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Dentistry at the Games!

UBC Dentistry is proud of its faculty, students, alumni, and staff that were involved in many ways with the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

Check this page for updates, news items and stories highlighting their involvement.

  • April 1, 2010 | UBC Reports
    2010 Games: What a party
    UBC doctors, dentists and scientists led health care for the Games, anti-doping screening and emergency response preparations. read more>>
  • March 8, 2010 | 3M ESPE—3M Media Arts Canada
    2010 Athletes Get Top Dental Care
    Gutam Khanna, 3M Media Arts Canada, talks to Dr. Chris Zed about the entire dental services program for the Olympics and its lasting legacy. Watch the video>>
  • March 1, 2010 | BBC World Service—Health Check
    Dentistry at the Winter Games
    From Wu Tangs in the Skier Cross to keeping your stone in the house – the Winter Olympics in Vancouver has been showcasing some of the most exciting, unusual and occasionally dangerous winter sports. What's less well known is that over 75 dentists are on hand to treat the competing athletes for fractures, check ups and sometimes even worse. Claudia Hammond talks to the Winter Olympics chief dentist Dr Chris Zed about some of the worst cases in his chair like abscesses and why it’s an elite athletes high pain threshold which might mean they sometimes neglect their dental health. listen online at 06:33>>

  • February 25, 2010 | CBC Montreal—Breakaway
    Dr. Christopher Zed talks to the CBC about mouthguard use during the Games
    Breakaway host Jacqueline Czernin from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) Montreal talks to Dr. Christopher Zed about athletes’ mouthguard use during the 2010 Olympic Winter Games. listen online>>

  • February 19, 2010 | AM770 CHQR Calgary—The Rutherford Show
    Dr. Christopher Zed explains the design of the dental services program at the Games on Calgary talk radio
    Dr. Christopher Zed explains to Calgary talk radio host Dave Rutherford of The Rutherford Show, AM770 CHQR, about the comprehensive design of the dental services program available at the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. listen online>>

  • February 18, 2010 | Woman Dentist Journal
    VELscope used to screen Olympic athletes for oral cancer
    It's a terrific adjunctive visual tool being integrated more and more into general dentistry practices," said Dr. Chris Zed, associate dean of dentistry at the University of British Columbia and co-head of dental services for the 2010 Games. read more>>

  • February 18, 2010 | Oral Health & Dental Practice
    World’s top oral cancer screening device chosen to examine the world’s top athletes
    Alpine sports athletes who train year-round at high elevations are especially prone to damaging ultraviolet rays, raising the risk of developing skin and lip cancers. The problem is compounded by the additional reflection of ultraviolet radiation off the snow and ice. [Dr. Chris] Zed points to a German study that showed outdoor athletes seem unaware of the elevated cancer risks associated with their training. read more>>

  • February 17, 2010 | Irish Dentist
    Olympic dental team on course for new record
    Dr. Zed commented: The Olympics and the Paralympics are about excellence and that is the standard we are striving for with our dental care programmes. read more>>

  • February 15, 2010 | The Vancouver Sun
    Athletes taking a bite out of dentists' workdays
    Head of dental services for Olympic athletes, Dr. Christopher Zed discusses IOC mandates for oral care, including cancer screening, for 20 per cent of all competitors. read more>>

  • February 12, 2008 | UBC Dentistry—News
    Third-year dental student Oxana Korj given a huge honour
    With a strong desire to volunteer, third-year dental student Oxana Korj found herself given a huge honour—to carry the country-name board for The Netherlands during the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2010 Winter Games. read more>>

  • December 21, 2009 | Oral Health & Dental Practice
    A picture of health: BC dentists help Olympic and Paralympic athletes' smiles
    Dr. Christopher Zed outlines the services athletes can expect at the two dental clinics set up specifically for the 2010 Winter Games. read more>>

  • December 4, 2008 | UBC Reports
    2010 athletes to get top dental care
    Dr. Christopher Zed, associate dean of UBC Dentistry, and Dr. Mark Parhar DMD 1997 lead dental care on behalf of the Vancouver Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games organizing committee (VANOC). read more>>
  • September 1, 2008 | UBC Dentistry—News
    Onward to 2010
    Dr. Christopher Zed, associate dean of UBC Dentistry, and Dr. Mark Parhar DMD 1997 are busy motivating prospective dental volunteers and developing the dental treatment protocols and the physical plans for the two polyclinics for the Games. read more>>

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