Research Day 2021

Biomaterials & Devices: The Building Blocks of Dentistry

Tuesday, January 26, 2021 – 1:30 – 5:00 p.m. PST

The tradition of Research Day has grown to be one of the most highly anticipated yearly events within the UBC Faculty of Dentistry, showcasing innovative and groundbreaking research presentations by UBC faculty, international scientists, and our undergraduate and graduate students. Pivoting to adapt to our current environment, this half-day event will be held virtually.

Dentistry is surrounded by materials. From preventive therapies to tooth replacement, almost everything in dentistry is “built” by materials. Research Day 2021 will highlight the importance of dental biomaterials and devices in shaping how dental care is currently being delivered, and how developments in materials can dramatically alter the future of dental practice. New restorative materials are being developed that incorporate bioactivity to prevent recurrence of disease, that promote the regeneration of lost tissues, that are compatible with tissues and cells, and so on. Device innovation has also advanced tremendously in dentistry and digital technology is already the dominating stream in many of the procedures in our daily practice. Knowledge of the materials and devices that are shaping the future of dentistry is fundamental for every oral healthcare provider. You do not want to miss this year’s Research Day!



When is UBC Dentistry Research Day in 2021?
Tuesday, January 26, 2021*
From 1:30 to 5:00 pm PST

*Please note that Research Day programming will not be recorded. 

Where is it?
Research Day 2021 will be held on a virtual platform. The link to the event will be shared with registrants 24 hours prior to the event.

Who is Invited?
The entire faculty! This includes all dental, dental hygiene and graduate students, postgraduate residents, staff including postdoctoral fellows, research associates and visitors, as well as full-time and part-time faculty. This year, alumni and friends of the Faculty are also invited to participate in Research Day.

Is there a theme?
Yes, the theme is "Biomaterials & Devices: The Building Blocks of Dentistry".

What is the schedule for the day?
Schedule of Events (PDF)

What about my classes that day?
There are no classes scheduled that day; attendance at Research Day is mandatory for students. First year dental hygiene degree students attending classes in other faculties are excused from Research Day. If you are unable to attend, please contact Siobhan Ryan in Student Services.

May I submit a research poster?
Abstracts were due in November 2020.

Will I obtain CE Credits for attending Research Day?
Yes, you may claim 3 hours of CE credits for Research Day. Letters of attendance will be sent after the event.

Will there be prizes?
Yes, the poster competition will be held on Research Day and 1st place in each category will be awarded $500!

More questions?
Please contact: Ingrid Ellis

Online platform supported by:

It is important to Dentsply Sirona to promote Canadian dental schools, not only through our excellent products and technologies, but also to support continuing education, undergraduate and graduate studies, student life and dental research. When UBC Dentistry approached our company to be the presenting sponsor for Research Day, we promptly accepted and we are proud and pleased for this opportunity to support this day of excellence!