Dr. David Clark is the Clinic Director of Dental Services at Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences (Ontario Shores), and is an Associate in Clinical Dentistry with the Department of Oral Medicine, Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Toronto. He obtained his MSc. in Oral Pathology at the University of Western Ontario in 1986 and holds a Fellowship of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada (2004), the Pierre Fauchard Academy (2008) and Academy of Dentistry International (2010). His hospital-based practice is devoted primarily to the general dental care of individuals undergoing primary care for various forms of psychiatric illness often co-existing with other medically compromising conditions. He also participates in the teaching of the undergraduate dental curriculum relating to the topics of Oral Medicine and Oral Diagnosis at the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto. He lectures in Oral Pathology (Dental Hygiene, Year 2) at George Brown College and Regency Dental Hygiene Academy (Semester 2) in Toronto and is a part-time clinical instructor (Dental Hygiene, Year 2) at Durham College, Oshawa. He has lectured internationally since 2005, primarily on the subject of psychiatric illness, its impact on the individual and dental management considerations.
Clark, D. B. (2010). Eating disorders: Challenges for the oral health professional. Journal of Canadian Dental Hygiene Association, 44(4), 163-170.
Clark, D. B. (2009). How understanding psychiatric illness can help clinicians provide optimal oral health care. Journal of Canadian Dental Hygiene Association, 43(3), 101-106.
Clark, D. B. (2008, May). Shining a light on depression [Letter to the editor]. Journal of Canadian Dental Association, 74(4), 317.
Clark, D. B. (2008). Dental considerations for the patient with schizophrenia. Journal of the Canadian Dental Association, 42(1), 17-24.
Clark, D. B. (2006). Point of care: “How can I better understand and clinically manage my patient who is suffering from a particular mental illness?” Journal of the Canadian Dental Association, 72(1), 36-37.
Clark, D.B. (2006). Overcoming the stigma – How dentistry can help turn the corner. Ontario Dentist, 83(1), 22-25.