The Pierre Fauchard Academy (PFA) is an International Honor Dental Organization that was organized in 1936. The founders of the Academy selected the name of Pierre Fauchard in memory of the French dentist who is recognized as the “Father of Modern Dentistry.”
The Pierre Fauchard Academy International Hall of Fame of Dentistry was established in 1992 by then President Foster W. Bens. The activities of this program are administered by a committee of the Academy and approved by the Board of Trustees. This project honors the elite and the greats of the dental profession from throughout the world.
The selection of recipients of the PFA International Hall of Fame are to be made from eminent and qualified members of the profession whose claim to distinguished service is generally recognized by the dental profession throughout the world.
The PFA International Hall of Fame of Dentistry is has two locations: one is located at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry in the United States. The second location is at the International Headquarters of the PFA in Rockville, Maryland.
The candidate or candidates to be selected must be dentists and graduates of dental schools recognized and accepted in the country of origin of the candidate, and must be a dentist for a minimum of 35 years and show outstanding qualities of leadership, contributions and participation in any or several of the categories listed below:
The candidate is recommended by the committee and approved by the Officers and Board of Trustees of the Academy.