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Your news at the heart of your Faculty of Dentistry / Issue 41 / Marchy 12th, 2015

Faculty of Dentistry adopts MMIs for all incoming students

As of September 2015, all new students entering the Faculty of Dentistry will have been interviewed using Multiple Mini Interview (MMIs). The increasingly popular screening method is already used by the Faculty of Medicine at McGill and is most commonly used to assess candidates for admission to educational programs within the health profession. Read the full article here

A look inside the Simulation Lab

From top of the line patient simulators to the latest AV equipment the Simulation Lab is a very progressive learning environment. This month, we ventured inside the Simulation Lab to find out about all of the technology in the classroom. Read the full article here


Linda Harrison surpasses role of "mother" in the Simulation Lab 

A wife and mother of two accomplished daughters, Linda Harrison has earned her bragging rights. She transitioned into a her new career at McGill later in life after starting out as a Dental Assistant and later trained as a Dental Technician, specialising in wax up and gold technician. As the Administrator of the Preclinical Lab, the students affectionately refer to her as “mother” and she says it’s her job to see them rise above and conquer! Read the full article here.  

Reminder to all Instructors

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McGill Wide

Annual Report now online

Check out McGill’s new Annual Report, which celebrates the University’s accomplishments, milestones and highlights from 2013-14. Read the report online


Xu, J., Strandman, S., Zhu, J. X. X., Barralet, J., Cerruti, M. (2015). Genipin-crosslinked catechol-chitosan mucoadhesive hydrogels for buccal drug delivery. Biomaterials, 37, 395-404.

Marelli, B., Ghezzi, C. E., Zhang, Y. L., Rouiller, I., Barralet, J. E., Nazhat, S. N. (2015). Fibril formation pH controls intrafibrillar collagen biomineralization invitro and invivo. Biomaterials, 37, 252-259.

Kanazawa, I., Canaff, L., Rafeh, J. A., Angrula, A., Li, J., Riddle, R. C., . . . Hendy, G. N. (2015). Osteoblast menin regulates bone mass in vivo. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 290(7), 3910-3924.

Chabot-Dore, A. J., Schuster, D. J., Stone, L. S., Wilcox, G. L. (2015). Analgesic synergy between opioid and alpha2-adrenoceptors. British Journal of Pharmacology, 172(2), 388-402.



CDE: Implant-Retained Overdentures  Hands-On Course March 14, 2015 @ 2001 McGill College Avenue
Dentistry Ski Date Sunday, March 15, 2015 @ Mont Bromont  
Viruses Gone Viral:  Influenza, Measles and Ebola in the News on March 17, 2015 @ 2001 McGill College

Faculty 5 à 7  March 19, 2015 @ 2001 McGill College Avenue 

CDE: McGill Endodontic Symposium March 21-22, 2015 @ 2001 McGill College Avenue
CDE: Fundamentals of Periodontal Surgical Therapy March 28, 2015 @ 2001 McGill College Avenue
Advanced Research Seminar and Workshop “Soft Bones and Teeth: A tale of Osteomalacia (with a happy ending)” on March 27, 2015 @ Strathcona 
10th Annual Faculty of Dentistry Research Day on April 2, 2015 @ La Plaza 

Important Dates

Sunday, March 15, 2015 - abstract submission deadline for Dentistry Research Day

Wednesday, March 18 - Faculty Council @ 2001 McGill College Rm 547


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 

Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute announced Québec Tuition Fee Exemptions for Indian Students 

Employment Opportunity: Chief of the Department of Dentistry & Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery of the McGill University Health Center

Volunteer Opportunity with the Canadian Cancer Society. To volunteer click here.


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