Lyle R. Best is a veteran of over 40 years in the Employee Benefit industry with more than 30 years as the CEO of the Alberta Dental Service Corporation and Chairman of the Quikcard Group of Companies.
His involvement in organized dentistry dates back to 1989 and he is the recipient of many honours from various Dental authorities throughout Canada. In 2019 he was awarded Honorary Fellow of the ICD by the College and also in 2019 he was awarded Honorary Membership in the Canadian Dental Association. In 2017 he received Honorary Membership of the Newfoundland and Labrador Dental Association and was awarded the Special Friend of Canadian Dentistry by the CDA. The Manitoba Dental Association has twice honored Lyle with unique awards including the establishing an award in his name in 2018, The Lyle Best Humanitarian award and a Distinguished Service award In 2016. Mr. Best was awarded the Don Pamenter Friend of Dentistry award by the Nova Scotia Dental Association also in 2016. In 2014 Lyle was appointed to be the first ever Lieutenant Colonel in the Canadian Armed Forces Number 1 Dental Unit Ottawa and he was named an Honorary member of the Alberta Dental Association and College in 2007.
Outside of Dentistry Lyle has been awarded the Alberta Centennial Medal, The Queens Jubilee Medal, an Honorary Doctor of Laws by Concordia University, Honorary Degree in Community Service from Grant MacEwan University. He was Inducted into the Alberta Business Hall of Fame and inducted into The City of Edmonton’s Community Service Hall of Fame. He is a two-time finalist of the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the year. In 2008 upon the approval Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the second Mr. Best was named a member of the Order of Canada.