outstanding Mentor Award. “You cannot begin to use the word retirement when referring to Dr. Malcolm David Campbell,” wrote Huszti. How well we know! “He’s an advocate of continued learning, continued self-improvement, and giving back to the community and dentistry. He is active in organized dentistry locally and at the state level. He is rarely home, traveling around the world as an ambassador for our profession. What touches me deeply are his generosity and clear desire to help others surpass the successes and milestones he has set in his career. His goals are pure and warm. He is an uncommon person and, to me, exemplifies all the best in a proud time-honored profession.”

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L-R, Fellows Mary and Jeffrey Karish-Dodge, James and Robert Bartro, John Biernacki, and James Brennan
Rhode Island

Chair M. Christine Benoit reported holding the annual Awards Reception and Induction Ceremony last May in Warwick to present the Outstanding Dentist of the Year Award to Dr. Robert Bartro of Woonsocket. The RIDA attorney and dental lobbyist Patrick Quinlan was honored with a Certificate of Appreciation. Six new Fellows were inducted for the year.

Their next Awards Reception will be on Tuesday evening, 15 May 2001, to add more Fellows to their 84 total.

Three service projects keep the Ocean State Fellows busy.

For eight years, Mentorship Chairman Richard Walsh paired up new dentists with established dental practices.

PFA Fellows participate in the “Donated Dental Services,” which provides $2 million in dental care to the needy.

The Section’s “Hey Dude, Chew Isn’t Cool!” has been a smashing success. A Foundation grant made this traveling display possible.

Section Chair Christine Benoit retired as Chairman to assume her duties as Vice President of the Rhode Island Dental Association. Dr. Richard Walsh was appointed as her successor. Dr. Walsh is Trustee of the South County Dental Society, past component President, and serves on the RIDA Council on Scientific Sessions.

Wisconsin
Trustee Jim Englander is hosting a wine tour of Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Austria, and Germany this September. Anyone interested please e-mail Jim at CJenglndr@aol.com or fax him at 414/271-8006.

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L-R, Vice President Gordan Stine and Fellow Larry Ferguson
South Carolina

PFA Vice President Gordan Stine presented their Section’s Honor Award to Fellow Larry Ferguson, Section Vice President, during the November Meeting of the Coastal District Dental Society. Pictures were taken by Section President Gene Atkinson II.

PIERRE FAUCHARD ACADEMY

Officers

M. David Campbell
President
Michigan

Scott Welch
President-elect
Wyoming

Gordan Stine
Vice President
South Carolina

Richard A. Kozal
Secretary/Treasurer
Nevada

James M. Brophy
Editor
Illinois

Fred Halik
Immediate Past President
New York

Trustees

REGION 1—Europe
Pierre Marois
France
REGION 2—N.E. USA
Robert Friedman
Connecticut
REGION 3—S.E. USA
Robert S. Hart
Florida
REGION 4—Midwest USA
James A. Englander
Wisconsin
REGION 5—Western USA
Gary Lowder
Utah
REGION 6—Canada
Kevin Roach
Ontario
REGION 7—Latin America
Bernardo Levit
Argentina
REGION 8—Australasia
William Winspear
Australia
REGION 9—Asia
Eiichi Katagiri
Japan
REGION 10—Central USA
Michael Perpich
Minnesota

3. May - June

President’s Message

There has been much written and discussed about the decline of volunteerism in the world. The Fellows of the PFA are a testament to the fact that despite the decline, truly the best and brightest are still volunteering. As you know, volunteering adds valuable meaning to life. The PFA has programs and grants, but it is the volunteers who provide the strength of our programs. While the PFA is now the largest dental philanthropic organization in the world, we must admit that money alone does not make the difference. What makes the difference is our involvement!

The Foundation and the volunteers of the PFA work together to provide dental care for the poor and disadvantaged in various parts of the world. In this rapidly shrinking world, they are our neighbors in need. We must encourage our dental schools and Section Chairs to submit grant proposals for projects that aid in the delivery of dental care and education. We have the framework in place to help. Now is the time to act! We have a great profession and for us to be worthy, we must give back. “To whom much is given, much is expected.”

We need to not only be volunteers ourselves, but we must help our young dentists realize what a great profession we enjoy. If we expect them to be a positive influence in the dental community, we must help them understand the meaning of professionalism. The PFA has a mentor program working well in many Sections. In these programs, Fellows volunteer time and energy to help these soon-to-be-doctors. Dental students need someone with whom they can discuss their concerns, or just chat. They need a friend in dentistry ... someone to join for dinner, go to a sports event, go to your office and home, share your professional knowledge. All of this takes time. But money will not buy the quality of caring you can provide.

You do not have to travel to far-off places to help other people. There is usually a need right here at home. It does take time and effort, but you can, with the help of PFA, contribute to the health of your community, one patient at a time. It may not be a dramatic involvement, except to the person receiving your skill and care. We can profoundly influence the lives of many needy people. After all, the dental profession has not only the privilege but also the responsibility to help others.

Quoting from Elizabeth Kubler Ross: “People are like stained glass windows: they sparkle and shine when the sun is out. But when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light within.”
Dr. Malcom David Campbell

President

Hall of Fame

George M. Hollenback

For many of us, the introduction to Dr. George Hollenback was to use his instruments in dental school as freshmen, particularly the Hollenback Carver. We knew that there was more to that name than just some instruments. Dr. Hollenback’s entire life was devoted to metallurgical research and reporting his findings to the dental profession through more than 110 scientific papers. He was head of USC’s Fixed Prosthodontics Department, and he was concerned about every aspect of casting metals.

The Academy honored his memory at our 26th Memorial Lecture in New Orleans in 1994 when essayist USC Professor James Vernetti (1999 PFA Gold Medal recipient) gave the presentation of Dr. Hollenback’s life to some 200 international guests. Dr. Vernetti did a great justice in his presentation.

Born on a Coldwater, Kansas, farm in 1886, Dr. Hollenback was indeed a “self-made man”; he was taught at home by his mother before starting formal schooling. A toothache treated by an itinerant dentist got him thinking about dentistry. So in 1905, he applied to the Kansas City Dental College (now the University of Missouri at Kansas City). Two years later, he was licensed to practice in Kansas; but having contracted tuberculosis, he moved to Montana in 1909. For the next decade, he practice there before moving to Los Angeles, where he continued a private practice until 1955.

While in Los Angeles, his services were sought by many Hollywood personalities such as Katherine Hepburn, Clark Gable, Howard Hughes, Olivia de Haviland, and William Powell. (Katherine Hepburn flew in for Dr. Hollenback’s 1973 funeral.)

Howard Hughes was so impressed with Dr. Hollenback’s work in metals for dentistry that he put his engineers at the Hughes Aircraft Company at his disposal. And Hughes then financed him in establishing a research laboratory called the George Hollenback Research Association of Encino, California. Dr. Hollenback developed instruments, tested materials, and published articles about his work. Give thanks to his work for the instrument that does not break in a patient’s mouth.

In 1967, at the age of 81, Dr. Hollenback donated his entire laboratory to the University of the Pacific in San Francisco, where it is today. But his generosity to UOP was not limited to donating his life’s work. He gave the school more than $400,000 in contributions, bought the 1400-skull collection of Dr. Spencer Atkinson ($85,000), and presented the University with an entire library of applied anatomy texts.

Besides his fame as dentist and researcher, he was successful financially. He was a very generous man. And he loved automobiles.

In the 1930s, Dr. Hollenback standardized the criteria for manipulating amalgam and influenced dental manufacturers to improve their product. His publications stopped the “palming of amalgam” method, which introduced mercury into the dentist’s finger joints. In his masters thesis for Northwestern University (1945) under Dr. Eugene Skinner, he resolved the coefficient of gold and gold alloy shrinkage. His work was accepted by the U.S. Bureau of Standards and other worldwide agencies. He developed the technique of vacuum mixing of dental stones and investments, proved the principle of hydroscopic expansion of investments, and the standard of instrumentation/carving of waxes, amalgams, and gold foils. He invented the “Harvey Sterilizer,” designed the pneumatic mallet for gold foil condensation, and tested dental instruments.

Dr. Hollenback had served as Chairman of Fixed Prosthetics at USC from 1920 to 1923, and Professor of Dental Materials in 1949. He was visiting Professor at UOP and head of dental materials in 1962. He was Associate Professor at Loma Linda University School of Dentistry from 1957 to 1960 and then Professor of Restorative Dentistry from 1960 to 1966. In 1959, he was Assistant Professor of Operative Dentistry at Loyola University’s Chicago College of Dental Surgery and later was to become Associate Professor there in 1962.

Dr. Hollenback was much honored by the profession. In 1963, he was presented the Wilmer Souder Award by the Dental Materials Group of the International Association for Dental Research. In 1964, he was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Science from UOP. He received Fellowships in OKU (1926), ACD (1930), ICD (1967), and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (1954). In 1931, he was Dentist of the Year for the University of Kansas and Alumnus of the Year in 1963 for the University of Missouri. Somewhere in this busy life he was President of the Montana State Dental Society. In 1975, the Academy of Operative Dentistry established the Hollenback Memorial Prize.

George McDonald Hollenback was an extraordinarily gifted researcher and philanthropist. And he truly deserves the PFA recognition as a member of the International Dental Hall of Fame.

http://www.fauchard.org/

Our web site has been updated to include some new features, important information, and links to other related sites.

The Academy of General Dentistry recently put out an article entitled, “Prying Reality from Hype in New Technology” in which they noted that, among their membership, the use of computers has risen to 85% in 2000 from 51% in 1997 and 25% in 1995. They related that the dental community has been slow to embrace the new technology because of the initial investment to get started. As a practitioner myself for more than a quarter of a century, I have seen that my older staff are not familiar with the office computer and avoid it. With the younger dental assistants coming on that have been trained in computerese since grammar school, the transition has been rewarding and productive to the dental office.

Under then President Shig Ryan Kishi, your Academy adopted his far-sighted vision into the future on the upswing of the technology. “In for a penny, in for a pound” is an old English saying, which means if you make the commitment, go all the way. And President Kishi went first class, establishing a “state of the art” Web site that has served us well in distributing information and saving money.

The most important feature to the Academy budget has been the Online Fellowship Directory, which contains the most current listing of active and life members in your Section. In the past, the Academy had to plan funding such a directory every year, then every other year, then every three years, and finally every five years due to the rising cost. The printing and mailing costs were in the thousands of dollars. The six months it took from start to “in your hands” made it 15% out of date by then. And there always was the debate about taking advertisements and whether that meant product endorsement. Now the Directory is up to the minute at your disposal.

Members were always inquiring about what the Academy does. Brochures were printed and handed out and lost. But now anyone can visit the Web site and get a history, browse through all the Awards that are presented along with a list of their recipients, discover the officers and trustees, and download PFA forms.

All the back issues of Dental World can be found at this place. In visiting many non-U.S. countries, I have seen a great many members get their most recent copy of Dental World off the Internet before it reaches them by mail. In a sleepy border town in the Central American jungles, I walked into the modern dental office of Bertram and Ivan Moldauer, who punched up Dental World on their computer even before the magazine found its way to them.

The history of the Foundation, with all its projects and grant programs, is there. No need to write anyone and wait for a reply. There it all exists for your 24/7 demand.

A calendar of events is kept up-to-date for immediate referral. If your Section wishes to post their dates there, you are welcome. Download the Meeting Form, fill it out, and e-mail it back for posting. Then the entire world can attend your function.

No more snail mail delays waiting to hear back from the Central Office in the deserts of Nevada. Seven days a week, 24 hours a day, every day of the year, you can e-mail our Secretary/Treasurer Richard Kozal or Judy at RKozal@aol.com and get a reply overnight (if they are not attending a PFA function elsewhere).

Our publications are listed, and the books The Life and Times of Pierre Fauchard and Dental Legacy can be purchased right there. A PFA Online Catalogue of Academy items can be purchased with the PFA logos on them. And you can pay for them by using your PFA credit card, an application for which is there as well, supplied by MBNA. Every time you use that card, PFA receives a small stipend. The more you put all your purchases on the PFA card, the more you help support your Academy.

 

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The PFA Dental Museum in formation

The International Online Dental Hall of Fame has a list of our recipients and the location sites of the main venue in Paris and the U.S. venue in Baltimore. The PFA Museum at the Community College of Southern Nevada is featured, with displays of dental artifacts. Your old artifacts are welcomed by curator Richard Kozal.

The site index that first pops up helps you get around to the area you want. One of those areas is our Links page, which will take you to related areas of interest and other professional organizations.

Not only does this site save an enormous amount of time in our busy world, but also the cost of maintaining the site is well offset by the savings in printing, office time, and mailing costs. This is the future. While we are honoring the principles of a 1700s professional, his namesake Academy is well into the 21st Century.

CALENDAR

2001

15-20 July - 13th European Symposium on Fluorine Chemistry, Bordeaux, France--
6-8 September - 25th European Prosthodontic Conference, Prague, Czech Republic
27 September-1 October - 89th FDI World Congress, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
11 October - PFA Continuing Education Program, Kansas City, Missouri
12-14 October - PFA Academy/Foundation Annual Meetings, Kansas City, Missouri
13-17 October - ADA 142rd Annual Meeting, Kansa City, Missouri
31 October-2 November - 15th Congress of the IADR, Blantyre, Malawi

2002

19 – 23 October - ADA 143rd Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana
Fall - FDI 90th Annual World Congress, Vienna, Austria

2003

25-29 October - ADA 144rd Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA
Fall - FDI 91st Annual Meeting, Sydney, Australia

(Have your PFA Event date put here. E-mail Editor Brophy at PFADWJMB@aol.com)

Foundation News

(The following is a brief summary of the October 2000 Foundation Board Meeting Minutes.)

There were a few fine-tuning changes reported out of the Chicago Foundation Board Meeting that you may need to be aware of. Section grant applications for Section projects that have “fast track” approval have the added stipulations that such projects “are conducted by a significant number of Fellows” and that such projects are “in the control” of the applying Academy Section.

Another change is that the Humanitarian Award grant permits recipients to use the additional $5000 “in any manner that they choose that aids their program.”

A $10,000 budget line item was provided for which permits the Board to act on immediate funding of special projects that come before it which have missed the earlier deadline. In such cases, time constraints demand attention immediately as the project will not be available for next year’s consideration under the Foundation deadlines. But funding requires unanimous consent by the Foundation Board.

The Academy grant application request is also to include a summary of the prior year’s programs.

The non-U.S. dental school scholarships for 2001 will be awarded in Argentina, Australia (3), Belgium, Canada (3), Chile, Costa Rica, France (2), Germany, Hong Kong, India (2), Ireland, Japan (3), Korea, Mexico, Peru, Portugal, Poland, Singapore, and the United Kingdom (2). All 2001 scholarship amounts will be $1500. Any division of this amount by the individual Section needs to be submitted to the Foundation in writing for approval by the Executive Committee.
The Academy President and President-elect serve as voting ex-officio members of the Foundation Board. For that reason, the Academy Board cannot meet at the same time as the Foundation Board.

The Foundation Board has been struggling with the concept of how to operate with “a minimum of eight and a maximum of 14 voting Trustees ...” when there are more past PFA Presidents wishing to serve on the Board than positions open. A newly passed amendment would establish “a Roster of Available Past Presidents.”

When a vacancy occurs on the Foundation Board, the top name on that list will be appointed. So an Academy President who has sat on the Foundation Board for two years as Trustee may find himself off the Board as an immediate past President and on a waiting list. Other options were discussed and debated, but this accommodation was arrived at for the time being. A larger Foundation Board might prove to be unwieldy and would certainly be more expensive in meeting costs.

The Board painstakingly reviewed 32 grants that passed the established guidelines.

The approved grants were The Thousand Smiles Foundation (Dr. James Vernetti); Rhode Island Section’s Smokeless Tobacco (Dr. M. Christine Benoit); Roybal-Allard Children’s Dental Center of Los Angeles; Bridge the Gap (Trustee Robert Friedman); Dentists on Wheels (National Board of French Dental Surgeons); Union Gospel Mission Dental Clinic (St. Paul District Dental Society); St. Martin de Porres Dental Center of Topeka, Kansas; Kindness in Action Service Society of Alberta, Canada, to provide dental services in Honduras; the University of Maryland, Baltimore College of Dental Surgery; Dental Hall of Fame in Canada (Trustee Kevin Roach); Kidlink in North Carolina; Maryland Foundation of Dentistry for the Handicapped; Changing Lives of Utah, to provide for services in rural Mexico; Minneapolis District Dental Society, to provide dental care for the homeless; Indigent Dental Care Clinic (Tennessee Section); UCLA’s Venice Dental Center; Northern Nevada Dental Health Program (Northern Nevada Dental Society); Good Shepherd Mission Clinic (University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry); an Oral Health Curriculum for Children (Texas A & M University Health Sciences Center Research Foundation); and the New Orleans Musician’s Clinic (LSU) for a total amount of $134,548 in grants.

The Academy applied for $40,000 in grants to fund an international continuing education course, the PFA Web site, the Hall of Fame, and the Mentorship Program.

The Foundation agreed to continue holding one meeting per year. Their next Board Meeting will be in Kansas City, 13-14 October 2001.

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L-R, Dean Nello Francisco Romani, recipient Dulce Catarnio de Souza, Chair Lucy Dalva Lopes,

Brazil

Chair Professor Lucy Dalva Lopes presented the Foundation Scholarship Award to Dulce Catarnio de Souza of Curso Odontologio Guerillios University with Dean Nello Francisco Romani and PFA Section Secretary/Treasurer Renato Geromel last December during their 10th Anniversary PFA Awards Dinner.

