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Dr. Paul Santerre Honoured with Governor General’s Innovation Award

I am privileged that in my daily job, I get to meet exceptional individuals who greatly contribute to dentistry and who positively impact the progress of the profession. Once more, that was the case when I interviewed Dr. Paul Santerre, who is honoured with the 2017 Governor General’s Innovation Award, recognizing his sweeping entrepreneurial vision for scientific inquiry and its vital role in shaping Canada’s innovation economy. Dr. Santerre is one of the world’s leading biomaterials researchers and a professor in the Faculty of Dentistry and the Institute of Biomaterials & Biomedical Engineering (IBBME) at the University of Toronto. He ...

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Competency-Based Learning: ACFD Educational Framework for the Development of Competencies in Dental Programs

I had the pleasure to host Drs. Anne Charbonneau and Leandra Best, respectively from the Université de Montréal and the University of British Columbia. Our conversation was about the Association of Canadian Faculties of Dentistry’s revised document: ACFD Educational Framework for the Development of Competencies in Dental Programs. Dr. Anne Charbonneau greatly contributed to the development of these new competencies and Dr. Leandra Best actively participated in the implementation of this new educational framework in the Faculty of Dentistry at UBC. They shared their experiences with me and I hope you enjoy watching the conversation! Chiraz Guessaier, CDA OAsis Manager Resources ...

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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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