June 22, 2022
by University of Toronto
An alumna from the class of 8T5 will step in as the Faculty of Dentistry’s first female dean as we prepare to welcome Laura Tam for a one-year term. Dean Daniel Haas 7T9, 8T8 PhD wraps up his decade long service to the school on June 30.
Professor Laura Tam currently serves as the Associate Dean, Undergraduate Education, at the Faculty of Dentistry. She has served as the Director of the Comprehensive Care Program at the Faculty and the Course Coordinator for the Third Year Comprehensive Care Program and Third Year Restorative Dentistry Course.
As a professor of restorative dentistry, Professor Tam has conducted clinical and laboratory research on a variety of topics in dental materials published in journals such as Operative Dentistry and the Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry. Her research in restorative dentistry explores vital tooth bleaching and dental restorative materials.
In 2015, Professor Tam received the W.W. Wood Award for Excellence in Dental Education from the Association of Canadian Faculties of Dentistry for the University of Toronto. Welcome, Dr. Tam!