Oral Health Month April 2016

Minjun, Yue (2009). A-maze-ing Laughter [Bronze sculpture]. Vancouver, BC: Morton Park.

Minjun, Yue (2009). A-maze-ing Laughter [Bronze sculpture]. Vancouver, BC: Morton Park.

Celebrate Canada’s national oral health month with the Faculty of Dentistry!

Check out some recent articles and news about how UBC Dentistry students, alumni, faculty and friends are making a difference in the oral health of people in local, national and international communities.

Get involved: Farther below you will find links to community programs, summer programs and community resources, and the not-to-be-missed National Dental Hygienists Week.

Give your support: Oral Health Month is an ideal time to make a donation to a UBC Dentistry project that makes a difference in the community. We suggest The Dr. Catherine Poh Oral Cancer Research Fund, the Oral Cancer Discovery Fund, or the Community Access Fund.

Feature Articles

Fourth-Year DMD Travel Clinics—Alumni Pay Their Experiences Forward
March 23, 2016
Travel clinics reveal that dentistry is a valuable skill transferable to almost anywhere in the world, UBC student participants also learn that helping those less fortunate can bring satisfaction back home—on the job and in their own communities.

Dental hygiene students on rotation to Vietnam
March 10, 2016
Two fourth-year students dental hygiene students, and a faculty leader undertook a volunteer dental hygiene rotation to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, in December 2015

More feature articles >>

Recent News

Dental hygiene alumni duo win international social responsibility award
February 23, 2016
Global competition recognizes dental hygienists who initiate oral health interventions aimed at improving the oral health of disadvantaged children

Blue light shines brightly as a highly useful oral cancer surgery tool
January 27, 2016
Findings of study showed use of FV during surgery significantly reduced the three-year recurrence of cancerous tissue in the affected oral region.

Catherine Poh, principal investigator, discusses COOLS trial
January 27, 2016
Discussion about use of blue light to distinguish between normal tissue and cancerous tissue, helping surgeons provide a better treatment to oral cancer patients.

More news >>

National Dental Hygienists Week™

April 9 to 15 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.

Visit the CDHA website for more NDHW™ information >>

Community Resources

Check out 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.

Feature article: The Summer Student Practitioner Program Experience
March 23, 2016
Student and Mentor Comments and Spotlight: James Chen

Professional Organizations

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