FOR ALL FELLOWS
FOR ALL DENTAL COLLEGES
The Pierre Fauchard Academy was originally incorporated in the state of
Minnesota (residence of founder Elmer S. Best) in 1936 and
reincorporated in Illinois in August 1995. Itís Constitution
and Bylaws specify that it should be a non-profit educational
organization whose assets are protected. Operation of the
organization is vested in a Board of Trustees including the officers
(elected annually for one-year terms) and (currently) ten Trustees who
serve terms of four years. The Trustees represent geographic
areas of the United States and the rest of the world.
Subdivision is accomplished through individual state organizations
and, in the case of foreign entities, sections in different countries
under the guidance of regional Trustees.
The officers include the President, President-Elect, Vice-President,
Secretary General, Immediate Past President, and the Editor, all of
whom serve with the ten Trustees to form the Board of Trustees.
State Chairpersons or Section Chairs (outside the United States) are
charged with the responsibility of overseeing their own areas,
nominating new Fellows, arranging meeting functions and public
The Pierre Fauchard Academy maintains 120 Sections in 11 Regions,
Worldwide. The United States has 55 Sections with 6,000 members
and another 65Sections in North and South America, Europe, Asia,
Africa and Australiawith 2,000 members. The Global membership is
The India Section is managed by the Senate of PFA consisting of the
Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer, the Chief Editor, the Scientific
Editor, Vice-Chairman (VC) 1, 2, 3, and 4 from North, South, West and
East regions (with the 1st VC taking charge as
Chairman at the end of the year, 2nd VC as 1st VC,
3rd VC as 2nd VC, 4th VC
as 3rd VC, and a new 4th VC being
appointed annually),one Joint Secretary (2017) and Four Assistant
Secretaries(2017), representing each region.
The Vice-Chairmen and Assistant Secretariesare charged with the
responsibility of overseeing their own areas, nominating new Fellows,
arranging CDE meetings, functions and public relations. The Chief
Editor is responsible for the publication of the Journal. The
Secretary and Treasurer shall look after the Office and Accounts,
assisted by an Assistant Secretary from 2013 which was changed as
Joint Secretary from 2017.
The India Section has 832Fellows in their rolls as of 2016 and 102
The India Section is registered under the Societies Act at Vellore withRegistration No: 39 / 89.