Dr. Harinder Sandhu, DDS, PhD, Dip in Perio, FACD, FICD
Vice-Dean, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
Director, Schulich Dentistry
Welcome to the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at Western University. Our focus at Schulich Dentistry is to provide comprehensive dental education to our students, including didactic and clinical teaching and research. At Schulich Dentistry, we feel strongly about our commitment to social responsibility and are making great strides to incorporate this philosophy into our students’ educational experience.
To that end, we continue to operate the very popular Dental Outreach Community Service (DOCS) volunteer program which enables our students, staff and faculty the opportunity to help provide much needed dental care to underserviced individuals at various community centres throughout the city. The goal of the program is to build oral health and hygiene awareness in the community and to give our students the opportunity to build an awareness of social responsibility which will enable them to become knowledgeable, skilled, compassionate and ethical future dentists. I am pleased to announce that the success of the DOCS program has expanded from what began as a volunteer organization to being fully implemented into our current curriculum, making participation mandatory for all students.
As part of our aspiration to become champions for the underserviced population, I am happy to announce that the construction of our new General Anesthetic suite is now underway. With this state-of-the-art facility, we will be able to provide wide-ranging service and treatment to physically challenged individuals who require specific accommodations and we are proud to be able to provide that to them. The funding for this significant project is from a collaboration between the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care and six Health Units of Southwestern Ontario.
Schulich Dentistry is comprised of a collaborative group of faculty and staff who share a humanistic approach to training students. It is a cooperative, collegial environment in which students can learn and are welcome to share their experiences and discuss challenges. I invite you to discover all of the exciting and stimulating opportunities we have to offer. Please browse the website and if you have any questions, please email Schulich.email@example.com