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Allan Shapiro

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Allan Shapiro is originally from Montreal. A graduate of  Northmount High School, he went on to obtain a B.Sc. in math/physics from Sir George Williams University in 1967. He spent 4 years at McGill University in the faculty of Dentistry and graduated in 1972 with a Gold Medal in Periodontics. He opened his dental office in Ottawa where he practiced for 22 years. In 1979 he received a Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry following 5 years of graduate training. He was the first Canadian to receive this designation. He retired from Dentistry in 1994 and moved to Vancouver. He spent a year at Dentsply Ltd. as an implant/prosthodontic consultant for Core-Vent implants .  In 1997, in partnership with two colleagues, he formed a pharmaceutical company called ALDA pharmaceuticals (“ALDA”). This company specialized in customized infection control products. In 2006 ALDA merged with a Capital Pool Company called DUFT Biotech Ltd., becoming a publicly traded company. He retired from ALDA in 2012 and moved to Pender Island in 2013. He has been on the PIHCS board since 2018.