Dr. Allan Graas, President of the Alberta Dental Association and College has announced that Dr. Randall Croutze has been selected as the new Chief Executive Officer effective September 1. Dr. Croutze currently operates general dentistry practices in Edmonton and St. Albert and is the President of the Canadian Dental Association.
Dr. Randall Croutze was born and raised in Edmonton and has practiced there since he graduated from the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Alberta in 1985. He has been involved in organized dentistry locally, provincially, nationally and internationally. He has served as President of the Dental Undergraduate Society, University of Alberta (1985); Dentistry Academic Staff Association, University of Alberta (1997 and 1999); President of the Edmonton and District Dental Society (2003); President of the Alberta Dental Association and College (2006); President of the Canadian Section of the International College of Dentists (2015) and President of the Canadian Dental Association (2016-2017).
Dr. Croutze is a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Alberta, where he has taught in the clinical and pre-clinical programs for over 30 years. Presently he is on the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry Dean’s Advisory Committee.
He has been involved with numerous Alberta Dental Association and College committees. Dr. Croutze has participated in radio, newsprint and television interviews for the Alberta Dental Association and College and the Canadian Dental Association on a variety of topics including; dental tourism, dental fees, smoking cessation, bottled water and community water fluoridation.
Dr. Croutze presently serves on the Board of the National Dental Examining Board of Canada (NDEB) as the Alberta representative since 2007. He participated in the development of the NDEB Equivalency Process, and has been involved in both the Written and Objective Structured Clinical Examination for dentists. He has served as both an Invigilator and an Examiner for the Assessment of Clinical Skills portion of the NDEB Equivalency Process.
He was appointed to the Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada (CDAC) from 2008 – 2014. He was elected and served as Chair of the CDAC Dental Education Programs Committee (2013 – 2014).
Since 2009, Dr. Croutze has been the representative for the Alberta Dental Association and College on the Canadian Dental Association (CDA) Board of Directors; Dr. Croutze was the Alberta representative on the CDA’s Branding Working Group (2010) that developed and implemented strategies and tactics for improving the image of dentists and dentistry. He was the Chair of the CDA Trust and Value Working Group (2012 – 2014) which was a Priority One Project of the CDA. Dr. Croutze has made several presentations to the provincial and federal governments. Through the CDA, he has been involved in the Federation Dentaire Internationale at meetings in Thailand last year and will be participating in meetings in Poland later this year.
Dr. Croutze is currently President of the Canadian Dental Association.