Issue 121 / January 8th, 2021



Developing Person-Centered Dental Care for People Living in Poverty

Nioushah Noushi, doctoral candidate in the Faculty of Dentistry, and Dr. Christophe Bedos have authored the article, "Developing Person-Centred Dental Care: The Perspectives of People Living in Poverty." It analyzes how dentistry has seen a slow trend toward person-centered care, with most approaches developed by scholars who have tried to progress away from disease-centered care. They aim to understand underprivileged people’s experiences and expectations about dental care and contribute to the development of person-centered dentistry. Person-centered dental care models should emphasize empathy, trust, and quality care beyond technical skills.

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Postoperative Interference with Bone Healing and Implant Osseointegration

A team of Dentistry graduate students and researchers have recently published the article "Postoperative Administration of the Acetylcholinesterase Inhibitor, Donepezil, Interferes with Bone Healing and Implant Osseointegration in a Rat Model." The study aims to assess the impact of postoperative injection of donepezil on bone healing, titanium-implant osseointegration, and soft tissue healing.

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QPRN Funds Research on Predictors of Chronic Pain and Opioid Misuse

Dr. Luda Diatchenko has recently received a grant funded by the Quebec Pain Research Network for her research project on biopsychosocial predictors of chronic pain and opioid misuse after surgery. Diatchenko's research focusses on determining the cellular and molecular biological mechanisms by which functional genetic variations impact human pain perception and risk of development of chronic pain conditions, enabling new approaches to identify new drug targets, treatment responses to analgesics, and diagnostic.

Learn more about QPRN.



Dr. Hovey on Chronic pain, Cancer, and the Anxieties of COVID-19: His Story

Professor Richard Hovey has defined expertise in bridging gaps between theory and practice in areas such as patient centered care. In this segment on CBC, Dr. Hovey combines his expertise and experience with chronic pain, cancer, and the additional anxieties caused by COVID-19.

Read his article published in the Journal of Patient Experience.



Dr. Chantal Czerednikow Hosts Webinar on the Politics of Disability

Dr. Chantal Czerednikow hosts the latest education session from The Canadian Society for Disability and Oral Health. Featuring presentations from six expert panelists in language, advocacy and caregiving, this in-depth discussion addresses key topics in the politics of disability

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Associate Member Dr. Reza Sharif-Naeini Releases Product to Prevent Jellyfish Sting Pain

PteroTech Inc., a Canadian company co-founded by McGill scientists released their innovative new product, StingMaster, an over-the-counter ointment that blocks the pain caused by lionfish and jellyfish stings. “We’ve been working on this product for years now, and we’re overjoyed to be able to share it with the people who need it most – victims of lionfish and jellyfish stings,” says Dr. Reza Sharif-Naeini, Associate Member in the Faculty of Dentistry and co-founder and President of PteroTech.

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Multi-Institution Project Leads to Discovery of which Neuronal Subtypes Are Involved in Memory Consolidation

A McGill-led multi-institutional research team has discovered that during memory consolidation, there are at least two distinct processes taking place in two different brain networks – the excitatory and inhibitory networks. The team, led by McGill University Professors Nahum Sonenberg and Arkady Khoutorsky (Faculty of Dentistry), and others, also found that each neuronal system can be selectively manipulated to control long-term memory. The research, which answers a question about which neuronal subtypes are involved in memory consolidation, has potential implications for novel targets for medication for disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease and autism, which involve altered memory processes

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