Professor Christopher Manfredi, Provost and Vice-Principal Academic announces the appointment of Dr. Elham Emami as the next Dean of the Faculty of Dentistry. Dr. Emami’s five-year, renewable term will begin on July 1, 2018, and end June 30, 2023. The Advisory Committee for the Selection of a Dean of the Faculty of Dentistry conducted an extensive, international search. The McGill University Board of Governors accepted the committee’s recommendation during its meeting on February 15, 2018.
Dr. Emami is an internationally recognized clinical scientist who has dedicated her career to the promotion of oral health through service, education and research. She is currently a Full Professor, with tenure, in the Université de Montréal’s Department of Restorative Dentistry. She is the Director of the Université de Montréal’s Oral Health and Rehabilitation Research Unit. Dr. Emami is also an adjunct professor in McGill’s Faculty of Dentistry and a research associate at the Centre de recherche du Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CRCHUM). Much of her multidisciplinary, practice-driven research is focused on three areas: prosthodontic treatments, the impact of oral health on general health, and social inequalities in rural populations.
Dr. Emami holds a PhD in biomedical science and an MSc in prosthodontic rehabilitation, both from the Université de Montréal. She completed postdoctoral research in public dental health and cancer epidemiology at, respectively, McGill and the CRCHUM. She earned her DDS at Tehran University.