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Empowering UBC Health Professional Students
February 21, 2024
A recent Street Medicine Workshop introduced UBC students to the crucial practice of medical outreach and interprofessional collaboration when working with vulnerable individuals.


MEDTalks: Cellular and Gene Therapies
February 13, 2024
On February 27, join an online panel discussion with Dr. Hugh Kim and leading UBC experts as they share insights into the latest developments, challenges, and prospects in cellular and gene therapy.


In Memoriam: Dr. Alan Lowe
February 9, 2024
UBC Dentistry is saddened to hear of the passing of Dr. Alan Lowe on February 9, 2024.


In Memoriam: Dr. William (Bill) Catalano
February 8, 2024
UBC Dentistry is sad to share the passing of Dr. William (Bill) Catalano on February 6, 2024.


Celebrating Dr. Alan Lowe and His Contributions to Oral Appliance Research
February 6, 2024
We are also proud to recognize the 30th anniversary of Klearway, an appliance spearheaded by Alan Lowe, DMD 1972, which marked a shift in the field of oral appliance research.


UBC Dentistry Video — Celebrating 60 Years!
January 25, 2024
UBC Dentistry has been impacting oral healthcare across Canada for 60 years! Watch this short video to learn about one of Canada’s top dental schools.


Dr. Chris Bryant Honoured with a 2023-24 Alumni Builder Award
January 15, 2024
Congratulations to Christopher (Chris) Bryant, DMD 1991, who received a 2023-24 Alumni Builder Award!


Celebrating 60 Years
January 9, 2024
This year marks the 60th anniversary of UBC Dentistry! In 1964, the Faculty welcomed its first DMD class of eight students. Today, we are a community of more than 3,500 alumni strong.


Celebrating UBC Dentistry Fall Awards and Achievements
December 5, 2023
The UBC Dentistry Fall Awards celebrate outstanding student and faculty achievements and recognize the Faculty’s commitment to excellence in dental education.


Celebrating 2023 Fall Graduation
November 24, 2023
Congratulations to the 21 UBC Dentistry students who graduated this fall!


UBC Dentistry Researchers Among Top 2% Most Cited Scientists
November 15, 2023
Congratulations to the 22 UBC Dentistry researchers who were among the top 2% of most-cited scientists worldwide!


Dentistry Faculty and Alumni Honoured with ACD Fellowships
November 10, 2023
Congratulations to all the UBC Dentistry faculty and alumni honoured with the prestigious American College of Dentists 2023 Fellowships!


In Memoriam: Dr. Timothy Gould
November 10, 2023
UBC Dentistry is saddened to hear of the passing of Dr. Timothy Gould on October 30, 2023.


Dr. Chris Overall Among UBC’s 2023 Distinguished University Scholars
November 1, 2023
Dr. Chris Overall was recently honoured as a Distinguished University Scholar at UBC for 2023—the first time a faculty member from UBC Dentistry has received this distinction!


DHDP Launches New Curriculum with a Focus on Social Entrepreneurship and Public Health
November 1, 2023
The new curriculum exposes students to business and social entrepreneurship education, including a new leadership course.


UBC Dental Hygiene Degree Program Welcomes New Director
October 24, 2023
The UBC Faculty of Dentistry is pleased to welcome Salima Alibhai as the new Dental Hygiene Degree Program Director!


Dentistry Faculty Selected as IPE Scholars
October 13, 2023
Dr. Shimae Soheilipour and Dr. Abiola Adeniyi have been selected for the first cohort of the new UBC Health Interprofessional Education (IPE) Scholars Program.


Celebrating World Thrombosis Day
October 4, 2023
Join the UBC Centre for Blood Research and UBC Dentistry Associate Professor Hugh Kim on Friday, October 13, to celebrate World Thrombosis Day!


Commemorate Orange Shirt Day – September 30
September 28, 2023
Orange Shirt Day is a day to honour and uphold Survivors and Intergenerational Survivors of the Indian Residential School system and to commemorate those who didn’t return home.