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L-R, Drs. Couzinou,Bouteille, Cherpion, PFA Trustee Pierre Marois, l’Ordre President Andrè Robert, Mahe, Regard

France

French Dental Bus

The French Dental Bus “Dentists on Wheels” is a not for profit organization sponsored by the French Conseil National de l’Ordre des Chirurgiens Dentistes. The mobile dental clinic serves the poor Paris suburbs throughout the year and is staffed by volunteer dentists. PFA International Trustee Pierre Marois presented the $10,000 Foundation check to l’Ordre President Andrè Robert at a ceremony this January with the entire Board of Trustees present.

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L-R, The French Dental Bus with Drs. Ray Klein, Andrè Robert, Fred Halik, and Pierre Marois outside l’Ordre headquarters last June

When a vacancy occurs on the Foundation Board, the top name on that list will be appointed. So an Academy President who has sat on the Foundation Board for two years as Trustee may find himself off the Board as an immediate past President and on a waiting list. Other options were discussed and debated, but this accommodation was arrived at for the time being. A larger Foundation Board might prove to be unwieldy and would certainly be more expensive in meeting costs.

The Board painstakingly reviewed 32 grants that passed the established guidelines.

The approved grants were The Thousand Smiles Foundation (Dr. James Vernetti); Rhode Island Section’s Smokeless Tobacco (Dr. M. Christine Benoit); Roybal-Allard Children’s Dental Center of Los Angeles; Bridge the Gap (Trustee Robert Friedman); Dentists on Wheels (National Board of French Dental Surgeons); Union Gospel Mission Dental Clinic (St. Paul District Dental Society); St. Martin de Porres Dental Center of Topeka, Kansas; Kindness in Action Service Society of Alberta, Canada, to provide dental services in Honduras; the University of Maryland, Baltimore College of Dental Surgery; Dental Hall of Fame in Canada (Trustee Kevin Roach); Kidlink in North Carolina; Maryland Foundation of Dentistry for the Handicapped; Changing Lives of Utah, to provide for services in rural Mexico; Minneapolis District Dental Society, to provide dental care for the homeless; Indigent Dental Care Clinic (Tennessee Section); UCLA’s Venice Dental Center; Northern Nevada Dental Health Program (Northern Nevada Dental Society); Good Shepherd Mission Clinic (University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry); an Oral Health Curriculum for Children (Texas A & M University Health Sciences Center Research Foundation); and the New Orleans Musician’s Clinic (LSU) for a total amount of $134,548 in grants.

The Academy applied for $40,000 in grants to fund an international continuing education course, the PFA Web site, the Hall of Fame, and the Mentorship Program.

The Foundation agreed to continue holding one meeting per year. Their next Board Meeting will be in Kansas City, 13-14 October 2001.

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Guillaume Honore receiving congratulations from Dean Pierre Lafforgue with Trustee Pierre Marois, Chair Hubert Ouvrard, and Dean Marie-Laure Boy-Lefevre attending

Last November, our International Trustee Pierre Marois assisted France Section Chairman Hubert Ouvrard along with dental school Deans Marie-Laure Boy-Lefevre from the University of Paris 7 and Pierre Lafforgue of University of Lille to present University of Lille dental student Guillaume Honore our Foundation Scholarship Award. Fellows and Professors Patrick Missika and Philippe Monsenego attended to laud our scholarship winner.

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Scholarship recipients Mark Tullet and Vanesaa Lee (center) receive awards

United Kingdom

Professor Monty Duggal of the University of Leeds Dental Institute presented the Foundation Scholarship Awards to dental students Vanessa Lee and Mark Tullet. Both students will be taking their elective research projects in Chitrakoot, India, as part of a wider community-based program sponsored by the Leeds Dental Institute and SEWA International, a United Kingdom charity. This will give them the opportunity to broaden their knowledge of dentistry in a developing country.

United States

Connecticut

Bridging the Gap, a PFA Section-sponsored, Foundation-funded project, was initiated by 35 members of the Fairfield County PFA. These dentists donate their services, along with a dental lab that reduces its fees, to treat individuals with psychiatric disabilities with dentures and prostheses to “bridge the gap to a better life.”

The Bridge House of Bridgeport is a nonclinical setting, serving about 300 people a year who are making the transition from institutional care to independent living. They represent about 5% of the population who have the more severe, persistent forms of psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia and bipolarism. In addition to their attempts to overcome medical handicaps, the medication they take affects their teeth and gums, relates Bridge House Executive Director Victoria Furey. They tend to lose their teeth. Because they have disabilities, they are often poor and cannot afford expensive dental work. “Their access to professional care is appallingly limited,” she goes on. “The loss of their teeth makes them tremendously self-conscious, particularly when they go for a job interview.”

In steps International Trustee Robert Friedman, who secured Foundation funding for the New Haven Special Olympics games to make some 2500 mouth guards for the athletes several years ago. Dr. Friedman noted that bad smiles make for introverted personalities. But give them back their smiles and their personalities blossom. People notice a smile first.

So Dr. Friedman conceived of a program to treat these patients to return their smiles to them by enlisting the PFA Fellows and a local dental lab to do dentures and prostheses for these individuals. He and Fellow Pablo Cuevas applied for a Foundation grant to fund the project and were additionally awarded the Foundation’s Humanitarian Award for another $5000.

Fellow Mary Hamill of Norwalk states that she enjoys treating appreciative people who are trying to turn their lives around. “And if you give them a boost, I cannot think of anything nicer,” she notes. This improves their self-esteem to get that job.

Fellow Brian Duchan of Westport added that it gives him back his smile to help these people.
Director Victoria Furey noted that you cannot put a price tag on giving a smile back. “Dr. Friedman is an angel.” And so says the Fairfield Citizen of January 19th.
The Bridging the Gap project was also reported in the Connecticut State Dental Association’s The Communicator newsletter for February.

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L-R, Associate Dean Margot Van Dis, Chair Ray Maddox, recipient Yazdan Alami, and Dean Lawrence Goldblatt
Indiana

Chairman Ray Maddox, IU Assistant Professor, presented the Foundation Scholarship Award to University of Indiana senior dental student Yazdan Alami last January in Dean Lawrence Goldblatt’s Office with Student Affairs Associate Dean Margot Van Dis. The IUSD Alumni Bulletin announced the presentation.

Massachusetts

In the Winter issue of Tufts Dental magazine, PFA is listed under “Friends of the J. Murray Gavel Center” for gift giving along with Fellow Norm Becker. The Center is associated with the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. The PFA Foundation is also listed in the magazine under its own title “Pierre Fauchard Scholarship/Foundations.”

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L-R, Award recipient Nhu Quynh Tran with Dean Jerold Goldberg
Ohio

Dean Jerold Goldberg of Case Western Reserve School of Dentistry presented the Foundation Scholarship to dental student Nhu Quynh Tran.

Minnesota

In the January issue of the Minneapolis District Dental Society newsletter Brush-Up, the Foundation grant to the Sharing and Caring Hands Dental Clinic in Minneapolis was reported. This shelter provides a host of services to some 20,000 people each month and is run entirely on private donations. The Minneapolis District Dental Society provides the dental services there and will be using the grant to purchase a Cavitron unit and surgical handpieces.

Nevada

The Nevada Dental Journal, Winter issue, highlighted the Foundation in a page-long article for their grant to the Northern Nevada Dental Health Program, which promotes dental access and treatment for children in rural northern Nevada. The NNDHP partnered with the United Way to form the Pediatric Dental Care Program (PDCP) to provide pro bono dental treatment to eligible children 16 years of age and younger. So far, the group has generated $1.2 million in services over the last 10 years.

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Scholarship recipient Curt Cain receiving award from Dean James Cole
Texas

Director of Student Affairs Moira Allen of the Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas calls our attention to the Dallas Morning News article of 23 January, which reports that dental school senior Curt Cain received the Foundation scholarship.

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L-R, Chair Glenn Maihofer, recipient Jorge Parajon, and Dean William Lobb
Wisconsin

Chairman Glenn Maihofer presented the Foundation Scholarship Award to Marquette University senior dental student Jorge Parajon in Dean William Lobb’s office.

The History of the PFA Foundation

by President Robert Shira

In 1985, the Board of Trustees of the PFA Academy authorized the establishment of a Foundation that would support the programs of the Academy and develop funds to support a Grant/Project Program that would benefit the dental profession. These funds were to come from donations of the PFA members, bequests, planned giving, memorials, and honor contributions as well as grants from other professional and private sources.

Dr. Clifford Loader, a past PFA President, with legal assistance, developed the Constitution and ByLaws for the Foundation, which was incorporated under the laws of the State of California. This was accomplished on 23 May 1986. These legal documents established that the Foundation would be a separate corporation governed by a Board of Directors consisting of past PFA Presidents who were willing and able to serve.

The ByLaws were subsequently revised to permit the Academy President and the Academy President-elect to serve as Foundation Trustees. The revision also provided that the Foundation Board of Trustees be no larger than 14 members, including the Academy President and Academy President-elect. Later, an Executive Director was authorized and a committee structure was established, which consisted of an Executive Committee, the Budget and Finance Committee, the Grants Committee, and the Constitution and ByLaws Committee. A detailed protocol for the submission of grants and projects was detailed to insure a complete evaluation of each request. This process provided for the development of recommendations for approval, deferment, or rejection of submitted requests for presentation to the Foundation Trustees. The full Board of Trustees would make the final decision.

The goals and guidelines for the Grants/Projects Programs were drawn up to cover the type of grant requests and project applications that the Foundation would consider for funding. An information brochure covering this information was developed for distribution to individuals and organizations seeking funding.

Publicity in many forms,

4. July - August

President’s Message

The Fellows of the PFA are unique in a world that tolerates average or mediocre skills, knowledge and ability. However, world-class accomplishment is the prerequisite if we are to maintain dentistry’s high standards. Today, all over the world, pressures of companies and governments are trying to control treatment of our patients. It is no easy task to lift performance from merely average to excellent.

If we are to have any input in meeting the challenge of quality dentistry, we must think in different terms about all the problems involved. It is necessary to think in different terms about who are our patients and how do we serve them. It is necessary to think in different terms about our association with our dental supply companies and dental laboratories. It is necessary to think in different terms about how we deliver our services.

We in the PFA are thinking in different terms. We are helping people in need all over the world. The PFA mentor program is teaching our future dentists to think ethically and professionally. We are not just talking about doing more or delivering more dental services. We are providing leadership to enable dentists to be “professional” in the true sense of the word “professional”!

I would like to share a piece called “Attitudes” by Charles Swindoll.

“The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more than facts. It is more important than

the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. Attitude is more important than appearance, giftedness, or skill. It will make or break a company … a church … a home.

The remarkable thing is that we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we embrace for that day. We cannot change our past … we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it.

And so it is with you …
We are in charge of our attitudes.”

As we enter a new century, I am optimistic that the age-old values and attitudes that have sustained us over the years are reaffirming dentistry’s leadership in the health professions. I am optimistic that these same values and attitudes will override the shallow, shortsighted thinking and attitudes of some of our less motivated colleagues.

Malcom David Campbell, DDS
President
 

CALENDAR

2001

6-8 September - 25th European Prosthodontic Conference, Prague, Czech Republic
8 September - 23rd Japan Section Meeting, Nigata, Japan 27 September-1 October - 89th FDI World Congress, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 11 October - PFA Continuing Education Program, (7CE Units) , Kansas City, Missouri 12-14 October - ADA Meeting, Kansas City, Missouri PFA Academy/Foundation Annual Meetings, Kansas City, Missouri 13-17 October - PFA Academy/Foundation Annual Meetings, Kansas City, Missouri 31 October-2 November - ADA 142rd Annual Meeting, Kansa City, Missouri / 15th Congress of the IADR, Blantyre, Malawi

2002

19 – 23 October - ADA 143rd Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana
Fall - FDI 90th Annual World Congress, Vienna, Austria

2003

25-29 October - ADA 144rd Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA
Fall - FDI 91st Annual Meeting, Sydney, Australia

(Have your PFA Event date put here. E-mail Editor Brophy at PFADWJMB@aol.com)

Interim Board Meeting

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Board Meeting

Atlanta Westin Airport Hotel, 22 March 2001

President M. David Campbell called the meeting to order as the sun lifted over the magnolia trees outside. Vice President Gordan Stine gave the Invocation.

President Campbell gave his report on attending the FDI Meeting in Paris, the PFA functions in Brussels, and the Maryland PFA Meeting. He described his plans to visit the Connecticut Section in April, then to Chile, the Hall of Fame presentation in Paris this June, and then on to Italy to discuss their Section’s activities.

Secretary/Treasurer Richard Kozal related his efforts with Mark Stanley in completing the Membership Directory on our Web site and updating the membership lists. For privacy reasons, the members’ addresses are not listed on the Web site but may be obtained by calling the Central Office.

The lockbox for receiving and depositing the membership dues has been very successful, particularly in freeing up the staff to keep the lists, the incoming mail, and the Web site up to the minute accurate.

The Central Office is looking into providing CE courses through the PFA Web site for the membership.

Budget and Finance

Chair Scott Welch noted the temporary budgetary shortfall at this point. The cause, as pointed out by Secretary/Treasurer Richard Kozal, was from paying the two expensive Chicago meetings and the Leadership Conference. Dues are now coming in and will clear that up. An internal audit is conducted quarterly that will reflect this fluid situation.

Foundation Report

Foundation Executive Director Shig Ryan Kishi gave the Foundation’s Report, which is presented under Foundation News in this issue.

Constitution and ByLaws

Trustee William Winspear opened discussion on the structuring of the Awards system, and this was motioned to the Awards Committee for determination.

Executive Committee

The Committee held discussion on various topics. No Board action was required.

Membership Committee

Trustee Perpich suggested a membership retention plan. At that time, almost 1500 members were in arrears for their 2001 dues. Dues were still coming in, and that figure will be reduced significantly. Vice President Gordan Stine presented a State by State membership total and recommended a goal of percentile growth from those figures.

Nominating Committee

For the annual election at the October Meeting, the Committee recommended the following:

• Dr. Scott M. Welch for President (automatically from President-elect)
• Dr. Gordan Stine for President-elect
• Dr. Robert E. Friedman for Vice President
• Dr. Campbell accedes to the office of Immediate Past President

Publicity

Chair Robert Friedman noted that service distinguishes PFA from the other honor organizations in the profession. And we have done an excellent job in that role, but we need to get more publicity to the world. He suggested that each Section Chair appoint a Section Editor to cover the local activities of their Section and distribute this to the local professional journals. Publications Chair Kevin Roach led the discussion on language use in our publications, particularly in deleting ethnicity, nationality, and gender. A joint Academy/Foundation pamphlet was suggested to promote recruitment. Dr. Kishi suggested funding from the Foundation for this from those funds allocated for contingencies. Thought was given to translate the pamphlet into French, Spanish, and Japanese as well. Editor Brophy gave a report on the success of the FDI Congress in making contacts and getting our name known.

Hall of Fame

Chair Ray Klein and President Campbell went to Baltimore to review the US venue of the Wall of Fame at the National Museum of Dentistry. Discussion ensued about the poor sight visibility of the location. The Museum offered a place on the first floor for a $100,000 contribution, or another location for $250,000. Dr. Friedman would be looking into space at the Smithsonian.

Dr. George Hollenbeck will be (has been) inducted into the Hall of Fame on 21 April in Anaheim, Calif, and the plaque will be presented to Dean Harold Slavkin of USC School of Dentistry.

Trustee Pierre Marois is working out the details for the June Meeting in Paris.

Induction of Drs. George Leatherman and Terrance Ward were discussed with the hope of inducting Dr. Leatherman during their trip to London after Paris.

Leadership Conference

The next Leadership Conference is scheduled for 2003. Drs. Stine and Halik will be considering a Chairperson for that conference.

Mentorship

Chair Gary Lowder suggested having the Trustees survey their areas and strengthen or implement the Mentor Program in their Sections.

Section Chair Caucus

The President has established a specific meeting with the Section Chairs attending the ADA Meeting in Kansas City this Fall.

International Committee

No report

Section Chair Appointments

• Professor Branislav Dastevski for the Republic of Macedonia 
• Dr. William Atkinson for South Carolina 
• Dr. Chris Baboulas for Illinois 
• Dr. Anita Elliot for Arizona 
• Dr. George Kann for Hawaii 
• Dr. Greg Romriell for Idaho 
• Dr. Bonnie Ferrel for Colorado 
• Dr. William Goodman for Oklahoma

Final Budget Report

The first quarter budget will be reviewed in July during the Budget and Finance Committee Meeting. Line item discussion took place suggesting various changes.

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Trustee Eiichi Katagiri (center) gives his report

Trustees Reports

Trustee Eiichi Katagiri reported that the 23rd annual meeting of the Japanese Section will be held on 8 September 2001 in Nigata. In August, he will initiate the selection process for the Michinosuke Nakayama Memorial Award. New Section officers will be elected in September. The Korean Section Meeting is scheduled for 26 May 2001.

New Business

This Interim Board Meeting was the first held not in conjunction with a large dental meeting. The members felt that it was a good idea to hold it during a dental meeting so the officers could network with other dental leaders and it might attract more Section Chairs to attend. President Campbell noted that the Kansas City CE course will be for seven units of credit.

