Daniel
Haas
Daniel Haas
Rank

Professor

Arthur Zwingenberger Decanal Chair

Other Appointments

B.Sc., D.D.S., B.Sc.D., Ph.D., F.R.C.D. (C)

Cross Appointments

Professor, Faculty of Medicine Department of Pharmacology

Email
Daniel.Haas@dentistry.utoronto.ca

An internationally-renowned expert in dental anaesthesia, Dr. Haas has been an active educator and researcher in this field. A popular course instructor who has also been committed to providing continuing education courses, Dr. Haas is the former head of the Faculty’s Graduate Dental Anaesthesia specialty program.

His scholarship has been recognized internationally with the receipt of numerous major awards: the International Association for Dental Research Distinguished Scientist Award for Pharmacology/ Therapeutics/Toxicology research (2004); the Heidbrink Award from the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology (2007); and the Leonard Monheim Distinguished Service Award of the American Society of Dentist Anesthesiologists for contributions to anesthesiology.  He has been the only Canadian to win each of these awards. In 2016, Dean Haas was the recipient of the Canadian Dental Association Honorary Membership Award.

Professor Haas is also the recipient of a number of teaching awards including: 15 Dental Students Society Teaching Awards; the A. Bruce Hord Master Teacher Award (1991 and 2000); and the W.W. Wood Award for Excellence in Dental Education (2005).¬† From 1998 ‚Äď 2013 he was the director of the graduate program for the specialty of dental anesthesiology.

He is the immediate past-President of the Association of Canadian Faculties of Dentistry, and has played an active role with other organizations, including the National Dental Examining Board of Canada, the Royal College of Dentists of Canada, and the American Society of Dentist Anesthesiologists.

Research & Clinical Specialties
Distinctions

Dean, Faculty of Dentistry (2012 - 2022)

Immediate Past-President, the Association of Canadian Faculties of Dentistry (ACFD) (2015 to present)

National Dental Examining Board of Canada (NDEB) Chief Examiner, the Objective Structured Clinical Exam (2002-2008): and Chief Examiner for the Assessment of Clinical Judgment Exam (2017 to present)

Chair, Anaesthesia and Sedation Working Group, of the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario (1995 to present)

Honourary Membership Award, Canadian Dental Association (2016)

Board of Directors of the American Society of Dentist Anesthesiologists (2009-13)

Chapman Chair in Clinical Sciences (2002 - 2012)

The Leonard Monheim Distinguished Service Award of the American Society of Dentist Anesthesiologists (2010)

Heidbrink Award. American Dental Society of Anesthesiology (2007)

W.W. Wood Award for Excellence in Dental Education (2005)

International Association for Dental Research Distinguished Scientist Award for Pharmacology/Therapeutics/Toxicology research (2004)

A. Bruce Hord Master Teacher Award (1991, 2000)

Chief Examiner and Councilor in Dental Sciences, the Royal College of Dentists of Canada (1995-2006)

President, the Canadian Academy of Dental Anaesthesia (1995-96, 2001)

Fellow, International College of Dentists (2014)

Fellow, American College of Dentists (2002)

Fellow, Royal College of Dentists of Canada in the Dental Sciences (1991)

Select Publications

Ouanounou A, Haas DA.  Drug therapy during pregnancy: implications for dental practice.  Br Dent J. 2016;220(8):413-7.

Wong M, Copp PE, Haas DA. Postoperative Pain in Children after Dentistry under General Anesthesia. Anesth Prog. 62(4):140-52, 2015.

Haas DA. Alternative mandibular nerve block techniques: a review of the Gow-Gates and Akinosi-Vazirani closed-mouth mandibular nerve block techniques. J Am Dent Assoc. 2011; 142 Suppl 3:8S-12S.