Announcement: Dr. Shawn Steele appointed as Assistant Dean, Learner Experience (Dentistry)

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Shawn Steele has been appointed as Assistant Dean, Learner Experience (Dentistry), at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University effective August 1, 2022, to June 30, 2023.

In this role, Dr. Steele will engage with, assist and support the well-being of Dentistry learners through the development of a comprehensive wellness curriculum and maintaining a close working relationship with the Learner Experience office and relevant committees.

In 2005, He graduated from Western University with a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree and following graduation, he entered private practice and practice ownership. While continuing to practice dentistry, Dr. Steele earned a Juris Doctor degree and a Master of Education degree, with a focus on continuing education and professional development. He also completed a certificate in Health Profession Regulation and has lectured and written on this topic.

Dr. Steele has been a faculty member since 2010 and his current role is Assistant Professor and course director in Practice Administration. Dr. Steele has served as the interim City-wide Chief of Dentistry at London Health Sciences Centre and St Joseph’s Health Care London and Director of the Dental Surgical Care Unit at Schulich Dentistry. He is currently the Site Chief of Dentistry, St. Joseph’s Health Care London and Staff Dentist at Parkwood Institute.

Dr. Steele has held various roles on advisory committees both locally and provincially. He has served as Chair of the Ontario Dental Association Education Advisory Committee and is currently a member of the Economics Committee and the Health Policy and Government Relations Committee. He is a fellow of the American College of Dentists, the Pierre Fauchard Academy and the International College of Dentist.

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Steele on his appointment.

John Yoo, MD, FRCS(C), FACS
Dean, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
Western University

Dr. Carlos Quiñonez, DMD, MSc, PhD, FRCD(C)
Vice Dean & Director Dentistry
Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
Western University

Sandra Northcott, MD, FRCPC
Associate Dean, Learner Experience
Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
Western University