Paul Allison is a dentist with specialist training in oral and maxillo-facial surgery and dental public health and research training in epidemiology. He has been Director of the Quebec-based Oral and Bone Health Research Network during 2005-2008 and served two mandates as Dean of the Faculty of Dentistry at McGill University during 2008-2018. He was President of the Association of Canadian Faculties of Dentistry during 2015-19 and of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS) during 2019-20 and is on Governing Council of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.
Paul’s research interests include social determinants of oral health and dental care, access to dental care and related policies. He is a project leader with the WHO developing global indicators of oral health for the WHO oral health strategy currently under development, as well as leader of a national Canadian research team working with Statistics Canada on the oral health element of cycle 7 of the Canadian Health Measures Survey.