It is with great sadness that the Faculty announces the tragic and sudden death of Dr. Tim Head on Friday March 22nd. Tim started as a member of the Faculty in 1980 and became head of the Faculty’s Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery unit, including the OMFS residency program from 1998-2008. He remained a very active member of the Division of OMFS and the Faculty and the broader dental community until his untimely death. He was heavily involved in the Canadian Association of OMFS, becoming President in 2000-01. He remained highly active in leadership roles concerning education in implantology, being president of the Canadian ITI-section. He was also a long time examiner for the Royal College of Dentists of Canada. As a reflection of the esteem the Faculty held for Tim, he was the first internal (Faculty) member to be invited as the keynote speaker at the Faculty’s White Coat ceremony in September 2012.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family, friends and colleagues during this very difficult time. The Faculty, dental and broader community is in shock and mourns the loss of this mentor and very special man who has touched and enriched the lives of countless people. At the present time, Tim’s family has not expressed any intentions to hold a public funeral service. It goes without saying that our Faculty and the Division of Oral and Maxillofacial surgery will, in due time, plan a memorial to recognize his invaluable contribution to our community and our profession. We will keep you all informed on these details.
We are certain many of you would like to extend your condolences and perhaps share your memories of Tim with his family. We invite you to send these at email@example.com, which we will gather and relay to them on your behalf.
He will be greatly missed by so many.
Important Calendar Dates
April 5th Deadline for nominations for the W.W. Wood Award for "Excellence in Dental Education." More info
End of April DMD Class of 2015 deadline to pay April e-bills. More info
August 19 DMD III start date
Dent-P student models (Jeff Phan, Ivy Lin & Jodeci Malixi) at the 2013 McGill Medicine/Dentistry Fashion Show to raise funds for Anorexia and Bulimia Quebec
Research Day 2013. More info
9th Interdisciplinary Graduate Research Symposium (IGSRS). More info
Research Seminar, "Dentistry for geckos: using reptilian models to study tooth replacement." More info
April 5th & 6th CE course, "Creating Endodontic Excellence and Shaping and Cleaning Workshop." More info
Research Seminar, "Delayed diagnosis of cancer in low and middle income countries: The UK-Southeast Asia-Middle East psychosocial and cultural cancer research network." More info
April 20th CE course, "Optimizing Esthetic Outcomes with Anterior Single Tooth Implants," 8:00am - 4:30pm. More info
Share the Warmth / Photo Ioana Dumitru
April 4th Outreach Clinic, MGH. Schedule
Graduate Student competition to attend workshops
in London, Ontario. Deadline April 1st
. More info
Volunteer at Sharing Smiles Day April 7th. More info
Trottier Public Science Policy Fellows program application. Deadline April 8th. More info
Help out with Dent-P interview process April 12th. More info
Interviews for the Dent-P program will take place on Friday, April 12th (9:00 am to 12:00 pm) in the Strathcona Building (Room M/48)
Innovation and Excellence
Dr. Jocelyne Feine at the IADR award ceremony in Seattle, WA, March 2013
Dr. Jocelyne Feine IADR Distinguished Service Award
The award is presented to an individual member of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) for outstanding instances of service to the Association or distinguished service over a period of time. It is intended to recognize members who have not served as officers of the IADR official. Press release
Our students, also honoured in Seattle, Washington, March 2013:
Zeeshan Sheikh (MDGSS President) GPS Graduate Research Mobility Award to go to Japan summer 2013 & Graduate Excellence Fellowship
Jagjit Dhaliwal (Graduate Student) Young Investigator award of the Implantology Research Group
Khady Ka (Graduate Student) CADR Student Research Awards - 1st place Senior / Clinical Research Category. More info
Daniel Salah (DMD II) CADR Student Research Awards - 1st place Junior Category. More info
Akanksha Srivastava (Graduate Student) IADR Behavioral, Epidemiologic and Health Services Research Outstanding Student Abstract Awards, Pre-doctoral Category
Mohamed Nur Abdallah (MDGSS VP Communications) Graduate Excellence Fellowship
Azam Fayezi Sisi (MDGSS VP Finance) Graduate Excellence Fellowship
Ahad Ahmed (MDGSS VP Social) Graduate Excellence Fellowship
Fahad Siddiqui (MDGSS PGSS Representative) Graduate Excellence Fellowship
Zohreh Khavandgar (Graduate Student) Recent publication in Journal of Dental Research: Khavandgar Z, Alebrahim S, Eimar H, Tamimi F, McKee MD, Murshed M. Local Regulation of Tooth Mineralization by Sphingomyelin Phosphodiesterase 3. J Dent Res. 2013 Feb 21.
Our Dent-P students Ivy Lin, Jeff Phan, Jodeci Malixi and Kevin Wu participated last week in the McGill Medicine/Dentistry Fashion Show “(Re)Born This Way”. The event aimed at raising awareness about eating disorders and raising funds for Anorexia and Bulimia Quebec (ANEB). The show also featured the work of budding local designers.
Thank you to Mary Farmus (CE coordinator) for our cartoon this week! Do you have a dentistry cartoon to share? Send it to firstname.lastname@example.org
Did you know?
Did you know you can request or recommend a topic and/or speaker you are interested in hearing at McGill’s Continuing Dental Education Program? Details and criteria
The other week, Brittany Wallace
our colleague from the Continuing Dental Education unit (currently on maternity leave) passed by to say hello with her daughter Emma who, as we found out, is quite fond of falling asleep to loud music! Congratulations to Brittany and her husband on the precious new addition.
Affordable Fresh Produce:
The Good Food Box Program of McGill Downtown. More info
University Safety Blog
is now live. More info