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International College of Dentists presents Presidential Citation to Dr. Gordon W. Thompson

Dr. Gordon W. Thompson of Edmonton, Alberta receives ICD Presidential Citation.

President Randall Croutze presents Dr. Gordon Thompson with the ICD Presidential Citation.

President Randall Croutze presents Dr. Gordon Thompson with the 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.


  1. Alberta Dentist Lobby September 26, 2015

    Congratulations from all of us at AlbertaDentistLobby.com – we look forward to continual progress in the profession and improved access to dental care.

  2. Dr Bill Sharun September 28, 2015

    Congrats!!!!! Gord……………well deserved. The profession and the people we serve have benefited from your due diligence and caring about the good of the organization. Time for a Jack and Coke to celebrate !!



  3. DR. Brian Barrett September 29, 2015

    More than deserved for one of the leaders in dentistry for many years here and all over the world. Gordon is well respected as a clinician, academic, association executive and Registrar and so he should be – add in the fact he is a pretty witty guy as quiet as he seems and no wonder he is recognized like this.

  4. David Donaldson October 2, 2015

    Great news ! Well done Gordon. Well deserved!

    Dave Donaldson

  5. Walter Dobrovolsky October 2, 2015

    Well done Gordon!! Your commitment and dedication to dentistry are exemplary. You have managed to maintain the appropriate balance between dentistry being a health profession and a business. Thank you for all of your efforts over the years.

  6. David Malmberg October 7, 2015

    Congratulations Gordon. Any more awards and you will have to add on to your house. Well deserved, as all previous recognition has been as well. Thanks for your contributions to the profession and especially the dentists of Alberta.


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