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Dr Carla Cohn

Carla Cohn is a general dentist, devoted solely to the practice of dentistry for children. Her private practice is focused on prevention, the growth and development of a cavity free generation. She is a board member of the Manitoba Dental Association, active in the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Manitoba, and donates her time to community service and volunteerism. Carla is an international lecturer and enjoys speaking on all aspects of children’s dentistry for the general practitioner. (more…)

Cille Harris

Leader, mentor and change agent, Cille Harris is a highly experienced professional Systems Design engineer and Organization Development consultant with a strong background in Industrial Engineering, Quality Management, business, and organizational change management. A Certified Professional Facilitator (CPF) with the International Association of Facilitators (IAF), Cille has over 25 years of successful consulting experience in the private, not-for-profit and public sectors.

Cille applies a talent and passion for working with project teams and senior leadership to deliver consultative and collaborative solutions, in line with the organization’s strategic vision, to reduce costs, improve quality and service, and help people improve the way they do business. She has a track record of bringing large-scale programs, projects and initiatives to successful fruition through careful planning, extensive engagement, communications, and insightful integration with other related initiatives.

Dedicated to making a difference in Ottawa, Cille is currently serving as Past President of the Organization Development Network of Ottawa-Outaouais (ODNOO), sits as a Core member of the Ginger Group and served the American Society for Quality (ASQ) Ottawa Valley Section for over a decade. As President of Real Alternatives (RA) Inc., Cille created a community of over fifty independent consultants who collaborate to serve their clients. Cille is also co-founder of Real Conversations, which is working to facilitate a shift toward a more sustainable world.

Dr Clive Schneider Friedman

Dr. Clive Friedman  is a paediatric dentist practicing in London Ontario. He is an assistant clinical professor at both University of Western Ontario as well as the University of Toronto where he teaches the post graduate seminars on behaviour facilitation.


Clive has been very active with many dental organizations in Canada , United States and internationally. He currently serves on committees with the Ontario Dental Association, the Canadian Dental Association and the International Association for Disability and Oral Health.  He has served as President of both the American Academy of Persons with Disability as well as the International Association of Disability and Oral Health.  A prime interest of Clive is access to care for both the paediatric as well as population with special needs.  As such he chaired the Committee on Early CHildhood Caries for the Canadian Dental Association and is in the process of working with the education committee of the IADH (International Association for Disability and Oral Health) in developing a common global core curriculum for for both undergraduate and post graduate education in special needs dentistry.


Clive completed a ten month  Co-active Leadership training program with CTI in 2000. Creating from self, others, the space and from everything are skills learned that he continues to use both as an educator and as a passionate believer in changing the paradigm of oral health practices within the dental profession.  As such he has spoken extensively both internationally and locally on topics of abuse, special needs, behaviour and risk assessment.

Dr Ian McConnachie

Dr. Ian McConnachie is a paediatric dentist practicing in Ottawa, Canada. He is also on consultant staff at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario.

Dr. McConnachie has been very active volunteering with many dental organizations in Canada, currently serving on committees with the Ontario Dental Association, Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario and the Ottawa Dental Society.

Dr. McConnachie began his lengthy involvement with the Ontario Dental Association serving as member and chair of a number of committees. Elected to the Board of Directors in 1999, he continued to serve on many committees of the Board, chairing many. Ultimately, he became President of the ODA in 2006. During his presidential year, Dr. McConnachie sought, in particular to improve access to care for all dental patients, especially those who are disadvantaged.

In the summer of 2008, Dr. McConnachie participated as a speaker at a symposium on Designing Dental Programs for High-Risk Children, held during the annual meeting of the International Association of Dental Research. This began for Dr. McConnachie a new path in which he became a nationally recognized speaker on issues in pediatric dentistry. He continues this involvement to this day.

Dr Karen Fung

Karen Fung is a periodontist practicing in Ottawa, Canada.  Her dynamic practice combines practical skills in periodontics with important academic research. She is the author of several publications in leading and influential peer-reviewed scientific journals, as well as a book. Her research ranges from the unique dental issues of patients with Down syndrome, to long-term prognoses of immediate dental implants. As part of her practice, she created and regularly conducts a training module for dentists, physicians, nurses and hygienists on oral cancer screening and guiding patients into the path of prevention from this stigmatized disease.

Dr. Fung obtained her Doctor in Dental Medicine degree from McGill University, where she also obtained a research-based Master of Science degree. She achieved her specialized training in periodontics from the University of Connecticut, with a concurrent Master of Public Health degree. In addition to her private practice in Ottawa, she provides periodontal care to medically, physically, and mentally challenged individuals at the Ottawa Civic Hospital.

Dr. Fung is a fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada, a diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology, a member of the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario, Canadian Dental Association and Ontario Dental Association. In addition to these professional designations, she is a participant in Ottawa area study clubs with other local dentists.