Awards Committee

Chair James Englander submitted his committee’s report for approval for the following nominees:

• PFA Gold Medal Award—Dr. Richard G. Shaffer 
• Elmer Best Memorial Award—Dr. Jacques Monnot
• President’s Award—Dr. John Molinari 
• Dental Trade and Industry Award—Jeneric/Pentron Inc. (Dr. Gordon Seth Cohen)

Pierre Fauchard (1678-1761)

by H. Berton McCauley, DDS

This is an excerpt from an address delivered at the Maryland PFA Meeting on 13 March 2001 by Dr. H. Berton McCauley, past President of the American Academy of the History of Dentistry, and retired Director of Dental Care for the Baltimore City Health Department. (The excerpt is printed with permission granted to President Campbell.)

As surely all Fellows of the Pierre Fauchard Academy are aware, this organization bears the name of the one surgeon whose supreme contribution to the literature of dentistry launched the profession into the modern era and earned him the undying distinction of “Father of Dentistry” as we know it. Much as his work is valued, little is known of the man.

Historians agree he was humbly born in 1678 in Brittany, that province in the northwest of France that juts out into the Atlantic Ocean. In 1693, at the age of fifteen, he joined the French Royal Navy and became an able assistant and student of a Major Surgeon, Alexander Poteleret. In this duty Pierre had his attention directed to the considerable dental problems of the sailors, particularly affected by scurvy. Three years later, with his interest focused on dentistry and the problems faced in its practice, he left the Navy to study the knowledge inherited from those who preceded him in the theory of dental care. He began to hone his skills through experience.

Between 1696 and 1718, he is known to have engaged in the practice of dentistry in a number of communities in western France, notably Rennes, Nantes, the university town of Angers, and Tours. In his studies, he discovered there was no compendium of information in the literature to guide a dental practitioner. Although self-educated and devoid of any formal training, Fauchard successfully subjected himself to examination for recognition as an “expert pour led dents.” As required by the Royal Edict of 1699. He earned a reputation for uncommon ability and dedication as a “chirurgien dentiste”—an appellation applied to a dentist in France even in modern times.

Around 1718 Pierre settled in Paris where he continued to practice dentistry for the rest of his life. In 1729 he married into a prominent family of actors. (His son later left dentistry for acting.) By 1734 Pierre Fauchard had become a seigneur and lord of the castle and domain of Grand Mesnil. This was at the pinnacle of his career. He was 56 years old, six years after he first published his famed text, Chirurgien Dentiste.

In 1740, Pierre’s partner in his dental practice, Pierre Nicolas Gaulard, ended his career on the Place de Greve gallows for theft. Fauchard weathered the embarrassment handily.

His celebrated contribution to dental literature had been in print for 12 years, translated into German for seven years, and a new, enlarged edition was in production. The author was the most revered and respected representative of the dental arts in a country acknowledged to be in the forefront of medical and surgical development. Other surgeons frequently consulted him.

To be expected, the envy of lesser colleagues was evoked. Fauchard did not escape the penalty of leadership. There were efforts to belittle him and to destroy his reputation. Some tried to block the publication of his text. Pierre’s candor and revelation of dental techniques rankled the charlatans who were publicly exposed for what they were. A rumor that Pierre was retiring from practice evoked this response from him, “The rumor having been falsely set about that I am abandoning the profession, which rumor could not have been invented otherwise than by those individuals who sacrificing their honor to interest, would attract to themselves the persons who honor this author with their confidence, I therefore find it necessary to give warning that I still continue the practice of my art in Paris, in the Rue de la Comedie Francaise, together with my brother-in-law and sole student, M. Duchemin.”

Aware of the inadequacy in training dentists, Fauchard urged the examining board, established by the Royal Edict of 1699, to include in their membership at least one “skillful and experienced dentist.” His suggestion was rejected.

Le Chirurgien Dentiste ou Traitedes Dents is the first scientific contribution to the literature of dentistry, and the first dental textbook. First appearing in 1728, five years after completing his first manuscript, it was held from publication until the author had it reviewed by recognized authorities in medicine and surgery. One of these experts, a close friend, Jean Claude Devaux, was a leading contributor to the medical literature of the time.

This epic achievement was hailed for its merit by prominent professional contemporaries—physicians, surgeons, and anatomists—who, like Fauchard, perceived the importance of proper treatment of oral ills to restore and maintain a healthy well-being. Notable among them were Etienne Bourdet, Claude Mouton, and Robert Bunon who soon followed Fauchard with their own dental treatises. Fauchard had precipitated a long delayed interest in the art of dental care, which resulted in significant additions to dental literature and advanced the art as a profession.

In his Chirurgien Dentiste, Pierre synthesized all that was known about dentistry in Europe—from Hippocrates to his time—which would have included De Chirurgia by the first important oral surgeon, Cordovan Albucasis (10th Century), and Dix Livres de la Chirurgie by the “Father of Modern Surgery” Ambroise Pare (16th Century) whose pioneering attention to oral surgical procedures might earn him the title “Foster Father of Dental Surgery.” Fauchard’s first edition appeared in two volumes. It was universally recognized as the vehicle of enlightened thought and technology in dentistry. In 1733 the German translation appeared in Berlin. In 1746 the second French edition was published, revised and enlarged to 919 pages with 41 illustrations. In 1786, a third edition was published, twenty-five years after the author’s death. His text was the foundation for the profession of dentistry for a century. In 1946 dental historian Lilian Lindsay translated it into English.

Pierre Fauchard covered the entire field of the profession for his day. But this foundation eventually evolved into today’s practice. He included anatomy, the irregularities of teeth, moving misaligned teeth in younger patients was easier than older ones, removing carious tissue and filling the cavities with tin or lead, prosthetic replacement of missing teeth with devices of carved ivory or bone, alleviation of periodontal disease through tartar removal and debris from the gingival sulcus. He rejected the “worm theory” of his day. He noted that oil of cloves and cinnamon relieved dental pain while sugar was detrimental to teeth and gums. He provided formulas for home mouth washes, but advocated brushing every morning with freshly voided urine.

In the area of surgery, he cited numerous case histories for the treatment of pathological conditions such as abscesses, cysts, and tumors. He advocated retaining deciduous teeth until normally exfoliated, though he did not know where the roots went. He described the enamel fixed to the dentin by “innumerable small filaments.” He replanted evulsed teeth. He transplanted them from person to person. He designed that an extraction patient should be seated in a steady, firm armchair, and not flat on the floor, which was the practice of the day. His innovation of treatment led to better suited instruments and a vastly improved drill.

Prosthetic dentistry received much attention. Appliances, fixed and removable, partial and complete were carefully described and illustrated. Though carved ivory dentures were known from the 15th Century, Fauchard was the first to demonstrate complete dentures, stabilized by springs, and aesthetic for the patient.

Fauchard’s heroic attention to treating oral ills turned a craft into a profession separating it from medicine and surgery. He introduced the term “dentist” into the literature. He had concern for the patients in their proper treatment. And he believed that dental practice should be limited to trained surgeons.

Pierre Fauchard died in his home in the Rue des Cordeliers on 21 March 1761 at 83 years of age. His burial record listed him as “Maitre Chirurgien Dentiste”—the patriarch of his profession.

(This material was extracted from biographies on Pierre Fauchard by Bernhard Wolf Weinberger (1948), Malvin E. Ring (1985), Walter Hoffman-Axthelm (1981), and Milton B. Asbell (1988).-

 

Annual PFA Academy/Foundation Meeting Schedule

Kansas City, Missouri
11–14 October 2001
Westin Crown Center Hotel

Thursday
11 October, 8 am–4:30 pm
Continuing Education Program, Pershing East Room

Friday
12 October, 7:30 am–5 pm
Academy Board Meeting, Roanoke Room

Saturday
13 October,7:30 am–11 am
Foundation Board Meeting, Penn Valley Room

10 am-11 am
Section Chair Caucus, Union Hill Room

11:30 am–2 pm
Annual Awards Luncheon, Pershing South Room

2:30 pm–5 pm
Foundation Board Meeting, Penn Valley Room

6:30 pm–8 pm
President’s Reception, Pershing West Room

Sunday
14 October, 8 am–5 pm
Foundation Board Meeting, Brookside Room

1 pm–5 pm
Academy Board Meeting, Roanoke Room

6:30 pm–10:30 pm
PFA Dinner Party, Washington Park Place III

All Section Chairs are invited to attend the Academy Board Meetings, the Awards Luncheon, the President’s Reception, and the no-host PFA Dinner Party. All Meeting Reports are to be in the Central Office no later than 2 September to be included in the official Meeting Agenda Manual.

Long-range Planning Seminar

International Trustees Michael Perpich of Minnesota and Gary Lowder of Utah along with California Northern Section Chair Daniel Castagna presented a day-long study on 23 March in Atlanta suggesting preparation and implementation of ideas for the future of the Academy. The entire Board was in attendance with Foundation Executive Director Shig Ryan Kishi and Editor James Brophy.

The major topics covered were (1) Intelligence, (2) Courage, (3) Focus (value), and (4) Adaptability. Intelligence is understanding our mission and how to apply it to our areas. Then gather the facts needed to plan for tomorrow. Assess our potential. Courage is the energy and commitment to carry out our program over the long haul and to inspire others in helping us. Focus is concentrating on what we want to achieve as a group. And Adaptability is to be able to make course corrections as problems arise.

Setting goals helps to achieve success and understand our status. Vice President Gordan Stine had done some preliminary Section membership statistics that were distributed. If PFA set a 5% membership goal, we would break even. So we need to assess at our potential and study such Section problems as lapsation, retention, and recruitment. A suggestion that came from this was to centralize membership invitations to potential members from our headquarters. Another was for President Campbell to send out a letter to Section Chairs asking for a membership growth of 5% with the Regional Trustees following up with phone calls.

Budgetary constraints were considered and discussed. Foreign exchange rates, recessions in non-U.S. countries, and individual area financial stress were brought up.

Programs such as mentoring, continuing education, and local projects that attract membership were reviewed. Each Section is encouraged to adopt a program to unite their members in working together. Foundation grants are geared to help promote this.

A timetable of three years for every Section to have an active mentorship program at their dental schools and five years for all Sections to have a functioning mentor program was suggested. Publicity was gone over in depth. Trustee Robert Friedman (PFA Publicity Chair) discussed urging every Section to develop their own newsletter. Editor Brophy is developing a newsletter manual for their use. A timetable was established for each Section to get an article in their local journals within the year, two articles a year within three years, and two articles a year with a Section Editor office appointed in five years.

Continuing Education was a topic for inquiry with suggestions of having one of the two Board Meetings be a CE course, holding a traveling CE course every quarter in a different location, to promoting on-line CERP. We need to search for a niche to fill.

A local projects timetable was suggested that in one year all Section Chairs receive and review the grant proposal applications; three years actually submit a grant; and in five years receive a grant for their project.

The definition for the PFA is honor, ethics, leadership, and professionalism with our target audiences of the (1) profession, (2) our patients, and (3) the public.

More discussion ensued about the PFA being viewed as being an exclusive American organization. While 75% or so of the membership is from the United States, we need to appeal to more countries for international growth.

The many suggestions and proposed goals were submitted to the Executive Committee for consideration and implementation.


PFA Gold Medal Award

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Dr. Richard G. Shaffer

Dr. Richard G. Shaffer has been selected by the Academy Board to receive the PFA Gold Medal in Kansas City on 13 October at our Awards Banquet. Dr. Shaffer, a native of Lakewood, Ohio, graduated from Wesleyan University in 1956, Case Western Reserve School of Dentistry in 1960, and earned his Master’s degree from George Washington University in 1978.

He entered the U.S. Navy as an intern in 1960, completing a General Dentistry residency at the Naval Dental School in Bethesda, Maryland, in 1970. He became Dean of that school in 1975. He then served at the Great Lakes Naval Center as Commanding Officer for the Regional Dental Center. In 1982 he was promoted to Commodore. Dr. Shaffer then served as Commanding Officer for Norfolk Naval Regional Dental Center with additional duties as the U.S. Atlantic Fleet Dental Officer.

In 1983 Dr. Shaffer became the first Vice Commander of the Naval Medical Command responsible for U.S.Navy medicine worldwide.

He received his second star in 1984 to become the first dental officer to hold a major medical command at the National Capitol Region covering five states and the President’s Hospital in Bethesda. That year he was appointed Chief of the Navy Dental Corps, and Assistant Chief of the Bureau Surgery for Dentistry.

Rear Admiral Richard Shaffer retired from the Navy in 1989 having earned the Distinguished Service Medal, three Legions of Merit, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Navy Commendation Medal and two Presidential Commendations.

He was awarded Fellowships in ICD, ACD, and AGD. Case Western Reserve University School of Dentistry presented him their 1998 Alumnus of the Year Award.

Upon his retirement from the Navy, Dr. Shaffer accepted the position as Secretary General of ICD and Registrar for the U.S. Section. During his tenure, ICD reached an international membership growth of 8500 members in 90 countries. He retired from ICD in 1999 but still remains Chairman of the Audiovisual Committee to produce the “Outstanding Leaders in Dentistry” series, and Chairman of the Convocation Committee.

Dr. Shaffer serves on the Board of Visitors of the National Museum of Dentistry and is Chairman of their Development Committee.

He serves as Trustee of the McLean Bible Church in Virginia, is consultant to the Navy Dental School in Bethesda, and is a Red Cross volunteer.

He and Barbara, his wife of 44 years, have three sons and nine grandchildren.

But Dr. Shaffer’s resume hardly expresses the personal warmth of this professional man. When visiting with him at major dental meetings, you feel within heartbeats that he is a friend. Always optimistic and uplifting, you come away feeling better for just having exchanged a few words. For a good purpose, Admiral Shaffer knew how to cut the red tape. What the resume fails to express is what a wonderful person Richard Shaffer is. And that, with his outstanding professional credentials, makes him an excellent choice for the PFA Gold Medal. The many suggestions and proposed goals were submitted to the Executive Committee for consideration and implementation.

Dr. Richard G. Shaffer has been selected by the Academy Board to receive the PFA Gold Medal in Kansas City on 13 October at our Awards Banquet.

Dr. Shaffer, a native of Lakewood, Ohio, graduated from Wesleyan University in 1956, Case Western Reserve School of Dentistry in 1960, and earned his Master’s degree from George Washington University in 1978.

President’s Award

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Dr. John A. Molinari

Dr. John A. Molinari has been selected by PFA President Malcolm David Campbell to receive the President’s Award at the PFA Awards Luncheon on 13 October 2001 at the Kansas City Meeting. Dr. Molinari will also be the luncheon speaker.

President Campbell selected Dr. Molinari because of his excellence in academics and research.

John Molinari received his B.A. degree from St. Vincent College and his Ph.D. in microbiology from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dentistry. He is currently Professor and

Chairman of the Department of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry. He has published more than 200 articles, text chapters, and abstracts in the areas of microbiology and immunology, and he is co-author of the textbook Practical Infection Control in Dentistry.

Dr. Molinari has lectured internationally on topics dealing with diseases and asepsis. Dr. Molinari is a consultant to the ADA Council on Scientific Affairs and a member on the Michigan Dental Association Special Committee on Health Hazard Resources. He served as Project Coordinator for the governmental Health Resources and Service Administration Task Force on AIDS and Dental Education. He serves on the Michigan Governor’s Risk Reduction and AIDS Policy Commission.

Dr. Molinari currently serves as editor for the Infection Control Section for the Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry. He is also a member of the Editorial Board for the ADA Journal.

Dr. Molinari is an honorary member of the Michigan Dental Association and ICD.

President’s Message

The Fellows of the PFA are unique in a world that tolerates average or mediocre skills, knowledge and ability. However, world-class accomplishment is the prerequisite if we are to maintain dentistry’s high standards. Today, all over the world, pressures of companies and governments are trying to control treatment of our patients. It is no easy task to lift performance from merely average to excellent.

If we are to have any input in meeting the challenge of quality dentistry, we must think in different terms about all the problems involved. It is necessary to think in different terms about who are our patients and how do we serve them. It is necessary to think in different terms about our association with our dental supply companies and dental laboratories. It is necessary to think in different terms about how we deliver our services.

We in the PFA are thinking in different terms. We are helping people in need all over the world. The PFA mentor program is teaching our future dentists to think ethically and professionally. We are not just talking about doing more or delivering more dental services. We are providing leadership to enable dentists to be “professional” in the true sense of the word “professional”!

I would like to share a piece called “Attitudes” by Charles Swindoll.

“The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more than facts. It is more important than

the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. Attitude is more important than appearance, giftedness, or skill. It will make or break a company … a church … a home.

The remarkable thing is that we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we embrace for that day. We cannot change our past … we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it.

And so it is with you …
We are in charge of our attitudes.”

As we enter a new century, I am optimistic that the age-old values and attitudes that have sustained us over the years are reaffirming dentistry’s leadership in the health professions. I am optimistic that these same values and attitudes will override the shallow, shortsighted thinking and attitudes of some of our less motivated colleagues.

Malcom David Campbell, DDS
President
 

Foundation News

(The following is a brief summary of the October 2000 Foundation Board Meeting Minutes.)

There were a few fine-tuning changes reported out of the Chicago Foundation Board Meeting that you may need to be aware of. Section grant applications for Section projects that have “fast track” approval have the added stipulations that such projects “are conducted by a significant number of Fellows” and that such projects are “in the control” of the applying Academy Section.

Another change is that the Humanitarian Award grant permits recipients to use the additional $5000 “in any manner that they choose that aids their program.”

A $10,000 budget line item was provided for which permits the Board to act on immediate funding of special projects that come before it which have missed the earlier deadline. In such cases, time constraints demand attention immediately as the project will not be available for next year’s consideration under the Foundation deadlines. But funding requires unanimous consent by the Foundation Board.

