UBC Dentistry News

2017

Impressions magazine spring 2017
August 14, 2017
Read the spring 2017 Impressions magazine online

UBC Vancouver Summer Program 2017 at the Faculty of Dentistry
August 10, 2017
Thirty-one university students from China, Saudi Arabia and Taiwan participated in a four-week educational program in the UBC Faculty of Dentistry

Delayed start date of the new dean of UBC Dentistry
August 3, 2017
From a memorandum from the Provost

New curriculum revamps dental education and improves student experience
July 5, 2017
The shift: New curriculum focuses on what graduating dentists need to know

CDA Oasis Discussions: ACFD educational framework for the development of competencies in dental programs
June 27, 2017
Learn more about the revised ACDF educational framework document (video interview)

Graduation 2017 Awards Recipients
June 1, 2017
Find out who they are...

Graduation 2017
June 1, 2017
UBC Dentistry is proud of its 49th graduating class and salutes the hard work and dedication of each of its members in all programs...

Top AAP ranking for perio student
May 7, 2017
Dr. Rashi Chaturvedi ranked in the top four percent of recent AAP In-Service Examination

Fourth-year DMD student wins first place
May 6, 2017
Nathan Lee DMD 2017 wins CDA/Dentsply Sirona competition

Top CIHR scholarship cinched by PhD student
May 3, 2017
Leigha Rock won a Frederick Banting and Charles Best Canada Graduate Scholarships Doctoral Award

Medical university in China appoints perio prof
April 26, 2017
Honorary professorship to Dr. Hannu Larjava

CDA Medal of Honour to former dean
April 21, 2017
Dr. Marcia Boyd CM named recipient of the pinnacle award given by the association

Appointment of the new Dean of the Faculty of Dentistry
April 13, 2017
Dr. Mary MacDougall, new Dean of UBC Dentistry starts August 1, 2017

Local high-school student first author of published research paper
April 10, 2017
The research looked at new antimicrobial peptides and their antimicrobial properties

Grad endo student first to win new IADR fellowship
April 3, 2017
Zhejun Wang wins IADR STAR Network Academy Fellowship

Puppy Day 2017
March 30, 2017
Brace yourself: major cuteness alert!

Save a Smile garners just over $100K at BCDA’s Toothfairy Gala
March 27, 2017
Read more on Fred Lee's Social Network in The Province >>

On the Cover—Publications by faculty and grad students
March 21, 2017
Publications by faculty and grad students that were featured on the cover of research journal

Sharing smiles, brushing up on education
March 20, 2017
Inaugural event at Richmond Centre for Disability helped members, UBC students | richmond-news.com >>

Oral health services: delivered efficiently—and in style!
March 17, 2017
New cargo van and portable dental equipment for community outreach programs

Cardiac art competition 2017 winners announced
March 14, 2017
Annual cardiac art competition. Check out the art from the cardiovascular block of DENT 410

College of Dental Surgeons of BC awards 2017
March 14, 2017
UBC Dentistry salutes all the CDSBC 2017 award winners

BCDA award recipients 2017
March 14, 2017
Among the many recipients of BCDA awards this year were UBC Dentistry faculty, alumni and friends

UBC Health awards recipients for 2016
February 28, 2017
Several UBC Dentistry people received a UBC Health award or a scholarship

Graduate pediatric dentistry student wins research fellowship
February 27, 2017
Dr. Charis Luk wins the prestigious Sunstar/AAPD Postgraduate Research Fellowship

AAP award to perio educator
February 9, 2017
Dr. Georgios Giannelis acknowledged graduate-level teaching and educational transformations in the graduate periodontics program

Celebrate the Lunar New Year at UBC
January 27, 2017
Keep your ears open for the many ways people at UBC are wishing each other a Happy Lunar New Year!

UBC authors among the top ten in the JDE for 2016
January 8, 2017
“Reaching Consensus on Essential Biomedical Science Learning Objectives in a Dental Curriculum,” one of the JDE's top ten articles

2016

Season’s Greetings!
December 16, 2016
Season's greetings from Dr. Charles Shuler, Dean

Fourth-year dental student wins UBC health sciences scholarship
December 3, 2016
Emily Thong receives Professor Jessie Gordon McCarthy Memorial Scholarship

Prestigious research fellowship to graduate prosthodontics student
December 3, 2016
Dr. Walaa Ahmed receives ACPEF's research fellowship award

Service to the community: full-time faculty
November 28, 2016
Full-time faculty selected in their professional organizations

Impressions magazine fall 2016
November 23, 2016
Read the fall 2016 Impressions magazine online

UBC recognizes 122 Thunderbird Academic All-Canadians—Dentistry student among them
November 3, 2016
John Sharp, second-year dental student and an Academic All-Canadian

Geriatric Dentistry Programs Launches New Website
October 19, 2016
Stay up-to-date with GDP news plus its education, research and services information at gdp.dentistry.ubc.ca

UBC graduate prosthodontics student wins first place in ACP competition
October 11, 2016
Grad pros student wins first place in ACP poster competition

Research in reptilian tooth and jaw development garners NSERC grants
October 10, 2016
Just over $250,000 over five years to Dr. Joy Richman for reptilian tooth and jaw development research

NSERC grant to support tissue imaging research
October 9, 2016
Studies will compare contrast-enhanced imaging using X-ray and optical techniques

Appointments: new full-time faculty
September 22, 2016
Three new full-time faculty members have joined UBC Dentistry

Federal programs can do more for dental health in North, says UBC Dentistry researcher
August 30, 2016
Study lauds federal program and calls for its expansion

Overall Lab secures $5.55M for inflammatory disease research
August 21, 2016
Dr. Christopher Overall has been granted $5.5 million in the CIHR's "Foundation Grant 2015" competition...

UBC Vancouver Summer Program 2016 at the Faculty of Dentistry
August 12, 2016
Thirty-two dental students from six Chinese universities participated in a four-week educational program in the UBC Faculty of Dentistry

Prestigious CIHR–IPPH, PHAC award to UBC MPH/DPH student
July 12, 2016
Graduate student Donna Lee won the highly regarded Dr. James Rossiter Masters of Public Health Practicum Award

Faculty liaison team takes top ADEA CCI Prize
July 4, 2016
UBC Dentistry’s four-member liaison team garnered the top ADEA CCI prize for their poster presentation about the Faculty’s curriculum innovation

DMD student wins IADR fellowship
June 28, 2016
Jordan Cheng, incoming fourth-year dental student, received the International Association for Dental Research Norton M. Ross Fellowship

Dr. Charles Shuler wins IADR Distinguished Scientist Award
June 28, 2016
Dr. Charles F. Shuler wins 2016 IADR Distinguished Scientist Award in Oral Medicine and Pathology

Retirements: full-time faculty members
June 23, 2016
The Faculty of Dentistry is saying farewell to two professors who are retiring after many years of commendable performance and service

Part-time faculty members of the 2015 – 2016 academic year
June 15, 2016
Part-time faculty members come from far and wide across the lower mainland—often giving up practice or personal time—to volunteer their time to teach students in clinical and simulation settings...

Retirements: part-time faculty members
June 2, 2016
The Faculty of Dentistry is saying farewell to two clinical assistant professors who are retiring after many years of commendable performance and service. . .

Graduation 2016
June 1, 2016
UBC Dentistry is proud of its 48th graduating class and salutes the hard work and dedication of each of its members in all programs...

Gettin’ Ziggy with it to conquer cancer
May 6, 2016
Richmond dental specialist (alumnus Joel Fransen DMD 1998) plots new "root" to fundraising for oral cancer as part of the Ride to Conquer Cancer

Local dentist volunteers with BOLD lab: ‘I do it for closure’
May 3, 2016
New West dentist Dr. Darcy Murphy volunteers with the Bureau of Legal Dentistry, a UBC forensic ondontology lab under the aegis of UBC Dentistry

ADEA awards fellowship to HsingChi von Bergmann
April 6, 2016
Dr. HsingChi von Bergmann has been selected as the 2016 recipient of the ADEA/ADEAGies Foundation Education Fellowship

What’s new at UBC Dentistry with Dr. N. Dorin Ruse
April 4, 2016
Dr. N. Dorin Ruse discusses the several full-time faculty opportunities available now at UBC Dentistry on CDA Oasis Discussions

Oral Health Month April 2016
April 1, 2016
Celebrate Canada's national oral health month with the Faculty of Dentistry

BCDA award recipients 2016
March 21, 2016
Among the many recipients of BCDA awards this year were UBC Dentistry faculty, alumni and friends

College of Dental Surgeons of BC awards 2016
March 21, 2016
UBC Dentistry salutes all the CDSBC 2016 award winners

Impressions magazine spring 2016
March 15, 2016
Read the spring 2016 Impressions magazine online

Cardiac art competition 2016 winners announced
March 14, 2016
Annual cardiac art competition. Check out the art from the cardiovascular block of DENT 410

Dental hygiene alumni duo win international social responsibility award
February 23, 2016
Global competition recognizes dental hygienists who initiate oral health interventions aimed at improving the oral health of disadvantaged children

UBC Dentistry at PDC 2016
February 11, 2016
Click through for all the events and places to join UBC Dentistry during the conference period

Donald Brunette Symposium: Optimizing the Design of Dental Implants
February 1, 2016
In honour of Prof. Don Brunette’s retirement—a celebration of his career and recognition of his contributions to science

Canadian Academy of Health Sciences inducts Michael MacEntee
January 31, 2016
CAHS bestows Fellowship on Dr. Michael I. MacEntee, professor emeritus of Prosthodontics and Dental Geriatrics

Blue light shines brightly as a highly useful oral cancer surgery tool
January 27, 2016
Findings of study showed use of FV during surgery significantly reduced the three-year recurrence of cancerous tissue in the affected oral region

Catherine Poh, principal investigator, discusses COOLS trial
January 27, 2016
Discussion about use of blue light to distinguish between normal tissue and cancerous tissue, helping surgeons provide a better treatment to oral cancer patients

UBC Dentistry Research Day 2016
January 13, 2016
Oral Cancer: The Journey from Early Detection to Survivorship

UBC News Teeth whitening can cause permanent damage: UBC prof
January 7, 2016
Hoping for a whiter, brighter smile in 2016? With whitening toothpastes, floss, gum, strips and gels available over-the-counter, there is more pressure than ever to have a pearly white smile.

New director of graduate periodontics
January 3, 2016
Georgios (George) Giannelis, DDS, MSc/Dip Perio, FRCD(C), DABP, has joined the Department of Oral Biological & Medical Sciences as an assistant professor and director of the graduate periodontics program

2015

Season’s greetings from UBC Dentistry
December 11, 2015
Wishing you and your family the very best for the holiday season.

$4M in funding to Canadian sleep network—UBC Dentistry researcher plays a key role
November 6, 2015
Dr. Fernanda Almeida, UBC Dentistry dental sleep medicine expert and a co-investigator with CSCN, says the network’s research plan will involve multidisciplinary teams from 19 universities

UBC graduate prosthodontics student wins ACP award
November 2, 2015
Dr. Nesrine Mostafa garners a second place win from the American College of Prosthodontists

Spotlight on human dental pulp
October 30, 2015
With a snapshot of more than 4,300 proteins for the Human Proteome Project, the Overall Lab increases the number of proteins known to exist in teeth.

First time for a Canadian university: UBC Dentistry grad student wins highly regarded award in dental materials
October 13, 2015
Bernardo U. Peres, a graduate student in Craniofacial Science, won third place in the prestigious George Paffenbarger Award from the Academy of Dental Materials

DMD student takes first place in national research award competition
October 7, 2015
Muizz Wahid, second-year dental student, placed first in the Junior Category in the CADR-NCOHR Student Research Award competition

Breaking down health care barriers
October 2, 2015
Gavin Stuart, vice provost, health at UBC, writes about the university’s efforts for its various health-related programs [including Dentistry] to collaborate and integrate, in an attempt to strengthen personalized medicine.

International college inducts faculty, alumni and others
October 1, 2015
The International College of Dentists (ICD) Canadian Section inducted many UBC faculty, alumni and other BC dentists as new Fellows

Highest honour from a French university to UBC Dentistry professor
September 24, 2015
Paris Descartes University presents the rank of honorary doctorate to N. Dorin Ruse

UBC Dentistry names new director of dental hygiene program
September 24, 2015
Zul Kanji, BSc, Dip DH, MSc, EdD (candidate) appointed new director of the Dental Hygiene Degree Program

Impressions magazine fall 2015
September 22, 2015
News, feature articles, alumni class notes and events, and CDE calendar from the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of British Columbia.

Graduate Specialty Clinic Now Open!
September 17, 2015
Learn more about the graduate specialty clinic, view photos and meet the donors.

New appointments: full-time faculty, fall 2015
September 8, 2015
Read more about these new appointments for full-time faculty in the Department of Oral Health Sciences

BC detection test being used to catch oral cancer in early stages
August 4, 2015
Dr. Catherine Poh, oral pathologist and associate professor in Dentistry, spoke with the CBC's Early Edition about the latest developments.