UBC Dentistry White Coat Ceremony 2023
September 22, 2023
On September 21, the UBC Faculty of Dentistry hosted the 2023 White Coat ceremony to honour the DHDP and DMD Class of 2026, recognizing their transition into the clinic.


Diversifying Health and Human Service Professions Education
September 19, 2023
Last summer, UBC Dentistry participated in the UBC Diversifying Health Professions Education program, welcoming 30 equity-deserving high school and undergraduate students.


President’s Staff Award for Enhancing UBC Experience
September 19, 2023
Congratulations to Tazim Ahamed, recipient of the 2023 UBC President’s Staff Award for Enhancing UBC Experience.


2023 CODE Annual Meeting
September 18, 2023
From September 21-22, UBC Dentistry hosted the 2023 Consortium of Operative Dentistry Educators (CODE) annual meeting (Pacific Region) at the Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre.


Welcoming the DHDP Class of 2027
September 8, 2023
On September 5, UBC Dentistry proudly welcomed 26 first-year Dental Hygiene Degree Program students and 21 degree-completion students.


Welcome to the DMD Class of 2027
September 7, 2023
On Monday, August 28, UBC Dentistry proudly welcomed 68 new Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) students.


2024 Pacific Dental Conference
February 23, 2024
Join UBC Dentistry at the 2024 Pacific Dental Conference from March 7-9 at the Vancouver Convention Centre.

Stop by the UBC Dentistry booth (#845) in the Exhibit Hall to say hello and receive a limited edition 60th anniversary button!


Celebrating Dr. Alan Lowe and His Contributions to Oral Appliance Research
February 6, 2024
We are also proud to recognize the 30th anniversary of Klearway, an appliance spearheaded by Alan Lowe, DMD 1972, which marked a shift in the field of oral appliance research.


Dr. Chris Bryant Honoured with a 2023-24 Alumni Builder Award
January 15, 2024
Congratulations to Christopher (Chris) Bryant, DMD 1991, who received a 2023-24 Alumni Builder Award!


Celebrating 2023 Fall Graduation
November 24, 2023
Congratulations to the 21 UBC Dentistry students who graduated this fall!


Dentistry Faculty and Alumni Honoured with ACD Fellowships
November 10, 2023
Congratulations to all the UBC Dentistry faculty and alumni honoured with the prestigious American College of Dentists 2023 Fellowships!


Celebrating 10 Years of the Graduate Orthodontics Program
July 12, 2023
Get to know Dr. Asef Karim, MSc, Dip Ortho 2013, as part of a special "in conversation with" feature to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the graduate orthodontics program.


Celebrating 10 Years of the Graduate Pediatrics Program
June 29, 2023
Get to know Dr. Winnie Zhao, MSc, Dip Peds 2013, as part of a special "in conversation with" feature to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the graduate pediatrics program.


Celebrating 10 Years of the Graduate Prosthodontics Program
June 28, 2023
Get to know Dr. Nesrine Mostafa, MSc, Dip Pros 2016, as part of a special "in conversation with" feature to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the graduate prosthodontics program.


Oral Health Month
April 24, 2023
Get to know Shivalika Katyal, DHDP 2019, MSc in Craniofacial Science 2022, as part of a special "in conversation with" feature to celebrate Oral Health Month.


Dr. Chris Bryant: Inspiring the next generation
April 19, 2023
Get to know Chris Bryant, DMD 1991, and his commitment to mentoring the next generation of dentists through the Summer Student Practitioner Program.


Oral Health Month
April 17, 2023
Get to know Akash Villing, DMD 2013, as part of a special "in conversation with" feature to celebrate Oral Health Month.


Oral Health Month
April 11, 2023
Get to know Donna Lee, DHDP 2014, MPH/ DPH 2017, as part of a special "in conversation with" feature to celebrate Oral Health Month.


Oral Health Month
April 3, 2023
Get to know Derek Decloux, DMD 2011, as part of a special "in conversation with" feature to celebrate Oral Health Month.