The Academy grant application request is also to include a summary of the prior year’s programs.

The non-U.S. dental school scholarships for 2001 will be awarded in Argentina, Australia (3), Belgium, Canada (3), Chile, Costa Rica, France (2), Germany, Hong Kong, India (2), Ireland, Japan (3), Korea, Mexico, Peru, Portugal, Poland, Singapore, and the United Kingdom (2). All 2001 scholarship amounts will be $1500. Any division of this amount by the individual Section needs to be submitted to the Foundation in writing for approval by the Executive Committee.
The Academy President and President-elect serve as voting ex-officio members of the Foundation Board. For that reason, the Academy Board cannot meet at the same time as the Foundation Board.

The Foundation Board has been struggling with the concept of how to operate with “a minimum of eight and a maximum of 14 voting Trustees ...” when there are more past PFA Presidents wishing to serve on the Board than positions open. A newly passed amendment would establish “a Roster of Available Past Presidents.”

When a vacancy occurs on the Foundation Board, the top name on that list will be appointed. So an Academy President who has sat on the Foundation Board for two years as Trustee may find himself off the Board as an immediate past President and on a waiting list. Other options were discussed and debated, but this accommodation was arrived at for the time being. A larger Foundation Board might prove to be unwieldy and would certainly be more expensive in meeting costs.

The Board painstakingly reviewed 32 grants that passed the established guidelines.

The approved grants were The Thousand Smiles Foundation (Dr. James Vernetti); Rhode Island Section’s Smokeless Tobacco (Dr. M. Christine Benoit); Roybal-Allard Children’s Dental Center of Los Angeles; Bridge the Gap (Trustee Robert Friedman); Dentists on Wheels (National Board of French Dental Surgeons); Union Gospel Mission Dental Clinic (St. Paul District Dental Society); St. Martin de Porres Dental Center of Topeka, Kansas; Kindness in Action Service Society of Alberta, Canada, to provide dental services in Honduras; the University of Maryland, Baltimore College of Dental Surgery; Dental Hall of Fame in Canada (Trustee Kevin Roach); Kidlink in North Carolina; Maryland Foundation of Dentistry for the Handicapped; Changing Lives of Utah, to provide for services in rural Mexico; Minneapolis District Dental Society, to provide dental care for the homeless; Indigent Dental Care Clinic (Tennessee Section); UCLA’s Venice Dental Center; Northern Nevada Dental Health Program (Northern Nevada Dental Society); Good Shepherd Mission Clinic (University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry); an Oral Health Curriculum for Children (Texas A & M University Health Sciences Center Research Foundation); and the New Orleans Musician’s Clinic (LSU) for a total amount of $134,548 in grants.

The Academy applied for $40,000 in grants to fund an international continuing education course, the PFA Web site, the Hall of Fame, and the Mentorship Program.

The Foundation agreed to continue holding one meeting per year. Their next Board Meeting will be in Kansas City, 13-14 October 2001.

Brazil

Chair Professor Lucy Dalva Lopes presented the Foundation Scholarship Award to Dulce Catarnio de Souza of Curso Odontologio Guerillios University with Dean Nello Francisco Romani and PFA Section Secretary/Treasurer Renato Geromel last December during their 10th Anniversary PFA Awards Dinner.

France

French Dental Bus

The French Dental Bus “Dentists on Wheels” is a not for profit organization sponsored by the French Conseil National de l’Ordre des Chirurgiens Dentistes. The mobile dental clinic serves the poor Paris suburbs throughout the year and is staffed by volunteer dentists. PFA International Trustee Pierre Marois presented the $10,000 Foundation check to l’Ordre President Andrè Robert at a ceremony this January with the entire Board of Trustees present.

Last November, our International Trustee Pierre Marois assisted France Section Chairman Hubert Ouvrard along with dental school Deans Marie-Laure Boy-Lefevre from the University of Paris 7 and Pierre Lafforgue of University of Lille to present University of Lille dental student Guillaume Honore our Foundation Scholarship Award. Fellows and Professors Patrick Missika and Philippe Monsenego attended to laud our scholarship winner.

United Kingdom

Professor Monty Duggal of the University of Leeds Dental Institute presented the Foundation Scholarship Awards to dental students Vanessa Lee and Mark Tullet. Both students will be taking their elective research projects in Chitrakoot, India, as part of a wider community-based program sponsored by the Leeds Dental Institute and SEWA International, a United Kingdom charity. This will give them the opportunity to broaden their knowledge of dentistry in a developing country.
 

United States

Connecticut

Bridging the Gap, a PFA Section-sponsored, Foundation-funded project, was initiated by 35 members of the Fairfield County PFA. These dentists donate their services, along with a dental lab that reduces its fees, to treat individuals with psychiatric disabilities with dentures and prostheses to “bridge the gap to a better life.”

The Bridge House of Bridgeport is a nonclinical setting, serving about 300 people a year who are making the transition from institutional care to independent living. They represent about 5% of the population who have the more severe, persistent forms of psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia and bipolarism. In addition to their attempts to overcome medical handicaps, the medication they take affects their teeth and gums, relates Bridge House Executive Director Victoria Furey. They tend to lose their teeth. Because they have disabilities, they are often poor and cannot afford expensive dental work. “Their access to professional care is appallingly limited,” she goes on. “The loss of their teeth makes them tremendously self-conscious, particularly when they go for a job interview.”

In steps International Trustee Robert Friedman, who secured Foundation funding for the New Haven Special Olympics games to make some 2500 mouth guards for the athletes several years ago. Dr. Friedman noted that bad smiles make for introverted personalities. But give them back their smiles and their personalities blossom. People notice a smile first.

So Dr. Friedman conceived of a program to treat these patients to return their smiles to them by enlisting the PFA Fellows and a local dental lab to do dentures and prostheses for these individuals. He and Fellow Pablo Cuevas applied for a Foundation grant to fund the project and were additionally awarded the Foundation’s Humanitarian Award for another $5000.

Fellow Mary Hamill of Norwalk states that she enjoys treating appreciative people who are trying to turn their lives around. “And if you give them a boost, I cannot think of anything nicer,” she notes. This improves their self-esteem to get that job.

Fellow Brian Duchan of Westport added that it gives him back his smile to help these people.
Director Victoria Furey noted that you cannot put a price tag on giving a smile back. “Dr. Friedman is an angel.” And so says the Fairfield Citizen of January 19th.
The Bridging the Gap project was also reported in the Connecticut State Dental Association’s The Communicator newsletter for February.

Indiana

Chairman Ray Maddox, IU Assistant Professor, presented the Foundation Scholarship Award to University of Indiana senior dental student Yazdan Alami last January in Dean Lawrence Goldblatt’s Office with Student Affairs Associate Dean Margot Van Dis. The IUSD Alumni Bulletin announced the presentation.

Massachusetts

In the Winter issue of Tufts Dental magazine, PFA is listed under “Friends of the J. Murray Gavel Center” for gift giving along with Fellow Norm Becker. The Center is associated with the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. The PFA Foundation is also listed in the magazine under its own title “Pierre Fauchard Scholarship/Foundations.

Ohio

Dean Jerold Goldberg of Case Western Reserve School of Dentistry presented the Foundation Scholarship to dental student Nhu Quynh Tran.

Minnesota

In the January issue of the Minneapolis District Dental Society newsletter Brush-Up, the Foundation grant to the Sharing and Caring Hands Dental Clinic in Minneapolis was reported. This shelter provides a host of services to some 20,000 people each month and is run entirely on private donations. The Minneapolis District Dental Society provides the dental services there and will be using the grant to purchase a Cavitron unit and surgical handpieces.

Nevada

The Nevada Dental Journal, Winter issue, highlighted the Foundation in a page-long article for their grant to the Northern Nevada Dental Health Program, which promotes dental access and treatment for children in rural northern Nevada. The NNDHP partnered with the United Way to form the Pediatric Dental Care Program (PDCP) to provide pro bono dental treatment to eligible children 16 years of age and younger. So far, the group has generated $1.2 million in services over the last 10 years.

Texas

Director of Student Affairs Moira Allen of the Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas calls our attention to the Dallas Morning News article of 23 January, which reports that dental school senior Curt Cain received the Foundation scholarship.

Wisconsin

Chairman Glenn Maihofer presented the Foundation Scholarship Award to Marquette University senior dental student Jorge Parajon in Dean William Lobb’s office.

Foundation News

Executive Director Shig Ryan Kishi gave this summary of the Foundation activities at the March Atlanta Meeting.

The Foundation commitment of $104,500 will be completed this year to the University of Costa Rica School of Dentistry for their Multimedia Teaching facility. Another $7500 will be awarded for the Loader-Espinach Award presented in Costa Rica. The next event for that award will be in 2002.

The Costa Rica flower shop property is being transferred to Fundacion Piedad, a Central American dental charity organization. The jewelry shop property has a buyer and was determined to be sold by the Board.

Of the 20 grants approved by the Foundation at their Chicago Meeting, the University of Oklahoma—Good Shepherd Mission was not awarded due to recipient amendments to the Foundation contract that were not favorable to the Foundation. Ten grant applications were disapproved. The Academy grants for 2001 were approved for $40,000 of which $10,000 goes for the Continuing Education course in Kansas City this Fall; $15,000 goes to maintaining and updating our Web site, $10,000 goes for our Hall of Fame/ Dental Museum projects, and $5000 funds the Mentorship Program.

The Foundation Scholarship Program has received student nominees from all 53 U.S. dental schools.

Academy Fellows donations have risen to $26,675 with $22,840 from the United States, $710 from international members, and $2925 from Life Members in 2000.

Foundation President Robert Shira submitted his report to the Atlanta Meeting, which was mostly covered by the Executive Secretary orally. Additions were that 32 grant applications were considered at the Chicago Meeting with 20 being approved, 10 rejected, and two withdrawn for a total of $134,548 awarded. The Scholarship awards totaled $123,000 for 54 U.S. dental schools (Northwestern will be closed next year) and 28 non-U.S. dental schools.

The Foundation ByLaws currently read that the Board shall consist of at least eight and not more than 14 members. Since the Board is at capacity, the following change was made to accommodate this situation. “When the current President of the Academy who is serving as Foundation Trustee becomes a past President, he will not automatically become a Foundation Trustee. His name will be placed on a roster of available past Presidents and will be appointed to the Foundation Board when a vacancy exists in the order of their listing on the roster.”

Discussion ensued about holding a Foundation fund raising program to raise capital to offset paying more income tax. Past PFA President Larry Barrett was appointed Chairman of this committee. His committee will consist of Drs. Campbell, Stine, Halik, Long, and Shira.

More News

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Director Shig Ryan Kishi

The Foundation contribution list is located at the Academy Web site. To view it, at the site, click on inquiries, and scroll down to the link.

Executive Secretary Shig Kishi reports reviewing 114 grant applications for presentation at the Kansas City Meeting this October. All 53 U.S. dental schools have responded to the scholarship requests.

This year the ADA Health Foundation solicited funding from PFA for a grant to increase access to care for underserved children across America. Unfortunately, one of the Foundation grant provisions prohibits the Board from funding other Foundations. But the project did reach their funding goals through the generosity of Dr. Samuel Harris (of the Dental Museum fame) and a $100,000 grant from Procter & Gamble. The ADA Health Foundation reports receiving 14 grant requests a day for the Harris Fund Grants Program.

International Trustee Robert Friedman (Academy Publicity Chairman) reports that his article on the Foundation and Dr. Robert Shira was published in the ADA News on March 19th.

Foundation Treasurer George Higue filed a 65-page year 2000 Financial Report for the Foundation, which includes the three funds maintained by his office—(1) the Brenes Espinach account; (2) the Academy Foundation account (your contributions); and (3) the Nakayama account for the Japanese Section. Dr. Higue noted that the tremendous stock market losses did not affect the PFA accounts due to his wise investment policies.

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L-R, Dean Renato Sergio Chuirilete, scholarship recipient Opas Tujihara, Chair Lucy Dalva Lopes, and Secretary/Treasurer Renato Geromel

Brazil

At their annual Dinner Meeting celebrating their first decade as a PFA Section, Chair Professor Lucy Dalva Lopes awarded the Foundation Scholarship to dental student Opas Tujihara of Mogi des Cruzes University with Dean Renato Sergio Chuirilete.

United States

Michigan

Chair Virginia Merchant held their PFA Breakfast in Detroit to award the Foundation scholarships to dental students Andrew Cheung with the University of Michigan School of Dentistry, Assistant Dean Marilyn Woolfolk present, and to Judy Wybenga with the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry, Associate Dean G. William Knight present. PFA President David Malcolm Campbell helped officiate. This was reported in the Journal of the Michigan Dental Association, April issue.

Nevada

The Nevada Dental Journal, Spring issue, printed a pagelong article on the Foundation and its grant program.

Texas

“By the Roots” Program Administrator J. Phillip Ford of Baylor College of Dentistry reports that more than 14,000 children were instructed in proper dental hygiene through their program. A school nurse from an east Texas town noted that there has been a definite increase in better oral health care among her students. The PFA logo appears on their Oral Health poster.

From the Desk of Congressman Charles Norwood, DDS

We did it! The ergonomics regulations are history! We used the 1996 Accountability Act, which allows Congress to pass a resolution of disapproval of regulations made by a federal agency, such as OSHA and the Labor Department. I had the honor to lead the floor fight for this disapproval, and President Bush signed it promptly.

The ADA has been pointing out problems with the Clinton medical privacy rules. I asked that they not be final until corrected. Secretary of Health and Human Services Tommy Thompson has been instructed to fix them.

I still am in conversations with the White House about patient protection rights, but they are opposed to it. I have been asked to reintroduce my bill, but even if we could get it out of the House in two months, it would never get through the Senate.

The last issue I am working on is the one on liability. The President wants federal liability; we want it at the state level. The business and corporation lobbyists and insurance companies prefer federal court over state ones. I believe that the state court is better, but something is better than nothing. It does not make sense to have a patients’ rights bill that is silent on liability.

The redrawing of congressional districts looms post-census. The district they are trying to give me is one I could not win. The courts will be the only place we will have any voice to protect my district. Any help you can provide will be appreciated. I can be reached at P.O. Box 499, Evans, GA, 30809.

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Academic Professor Irma Neume Carvallio, President of the Academy Paraibana de Odontologia, receives award from Chair Lucy Dalva Lopes)

Brazil

Chair Professor Lucy Dalva Lopes celebrated the 10th anniversary of their PFA with an Awards Dinner last December.

Canada

Fellow Richard Speers of Toronto helped found the International Dental Ethics and Law Society (IDEALS) in 2000. The Society has been established to foster an international multidisciplinary dialogue on the values guiding dental and law practice. Their first General Assembly meeting will be held this October in Amsterdam during the 4th International Congress on Dental Law and Ethics Their Web site is www.ideals.ac or contact Dr. Joseph Welie at the Creighton University Center for Health Policy and Ethics, 2500 California Plaza, Omaha, NE 68178, for more information.

France

International Trustee Pierre Marois of Paris had the Foundation check presentation for their mobile dental clinic placed in La Lettre de l’Ordre National des Chirurgiens-dentistes, their professional magazine that goes to every dentist in France. “Le Dr. Pierre Marois, responsible de la section eurpeenne de la Pierre Fauchard Academy, la celebre institution americaine, a remis, le 4 janvier dernier, un cheque de 10,000 dollars au president Andre Robert, pour l’Association du bus social dentaire. Le Conseil national et son president, Andre Robert, egalement president de l’Association du bus social dentaire, tient a remercier le Dr. Marois, et avec lui la Pierre Fauchard Academy pour cette aide genereuse.”

The annual official Hall of Fame Ceremony at the Paris venue was held on 21 June at the Conseil National de l’Ordre des Chirurgiens-Dentistes headquarters. PFA President David Campbell, Secretary/Treasurer Richard Kozal, International Trustee for Europe Pierre Marois, and Hall of Fame Chair Ray Klein attended along with French dental society President Andre Robert and his officers.
FDI Centennial President Jacques Monnot was honored by PFA with the Elmer Best Award presented by our President David Malcolm Campbell. Professor Claude Severin, President de l’Academie Nationale de Chirurgie Dentaire, was conferred with Honorary PFA Membership. Pictures and highlights in the next issue.

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Fellow Ivan Moldauer receives certificate from Dr. Phil Levine

Guatemala

Fellow Ivan Moldauer received his Certificate in the AEGD Program at Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale. Dr. Moldauer teaches at the Francisco Marroquin University School of Dentistry in Guatemala.

Dr. Moldauer presented a table clinic on rotary endodontic instrumentation at the Miami Midwinter Meeting.

Japan

Dr. Mamoru Sakuda has been selected as Section Chair-elect and will become International Trustee after Dr. Eiichi Katagiri’s term ends. Mrs. Tomiko Nakayama, President of the Hakusui Trading Company, has donated $2000 toward the maintenance of our PFA Web site. Mrs. Nakayama and her late husband have been PFA supporters for decades. Mrs. Nakayama will attend our functions in Kansas City this fall.

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L-R, Chair Gil Alcoforado presents membership certificate to Dr. Pedro Correia

Portugal

Chair Gil Alcoforado inducted 14 new Fellows last March in Lisbon. Professor Armand Santinho Cunha gave the address.

Malaysia

Chair Paul C. K. Lee is serving as the Organizational Chairman for the Rotary Regional Convention in Kuala Lumpur.

Philippines

Chair Daimpo J. Lim was active in their recent 93rd annual Convocation and Scientific Meeting of the Philippine Dental Association last May with past Chair Primo Gonzales. Their party won all the positions but speaker.

