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Dr. Henry A. Gremillion, Dean of LSUSD, Selected as Recipient of the 2015 Fauchard Gold Medal

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Henry A. Gremillion, D.D.S., MAGD, Professor and Dean of the Louisiana State University Health New Orleans School of Dentistry (LSUSD), was selected as the recipient of the 2015 Pierre Fauchard Academy’s Fauchard Gold Medal. It is one of the organization’s most prestigious and exclusive awards.Henry Gremillion Medium

According to the Academy, the Fauchard Gold Medal Award is presented annually to a dentist in the United States who has made outstanding contributions to the progress and standing of the dental profession. The Awards Committee noted Dr. Gremillion’s tireless service and dedication to the dental profession, his peers and his community as a dedicated educator, author, clinician, leader, researcher and consultant.

Founded in 1936, the Pierre Fauchard Academy is an honorary dental service organization with more than 8,000 Fellows worldwide. Dentists who are among the most outstanding leaders in dentistry compose the membership. Fellowship is by invitation only, and the mission of Fellows is to recognize and grow leaders in the dental profession, their communities and society.

Dr. Gremillion is a 1977 graduate of LSUSD. He came from the University of Florida College of Dentistry (UF COD) where he was the Parker E. Mahan Endowed Professor of Orofacial Pain in the Department of Orthodontics and a member of the dental staff of Shands Teaching Hospital. He also served for 17 years as Director of the UF COD Parker E. Mahan Facial Pain Center and its fellowship program in craniomandibular dysfunction. In 2005, he was appointed as associate faculty at the Dawson Center for Advanced Dental Education. He has also been a member of the associate faculty of the L.D. Pankey Institute for Advanced Dental Education. Dr. Gremillion has served as a consultant on temporomandibular disorders and orofacial pain to the Malcolm Randall Veterans Administration Hospital, the United States Army, Navy and Air Force, and to the American Dental Association's Council on Dental Practice. 

Dr. Gremillion began his professional career practicing general dentistry in Cottonport, LA, from 1977 to 1989. He was named Cottonport Citizen of the Year in 1989. He also served on the city council. In 2000, he received the LSUSD Alumnus of the Year award. In 2009, the Academy of General Dentistry honored him with the Thaddeus V. Weclew Award for his “exceptional contributions to the art and science of dentistry and for promoting the principles and ideals of the academy.” Dr. Gremillion also received the Dawson Academy Distinguished Service Award in 2009 and the American Academy of Orofacial Pain Distinguished Service Award in 2010. 

Since 2002, he has been co-investigator in four research projects with funding exceeding $3 million. He has authored or co-authored 85 scientific articles, abstracts and textbook chapters.

Release courtesy of Leslie Capo, Louisiana State University Health New Orleans School of Dentistry

Published on January 13, 2016.

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