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December 16, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Bringing Dental Care to our Most Vulnerable: Henry Schein Supports UBC Geriatric Dentistry Program

by Henry Schein Canada, Inc.

The COVID-19 pandemic has shed a light on the fragility and limitations of our global health systems, particularly for our vulnerable senior populations. When COVID-19 began, dental care for residents of long-term care facilities all but stopped, even though oral

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 10, 2020 News DentistryNews

Faculty of Dentistry Receives Gies Award From American Dental Education Association

by The University of Toronto

The University of Toronto’s Faculty of Dentistry has won the prestigious 2021 William J. Gies Award for Achievement – Academic Dental Institution from the American Dental Education Association ADEAGies Foundation. The Gies Awards recognize individuals and organizations that epitomize the highest standards

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 4, 2020 News DentistryNews

Dr. Walter Siqueira Receives SHRF Excellence Award

by University of Saskatchewan

At the 2020 Santé Awards Dr. Walter Siqueira (DDS, PhD), full professor and associate dean, academic, in the College of Dentistry, received an Excellence Award for the Top Establishment Grant: Biomedical. The Excellence Awards recognize the top-ranked applications in the

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 12, 2020 News DentistryNews

Harvard School of Dental Medicine Alumna Reflects on Progress and Potential to Address Racial Inequities

by Harvard School of Dental Medicine

Fifty years ago, Dolores Mercedes Franklin, DMD74, PD76, became the first woman of color to attend Harvard School of Dental Medicine and one of the first five women to earn a DMD degree. A trailblazer throughout her life, Franklin, a

November 11, 2020 News Dental HygieneNews

Dental Hygiene Grads Shine in National Certification Exam

by College of New Caledonia

The CNC dental hygiene class of 2020 has outperformed the National Dental Hygiene Certification Board Examination’s nationwide average while maintaining the program’s 100 per cent pass rate. The exam tests competencies in eight areas including responsibility and accountability, client and

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

November 9, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Mechanism Linking Gum Disease to Heart Disease, Other Inflammatory Conditions Discovered

by University of Toronto

U of T Dentistry researchers find first evidence that neutrophil immune cell activity is the missing link connecting periodontal disease with heart disease, cancer, and other inflammatory conditions The link between periodontal (gum) disease and other inflammatory conditions such as heart

November 6, 2020 News DentistryNews

Historic Gift to New Library Will Spark Research and Learning Across Health Sciences

by University of Alberta

Donation by Geoffrey and Robyn Sperber one of the largest ever to U of A Library. The night before his first lecture, Geoffrey Sperber sat in a quiet dorm room of Athabasca Hall. He pored nervously over the pages of Gray’s

November 6, 2020 News DentistryNews

Chester Gary Receives 2020 William J. Gies Editorial Awards

by The University of Buffalo

Chester J. Gary, DDS, JD, clinical assistant professor of restorative dentistry in the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine, received the second and third place 2020 William J. Gies Editorial Award from the American Association of Dental Editors &

November 2, 2020 News DentistryNews

Dentistry Student Works to Improve Oral Health in Indigenous Communities

by Winnipeg Sun

Evan Loeb, a Métis student who recently graduated from the University of Winnipeg (U of W) with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry, is finding ways to improve oral health in Indigenous communities. Loeb has been involved in the Métis

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