Switzerland

Dr. Hans Della Bona has retired as Section Chair. Dr. Roland will succeed him.

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Chair Ray Klein giving the Hollenback history

United States

California, Southern Section

Dr. George Hollenback (1886-1973) was honored during the California Dental Society Meeting in Anaheim last Spring at the PFA Annual Luncheon. Dr. Hollenback was installed into the Hall of Fame in his home state. PFA President-elect Scott Welch welcomed those attending with Hall of Fame Chairman Ray Klein, past PFA President, doing the background remarks.

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Dr. Lloyd Baum accepts Hollenback plaque for Loma Linda

Past PFA President Carl Lundgren gave his sponsoring comments. Dean Harold Slavkin accepted the Hollenback plaque for USC while Dr. Lloyd Baum received another plaque for Loma Linda Dental School. Dr. Baum did research with Dr. Hollenback at Loma Linda.

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Dean Harold Slavkin receives Hollenback plaque

USC Dean Slavkin noted, “The plaque will serve as a symbol for innovation and discovery at USC, and can also serve to create mechanisms for the five dental schools in California to share faculty.”

A third plaque will be presented to the University of the Pacific this summer.

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L-R, Drs. Caswell Evans, Clifton Dummett, Dushanka Kleinman
Washington, D.C.

The premiere of the U.S. Surgeon General’s Report on Oral Health took place at the Hubert Humphrey Building. Drs. Caswell Evans, Jr., Project Director, and Dushanka Kleinman, co-Editor, directed the project. Dr. Clifton Dummett, Sr., was one of the three reviewers.

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L-R, Chair Howard Mark, Awardee Ed Mehlman, PFA President David Campbell, Trustee Robert Friedman
Connecticut

Chair Howard Mark hosted a Leadership Conference and Dinner attended by PFA President M. David Campbell with over 30 Fellows in attendance at the Yankee Silversmith Inn in Meriden last Spring. Presentations were given by Drs. Gregory Egnaczyk of Shelton on Protecting the Smiles of Connecticut Children, PFA International Trustee Robert Friedman of Fairfield on his Bridge the Gap Project with 34 Fellows, and Section Chair Howard Mark on the Mentoring Program in Connecticut. President Campbell addressed the Fellows on the Academy activities. One of the Foundation scholarship recipients, Gary Schulman of UCONN, was present and recognized by the group.

Last May, the Section honored Dr. Edwin S. Mehlman of Rhode Island with their Distinguished Service Award at their annual Awards Luncheon for his professional commitments and dedication. Dr. Mehlman, a graduate of Pennsylvania School of Dentistry, practices endodontics in Providence and is Clinical Assistant Professor at Boston University. He served as President of the Rhode Island Dental Association in 1986 and ADA First Vice President in 1994. Dr. Mehlman is currently ADA District I Trustee. He is a Fellow in PFA, ICD, and ACD.

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Newly inducted Fellows

Nominating Committee Chairman Roger Gerstner proposed new Fellows Jerold Buresh, Michael Carlisle, Michael Hoover, Marty Matz, Carol Murdock, Laura Romito, Scott Shaddy, Fred Tafoya, Scott Trapp and Robert Zaiman while Chairman Paul Tamisea did the installation.
 

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Chair Paul Tamisea (left) presents Distinguished Service Award to Dr. Myron Pudwill

Their Distinguished Service Award was presented to Dr. Myron (Mike) L. Pudwill for his excellence in dental academics and service to organized dentistry.

Seven new names were recommended for Fellowship.

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Dr. Larry Pierce inspects the 1930 Ritter x-ray unit donated by Dr. Bill Shear with Dr. Kozal explaining the exhibits
Nevada

The Nevada Dental Journal printed an article on the PFA Museum at the Community College of Southern Nevada. Our PFA Secretary/Treasurer Richard Kozal is curator.

Fellow State Senator Raymond Rawson, DDS, had an article in the Nevada Dental Journal about being wary of reciprocity for the State of Nevada. Their new dental school will open in the near future on the UNLV campus.

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North Carolina delegation with the US Ambassador to Moldova
North Carolina

Chair Neil Lutins and Fellow Stephen Mackler represented their PFA Section with a $3000 contribution to the international health consortium for Moldova. Moldova was the second smallest republic of the 15 constituent republics of the USSR and is located in the southwest between Rumania and the Ukranian SSR surrounding it on the north, northeast, and southeast.

This pioneering effort with the Moldovian Ministry of Health was to work with partner health institutions in their country. The ADA/Health Volunteers Overseas signed an agreement to recruit U.S. educators to visit the Moldovian dental school to discuss dental techniques. The team consisted of Dr. Rick Mumford, Chief of the North Carolina Deptartment of Public Health, Dr. Garland Hershey, past Provost of the UNC System in Chapel Hill, Maj. Brenda Mor, RN of the North Carolina Army Reserve National Guard, and our own Dr. Stephen Mackler.

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L-R, Dr. & Mrs. Robert Friedman with Dr. Christine Benoit
Rhode Island

Past PFA Chair Christine Benoit attended the Massachusetts PFA Awards Dinner with International Trustee Robert Friedman and his wife.

Pennsylvania

PFA 1997 Gold Medal recipient John L. Bomba passed away of leukemia in Las Vegas where he had just moved with Thelma, his wife of 56 years. John had taught at Temple University School of Dentistry for more than 30 years and was a past President of the ADA and AGD. Much honored for his outstanding service to dentistry, Dr. Bomba will be missed.

Fellow Gaetan J. Lavalla passed away. He had served as President of the Pennsylvania Dental Association, the Philadelphia County Dental Society, the Middle Atlantic Society of Orthodontists, the Pennsylvania Association of Orthodontists, the Temple University Dental Alumnae Society, and the Southern District Dental Society of Philadelphia. He was Chairman of the PDA’s Committee on Ethics and Professionalism.

5. September - October

While serving as your President this year, I have been privileged to attend several international and domestic Pierre Fauchard Academy meetings. These visitations have reinforced my opinion that we do have true dental leaders in our Academy and capable people in our profession. This year has also reinforced the concept that we Fellows are indeed one. If we really love our profession, we must share with our fellow members, be with them, and experience with them. The real purpose of health professionals is to touch the lives of people in need.

Our Board of Trustees has reached several goals this year due to diligent efforts on the part of many people.

I am particularly pleased with the increased efficiency in the Central Office in processing the dues. The dues are now recorded and deposited the day the check is received.

• The Continuing Education Course in Kansas City, “Communication” presented by Dr. Mark Murphy, will be superb. This course will be presented at no charge to our Fellows and their guests and will provide seven CE credit hours.

• Our well-done Web site (www.Fauchard.org) is continuing to improve. Each month our page requests have increased. In January there were 4500 page requests. In the month of June, we tallied a total of 7343 page requests. If these monthly figures continue on a prorated basis to the end of 2001, we will be serving about 75,000 page requests by the end of December of 2001! The dramatic increase in our page requests certainly indicates interest and its value all over the globe

• The monumental challenge of evaluating and upgrading our PFA informational publications has been achieved by Fellows with editorial experience.

• A long range planning committee was again appointed and held a successful meeting during the March Interim Board Meeting in Atlanta.

These are some of the highlights of the activities with which I am particularly pleased. The Board of Trustees and Officers have proved again that they accept the responsibility and put in many productive hours of work for the benefit of PFA

Though we do not take the time to express our thanks to our Fellows as often as we should, I want to remind you that your membership is never taken for granted. The value of your membership can never be measured by the number of meetings you attend, or the committee assignments you hold. The real value of your membership is measured by the way you live your life every day and the way you exemplify the attributes of a dental professional.

I anticipate that this Academy will continue to grow in numbers and in influence. With the assistance of the PFA Foundation, we are able to help people in need all over the world. As our Fellows respond to the Foundation, we will be able to offer more grants and offer larger grants. We are now the largest dental philanthropic organization in the world. This is a direct result of the care, concern, and input of our Fellows.

We have the framework in place to help. Now is the time to act! Sometimes we hear of a great idea and say, “Someone should do that.” Let that someone be you.

My wife Janet and I would like to thank the Officers, Trustees, and Fellows of the Academy for making this a most eventful and memorable year.

Malcolm David Campbell, DDS

President

The PFA Foundation needs your support!

If you’d like to help the Foundation fund grants for good causes and scholarships for good students, please send a check to:

Foundation of the Pierre Fauchard Academy
1441 Avocado Ave., Suite 508
Newport Beach, CA 92660

The European Tour

During our Interim Board Meeting in Atlanta this year, an International Trustee outside the United States expressed the comment that some Fellows abroad look on the Academy as an American experience that they pay dues toward.

This year’s Academy President David Campbell has taken to heart those comments to reach out all over the Academy’s global family to touch our Fellows in Mexico, in Chile, in Italy, in Spain, in France, in Belgium, in Great Britain. The scheduled visit to settle a PFA situation in the Philippines had to be postponed due to political turmoil in that country.

And yet to come, President Campbell will not only represent us at the FDI Congress in Malaysia, but he will meet with our Asian Section Chairs there in Kuala Lumpur. Our International family is being greeted directly in their home territories by our President, who seeks to know their concerns first-hand and how the Academy can be of service to them, to their communities, and to our profession.
 

Italy

Dr. and Mrs. Campbell, on their own vacation this year, went to Italy and made time in their schedule to meet with our Italian PFA Section Chair Dr. Guido Bracchetti of Milan.

Dr. Bracchetti responded by letter after the President’s visit, “Our conversation at dinner helped me a lot, and through your experience I could find many interesting ideas and new approaches to solve some of the problems I encountered as a Section Chair.” He went on to request help to apply for a Foundation grant for their Section with the Italian Academy of Prosthetic Dentistry (AIOP).

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Chair Javier Garro Barrio, President Campbell, and Secretary Forner

Spain

Also during his vacation in Italy, President Campbell flew to Spain to help handle some questions that the Spanish delegation brought to him at the Paris FDI Meeting last Fall. There, the President met with Spain’s Section Chair Dr. Javier Garro Barrio and assisted in their formal induction of 21 new Fellows at the Torremangana Hotel in Cuenca, Spain. The investment ceremony was held for new Fellows Drs. Luis Caceres, Miguel Angel Calvo, Jose M de la Fuente, Raul Diez, Lino Esteve, Pedro Fernandez-Palacios, Juan Luis Ferrer, Jose Manuel Gandara, Maria Jose Garcia-Pola, Gregorio Gonzalo, Guillermo Machuca, Juan Martinez-Minana, Salvador Mora, Jose Maria Morales, Alejandro Padros, Jose Maria Ponce de Leon, Rafael Segura, Victor Manuel Salagaray, Mariano Sanchez-Biarge, Mariano Toro, and Fernando Antonio Torrella.

Professor Garro closed the event with this admonishment, “Be competent in our profession, have respect for people, provide service to our patients, maintain a theoretical capacity, be constant in developing your knowledge, and, beyond any other aspect, be ethical.”

President Campbell and Janet then flew back to Italy to resume their vacation.

The Cuenca newspaper, in the Society column, printed several pictures and a half page of copy covering this PFA event.

In his proactive role as President, Dr. Malcolm David Campbell has been on the move hoping to demonstrate that our Academy is an international one, that the non-U.S. Sections are an integral part of that internationality, and that our Academy is more than an address in Nevada.

In different cultures around the world, problems have come up to face our Section leaders. These are too complicated to relate on a case-by-case basis in our Dental World, but the Officers and the Academy staff work on them daily. President Campbell’s personal contact in this year’s outreach program has eased and corrected many of them. The Section Chairs are often amazed at the individual attention, which only tightens the bonds the Academy has tried to produce around the world.

This is not to mention the requests we have received from various countries globally expressing interest in forming an Academy Section in their countries. All this resulted from our President’s contacts made at FDI last Fall.

“It is not enough to say we are international, unless we prove it. We must demonstrate that the Academy is not just concerned with the two-thirds membership in the United States, but that we are committed to being involved in world dentistry. As our membership grows, as we expand, we are a presence in global dentistry. FDI recognizes this now. And more dental societies in various countries are starting to as well. Our Foundation has done that for us.

“That is why our international officers need to be actively represented at FDI. Where else can we contact the world’s dental organizations and their leaders? We need to be there for our international Fellows at FDI, in their own countries, and attending regional conferences hosting a luncheon or cocktail party to bring us together. With the world’s economic situation we cannot expect them all to come to us. But we can send our officers to them.

“We can no longer sit back and pontificate from our one or two Board Meetings a year. If we do not set the example of getting into the trenches with our international Fellows, then any criticism of being just an American experience is valid.

“I have tried this year to dispel that criticism and expand our horizons. But this is only a beginning and must be built on each year to achieve the success our Academy deserves. We either take our place among the world’s leading dental organizations or forfeit it to another. This is a cross roads in our Academy’s history. Right now the field is wide open for us to establish the Pierre Fauchard Academy as the world’s leading premier dental honor organization. The only thing that can hold us back is our desire to do so.”

Dr. Jacques Monnot

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Dr. Jacques Monnot, Elm

In 1979, he became the French Dental Union’s Representative to the Dental Liaison Committee for the European Union, a post he still holds today. He became President of that European Union Committee in 1997.

He served as a Member of the FDI Commission of Dental Health, Research, and Epidemiology from 1981-1987. He was Chairman of ADF’s International Congress in 1982, then President of the ADF Commission of International Affairs from 1986-1999. FDI called him to serve as President of the ERO-FDI from 1986-1992. He became FDI Administrator and a dental expert to the World Health Organization in 1986.

Dr. Monnot’s decades of service to France, to Europe, and to the world has been recognized by numerous awards, the pinnacle of which is France’s Chevalier of the Legion of Honor.

FDI President

Born 22 March 1933 in Belfort, France, during the Depression, then into the crucible of World War II, Jacques Monnot struggled through his times of the war, its aftermath, the rebuilding, the glory years of de Gaulle into the modern era to achieve the ultimate fame in world dentistry — President of the Federation Dentaire Internationale. But not just a President of FDI, he became the Centennial President, celebrating the 100 years of the World Dental Congress in the very city of Paris that gave birth to FDI by fellow countryman Dr. Charles Godon (1854-1923).

Dr. Monnot entered the dental profession with his graduation from the Dental School of Nancy (France) in 1960. He started a dental practice in 1962 in Bart, France, where he continued to 1998—36 years! During this time, Dr. Monnot earned his Certificate of Higher Studies in General Biology at Besancon, France, in 1967. He married and began to raise his three children.

In 1978, Dr. Monnot burst on the organized dental scene. He became President of the French Dental Union (CNSD), a position he held for 15 years. At the same time, he served as Board Member for the French Dental Association (ADF), which he continues to this day. He was selected in 1978 to be ADF’s Representative to FDI—a role he continued to serve until his election as FDI President on 28 October 1999. In 1978, he also served as a Member of the Advisory Committee for Dental Education in the European Union.

France

With this in mind, President Campbell led a delegation of officers and staff to Paris, to our International Hall of Fame at the Headquarters of Le Conseil National de l’Ordre des Chirurgiens-Dentistes.

On 20 June, International Trustee Pierre Marois and his wife Seba hosted an evening staff meeting at their home to coordinate the many dental events to be held in Paris. Attending were PFA Officers President David Campbell, Secretary/Treasurer Richard Kozal, Editor James Brophy, Hall of Fame Chairman Ray Klein (past PFA President), our traveling CE educator Dr. Ray Rawson (Nevada State Senator), French Section Chair Hubert Ouvrard, and German Section Chair Frank Braun. We then toured a modern Paris dental office of Dr. Christian Ragu.

French Dental Ceremonies

The next day we met back at Dr. Marois’ place to travel to Le Conseil National de l’Ordre des Chirurgiens-Dentistes Headquarters where our International Wall of Fame was first established in the home city of Pierre Fauchard.

In their meeting hall, just off the entrance foyer, members and guests had already filled the chairs with some standing along the walls. Many dignitaries were present including past Elmer Best Awardee Professor Robert Weill (1998) and Dr. Georges LeBreton (1998 Honorary Fellowship) and Charles Berenholc (2000 Honorary Fellowship).

French Conseil President André Robert welcomed us.

“It is always a great pleasure and a great honor for me and for all the members of our National Council to meet again in front of this Wall of Fame with our dear American friends of the Pierre Fauchard Academy. It is now for us the opportunity to enhance the beautiful quality of the bonds that we have created from each side of the Atlantic.

French Conseil President André Robert

I do not wish this ceremony to become just a habit, but a real tradition. It is the respect of our mutual faithful feelings that we wish to see perpetuated between our two countries.

“I wish to underline our common desire of all the dental societies represented here today to promote the highest quality of dental care … That is why I wish to thank the PFA publicly for helping to sponsor our Dental Social Bus. Thanks to your action we treat the poorest of our city.

“I want to thank Dr. Pierre Marois who is the ideal interface between PFA and our Council. His perfect knowledge of the complicated rules of the American procedure help us considerably in our demand and allow us to realize this friendly and warm meeting here today.”

Our President David Campbell responded, “It is a distinct privilege for me to be here representing 8000 Fellows in 69 countries and to attend our original Hall of Fame in the city of Pierre Fauchard. It is through this continued relationship that our bond between our two countries influences dentistry throughout the world.”


Dr. Claude Severin

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Dr. Claude Severin, Member of Honor

L’Academie Nationale de Chirurgie Dentaire President

In Paris, there is a winged angel atop a high pillar near the location of the Bastille that honors the month of July. This monument, in its own way, honors Bastille Day on July 14, and the many student revolutions that burst into flames during the heat of a Paris Summer. So also 8 July 1942, in the heat of World War II, delivered Claude Severin into Vire, France.

Claude earned his Bachelor of Science degree in 1964 at Caen’s Teachers Institute, his postgraduate diploma in Physics in 1965, his PhD in science from Reims University in 1973, his DDS from Reims in 1980, and his PhD in dentistry from Reims in 1986—over a quarter of a century in upper level studies!

Dr. Severin served as assistant Professor at the Reims University School of Science from 1964-1967. From 1967-1982, he was Lecturer in physics at Reims University. In 1977, he accepted a position on the faculty of the Reims University Dental School and rose to Professor in 1985—a position he still holds today.

Starting in the Electron Microscopy laboratory at Reims, he presented papers on “Super conducting magnetic lenses in high voltage electron microscopy” and “Ironless super-conducting magnetic lenses.” From there he went to Paris in 1966 to join Professor Laberrigue at the College de France to work on his PhD. In 1976, when he formed an odontology research lab, Dr. Severin developed papers on composite materials, lasers in dentistry, and studies of the argon laser and the carbonic gas laser. He is author of more than 100 scientific papers and has given over 200 original lectures. As a foremost authority in laser use, Professor Severin will serve on the Scientific Council in 2002 in Yokohama, Japan.

He was Editor-in-Chief in 1990 for Lasers in Dentistry. From 1990-1995, he served as co-publisher of the Journal de Biomateriaux Dentaires.

In 1985, he became President of the Continuing Education Office for French Dental Surgeons (ONFOC), where he served until 1991.
Dr. Claude Severin,
Member of Honor

He was General Secretary of the College Francais des Biomateriaux Dentaires from 1989-1992 and President of the College Francais de Biologie Buccal from 1991-1992.

Dr. Claude Severin served as Vice President of the Federation Francaise du Sport Universitairie from 1992-1997.

Professor Severin became President of Reims University in 1992, where he served until 1997.

He has been a member of the French Dental Ethics Commission since 1998; he was elected to the Presidency of the Academie Nationale de Chirurgi Dentaire the same year.

His many honors include the most prestigious Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Merite and the Officer de l’Ordre des Palmes Academiques.

It is our Academy that is honored by conferring our Member of Honor Award to Dr. Claude Severin.

Annual PFA Academy/Foundation Meeting Schedule

Kansas City, Missouri
11–14 October 2001
Westin Crown Center Hotel

Thursday
11 October, 8 am–4:30 pm
Continuing Education Program, Pershing East Room
Friday
12 October, 7:30 am–5 pm
Academy Board Meeting, Roanoke Room

8 am-11 am
Section Chair Caucus, Union Hill Room

Saturday
13 October,7:30 am–11 am
Foundation Board Meeting, Penn Valley Room

11:30 am–2 pm
Annual Awards Luncheon, Pershing South Room

2:30 pm–5 pm
Foundation Board Meeting, Penn Valley Room

6:30 pm–8 pm
President’s Reception, Pershing West Room

Sunday
14 October, 8 am–5 pm
Foundation Board Meeting, Brookside Room

1 pm–5 pm
Academy Board Meeting, Roanoke Room

6:30 pm–10:30 pm
PFA Dinner Party, Washington Park Place III


All Section Chairs are invited to attend the Academy Board Meetings, the Awards Luncheon, the President’s Reception, and the no-host PFA Dinner Party. All Meeting Reports are to be in the Central Office no later than 2 September to be included in the official Meeting Agenda Manual.

Foundation News

The Foundation has received 40 grant applications by this year’s deadline, with 33 being qualified for consideration at the Kansas City Foundation Meeting. This is a result of 115 application requests.

The names of contributors to the Foundation are now listed on the Internet site. Go there and see if your name is listed.

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President Campbell and student Els de Smet leaving stage after the scholarship presentation

Belgium

Section Chair Professor Jose Dahan made arrangements for our President David Campbell to present the Foundation scholarship check to the University of Lueven School of Dentistry student Els de Smet at their graduation ceremonies last June. President Campbell also inducted their Dean Daniel Van Steenberghe as Honorary Fellow in the Academy.

President Campbell and student Els de Smet leaving stage after the scholarship presentation

India

Secretary/Treasurer T. Samraj announced that Foundation scholarships were presented during their annual convocation on 29 July to students from SDM College of Dental Sciences in Dharwad and from the Government Dental College and Hospital in Rohtak.

Dr. Samraj has been selected to serve as President of the Indian Society for Dental Research. He was installed at their meeting in Chennai for the two-year term.

Professor V. Surendra Shetty serves as our PFA Chairman, along with Professor T. Samraj (Secretary/Treasurer) and Vice Chairs Asha Verma of New Delhi, Nailesh Gandhi of Ahmedabad, Subash Chandra Shetty of Bangalore, and S. G. Damle of Mumbai.

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Saskatchewan student Mandy Eckert receiving scholarship from Dean Charles Baker

Canada

Dean Charles Baker of the College of Dentistry, University of Saskatchewan, writes to thank the Foundation for making possible their scholarship for dental student Mandy Eckert.

Dr. Amil Shapka, Chair of Kindness in Action Service Society of Alberta thanked the Foundation for their grant, which was used for six successful weeklong dental projects in Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. More than 2000 patients were treated, including 3600 extractions, 720 restorations, 360 cleanings, 92 dentures, 12 root canals, and two oral-maxillofacial surgeries. Oral hygiene instructions and educational materials were distributed with 5000 toothbrushes to the schools. Assisting the “Kindness in Action Service Society of Alberta” was the Faculty of Dentistry of the University of Manitoba. The cost of attending these six locations came to $40,000 (Canadian) since the volunteer base (100) doubled for the project. Three teams went to Guatemala, two to Honduras, and one to Nicaragua.

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People lining up for treatment, Chajul, Guatemala

The St. Paul Journal reported on the project and the $10,000 PFA grant, as did the Journal of the Canadian Dental Association and the Alberta Dental Association’s Updater on their front page.

United States

California

The Children’s Dental Health Association of San Diego, a Foundation grantee, published their annual report that includes mention of the Pierre Fauchard Academy. They helped provide dental care to 2146 children. Also included under individual donors were PFA Fellows (whose names I recognized) Editor James Brophy, Steven Ferriot, and James Vernetti. If I missed anyone let me know for the next issue.

Florida

Foundation Scholarship recipient Cesar M. Pareja writes to Trustee Robert S. Hart (past PFA Florida Chair): “I feel very honored to be the recipient of such a prestigious award for which I am very thankful. The real meaning of being awarded with a scholarship award is the sense that it carries with it, which is to give back to the community the help received. I want to assure you that my mind and my heart are set into that philosophy of life, and I will give back to the community all the goodness I have been given by your Academy and by the dental profession.” This demonstrates that our efforts are not in vain, we do have an audience, and they are listening. This award presentation was reported in the Friday Evening Post, the newsletter of the University of Florida Health Science Center.

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Chair Frank Martello presents scholarship certificate to senior Michelle Carlton
Louisiana

Chair Frank Martello presented the Foundation scholarship award last May to LSU Dental School senior Michelle Dumiller Carlton who sent us a thank-you note.

Minnesota

International Trustee Michael Perpich presented the Foundation grant check to Mary Jo Copeland of Sharing and Caring Hands Dental Clinic. This was pictured and reported in the magazine Northwest Dentistry (circulation, 3000). Minnesota District Dental Society (MDDS) President Douglas Lambert participated in the event. This dental clinic provides dental services at their shelter to 20,000 people each month. It is run completely by volunteers and subsists only on private donations. The $5000 Foundation grant will be used to purchase a Cavitron and surgical handpieces.

Michigan

Our Foundation scholarships were presented to University of Michigan School of Dentistry student Andrew Cheung and to the University of Detroit-Mercy School of Dentistry student Judy Wybenga by Section Chair Virginia Merchant and International President David Campbell with U of M Dr. Marilyn Woolfolk and UDM Dr. G. William Knight assisting. An article and photograph of this event appeared in the January-February 2001 issue of The Detroit Dental Bulletin.

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Scholarship recipient Lokesh Suri receiving award
Massachusetts

The Foundation’s Senior Student Award was presented at the 8th Annual Tufts University School of Dental Medicine Awards Dinner last May to Lokesh Suri.

From the Central Office . . .

Last year, the ribboned key for inducting new Fellows was redesigned. The Central Office has announced that any Academy Fellows who use their key for dental ceremonies that would like the newly designed one, please send a written request to the Central Office and it will be replaced at no charge.

FDI Congress

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia—27 September–1 October

President David Campbell will be attending the FDI Congress this year as our Representative. We are only one of two international honor societies enrolled in the FDI. The Academy Dentale International (ADI) is the other international honor organization.
Trustee Eiichi Katagiri, through our Malaysian Chair R. T. Arasu, JP, has made arrangements for a PFA Meeting on Wednesday, 26 September, at 3 pm in the Ballroom of the Legend Hotel. Specifically the Pacific Rim Chairs have been invited to attend, though all PFA Fellows are welcomed.

Section News

Italy

Chair Dr. Guido Brachetti of Milan met with President Campbell last May to discuss our Academy in Italy. Dr. Brachetti related that he is planning a joint function with his country’s most prestigious dental academy, the Italian Academy of Prosthetic Dentistry (AIOP). Chairman Brachetti is organizing a Fellowship dinner this Fall to induct new members.

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Trustee Marois doing the honors for Chair Valentin Moutaftchiev

Bulgaria

International Trustee Pierre Marois and President Campbell installed Professor Valentin Moutaftchiev as Bulgarian Section Chair while he was in Brussels for an orthodontic seminar last June.

Australasia

International Trustee William J. Winspear, Secretary/Treasurer of the Australasia PFA, reports holding their triennial Breakfast Meeting and Induction last May in Brisbane during the Australian Dental Congress. Section President Jonathan Rogers inducted six new Fellows into the Academy. Dr. Winspear reported on the distinguished contributions to world dentistry by Australian Fellows Drs. Sydenham Dobbin, AM, and Reginald Hession, AM.

Their next Section Meeting will be held in Sydney, New South Wales, during the 2003 FDI World Congress.

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L-R, Dr. Henry Lee, Chair Bertram Moldauer (standing), Dr. Michael Baden

Belize/Guatemala

Chair Bertram Moldauer and Vice Chair Walter Lopez inducted three new members into Fellowship—Francisco Marroquin University Dean of the School of Dentistry Ramiro Alfaro, Endodontic Department Chairman Estuardo Mata, and Pedodontics Chairman Estuardo Zachrisson. Dr. Moldauer is starting a dental program at Spanish Outlook, Belize, for the needy.

Dr. Leon Moldauer was the first recognized dentist in British Honduras (now Belize) when he arrived in 1936. Before that time, only barbers and witchdoctors (“chamanes”) performed dental procedures. Dr. Leon and his wife worked long hours doing it all since there was no dental laboratory there. Fellow Bertram (son) and Ivan (grandson) have donated a collection of his instruments of the time to be displayed at our dental museum in Las Vegas.

Last June, the Drs. Moldauer completed a Forensic Medicine Symposium at Nova Southeastern University given by Fellow Phil Levine. Course presenters were forensic experts Drs. Henry Lee and Michael Baden. This is an important step to have forensic trained dentists in Central America. Belize has only one forensic pathologist on government staff that is backlogged several years.

Spain

Chair Javier Garro Barrio hosted their annual investment ceremony last May to induct 21 new Fellows. Next year’s convocation will be in Seville in May 2002.

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New Fellows with Chair Diampo Lim and Guest of Honor Margarito Teves

Philippines

Chair Diampo J. Lim hosted their Induction Convocation last March at the Century Park Hotel in Manila to induct 41 new Fellows.

Joining our Academy are Drs. Paul Achacoso, Ricardo Amador, Amalia Angeles, Norma Ayap, Antonio Beldemor, Ma. Mirasol Cabal, Elizabeth Carrasco, Emmanuel Centeno, Rosario Achacoso-Damatac, Maria Teresa de Jesus, Fatima Dizon, Maria Cecilia Diego, Arsenio Donesa, Mario Esquillo, Gregorio Gabriel, Ermelinda Sabater-Galang, Venus Gamboa, Melinda Garcia, Roberto Garcia, Jr, Natividad Gervacio, Natividad Granada, James Huang, Jr, Maria Edna Jimena, Leonor Lago, Ramonito Lee, Luis Orosa, Concordia Palacios, Feliicidad Poblador, Eliza Puzon, Leticia Salvador, Gladys So, Roberto Tajonera, Rosito Tan, Elizabeth Tecson, Norma Tiu, Jesus Tumaneng, Henry Uy, Luis Uy, Alfredo Valera, Hermogenes Villareal, and Rosemary Young. The Ceremonial Marshal was Rodelio Cruz. Presentation of the new Fellows was by Jose Virata, The Charge was administered by Fellow Rufino Achacoso, and the induction was by Chair Diampo Lim who presented the ribboned keys assisted by Immediate Past Chair Ruben Navia. Dr. Lim then conferred Life Membership status on Fellows Jose Virata, Rufino Achacoso, Primo Gonzales and Ruben Navia.

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L-R, Fellows Rodelio Cruz, Jose Virata, Rufino Achacoso, Chair Diampo Lim, Primo Gonzales, and Ruben Navia

Fellow Hermonogenes Villareal introduced the guest of honor Margarito Teves, President and CEO of the Land Bank of the Philippines. Drs. Rosario Damatac and Jesus Tumaneng were masters of ceremonies.
 

India

Secretary T. Samraj reported holding their Special Midyear Convocation last July at the Claridges Hotel in Nainital. The Chief Guest was the Dental Council of India’s President Padmashri Dr. R. K. Bali. The guest of honor was M. J. P. Rahalikhund University Vice Chancellor Dr. Zahid Hussein Zaidi.

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New Fellows with Trustee Pierre Marois (center) and Chair Rash Patel (right)

United Kingdom

Chair Rash Patel hosted an Induction Dinner for new Fellows last June to add 23 to their membership.

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Chair Gil Alcoforado and Professor Armando Santinho Cunha

Portugal

Chair Gil Alcoforado, Jr, inducted 14 new Fellows at their Lisbon Meeting, which featured Professor Armando Santinho Cunha as keynote speaker.

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L-R, Chair Howard Mark, ADA Trustee Ed Mehlman, President Campbell, and Trustee Robert Friedman

United States

Connecticut

Chair Howard Mark hosted their Leadership Conference Dinner at the Yankee Silversmith Inn in Meriden last April with more than 30 Fellows in attendance. International PFA President David Campbell attended as well as International Trustee Robert Friedman. The conference included a presentation by Dr. Gregory Egnaczyk on Protecting the Smiles of Connecticut Children, reporting on the mouth guard event held in conjunction with the Naugatuck Valley Dental Society. Drs. Mark Previn and Maria Smith chaired this project. Also speaking was PFA International Trustee Robert Friedman discussing his “Bridge the Gap” project in Bridgeport in which 34 PFA Fellows have volunteered their time to provide dental care to the 50 needy who use the Bridge House. Chair Howard Mark gave an overview of the Mentoring Program at the UConn School of Dental Medicine, which is jointly hosted by the PFA, the Society of Alumni and Friends, and the dental school. Dr. Campbell then addressed the members on the Academy’s activities. One of the Foundation scholarship recipients, Gary Schulman of UConn, was recognized.

This event was written up in the June/July Journal of the Connecticut State Dental Association.

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New Fellows Brad Dana and Michael Strom
South Dakota

Chair Robin Hattervig hosted their annual Breakfast Meeting last May to induct new Fellows Brad Dana and Michael Strom.Their Distinguished Dentist of the Year Award was presented to Dr. Mel Thaler.

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Chair Gary Herbeck (left) with new Fellows
Florida

Fellow Samuel O. Dorn was elected President-elect of the American Association of Endodontists during their 58th Annual Session in New Orleans this April. Professor Dorn is Director of Postgraduate Endodontics at Nova Southeastern University School of Dental Medicine in Fort Lauderdale. He has served as President of the Greater Hollywood Dental Society, the Florida Association of Endodontists, and the East Coast District Dental Society. He is a Fellow in PFA, ICD, and ACD.

 

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Dr. Larry Nissen receiving Award from Trustee Bob Hart

Chair Gary Herbeck hosted their annual Convocation Breakfast with ICD to induct 17 new Fellows. International Trustee Robert Hart was in attendance assisting. Dr. Larry W. Nissen was presented with their Distinguished Dentist of the Year Award by Trustee Bob Hart. Dr. Nissen is the incoming President of AAOMS for next year.
 

Illinois

Fellow David Fulton is Chairman of the ADA Council on ADA Sessions and International Programs helping to put together the 142nd ADA Session in Kansas City this October, featuring more than 200 scientific programs, 550 exhibitors, and other meetings.

Maryland

Chair Don Brotman hosted a Section Meeting with President Campbell in attendance last March to induct a new Fellow.

Utah

The American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry has presented their highest honor, their Charles Pincus Award to Dr. Gordon Christensen during their meeting in Washington, DC, this October. Dr. Christensen is the 1992 recipient of the PFA Gold Medal.

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Dr. Howard Lieb
New York

Fellow Howard I. A. Lieb was elected General Chairman for the 2002 Greater New York Dental Meeting. Dr. Lieb has served a s President of the Richmond County Dental Society and the Second District Dental Society. He is a Fellow in PFA, AGD, ICD, and ACD. He is past Assistant Professor at New York University College of Dentistry.

