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January 20, 2022 News DentistryNews

Dental Student’s Victory Over Vaccine Mandate Forces Alberta Health Services to Accept Testing

by Jonathan Bradley, True North

University of Alberta dentistry student Will Teichgraber won his case against Alberta Health Services (AHS) over the ministry’s vaccine mandate, according to a press release by Liberty Coalition Canada (LCC) on Monday. LCC said that due to the work of its chief

December 2, 2021 News Dental StudentsNews

Planmeca’s Commitment to UBC Dental Education and Patient Care

by University of British Columbia

It was an unseasonably cold night on March 9th, 2005 that included a light dusting of snow on UBC Point Grey campus. Through large picture windows facing Wesbrook Mall, ceremonial shot glasses filled with Finnish vodka were raised and a

December 1, 2021 News Dental StudentsNews

UBC Students Report Delays in AMS/GSS Health and Dental Plan Coverage

by Tiffany Ma, The Ubyssey

Multiple students reported delays in their AMS/GSS Health and Dental Plan coverage during last month’s AMS’s 2021 Annual General Meeting (AGM). The AMS/GSS Health and Dental Plan provides students with extended health coverage such as physiotherapy, optometry and dental care, in addition to BC’s Medical

November 30, 2021 News Dental TechnologyDentistryNews

UCW Grad on the Front Lines of a New Era in Dental Technology

by University Canada West

Amir Rad began his journey at University Canada West on a quest for new opportunities. Two years later, after completing his Master of Business Administration degree, he found just that by landing a position with a company paving the way

November 19, 2021 News News

Third Annual Exam Puts Technical Skills to the Test

by University of Toronto

On November 7, oral and maxillofacial surgery (OMFS) residents from across North America participated in a research project called the Oral & Maxillofacial Objective Structured Assessment of Technical Skills (OMOSATS) exam. Although called a technical skills “exam”, the main focus

November 17, 2021 News News

Egypt: Dental College Shut Down for Training Students on Buffalo Teeth

by Gulf News

A college of dentistry has been closed by court order for training its dental students on buffalo teeth instead of providing specialized labs and necessary equipment, such as models of human teeth, local media reported. About 320 Egyptian dental students

November 4, 2021 News News

Congratulations to This Year’s Winners of the Bernard Weissman/Dentatus Student Achievement Award!

by Dentatus

Annica Elmart from the Faculty of Odontology at the University of Malmö, Mohamed Abdulkadir Hussein from the Faculty of Odontology at Umeå University, Erica Johansson from the Faculty of Odontology at the University of Göteborg, and Agne Kvedaraite from the

November 3, 2021 News News

Dental Students Feel Inspired, Grateful for New Pathways

by University of Manitoba

Ex-physio has ‘big goal’ to improve access to dental care Terrell Okotcha has experienced the severe pain of being injured on the football field. But he says the agony he suffered from untreated dental issues was worse. “I’ve had a

October 29, 2021 News News

Dentistry, Dental Hygiene Students Help Cleanup Campus

by UM Today

The Bannatyne campus is looking spick-and-span thanks to students from the Dr. Gerald Niznick College of Dentistry and the School of Dental Hygiene. Fifteen members of the college’s Student Environmental Group and volunteers picked up about four garbage bags worth of trash earlier

October 15, 2021 Feature Dental StudentsNew dentistsNew grads

Words of Wisdom

by Oral Health

The best advice comes from people who have lived it, so we asked a few of our editorial board members to share their words of wisdom as you embark upon your dental career. Bruce Pynn, MSc, DDS, FRCD (C), Thunder

October 15, 2021 Feature Dental StudentsMental HealthNew dentistsNew grads

Under Pressure: Dealing with Stress and Anxiety

by Akhil Chawla, BSc; Lesia Waschuk, DDS. MEd

Dental school, like any professional educational program, is challenging. Students are expected to develop their manual dexterity skills and maintain a heavy course load, which makes it difficult to maintain the balanced and healthy lifestyle that they know is important.

October 15, 2021 Feature Dental StudentsMarketing strategiesNew dentistsNew gradsSocial media

Is It All Instaworthy?

by Irene Iancu, BSc, RDH, CDTP

Social media is a blessing and a curse, but either way, it’s the way of the future (and so are you!). Caps off to you! You’re about to graduate during a global pandemic, and as you patiently await the ink

Entering the World of Dentistry: 5 Pieces of Advice for the New Grad
October 15, 2021 Feature Dental StudentsGeneral PracticeNew dentistsNew grads

Entering the World of Dentistry: 5 Pieces of Advice for the New Grad

by Michelle Budd, DDS. Patient Safety Consultant, dentalcorp; Nicola Deall, Chief People Officer, dentalcorp

Like any profession, stepping into the real world of dentistry after graduation can be intimidating. Building a plan for your development now will help set you up for a successful and rewarding dental career in the long term. While dental

Financial Realities After Dental School & Six Principles to Follow
October 15, 2021 Feature Dental StudentsFinancesNew dentistsNew grads

Financial Realities After Dental School & Six Principles to Follow

by David Chong Yen CPA, CA, CFP; Eugene Chu, M.Acc., CA, CPA

Graduating from dental school is a monumental accomplishment. It is usually accompanied with huge loans/debt ranging from $250,000 – $500,000 depending on if one graduated from a Canadian or foreign school. Panoramic Perspective Consider:Advertisement If you wish to own your

Dental School
October 15, 2021 Feature Dental StudentsNew dentistsNew grads

All I Really Need to Know, I Learned After Dental School

by Dr. Sanjukta Mohanta, B.Sc., DDS

What’s my biggest regret – dental school. I don’t regret going; I regret not doing it right. I would go through dental school all over again … and pay for it. Why? You see, I was an unlikely dental student.

October 15, 2021 Feature Dental StudentsNew dentistsNew grads

A Note From the FCDSA President: A Lifetime of Lessons in Two Years

by Saif Matti, FCDSA President

Each year, Oral Health invites us to contribute a piece to their student issue, and the article tends to be focused on our organization, the Federation of Canadian Dentistry Student Associations (FCDSA). However, in light of the pandemic, I have

October 15, 2021 Feature Dental StudentsEditorialNew dentistsNew gradsPractice management

Design Your Professional Future

by Mark Lin BSC, DDS, MSC, FRCD(C); Peter Barry CMC, RRDH

The learning curve for recent graduates transitioning into private practice is steep and very rewarding for those who prepare themselves for thriving in a profession that is under rapid transformation. After four challenging and rewarding years, you will anxiously await

October 13, 2021 News DentistryNews

New U of T Satellite Dental Clinic Welcomes its First Patients

by University of Toronto

A new, state-of-the-art satellite dental clinic operated by the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Dentistry is helping students gain critical skills while providing lower-cost care for patients. “These rooms are large and beauitfully coloured,” said Catherine Crowe, an artist who

September 23, 2021 News DentistryNews

WesternU College of Dental Medicine Receives Federal Grant to Increase Faculty Diversity

by Western University

Western University of Health Sciences College of Dental Medicine (CDM) received nearly $1 million in federal funding to increase diversity in the dental workforce and provide equitable oral health care in rural and underserved areas.  CDM was awarded a HRSA

September 20, 2021 News NewsOral Health

The QS World University Rankings of Best Dental Schools

by QS Quacquarelli Symonds

The QS World University Rankings by Subject are based upon academic reputation, employer reputation and research impact. The 2021 Dentistry ranking is now available to view. Of the Canadian universities, UBC Vancouver Campus appears ranked at #36 and U of