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Your news at the heart of your Faculty of Dentistry / Issue 59 / January 28th, 2016

Oral Health Research Event 2016

This year’s Oral Health Reserach Event was a huge success. The presentations this year were outstanding! Well organised, well presented and incredibly informative the research conducted this year was the best yet. Click here for the full list of winners and photos.

Faculty Council Meeting Goes Live!

For the first time Faculty Council meeting was live broadcasted for everyone to participate and attend on January 27th. The experience was a success with remote attendees being able to participate in the online chat discussion and ask questions in real time. Click here for some photos of the evening and feedback from our online participants.

Alumni Spotlight: Dr. Earl Lerner: A dedicated philanthropist and artist

It’s rare to come across someone like Dr. Earl Lerner. He is a very passionate man. Passionate about his practice, about giving, and about his free time. He is an orthodontist, a philanthropist, an artist, an active athlete, a dedicated father and grandfather. His dedication to helping young students learn and grow in their own careers is exemplary. Read more.

Nominations for CIHR Institute Advisory Board Members

CIHR has been undergoing a renewal process that includes re-organizing the Institute Advisory Boards. The Institute that included oral health – IMHA – had 2 representatives; Jeff Dixon and Debora Matthews. Terms for current board members will not be renewed after April 2016.

In order to ensure that oral health maintains a strong presence at CIHR, it is essential our community has representation on the new Boards. We strongly urge you to encourage colleagues (or yourself) to apply.  Details about the new CIHR Advisory Boards, and the application process are now online.

The online application process is open until February 3, 2016.  Please share this information widely with your colleagues and others who may be interested in this opportunity.



February 18, 2016: The Roaring Twenties Outreach Gala 

March 10, 2016: Clinical Education Seminar “How to manage the needy student”

March 17, 2016: Clinical Education Seminar “How to approach the unprepared student”

April 7, 2015: Graduate Research Day 

May 7, 2016: Roast 2016

May 28, 2016: 2nd Annual OMFS Alumni Lecture 

In the News

Morphine for back pain tied to brain changes: study

While doctors should still weigh the potential negative consequences of opioid use before prescribing these drugs, the study findings on their own don’t provide enough evidence to suggest physicians should change how they treat pain, said Laura Stone, a researcher at McGill University.


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