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Latest Dental World

January-February 2018

2005


1. January - February

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At our annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida, the key issue among our Fellows was communication: (1) more of it; (2) improved timeliness; and (3) use of electronic communication.

In an effort to improve the communication among our Fellows, I will use this column as one method of keeping you informed on recent activities of the Management Board. In December, President-elect Howard Mark and I met with Mark Stanley, our Webmaster. Our goal is to improve the site by making it easier for two-way communication between the membership and the Management Board. By the end of our meeting, we were able to e-mail, from our laptops, to the entire Pierre Fauchard Academy Board of Trustees, our activities and actions. It was truly amazing to see that the Academy Trustees were aware of what was happening before the meeting was over. While we cannot promise this type of communication all the time, it does serve as an example of what we can do in this electronic age.

To maximize our success as an international organization, we need to utilize many forms of communication and insure that all forms are serving identified needs appropriately. At our next meeting in March, your Management Team, in conjunction with Dr. James Brophy, Editor of the Academy’s publication, Dental World, will discuss the issues and concerns raised by the membership at the Orlando Meeting regarding the content of the publication. Our Web site and Dental World are two significant Academy expenses, and it is our goal to maximize our return on our investment for our members.

We will continue to discuss these issues at our annual Board Meeting in October. Additionally, in an effort to keep the Academy’s Trustees informed of the Management Board’s activities, I have taken the responsibility to e-mail to the Trustees management updates on a bimonthly basis.

Michael J. Perpich, DDS
President

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L-R, Tokyo Dental College President Yuzuru Kaneko receives Chiwaki Hall of Fame plaque from PFA past President Min Horiuchi (photo courtesy of Dr. Masanori Kawaguchi)

Hall of Fame Induction for Dr. Morinosuke Chiwaki

Dr. Morinosuke Chiwaki was honored with Induction into the PFA International Hall of Fame during the Awards Luncheon of the 35th annual Meeting of the Japan Section in Tokyo last Autumn. Past PFA President Minoru Horiuchi, also an Honorary Member of the Japan Section, presented the Hall of Fame plaque honoring Dr. Chiwaki to Tokyo Dental College President Yuzuru Kaneko with over 100 Fellows in attendance.

Dr. Chiwaki is considered the Father of Modern Dentistry in Japan for his pioneering work to bring the latest dental techniques and research to his people.
Before there was a Hall of Fame, PFA honored such dental greats with a memorial tribute to such individuals who had made a lasting contribution to the profession of dentistry. This was done at a time when the Awards Luncheon, held during the annual Meeting, was called the Memorial Luncheon. Dr. Chiwaki was so honored at the 1993 Memorial Luncheon in Seattle with past PFA President Minoru Horiuchi being the “essayist,” that is the presenter of the honored individual’s life. Because of the Luncheon running so long, and with the formation of the PFA International Hall of Fame, the Memorial Luncheon was discontinued after 1995. The annual Luncheon has since been called the Awards Luncheon, at which our current awards are presented and the new incoming officers for the year are installed.

Many of those dental greats so honored at the Memorial Luncheon have since been inducted into the Hall of Fame. Dr. Morinosuke Chiwaki has been awaiting the right venue for such a permanent honor.

Morinosuke Chiwaki, DDS, LLD

Morinosuke Chiwaki was born on 1 February 1870 in Tokyo where he spent his boyhood years. He was educated at Keiogijuke (now the Keio University), graduating in 1889 when he then entered the Takayama Dental School in 1893. By 1895, he had qualified as a dentist. By 1898, he moved to China to practice in Peking and Shanghai, but he returned to Japan a year later. In 1900, he succeeded Dr. Kisai Takayama, Dean and Founder of the Takayama Dental School, which later became the Tokyo Dental College. Dr. Chiwaki served in that capacity until his retirement in 1943.

He was zealously devoting his untiring efforts toward improving the institution, which stands today as a unique monument to his energy and sacrifices.

He also maintained a private practice in Tokyo until 1914. After that he devoted his entire efforts to dental education and to organized dentistry, which was in its infant stage in Japan.

In 1903, Dr. Chiwaki and some of his colleagues formed the All Japan Dentists’ Society in which he served on the Managing Committee. He was chiefly responsible for bringing about the 1906 Dental Law, which established the standard of dental education and practice.

Since its founding, the All Japan Dentists’ Society has undergone many alterations and is today the Japan Dental Association. At the time of its founding until the end of World War II, membership was compulsory for all dental practitioners. Dr. Chiwaki was its President in 1919 until 1946. He served on many committees of various government organizations representing the dental profession. He was on the Central Board of Health, and on the Investigation Board of Social Insurance. He also represented dentistry on the Board of Promotion and Investigation of Pharmacies in the Home Office, as well as on the School of Hygiene Investigation Board in the Ministry of Education. In 1895, he began editing and publishing the Shikwa Gakuho, a monthly dental publication, in which he served as Editor until his retirement in 1943. That journal is the oldest of its kind in the academic field of Japan.

Dr. Chiwaki was President of the Japan Odontological Society from 1912 to 1916. During that period, he also served as President of the Dental Section for the 4th Japan Medical Congress. The Emperor recognized his service to the dental profession by decorating him with the Fifth Degree of the Sacred Treasure in 1924. He received a Commendation from the Minister of Education in 1928 for his splendid services to the educational world.

Dr. Chiwaki was eagerly interested in the progress and welfare of the International Dental Federation since its beginning. He served on the Executive Committee representing Japan. He was President of the Japanese National Committee.

He was elected an Honorary Member of the French Dental Association in 1908 and of the Paris Dental Society in 1922. He served as Honorary President of the 7th and 8th International Dental Congress in 1926 and in 1931.

Dr. Chiwaki traveled the world extensively in 1922. During that trip, he came into contact with many eminent dental educators. Loyola University of Chicago conferred on him the Honorary Degree of LLD through the U.S. Ambassador in Tokyo in 1925. At the 1933 Chicago Centennial Dental Congress, busts of world-famous dental celebrities were exhibited. Dr. Chiwaki was among those of Drs. Pierre Fauchard, G. V. Black, Truman Brophy, Fonzi, Harris, Mammery, Miller, and Tomes. This was a deserving tribute to the lifelong endeavors of Dr. Morinosuke Chiwaki. That was their Hall of Fame of that day. Now, the Pierre Fauchard Academy has placed his plaque in a permanent place of honor at their venues in Paris, Baltimore, Chicago, and at the Tokyo Dental College.

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President Kevin Roach and Chair Raymond Klein with formal Hall of Fame plaque for Dr. Frederick McKay

Montreal Gala

Congres annuel de la FDI

International Trustee Barry Dolman has invited all PFA Fellows to attend the FDI World Congress in Montreal this August. He would like us to participate in their PFA Section events, as well as enjoy one of the finest French cities in America. Their Special Awards Dinner is scheduled for 24 August at 8:30 PM after the FDI opening ceremonies. These ceremonies will be held in the Atrium of the Montreal World Trade Center adjacent to the Congress Center attached to the Intercontinental Hotel on the doorstep of the historic city of Old Montreal. Please forward $100 USD per person to Dr. Barry Dolman at 5885 Cote des Neiges, #304, Montreal, Qc, Canada H3R2W4 before April 30 to attend this special event. For any inquiries: DrDolman@sympatico.ca.

PFA will be presenting the 2005 Elmer S. Best Award to Dr. George Albert Zarb for his outstanding contributions to our profession.

A housing form can be downloaded at www.tourisme-montreal.org/housing/dentist; complete the form and fax it to 514/844-6771. Or you can e-mail the form to reervation@tourisme-montreal.org. Indicate your hotel choice as “Inter-Continental only PFA” as your only choice. All reservations must be in by 30 March 2005 to insure you get with the PFA group.

The Awards Committee, chaired by Trustee James Englander, has approved Dr. George A. Zarb of Toronto to receive the 2005 Elmer S. Best Award to be presented in Canada in August in conjunction with the FDI/PFA functions. The PFA Board of Trustees has approved the committee’s recommendation.

Elmer S. Best Award Presented to Professor Zhang Zhenkang

During the Third Beijing International Stomatology Planning Scientific Conference on 22 October 2004, Dr. Zhang Zhenkang, the Honorary Schoolmaster of Peking University School of Stomatology, received the highest PFA Award at the Friendship Hotel during the PFA Awarding Ceremony. Professor Zhenkang is the first Chinese Stomatology expert to receive this high Award.

The Elmer S. Best award was established in the name of the Founder of the Pierre Fauchard Academy to memorialize him as well as to honor those recipients meritorious of receiving such an acclaim.

Dr. Frank Braun, Section Chair of Germany, made the presentation and praised the work and excellent achievements that Professor Zhenkang has made to his country’s dental program and to the profession of dentistry.

An interesting footnote to our awardee’s credentials is that he serves as Associate Editor for Colgate’s Oral Care Report and is listed on the masthead immediately below our past PFA President Kevin Roach, who is also an Associate Editor of the publication.

This information has been reported to PFA by Yang Weiwei, Chen Ming, edited by Liu Li, and translated by Luo Shengian.

ADA News Notes PFA Hall of Fame

The ADA News had an article with picture of the induction of Dr. Frederick S. McKay into the PFA International Hall of Fame in Vail, Colorado, during the Colorado Dental Association’s Awards Luncheon. Present to make the presentation and formal installation were then President Kevin Roach, Hall of Fame Chair, and past PFA President, Raymond Klein, Colorado Section Chair Bonnie Ferrell, and Editor James Brophy.

As past PFA President Nicholas Saccone put it, in commenting on the excellent press coverage, “This is just what Joe Cappuccio envisioned when the original Hall of Fame Committee was formed in achieving PFA exposure and honoring the legends in the history of dentistry.”

Foundation News.

Central Office Report
by Secretary General Richard Kozal

Academy dues for U.S. Fellows for 2005 are $110; one-time Initiation fees for New Fellows are $150; dues and fee for a new member totals $260 to be paid in USD attached to the nomination form. All new Fellow certificates and pins will be sent to the Section Chair. Allow at least 14-20 days for the preparation and mailing. For short notice requests, call 1-800/232-0099. The preferred method of presentation should be at a formal induction ceremony, such as an appropriate dental meeting or social function.

The 2005 dues are being processed with excellent returns including Foundation donations. The dues are posted into the Academy’s computer database files. The Foundation donations are posted on the Web site. The 2004 unpaid Fellows have received their final notice last September to U.S. and Canadian Fellows. The final list of delinquent, resigned, passed away, and returned mail will be sent to all Section Chairs and Trustees to help provide assistance with those names on the list.

The 2004-2005 Leadership Directory has been sent out for the Academy and the Foundation. ANY corrections noted, please inform the Central Office immediately. This would be most helpful and appreciated.

Our Web site now contains the E-mail Directory both by Regions and alphabetically.

You can post your Section Meeting dates on line at our Web site under “Calendar of Events.” Complete the form and send it electronically to the Webmaster. Also send a copy of the dates and any information on your activities to Dental World Editor James Brophy at the e-mail or mail address in the Officers’ Box of this newsletter.

New items on the Web site for downloading under “Inquiries” are (1) Nomination forms, (2) the new Constitution & Bylaws, (3) the current PFA Brochure, and (4) the PFA logos.

A CD Rom Disk containing the Academy’s complete Web site is available to all Section Chairs upon request.

Letters for the 2005 Fauchard Gold Medal Award have been mailed out to the 16 past recipients for their nominations.

Academy membership nomination forms, Section forms for the Distinguished Dentist Award, Academy Awards Recommendation forms for use by the Trustees and Chairs are available by request in writing, e-mailing, or calling the numbers in the Officers’ Box. Please include the full name as it is to appear on the award/certificate including middle name or initial and the proper degree, such as DMD, DDS, or equivalent. Include the address of the recipient so a congratulatory letter can be sent from the Academy President. Allow 20-30 days for preparation and mailing.

PFA Awards Recommendation form for special awards needs to be completed in full to properly make the presentation at our annual Awards Luncheon, or where and when presented. The Board of Trustees seeks recommendations for the various awards and as a leader in our profession, your recommendations will be presented to the Awards Committee. Upon their approval, these recommendations will be submitted to the Board for final approval. All recommendations for awards require a brief letter of recommendation and current Curriculum Vitae. These awards include (1) the PFA Gold Medal (U.S. candidates), (2) the Elmer S. Best Award (International candidates), (3) the PFA Distinguished Service Award (U.S. candidates), (4) the Certificate of Merit Award (International candidates), (5) Honorary Fellowship Award (both U.S. and International candidates), and (6) the Dental Industry Award of Recognition (U.S. and International candidates).

Our President, Michael Perpich, encourages all Section Chairs to make an extra effort this year to recruit worthy individuals for Fellowship in your Academy. With older members passing away or converting to Life Membership, we need to replace their numbers with new Fellows. This year’s international goal is 500 new Fellows.

If you have any questions, call me at 1-800/232-0099, or e-mail the office.

From the Desk of Foundation President Carl Lundgren…

Our Financial Team Is Applauded

Our financial success has been implemented by three long-term people, aside from our Board, that we need to have you know more about. The Foundation was established in 1986 and a donation of $5 million was given us in 1994 by Dr. Brenes-Espinach of Costa Rica. Under the direction of our former Treasurer, Dr. George Higue, and the Board, the investment program, augmented by other donations, has been exceptionally lucrative and sound. Dr. Bill Kort is the current Treasurer. Over the last 10 years we have awarded, in grants and in scholarships, nearly $4 million. And we still have a Fair Market value of $7 million.

The first of the three people is our investment consultant for 17 years, Frank J. Buchholz. He is the Senior Vice President of Bank of America Investment Services, Inc. of Newport Beach, California. He advises clients on investment strategies, including fixed income, equity, investment management, and insurance needs.

Frank started in the securities business in 1982 with Smith Barney. He joined the Bank of America in 1985 and worked in Los Angeles on the trading floor prior to joining the private bank. He holds Series 7 and Series 63 Security Licenses, and also holds a Principal’s License, as well as life and variable annuity insurance licenses.

Frank has enjoyed great success in partnering with the Private Bank. His production has consistently placed him in the top 10 out of 800 financial advisors nationwide.

Our CPA firm is Windes & McLaughery, one of the largest and most prestigious firms in Los Angeles County. Our particular CPA is Donita Joseph, who is a Senior Partner. She has been managing our tax accounting for 10 years. She manages the accounts for about nine other nonprofit groups. Nonprofits, if they meet all of the IRS requirements, are taxed at a rate of only 1%.

Our accountant for the last 10 years has been Maria Bustamonte who also is employed by Dr. George Higue in his real estate business. Due to Dr. Higue’s generosity, the Foundation experiences no expense. Maria is an honors graduate of California State University of Long Beach after majoring in finance and accounting. She manages the issuing of all the checks and produces highly detailed financial reports to the Board and to the tax preparer.

These are our three most important people who have made our Foundation the success it is today.

From the Desk of Foundation Executive Director, Dr. Fred Halik…

The PFA Foundation Seeks Grant Applications

Interesting, helpful, and useful projects emphasizing the concept of access of dental care to underserved people at home and around the world was the theme of many grants funded by the Foundation this year. Dr. Lundgren, our Foundation President, reports that at the Annual Meeting of Trustees, grants in excess of a third of a million dollars were approved for distribution.

A few typical examples from the 30 approved and worthy projects include:

• The Maryland Foundation of Dentistry for the Handicapped, who, through donated services by dentists and suppliers, have been able to create dental prostheses for individuals who would not be able to gain employment otherwise due to their appearance.

• The Netherlands Section of the Pierre Fauchard Academy has designed a project for teams of maxillofacial surgeons, as well as general dentists and other specialists, to treat children with congenital cleft lip, jaw, and palate disorders in Laos. They also teach modern therapy procedures to the local professionals.

• The HEALS (Health Establishments at Local Schools) Project in Alabama has brought dental care to large groups of underserved children in distressed areas of Huntsville, Alabama.

• The Howard Dental Center Educational Outreach Project in Colorado brings critically needed oral health care to HIV/AIDS patients who are debilitated and no longer are able to afford private care

• The Emergency Dental Bus sponsored by the Board of French Dental Surgeons and by the French Section of the Pierre Fauchard Academy brings care directly to the needy, underserved people of Paris.

• The Himalayan Dental Relief Project, originating in Colorado, uses volunteers to bring dental care to various areas of Asia and now in India and Vietnam.

• The Ben Massell Dental Clinic, sponsored by the Jewish Family and Career Services, brings free dental services to low-income and indigent individuals in the Metropolitan Atlanta area.

• The Thousand Smiles Foundation from California brings craniofacial surgical and accompanying dental care to the huge population of children born with cleft lips and palates in Latin America.

Another major concern of the Foundation of the Pierre Fauchard Academy is in the area of dental student education. The Trustees of the Foundation once again committed financial scholarship grants, $1500 this year, one to each dental school in the United States and 28 other countries across the world. The school administration selects a student who has demonstrated leadership ability, high academic achievement, and for whom additional financial help is necessary.

These programs are making a difference throughout the world. The PFA Foundation is seeking grant applications from organizations participating in such programs. Application forms are available from the Executive Director Frederick J. Halik, DDS, 30 Spruce Ridge, Fairport, New York, 14450-4278.

Please note that the Grants Chairman Gary Lowder has insisted that all applications for grants be submitted by the 1 June 2005 deadline, or they will not be considered in the 2005 grant submissions to the Board.

Foundation Committee Appointments

Executive Committee
Carl Lundgren, President and Chairman
Vice President David Campbell,
Academy President Michael Perpich,
ex-officio Executive Director Fred Halik

Grants Committee
Gary Lowder, Chairman

Budget & Finance
William Kort, Treasurer and Chairman
Minoru Horiuchi, Gary Lowder, Nicholas Saccone, Scott Welch
ex-officio Academy President-elect Howard Mark
Executive Director Fred Halik

Bylaws & Policy Committee
Howard Mark (Academy President-elect)
Chairman Minoru Horiuchi and James Long

Public Relations Committee
C. F. Larry Barrett, Chairman
Dental World Editor James Brophy
Vice President David Campbell
Academy Secretary General Richard Kozal

Memorial & Tribute Funds Committee
C. F. Larry Barrett, Chairman
Dental World Editor James Brophy
Immediate past PFA President Kevin Roach
Academy Secretary General Richard Kozal
International Academy Trustees Barry Dolman
and Robert Hart

PFA Museum Board
(Foundation Member) William Kort

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L-R, Dr. Ronald de la Cruz, Dean Carlos Filloy, dental student recipient Jeffrey Bastos Montero

Foundation Section News

Costa Rica

Dr. Ronald de la Cruz Rojas, President of the Costa Rica Chapter of the PFA announced the presentation of the Foundation Scholarship Award for 2004 to dental student Jeffrey Bastos Montero by the Universidad de Costa Rica School of Dentistry Dean Carlos Filloy E. and PFA President of Costa Rica Ronald de la Cruz.

Canada

Foundation dental school scholarships were presented to Warrick Yu at the University of British Columbia; Lon Riemer at the University of Alberta; Mark Venditti at the University of Saskatchewan; D’Arcy Pierce of the University of Manitoba; Aly Adatia at the University of Western Ontario; Andrew Lee of the University of Toronto; Chris Allington of McGill University; Claude Raymond of the University de Laval; Marie-Laure Prins of the University de Montreal; and Wade Abbott of Dalhousie University.

Switzerland

Chair Rolland Söllner and Professor J. Meyer, Vice Director for the Center for Dentistry, presented the Foundation Scholarship Award to dental school junior Mrs. Photini Mengisopoulos of the University of Basel Dental School for her leadership qualities at the university, the dental school, and in community affairs, along with her intelligence, imagination, initiative, and integrity. This was the first Foundation scholarship given in Switzerland, and the ceremony included the presentation of a dozen roses. The Schweiz Monatsschr Zahnmed had an entire page about the event.

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L-R, Captain Tom Parsons, Section Region Chair Walter Buchsieb, and recipient Philip Bromeli

United States

Ohio

Chairman Al Vegas and Central Region Chairman Walter Buchsieb presented the PFA Scholarships to Ohio State University School of Dentistry recipients Captain Tom Parsons and Philip Bromeli.

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L-R, Dean Jack Clinton presents scholarship award to recipient Eric Anderson
Oregon

Oregon Health & Science University School of Dentistry Associate Dean for Student Affairs Mark Mitchell noted that their Dean Jack Clinton presented the Foundation Scholarship Award to dental student Eric Anderson. Both the recipient and the school expressed their thanks for our generosity.

PFA Section News

Australasia

Trustee Jonathan Rogers reports that the Australian Dental Association will be holding their Congress in Adelaide, South Australia from 3-7 March 2005. Their PFA event will be held on 5 March 2005.

Belgium/Luxembourg

Chair Jose Dahan has planned hosting a “Fraternity Supper” to culminate a membership drive in Belgium, particularly the Flemish areas, and in Luxembourg. In coordination with the Central Office, he has secured promotional brochures to send to all the Section members to promote bringing a guest with them to their dinner to participate in their scientific and professional discussions.

They have also established their own Web site at http://fauchard.org/news/Region01/Belgium.htm. This site will report on the activities of their four committees: Aesthetic Dentistry, co-chaired by Drs. Nicole Schuhmann and Eddy Van Assche; Family Dentistry, chaired by Drs. Christiaan Colpaert, Anne Carpentier, and F. Gillet; Functional Dentistry, chaired by Dr. Alain Arys; and Dental Surgery, chaired by Dr. Jean-Paul Lambert.

Four new members were inducted into Fellowship at the end of 2004.

Bulgaria

Chair Professor Valentin Moutaftchiev has tendered his resignation due to other pressing commitments, but he has suggested Dr.Laura Andreeva, a leading specialist in the country, for his replacement.

Finland

It is with deep regret that we learn of the passing of Fellow Inkeri Rytomaa.

Germany

Chair Frank Braun has 12 potential new members awaiting induction. While looking for a Chair for Austria, he will also induct three new members from there. In traveling to China to present the Elmer Best Award to Professor Zhang Zhenkang, he hopes to establish a PFA Section there with two possible Chinese members.

Greece

Chair Thana Paschos had been serving on the Olympics Committee, but now has the time to contact Dean Constantin Oulis of the dental school there to help promote PFA within the university. Dr. Maria Grakedaki of Thessalaniki has been nominated for Vice Chair to assist in the development of their Section.

Japan

International Trustee Mamoru Sakuda that the Japan Section held its Board Meeting last 22 January.

At their 35th Annual Luncheon Meeting, Dr. Yoshio Kaneda was honored with the Certificate of Merit plaque presented by PFA International Trustee Mamoru Sakuda. Dr. Kaneda is past Chair of the Japan Section and an Honorary Member of the Section.

Section Chair Tsuneaki Kuwahata inducted three new members into Fellowship: Drs. Teruko Takano-Yamamoto, Yuichi Takeuchi, and Shiro Yamada.

Dr. Manabu Iidaka served as Chair of the LOC for this annual Meeting, and Dr. Masanori Kawaguchi is Auditor for the Japan Section. Both contributed with their excellent photographs for our publication. Also in attendance, as mentioned, Past PFA President Min Horiuchi, Trustee Mamoru Sakuda, Section Chair Tsuneaki Kuwahata, the Michinosuke Nakayama Memorial Award Chair Hirokazu Hashimoto, Auditor Masanori Kawaguchi, recipient of the 2002 Foundation grant for Dental Treatment Services for Leprous Patients, and Chair of the Chubu Component of the Japan Section Minoru Yamamoto, along with Tokyo Dental College President Yuzuru Kaneko, Award recipient Yoshio Kaneda, and the new Fellows.


Macedonia

Chair Branislav Dastevski inducted two new Fellows last year—Professor Dr. Mile Carcev, the Representative of the Dental Chamber for the Republic of Macedonia, and Professor Dr. Ljuben Guguvcevski, the General Manager of the Dental Clinical Center in Skopje—during a luncheon by Lake Ohrid. Two more members are being nominated to celebrate the 45th anniversary of the Dental Faculty in Skopje.

Mexico

Chairman Ernesto Acuna E. inducted seven new Fellows into membership: Drs. Marcos Bloch, Gabriela Carrasco, Pedro Ortiz, Jaime Edelson, Roberto Justus, Yolanda Villarreal, and Jorge Zemeno. Dr. Jose Solon discussed the future of the Mentorship Program at their three dental schools. Dr. Alfredo Navarro, a recent graduate of the Universidad Tecnologica de Mexico Dental School, discussed his experience participating in the mentorship program. The over 70 guests were then addressed by architect Carlos Flores Marini with an audiovisual presentation on “Mexico’s Monumental Patrimony.”

Vision sin Fronteras reported that Montemorelos University, in celebration of their 62nd Anniversary hosted by the Faculty of Health Sciences, honored the life work in the development of dental services at the university by Dr. Lloyd Baum, a fantastic educator, by naming their dental school after him.

Netherlands

Secretary J. A. van Bentum reported holding their Autumn Meeting in Roermond with a discussion by Ir.H. de Goey of the Minister of Health, Welfare and Sports concerning certification, quality practice, and quality control. The conclusion was that practitioners often fear the government bureaucracy, which believes that with more restrictions they can force a higher quality level of dentistry.

The new Chair for their Section, Dr. E.A.J.H. Dony-Nabbe was installed. Outgoing Chair A.M. Crielaers gave his farewell.

The Spring Meeting was held in Utrecht to discuss the development and education of the mouth-care practitioner. The Ministry of Health developed the concept of independent hygienists and extended duties for assistants without consulting the Dutch Dental Society. A board of speakers on both sides of the issue was heard coming to the conclusion that if government does not start with consultation of the profession, do not expect the profession to support such concepts.

Their third lustrum last September was celebrated in Barcelona, Spain, where discussion was about European regulations on the education of dentists.

Poland

Chair Professor Eugeniusz Spiechowicz reported holding three meetings and one General Meeting last September whose topic was “The Polish Dentist in the European Union: Our rights and duties.” Three new candidates were proposed for membership. Their Council has decided to develop the cooperation between the PFA and the Polish Dental Association and the Polish Chamber of Physicians and Dentists to develop plans for securing scholarships for outstanding dental students.

Serbia

Chair Professor Dragoslav Djukanovic is planning an initiation of new members in May 2005, as the economic conditions there are improving.

Switzerland

Chair Roland A. Söllner noted that PFA is getting recognized as an elite and philanthropic dental organization. Two candidates have been submitted for Fellowship.

2005 Calendar

19 March
Management Team Meeting, Palm Springs, California, Hilton Garden Inn, Rancho Mirage

9 April
Foundation Board Meeting, Chicago, Chicago O'Hare Hilton

24-27 August
FDI World Congress, Montreal, Quebec Canadian Section Meeting

7-9 October
Academy Annual Board Meetings, Philadelphia Foundation Board Meetings

7 October
Section Chair Caucus

8 October
Annual Awards Luncheon President's Reception

9 October
PFA Dinner Party, Marriott Hotel

2. March - April

Membership of any organization represents its history, its current activity, and its future. We are only as good as our membership. One goal that we would like to achieve this year is the expansion of our membership with quality, talented individuals with a strong desire to give back to their profession and community. We are blessed with a profession full of these people. Look at yourself, your local PFA Section, and our organization’s national and international membership.

As an organization, we need a strong membership foundation to insure our future. To that goal, we have two key issues to address this year: (1) membership retention, and (2) the addition of new members. In the next few months, you will be called upon to provide tactical input to help us achieve our membership goals.

As I was attending my first PFA Section Meeting as President, two interesting things happened to me. A new Fellow turned to me and said, “Boy, there really are a lot of great dentists in this room.” Another new Fellow could not believe the number of the members attending the Meeting. What really hit home to me about these comments is that most of the time we take our membership for granted. It should be no surprise to any of us that we have been invited to join the Pierre Fauchard Academy because of all the good things we have previously done for our profession and our community. We have all accepted our invitation because of a desire to serve and to do more. As you go to your local, State, and national dental meetings in the upcoming months, I ask you to look around at your colleagues and identify those that would enhance our membership. Ask them to be a part of our efforts. A membership form is available for downloading at http://Fauchard.org/inquiries.htm

Michael J. Perpich, DDS
President

PFA Party in Montreal

FDI World Congress

International Trustee Barry Dolman has invited all PFA Fellows to attend the FDI World Congress in Montreal this August and to participate in their PFA Section events, as well as enjoy one of the finest French cities in America. Their Special Awards Dinner is scheduled for 24 August at 8:30 PM following the FDI opening ceremonies in the Atrium of the Montreal World Trade Center adjacent to the Congress Center attached to the Intercontinental Hotel on the doorstep of the historic city of Old Montreal. Cost for this special event will be $100. Please forward your reservation to Dr. Barry Dolman at 5885 Cote des Neiges, Suite 304, Montreal, Qc H3R2W4, Canada, before 30 April as there will be no onsite admissions. Any inquiries can be made at DrDolman@sympatico.ca.

