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.

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Chair and Members Purpose
Chair: President-                       Dr. Raymond Lee.      Members are Elected Officers including the Vice-President, Dr. Jennifer MacLellan, Secretary-Treasurer Dr. Gregory Westman and Immediate Past President, Dr. Paul Andrews.  The EC may request advice from the Executive Director, Parliamentarian, RCDC Councillor for Pediatric Dentistry liaison to CAPD/ACDP, and other individuals as required. 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.
 Membership Chair:  Vice-President-                  Dr. Jennifer MacLellan                  Members -Secretary Treasurer Dr. Gregory Westman; Dr. John Wiles, Immediate Past President, Dr. Paul Andrews and other individuals as required
Consider matters related to the interests and well being of the members and promote membership in the Academy
 Finance Chair:  Secretary-Treasurer-         Dr. Gregory Westman        Members-Vice-President Dr. Jennifer MacLellan; and Dr. Ian McConnachie Prepare an annual budget for submission to the Executive Committee, and investigate and report on financial matters

Chair:  Past President-               Dr. Paul Andrews.

Members-President,  Dr. Raymond Lee, Vice-President Dr. Jennifer MacLellan; and Secretary-Treasurer Dr. Gregory Westman.
Nominate line officer positions from the active and honorary membership.
 Scientific Chair:  Dr. Elsa Hui-Derksen        Members: Drs. Irwin Fried, Trang Nguyen, Tracy Dolye and Shannon Fitzpatrick

Purpose of the Scientific Committee:

¬Organize the Graduate Student Scientific Session at annual meetings

¬Assist in the process of selection of topics and or themes in conjunction with annual scientific meetings.

 Constitution and By-Laws

Chair-Vice-President Dr. Jennifer MacLellan
Members:  Drs. Ross Anderson, John Wiles, Michal Goralski, Patrick Canonne, Warren Loeppky
Review proposed changes to the Constitution, by-laws and Rules and Regulations.

Scholarship and Canadian Graduate Student Affairs

Chair – Dr. John Wiles

Members-Dr. Keith Titley,            Dr. Ross Anderson
  • Liaison to Canadian Graduate Students studying in the United States:  Drs. Michal Goralski, Terry Farqhuar
  • Liaison at the Canadian Pediatric Dental Training Programs:  Drs. Joy Richman, Brad Klus, Duy Dat Vu

¬ 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 new 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


CAPD/ACDP National Annual Conference Committee

Chair: Vice-President                   Dr. Jennifer MacLellan                  Members- Past LOC Chair, Current LOC Chair, Incoming LOC Chair, Scientific Committee Chair, Executive Director, Director of Operations. 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.
CAPD/ACDP AGM Ottawa LOC 2019Chair:  Dr. Ian McConnachie
Members:  Drs. Aimee Castro, Marie-Lyne Gosselin, Carol Janik, Ngoc Luong, Nabil Ouatik, Shannon Muncie and Robert Whyte
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.
CAPD/ACDP AGM Vancouver LOC 2020Chair:  Dr. Anita Gartner
Members:  TBA
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.

CPS Oral Health Section/ CAPD/ACDP Liaison to CPS

Chair:  Dr. Sean Ostro
The Oral Health Section advocates for and promotes optimal oral health for infants, children and adolescents, including children and youth with special health care needs. This section also provides expertise and guidelines for children and youth with special health care needs through a number of programs including the provision of a forum for discussion of important child and youth dental health issues between the CPS and the CAPD/ACDP.

CDA Committee on Clinical and Scientific Affairs

Dr. Geoff Smith Committee of the CDA that examines topics and comes up with knowledge based position statements and guidelines that are recommended to the CDA Board for approval.  .

Access to Care

Dr. Paul Andrews, Dr. Ross Anderson, Dr. Geoff Smith and Dr. Anil Joshi Ad Hoc Committee of the CDA with a mandate to look at access to care for seniors, notably in LTC and in access to care for infants, notably the age one visit.  This is resulting in the campaign to both dentists and the public on the “First Tooth, First Visit – a time to celebrate”. 

CDAC Committee on Hospital Service and  Internship

Dr. Geoff Smith,  Dr. Ross Anderson Reviews all of the accredited hospital dental services and internships (dental residencies in Canada) to insure that standards that are reflective of quality service and education are met in accordance with CDAC.

CDSA Representative Liaison

Dr. Paul Andrews Dedicated to the representation and advancement of the Canadian Dental Specialties, the profession of dentistry nationally and internationally, the achievement of optimal oral health, general health and quality of life of Canadians, and the support of the profession of dentistry in the advancement of optimal oral health. See

RCDC Councillor

Dr. Paul Andrews Report on relevant RCDC Executive council matters to CAPD/ACDP.  Position changes every 3 years.

3M Oral Care Liaison

Dr. Ross Anderson To insure an ongoing relationship with 3M Oral Care and their sponsorship of the 3M Oral Care CAPD/ACDP Graduate Training Presentation Awards.

CDA representative to the CDAC Board

Dr. Ross Anderson The Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada (CDAC) is the body responsible for accrediting dental, dental specialty, dental residency, dental hygiene and dental assisting education programs in Canada. CDAC also accredits dental services. In Quebec, dental services accredited by ODQ are recognized by CDAC.
 IAPD Representative
 Dr. Katherine Zettle

The International Association of Paediatric Dentistry (IAPD) is a non-profit organization with the objective to contribute to the progress and promotion of oral health for children around the globe.  IAPD includes 60 National Member Societies and represents more than 15,000 dentists.

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