Dr. French studied Dentistry at University of Alberta graduating with the Gold Medal for first in class in 1991 then completed a specialty degree in Periodontics at the University of British Columbia and returned to Calgary to start a full-time private practice in Periodontics and Dental Implants.
Dr French was President of the Calgary & District Dental Society in 2000. Dr. French founded the Comprehensive Treatment Planning study club and the Alberta Dental Implant Academy.
Dr French is a part time instructor and researcher at UBC and a Fellow of the International Team of Implantology (ITI). Dr French is also a member of the American Academy of Periodontology, the American Academy of Osseointegration, the European Academy of Osseointegration and the Periodontal Research Study Group.
He is a published author primarily in Post Market Clinical studies, including the largest retrospective study on 4591 Straumann implants, developing the Implant Mucosal Index and the Tri-factorial classification for osteotome sinus elevation.
Dr French has been a podium speaker to the Canadian Academy of Periodontology in 2008 and 2012, the Nobelbiocare Global Forum in 2015, the Regional ITI in 2015 in Montreal, the International ITI in 2016 in Chicago, at IADR in 2016 in Seoul Korea, and the National ITI again in Montreal in 2018.
In his spare time Dr French is “Papa” to two wonderful daughters, an avid windsurfer, kitesurfer, year-round cyclist, and enjoys rebuilding vintage Alfa Romeo cars.