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Dr. Simon Weinberg

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our friend and colleague, Dr. Simon Weinberg on August 20, 2018 after suffering a severe stroke about 3 weeks ago. Simon graduated from the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto in 1959. He was the first oral surgery resident of Dr. Albert Antoni, then Chairman of Oral Surgery, University of Toronto, who was himself one of a few Canadians accepted at Henry Ford Hospital and trained under Dr. Fred Henny. After completing his residency in 1963, he continued to be a teacher and mentor to many residents over the ensuing years. He was appointed Full Professor in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in 1986 and continued to be an influence in the lives of his residents until his retirement. He was well respected in the oral surgery community and was known internationally for his knowledge and surgical experience in the temporomandibular joint. He was always warm and caring and took a personal interest in each of “his boys”. His parting advice to graduating residents was always: “Keep your nose clean”. He will be always remembered for the legacy that he has left for the new generation of young Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.

The Canadian Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons was honored that Dr. Weinberg acted as our President in 1973 and 1974. The Association chose to recognise him in 2005 with the Award of Merit for Significant Contribution to our Specialty and our Profession.

Goodbye Simon. You will be deeply missed.


Respectfully submitted,

Gordon B. Wong, BSc, BEd, MSc, DDS, Dip. Oral Surg. MRCD(C)