Dr. Williams is a 1986 graduate from Dalhousie University’s Dental Faculty, who embarked on a varied clinical career; one which first took him to Northern Ontario as a hospital-based dentist and then by bush plane to the First Nations communities in the region. His eventual return to Atlantic Canada saw him in the roles of associate dentist, part-time lecturer, locum practitioner and owner of a solo practice. Unfortunately, that part of his career came to an end in 1996 when he suffered the partial loss of two fingers on his dominant hand in a carpentry accident.
Dr. Williams went on to complete a Master of Business Administration at Saint Mary’s University, and since 2001 has been an Associate with ROI Corporation. He is also Vice Chair of the Board at CDSPI; where he has been a Director since 2003. Dr. Williams is a member of the Nova Scotia Dental Association.
Dr. Williams has been a speaker at provincial dental association meetings, Canadian dental faculties and various study clubs on the topic of current trends in the Canadian dental practice marketplace and he has had articles on this subject published in national and regional dental journals. He has enjoyed many opportunities to speak to dental students and practitioners about the need to protect two of their most valuable assets — their hands.
In his life outside of dentistry, he owned a six bed long term care facility in his hometown of Tatamagouche, NS for 14 years and was also a Director on the Board of Windsor Elms Village, a 108 bed nursing home for four years. He was also a past elected member of the Chignecto-Central Regional School Board and served a term as Co-chair of the Tatamagouche New School Enhancements Fundraising Committee. He is currently active in the Tatamagouche Area Trails Association and the Lillian Fraser Memorial Hospital Foundation. Dr. Williams has just been appointed as a Public Representative to the CPA Nova Scotia (Accountants) Board of Directors.