Feature Stories

UBC Dentistry students are making an impact in the community by providing dental care to marginalized women and their families in the new Elizabeth Fry Health Centre. Funding from GreenShield ensures dental services are fully integrated.
The UBC Dentistry Graduation Awards celebrate outstanding student achievements and recognize the Faculty’s commitment to excellence in dental education.
On June 30, the Faculty of Dentistry is saying farewell to Dr. Michael Flunkert, a passionate and skilled educator who has been teaching with the Faculty since 2018.
This spring, Maranda Mazoka, BDSc 2024, joined the Peace Roadshow and visited the cities of Fort Nelson, Chetwynd, and Mackenzie, where she had the opportunity to present the dental hygiene profession to high school students.
Dr. Esteves has served as Dean pro tem since August 28, 2023. This extension of appointment is for the period August 28, 2024, until the earlier of August 27, 2025, or the appointment of the new Dean.
Drs. Leonard Foster, Honglin Luo, Chris Overall, Arinjay Banerjee, Gabriela Cohen Freue, B. Brett Finlay, Michael Gold, Eric Jan, Sheila Teves, and Stuart Turvey received a grant from the Canadian Foundation for Innovation and BC Knowledge Development Fund, totalling $5.4 million, for their project titled “Transformative and disruptive systems immunology.”
We are pleased to announce that, effective July 1, 2024, Dr. Jolanta Aleksejuniene has been promoted to the rank of Professor with tenure, and Dr. Bingshuang Zou has been awarded tenure in the rank of Associate Professor.
Being a university student is an exciting time to learn and grow, but it also presents the challenge of balancing school with overall health and wellbeing. That’s why the UBC Faculty of Dentistry created a special Student Wellness Fund to support students in prioritizing their mental and physical health so they can thrive.
Congratulations to fourth-year dental hygiene students Jasneet Bal, Sarina Gill, Kacie Haberlin, and Tayler Treit, who won UBC Dentistry’s inaugural Social Entrepreneurship Leadership (SEL) Health Challenge.