Help! Teeth Hurt! wins alumni UBC “your evolution”
July 30, 2015
Help! Teeth Hurt! founded by Joan Rush, past adjunct faculty member in Dentistry. Project aims to create a specialized dental clinic for adults with developmental disabilities at UBC Hospital. Read more in Trek >>

UBC grad perio student wins highly regarded Volpe Prize
July 23, 2015
Periodontics graduate student Dr. Rana Tarzemany won the prestigious Volpe Prize.

Walk softly when you carry the dead
June 11, 2015
Top forensic dentist Dr. David Sweet, OC, is all too familiar with the tragic aftermaths of violent crimes and natural disasters. Read the article In Trek >>

Part-time faculty members of the 2014 – 2015 academic year
June 10, 2015
Part-time faculty members come from far and wide across the lower mainland—often giving up practice or personal time—to fill roles as clinical instructors, clinical educators, small-group learning tutors and community service tutors...

UBC to provide service at Minoru Residence
June 5, 2015
New Minoru Residence Dental Suite will operate in partnership with the UBC Geriatric Dentistry Program

Graduation 2015
May 29, 2015
UBC Dentistry is proud of its 47th graduating class and salutes the hard work and dedication of each of its members in all programs...

BC Dentist leads global study of oral appliance therapy for sleep apnea
May 14, 2015
Dr. Fernanda Almeida, Assistant Professor, featured in CDA essentials, the Canadian Dental Association magazine.

Dentistry Teaching Awards for 2014 – 2015
May 14, 2015
Congratulations to these outstanding teachers in the Faculty who help all the students achieve their educational goals...

UBC Dentistry alumni vs. students soccer match
May 11, 2015
Two ferocious and fearsome soccer teams stepped on to the turf at UBC sports grounds.

Prof emeritus and former dean Flt Lt (Ret’d) Doug Yeo receives Certificate of Recognition
April 21, 2015
Dr. Doug Yeo receives Certificate of Recognition for service during the Second World War on March 10, 2015.

Oral cancer screening to be offered at some London Drugs in Lower Mainland
April 7, 2015
UBC Dentistry faculty members, Drs. Denise Laronde and Samson Ng, part of pilot program for oral cancer screening (Global BC News)

Impressions magazine spring 2015
March 11, 2015
Read the spring 2015 Impressions magazine online

BCDA award recipients 2015: UBC Dentistry faculty, alumni and friends
March 9, 2015
The BCDA honoured many individuals at their annual Toothfairy Gala. Many of whom are UBC Dentistry faculty, alumni and friends.

College of Dental Surgeons of BC awards to UBC Dentistry faculty and alumni
March 6, 2015
UBC Dentistry alumni and faculty members were well represented among CDSBC award winners.

French university awards N. Dorin Ruse
February 20, 2015
N. Dorin Ruse awarded for the impact of his research at Paris Descartes University

Professor emerita and former dean a recipient of two honours
February 13, 2015
UBC Dentistry professor emerita and former dean Dr. Marcia A. Boyd has been appointed a Member of the Order of Canada.

UBC alumnus: Hygienists look after more than just your teeth
February 10, 2015
“It’s amazing how much the mouth relates to the rest of the body,” said Kelowna dental hygienist Sherry Priebe.

Honorary Professorship to Christopher Overall
January 20, 2015
The Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg, Germany, conferred an honorary professorship on Dr. Christopher Overall, UBC Dentistry professor and Canada Research Chair in Metalloproteinase Proteomics and Systems Biology.

Overall Lab publishes in Nature Methods
January 17, 2015
A team of UBC LSI researchers led by Professor Christopher Overall has discovered a new protease they have called LysargiNase

 

2014

Season’s Greetings from UBC Dentistry
December 11, 2014
Wishing you and your family the very best for the holiday season.

UBC dentistry professor to receive highest military honour for forensic advances
November 28, 2014
Dentistry professor David Sweet will receive the highest honour the Canadian military can bestow on a civilian — the Medallion for Distinguished Service

UBC dentistry prof awarded top military honour
November 28, 2014
Dentistry professor David Sweet is presented with the Medallion for Distinguished Service for his work in forensic odontology—the science of victim identification using teeth and dental charts.

SuperChefs at UBC Dentistry help promote healthy diets and make a difference in the childhood obesity epidemic
November 19, 2014
Dean Charles Shuler joins Greg Chang DMD 1986 and his SuperChefs Cookery for Kids to show how dentistry can help promote healthy diets and make a difference in the childhood obesity epidemic...

Leading international proteomics organization elects Overall—twice
October 23, 2014
Overall, a Dentistry professor and Canada Research Chair in Metalloproteinase Proteomics and Systems Biology, was elected at the international organization’s General Assembly of Members this October in Madrid, Spain.

NCOHR 2014 Summer Research Institute at UBC Dentistry
September 4, 2014
The Centre for High-Throughput Phenogenomics welcomed researchers from six Canadian universities this past July in its first summer institute...

Vancouver Summer Programs in Dentistry
September 3, 2014
23 dental students from 10 Chinese universities arrived in Vancouver to participate in a four-week educational program in the UBC Faculty of Dentistry...

A life dedicated to making others smile (Dr. Doug Nielsen – DMD1972)
August 22, 2014
Doug Nielsen has, both figuratively and literally, dedicated his life to making people smile.

New Graduate Program: Dental Public Health
August 10, 2014
UBC now offers a graduate program in dental public health: a Masters in Public Health combined with a Diploma in Dental Public Health.

Blue spotlight on a stealthy killer
August 8, 2014
Dr. Catherine Poh has developed a screening protocol using a simple hand-held blue light device that can detect malignant lesions...

Professor emerita and former dean appointed to Order of Canada
July 1, 2014
Dr. Marcia A. Boyd has been appointed to Member of the Order of Canada...

Grad student wins first place: NCOHR poster award
June 23, 2014
Dr. Maha Al-Sahan, a UBC Dentistry graduate prosthodontics student, won the First Place Poster Award from the Network for Canadian Oral Health Research...

Part-time faculty members of the 2013 – 2014 academic year
June 14, 2014
Part-time faculty members come from far and wide across the lower mainland—often giving up practice or personal time—to fill roles as clinical instructors, clinical educators, small-group learning tutors and community service tutors...

UBC DHDP student wins CDHA Leadership Award
June 11, 2014
Airra Custodio, a recent Dental Hygiene Degree Program graduate, won the 2014 Canadian Dental Hygienists Association Leadership Award, sponsored by Dentsply...

