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Your news at the heart of your Faculty of Dentistry / Issue 49 / July 2nd, 2015

Dr. Esfandiari selected for the American Dental Education Association Leadership Institute

Dr. Shahrokh Esfandiari was recently selected to participate in the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) Leadership Institute. Dr. Esfandiari is only the third Canadian to be accepted into the prestigious Institute.  Read the full story here

Dr. Slavkin awarded Honorary Doctorate Degree at Convocation

Dr. Harold Charles Slavkin was the recipient of an honorary doctorate degree in the Faculty of Dentistry. He is one of the world’s leading researchers on the genetics of craniofacial, oral and dental development and is a longtime advocate for increased access to health. Click here to watch his address at convocation. 

Dr. Cervero awarded Distinguished Career Award

Congratulations to Dr. Fernando Cervero! Dr. Cervero received the 2015 Distinguished Career Award of the Canadian Pain Society during this year’s annual conference. This award honours Dr. Cervero’s longstanding service in pain research. Read the full story here

A look inside the sterilisation unit

Did you know that we have a hospital-standard sterilisation department in the basement of our new facility? The unit specialises in the cleaning, decontamination and sterilisation of all instruments used in the clinic. Take a tour here


Carolyn Cross, FAB Member, awarded BMO Celebrating Women Award

Congratulations to Carolyn Cross, member of the Faculty Advisor Board, for being awarded with the BMO Celebrating Women Innovation and Global Growth Award for the Vancouver Market. She was chosen for her outstanding commitment to her company and community. Read more here

Dr. Yang recipient of the Catherine Bushnell Fellowship in Chronic Pain Research 2015

Congratulations to Dr. Mu Yang, Post-doctoral Fellow, for receiving the Catherine Bushnell Fellowship in Chronic Pain Research 2015. Dr. Yang, under the supervision of Dr. Ji Zhang, will be conducting the project titled ‘Chronic pain in autoimmune peripheral neuropathies’ at the Alan Edwards Centre for Research on Pain. Read the full story here

Late but great news….

Congratulations Aliaa Al-Khateeb and Mohamad Nur-Abdallah for respectively winning the undergraduate and graduate SCAD Awards. Both competed against other dental and graduate students worldwide. The awards were presented at the Society and Color of Aesthetic Dentistry Annual conference in Chicago last October. 



Annual Staff Spring Dinner Wednesday, June 17

Celebrating McGill Dentistry’s Impact on the Montreal Community: Marcelle and Jean Coutu Foundation Recognition Event on Wednesday September 9, 2015 @ Location TBD 

White Coat Ceremony:  Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Important Dates

Tuesday, July 7 -  Thursday, July 30 2015 – Summer Clinic

Monday August 17, 2015 – First day of Fall term for DMD III 

Monday August 24, 2015 – First day of Fall term for DMD IV


American Academy of Implant Dentistry Foundation (AAIDF) call for grant applications 

Johns Hopkins Summer Courses in Epidemiology and Biostatistics 

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 

In and Around the Faculty

Spring 2015 Convocation in Pictures








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