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About Dr. Turner
I am a son of a 91 year-old gorgeous mother Joan; the husband of Elaine, whom I have loved for more than half a century; a father of three beautiful human beings; a father-in-law to two wonderful people; a brother to a loving & helpful sister, Jane; a “Poppy” to an astounding grandson, Liam; and a dentist for nearly five decades serving lovely patients, all of whom have given me more than I have given them.
My life is defined by family and profession. I will never “retire” (ruled by my continuing good health) from my practice, no more than I will from my family. Retirement would be giving up a part of me.
After graduating in 1972 (high in my class and higher in OQAA football), I moved from Toronto to Ottawa, a family home base with my wife Elaine (then two years married). With good fortune I was one of five dentists creating the largest group practice in Ontario in 1973. We were first with many dental services including computerization in 1979. A decade later I built a dozen Tridont satellite offices in the Ottawa area in high-traffic and high-profile retail centres. At the time it was a brave and innovative change for the profile of dental offices.
Leaving Tridont in 1989 and finding a lifetime brother in Dr. Berne Reesor, I co-founded, with him, Holland Cross Dental Centre. The Centre has grown in size over 30 years to a state-of-the-art dental facility offering a wide variety of gentle services to thousands of patients by seven dentists and 40 professional staff members – all of whom I am very proud.
I am blessed by family, friends and thousands of dental patients.
You are my life.
Humbly and happily,
Dr. Derek MJ Turner