October 31, 2018 A thank you to everyone for a very successful Research Day. This includes a collaboration of faculty, staff, student presenters, poster judges, volunteers, and also participants who took the time to challenge our students by asking questions; we believe over 300 faculty, staff and students attended the events! Hopefully you enjoyed learning about the research (both clinical and basic science) being conducted by our students within Schulich Medicine & Dentistry, and we also hope the research on “Pain Control’ being conducted by Dr. Ken Hargreaves helps with a clearer understanding of opioid use in Dentistry. Read more .... (Read full entry)
October 24, 2018 SchulichMedDent LIVE was on location at the South London Neighbourhood Resource Centre - SLNRC to learn more about the Dental Outreach Community Service (DOCS) program and how it is helping underserved individuals in the region. (Read full entry)
October 19, 2018 Andrei Zaharia (DDS 2019), represented Schulich Dentistry at the 2018 CDA/Dentsply Sirona Student Clinician Research Program which took place during the Canadian Dental Association (CDA) Convention in Charlottetown, PEI. Zaharia (supervised by Dr. Amin Rizkalla), was awarded this opportunity during Schulich Dentistry’s Annual Research Day by placing in the top 3 poster presentations. Read more .... (Read full entry)
September 11, 2018 Merck Patients First Awards were presented in 2013 and 2014/15. The 2017/18 competition followed a similar process, including formal communications and publication of winning entries (with consent) to support sharing of best practices in patient-centred care. Read more .... (Read full entry)
September 10, 2018 Join Schulich Dentistry on Research Day featuring student poster presentations (1:00 pm) and the 16th John T. Hamilton Distinguished Lecture (2:30 pm) to be delivered by Dr. Kenneth M. Hargreaves, DDS, PhD, Professor and Chair, Department of Endodontics, University of Texas Health Science Centre at San Antonio School of Dentistry. Title: "Pain Control: From Current Therapy to NextGen Analgesics".
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August 16, 2018 Schulich Dentistry Graduate Orthodontics program congratulates three new orthodontists from the Class of 2018, (Drs. Maria Pia Canales, Jennifer Curran, Michael Green) for their successes in the National Dental Specialty Examination (NDSE). We wish them well in their future endeavours.
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August 16, 2018 Congratulations to Schulich Dentistry Faculty Members on their success in the recent 2018 Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Funding Competition. $703,800 for 5 years was awarded to Drs. Doug Hamilton, Les Kalman, Mark Darling, and Amin Rizkalla. $410,624 for 4 years was awarded to Drs. Walter Siqueira and Elizabeth Gillies. (Read full entry)
August 16, 2018 Congratulations to Karla Crosara (PhD student supervised by Dr. Walter Siqueira), for being awarded the prestigious Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Postgraduate Scholarship-Doctoral Award ($63,000 over 36 months). (Read full entry)
July 27, 2018 Congratulations to Professor Emeritus Jeffrey Dixon, PhD, who was honoured by the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) as the 2018 recipient of the IADR Distinguished Scientist Award in Research in Oral Biology. (Read full entry)
July 15, 2018 Dentistry's 2018 Quintessence Research Award was presented to Kim Beaucage, DDS 2018, on the recommendation of the Research Committee, following nomination by faculty supervisors. This is an annual award to a graduating dental student who has been exemplary in research in the undergraduate dental program. (Read full entry)
July 10, 2018 On Thursday, June 21, 2018, Schulich Dentistry recognized the retirements of three much valued faculty members, Dr. Jeffrey Dixon, Dr. Cornelis, Driessen, and Dr. Sahza Hatibovic-Kofman, Professor Emeritus. Thirty faculty and staff gathered at the Grad Club to wish Drs. Dixon, Driessen and Kofman the best in the next chapters of their lives. Read more...
