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HONOURING MEMBERS OF THE ACADEMY DR. IRWIN FRIED RECEIVES THE W.W. WOOD AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN DENTAL EDUCATION Dr. Irwin Fried is presented with the W.W. Wood Award by student Dr. Chrissa Zarafonitis, DMD’18. He remarked afterward that “It means a lot to me that I am able to help, teach and guide them. I would like to thank them for choosing me!" Dr. Fried went on to say that “I had always wanted to give back to McGill. As a student, I was impressed with our teachers and demonstrators who committed their time and expertise. Their level of dedication left a lasting impression and I hope I do the same for my students”. The McGill Faculty of Dentistry News reported that “Dr. Fried dedication to teaching and love of paediatric dentistry is obvious to all of the students. He loves sharing real life experiences and helping students treat patients. “Since I began teaching, I love working with the students. It is very rewarding to see them learn and mature from students who know nothing about dentistry to professionals ready to go out and treat patients,” says Dr. Fried. “The learning is reciprocal; they continuously challenge me and I learn from them all the time." Dr. Fried graduated from McGill Dentistry in 1992 and went on to complete a General Practice Residency at the Montreal Children Hospital. Following his residency he decided to complete speciality training in Paediatric Dentistry and a Master’s of Science from the University of Minnesota. In 1995, upon completion of his training he began teaching in the Undergraduate Clinic and was promoted to Division Director of Paediatric Dentistry in 2002. Dr. Fried joined CAPD/ACDP in 1995 and has served as a valuable member on the Scientific Committee since 2004. The CAPD/ACDP Executive, on behalf of the Membership, extends their sincerest congratulations to Dr. Fried on this very prestigious Award. The original article may be viewed at wood-award-excellence-teaching.