Dr. Cecilia Dong, DMD, BSc(Dent), MSc(Prosthodontics), FRCD(C)


Assistant Professor, Prosthodontics
Office: DSB 0147
Phone: 519.661.2111 x88119
Email: cdong57@uwo.ca 



Research Cluster 

Research Interests 

  • Education Research (Feedback Literacy and Mindfulness, Interprofessional Education and HPV-Related Oropharyngeal Cancer, Geriatric Dentistry and Special Care Dentistry, Prosthodontics)
  • Head and Neck Cancer (Biomarkers, Patient-Reported Outcomes)


My research interests arise from my passion for quality dental education and quality patient care. I developed new preclinical curriculum in removable partial denture (RPD) prosthodontics at Schulich Dentistry to help prepare students to provide quality dental care for their patients. Feedback is provided according to the RPD rubric I developed prior to joining Schulich Dentistry. I am currently exploring the application of mindfulness to develop student feedback literacy as a co-lead of an interdisciplinary research team. Patient care is optimized through interprofessional collaboration; therefore, I have developed and contributed to research on interprofessional education. I am also involved in research on biomarkers and patient-reported outcomes.

Opportunities for Graduate/Undergraduate Student

  • Interested candidates should send an inquiry e-mail along with their CV to: cdong57@uwo.ca 

Select Publications

Abstracts Published

  • Almanaseer A, Mendez A, Dong C, MacNeil D, Nichols A, Fung K, Yoo J, and Aragon C. Developing a Novel Patient-Reported Outcome Instrument in Maxillary Cancer Patients. ‘Spotlight Projects’ featurette in University of Western Ontario Medical Journal (UWOMJ) Summer 2022.

Conference Presentations

  • Dong C*, Isings E*, Bell C*, Samson H, Jones S, McCorquodale L, Telfer T, & Ropp T. Exploring Perceptions of Feedback, Mindfulness, and Stress in Post-Secondary Students. CERI Research Symposium. October 3, 2023. (*Co-leads, oral presentation given by Dr. Dong)
  • Bell C*, Dong C*, Isings E*, Jones S, Samson H, McCorquodale L, Telfer T, Ropp T. Mindful students experience less stress associated with feedback. Poster presentation at The Western Conference on Science Education, July 13, 2023. (*Co-leads)
  • Gajic E*, Rao M*, Hendricks G, Kirpalani A, Colozza S, Dong CS. Understanding the role of interprofessional collaboration in managing HPV-related oropharyngeal cancer. Zoom presentation at the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (AFMC) Continuing Professional Development Research Conference, organized by Queen's University, May 12, 2023.
    * indicated equal contribution by two medical students supervised by Dr. C. Dong
  • Bell C*, Isings E*, Dong C*, Samson H, Jones S, Ropp T, McCorquodale L, Telfer T. (2023) Teaching students to approach feedback in a mindful and compassionate way. Poster presentation by C. Bell at the University of Waterloo Teaching and Learning Conference, May 4, 2023. C. Dong and E. Isings also engaged with conference attendees in this poster session. *Co-leads
  • Almanaseer A, Dong CS, Laxague F, MacNeil DS, Nichols AC, Yoo J, Fung K, Aragon C, Mendez A. Developing a novel patient-reported outcome instrument in maxillectomy patients. 2023 Medical & Graduate Student Research Day: Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery, Western University, April 26, 2023.
  • Bell CE*, Isings E*, Dong C*, Ropp T, McCorquodale L, Telfer T. (2022) A Mindful Approach to Feedback Literacy: Providing In-course Resources for Student Wellness and Skills Development. Virtual presentation by C. Bell at the Innovation and Education Conference, McMaster University, December 2022.*Co-leads