Dr. Derek Decloux completed his Bachelor of Science at the University
of Ottawa, his Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry at the University of British Columbia, his Master of Science and specialty training in Dental Anesthesia at the University of Toronto, and he is currently completing a Master of Science in Pharmacology & Toxicology at Michigan State University. He served as a full-time dental officer in the Canadian Armed Forces and continues to serve as a reservist. He practices dental anaesthesia in offices in Southern Ontario, is a staff dentist anesthesiologist at Toronto’s Mount Sinai Hospital’s Department of Dentistry, and is a clinical dental anesthesia instructor at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Dentistry.
Derek can attest that the MSU PHM/TOX program has already paid dividends in his weekly endeavours; he considers himself very privileged to teach dental anaesthesia residents and he makes a personal point to share with them something that was taught in the past week’s PHM/TOX course material. His enthusiasm for the expansion of these neural networks creates a passion for anaesthesia within him that he hopes to pass along to his students and apply in his day-to-day practice.