UBC Dentistry 50-Year Anniversary Celebration
June 2, 2014
The year 2014 marks 50 years since eight students registered for the first dental class in the newly established Faculty of Dentistry at the University of British Columbia...

Graduation 2014
May 28, 2014
UBC Dentistry is proud of its 46th graduating class and salutes the hard work and dedication of each of its members in all programs...

Graduation 2014 Award Recipients
May 28, 2014
Find out who they are...

Dentistry Teaching Awards 2013 – 2014 Academic Year
May 12, 2014
Congratulations to these outstanding teachers in the Faculty who help all the students achieve their educational goals...

UBC scientists (Dr. Chris Overall and team) find new way to mobilize immune system against viruses
May 12, 2014
Dr. Chris Overall and team have uncovered an intricate chain reaction in the body’s immune system...

Dent United: UBC Rec Champs again!
May 8, 2014
Dent United won the Student Recreation Centre Futsal League 2014 (winter) tournament...

Christopher Overall: CNPN Distinguished Researcher
April 25, 2014
The Canadian National Proteomics Network (CNPN) selected Dr. Christopher Overall for its 2014 distinguished researcher award, the CNPN—Tony Pawson Proteomics Award...

Oral Health Month April 2014
April 1, 2014
Canada’s national oral health month is April and this year the Faculty of Dentistry celebrates its faculty, students, alumni and other volunteers who are addressing the oral health needs of communities not only this month but year-round...

ACFD award recipients 2014: UBC Dentistry faculty
March 31, 2014
The ACFD honoured two outstanding UBC Dentistry individuals at their recent annual general meeting...

College of Dental Surgeons of BC awards to UBC Dentistry faculty and alumni
March 15, 2014
UBC Dentistry alumni and faculty members were well represented among the award winners at the annual College of Dental Surgeons of BC (CDSBC) awards ceremony held on March 6, 2013...

BCDA award recipients 2014: UBC Dentistry alumni and friends
March 10, 2014
The British Columbia Dental Association (BCDA) honoured many individuals at their annual Toothfairy Gala in Vancouver on March 8, 2014...

UBC Dentistry students flash mob the Pacific Dental Conference
March 7, 2014
The annual Pacific Dental Conference ran from March 6 to March 8 at the Vancouver Convention and Exhibit Centre. The highlight among the celebrations was a flash mob of UBC Dentistry students on the tradeshow floor...

UBC Dentistry at the Pacific Dental Conference
March 5, 2014
The annual Pacific Dental Conference starts March 6 and runs until March 8 at the Vancouver Convention and Exhibit Centre. This year is UBC Dentistry's 50th anniversary and the PDC is joining in the celebrations...

Scotiabank joins Dentistry’s 50th Anniversary Celebrations
January 30, 2014
Scotiabank, one of Canada’s leading financial services providers, is proudly supporting UBC Dentistry’s 50th anniversary year as one of five exclusive sponsors...

UBC Dentistry launches its 50-year anniversary celebrations
January 30, 2014
The year 2014 marks 50 years since eight students registered for the first dental class in the newly established Faculty of Dentistry at the University of British Columbia...

UBC Dentistry Research Day 2014
January 27, 2014
Research Day 2014 is the first major celebratory event recognizing UBC Dentistry’s first 50 years.

 

2013

UBC dental hygiene student, alumni and part-time faculty win CDHA awards
October 23, 2013
The Canadian Dental Hygienist Association recently announced the winners of their 2013 Dental Hygiene Recognition Program and UBC was well represented among the winners...

Mahatma Gandhi Samman to Dr. Ravindra Shah
October 9, 2013
Dr. Ravindra Shah, Director of International Relations at UBC Dentistry, was awarded the Mahatma Gandhi Samman...

Dentistry Profs Part of Award Winning Interprofessional Teaching Team
October 7, 2013
Drs. Mario Brondani and Leeann Donnelly, and nine other university instructors, won the 2013 Award for Excellence in Interprofessional Education Teaching from the UBC College of Health Disciplines...

Open Wide Community Clinic Day: Global BC News Hour coverage
September 14, 2013
Dental and dental hygiene students and alumni from UBC Dentistry and the British Columbia Dental Association teamed up to deliver free dentistry and dental hygiene in Burnaby at CDI College...

Public ‘idle no more’ over native treatment
September 12, 2013
UBC Dentistry media mention in The Vancouver Sun

UBC Prof. to present five lectures at Canadian Sleep Society conference
August 30, 2013
Renowned expert in dental sleep medicine at UBC, Dr. Fernanda Almeida, will present a series of five lectures at the upcoming 6th Conference of the Canadian Sleep Society in Halifax, Nova Scotia...

Dentistry focus of four-day blitz in Anaham
August 7, 2013
[The Williams Lake Tribune]
Between July 25 and 28, the UBC school of dentistry offered a dental mission in co-operation with the Tl’et’inqox-t’in (Anaham) government office...

Dental hygiene students add flavour to SuperChefs at Fusion Festival
July 24, 2013
The lineup of performers at the Surrey Fusion Festival had a dash of spice this year—Greg Chang DMD 1986 and his SuperChefs Cookery for Kids were on site at a booth and on the Safeway Celebrity Cooking Stage...

A landmark event: NDSE success for graduate clinical specialty students
July 19, 2013
Each third-year clinical specialty graduate student at UBC Dentistry—14 in five clinical specialties—successfully completed their respective National Dental Specialty Examination (NDSE) administered by the Royal College of Dentists of Canada....

Zul Kanji ‘the one to watch’—VCC’s 2013 Outstanding Alumni Award winner
June 26, 2013
Zul Kanji, UBC clinical assistant professor and acting director of the Dental Hygiene Degree Program, won an Outstanding Alumni Award from Vancouver Community College (VCC)...

Part-time faculty members of the 2012 – 2013 academic year
June 14, 2013
Excellent Teachers UBC Dentistry is dedicated to progressive dental education with the goal of preparing today’s students for the changing oral health needs of the community. The Faculty embraces a hybrid-problem-based learning curriculum that emphasizes professionalism, student-centered learning and self-directed study. Students are encouraged to apply what they learn in behavioural sciences to the clinical […]

GPR Research Day and Postgrad Residency Programs Certificates of Completion Ceremony
June 12, 2013
The General Practice Residency (GPR) Training Program celebrated their annual research day on Tuesday, June 12, 2013. The day also marked the completion by residents of the GPR and the Oral Medicine and Oral Pathology (OMOP) Residency programs...

