Dr. Randy Lang graduated from the University of Toronto Faculty of Dentistry in 1966 and completed his Orthodontic Graduate Program in 1969.
He was the winner of the Bourassa Trophy, which is awarded to the graduating student who has made the most outstanding contribution to the Dental Faculty. Dr. Randy Lang proved early on that he was someone who intended to become involved in whatever way he could to make a positive impact in the lives of his fellow professionals.
Dr. Lang, a lecturer in undergraduate and graduate orthodontics for more than 30 years, was instrumental in launching the U of T Orthodontic Alumni Association in 1997, and he has been serving as co-president ever since. Every year, he chairs one or two executive meetings, an annual scientific session featuring an internationally recognized speaker, and alumni receptions at orthodontic meetings in Canada and the United States.
He is the Orthodontic Editor and Co-Chairman of the Editorial Board for the dental journal Oral Health, and co-founder of the University of Toronto Orthodontic Alumni Association.
One of his most outstanding contributions has been as an elected member of the RCDSO Council, where he set a record as the longest serving member of Council in the history of the RCDSO — a total of 19 years. Dr. Randy Lang is recognized as being a consensus builder who managed to advocate for members while balancing the mandate of public interest protection.
In addition to his orthodontic practices in Mississauga and West Toronto, Randy has been a member of the orthodontic teaching staff at the Faculty for more than 35 years, bringing his own brand of humour to his lectures. Obviously appreciated by the student body, he has been a recipient of the Dental Students’ Society Outstanding Teacher Award, as well as a recipient of the Teacher of the Year Award from the graduating dental class on many occasions.