Dr. Marc Lamarre,
B.Sc. (Hons), DDS, EMBA
Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder
For close to 30 years, Dr. Marc Lamarre owned and operated dental clinics in Canada and the Cayman Islands. He credits his use of business analytics to their success, a practice that was not common to the dental field at that time. Marc began his career as a dentist in the Canadian military and, while serving his country, was Mayor of the Canadian Permanent Married Forces Dental Service in Germany, Honour Guard Commander and official escort to Spanish NATO delegations.
Marc was one of the early thought leaders to connect the dots between oral and systemic health diseases, such as cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer’s, type 2 diabetes and premature births. It’s a topic he has studied for well over two decades. In fact, this interest led to his vision of creating the world’s most advanced, digital periodontal probe. Marc believed that beyond measuring the depth of pockets in the gums, a probe that could measure temperature, oxygen, sulfides and pH – all of which are indicators of inflammation and possible bacterial infection – would enable dental clinicians to become early detectors of systemic-health problems. WinTerra’s Digital Periodontal Probe is now slated for release in 2020, and is expected to be a breakthrough in further establishing the connection between oral and systemic-health problems.
Marc has extensive experience raising equity funding. He and Board Chair Paul Bison have raised over $5 million CAD internationally in support of WinTerra’s initiatives, including $1.5 million in Government of Canada and Ontario grants.
Marc holds an Honours B.Sc. in cell biology with a minor in biochemistry, and a DDS from the University of Toronto. He also received an EMBA from the University of Ottawa’s Telfer School of Management, named the number one EMBA program in the world in 2017 and 2018 by CEO magazine. After graduating, he became a part-time professor for the School. He not only taught business mathematics, he developed the program. Marc also taught embryology, pathology and histology in Ottawa’s dental-hygiene programs, and is still a guest lecturer at the University.
Marc continues to be a teacher, mentor and coach to the WinTerra team. He is also passionate about scuba diving and, forever the teacher, became a certified diving instructor.