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Joanne N. Walton

DDS, Dip. Pros., FRCD(C)
Professor Emerita
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Dr. Walton retired at the end of June 2015 and is now Professor Emeritus of Oral Health Sciences. She was active in almost every aspect of dentistry — as a generalist and as a specialist, in the military, in private practice and now, in academia. A graduate of the University of Alberta, she practiced general dentistry for four years before specializing in prosthodontics at Walter Reed Medical Center in Washington, D.C. After six years in full-time prosthodontic practice, she began life as an academic at the University of British Columbia, maintaining a part-time prosthodontic practice. 
Dr. Walton was involved in numerous dental organizations, including the Association of Prosthodontists of Canada, the B.C. Society of Prosthodontists, the B.C. Dental Specialists Society, the College of Dental Surgeons of B.C. and the Royal College of Dentists of Canada, where she was both an examiner and the Councilor for Prosthodontics. Dr. Walton was also active at the University level, conducting nationally-funded research in the area of implant prosthodontics, and serving as Chair of the Curriculum and Teaching Effectiveness Committee and as Associate Dean, Academic and Student Affairs at the UBC Faculty of Dentistry. Her passion for dental education was rewarded with two UBC Killam Teaching Prizes, two W.W. Wood Teaching Awards, and the inaugural 3M-ESPE/ ACFD National Dentistry Teaching Award. She also received an Award of Merit from the College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia.