Congress Chair


Les Kalman
BSc, DDS, DICOI, (AA)FAAID
Assistant Professor, Western University, Canada
Congress Chair


Les completed a BSc (Hon) & DDS at Western followed by a GPR at the London Health Sciences Centre. He maintained a full-time solo private practice with an emphasis on digital dentistry, prosthodontics and medical device research while continuing hospital privileges at Strathroy-Middlesex General. His research was supported by the Scientific Research and Experimental Development Fund and the National Research Council. In 2011, Kalman transitioned to full-time academics as an assistant professor and outreach coordinator. Kalman’s research focuses on medical devices & technologies relevant to clinical dentistry. He has authored over 30 articles, holds two patents and has translated two technologies.  Kalman maintains his position as the founder and President of Research Driven. He is an active member of the Academy of Osseointegration, the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, the Standards Council of Canada and serves on the Board of Directors for the University of Western Ontario Faculty Association. He has been recognized as an Academic Associate Fellow (AAID), Fellow, Master and Diplomate (ICOI), has been awarded the Schulich Alumni of Distinction Award and most recently the Merck Patients First award.  In his spare time, Kalman enjoys time with his family, photography and bikes.