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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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Problems and Solutions for Interprofessional Education in North American Dental Schools

Dr. Sara Gordon, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the School of Dentistry at the University of Washington, spoke with Dr. Chiraz Guessaier about a recent article she co-authored with Dr Bruce Donoff and which was published in Dental Clinics of North America, titled: Problems and Solutions for Interprofessional Education in North American Dental Schools. Highlights Dentistry should be included in interprofessional care as it is integral to overall health. Dentists are team players in optimizing health and as such, should be able to collaborate and communicate comfortably with other health care professionals. Interprofessional education (IPE) plays an important role in the ...

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Dr. Jocelyne Feine Recipient of the Norton M. Ross Award

Dr. Jocelyne Feine is the 2016 recipient of the prestigious Norton M. Ross award, awarded by the American Dental Association. The award is bestowed on investigators whose research has significant impact on some aspect of clinical dentistry. Dr. Feine is Professor at McGill University Faculty of Dentistry in Montreal and the inaugural editor-in-chief of the Journal of Dental Research (JDR) Clinical & Translational Research. Highlights This award is presented to researchers whose work has had a significant impact on some aspect of clinical dentistry. Dr. Feine is the third female recipient of this award. Dr. Norton M. Ross was both a dentist and ...

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Dr. Gazelle Crasto – Winner of the IADR Hatton Award

Dr. Gazelle Crasto, recently received her PhD. from the University of Toronto, spoke with Dr. John O’Keefe about her winning of the prestigious IADR Hatton Award.  Learn more about to Dr. Gazelle’s thesis  The Hatton competition is designed to give junior and senior student researchers the opportunity to present their research at the annual IADR, held this year in Seoul, Korea, June 22-25, 2016. To compete at this international competition, student competitors are nominated by their country of origin. Crasto was selected as the Canadian nominee after presenting her work at the Canadian Association of Dental Research annual meeting and ...

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Alliance for a Cavity Free Future Interprofessional Grants: Applications open on September 1st

Dr. Alyssa Hayes, Assistant Professor, Dental Public Health in the College of Dentistry at the University of Saskatchewan, speaks about the Community Grants Application Program of the Alliance for a Cavity Free Future. Download the application (Word) Highlights The ACFF is a global initiative launched last year in North America. The community grant application process is the first initiative that hopes to promote inter-professional and collaborative care. This is an excellent opportunity for additional funding for research projects and the application process is straight forward. Because many children with caries and high caries risk often present to other medical professional before dental professionals, ...

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September 1 is the application deadline for new Graduate Periodontology Program at the University of Alberta

Are you considering a career as a periodontist or as a researcher in the area of periodontology? If so, the new graduate periodontology program being offered at the University of Alberta might just be right for you. If you hope to begin graduate studies in 2017, you will have to get your application in before September 1, 2016. In this 3 minute video interview, the director of the new program and head of Periodontology, Dr. Liran Levin highlights some key information about the program.     September 1 will be the annual application deadline for the program which has two ...

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