Stephen Abrams is a general dental practitioner with over 30 years of clinical experience. Upon graduation from the University of Toronto, Faculty of Dentistry in 1980 he established a group practice in Toronto Canada which has grown to involve both general dentists and dental specialists.
In 1999, Dr. Abrams began working on a non-invasive laser based device for the detection and monitoring of caries. He currently jointly holds patents on this new technology. In 2006, he founded Quantum Dental Technologies to finish development of The Canary System. This system, based upon the PTR-LUM technology and is currently available in Canada and Europe.
He is a senior member of the European Organization for Caries Research (ORCA) where he has presented a number of papers on the detection of caries using The Canary System. Dr. Abrams has published over ninety articles in various international publications on topics ranging from early caries detection, prevention, removable dentures, design of dental programs and restorative dentistry.
Dr. Abrams has also been active within the profession. He has honorary fellowships in a number of dental societies including Pierre Fauchard and the International College of Dentists. He is a member of Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity. He has been very active in the Ontario Dental Association, chairing their Dental Benefits Task Force for the last thirteen years, negotiating with the provincial government and local municipalities across Ontario on various government sponsored dental programs. He has dealt with issues of access to dental care, design of dental programs and the value of preventive dentistry while leading this ODA Task Force. In 2002, Dr. Abrams was awarded the Barnabus Day Award from the Ontario Dental Association for 20 years of distinguished service to the dental profession. He is one of the founding board members of ACCERTA Claim Corporation, a dental and pharmacy claims management company.