Dr. Reza Nouri receives the 2022-23 Alumni Builder Award
January 12, 2023
Congratulations to Reza Nouri, DMD 1994, on receiving the UBC Alumni Builder Award for his dedication to oral health.


2021-2022 recipient of the Alumni Builder Award: Anu Rehtlane
February 1, 2022
We’re pleased to announce Anu Rehtlane, DMD 1981, as the Dentistry’s 2021-22 Alumni Builder Award winner.


UBC Dentistry Alumnus Receives Prestigious National Cancer Institute Award
September 1, 2021
Congratulations to Jordan Cheng, DMD 2017 on receiving the National Cancer Institute’s prestigious F99/K00Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Fellow Transition Award.


Dentistry Alumni Inducted into UBC Sports Hall of Fame
April 23, 2021
Congratulations to Caitlin Meredith, DMD 2013, who was recently inducted into the UBC Sports Hall of Fame!


2020-2021 recipient of the Alumni Builder Award: Ed O’Brien
January 1, 2021
Congratulations to Ed O’Brien, DMD 1978, on receiving the Faculty of Dentistry's 2020-21 Alumni Builder Award!


2019-2020 recipient of the Alumni Builder Award: Richard Wilczek
April 1, 2020
Congratulations to Richard Wilczek, DMD 1981, on receiving the Faculty of Dentistry's 2019-2020 Alumni Builder Award!


Dr. Chris Bryant Honoured with a 2023-24 Alumni Builder Award
January 15, 2024
Congratulations to Christopher (Chris) Bryant, DMD 1991, who received a 2023-24 Alumni Builder Award!


Celebrating UBC Dentistry Fall Awards and Achievements
December 5, 2023
The UBC Dentistry Fall Awards celebrate outstanding student and faculty achievements and recognize the Faculty’s commitment to excellence in dental education.


Dr. Chris Overall Among UBC’s 2023 Distinguished University Scholars
November 1, 2023
Dr. Chris Overall was recently honoured as a Distinguished University Scholar at UBC for 2023—the first time a faculty member from UBC Dentistry has received this distinction!


President’s Staff Award for Enhancing UBC Experience
September 19, 2023
Congratulations to Tazim Ahamed, recipient of the 2023 UBC President’s Staff Award for Enhancing UBC Experience.


2023 Canadian Institutes of Health Research Project Grants
August 16, 2023
Congratulations to the UBC Dentistry faculty who were awarded funding through the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Project Grant: Spring 2023 competition!


Graduate Support Initiative (GSI) Awards Recipients
July 27, 2023
Congratulations to the UBC Dentistry graduate students who have received this year’s Graduate Support Initiative awards!


Part-time Faculty Appreciation
June 21, 2023
Thank you to all the practitioners, specialists, and dental hygienists who generously served as part-time faculty members during the 2022-23 academic year!


John McNeill Excellence in Health Research Mentorship Award
June 13, 2023
Congratulations to Dr. Christopher Overall on his recognition as an outstanding mentor to faculty colleagues, graduate students, and post-doctoral fellows in the early stages of their academic careers.


Congratulations to the 2023 Graduation Awards Recipients!
June 2, 2023
Congratulations to the 2023 Graduation Awards Recipients!


2022-23 Killam Teaching Prize and Graduate Teaching Assistant Award
May 16, 2023
Congratulations to Dr. Ahmed Hieawy and Tala Maragha, recipients of this year’s Killam Teaching Prize and Killam Graduate Teaching Assistant Award.


2023 BC Dental Association Awards
March 14, 2023
Congratulations to alumni Catherine Poh, Gregory Chang, Clifford Pau and Angela Wong on receiving 2023 BC Dental Association (BCDA) Awards!


2023 Alumni Affiliate Award Recipients
March 9, 2023
Congratulations to our 2023 Alumni Affiliate Award recipients, Dr. William Catalano, Susan Schmitz and Dr. Edwin Yen!


