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Update on the Dental Department at PMH

Dental departments are often the best kept secret in hospitals, supporting patients in a way that can sometimes be overshadowed by the broader strokes of systemic healthcare. But since its founding in the early 1980s, the Dental Department at Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto has sought to promote dentistry as an integral part of the overall care of patients at Canada’s leading cancer care center. Within the PMH environment of today, the disconnect between dentistry and overall healthcare has largely been eliminated.

“The goal is to take it to the next level. There is an opportunity to develop a leading dental research environment to augment the best possible treatment of patients with cancer from a dental perspective”.
Dr. Michael Glogauer 

In this in-depth interview, Dr. John O’Keefe invites Dr. Michael Glogauer, Dr. Erin Watson and Dr. Jessica Metcalfe to offer a glimpse of the inner workings of the Dental Department at PMH. Demonstrating a clear passion for what they term Medically Essential Dentistry, the three participants outline their style and scope of treatment, introduce current research initiatives and the education program, and express a firm intention to build upon the legacy that is the PMH Dental Department.

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CDA Oasis Team

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