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Your news at the heart of your Faculty of Dentistry / Issue 42 / Marchy 26th, 2015

Outreach Programs to benefit from extraordinary donation to Faculty 

Thousands of Montreal’s most vulnerable citizens will continue to receive free dental care thanks to a generous donation made by the Marcelle and Jean Coutu Foundation to the Faculty of Dentistry. In December 2014, the Marcelle and Jean Coutu Foundation made a $3.2 million donation which will ensure the Faculty’s community outreach programs continue to meet the needs of those without access to dental care. Read the full story here

Professor Belinda Nicolau awarded grant for Summer Research Institute

Congratulations to Dr. Belinda Nicolau for her recent grant from the Network for Canadian Oral Health Research (NCOHR). She was awarded $20 000 towards the Summer Research Institute Program. The "Applied mixed methods in oral health research" Summer Institute will be health at the McGill Faculty of Dentistry from August 24 - August 28, 2015. Learn more about the Summer Institute

Student Spotlight: Sarah Liu and Alexandra Carella look to their teammates for support through the GPR Program 

Sarah and Alexandra have come together with their fellow residents to create a vibrant new clinic at the Montreal General Hospital. With the recent merger of the Department of Dentistry and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the MGH and the ambulatory dentistry services at the Royal Victoria Hospital, team work has been a key to the new clinics success. We caught up with Sarah and Alexandra to get a glimpse inside of the life of a resident and see how they have adapted to the changes. Read the full interview here

Third annual Sharing Smiles Day to promote oral health for people with special needs

In an attempt to educate and improve oral health care for people with special needs, the Montreal chapter of Oral Health Total Health (OHTH), will be hosting its third annual Sharing Smiles Day event in Montreal. Headed by Natalie Arshat and Kristin Sani, the event will be held on April 19, 2015 at the Miriam Home. For all the details on the days event and to support OHTH click here

Breakfast with the Dean

Please join the Dean for a conversation! Coffee, juice, croissants, etc. will be provided. Please come along for an informal discussion. All students, residents, academic, clinical and support staff are welcome.

The conversation will be about the changes that the Faculty has undergone and continues to undergo as we settle into our new facility. While many of the changes are positive, change itself brings many difficulties. The Dean is aware of some of the benefits and difficulties, but not all. Please come and share you successes and struggles as we continue to adapt to our new environments, so we can find ways of smoothing the waters and highlighting examples of success.

Location: 2001 McGill College Avenue Rm 502 (5th floor kitchen)
Time: 8:00 – 8:45
Dates: See important dates

We realize that this time and location does not suit everyone. This is a pilot project and will be extended to different hours/locations if they are worthwhile. 

McGill Wide Events

“Crunch-Time” Writing Workshops! : From March 23 – April 2

Offered by the Writing Centre, these workshops are designed to teach you fundamental skills and strategies that can transform your approach to writing, improve your ability to organize and express your ideas, and enrich your understanding of how to use grammatical forms to make your writing clear, lively, and engaging. Free for all students.

Dr. Luda Diatchenko to speak at In Her Own Words: Stories from Distinguished Research Careers: April 15, 2015

Some of McGill’s most accomplished women researchers, including Dr. Luda Diatchenko, share experiences and advice on advancing a career in academia or academic administration. 

Obituary: Dr. Ralph Barolet: 1929 - 2015

The McGill Faculty of Dentistry is saddened to announce the loss of Dr. Ralph Barolet, former Dean of the Faculty, who passed away at the age of 85 on March 22, 2015 in Montreal. For details of his life and funeral arrangements click here. 



Advanced Research Seminar and Workshop “Soft Bones and Teeth: A tale of Osteomalacia (with a happy ending)” on March 27, 2015 @ Strathcona 
CDE: Fundamentals of Periodontal Surgical Therapy March 28, 2015 @ 2001 McGill College Avenue
10th Annual Faculty of Dentistry Research Day on April 2, 2015 @ La Plaza 

Advanced Research Seminar and Workshop “Temporomandibular Disorders: Establishing the diagnosis, prognosis and how to improve prevention and care” on April 7, 2015 @ Strathcona  

Toronto Alumni Cocktail on May 7, 2015 @ The Loose Moose, Toronto

MDGSS Seminar: Management of paediatric obstructive sleep apnea from the dentist point of view: Do we have a real impact? on May 8, 2015 @ Strathcona 

Montreal Alumni Cocktail on May 25, 2015 @ Chez Plume, The Intercontinental Hotel, Montreal

Journées dentaire internationals du Québec from May 22 – 26, 2015 @ Le Palais des congrès de Montréal 

Important Dates

Thursday, April 2 - Breakfast with the Dean @ 2001 McGill College

Wednesday, April 15 - Breakfast with the Dean @ 2001 McGill College

Tuesday, April 28 - Breakfast with the Dean @ 2001 McGill College

Monday, May 11 - Breakfast with the Dean @ 2001 McGill College

Friday, May 29 - Spring Convocation

Wednesday, June 3 – Faculty Council @ Strathcona


Applied Mixed Methods in Oral Health Research:  Summer Research Institute at McGill University Faculty of Dentistry  

Employment Opportunity: Full-time tenure track/tenured position, joint appointment with the Faculties of Medicine and Dentistry in Pain Research 

Employment Opportunity: Five full-time tenure track positions linked to the Canada Excellence Research Chair in Human Pain Genetics 

Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute announced Québec Tuition Fee Exemptions for Indian Students 

Employment Opportunity: Chief of the Department of Dentistry & Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery of the McGill University Health Center

Volunteer Opportunity with the Canadian Cancer Society. To volunteer click here.

Thanks to all who participated in the Ski Day! It was a great success! 


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