The past few months have been quite the journey of personal discovery for our Dr Martin Webb.
Following his election to the ADA Federal Executive Board, the level of esteem in which he is held by his colleagues has become even more apparent with his nomination to not one, but two prestigious Dental Fellowships.
In February this year, Martin was nominated for Fellowship to the world renowned Pierre Fauchard Academy. One of the goals listed by Pierre Fauchard Academy is “to have as Fellows, the most outstanding dentists in every country in the world”. Named in honor of Pierre Fauchard of France (1678-1761), who is recognized as the “Father of Modern Dentistry” for raising dentistry to a profession.
To become a fellow, you must first be nominated by a colleague of high esteem. If accepted as a Fellow, you must pledge to “devote my best efforts to a continuation of the development of knowledge and skill for myself and others in the art and science of dentistry”… So right up Martin’s alley really!
As I write this, Martin is attending the Annual ADA Congress in Adelaide where his induction into the Pierre Fauchard Academy will take place on this Friday, May 3, at, wait for it, 6.45am!
I hope he doesn’t oversleep after his big evening on Thursday for his induction as a Fellow into the Academy of Dentistry International. That’s right. Two Fellowships in 12 hours.
The Academy of Dentistry International is the international honor society for dentists dedicated to sharing knowledge in order to serve the dental health needs and to improve the quality of life of people worldwide. Through the development of fellowship and understanding, the Academy endeavors to create opportunities for dentists to be of service to their communities, both local and global.
ADI Fellowship is a distinctive honor bestowed upon dentists who have contributed to society in one or more ways, such as service to the profession, public, country, community and mankind.
Needless to say we are so proud to have Martin recognized for his years of dedication to the betterment of the the dental profession, and his support and advice to his colleagues.