In March 2013, the American Dental Association (ADA) offered Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) Associate Professor of General Dentistry Dr. Paul Farsai an appointment as consultant to the Council on Scientific Affairs (CSA). The purpose of the CSA is to provide information and guidance to the dental profession and the public on a wide spectrum of scientific topics. The CSA also administers the ADA Seal of Acceptance Program.
Professionals who are appointed as consultants to the CSA are chosen for their expertise in an area vital to the Council’s work. As a consultant to the CSA, Dr. Farsai will be asked to provide his expert advice on scientific matters within his area of expertise.
“Congratulations to Dr. Farsai on his appointment as consultant to the Council on Scientific Affairs,” said Dean Jeffrey W. Hutter. He continued, “I am confident that Dr. Farsai will serve as a valuable resource for the Council.”
Since 2008, Dr. Farsai has worked as a contracted expert witness consultant to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services, Department of Public Health Division of Health Professions Licensure/Board of Registration.
Dr. Farsai received a Doctor of Dental Medicine in 1994 and a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in General Dentistry in 1995, both from GSDM. In 1997, Dr. Farsai received a Master of Public Health from Boston University School of Public Health. He also holds a Certificate of Fellowship from the US Department of Health and Human Services/Bureau of Health Professions after completing a two-year faculty training fellowship in geriatric dentistry.
Dr. Farsai has received numerous honors and awards, including selection for Fellowship in the Pierre Fauchard Academy International Honorary Dental Organization; nomination for the Boston University Metcalf Cup and Prize as well as Metcalf Awards For Excellence in Teaching (University-wide); selection for Fellowship in the American College of Dentists; and honorary faculty membership at the Boston University Lambda Mu Chapter of the Omicron Kappa Upsilon national honor dental society.
Dr. Farsai has published extensively, with a focus on topics in geriatric and special needs dentistry. His professional affiliations include the American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry, American College of Dentists, American Dental Association, American Dental Education Association, Academy of General Dentistry, American Society for Geriatric Dentistry (Special Care Dentistry), Massachusetts Dental Society, North Shore District Dental Society, Omicron Kappa Upsilon, Lambda Mu Chapter (Boston University School of Dental Medicine), Pierre Fauchard Academy, Joint Commission on National Dental Examinations (ADA-JCNDE), and the Academy of Osseointegration.
Dr. Farsai also maintains a private practice in Swampscott, Massachusetts.