2016

  • Dr. A. Rizkalla awarded funds from OCE

    December 22, 2016
    Congratulations to Dr. Amin Rizkalla for being awarded an Ontario Center of Excellence Innovation and Productivity Award (in the amount of $20,000) for his project titled, ‘Advanced 3D Metal Additive Manufacturing for Dental Metal Substructures’. These funds are leveraged against contributions from Rotsaert Dental Laboratory Services Inc. in the amounts of $5,000 cash and $25,470 in-kind. In addition, Dr. Rizkalla’s application has been approved for $25,000 from NSERC-Engage, conditional on activation of the OCE award. (Read full entry)

  • Drs. D. Hamilton and A. Rizkalla awarded funds from ITI Foundation

    December 21, 2016
    Dr. Douglas Hamilton and Dr. Amin Rizkalla (Oral Biology-Dentistry) were awarded funds from the ITI Foundation (International Team for Implantology) of US $110K for their work entitled, “Mechanisms for reduced fibrosis and enhanced healing around implants”. ITI is a major international foundation (Swiss based) whose motto is "A non-profit organization of dedicated scientists and practitioners who champion the correct utilization of implant dentistry for the benefit of the patient". Drs. Hamilton and Rizkalla’s research area is significant in regards to keeping implants healthy. (Read full entry)

  • Simulation Clinic Unveiled!

    December 19, 2016
    On November 29, 2016, Schulich Dentistry announced a new state-of-the-art simulation clinic; watch the clip here. (Read full entry)

  • Fall Awards Reception 2016

    November 23, 2016
    More than 20 awards were presented to faculty and students at the annual Schulich Dentistry Fall Awards Reception on November 15. Congratulations to the recipients.  (Read full entry)

  • Allen Xian toured Graceland while attending the Hinman Student Research Symposium

    November 17, 2016
    Allen Xian, DDS 2018, attended the Hinman Student Research Symposium in Memphis in October to present his poster entitled: “Laboratory assessment of a prototype dental instrument.” Allen (supervised by Dr. Les Kalman in Dentistry's Summer Research Program), competed for this travel award at Schulich Dentistry's 2015 Annual Research Day. (Read full entry)

  • Recognition: Honouring a quarter century of service

    November 14, 2016
    Western University recently honoured its long-serving, part-time employees at a celebration for faculty and staff who have been working at the University for 25 years or more. Four Schulich Dentistry faculty members were recognized at the event. (Read full entry)

  • Research Seminar – Dr. Catherine Ovitt

    November 09, 2016
    Schulich Dentistry Research Seminar Series presents a lecture on November 23, 2016 by Catherine Ovitt, PhD, Associate Professor, Biomedical Genetics, Center for Oral Biology, University of Rochester. Title: Maintenance and regeneration of salivary and lacrimal glands does not rely on stem cells. 12:30pm | MSB 148| All Welcome (Read full entry)

  • 2017 SUMMER STUDENT RESEARCH - Call for applications from Faculty & Students

    November 07, 2016
    The summer student research program provides an opportunity for students enrolled in the DDS program to contribute to clinical and basic science research being performed in Schulich Dentistry. Each year, there are a limited number of 12-week studentships awarded by competition.  (Read full entry)

  • Schulich Research Day - Award Winners

    October 21, 2016
    The Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry celebrated the research, innovation and collaboration of faculty and students at Schulich Dentistry Annual Research Day on October 13th. The day featured student poster presentations and the 15th John T. Hamilton Distinguished Lecture, delivered by Jocelyne S. Feine, DDS, HDR. Congratulations to the following students who received awards for their Poster Presentations... (Read full entry)

  • Dr. Walter Siqueira to Present at North American Saliva Symposium

    October 20, 2016
    Dr. Siqueira will join a cadre of researchers at New York University College of Dentistry, December 9 - 11, 2016 for the North American Saliva Symposium. (Read full entry)

  • Kevin Bartman awarded entry into Schulich’s Dental Clinician-Scientist (DCS) Program

    October 15, 2016
    The DCS program consists of pursuing a PhD degree in an area of research relevant to dentistry followed by a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree. The program is directed towards highly motivated students whose career objective is to become productive clinician-scientists in dental research or academic dentistry. Kevin Bartman was assessed using the following criteria: (a) demonstrated evidence of superior academic achievement, (b) demonstrated or potential research excellence and (c) aptitude and motivation for a career in academic dentistry.  (Read full entry)

