Faculty of Dentistry news
The Faculty of Dentistry announced Friday that many of its activities, including its undergraduate teaching clinic and clinical and community research unit, will be moving to a building located at the corner of McGill College Avenue and Sherbrooke Street. The Faculty of Dentistry will occupy three floors at 2001 McGill College Ave. Read the press release | Watch the video
A team led by McGill University’s Dr Michael H Weber, and Professor Jake Barralet, are developing a new technology with a 3D printer which seeks to create replicas of bone for spinal grafts. The concept creates a bone-like replacement material in the exact shape of bone or bone segment which is to be removed. Professor Barralet holds the Canada Research Chair in osteoinductive biomaterials.
It gives us great pleasure to announce that Dr. Luda Diatchenko will be joining the Faculties of Dentistry and Medicine as the holder of a Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) in Human Pain Genetics. The announcement was made On September 25th at McGill University by the Federal Government Minister of State for Science and Technology, Mr. Greg Rickford. The award will see $10millon in federal funds and another $20million in matching provincial and private funds over the next 7 years coming to support the research of Dr.
12th Annual White Coat Ceremony & Award EveniningClass of 2015 - September 12th, 2013 DEAN’S HONOUR LIST DMD 2016 Kevin Hong, Hyun A Kim, Stephen Wong DMD 2015 Emily Baker, Anne Beaudin, Michelle Diamond, Ahmad Mansouri, Lisa Zhang DMD 2014 Navdeep Asi, Sina Hashemi, Erica Kader, Sarah Liu, Mohamed Youssef Michael Bybelezer DMD 2017 Ping Kwan Lau Scholarship Erica Abbey DMD 2016 Dr. Yu-Ming Lam Scholarship
"MONTREAL — A mentoring program for students in the faculty of dentistry at McGill University has been launched by Dr. Norman M. Miller, a 1974 graduate of the school. The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation matched his funding, and the result is a six-figure gift that provides the seeds of an endowment fund for the nascent program." Read more here
Dieter Reinhardt, of the Faculties of Dentistry and Medicine, was recently awarded a Canada Research Chair in Cell-Matrix Biology. Congratulations Dr. Reinhardt! More information: Canada Research Chairs | Reinhardt Laboratory
Romantha Descartes, recipient of the Faculty’s 2013 Most Valuable Person Award. More info Dr. Herb Borsuk, 2013 recipient of the Outstanding Alumnus Award. More info
Over 60 years ago, Yves Clermont and Charles Leblond characterized the steps of sperm differentiation in the testis. This enabled them to identify for the first time the population of spermatogonia responsible for the production of spermatozoa. We celebrate 60 years later the publication of their landmark paper and their discovery. Read more
Following extensive discussions with stakeholders in the field of dentistry, the Order decided to create a Committee on Access to Oral Healthcare. The committee will hold vast, province-wide consultations on questions related to access to oral healthcare, conduct an in-depth analysis of the situation and suggest concrete, fact-based solutions. It will present its findings in April 2014, to mark Oral Health Month.
Betty Hoac, PhD student (supervisor Dr. Marc McKee, co-supervisor Dr. Monzur Murshed) wins 2-year FRQS studentship for her research on regulation of mineralization in bones and teeth. David Wright, Postdoctoral Fellow (co-supervised by Dr. Mary Ellen Macdonald and Dr. Jennifer Fishman) wins 2-year FRQS fellowship for his research on ethical issues in end-of-life care to better understand nursing practice with patients who desire death.
The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal was created in 2012 to mark the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s accession to the Throne as Queen of Canada. The Medal honours Her Majesty for her service to Canada and serves to recognize Canadians who have made significant contributions to Canadian society. Read more here.
Last week, Dr. Jocelyne Feine was honoured with IADR’s Distinguished Service Award in Seattle, WA. The award is presented to an individual member of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) for outstanding instances of service to the Association or distinguished service over a period of time. It is intended to recognize members who have not served as officers of the IADR official. Read the official press release here.
Elusive substrate protein identified in the most common form of heritable rickets Diagnosed in toddlers, X-linked hypophosphatemia (XLH) is the most common form of heritable rickets, in which soft bones bend and deform, and tooth abscesses develop because infections penetrate soft teeth that are not properly calcified. Researchers at McGill University and the Federal University of Sao Paulo have identified that osteopontin, a major bone and tooth substrate protein, plays a role in XLH. Their discovery may pave the way to effectively treating this rare disease.