CIHR funding for student to address gap in HIV/AIDS educational material and resources
June 1, 2013
Dr. Denise Laronde’s research in the area of oral cancer screening and early detection will receive a boost from one of her students, Marco Wu, a recent graduate from the Dental Hygiene Degree Program...

Prof. receives funding from the Vancouver Foundation to investigate roots of HIV stigma
June 1, 2013
Dr. Mario Brondani has received two-year funding from the Vancouver Foundation to investigate and understand the roots of HIV stigma as it affects two marginalized communities: Aboriginal and refugee/immigrant...

Long in the tooth: Genome proves turtles evolve…very slowly
May 30, 2013
Even though turtles lost their teeth 150 to 200 million years ago, UBC dentistry researcher John Abramyan has identified still-present "tooth-specific" enamel genes in the western painted turtle...

Graduation 2013
May 28, 2013
UBC Dentistry is proud of its 45th graduating class and salutes the hard work and dedication of each of its members in all programs...

Graduation 2013 Awards Recipients
May 27, 2013
Congratulations UBC Dentistry Graduates!

Dentistry Teaching Awards 2012 – 2013 Academic Year
May 27, 2013
Congratulations to these outstanding teachers in the Faculty who help all the students achieve their educational goals...

Prof. receives funding to study an orthopedic intervention for sleep apnea in children
May 1, 2013
Dr. Benjamin Pliska received funding to study a non-surgical treatment— maxillary expansion (ME)—in children with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome...

Dieter Bromme secures five-year funding for two studies involving enzymes linked to osteoporosis, arthritis and cardiovascular diseases
May 1, 2013
The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) has awarded UBC Dentistry professor Dieter Brömme over $1.14 million for two studies...

Dentist’s chair in inner city Vancouver school puts treatment within reach
April 14, 2013
UBC dentistry initiative expands to bring in students from across east side (Vancouver Sun)...

Low income families get free dental care from Surrey clinic—UBC Dentistry students volunteer
April 13, 2013
A team of dentists and staff in a Surrey clinic marked oral health month by providing much-needed dental care – for free.... (Global BC News)

Faculty, students and alumnus win IADR/AADR, ADEA, CADR, and CIHR awards for papers
March 20, 2013
Faculty and alumnus win IADR/AADR, ADEA, CADR, and CIHR awards for papers...

Dr. Christopher Overall wins IADR Distinguished Scientist Award for Research in Oral Biology
March 20, 2013
The International Association for Dental Research (IADR) has bestowed its 2013 IADR Distinguished Scientist Award for Research in Oral Biology on Dr. Christopher Overall...

BCDA award recipients 2013: UBC Dentistry faculty and alumni
March 15, 2013
The British Columbia Dental Association (BCDA) honoured many individuals at their annual Toothfairy Gala in Vancouver on March 9, 2013. Among the many recipients this year were UBC Dentistry faculty and alumni...

College of Dental Surgeons of BC awards to UBC Dentistry faculty and alumni
March 7, 2013
UBC Dentistry alumni and faculty members were well represented among the award winners at the annual College of Dental Surgeons of BC (CDSBC) awards ceremony held on March 7, 2013...

Seniors get a mouthful of care
March 7, 2013
UBC Dentistry alumnus, students and faculty member volunteer at Richmond Hospital on February 23, 2013...

International relations director, Dr. Ravindra Shah, recipient of Hind Rattan Award “Jewel of India”
March 6, 2013
For the many people around the world who know Dr. Ravindra Shah, it came as no surprise that he was bestowed with a Hind Rattan Award, one of India’s most prestigious national honours...

Students reap benefits from volunteering
March 6, 2013
In December, fourth-year dentistry students Akashdeep Villing, Amandeep Hans, Vikrant Sharma and third-year student Tanmeet Singh arrived in India to set up dental camps at local factories and elementary schools...

New $10.1 M imaging facility will unlock medical, engineering secrets
February 20, 2013
Scientists will get a closer-than-ever look at everything from molars to soils with today's opening of the Faculty of Dentistry’s Centre for High-Throughput Phenogenomics at the University of British Columbia...

Overall Lab discovers master switch; could provide road map to treat inflammatory diseases
January 22, 2013
New research by Chris Overall and his team shows that the MMP2 protease enzyme works as a master switch to activate inflammatory diseases...

 

2012

UBC Dentistry opens oral health research centre in Vietnam
December 31, 2012
The first oral health research centre between a North American university and a hospital in Southeast Asia has been opened by UBC Dentistry in Vietnam today.

A ten-year longitudinal study by UBC Dentistry faculty could boost oral cancer detection
December 1, 2012
UBC Dentistry professors Drs. Lewei Zhang, Catherine Poh, Michele Williams and Denise Laronde have taken a giant step closer to understanding the complex stages involved in malignant transformation...

UBC Dentistry launches research centre in Vietnam
November 21, 2012
Faculty members from UBC Dentistry are in Vietnam in December to open the first oral health research centre between a North American university and a hospital in Southeast Asia...

New small group learning rooms and a named operatory: Recognizing those who make a difference in our lives
October 28, 2012
Drs. Rokshana and Khozema Chherawala stepped forward this past year to generously support the extensive renovation project in the John B. Macdonald Building (JBM)—and to honour their hard-working staff members...

Dr. David Sweet, O.C. talks to the CBC about forensic science
September 26, 2012
The Early Edition host Rick Cluff from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) Vancouver talks to Dr. David Sweet, O.C. about trace DNA evidence...

The Graduate Student Commons—Enhancing the Student Experience
September 13, 2012
In record speed—less than two years of planning and construction—a new study space in the John B. Macdonald Building (JBM) was ready to greet graduate students as this fall semester began...

New Appointments: Full-Time Faculty
September 1, 2012
New full-time faculty members have been appointed in the departments of Oral Biological and Medical Sciences, and Oral Health Sciences. These young faculty members bring a level of enthusiasm and expertise that is certain to maintain outstanding programs at UBC far into the future...

Part-time faculty members of the 2011 – 2012 academic year
June 20, 2012
Meet the Part-Time Faculty at UBC Dentistry...

Faculty member enriched by campus-wide teaching program
June 15, 2012
UBC's Faculty Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Leadership Program responds to a university commitment toward excellence in teaching and learning, and is also an ideal resource for Dentistry’s faculty development...

Highlights from GPR Research Day
June 12, 2012
Highlights from General Practice Residents Research Day and the awards and certificates of completion ceremony of postgraduate residency programs...

Dr. Karen Gardner wins U21 award for fostering international student dialogue
May 31, 2012
Universitas 21, a network of 23 research-led universities around the world, awarded Dr. Karen Gardner its inaugural U21 Award for Internationalisation on May 10, 2012, during its annual presidential meeting held at Lund University in Sweden...