Chair Edward Feinberg held their PFA Annual Luncheon last June in the Sheraton University Hotel in Syracuse during the annual meeting of the New York Dental Association. More than 60 people attended to welcome new Fellows Drs. Jennifer Bempkins, Timothy Blieden, James Cavallaro, John Comisi, Carl Gerard, Chandra Kaushik, Alfred LaPorta, Margaret Madonian, Paul Nozynski, Robert Raiber, and James Vlassis. Immediate past PFA President Fred Halik attended along with ADA Trustees George Bletsas and Howard Fine, ASDA representative Michael DeLuke and NYSDA’s Executive Director Roy Lasky. NYSDA Secretary-Treasurer Kirk Gleason, NYSDA Councilman Tony DiMango, and NYSDA Governor Joseph Caruso performed the induction service. NYSDA President-elect Bill Calnon presented their Distinguished Service Award to Dr. John Billen, former Section Chair. Dr. Billen, a graduate of SUNY-Buffalo and Emory University, maintains a periodontal practice with past PFA President Fred Halik in Rochester. Dr. Billen has served as Chief of Dentistry for Rochester General Hospital, and has been Director for Project Hope.

Vice Chair Bruce Seidberg introduced author Yvonne Conte, who discussed how laughter can increase productivity. NYSDA President Michael Fallon concluded the meeting with the traditional toast to the new Fellows, members, and guests.

The New York PFA Section is divided into 13 subsections with the 1st District under Elliot Moskowitz; 2nd District, Tony DiMango; 3rd District, Peter Collins; 4th District, Kirk Gleason; 5th District, Michael Fallon; 6th District, James Orcutt; 7th District, Bill Calnon; 8th District, Larry Wolfgang; 9th District, Stuart Coleton; the Bronx District, Bert Bildner; the Nassau District, Frank Murphy; the Queens District, Joseph Caruso; and the Suffolk District, Bob Benton.

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L-R, Tufts Dental School Dean Emeritus Erling Johansen, Dr. Arthur Weiner, and past PFA President Minori Horiuchi attending recent PFA dinner.
Massachusetts

PIERRE FAUCHARD ACADEMY

Officers

M. David Campbell
President
Michigan

Scott Welch
President-elect
Wyoming

Gordan Stine
Vice President
South Carolina

Richard A. Kozal
Secretary/Treasurer
Nevada

James M. Brophy
Editor
Illinois

Fred Halik
Immediate Past President
New York

Trustees

REGION 1—Europe
Pierre Marois
France
REGION 2—N.E. USA
Robert Friedman
Connecticut
REGION 3—S.E. USA
Robert S. Hart
Florida
REGION 4—Midwest USA
James A. Englander
Wisconsin
REGION 5—Western USA
Gary Lowder
Utah
REGION 6—Canada
Kevin Roach
Ontario
REGION 7—Latin America
Bernardo Levit
Argentina
REGION 8—Australasia
William Winspear
Australia
REGION 9—Asia
Eiichi Katagiri
Japan
REGION 10—Central USA
Michael Perpich
Minnesota

Section News

Brazil

Chair Dra. Lucy Dalva Lopes held their Meeting and Leadership Conference with Professor Frederic Korvec last December.

Lithuania

Lithuania Dental Association President Gintaras Juodzbalys sent the Academy a Christmas card.

Spain

Ilustre Consejo General de Colegios Oficiales de Odontologos y Estomatologos Chairman Manuel Alfonso Villa Vigil and Treasurer Jose Font Buxo wish the Academy a successful New Year in their recent missive.

United States

California, Northern Section

Chair Daniel Castagna hosted their annual Installation and Awards Luncheon, with more than 60 attending, held during the CDA Scientific Session last September in San Francisco to honor the University of California San Francisco Dental School Dean Charles Bertalomi with their Distinguished Service Award. The Biographer was Fellow Cynthia Brattesani, with Chairman Dan Castagna doing the presentation.

International Trustee Gary Lowder inducted new Fellows Nava Fathi, Sloan McDonald, William Moore, Nader Nadershahi, Martin Rayman and William Saupe.

Their Faculty Recognition Awards went to Drs. Belinda Gregory-Head (UOP) and Dorothy Perry (UCSF). The Faculty Training Grants were awarded to Drs. Doug Young (UOP) and Harold Goodis (UCSF). The Section’s own Scholarship Awards were presented to UOP’s Kirsti Detwiler and UCSF’s Paul Weller. The International PFA Senior Student Awards went to UOP’s Tiffani Cotter and UCSF’s Hoa Lai. The Foundation Scholarship Awards were presented to UOP’s Natsha Lee and UCSF’s Brian Davey.

Their Section’s Allied Service Award was presented to Hazel O. Torres.

The event’s keynote speaker was Executive Director Tim Comstock of the California Dental Association.

Secretary/Treasurer Stafford Duhn reports 240 members in their Section.

Connecticut

Chair Howard Mark had a busy year with his Fellows becoming involved in several programs.

“Protecting the Smiles of Connecticut’s Children” is a program designed to avoid sports injuries by educating the parents, students, teachers, and coaches about mouth guards. This effort is chaired by Fellow Gregory Egnaczyk of Shelton.

The Mentorship Program at the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine under Chairman Howard Mark will become a school requirement. This is supported by the University, the alumni, and the PFA.

For the last seven years, the PFA and the dental school students have participated in the Special Olympics programs during the summer and the winter games.

The Section sponsors a “tee” during the ADA Golf Tournament held to benefit the Oral Health 2010 Committee Initiatives.

The Section has also supported the UConn Dental School’s Peru Dental Mission in the Amazon.

Our Section has sponsored a grant proposal for a “Bridge the Gap” Program in the Bridgeport area to serve the dental cares of the needy.

The next meeting of the Connecticut Section will be on 9 May 2001 at the Al Dente Restaurant in the Foxwoods Resort and Casino. This will be held during the State Dental Meeting.

Florida

Chair Robert Hart attended the Hall of Fame presentation for L. D. Pankey in Key Biscayne. Last December, he presented the Foundation scholarship award to University of Florida College of Dentistry student Tamara Tibby.

The Section held its annual Breakfast Meeting with ICD during the Florida National Dental Congress last June in Orlando. New Fellows Thomas Nordman, Joseph Calderone, Don Ilkka, Frank Catalanotto, Russ Rainey, and John Krueger joined other new members Clifford Marks, Don Tillery, Robert Cowie, Neil Torgerson, William Grider, and Mark Mitchell.

Chairman Robert Hart was elected Region Trustee to succeed Gordan Stine. Dr. Gary Herbeck will become Florida Section Chair.

llinois

The Illinois Section accepted four new Fellows during the PFA President’s Luncheon last October. International President Fred Halik conducted the inductions.

CBS Medical Advisor dentist Dr. Marvin Berman was the Section’s Outstanding Dentist of the Year Award recipient at the President’s Luncheon.

The Academy Board has installed Dr. Chris Baboulas as the new State Chair.
 

Iowa

Past PFA President Larry Barrett and his wife Lois have established a PFA Educational Award at the University of Iowa School of Dentistry in honor of the late Dean James McLearn and of past Executive Associate Dean John Montgomery. The McLearn-Montgomery Award will alternate years between a faculty member and a dental student. This year, a faculty member, Dr. Debra Haselton of the Department of Family Dentistry received the Award presented at the PFA Luncheon Meeting.
 

Maryland

Dr. Don Brotman has been selected as the new State Chairman.

Massachusetts
Chair Norman Becker reported on the Presentation of Chair Award at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine Dean Lonnie Norrisa and accepted for the university by Roslyn Berenberg. The Chair recipient Athena Papas will also receive the PFA Section’s Award for Distinguished Service at the PFA Meeting during the Yankee Dental Congress. PFA Fellow Erling Johansen, Dean Emeritus and endowed Professor for Dental Research, gave the Response. Tufts President John DiBiaggio, a PFA Fellow as well, welcomed all to the Ceremony.

Michigan

The Detroit Dental Bulletin for November/December highlighted President Campbell’s Installation as PFA President in a two-page article written by Editor (and PFA Michigan Chair) Virginia Merchant who also included a sidebar piece on the Academy itself.

The Michigan Dental Association’s publication called New Doc contained an article by Dr. William Huszti entitled “Dentistry’s Best Kept Secret: Mentors” in which he mentions that he nominated our President Malcolm David Campbell to the ADA for its Outstanding Mentor Award. “You cannot begin to use the word retirement when referring to Dr. Malcolm David Campbell,” wrote Huszti. How well we know! “He’s an advocate of continued learning, continued self-improvement, and giving back to the community and dentistry. He is active in organized dentistry locally and at the state level. He is rarely home, traveling around the world as an ambassador for our profession. What touches me deeply are his generosity and clear desire to help others surpass the successes and milestones he has set in his career. His goals are pure and warm. He is an uncommon person and, to me, exemplifies all the best in a proud time-honored profession.”

Rhode Island

Chair M. Christine Benoit reported holding the annual Awards Reception and Induction Ceremony last May in Warwick to present the Outstanding Dentist of the Year Award to Dr. Robert Bartro of Woonsocket. The RIDA attorney and dental lobbyist Patrick Quinlan was honored with a Certificate of Appreciation. Six new Fellows were inducted for the year.

Their next Awards Reception will be on Tuesday evening, 15 May 2001, to add more Fellows to their 84 total.

Three service projects keep the Ocean State Fellows busy.

For eight years, Mentorship Chairman Richard Walsh paired up new dentists with established dental practices.

PFA Fellows participate in the “Donated Dental Services,” which provides $2 million in dental care to the needy.

The Section’s “Hey Dude, Chew Isn’t Cool!” has been a smashing success. A Foundation grant made this traveling display possible.

Section Chair Christine Benoit retired as Chairman to assume her duties as Vice President of the Rhode Island Dental Association. Dr. Richard Walsh was appointed as her successor. Dr. Walsh is Trustee of the South County Dental Society, past component President, and serves on the RIDA Council on Scientific Sessions.

Wisconsin

Trustee Jim Englander is hosting a wine tour of Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Austria, and Germany this September. Anyone interested please e-mail Jim at CJenglndr@aol.com or fax him at 414/271-8006.

South Carolina

PFA Vice President Gordan Stine presented their Section’s Honor Award to Fellow Larry Ferguson, Section Vice President, during the November Meeting of the Coastal District Dental Society. Pictures were taken by Section President Gene Atkinson II.

PIERRE FAUCHARD ACADEMY

Officers

M. David Campbell
President
Michigan

Scott Welch
President-elect
Wyoming

Gordan Stine
Vice President
South Carolina

Richard A. Kozal
Secretary/Treasurer
Nevada

James M. Brophy
Editor
Illinois

Fred Halik
Immediate Past President
New York

Trustees

REGION 1—Europe
Pierre Marois
France
REGION 2—N.E. USA
Robert Friedman
Connecticut
REGION 3—S.E. USA
Robert S. Hart
Florida
REGION 4—Midwest USA
James A. Englander
Wisconsin
REGION 5—Western USA
Gary Lowder
Utah
REGION 6—Canada
Kevin Roach
Ontario
REGION 7—Latin America
Bernardo Levit
Argentina
REGION 8—Australasia
William Winspear
Australia
REGION 9—Asia
Eiichi Katagiri
Japan
REGION 10—Central USA
Michael Perpich
Minnesota

6. November - December

Thoughts From the President

As we approach the holiday season, it is with heavy heart that I write my first address. We have all been deeply affected by the tragic events of September 11th. To all of those who mourn the loss of loved ones, our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Like so many, we will be forever indebted to all those who have given so much in responding to the attack on our freedom and way of life. I have personally grieved for the loss, applauded the courage, and been inspired by the sacrifice of so many for the good of all. It is my hope that we, the worldwide members of the Pierre Fauchard Academy, will also rise to the occasion and help those in need.

When I ponder the events of the past months and contemplate my term in office, I wrestle with my own feelings of inadequacy. To follow the great leaders who have gone before me is very humbling, and I am reminded of the words written by Dr. Shigeo Ryan Kishi when he honored Dr. Clifford F. Loader, the recipient of the Pierre Fauchard Academy Distinguished Service Award in 1995 with his essay “The Visionary.”

“Some people dream of things that can be, while others simply turn their eyes and follow a life of least resistance. . . . Dreamers are also known as visionaries or people possessed of that unique ability that reaches beyond what is, into the conception of what can be. Imagination gives you the picture. Vision gives you the impulse to make the picture your own, and to make it come true. . . .
Cliff’s life as a visionary has helped him build bridges of love and human understanding, for he is truly our ambassador of goodwill and friendship to over 40 countries on behalf of his profession and his country. . . . His life, as a visionary and dreamer, has helped not only our profession, but has also touched the very fabric of our society to the extent that it forever changed the lives of the people of his community and the lives of individuals throughout the world.”

To all of the former Presidents, I congratulate you and thank you for your great example. I honor all of you. I also honor Dr. Shigeo R. Kishi and Dr. Clifford F. Loader—two men who have greatly influenced my professional career.

Dr. Loader was Mr. Pierre Fauchard Academy for me. We became acquainted as dental examiners. I followed Dr. Loader through the chair of the American Association of Dental Examiners, and now as President of the Pierre Fauchard Academy.

Dr. Kishi has been a wonderful example and has encouraged and helped me greatly. He is the epitome of a leader, and it is in great humility that I follow him and those who have served before.

May we all be “Visionaries, and dare to live a life with a vision of how it can be,” especially during this time of trial for our global community.

Scott Welch, DDS
 

From the Desk of Congressman Charlie Norwood…

On August 2nd, we finally passed our Patient Protection Bill with the promise of President Bush’s signature. It is a compromise and still must pass a Senate Conference, though.

We won 100% of what we started out to do in 1995 and 90% of our 2001 version. In this bill, there are (1) patient protections for every citizen; (2) each person can chose their own doctor; (3) provides an external review independent of insurers with dentists on the panel for dental claims; (4) when a claim is denied or delayed and it causes death or harm, the HMO can be sued in state court for damages; (5) provider nondiscrimination, especially important for oral surgeons; and (6) prompt payment of services.
When negotiations broke down in June, Congressman Norwood met personally with President Bush in late July. They agreed on an HMO Reform bill, but it took daily sessions to hammer out the exact details that everyone could live with. We did not finish until 6:15 am on the day scheduled for the House vote. It passed.

I am satisfied that we have a good bill for the six hard-fought years I have put in on it.

If you need more details, write me at P.O. Box 499, Evans, GA 30809, or call 706/738-8400.

Asian Pacific Dental Congress / Korean Dental Association Scientific Congress / 3-7 April

Meet Our President-Elect Dr. Gordan B. Stine

Dr. Gordan Stine was born in Charleston, SC. He is a graduate of the College of Charleston and of Emory University School of Dentistry. He maintained a full-time general dentistry practice in Charleston from 1950 to 1985. In 1983, he affiliated with the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) as clinical associate professor in community dentistry, Director of Dental Continuing Education, dental advisor with the South Carolina Area Health Consortium, and as special assistant for community and dental affairs to former President James Edwards.

Dr. Stine has been very active in the dental profession, having served as President of the Charleston Dental and Coastal District Dental Societies and President of the South Carolina dental Association. He is the past PFA Chairman for South Carolina and Academy Trustee. He is a recipient of the South Carolina PFA Outstanding Service Award for 1992 and 2000. He is a cofounder and past Chairman of the South Carolina Dental Political Action Committee, and a past City of Charleston Councilman. Dr. Stine also is a former Chairman and member of the Charleston County Council, of the Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Regional Council of Governments, and of the South Carolina Regional Council of Governments. From 1991 to 1995, he served on the Board of the National Association of Regional Councils.

In his community, Dr. Gordan Stine has served as past President of the Charleston Trident Chamber of Commerce, the Charleston Bicentennial Committee, the Exchange Club of Charleston, the Charleston Jewish Welfare Fund, the Congregation Beth Elohim, the College of Charleston Alumni Association, the Charleston Symphony Orchestra Association, the Trident United Way, and the Community Pride of Charleston County. For 12 years, he served on the College of Charleston Board of Trustees and as Vice Chairman for eight years.

In 1998, he was named Dentist of the Year by the South Carolina Academy of Dentistry. In 1992, he was named the Charleston Dental Society’s Dentist of the Year. The Exchange Club of Charleston awarded him their Man of the Year Award in 1964, and the next year he was presented their Outstanding Service Award. The Boy Scout Camp Health Center was named in his honor in 1996. He received the Boy Scout Silver Beaver Award in 1985.

Dr. Stine was the College of Charleston Alumnus of the Year in 1966; he received an honorary degree of Doctor of Humane letters from that institution in 1999; and the next year, he was selected for the College of Charleston Alumni Award. The MUSC Dental Lifelong Learning Program was named after him in 1994. He received their Distinguished Service Faculty Award in 2000.

Dr. Gordan Stine has been honored with three Orders of the Palmetto by former Governors Riley, Campbell, and Beasley, and with the Order of the Silver Crescent from current Governor Hodges.

Calendar

2002

3-7 April - 24th Asian Pacific Dental Congress/44th Korean Dental Association Scientific Congress
19 – 23 October - ADA 143rd Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana
Fall - FDI 90th Annual World Congress, Vienna, Austria

2003

25-29 October - ADA 144rd Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA
Fall - FDI 91st Annual Meeting, Sydney, Australia

(Have your PFA Event date put here. E-mail Editor Brophy at PFADWJMB@aol.com)

From the Desk of the Executive Director

by Dr. Shig Ryan Kishil

The Foundation Executive Committee, after the unprecedented events in New York City on 11 September 2001, decided to cancel their annual Meeting in Kansas City, Missouri. The concerns addressed were (1) that air travel has become exceedingly more difficult due to the reduction and alteration of flight schedules making traveling unpredictable; (2) the meeting packet with the grant applications had been sent out to all the Board members with recommendations so they could be approved by phone; (3) there were no pending items requiring immediate attention; (4) the scholarship grants were already being processed and do not require a vote; and (5) there is always the possibility of renewed danger on long flights that does not outweigh the need to gather personally in Kansas City.