PFA will be presenting the Elmer S. Best Award to Dr. George Albert Zarb for his outstanding contributions to our profession.

A housing form can be downloaded at www.tourisme-montreal.org/housing/dentist; complete the form and fax it to 514/844-6771. Or you can e-mail the form to reservation@tourisme-montreal.org. Indicate your hotel choice as “Inter-Continental only PFA” as your only choice. All reservations must be in by 30 March 2005 to insure you get with the PFA group.

The Awards Committee, chaired by Trustee James Englander, has approved Dr. George A. Zarb of Toronto to receive the 2005 Elmer S. Best Award to be presented in Canada in August in conjunction with the FDI/PFA functions. The PFA Board of Trustees has approved the committee’s recommendation.

2005 Elmer S. Best Award presented to Dr. George Zarb

Dr. George A. Zarb of Toronto, Canada, has been approved by the Awards Committee and the Board of Trustees to receive PFA’s most prestigious award, the Elmer S. Best Award.

The PFA ceremony will take place this August in Montreal during the 93rd FDI World Congress.

Dr. George A. Zarb

Dr. George Albert Zarb is Professor and Chair for Prosthodontics and Associate Dean of Clinical Sciences on the dental faculty for the University of Toronto. He also serves as Consultant to the Dental Department of Mount Sinai Hospital.

He was born in 1938 in Valletta, Malta, where he completed his high school and B.Ch.D at the University of Malta in 1960. He earned his M.S. degree in Graduate Operative Dentistry and Prosthodontics, and his D.D.S. at the University of Michigan in 1963, the same year he married Janet Jenkins and established a private practice in Toronto until 1965. He then earned another M.S. in Graduate Prosthodontics at Ohio State University by 1966.

He became a Canadian citizen in 1968. In 1969 he received Fellowship in the Royal College of Dentists of Canada by examination. He had started teaching at the University of Toronto and became Chairman of Prosthodontics in 1971, Professor in 1972, and Associate Dean in 1997 to 2001.

In his distinguished career, he had received many awards including the Fulbright Scholarship to the University of Michigan in 1960, Outstanding Teacher Alumni Award from New York University in 1981, the 1983 New York University Distinguished Teacher and Researcher Award, the 1989 Marvin Goldstein Award from the Medical College of Georgia School of Dentistry, Fellowships in the American College of Dentists (1991), the International Dental Academy (1990), and the International College of Dentists (1990). He is an Honorary Member of the Finnish Dental Society (1991), Honorary Member of the Israeli Dental Society (1992), Honorary Life Member in the Association of Prosthodontists of Canada (1989), Honorary Doctor of Law from Dalhousie University (1993), and Honorary Doctor of Medicine & Surgery from the University of Malta (1995) to merely mention a few. He has been presented the 1991 Canadian Dental Association’s Distinguished Service Award, the 1992 Goldstein Award from Israel’s Hebrew University, the 1999 Gold Medal Award from the British Society for the study of Prosthetic Dentistry, the 2001 Thaddeus Weclew Fellowship Award from ADG, the Distinguished Fellow Award (2001) from the Academy of Dentistry International, and he was awarded Honourary Membership (2004) in the Canadian Dental Association.

Dr. Zarb’s activities on behalf of dentistry fill some 27 pages from 1963 to 2003—over 40 years of service to dentistry!

He also raised four children.

Patient Stroke

How to determine if a patient is having a stroke in your office

by past PFA President M. David Campbell

Often symptoms of a stroke are difficult to identify. The lack of awareness to diagnose this early on, while it is happening, can spell disaster. The stroke victim may suffer brain damage while people nearby fail to recognize its symptoms.

The American Stroke Association has suggested that a bystander, assistant, and/or dentist can recognize a stroke by asking three simple questions:

• Ask the individual to smile;
• Ask the individual to raise both arms;
• Ask the person to speak a simple sentence.

If the individual has trouble with any of these tasks, call 911, the rescue squad, or the nearest hospital immediately. Describe the symptoms to the dispatcher. Best to err on the side of having the individual checked out, than waste precious time for the onset to get worse.

Non-medical volunteers can identify facial weakness, arm weakness, and speech problems. The American Stroke Association urges the general public, and certainly dental personnel, to learn these three questions. Widespread use of this test could result in prompt diagnosis and treatment of stroke victims to prevent brain damage, thus making a quick recovery more possible.

Ask your dental staff to familiarize themselves with this procedure and be prepared to call for medical assistance. If the situation is not a stroke, that can be determined by experts. If the patient is having a stroke, prompt action could save a life. This course of action should be taken even if the individual rejects or denies they are in distress. If in your opinion they are in distress of some kind, act quickly.

Many things can trigger a stroke without any forewarning or prior symptoms. Anxiety in coming to the dental office, commencing treatment, or the treatment itself may well be one of those triggering mechanisms. A clear health history office report may not suggest any prior problems, even if a patient’s health history is checked for changes at their regular visits.

A call to your local emergency service, usually 911, will insure that whatever situation the patient is experiencing will be handled promptly. The potential embarrassment of a med unit arriving at your office to check the situation out is insignificant considering the potential good it may do for your patients, or for your own personnel, or for yourself.

It is essential for every dental office to have such an emergency plan in place. At least six month personnel drills to execute such a plan up to calling 911 is simple and takes only seconds to perform.

If the patient is a regular visitor, ask if their health history/medication has changed since you saw them last. Often patients forget to inform their dentist of such changes. If the patient has not been in the office for a while, or ever, be sure to have as complete a health history form filled out and reviewed in advance of starting any treatment. Discuss any questions you have beforehand with the patient. If any complicated treatment is being considered, discuss this with their physician before proceeding. Make such a conversation note in the patient’s chart. Use common sense and due caution in performing any treatment on a patient—for everyone’s sake.

Central Office Report

by Secretary General Richard Kozal

With the initiation of the New Year, the Spring Schedule will be starting at the Community College of Southern Nevada and my teaching duties there will resume. Since our main headquarters office is located there, I will not be far from the phone. However, if I am in class and cannot be reached, please leave a voice message and I will get back to you promptly.

On 18 January, the Management Committee held their quarterly conference call including the Academy’s CPA Dan Jonkers. All the finances were reviewed and found to be in perfect order. The 2005 budget was discussed and will be finalized at the March Meeting in Palm Springs.

The Web site was discussed and new plans for updating its service to our members is ongoing and will have a new appearance in April. President Mike Perpich and President-elect Howard Mark have met with our Webmaster Mark Stanley to go over the new changes in responding to many of the requests from the Section Chair Caucus Meeting at the annual Board Meeting last October.

The Elmer Best Award Ceremony in Montreal was brought up. We are all excited about the ceremony and the arrangements by Canadian Trustee Barry Dolman to make this an outstanding occasion for all Fellows to attend and to explore the beauty of Montreal.

If you have any questions, call me at 1-800/232-0099, or e-mail the office.

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Foundation News

From the Desk of Foundation President Carl Lundgren…

Free Pain Relief in Honduras

There are long lines of people in pain, some of whom have walked a long distance for dental care and maybe waited overnight. We are talking about poverty-stricken people in Honduras, most of whom are from small villages.

One of the Foundation’s Service Grant awardees in 2003 was the Medical, Eye, & Dental International Care Organization (MEDICO) that is based in Texas. Five or six teams of a 19 to 22-person mix of medical, dental, nurses, and lay volunteers spend a week in a site treating patients. A team can treat 1500 to 2300 patients in that week at no cost to the patient. The dental group uses portable dental chairs that were paid for by a grant of $16,000 from the Foundation of the Pierre Fauchard Academy. They also use portable units, generator, and air compressor.

The name of their dental program is “Give Honduran Friends a Smile” and is headed by Dr. Anthony Ciccariello and Dr. Peter Winkler. MEDICO has treated 120,000 people since 1990. Along with the emergency dental treatment, the MEDICO teams stress the importance of prevention.

This is just one of about 285 service grants that have been provided by our Foundation over the last nine years. These service grants have totaled well over $3 million. Huge numbers of dental volunteers are out there providing free dental care. For their contributions to their underserved patients, these volunteers cannot be thanked enough.

Our grant team works diligently to evaluate the applications that come to us. In 2004, we provided 35 service grants and 81 scholarships totaling more than $427,000.

Later, we want to tell you about our grants treating lepers in Japan, Victims of Torture, free cleft palate treatments in Viet Nam and Mexico, care for the homeless, an AIDS Resource Center, and other dental clinics where direct care is provided for the underserved.

From the Desk of Foundation Executive Director, Dr. Fred Halik...

Please note that the Grants Chairman Gary Lowder has insisted that all applications for grants be submitted by the 1 June 2005 deadline, or they will not be considered in the 2005 grant submissions to the Board.

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L-R, Dean Marie-Laure Boy-Lefevre, Ana Peschin, Past Trustee Pierre Marois, and current Trustee Hubert Ouvrard

Foundation Section News

France

European Trustee Hubert Ouvrard presented a Foundation grant for the mobile dental clinic to President Pierre Yves Mahe of the French National Board of the Le Conseil de l’Ordre des Chirurgiens Dentistes of Paris on behalf of PFA. The grant goes to support the “Bus Dentaire Social,” which serves the indigent of the Paris metropolitan area and prominently displays our name on each side of the clinic.

The Foundation check was presented at a ceremony held at l’Ordre headquarters where our Hall of Fame is located.

The Foundation Scholarship Award for France was presented to dental student Ana Peschin by Paris 7 Dental University Dean Marie-Laure Boy-Lefevre, who is the Section Chair for France. Many Fellows, friends, and a patient of Ana Peschin participated in the presentation ceremony.

Drs. Hubert Ouvrard, Yves Mahe, Pierre Marois, and the French National Board


United States

Georgia

Chair Karyn Stockwell reports presenting the Foundation Scholarship to dental student Brian R. Babb at the Fall Welcome Back Assembly at the Medical College of Georgia by PFA Fellow Carole Hanes. They also awarded their Excellence in Dental Education Award to Dr. Kevin B. Frazier.

This award consists of an appropriate Certificate and an all-expense covered attendance at their Annual Leadership Conference and Convocation. The Award was presented by the Eastern District PFA Chair James Reynierson. The 2004 PFA undergraduate Certificate of Merit was awarded to dental school senior Ronnie D. Wilson by PFA Fellow Wayne Herman at the Medical College of Georgia Senior Awards Ceremony.

Nebraska

Chair Francis Cavolvic announced the PFA Scholarship awardees as Creighton’s Anthony Zambito and the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s Cally Adams. The PFA Senior Student Award recipients were Creighton’s Paul Feit and UNMC’s Marty Killian. A thank you letter from Dr. Kristin Fornander, last year’s PFA Senior Award recipient, was read to the membership at their annual Luncheon Meeting.

Wisconsin

Chair Glenn Maihofer announced presenting the Foundation Scholarship Award to Marquette senior dental student Barret Straub. Dr. Straub will be staying at Marquette in the Orthodontics Program.

Tennessee

One of the Foundation grants that was approved a few years ago was for the Tennessee Section for the Volunteer Ministry Center of Knoxville, which includes a dental clinic. The Clinic is still successfully serving the indigent of eastern Tennessee.


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PFA Vice President William Winspear

PFA Section News

Australasia

Trustee William Winspear has been elected PFA International Vice President. Section Chair (for six years) Jonathan Rogers has been selected for their International Trusteeship. And Dr. Mark Sinclair of New South Wales has been elected as Australasia President. Drs. Gerard Clausen of Victoria, Richard Sawers of South Australia, and Patrick Meaney of New South Wales have been selected as Trustees.

The 2004 Gordon Rowell Prize for Excellence was jointly awarded to Fiji dental students ‘Afa Taulangovaka and to Shareen Ali of the Fiji School of Oral Health.

Canada

Trustee Barry Dolman has outdone himself in establishing special arrangements for our Fellows and their significant others to attend the FDI/PFA functions in Montreal this August. To insure that we are all together, please respond to his article in this issue before March 30th.

New fellows inducted into membership in Vancouver were Drs. Larry Levin, Paul Germain, Brian Feldman, George Raborn, Denis Fuchs, Ashok Varma, David Isen, David Lawson, Patricia Grassick, Tony Gill, Marcel Van Woensel, Lorne Wiseman, William McNiece, William Christie, Walter Dubrovolsky, Jonathon Lang, Gilbert Chapnick, Tony Chedade, Peter Doig, Kevin Doyle, Philip Shedletsky, Richard N. Rodney, Peter Nkansah, Keith Climenhaga, Peter M. Lobb, Jim Yuan Lai, Serge Langlois, Lisa McGregor, Ken Glover, Susan K. Chow, John B. Perry, Elizabeth Anne Toporowski. Michael Roux, Angelique Leung, Michele Williams, Peter E. Copp, Paul Andrews, and Robert Munce.

Dr. Marcia Boyd was presented the PFA Distinguished Dentist Award in absentia for her outstanding contributions to dentistry as an educator and clinician. She will also be honoured again in Montreal

Canadian Dental Association President Fellow Louis Dube also attended the Vancouver Meeting as well as Dentsply International Vice President George Rhodes.

Costa Rica

At their December Meeting, their Executive Secretary Zianny Piedra V. reported that their Section elected the following officers: President Ronald de la Cruz; Vice President Mario Rodriquez Cordero; Secretary Ma. Patricia Montero Chavarria; Treasurer Francisco Jimenez Carrillo; Voters Jose Antonio Jalet Martinez and Pilar Casasas Vargas; and Prosecutor Juan Jose Herrera Vargas.

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Trustee Hubert Ouvrard and Chair Dean Marie-Laure Boy-Lefevre
France

With the resignation at out last Annual Board Meeting of long-serving Trustee for Europe, Section Chair Hubert Ouvrard was selected as Trustee for Europe to replace Pierre Marois. Paris 7 Dental University Dean Marie-Laure Boy-Lefevre was selected to become Section Chair for France.

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PFA past President Min Horiuchi addressed the banquet on Dr. Chiwaki’s being honored internationally
Japan

The 20th General Meeting Banquet of the Japanese Association for Dental Science is a federation of 19 specialty disciplines in dentistry. The Meeting was held last October between the typhoons and earthquakes in Yokohama. The Meeting and Banquet were well attended by professionals from all over Japan. More than 1000 people attended the Presidential Reception held at the Royal Park Hotel. Our past PFA President Min Horiuchi addressed the gathering concerning the induction of Dr. Morinosuke Chiwaki into the PFA International Hall of Fame. The Tokyo Dental College prepared a pamphlet in Japanese on Dr. Chiwaki for the audience. President Kazuhiro Eto and the General Meeting guests were very proud to have such a great Japanese dentist recognized internationally.

The next day, the presentation was made at the 35th annual Meeting of the Japan PFA Section in Tokyo. Historian Dr. Yukitaro Sakakibara gave a lecture on the life of Dr. Morinosuke Chiwaki that afternoon, followed by the actual presentation of the plaque by PFA past President Min Horiuchi to Tokyo Dental College President Dr. Yuzuru Kaneko.

Our International Trustee Mamoru Sakuda addressed the Luncheon explaining the PFA Hall of Fame and how Dr. Chiwaki had been selected. Sometime this June, PFA President Michael Perpich will participate in the ceremony to officially place the original plaque on the Wall of Fame at our primary venue in Paris, France.

Our past Pre-sident Min Horiuchi is a graduate of the Tokyo Dental College and was able to renew old friendships make new ones to cement relations between our two countries and for the Academy.

Kenya

Chair Pankaj Patel (originally from India) has formed a Section with 15 Fellows. He plans on expanding PFA in Africa sufficient enough to generate more Sections.

Nigeria

Dr. Mabel Chibuzor, Director of the College Libraries for the Royal College of Science & Technology in Lagos, Nigeria, has requested the donation of any technical or scientific books or study materials for their faculty and staff.

Their state-run co-educational college has suffered severe neglect in funding for these materials. Any donations you can make would be deeply appreciated. Call Dr. Chibuzor at 2-341/471-5201, or e-mail RoyalCollegest@yahoo.com.

Pakistan

Chair Professor M. A.Soofi has appointed Dr. Umer Farooq Qureshi as Convener to arrange and promote academic and clinical programs for the profession in his Section to raise the professional level of the Academy and of dentistry in his country.

2005 Calendar

19 March
Management Team Meeting, Palm Springs, California,
Hilton Garden Inn, Rancho Mirage

9 April
Foundation Board Meeting, Chicago, Chicago O’Hare Hilton

24–27 August
FDI World Congress, Montreal, Quebec
Canadian Section Meeting

7–9 October
Academy Annual Board Meetings, Philadelphia
Foundation Board Meetings

7 October
Section Chair Caucus

8 October
Annual Awards Luncheon
President’s Reception

9 October
PFA Dinner Party, Marriott Hotel

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

United States

Georgia

Chair Karyn Stockwell hosted their Section Meeting Weekend last February 4-5th and entertained PFA President Michael Perpich. They inducted new Fellows into membership at their 3rd Annual Leadership Conference and Convocation

Two new Fellows for their Section were inducted at the Awards Luncheon during the annual PFA Meeting last Fall. The new Fellows were Drs. Marilyn Gaylor and Sidney Tourial.

Illinois

Dr. Joseph Morganelli, former Loyola University School of Dentistry Crown & Bridge Department Chairman received a tour of the new UNLV School of Medicine by Dean Patrick Ferrillo.

Joe Morganelli also got to chat with his former student Dr. George McAlpine (Loyola 1974), who is the Director of the General Practice Residency Program at UNLV.

The Illinois PFA Section celebrated their annual Luncheon Meeting on Saturday 26 February during the Chicago MidWinter Meeting at the McCormick Place Hyatt Hotel Conference Center. The event was co-hosted with ACD and ICD. Their guest speaker was ADA President Richard Haught who discussed the state of the ADA and its current activities. Our Secretary General, past ADA Vice President, Richard Kozal was in attendance to discuss the progress of PFA events in Illinois.


Nebraska

Secretary/Treasurer Gary Westerman reports hosting their annual Luncheon Meeting at the Cornhusker Hotel in Lincoln during the 136th annual Session of the Nebraska Dental Association. Chair Francis J. Cavolvic presided over the business meeting, submitted names for prospective members, Foundation grants, and developing a mentorship program at Creighton and the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Dr. Benton Kutler was recognized and a plaque was presented to his wife Harriett and daughter Laura Chatt.

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UNLV Dean Patrick Ferrillo receiving Award at the Orlando Awards Luncheon from President Kevin Roach
Nevada

Chair William Rohel has inducted nine new Fellows into membership last year and arranged for the new UNLV School of Dentistry Dean Patrick J. Ferrillo, Jr. to receive the Nevada Section’s Disti-nguished Dentist of the Year Award during last year’s Awards Banquet in Orlando—quite an honor for both the Dean and the Academy.

Fellow James Jones of Las Vegas has been appointed Membership Chairman for sou-thern Nevada.

Rhode Island

Chair and International Trustee Richard Walsh reported a very active year for their Section. Two new Fellows were inducted into membership: Warwick orthodontist Brad Turchetta and Warwick oral surgeon Leland Blough. Dr. Frank Connor, a Providence oral surgeon, received the Distinguished Service Award at their annual Dinner Meeting with some 46 Fellows in attendance. Past PFA President James Kershaw at 94 was in attendance as well. The PFA computer presentation was viewed by the membership.

The anti-Smokeless Tobacco Program, started by past Chair Christine Benoit through a Foundation grant in 2001 is still very active under the initiative of Fellows Frank De Quattro, Michelle Smith-Goncalves, and John Underhill. They give talks at schools, athletic programs, parent assemblies, baseball clinics, and health fairs. They hosted a booth at each of the two State-wide Cancer Awareness Days.

The mentorship program has slipped in activity because Rhode Island does not have its own dental school, and the number of dentists in the State has dwindled. A number of Fellows have volunteered for mentorship, but fewer new dentists are locating in the area. Fellow Marty Nager annually addresses the pre-dental students at the University of Rhode Island to continue to make the students and new dentists aware of this opportunity.

Their third active program is the Section’s Donated Dental Services; 85% of their membership participate in this project.

South Carolina

PFA President-elect Howard Mark attended their section Meeting last 26 February and presented the 2004 President’s Award to past PFA President-elect Gordan Stine of Charleston (St. James Island).

Utah

Chair Richard O. Petty hosted their largest-ever annual Breakfast Meeting in Salt Lake City with past PFA President Gary Lowder in attendance along with Fellow Joel Glover of Reno, the ADA 14th District Trustee, and with Fellow Newell Warr, ICD 14th District Regent. Also in attendance was 1992 PFA Gold Medal recipient Gordon J. Christensen. Four new Fellows were inducted into membership—Drs. Jim Ott of St. George, Gary Crawford of Provo, Paul Innis of Park City, and Jeremy Ellis of Logan. The Meeting was addressed by Lane Beattie, President of the Salt Lake City Chamber of Commerce, who had also been a past State Senator for 12 years. He also served as the Chief State Olympic Officer in managing the 2002 Salt lake City Winter Olympics. Dr. Gary Lowder was honored by his Section in receiving a Special State Section Chair Award for his dedicated services to the Utah Section, PFA internationally, and now as the Foundation Grants Chairman.

Washington State

Chair David Minahan inducted four new Fellows into membership at the Washington Athletic Club with some fifty Fellows in attendance. The new members were Drs. Sarah Fraker, Keith Leonard, Randall Ogata, and Richard Seims. The induction was held at a cocktail party prior to the Washington Oral Health Foundation Gala.

Plans are being formulated for participation in the 14th Annual Continuing Dental Education Day with the Washington State Sections of the ACD and ICD. The events provide scholarship funds for the dental students at the University of Washington School of Dentistry.

Wyoming

Chair Scott Houfek hosted their annual Breakfast Meeting during the Wyoming Dental Association Meeting with ACD, ICD, and ADI. Four new inductees are in the planning stages for this year.

PIERRE FAUCHARD ACADEMY OFFICERS

Michael Perpich
President
Minnesota

Howard Mark
President-elect
Connecticut

William Winspear
Vice President
Australia

Richard A. Kozal
Secretary General
Nevada

James M. Brophy
Editor
Illinois

Kevin Roach
Immediate Past President
Canada

PIERRE FAUCHARD ACADEMY TRUSTEES

REGION 1—Europe
Hubert Ouvrard
France

REGION 2—N.E. USA
Richard Walsh
Rhode Island

REGION 3—S.E. USA
Robert S. Hart
Florida

REGION 4—Midwest USA
James A. Englander
Wisconsin

REGION 5—Western USA
Charles Eller
California

REGION 6—Canada
Barry Dolman
Quebec

REGION 7—Latin America
Bernardo Levit
Argentina

REGION 8—Australasia
Jonathan Rogers
Australia

REGION 9—Asia
Mamoru Sakuda
Japan

REGION 10—Central USA
Steve Hedlund
Iowa

FOUNDATION OFFICERS

Carl Lundgren
President
California

M. David Campbell
Vice President
Michigan

Fred Halik
Executive Director
New York

William Korte
Treasurer
Illinois

George Higue
Treasurer-emeritus
California

FOUNDATION EX-OFFICIO OFFICERS

Michael Perpich
Minnesota

Howard Mark
Connecticut

Richard Kozal
Nevada

FOUNDATION TRUSTEES

C. Larry Barrett
Iowa

Gary Lowder
Utah

Minoru Horiuchi
Massachusetts

James Long
Mississippi

Michael Cripton
Canada

Scott Welch
Wyoming

Nicholas Saccone
Pennsylvania

Kevin L. Roach
Canada

3. May - June

Two Great Meetings for PFA

The Management Team held its Spring Meeting in California. The Committee members went through the financial statements with our accountant Dan Jonkers. We did have a small profit for the year; but what is truly amazing is that in two years, the Academy’s financial picture has totally turned around. This turnaround is a result of many of the policies put into place by Immediate Past President Kevin Roach when he was President-elect and Chair of the Budget and Finance Committee. Additionally, we went over a draft of the 2006 Budget, which will be presented to the Board in Philadelphia. The remainder of our time was spent looking at proposed projects.

One is a new Web site design developed by Mark Stanley, our Webmaster. Please check out the new look, which is now up and running at http://Fauchard.org.

A second project is a PFA Gala being organized by PFA Canadian Trustee Dr. Barry Dolman and being held in conjunction with the FDI Meeting in Montreal. We will be presenting the Elmer Best Award to Dr. George Zarb during the festivities.

A third project will be exploring the possibility of having a PFA Meeting in conjunction with the FDI Congress in China in 2006. Academy Vice President William Winspear and Region 9 Trustee Mamoru Sakuda will be leading this effort.

The Pierre Fauchard Foundation Meeting held at the Chicago Hilton Airport Hotel was another very productive meeting. The morning was spent looking at the financial picture of the Foundation. We looked at all of our investments and how they are performing, and established a budget for 2006. This will enable us to spend the Fall Meeting determining which grants we are able to fund. The afternoon was spent reviewing the Foundation Constitution and By-Laws, which will ensure the composition of the Foundation Board and governance.

Finally, I must end on a sad note. “Our amigo,” Bernardo Levit, passed away on February 23, 2005. He has been Region 7 Trustee since I have been involved in PFA. Please take a moment to read the Dental World tribute to him in this issue. (link)

Michael J. Perpich, DDS
President

PFA Web Site Report

Academy President Michael Perpich, along with the other Management Team Officers, has been working diligently to upgrade our site to one of the finest in the world. President Perpich believes that one of the best means of communicating with all our Fellows worldwide is through our Web site. He has personally been active in designing a better user-friendly access, nicer appearance, and a language translation.

The March report from our Webmaster, Mark Stanley, indicates that on the average for the previous four months we have had 25,000 visitors per month. The areas most visited are Publications, followed by Foundation, Inquiries, and Awards. The Doc Holiday article has held the most interest for visitors.

New improvements are Web “news” pages for each officer to update the membership on their activities, calendar items, and links to other sites. Editing the sites will be protected by individual passwords. You can check out this process by viewing the current pages at this location: http://fauchard.org/news/officers/index.html

New working e-mail addresses have been created using the Fauchard.org domain name, one for each PFA role or position.

President Michael Perpich can be reached at President @ Fauchard.org, for example.

The Academy Secretary General
Richard Kozal can be reached at: SecretaryGeneral @ Fauchard.org,
and the Foundation Executive Director
Fred Halik can be reached at: ExecutiveDirectorFPFA @ Fauchard.org.

Of course, the Academy Secretary General Richard Kozal and the Foundation Executive Director will still be able to be reached at the e-mail addresses listed on the back page in the Officers’ Box.

On the download page:
http://fauch ard.org/download.htm
is an e-mail listing by Regions (PDF file) can be downloaded and printed out on your computer of all the e-mail addresses we have on file. This will be updated quarterly. Let the Central Office know if your e-mail address changes or you have created a new one.

If you have any comments on the new style, access, or suggestions, please contact our Secretary General Richard Kozal to input them.

International Trustee Bernardo Levit Passes Away

Dr. Bernardo Levit of Argentina had been serving as the PFA International Trustee for Region 7—Latin America—from the tip of Chile to the waters of the Rio Grande. Last Autumn, with the resignation of Region 1 European Trustee Pierre Marois, Bernardo became the Dean of the PFA Board of Trustees.

At that time, in one of our many quiet talks, he discussed his enthusiasm for PFA in South America and the changes he wanted to see come about as the economy down there began to improve. But age was creeping up on him as well. He confided that he also wished to retire, but he desired to sort out some Latin American problems before turning his Region over to a younger successor. He was not just a representative of our dental Academy. He voiced the feelings for the entire continent. He spoke only a few times at the Board Meetings, but when he did, everyone listened. His passion for the Pierre Fauchard Academy was obvious; his commitment was unquestionable; his dedication was ongoing to his last breath.

