The CAPHD Board of Directors is pleased announce two CAPHD award recipients for 2021. Dr. Carlos Quiñonez has been award the CAPHD Public Service Award to recognize his substantial commitment and contribution to public health dentistry in Canada. Dr. Paul Allison has been awarded the CAPHD Merit Award to recognize his efforts in improving the oral health of all Canadians.
Congratulations to Dr. Quiñonez and Dr. Allison on these achievements!
Dr. Paul Allison
Dr. Allison is a dentist with specialist training in oral and maxillo-facial surgery and dental public health. He completed his PhD in 1998, before becoming a professor at the Faculty of Dentistry, McGill University, in 1999. He became Director of the Quebec-based Oral and Bone Health Research Network during 2005-08 and served two mandates as Dean of the Faculty of Dentistry at McGill during 2008-18. He was President of the Association of Canadian Faculties of Dentistry during 2015-19 and of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS) during 2019-20 as well as being on Governing Council of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research during 2018-21.
Dr. Allison’s research interests include psychosocial and social determinants of oral health and dental care. In 2014, he chaired a CAHS assessment on improving access to oral health care and is currently a member of the Lancet Commission on Global Oral Health, as well as leader of a national Canadian research team working with Statistics Canada on the oral health element of cycle 7 of the Canadian Health Measures Survey.
Dr. Carlos Quiñonez
Carlos Quiñonez is a dental public health specialist, professor and program director at the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto (U of T). He graduated with a DMD from the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Manitoba (U of M) in 1998, and completed an MSc at the U of M’s Faculty of Medicine in 2004. He then completed a PhD and dental public health specialty at the U of T in 2009. Carlos’ research centres on the politics and economics of dentistry, with a specific focus on health and social equity. He is the author of over 200 peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, and government reports, and is regularly called upon by government and non-governmental agencies to provide advice on issues of dental care policy.