Dr. Shyam Sundar Behura, Associate Professor, Kalinga Institute of Dental Sciences and Deputy Director, Student Services, KIIT DU was selected by the Senate of the Pierre Fauchard Academy (PFA) and was awarded a Fellowship at the 33rd Annual PFA Convocation and Awards Ceremony at Cochin on December 07, 2019 for his contribution in the field of Dentistry. He received his Fellowship from Dr. Terry Brewick, International President PFA in the presence of Dr. Armyl Banez, International Vice President PFA and Dr. K. Jyothindra Kumar, Chairman PFA India Section.
In fact, the Pierre Fauchard Academy is an Honorary International Dental Service Organization that was founded in 1936. The Academy is named after Pierre Fauchard of France (1678-1761), who is recognized as the “Father of Modern Dentistry” for raising Dentistry to a profession.
Fellowship in the Academy is by Invitation only and is designed to honor past accomplishments in the field of Dentistry and encourage future productivity. The Senate selects the fellows based on contributions to Dental Literature, service to the profession of Dentistry, and service to the general community, thereby bringing credit to Dentistry, are among the criteria sought in recruiting new members.