Pierre Fauchard (1678 – 1761) was a significant French physician, credited as being the "father of modern dentistry". He is widely known for his book, Le chirurgien dentiste, "The Surgeon Dentist" 1728, where he described the basic oral anatomy and function, signs and symptoms of oral pathology, operative methods for removing decay and restoring teeth, periodontal disease, orthodontics, replacement of missing teeth, and tooth transplantation. His book is said to be the first complete scientific description of dentistry. Fauchard's text was followed by others who continued to expand the knowledge of the dental profession throughout Europe.
An International Honor Dental Organization
The Pierre Fauchard Academy (PFA) is an International Honor Dental Organization that was organized in 1936. The founders of the Academy selected the name of Pierre Fauchard in memory of the French dentist who is recognized as the "Father of Modern Dentistry."
Mission PFA is to consistently focus on professionalism, integrity, and ethics worldwide, by their own conduct as worthy role models, by the advancement of dentistry to the highest level, by supporting and honoring colleagues for their distinguished work, research, contributions, and public service, and by providing excellence in programs, education, and leadership in oral health care.
The selection of recipients of the PFA are to be made from eminent and qualified members of the profession whose claim to distinguished service is generally recognized by the dental profession throughout the world.
The candidate is recommended by the committee and approved by the Officers and Board of Trustees of the Academy.
Dr Stanislaw Gajda is a longlasting member of the PFA.