Dr.Tom Harle has been a dentist in Ottawa for many years and along with his private practise he has also committed a considerable amount of his professional life to voluntarily providing dental services to impoverished people in Canada and abroad.
Motivated by his faith in 2006, Dr. Harle initiated a volunteer-driven Dental Clinic at The Ottawa Mission that focuses on improving the dental health of Ottawa’s homeless community and those living in local shelters suffering from mental illness, poverty and substance abuse. Since then, Dr.Harle has recruited many local Dentists, Dental Hygienists and Dental Assistants to volunteer in the clinic.
We extend our congratulations to Dr.Harle for his appointment to the Order of Canada in December 2014, one of our country’s highest civilian awards. The award has been given in recognition Dr. Harle’s dental career in global and local community social engagement and philanthropy which seeks to help improve access to dental care for the disadvantaged and underserved.