NDEB announces hiring of new Executive Director & Registrar

May 9, 2017

Ottawa, ON – The National Dental Examining Board of Canada (NDEB) is pleased to announce that Dr. Marie Dagenais has been selected as its new Executive Director and Registrar. Dr. Dagenais will succeed Dr. Jack Gerrow who has served as Executive Director and Registrar since 1994.

Dr. Dagenais has been involved in organized dentistry for a number of years. She has served as President of the Association of Canadian Faculties of Dentistry, as Chair of the Documentation Committee of the Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada, and as the President of the Canadian Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology. Dr. Dagenais holds a DMD from the Université de Montréal and a Diploma in Oral Radiology from the University of Toronto. She was Associate Dean-Academic Affairs at McGill University from 2000 - 2013. Dr. Dagenais continues to practice part-time in Montreal.

A national search conducted by the Executive Committee, with the assistance of Boyden Canada, generated 16 applicants. “After conducting interviews with potential candidates, the Executive was unanimous in their decision to appoint Dr. Dagenais. Her leadership and experience in organized dentistry has made her an asset to the NDEB since she joined us in 2015 as Director of Examinations,” said Dr. Doug Mackey, President.  

“I have had the pleasure of working with Dr. Dagenais is various capacities over the years. In this time, she has demonstrated innovation, collaboration, and objectivity. Moving forward, I am confident she will represent NDEB in an exemplary manner and provide sound leadership to the Board and staff of the organization.” Dr. Jack Gerrow.

Dr. Dagenais will transition into her new role over the next several months. Dr. Gerrow will remain with the Board throughout this transitional period.

About the NDEB:
Created in 1952 by an Act of Parliament, the NDEB establishes and maintains national standards for the practice of dentistry in Canada through an internationally-recognized system of examinations. The NDEB is a non-governmental, not-for profit organization supported by examination fees.