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Pierre Fauchard Academy Honors Faculty and Alumni from Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry

September  16, 2009

Several faculty and graduates of the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry were recognized by the Pierre Fauchard Academy during a recent awards ceremony held on September 12, 2009 at the San Francisco Marriott.

The annual event hosted by the Academy's Northern California Section recognizes the achievements of dental professionals throughout the region.

Founded in 1936, the Pierre Fauchard Academy is an international honorary dental organization that recognizes outstanding dentists and celebrates their achievements. It seeks to support the highest ideals of dentistry throughout the world in both ethical and moral practice, through service to community, country and profession.

The Academy awards medals and other honors to people who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to dentistry and who are recognized as worthy role models for others in the profession.

Dr. Thomas Indresano, chair of the school's Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department, was given the Dental Faculty Recognition Award, and Parag Kachalia, assistant professor of restorative dentistry, received the Dental Faculty Development Grant.

In addition, the following faculty members were inducted into the Academy: Noelle Santucci, assistant professor in Restorative Dentistry, Phil Buchanan, assistant professor in Restorative Dentistry; and Erich Werner, DDS 1988, assistant professor in Removable Prosthodontics.

Graduates inducted into the academy were David Ehsan, DDS 1995; Daniel Freeman, DDS 1984; Deepinder Nijjar, DDS 2004; James Stephens, DDS 1982 and Walter Weber, DDS 1976.

The Pierre Fauchard Academy currently comprises 7,000 fellows from 119 sections in 65 countries. Members are dentists who have been judged to be among the most outstanding leaders in various fields of dentistry. Fellowship in the Academy is by nomination by professional leaders and is designed to be both an accolade to past accomplishment and an encouragement to future productivity.

"Congratulations to our graduates and faculty members for receiving this distinctive recognition and for upholding the highest ideals within our profession," said Dean Patrick J. Ferrillo, Jr.

One of the nation's premier dental schools, University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry has served the Bay Area community for 113 years. The School of Dentistry is committed to excellence in student-centered education, patient care and research. Its clinics, located in San Francisco, Union City and Stockton, offer quality, affordable dental services to children and adults throughout Northern California.

Category Type: Honors and Awards

Contact:  Office of Public Relations, 415.929.6434, pr@pacific.edu