The 2019 UMDAA Alumni of Distinction Award recipient is Dr. Ken Stones, Class of 1969. Dr. Stones throughout his career demonstrated a high standard of
honest and integrity. He served as a volunteer on many different committees of the British Columbia Dental Association such as, Monitoring Committee for government funded dental programs, Peer Review Committee, and Access to Care Task Force.
In addition to his contributions to organized dentistry, Dr. Stones used his organizational, leadership, and compassionate qualities to provide dental care around the world. He has organized 29 dental mission trips to foreign countries while working with a variety of organizations and NGO’s. In addition, he personally organizes and raises funds for two dental missions abroad. In 2019, it will be in the Philippines and Tanzania.
In Canada, his philanthropic and missionary efforts includes volunteering at the volunteer dental clinic in Surrey – BC, University of British Columbia (UBC) Community Volunteer Clinic at Douglas College, and UBC outreach clinic on Kuper Island. Dr. Stones also found time to establish the Peace Arch Volunteer Dental Clinic in Peace Arch Hospital, White Rock – BC.
Dr. Stones’ incredible record of volunteerism in dentistry is an inspiration and motivation to all dentists. His volunteer recognition includes: Honorary Member of the Chilliwack/Fraser Rotary Club; Paul Harris Fellow Award for humanitarian service; and Hearts of the Homeless Award from the Surrey Homelessness and Housing Society.