  • Oct 13, 2016 - Schulich Dentistry Annual Research Day

    September 12, 2016
    The Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry will host the Schulich Dentistry Annual Research Day on Thursday, October 13, 2016. The day will feature student poster presentations and the 15th John T. Hamilton Distinguished Lecture to be delivered by Jocelyne S. Feine, DDS, HDR. Dr. Feine is a Professor in the Oral Health and Society Division, Faculty of Dentistry and also an Associate Member, Dept. of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health, and Dept. of Oncology, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University. Click to learn more (Read full entry)

  • Kevin Bartman successfully transfers into PhD Program

    September 01, 2016
    Kevin Bartman's transfer to the PhD program was approved by the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. Bartman passed the Department of Biochemistry Qualifying Exam "With Distinction" (this designation is given when a student achieves a score of 4 out of 5 or higher). The qualifying exam consisted of a written proposal of Kevin’s research project being examined by faculty, followed by an oral exam. (Read full entry)

  • Summer Research Students - Final Presentations

    August 01, 2016
    Dentistry Summer Research Program students will present their accomplishments/conclusions of their projects on August 11, 2016. In addition, other dental students currently involved in research projects in our School, are invited to present their work. Dental Faculty and lab members are encouraged to attend. For more information or inquires please contact Cathy Ferrie (cferrie@uwo.ca).  (Read full entry)

  • Celebrating the Class of 2016 with Jonathan Sanderson

    June 20, 2016
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  • Dr. Jack McLister begins term as President of the Ontario Dental Association

    June 02, 2016
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  • Schulich Dentistry Strategic Plan 2016 - 2026

    June 01, 2016
    Schulich Dentistry is pleased to present a new 10-year strategic plan including the School's renewed mission, vision and values. Five strategic directions have been identified that will allow us to achieve our vision for Schulich Dentistry. (Read full entry)

  • Michael Tiedemann (DDS 2017), presents research at the CDA annual convention

    May 25, 2016
    Michael Tiedemann presented his research at the Canadian Dental Association (CDA) annual convention in Vancouver, BC in March. Tiedemann was presented with this travel award for his poster 'Modulation of Myofibroblast Differentiation of Nanometric Topographies'. Supervised by Dr. Douglas Hamilton in Dentistry's Summer Research Program, Tiedemann competed for this travel award at Schulich Dentistry's 2015 Annual Research Day. (Read full entry)

  • 15 Summer research studentships awarded

    May 09, 2016
    The summer student research program provides an opportunity for students enrolled in the DDS program to contribute to clinical and basic science research being performed in Schulich Dentistry. Stipends normally are for a period of 12 weeks. Each year, there are a limited number of Studentships awarded by competition. 15 Research Projects were funded for the summer of 2016. Congratulations to the following students who were awarded a Summer Research Studentship: (Read full entry)

  • Dr. A. Leask and Dr. J. Pope awarded CHRP Grant

    May 09, 2016
    Congratulations to Dr. Andrew Leask (Oral Biology, Dentistry), and Dr. Janet E. Pope (Division of Rheumatology), for being awarded a CHRP grant in the 2015 October competition. ‘CCN3: a novel antifibrotic treatment?’ is the project title for this 3-year grant ($274,797), and is conducted in collaboration with BLR Bio, a company founded by Bruce Riser of Chicago, IL. (Read full entry)

  • ODA Award of Merit Recipients

    May 03, 2016
    The ODA Award of Merit recognizes service at the component society, specialty section or provincial levels, and is presented to an ODA member dentist for outstanding service to the profession for a period of 4 years or more. Please join us in congratulating the following recipients for this year: (Read full entry)

  • Drs. Kalman, Thompson, and Hill Among Alumni Of Distinction 2016!

    April 29, 2016
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  • Dental Academic Research Trainees (DART) Journal Club

    April 26, 2016
    Dental Academic Research Trainees (DART) are holding their first Journal Club on April 27 (5:30 at the Grad Club). This event will include a light dinner and 10 minute presentation followed by a student-lead discussion about the chosen journal article. Although this is a student-lead discussion, Dr. Al-Osman has agreed to join this event to provide his expertise with regard to this periodontics article. Seating will be limited. If you're interested in joining, want further information, and/or want to obtain the article for review, please email Kim Beaucage (DART co-chancellor) at kimbeaucage@gmail.com. (Read full entry)

