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November 11, 2020 News DentistryNews

Breaking Down Barriers: U of T Faculty of Dentistry Builds Community with Student ‘Houses’

by University of Toronto

When the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Dentistry first closed its doors to all but essential emergency services, Ryan Schure wondered how the COVID-19 restrictions would affect students and faculty who were suddenly deprived of in-person connections. Then he had an idea. “I was

October 22, 2020 Feature Dental StudentsEditorialNew dentistsNew gradsOral Health

Times Are A Changin’

by James Yacyshyn

“There is nothing permanent except change.” This is a quote I was introduced to at a young age, and it has stuck with me. It is commonly attributed to the Greek philosopher Heraclitus. I think the reason it resonates with

October 22, 2020 Feature Dental StudentsNew dentistsNew gradsOral Health

A Note from the Federation of Canadian Dentistry Student Associations

by Stephanie Wiseman, President FCDSA

At 26 years old, there are only a handful of moments in my life that I would define as “life-changing” to date – one of which was the day I received a phone call from Dr. Paul Allison, former Dean

October 22, 2020 Feature Dental StudentsNew dentistsNew gradsOral Health

Dentistry in a Time of Covid: What to Expect in the “New Normal”

by Elaine Powell, RDH, Director of Regulatory Compliance Programs, dentalcorp; Jaime Robertson, RDH, Manager of Regulatory Compliance Programs, dentalcorp; Michelle Schwarze, CDA, Manager of Operations and Compliance, dentalcorp

Dentistry has faced more challenges in the last six months than in any similar span of time in history. A torrent of information about COVID-19 has overwhelmed not only practice teams, but all of society. Patients and dental team members

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October 22, 2020 Feature Dental StudentsNew dentistsNew gradsOral Health

How to Thrive as The New Kid on The Block!

by Judy Kay Mausolf

Congratulations! You are a recent dental graduate who just got hired as the new associate to work with Dr. Wonderful and her team! It’s your first glorious day! You are ready to take on the world and deliver exceptional service

October 22, 2020 Feature Dental StudentsNew dentistsNew gradsOral Health

Considerations When Buying a Practice Post-COVID

by Chris Molloy, B.A.Sc., CFP

This is undoubtedly a weird time to be finishing your final years of dental school. Uncertainty is everywhere around you. When will class return to normal? Will there be associate roles available upon graduation? Will you be able to pay

October 22, 2020 Feature Dental StudentsMental HealthNew dentistsNew gradsOral Health

Work-Life Balance

by Uche Odiatu, DMD; Mahsa Bakhshandeh, RDH

The demands of student life are intense. Professionals programs like law, medicine, dentistry and dental hygiene require the devotion of a Tibetan monk, the physical endurance of NFL gladiator Tom Brady, the toughness of Serena Williams and the mental acuity

October 22, 2020 Feature Dental StudentsDental TechnologyNew dentistsNew gradsOral Health

Technology Beyond the Classroom

by Lou Shuman, DMD, CAGS

As founder and CEO of Cellerant Consulting Group, dentistry’s leading incubator and accelerator, I am exposed to new technologies and brilliant entrepreneurs on a routine basis. As founder of the annual Cellerant Best of Class Technology Awards – now in

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October 22, 2020 Feature Dental StudentsDental TechnologyOral Health

Must-Have Technology in a Dental Clinic: 2021 Edition

by Alex Zlatin

If there is anything that life has taught me, it is that there is a price to pay for everything that you do. The use of technology is no different. Tech advancement is usually created out of a need or

September 30, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Global Clinical Case Contest 2019-2020: Dentsply Sirona Virtually Honors Excellent Treatment Results of Dental Students

by Dentsply Sirona

Annually, Dentsply Sirona conducts the Global Clinical Case Contest (GCCC) to award outstanding achievements in aesthetic dentistry by students from all over the world. This year, the final round took place virtually and an international jury selected the best entries

August 5, 2020 News Dental StudentsDentistryNews

School of Dental Medicine’s Class of 2024 Gets a Virtual Welcome

by The Harvard Gazette

Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM) welcomed 36 new doctor of dental medicine students during Monday’s orientation. This is the first time in HSDM history that an incoming Class began a four-year program virtually. The Class of 2024 hails from

August 4, 2020 News DentistryNews

The Most Viewed Website on the Internet

by Nour Geres, Linnaea Halpert, Bronte Murcar-Evans, Noah Gasner, Joshua Tordjman (UofT WCODS)

If you’re reading this, you’ve most likely used Wikipedia to look up medical or dental information. As a matter of fact, Wikipedia is the most consulted website on the internet when it comes to health-related searches,1 making it a highly

July 15, 2020 News News

Six Ways U of T Plans to Keep Students, Faculty and Staff Safe on Campus This Fall

by University of Toronto

The University of Toronto is implementing a number of changes on campus to ensure the U of T’s community’s safety in advance of the fall semester. As the world continues to grapple with COVID-19, new and returning students will see

June 25, 2020 News DentistryNews

UB Dental Students 3D Print Free Face Shields For Local Dentists

by The University at Buffalo

A team of University at Buffalo dental students are using 3D printers to supply UB and Western New York dentists with much-needed protective equipment as local practices return to providing oral health care. The students, working under the guidance of

June 4, 2020 News NewsOral Health

NYU’s “Decade of Smiles” Program

by Henry Schein Inc.

NYU’s “Decade of Smiles” Program is celebrating the 10 year anniversary of the NYU-Henry Schein Global Student Outreach Program (GSO). The GSO program provides oral health care education, emergency dental services, screenings, prevention, sealant application, and restorative treatment to underserved

May 20, 2020 News Oral Health

Pediatric Dentistry Graduate Program Alumnae Score in Top 3% on US Exam

by University of Manitoba

Two graduates of the Dr. Gerald Niznick College of Dentistry’s pediatric dentistry graduate program were awarded the 2019 Richard C. Pugh Achievement Award. Rena Sihra and Tara Kennedy received the honour which goes to those who score in the top three

February 20, 2020 News News

dentalcorp Academic Excellence Award Provides Full Tuition and Career Opportunities for Outstanding Students

by dentalcorp

dentalcorp, Canada’s largest and leading network of dental clinics, announced the creation of a new scholarship program that supports the next generation of oral healthcare professionals. Each year, one graduating student in dentistry, dental hygiene, and dental assisting programs at

January 12, 2020 News News

U of T Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Save Lives While Training Future Doctors in Ethiopia

by University of Toronto

Inside St. Peter’s Specialized Hospital in Addis Ababa, patients lined the halls with ailments including head and neck tumours, kerosene burns, cleft lips and hyena bites. They were waiting to be assessed by the first group of maxillofacial surgery residents at

December 11, 2019 News News

Schulich Dentisty’s Movember Team Raises $3000 For Charity

by Schulich Dentistry

Schulich Dentistry’s Movember team is made up of students and faculty members who wish to raise money for men’s health during the month of November. To join the team, members can either grow a mustache, set a personal fitness goal

December 4, 2019 News Dental HygieneNews

Saskatchewan’s Dental Hygienist Shortage Exacerbated By Extra Year of Required Training

by CBC News

A chronic shortage of dental hygienists in the province became worse this year after changes were made to the diploma program for students. Instead of two years to get a diploma, the Saskatchewan Dental Hygienists Association now requires students to