TORONTO, June 2, 2014 /CNW/ - Dr. Gerald Smith has been installed as the
new President of the Ontario Dental Association (ODA), the professional
association that represents more than 8,000 dentists in Ontario. His
term commenced on June 1.
A graduate of the University of Toronto's Faculty of Dentistry, Dr.
Smith has practised in Thunder Bay for the past 27 years and is a staff
dentist at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre. Dr. Smith's
desire to enter the field of dentistry grew out of a childhood
conviction that his interest in science and biology could lead to a
profession in the health-care field. "One of the wonderful things about
being a dentist is that you tend to retain your patients for a long
time - I have patients who started coming to me as children and who are
now parents - and who bring their kids to see me."
"I am excited to be a part of an organization that has served me very
well throughout my career," says Dr. Smith. "I have been a member of
the ODA for 27 years and every year has rewarded me with continuing
knowledge, peer-support and overall the best possible environment to
practice dentistry in my community."
In Ontario, nine out of 10 dentists are members of the ODA. Dr. Smith
credits the professional support and guidance that the ODA provides to
members to excel in their careers. "By supporting its members
professionally, the ODA enables dentists to provide quality oral health
care to all Ontarians."
In addition to his duties with the ODA, Dr. Smith is actively involved
in his community. He has served on the Board of Directors of the
Thunder Bay Community Auditorium from 1997 to 2001 and was co-editor
for two years of Northern Bites, a newspaper for the dental community.
He presently sits on the board of directors of Paramount Live, an
amateur theatre group in Thunder Bay. Dr. Smith is also a member of the
American Dental Association and is a Fellow of the Pierre Fauchard
Academy, the International College of Dentists and the American College
Image with caption: "Dr. Gerald Smith of Thunder Bay, Ont. is the President of the Ontario Dental Association for 2014/2015. (CNW Group/Ontario Dental Association)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20140602_C7810_PHOTO_EN_40949.jpg
SOURCE: Ontario Dental Association
For further information:
or to schedule an interview with Dr. Smith please contact ODA Public Affairs and Communications:
Manager, Media Relations
Tel: 416-922-3900 x3314