Dr. Clemes graduated from Western’s Faculty of Dentistry in 1983 and did a hospital residency in London, Ont. in 1984. Dr. Blake has been in private general practice from 1984 until 2020. He is the Past President of the ODA and has received the ODA service award and ODA Barnabus Day award as well as the Western Univ. Faculty of Dentistry Alumnus of Distinction award.
He is currently Vice-Chair of the ODA General Council. Dr. Clemes is certified in WSIB Health & Safety Representative and has been lecturing on the application of the Occupational Health & Safety Act and various regulations to the dental office since 2012.
He is an expert on this legislation with both the ODA and RCDSO and has given over 100 lectures on this topic in Ontario as well as lecturing in British Columbia on similar legislation for that province.