Photo of Region 6 Trustee Dr. Lisa Bentley presents the 2022 Elmer S. Best Award to Dr. Lynn Tomkins

Dr. Lynn Tomkins

2022 Elmer S. Best Memorial Award Recipient

As a graduate of the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto, Dr. Lynn Tomkins took office as President of the Canadian Dental Association in April 2022. Dr. Tomkins is CDA 2nd female president in its 120 year history. She was first appointed to the CDA Board of Directors in 2015.

Dr. Tomkins has been involved in organized dentistry for many years, serving on numerous committees and task forces at the provincial and national levels and as President of the Ontario Dental Association. She is a fellow of the International College of Dentists, the Academy of Dentistry International, the American College of Dentists and the Pierre Fauchard Academy.

Dr. Tomkins is a clinical instructor at the University of Toronto Faculty of Dentistry and was in general practice dentistry in Toronto for over 35 years. When not practicing dentistry, Lynn and her husband Daniel enjoy theatre, skiing, scuba diving, hiking, canoeing and exploring Canada’s National Parks.