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.
|President||Dr. Andrea Esteves|
|Vice President/Treasurer||Dr. Paul Major|
|Chair, Deans Committee||Dr. Cathia Bergeron|
|Chair, Academic Affairs Committee||Dr. Jim Lai|
|Chair, Clinical Affairs Committee||Dr. Blaine Cleghorn|
|Chair Research Affairs Committee||Dr. Patrick Flood|
|Immediate Past-President||Dr. Daniel Haas|
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.
|University of British Columbia||Dr. Mary MacDougall|
|University of Alberta||Dr. Paul Major|
|University of Saskatchewan||Dr. Douglas Brothwell|
|University of Manitoba||Dr. Anastasia Kelekis-Cholakis|
|University of Western Ontario||Dr. Bertha Garcia|
|University of Toronto||Dr. Daniel Haas|
|University of Montréal||Dr. Shahrokh Esfandiari|
|McGill University||Dr. Elham Emami|
|Université Laval||Dr. Cathia Bergeron, Chair|
|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.
|University of British Columbia||Dr. Eli Whitney|
|University of Alberta||Dr. Steve Patterson|
|University of Saskatchewan||Dr. Gerry Uswak|
|University of Manitoba||Dr. Dieter Schönwetter|
|University of Western Ontario||Dr. Gildo Santos|
|University of Toronto||Dr. Jim Lai, Chair|
|Université de Montréal||Dr. Anne Charbonneau|
|McGill University||Dr. Samer Abi Nader|
|Université Laval||Dr. Sylvie-Louise Avon|
|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.
|University of British Columbia||Dr. Andrea Esteves|
|University of Alberta||Dr. Doris Lunardon|
|University of Saskatchewan||Dr. Alan Heinrichs|
|University of Manitoba||Dr. Aaron Kim|
|University of Western Ontario||Dr. Rae Dorion|
|University of Toronto||Dr. Jim Posluns|
|Université de Montréal||Dr. René Voyer|
|McGill University||Dr. Nathalie Morin|
|Université Laval||Dr. Elaine Rodrigue|
|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.
|University of British Columbia||vacant|
|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. Antonio Nanci|
|McGill University||Dr. Faleh Tamimi Marino|
|Université Laval||Dr. Fatiha Chandad|
|Dalhousie Univerity||Dr. Mary McNally|