Dr. Donaldson, 76, completed his dental degree in 1965 at the University of St. Andrews. He went on to receive his Fellowship in Dental Surgery through the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh in 1969, and in 1971 was granted his master’s degree in Restorative Dentistry by the University of Dundee. In 1970, he accepted an appointment at UBC in the new Faculty of Dentistry. David enjoyed and excelled at academia but also worked in private practice, specializing in treating chronic pain and TMJ pain management. Dentistry was his passion, and he would retire from UBC after 45 years of service as a distinguished professor emeritus, having held appointments as head of the Department of Oral Biological and Medical Sciences, head of the Department of Oral Surgery, and professor and head of the Division of Pain and Anxiety Control. He was also the past chairman of the Canadian Dental Association Council on Education, and past president of both the Association of the Canadian Faculties of Dentistry and the International Federation of Dental Education Associations.