His sister, Ines Sara Levit, informed us that Sunday, 20 February, Bernardo was swimming at the pool of the Punta del Este Hotel when he suffered a sudden faint. He was assisted by the staff immediately but went into a coma as they rushed him to Cantegrill Hospital. It seemed that he had suffered from an unknown brain aneurysm. The next day, he was taken by plane to San Camilo Clinic in Buenos Aeries where his companion Esther Suli joined him and other relatives. But his condition was too far gone to repair. He died at 7:45 AM on Wednesday, 23 February 2005, without ever recovering.

He interacted well with all his Section Chairs. He attended many PFA and dental meetings representing our Academy. And at our meetings, he regularly attempted to convey the dire economic straits of Latin America that tied the hands of his colleagues to grow in numbers. Often he noted that those in South America who could afford to join our PFA mission in the world were not of the same selfless philosophy, and those who we would want for their dedication and commitment to our service were too poor to be able to join. He was caught in an ethics conundrum, as he practiced a high standard of morals strangled by the economy of his countries.

Dr. Bernardo Levit was a quiet, humble man. While his stature was slight, he cast a giant shadow across two continents and left huge footprints to follow in. He enjoyed dentistry. He loved his PFA companions. And he worked and lectured generously in research.

He gave a table clinic in Florida with a PFA member from Guatemala, Ivan Moldauer. They won first prize and donated the cash award to the PFA Foundation. When the Foundation Executive Director Shig Kishi died suddenly, Dr. Levit produced a CD memoriam to him as an e-book on Halitosis, donating the proceeds to the Foundation.

As a member of PFA for over 20 years and having served most recently as Dean of the Academy Board, he was facing the crisis of age beginning to take hold of his life. But he continued on. He spoke of retirement, but was talked into one more year.

PFA was not his only love. He traveled to many dental meetings, gave many lectures and table clinics, but always was recruiting those special individuals he thought worthy of Fellowship in our Academy.

He was a member of the American Association of Orthodontics (USA) for over 50 years, a Life Member of the Asociacion Odontologica Argentina, and Founder of the Sociedad Argentina de Odontopediatria as a specialist in odontopediatrics. Dr. Levit served on the Board of the Sociedad Argentina de Ortodoncia and was awarded Life Membership on their Tribunal de Honor. He founded the Sociedad Argentina de Periodontologia, eventually becoming a Life Member. Our Bernardo was a member of the International Society of Oral Breath Research.

Besides PFA, he had served in ICD as an Editor and Life Member and in ADI as Fundador and member. Dr. Levit was an International Member of the ADA and a Fellow in Alpha Omega International Dental Fraternity. He authored several hundred papers and had authored a book on halitosis printed in two languages.

When he passed away in Argentina on 23 February 2005, our Secretary General Richard Kozal was the first to inform the world in stating, “I am sad to report the passing of a fine and outstanding colleague of our profession. Bernardo will always be remembered for his continuing zeal and love of dentistry. I had the pleasure of knowing this kind and outstanding gentleman for more than 20 years. We will all miss his devotion to his fellow colleagues and to PFA. May God grant him ‘memory eternal.’”

PFA Vice President William Winspear noted, “He was such a fine gentleman whose dedication to the Academy was both long and extraordinary. He was a generous friend to all who knew him and an inspiration in the way he conducted his life—full of enthusiasm, loyalty, and vigor. The Academy has lost an important part of its existence. Bernardo will be greatly missed and never replaced.”

Past PFA Presidents Carl Lundgren, Jim Long, and Kevin Roach remembered fondly the special leather plaque Bernardo would present to each PFA President inscribed, “In appreciation for support of the Argentine Section of the Pierre Fauchard Academy.” And each had a touching story about enjoying his company in different parts of the world. Past President Nicholas Saccone, while he was PFA President, and his wife Jeanne visited Bernardo in Buenos Aires for the 100th Anniversary of the Argentina Dental Society. “Bernardo was the best host, the kindest gentleman, the best friend. That six-day visit became a highlight in our lives.”

One day a year, Bernardo sent us all greeting cards for Argentina’s celebration of “Friendship Day.”

Each and every Trustee, many past Presidents, and all his Section Chairs and friends from around the world have shared so many stories of this true professional—too numerous to relate here. But one thing is for sure, he touched us all.

Trustee Barry Dolman of Canada may have been the last of us to see him as they shared a ride to the airport after the Orlando Meeting. “It was amazing to see Bernardo so full of life at the crack of dawn with an energy and positive outlook we should all aspire to have. He was off to New York full of new ideas, business plans, and horizons to conquer. You remain in our hearts.”

Bernardo Levit, our friend, was laid to rest in Israel Liniers Cemetery on 3 April.

“Querido Bernardo, Vaya con Dios, Amigo. Te requerdo para siempre.”

—Past PFA president Gary Lowder.


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President Michael Perpich demonstrates the new Web site to the Management Team—Howard Mark, Kevin Roach, William Winspear, and Richard Kozal

The Academy’s Management Team Board Meeting

The PFA Executive Committee, 19 March 2005

The Academy’s Executive Committee, now named the Management Team, held their Board Meeting at the Hilton Garden Inn in Palm Springs, California, last March. In attendance were Academy President Michael Perpich, Immediate Past President Kevin Roach, President-elect Howard Mark, Vice President William Winspear, Secretary General Richard Kozal, Editor James Brophy, and Accountant Dan Jonkers.

The Meeting opened with all officers present participating in the Invocation. President Michael Perpich noted that he and President-elect Howard Mark had been working with our Webmaster Mark Stanley to improve the Web site and all our communications within the Academy in general. President Perpich had also reported attending the Georgia Section Leadership Conference, and he assisted in inducting 10 new Fellows into membership.

Secretary General Richard Kozal reported that the Central Office sent out 29 Dentist of the Year plaques in 2004. Two “outgoing” Section Chair plaques have been processed, and the 2005 dues notices have been mailed out. The Office also mailed out 54 letters to dental school deans for the Academy Senior Leadership Certificate and for the Foundation’s Scholarship Award to junior dental students. Updated membership rosters, Life Members, and the 2004 delinquent members list have been mailed to all Section Chairs. The Membership Directory is on the Web site, updated routinely, and can be printed out by Section. The Management Team continues to hold their quarterly conference calls in conjunction with the Budget & Finance Committee to keep the Academy in good financial condition. All the necessary paperwork has been filed with the State of Nevada to act as a foreign corporation in that State.

Life Member letters have been mailed out in response to such requests, which usually come in after the members receive their dues notices. The members must request Life Membership and indicate whether they wish to subscribe to Dental World and/or contribute to the Foundation. Foundation contributions were forwarded to the Foundation last February with the remaining amount to be sent before the end of the year.

Our Secretary General, in representing us at the Chicago MidWinter Meeting and attending the Illinois Section Luncheon, met with David Norris of the Howe and Hutton Law firm to complete our final corporate museum documents with IRS. This status will allow for donations to the museum by individuals to be tax-deductible.

The Meeting with the Illinois Section Chair produced a schedule for the coming year’s activities.

Secretary General Richard Kozal, as Treasurer, reported paying the Elsevier bill for our publications for 2004. He also noted that our 2005 Foundation contributions have exceeded those of 2004. All new Fellows inducted have been processed to date. The Academy has no outstanding invoices to be paid. The bank statements and financial report were included in the meeting packet for officer review.

Our accountant Dan Jonkers, of Dan Jonkers & Associates, reported that the Academy is financially sound. He was very impressed that the Board was able to achieve that success in only two years. He went over all the line item assets and liabilities of the Academy contained in the meeting packet with the Management Team and answered their questions.

Foundation President Carl Lundgren’s report to the Academy Management Team was reviewed and they are doing very well in negotiating the vast investment swings of the economy.

The 2005-2006 Nominations Committee Report from Chairman Kevin Roach, the Academy’s Immediate Past President, was approved with Michael Perpich automatically becoming our Immediate Past President, Howard Mark becoming President, William Winspear to become President-elect, and International Trustee James Englander of Wisconsin to be nominated for Academy Vice President. International Trustees nominated were for Region 4, former Indiana Section Chair Ray Maddox; for Region 7, replacing the late Bernardo Levit, Mexico Section Chair Ernesto Acuna; and for Region 9, renominating Trustee Mamoru Sakuda of Osaka, Japan.

The Management Team went over the Academy publications with Editor James Brophy. Together they designed a new focus for the coming years in the direction of the publications, particularly Dental World.

The Awards Committee Report by Chairman James Englander was approved. Dr. George Zarb will receive the Elmer S. Best Award during the FDI/PFA Meeting in Montreal, Quebec, this August. The PFA Gold Medal was approved for Dr. Dushanka Kleinman. Honorary Fellowship for Dr. Malvin Ring was nominated by Foundation Executive Director Fred Halik. The Distinguished Service Citation for Dr. Jeremiah Lowney of Connecticut was nominated by Academy President-elect Howard Mark and Section Chair William MacDonnell. The Dental Trade and Industry Award of Recognition for the G.C. Corporation, President and CEO Makoto Nakao was nominated by Trustee Mamoru Sakuda. The nominees from the Committee were accepted by the Management Team.

The Hall of Fame formal Installation of two additional dental profession leaders will take place at the Paris venue at the Conseil de l’Ordre des Chirurgiens Dentistes headquarters on June 15th with the PFA Academy leadership in attendance.

The Meeting then addressed updating the Strategic Plan authored by Chairman Howard Mark.

The Regional Trustee and Section Chair reports submitted were reviewed.

The Section Chair Caucus at the October Meeting was designed to also have a working lunch with the attending Chairs and the Academy Board and Officers.

Housing and activity scheduling for the 2005 October Meeting were discussed. We hope to be scheduled at the ADA HQ Marriott Hotel in Philadelphia. Also considered were the different dates and arrangements for the situation in attending the 2006 ADA Meeting in Las Vegas. The Secretary General will host a museum tour. The 2006 Interim Meeting of the Management Team was scheduled for April in Anaheim, California, to coincide with the California Dental Society’s Annual Scientific Session and our Southern California PFA meeting.

The updated Web site is being worked on with the input of new ideas and technology. Particularly of interest was the availability to have the site translated in other languages. President Perpich has been especially concerned with modernizing it on the cutting edge of technology.

The Management Team then held individual reviews with the Secretary General and with the Editor to go over future policy directions in exchange of ideas and problems they faced in their positions.

The General Robert B. Shira Memorial Dental Clinic

Dr. Robert B. Shira, the late President of the PFA Foundation, was honored by the military service in having the Fort Polk (Louisiana) Dental Clinic named after him. Fort Polk was opened as a military facility in the 1960s, and the dental clinic was opened in the 1980s. As a rule, the dental clinics are assigned numbers, but the Department of the Army chose to honor this great man by naming a dental clinic after him. Major General Joseph Webb, Jr, the Deputy Surgeon General and Chief of the Army Dental Corps, officiated.

A bust of General Shira was placed at the entrance to the clinic and a dedication plaque was mounted on the wall.

Dr. Shira’s daughters, Linda Kay O’Hara, Sharon Swanson, and Mary Ann Irvine attended the ceremony with Colonel Thomas MacKenzie, Fort Polk Army Commander of Dental Activity; and Major General Joseph Webb, the Army’s Deputy Surgeon General.

From the Office of Congressman Charlie Norwood…

Just a thought about States cutting back on dental Medicaid, that I pose this question to you. How many illegal immigrants are receiving services from your State’s Medicaid Program? If we quit furnishing services to people who should not be in this country, would the States still have to gut programs for American citizens? I mention this partly because the mandate to pass the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act, in its final form, the Senate eliminated key provisions on illegal immigration that would have strengthened our national security and enforced our laws. For example, illegal terrorists obtained 63 driver’s licenses.

We are again pursuing our four bills to give you some relief from OSHA. You may review them at our web site: www.house.gov/norwood. This year, we will have help in the Senate. Georgia’s junior Senator Johnny Isakson, an original cosponsor in the last Congress, is now Chairman of the Senate Committee that has the same jurisdiction over OSHA as does my subcommittee in the House. Senator Isakson is going to introduce these bills in the Senate. The House Bill numbers are HR 739, HR 740, HR 741, and HR 742. We do not know the Senate bill numbers yet, but when we do, it would help us if you would call your Senators and urge them to support these bills.

Have you ever heard of a Dental Health Aid Therapist? Neither have I. And I am reliably told that no dental school in this country has a Dental Health Aid Therapist. The term was established by the Indian Health Service of Alaska.

They are high school graduates trained for two years in New Zealand to practice dentistry in Alaska. While that State does have some serious challenges in providing dental care to their residents related to terrain and climate, sending untrained persons into the field is no way to solve this problem. Congressman Dan Young of Alaska agrees with me and understands our commitment “to do no harm.” Medics, Corpsmen, and Dental Associates or Aides can help, but there must be certain set performance procedures. The ADA and several Congressmen are active in straightening this situation out.

I did not receive the Health Subcommittee Chairmanship on the Energy and Commerce Committee. I was told that it was strictly a seniority situation. But I am next in line in seniority and there will be openings next term.

Georgia is redrawing the Congressional Districts again. In the last decade, I have been in four districts. This time I will face an incumbent trial lawyer funded by them and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. It will be a difficult fight, but I will need your support. Help can be sent to me at P.O. Box 499, Evans, Georgia, 30809.

Thank you all for the cards and letters about my lung surgery. They placed a new lung in and I am still on oxygen because of a little damage to the phrenic nerve that works the diaphragm. I am assured that the situation will heal itself this year and I will be back at 100%.

Come visit me when you are in Washington. And, as you know, I send this report out to you and your editor at no cost to the taxpayers. It is entirely at my expense and the help of the contributions you support me with.

Charlie Norwood, DDS
U.S. Representative

Lundgren

From the Desk of Foundation President Carl Lundgren…

PFA Section Grants Available

Projects in which a significant number of PFA Fellows participate, and in which the Academy Section has control of the project, may be awarded up to $5000 each.

Some recent examples are:

• Toothprints – a program to identify lost or abused children. For this, the Massachusetts Section of the PFA, under the Chairmanship of Dr. Norman Becker, received a PFA Foundation grant of $5000 in 2003. A child bites into a thermoplastic wafer, which becomes a record of his/her occlusion and also contains the DNA of the saliva. The child is also fingerprinted and video taped. The entire package is then sealed in a bag and give to the parent.

• In 2004, the same Section, under the direction of Michelle Sanford, received another grant of the same size to create, print, and mail a calendar on smokeless tobacco to be displayed in 375 high schools throughout Massachusetts. A contest is held for high school teens to create a picture or painting depicting the negative health effects of smokeless tobacco.

• The Japan Section has provided oral health care for the elderly who live in far isolated islands in the Nagasaki Region who are unable to obtain dental services.

The services include examination, instruction, dental treatment, and prophylaxis. This program was under the direction of Trustee Dr. Mamoru Sakuda and Section Chairman Dr. Tsuneaki Kuwahata.

• The Kentucky PFA, under Chairman Dr. Karl Lange, participated in a dental care program with the Kentucky State Fair where 1500 children were served. Last year, 750 dental volunteers provided hygiene education and sealants for the participants.

• The Connecticut PFA Section provided free dental care to the needy children where dentists donate office space to periodic sessions manned by dentists and hygienists. This was under the direction of Chairman William MacDonnell. The funding covered the educational materials and supplies.

Over the last 10 years, the PFA Foundation, YOUR Foundation, has disbursed over $3.5 million for service grants and scholarships.

A simplified Section grant request form can be provided to the Section Chairperson by contacting Dr. Fred Halik, the Foundation’s Executive Director at FPFA@Rochester.rr.com. The deadline for applications is 1 June 2006. If your Section is not ready for this year’s deadline, you are invited to put together a program during the year and apply the following year. The Section grant requests have a high priority in the Board review.

Remember that these grants require a high percentage of participation by the PFA Fellows themselves.

Foundation Board Workshop Meeting

The Foundation Board of Trustees at their Workshop Meeting

The Foundation Board of Trustees met on Saturday 9 April 2005 at the Chicago O’Hare Hilton Airport Hotel to conduct Foundation business matters. They approved the Minutes of the 2004 Annual October Meeting in Orlando distributed by Executive Director Fred Halik by mail.

Investments that fund the service grants and the student scholarships were a main source of consideration by the Foundation Board of Trustees as they met for their interim “Workshop” Meeting. Stock and bond markets and their fluctuations may have an effect, of course. The 2004 Financial Report and the 2005 budget were reviewed by Treasurer Bill Kort.

Remembering that the bulk of the endowment funds of our Foundation came from a $5 million bequest by a Costa Rica PFA Fellow, Dr. Fernando Brenes Espinach, the Board authorized the final grant payment to the Costa Rica School of Dentistry for the development of their new Data Processing Center. This project follows the grant to the PFA Section for their recently completed Multimedia Teaching System. The PFA Section leaders are past Chairman Dr. Mario Rodriguez Cordero and Chairman Ronald de la Cruz.

Dr. Larry Barrett, who chairs the Fundraising Committee, named Academy President Michael Perpich and Editor James Brophy to serve on his committee.

The afternoon session concentrated on Academy President-elect Howard Mark’s suggestions for amendments to the By Laws.

The Grants Committee, under Chairman Gary Lowder, reviewed their program for grant applications that will come to the Board at their October 2005 Meeting.

2004 Foundation Grants

The PFA Foundation has released the names of those groups receiving funding from our Foundation for this year. The groups are:

Removable Smiles by Dr. Daniel Sykes

Bridge the Gap in Laos by Netherlands Fellow Dam Backer

Dentures for Seniors by Dr. Kenneth Cooper

HEALS Bright Smiles by Dr. Charles Hall

Dental Center Outreach by Felicia Diamond

Emergency Dental Bus by Pierre Marois and Conseil President Yves Mahe of Paris

Himalayan Dental Project by Dr. Andrew Holacek

The USCD Free Dental Clinic in San Diego by Dr. Irvin Silverstein

The Dental Hygiene Program by Sister Kathleen Ann Kolb

The Ben Massell Clinic by Gary Miller

Craniofacial Surgery by Drs. James Vernetti and Terry Tanaka of California

Dental Care for the Needy by Marianne Hill

The Childhood in Action Plan by Dr. Robert Schroth

The Tips on Spit Calendar by Dr. Norman Becker of Massachusetts

The Community Denture Project by Stephanie Jensen

The Restorative Dentistry for the Homeless by Michael Ward of California

New Beginnings Project by Dr. Baljit Singh

Oral Health in Laos by Dr. Monique Triller

Healthy Smiles 2010 by Kentucky’s Karl Lange

Comprehensive Oral Care by Marianne Hartman

Smiles for the Quiet Corner by Dr. William MacDonnell

Oral Health Prevention by Dr. Cherilyn Sheets of California

The Emergency Dental Bus by Celeste Newcomb

Dental Care for Uninsured Children by Dr. Cindy Derer

Uninsured Child Dental Care by Elly Mack

Lights for Haiti Outreach Program by Dr. Ramon Lugo

Dental Care for AIDs by Kate Venne

Kids Smiles by Cheryl Janssen

Families First Health Center by Helen Taft

W.V. Health Right Clinic by Patricia White

The Community College of Southern Nevada for teaching equipment

and grants to the PFA Academy for their publications, Web site, and museum.

Foundation News

Argentina

Even as he was being prepared to be laid to rest, Dr. Levit’s legacy moved forward under the guidance of his sister Ines Sara Levit who awarded the scholarships to the Universidad Nacional de Rosario dental students Fernando Adrian Bertuol and Juan Franco Ciafarone; and to the Universidad del Salvador dental students Maria de la Trinidad Bernasconi and Lucila Bagu. Even as death took our amigo, he carried out his PFA duty.

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L-R, Dean Eric Reynolds, recipient Adrian De Angelis, and Dr. Gerald Clausen
Australasia

Dean Eric C. Reynolds of the University of Melbourne School of Dental Science presented the Foundation Scholarship Award to dental student Adrian De Angelis. Professor Reynolds expressed his thanks to the Academy and Foundation for the opportunity to honour one of their students.

Bulgaria

Chair Valentin Moutafchiev presented the Foundation Scholarship Award to Dr. Andreeva. He noted that her youth, abilities, and ambition will strengthen the PFA activities in Bulgaria.

Canada

Fellow Evelyn McNee presented the Foundation Scholarship to the University of British Columbia senior dental student Warrick Yu. Dr. Yu was quite thankful for the recognition. He plans to practice in the Vancouver area.

United States

California, Southern Section

International Trustee Charles Eller announced the 2004 Foundation Awards at their annual PFA Luncheon held last May during the Southern California Annual Scientific Session Meeting. The awards were presented to (1) The Thousand Smiles Foundation of Chula Vista under Drs. Tanaka and Jim Vernetti; (2) the MEND Dental Clinic of Pacoima under Dr. David M. Campbell; (3) The Children’s Dental Center of Inglewood under Dr. Cherilyn Sheets; (4) The St. Vincent de Paul Village Dental Clinic of San Diego under Dr. Michael Ward; and (5) the USCD Student Run Free Dental Clinic in San Diego under Dr. Irvin Silverstein.

Minnesota

Chair Michael Schafhauser reports presenting the Foundation Scholarship to the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry’s dental student Camille Walker with Laura Bohland from the University. Dr. Schafhauser then introduced the recipient Camille Walker to the Section at their Annual Meeting, commenting that “if we had to compete with the likes of her for admission to dental school, none of us would be in dentistry.”

Camille Walker thanked the Section in person and by letter stating, “It is a real honor to be chosen for this scholarship, especially by such a neat organization!”

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L-R, Dean Wayne Barkmeier, recipient Albert Zambito, and Section Secretary/Treasurer Gary Westerman
Nebraska

The Section Chair Francis Cavlovic reported that their Section’s Secretary/Treasurer Gary Westerman and Creighton University Medical Center School of Dentistry Dean Wayne W. Barkmeier presented the Foundation Scholarship check and certificate to dental student Albert J. Zambito last March.

Section News - International

Australasia

PFA Vice-President William Winspear and International Trustee Jonathan Rogers hosted their PFA Breakfast Meeting last March during the Australian National Congress where 110 people including Fellows and neophytes attended to set a Section record. Section Chair Mark Sinclair gave opening remarks, followed by International Trustee for Australasia Jonathan Rogers, who presented Dr. William Winspear with their Distinguished Service Award. Dr. Rogers noted that in addition to Bill’s service as International Trustee, he has also served his Section with great distinction as Secretary/ Treasurer for many years. Vice-President William Winspear then presented Dr. Rogers with a PFA Service Citation for his role as Australasia Section Chair. Following the award presentations 26 new members were inducted into Fellowship with another 16 inducted in absentia.

Canada

International Trustee Barry Dolman of Canada reports having 120 confirmed people for the PFA Montreal Awards & Installation Gala. Anyone still interested needs to quickly contact Dr. Dolman to see if arrangements can be made to accommodate them.

The Canadian Dental Association President Alfred Dean of Nova Scotia, a PFA Fellow, handed his chain of authority to another Fellow Jack Cottrell of Ontario last April at their Annual General Assembly Luncheon and Awards Presentation in Ottawa. Both Drs. Dean and Cottrell will be attending our PFA Gala in Montreal this August.

Also recognized at the Luncheon was the Manitoba Collaborative Project for the Prevention of Early Childhood Tooth Decay by Drs. Robert Schroth, Doug Brothwell, Lisa Kehler, Jeanette Edwards and Members of the Steering Committee.

Fellows David Sage and Jack Stockton received the Canadian Dental Association’s Award of Merit for having served in an outstanding contributions to Canadian dentistry. The CDA Distinguished Service Award that recognizes outstanding service to the dental profession was conferred upon Fellow Keith Titley.

To add to the excitement of the Montreal event, PFA Fellow and past CDA President Burton Conrod is a candidate for the post of FDI President at the FDI World Congress Meetings.

Germany

Chair Frank Braun and past Elmer Best recipient Horst-Wolfgang Haase attended the Third International Congress of Dental Implants last October in the People’s Republic of China to present the 2004 Elmer Best Award to Professor Dr. Zhengang Zhang before an audience of some 400 participants during the opening session. They also discussed the founding of a PFA Section in China. Dr. Zhang’s contributions to dentistry has been continuous, effective, and ongoing for decades.

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L-R, Fellow Samiran Bera and International Trustee Charles Eller
Guyana (South America)

Dr. Samiran Bera of Georgetown, Guyana, was inducted into Fellowship at our Awards Luncheon last year. He has nominated three more individuals to be considered for Fellowship.

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L-R, JADS President Tsuyoshi Saito presenting award to PFA Trustee Mamoru Sakuda
Japan

International Trustee Mamoru Sakuda received the Presidential Award from Japanese Association for Dental Science (JADS) President Tsuyoshi Saito at their JADS Council Meeting in Tokyo. This organization is a federation of 19 scientific and academic societies in dentistry in Japan. This award is presented to dentists who have made great contributions in the development of dentistry and are regarded as the top leaders in their profession. This is a national honor bestowed upon our own PFA Trustee.

Pakistan

Chairman Professor Dr. M. A. Soofi hosted and chaired a joint meeting/seminar with the Fellows of PFA and ICD from Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh last February in Lahore, Pakistan. Ms. Qudsia Lodhi, the Provincial Minister for Special Education, was the Guest of Honour. And Dr. Nasim Hassan Shah, the Chief Justice (R) for the Supreme Court of Pakistan was the Chief Guest.

The seminar was attended by senior-most Professor Dr. B. A.Yazdanie, Professor Dr. Waheed Sheikh, and Fellows Professor Tariq Zaman, Muhammad Aslam Ch., Shuja ud Din Qureshi, Jamshed Khilji, Dara J. Harmosji, Talibullah Shah, Nazia Yazdanie, Syed Ikhlaq Ahmed, B. J. Zulqarnain, Javed Ahsraf, Akhtar Bukhari, Umer Farooq Qureshi, Muhammad Arshad, and others.


Section News - United States

California, Northern Section

The University of the Pacific Art Dugoni School of Dentistry Dean Art Dugoni, a PFA Fellow, presented their 2005 Medallion of Distinction Award to Tiburon resident Christine Miller during UOP’s 105th annual Alumni Association Meeting in San Francisco. This is the Alumni Association’s highest honor. Christine Miller is the recipient of the PFA Section’s Dental Faculty Recognition Award. She is an Associate Professor of Dental Practice at UOP’s Dugoni School of Dentistry, and has been extensively involved in the advancement of dental programs for persons with disabilities during her quarter of a century tenure there. She founded the Special Needs Clinic at UOP in 1985 and is cofounder of the Pacific Center for Special Care. She has been instrumental is receiving more than $4 million in grants to improve access to dental care for people with special needs. Her access model is called the Northern California Dental Care for Persons with Disabilities Program. She has participated in many other community-based programs and is past President of the Academy of Dentistry for Persons with Disabilities.

California, Southern Section

International Trustee and Section Chair Charles Eller hosted their Annual PFA Luncheon on 15 May to honor PFA Fellow and immediate past ADA President Eugene Sekiguchi with their Section’s PFA Honor Award. The Section also presented their Teachers of the Year Awards and their Students of the Year Awards at the Coast Anaheim Hotel during the Southern California Annual Scientific Session.

The Doctor of Dentistry, San Diego Edition of April 2005, ran a two-page story on the Pierre Fauchard Academy starting on page three, giving us tremendous coverage about our organization.

Dr. Ted Fortier of Los Angeles received the AGD Humanitarian Award at their Annual Meeting in Anaheim last July.

This Award is presented every other year to one of our profession who demonstrates humanitarianism by his personal contribution of voluntary service along with a consistent commitment to enhancing the image of general dentistry and civic involvement and leadership.

Dr. Fortier has been an AGD members since 1965. He graduated from Howard University in 1957, served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps, and has been an author, teacher, and lecturer in his dental societies. He is involved with the Flying Doctors to provide dental care in Mexico, the Crenshaw YMCA since 1970, currently serving on their Board of Managers, and has twice served as President of the local Kiwanis Club. From 1998 to 2003, Dr. Fortier assisted students at USC School of Dentistry with preclinical subjects, lab procedures, and gold castings. He has served on the Southwest Los Angeles Police Dept. Community Police Advisory Board and chairs the local chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen. Dr. Fortier is a PFA Section Director under Chair Charles Eller.

