Board of Directors 2021-2022
Dr. Charles Frank
Dr. Lisa Bentley
Dr. Brock Nicolucci
Dr. Lesli Hapak
Dr. Anil Bhalla
Dr. David Brown
Dr. John Glenny
Dr. Laurie Houston
Dr. Maneesh Jain
Dr. Grace Lee
Dr. Janet Leith
Dr. Gordan Markic
Dr. Jonathan Mayer
Dr. Elliott Schwartz
Chair of the General Council
Dr. Roger Howard
Vice-Chair of the General Council
Dr. David Stevenson
The General Council is the governing body of the ODA. It elects the Board of Directors and approves changes to the ODA’s By-laws. It is made up of representative dentists from the ODA’s 39 regional component societies. One student from each dental faculty (the University of Toronto and Western University) also sits on Council. Each recognized dental specialty sends one non-voting observer to meetings of the Council.
Board of Directors
The Board of Directors is a body of 15 dentists and is accountable to the General Council. There are four Elective Officers – President, Immediate Past President, President-Elect, and Vice-President.
The Board is responsible for the governance of the ODA on behalf of its members. The Board:
- Carries out the priorities and policies of the ODA
- Implements the ODA’s mission, vision and values
- Manages the Association’s finances
Committees and Task Forces
There are four primary, or advisory, committees at the ODA. They advise on the four functional areas of the ODA: economics; education; health policy and government affairs; and member services and programs. Other committees and task forces are responsible for implementing the ODA’s priorities and goals.
The Board of Directors sets all committee terms of reference and elects committee members. The advisory committees report through the CEO to the Board of Directors. All other committees and task forces report to the advisory committees.
Learn about the history of the ODA
We’ve been leading oral health for more than 150 years. Revisit the history of dentistry in Ontario and the ODA’s role in it.