Oral Health Month April 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.

Feature Article

Dentistry Students in the Chilcotin—Gratitude Goes Both Ways

Recent News

Blue spotlight on a silent killer (Oral cancer symptoms can be identified and treated more quickly thanks to efforts by UBC’s Catherine Poh) UBC News

National Dental Hygienists Week™

April 6 to 12 is National Dental Hygienists Week™. Sponsored by the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA), a national organization representing more than 26,800 dental hygienists across the country, NDHW™ is a perfect opportunity to take up the challenge of making oral hygiene a priority in your daily life. Read more on the CDHA media release >>

Visit the CDHA website for more NDHW™ information >>

Dean Charles Shuler

Dean Charles Shuler shows off his smile for National Dental Hygienists Week™.

Ginny Cathcart Blog

Read the blog: Thoughts on the profession “then and now” from Ginny Cathcart, BCDHA President 1994 – 2003 on bcdha.com >>

Community Resources

Check out the new UBC Dentistry’s community resources links >>

Community Volunteer Clinical Program

The Community Volunteer Clinical Program engages volunteer dentists, including alumni, and all years of students (both DMD and dental hygiene degree students) in weekend clinics at multiple locations in the Lower Mainland and beyond.

Click through here to check out all that is happening in the Community Volunteer Clinical Program locally, provincially and internationally.

Summer Student Practitioner Program

April is the time of year DMD students start to think about their upcoming summer. This year many third-year DMD students will be working at a local dental practice. Click through here to check out the program that make summer a valuable time to learn.

Professional Organizations

Dentists, dental hygienists and patients can learn more about oral health this April by visiting the following pages of these professional organizations: