With a mission to serve the members of the Academy as the national voice of periodontists the Canadian Academy of Periodontology promotes brilliance in the practice of periodontics by setting the morals of care and guidelines for remedy, and to development the periodontal health of the public.Earlier in Canada, Periodontology was essentially something that experts learned from other practitioners.
A small team led by Dr. Harold Bax, Charlie Williams and Wally Walford, tried to formalize the training and identification of Periodontology in Canada. In the mid 1940's. The first graduate periodontal diploma course was given at the University of Toronto.
The effort to formalize the specialty of Periodontology was already happening by the early 1950's. This paved the way to meetings that caused in the formation of the Canadian Academy of Periodontology in Toronto in 1955. Dr. Walace Walford from Montreal was the first President of the C.A.P. With formal demonstrations from the C.A.P., the C.D.A. Board of Governors accepted the acknowledgment of Periodontology as a specialty in Canada in October 1958.Read More»