In Memoriam: Dr. David Zack

UBC Dentistry has learned of the recent passing of Dr. David Zack. Dr. Zack was instrumental in the creation of a Faculty of Dentistry at UBC, and was deeply devoted to the newly created Faculty, serving as Founding Assistant Dean and Founding Clinic Director from 1968 until his retirement in 1982.

According to his son Howard, Dr. Zack treasured his time at the UBC Faculty of Dentistry, and was a natural teacher with a gift for making complex topics simple to understand. He loved being a mentor for his “young people”, and shepherding new dentists into the profession.

In his own words, Dr. Zack said “…while serving in both academic and administrative capacities at UBC, I had active communication with hundreds of young aspiring professionals. I like to think, and I do believe that I contributed tangibly to their growth and development as honest, talented and ethical practitioners…”