Extended Curriculum Vitae of Dr. Dennis P. A. Nimchuk

Professional Qualifications:

–         DDS, (Doctor of Dental Surgery); University of Toronto, 1967
–         National Dental Examining Board Certificate; 1967
–         Certification in Prosthodontics (BC) 1980
–         MRCD (Member, Royal College of Dentists of Canada) Prosthodontics; 1983
–         FCDS(BC); Fellow College of Dental Surgeons of BC; 2001
–         FRCD (Fellow, Royal College of Dentists of Canada) Prosthodontics;2005

Honours:

–         Fellow of the Academy of Dentistry International 1981
–         Fellow of the American College of Dentists 1990
–         James B. Wilmot Medal of Merit;  Faculty of Dentistry, U of T, bestowed in 2001
–         Alumnus of Distinction; University of Toronto, Faculty of Dentistry, bestowed in 2001
–         Fellowship, Can Academy Restorative Dentistry & Prosthodontics, 2006
–         Award of Merit, College of Dental Surgeons of BC, 2006
–         Award of Merit; British Columbia Dental Association, 2007

Appointments:

–         Chairman of Economics Committee, College of Dental Surgeons of B.C. 1978-82
–         Chairman of Dental Technicians Board Liason Committee, CDS, BC, 1980-84
–         Convention Chairman for the B.C. College of Dental Surgeons 1983
–         Chairman for College of Dental Surgeons of BC, Courts of Inquiry, 1982 -1984
–         Vice–President College of Dental Surgeons of B.C. 1982 –1985
–         Scientific Programme Chairman, Canadian Academy of Restorative Dentistry, 1984
–         President,  British Columbia Society of Prosthodontists 1984 – 1985
–         Honourary Sessional Lecturer;  Faculty of Dentistry, University of BC  1986 – 2000
–         Founding President of Dental Specialists Society of BC 1986-1987
–         Founding President of Association of Dentist Owned Laboratories 1985 -1986
–         Vice-President of the Canadian Academy of Restorative Dentistry 1986 – 1987
–         Convention Chairman Canadian Academy of Prosthodontics, 1984
–         Convention Chairman Canadian Academy of Prosthodontics, 1988
–         Director of the Canadian Academy of Prosthodontics, 1988 – 1989
–         Vice–President of the Canadian Academy of Prosthodontics 1989 – 1990
–         President of the Canadian Academy of Prosthodontics, 1991 – 1992
–         Chairman of Nominations Committee, Canadian Academy of Prosthodontics, 1992-93
–         Director of the Canadian Academy of Restorative Dentistry and Prosthodontics, 1994-95
–         Member of the Review Committee, CARDP, 1995-96
–         Convention Chairman CARDP 1996
–         Chairman of the Constitution Committee for the CARDP, 1999-2010
–         Convention Chairman for  CARDP, 2002
–         CARDP Corporate Liaison Chairman 2000-2004
–         President, Canadian Academy Restorative Dentistry & Prosthodontics; 2006-7
–         CARDP Corporate Liaison Chairman 2007-2010
–         CARDP Nominations Committee 2009-2010
–         Associate Editor, Journal Canadian Academy of Restorative Dentistry and Prosthodontics

Organizational Memberships:

–         College of Dental Surgeons of BC
–         Canadian Dental Association
–         American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics
–         American College of Dentists
–         Royal College of Dentists of Canada
–         British Columbia Society of Prosthodontists
–         Federation of Prosthodontic Organizations
–         Dental Specialists Society of BC
–         Pacific Coast Dentist-Owned Laboratory Association
–         Canadian Academy of Restorative Dentistry and Prosthodontics
–         International Academy of Gnathology
–         Academy of Osseointegration
–        International College of Oral Implantologists

Articles and Publications:

–         Tape Cassette Programme, CDA, Contouring Crowns for Periodontal Health, 1976
–         Tape Cassette Programme, CDA, Application of Non-Rigid Connectors, 1976
–         Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, Pin-Retained Porcelain Bonded to Metal Facings, 1979
–         Quintessence International, Pin-Retained Porcelain Bonded to Metal Facings, 1980
–         Above translated and reprinted into Japanese and German.
–         Seven Module Teaching Videotape Series on Complete Oral Rehabilitation, for UBC
–         Video Tape of Restoring Mis-angulated and Mis-aligned Implants, Dentsply Int. /96
–         Work in progress: a textbook, Fundamentals of Occlusion,  est. 800 p. (Quintessence)

Special Projects:

–         Developed the original standardized Fee Guide for the College of Dental Surgeons of BC
–         Negotiated Fee Schedules with BC Provincial Govt.
–         Developed a national standardized Fee Coding in association with the CDA
–         Developed the Constitution and By-Laws for Dental Specialists Society of BC
–         Co-developed DACUM Curriculum upgrade for the Dental Mechanics/BC for the CDS
–         Developed briefs to Gov’t. to argue against abolishing the “Oral Health Certificate”
–         Wrote Constitution and By-Laws for The Pacific Coast Association of Dentist-Owned Labs
–         Developed and presented briefs to Gov’t.  re:  Denturists expanding services to the public.
–         Co-developed the Constitution and By-Laws for CARDP
–         Developed the Constitution and By-Laws for the International Academy of Gnathology
–         CARDP Operations Manual, 58 pages

Donated funds for Prosthodontic Operatory in the UBC Graduate Department

Mentoring Activity:

Over the past 30 years more than 200 dentists have been member participants in extended term Study Group seminars which Dr. Nimchuk has mentored.  These seminars consist of both a didactic and clinical component structure and provides close personal instruction.

 

Dr. Nimchuk is honoured to have provided private practice dentistry to over 75 Dentists as patients as well as many of their family members.

Community Activities:

–         Fund raising committee member for Vancouver Art Gallery.
–         Sponsor for Chanel Gala event for Vancouver Opera fund raising.
–         Founding sponsor Canadian Institute for Ukrainian Studies.
–         Event host for Gordon Campbell, Liberal Party Leader of BC
–         Promotional organizer for Ukrainian-Canadian Artists
–         Volunteer for Reach Emergency Health Clinic
–         Sponsor for Vancouver and District Dental Society fund raising for Breast Cancer.
–         Sponsor for Fraser Academy
–         Sponsor and provide musical equipment and practice studio for Kerrisdale youth group.