UBC Vancouver Summer Program 2016 at the Faculty of Dentistry

On July 18, 2016, 32 dental students from six Chinese universities* arrived in Vancouver to participate in a four-week educational program in the UBC Faculty of Dentistry. This was the third time Dentistry offered courses in UBC’s Vancouver Summer Program, an initiative of the Office of the Provost and Vice President Academic.

The educational program consisted of a multidisciplinary course in dental caries and oral cancer. Read the course descriptions here >>

In addition, the course included other disciplines of dentistry: geriatric dentistry, oral pathology, oral medicine, oral diagnosis, oral radiology, maxillofacial prosthesis, pediatric dentistry, endodontics, and forensic odontology.

All students successfully completed the program.

Participants in the UBC Vancouver Summer Program at the Faculty of Dentistry outside the Nobel Biocare Oral Health Centre, July 22, 2016.

Participants in the UBC Vancouver Summer Program at the Faculty of Dentistry outside the Nobel Biocare Oral Health Centre, July 22, 2016.

View the photo gallery of students receiving their certificates from Dr. Edwin Yen, Acting Dean of UBC Dentistry.

Nineteen faculty members from UBC Dentistry (Drs. Jolanta Aleksejuniene, Bertrand Chan, Nirpjit Dosanjh, Lamia El Adwar, Denise Lalonde, David MacDonald, Adriana Manso, Kavita Mathu-Maju, Samson Ng, Caroline Nguyen, Komkham Pattanaporn, Catherine Poh, Clive Roberts, Rajan Saini, Ya Shen, David Sweet, Eli Whitney, Chris Wyatt, and Lewei Zhang) contributed to the course.

The Vancouver Summer Programs in Dentistry was coordinated by Dr. Ravindra Shah, Director of International Relations.

Also, during their stay, the students attended a multicultural workshop, visited the Museum of Anthropology, and attended a graduate education fair and a sports festival at UBC. They also participated in demonstrations at the Centre for High-Throughput Phenogenomics.

* Central South University, Changsha, Hunan Province; Jilin University Changchun, Jilin Province; Sun Yat-sen University, also known as Zhongshan University, Guangzhou, Guangdong Province; Wuhan University, Wuhan, Hubei Province; Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an, Shaanxi Province; Zhejiang University also known as Che Kiang University, Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province

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Dr. Gethin Owen demonstrates the Helios NanoLab 650 dual beam scanning electron microscope for visiting students from China during the UBC Vancouver Student Program at the Faculty of Dentistry.

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Students from China participating in the UBC Vancouver Summer Program at the Faculty of Dentistry receive an equipment demonstration in the Centre for High-Throughput Phenogenomics.

Dr. Nancy Ford leads a tour of the Centre of High-Throughput Phenogenomics for students in the UBC Summer Student Program 2016. The students were visiting from six Chinese universities.

Dr. Nancy Ford leads a tour of the Centre of High-Throughput Phenogenomics for students in the UBC Vancouver Summer Program at the Faculty of Dentistry. The students were visiting from six Chinese universities.