Dr. Reza Nouri receives the 2022-23 Alumni Builder Award
January 12, 2023
Congratulations to Reza Nouri, DMD 1994, on receiving the UBC Alumni Builder Award for his dedication to oral health.


TeamSmile Achievements
December 2, 2022
UBC Dentistry is incredibly proud of the awards, grants and funding that our faculty and students continue to earn! Learn more about their achievements.


Dr. Jessica Rosin Awarded Tier 2 Canada Research Chair
November 29, 2022
Congratulations to Dr. Jessica Rosin, who was recently announced as the Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Immune Regulation of Developmental Programs!


Julia Burgess Wins Award at Hinman Student Research Symposium
November 29, 2022
Congratulations to Julia Burgess (DMD 2024 candidate) on receiving a Most Outstanding Presentation in Basic Science Research Award at the 27th Hinman Student Research Symposium!


Trailblazers: An evening of awards and celebration
November 14, 2022
On October 18, nearly 200 attendees gathered to celebrate and recognize the many accomplishments of our faculty and students.


Dr. Christopher Overall receives 2022 Helmut Holzer Award
November 3, 2022
Professor Christopher M. Overall was awarded the 2022 Helmut Holzer Award, an honour recognizing outstanding contributions to advancement of the field of proteolysis.


Student-Nominated Faculty Teaching Awards
June 10, 2022
Congratulations to these outstanding educators in the Faculty who help all the students achieve their educational goals.


Ralph Phillips Student Research Award
March 25, 2022
Congratulations MSc Student Dr. Shayan Darvish!


Align Technology Research Award
March 25, 2022
Drs. Edwin Yen and Sharmila Arjunan are the recipients of the Align Technology Research Award!


Small TLEF Innovation Grants
March 25, 2022
Congratulations to three of our faculty members, Drs. Leeann Donnelly, PJ Murphy, and Mario Brondani!


Dr. Adriana Manso Awarded 2022/23 Grant for Catalyzing Research Clusters
March 25, 2022
Congratulations to Dr. Adriana Manso once again!


Cardiac Art Competition 2022 Winners Announced
March 25, 2022
Artodontia 2022 Winners


UBC Collaborative Research Mobility Award
February 25, 2022
Congratulations to Dr. Adriana Manso, who has received a UBC Collaborative Research Mobility Award!


2024 Pacific Dental Conference
February 23, 2024
Join UBC Dentistry at the 2024 Pacific Dental Conference from March 7-9 at the Vancouver Convention Centre.

Stop by the UBC Dentistry booth (#845) in the Exhibit Hall to say hello and receive a limited edition 60th anniversary button!


MEDTalks: Cellular and Gene Therapies
February 13, 2024
On February 27, join an online panel discussion with Dr. Hugh Kim and leading UBC experts as they share insights into the latest developments, challenges, and prospects in cellular and gene therapy.


Celebrating World Thrombosis Day
October 4, 2023
Join the UBC Centre for Blood Research and UBC Dentistry Associate Professor Hugh Kim on Friday, October 13, to celebrate World Thrombosis Day!


Commemorate Orange Shirt Day – September 30
September 28, 2023
Orange Shirt Day is a day to honour and uphold Survivors and Intergenerational Survivors of the Indian Residential School system and to commemorate those who didn’t return home.


UBC Dentistry White Coat Ceremony 2023
September 22, 2023
On September 21, the UBC Faculty of Dentistry hosted the 2023 White Coat ceremony to honour the DHDP and DMD Class of 2026, recognizing their transition into the clinic.


2023 Pacific Dental Conference
March 1, 2023
Check out all the events and places to participate in the 2023 Pacific Dental Conference, and stop by UBC Dentistry's booth #945 in the Exhibit Hall!


MEDTalks: Ensuring Healthy Aging
February 7, 2023
On March 2, join Shunhau To, Geriatric Dentistry Program Manager, to learn about different approaches to increasing and promoting healthy aging.