Illinois

Chair Chris Baboulas and Academy Secretary General Richard Kozal attended their annual Luncheon Meeting at the McCormick Place Hyatt Hotel Conference Center during the Chicago Dental Society MidWinter Meeting last February co-hosted with ICD and ACD. ADA President Richard Haught was the main speaker on the state of the ADA.

Maryland

Chair Don Brotman has handed the Section reins over to Dr. Charles Fine and himself has taken on the position as Section Treasurer at their annual meeting last March. International Trustee Richard Walsh also attended their multi-faceted program.

Missouri

Chair James Kulild hosted their annual Meeting last March during the Midwest Dental Conference in Kansas City, Missouri. Dr. Kulild, UMKC School of Dentistry Professor and Director of Advanced Specialty Endodontics, was the keynote speaker relating his experiences in the U.S.Army NATO Medical Force in Kosoovo, Yugoslavia, after the conclusion of the air war there in 2000.

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Raymond D. Rawson, State Senator, County Forensic Coroner, of Nevada
Nevada

Fellow Raymond D. Rawson, State Senator, County Forensic Coroner, was honored by Loma Linda University School of Dentistry Alumni Association last February with their Distinguished Alumnus Award as “an exemplary Christian leader, respected by colleagues, admired by his profession, community, church, and school; and one who represents the highest ideals of his alma mater.” Dr. Rawson was also speaker on their Scientific Session on the topic of “Forensic Dentistry.”

Senators Raymond D. Rawson, a PFA Fellow, and Joseph Neal, Jr, were honored by the 73rd Session of the Nevada State Legislature with Award presentations at their 9th Senate Hall of Fame Induction Ceremonies in the Senate Chambers last March. The honor is well deserved by Dr. Ray Rawson, who serves his community in many different fashions, as well as the Academy.


New York

Fellow Steven Gounardes of Brooklyn, a graduate of New York University College of Dentistry, has been elected Vice President of the New York State Dental Association (NYSDA) for the coming year. He will become NYSDA President in 2007 of its 13,000 dentist members. Dr. Gounardes is a general practitioner, past President of the Second District Dental Society representing Brooklyn and Staten Island. He has served on the NYSDA Board of Governors, on its Executive Committee, and is an ADA Delegate. He currently is serving a four-year appointment on the Organization Committee of the Greater New York Dental Meeting, which is an annual scientific and trade exhibition held in New York.

Dr. Gounardes is Assistant Director of the Department of Dentistry and Oral Maxillofacial Surgery at Woodhull Medical and Mental Health Center in Brooklyn. He is a Fellow in PFA, ICD, ACD, the Hellenic Dental Society, and the Bay Ridge Dental Society.

South Carolina

President-elect Howard Mark attended the PFA Section Meeting last February to present Dr. Gordan Stine, accompanied by his wife Barbara, with the PFA Presidential Award in acknowledgement for his lifetime service to his profession, to his community, and to his State. There were tears in Dr. Stine’s eyes as he accepted the award, saying that it had been a labor of love, enhanced by the support of his great wife and two sons throughout the years. Dr. Mark noted that Dr. Stine was truly an individual to be emulated as an example for others to follow. And it was a great honor to be recognized by PFA in front of his some 30 colleagues at the event.

The Section then installed their officers and new Board of Directors for the coming year. They then honored Dr. Dan Sneed with their 2005 Distinguished Dentist of the Year Award.


2005 Calendar

5 June
Global Health Summit Wyndham Franklin Plaza, Philadelphia

10 June
Belgium Section Meeting Dinner, Brussels, Belgium

15 June
Hall of Fame Ceremony, Paris, France

21–26 August
FDI World Congress, Montreal, Quebec, Canadian Section Meeting

24 August
Canadian PFA Section Dinner Meeting and Elmer Best Award Presentation, Montreal, Canada

9 September
Final date for all reports to be at the Central Office for the Meeting packet

6–9 October
PFA and Foundation Board Meetings, Philadelphia Marriott Hotel, Philadelphia

7 October
Section Chair Caucus, Grand Ballroom L, 10 AM–1:30 PM

8 October
Awards Luncheon, Grand Ballroom C/D, 11:30 AM–2 PM

8 October
President’s Reception, Ballroom L, 6:30 PM–8 PM

9 October
PFA Dinner Party, Liberty Ballroom A, 6:30 PM–10:30 PM

15 October
36th Japan Section Annual Meeting, Hiroshima, Japan

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

PIERRE FAUCHARD ACADEMY OFFICERS

Michael Perpich
President
Minnesota

Howard Mark
President-elect
Connecticut

William Winspear
Vice President
Australia

Richard A. Kozal
Secretary General
Nevada

James M. Brophy
Editor
Illinois

Kevin Roach
Immediate Past President
Canada

PIERRE FAUCHARD ACADEMY TRUSTEES

REGION 1—Europe
Hubert Ouvrard
France

REGION 2—N.E. USA
Richard Walsh
Rhode Island

REGION 3—S.E. USA
Robert S. Hart
Florida

REGION 4—Midwest USA
James A. Englander
Wisconsin

REGION 5—Western USA
Charles Eller
California

REGION 6—Canada
Barry Dolman
Quebec

REGION 7—Latin America
Bernardo Levit
Argentina

REGION 8—Australasia
Jonathan Rogers
Australia

REGION 9—Asia
Mamoru Sakuda
Japan

REGION 10—Central USA
Steve Hedlund
Iowa

FOUNDATION OFFICERS

Carl Lundgren
President
California

M. David Campbell
Vice President
Michigan

Fred Halik
Executive Director
New York

William Korte
Treasurer
Illinois

George Higue
Treasurer-emeritus
California

FOUNDATION EX-OFFICIO OFFICERS

Michael Perpich
Minnesota

Howard Mark
Connecticut

Richard Kozal
Nevada

FOUNDATION TRUSTEES

C. Larry Barrett
Iowa

Gary Lowder
Utah

Minoru Horiuchi
Massachusetts

James Long
Mississippi

Michael Cripton
Canada

Scott Welch
Wyoming

Nicholas Saccone
Pennsylvania

Kevin L. Roach
Canada

4. July - August

4. July - August

The Current State of the Academy

In the past 9 months, I have attended several PFA Meetings at the Sectional and at the Board levels. The enthusiasm and commitment that I have witnessed have been very exciting. Our Academy members have been actively serving our communities. Sections are giving back to our profession throughout the world. In each Section Meeting that I have attended, I have personally witnessed our membership’s commitment, be it in the Georgia Section with their efforts of “Give Kids a Smile” Day or the Southern California Section’s providing dental services to the underserved in California and Mexico. As an organization we are making a difference.

Our Academy’s ability to communicate with each other has greatly improved with the changes made to our Web site, enabling an instant dialogue between our membership and officers. This state-of-the-art communication is imperative in our efforts to grow our organization globally. This communication invites Sections to discuss their activities and allows us to be a resource for each other. So, when your colleagues ask, “What is the PFA all about, and what services do they offer dentistry and our communities?” you can feel proud and assured that the great things we are doing are well represented on our Web site. Invite those that you believe would be a great addition to our Academy’s membership to learn more about us by visiting our Web site, www.fauchard.org, for the most up-to-date and timely information in the world.

Michael J. Perpich, DDS President

 

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Elmer S. Best Memorial Award

Montreal, Canada

The Awards Committee and the PFA Board have approved Dr. George Zarb, Professor-emeritus of the University of Toronto Faculty of Dentistry, to be the recipient of the 2005 Elmer S. Best Memorial Award at the PFA Dinner held during the FDI Congress Session in Montreal, Canada, this August.

Dr. George Zarb

Dr. Zarb is a humble man, but his resume would fill its own book, if he were to list all his activities and honours. He is the Director of the Graduate Prosthodontic Program and Implant Prosthodontic Unit for the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Toronto. Prior to his retirement in June of 2004, Dr. Zarb was the full-time Chairman of Prosthodontics. He has lectured nationally and internationally, written several papers on different aspects of prosthodontics, and co-authored some 13 textbooks, as well as contributing chapters to several others. He has organized and edited the published Proceedings from five international conferences and was co-editor of Oral Science Reviews. His current research is in the field of Implant Prosthodontics. He also has maintained a part-time private practice in Toronto since 1966. He is the recipient of numerous awards and honours, including an Honorary Doctorate of Science from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden;

an Honorary Doctorate of Laws from Dalhousie University (Canada); and an Honorary M.D. from his original alma mater, the University of Malta. He was the 1993 recipient of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) Award for Prosthodontics and Implant Dentistry. He also holds an Honorary Fellowship from the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of England. Dr. Zarb is past President of the International College of Prosthodontists, of the Academy of Prosthodontics (USA), and of the Association of Prosthodontists of Canada. He was recently appointed Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Prosthodontics. Last year’s Elmer S. Best Memorial Award recipient, Dr. Zhen-Kang Zhang of Peking University School of Stomatology, has been invited to attend the Montreal Ceremony on 24 August 2005 by past PFA President Kevin Roach. Dr. Roach also suggested that PFA Vice President William Winspear of Sydney, Australia, International Trustee for Asia, Dr. Mamoru Sakuda of Japan, and Hong Kong Section Chair Jeffrey Y. S. Tsang would like to host a PFA cocktail reception at the 2006 FDI Congress in Shenzhen to introduce PFA to China. Dr. Zhang’s assistance in this venture would insure its success.

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Dr. Richard Mascola receives the Speaker’s Award from PFA President Kevin Roach at last year’s Awards Luncheon

ADA Past President Richard Mascola Passes Away

Dr. Richard F. Mascola was a fantastic individual. He fought for dentists’ rights all over the country as a strong and outspoken advocate for private practice. Having served from New York as the ADA President (1999-2000), he “retired” into teaching at Nova Southeastern Florida University College of Dental Medicine as Associate Professor and Director of the Dental Clinic.

He was a PFA Fellow and gave the keynote address at our Awards Luncheon last year in Orlando. His message was a unique call for us all to join forces and work in the entire world for the betterment of humanity’s dental problems. He told us to put aside our global differences and concentrate on humanitarian goals.

But time has a way of catching up with us all, and Dr. Mascola left us last May 28th. He was buried on June 11th in St. Charles Cemetery in Farmingham, New York. He had been living with his wife Betsy in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, when bi-lateral lung cancer felled this great man.

Dr. Mascola was known to many PFA fellows and their families. All of them have said such outstanding tributes to this selfless individual.

While at Nova, Dr. Mascola had befriended two students: PFA Fellow Dr. Ivan Moldauer, now a professor in the Endodontics Departmentt at Nova; and Maureen Roach, daughter of past PFA President Kevin Roach, who is now a dentist doing postgraduate studies in Colorado. Both could not say enough about how he took the time from his busy schedule to help them.

PFA President-elect Howard Mark notes that Dr. Mascola was someone you could talk to and get a good deal of insightfulness from. He was an invaluable resource. His dedication, his interest in education, and related programs were legendary. He will be missed by all who came in contact with him.

And many did come into contact with him. “People flocked to him, particularly young dentists.” stated Dr. Sanford Klein of the Queens County Dental Society, “ He knew how to connect with them. He had a natural flare and openness that our younger professional colleagues responded to.”

That Friday night, May 27th at the Nova Graduation ceremonies, Dr. Mascola was recognized with the students’ own honor, The Golden Apple Award. Later that night, Dr. Mascola was taken to the hospital where he died the next day. He would have been 69 in July.

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Dr. Dushanka V. Kleinman

Awards Luncheon Honors

Saturday, 8 October 2005

PFA Gold Medal

This year’s PFA Gold Medal recipient has been selected and approved by the Board to be presented to Dr. Dushanka V. Kleinman, Deputy Director of the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research.

Dr. Kleinman is the newly named Assistant Director for Roadmap Coordination in the Office of the Director of NIH. She is the Deputy Director of the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) at the National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services; and the Chief Dental Officer of the United States Public Health Service. She graduated with her B.S. degree from the University of Wisconsin in 1969 and earned her D.D.S. degree from the University of Illinois College of Dentistry in 1973. Upon completing her dental degree, Dr. Kleinman did a Rotating Internship at the University of Chicago Hospitals and Clinics in 1974. She then went on to receive her Master’s Degree in the Science of Dentistry in Dental Public Health from the Boston University Henry Goldman School of Dental Medicine in 1976.

Dr. Kleinman has served as an Assistant Professor for two years at the University of Maryland at the Baltimore School of Dentistry before receiving her commission in the United States Public Health Service in June of 1978. Her first assignment was with the Division of Dentistry in the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare’s Health Resources Administration as a dental surgeon participating in preventative dentistry and expanded duty dental auxiliary activities.

In 1980, she joined the National Institute of Dental Research as the Evaluation Officer in the Office of the Director. In 1982, her duties expanded to include the Institute’s planning and legislative activities, and she rose to become Chief of the Planning and Evaluation Section.

From 1985 to 1990, Dr. Kleinman managed the Institute’s Epidemiology and Oral Disease Prevention Program, during a time of transition, and then headed the Oral Mucosa, Injuries and Pain Epidemiology Section within that program.

In 1990, Dr. Kleinman was appointed to the Office of the Surgeon General to serve as the Special Assistant for Special Projects. She directed the initiative focused on promoting healthy children ready to learn. In 1991, she returned to the Institute as the Deputy Director, a position she currently holds.

From June 1994 to June 1995, now Admiral Kleinman also served as the Acting Director of the National Institute of Dental Research.

Dr. Dushanka Kleinman has been honored many times over for her achievements, most importantly with the U.S. PHS Distinguished Service Medal for exemplary and innovative leadership in directing the first-ever Surgeon General’s Report on Oral Health; the U.S. PHS Outstanding Service Medal; and the U.S. PHS Surgeon General’s Exemplary Service Medal. Most recently, Dr. Kleinman has received the APHA’s John Knutson Distinguished Service Award in Dental Public Health and also the Carl Schlack Award from the Association of Military Surgeons of the United States (AMSUS)

Dr. Kleinman is a Diplomat of the American Board of Dental Public Health. She has been President of the American Association of Women Dentists, the American Board of Dental Public Health, and the American Association of Public Health Dentistry.

Dushanka Kleinman is married to Captain Joel Kleinman and they have two daughters, Alexa and Jessica.

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Dr. Jeremiah Lowney, Jr.

PFA Distinguished Service Award

This year’s PFA Distinguished Service Award will be presented to Dr. Jeremiah J. Lowney, Jr. of Norwich, Connecticut. Dr. Lowney is a graduate of Tufts University for his B.S. degree and Temple University School of Dental Medicine for his professional degree.

He also holds an M.S. degree in growth and development, a Certificate of Proficiency in Orthodontics from SUNY in Buffalo and another Masters degree in Public Health from the University of Connecticut (1966). He was honored by being awarded a Doctor of Humane Letters degree (honorary) from the University of Bridgeport (1989), and another from Quinnipiac University (1995).

Dr. Lowney served as Lt. Commander in the U.S. Navy. As a Rotarian, he earned the 1984 Paul Harris Fellow for Rotary District #7980. He is also a former member and chairman of the City of Norwich Personnel and Pension Board, and he served a six-year term on the Board of Finance for the town of Lebanon. He currently sits on the Board of St. Joseph Living Center, the Eastern Connecticut A.H.E.C., and the Ray & Pauline Sullivan Foundation. He has served past Directorships for the Norwich Saving Society, Norwich Quinnebaug Unit of the American Cancer Society (with two terms as their President), and of the Norwich YMCA.

He has served as Trustee for the University of Connecticut (six years), the John Dempsey Hospital (as Board Chairman), and was a member of the State of Connecticut Board of Governors for Higher Education (15 years with four as Chairman). He currently serves on the Board of the Peoples Bank since 1997.

Professionally, Dr. Lowney is a clinical assistant professor at the University of Connecticut Department of Community Medicine. He is a Fellow in ICD and ACD, a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, and served two terms as President of the Connecticut State Society of Orthodontists.

Dr. Lowney was the founding President (1982) of the Haitian Health Foundation, which provides humanitarian and health care for 200,000 poor people of Haiti. This outreach now serves 105 rural villages with 175 employees and a budget of $2.5 million.

Pope John Paul II awarded him a Papal knighthood in 1988–Knight of St. Gregory. Dr. Lowney is also a Knight of Malta, and a Knight of the Holy Sepulchre.

Dr. Lowney’s list of honors and awards is long and varied. Among them are the Connecticut Jefferson Award, the Congressional Certificate of Merit, the New London County Bar Association Liberty Bell Award, the Humanitarian Award from the New York Academy of Dentistry, ACD’s Distinguished Service Award, the Connecticut State FONES Award, the University of Connecticut’s Distinguished Alumni Award, and the 1990 Eastern Connecticut Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year Award.

Jeremiah and his wife Virginia have four children and 10 grandchildren

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Dr. Malvin Ring
PFA International Fellowship

The Awards Committee and the PFA board have approved of this International Fellowship be presented to Dr. Malvin Ring. 

He was nominated by past PFA President and current Foundation Executive Director Fred Halik for this honor.

Dr. Ring graduated with a B.A. from Brooklyn College of the City University of New York in 1939. He then served in WWII before receiving his dental degree from St. Louis University School of Dentistry in 1946. He then served in the Korean Conflict and started a dental practice in Batavia, New York, before he went on to obtain a Masters of Library science in 1970. 

His academic affiliations include the School of Dental Medicine, SUNY at Buffalo (1965 on); Associate Professor-emeritus in Dental History and Literature at SUNY-Buffalo, and Adjunct Professor of Biomedical Librarianship (1971-1975) at the State University College at Genesco. 

Dr. Ring was the Editor of the Journal of the History of Dentistry. He is the author of Dentistry–an Illustrated History.This work has been published in six languages. It is the only book in dentistry to have been reviewed in the New York Times.

Dr. Ring has appeared on the Larry King Show, the Today Show, NOVA, PBS’ Morning Edition, and Canadian TV’s Lifetime. He has spoken on 18 radio talk shows and delivered more than 60 professional papers before various dental groups in six different countries. He is a Fellow in ACD, earned the Hayden-Harris Award from the American Academy of History of Dentistry, the “Visionary Dentist of the Millennium” Award from the American Students Dental Association (1999), and is listed in Who’s Who in the East, in the International Biographical Dictionary, and in the Dictionary of Educators.

He started life in Wilmington, Delaware, in 1919. Dr. Ring and his wife Hilde have been married for 29 years and have two children.

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Dr. Malvin Ring

PFA International Fellowship

The Awards Committee and the PFA board have approved of this International Fellowship be presented to Dr. Malvin Ring. 

He was nominated by past PFA President and current Foundation Executive Director Fred Halik for this honor.

Dr. Ring graduated with a B.A. from Brooklyn College of the City University of New York in 1939. He then served in WWII before receiving his dental degree from St. Louis University School of Dentistry in 1946. He then served in the Korean Conflict and started a dental practice in Batavia, New York, before he went on to obtain a Masters of Library science in 1970. 

His academic affiliations include the School of Dental Medicine, SUNY at Buffalo (1965 on); Associate Professor-emeritus in Dental History and Literature at SUNY-Buffalo, and Adjunct Professor of Biomedical Librarianship (1971-1975) at the State University College at Genesco. 

Dr. Ring was the Editor of the Journal of the History of Dentistry. He is the author of Dentistry–an Illustrated History.This work has been published in six languages. It is the only book in dentistry to have been reviewed in the New York Times.

Dr. Ring has appeared on the Larry King Show, the Today Show, NOVA, PBS’ Morning Edition, and Canadian TV’s Lifetime. He has spoken on 18 radio talk shows and delivered more than 60 professional papers before various dental groups in six different countries. He is a Fellow in ACD, earned the Hayden-Harris Award from the American Academy of History of Dentistry, the “Visionary Dentist of the Millennium” Award from the American Students Dental Association (1999), and is listed in Who’s Who in the East, in the International Biographical Dictionary, and in the Dictionary of Educators.

He started life in Wilmington, Delaware, in 1919. Dr. Ring and his wife Hilde have been married for 29 years and have two children.

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Makoto Nakao, G. C. Corporation

Dental Trade & Industry Award

The annual Dental Trade & Industry Award of Recognition has been approved for the G. C. Corporation, whose President and CEO is Makoto Nakao of Tokyo. The company was nominated for this high honor by International Trustee Mamoru Sakuda of Japan.

Mr. Nakao is a diligent gentleman who has made many various contributions to the development of modern dentistry worldwide. His company received the 2004 Japan Quality Medal for the recognized excellence of his products. This is not an easy award to earn. His company must demonstrate total quality management-focused activity for at least three years after winning the Deming Prize. Since 1970, only 18 companies in Japan have achieved this award.

Born in 1948, Makoto Nakao finished his doctorate in the Department of Studies of Science and Technology at the Graduate School of Waseda University in 1976. In 1974, he had joined G. C. Dental Industrial Corporation, rising to become President and CEO of the now G. C. Corporation in 1983.

He has served as President of the International Dental Manufacturers (IDM) from 1994 to 1996. In 1997 until 2001, he was President of the Japan Dental Industry Council. Before that, he had been an officer on the Japan Research Council on Dental Products (1984–present), Director for the Japanese Society for Dental Materials and Devices (1985–present), President of the Japan Dental materials Manufacturers Association (1992), was awarded honorary membership in the ADA (1996), made the List of Honor for the Asia Pacific Dental Federation (2000) and Honorary Member of ICD–USA Section in 2000.

Makoto Nakao was honored in 1995 with Commander of the Order of the Crown of Belgium, awarded the Japanese Society for Dental materials and Devices Prize in 2002, and was certified as a Person of Merit for Japanese Pharmaceutical Affairs by the Japan Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare.

His company, under his leadership, has adopted the policy of providing environmentally safe dental products, made with earth-friendly processes that are people friendly and fill the needs of the dental practitioner. G. C. Corporation was established in 1921 based on three management principles—contributing to the environment and society by improving oral hygiene, improving the corporate quality to meet the customers’ expectations, and forming a team of associates striving to improve respect for their fellow man.

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From the Office of Congressman Charlie Norwood…

I now know for certain that Georgia’s 9th Congressional District and the 12th Congressional District have been lumped together. This puts me into a probable race against incumbent liberal Democrat John Barrow. 

In order to continue to be dentistry’s representative on the floor of the House, I will need your support. You sent me to Washington to fight for you and to be your voice in Congress. You know I have been there for our profession each and every time. And I am still fighting.

In the next few weeks, I will reintroduce the CLEAR Act, which would enlist our State and local law enforcement in the fight to combat criminal illegal aliens. Rather than put illegal aliens in prison at taxpayers’ expense, my bill would deport them immediately.

I serve on the Energy and Air Quality Subcommittee of the Energy and Commerce Committee. It seems every year I need to win protection for the States with low electric rates by adding an amendment to the Energy Bill to avoid having to pay for the high-energy costs in the northeast United States and California.

I have reached a position in Congress where I have the seniority to become an effective influence of legislation that matters to our profession. Off-year elections have meant that the incumbent President’s Party usually loses seats. And this may be my most expensive campaign to date. I truly appreciate your support and friendship in the past. I ask that you continue to help me, help our profession.

This report to your editor was paid for by myself and no government funds were used.

Charlie Norwood, DDS, FPFA
U.S. Representative

P.O. Box 499, Evans, GA 30809

Netherlands PFA Section Goes to Southeast Asia

The project is called “Bridge the Gap” and it involves a modest group of 10 plastic and maxillofacial surgeons, an anesthetist, and two dentists—all based in The Netherlands. Its aim is to teach and train the surgeons of the National Hospital of Maxillo-Facial Surgery in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) in Viet Nam to perform cleft palate and facial related surgery.

For unknown reasons, Viet Nam and Laos have a high incidence of children born with a cleft lip, jaw, and palate disorder. This disorder prevents these people from normal speech, breathing, and eating along with the unattractive facial deformity that condemns them to be social outcasts. With the exception of this deformity, the patients are otherwise normal. However, sufficient knowledge to operate on these patients is missing in these areas of Southeast Asia.

Dr. J.R.D. Backer first met with Professor Lam Ngoc An, Director of the Maxillo-Facial Institute, in 1994 as a guest of the Vietnamese Dental Association and the Academy of Dentistry International.

Half a year later, Dr. Backer introduced his “Sharing of Knowledge” idea and won the support of KLM Airlines. With their financial help, he was able to assemble a small team of Dutch surgical specialists to begin a working relationship with the Viet Nam Institute; and to introduce a group of Vietnamese surgeons, young specialists, nursing staff and operation assistants to The Netherlands. This established a formal working relationship between the Medical Faculty of Ho Chi Minh City and the University of Amsterdam. Thus, the “Bridge the Gap” Foundation was born.
Besides the goal of training Vietnamese surgeons, the Bridge the Gap Foundation assisted the Viet Nam dental school in organizing a children’s department, a preventative care department, and create scientific outlines for monitoring surveys.

By 2000, the Foundation had established a contract and protocol with the Ho Chi Minh City dental school to provide these treatments to children. Their Foundation also assists in providing new and modern medical and dental equipment to the hospital and dental school.

Another stumbling block was that the Viet Nam Institute had to charge their patients about $50 to cover the costs. The Foundation made arrangements to cover these costs and to be able serve the neediest of the needy. In some cases, this meant traveling out to the farthest provinces to operate on those children who could not possibly come to the Institute for treatment. Over the last decade, some 1500 patients have been treated and nine qualified Vietnamese surgeons have been trained.

In 1999, tremendous floods in Quang Nam Province washed away much of their equipment and supplies. The Bridge the Gap Foundation team worked in that province in 2000 and were impressed by the situation and wanted to help. In 2001, the Foundation shipped dental units and x-ray machines, along with other equipment, to Viet Nam to help restore the situation in Quang Nam.

The Netherlands Embassy in Hanoi, the Netherlands Consulate in Mo Chi Ming City, and the Viet Nam Embassy in The Hague have greatly helped out.

In 2003, the team worked in Saigon and Chau Doc. In 2004, they continued at those sites. By 2005, the team worked at My Tho.
Currently, their assessment is that after 10 years of surgery and training, Viet Nam has enough skills to solve their own medical problems. So, the Dutch team went to Laos, visiting Vientiane, their capitol. They have aimed to have an agreement signed with the University Hospital Mahosot with the approval of the government for 2006.

The Bridge the Gap Foundation, for which Dr. Backer is Secretary, has no political, racial, or subversive motives for this project. It is just professional fun, a scientific exchange of knowledge, and working together with our highly valued colleagues in Southeast Asia.

Foundation

While the deadline for the 2005 Grant Applications to be submitted in their final form to the Foundation Grants Chairman is long past, the work of the Foundation Trustees has begun in earnest. The grants received in approved form, have been reproduced, distributed to designated separate groups of the Trustees, and are being reviewed for presentation at the Annual Foundation Board Meeting in Philadelphia this October. The Grants Chairman will compile the reports of the separate designated Trustees for a general presentation to the Board as a whole. The Board will review the grant applications and determine which ones to fund and at what amount.

With this year’s long-term bonds program catching up on the reduced interest rate, our fair market value of the principal has diminished. Thus, the turnover rate has resulted in a lower interest yield of about a 4% loss. This will need to be reflected in reducing the amount of funds available in awarding to the grants.

The October Foundation Board Meeting will be a difficult one for the Trustees and their red markers to try to meet our expectations for funding as many grants and for what amounts.

The Board and their financial advisors have seen this coming and have decided on a two-fold plan.

One part of the plan is to convert from a nearly exclusive long-term, high interest bond investment program to a diversified equity portfolio. There will be some expected volatility in these investments, but history tells us to expect the equity market to swing to the positive side. This change in focus could only have been achieved after the high-interest bonds came due. And that is what the excellent stewards of the Foundation have been closely following to make the conversion as these bonds were called in.

The second part of the plan is to expand the capital base through a fundraising effort. Past PFA President C.F. Larry Barrett has undertaken this project, which has already produced some success. Once his program is in place and finalized, your Foundation will be asking for your help to achieve this expansion of our capital base through your generosity.

But between our 10 years of high interest bond yields and this year’s switch to a comparable yield equity portfolio, due to the lower bond market interest rates, we are going to need some sharp pencil work and your increased generosity to continue the excellent work the Foundation has achieved over the last decade.

