Issue 105 / April 5th, 2019




Celebrating Award-Winning Vision

The Gies finally arrives at McGill. The Faculty of Dentistry received the Gies Award for Outstanding Vision from the ADEAGies Foundation in recognition of its outreach activity during the award ceremony on March 18th, in Chicago.


See more photos from the evening.



Dentistry Faculty Recognized during Bravo Gala

Prof. Jean-Marc Retrouvey was among the many McGill Faculty and researchers who received external prizes for outstanding research recognized during the 2019 Bravo Gala. In 2018, Dr. Retrouvey received the title of Fellow from L’Académie Dentaire du Québec.


See more photos from the Gala.



DMD Student Awarded Leadership Prize

DMD IV student Mallory Laframboise (class of '19) has received the Gretta Chambers Student Leadership Award, which recognizes students who have demonstrated leadership qualities while contributing in a volunteer capacity to the advancement of the McGill Alumni Association, McGill or the community. Congratulations, Mallory!


Read more.


Thank you for your support!

McGill24 was a colossal success. The Faculty of Dentistry went beyond its goal of 100 donors, unlocking an extra $46,000! This year, McGill raised nearly $2.3M through a historic 5244 gifts in a single day.


Read #McGillProud stories from the Faculty.



Dr. Nicolau Named CADR VP

Dr. Belinda Nicolau has been acclaimed as Vice-President of the Canadian Association for Dental Research for the 2019-2021 term. In this role, Dr. Nicolau will continue the CADR's mission to advance research and increase knowledge for the improvement of oral health in Canada and worldwide.


Read more.



Dentistry Alumn Receives Merit Award

Dr. John Pappel (DDS '82) was recently recognized at the annual Toothfairy Gala with the Merit Award at this year's Pacific Dental Conference in Vancouver. 


Congratulations, Dr. Pappel!


Nominate an Unsung Hero of Dentistry!

Starting in September 2020, the University will celebrate its bicentennial. Originally founded as a department within the Faculty of Medicine in 1904, Dentistry officially became a Faculty in 1920 and therefore celebrates a milestone of its own: over 100 years of excellence.

Unfortunately, not all of McGill’s heroes receive the recognition they deserve.

That’s why the Faculty of Dentistry is asking the community to nominate Unsung Heroes of Dentistry that will be recognized during a Faculty and Staff Bicentennial Celebration.

Please fill out the Unsung Hero Nomination Form below by Friday, April 12, 2019.

If possible, do so soon!




CIHR-Funded Pain Research

Many people live with chronic pain in their mouth, jaw, and face caused by Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD). Through Dr. Luda Diatchenko's CIHR-funded research project on environmental factors that create gene 'marks,' researchers will better predict, diagnose, and prevent TMD in the future.


Read more.



Research Day 2019

The 14th annual Graduate Research Day will be held on April 12th at the McGill Faculty Club (3450 McTavish), featuring multiple presentation sessions and a keynote address from Dr. Maria Ryan, President of the American Association for Dental Research.


Read the program.



Promising Alternatives to Bone Repair

Where the transfer of bone flaps in the reconstruction of maxillofacial defects is limiting, tissue engineering is a promising alternative. In his research funded by the Osteo Science Foundation, Dr. Nicholas Makhoul aims to set a new gold standard for bone repair and tissue engineering.


Read more.



Transition from Acute to Chronic Pain Workshop

On June 18th, 2019, the Acute to Chronic Pain Transition (ACTION) Program is hosting a free workshop with world-leading researchers entitled, Transition from Acute to Chronic Painful TMD: Exploratory Paths. 


Read more.





Medics on the March

On April 26, Dentistry professor Jean-Marc Retrouvey will be among 9 medical professionals making the 50 mile march to raise funds for the Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI) Foundation. Help Dr. Retrouvey meet his goal of raising $10,000 by giving to the campaign.


Support Medics on the March.



Kindness in Action

Every year, Dentistry professor Gerard Melki takes a team of clinicians on humanitarian missions in South America. In February, the team delivered treatments to nearly 1400 patients in a remote Ecuadorean village.


Read the story in  The Suburban. 

Lunchtime Yoga for Faculty and Staff!

Did you know Admissions Coordinator Sophie Maurice is also a certified yoga instructor? Sophie is volunteering to teach free yoga classes to Faculty and staff during lunch, which is the perfect way to move our bodies a bit and to take the time to de-stress.


The next sessions will be in Room 547 on 

April 9th, 12pm

April 11th, 12pm

And returning mid-September!








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