UBC Giving Day 2022
March 24, 2022
This year, we want to ask your help to support the Dentistry Community Access Fund, which helps our patients in need!


DUS Faculty & Alumni vs. Students Soccer Tournament
February 14, 2022
Join the DUS for the Faculty, Alumni and Student soccer tournament! Click to register.


Highlights: Research Day 2022
January 28, 2022
Read about the highlights from Research Day 2022!


White Coat Ceremony 2021
October 20, 2021
Congratulations to our DMD and DHDP Classes of 2024! You can view the video of the ceremony (below), or view the ceremony photo album  


MedTalks | September 18, 2021
July 21, 2021
Click to register for this free UBC Vancouver Homecoming event!


UBC Homecoming | September 17-19, 2021
July 21, 2021
UBC Vancouver Homecoming events are available for all alumni, regardless of location! Click to view event schedule!


Class of 2021 Graduation Celebration
June 14, 2021


Celebrating TeamSmile
June 4, 2021
Check out some of the highlights from the "Celebrating TeamSmile" event!


In Memoriam: Dr. Alan Lowe
February 9, 2024
UBC Dentistry is saddened to hear of the passing of Dr. Alan Lowe on February 9, 2024.


In Memoriam: Dr. William (Bill) Catalano
February 8, 2024
UBC Dentistry is sad to share the passing of Dr. William (Bill) Catalano on February 6, 2024.


In Memoriam: Dr. Timothy Gould
November 10, 2023
UBC Dentistry is saddened to hear of the passing of Dr. Timothy Gould on October 30, 2023.


In Memoriam: Joan Voris
May 25, 2023
UBC Dentistry is saddened to hear of the passing of Joan Voris, UBC Dental Hygiene Diploma Director (1971 to 1986), on May 21, 2023.


In Memoriam: Dr. George Beagrie
March 8, 2023
UBC Dentistry is saddened to hear of the passing of Dr. George Beagrie, a former Dean of the UBC Faculty of Dentistry (1978-1988). on March 3, 2023,


In Memoriam: Dr. Robert Clarke
February 25, 2023
UBC Dentistry is saddened to hear of the passing of Dr. Robert Clarke (DMD 1969) on February 18, 2023.


In Memoriam: Dr. Paul Robertson
December 28, 2022
UBC Dentistry is saddened to hear of the passing of Dr. Paul Robertson, a former Dean of UBC Dentistry (1988-1992), on December 24, 2022.


In Memoriam: Dr. David Kennedy
September 11, 2022
UBC Dentistry is saddened to hear of the passing of Dr. David Kennedy on September 9, 2022


In Memoriam: Dr. William (Bill) Hadaway
August 6, 2022
UBC Dentistry is saddened to hear of the passing of  Dr. William (Bill) Hadaway on August 6, 2022.


In Memoriam: Dr. Alnoor Somji
July 18, 2022
UBC Dentistry is saddened to hear of the passing of Dr. Alnoor Somji (DMD 1982)


In Memoriam: Dr. Terry Kline
May 6, 2022
UBC Dentistry is saddened to hear of the passing of Dr. Terry Kline on May 4, 2022.


In Memoriam: Dr. Kwesi Baffoe
March 31, 2022
UBC Dentistry is saddened to hear of the passing of Dr. Kwesi Baffoe (DMD 1972) on March 24, 2022


In Memoriam: Dr. William Rosebush
January 9, 2022
UBC Dentistry is saddened to hear of the passing of Dr. William Rosebush (DMD 1983) on Sunday, January 9, 2022.


In Memoriam: Dr. Ken Yaegaki
November 18, 2021
UBC Dentistry is saddened to hear of the passing of Dr. Ken Yaegaki, a longtime clinical professor at UBC Dentistry, on November 13, 2021.


In Memoriam: Dr. Don Lauriente
August 11, 2021
UBC Dentistry is saddened to hear of the passing of Dr. Don Lauriente (DMD 1978).


