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Dr. John Wolfaardt, Professor Emeritus

Dr. Wolfaardt is a Professor Emeritus, Division of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Alberta. Dr. Wolfaardt is a Co-founder and past member of the Institute for Reconstructive Sciences in Medicine (iRSM), Alberta Health Services/Covenant Health/University of Alberta. His clinical and research interests have been in the area of Maxillofacial Prosthodontics with particular emphasis in the area of head and neck reconstruction, osseointegration and advanced digital technologies in surgical design and simulation. Dr. Wolfaardt has a special interest in quality management and he initiated the interest and process that led to iRSM registering an ISO9000 quality system for the clinical and research aspects of osseointegration care. Dr. Wolfaardt has published over 110 papers in refereed journals and contributed to a variety of texts. He has lectured both nationally and internationally on maxillofacial prosthodontic care, head and neck reconstruction, osseointegration, and advanced digital technology. Dr. Wolfaardt has served on Boards of the International College of Prosthodontists, the American Academy of Maxillofacial Prosthetics, the International Society for Maxillofacial Rehabilitation, and the Advanced Digital Technology Foundation (ADT) for Head and Neck Reconstruction. Dr. Wolfaardt is past President of the International Society for Maxillofacial Rehabilitation and the ADT Foundation. Dr. Wolfaardt was awarded Honorary Membership by the Canadian Dental Association in 2011. The Alberta Dental Association and College presented the Award of Excellence to Dr. Wolfaardt in 2013. In 2014, the American Academy of Maxillofacial Prosthetics honored Dr. Wolfaardt with the Andrew J. Ackerman Memorial Award. In 2016, the British Prosthodontic Society awarded Honorary Membership to Dr. Wolfaardt and in 2017 Dr Wolfaardt received the Life Achievement Award of the Edmonton Zone Medical Staff Association.

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Dr Johan Wolfaardt
BDS, MDent (Prosthodontics), PhD
Professor Emeritus
Division of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery,
Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine and Denttistry, University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta