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 directorofoperations@capd-acdp.org.

2022-2024 Executive Committee

 President - Dr. Gregory Westman  Immediate Past President - Dr. Jennifer MacLellan
 Vice-President - Dr. Duy Dat Vu  Parliamentarian - Dr. Robert Barsky
 Secretary-Treasurer - Dr. Terry Farquhar  Executive Director - Dr. Ross Anderson
 RCDC Director for Pediatric Dentistry   - Dr. Paul Andrews

Chair and Members Purpose

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.
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 Members:  Secretary-Treasurer, Immediate Past-President, Chair of the Scholarship and Student Affairs Committee, plus 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              Members:  Vice-President, Dr. Blad Klus. Prepare an annual budget for submission to the Executive Committee, and investigate and report on financial matters

Chair:  Immediate Past President

Members:  President, Vice- President and Secretary-Treasurer
Nominate line officer positions from the active and honorary membership.
 Scientific Chair:  Dr. Trang Nguyen Members:  Drs. Irwin Fried, Tracy Doyle, Shannon Fitzpatrick, Becky Olacke and Edwin Chan

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



Constitution and By-Laws

Chair- Parliamentarian Members:  Drs. Ross Anderson, Paul Andrews, John Wiles and Patrick Canonne. 
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: 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. Jill Oxner and Dr. MIchael Casas

University of Montréal - Dr. Basma Dabbagh and Dr. Caroline Quach


¬ 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.


CAPD/ACDP National Annual Conference 

Chair: Vice-President.                  Members- Executive Director, Past LOC Chair, Current LOC Chair, Incoming LOC Chair, Secretary-Treasurer, Scientific Committee Chair, 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 - AAPD Joint  Conference – Montréal LOC 2023
Chair: Dr. Patrick Canonne Members: Dr. Duy-Dat Vu,
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
 External Associations Liaison   Purpose
IAPD Dr. Sarah Hulland, CAPD/ACDP Representative 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.


Dr. Shannon Fitzpatrick, President, CPS Oral Health Section 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. Anjani Koneru 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.  .

CDA National Coordinating Working Group on Access to Care for Children and Seniors

Dr. Paul Andrews, Dr. Ross Anderson, and Dr. Robert Barsky  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”. 


Dr. Duy-Dat Vu, CAPD/ACDP Representative to the Board/

Dr. Paul Andrews, Chair, USC&LS  Sub-Committee

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 http://www.cdsa-acsd.ca/.


Dr. Paul Andrews, Director for Pediatric Dentistry and Chair, Governance Committee

Dr. Christine Corbeil, Examiner-in-Chief

Dr. Felicity Hardwick Chief Examiner, Pediatric Dentistry

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

The Fellowship Examination Committee (FEC) is responsible to maintain or enhance the organization’s high standards through the administration of a Fellowship Examination; policy development; and volunteer engagement.  Responsibilities include ensuring the Fellowship Examination meets recognized psychometric principals and is a valid evaluation instrument; overseeing the development of policies, processes and best practices to maintain or enhance the quality and effectiveness of the Fellowship Examination; and oversee the volunteer management program.


3M Oral Care 

Dr. Ross Anderson, CAPD/ACDP Liaison To insure an ongoing relationship with 3M Oral Care and their sponsorship of the 3M Oral Care - CAPD/ACDP Graduate Student Research 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 Québec, dental services accredited by ODQ are recognized by CDAC.
CDAC Health Facilities/Dental Residencies Committee 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.

The CAPD/ACDP website is also accessible as www.kidsdentalhealth.ca
We may be contacted at info@kidsdentalhealth.ca or info@capd-acdp.org
Le site Web de l’ACDP/CAPD est aussi accessible à partir du site www.santedentairepourenfants.ca.
On peut nous joindre à info@santedentairepourenfants.ca ou à info@capd-acdp.org.