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CAPD/ACDP relies on dedicated committees to ensure effective operation and service to its members, with the committees playing a crucial role in promoting the highest standard of care for pediatric dental patients.

CAPD/ACDP s'appuie sur des comités dévoués pour assurer le bon fonctionnement et le service efficace à ses membres, ces comités jouant un rôle crucial dans la promotion des normes les plus élevées de soins pour les patients en dentisterie pédiatrique.

CAPD/ACDP has a number of standing Committees as well as appointed liaisons with other dental and industry associations, each with specific responsibilities in the service of CAPD/ACDP members. We feel that it is important for MEMBERS to know that your Executive and Volunteers are actively engaged in the industry and looking out for your interests on both the domestic and international scene. Membership involvement is the hallmark of our Academy.

If you are interested in serving on one of the committees, please contact the respective Chair or send an email to

L’ACDP/CAPD compte un certain nombre de comités permanents, ainsi que des participations au sein d’autres associations dentaires et professionnelles en vue d’y assumer des responsabilités précises au service des membres de l’ACDP/CAPD. Nous estimons qu’il est important que les MEMBRES sachent que votre conseil exécutif et plusieurs bénévoles sont impliqués activement au sein de l’industrie et qu’ils surveillent vos intérêts, tant à l’échelle nationale qu’à l’échelle internationale. L’engagement des membres est une marque distinctive de notre Académie.

Toute personne intéressée à siéger au sein de l’un ou l’autre des comités est priée d’entrer en contact avec son président ou sa présidente ou d’envoyer un courriel à

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee shall be the managing body and shall constitute the Board of Directors of the Academy vested with full power to conduct the business of the Academy. It shall have the power to establish rules and regulations consistent with these By-Laws and to establish ad-interim policies and guidelines between Annual General Meetings when such policies and guidelines are necessary for the management of the Academy provided that all policies are presented to the General Assembly for ratification at the next Annual General Meeting of the Academy.

Chair: President
Members: Vice-President, Secretary-Treasurer, and Immediate Past President.

The EC shall be advised by the Executive Director, Parliamentarian, and the RCDC Director for Pediatric Dentistry.

Membership Committee

Consider matters related to the interests and well being of the members and promote membership in the Academy

Chair: Vice-President
Members: Secretary-Treasurer, Immediate Past-President, Chair of the Scholarship and Student Affairs Committee, plus other individuals as required.

Finance Committee

Prepare an annual budget for submission to the Executive Committee, and investigate and report on financial matters

Chair: Secretary-Treasurer
Members: Vice-President, and Dr. Blad Klus

Nominating Committee

Nominate line officer positions from the active and honorary membership.

Chair: Immediate Past President
Members: President, Vice-President and Secretary-Treasurer

Scientific Committee

Purpose of the Scientific Committee:

  • Organize the 3M Oral Care - CAPD/ACDP  Graduate Student Reasearch Presentations at annual meetings
  • Assist in the process of selection of topics and or themes in conjunction with annual scientific meetings.
  • vetting of CAPD/ACDP Student research survey requests to ensure they meet approved guidelines
Chair:  Dr. Trang Nguyen
Members: Drs. Irwin Fried, Tracy Doyle, Shannon Fitzpatrick, Becky Olacke and Edwin Chan

Constitution and By-Laws Committee

Review proposed changes to the Constitution, By-Laws and Rules and Regulations.

Chair: Parliamentarian
Members: Drs. Ross Anderson, John Wiles and Patrick Canonne.

Scholarship and Canadian Graduate Student Affairs Committee

  • Act, through the student reps at each Canadian Graduate training program as their contacts with the academy. This may involve the dissemination of information to the students, answering any questions from the students, and acting as the students advocate with the academy.
  • Administration and awarding of the Dr. Keith Titley scholarship.
  • Creating the criteria, and implementing the Dr. Norman Levine Undergraduate Student Dental Award at Canadian dental schools.
  • We are the go to people for the students if they have any questions or concerns.
  • Engage students in the US that might not be aware of the benefits of CAPD/ACDP membership and of being part of the Canadian pediatric dental community.

Chair: Dr. John Wiles
Members: Drs. Keith Titley and Ross Anderson.

Liaison to Canadian Graduate Students studying in the United States: Dr. Terry Farquhar

Liaison at the Canadian Pediatric Dental Training programs:

  • University of British Columbia - Dr. Joy Richman
  • University of Manitoba - Dr. Karina Gamboa (Acting Director)
  • University of Toronto - Dr. John Wiles
  • University of Montréal - Dr. Duy-Dat Vu

CAPD/ACDP National Annual Conference 

To propose future meeting cities to the Executive Council, suggest candidates to Chair the Local Organizing Committee, review the LOC guidelines from time to time and ensure that recommendations from previous meetings are documented.

Chair: Vice-President.
Members: Executive Director, Past LOC Chair, Current LOC Chair, Incoming LOC Chair, Secretary-Treasurer, Scientific Committee Chair, and Director of Operations.

CAPD/ACDP  Annual Conference – St. John's, NL 2024

To coordinate the venues, educational program, local activities, entertainment and schedule for the Annual Meeting in consultation with the Executive Director, with the assistance of the Director of Operations, Executive Secretary and Chair of the Scientific Committee.

Co-Chairs: Drs. Trang Nguyen and Jennifer MacLellan

These committees form the backbone of our organization, ensuring the smooth functioning of the Academy and promoting the best interests of our members. We are grateful for their diligent service and commitment to the advancement of pediatric dentistry in Canada.

Ces comités constituent l'épine dorsale de notre organisation, assurant le bon fonctionnement de l'Académie et promouvant les meilleurs intérêts de nos membres. Nous sommes reconnaissants de leur service assidu et de leur engagement envers la promotion de la dentisterie pédiatrique au Canada.

The Canadian Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (CAPD) is the membership organization representing over 300 pediatric dentists across Canada.

L'Académie canadienne de dentisterie pédiatrique (ACDP) est l'organisme d'adhésion qui représente plus de 300 dentistes pédiatriques à travers le Canada.

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