About our Pediatric Dentist
Dr. Daniel Charland, BMSc., DDS, Cert. Ped. Dent., MS, FRCD(C)
About Dr. Daniel Charland
I grew up in the Greater Toronto Area, am the second of four siblings, a husband, a father and an uncle of four. From my first dental experiences (late by today’s standards) I found the dental profession and gadgetry intriguing. As a young student, my interests always leaned toward the sciences and wanting to answer the question: “how does it work” for all objects. My active childhood led into my late teen years of instructing others (primarily children) how to do the things I loved most (skiing, snowboarding and swimming). As I furthered my education I knew I wanted to maintain the simple joy of working with children daily and was fortunate to find a profession that embodied my academic interests and my passion for teaching and coaching - Pediatric Dentistry. In a nutshell, as a Pediatric Dentist, my goal is to guide children and their parents along the path of oral health.
Education (BMSc, DDS, Cert. Ped. Dent., MS)
My academic career is never over, but the formal part was a continuous, linear, eleven years of post-secondary education. I attended the University of Western Ontario for undergraduate studies in Medical Sciences, followed by earning a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at the University of Toronto. I continued to pursue my dream at the University of California San Francisco, where I earned a Masters in Science and Specialty Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry. My research thesis was a clinical trial on novel methods of caries prevention.
I am a Fellow in Pediatric Dentistry of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada, which is the examining body that certifies dental specialists in Canada and am licensed in Ontario as a Pediatric Dentist.
As of 2016, I am an examiner for the RCDC in Pediatric Dentistry.
I currently hold two academic positions. I am a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Toronto Faculty of Dentistry and an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pediatric Dentistry at the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, University of the Pacific, San Francisco CA, where I teach clinical skills and facilitate seminars.
I have given mutliple lectures on Infant Oral Health and Caries Management by Risk Assessment to the Burlington Dental Academy, the Calgary and District Dental Society and study clubs. Returning to the academic clinic and classroom allows me to give back to the dentistry community and stay current in practice.
Burlington Pediatric Dentistry
I truly love working with children of all ages and appreciate the importance of a parent being comfortable with their child's dental treatment. Upon completion of my education, I practiced in a Pediatric Dental clinic for two and a half years in Calgary, Alberta. In the spring of 2014, Burlington became my permanent home, and I opened Burlington Pediatric Dentistry that September. As an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hiking, biking, rock climbing, skiing and more, you will find me cycling to work and exploring all the ways to be active in the community.
I look forward to meeting you and love being a part of the Burlington community!
Dr. Daniel Charland
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