Dr. Filo is a lifelong Hamiltonian. He started out on York Street, spent many years in Westdale and now calls Dundas home.
Dentist at Dentistry 870
He attended George R. Allan, Dalewood, Westdale and HCI schools.
Dr. Filo graduated with an Honours Biochemistry degree from McMaster University and then earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Toronto in 1984.
Dr. Filo became a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry, in 1996, and completed a Post Graduate Program in Esthetic Dentistry, in 1997, at the State University of New York at Buffalo.
He received his Diplomate status from the American Board of Hypnosis in Dentistry in 2003.
The Pierre Fauchard Academy inducted him as a Fellow in 2008. The Academy is an honour society recognizing leadership in the dental community.
He maintains membership in a variety of dental and allied professional organizations including the Canadian and Ontario Dental Associations, the Hamilton Academy of Dentistry, the American and International Societies of Clinical Hypnosis, and the Wilderness Medical Society.
The American Society of Clinical Hypnosis awarded him a Fellowship in 2010 for outstanding contributions to clinical hypnosis; while in 2012 the Canadian Society of Clinical Hypnosis – Ontario Division made him an Honourary Member for similar contributions to the Society. As of 2012, he has also been named a Fellow of the International Society of Dental Anxiety Management.
He has been on the teaching staff of the Dental Internship program at the Hamilton General Hospital, as well as providing dental service at the Hamilton Psychiatric Hospital.For the clinical hypnosis societies, he has taught hypnosis nationally and internationally to dentists and allied healthcare professionals. He has several publications on the subject.
As an experienced laser dentist, he has also lectured on the subject and trained other dentists in its use.
When not practicing dentistry, Dr. Filo is actively involved in Scouting. He has devoted over 50 years of continuous membership to the Hungarian Scout Association in Exteris, presently serving as Chief Health and Safety Officer after five terms as Eastern Canadian District Commissioner. He has served for more than 30 years as Camp Health Director in Canada and the United States for Jamborees and leadership training camps. He has also been a member of the Association’s Board of Directors.