This award, created in 2015, is the highest achievement award of the World Federation of Orthodontists and is intended to recognize a member orthodontist who has made outstanding contributions and exemplary distinguished services rendered over a number of years for the benefit and advancement of the orthodontic profession and the World Federation of Orthodontists.
2015 Dr. William H. DeKock
The WFO Regional Award of Merit was created in 2015 to recognize WFO members who make significant contributions to orthodontics, whether through academic, research, clinical practice or organized orthodontic pursuits.
Honorary membership in the WFO is the highest honour awarded by the WFO. Any individual, orthodontist or not, who is deemed to have rendered outstanding service to the specialty of orthodontics worldwide may be nominated for WFO Honorary Fellowship.
Past recipients of honorary membership include: Arne Bjork, Samir Bishara, B.F. Dewell, T.M. Graber, Nigel Peter Hunt, Vincent Kokich, Takayuki Kuroda, Birte Melsen, Fujio Miura, James Moss, Milton Sims, Birgit L. Thilander, Donald Woodside, Anne-Marie Kuijpers-Jagtmanand Ravindra Nanda
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