On Sunday May 26, on a beautiful terrace, overlooking Old Montreal, the Quebec Section of the Pierre Fauchard Academy, held its Awards and Installation Ceremony. The event was a huge success and saw the presentation of 5 awards, the installation of 15 new fellows and a very special announcement.
Dr Lisa Bentley, the Canadian International Trustee, welcomed guests and provided opening remarks. Unfortunately, Dr Cheri Newman, International President, could not be in attendance, due to an unforeseen illness. Greetings were read on her behalf. Luckily PFA International Vice President Dr. Jerry Dushkin was happy to lend a helping hand.
Dr. Pierre Tessier received the 2019 Distinguished Service Award, presented by Dr.Veronic Deschenes, Vice President ODQ
Dr. Serge Langlois received the 2019 Distinguished Service Award, presented by Dr. Sam Sgro, Section Chair, Quebec
Dr. Claude Lamarche received the 2019 Distinguished Service Award, presented by Dr Sam Sgro, Section Chair, Quebec. Unfortunately Dr. Lamarche was absent and the award was accepted by Dr Jerry Dushkin, on his behalf.
Dr. Bernard Laporte received the 2019 Pierre Fauchard Distinguished Service Award presented by Dr. Barry Dolman, Chairman PFA
Mme Sylvie Morin received The 2019 Pierre Fauchard Honourary Fellow presented by Dr. Barry Dolman, Chairman PFA
Dr Jerry Dushkin International Vice President PFA, made a special announcement. Dr. Denis Forest will be awarded the highly acclaimed Elmer Best award at an upcoming ceremony in San Francisco on September 7th, 2019. The Elmer S Best award is the highest international award presented by the Pierre Fauchard Academy. It is presented to the dentist who has made distinguished and outstanding contributions of international significance to the dental profession. Dr. Forest is the epitome of dentistry. A teacher, clinician, dean, organizer and excellent colleague. Congratulations Dr. Forest, you have made all Canadians and all Quebeckers so very proud!
Dr Barry Dolman, Chairman PFA Canada presented a $10,000 cheque to Dr. Tessier, the president of the Foundation de L’Ordre des dentists du Quebec. The Foundation aims to improve access to dental care among the most vulnerable sections of the Quebec population by supporting preventative, curative care and applied research projects. It also recognizes the contribution of any individual or organization that assists in this work.
The Installation of the New 2019 Pierre Fauchard Academy Fellows
Dr. Stephane Bisson
Dr. Jean-Sebastien Charette
Dr. Zovinder Der Khatchadourian
Dr. Marie-Claude Desjardins
Mr. Benoit Desrosiers
Dr. Isabelle Fortin
Dr. Mario Fortin
Dr. Nicholas Gosselin
Dr. Bassel Kano
Dr. Lisa Kattan
Dr. Guy Lafrance
Dr. Nicolas Laliberte
Dr. Francois Parent-Leveille
Dr. Marc Robert
Dr. Hilal Sirhan
Thanks to the event organizers;
Dr. Barry Dolman, Dr. Lisa Bentley and Dr. Sam Sgro