Local dentist earns BCDA honourary award

The contributions of Prince George dentist Dr. Richard Wilczek were acknowledged with an honourary award, presented during the British Columbia Dental Association's Toot Fairy Gala on March 9.

Wilczek is regarded as one of the founding fathers of the dental studies program at College of New Caledonia and places students from the program in his practice for mentorship.

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He also co-founded the Emergency Dental Outreach Clinic, serving dental needs of the less fortunate and working poor, with particular emphasis on the elderly. After a full day in his own practice, he frequently continues to volunteer his time at the clinic, held every two weeks.

As well, Wilczek has served on many community, professional and educational organizations, and was the BCDA's president in 2012-2013.

He has been a dentist for 37 years, graduating from the University of British Columbia in 1981.

"A deserved recipient of the Association's highest honour, Richard is a fine example of 'giving back' and an inspiration to us all," BCDA said in a statement.

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