Graduation 2012
May 29, 2012
UBC Dentistry is proud of its 44th graduating class and salutes the hard work and dedication of each of its members in all programs...

Graduation 2012 Awards Recipients
May 29, 2012
Distinguished Academic Achievement Awards...

Dentistry Teaching Awards 2011 – 2012 Academic Year
May 15, 2012
Congratulations to these outstanding teachers in the Faculty who help all the students achieve their educational goals...

It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3—The Amin & Sharon Shivji and Family, and 123Dentist, Conference Rooms
May 1, 2012
Two newly renovated conference rooms in the JBM building have been named for Amin & Sharon Shivji and Family and for 123Dentist...

Christopher Overall honoured as a leader in the field of matrix biology
April 26, 2012
Christopher Overall received the Barry Preston Award from the Matrix Biology Society of Australia and New Zealand (MBSANZ)...

Oral appliance network: UBC prof to chair international steering committee
April 15, 2012
Dr. Fernanda Almeida was chosen to chair the steering committee for a revolutionary new initiative: the Oral Appliance Network for Global Effectiveness (ORANGE Registry)...

BCDA award recipients 2012: UBC faculty and alumnus
March 20, 2012
The British Columbia Dental Association (BCDA) honoured a clinical part-time faculty member, an alumnus and a professor emeritus at their annual Toothfairy Gala in Vancouver on March 10, 2012.

College awards Faculty and Alumni: highest to Dr. David Sweet O.C.
March 1, 2012
Dr. David Sweet O.C. has received the College of Dental Surgeons of BC's highest award: The Honoured Member Award...

Dr. Christopher Overall to Present at Global Science Meeting in Vancouver
February 3, 2012
Dr. Christopher Overall will present at two symposia during the upcoming (2012) American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Annual Meeting...

Experts highlight links between basic science research in microbial biofilms and clinical dentistry: Research Day 2012
January 27, 2012
On January 24, 2012, during UBC Dentistry’s annual research day forum, several members of the faculty presented their progressive work in the areas of biofilm dynamics, control, eradication, significance of treatment failures, and community strategies to manage dental caries...

PBL conference a success
January 15, 2012
Last fall UBC Dentistry hosted the 7th International Conference on Problem-Based Learning in Dentistry: Elements of a Successful Program, in Whistler, BC. The four-day event, held in September 2011, brought together the international dental education community to share problem-based learning (PBL) experiences and questions...

Graduate endodontics and dental hygiene programs now accredited by CDAC
January 15, 2012
The Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada (CDAC) has conferred accreditation upon UBC Dentistry’s Clinical Specialty Graduate Program in Endodontics and Dental Hygiene Degree Program...

 

2011

Dr. Ravindra Shah Receives Honorary Degree from Taiwanese University
December 9, 2011
Dr. Ravindra M. Shah, Director of International Relations, was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Philosophy degree from Chung Shan Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan...

Lifetime Achievement Award for Dr. Christopher Overall
November 1, 2011
Dr. Christopher Overall was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award for outstanding contributions to the field of proteolysis from the International Proteolysis Society...

UBC Dentistry “Adopts” an Elementary School
October 1, 2011
Florence Nightingale Elementary School, identified as one of 16 at-risk inner-city elementary schools, has been “adopted” by UBC Dentistry as the pilot location for its Adopt a School Program...

Student social space just got a whole lot brighter
October 1, 2011
Thanks to the vision and support of Nadean Burkett & Associates, students now have a tranquil and relaxing reprieve to enjoy the benefits of natural light and green space...

Bioimaging Equipment: It’s Here!
October 1, 2011
The bulk of the imaging infrastructure for the Centre for High-Throughput Phenogenomics has begun arriving at Dentistry...

New Appointments: Full-Time Faculty
September 26, 2011
The Faculty of Dentistry has successfully appointed new full-time faculty members in the departments of Oral Biological and Medical Sciences, and Oral Health Sciences...

Kanani Conference Rooms: A legacy for learning and giving
September 1, 2011
For Aly Kanani, his wife Suphattra and son Aaryan, their gift of supporting the seminar rooms—now called Kanani Conference Room 1 and 2—is an expression of their belief in the power of education as a transformative tool in society...

CIHR funds UBC research into hair follicle stem cells to improve steroid-impaired wound healing
September 1, 2011
The Canadian Institutes of Health Research has provided five years of funding to Dr. Hannu Larjava, Dr. Lari Häkkinen and Dr. Kelvin McElwee (UBC Faculty of Medicine) for their research into hair follicle stem cells and the role of an integrin in healing steroid-impaired wounds...

Aurum Ceramics Plaster Laboratory now open
September 1, 2011
A very generous donation from Aurum Ceramic Group of Companies allowed the original wet/plaster lab, located in the north end of the John B Macdonald Building (JBM) down the hall from the former dental clinic, to be completely renovated...

On the Cover—Publications by UBC Dentistry Faculty Members
September 1, 2011
Fernanda Almeida was guest editor for Sleep and Breathing (May 2011); Dr. David MacDonald provided a chapter on oral and maxillofacial radiology for the second edition of Diagnosis and Treatment in Prosthodontics...

Dentistry appoints three new associate deans
September 1, 2011
Three new administrative appointees—Dr. Leandra Best, Dr. David Sweet OC and Dr. Andrea Esteves, now associate deans—greeted the new academic year...

NSERC funding awarded for tooth and jaw development
August 1, 2011
Dr. Joy Richman was awarded an NSERC Discovery Grant of over $312,000 over five years to continue her studies of reptilian tooth and jaw development...

Dr. Fernanda Almeida Wins Prestigious Dental Sleep Medicine Award
July 1, 2011
Dr. Fernanda Almeida has won the 2011 Pierre Robin Academic Award from the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine...

UBC Dentistry’s New Initiative: Adopt a Long-Term-Care Facility
June 1, 2011
With support from the Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu Chi Foundation, UBC has been able to provide free oral health assessments and care for residents of the Simon K.Y. Lee Seniors Care Home and Villa Cathay Care Home...

Between the Covers—New Books by Faculty Members
May 31, 2011
"Oral Healthcare and the Frail Elder: A Clinical Perspective" by Dr. Michael MacEntee, and "Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology: A Diagnostic Approach" by Dr. David MacDonald...

Graduation 2011
May 31, 2011
UBC Dentistry is proud of its 43rd graduating class and salutes the hard work and dedication of each of its members in all programs...

