Edmonton & District Dental Society

NWDE 2018 - Unity
September 21, 2018

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Who We Are

This society is neither a regulatory body nor an educational institute.
However, it can play a pivotal role for both ourselves and the people we serve: our patients.

The mission of the Edmonton & District Dental Society is to support Edmonton and area dental professionals by:

  • providing professional education
  • providing networking opportunities
  • promoting dentistry as a profession
  • contribute to the community
Celebrating 100 Years

In 2013, the EDDS celebrated its 100th anniversay.

Our Vision is to continuously promote excellence in Dental Health Care Education.

Our goal is to provide an environment for continual renewal, self-renewal with a congenial social atmosphere and a progressive curriculum.

We help foster a positive attitude for our profession, as a caring group displaying leadership in our community.

President's Message

We are now entering the 104th year of the Edmonton and District Dental Society and on behalf of the entire EDDS executive we welcome the opportunity to share continuing education and fellowship with all members of the dental health profession. The focus for this year is "Wellness". This speaks to the themes of providing quality dental health care to our patients and also our own physical and mental wellness.

The EDDS provides a forum for great, affordable continuing education and an environment to share our professional successes and challenges with friends and colleagues.  The dental health field is very rewarding but can be stressful on the mind and the body. The ability to increase our knowledge base within an atmosphere of collaboration is good for everyone.

We wish to extend a thank you to our Distinguished Partners: Universal Dental Lab, TD Canada Trust and Patterson Dental.  With their support we can provide excellent educational opportunities right here in Edmonton. We also wish to recognize our Corporate Member, Henry Schein and our Major Sponsor, Sinclair Dental for their ongoing support.

The executive wants your EDDS membership go further, so we have began a partnership with TD Canada Trust. This allows our members to have access to preferred rates on Home and Auto insurance and we are working together to coordinate future savings opportunities. Please review your communications from the EDDS on these and other announcements throughout the year.

We always welcome your suggestions on how to improve and keep the EDDS strong for the next 100 years. We look forward to seeing you throughout the year.


Dr. Blaine AuCoin
EDDS President

Executive Slate for 2017-18

President – Dr. Blaine Aucoin

Past-President – Dr. Matt Saper

President Elect – Dr. Claudia Martin

Vice President – Dr. Becky Antel

Secretary – Dr. Dominika Szyling

Treasurer – Dr. Brant Alfaro


  • Dr. Patricia Allewell
  • Dr. Brian Lam
  • Dr. Miguel Pohl
  • Dr. Laura Pratt
  • Dr. Brett Shkopich    

Central Office:  Ms. Robyn Ross

Executive Slate for 2016-17

President – Dr. Matt Saper

Past-President – Dr. Trevor Schnepf

President Elect – Blaine Aucoin

Vice President – Claudia Martin

Secretary – Trish Allewell

Treasurer – Brant Alfaro


  • Becky Antl
  • Mintoo Basahti
  • Miguel Pohl
  • Laura Pratt
  • Dominika Szyling

Central Office:  Ms. Robyn Ross

Executive 2015-2016

President: Dr. Trevor Schnepf

Past President: Dr. Miguel Pohl

President Elect: Dr. Matthew Saper

Vice President: Dr. Blain Aucoin

Treasurer: Dr. Brant Alfaro

Secretary: Dr. Claudia Martin


  • Dr. Patricia Allewell
  • Dr. Blaine Aucoin
  • Dr. Mintoo Basahti
  • Dr. Laura Pratt

Central Office:  Ms. Robyn Ross