Consultant List

Dr. Michael Shimizu:


Dr. J.E. Armstrong:

Dr. Armstrong graduated from the University of Toronto Dentistry in 1984 and then completed his OMFS specialization at Dalhousie University in 1990.  He then completed a Tumour and Reconstructive Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Fellowship at the University of Miami School of Medicine, Department of Surgery, Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in 2001.  He has been an Associate Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Western Ontario since 1993 as well as a Consultant of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery with the London Regional Cancer Centre since 1994.  He is the current Program Director of the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Program, Schulich Faculty of Medicine and has been since 2008. 

Dr. Lapointe:

Dr. Lapointe graduated from UWO in 1982, interned at the teaching hospitals of UWO and then completed OMFS specialization at the University of Toronto in 1986.  He then completed a PhD in tumor immunology through the Department of Pathology at UWO in 1991. Following this he joined the Faculty of Dentistry in a full time role.  Since that time research efforts have included: biomechanical aspects of fracture repair, various topics in Oral Pathology (KCOT, MRONJ), and cephalometric analysis of the orthognathic surgery patient. Dr. Lapointe is currently Assistant Director of Post-Graduate Programs, Professor and Chair of the Division of OMFS and City Wide Chief of Hospital Dentistry.  In addition to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and administration, Dr. Lapointe carries on a hospital based clinical practice with emphasis in Orthognathic Surgery, reconstruction, implantology, oral pathology and trauma.  Dr. Lapointe has also had the opportunity to participate extensively in the OMFS Fellowship Examination of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada.

Dr. Gillian Soskin:

Dr. Gillian Soskin graduated from Dentistry at the University of Western Ontario in 1996 and maintains a full-time hospital practice at London Health Sciences Centre where her practice focus is Dental Oncology.    Dr. Soskin is a member of the Head & Neck Multidisciplinary Team at the London Regional Cancer Program and is an Adjunct Clinical Professor in the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Western Ontario.    Over the past 19 years Dr. Soskin has lectured extensively on the topic of Dental Management of Cancer Patients, including those with Head and Neck Cancer, and those receiving bisphosphonate treatment.  She is involved in the care of many patients with oral cancer and multiple myeloma and is working towards education of medical and dental professionals in relation to the oral complications arising from cancer treatments.

Dr. Raymond Lee:

Dr. Lee is from Waterloo, Ontario.  He received a Bachelor of Mathematics (BMath, 1988) from the University of Waterloo, earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS, 1991) from the University of Western Ontario, and then completed an internship/residency at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto (1991).  His paediatric specialty training included a Diploma in Paediatric Dentistry (DipPaed, 1995) from the University of Toronto, a Masters in Science (MSc, 1996) completed at the Hospital for Sick Children through the University of Toronto, and a Fellowship in Paediatric Dentistry (FRCD(C), 2003) from the Royal College of Dentists of Canada. Dr. Lee has maintained a private practice and been an Adjunct Professor at the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Western University, since returning to London in 1995.   He has been the Staff Paediatric Dentist at Children’s Hospital, London Health Sciences Centre since 1997 and has been Site Chief, Paediatric Dentistry at Victoria Hospital since 2008.  He is also cross-appointed with the Division of Paediatric Surgery, Department of Surgery since its inception in 2004.  At the University of Toronto, Dr. Lee has been an Associate-In-Dentistry since 2003 and was an Assistant Professor from 2012 to 2016.  He remains a staff member of the Program for Persons with Disabilities at Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto.  In general, Dr. Lee continues to be heavily involved in undergraduate and post-graduate teaching programs in Paediatric Dentistry at both dental schools in Ontario, while maintaining a hospital-based clinical practice.

Dr. Christina McCord:

After obtaining her DDS from Western, Dr. McCord completed her specialty training in oral pathology and oral medicine as well as her MSc at the University of Toronto. Currently, Dr. McCord is an oral pathologist and assistant professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Western University, where she teaches in the undergraduate dental and post-graduate oral and maxillofacial surgery programs. She also maintains a clinical oral pathology practice at University Hospital. 

Dr. Cecilia Aragon:

Dr. Cecilia E. Aragón is a board certified Prosthodontist.  She received her DDS degree in Lima, Peru in 1997. She finished a one-year oral surgery internship at the University of Michigan Hospital in 2001. In 2004, she completed a 3-year program in Prosthodontics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Dr. Aragón is currently an Adjunct Faculty member at the Schulich School of Dentistry and is involved in clinical teaching involving implant prosthodontics with the General Practice residents at the London Health Science Centre. She also provides intraoral prosthesis for patients who have undergone oral cancer surgeyr. Aragón maintains a full-time private practice in London, limited to Prosthodontics. 

Dr. Mark Darling:

Dr. Mark Darling is Associate Professor, Division of Oral Pathology in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry at Western University. He graduated from the University of the Western Cape in Cape Town, South Africa, with a BChD degree in 1985. He has also received an MSc (Dent) from the University of the Western Cape in 1990, an MSc (Med) in Experimental Oral Pathology from the University of London, United Kingdom in 1991, and an MChD (Oral Pathology) from the University Of Stellenbosch, South Africa in 1998. He is a member of the International Association of Oral Pathologists, the American Association for Oral Medicine and Pathology and the International Association for Dental Research. He has 58 publications in peer reviewed Journals, 26 published abstracts and 84 presentations at scientific meetings.