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Your news at the heart of your Faculty of Dentistry / Issue 62 / March 24th, 2016

Iain Hart: A High Achiever In and Out of the Classroom

The Scottish stereotype of being pessimistic is anything but true with Iain Hart. Currently in his third year of studies he radiates positivity in his relationships, patient care and academic achievements. He was awarded the Dr. D.P. Mowry and Dr. Maxwell and Betty L. Goldenberg prizes at this year’s White Coat Ceremony. Read the full interview here.

Maryam Tabrizian Announced as New Associate Dean Research & Graduate Studies

Congratulations to Dr. Maryam Tabrizian on being selected as new Associate Dean Research and Graduate Studies. Maryam is a Full Professor with a cross appointment in the Faculty of Dentistry and the Department of Biomedical Engineering in the Faculty of Medicine. She will be replacing Dr. Marc McKee who has been active as Associate Dean for the past 17 years. Click here to read the full announcement.

Inaugural Clinical Education Seminars a Huge Success

Over the past weeks the Faculty has held its first two Clinical Education Courses led by Dr. Richard Hovey, Director of Faculty Development. These meetings marked the inauguration of our newly formed Faculty development initiative. The meetings were wildly successful, “this is by far the largest and most enthusiastic group we have ever attracted to session on clinical teaching,” says Dr. Jeff Myers, Associate Dean Clinical Affairs. Read the full story here.

Faculty Announces 2016 -2017 Studentship Awards

Each year the Faculty of Dentistry has an internal competition for studentship awards to pay a portion or all of the annual student stipends that graduate students may receive while at McGill. Click here to see the list of recipients for the 2016 – 2017 academic year.

Sreenath Madathil, PhD Student, to present at IARC Conference

Congratuations to PhD student Sreenath Madathil’s, for having his abstract selected for Oral Presentation at the 50th Anniversary Conference International Agency for Research on Cancer! Read the full story here.

McGill Wide

Free Hearing Screenings for Staff and Students

On Friday, April 1st and Tuesday, April 5th from 10:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., the Speech and Language Pathology students of the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders (SCSD) will be offering free hearing screenings for staff, students, and friends. The screenings will take place at the SCSD, 2001 McGill College Avenue. The information booth will be on the ground floor. An Audiologist will be on site to answer any questions. Children aged 3+ are welcome. 



April 7: Graduate Research Day 

April 14: Faculty of Dentistry Research Seminar Workshop: The Osteocyte Cells of Bone – The Gatekeepers of Our Skeleton  

April 27: Faculty Council 5:30 pm @ 2001 McGill College Rm 547

May 7: Roast 2016

May 28: 2nd Annual OMFS Alumni Lecture 

May 31: Health Sciences Convocation 

June 16 – 17: 4th Annual Canadian Dental Student Workshop

July 25 – 29: Summer Institute in Applied Mixed Methods for Oral Health and Primary Care Research

Continuing Education Courses

April 2Pharmacology in Dentistry by Dr. Peter Nikansah

April 9: Temporary Restorations on Dental Implants: Hands-On Course by Dr. Faleh Tamimi

April 16: Endodontics From A to Z and Cleaning and Shaping Workshop by Dr. Bassel Kano

April 23: Regenerative Periodontal Therapy: Management of Bone Defects by Dr. Lauren Spevack

April 30:  For the Love of Dentistry: Recognize and Prevent Burnout by Dr. Barry Glassman

May 7:  Implant Treatment Planning in the Esthetic Zone and Immediate Implants by Drs. Lauren Spevack and Francois Seng

June 4:  Current Concepts in the Management of Extraction Sockets  by Dr. Daniele Cardaropoli

In the News

First Issue of the JDR Clinical & Translational Research published

Dr. Jocelyne Feine, Editor-in-Chief, has published the first edition of JDR CTR now available online. See Press Release here.

Dr. Faleh Tamimi’s latest research published on Dentistry Today

Antihypertensive Drugs May Improve Implant Survival


NCOHR has grant preparation funds available to support researchers to prepare research grants submissions at the national or international level. The focus of the grant submission must be oral health. No submission deadline.

Graduate Trainee Funding Opportunities


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