"It is with great pleasure to inform you that you have been selected as an Honorary Fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy" begins a letter to UCSF School of Dentistry Dean John D.B. Featherstone from Wai M Chan, DDS, FPFA, Chairperson, Pierre Fauchard Academy Northern California Section. "Your accomplishment and continual contribution to scientific research and dental education is known worldwide."
The Pierre Fauchard Academy dental honors society seeks to "consistently focus on professionalism, integrity, and ethics worldwide, by our 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."
John D.B. Featherstone, MSc, PhD, is Dean of the School of Dentistry at the University of California San Francisco, and Professor of Preventive and Restorative Dental Sciences. He holds a PhD in chemistry from the University of Wellington, New Zealand, and is a Fellow of the American College of Dentists. His research over the past 38 years has covered many aspects of cariology with emphasis in the last 15 years on caries management by risk assessment. He has received numerous national and international awards, including the Norton Ross Award for Excellence in Clinical Research from the American Dental Association. He has published over 240 papers in peer-reviewed journals, and lectures extensively around the nation and the world.
Dean Featherstone at the UCSF Dentistry Class of 2013 Commencement Ceremony at Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco on June 7, 2013.