The Pierre Fauchard Academy Ceremony – February 25, 2016

The Pierre Fauchard Academy held a ceremony to honor inductees from Illinois and Michigan on February 25, 2016 at the Chicago Cultural Center. The Pierre Fauchard Academy is an honorary dental service organization that was founded in 1936. The mission of the Academy is to recognize and grow leaders in the dental profession, their communities and society. Fellowship in the Academy is by nomination and is designed to honor past accomplishments in the field of dentistry and encourage future productivity. Fellows are selected based on contributions to dental literature, service to the profession of dentistry, and service to the general community. The new Illinois Fellows are Dr. Brent Jenkins, Dr. Theresa Lao, Dr. Reji Mathew, Dr. Salvitore Storniolo, and Dr. Larry Williams. Dr. Kevin King, a Fellow of the Academy was present at the ceremony. Dr. Theresa Lao was also presented with “The Distinguished Dentist Citation,” for her outstanding contributions to the art and science of dentistry. Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine-IL D-4 student, Wajiha Tariq spoke at the ceremony about the future of the dental profession and spoke about Dr. Lao’s contributions and accomplishments to the profession of dentistry. MWU students Elizabeth Luong and Whitney Sebree were also present at the ceremony along with Dr. Cheryl Mora from the IL Academy of General Dentistry. Congratulations from the IL AGD to the new Fellows of the Pierre Fauchard Academy.

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