Committees

Board of Directors

The ACFD Board of Directors is comprised of a minimum of seven directors, the President, Vice-President/Treasurer, four Member Representatives and the Past-President. They are elected by the Members at the Annual General Meeting, .

The Board manages the affairs, property and business of the Association including establishing and monitoring the annual budget, approving project proposals, measuring the progress of these projects and reporting outcomes to the Annual General Meeting. The Board works to advance the goals of the Association through communication with Member Representatives and external organizations as well as by setting policies for the Association.

Position

Name

Contact

President Dr. Paul Allison [email protected]
Vice President/Treasurer Dr. Andrea Esteves [email protected]
Chair, Deans Committee Dr. Paul Major [email protected]
Chair, Academic Affairs Committee Dr. Steven Patterson [email protected]
Chair, Clinical Affairs Committee Dr. Blaine Cleghorn [email protected]
Chair Research Affairs Committee Dr. Patrick Flood [email protected]
Immediate Past-President Dr. Daniel Haas [email protected]

Deans’ Committee

Membership of the Committee consists of the Deans/Director or equivalent of each Member Institution that offer an undergraduate dental program.

The Deans’ Committee considers issues of local and national concern and provides leadership to the Association by offering recommendations to the council regarding appropriate projects or policies which might address such issues. The Committee also acts as an advisory body to the President, Board of Directors, and other Committees of the Association.

Institution

Name

Contact

University of British Columbia Dr. Chuck Shuler [email protected]
University of Alberta Dr. Paul Major, Chair [email protected]
University of Saskatchewan Dr. Gerry Uswak [email protected]
University of Manitoba Dr. Anthony Iacopino [email protected]
University of Western Ontario Dr. Richard Bohay, Acting Dean [email protected]
University of Toronto Dr. Daniel Haas [email protected]
University de Montréal Dr. Renée Delaquis, Interim [email protected]
McGill University Dr. Paul Allison [email protected]
Université Laval Dr. Cathia Bergeron [email protected]
Dalhousie University Dr. Benjamin Davis, Acting Dean [email protected]

Academic Affairs Committee

Membership in the Academic Affairs Committee is made up of the Associate Dean Academic or equivalent from each Member Institution.  They meet in person biennially at the ACFD/AFDC Biennial Conference and by tele-conference.

The Academic Affairs Committee acts as an advisory body to the Board of Directors concerning communication with members regarding current goals and objectives of the Faculties. It also works co-operatively with other Committees to promote, implement and evaluate initiatives approved by Council and discuss and advise on issues arising from the Faculties.

Institution
Name
Contact
University of British Columbia Dr. Leandra Best [email protected]
University of Alberta Dr. Steve Patterson, Chair [email protected] 
University of Saskatchewan Dr. Ken Sutherland [email protected]
University of Manitoba Dr. Doug Brothwell [email protected]
University of Western Ontario Dr. Rick Bohay [email protected]
University of Toronto Dr. Jim Lai [email protected]
Université de Montréal Dr. René Voyer [email protected]
McGill University Dr. Shahrokh Esfandiari [email protected]
Université Laval Dr. Denis Robert [email protected]
Dalhousie University Dr. Debora Matthews [email protected]

Clinical Affairs Committee

The Clinic Affairs Committee consists of the Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs, Director or equivalent of each Member Institution.

The committee normally meets in person during the ACFD/AFDC Biennial Conference and by teleconference.

Institution
Name
Contact
University of British Columbia Dr. Andrea Esteves [email protected]
University of Alberta Dr. Doris Lunardon [email protected]
University of Saskatchewan Dr. Reg Anholt [email protected]
University of Manitoba Dr. Aaron Kim [email protected]
University of Western Ontario Dr. Tom Mara [email protected]
University of Toronto Dr. Jim Posluns [email protected]
Université de Montréal Dr. Andre Phaneuf [email protected]
McGill University Dr. Nathalie Morin [email protected]
Université Laval Dr. Denis Robert [email protected]
Dalhousie University Dr. Blaine Cleghorn, Chair [email protected]

 

Research Affairs Committee

The Research Affairs Committee consists of the Associate Dean of Research or equivalent of each Member Institution.

The Committee normally meets in person during the ACFD/AFDC Biennial Conference and by tele-conference.

Institution
Name
Contact
University of British Columbia Dr. Ed Putnins [email protected]
University of Alberta Dr. Patrick Flood, Chair [email protected]
University of Saskatchewan Dr. Petros Papagerakis [email protected]
University of Manitoba Dr. Raj Bhullar [email protected]
University of Western Ontario Dr. Harvey Goldberg [email protected]
University of Toronto Dr. Bernhard Ganss [email protected]
Université de Montréal Dr. Pierre Blanchet [email protected]
McGill University Dr. Maryam Tabrizian [email protected] 
Université Laval Dr. Fatiha Chandad [email protected]
Dalhousie Univerity Dr. Mary McNally [email protected]