The Quarterly Newsletter of the Pierre Fauchard Academy
Published quarterly, Dental World includes news of the Academy, its Foundation, and its Regions and Sections in the United States and abroad. This official newsletter of the Pierre Fauchard Academy contains news of individual members throughout the world, announcements of meetings, abstracts of selected articles from the world of dentistry with comments, reviews of books written by PFA members, and occasional editorials. Dental World appears four times a year as an insert in Dental Abstracts which is distributed bimonthly as part of the membership benefits to Fellows of the Academy.
May – June 2023
At the time of writing, I am looking forward to our upcoming Pierre Fauchard Academy Mid-Year Board of Trustees meeting which takes place March 24-26, 2023, at our International Headquarters in Rockville, Maryland. Having the ability to hold such meetings in our own International Headquarters is one of the many reasons we moved to Rockville. During this meeting, the Pierre Fauchard Academy, in cooperation with the Pierre Fauchard Academy’s Leadership Foundation will hold a Section Chair Leadership Summit…
November – December 2022
I write this article just a few weeks following our Pierre Fauchard Academy (PFA) Annual Meeting, which was held in Houston, Texas. Our Board of Trustees dealt with many issues facing the Academy during the meeting. We also had an Election of Officers which I will highlight below. The Annual Meeting concluded with our first PFA Gala.
September – October 2022
It is said that “time flies when you are having fun.” This seems to hold true for us at the Pierre Fauchard Academy. Now that we are nearing the last quarter of the year, we remain committed to achieving more, to aligning our efforts in advancing the dental profession by expanding our reach, and to sharing best practices to strengthen our networks and improve the oral health of the communities we serve.
May – June 2022
Leading to inspire future leaders The mark of a good leader lies in his or her ability to lead by example. In the history of the Pierre Fauchard Academy, this has been a common characteristic among our leadership and members. When I was elected as the Academy’s International President, I knew that this was not going to be an easy job. It would entail a lot of time and effort to ensure that we meet our targets and that we continue to remain aligned with our goals and objectives.
January – February 2022
When the Pierre Fauchard Academy was founded in 1936 by Dr. Elmer S. Best, his mission was clear: To recognize and develop outstanding leadership in our profession, internationally. Fast forward to today, the Academy continues to pursue the goals of our founder, but with renewed commitment to serve and to further advance the profession to benefit our members and the communities we serve around the world. For more than eight decades now, we have proactively addressed concerns surrounding the dental practice, offered solutions, and achieved milestones.
September – October 2021
It has been my distinct honor to be your International President for the last 25 months. Many accomplishments have been achieved by the talented men and women on the Pierre Fauchard Academy Board of Trustees with whom I had the privilege of working. I would like to thank each and every one of them for their actions while we were together on the Board