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Your news at the heart of your Faculty of Dentistry / Issue 86 / June 8th, 2017

Two new inductees added to Hall of Honour

On Thursday, May 18th the Faculty celebrated the reinauguration of the Hall of Honour with the unveiling of two new inductees. Dr. Ernie Ambrose and Dr. James P. Lund were inducted into the Hall of Honour and will forever be remembered for the significant contributions they made to the welfare and advancement of the Faculty of Dentistry. Continue reading.

Dr. Marie Dagenais hired as new Executive Director and Registrar of the NDEB

Congratulations to Dr. Marie Dagenais on being chosen to be the next Executive Director and Registrar for the National Dental Examining Board of Canada. “I am very pleased the board is putting their trust in me,” exclaims Dr. Dagenais. Former Associate Professor in the Faculty of Dentistry, Dr. Dagenais will transition to her new position over the next several months. Continue reading.

Dr. Bruce Ward awarded Outstanding Alumni Award

Dr. Bruce Ward, DDS ’76, was honoured at the Montreal Alumni Cocktail with the Faculty of Dentistry Outstanding Alumni Award. Dr. Ward’s was a commendable candidate for this year’s award nominated by many of his peers for his contribution to his community and to the dental profession. Also honoured at the cocktail were the three GPR residents who won the Dr. Bruce Ward Awrd for Excellent Patient Care. Continue reading.


Ahlam Abdunabi and Haider Al-Waeli win Best Poster at RSBO Scientific Day

Congratulations to Ahlam Abdunabi and Haider Al-Waeli for winning Best Poster Presentation for Public Health Research and for Preclinical and Clinical Research respectively. The awards were given at the RSBO 2017 Scientific Day held on May 26th. Continue reading.

In the Community

A successful Sharing Smiles Day

On May 7th McGill students and teachers participated in the annual Sharing Smiles Day organised by the Oral Health, Total Health (OHTH), a fun-filled, informative day where the attitudinal barriers between dental students and persons with special needs can be removed and positive relationships fostered. Organized by Maral Aghourian and Jun Li the day was a huge success. Read all about the day.



June 8th:
Spring Staff Dinner

July 4th – 27th:
Summer Clinic

August 14th:
Classes resume

Wenge Jiang, postdoctoral fellow with Dr. Marc McKee, won the Israel Society for Microscopy image competition. The competition is a unique opportunity to share the beautiful worlds revealed by different microscopy technique. Jiang’s photo is of a biomineral that can sometimes be found pathologically in the human inner ear, that functions in balance and sensing gravity and linear acceleration, and which when problematic causes vertigo.

In the News

Professor Richard Hovey, initiator of the Homebase project, was interviewed by CBC The Current.

What is Hypophosphatasia (HPP)? Professor Marc McKee introduces the disease in the first segment of a four-part series on CDA Oasis Discussions. Stay tuned for the next weekly segment. Listen here. 


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