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.
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
courtesy of Leslie Capo, Louisiana State University Health New Orleans School
Published on January 13, 2016.