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June 1, 2021 News Dental HygieneDentistryNews

New Fanshawe College Clinic Offers Dental Care to Low-Income Londoners

by The Beacon Herald

A new clinic at Fanshawe College will give low-income Londoners another option for affordable dental care, with a checkup and cleaning going for $40. The Fanshawe clinic, which opened Thursday, is a teaching lab for the school’s dental hygiene and

May 21, 2021 News DentistryNews

dentalcorp Academic Excellence Award 2021 Recipients Announced

by dentalcorp

dentalcorp, Canada’s largest and leading network of dental clinics, has announced the 2021 winners of its national scholarship program that supports the next generation of oral healthcare professionals. Now in its second year, the dentalcorp Academic Excellence Award awards its

April 23, 2021 News DentistryNews

Sask. Dental Students Hope to be Part of COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout Plan

by CTV News

The Saskatchewan Dental Students Society (SDSS) says it is “relieved” to finally be a part of the province’s vaccine rollout for frontline workers. SDSS says they reached out to the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) and the College of Dental Surgeons

April 6, 2021 News DentistryNews

Isolation Pods Help Dental Students with Practical Learning

by STV News

Special isolation pods have been installed in Dundee to help dental students return to practical learning amid the coronavirus pandemic. NHS Tayside has bought 20 of the self-contained dental pods, with 14 already in place at the Dundee Dental Hospital

March 12, 2021 News NewsOral Health

The Research In Oral Health Student Presentations Showcase – the New Table Clinics

by Dalhousie University

The 51st annual student presentation showcase will take place on March 26, 2021, 4:00-8:00 ADT. Formerly known as Table Clinics, this event now falls under the banner of Research In Oral Health (RIOH) Student Presentations Showcase. The name was changed

March 5, 2021 News DentistryOral Health

What Does it Mean to be a Woman in Dentistry?

by Elena Aivaliklis, DMD4 Student McGill University, President of Women in Dentistry Montreal Chapter

What does it mean to be a woman in dentistry? It means that I acknowledge those that came before me and paved the way for me to be able to graduate from dental school in a cohort of which half

March 5, 2021 News NewsOral Health

A Note From the President of the FCDSA

by Stephanie Wiseman, President FCDSA

I would not be where I am today if it were not for the strong women role models who inspired me and encouraged me to achieve my goals. I am currently finishing my fourth year of dental school and will

March 3, 2021 News DentistryNews

School-Based Dental Program Reduces Cavities by More Than 50 Percent

by NYU College of Dentistry

Study of nearly 7,000 elementary school students demonstrates success of school-based model and its potential to reduce health disparities and save federal dollars A school-based cavity prevention program involving nearly 7,000 elementary school students reduced cavities by more than 50

February 26, 2021 News DentistryNews

Saliva of Dental Students at U of Manitoba to be Studied for COVID-19 Risks

by CBC

The saliva of some students and staff at the University of Manitoba will be examined as part of a national study on occupational risks associated with COVID-19. The samples will come from students, faculty and support staff in dentistry and dental hygiene at the

February 25, 2021 News Dental HygieneDentistryNews

Study Examines Occupational Risks Associated with SARS-CoV-2 Infection Rates, Transmission Risk, and Immunity in Dental Schools Across Canada

by COVID-19 Immunity Task Force

Dental and dental hygiene students and staff remain among the few groups on-site nearly daily at universities and colleges across Canada. Their continued presence on campus and the nature of the dental work itself increases their risk of exposure to

February 24, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Providing a Path into Health-Care Professions for African Nova Scotian Students

by Dalhousie University

The COVID-19 pandemic presented some challenges for Promoting Leadership in health for African Nova Scotians (PLANS) to offer its regular camps for teens. But an unexpected grant through the Dartmouth General Hospital Foundation provided the perfect opportunity to connect with

February 12, 2021 News DentistryNews

Scottish Dental Students Forced to Repeat a Year

by BBC

All dental students in Scotland will have to repeat a year after their training was disrupted by Covid. Scotland’s dental schools said students had not been able to gain sufficient clinical experience of aerosol generating procedures. Health Secretary Jeane Freeman

December 21, 2020 News DentistryNewsOral Health

123Dentist Gives UBC Faculty of Dentistry $1.25 Million Reasons to Smile

by 123Dentist

123Dentist, Canada’s largest majority dentist-owned network of dental practices, is pleased to announce a $1.25 million donation to the University of British Columbia Faculty of Dentistry to advance the future of dentistry.  As leaders in dental education, UBC Dentistry is committed to providing advanced opportunities for

December 18, 2020 News DentistryNews

Student Learning and Wellness Top Priority for This Year’s W.W. Wood Award Winner

by University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry

The School of Dentistry is pleased to announce that dental hygiene associate professor Ava Chow is the recipient of the W.W. Wood Award. Ava Chow’s teaching style is both practical and relevant. Her commitment to her profession and student wellness

December 14, 2020 News DentistryNews

Students Can Now Practise on Virtual Patients

by British Dental Journal

Universal Simulation UK has launched their first affordable medical ‘flight simulator’, the Model T, which enables students to perform treatments on virtual patients. With the use of haptics (a motorised arm which gives accurate haptic feedback for virtual touch), the

December 7, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Movember Brings Together Mo Bros & Mo Sistas

by Brittany Pollock, Co-lead, Schulich Movember Team, Schulich DDS Candidate 2023

When most people think about Movember, they think of men growing moustaches. From what I have come to learn, it is much more than that. It is about raising awareness and funds for projects that support men’s health. Movember’s projects

December 1, 2020 News DentistryNewsOral Health

New Business Education Club for Dental Students Debuted with Online Seminar

by Schulich Medicine and Dentistry

A new student-run organization at Schulich Dentistry is creating a space for dental students to learn about business and entrepreneurship opportunities within their future profession. The Dental Entrepreneurship, Business and Innovation (DEBI) club has been active on social media since

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