International College of Dentists presents Presidential Citation to Dr. Gordon W. Thompson
Dr. Gordon W. Thompson of Edmonton, Alberta receives ICD Presidential Citation.
At the recent Convocation of the Canadian Section of the International College of Dentists, held in St. John’s, Newfoundland on August 28, 2015, President Randall Croutze presented Dr. Gordon Thompson with the prestigious Presidential Citation. Dr. Thompson is a Fellow of the ICD and has served as Canadian Section President. He was given this special recognition for his many significant contributions to Dentistry at all levels and extending over many years.
Dr. Thompson graduated from the University of Alberta in 1965 and furthered his education at the University of Toronto where he received his Masters and Ph.D. degrees. He held a number of appointments at U of T from 1967 to 1978 including Professor and Associate Dean. In 1978 he was appointed Dean at the University of Alberta and served in that role for 11 years.
Dr. Thompson served as an oral health consultant for the World Health Organization and was Director of Dental Health Services for Alberta in addition to serving as President of numerous prominent organizations in Canadian Dentistry. Earlier this year, he received the highest award of the Canadian Dental Association, the prestigious Medal of Honour.
Dr. Thompson has been with the Alberta Dental Association and College since 1994 and is the Executive Director and Registrar.