Dentistry Research Day

Research Day Poster Awards

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.

We would also like to thank the sponsors of our Summer Research Program (Schulich Dentistry, Schulich Medicine & Dentistry Research, and the Ontario Dental Association), who provided studentship funds for our Summer Research Students, and enabled them to compete on Research Day, along with Grad Ortho Students and various other graduate students.

Award WinnersThe award winning posters in the Junior Category are presented by the students at National and International Conferences, and brings high recognition of the various research being conducted by Schulich Dentistry.  Congratulations again to the students in both categories who received awards.


2018 Schulich Dentistry Annual Research Day 

Please join us as we celebrate the research, innovation and collaboration of our faculty and students on Schulich Dentistry’s Research Day on Wednesday, October 10th.  ALL WELCOME!

Pain Control: From Current Therapy to NextGen Analgesics

Presented by Dr. Ken Hargreaves
2:30-4:00 pm | Auditorium A - LHSC University Campus
1 CE point


Dental Sciences Building - Skeletal Biology Laboratories (DSB - Lower Ground Floor)
Approximately 25 research posters are presented by Schulich Medicine & Dentistry's Dental, Grad Ortho, and Graduate Basic Science Students
1 CE point

The John T. Hamilton Distinguished Lecture

Dr HamiltonThe John T. Hamilton Distinguished Lectureship is awarded (now annually) to an outstanding dental researcher. This lectureship was founded in 1997 in honour of Dr. John T. Hamilton, who served from 1983 to 1996 as Assistant Dean for Research of the (then) Faculty of Dentistry.  The Hamilton Lecture is presented in conjunction with Dentistry’s Annual Research Day. 

Previous Distinguished Lecturers:

15th Annual John T. Hamilton Distinguished Lecturer - 2016
Health Research - From Particles to Policy
  Jocelyne S. Feine, DDS, HDR
  Professor, Oral Health and Society Division, Faculty of Dentistry
  Associate Member, Departments of Epidemiology & Biostatistics and Oncology, Faculty of Medicine
  McGill University

14th Annual John T. Hamilton Distinguished Lecturer - 2015
Future Prospects for Oral and Periodontal Regenerative Medicine
  William V. Giannobile, DDS, DMSc
  William K. & Mary Anne Najjar Professor of Dentistry & Biomedical Engineering
  Chair, Department of Periodontics and Oral Medicine Periodontics and Oral Medicine
  Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Dental Research
  University of Michigan Schools of Dentistry and Engineering

13th Annual John T. Hamilton Distinguished Lecturer - 2014
Advances in defining the factors and mechanisms controlling development and regeneration of periodontal tissues
  Martha J. Somerman, DDS, PhD
  Director, National Institute of Dental & Craniofacial Research
  Director of the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)
  National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, MD, USA

12th Annual John T. Hamilton Distinguished Lecturer - 2013
Biomaterial Microenvironments for Stem Cells to Regenerate Dental and Craniofacial Tissues
  Peter X. Ma, MSc, PhD
  Richard H. Kingery Endowed Collegiate Professor of Dentistry Biologic and Materials Sciences
  University of Michigan School of Dentistry

11th Annual John T. Hamilton Distinguished Lecturer - 2012
Balancing Sugar & Caries / Fluoride & Fluorosi
  Jaime A. Cury, DDS, MSc, PhD
  Professor of Biochemistry and Cariology Cariology at the Piracicaba Dental School
  University of Campinas, Brazil

10th Annual John T. Hamilton Distinguished Lecturer - 2011
State-of-the-Art Etch-and-Rinse Adhesives
  David H. Pashley, DMD, PhD
  Emeritus Regents' Professor of Oral Biology College of Dental Medicine
  Georgia Health Sciences University

9th Annual John T. Hamilton Distinguished Lecturer - 2010
Salivary Diagnostics: Scientific and Clinical Frontiers
  David Wong, DMD, DMSc
  President - American Association for Dental Research Associate Dean of Research
  UCLA School of Dentistry

8th Annual John T. Hamilton Distinguished Lecturer - 2008
Effects on Implant Surface Topography on Cell Behaviour In Vitro and In Vivo
  Donald Brunette, BSc, MSc, PhD
  Professor, Department of Oral Biological and Medical Sciences Faculty of Dentistry
  University of British Columbia

7th Annual John T. Hamilton Distinguished Lecturer - 2006
Dental Research Gone Wild – Join the Party
  Stephen Bayne, MS, PhD, FADM
  Professor & Chair Department of Cariology, Restorative Sciences and Endodontics
  President, International Association for Dental Research
  University of Michigan

6th Annual John T. Hamilton Distinguished Lecturer - 2004
Apatite crystal formation in dental enamel:  implications for hypoplasia, fluorosis and caries
  Colin Robinson, PhD
  Director of Research, Leeds Dental Institute
  University of Leeds, U.K.

5th Annual John T. Hamilton Distinguished Lecturer - 2003
Anabolic Actions of Parathyroid Hormone in Bone: Models and Mechanisms
  Laurie K. McCauley, DDS, MS, PhD
  Chair, Dept of Periodontics, Prevention & Geriatrics Faculty of Dentistry
  University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

4th Annual John T. Hamilton Distinguished Lecturer - 2001
Periodontal Disease and Systemic Health: Current Evidence and Possible Mechanisms
  James Beck, PhD
  Kenan Professor, Dept of Dental Ecology Co-director of the Centre for Inflammatory Disorders and the
  Centre for Oral and  Systemic Diseases
  University of North Carolina

3rd Annual John T. Hamilton Distinguished Lecturer - 2000
  Christopher McCulloch, DDS, PhD, FRCD(C)
  University of Toronto

2nd Annual John T. Hamilton Distinguished Lecturer - 1999
Design of Dental/Orthopaedic Implants. The Bone-to-Implant Interface: The Meeting Ground for the Biological and Materials Sciences
  Robert Pilliar, PhD, PEng
  Director, Centre for Biomaterials
  University of Toronto

1st Annual John T. Hamilton Distinguished Lecturer - 1997
  David Goltzman, MD
  Professor, Departments of Medicine and Physiology
  Director, Centre for Advanced Bone and Periodontal Research
  Director, Calcium Research Laboratory
  McGill University Health Centrte