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July 09, 2018 Congratulations to all the Schulich Medicine & Dentistry undergraduate and graduate programs on their successful results from the Institutional Quality Assurance Process (IQAP) in 2018. This review is undertaken once every seven years and is completed by the Quality Assurance Council of Ontario. (Read full entry)
June 15, 2018 Steadfastly focused on dentistry as a career, Beaucage completed the Schulich Dental Clinician-Scientist (DCS) program. The unique program consists of a PhD in an area of research relevant to dentistry followed by a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree. She is excited as she looks forward to working in the clinic where her journey began. (Read full entry)
June 14, 2018 Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the National Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) awarded a Schulich Medicine & Dentistry research group with a Collaborative Health Research Projects (CHRP) operating grant for their project entitled, ‘Novel technologies for engineering closure of non-healing skin wounds’. This multi-disciplinary collaborative research team consists of biologists, engineers, imaging specialists, a veterinarian, clinicians, and industrial collaborator. Primary Investigators include Dr. Douglas Hamilton (Dentistry/Anatomy & Cell Biology) and Dr. Amin Rizkalla (Dentistry/Chemical & Biochemical Engineering), along with David Bagley. Bagley is the CEO of Advanced BioMatrix, Inc. in San Diego, where they manufacture & distribute collagen and other quality 3D matrix products, specializing in three dimensional (3D) applications for tissue culture, cell assay, and cell proliferation. Read more .... (Read full entry)
June 04, 2018 Dr. Les Kalman, assistant professor, wants students at Schulich Dentistry to understand that dental care isn’t just about treating a tooth, it’s a about looking after the patient and the community at large. Read more... (Read full entry)
June 04, 2018 It was a few years ago when Farah Abu Sharkh, Dentistry Class of 2018, noticed an opportunity for greater interactive learning in one of her dentistry courses. She felt compelled to take action and took her academic education experience and channeled it into a research project as part of the Schulich Dentistry Research Opportunity Program (SDROP). Read more... (Read full entry)
May 17, 2018 An annual lecture series and trainee graduate award in Skeletal Biology was established in honour of Dr. Suzanne Bernier (a wonderful colleague, collaborator and mentor, who passed away in 2007), to highlight outstanding contributions to the field of musculoskeletal research. The Dr. Suzanne Bernier Memorial Fund, along with sponsors (Schulich Dentistry, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Dept of Anatomy & Cell Biology, Western's Bone and Joint Institute, and the Collaborative Program in Musculoskeletal Health Research), contribute to Suzanne’s legacy by funding these projects. Read more .... (Read full entry)
April 27, 2018 Hockey with the Mighty Dents, singing Karaoke, and horsing around with JW, the Western Mustangs mascot, were just a few of the fun activities that kicked off the 2018 Sharing Smiles Day. Once again, Schulich Dentistry hosted more than 200 participants for what was the ninth annual day, which is hosted in partnership with Oral Health Total Health (OHTH). (Read full entry)
April 20, 2018 We are pleased to invite all members of the University community to the 11th Annual Suzanne M. Bernier Memorial Lecture in Skeletal Biology, delivered this year by: Elise Morgan, ME, MSE, PhD, Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Materials Science, Orthopaedic Surgery, Mechanical Engineering Director, Micro-Computed Tomography Imaging Core Facility, Boston University. May 10/18 - 3pm - HSB40. Read more .... (Read full entry)
April 19, 2018 Karla Crosara, Shawna Kim and Georgia Nikoloudaki presented their research posters at the Annual General Meeting of the CADR (Canadian Association for Dental Research), held in conjunction with the annual AADR meeting, in Fort Lauderdale in March. Read more ....
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April 09, 2018 We want to thank you and let you know how proud we are of your amazing efforts in preparation for and during the Dentistry interview weekend. You provided the best possible experience for the candidates through your warmth, enthusiasm and professionalism welcoming, hosting, guiding and for the fourth year students interviewing. Candidates and parents provided us with feedback that it was comforting to be greeted and communicated to in such a welcoming and friendly manner. It was echoed by many that it would be a privilege to be part of a strong an supportive school environment. It was wonderful working with all of you and we can’t thank you enough! (Read full entry)
April 02, 2018 The Schulich Dentistry Research Opportunity Program (SDROP) 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 Studentships awarded by competition. 11 Research Projects were funded for the summer of 2018.
