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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

Published: 21May2015

Dr. Laura Stone Interviewed by the NHK

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.

Published: 11May2015

Dr. Ana Velly receives two important grants

Congratulations to Dr. Ana Velly on her recent successes!

Dr. Velly was granted an NIDCR / NIH U19 Cooperative Agreement Grant for the project “Assessing the management of temporomandibular muscle and joint disorders pain patients in the network – The National Dental Patient-based Research Network”. Dr. Velly will be lead epidemiologist and co-investigator for the study. The grant is valued at $129 888 per year for 2 years.

Published: 11May2015

Faculty Research Workshop: Sjögren's syndrome

Strathcona Anatomy and Dentistry Building Room M/48, 3640 rue University, Montreal, QC, H3A 0C7, CA

A light lunch will follow.

Tamimi-Cerruti Grant Success

Congratulations to Faleh Tamimi and Marta Cerruti for:

F. Tamimi, J. Song and M. Cerruti. Laser-sintered dentures engineered for optimal performance

NSERC Collaborative Research and Development Grant, with 3DRPD Inc.

Published: 24Oct2014

Faculty Research Workshop: The True Meaning of Patient-Oriented Research

Strathcona Anatomy and Dentistry Building Room M/48, 3640 rue University, Montreal, QC, H3A 0C7, CA

A light lunch will follow.

Congratulations to our SCAD Award Winners

We are pleased to announce that two of our students have won both the undergraduate and graduate awards of the Society for Color and Appearance in Dentistry (SCAD) held in Chicago last Saturday.

  • Alia Al-Khateeb won the undergraduate competition.
  • Mohamed Nur Abdallah won the Graduate competition.


Published: 8Oct2014

Congratulations to CADR-NCOHR Student Award Winner Mohamed-Nur Abdallah

We are pleased to announce that graduate student Mohammed-Nur Abdallah placed second in the CADR-NCOHR Student Research Award competition, Senior Basic Science Research Category, for his project "Artificially induced diagenesis in mineralized tissues: A new way to modify the properties of teeth," by MN Abdallah, H Eimar, D Bassett, M Schnabel, V Nelea, MD McKee, M Cerruti, JE Barralet and F Tamimi  (supervisor F. Tamimi). Mohammed will receive a travel award to present his research at the IADR/AADR/CADR meeting in Boston, MA, in March, 2015. Congratulations!

Published: 3Oct2014

Melatonin makes old bones stronger

Research on elderly rats suggests possible avenue for prevention of osteoporosis

Faleh Tamimi, is the leader of a research team that has just discovered that melatonin supplements make bones stronger in elderly rats and therefore, potentially, in elderly humans too. “Old rats are tedious to work with because they get sick a lot and that means they also cost a lot more. But if you’re interested in diseases like osteoporosis, they’re an essential part of the process.”

Published: 28May2014

Innovation in 3D printing and spinal bone grafts at McGill

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.

Published: 30Sep2013