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GETTING TO BETTER KNOW THE MEMBERS OF THE ACADEMY DR. JENNIFER MACLELLAN CAPD/ACDP Vice-President, 2018 to 2020 What are your goals as the new Vice-President of CAPD/ACDP? I hope to continue to learn from Ray and Paul over the next two years to appropriately represent and promote the common views and wishes of our Academy. I will value input, both compliments and concerns, from the membership and strive to move our academy forward in a way that is reflective of that input. Why did you choose to specialize in Pediatric Dentistry? I had the pleasure of purchasing my family dentist’s practice and working as a solo practitioner for over eight years prior to specializing Delivering the Treasurer’s Report at the in Pediatric Dentistry. As much as I truly loved treating my patients of 2017 Annual Conference in Banff all ages, I came to realize that the days that gave me the most pleasure were those filled with pediatric patients. After much soul pleasure were those filled with pediatric patients. After much soul searching and with the understanding and searching and with the understanding and support of my wonderful support of my wonderful husband, we decided to sell the practice (and pretty much everything else, but our husband, we decided to sell the practice (and pretty much everything children aged 1, 2 and 4 at the time!) to send me back to school. but our children aged 1, 2 and 4 at the time!) to send me back to school. Where did you do your training? I attended Dalhousie for my DDS and studied Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Michigan. The IWK O.R. Where did you do your training? What do you enjoy the most about your job? After obtaining a Bachelor of Science, I attended dental school at the University of Western Ontario. Following I am fortunate practice Pediatric Dentistry at the and IWK with a cross appointment as Ontario. a clinical From and 1986 didactic graduation in 1982, to I did a dental internship at Victoria University Hospitals in London to associate professor in the Faculty of Dentistry at Dalhousie. Combining the two provides a lot of variety 1988 I attend the pediatric dentistry program at Indiana University Dental School and James Whitcomb which Riley keeps me engaged as both a practitioner and educator. Children’s Hospital in Indianapolis Indiana. I returned to Ontario 3 months before my first child was born. What do you enjoy the most about your job?