June 25, 2022 – Ottawa, ON: The Board of Directors of the Canadian Dental Association is pleased to announce that Dr. Aaron Burry has been appointed to the position of Chief Executive Officer following an extensive search process.

Dr. Burry joined the CDA in 2017, having served in the position of Deputy CEO and most recently Interim CEO. While at CDA, Dr. Burry was instrumental in leading CDA’s emergency response to the COVID 19 pandemic and now most recently its response to the federal government announcement of investments in dental care.

Prior to joining CDA, Dr. Burry spent over 25 years at the City of Ottawa leading large departments and held a cross appointment with Ottawa Public Health as the Chief Dental Officer.

“The CDA Board of Directors is delighted to have an individual of Dr. Burry’s caliber and breadth of experience take on this position.” said Dr. Lynn Tomkins, CDA President. “He has had first-hand experience developing plans and leading teams through significant change and will be instrumental in assisting CDA as it transitions to meet the challenges ahead.”

Dr. Burry graduated from Dalhousie Dental School in 1986 and maintained a full-time practice until 1993. He currently practices one day per week in a community dental practice. He holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and a Master of Health Administration (MHA) and is a certified specialist in Dental Public Health.