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A first-class outreach program
With an aim to creating socially aware and culturally sensitive dental practitioners who are committed to improving access to oral health care, the Faculty has developed a multi-faceted community outreach program that offers free mobile and fixed location dental services to some of Montreal’s most vulnerable groups.
Patients receive excellent care, and DMD students gain skills and experience from the many procedures they perform, preparing them to become professional dentists.
An overview of the Service to the Community program in 2016
Philanthropic Priorities: Service to the Community
The Faculty of Dentistry is eager to build on the success of its award-winning community outreach program, which provides experiential learning opportunities for DMD students and clinical care to an under-served population.
The Faculty of Dentistry is one of North America’s great dental schools, recognized for its leadership in oral health education, scientific research and the promotion of oral health through its award-winning Service to the Community dental program.
Our undergraduate and graduate students are heavily reliant on financial aid in the form of bursaries, scholarships, awards, and prizes.
Undergraduate Students: In 2016, 80% of Dentistry students relied on need-based government aid, and this number is steadily increasing. Across the University, only 35% of students relied on need-based government aid.
Graduate Students: Within the past 10 years, the number of graduate students enrolled in our graduate program has increased 2.7 times in size, or at a rate of ~25% increase per year. Despite this increase, the number of Student Trainee Funding Possibilities – or Studentship Awards – has remained the same.
Philanthropic Priorities: Student Support
The Faculty of Dentistry seeks philanthropic support for bursaries, scholarships, awards and prizes to meet the steadily increasing demand for financial assistance from students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
An abundance of research opportunities
McGill Dentistry's research program is a leader in Canadian dental and oral health-related research. Our researchers lead and participate in several multidisciplinary research teams and centres, and are highly successful in terms of research funding and publications. Throughout the world they are involved in the research and scholarly community and in knowledge translation. At home, they train excellent graduate and postdoctoral students.
Collaborative research programs
The Faculty of Dentistry is continuously developing and improving its research and teaching programs related to oral health. Researchers within the Faculty investigate a broad range of important oral health issues in both clinical and basic sciences, with many interdisciplinary collaborations.
Philanthropic Priorities: Innovative Research
Philanthropic support plays an important role in jump-starting new areas of research that do not get government funding, or other high-risk/high-reward research initiatives.
This funding helps our researchers to excel – and to train and prepare the researchers of tomorrow. It also helps them to disseminate and translate their research results into real-world practice and influence decision-makers in industry and government.
The undergraduate teaching clinic, preclinical simulation laboratory, clinical/community research unit and administrative operations moved to a modern building located at 2001 McGill College Avenue, where it occupies three floors. With this move, the Faculty ushered in a new era of dental education, clinical care, research and service to the community.
The new state of the art facilities has 8,200 square feet of ergonomically-designed, open operatory clinical space and over 4000 square feet of classroom space opened in August 2014.