October 11, 2016
by Oral Health
Dr. Les Kalman has made a significant contribution to Schulich Medicine & Dentistry and serves as a strong role model for all Schulich Dentistry students. His sincerity for helping less fortunate patients demonstrated through the Dental Outreach Community Service (DOCS) program, sets a high standard. He treats his patients with respect and dignity and related extremely well to the students who describe him as a valued mentor and outstanding teacher.
In 2011, Dr. Kalman took on the leadership of the DOCS program. Since that time, he has formalized and implemented a volunteer-based outreach program into a mandatory component of the fourth-year dental curriculum. He also proposed and developed a fourth-year didactic course to supplement the program; established an annual agency meeting to reinforce collaboration; and implemented treatment delivery at the Schulich Dentistry clinic – to maximize clinical success. He has established new partnerships all in an effort to strengthen DOCS and reach more community members.
Dr. Kalman received his DDS in 1999 from Schulich Medicine & Dentistry, Western University and serves as a caring, conscientious and generous educator who enthusiastically promotes DOCS and its work at every opportunity.