Foundation

While the deadline for the 2005 Grant Applications to be submitted in their final form to the Foundation Grants Chairman is long past, the work of the Foundation Trustees has begun in earnest. The grants received in approved form, have been reproduced, distributed to designated separate groups of the Trustees, and are being reviewed for presentation at the Annual Foundation Board Meeting in Philadelphia this October. The Grants Chairman will compile the reports of the separate designated Trustees for a general presentation to the Board as a whole. The Board will review the grant applications and determine which ones to fund and at what amount.

With this year’s long-term bonds program catching up on the reduced interest rate, our fair market value of the principal has diminished. Thus, the turnover rate has resulted in a lower interest yield of about a 4% loss. This will need to be reflected in reducing the amount of funds available in awarding to the grants.

The October Foundation Board Meeting will be a difficult one for the Trustees and their red markers to try to meet our expectations for funding as many grants and for what amounts.

The Board and their financial advisors have seen this coming and have decided on a two-fold plan.

One part of the plan is to convert from a nearly exclusive long-term, high interest bond investment program to a diversified equity portfolio. There will be some expected volatility in these investments, but history tells us to expect the equity market to swing to the positive side. This change in focus could only have been achieved after the high-interest bonds came due. And that is what the excellent stewards of the Foundation have been closely following to make the conversion as these bonds were called in.

The second part of the plan is to expand the capital base through a fundraising effort. Past PFA President C.F. Larry Barrett has undertaken this project, which has already produced some success. Once his program is in place and finalized, your Foundation will be asking for your help to achieve this expansion of our capital base through your generosity.

But between our 10 years of high interest bond yields and this year’s switch to a comparable yield equity portfolio, due to the lower bond market interest rates, we are going to need some sharp pencil work and your increased generosity to continue the excellent work the Foundation has achieved over the last decade.

Foundation News

United States
California, Southern Section

Last year’s grant to the UC-San Diego Student-Run Free Dental Clinic Project of San Diego was highly acclaimed by last year’s October issue of the ADA News. The UCSD Pre-dental Program encourages students with an interest in dentistry to get involved with mentoring, education, and volunteerism by providing these individuals with a “hands-on” experience with dentists. The project is run by Dr. Irvin Silverstein with about a 60-person core group. It involves the students into learning about dentistry, serving as volunteers, reaching out to the community schools with oral hygiene instructions, learning about dental student life, and a variety of other dentally related subjects. The success rate of students choosing dentistry as a profession in 2003 was 53 were accepted into some dental school and 13 entered UCSD School of Dentistry

The project operates three local health care centers with the newly renovated Pacific Beach Clinic opening last April. PFA was listed as one of the contributors that have made this possible, along with the ADA Foundation, the California Dental Association Foundation, Delta Dental of California, Dentsply International, and Sullivan-Schein Dental. In fact, the keynote speaker at the UCSD opening of the Pacific Beach Dental Clinic, held at the UCSD School of Medicine, was UOP’s dental school Dean Art Dugoni.

Nebraska

Chair Francis Cavolvic introduced the Foundation 2005 Scholarship recipients at their annual Luncheon Meeting last April in Lincoln. The student recipients were Lenny Hopper of the UNMC College of Dentistry and Albert Zambito of Creighton University Medical Center.

Oklahoma

Chair William Goodman hosted their annual Breakfast last April, where the Oklahoma College of Dentistry Dean (and PFA Fellow) presented the Foundation Scholarship Award to dental student Mike Wallace. Aaron Bulleigh was presented the PFA student Achievement Award.

Oregon

Dr. Phyllis Beemsterboer, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the Oregon Health & Science University School of Dentistry in Portland, reported that Dean Jack Clinton presented the Foundation Scholarship Award to dental student Sterling Card last May.

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Scholarship recipient Siddhi Doshi receives award from Foundation Treasurer William Kort
Illinois

Past PFA President and current Foundation Treasurer William Kort attended the University of Illinois School of Dentistry’s Honors Day to present the PFA Foundation Scholarship Award to dental student Siddhi Doshi.

Wisconsin

Chair Glenn Maihofer presented the Foundation’s Scholarship Award to Marquette University’s junior dental student Karen Potaczek at their annual Luncheon Meeting last May. Marquette’s School of Dentistry Dean William Lobb was in attendance.

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Senior David Hicklin receives the Foundation Scholarship Award from Dean John Sanders
South Carolina

Senior dental student David M. Hicklin of the Medical University of South Carolina College of Dental Medicine was named this year’s recipient of the Foundation Scholarship. He was presented the Award by Dean John J. Sanders. David Hicklin, a Spartanburg native, has served as past President of the American Student Dental Association

Section News

International
Hong Kong

Chair Jeffrey Y. S. Tsang is currently serving as President of the Asia Pacific Dental Federation among his other duties as Regent for ICD and PFA Chair.

India

Chair S. G. Damle hosted their 18th annual Convocation and Awards Ceremony of the PFA India Section at the Hotel Goldfinch in Bangalore last January. The Senate and the General Body Meetings were held after the Convocation. Secretary/Treasurer T. Samraj reported that Chairman Dr. Subash Chandra Shetty adorned the Chairman’s collar and declared the Convocation “open.” He introduced the Chief Guest Dr. S. Ramanand Shetty, Director of Medical Education for the government of Karnataka. Secretary T. Samraj then introduced the 17 new Inductees for membership whose Certificates of Fellowship were then presented by the Chief Guest. The PFA medallions were presented by the Chairman. The PFA pins were then presented by the International Honorary Fellow, Dr. Major General Kartar Singh. And the Journal of the PFA India Section was given them by Chief Editor Dr. V. P. Jalili.

The newly inducted Fellows were Drs. Anil Sukumaran, T. P. Chaturvedi, Ashok Kumar Jena, Somesh Grover, M. Shiva Shankar, R. R. Hebballi, G. V. Ramachandra Reddy, M.L.V. Prabhuji, M. Natashekara, G. Vishwanath, Pradeep Chandra Shetty, Purushotham Manvi, Virat Galhotra, Jayakar Shetty, Raji Viola Solomon, Babitha Ann Philip, and Rupam Sinha.

The Chief Guest Dr. S. Ramanand Shetty awarded the “Best Out-going” Student B.D.S. Awards to Dr. Ruchi Singh (2003) of the College of Dentistry in Indore and to Dr. Shilpa Chandra (2004) of the Bapuji Dental College in Davangere.

The Chief Guest then presented the PFA International Senior Student Awards to Dr. S. T. Srinivasa Gowda (2003) of the A. B. Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences in Mangalore, to Dr. Rupinder Kaur (2003) of the Christian Dental College in Ludhiana, and to Dr. Ranjana Gupta (2003) of the Ragas Dental College in Chennai. The PFA International Certificates of Merit were then awarded to Dr. N.Rajeev Shetty (1996) and to the late Dr. B. Srinivasan (2003) posthumously.

The Chief Guest gave the keynote address to the newly inducted Fellows outlining the work of Dr. Pierre Fauchard. He challenged them to emulate his footsteps. Dr. Shiva Shankar gave the Response. The Convocation Dinner and Awards Ceremony was compeered by Ms. Bhawana with some 75 in attendance.

The 2005 Officers of the India Section are Chairman S. G. Damle of Mumbai, Vice Chairs Drs. R. Bellie of Coimbatore, Ann Kohli of New Dehli, Ashima Valiathan of Manipal, and C. Krishnarjun Rao of Guntur. The Secretary/Treasurer is T. Samraj of Salem and the Editor is V. P. Jalili of Indore.


United States
California, Northern Section

PFA Fellow Dr. Marc Geissberger, an Associate Professor at the University of the Pacific’s Art Dugoni School of Dentistry, has been appointed as Chairman of the Department of Restorative Dentistry. During his 14-year career at UOP, Dr. Geissberger is credited for initiating innovative programs, instituting curricular changes, academically and clinically, and created a group practice mentor model. He established the dental school’s Clinical Excellence Day and the Future Educators’ Night for students interested in dental teaching. He additionally founded the dental school’s Aesthetic Dentistry Clinic.

Currently, Dr. Geissberger serves as President-elect of Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society’s Supreme Chapter, as Treasurer of the Dental Alumni Association and a Board member for the University Council of the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry.

PFA has honored Dr. Geissberger with its Excellence in Student Leadership Award and its Faculty Recognition Award, among the many awards Dr. Geissberger has received since earning his dental degree in 1991.

Dean Art Dugoni, also a PFA Fellow, stated, “I am deeply appreciative of his outstanding role and continuing commitment to make sure that our students become the best they can be.”

California, Southern Section

International Trustee Charles Eller reports holding their 35th Annual awards luncheon last may in Anaheim during the California Dental Association’s Scientific Session. Our PFA Section honored the ADA’s Immediate Past President Eugene Sekiguchi of Monterey Park, California, with their PFA Honor Award. Dr. Sekiguchi is Associate Dean for International and Legislative Affairs for USC’s School of Dentistry. He also has served as past President of the California Dental Association and of the San Gabriel Valley Dental Society. He is also a Fellow in PFA, ICD, and ACD. Two of Gene and Claire’s children, Kevin and Jill, are dentists.

PFA International President Michael Perpich gave a talk on our mission in the world and past PFA President Carl Lundgren, Foundation President, gave a report of the Foundation. Dr. Cherilyn Sheets gave an address on “The Foundation Grants in Action.” Her group, The Children’s Dental Center of Inglewood, had received a grant last year from the Foundation.

Other Southern California groups receiving Foundation grants are The Thousand Smiles Foundation of Chula Vista by Drs. Tanaka and Vernetti, the MEND Dental Clinic of Pacoima under Dr. David Campbell, the St. Vincent de Paul Village Dental Clinic of San Diego under Dr. Michael Ward, and the UC-San Diego Student Run Free Dental Clinic of San Diego under Dr. Irvin Silverstein.

The Outstanding Teacher of the Year Awards were presented by our President Michael Perpich to Dr. Robert Allan Handysides of Loma Linda University School of Dentistry, to Dr. Russell D. Nishimura of UCLA’s School of Dentistry, and to Dr. Eddie Sheh of USC’s School of Dentistry.

The PFA Foundation Student Awards were presented to Marcus A. Paulson by Loma Linda University School of Dentistry’s Dean Charles Goodacre, to Elena Yurushalmi by UCLA School of Dentistry’s Dean No-Hee Park, and to Erik Bartolome by USC School of Dentistry’s Dean Harold Slavkin.

The Induction of new nine Fellows into the Academy was performed by PFA President Michael Perpich and Section Editor William Mihram. Those being inducted were Drs. Monica Bruce of Los Angeles, Clelan G. Ehrler of Rialto, James Klusmier of Fullerton, Lilia Larin of National City, Kenneth J. Jacobs of Beverly Hills, Stephen M. Lodeski of Arcadia, Ronald Malouf of Cypress, Philip B. Potter of San Clemente, and Barbara Young of San Diego.

The California, Southern Section, Officers are Chair Charles Eller, Vice Chair Frank T. Curry, past Chair Steven H. Ferriot, and Editor William L. Mihram.

The Section also donated a $1000 grant in memoriam of International Trustee Bernardo Levit of Argentina to Dr. Debra Palmer of Racine, Wisconsin. Dr. Palmer is this year’s recipient of the Wisconsin Section’s Distinguished Service Award. She is currently working on an Argentina dental project.

They also presented a donation to the U.S.S. Midway, which is retired in the San Diego Harbor. This contribution is for rehabilitating its shipboard dental clinic. Last month, the ship’s museum hosted its one millionth visitor. This project is headed by Dr. Roger Zibbettz, a PFA Fellow.

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Past PFA President William Kort presents Academy’s Achievement Award to Michael Albazzaz
Connecticut

Section Chairman William MacDonnell with PFA President-elect Howard Mark, International Trustee Richard Walsh, and Fellow Jeremiah Lowney presented their 2005 Distinguished Service Award to Dr. Marc Craig last May at their annual Meeting with over 40 members present. Dr. Marc Craig was honored for his dedication and service to the indigents of Haiti where he has worked for 10 years in Jeremia, Haiti, the site of the Haitian Health Foundation’s Clinic and Medical Center founded by Dr. Jeremiah Lowney a quarter of a century ago.

Pamela Sawyer, a Republican representative from Bolton, spoke at the luncheon, giving insights into the political process in Connecticut She is the daughter of dentist Edward Zeigler of Rhode Island who also was in attendance.

Dr. Margaret Smith, the Director of the Generations Dental Collaborative in Willimantic, spoke about the “Smiles for the Quiet Corner” Project she heads and for which the Foundation had funded a grant last year.

Seven new Fellows were inducted by our President-elect that evening at the Mohegan Sun Resort.

llinois

Past PFA President William Kort attended the University of Illinois School of Dentistry’s Honors Day to present our Aca-demy’s Student Achievement Award to Michael Albazzaz.

Maryland

The Dr. Samuel Harris National Museum of Dentistry in association with the Smithsonian Institution has been recognized as an “authentic Baltimore site” by the Baltimore City heritage Area. Baltimore Mayor Martin O’Malley made the official announcement last May. It becomes one of the 33 sites, services, and events so recognized. Other such sites include Babe Ruth’s Birthplace and Museum, Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine, and the Jewish Museum of Baltimore.

The National Dental Museum is celebrating its 10th anniversary. In 2003, NDM had been designated by the 108th Congress as “the official museum of dentistry.” On the campus of the University of Maryland-Baltimore, the Dental Museum is partly housed in the nation’s first school of dentistry. NDM is also one of the first venues for the PFA Wall of Fame in the United States.

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Mrs. and Dr. Jose Dahan with Judy Kozal in the PFA Dental Museum
Nebraska

Secretary/Treasurer Gary Westerman reports Chairman Francis Cavolvic held their annual Luncheon Meeting last April at the Cornhusker Hotel in Lincoln during the 137th annual Session of the Nebraska Dental Association. Dr. Cavolvic conducted the business meeting. He read a review of the History and Objectives of the Academy and discussed the interest in participating in a student-mentoring program with the two dental schools in Nebraska—Creighton and the University of Nebraska.

New Fellows were inducted during the ceremony part of the meeting and they were Drs. Dean Cope, Fred Diedrichsen, William Kathrein, Kevin Low, and Jack Wesch. A short biographic sketch was read on each of them, followed by the Oath of Membership and distribution of membership certificates and pins.

The PFA Foundation Scholarship recipients were introduced, as well as the visiting Nebraska Dental Association Officers that dropped by.

Dr. and Mrs. Jose Dahan, Section Chair of Belgium/Luxembourg, visited the Central Office and the PFA Dental History Museum in Las Vegas on their way to attend an orthodontics meeting in San Francisco.

Oklahoma

Section Chair William Goodman hosted their annual Breakfast and Convocation Meeting last April. PFA International President Michael Perpich gave the main address.

Colonel Phillip Abshere was presented their Distinguished Service Award. Dr. Abshere earned his dental degree at the Oklahoma University College of Dentistry, where he served as Class President in his sophomore, junior, and senior years. He received awards in operative dentistry and periodontology, and he was an honor student in prosthodontia, pedodontics, and endodontics as well. He was presented at that time with the College’s Leadership Award.

Dr. Abshere is active in all the ladder dental organizations and has served as President of the Oklahoma State Dental Society, as an ADA Delegate, and as a U.S. Air Force pilot. He was the leader on the forensics team at the Murrah Federal Building bombing in 1995. He was also the lead dentist in the Vukovar, Croatia, investigation of the Ovcara mass graves. He has received many military awards and is ANG/SGD Air National Guard Surgeon General for dentistry.

Seven new Fellows were inducted into Fellowship. Left to right in the picture are Drs. Brian Coerver, J. Mark Folks, Neil Glass, Robert M. Lamb, PFA President Michael Perpich, Dusten Lively, Craig Spaulding, and Susan Whiteneck.


Rhode Island

Section Chair Richard Walsh (and PFA International Trustee) with PFA President-elect Howard Mark presented the Rhode Island Distinguished Service Award to Shirley Spalter last May at their annual Meeting at the Warwick Crowne Plaza Hotel. Dr. Spalter was honored for her dedication and service in attending to the dental needs of specially challenged and disabled patients in her position as Director of the dental clinic at the Rhode Island Hospital. Her parents and brother attended the ceremony as well.

Wisconsin

Chair Glenn Maihofer held their annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon last May at the Hilton Hotel in Milwaukee. Honored during the ceremonies was Dr. Debra Palmer for her many years of service to the poor and indigent throughout the world. Dr. Maihofer, with the assistance of International Trustee James Englander, presented her with their 2005 Distinguished Service Award.

Trustee James Englander discussed the Academy’s service programs and those grants funded by the Foundation. He encouraged the Wisconsin Section to develop an appropriate program to serve the needy population in Wisconsin. Dr. Englander also introduced International Trustee Charles Eller from California, who was in attendance for his 50th Class Reunion at Marquette University School of Dentistry. Marquette’s dental school Dean William Lobband Dr. Fred Jaeger, President of the Wisconsin Dental Association, discussed the PFA-Marquette dental school-Wisconsin Dental Association’s Award winning Mentorship Program before a crowd of some 100 attendees, including 14 WDA past Presidents.

ADA Trustee Kathy Roth addressed the many challenges facing our Association in dealing with problems on the national level.

Seven new Fellows were inducted into the Academy by Chair Glenn Maihofer and Trustee James Englander.


Pierre Fauchard Academy Board Meetings

Philadelphia Marriott Hotel
7 October 2005, Friday

8–9:30 am
ADA Opening Session, Convention Center Hall D

10 am–noon
Academy Board Meeting, Marriott Grand Ballroom K

10 am–noon
Section Chair Caucus, Marriott Grand Ballroom L

Noon–1:30 pm
Joint Working Lunch, Marriott Grand Ballroom L

1:30–2:30 pm
Executive Session, Marriott Grand Ballroom K

2:30–5 pm
Academy Board Meeting, Marriott Grand Ballroom K

Saturday, 8 October

7:30–11:30 pm
Foundation Board Meeting, Independence Ballroom III

11:30 am–2 pm
Awards Luncheon, Marriott Grand Ballroom C/D

2:30–5 pm
Foundation Board Meeting, Independence Ballroom III

6:30–8 pm
President’s Reception, Marriott Grand Ballroom L

Sunday, 9 October

8 am–noon
Foundation Board Meeting, Marriott Grand Ballroom K

1–5 pm
Academy Board Meeting, Marriott Grand Ballroom K

6:30–10:30 pm
PFA Dinner Party, Marriott Liberty Ballroom A

The Awards Luncheon and the “no host” PFA Dinner Party are by reservation only through the Central Office. ALL Section Chairs are invited to attend all functions, even the Board Meetings.

ALL REPORTS for the Board Meeting packets must be received at the Central Office no later than 10 September to be included in the Meeting packet. Those reports received after that date will NOT be included.

Spontaneous oral reports will NOT be allowed during the Meetings. If you need to make an oral report during the meeting, advise the Central Office before 10 September to be included on the Meeting Agenda. NO EXCEPTIONS!

2005 Calendar

21–26 August
FDI World Congress, Montreal, Quebec, Canadian Section Meeting

24 August
Canadian PFA Section Dinner Meeting and Elmer Best Award Presentation, Montreal, Canada

10 September
Final date for all reports to be at the Central Office for the Meeting packet

6–9 October
PFA and Foundation Board Meetings, Philadelphia Marriott Hotel, Philadelphia

7 October
Section Chair Caucus, Grand Ballroom L, 10 AM–1:30 PM

8 October
Awards Luncheon, Grand Ballroom C/D, 11:30 AM–2 PM

8 October
President’s Reception, Ballroom L, 6:30 PM–8 PM

9 October
PFA Dinner Party, Liberty Ballroom A, 6:30 PM–10:30 PM

15 October
36th Japan Section Annual Meeting, Hiroshima, Japan

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

PIERRE FAUCHARD ACADEMY OFFICERS

Michael Perpich
President
Minnesota

Howard Mark
President-elect
Connecticut

William Winspear
Vice President
Australia

Richard A. Kozal
Secretary General
Nevada

James M. Brophy
Editor
Illinois

Kevin Roach
Immediate Past President
Canada

PIERRE FAUCHARD ACADEMY TRUSTEES

REGION 1—Europe
Hubert Ouvrard
France

REGION 2—N.E. USA
Richard Walsh
Rhode Island

REGION 3—S.E. USA
Robert S. Hart
Florida

REGION 4—Midwest USA
James A. Englander
Wisconsin

REGION 5—Western USA
Charles Eller
California

REGION 6—Canada
Barry Dolman
Quebec

REGION 7—Latin America
Bernardo Levit
Argentina

REGION 8—Australasia
Jonathan Rogers
Australia

REGION 9—Asia
Mamoru Sakuda
Japan

REGION 10—Central USA
Steve Hedlund
Iowa

FOUNDATION OFFICERS

Carl Lundgren
President
California

M. David Campbell
Vice President
Michigan

Fred Halik
Executive Director
New York

William Korte
Treasurer
Illinois

George Higue
Treasurer-emeritus
California

FOUNDATION EX-OFFICIO OFFICERS

Michael Perpich
Minnesota

Howard Mark
Connecticut

Richard Kozal
Nevada

FOUNDATION TRUSTEES

C. Larry Barrett
Iowa

Gary Lowder
Utah

Minoru Horiuchi
Massachusetts

James Long
Mississippi

Michael Cripton
Canada

Scott Welch
Wyoming

Nicholas Saccone
Pennsylvania

Kevin L. Roach
Canada

5. September - October

It seems like yesterday when I was installed as President of the Pierre Fauchard Academy. It has been a wonderful year for both the Academy and me. One of my first priorities was the retooling of our Web site. Thanks to Mark Stanley, our Webmaster, we have a state-of-the-art site that allows us to freely communicate with PFA members throughout the world. The editable pages feature gives our officers the opportunity to communicate with our membership instantaneously, as well as the members having the ability to communicate electronically with the officers and each other. I have used this new Web tool to communicate with PFA members from the Academy and Foundation meetings before the meetings were complete. We are truly communicating with members as fast as things are happening.

I have had the opportunity to travel to several PFA sections meetings. I have been treated like a king everywhere I have traveled. The wonderful people I have met have been the best part of my presidency.

The management committee continues to communicate with quarterly conference calls and has the finances for the Academy in great shape. The Kozals continue to hold down the Central Office and make it easy for officers to do their job. I would also like to mention the fantastic job our Editor Jim Brophy does with Dental World. While we are on the leading edge with electronic communication, the Academy’s written journal is second to none. Great job, Jim!

As I leave the Presidency, I am extremely confident in the abilities of the upcoming officers. Drs. Mark, Windspear, and Englander will continue to lead the Academy to its next level.

In closing, I have always wanted to be a dentist, but never in my wildest dreams did I think I would become President of the Pierre Fauchard Academy. It has been a great run, a privilege, and an honor to serve the Academy. I will continue to give my support when needed.

Michael J. Perpich, DDS
President

European Sojourn

This year was the bi-annual trip to visit the active European Sections in Belgium and in France. Belgium/Luxembourg Section Chair Jose Dahan has always been an active leader in Europe through his many contacts and in PFA with his many innovative ideas. Spending time with him and his wife and his Section members is always a morale boost to begin any trip to Europe.

Visiting France was important because of the several leadership changes made there. European Trustee Pierre Marois had resigned at the end of the last PFA International Board Meeting, recommending that Dr. Hubert Ouvrard, Section Chair for France, be appointed to fill the European Trustee position; and Paris Dental School No. VII Dean Marie Laure Boy-LeFevre had been elected to fill the Section Chair position for France.

In both cases, it was important for Trustee-emeritus Pierre Marois to introduce the new officers and to discuss PFA with leading Academy Officers on a personal basis.

The officers assigned to make these important contacts were the incoming International PFA President Howard Mark and the existing International Editor James Brophy. As President, Dr. Mark would be dealing with them all from afar. The personal contact now was essential to put a face to the name. Editor Brophy had made this trek before, knew the people involved, and would be reporting on their activities in future issues. Renewing the comradeship assured all that the Academy was particularly supportive of their coming leadership roles.

In addition to the important Paris meetings, Dr. Mark was to place the newly inducted Hall of Fame members on the Wall of Fame located at Le Conseil de l’Ordre des Chirurgiens Dentistes of Paris Headquarters, meet their relatively new President Dr.Yves Mahe, and induct several new Fellows into the Academy.

The Management Team

This all came about through the subtle but important leadership changes brought about over the last few years by the Academy’s Executive Committee. While the Executive Committee’s name change to the Management Team might have appeared as a modernized window dressing, a very specific difference between the two concepts is real. Though many of the effects of the Management Team are the same as the previous Executive Committee, the practical difference is that the Executive Committee was a hierarchy of officers with the President taking the lead in assigning and doing the major workload. Now the “Team” concept, which has been used for the last few years, encompasses all the officers jointly discussing the issues as equals, sharing the workload, and executing their parts of the decisions together.

We have seen excellent examples in the modernization of our documents—the Constitution, the Bylaws, the Policy Manual, and Financial Planning. But many of these decisions do not seem to be a glaring impact to the general membership, though in reality they are.

This year, a more practical example of the impact the Management Team is having is evidenced by all the officers sharing in the visitations to attend more Section events throughout the PFA World.

An early example of this was sending past PFA President Gary Lowder to the Anniversary Meeting of the Mexican Dental Association where he was able to address the Convention in their native tongue—Spanish. This was very well received by the Mexican Dental Association. In the past, the current President would have attended, spoken in English, only to be later translated into Spanish. That result would have highlighted our language differences, perhaps even our cultural ones, between neighboring Sections.

Dr. Lowder’s speech in Spanish had the effect of bringing our Academy closer together. It implied that PFA cared enough about the Mexican Section’s important event to send an international dignitary to speak to them directly in their own language. This further demonstrated the internationality of our global Academy.

That similar, though perhaps not as obvious, policy has continued through the past years of international officers. While the positions rotate and the titles change, the thought processing of the Management Team has remained a unifying force in the leadership of the Academy. It provides for agreed continuity in foresight, planning, and execution of policy for more than one year.

This year was another excellent example of the tremendous impact that this policy is having on our world relationships. President Mike Perpich, with his many professional and family duties, has handled many in-country trips to various Section events. Normally, he would have attended the biannual visit to Europe. But the Management Team discussed how to make the best impact with this trip and selected President-elect Howard Mark to make the voyage.

Dr. Howard Mark is the incoming President in October of this year. Thus, this trip gave him the opportunity to meet with the always-exciting Belgium/Luxembourg Chairman Jose Dahan, on his own home turf, to discuss Dr. Dahan’s many ambitious ideas for his Section. This was also an opportunity for the incoming PFA President to hear ideas firsthand, while Dr. Mark had time to plan his year’s agenda.

Dr. Mark had the chance to review the European scene with retiring European Trustee Pierre Marois, get to know socially and fraternally the new incoming Trustee for Europe, Dr. Hubert Ouvrard, and for all of us to meet the dynamic new French Section Chair, Dean Marie-Laure Boy-Lefevre. Installing the new Wall of Fame plaques at the Hall of Fame venue in a ceremony at the headquarters of Le Conseil de l’Ordre des Chirurgiens Dentistes in Paris, further provided Dr. Mark the opportunity to enjoy the company of our friend, former Conseil President Dr. Andrè Robert, and open new relations with the Conseil’s current President Yves Mahe. During this time, both were able to update our President-elect on the effectiveness of their mobile dental clinic that the PFA Foundation has helped to fund, which serves the dental needs of the indigent in and around Paris. Our hosted PFA Section reception with many French Fellows at their headquarters renewed the close relationship that former Trustee Pierre Marois had established over the decades.

The Foundation-funded mobile dental clinic had been servicing the dentally indigent in a Paris suburb when it returned in the late afternoon to the Conseil headquarters, but most of the Fellows had left the reception due to its late return.

Both in Belgium and in France, the ever-gracious Dr. Mark personally met and discussed PFA with many of our Fellows there who would probably never have been able to make that contact otherwise. And Dr. Mark’s wife, Sheila, made friends everywhere with her ability to discuss issues in their native French.

Thus, we have an incoming PFA President meeting and greeting our Fellows in their own countries to discuss mutual goals for PFA for the coming year. Dr. Mark listened intently while enjoying their company. It was love at first sight for them all. And at no time could we have been prouder to have such a caring, concerned President-elect in Dr. Mark, who was so well received everywhere. The relationship for the coming year was cemented in shared laughter and good times spent together. PFA was not just a magazine, not just a local project to get involved in, not merely a dues notice. PFA was epitomized by a gracious, personable President who listened and conversed about the values we all share as professionals and what we could do together about them.

