In Memoriam: Dr. Manu Dua

The UBC Faculty of Dentistry lost one of its enthusiastic and talented alumni with the recent passing of Dr. Manu Dua DMD 2012 after fighting courageously with oral cancer for almost two years. He opened his dental practice in 2016 at the Montgomery Dental Centre in Calgary, Alberta, and went above and beyond for every patient that he met. From completing a dental mission trip in an orphanage in Peru to volunteering to provide dental care for the less fortunate in downtown Calgary, Dr. Dua showed an immense heart with a giving spirit.

In the Dentaltown article that Dr. Dua wrote about his oral cancer diagnosis, he said “No matter what circumstances you have in life, stay strong and embrace all that life throws your way because living in fear is no way to live. Refuse to let your life be defined by your circumstances; rather, find the inner strength and courage to respond and thrive amidst the most difficult of times, because we are all much stronger than we could begin to imagine.