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Symposium Keynote Speech: From tooth to guts: mechanisms of epithelial renewal and regeneration

Dr. Ophir Klein is the keynote speaker at the upcoming Symposium on Craniofacial Biology Research that the School of Dentistry at the University is holding on May 26 and 26, 2017. The symposium is held as part of the 100-year School of Dentistry celebrations and hosts North American leaders that will speak about the latest developments in craniofacial biology research. The symposium will also include U of A student presentations and a poster session.     Dr. Ophir  Klein, PhD, MD Dr. Ophir Klein is Professor of Orofacial Sciences and Pediatrics, the Larry L. Hillblom Distinguished Professor in Craniofacial Anomalies, and the ...

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School of Dentistry’s Centennial Lectures: How to keep your teeth forever

To tell us more about the third lecture that is in a series they are offering as part of the school’s centennial celebration.  The lecture is open to the public and it happens May 18th. So, if you happen to be close by, check it out! Chiraz Guessaier, CDA Oasis Manager Keeping our teeth and gums healthy for a lifetime should not be a very difficult task, so why do we still suffer from cavities, gum diseases, need root canals etc.? During this evening, we will reveal some secrets that will help you (and your kids) avoid the need for ...

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SuperChefs: Students Team up to Promote Healthy Eating Habits among Children

It’s always great to promote successful initiatives that take place in Canadian dental schools. Today I had the pleasure to host Drs. Greg Chang, Gail Hammond and Leeann Donnelly, who advocate interdisciplinary education through a collaboration between the various faculties at UBC and SuperChefs. Here they are speaking about the latest in their project. Chiraz GuessaierCDA Oasis Manager     

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School of Dentistry’s Centennial Lectures: Who’s Afraid of the Dentist?

To tell us more about the second lecture that is in a series they are offering as part of the school’s centennial celebration.  The lecture is open to the public and it happens April 20th. So, if you happen to be close by, check it out! Chiraz Guessaier, CDA Oasis Manager Highlights Dental fear and anxiety are common in our population. Many of us have a hard time getting into the dental chair and getting dental treatments done. This evening will be dedicated to understanding why we are afraid of the dentist, how can we avoid that fear and how ...

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Oral Health Total Health: Sharing Smiles Day at the University of Alberta

I am pleased to promote a very important activity which will take place April 8th at the School of Dentistry in the University of Alberta: Sharing Smiles Day! The activity is organized by the University of Alberta’s Oral Health Total Health chapter and promises to be a success. If you are in the Edmonton area on April 8th, join them in celebrating beautiful smiles for everyone. Chiraz Guessaier, CDA Oasis Manager  Highlights Providing dental and oral health care for persons with special needs has been recognized as a longer term challenge.  This has an impact on the overall health of ...

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School of Dentistry’s Centennial Lectures: All you need to know about your dental visit

I had the pleasure to meet four distinguished faculty members from the School of Dentistry at the University of Alberta: Dr. Liran Levin, Dr. Reena Talwar, Dr. Donald Yu, and Dr. Ysidora Torrealba. They joined me to speak about the first lecture in a series they are offering as part of the school’s centennial celebration. The lecture is open to the public, so if you happen to be close by, check it out! Chiraz Guessaier, CDA Oasis Manager Centennial Lecture Series      

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The University of Alberta School of Dentistry’s Centennial Celebration Kick Off

Today, I had the pleasure to speak with Dr. Paul Major, Professor and Chair of the University of Alberta School of Dentistry. Dr. Major reviewed the long and rich history of the school and shared his view on the school’s strategic plan, implemented since 2010. Dr. Major also shared information about exciting events that will take place throughout 2017 to celebrate the School of Dentistry’s centennial.  Chiraz Guessaier, CDA Oasis Manager PDC Alumni Reception  Centennial Lecture Series  Craniofacial Biology Research Symposium Craniofacial Biology Poster Abstract Submission One Hundred Year Gala      

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The Student Professionalism and Ethics Association at Western University

Guessy Wang, a 4th-year student at Western University and the founder of the Students Professionalism and Ethics Association (SPEA), spoke with Dr. Chiraz Guessaier about this SPEA chapter established in 2015. Highlights The focus of SPEA is professionalism and ethics in dentistry which aligns with the Practice Administration course at Western. The chapter has hosted several events: “Graduation and then what?” for 3rd/4th year students with guest speakers to discuss the excitement and challenges that may be faced post-graduation “Main Clinic Ready” event – clinicians spoke with lower year students about how to prepare for clinic Surviving the 1st year – ...

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