Although this is an unprecedented action by the Executive Committee, we now live during an unprecedented time in our nation’s and world’s history.

Vice Chairman Carl Lundgren reports that the Foundation had received 34 priority one through five grant requests for this term totaling $330,459. Seven applications were rejected ($64,260). This left $266,199 in recommended grants. This year’s grants budget was $192,000, but with the carryover amounts from the 1999 and 2000 budgets being $80,345, the approved grants could be funded with $6146 in excess for 2002. He moved that the Board approve the meeting packet report as published.

These Are Unprecedented Times

With the international disaster at New York City’s World Trade Center on 11 September 2001, and the destruction of the U.S. Pentagon in Washington, DC, the same day, resulting in some 5000 deaths of innocents from all over the world, our lives are changed forever. Even the tiny country of Belize (pop 220,000) reported losing two of its citizens at WTC. But our world has grown closer since those disasters. Former enemy countries are starting to work together to combat these cowardly terrorists realizing that they are the enemy of us all.

We in PFA have been working together for professional reasons with our Sections all over the globe. And as a result of this peaceful extension between us all, the Central Office, the Foundation, and Dental World have received outpourings of sympathy and genuine sorrow from Trustee Bernardo Levit in Argentina, Secretary-Treasurer Jimenez Squella in Chile, Chairman Vladimer Margvelashvilli in Tbilisi, Georgia, Trustee Pierre Marois in Paris, Chair Ernesto Acuna of Mexico, Belgium Chairman Professor Jose Dahan, and Mrs. Mitch Nakayama of Japan, to name a few of the many who have responded.

President David Campbell forwarded this message from Michigan Dental Association President William Chase: “We pray for those who lost their lives at the hands of the vengeful and cowardly terrorists. Our heartfelt sympathies go out to those who anxiously await the fate of loved ones still missing.
Our prayers continue to pour out to them in this aftermath of destruction and despair. Our gratitude is extended to the thousands of relief workers, who, amidst the ruins of the World Trade Center and a section of the Pentagon, continue to risk their own lives in the hope of finding additional survivors.

“We pray, too, for a world whose future will be filled with peace for all people regardless of their religious and/or political persuasion. Senseless acts, like the ones we witnessed on September 11, have no logical place in this world.”

That well sums it all up, except to add the last line of our past President Shig Kishi’s report, “The term a normal way of life has changed for an unknown period of time and we will be asked to make adjustments.”

Many organizations are currently raising funds for this disaster and the Academy lauds their efforts. But when the dust settles, we will still need to extend the hand of peace through professionalism, through education, and through our Fellowship. Consider making a Peace Donation to the Foundation for our world scholarships that educate healing professionals and Foundation grants serving the poor of this planet. Send them to the PFA Foundation at 1441 Avocado Avenue, Suite 508, Newport Beach, CA 92660. In this way, you will be investing in the future of peace through our profession. It all starts with one person at a time.
 

PFA Website

The PFA Website (www.fauchard.org/) was initiated in 1997 under President Shig Kishi’s farsighted recommendation. The Board at that time recognized the need early on concerning the importance of the Internet to connect widely separated parts of our organization. In this way, information could be updated quickly and shared electronically worldwide. Dental World alone saved several days in e-mailing copy and receiving proofs back from the printer, receiving more current information from around the globe, and the most recent copy of the magazine can be read by the members before it gets to them in the mail. Past issues can be accessed at the same site that serves as a backup to the extensive paper archives.

In the four years since that innovative beginning, Internet improvements have been speedily forthcoming and more establishments are hooked on. Animation and thousands of different colors have been just a few of these improvements.

The Academy has used these improvements to add forms on our site for ready access to the farthest reaches of the globe, a membership directory, Foundation contributions, and calendar dates. This has saved PFA thousands of dollars in printing a membership directory, lists, and mailing costs, not to mention the speed of the communications. The phone and fax costs have been reduced by providing this site as well as freeing the Central Office staff time from needing to answer them.

Images from the PFA Museum, the Musee d’Art Dentaire, and the Samuel Harris National Dental Museum have been added along with the records of past Awards and their recipients. Our database acts as a backup to the Central Office as well. A kind of electronic insurance, archives, and communicator all in one as a safety precaution against fire or electrical loss.

Our site also permits links to other dental sites (and vice versa), which eases the surfer in traveling the Internet.

We also have an on-line gift shop where PFA materials may be purchased.

Our service has been provided by 4insight out of Minnesota since its inception. They are a phone call, fax, or e-mail away with a response time of 24 hours. They provide daily maintenance, regular updates, and expanded services when needed.

Current plans are to redesign the opening pages to take advantage of the new Internet improvements, yet the older computers in third-world areas are still accommodated; to add animation to enhance site interest and attractiveness; to post articles of interest from The Journal of History of Dentistry; to add new features and educational sections; to institute a password protection system for security of privacy; to conduct interactive surveys; to add appropriate music; to provide a ready source for Foundation grant applications and information pertaining to them; to add continuing education links; and to post a daily leadership news update.

This is an evolutionary process for the future where the entire planet will one day be electronically tied together instantly. And we are established now at its beginning.

Foundation News

Canada

International Trustee for Canada Kevin Roach at the Academy Board Meeting this October presented a $1000 US check to the Foundation from the Fellows in Canada.

Japan

Scholarship presentations were made to students at the Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Kyushu University, and Kanagawa Dental University.

United States

Georgia

Medical College of Georgia student Michael C. Williams has been selected to receive the Foundation scholarship.

Section News

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L-R, Editor V. P. Jalili, Chairman V. Surendra Shetty, Chief Guest R. K. Bali, 1999 Certificate of Merit recipient Dr. C. Bhasker Rao, Secretary T. Samraj

India

Secretary/Treasurer Professor T. Samraj reported holding their Section’s Special Midyear Convocation last July. After a prayer by Dr. Neelima Anand, Chairman V. Surendra Shetty welcomed the delegates and guests. Secretary T. Samraj introduced the 15 new members who were inducted by Dr. V. S. Shetty. The Chief Guest for the event was Fellow Dr. R. K. Bali, President of the Dental Council of India, who presented the new inductees with their membership certificates. Dr. R. K. Bali also awarded the Student Certificates of Merit to Dr. Pramod Sharma of the Government Dental College in Indore.

At this event, the Foundation Scholarship Award was presented to sophomores Darshan Bennadi of SDM College of Dental Sciences in Dharwad, and to Vinod Kumar of the Government Dental College in Rohtak.

Section Editor V. P. Jalili distributed their June issue of the India Section PFA Journal.

The chief speaker, Dr. R. K. Bali, challenged the new Fellows as well as the older members to rise to the level of professionalism expected of PFA Fellows. Dr. Aiswarya Varma gave the response. The ceremony was followed by a gala dinner.

The India Section Officers are Chairman Professor V. Surendra Shetty of Mangalore, Vice Chairmen Asha Verma of New Delhi, Nailesh Gandhi of Ahmedabad, Subash Chandra Shetty of Bangalore, and S. G. Damie of Mumbai, Secretary/ Treasurer Professor T. Samraj of Vellore, and Editor V. P. Jalili of Indore.

Canada

International Trustee for Canada Kevin Roach reports on his outstanding Fellows.

Fellow Peter Trainor of Listowel, Ontario, has been selected as the new President of the Ontario Dental Association. Fellow David Anderson of Windsor, Ontario, received the Barnabas Day Award from ODA. Fellow George Sweetman of Lindsay, Ontario, was elected President of the Canadian Dental Association.

Canadian Dental Association Distinguished Service Awards were presented to Fellow Denis Forest of Montreal, Quebec, and to Douglas Smith of Belleville, Ontario. CDA Awards of Merit were presented to Fellow Peter Fendrich of London, Ontario, and to Fellow Gary Lunn of Vancouver, British Columbia.

Trustee Kevin Roach announced the selection of new Chairmen.

For Quebec, Dr. Barry Dolman of Montreal, past CDA President, is a very dynamic individual who spearheads the organizing of the 2002 Montreal Fellowship Induction Luncheon. Former Chair Guy Maranda of Quebec City, a past PFA Honour Plaque recipient, will receive the past Chairman’s plaque at that Spring Meeting.

For the Western Provinces, Dr. Tom Brenneman of Brandon, Manitoba, current CDA Vice President, replaces former Chair and International Trustee Sheldon Claman, a much loved and admired past Academy Board member.

At the Annual Fellowship Meeting in Montreal next spring, 23 new Fellows will be inducted.

The 2002 CDA Meeting will be held in Montreal in conjunction with Les Journee Dentaire du Quebec from May 25-29. This will be celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Canadian Dental Association founded in Montreal in 1902.

Italy

Chairman Guido Bracchetti has forwarded eight new member applications with more prospects to follow after their September Induction Meeting.

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L-R, International Trustee Pierre Marois and Swiss Chair Roland Sollner

Switzerland

International Trustee Pierre Marois visited our new Swiss Chairman, Dr. Roland Sollner, in Zurich this September to begin planning PFA events for the coming year. Dr. Marois was very impressed with the enthusiasm of the new Chair. Dr. Sollner succeeds retiring Chair Dr. Dela Bona.

Japan

Professor Mamoru Sakuda of Osaka University was chosen as International Trustee for Japan at their annual Meeting last September. Retiring Trustee Eiichi Katagiri received a PFA plaque for his many years of service in this role. Section Chair Dr. Sadeo Wakumoto received a plaque for his services as well.

Dr. Takahisa Okumura has assumed the position of Secretary General of the Japan Section.

Trustee Sakuda hosted a Section Chair Meeting at the Legend Hotel last September during the FDI Congress in Kuala Lumpur with the assistance of Malaysia Chairman Dr. Arasu. Attending were Philippines Chairman Dean Diampo Lim, Section Editor V. P. Jalili of India, and past PFA United Kingdom Chair Raja Rayan.

The Hakusui Trading Company, Ltd, founded by the late Mitch Nakayama and led by his dear wife Tomiko, is celebrating its 50th Anniversary on 22-23 September with a sponsoring a program “Hakusui Golden Celebration Seminars for the 21st Century” on 7-8 October in Tokyo for some 300 dentists, technicians, and assistants. Mrs. Nakayama apologizes for not being able to attend our Kansas City festivities due to the risks of flying.

Former Section Chair Dr. H. Fukushima, the next elected Chair Dr. S. Fukuyo, and Inspector Dr. S. Tanaka passed away this year and will be sorely missed. They were very important Fellows in their Section.

Three new Fellows were inducted into membership at their 31st annual Meeting last May. The Mitch Nakayama Memorial Gold Award was presented to Professor Dr. Fusayama.

The 32nd annual Meeting this September was held at Niigata and will induct five new Fellows.

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L-R, Fellows Primo Gonzales, recipient Ruben Navia, and Chair Diampo Lim

Philippines

Chairman Dean Diampo Lim hosted their annual convocation, which honored Dr. Ruben Navia, past Section Chair, and Dr. Primo E. Gonzales with Life Membership.

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L-R, Fellows Omar Olano, Chair Roy Cooper, Antonia Morey, Graciela Casacuberta, and past Chair Walter Lieber

Uruguay

Chairman Roy Cooper hosted a PFA continuing education course given by Dr. Pablo Escudero on the History of Dentistry and the work of Pierre Fauchard.

United States

California, Southern Section

Past PFA President, and Foundation Treasurer, George Higue was highlighted in the recent issue of the USC Bulletin of the Dental Alumni Association TroDent. The article mentioned his receiving the PFA Gold Medal, the USC Alumnus of the Year Award, the USC Merit Torch Bearer Award (1993), the USC Alumni Service Award, and had just completed his $150,000 pledge to USCSD. There were so many awards Dr. Higue received that it took a half page of the magazine to list them. But the article captured the real essence of our profession that no job was too big for George Higue to tackle, in dentistry and in life.

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Newly inducted Fellows
Connecticut

Chair Howard Mark inducted 10 new Fellows into our Academy. Joining us are Drs. Brian Bottarpo, Dean Cloutier, Stuart Epstein, Vernon Kwok, Daniel Minchik, Michael Perl, Frank Raviola, William Reicker, Cary Shapoff, and W. Fred Thal.

Ohio

The Ohio Section hosted their 43rd annual Ohio Section PFA Breakfast last September during the annual Ohio Dental Association Session in Columbus. Dr. James T. Fanno was presented their Distinguished Dentist of the Year Award. He has been a strong advocate of the promotion of professionalism and ethics within the profession. He has served in many leadership capacities on the local, State, and national levels. At the ceremony, Dr. Fanno expressed his thanks to his peers who have recognized his contributions to the profession of dentistry.

South Carolina

The fall issue of Achievements & Aspirations, the newsletter for South Carolina, featured an article by our President-elect Gordan Stine on “The Dentist’s Role in Community and Legislation.” In this article, Dr. Stine advocated more involvement by dentists in the political process.

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New Fellows being inducted by Chair David Minahan (far right) and Trustee Gary Lowder
Washington State

Chair David Minahan hosted their annual Awards Dinner Meeting to induct seven new Fellows last July in Seattle with more than 70 attending. This was held in conjunction with the Pacific Northwest Dental Conference International; Trustee Gary Lowder was in attendance to greet some of his former University of Washington professors.

The new Fellows were Drs. Henry Chin, Mark Grace, Denny Homer, Dave Houten, Mark Laviola, Jim Ribary, and Jim Steiner. Fellows Jeff Parrish and Dan Middaugh gave reports on the activities of the Washington State Dental Association and the University of Washington School of Dentistry.

Past Section Chairman Frank Burns Guthrie passed away on July 2nd of this year after battling cancer. Dr. Guthrie was a PFA Life Member who had founded the annual Tri-College Continuing Education Day held for the past 12 years in collaboration with ACD and ICD. More than $36,000 in student scholarship funds were raised as a result of his efforts. These scholarships are now named in his honor.

International Hall of Fame

by Chairman Ray Klein

The International Hall of Fame of Dentistry is established under the auspices of the Pierre Fauchard Academy and is international in scope. Selection of recipients to the Hall of Fame will be made from eminent and qualified members of the profession or science in dentistry. Those selected should reflect distinguished service and be recognized by the dental profession throughout the world.

A dental candidate must be a graduate of a recognized and accepted dental school. The candidate must have been a dentist for a minimum of 20 years. The candidate must have shown outstanding qualities of leadership, as well as participation in (1) general dentistry or its specialties, (2) education, (3) research, (4) administration, (5) federal dental services, (6) community service, (7) international relations, (8) humanitarian service, and/or (9) public service.

The Hall of Fame Committee consists of a chairperson and six members from the PFA membership appointed by the President for a term of three years. Committee members may be reappointed once. The committee members must have served 20 years in the dental profession and be active in PFA. If there is a vacancy on the Committee, the President, with the approval of the Board, will appoint an interim member to complete the term. Absence or non-participation for two consecutive meetings without a valid reason will result in that member’s release from the Committee. A minimum notice of 30 days is required for all Committee meetings.

A qualified dental historian, selected by the Hall of Fame Committee with the approval of the PFA Board, may serve as a consultant to the Hall of Fame Committee.

The Committee Chair will be appointed by the PFA President for a three-year term. The Committee Secretary will be selected by the Committee itself.

The Committee proceedings will be confidential. The Committee may invite, receive, and consider all communications in reference to proposed recipients for the Hall of Fame. Those individuals being nominated for the Hall of Fame will have a detailed resume submitted to the PFA Board for approval of the nominee. All nominations for the Hall of Fame must be started by the Committee. Neither the process nor the initial approval should begin at the Board level.

International Dental Associations and dental honor societies may submit candidates to the Hall of Fame. But the International Hall of Fame is under the complete jurisdiction of the Pierre Fauchard Academy.

It is desirable to initiate candidates annually, but this is not mandatory. If the Committee is unable to decide on a candidate for that year, the evaluation process will continue on until one or more are selected. This is to maintain the high standards of selection.

The Hall of Fame recognition will be bestowed at an appropriate regional, national, or international dental meeting as approved by the PFA Board. The Committee is responsible for the organization of the recognition ceremony. A Hall of Fame plaque will be presented to an appropriate representative by the PFA President or his designee.

The current venue for the Hall of Fame is located in Paris to pay tribute to the heritage of Pierre Fauchard. Le Conseil National de l’Ordre des Chirurgien Dentistes is the home for the Wall of Fame.

The second location of the Hall of Fame is in the National Museum of Dentistry at the University of Maryland in Baltimore.

The current Walls of Fame display the plaques (in order of their recognition) for Pierre Fauchard of France, U.S. Drs. Harvey Burkhart, Horace Wells, G. V. Black, Harold Hillenbrand, Thomas Hinman, Horace Hayden, Chapin Harris, Charles Godon of France, Lindsey Pankey of the United States, James Wilmot of Canada, Robert Shira (the only living inductee), George Hollenback of the United States, and Gerald Leatherman of the United Kingdom.

Names under current consideration by the Committee are Drs. Terence Ward of the United Kingdom, Rafiuddin Ahmed of India, Morinsuke Chiwaki of Japan, and U.S. candidates Frederick McKay, Edward Angle, and Maynard Hine.
 

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