Faculty of Dentistry news
"While doctors should still weigh the potential negative consequences of opioid use before prescribing these drugs, the study findings on their own don’t provide enough evidence to suggest physicians should change how they treat pain," said Laura Stone, a researcher at McGill University. Read the article here.
Congratulations to Kelvin I. Afrashtehfar who was recently awarded a one year scholarship from the International Team for Implantology Foundation. He will be an ITI Scholar during the 2016/17 academic year at the University of Bern in Switzerland under the supervision of Drs. Daniel Buser and Urs Braegger. Read the full story here.
Dr. Marc McKee was appointed to the Scientific Advisory Board of Soft Bones Canada (SBC). Soft Bones is a community of people and families living with hypophosphatasia (HPP). SBC is dedicated to educating, informing, encouraging and supporting Canadian individuals and their families affected by the rare bone and tooth disease and furthering research and treatment of the disease. Read more here.
Learn. Design. Innovate. These are the objectives of the new Surgical Innovation Program jointly offered by the Department of Surgery at McGill University, the John Molson School of Buisness at Concordia University and the Ecole de techonologie supérieure (ETS).
Congratulations to Professor Mary Ellen Macdonald for being selected as Associate Editor for qualitative research of the Canadian Journal of Public Health. As Associate Editor she will focus on continuing to build the presence of theoretically‐informed qualitative research on public health issues at CJPH. Read the full story here.
Dr. Earl Karanofsky is passionate about teaching! Whether it be in the clinic, on faculty committees, at fundraising events, he always takes the time to be involved and is very deserving of this year’s Dr. Ralph Silverstone Award. The award recognizes his outstanding contribution to the undergraduate teaching program. Read the full story here.
Dr. Jocelyne Feine was recently selected as the inaugural Editor of the IADR/AADR JDR Clinical & Translational Research. Dr. Feine is a Professor at the Faculty of Dentistry at McGill University in the Division of Oral Health and Society. Read the full story here.
Professor Faleh Tamimi is a contributor author of the recently published book “Advanced Aspects of Imaging in Oral Implantology”. The book, edited by his past visiting student Arthur Cortes, is intended for DMD students, oral and maxillofacial radiologists, periodontists and oral surgeons. Read the full story here.
Svetlana Komarova emphasized the importance of being persistent when applying to a lab. She was one of the many professors that gave a brief three to five minute presentations on their work during this year’s edition of Soup and Science. Created by the Office of Undergraduate Research in 2005, Soup and Science has helped create a platform for students to meet professors and get acquainted with their research. Read the full story here.
The Faculty of Dentistry, McGill University, invites applications for a non-tenure, clinical track position in Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology. Candidates must have completed an undergraduate degree in dentistry, have relevant specialist training and have the potential to be licensable to practice in Quebec. Rank and salary will be commensurate with education and experience. Responsibilities will include undergraduate teaching and administration. A working knowledge of French will be advantageous. Intramural private practice facilities are available.
Dr. René St-Arnaud, Associate Faculty Member, appointed as Director of Research of Shriners Hospitals
Congratulation to Dr. René St- Arnaud for being appointed as Director of Research of Shriners Hospitals for Children® – Canada. Appointed Acting Director of Research in 2011, Dr. St-Arnaud also holds cross-appointments as a tenured Full Professor of Medicine, Surgery, and Human Genetics at McGill University, where he is also cross-appointed to the Faculty of Dentistry. You can read more about his appointment here.
Dr. Laura Stone, Associate Professor with the Faculty of Dentistry, and former McGill Dentistry Postdoctoral Fellow, Dr. David Seminowicz, spent two days with a productions team from the NHK, Japan’s national public broadcasting organisation, to film a fifty minute special TV program about chronic back pain, to be aired in the end of June in Japan.