All Over Belgium

8–13 June 2005

Professor Dahan and his gracious wife Mariethe escorted our entourage all through his country. Due to airline scheduling, Editor Brophy and photographer Shirley Brophy came in Wednesday, 8 June 2005. Mariethe picked them up at the airport and brought them to Dr. Dahan’s dental office, where they stayed in a hotel across the street.

That evening, Drs. Dahan and Brophy and their wives went over the program Professor Dahan had arranged for his Section and our visit (after discussing several unique dental cases in Dr. Dahan’s office).

The next day, Dr Howard and Sheila Mark arrived and we moved to our usual headquarters at the Hotel Conrad. That day, we toured Brussels and had a quiet evening dinner, meeting with all the guests to discuss the itinerary and events scheduled.

Friday we were up early to take the train to a Brussels suburb to meet with Mariethe (to avoid the congested city traffic). Dr. Mark led us through the maze as though he had lived there all his life. We toured Professor Dahan’s University where he teaches and then off to the old, beautiful city of Leuven.

Dr. Dahan had scheduled a tour of the Belgium Parliament with Belgium Senator Olivier de Clippelle and his wife. After the government tour, Senator Clippelle, a third-generation Belgian official, took us to lunch for further discussion about their government workings. Too often we forget that other cultures have different types of government restraints on our profession. Belgium is a multi-cultural country speaking Flemish, French, and German—in a few provinces. The move to unify the country with one language was answered by a compromise with some dental schools speaking Flemish and others French. (But everyone seems to understand English.)

For the evening, we dined with the Belgium Section officers and leaders at Maison du Cygne on the Grand Plaza. There Dr. Mark addressed their Section members on the use of the Foundation grants and scholarships.

We all left Saturday for the University of Liege (a few kilometers from the German border) at their Dental School Policliniques Universitaires, Lucien Brull School, Quai Godefoid Kurth, located along the river. There Drs. Howard Mark, Jose Dahan, and Professor Michael Limme presented the 2000 Foundation Scholarship award to Dr. Sylviane Raskin.

Professor Dahan and Editor Brophy stayed for the symposium on “Sleep Disorders and Apnea,” while the rest of our entourage toured Liege. The seminar was given by Professor Dr. R. Poirrier of Liege, Professor Dr. J. Krieger of Strasbourg, Professor W. Bacon of Strasbourg, and Dr. Sylviane Raskin.

The evening brought us all together at a local restaurant on the river for the “Official Supper” of the Belgian/Luxembourg Section.

Dr. Mark inducted new Fellows into membership during their ceremony, which includes a choral arrangement after the initiation by the new members. Our new Fellows are Drs. Odile Hutereau, Sylviana Raskin, Sabine Geerts, Jean-Claude Dabee, and Professor Michael Limme.

Dr. Mark then presented the PFA’s Honorary Membership of Merit Award to Dr. Bernard Henin. Dr. Henin is particularly revered for his work in accomplishing finalizing orthodontics as a specialty in Belgium, where it had not been before.

Our President-elect addressed the crowd of Fellows and guests on “Aims and Commitments of the Pierre Fauchard Academy and its Foundation.” He particularly stressed the importance to us all about getting involved.

On Sunday, Dr. & Mrs. Mark accepted the offer of a couple of Fellows to tour Mechelen. Chair Jose and Mariethe left for his orthodontic practice in Switzerland, and Editor Brophy and Shirley left to interview Pierre Marois in Paris.

Section Chair Jose Dahan had beautifully crafted an excellent program that involved Fellows all around his country by hosting two meetings with them in different locales, helped sponsor a continuing education symposium with more than 100 in attendance, enlightened us all on the Belgian government by a Senator, and introduced us to the beauty that is his country.

“One of the distinct pleasures associated with being a guest in another country is that of being asked to perform the pleasurable duty of formally installing new Fellow of the Academy into their respective Sections and Regions, and, at times such as these, participating in the bestowing Honorary Fellowship in the Academy upon individuals recognized by their peers within the Academy for this prestigious distinction.

“There is no question that being selected by your peers for any honor is wonderful, in my mind. However, being singled out for the awarding of an Honorary Fellowship in one of the most prestigious organizations in the professional dental community, the Pierre Fauchard International Honor Academy, is among the highest accolades of all. It is my honor and pleasure at having been asked by your Chairperson, Professor Dr. Jose Dahan, to present this wonderful recognition to Dr. Bernard Henin.

“I would like to read the curriculum vitae that has enabled your peers to mark you as most worthy, and then bestow the citation on the Plaque of Fellowship that will be bestowed upon you. On behalf of the Officers and Board of Trustees of the Academy, let me congratulate you and welcome you into our Fellowship! We hope you will be as honored to receive this as we are to recognize you!

“In the same vein, I ask the following new Fellows to come forward and accept the duties and responsibilities of becoming Fellows of the Belgian Section of the Pierre Fauchard Academy. It is incumbent upon you to accept the duties and responsibilities of Fellowship as these carry with them the obligation of ethical behavior, professional integrity, and continuing educational learning so necessary to maintaining the high standards of conduct associated with the Academy. After taking the oath, let me be the first to congratulate you and welcome you into the Academy fellowship!”

PFA President-elect
Howard Mark

Paris—the City of Light

12–17 June 2005

Editor Jim Brophy and photographer Shirley Brophy spent Sunday and Monday gently interviewing Pierre and Seba Marois at their apartment.

President-elect Howard and Sheila Mark arrived by train on Monday and settled into the hotel across the street. Drs. Mark, Marois, Brophy, and their wives had a dinner meeting that evening to plan the upcoming events.

Wednesday was the Hall of Fame Ceremony at the headquarters of Le Conseil National de l’Ordre des Chirurgiens Dentistes in Paris. Conseil President Yves Mahe opened the ceremony with an introductory address.

European Trustee Hubert Ouvrard thanked President Mahe for his kind remarks and for inviting the PFA Section to the Conseil National headquarters to hold their ceremonies. He then introduced his successor as Section Chair for France, Dean Marie Laure Boy-LeFevre. Dr. Ouvrard gave apologies for President Michael Perpich’s absence for familial reasons, but stated that such reasons are as important in France as they are in the United States.

President-elect Howard Mark also gave regrets from PFA President Michael Perpich before going into history of the two Wall of Fame plaques memorializing two renowned individuals in Dr. Frederick S. McKay of the United States, and Dr. Morinosuke Chiwaki of Japan. From their work, we are able to “build upon their gifts for the betterment on mankind.” Dr. Mark then read the citations for both dentists whose new plaques had been placed on the Wall of Fame in their headquarters meeting room.

PFA President-elect Howard Mark then bestowed PFA Honorary Fellowship on Conseil National President Yves Mahe for his outstanding accomplishments, dedication to the profession, and recognition for his talents by his colleagues. This is done with the approval of the International PFA Board of Trustees.

Conseil President Mahe then presented to PFA President Michael Perpich, through President-elect Howard Mark as his representative, the Conseil National de l’Ordre Gold Medal awarded by its members.

Dr. Mark accepted the Gold Medal on behalf of President Perpich by stating, “I know that he will treasure this recognition, this honor, very highly and will appreciate what it means. As President, Dr. Perpich has led the Academy capably and well, and deserves this token of esteem to the fullest.”

Conseil President Mahe then gave a brief description of all the contributions to our profession and to his country by Dr. Pierre Marois in presenting to him the Gold Medal of the Conseil National de l’Ordre des Chirurgiens Dentistes. This award was presented by President Mahe on behalf of the entire Conseil National.

Following the honors, Section Chair of France Boy-LeFevre and Trustee Ouvrard inducted many new Fellows into the Academy.

A reception of food and drink commenced after the festivities were closed.

That evening, PFA sponsored their intimate dinner party for Conseil President Mahe, Trustee-emeritus Pierre Marois and his wife Seba, Trustee Hubert Ouvrard and his wife, French Chair Marie Laure Boy-LeFevre, President-elect Howard Mark and Sheila, and Editor Jim Brophy and wife Shirley—which is traditional, but so necessary at this time to socialize with all the new officers.


Marois—the Man, the Mentor, the Model

Dr. Pierre Marois

At last year’s PFA Board Meeting, our longest-serving International Trustee tendered his resignation. Pierre Albert Jacques Marois of Paris, France, had represented the European (and some North African) PFA Sections on the International PFA Board since his 1983 appointment by then PFA President General Robert Shira, a long-time friend. Pierre had become a Fellow in 1954 and began contributing by building the PFA Section in France. As Trustee for Europe, Dr. Marois added to and strengthened the Academy in that area. Those activities alone might have given him quite a prominence in the annals of the Academy. But Dr. Marois was a person of even greater dimension.

“I gladly accepted the challenge Dr. Shira had given me. I had to build Europe from scratch, but I enjoyed every minute of it,” Dr. Marois stated at his PFA retirement dinner last October. “To be a Trustee for 20 years was a constant pleasure. It gave me the opportunity to meet fascinating people, ambitious people, devoted people and all kinds of characters.” Many times, Dr. Marois passed the opportunity of being elected PFA’s International President stating that “being the European Trustee was a constant pleasure” he did not want to give up.

In one’s life, a person is fortunate indeed to meet about a half dozen special individuals who are recognized not only for the use of their abilities and talents, but the quality with which they reach out and touch everyone around them. Pierre Marois is just such a man. When one examines the eight-decade span of his life, the reader is impressed. But when each of us has been touched by this outstanding person, we discover the true inner meaning of the term, “A Man for All Ages.” That phrase has been used so often, but in each case with true meaning. Your editor has known this professional man and his equally brilliant, and very understanding, wife, Seba, for some 15 years.

None of us knew Dr. Marois’ fellow countryman Pierre Fauchard, except by reputation. So to us, professional dentistry, French concern for our profession, and outstanding leadership are all embodied in our Pierre—Dr. Marois. To us, France is Pierre Marois. To PFA, Pierre Fauchard is our namesake. 

But Pierre Marois is who made PFA an outstanding professional European honor service organization. Pierre Fauchard established dentistry as a modern profession. Pierre Marois established dentistry as a leading confederation of Section Fellows who perform over and above their regular dental schedules by going out to the indigent and dentally handicapped. This contribution of our Academy goes beyond the scope Fauchard’s dreams.

Pierre Marois is who he seems to be—an intelligent, thoughtful person, humble in his self assurance of what he has accomplished, while at the same time encompassing compassion and love for all those that he touches and continues to help along life’s pathway. Pierre is on a first name basis with organized dentistry’s world Leaders, yet he is never too busy to interrupt his work to help a student.

Never one to brag, or to embellish bigger-than-life stories, a writer attempting to chronicle his life must dig out the sensational events that course through this remarkable man’s existence. They are not extracted easily through his aura of humility. The stories of some of his life’s non-dental episodes during the tumultuous times of the last century he will not relate for fear of offending someone.

Pierre did not want them to be any type of hallmark in his life’s record. He did not want them to be a part of distracting from his dedication to his profession. He chose to be a dental professional. The other activities chose him to be a part of their history. Those stories he wishes to be buried, but it is sufficient to say that he has probably seen as much combat action as General Shira.

Pierre was born in Algers, Algeria (then a French possession across the Mediterranean in North Africa). His father, Dr. Ernest Marois, was a physician. Pierre finished high school in Lyon, France, just as World War II began to engulf the continents, one country at a time. Pierre served his country well. However, like many citizen warriors across the world of that time, his modesty and memory refuse to relive those horrors.

By 1948, Pierre had earned his dental degree from Paris Medical University. His scholarship and leadership abilities were well recognized and he was named to a Fulbright Scholarship in 1950. Pierre then left his homeland to sail from Le Havre to New York City; from there, he went to Chicago to earn another dental degree from Chicago’s Northwestern University School of Dentistry in 1951. Loyola University of Chicago shared in shaping his abilities when Dr. Marois did postgraduate work there at the Chicago College of Dental Surgery.

Trustee Pierre Marois giving a presentation at the Chicago Leadership Conference

Upon returning to France, the young Dr. Marois opened his dental practice in Paris while accepting a teaching position at the Dental School of Paris. There he was quickly promoted through the ranks to a full professorship in Operative Dentistry by 1961, a position he would hold for the next decade.

In March of 1954, Dr. Marois joined the prestigious staff of the American Hospital of Paris. In his story, he was able to move up the list of waiting dental surgeons to join the staff by taking the weekend dental shifts. This was a special time in Pierre’s career. His dental emergency skills were tested on many famous actors (such as Burt Lancaster), actresses (such as Ingrid Bergman and Liz Taylor), author of “From Here to Eternity” James Jones, songwriter Frankie Laine, and diplomats, including the King of Morocco, the royal family, the Moroccan Ambassador—and many others. In fact, the Moroccan King was so impressed with Dr. Marois’ skills that he flew him from Paris to Morocco in his private plane to treat his dental needs. Those same skills impressed many others that they have kept in contact with Pierre over the years.

In exhibiting his skills at that post, he again rose quickly to eventually become Chairman of the Dental Department of the American Hospital in 1980. By July of that same year, he was a member of the hospital’s Medical Board.

Citation photograph from U.S. Senator Estes Kefauver

With Dr. Marois’ reputation and well-known experience growing each day at his duties, he was appointed to the Board of Examiners for the Dental School of Paris Medical University in 1956. He served in that capacity until 1971.

With Dr. Marois’ reputation and well-known experience growing each day at his duties, he was appointed to the Board of Examiners for the Dental School of Paris Medical University in 1956. He served in that capacity until 1971.

While at the Paris Medical University, Pierre earned his Master’s Degree for his work on the action of tetracycline antibiotics on bones and teeth. During this time in his life, Dr. Marois presented eight papers at various dental meetings on Operative Dentistry and gave 16 table clinics starting in Paris in 1950 for the Ministry of National Education; he gave his final table clinic to the South African Dental Society on amalgam use in 1972. His papers span the same time frame.

Dr. Marois was totally committed to dentistry in every way. He became an active member of the Federation Dentaire Internationale in 1952. He was invited to become a member of ICD in 1953 and a PFA Fellow in 1954.

He was a member of the American Dental Club of Paris, became their Secretary, and was awarded Honorary Membership. In 1956, he joined the Academy of General Dentistry becoming a Fellow of AGD in 1971. In 1954, Pierre joined the American Dental Society of Europe, serving on their Executive Committee (1977-1980) and as President (1980-81).

Dr. Marois had been an Associate Member of the ADA since 1961 and was esteemed with the awarding of “Honorary Member” in 1980 at the ADA’s 121st Annual Session in the Louisiana Superdome during the Opening Meeting.

By 1965, Dr. Marois was invited into ACD Fellowship and served as ACD’s European Section’s President for three years. 
He also has been an active member of the French Dental Academy since 1970. Dr. Marois has been an active member of the Academie Nationale de Chirurgie-Dentaire. He joined the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry in 1976, and the American Academy of Operative Dentistry in 1978.

President Kevin Roach presenting Award to Pierre Marois.

Dr. Marois was presented with PFA’s highest award, the Elmer S. Best Memorial Award, in 1986. In 2004 the Academy again honored his dedicated service to PFA with the Retiring International Trustee’s Award, a special PFA Service Award at a dedicated dinner for him, and named him “International Trustee-emeritus.” Actually, there were no higher awards to give this outstanding man to honor him. He has already received them all.

In 1994, Northwestern University awarded him their Alumni Merit Award, an honor of the highest esteem to indicate that his alma mater recognized all his contributions to our profession.

The French government has not overlooked Dr. Marois’ international reputation. They have presented him their official high recognition “Palmes Academiques” for his teaching abilities. He is “Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Merite’ and an “Officier de la Legion d’Honneur.” The last award was given to Pierre by President Mitterand of France himself at Elysee Palace.

Pierre is also “Grand Officier du Ouissam Allouite,” a special recognition by the King of Morocco. This is the highest award presented to a foreigner for providing outstanding services to Morocco.

With all that background and service to the international community, no one can dispute the vast impact Pierre Marois has had on his profession and his fellow man. But these experiences merely reflect the tip of the iceberg. The actions and projects that he has initiated, moved, touched on their way are too numerous to list. Several volumes would be needed to describe his life during the War, coming to Chicago and calling on the ADA Executive Director in person, visiting Washington, D.C., nearly being killed during a dinner party at the summer palace of the King of Morocco on 11 July 1965, saving the dentition of famous people at Paris’ American Hospital, hosting the ADA Officers at his own dinner party in 2000, to simply getting the PFA Hall of Fame located at the ADA Headquarters in Chicago, helping fund Le Conseil de l’Ordre des Chirurgien Dentistes of Paris’ mobile dental clinic, and serving on many international dental committees. In fact, this June his Conseil National de l’Ordre des Chirurgiens Dentistes presented him with their highest award, the Conseil’s Gold Medal, during the PFA Hall of Fame and Initiation Ceremony.

But his gentleness and love is never more obvious than for his wife of over three decades, Seba, and his son Jeff. Jeff has distinguished himself during college in Boston as a U.S. Champion on the scull rowing team, and even today enjoys sailing along the shores of the northeastern United States.

Seba and Pierre relaxing at home

Seba is a painter in her own right. We have enjoyed many of her works in her studio above their apartment filled with distinctive art, but the view from their front balcony, the Eiffel Tower, is one of the finest of these. Their apartment is but a block or so from the Champs de Elysees. If the rear apartments were not in the way, the Arc de Triomphe could be seen from their abode as well. In the golden heart of Paris, Pierre and Seba are enjoying their retirement, though it is doubtful that either will ever actually “retire” from moving their worlds forward.

Pierre receiving the Retiring Trustee plaque from President RoachWe herald and are thankful for the important contributions that Pierre has continued to make for our profession and for PFA

His sage advice at our Board Meetings will be severely missed. He has sat for years listening to the heated debates on various topics, and then quietly proposed the solution to which everyone agrees. His maturity, his “political” experience as a kind arbitrator, his fatherly influence on us all selects the best path for PFA to follow beyond the shambles of argument. He touches everyone that way. And because of that talent, Dr. Pierre Marois moves our world forward.

He continues to serve well as an example and a mentor and a model for generations to come.

PIERRE FAUCHARD ACADEMY OFFICERS

Michael Perpich
President
Minnesota

Howard Mark
President-elect
Connecticut

William Winspear
Vice President
Australia

Richard A. Kozal
Secretary General
Nevada

James M. Brophy
Editor
Illinois

Kevin Roach
Immediate Past President
Canada

PIERRE FAUCHARD ACADEMY TRUSTEES

REGION 1—Europe
Hubert Ouvrard
France

REGION 2—N.E. USA
Richard Walsh
Rhode Island

REGION 3—S.E. USA
Robert S. Hart
Florida

REGION 4—Midwest USA
James A. Englander
Wisconsin

REGION 5—Western USA
Charles Eller
California

REGION 6—Canada
Barry Dolman
Quebec

REGION 7—Latin America
Bernardo Levit
Argentina

REGION 8—Australasia
Jonathan Rogers
Australia

REGION 9—Asia
Mamoru Sakuda
Japan

REGION 10—Central USA
Steve Hedlund
Iowa

FOUNDATION OFFICERS

Carl Lundgren
President
California

M. David Campbell
Vice President
Michigan

Fred Halik
Executive Director
New York

William Korte
Treasurer
Illinois

George Higue
Treasurer-emeritus
California

FOUNDATION EX-OFFICIO OFFICERS

Michael Perpich
Minnesota

Howard Mark
Connecticut

Richard Kozal
Nevada

FOUNDATION TRUSTEES

C. Larry Barrett
Iowa

Gary Lowder
Utah

Minoru Horiuchi
Massachusetts

James Long
Mississippi

Michael Cripton
Canada

Scott Welch
Wyoming

Nicholas Saccone
Pennsylvania

Kevin L. Roach
Canada

6. November - December

As you, the Fellows of the Pierre Fauchard Academy International Honor Service Academy, peruse and enjoy this volume of Dental World and Dental Abstracts, recognize that a new President of the Academy is at the helm to serve all of you across the globe. In Philadelphia, I was formally charged with the high office of the President by my daughter, Dr. Robin Mark Santiago, herself a Fellow of the Academy inducted by me back in Connecticut in 1998. How proud can a father be? In accepting this awesome responsibility, I have pledged myself and my service to continuing to advance the thesis that this Academy is the Premier Honor Service Organization to be found anywhere!

Historically, I go back a long while. I was made a Fellow of the Academy in Connecticut in 1974, at a time when the Section was floundering and there was no truly national or international spirit or mission that was apparent. I am truly grateful to past Trustee and PFA International Vice President Robert Friedman for his mentoring that brought me back into the fold. And the rest is history. The Academy has come a long way since those early times! Serving as President-elect under President Michael Perpich and Past President Kevin Roach has been a tutelage I would recommend to anyone. It laid the groundwork for my ascension to the Presidency. However, no President serves in a vacuum, and I call upon all of you to assist me in this endeavor!

There is already a cadre of dedicated, supportive, and forward-thinking individuals I can lean upon in the governing Management Team—Drs. Michael Perpich of Minnesota, William Winspear of Australia, James Englander of Wisconsin, plus our Secretary-General, Dr. Richard Kozal of Las Vegas; and a great Board of International Trustees who represent all areas of the world. In addition, there are the Section Chairs and the Committee Chairs who work hard for you, as well as those Fellows who serve on the committees themselves. There will be no dearth of assistance as I lead you this coming year!

My goals and mission are both simple and straightforward—to increase the worth of membership; to expand the reach of the Academy by bringing in new Fellows and by establishing new Sections where none have existed; to continue the sound fiscal policies as ably established by Past President Kevin Roach and immediate Past President Michael Perpich; and to further the excellent communication levels between the Board of Trustees and the entire membership through the increased usage of e-mails, Internet vehicles, and Dental World, all capably led by our Editor, Dr. James Brophy, and our Web Master, Mr. Mark Stanley. Strong liaison between the Academy and the PFA Foundation, its grants, scholarships, and committed humanitarian aims, will be paramount in addition, so that the service ethic of the Academy continues to be met and grow. These are not mere promises—I will do all that I can to make them realities!

In Philadelphia, we adopted a streamlined version of the Committee Structure that was put in place to make it more efficient and responsive. Each Committee will receive a direct charge from me for their activities during 2005-2006. I will need to render two reports to the Board during this period. This is to insure that they are working for you as charged, as well as giving the Management Team an opportunity to review their functioning and to react to it in a timely fashion as the year unfolds. In addition, it is my intention to reach out to the membership and to seek out individuals who can serve in these capacities, as actual members of the committees or as consultants to them, when appropriate. You come first in the scheme of things, because without you, there is no PFA!

The Strategic Plan, as adopted by the Board of Trustees, will serve as the guiding principle for all of our efforts and is the basis for the goals I have set during my Presidential year. We shall continue to review it, re-prioritize it as deemed necessary, and make a living and functional document. I will welcome all ideas, suggestions, and critiques, no matter from what quarter they came. I have broad shoulders and will always remember that I am in this position of trust to serve you in every way possible. Please use my e-mailHoward.Mark1@comcast.net; my Fax (860/216-3003); my telephone (860/232-9486); or snail mail: 101 West Ridge Drive, West Hartford, Connecticut, 06117, to reach me—this is truly meant!

Thank you again for the high honor you have bestowed upon me. I will not let you down!

Dr. Howard Mark, DMD
President

The Academy’s Annual Board Meetings

Philadelphia Marriott Hotel

7–9 October 2005

The Academy Board convenes

President Michael Perpich called the opening meeting to general session on Friday, 7 October 2005, with all the officers and trustees in attendance. Vice President William Winspear gave the Invocation. Secretary General Richard Kozal announced that a quorum was present and asked for approval of the agenda. With that start began three days of PFA Academy, Foundation, and Chair Caucus activities.

The Minutes from the March Executive Board Meeting (Management Team) were reviewed and approved by the Board.

President Perpich reviewed his year in office. Some of the highlights of his report were the compliments of our accountant, Dan Jonker, who stated that the PFA Management Team has made a very successful return to be operating in the black in a very short time span. President Perpich also discussed his visitations during his term. He attended the Foundation Meeting in Chicago, the PFA Gala in Montreal, the outstanding Georgia Section Weekend by Chair Karyn Stockwell, and Section Meetings in Oklahoma, the very successful Southern California Session, and tremendous Ohio gathering honoring Chair Al Uveges. He went on to thank everyone for making his year such a success.

Secretary General’s Report

The Central Office Computer is constantly being updated and refined to increase the database. The Web site, under Drs. Mike Perpich and Howard Mark, along with our Webmaster Mark Stanley is always being modified to facilitate your easier access in obtaining Academy and Foundation information. There have been few significant problems with our publisher, Elsevier Science, with inputting new data and producing our publications.

While the Central Office is still collecting straggling 2005 dues, the 2006 dues statements will be mailed in November. Along with the statement notice, the Academy is asking for a voluntary $20 donation for the Foundation. 2004 voluntary donations were at $35,785. A donation may be made with the same check as the dues payment and will be separated by the Central Office. As of October, all 2004 delinquent members will be dropped from the rolls after duly being notified. All Fellows paying the full dues are in the database for full services. Those not paying full dues, by the Board’s discretion, do not receive Dental World/Dental Abstracts. The Initiation Fee is still $150.00 U.S.

Twenty “Outstanding Dentist of the Year” plaques have been prepared for the requesting Sections, and eight retiring Section Chair plaques have been sent out.

While the Central Office sends out an introduction letter to all new Fellows, the Academy strongly recommends a local or Section Induction Ceremony to formally present the Fellowship ribbons, keys, and certificates.

Outstanding Dental Student certificates were mailed out for 71 requesting institutions including five to India and one to Ireland. More non-U.S. Sections can effectively make use of this certificate to introduce our Academy to the dental student body as they are graduating.

The letters requesting names for these certificates are mailed out with the Foundation’s request for a selected dental scholarship student. This has, at times, caused some confusion between the two awards. But the Board decided to continue the Academy award and still mail the two letters in the same envelope to save on costs.

There are currently 1374 Life Members who pay no dues. However, they all will be sent a request for a Foundation donation and asked if they wish to subscribe to Dental World/Dental Abstracts. Often, the Life Members fail to realize that once their status changes, they must forward a subscription fee, which is at cost, to continue to stay in touch with the Academy’s activities. The small fee merely covers the publication’s cost and mailing. Life Members may also choose to send in the full Fellowship dues and remain on the complete mailing list as they had been.

The Management Team (formerly the Executive Board) continues to hold quarterly conference phone calls to review the current financial condition and expenses of the Academy.

The annual Corporate Report has been filed in the State of Illinois. In Nevada, the Academy files a report as a foreign corporation.

The annual financial review by the independent accounting firm was completed last March. This document was forwarded to the Budget and Finance Committee Chairman and the PFA President. The report was very favorable as all the Academy’s accounts are in order.

The Fauchard Dental History Museum continues to grow with donated antique dental items. The Foundation has financially supported any costs involved. Before anyone starts sending the museum their old dental units, please contact Dr. Kozal to discuss this with him. The local media has printed many enthusiastic articles about our museum, and several schools, organizations, and visiting individuals have toured our exhibits. Last May, a local Las Vegas TV station featured the museum on their telecast.

The Central Office continues to send out monthly reports to all the officers on their 30-day activities.

All current invoices have been paid to 1 September 2005 except for the Philadelphia Meeting and the remaining Elsevier printing expenses.

Membership has been going up, and all the Board appreciates that. To date (as of 5 October), 455 new Fellows have been added to our rolls during the past year.

All the year’s financial statements and account reports have been included in the meeting packets distributed to the Board and Officers. Included in that packet are all the membership flow sheets and Fellowship geographic distribution statistics.

Budget & Finance Committee Report

The Academy’s fiscal year runs from 1 January to 31 December. Prior to that time, the Committee, usually chaired by the Academy’s President-elect, is responsible for drawing up the next year’s budget based a great deal on the prior year’s financial report. In that year, the committee quarterly reviews the budget against the expenses to make sure the Academy is living within its means. Since none of those involved are particularly experts, our own hired accounting firm monitors all the numbers as well, and translates them into the proper forms and reports required by the various governing units and Board members. This is Dan Jonker & Associates. They handle our internal number crunching almost on a daily basis.