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March 28, 2018 Schulich Dentistry researchers are developing novel applications of three-dimensional (3D) printing for use in cranio-facial reconstruction. Amin Rizkalla, PhD, PEng, is the principal investigator and he is working with a team of people, including Yara Hosein, PhD, Drs. Joe Armstrong and Henry Lapointe, as well as David Holdsworth, PhD, to determine how 3D printing can be utilized to develop porous titanium constructs for craniofacial reconstruction. They are hoping that their research will help to solve a large problem in current craniofacial reconstruction methods. See full article on The Bridge (Read full entry)
March 23, 2018 Congratulations to Yoon Chi, who was awarded first prize in the FCDSA’s National Student Research Competition which invited dental student researchers to participate in a scientific poster exhibition and learn about the cutting edge dental research underway across the country. Yoon presented a poster based on her research from Schulich Dentistry's Summer Research Program, entitled “Characterization of temporomandibular joint osteoarthritis in aging mice”, supervised by Dr. Frank Beier. (Read full entry)
February 16, 2018 Schulich Dentistry underwent an accreditation process in 2017, receiving approved accreditation status across the four dental education programs – Doctor of Dental Surgery, Internationally Trained Dentists, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Graduate Orthodontics. (Read full entry)
February 16, 2018 Schulich Dentistry Research Seminar Series presents a lecture on February 27, 2018 by Zhengguo Cao, DDS, PhD, Chair and Professor, Department of Periodontology, Key Laboratory for Oral Biomedical Engineering of Ministry of Education, School of Stomatology, Wuhan University, China. Title: ‘Role of CyPA/EMMPRIN/MMP in the pathogenic mechanism of Periodontitis and Regulation of Osx and miRNA on the differentiation of cementoblast’. (Read full entry)
January 24, 2018 Schulich Dentistry Research Seminar Series presents a lecture on February 21, 2018 by Carlos Quiñonez, DMD, PhD, Associate Professor, Faculty of Dentistry, and Director, Specialty Training Program in Dental Public Health, University of Toronto. Title: ‘The politics of dentistry’. 12:30pm | DSB 0010| All Welcome (Read full entry)
January 15, 2018 Congratulations to Dr. Andrew Leask, Schulich Dentistry Professor, who was awarded a major Arthritis Society grant. This grant is among seven announced nationally, as part of the Arthritis Society’s commitment to fund $2.1-million annually to researchers conducting cutting-edge projects during the next three years. (Read full entry)
December 18, 2017 Schulich Dentistry Research Seminar Series presents a lecture by Jacques E. Nor, DDS, MS, PhD, Professor and Chair, Department of Cariology, Restorative Sciences, Endodontics, Professor of Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering, Professor of Otolaryngology, Medical School, University of Michigan. Title: ‘Therapeutic targeting of head and neck cancer stem cells’. (Read full entry)
November 13, 2018 Congratulations to Dr. Clive Friedman, adjunct professor, for being recognized with the Canadian Dental Association (CDA) Distinguished Service Award. This award is given to recognize outstanding contributions to the dental profession, the dental community or the oral health of Canadians at large. (Read full entry)
November 13, 2018 The retreat, hosted and led by Dr. Michael J. Strong, included a group of faculty and staff. Dr. Strong led the retreat with a financial overview focused on the School and University. Dr. Santos, as well as Janet Biondi made presentations on the new clinical education and budget models involving practice leaders who would be responsible for delivering improved instruction to dentistry students, and lead to improved faculty calibration. The development of a private practice clinic aimed at improving faculty recruitment and retention was also highlighted. (Read full entry)
November 13, 2018 Beginning in January 2019, Continuing Dental Education (CDE) at Schulich Dentistry will be offering a Canadian Dental Clinical Skills - Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) Preparatory Course for those individuals interested in applying to the Internationally Trained Dentists (ITD) Program. Successful completion of the 12-week course will be a prerequisite starting in 2020 for all Schulich Dentistry ITD Program applicants. (Read full entry)
November 13, 2018 Dr. Michael J. Strong announces a new leadership structure for Schulich Dentistry, and the incumbents who will be forming the leadership team. This new structure replaces the previous one in Dentistry effective April 4, 2018. (Read full entry)