The VDDS Executive Committee

Message from the President


Dear Colleagues,

As your president for the upcoming year, I would like to welcome all incoming and returning members to the society. The VDDS has played an important part socially and professionally for our members through the years. With the dedicated work of our executive team, we hope to provide you with another great year.

As always, the social events have been the glue that has kept our members connected and informed. Year after year, the social committee has put forth great efforts to provide an environment for friendship and comradery. This year will not disappoint, you can look forward to another year of entertainment and fun!

A big benefit to being a member of the VDDS has been the opportunity to fulfill most of the yearly continuing education requirements. The scientific committee strives to provide quality lectures that will benefit the whole dental team. Through their efforts and the generous help from our sponsors, we hope to continue the tradition of providing great value to our members.

The society has also been supported by a great cast of volunteers who have worked tirelessly to keep the VDDS machine working and providing its members with tremendous value. This coming year, the executive will say goodbye and thank you to some volunteers that have been pillars in the society. They will be missed, but in change, we have gained a number of energetic and enthusiastic individuals that I am sure will continue in the legacy of the society.

Through the years, the VDDS has served as a model of success. This year will be no different. It is through the work of the executive team and the guidance of its members that we are sure to learn, laugh, and work together. The VDDS is a place where the dentists of Victoria can come together to grow and move forward in a positive direction.

I look forward to a great year with you all.


Ron Ducharme, 2016-17 VDDS President


Email Dr. Ducharme and the VDDS at


2016-17 VDDS Executive Committee
June 1, 2016 – May 31, 2017
Role First Last Business Phone
President Ron Ducharme 250-220-8662
Past President Bernard Bild 250-595-6125
Vice President Vohn Rosang 250-595-2334
Secretary Justin Patterson 250-727-6688
Treasurer Andrew Sweet 250-686-1972
Scientific Director Meredith Standridge 250-508-1625
Social Director Marc Noderer 954-895-6454
Director Claudia Acosta-Lenis 250-652-2222
Director + Public and Professional Advisory Liaison David Christie 250-658-1321
Director Ngan Huynh 250-384-3283
Director + Mentor Program Liaison Sunny Tatra 250-590-0166
CDSBC Board Representative Dustin Holben 250-474-3434
BCDA Board Representative Tony Nadolski 250-382-4344
Camosun College Representative Rob Walker 250-474-3434
Executive Coordinator Christy Nanos 250-519-1072
2016-17 Scientific Program Committee
Scientific Director Meredith Standridge 250-508-1625
Claudia Acosta-Lenis 250-652-2222
Bernard Bild 250-595-6125
Ron Ducharme 250-220-8662
Chris Hildebrand 250-598-4811
Marc Noderer 954-895-6454
Laura Turner 250-384-4260
2016-17 Social Committee
Social Director Marc Noderer 954-895-6454
Sean Filan 250-380-1888
Chélise Kasun 250-479-8100
Tanya Tuckey 250-383-1331


Send your letters to those responsible for dental governance, regulation, and advocacy to:

Honourable BC Minister of Health
Room 337, Parliament Buildings
Victoria, BC, V8V 1X4
Phone: 250-953-3547

President and Board
College of Dental Surgeons of BC (CDSBC)
500 – 1765 West 8th Avenue
Vancouver, BC, V6J 5C6
Phone: 1-800-663-9169

President and Board
British Columbia Dental Association (BCDA)
400 – 1765 West 8th Avenue
Vancouver, BC, V6J 5C6
Phone: 1-888-396-9888

President and Board
Canadian Dental Association (CDA)
1815 Alta Vista Drive
Ottawa, ON, K1G 3Y6