Letter from the President:

Happy New Year! I hope you have all enjoyed a safe and relaxing holiday break.

I’d like to thank Past President Dr. Austin Saldanha and his Executive for navigating the DODS through the last couple of challenging years. Their commitment and dedication have put our organization in an excellent position moving forward.

I am looking forward to working with the current executive to serve all of our members over the next two years. I have been an active volunteer and leader in my community, most recently serving as President of the Rotary Club of Uxbridge. As a member of the ODA’s working group on Environmental Sustainability, I hope to implement several green initiatives that will help our component society become a model for others in the field of sustainable dentistry.

The DODS Executive is already using the information we’ve received from our recent membership survey to arrange exciting guest speakers for our general meetings. Unfortunately, we have had to cancel CPR night due to insufficient interest based on the survey results. However, we are aiming to hold four general meetings with CE credits this year, all included with your membership dues. Stay tuned for our first general meeting invitation which will be sent out in the coming weeks.

This year, we are pleased to announce that membership dues have been set at the very reasonable cost of $50 for ODA members. New graduates are invited to join for free. Please register by January 31, 2023 so that you can enjoy all the benefits of being a DODS member.


Dr. Michael Banh,
Durham Ontario Dental Society President