In Memoriam: Dr. David Zack
August 1, 2021
UBC Dentistry is saddened to hear of the passing of Dr. David Zack, Founding Assistant Dean and Founding Clinic Director from 1968 until 1982.


In Memoriam: Dr. Dale Henry
July 5, 2021
UBC Dentistry is saddened to hear of the passing of Dr. Dale Henry (DMD 1991) at the end of June 2021.


In Memoriam: Dr. Manu Dua
March 25, 2021
UBC Dentistry is saddened to hear of the passing of Dr. Manu Dua (DMD 20212) on March 14, 2021.


In Memoriam: Dr. Marvin Christianson
October 18, 2020
UBC Dentistry is saddened to hear of the passing of Dr. Marvin Christianson, DMD 1968, in October 2020.


In Memoriam: Dr. Kin Kong Wan
September 18, 2020
UBC Dentistry is saddened to hear of the passing of Dr. Kin Kong Wan in September 2020.


In Memoriam: Dr. Ralph Yorsh
May 18, 2020
UBC Dentistry is saddened to hear of the passing of Dr. Ralph Yorsh in May 2020.


In Memoriam: Dr. Andrew Cheng
April 30, 2020
UBC Dentistry is saddened to hear of the passing of Dr. Andrew Cheng, a part-time UBC Dentistry faculty member and a long-term SSPP mentor, on April 23, 2020.


In Memoriam: Dr. Hyung Kim
November 18, 2019
UBC Dentistry is saddened to hear of the passing of Dr. Hyung Kim (DMD 1971) on November 8, 2019.


In Memoriam: Dr. Sandra Sudmant
September 18, 2019
UBC Dentistry is saddened to hear of the passing of Dr. Sandra Sudmant, DMD 1981, in the summer of 2019.


UBC Dentistry Researchers Among Top 2% Most Cited Scientists
November 15, 2023
Congratulations to the 22 UBC Dentistry researchers who were among the top 2% of most-cited scientists worldwide!


2023 Canadian Institutes of Health Research Project Grants
August 16, 2023
Congratulations to the UBC Dentistry faculty who were awarded funding through the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Project Grant: Spring 2023 competition!


Canadian Fluoridation Society
May 23, 2023
Dr. Mario Brondani and team recently launched the Canadian Fluoridation Society, sharing verified info and resources about the benefits of fluoridated drinking water.


Dr. Jessica Rosin Awarded Tier 2 Canada Research Chair
November 29, 2022
Congratulations to Dr. Jessica Rosin, who was recently announced as the Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Immune Regulation of Developmental Programs!


Competitive UBC funding supports Dentistry profs’ initiatives
September 6, 2019
Their projects will enhance learning and discovery at the Faculty of Dentistry


Research Day 2019: Regenerate
January 21, 2019
Alma Mater Society Student Nest, Great Hall | Registration and resource material >>


Donald M. Brunette receives the 2018 IADR Distinguished Scientist Award in Research in Prosthodontics and Implants
July 25, 2018
Brunette has conducted exceptional research over a broad spectrum of important topics in cell biology, biomaterials, implantology, periodontology and oral malodor


Focus on Scientific Imaging seminar series May 2018
May 28, 2018
Imaging Photodeposited Metal Oxide Thin Films (using FIB-SEM) by Kevan Dettelbach, Berlinguette Lab


Highly regarded Volpe Prize goes to a UBC doctoral student again
May 9, 2018
Graduate student Dr. Jiarui Bi won the prestigious Volpe Prize for the best clinical research in periodontology by students in dentistry


Researchers at UBC Dentistry received $2.7M in CIHR funding as part of $43M to the university
January 26, 2018
Funding supports the research of Drs. Dieter Brömme, Hugh Kim, Hannu Larjava, Lari Häkkinen, and Mario Brondani


Researchers discover biggest enzyme structure that helps bacterial infection
September 28, 2017
Discovery from the University of BC and the University of Waterloo provides new insights into how bacteria invade their hosts


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


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


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