Dr. Treasure was born in Toronto, raised in Markham, Ontario and attended the University of Toronto-Faculty of Dentistry, graduating in 1986. After 4 years of general dentistry, Dr. Treasure entered the University of Texas-Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, graduating with his medical degree in 1993 and subsequently completed his surgical residency at Parkland Memorial Hospital in 1996. Dr. Treasure has over 30 years experience in dental, medical and surgical practice, including over 10 years experience as an academic faculty surgeon at the University of Texas and Indiana University.
Dr. Treasure is a Fellow and Certified Specialist in Canada under the Royal College of Dentists (RCDC). Dr. Treasure has been Board Certified in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in the USA since 1998. Dr. Treasure has a dozen publications in peer-reviewed journals and has contributed chapters to contemporary surgery textbooks. Dr. Treasure served as an Editorial Board member and award winning peer reviewer (AAOMS Top Reviewer 2013 and 2015) for journal manuscripts submitted to the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
Dr. Treasure interests include office-based anesthesia, jaw reconstruction for dental implants, facial soft-tissue rejuvenation surgery and craniofacial disorders. Dr. Treasure’s previous research projects and publications have included bone tissue engineering with Bone Morphogenic Protein and stem cell populated scaffolds for critical sized cranial defects. Dr. Treasure has published and lectured internationally on promoting safe office-based anesthesia in dentistry.