William K. Hettenhausen, DDS, FACD, FICD, FPFA, a founding member of CHCE, is a general practitioner and community lecturer in preventive dentistry with a private practice limited to consultation, diagnosis, primary prevention, diet pattern analysis and nutrition by referral only. He is Executive Director and a Founding Officer of the "Your Teeth For a Lifetime Foundation" since 1978. William works with Health Canada’s Children’s Oral Health program in more than 50 Northern Ontario First Nations communities. He is Chief of the Dentistry at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre and a member of both interdisciplinary Head & Neck Clinical Oncology Teams at the Thunder Bay Regional Cancer Centre. William is also an Associate Professor of Clinical Sciences, and Tutor/Facilitator at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine. In 2000, he received the Canadian Public Health Association's Weiler Award for his dedication to the oral health of Canadians and for aiding those with little access to dental care. In 2001, he received the Ontario Dental Association's Barnabus Day Award for outstanding service to the profession of dentistry. In April of 2002, he was given Honorary Life Membership in the Thunder Bay Dental Association. He was inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Dentists in October of 2008, and as an Honorary Fellow of the International College of Dentists in March of 2009. In 2010, he was appointed Fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy. At the NOSM's Northern Health Research Conference in May 2009, he gave an oral presentation entitled, "Oral/Medical Health Evaluation and Clinical Diagnostic System Research".