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Dr. Gary Derkson

$10,500.00 (raised so far)

About Dr. Gary Derkson

Dr. Gary Derkson taught at UBC as a professor of pediatrics in the Faculty of Dentistry starting in 1977 and joined the Quarter Century Club in 2003. Dr. Derkson also served as Chief of Dentistry at BC Children’s Hospital for 20 years. As a respected and dedicated dental professional, teaching dental residents was very important and enjoyable for Dr. Derkson. Many of his students were inspired to become a pediatric dentist because of his mentorship.

The impact of your support

The Dr. Gary Derkson Memorial Award in Dentistry honours Dr. Derkson’s passion and commitment to education in Pediatric Dentistry. With the support of Dr. Derkson’s colleagues and friends, the Faculty of Dentistry is in the process of establishing an award with the intent to support a student with a $2,000 award per year. Through this award, students will have the opportunity to live in his legacy and pursue the pediatric dentistry program.

Messages of Remembrance

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  • I am so sad to learn of Gary’s passing. To Marg , children and grandchildren I don’t need to tell or remind you of his warmth and kindness and mentorship during our tour in pediatric dentistry while at the University of Connecticut. I was as a year behind Gary and it was an honor and privilege to work with him and follow his leadership pursuit f excellence. I will always remember his kind and soft spoken guidance for each of the residents who looked up to him. We had infrequent contact at national meetings after we left UConn but it was always fun to catch up. I regret not having maintained contact over the years but will always cherish His memory. Please accept my belated condolences.

    John Nathan, Classmate in Pediatric Training
List of Donors
All Donors
  • Dr. Jennifer Park

  • Anonymous Donation

  • Kristy Ormsby

  • Dr. Alex Rosenczweig

  • Dr. Jonathan Hung

  • Dr. Peter Chan

  • anonymous

  • Raymond Kahwaji

  • Dr. Elsa Hui-Derksen

  • Anonymous Donation

  • Dr. Greg Chang

  • Dr. David B. Kennedy

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