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Dr. Jocelyne Feine receives IADR Distinguished Service Award

Mon, 2013-04-01 11:39

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.

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Dr. Marc McKee: Gains made towards treatment of rare bone disease

Tue, 2013-02-19 14:42

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.

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Contact: Cynthia Lee
Organization: Media Relations, McGill University
Office Phone: 514-398-6754
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Dr. Laura Stone: Chronic pain alters DNA marking in the brain

Tue, 2013-02-19 14:28

The team led by Prof. Laura Stone, a professor at the Faculty of Dentistry and the Alan Edwards Centre for Research on Pain, and Prof. Moshe Szyf, a professor at the Faculty of Medicine’s Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, have discovered a mechanism that embeds the memory of an injury in the way the DNA is marked in the brain by a chemical coating called methyl groups or DNA methylation.

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Board approves Dr. Paul Allison's Decanal re-appointment

Wed, 2013-02-13 18:42

Principal and Vice-Chancellor Heather Munroe-Blum and Provost Anthony C. Masi are pleased to report that at its meeting of February 12, 2013, the University’s Board of Governors approved the following appointment.

Prof. Paul Allison has been reappointed, effective June 1, 2013, to a second five-year term as Dean of the Faculty of Dentistry.

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Students' Table Clinics

Mon, 2013-02-18 14:30 - 20:00
Holiday Inn : Ballrooms Ambassadeur A and B, 420, Sherbrooke St. West

You are cordially invited to attend the 2013 Students' Table Clinics.

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Graduate student Akanksha Srivastava featured in the Feb/March 2013 edition of the Journal de l’Ordre des dentistes du Québec

Wed, 2013-02-06 11:25

Graduate student Akanksha Srivastava is featured in the February/March 2013 edition of the Journal de l’Ordre des dentistes du Québec. Last November 9th, during the Journée scientifique annuelle du Réseau de recherche en santé buccodentaire et osseuse (RSBO), Akanksha Srivastava was presented with an award by the Académie dentaire du Québec for her poster presentation on her research project titled: "Willingness to pay for mandibular two-implant overdentures: a social perspective," supervised by Dr. Jocelyne Feine and Dr. Shahrokh Esfandiari.

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Professor Marc McKee leads group receiving $3.7M for a new cryo-electron microscope

Wed, 2013-01-16 13:05

Professors Marc McKee (as lead investigator), Jake Barralet and Maryam Tabrizian, along with Hojatollah Vali as Director of the Facility for Electron Microscopy Research (FEMR) and six others, have received funding for a new cryo-focused ion beam scanning electron microscope.  This nanotechnology instrument allows artifact-free sectioning of essentially any hard or soft material ‒ particularly frozen biological cells and tissues including bones and teeth ‒ for correlative microscopies and 3D ultrastructural and molecular reconstructions.

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Graduate student Khady Ka wins CADR research award

Tue, 2013-01-15 06:29

Graduate student Khady Ka won first place in the Senior Clinical Research Category of the Canadian Association for Dental Research (CADR) student research award competition. This award was for her project "Clustering of metabolic abnormalities and periodontal inflammation in children," supervised by Dr. Belinda Nicolau. This research study will now be entered into the International Association for Dental Research (IADR)/Unilever Hatton Award Competition to be held in Seattle, Washington, USA on March 19, 2013 as part of the IADR annual meeting.

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Optimizing Esthetic Outcomes with Anterior Single Tooth Implants

Sat, 2013-04-20 08:00 - 16:00
Strathcona Anatomy and Dentistry Building : 3640 rue University Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0C7

The McGill Program for Continuing Dental Education presents Optimizing Esthetic Outcomes with Anterior Single Tooth Implants.

Facilitated by Dr. Chris Barwacz and Dr. Ali Fakhry

Didactic in the morning, hands-on in the afternoon

Morning audience: Dentists, Hygenists, Dental Assistants and Laboratory Technicians

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Creating Endodontic Excellence / Shaping and Cleaning Workshop

Fri, 2013-04-05 08:00 - Sat, 2013-04-06 12:00
Hotel Omni : 1050 Sherbrooke Street West Montreal, QC , H3A 2R6

The McGill Program for Continuing Dental Education presents Creating Endodontic Excellence / Shaping and Cleaning Workshop.

Facilitated by Dr. Clifford J. Ruddle

Didactic April 5, hands-on April 6

April 5 audience: Dentists, Hygenists and Dental Assistants

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