  • 9th Annual Suzanne Bernier Lecture in Skeletal Biology - Treatment Opportunities in Knee Osteoarthritis

    April 19, 2016
    We are pleased to invite all members of the University community to the 9th Annual Suzanne M. Bernier Memorial Lecture in Skeletal Biology, delivered this year by Tuhina Neogi, MD, PhD, FRCP, Associate Professor of Medicine and of Epidemiology, Clinical Epidemiology Unit and Rheumatology, Boston University School of Medicine. May 3, 2016 | 2:00-4:00pm. Title: Treatment Opportunities in Knee Osteoarthritis. McKellar Room | UCC 290 | University Community Centre | Reception to follow at The Wave. All Welcome (Read full entry)

  • CANCELLED - Research Seminar - Dr. Stefan Ruhl

    April 19, 2016
    Schulich Dentistry Research Seminar Series presents a lecture on April 20, 2016 by Stefan Ruhl, DDS, PhD, Department of Oral Biology, School of Dental Medicine, University at Buffalo. Title: Sweet Spots at the Salivary Proteome – Oral Microbiome Interface. 12:30pm | MSB 148| All Welcome (Read full entry)

  • The Mighty Dents Prevail!

    April 14, 2016
    The roar from Thompson Arena could be heard across north London on Saturday, April 9th as the Mighty Dents took the win over U of T, 4-3!  (Read full entry)

  • Graduate Teaching Assistants Collective Agreement

    April 06, 2016
    In January, an agreement was reached with the Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTA). The new agreement was ratified by the GTA Union on January 18 and by Western University’s Board of Governors on January 28. The new agreement is effective as of September 1, 2015.  (Read full entry)

  • Collaborative Research Seed Grant

    March 30, 2016
    Congratulations to Dr. Amin Rizkalla (Oral Biology, Schulich Dentistry and Dept of Medical Biophysics) for being awarded a Collaborative Research Seed Grant for his collaboration on 'Tissue engineering a resilient bio-artificial cornea for human transplantation'. PI: Sunil Parapuram, PhD (Dept of Ophthalmology). Co-Investigators: Dr. William Hodge (Dept of Ophthalmology), Timothy Newson, PhD (Faculty of Engineering), Amin Rizkalla, PhD (Oral Biology, Schulich Dentistry and Dept of Medical Biophysics). (Read full entry)

  • Western Email System Change Coming - How will it impact you?

    March 29, 2016
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  • Schulich Dentistry Internal Research Grant (IRG) Program

    March 21, 2016
    Competition Results - Congratulations to the following Clinician Scientists who were awarded a Schulich Dentistry IRG for 2016 of $5,000 each: Drs. Les Kalman, Harinder Sandhu, Maria Jacinta Santos. (Read full entry)

  • Dr. Arthur Worth Receives ODA Service Award

    March 15, 2016
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  • Research Seminar - Dr. Christopher A. McCulloch

    March 02, 2016
    Schulich Dentistry Research Seminar Series presents a lecture on March 23, 2016 by Christopher A. McCulloch, DDS, PhD, FRCD(C), Canada Research Chair in Matrix Dynamics, Professor, Matrix Dynamics Group, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto. Title: Restricting Inflammatory Signaling Through Cell Adhesions. 12:30pm | H101 | All Welcome (Read full entry)

  • Success for Schulich SPEA Event

    February 05, 2016
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  • Research Seminar - Dr. Eli Sone

    February 04, 2016
    Schulich Dentistry Research Seminar Series presents a lecture on February 24, 2016 by: Eli Sone, PhD, Associate Professor, Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering (IBBME), Department of Materials Science & Engineering, and Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto. Title: Molecular control of collagen mineralization at the periodontal ligament-cementum junction. 12:30pm | MSB 384| All Welcome (Read full entry)

  • Research Seminar - Dr. Les Kalman

    January 11, 2016
    Schulich Dentistry Research Seminar Series presents a lecture on January 27, 2016 by Les Kalman, DDS, Assistant Professor in Restorative Dentistry, Chair of the Dental Outreach Community Service (DOCS), Schulich Dentistry, Western University. Title: Outreach, Innovation and Translation . 12:30pm | H101 | All Welcome (Read full entry)

  • Dental Outreach Community Service (DOCS) program featured on Western Revealed

    January 07, 2016
    Western Revealed takes a look at the new partnership between DOCS and Youth Opportunities Unlimited (YOU) that is helping provide free dental care to community members with no dental insurance. (Read full entry)