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Issue 99 / October 5th, 2018






A look back at the 17th Annual White Coat Ceremony

The 17th Annual White Coat Ceremony and Awards Evening was held at the Redpath Hall on the evening of September 12, 2018. The ceremony marks the transition from classroom to clinic, from text book learning to hands-on learning and this year’s ceremony was bursting with emotion and excitement as third year students dawned their White Coats and took their pledge. Continue reading.



Dean Emami and Dr. Allison appointed by CIHR

The Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) appointed two Faculty of Dentistry members to play a vital role in helping shape health research that changes the lives of Canadians across the country. It’s an exciting time to see both dentistry and our Faculty so well represented at the CIHR. Continue reading. 



Dr. Taras Konanec receives Silverstone Award

This year’s Dr. Ralph Silverstone Teaching Award has been awarded to Dr. Taras Konanec, DMD '97 who is in his 20th year of teaching in the Faculty of Dentistry. This award recognises outstanding contributions by a clinical or laboratory supervisor who teaches in the DMD program. Continue reading.​



12th Annual Run for Outreach

On September 29, 2018 a large crowd gathered at the foot of Mount Royal to support the Faculty’s Service to the Community program. The 12th annual Run for Outreach was a great success with lovely weather and a great ambiance. The run is still trying to reach its goal of $8000 to help provide dental care for Montrealers in need. Consider giving to this great cause today!  



Sharing Knowledge with Oral Health Professionals Worldwide 

Many of our Faculty members celebrated a book recently published entitled Mandibular Implant Prostheses: Guidelines for Edentulous Geriatric Populations. Edited by Dean Elham Emami and Professor Jocelyne Feine, it is the fruit of a collaboration amongst McGill’s faculty members and other leading researchers in the field. Continue reading 



2018 Studentship and Fellowship Awards

Every year at the White Coat Ceremony graduate students are presented with fellowship and studentship awards. Congratulations to all of the students that were recognised. See here for a full list of awardees.




In fall 2014, the Fondation de l’Ordre des dentistes du Québec set up the Bouche B project, a major pro bono initiative destined to benefit people in the entire province. The project is designed to assist people from disadvantaged communities who require access to urgent dental care. Find out how you can take part and give back here.​







At the end of September, the Faculty welcomed its newest member, Adam Boon. Adam will be working alongside Iren to support the HR activities of the Faculty. Meet Adam Boon.



Every year student society representatives are elected by their peers. Here are our 2018 - 2019 undergraduate and graduate student representatives. For a full list of DSS and MDGSS members see here.





McGill Wide


Benefit information sessions are back this fall

Starting on September 27 (12:00 to 1:30 p.m.), benefit plan members can learn how their McGill benefits can help them address – or avoid – a wide range of health and financial issues. Common benefit questions will be addressed such as “How do I change my coverage,” “What are the limitations of my medical travel insurance,” and more.  Register and get more information online.



Open House

Open House 2018 will be held on October 21, 2018. For full details of what the Faculty of Dentistry will be doing please see our website. 





American Dental Education Association (ADEA) International Women’s Leadership Conference




- October 10, 2018: Faculty Council @ 12-1, 2001 McGill College, Rm 547


- October 11 – 13 2018: Homecoming Celebration Weekend


- November 8, 2018: 7th Annual OMFS Research Day


- November 15, 2018: Cutting Edge Lectures in Science, Featuring Maryam Tabrizian





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