But our Constitution also requires that an outside accounting firm, independent of our internal accountant, review all our books and assets to insure to all our Fellows that our not-for-profit corporation is being run according to law. This firm is John D. Kopczyk, Ltd., of downtown Chicago, composed of all CPAs. This is then required to be published to the public in the newspaper where the Academy’s Central Office is located and placed on file with the District Court of Clark County, Nevada.

From this running process, the Committee can then draft a reasonable budget based on the prior year’s financial report, and the current finances monitored quarterly by the officers of the Academy. Thus, the FY 2006 Budget was submitted to the Board, discussed, and adopted.

Foundation Report

This is a condensation from the written report by the outgoing President, Carl Lundgren, discussing the status of its activities and expenditures for the past year. The PFA Foundation’s voting Board of Trustees for this Private Foundation is made up entirely of the past Presidents of the Academy who serve without pay and determine where the grant money should go. In our case, that is to dental scholarships and dental grants. The mechanics of doing all this is performed by their elected Executive Director, who is paid as the only part-time employee of the Foundation.

IRS requires that such Private Foundations must spend at least 5% of the total Fair Market Value of their assets. In the case of our Foundation, with assets of $7 million, the Board must spend about $350,000 and pay IRS 1% of those earnings. That means that the Foundation’s Treasurer and Budget & Finance Committee must invest the assets to generate over the 5% return required to comply with the law. The penalty for not doing this is actually two-fold: one, is to pay higher taxes on the money that is not spent to meet the requirement, and two, having to dip into the principal assets to do so, thus reducing the amount that can be invested.

A reputable outside investing firm, Bank of America Investments, Inc., is employed to best place our funds where we are able to generate such revenue. 

In the past years, our holdings have been earning about 7%, mostly in bonds. So there was not much worry about compliance with the government requirements. However, with the current lower interest rates this year that we have had to accept after the bonds are turned over or called in, compliance has now become an issue. Bank of America Investments has vested us in a Manager’s Blend of diversified equities, but as more of our bond investments are converted at their deadlines, we could be in trouble of being able to offer grants at the present rate, paying more in taxes, and losing some principal in a dropping market.

IRS makes provision for building our principal by members’ contributions. We have been fortunate that our Fellows have funded their Foundation for the last few years at about an average of $35,000 a year. But if the high-yield bonds are called in while the market is still depressed, the Foundation’s activities will be severely curtailed.

Dr. C. F. Larry Barrett has taken the leadership into trying to initiate a Foundation fund-raising program through its Fellows that would generate more than a voluntary $20 contribution per member. You will be hearing more from him on this as his committee brings their ideas to fruition.

In past years, due to the high investment rates in the United States, and due to the genius of former Treasurer George Higue, we handled the Michinosuke Nakayama Memorial Fund for the Japan Section to sponsor a lecture series in dentistry. As of this year, we have mutually agreed to return those funds to Japan.

This past year, with a major effort by the now Academy President Howard Mark, we have fine-tuned and updated our Constitution and Bylaws.

Our Executive Director Fred Halik has been working with the Academy Webmaster to modernize our Web site, and to streamline our grant forms. Fred has also been working out some of the program’s inconsistencies. Those of you who have applied for grants and were rejected will find a much more user-friendly Fred to help iron out the creases. Please apply again or seek his assistance in doing so.

Our Grants Committee, under the able leadership of Gary Lowder, has continued to review all accepted grant requests for funding, even though the amounts may be over what funds we have to allocate. Some will need to be pared down, a few rejected, to fit within our means of continuing to serve our profession.

Constitution and Bylaws Committee Report

Chair William Winspear reported that under the authorship of a very astute Howard Mark, our documents have been streamlined and adjusted to deal with the new century we are entering. His Committee’s proposals were discussed, debated, changed or accepted, and adopted at this meeting. This is a standing committee, so a yearly review of how this all operates is monitored and reported back to the Board.

The Strategic Plan developed by Howard Mark’s Committee had been discussed for some time, and parts had been implemented already. A motion to adopt the plan in full and implement it was passed by the Board.

Membership Committee

Our Fellowship stands at 7000 members, but that figure fluctuates regularly with new Inductees, deaths, retirements, and the world economic situation. Our incoming President Howard Mark has emphasized inducting new Fellows that qualify, retaining members through more Section activities, and expanding our Sections into new countries, like China.

Since ours is a grass-roots organization, this all must come from the each individual Fellow to recommend a colleague they know that deserves the recognition of becoming a Fellow in PFA. Our membership goal for this year is 500 new Fellows. However, if everyone brings in just one new member, we will easily attain that goal and be able to initiate more projects.

Nominations Committee Report

Past PFA Presidents Kevin Roach (Chair), Gary Lowder, and Scott Welch recommended the following individuals for the 2005-2006 Offices:

•for PFA International Vice President—Dr. James A. Englander of Wisconsin
•for PFA International President-elect—Dr. William Winspear of Australia
•for PFA International President—Dr. Howard Mark of Connecticut
•automatically becoming Immediate past President—Dr. Michael Perpich of Minnesota
•for Trustee of Region 4—Joseph C. Harris of Michigan
•for Trustee of Region 9—re-electing Dr. Mamoru Sakuda

The recommendations were passed by the Board unanimously.

Dr. Ernesto Acuna of Mexico had already been appointed to serve out the remainder of the late Bernardo Levit of Argentina’s term by the Management Team at last March’s Meeting.

Publications Report

Editor James Brophy was asked to give this report on the status of our communications, many of which are being added on to our Web site by Webmaster Mark Stanley for downloading by any Fellow for their immediate use. Dental World has also been added to our Web site for ready reference, but it will continue to arrive at your doorstep every other month. But there are additional publications, in the form of pamphlets that will need to be printed and distributed, such as the PFA Introductory brochure. The Board has also asked that the Mentorship pamphlet, previously done by Editor Brophy, and then Rhode Island’s Christine Benoit, be updated and re-issued.

While our publisher has indicated that they are unable to print many e-photos because of the low level of pixels they contain, the Committee is investigating with Elsevier how this technology can be achieved to satisfy their needs.

PFA’s Web Site

Mark Stanley, our Webmaster, has proven his ability by maintaining and initiating many new ideas for our Web site. Stimulated by President Michael Perpich and President-elect Howard Mark, Officers’ pages have been added, which can be updated from a laptop while the PFA meeting is still in progress. Also contained on these pages are the Officers’ names, addresses, and e-mails. 

We are still looking earnestly into the multi-language translation technology to be able to have our Web site in several languages. The PFA Web site has also attempted with success to offer individual Region Web site pages for local activity additions that can be made more timely and accessible.

The PFA Directory of Fellows alone has saved us tremendous amounts of money in being on the Web site for several years. Not only is it up-to-date but also is accessible 24/7. The time involved in compiling the directory and the cost in mailing it out every three years has made this addition cost-effective almost from the moment it was initiated.

Computer traffic has grown more than 30% over the last year. The number of visits to our Web site averaged 25,000 in the first quarter of this year, and it has steadily risen since its inception.

Links to other organizations, our Museum, and dental history have increased and made it easier to slide between our site and another one of interest.

The up-to-the-minute calendar on the site is only as good as the Fellows who add the dates of their activities, though the International Academy and Foundation dates are added as soon as they are confirmed. Regions and Sections need to get their dates placed on the site to increase interest and attendance.

In addition to the Independent Computer Analysis that Mark Stanley supplies us, our Secretary General is doing a user survey to acquire more personal data to consider in modernizing the site.

Awards Committee Report

Chairman James Englander notes that to be a Fellow in PFA, a dentist needs to be “the cream of the crop” in our profession. But there are those who excel beyond just that. It is his committee’s duty to select “the best of the best.” These names are submitted to the Board for approval for each award designated by the committee. The following are those truly excellent individuals that have been selected by the Academy for this special recognition:

•The Elmer S. Best Memorial Award—Dr. George A. Zarb of Canada
•The PFA Gold Medal—Dr. Dushanka V. Kleinman of the United States
•The Dental Trade & Industry Award of Recognition—Mr. Makoto Nakao of the G. C. Corporation of Japan
•The PFA Distinguished Service Citation—Dr. Jeremiah J. Lowney, Jr. of Connecticut
•Honorary International Fellowship—Dr. Malvin Ring of New York
•Honorary International Fellowship—Dr. Pierre-Yves Mahe of France
•Honorary International Fellowship—Dr. Bernard Henin of Belgium

Dr. Englander attended many of their presentations personally. He also thanked his fellow committee members Barry Dolman, Charles Eller, Hubert Ouvrard, Nicholas Saccone, Frank Braun, Pierre Marois, and the late Bernardo Levit.

Hall of Fame Committee Report

Per the instructions of Chair Ray Klein, Dr. Morinosuke Chiwaki of Japan into the Hall of Fame at the 20th General Meeting of the Japanese Association for Dental Sciences last year by past PFA President Min Horiuchi, and Japan Trustee Mamoru Sakuda.

Formerly approved names of Dr. Terrence Ward of the United Kingdom and Maynard K. Hine of the United States have been awaiting a proper venue to make the presentation. At last year’s annual PFA Board Meeting in Orlando, the names of Dr. Rafiuddin Ahmed of India and Dr. Edward H. Angle of the United States were approved.

Two other worthy nominations have been received for Dr. Raymond Percy Begg of Australia and Dr. Thomas W. Evans of the United States. They are awaiting Committee approval before submission to the PFA Board.

Dr. Klein, a past PFA President, has had further family restrictions on his time and needs to serve those as well. Hence, he declined to serve another term as Chair of this Committee. His brilliant and energetic leadership will be missed.

The Board then approved the appointment of past President Kevin Roach as the new Hall of Fame Chairman.

Mentorship Program

Trustee Bob Hart, Committee Chair, discussed the successful programs and what made them succeed. The concept of mentorship has blossomed all over and is being handled by the schools themselves, the local dental societies, or other groups as well. Some programs have taken different paths. Most mentor the dental students; some approach the newly graduated dentist to introduce him to the dental community and act as a colleague to discuss local problems. It was noted that we need to issue another Mentorship pamphlet to our Section Chairs to inform them, and to use to educate their dental school authorities. An independent group has issued their own Mentorship Manual in Mississippi—one for the Mentor, and one for those being mentored. The Board discussed the possibility of purchasing such manuals for Sections that were sincere in initiating a program in their area. The cost was referred to the Budget & Finance Committee to see if that was possible and on what scale. Overseas interest was very high, and one manual each to the Section Chair might be sufficient to encourage them to start a program.

2005-2006 Committee Appointments (in progress) Management Team:

• President Howard Mark, Chair; Michael Perpich, William Winspear, James Englander, ex-officio Richard Kozal

Fellowship Committee:

• (membership) Trustee Ernesto Acuna, Chair; Charles Eller, Steve Hedlund, Hubert Ouvrard, Mamoru Sakuda, Richard Walsh, Section Chair Karyn Stockwell, ex-officio Richard Kozal

Budget & Finance:

• President-elect William Winspear, Chair; Michael Perpich, James Englander, ex-officio Richard Kozal

Nominating Committee:

• Immediate past President Michael Perpich, Chair; Gary Lowder, Kevin Roach

Constitution & By-Laws:

• President-elect William Winspear, Chair; James Englander, ex-officio Richard Kozal

Strategic Planning:

• President-elect William Winspear, Chair; Section Chairs Dan Castagna and Gary Herbeck, Barry Dolman, Richard Walsh, Ex-officio Richard Kozal

Publications:

• Vice President James Englander, Chair; Editor James Brophy, Hubert Ouvrard, Jonathan Rogers, Section Chair Henrique Teitelbaum, Webmaster Mark Stanley (consultant) and ex-officio Richard Koza

Awards Committee:

• Vice President James Englander, Chair; Barry Dolman, Charles Eller, Hubert Ouvrard, Mamoru Sakuda, (consultants) Pierre Marois, Nicholas Saccone, and Frank Braun, ex-officio Richard Kozal

Archivists:

• Secretary General Richard Kozal and Editor James Brophy

Museum:

• Secretary General Richard Kozal, Chair Editor James Brophy, Vice President James Englander, consultant Nicholas Saccone

Hall of Fame:

• Past President Kevin Roach, Chair; Fred Halik, Charles Eller, Hubert Ouvrard, Michael Perpich, Jonathan Rogers, consultants Frank Braun and Nicholas Saccone

Local Arrangements:

• Frank Di Noia, Chair; Secretary General Richard Kozal

International Officers Reports

These are contained in the meeting manual for Board member reading.

Region Trustee Reports

These were contained in the meeting packet, read and discussed.

Section Chair Reports

These were contained in the meeting manual, read and discussed.

Unfinished Board Business

Topics ranged from establishing a protocol for admitting new Sections, particularly in the more economically strapped parts of the world. What criteria must they meet? How many Fellows must they have? What would be their dues? Some sections have only one member—the Chair. There are many areas of the world open to Fellowship expansion, but are our current fees too much for them to sustain?

The Fellowship Committee needs to address these issues.

Also discussed were some international problems dealing with the few unpaid foreign Sections.

Discussion and procedure was debated over the dispensation of the funds held for U.S. Sections from the dues increase. Three Sections have already applied. Basically, the program would entail funding Section activities or projects not being covered by any Foundation grants, but exclusively to offer to their Fellowship. Georgia Chair Karyn Stockwell’s Weekend Section meeting, social event, and project involvement was discussed as an excellent example of what the Board intended by adding the increase.

New Business

Dr. Winspear discussed his six-page international questionnaire and the ongoing results to date.

The new podium banner was introduced and displayed.

The matter of the Katrina Disaster was discussed. As the situation was quite recent, little information was available about what was being done and what could be done—except from the ADA. No one could come up with even an idea of how many Fellows in our profession were affected and to what degree. A disaster protocol was decided to be necessary as to who would be covered, what areas would be included, would it be for our Fellows, dentists in general, dental projects only, or philanthropic in general. It was decided by the Board to waive this coming year’s dues from all Fellows in the affected areas.

For such future incidents, that would apply to all areas of the world. Dr. Mark proposed setting up some guidelines from which to operate a program. It was also adopted by the Board to send a letter to our membership asking for Fellowship contributions for a Relief Fund to be handled through our Foundation.

Section Chair Caucus

As the Academy Board Meeting was convening, the Section Chairs met in the next room. President Michael Perpich, after dispensing with the opening business, asked for a brief adjournment so that all the officers and trustees could attend their meeting and answer their questions directly. He felt their input was of such importance that we all should listen to what they had to say.

Dan Castagna of the Northern California Section chaired the Caucus and would later report their comments officially to the Board at a later meeting. A joint working luncheon was planned with the some 17 Section Chairs after their Caucus.

Canada’s Aldo Boccia invited the Management Team to hold the 2007 Interim Meeting in Toronto.

Otherwise, much of the discussion was about the Web site and establishing Section pages for those Sections wanting them. The Board stated that they were planning Region pages to start. Another topic was how to tap into the $10 dues per Fellow increase (for the United States Sections). The Board plans have not been finalized, but the money collected for each Section was to be used as seed funding for an event or activity sponsored by that Section up to the amount collected from their members. This was over and beyond what individual dues each Section might assess for their own projects.

Another new idea presented was regarding any guidelines for the selection of a Section Chair or movement up to Trustee.

President-elect Howard Mark fielded many of the questions stressing membership, local activities, and Foundation grants. Trustee Barry Dolman of Canada stated that membership is connectivity.

Later, at the Board Meeting, many of these topics were brought up and discussed in detail and at length.

Foundation Report II

The newly elected Foundation President, M. David Campbell, attended the final Sunday Board Session to announce the newly elected officers for the Foundation during their meetings that weekend.. He had been selected as President; C. F. Larry Barrett had been chosen for Vice President, and William Kort was re-elected as Treasurer. Dr. Campbell sat in on the Katrina Disaster discussion and noted that the Foundation was wrestling with the same problem. Everyone wants to help, but no one knows what would be most effective, or who to help, or where to start, and what disasters to cover. Certainly, Katrina was one of the worst, but Hurricanes Rita, Tammy, and Wilma have done additional damage, while the reported earthquakes that weekend in Guatemala and Pakistan have killed thousands.

PFA 69th Awards Luncheon

Saturday, 8 October 2005, Independance Hall, Philadelphia Marriott Hotel

President Michael Perpich called the assembly to order for the Awards Luncheon and asked for a moment of silence for our dear departed Trustee Bernardo Levit. Trustee Barry Dolman gave the Invocation. The President then introduced the dignitaries attending the sold out PFA event. Lunch was served.

Awards Chairman James Englander announced the recipients of each award as the time came. Secretary General Richard Kozal prepared the videotape sent by Dr. Kleinman for viewing by the luncheon guests.

PFA Gold Medal

This year’s PFA Gold Medal recipient was selected and approved by the Board to be presented to Dr. Dushanka V. Kleinman, Deputy Director of the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research.

The Awards Banquet was the venue, but Dr. Kleinman could not attend.

Dr. Kleinman addressed the attendees by way of videotape for the luncheon guests to view. In her statements, she thanked the Pierre Fauchard Academy for this tremendous honor. “Dentistry is the only professional group with a conscience.” She went on, “There is controversy and contentment.” Our profession is facing many challenges all the time. We can’t wait for them to fall on us. I have found that the best way to predict the future is to invent it ourselves.”

Her statements echoed what the late past ADA President Richard Muscola said last year at the Awards banquet. We must unite, all of us, and attack the problems facing dentistry. As we face many here in our own country, there are far more in the third-world countries.

PFA Gold Medal

Dushanka V. Kleinman

Dr. Kleinman is the newly named Assistant Director for Roadmap Coordination in the Office of the Director of NIH, the Deputy Director of the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) at the National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, and the Chief Dental Officer of the United States Public Health Service. She graduated with her B.S. degree from the University of Wisconsin in 1969 and earned her D.D.S. degree from the University of Illinois College of Dentistry in 1973. Upon completing her dental degree, Dr. Kleinman did a Rotating Internship at the University of Chicago Hospitals and Clinics in 1974. She then went on to receive her Master’s Degree in the Science of Dentistry in Dental Public Health from the Boston University Henry Goldman School of Dental Medicine in 1976.

Dr. Kleinman has served as an Assistant Professor for two years at the University of Maryland at the Baltimore School of Dentistry before receiving her commission in the United States Public Health Service in June of 1978. Service Medal. Most recently, Dr. Kleinman has received the APHA’s John Knutson Distinguished Service Award in Dental Public Health and also the Carl Schlack Award from the Association of Military Surgeons of the United States (AMSUS).

Dr. Kleinman is a Diplomat of the American Board of Dental Public Health. She has been President of the American Association of Women Dentists, the American Board of Dental Public Health, and the American Association of Public Health Dentistry. Her first assignment was with the Division of Dentistry in the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare’s Health Resources Administration as a dental surgeon participating in preventative dentistry and expanded duty dental auxiliary activities.

In 1980, she joined the National Institute of Dental Research as the Evaluation Officer in the Office of the Director. In 1982, her duties expanded to include the Institute’s planning and legislative activities and rose to become Chief of the Planning and Evaluation Section. From 1985 to 1990, Dr. Kleinman managed the Institute’s Epidemiology and Oral Disease Prevention Program during a time of transition, and she then headed the Oral Mucosa, Injuries and Pain Epidemiology Section within that program.

In 1990, Dr. Kleinman was appointed to the Office of the Surgeon General to serve as the Special Assistant for Special Projects. She directed the initiative focused on promoting healthy children ready to learn. In 1991, she returned to the Institute as the Deputy Director, a position she currently holds.

From June 1994 to June 1995, now Admiral Kleinman also served as the Acting Director of the National Institute of Dental Research.

Dr. Dushanka Kleinman has been honored many times over for her achievements, most importantly with the U.S. PHS Distinguished Service Medal for exemplary and innovative leadership in directing the first-ever Surgeon General’s Report on Oral Health; the U.S. PHS Outstanding Service Medal; and the U.S. PHS Surgeon General’s Exemplary

PFA Distinguished Service Award

This year’s PFA Distinguished Service Award was presented to Dr. Jeremiah J. Lowney, Jr. of Norwich, Connecticut.

Dr. Lowney accepted the Distinguished Service Award from President Michael Perpich and addressed the luncheon guests about his foundation, the Haitian Health Organization that spends a quarter of a million dollars to serve the dental needs of the very poor people of Haiti. No island paradise here, just want and need. But he noted, “Individuals can make a difference. The resources of the world are not evenly distributed. When we use our gifts and talents, we leave our footprint behind. Our return is the spiritual and personal reward from what we do.”

PFA Distinguished Service Award

Jeremiah J. Lowney, Jr.

Dr. Lowney is a graduate of Tufts University for his B.S. degree and Temple University School of Dental Medicine for his professional degree. He also holds an M.S. degree in growth and development, a Certificate of Proficiency in Orthodontics from SUNY in Buffalo, and another Masters degree in Public Health from the University of Connecticut (1966). He was honored by being awarded a Doctor of Humane Letters degree (honorary) from the University of Bridgeport (1989) and another from Quinnipiac University (1995).

Dr. Lowney served as Lt. Commander in the U.S. Navy. As a Rotarian, he earned the 1984 Paul Harris Fellow for Rotary District #7980. He is also a former member and chairman of the City of Norwich Personnel and Pension Board, and served a six-year term on the Board of Finance for the town of Lebanon. He currently sits on the Board of St. Joseph Living Center, the Eastern Connecticut A.H.E.C., and the Ray & Pauline Sullivan Foundation. He has served past Directorships for the Norwich Saving Society, Norwich Quinnebaug Unit of the American Cancer Society with two terms as their President, the Norwich YMCA, and as Trustee for the University of Connecticut (six years), the John Dempsey Hospital (as Board Chairman), and was a member of the State of Connecticut Board of Governors for Higher Education (15 years with four as Chairman). He currently serves on the Board of the Peoples bank since 1997.

Professionally, Dr. Lowney is a clinical assistant professor at the University of Connecticut Department of Community Medicine. He is a Fellow in ICD and ACD, a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, and served two terms as President of the Connecticut State Society of Orthodontists.

Dr. Lowney was the founding President (1982) of the Haitian Health Foundation, which provides humanitarian and health care for 200,000 poor people of Haiti. This outreach now serves 105 rural villages with 175 employees and a budget of $2.5 million.

Pope John Paul II awarded him a Papal knighthood in 1988—Knight of St. Gregory. Dr. Lowney is also a Knight of Malta, and a Knight of the Holy Sepulchre.

Dr. Lowney’s list of honors and awards is long and varied. Among them are the Connecticut Jefferson Award, the Congressional Certificate of Merit, The New London County Bar Association’s Liberty Bell Award, the Humanitarian Award from the New York Academy of Dentistry, ACD’s Distinguished Service Award, the Connecticut State FONES Award, the University of Connecticut’s Distinguished Alumni Award, and the 1990 Eastern Connecticut Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year Award.

Dental Trade & Industry Award

The annual Dental Trade & Industry Award of Recognition was approved for the G. C. Corporation, whose President and CEO is Makoto Nakao of Tokyo. The company was nominated for this high honor by International Trustee Mamoru Sakuda of Japan. Awards Chairman James Englander announced the honor, which was presented by President Michael Perpich.

G. C. Corporation President Makoto Nakao thanked the Academy for this stellar honor. His company is celebrating its 86th Anniversary this year and is honored to be the only dental company in the top 20 PQM listings. They are a top quality, high customer satisfaction based company doing business worldwide. But they are not content with that status quo. They are striving to make new footsteps with future dental innovations.

PFA Dental Trade & Industry Award

Makoto Nakao

G. C. Corporation CEO Makoto Nakao receiving Award Certificate from President Michael Perpich

Mr. Nakao is a diligent gentleman who has made many various contributions to the development of modern dentistry worldwide. His company received the 2004 Japan Quality Medal for the recognized excellence of his products. This is not an easy award to earn. His company must demonstrate total quality management-focused activity for at least three years after winning the Deming Prize. Since 1970, only 18 companies in Japan have achieved this award.

Born in 1948, Makoto Nakao finished his doctorate in the Department of Studies of Science and Technology at the Graduate School of Waseda University in 1976. In 1974, he had joined G. C. Dental Industrial Corporation rising to become President and CEO of the now G. C. Corporation in 1983.

He has served as President of the International Dental Manufacturers (IDM) from 1994 to 1996. From 1997 to 2001, he was President of the Japan Dental Industry Council. Before that, he had been an officer on the Japan Research Council on Dental Products (1984–present), Director for the Japanese Society for Dental Materials and Devices (1985-present), President of the Japan Dental materials Manufacturers Association (1992), was awarded honorary membership in the ADA (1996), made the List of Honor for the Asia Pacific Dental Federation (2000) and Honorary Member of ICD—USA Section in 2000.

Makoto Nakao was honored in 1995 with Commander of the Order of the Crown of Belgium, awarded the Japanese Society for Dental materials and Devices Prize in 2002, and was certified as a Person of Merit for Japanese Pharmaceutical Affairs by the Japan Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare.

His company, under his leadership, has adopted the policy of providing environmentally safe dental products, made with earth-friendly processes that are people friendly and fill the needs of the dental practitioner. G. C. Corporation was established in 1921 based on three management principles—contributing to the environment and society by improving oral hygiene; improving the corporate quality to meet the customers’ expectations; and forming a team of associates striving to improve respect for their fellow man.

PFA International Honorary Fellowship

The Awards Committee and the PFA board have approved this International Fellowship to be presented to Dr. Malvin E. Ring. He was nominated by past PFA President and current Foundation Executive Director Fred Halik for this honor. President Michael Perpich presented Dr. Ring with a Certificate of Fellowship and the ribbon PFA Key of Honor.

Dr. Ring also thanked the Academy for this honor. He went on to marvel that we are assembling a dental museum as well, like the $6 million Museum of Dentistry in Baltimore that is now affiliated with the Smithsonian. “Young people have very little knowledge on the background of dentistry’s founding in Europe. Even the Encyclopaedia Britannica is not up-to-date on their description of dentistry.”

PFA International Honorary Fellowship

Marvin E. Ring

Dr. Ring graduated with a B.A. from Brooklyn College of the City University of New York in 1939. He then served in WWII before receiving his dental degree from St. Louis University School of Dentistry in 1946. He then served in the Korean Conflict and started a dental practice in Batavia, New York, before he went on to obtain a Masters of Library Science in 1970.

His academic affiliations include the School of Dental Medicine, SUNY at Buffalo (1965-present); Associate Professor-emeritus in Dental History and Literature at SUNY-Buffalo, and Adjunct Professor of Biomedical Librarianship (1971-1975) at the State University College at Genesco. Dr. Ring was the Editor of the Journal of the History of Dentistry. He is the author of Dentistry–An Illustrated History. This work has been published in six languages. It is the only book in dentistry to have been reviewed in The New York Times.

Dr. Ring has appeared on the Larry King Show, the Today Show, NOVA, PBS’ Morning Edition, and Canadian TV’s Lifetime. He has spoken on 18 radio talk shows and delivered over 60 professional papers before various dental groups in six different countries. He is a Fellow in ACD, earned the Hayden-Harris Award from the American Academy of History of Dentistry, the “Visionary Dentist of the Millennium” Award from the American Students Dental Association (1999), and is listed in Who’s Who in the East, in the International Biographical Dictionary, and in the Dictionary of Educators.

Retiring Trustee Awards

At this point in the program, President Michael Perpich presented the retiring Trustees with the PFA Trustee Service plaques. Actually, only Trustee James Englander was physically present to receive his honor. Trustee Bernardo Levit was certainly there in spirit. And the award for retired Trustee Pierre Marois had been sent to him in Paris.

The retiring Section Chair plaques, not already sent and awarded at the Section’s local function, were presented by President Perpich. Retiring Chair Dr. Tsuneaki Kuwahata of Japan was present to receive this honor directly from the PFA President at the foremost International PFA function of the year.

Foundation President Carl Lundgren announced that an anonymous donor had funded the presentation of PFA Foundation Service plaques to be awarded to the all-volunteer Officers and Board for their unselfish dedication to PFA, the Foundation, and to our profession.

