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

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

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

University of British Columbia Dr. Mary MacDougall
University of Alberta Dr. Paul Major, Chair
University of Saskatchewan Dr. Douglas Brothwell
University of Manitoba Dr. Anthony Iacopino
University of Western Ontario Dr. Michael Strong
University of Western Ontario Dr. Harvey Goldberg, Assistant Director
University of Toronto Dr. Daniel Haas
University de Montréal Dr. Renée Delaquis, Interim
McGill University Dr. Paul Allison
Université Laval Dr. Cathia Bergeron
Dalhousie University Dr. Benjamin Davis

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
University of British Columbia Dr. Leandra Best
University of Alberta Dr. Steve Patterson, Chair
University of Saskatchewan Dr. Diego Ardenghi
University of Manitoba Dr. Dieter Schönwetter
University of Western Ontario Dr. Gildo Santos
University of Toronto Dr. Jim Lai
Université de Montréal Dr. René Voyer
McGill University Dr. Samer Abi Nader
Université Laval Dr. Denis Robert
Dalhousie University Dr. Debora Matthews

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
University of British Columbia Dr. Andrea Esteves
University of Alberta Dr. Doris Lunardon
University of Saskatchewan Dr. Gerry Uswak
University of Manitoba Dr. Aaron Kim
University of Western Ontario Dr. Gildo Santos
University of Toronto Dr. Jim Posluns
Université de Montréal Dr. Andre Phaneuf
McGill University Dr. Nathalie Morin
Université Laval Dr. Denis Robert
Dalhousie University Dr. Blaine Cleghorn, Chair

 

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
University of British Columbia Dr. Ed Putnins
University of Alberta Dr. Patrick Flood, Chair
University of Saskatchewan Dr. Petros Papagerakis
University of Manitoba Dr. Raj Bhullar
University of Western Ontario Dr. Douglas Hamilton
University of Toronto Dr. Bernhard Ganss
Université de Montréal Dr. Pierre Blanchet
McGill University Dr. Maryam Tabrizian
Université Laval Dr. Fatiha Chandad
Dalhousie Univerity Dr. Mary McNally