Volume 6 • 2019 • Issue 8

19 Issue 8 | 2019 | N ews and E vents Dr. Lafrance earned his DMD from the University of Montreal in 1984. He has owned a dental clinic in the Gatineau area for 33 years. Dr. Lafrance has been a member of the Order’s board of directors since 2004 and has served on many committees, including the Executive Committee, where he was vice-president in 2016. He was recently appointed a fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy and serves as an examiner for the National Dental Examining Board of Canada. “I am both pleased and humbled at the vote of confidence of my peers,” says Dr. Lafrance. “In a context where emerging technology and business models are transforming the practice of dentistry and where a new legislative and regulatory framework will soon be governing the practice of our profession, the Order has a major role to play in the delivery of quality services to Quebecers.” The October 28 election, in which all members can vote, was held by electronic means for the first time. Dr. Guy Lafrance New President of the Ordre des dentistes du Québec Dr. Guy Lafrance Dr. Guy Lafrance was elected president of the Ordre des dentistes du Québec (ODQ). On November 22, 2019, Dr. Lafrance replaced Dr. Barry Dolman, who served two consecutive terms as ODQ president. Announcement Check out the CDA Oasis Roundtable. Dentists and others in the dental sector gather to discuss important day-to-day issues in dental practice. In a recent episode, 5 dentists from Prince Edward Island have a conversation with Dr. Todd Snyder, a GP dentist from California who lectures across North America on clinical and non-clinical topics. oasisdiscussions.ca/2019/10/02/oasis-roundtable