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Your news at the heart of your Faculty of Dentistry / Issue 5 / April 11, 2013

The Faculty is currently working with the OMFS Division, the Department of Dentistry of the MUHC and with Dr. Tim Head’s family to plan a memorial in the coming weeks. We will keep you all informed as to the details.

This past weekend, Dr. Tony Chehade presented a commemorative eulogy at the opening of the plenary session of the North American ITI congress in Chicago.  Tim's memory was also honored at the ITI Canadian Section fellows meeting.  A power point presentation as well as a short video that was produced and edited by Dr. Robert Carmichael on the occasion of recent ITI education week that Tim was involved with in Toronto can be viewed at the above linked text.

MDGSS representatives at graduate student hosted research seminar March 26, 2013

Important Calendar Dates

End of April  DMD Class of 2015 deadline to pay April e-bills. More info
DMD IV Graduation Checklist. More info

August 19th  DMD III start date


April 16th  Research Seminar, "Microbial diversity exploration using metagenomics." Room change M/1. More info
April 19th  CDSPI Lunch & Learn for DMD 1 students. 11:30am, M/48 Strathcona and Anatomy Building. More info

April 20th  CE course, "Optimizing Esthetic Outcomes with Anterior Single Tooth Implants," 8:00am - 4:30pm. More info

April 30th  Bio-X talk by Dr. Carla Shatz, Sapp Family Provostial Professor of Biology and Neurobiology and Director of Bio-X, Stanford's pioneering biosciences program. More info

May 11th  2013 Graduate Roast Celebration. More info

May 28th  Faculty of Dentistry Convocation Brunch. 10am. More info

May 28th  Health Sciences Convocation Ceremony. 2pm. More info

May 28th  Ordre des dentistes du Québec Ceremony. 5pm. More info


 Share the Warmth / Photo Ioana Dumitru

April 11th  Outreach Clinic, Lev Tov, 6900 Sherbrooke St. W. Schedule


American Academy of Implant Dentistry Foundation Grants Competition. Application deadline May 15th. More info

Current First Year Students don’t miss out on a new financial aid opportunity, the Moghadam Family Bursary. More info

MITACS Funding Opportunities. More info


Interviews for the Dent-P program will take place on Friday, April 12th (9am to 12pm) in the Strathcona Building (Room M/48)

DMD Students: Jessica St-Pierre of HEINE will make one more visit this year, to make any needed repairs and adjustments to your loupes (before the 4th-year graduates are gone). She will be available on April 24th from 11:30am to 1pm in the Tutorial Room.

Innovation and Excellence

Research Day Committee 2013 (left to right): Iris Boraschi (Co-Chair), Dr. Mari Kaartinen (Advisor), Mohammed Nur Abdallah (Co-Chair 2014) & Betty Hoac (Chair)

Congratulations to our 2013 Research Day winners!

Oral presentation prize:

  • 1st  Sreenath Arekunnath Madathil
  • 2nd  Alexander Danco
  • 3rd  Hazem Eimar

Poster presentation prize:

  • 1st  Zeeshan Sheikh
  • 2nd  Shuai Wang
  • 3rd  Seunghwan Lee

Knowledge Translation prize: Dimitra Athanasiadou

New Co-Chair for 2014 Research Day: Mohammed Nur Abdallah

Did you know?

"Sea urchins are perhaps best known for their armor of spines. But their mouths may be even more daunting—urchin teeth can literally chew through stone without getting dull. Sea urchins bore through rock to carve out nooks, where they can protect themselves from waves and predators." Read more (from National Geographic Daily News)

Collaboration Corner

Launch of IFDE (International Foundation for Dental Education), a message from Dr. Jean-Marc Retrouvey, Director Orthodontics

Project: Creation of a modular blended curriculum to teach general dentists how to treat simple to moderate malocclusions in developing country. The partnership is between IFDE  ( Dr Retrouvey), Faculty of Odonto Stomatology, and Health Volunteer Oveseas. Our first country is Vietnam with which we have signed a memorandum of understanding. Launch is planned for June 2013 online and September 2013 onsite. 

Olivia Cukier, a 4th-year student has been a tremendous volunteer and has helped in the planning, transcription and creation of our web site. We are looking for serious volunteers to help us make this project a success ( students, computers whizzes, teachers, etc.)

Interested in getting involved? Contact Dr. Retrouvey

Do you have a project you’d like to share or collaborate with others on? Send in the details here.

McGill-Wide Announcements

University announces measures to deal with budget cutsMore info

Council on Palliative Care: Free Tuesday workshops on consecutive Tuesdays in April. All workshops take place from 6 to 8pm at Temple Emanu-el Beth Shalom, 4100 Sherbrooke Street W. More info

McGill at work project: Using a smartphone to video their day-to-day research, Catherine Potvin (Biology) and her students bring climate change out of the labs and into the public view. New videos, photos will be posted each week on the Facebook page.

Affordable Fresh Produce: The Good Food Box Program of McGill Downtown. More info

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