Following this first-ever event, past PFA President M. David Campbell inducted the new officers for the 2005-2006 year:

• President-elect William Winspear of Australia
• Vice President James Englander of Wisconsin
• Immediate Past President Michael Perpich of Minnesota
• Trustee for Region 7 Ernesto Acuna of Mexico

Another highlight of an already momentous occasion was the swearing in of President Howard Mark by PFA Fellow Dr. Robin Santiago, Dr. Mark’s daughter.

“I humbly accept this great honor. Our Academy deserves to grow, and it will. We serve, and we honor those who do serve,” President Mark stated in his acceptance remarks.

He then presented outgoing President Michael Perpich with the French Gold Medal given him in Paris for Dr. Perpich by Le Conseil National de l’Ordre des Chirurgiens Dentistes President Pierre-Yves Mahe last June. Dr. Mark also presented him with the outgoing President’s plaque for having crossed the finish line as an Officer held in high regard by his colleagues.

Dr. Perpich then adorned President Mark with the Medal of his PFA office. He thanked all those who had helped him move the Academy forward during his year.

Secretary General Richard Kozal approached the podium and gave his usual benediction: “These proceedings are now closed.”

President’s Reception

Saturday evening, after the Awards Banquet Luncheon, all Fellows, dignitaries, and guests are invited to a cocktail reception hosted by the outgoing PFA President. While the event may seem redundant, a great deal of contact business goes on as well as social renewals with family. Dignitaries, unable to make the regular PFA functions due to other organizational commitments, drop in to visit and renew PFA contacts, exchange bits of new information from the day, and make future dates.

Montreal PFA Gala Event

Wednesday, 24 August 2005 InterContinental Hotel, The Atrium

International Trustees Barry Dolman and the Canadians orchestrated one of the finest International PFA Events in recent history during the FDI’s 93rd annual World Dental Congress and the Canadian Dental Association’s annual Session with the participation of the Order of Dentists of Quebec.

Dr. Barry Dolman, past PFA President Kevin Roach, and the PFA Sections of Canada hosted an outstanding example of what sincere, dedicated organization can do for the Pierre Fauchard Academy members and for our image internationally.

The evening’s festivities were attended by over 100 PFA members, officers, and international guests. The PFA International Officers attending were President Michael Perpich, President-elect Howard Mark and his wife Sheila, past PFA President Kevin Roach and his wife Ann, Editor Brophy and his wife Shirley, Trustees Barry Dolman and his wife Colette, James Englander and his wife Carole, Bob Hart and his wife Eileen, Charles Eller and his wife Gloria, and Dr. and Mrs. Ernesto Acuna from Mexico.

The PFA Section Chairs attending were Canada’s Dr. and Mrs. Aldo Boccia of Ontario, Dr. and Mrs.Sam Sgro of Quebec, Dr. Evelyn McNee of British Columbia, Dr. and Mrs. Tom Breneman of the Western Canada Provinces, and Dr. and Mrs. Gary MacDonald of the Atlantic Provinces, Poland Chair Eugeneiusz Spiechowicz, the Chile Chair Luis Felipe Jimenez, and past Quebec Chair Dr. and Mrs. Guy Maranda.

The Atrium

The Canadian Dental Association Officers were President Jack Cottrell and his wife Michelle, CDA Executive Director George Weber, immediate past President Alfred W. Dean and his wife Janet, CDA Director Dr. Deborah and husband Bev Stymiest and President-elect Dr. Wayne Halstrom and his wife Arlene. Past CDA Presidents were in abundance with Drs. Kevin Roach, Barry Dolman, Louis Dube, George Sweetnam, Tom Breneman, Bernard Dolansky, Burton Conrod, Ray Wenn, and Jim Brookfield.

Also in attendance was President of the Quebec Dental Association Chantal Charest. Officers of l’Ordre des Dentistes du Quebec in attendance were President Robert Salois and his wife Nicole and Dr. Denis Forest (FDI Organizational Chairman) and his wife Nycole.

FDI Officers were President Heung-Ryul Yoon of Korea, President-elect Michele Aerden of Belgium, FDI Councilor and past CDA President Burton Conrod of Nova Scotia, Dr. Denis Forest, the Local Organizing Chair, and our own PFA Fellow Kathryn Kell of Iowa, the Chair of the FDI Education Committee.

The American Dental Association Officers were President Robert Brandjord, President-elect Richard Haught, past President Eugene Sekiguchi, and International Relations Chair Helen Cherrett.

Dignitaries present were ACDQ President Dr. Chantal Charest, University of Montreal Dean Claude Lamarche, and SciCan CEO Arthur Zwingenberger. Dentsply International Vice President George Rhodes, Nobelbiocare’s Jon Cox., and Listerine’s Manager Tanya Willer.

International Trustee Barry Dolman welcomed everyone in his Opening Remarks, PFA President-elect Howard Mark giving the Invocation, and PFA President Michael Perpich presenting International Greetings.

International Trustee, and PFA Awards Chair James Englander, along with President Michael Perpich, presented the 2005 Elmer S. Best Memorial Award to Dr. George Albert Zarb.

PFA Elmer S. Best Memorial Award

George A. Zarb

Dr. George Albert Zarb, Professor-emeritus of the University of Toronto Faculty of Dentistry, was the recipient of the 2005 Elmer S. Best Memorial Award at the PFA Dinner held during the FDI Congress Session in Montreal, Canada, this August.

Dr. Zarb is the Director of the Graduate Prosthodontic Program and Implant Prosthodontic Unit for the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Toronto. Prior to his retirement in June of 2004, Dr. Zarb was the full-time Chairman of Prosthodontics.

He has lectured nationally and internationally, written several papers on different aspects of Prosthodontics, and co-authored some 13 textbooks, as well as contributing chapters to several others. He has organized and edited the published Proceedings from five international conferences and was co-editor of Oral Science Reviews. His current research is in the field of Implant Prosthodontics. He also has maintained a part-time private practice in Toronto since 1966.

He is the recipient of numerous awards and honours including an Honorary Doctorate of Science from the University of Gothenburg. Sweden; an Honorary Doctorate of Laws from Dalhousie University (Canada); and an Honorary M.D. from his original alma mater, the University of Malta. He was the 1993 recipient of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) Award for Prosthodontics and Implant Dentistry. He also holds an Honorary Fellowship from the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of England.

Dr. Zarb is past President of the International College of Prosthodontists, of the Academy of Prosthodontics (USA), and of the Association of Prosthodontists of Canada. He was recently appointed Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Prosthodontics.

Montreal PFA Gala Event cont'd

The Canadian 2004 Distinguished Service Award was presented to Dr. Marcia Boyd with an introduction by Canadian Section Chair for British Columbia Dr. Evelyn McNee.

The Canadian 2005 Distinguished Service Award was presented to Dr. Robert Salois with an introduction by Canadian Section Chair for Quebec by Dr. Sam Sgro. Dr. Salois is President of l’Ordre des Dentistes du Quebec.

Following the Awards Presentations, past PFA President Kevin Roach presented the Foundation Student Scholarship Awards to the student dental school Governors of the ten Canadian dental schools. Receiving those Awards were British Columbia’s Jenny Hui, Alberta’s Jeremy Wong, Saskatchewan’s Mark Venditti, Manitoba’s Raymond Zhu, Toronto’s Amanda Braude, Montreal’s Yi-Wei Liu, McGill’s Eugenie Diagnault and Antonio Crivello, Laval’s Fouad Yadani, and Dalhousie’s Kelly Drover.

Dr. Marcia Boyd receiving Award from past President Kevin Roach

President Michael Perpich presents his 2005 Presidential Award to past PFA President Kevin Roach

Then, PFA president Michael Perpich with Canadian Trustee Barry Dolman inducted 57 new Canadian Fellows and individually invested them with their ribboned medals of Fellowship.

While the lights dimmed and the trickling of the nearby water fountain could be heard, our new Canadian Fellows accepted their plaques of membership—Drs. Emanuel Alvaro, Mario Auger, Brian Baker, Izchak Barzilay, Bettina Ruth Basrani, Veronique Benhamou, Jacques Boileau, Richard Boudreault, Joseph Brown, Allen Burgoyne, Donald Burwash, Bruno Cabana, Sylvio Caro, Bonnie Chandler, Connie Conrod, Michel Couture, Stephen Cymet, Kevin Dann, Paul Downing, Aaron Fenton, Neil Gajjar, Bruce Glazer, Perry Goldberg, Effrat Habsha, Anil Joshi, Ira Kirshen, Jeffrey Kirshenbaum, Diane Kjorven, Claude Lamarche, Jean-Noel Lavallee, Ian Leitch, Russel Leve, Thomas Mara, Amanda Maplethorp, Thomas Martin, Elliot Mechanic, Eric Normandeau, Mark Nusinoff, Gilles Pelletier, Gillian Peters, Paul Perrier, Yvan Poitras, Thomas Raddall, Ben Saleh, Benjamin Serfaty, Stewart Shapiro, Ronald Shupe, Gerald Sohmer, Valerie Stavro, Frank Stechey, Joseph Szwimer, Daniel Tanguay, Brian Tenaschuk, David Tobias, Janet Tomkins, Edward Williams, and Robert Wood.

A moment of silence was held in honor of the passing of two remarkable Fellows—past ADA President Richard Mascola of New York and Trustee Bernardo Levit or Argentina.

International President Michael Perpich subsequently amazed the attending guests with the special presentation of his 2005 Presidential Award of Excellence to past PFA President Kevin Roach for his outstanding service in reorganizing the international Academy and preparing it to enter the 21st century fiscally in the black and technologically in the future. Dr. Roach stated, “I want to take this opportunity to thank you most sincerely for surprising me with your Presidential Award of Excellence. To be honoured by yourself and the other Management Team members is very humbling. But to present this prestigious award in my home country in front of my colleagues, friends, and family is most gratifying. Each and every one of my “dream management team” really deserves to receive this award. I shall be the first to sing your accolades. I see many more exceptional management teams on the horizon for our august honour organization. I shall continue to wear my PFA insignia with pride. And I will strive to continue to live up to your vote of confidence.”

Foundation Board Meetings

7 – 9 October 2005

The Foundation Board convenes

President Carl Lundgren called the Foundation Board of Trustees to order. Dr. James Long gave the Invocation. The agenda was approved. The Minutes from their April 2005 Interim Meeting in Chicago were discussed and approved

President Lundgren then gave his report, which was the same as included above in the Academy Board Meetings section.

Vice President Campbell’s report praised the increased communications between the Board members and the holding of the Interim Meeting, which gave the Board time enough away from the festivities to thoroughly discuss each and every important item that faced the Foundation. Dr. Campbell also praised Dr. Barrett’s efforts to establish a fund-raising opportunity for the Foundation, a goal for many years of the late Foundation President Robert Shira.

Treasurer Bill Kort, also Chair of the Finance Committee, discussed the financial investments needing to be made as the higher yielding bonds were being called in or coming due. Transferring the resultant funds, sometimes within days, to other investments was a serious decision since all other opportunities were at a lower rate of return.

Executive Director Fred Halik gave his report on the Scholarship Program, the Grants applicatons, the Foundation’s Web site page renovations, and necessary revisions and recommended date changes.

Academy President Michael Perpich addressed the Board concerning the work of the Academy. He had been spending much of his year improving communications within the Academy and particularly the Web site. His efforts have vastly improved a nearly instantaneous contact with every Fellow with a computer. He has made the Officers accessible online.

Academy President-elect Howard Mark, Chair of their Constitution & By-Laws Committee, presented amendments and changes for the Board’s consideration.

Trustee Larry Barrett gave his report on the success the Public Relations Committee has had in the past year. He then presented the results of his Fund Raising Committee, whose members Academy President Perpich and Editor Brophy were present.

After the installation of the Academy’s new Officers for 2005-2006, Immediate past President Michael Perpich was voted on the Foundation Board of Trustees. The Board also welcomed back the new Academy President Howard Mark and the new Academy President-elect William Winspear.

Grants Committee Chair Gary Lowder presented the Committee’s report on the grant applications. The Board as a whole went over each one, discussed them, and arrived at funding commensurate with the funds available. Then they went back over the grants and re-evaluated each one. Your Editor was very impressed with the thoroughness and seriousness that the Board gave to each grant application.

Finally, at the Sunday Board Meeting the election of new officers was held. Elected to serve three-year terms were:

• M. David Campbell for President
• C. F. Larry Barrett for Vice President
• William Kort for Treasurer

Under “new business,” the Board took on the topic of dealing with the Katrina Disaster. Like the Academy, debate and discussion explored all the many ways this could be accomplished, legally within the Foundation, and philanthropically. After much discussion, the Board voted to establish a PFA Disaster /Emergency Relief Fund with seed money coming from the Foundation’s operational fund. The total results of their combined information and ideas were referred to their Executive Committee for setting guidelines to operate the program. These guidelines will be reported to their Board for approval at their Interim Meeting in April next year.

Canadian Academy Trustee Barry Dolman presented a check for $1000 from the Fellows of Canada to the Foundation. Following that presentation, Editor Brophy presented his annual check to the Foundation Scholarship Program.

2006 Foundation  Committee Appointments

Executive Committee: President David Campbell, Chair; Vice President Larry Barrett, Treasurer William Kort, Grants Chair; Gary Lowder, Academy President Howard Mark, Executive Director Fred Halik as ex-officio

Grants Committee: Gary Lowder, Chair; Larry Barrett, Jim Long, Mike Perpich, Kevin Roach, Nick Saccone, Scott Welch

Budget & Finance: Treasurer William Kort, Chair; Jim Long, Gary Lowder, Howard Mark, Kevin Roach, Nick Saccone

Ex-officio: Executive Director Fred Halik and Academy President-elect William Winspear

Disaster/Relief Fund: Jim Long, Chair; Larry Barrett, Howard Mark, Nick Saccone, Mamoru Sakuda

By-Laws & Policy Committee: Academy President Howard Mark, Chair; Minoru Horiuchi, Jim Long, Scott Welch

Public Relations and Web Site: Mike Perpich, Chair; Academy Secretary General Richard Kozal, Editor Jim Brophy, Gary Lowder, Howard Mark

Memorial & Tribute Funds: Vice President Larry Barrett, Chair; Minoru Horiuchi, Carl Lundgren, Kevin Roach, Academy President Howard Mark

Editor Jim Brophy, Academy Trustees Barry Dolman and Steve Hedlund

PFA Museum Board–Foundation Member: William Kort

FOUNDATION DENTAL SCHOLARSHIPS for 2005

• Gregory Wayne Egbert, University of Alabama
• Kelton Stewart, Texas A&M-Baylor
• David Blackburn, Boston University
• Jennifer Crowe, UCLA
• Lee Akin University of California–San Francisco
• Dannelle Carpio, USC
• Scott Grant, Case Western Reserve
• Audra Myers, University of Colorado
• Lavanya Venkateswaran, Columbia University
• Christopher Mirucki, University of Connecticut
• Marie Halbur, Creighton University
• Rebecca Himm, University of Detroit-Mercy.
• Casey Born, University of Florida
• Amber Lawson, Medical College of Georgia
• Fatemeh Afshari, Harvard University
• Jerri Hines, Howard University
• Siddhi Doshi, University of Illinois
• Ava Lauren Hood, Southern Illinois University
• Jeremy Bruner, Indiana University
• Joshua Everts, University of Iowa
• Rachel Matthews, University of Kentucky
• Tomas Kutansky, Loma Linda University
• Matthew Waite, Louisiana State University
• Michael Gladwell, University of Louisville.
• Andrew Weirs, Marquette University
• John Mohler, University of Maryland
• Tibebu Tsegga, Meharry Medical College
• Anne Lin, University of Michigan
• Marika Middag, University of Minnesota
• Patrick Singley, University of Mississippi
• Christopher Dumas, University of Missouri
• Lennard Hopper, University of Nebraska
• Gina Marie Cuccurullo, University of New Jersey
• Harpreet Dhillon, New York University
• Allyson Stewart, SUNY-Buffalo
• Larissa Figari, SUNY-Stoney Brook

• Jason Pollei, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
• Cameron Jolley, Nova Southeastern University
• Mitzi Hines, Ohio State University
• Felipe and Lauren Avery-Miranda, University of Oklahoma.
• Cameron Wagner, Temple University
• Sterling Card, Oregon Health Sciences University
• Sean Rockwell, University of the Pacific
• Elizabeth Prada, University of Pennsylvania
• Joseph Karam, University of Pittsburgh
• Cristina Abreu, University of Puerto Rico
• David Hicklin, Medical University of South Carolina
• Joshua Keener, University of Tennessee
• Ashley Farrar, University of Texas-Houston
• Zachary Paukert, University of Texas-San Antonio
• Brant Jones, Tufts University
• Peter Pellegrini, University of Washington
• John Hubbard, University of West Virginia
• Eleisha Nickoles, University of West Virginia (2004)
• Megan Olson, University of the Pacific.
• Daniela Venegas Aeloiza, Universidad de La Frontera (Chile)
• Keelin Fox, Trinity College (Ireland)
• Cinthya Pamela Rojas, University of Costa Rica
• Elise Boersma, University of Sydney (Australia)
• Adam Hamilton, University of Western Australia
• Aitziber Fernandez, University of Basque (Spain)
• Atsuko Kida, Osaka Dental University (Japan)
• Harumi Kawaki, Okayama University (Japan)
• Gaitho Njogu, University of Nairobi (Kenya)
• Romain de Pape, University of Paris
• Vincent Berthelot, Brest Dental School (France)
• M. G. Shruthhi, JSS Dental College-Mysore (India)
• Patricia Flores, Universidad de la Salle Bajio (Mexico)
• Canada (see list above in Montreal Gala article)
• Amit Chhabria, Government Dental College-Indore (India).

PFA Relief Fund

Inauguration Announced!

The Pierre Fauchard Academy Foundation Board unanimously approved the establishment of a PFAF Disaster and Emergency Relief Fund at its meeting in Philadelphia on 9 October 2005. Recognizing its international Fellowship, and appreciating the fact that natural disasters and similar emergency situations can devastate the ability of Fellows to continue to practice under these circumstances anywhere in the world, the Board felt an obligation to use its resources to assist in practical ways. While this use of Foundation funds may seem out of keeping with its mission, this will not interfere with the continuance of the grants and scholarship program.

The Foundation Board’s recently installed President, Dr. M. David Campbell of Michigan, is proud of this action and states,

“This action by the Foundation Board of Trustees reflects the concern of the Board for the sustainability of the Fellowship in time of crisis, as is most appropriate, and does not detract from the aims and goals of the Foundation.”

Initial funding will come from the operational budget under the guidelines to be established by their Executive Committee and approved by the Board of Trustees. The Committee has been charged to develop these guidelines for submission to the Board at its Interim Meeting in April 2006 so that implementation can be begun soon.

It is the Board’s aim to increase the amount available for this purpose by requesting support from the international Fellowship and from affiliated organizations in an ongoing solicitation. This will begin shortly with all the monies received to be deposited in a special account dedicated to this purpose.

From the Desk of Foundation President M. David Campbell…

Over the years since the Foundation’s inception, we have had some tremendously able leadership under Drs. Robert Shira and Carl Lundgren as Presidents, George Hique as Treasurer, and Shig Kishi and Fred Halik as our Executive Directors. They established such a firm basis for our Foundation that the Board of Trustees has been able to operate effectively right from the beginning. Their dedication to serving is unquestioned. Your Foundation would not be where it is today without their brilliant and unselfish devotion to our mission.

Being the new President is not going to be an easy task for the next three years. Times are always changing. What was a firm foundation in the past now faces new problems in the coming years. But the Board and Officers realize that and have begun preparations to confront them.

Our new Vice President Larry Barrett has not only opened doors for us in our public relations, he has crafted several plans for the necessary fund-raising program we have thought about for some time. Larry has brought it forward and is ready to launch it. This is probably the greatest task we have before us.

Howard Mark, now the Academy President, has modernized our Constitution & By-Laws to bring them more in line with what the Board wants in facing the new century. He and our new Trustee Michael Perpich, the Academy’s Immediate Past President, have opened up a vast avenue of communications between the Academy and the Foundation. Our relations with the Academy are better now than ever before.

Gary Lowder has done an unbelievable job in handling all the Grant application reviews, completing them on time, and guiding them through approval. He is to be highly commended for his devotion.

We have an excellent Board of Trustees that give so much of their time so freely to our Foundation that meeting with them is a warming experience. Debate is friendly; discussion is honest and open; and we have become a family.

However, as we plan our fund-raising effort, the multiple disasters of Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, Tammy, and Wilma, along with the devastating earthquakes in Pakistan and Guatemala, have hurt our hearts in knowing about the massive loss of life and billions of dollars in property. As fellow humans serving humanity in so many ways, we are touched by these losses. The Foundation, like the Academy, is eager to help out. But we debate what is the most effective way we can—as individuals and as an organization. This matter deserves serious reflection. Though we desire to charge right in with help, we are advised to wait and see how we can do this in the best and most effective manner. After an afternoon of debate on the matter, the Board, with as many varied ideas as there are Trustees, has referred the situation to the Executive Committee to generate a final plan of action that befits our mission as a Foundation serving our fellow man.

Through this column I hope to continue to make you aware of our progress.

2006 Calendar

8 April 2006
PFA Foundation Interim Board Meeting, Chicago Airport Hilton Hotel

29 April
PFA Management Team Meeting, Anaheim, California

22–26 September
FDI Congress, Shenzhen, China

16–20 October
147th ADA Annual Session, Las Vegas, Nevada
Monday-Friday: PFA Academy Board Meetings
PFA Foundation Board Meetings

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

Foundation News

Japan

Trustee Mamoru Sakuda and Japan Chair Tsuneaki Kuwahata presented the Foundation Scholarship award to student Harumi Kawaki during the Presentation Ceremony at Okayama University Dental School last September. Dean Dr. Tatsuo Watanabe was also in attendance with Dr. Manabu Iidaka, the Deputy Secretary General of the Japan Section; Dr. Masaharu Takigawa, the dental school’s Chairman of Student Affairs; and Dr Teruko Takano-Yamamoto, a PFA fellow at Okayama dental School.

Two days later, Trustee Mamoru Sakuda and the Japan Section honored student Atsuko Kida with the Scholarship Award by Japan’s Chairman-elect Dr.Toshio Morioka at the Osaka Dental University. Also in attendance were Dean Hisao Imai, International Trustee Sakuda, Chair of the Kansai Component Dr. Yoshiki Sakamoto, Trustee of the Japan Section Koichi Hashimoto, Vice Dean Takayoshi Kawazoe, PFA Fellow at Osaka Dental University Kiyoshi Ohura, Chair of Student Affairs Dr. Michiharu Diato, and Chair of the Board of Education Dr. Tatsuo Kawamoto.

United States
Kentucky

Chair Karl Lange reported that the Foundation Scholarship Awards were presented to John Kindoll Newcomb at the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry and to Jolanta Nowicka Nichols at the University of Louisville School of Dentistry.

Michigan

Past Section Chair Virginia Merchant reported that DS4 student Rebecca Himm received the Foundation Scholarship Award from the University of Detroit–Mercy School of Dentistry Dean H. Robert Steiman. Also receiving scholarships were dental students Will Thompson from the University of Detroit–Mercy School of Dentistry and Louis Whitesman from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry.

Mississippi

Chair William Buchanan, the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs for the University of Mississippi School of Dentistry, along with past PFA President James Long presented the Foundation’s Scholarship Award to D4 student Patrick Singley. Patrick has been recognized on the Dean’s List of Honorees and is a member of the Hembree Honor Society.

Missouri

Chairman James Kulild presented the Foundation Scholarship Award to junior dental student Christopher J. Dumas of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry. The Award presentation was made at the Westin Crown Hotel during the school’s Recognition & Award Program last September. Chris Dumas thanked the Academy and Foundation for its generosity in awarding him this honor.

Chair Jim Kulild presents the Scholarship Award to Christopher Dumas

Pennsylvania

Colonel William P. Yeomans, a PFA Fellow, at the age of 59 has been called back to duty overseas to serve in Kosovo. Bill is a practicing general dentist in Scranton, a past Trustee and Vice President of the Pennsylvania Dental Association and a past President of the Scranton District Dental Society.

Australasia

The new Section Officers are Section Chair Mark Sinclair of New South Wales, Secretary/Treasurer Patrick Meaney of New South Wales, and Trustees Richard Sawers of South Australia, Gerry Clausen of Victoria, and Dexter Bamberry of New Zealand.

Belgium/Luxembourg

Chair Jose Dahan organized an extensive number of Section affairs for the visiting President-elect last June, including an all-day seminar on Sleep Apnea at the University of Liege.

Fellow Christiaan Colpaert presented a seminar on “Microdentistry,” explaining how to avoid unnecessary destruction of dental structures.

Two prominent dentists were inducted last year—Dr. Alain Arys, a clinician and dental teacher in Brussels, and Dr. Odile Hutereau, Chairwoman of the Luxembourg Society of Orthodontics.

Canada

International Trustee for Canada Barry Dolman reported that Fellow Dr. Bernie White of Saskatoon has been appointed the Registrar/CEO for the College of Dental Surgeons of Saskatchewan.

Dr. Burton Conrod of Sydney, Nova Scotia, was named FDI President-elect during their annual World Congress in Montreal. Dr. Conrod’s two-year term as FDI President will commence in 2007 following that of Dr. Michele Aerden of Belgium.

Fellow Jack Cottrell begins his year as President of the Canadian Dental Association by meeting with Fellow Richard Haught, ADA President, and with ADA President-elect Robert Brandjord.

Fellow John P. O’Keefe is the CDA Editor and has just recently redesigned the publication.

Fellow Gary MacDonald and the Atlantic Section will be hosting the 2006 CDA annual Meeting.

The PFA Annual Awards and Installation Ceremonies will be held on 24–26 August 2006 in St. John’s, Newfoundland.

Germany

Chairman Frank Braun visited the PFA Central Headquarters in Las Vegas last July and toured the PFA Dental History Museum there.

German Chair Frank Braun at the Las Vegas Dental Museum

Haiti

Dr. Jeremy Lowney, Jr. of Connecticut, who received our PFA Distinguished Service Award at the Philadelphia Awards Banquet, initiated this project and established the Haitian Health Foundation. Their Foundation spends 93% of their donations in serving the poor and needy of Haiti. Dr. Jeremy, his wife Virginia, and Marilyn Lowney work tirelessly to construct sanctuary homes for the sick and needy, distribute food to the malnourished children, build a school, offer medical services, and provide dental treatment, and offer eye care services. They are making a difference in the world, one person at a time.

United States
Alaska

Dr. James Cerney is reorganizing the Section of three Fellows. Alaska is the largest State with its population spread over many isolated towns and villages. Hosting a gathering in one spot is a major undertaking.

California, Northern Section

Fellow Robert L. Boyd was the recipient of UOP’s Dr. Frederick T. West Endowed Chair in Orthodontics at their September Faculty Development Day. Dr. Boyd is the first to be so honored for this position at the Arthur Dugoni School of Dentistry. Professor Boyd, Chairman of the Orthodontics Department, holds certificates in both orthodontics and periodontics. He is a renowned educator, but his research interest in the orthodontic damage to the periodontal tissues has led him to become a principal investigator for the Invisalign appliances in a major research effort. He is a Fellow in PFA, ICD, and ACD. He is also past President of the Edward H. Angle Orthodontic Society. He has had many publications and lectures and the honors that go along with them. He is the 1999 recipient of the John Vallentine Mershon Award from the American Association of Orthodontists. He earned his dental degree from Temple University, his post-graduate certificates from the University of Pennsylvania, and a master’s degree in education from the University of Florida. He has taught at UC-San Francisco for 15 years and has been at UOP since 1996.

Fellow A. Thomas Indresano, Professor and Chair for the Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Department at UOP’s Dugoni School of Dentistry, was presented by the American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) with their Donald B. Osbon Outstanding Educator Award during their 87th annual Meeting in Boston last September. Teaching for 30 years, AAOMS Faculty Section past Chair G. E. Ghall stated that “under his tutelage, Dr. Indresano’s trainees were provided not only the necessary requisites to practice the specialty in a competent manner, but he also instilled in them the highest ethical and moral ideals of a professional.” Dr. Indresano has authored some 90 articles while being involved in numerous research projects that included one funded by NIH—“Long Term Cancer Survivor: Research Initiatives.” He has held many leadership positions in his field, including past President of the American Society of TMJ Surgeons%

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