In the early 1980’s, it became apparent there was a growing need to have an organised voice in British Columbia for dental specialists. At that time, there were relatively few specialists in the province and our profile in the dental community was low. The Interspecialty Dental Society was not properly structured to address the needs of specialists. Hence, a new society, the Dental Specialists Society of British Columbia (DSSBC), was formed in 1986 with Dr. Dennis Nimchuk as the inaugural president (picture above). The DSSBC works to raise awareness and promote the interests of specialists amongst general dentists, the public, and various governing bodies. The society continues to be a forum for members to develop their presentation skills and provide continuing dental education in their communities.
Below is a list of past presidents of the DSSBC. Each specialty has had the honour of holding the title of president. The DSSBC executive is comprised of specialists from each field and is an example of almost thirty years of successful interdisciplinary co-operation and harmony.
|Interspecialty Dental Society of BC||1974||A. Swanson|
|1992||Bob Priddy||Oral Path|
|1995||Colin Price||Oral Radiology|