Toronto, ON – Dr. Harry Höediono has been elected President of the Ontario Dental Association (ODA), the professional association that represents more than 8,000 dentists in Ontario.
"I feel privileged to serve our members, and all Ontarians, as President of the ODA," says Dr. Höediono. "My first priority is to ensure everyone in the province knows and understands the benefits of good oral health.
"Good oral health is the result of comprehensive care that can only be provided by a dentist-led health-care team. Ontario has some of the finest and best-trained dentists in the world."
Dr. Höediono's involvement in organized dentistry began at the local level when he joined the executive of the Waterloo-Wellington Dental Society in 1994. He has held all executive positions, including that of President in 2000, and served as an ODA Councillor from 1999 to 2005.
Within the ODA, Dr. Höediono has served on the Quality Assurance Task Force, the Audit Committee and the Oral Health Strategy Advisory Committee (whose oral-health campaign earned an award from the Canadian Dental Association), to name a few.
Dr. Höediono is a Fellow of the International College of Dentists, the Academy of Dentistry International, the Pierre Fauchard Academy and the American College of Dentistry.
An active member in his community, Dr. Höediono is also an organizer with the Halton Region Volunteer Earth Day. He sits on the Board of the Kitchener-Waterloo Gymnastics Club and is a member of the Kitchener-Waterloo Gyro Club. Dr. Höediono is a support dentist for Children of Chernobyl, providing dentistry to children ravaged by war, famine or other catastrophes.
Dr. Höediono is a graduate of the University of Toronto's Faculty of Dentistry (1990) and is in private practice in Kitchener.
Dr. Höediono will serve as President of the ODA for the 2011/2012 membership year.
For more information:
Public Affairs and Communications