Congratulations to Dr. Irwin Fried DDS ’92 for being awarded the W.W. Wood Award for Excellence in Dental Education. “I’m touched and honoured to be chosen by the students for this award,” says Dr. Fried. “It means a lot to me that I am able to help, teach and guide them. I would like to thank them for choosing me!"
"I had always wanted to give back to McGill. As a student, I was impressed with our teachers and demonstrators who committed their time and expertise. Their level of dedication left a lasting impression and I hope I do the same for my students,” says Dr. Fried.
Dr. Fried dedication to teaching and love of paediatric dentistry is obvious to all of the students. He loves sharing real life experiences and helping students treat patients. “Since I began teaching, I love working with the students. It is very rewarding to see them learn and mature from students who know nothing about dentistry to professionals ready to go out and treat patients,” says Dr. Fried. “The learning is reciprocal; they continuously challenge me and I learn from them all the time."
Dr. Fried graduated from McGill Dentistry in 1992 and went on to complete a General Practice Residency at the Montreal Children Hospital. Following his residency he decided to complete speciality training in Paediatric Dentistry and a Master’s of Science from the University of Minnesota. In 1995, upon completion of his training he began teaching in the Undergraduate Clinic and was promoted to Division Director of Paediatric Dentistry in 2002.