Life Membership is awarded to long-standing VDDS Members who have practiced the profession of dentistry for 45 years or more, and/or who have made outstanding contributions to the dental profession.

September 24, 2018, Members gathered at the Arbutus Club for the VDDS AGM. This year, Life Membership was bestowed upon Dr. Jim Tanaka, Dr. Doug Nielsen, Dr. Susan Chow, Dr. Bob Jamieson and Dr. John Diggens.

VDDS is proud to honour the following dentists:

  • Dr. Allan H. Addems
  • Dr. George S. Beagrie
  • Dr. Lee R. Busse
  • Dr. Hing Chanpong
  • Dr. Larry Cheevers
  • Dr. Richmond M. Cheng
  • Dr. Charles B. Chow
  • Dr. J. Lionel Fishman
  • Dr. Rex E. Fortescue
  • Dr. Arthur A. Fraser
  • Dr. Saul B. Gelfand
  • Dr. Karl H. Gemeinhardt
  • Dr. Earl V. Gowda
  • Dr. Dan Green
  • Dr. Wayne Halstrom
  • Dr. Arthur M. Hayes
  • Dr. Ralph T. Hislop
  • Dr. Peter R. Hupfau
  • Dr. Robin Jackson
  • Dr. Gordon M. Jinks
  • Dr. Lionel Jinks
  • Dr. Michael Kaburda
  • Dr. David Kennedy
  • Dr. A. B. Khan
  • Dr. Sid R. Kirson
  • Dr. Terry Kline
  • Dr. Paul A. Kozier
  • Dr. Kenneth K. Lee
  • Dr. Ming Shu Li
  • Dr. Don E. MacFarlane
  • Dr. Lloyd E. Mallin
  • Dr. Ron Markey
  • Dr. Charles D. (Chuck) Mielke
  • Dr. John More
  • Dr. Peter Munns
  • Dr. John N. Nasedkin
  • Dr. Ken Neuman
  • Dr. Egon Nikolai
  • Dr. W. Earle Nind
  • Dr. Robert E. Patton
  • Dr. Geoffrey B. Remocker
  • Dr. John T. Roach
  • Dr. Arthur Ross
  • Dr. George S. Sakumoto
  • Dr. Ronald Scammell
  • Dr. Afsar A. Sherkat
  • Dr. W.R. Sproule
  • Dr. Janina Z. Stencel
  • Dr. Jon Strom
  • Dr. Richard Thorpe
  • Dr. Serge Vanry
  • Dr. Michael Wainwright
  • Dr. David D. Waterbury
  • Dr. Earl Winestock
  • Dr. Maurice K. Wong
  • Dr. Tom L. Wong
  • Dr. Edwin H. Yen (Hon.)
  • Dr. Ralph I. Yorsh
  • Dr. Jerry Hamovich
  • Ms. Gerri Randall (Hon.)
  • Dr. Sam Winter
  • Dr. Anthony Leung
  • Dr. Alex A. Lieblich
  • Dr. Jim Tanaka
  • Dr. Doug Nielsen
  • Dr. Robert Jamieson
  • Dr. Susan Chow
  • Dr. John Diggens

We regret the loss in 2016/17 of VDDS Life Members

Dr. Marko Nenadic; Dr. Geoffrey Remocker; Dr. Allan H. Addems

All three respected members played an active role in VDDS prior to their passing and will be missed by their colleagues.