CIHR Awards Over $1.76M to UBC Dentistry Researchers
May 31, 2011
The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) has awarded UBC Dentistry professor Chris Overall and his team funding to study tissue destruction and cancer growth...

BOLD Lab Graduate Student Asked to Visit Crime Scene, Advise Police
May 1, 2011
Bureau of Legal Dentistry (BOLD) graduate student Laura Mai is currently working with her supervisors, BOLD’s director Dr. David Sweet OC and Dr. Andre Marziali from Engineering Physics, to test an innovative technology to clean forensic DNA evidence from contaminated crime scenes...

The Chrysalis Student Lounge: A Transformational Gift
May 1, 2011
Chrysalis Dental Centres has very generously supported the renovation of the student lounge in the John B. Macdonald Building (JBM)...

First-Year DMD Student Wins CADR-IMHA Student Research Award
March 18, 2011
First-year dental student Leila Mohazab won second place in the Junior category of the 2010 – 2011 CADR-IMHA Student Research Awards...

BCDA Award Recipients 2011: UBC Faculty and Alumni
March 17, 2011
The British Columbia Dental Association (BCDA) honoured several UBC faculty and alumni at the annual BCDA Toothfairy Gala in Vancouver on March 12, 2011...

CDSBC Honours UBC Alumni and Faculty
March 17, 2011
The College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia (CDSBC) honoured UBC Dentistry alumni and faculty for their contributions to dentistry and the organization at its annual awards ceremony...

Report: Financing and Regulating Oral Health Care in Long-Term-Care Facilities
March 16, 2011
UBC Dentistry researchers undertook a systematic review of the literature on regulating and financing oral health care for frail elders in residential care...

Terry Fox Research Institute Awards $5M to Dr. Catherine Poh
March 1, 2011
The Terry Fox Research Institute (TFRI) has awarded Dentistry associate professor Dr. Catherine Poh and members of the BC Oral Cancer Prevention Program team a $5 million grant...

 

2010

Tooth fairy brings a smile to Downtown Eastside
December 16, 2010
In a postal code where many residents haven’t seen a dentist in decades, a new pilot dentistry program will provide a lifeline to primary care for Vancouver’s neediest citizens...

New Dental Clinic Launched on Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside
December 16, 2010
UBC Dentistry and the First United Church—a long standing institution in the neighbourhood striving to meet unmet health needs of residents—have partnered to operate a one-chair dental clinic in the new year...

Dr. Lawrence Rossoff Granted Fellowship to the ACD
November 22, 2010
Dr. Lawrence Rossoff, clinical assistant professor, was inducted into the American College of Dentists (ACD) as a new Fellow. The convocation was held October 8, 2010, at the ACD Annual Meeting and Convocation in Orlando, Florida. The American College of Dentists is the oldest national [US] honorary organization for dentists. Its members have exemplified excellence […]

BCOCPP team wins CDA Oral Health Promotion Award—team includes UBC alumna / faculty member
November 16, 2010
The Canadian Dental Association has presented the Oral Health Promotion Award to the BC Oral Cancer Prevention Program (BCOCPP) and to two of its founding pioneers, Dr. Miriam Rosin and UBC alumna and faculty member Dr. Michele Williams (DMD 1988)...

JBM Student Learning Centre Relocated
October 1, 2010
Still on the second floor of JBM in what was once a maze of operatory bays, the Student Learning Centre is centrally located among several new conference and small-group learning rooms...

Affiliation Agreement Established With Saudi Arabia
October 1, 2010
The UBC Faculty of Dentistry has completed an academic affiliation agreement with the Prince Abdulrahman Advanced Dental Institute (PAADI) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia...

New Appointments: Full-Time Faculty
September 9, 2010
These young faculty members bring a level of enthusiasm and expertise that is certain to maintain outstanding programs at UBC far into the future...

Four Years in the Making—A Milestone for the Dental Hygiene Degree Program
September 8, 2010
September 2010 marks an important milestone for the Dental Hygiene Degree Program at UBC: this fall, for the first time, all four years of the Entry-to-Practice (ETP) option are on campus together...

New Home for Bioimaging Facility
July 16, 2010
A groundbreaking ceremony for the new Pharmaceutical Sciences building also marks the future home for the Centre for High-Throughput Phenogenomics—a $9.4 million expansion to Dentistry’s existing imaging facility...

Oral health and oral cancer in Vietnam: UBC alumna receives top award for research
July 8, 2010
Dental hygienist and UBC alumna Sherry Priebe is at the top of her profession—she has recently been awarded the World Dental Hygienist Award in the research category by the International Federation of Dental Hygienists...

Dr. Donald Brunette Receives Honorary Degree from Japanese University
June 1, 2010
Dr. Donald M. Brunette was awarded an honorary PhD degree from Nippon Dental University...

Graduation 2010
June 1, 2010
UBC Dentistry is proud of its 42nd graduating class and salutes the hard work and dedication of each of its members in all programs.

A New Hub of Activity in the Old Clinic: The PDG Conference Room
May 4, 2010
With the support of the Pediatric Dental Group (PDG), the old central dispensary space has been transformed into a new hub of activity—an extraordinary and desperately needed conference room—and serves as a leading project for further JBM building renovations...

UBC research contributes to Canada’s improvement in oral health care
April 30, 2010
Drs. Rosamund Harrison and Michael MacEntee are exploring the oral health care policies, services and educational programs for low-income people in B.C.

Faculty members share views in the Globe and Mail’s CDA information supplement on Oral Health Month
April 27, 2010
In recognition of April being Oral Health Month, the Canadian Dental Association (CDA) published an information supplement in the Globe and Mail newspaper, titled, "Oral Health. Good for Life". Several prominent BC dentists are featured...

UBC Dentistry Researchers Ranked No. 1: Awarded Over $1.5M in CIHR Research Grants
March 15, 2010
UBC Dentistry researchers Dr. Joy Richman and Drs. Donald Brunette and Douglas Waterfield not only received grants, but both applications were ranked number one by their respective peer review committees...

Dr. Rosamund Harrison Wins 2010 National Teaching Award
March 15, 2010
Dr. Rosamund Harrison has won the 2010 3M ESPE – ACFD National Dental Teaching Award for her outstanding work in dental education both locally and nationally...

2010 Athletes Get Top Dental Care
March 8, 2010
Throughout the 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games, a team of volunteer dentists and hygienists will be using a variety of 3M ESPE products to help athletes get top dental care thanks to a donation by 3M ESPE...

Mouthguard use during the 2010 Games
February 25, 2010
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...

