Dr. David MacLean was born and raised in Calgary Alberta. He studied biological sciences at the University of Calgary, was granted admission to the University of Alberta, Faculty of Dentistry, and completed his DDS degree in 1977. Since 1983, he has been a practicing partner at Dorchester Health Centre in Calgary.
Since beginning in general practice, Dr. David MacLean has been a member of the Calgary Gnathological Study Club, and has served terms as its president and secretary. His other professional interests have been in biologic dentistry, and in practice management. He believes strongly that people have the right to make informed decisions about their own health.
Dr. MacLean was appointed to the faculty of OBI Foundation in 2005, and in 2006 helped to establish OBI Canada. In 2013 he was elected to the position of President of OBI Foundation. Since 2016 he has also served as the Director of Education for OBI Foundation.
He continues to teach in the United States and internationally.