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Video Interview: University of Manitoba Wins World’s Top Dental Education Award


Iacopino and HeinThe University of Manitoba was recently named the winner of the 2015 William J. Gies Award for Outstanding Innovation – Academic Dental Institution by the ADEA Gies Foundation (an arm of the American Dental Education Association; ADEA).

Dr. Tony Iacopino and Ms. Casey Hein were interviewed by Dr. John O’Keefe, Director of Knowledge Networks at the Canadian Dental Association about the award. 

Individuals and organizations from around the world compete for the annual Gies Awards, which honour those who have demonstrated outstanding commitment to dental education, research and leadership. Winners are selected by the ADEAGies Foundation Board of Trustees. University of Manitoba is the first Canadian dental school to receive the award for Outstanding Innovation – Academic Dental Institution.

The University of Manitoba is receiving the Gies Award for a curriculum project entitled Oral-Systemic Health Education for Non-Dental Healthcare Providers, launched by its International Centre for Oral-Systemic Health (ICOSH).

Representatives from the University of Manitoba will accept the prestigious Gies Award at a formal ceremony—dubbed the ‘Academy Awards of Dental Education’—in Boston next March.

Watch the video interview

Read the press release (PDF)

Dr. Tony Iacopino is Dean of the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Manitoba

Ms. Casey Hein is Director of Education, Centre for International for Oral-Systemic Health (ICOSH) in the Faculty of Health Science at the University of Manitoba


1 Comment

  1. James Noble January 9, 2015

    Congrats to the UofM Faculty of Dentistry and Dr. Iacopino and Prof Hein from a proud alumnus!

    James Noble


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