Honourary Life Members

THE CAPHD BOARD OF DIRECTORS AWARDS HONOURARY AND LIFE MEMBERSHIP.

2017 Recipient of Life Membership:

Dr. Dick Ito

 

Dr. Ito earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery and Masters in Science-Dental Public Health from the University of Toronto in 1981 and 2007, respectively. His interest in dental public health started with and is maintained by observations of the disparity in health between the rich and the poor, and the privileged and the marginalized.

Dr. Ito worked for the City of Toronto Dental and Oral Health Services from 1990 to 2003. As a Specialist in Public Health Dentistry, he recently retired as the dental consultant for the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit, and the Thunder Bay District Health Unit. He is also the Chief Examiner in Dental Public Health for the Royal College of Dentists of Canada, on the Executive of the Ontario Association of Public Health Dentistry (OAPHD) and an Assistant Professor in the discipline of Dental Public Health at the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto.

Dr. Ito is an avid promoter and researcher of community water fluoridation. He is known provincially, nationally and internationally for his expertise on this topic. His achievements have not been without their challenges. Over the years, different groups have opposed the continuation and/or expansion of community water fluoridation. Educating the public about the impact of oral health on overall health and well-being, and working with community groups to improve the burden of dental disease has been a long journey. 


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