Paul Rondeau Memorial Lecture
VDDS Accepting Nominations for Humanitarian Award 2018
DR. PAUL RONDEAU HUMANITARIAN AWARD 2018
The Dr. Paul Rondeau Memorial Lecture and bestowing of a Humanitarian Award is held every two years to commemorate the life and contributions of Dr. Paul Rondeau, whose accidental death occurred during his term as President of VDDS. This prestigious Award is bestowed to a VDDS Member in good standing, nominated by peers for exceptional contribution to dentistry, and to the community as a whole.
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Humanitarian Award Recipient (2016)
(Photo: L – Dr. Jim X. Chen; R – Dr. Ronald J. Zokol)
This prestigious award is bestowed to a VDDS member and colleague nominated by peers for exceptional contribution to dentistry, and to the community as a whole.
Recipient of the 2016 Dr. Paul Rondeau Memorial Humanitarian Award is Dr. Ronald J. Zokol of Vancouver, BC. Dr. Zokol is renowned for his contributions to all aspects of organized dentistry, as well as for his volunteerism and mentorship. A graduate from the University of British Columbia in 1974, he practiced with his father, a certified specialist in prosthodontics, for 20 years. He is a member of the faculty of dentistry at the University of British Columbia and serves as a member of the Dean’s board of Councillors.
In 1993, Dr. Zokol became a faculty member of the Misch International Institute and in 1996 established the Pacific Implant Institute in Vancouver, BC, Canada after receiving his Diplomate with the American Board of Oral Implantology. He has lectured internationally in both surgery and prosthodontics for the last 35 years.
Dr. Zokol also holds Fellowships with the American Academy of Implant Dentistry and the American College of Dentists. He has chaired the General Examination Committee and functioned as a chief examiner for the College of Dental Surgeons of BC, and is a past president of the Vancouver and District Dental Society. In addition, Dr. Zokol hosts his own weekly radio show, “Your Dental Health”, on Vancouver’s CKNW 980.
In 2012, Dr. Zokol was invited to sit in the External Advisory Board of the College of Engineering, Department of Bioengineering at the University of Maine in Bangor. The purpose of this committee was to assist in establishing modern standards for the enhanced curriculum in Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering.
Dr. Zokol maintains a referral dental practice exclusive to Advanced Oral Surgical and Prosthetic Reconstruction in Vancouver, Canada. In July of 2014, he relinquished private practice and joined the team of periodontists and prosthodontists at BC Perio in Vancouver to continue his work in surgical and prosthetic reconstruction.
The Memorial Lecture and bestowing of a Humanitarian Award is held every two years to commemorate the life and contributions of Dr. Paul Rondeau, whose accidental death occurred during his term as President of VDDS.
The VDDS Board of Directors is pleased to honour Dr. Ron Zokol.
UBC Faculty of Dentistry
The VDDS President’s Award for Community Outreach and Volunteerism
Established by the Vancouver & District Dental Society, this prize is awarded on the recommendation of the UBC Faculty of Dentistry.
On October 17, 2018, Yen Wen Austin Chen was awarded the VDDS President’s Award.
Photo: Dr. Mary MacDougall, Dean of the Faculty of Dentistry and Yen Wen Austin Chen.