Explaining the design of the dental services program at the Games
February 19, 2010
Dr. Christopher Zed talks to AM770 CHQR host Dave Rutherford about the comprehensive design of the dental services program available at the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games...

Third-year Dental Student Oxana Korj Given a Huge Honour
February 12, 2010
Vancouver, BC – 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 Olympic Winter Games. “I volunteered to be a performer in the ceremonies, perhaps a dancer which is my background,” […]

UBC and Douglas College oral health care initiative attracts local community support
January 15, 2010
In collaboration with Douglas College, the UBC Dental Hygiene Degree Program has devised a unique community service and learning project to address some of the unmet dental and oral health needs for low-income families and individuals in New Westminster...

 

2009

Canadian Cancer Society Awards UBC Dentistry Faculty over $800k in Research Grants
December 1, 2009
UBC Dentistry researchers Drs. Catherine Poh and Chris Overall have received two out of the four Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute grants awarded to UBC this year...

CIHR Awards UBC Dentistry Periodontal Researchers over $1.28m in Research Grants
December 1, 2009
The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) has awarded UBC Dentistry periodontal researchers Hannu Larjava and Lari Hakkinen funding for two investigations...

Three Faculty Members Granted Fellowship to the ACD
October 1, 2009
Faculty members Drs. Jeffrey Coil, assistant professor, Virginia Diewert, professor, and Christopher Zed, clinical associate professor and associate dean, were inducted into the American College of Dentists (ACD) as new Fellows...

Dr. Alan Lowe Recognized by the German Society of Dental Sleep Medicine
August 1, 2009
Dr. Alan Lowe received the 4th Meier-Ewert Award from the Deutsche Gesellschaft Zahnarztliche Schlafmedizin (DGZS)—the German Society of Dental Sleep Medicine...

UBC Dentistry Team Returns from Brazil
August 1, 2009
Four DMD 2010 (candidate) students (Emery Bland, Alvin Lo, Mike O’Brien and Mike Webster) and recent graduate Anthony Reichert DMD 2009 travelled to Brazil and volunteered as dentists for a week...

Governments of Canada and BC Invest in UBC Dentistry’s Bioimaging Facility
August 1, 2009
The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) will fund the expansion of UBC Dentistry’s bioimaging facility for bone imaging and analysis...

Dr. Michael MacEntee Wins the IADR Award in Geriatric Research
August 1, 2009
Dr. Michael I. MacEntee has won the International Association of Dental Research Distinguished Scientist Award for Geriatric Oral Research...

Dental distributer donates $20,000 to UBC Dentistry’s International Programs
June 1, 2009
The British Columbia office of Henry Schein Inc., a worldwide distributor of healthcare products, has presented UBC Dentistry with a $20,000 donation...

Dentistry grad committed to service
May 19, 2009
For Michelle Lauwers dentistry is more than a science: it’s a charitable calling and an art...

UBC alumnus to volunteer in Guatemala
May 4, 2009
Dr. Doug Nielson DMD 1972 and Richmond dental team to hold free clinics for Mayans...

Dental Hygiene Graduates Reach Higher
May 1, 2009
As of November 2008, the UBC Dental Hygiene Degree Program has a total of 97 graduates awarded the Bachelor of Dental Science in Dental Hygiene [BDSc (DH)] degree...

Novel Ways to Attack Biofilm Developed
April 1, 2009
A research team led by professor Markus Haapasalo at the Division of Endodontics, UBC Faculty of Dentistry, has reported exciting news about the progress of their focus on eradicating oral biofilms...

Student Learning Centre Opens in JBM Building
March 1, 2009
Students now have a much-needed after-hours study space in their home building...

DMD Students encouraged to Experience Rural Setting
March 1, 2009
New funding from the BC Dental Association (BCDA) will ensure UBC Dentistry’s Summer Student Practitioner Program has a rural focus in British Columbia...

Sleep Apnea: Children May Benefit From UBC Device
February 5, 2009
Prof. Alan Lowe’s invention, an oral appliance called Klearway ™, is being tested to treat sleep apnea in children...

 

2008

Watch Dr. David Sweet O.C. Invested Into the Order Of Canada
December 11, 2008
Dr. David J. Sweet O.C. will be invested into the Order of Canada and accepting his insignia on Friday, December 12, at 10:30 a.m. (EST) in Ottawa during an Order of Canada investiture ceremony..

2010 Athletes to get top dental care
December 4, 2008
UBC dentist Chris Zed and alumnus Mark Parhar are leading dental care for the 2010 Winter Games...

UBC GPR Team Raises $12k for Cambodian Children’s Hospital
December 1, 2008
Participants in UBC Dentistry’s General Practice Residency Training Program (GPR) raised over $12,000 for a local children’s hospital while on their biannual community dentistry rotation in Siem Reap, Cambodia...

Dr. Keenman Feng, DMD 1985, volunteers with BC medical team to fix cleft palates in China
October 27, 2008
A team of doctors and volunteers are on their way to a remote part of China to treat children suffering from clefts of the lip and palate... (Canada.com)

Dean’s Night 2008 Awards Recipients
September 23, 2008
Congratulations to all!

Onward to 2010
September 1, 2008
The Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games loom on our horizon...

Dr. Janet Roberts appointed as a mentor and senior instructor at the California Center for Advanced Dental Studies
September 1, 2008
UBC alumnus Dr. Janet Roberts, DMD 1977, has been appointed as a mentor and senior instructor at the California Center for Advanced Dental Studies...

Mouthwashes promise a breath of fresh air
August 19, 2008
(The Wall Street Journal)

UBC General Practice Dental Residents Take Advantage of New Program for the Medically Complex Patient at VGH
August 8, 2008
UBC Faculty of Dentistry general practice dental residents are now able to expand their experience in the newly established Oral Care Program for the Medically Complex Patient (OCPMCP) at Vancouver General Hospital...

Dental Hygiene Research Team wins Prestigious Grant for Clinical Trial
July 24, 2008
Pauline Imai and Penny Hatzimanolakis have been awarded the prestigious Canadian Foundation for Dental Hygiene Research and Education (CFDHRE) grant for 2008...

UBC Forensic Dentist Appointed to Order of Canada
July 2, 2008
BC Faculty of Dentistry alumnus and professor David J. Sweet, DMD, PhD, DABFO (Forensic Odontologist), has been appointed to Officer of the Order of Canada...

UBC Dentistry Dean’s List 2007-2008
June 1, 2008
Find out who they are...

Academic and Faculty Awards and Recognition 2007-2008
June 1, 2008
Congratulations to these outstanding teachers in the Faculty who help all the students achieve their educational goals...