The Canadian Dental Association (CDA) has announced the appointment of Dr. Heather Carr as its president for 2023-2024. A practising general dentist, Dr. Carr is a partner at Atlantic Dental Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Dr. Carr is a past president of the Nova Scotia Dental Association (NSDA) and Halifax County Dental Society. She joined the CDA Board as the NSDA Representative in October 2015, and has an extensive history in organized dentistry beginning with service as the Dalhousie Dental Students Society president in 1987-88 and editor of the Dalhousie Dental School Journal in 1986-87. Dr. Carr has been involved in and chaired committees at both the NSDA- and CDA-level since her graduation. She and some of her classmates will become Life Members of the NSDA this year in recognition of 35 years of practise.
Dr. Carr will lead CDA in its mandate as the national voice for dentistry, dedicated to the advancement and leadership of a unified profession and to the promotion of optimal oral health as an essential component of general health.
For more information, visit https://www.cda-adc.ca/en/about/structure/president.asp