Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
Les Kalman is an assistant professor in restorative dentistry and Chair of the DOCS program at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at Western University. The Dental Outreach Community Service (DOCS) program is a component of the senior dental curriculum that provides free dentistry to those with no other economic means. Kalman’s research focus includes medical devices & technologies relevant to clinical dentistry, with the intent of short-term industry translation. He has developed and translated what is now the Max Align, available through Whip Mix. He is also the founder and President of Research Driven, a corporation that manages intellectual property related to medical device technology. Kalman has authored articles ranging from pediatric impression to immediate implant surgery in Canadian and International journals. He is a member of the ITI, AO, AAID and the ICOI. He has been recognized as an Academic Associate Fellow (AAID), Fellow, Master and Diplomate (ICOI) and will be receiving the Schulich Alumni of Distinction Award in October. In his spare time, Kalman enjoys photography as an accredited MotoGP photojournalist.