Dr. Archer obtained her Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 2001 from Dalhousie University where she was the recipient of the Brasseler Award for the Faculty of Dentistry. Subsequently, she completed her Certification in Intravenous Conscious Sedation at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York.
Dr. Archer is passionate about the special needs of the elderly, particularly with respect to dental care and its impact on their overall health.
For ten years, Dr. Archer practiced mobile Geriatric Dentistry throughout Ontario in over 135 Long Term Care facilities, nursing homes, hospitals and independent residences. Dr. Archer has frequently spoken at conferences related to care for the elderly, including the Canadian Conference on Elder Law and the Elder Interests Group forum and has been invited by a variety of community leaders to offer opinions related to geriatric oral health. More recently, Dr. Archer was elected and served on the Board of the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario (RCDSO) and was the organization’s Vice President from March 2011-2012.
Dr. Archer currently operates Archer Dental which offers two locations in Toronto - the Rosedale Family Dental Care and the Runnymede Dental Centre. Both clinics serve patients from all walks of life. Runnymede Dental Centre is located in a complex care hospital and provides wheelchair lifts to serve the needs of the elderly and other patients with special needs. This clinic also offers a shuttle service for patients with special requirements, while Rosedale Family Dental Care is designed to provide a relaxing, spa-like setting with modern features and amenities.
Dr. Archer has also worked with various media outlets and organizations - including Canadian Family Magazine, the Canadian Bar Association, Rogers TV and the Health Council of Canada - to raise awareness of dental elder abuse as well as the link between one's oral health and overall health.
Currently, Dr. Archer is working hard to "Take the Bite Out of Elder Abuse" through her Dental Elder Abuse Response (D.E.A.R.) Project which is funded by the federal government's New Horizons for Seniors Program.