Research Day 2022

Vanquishing Foes: The Haapasalo Method

Tuesday, January 25, 2022
2:00 – 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. This half-day event will be held virtually.

Professor Markus Haapasalo has had a distinguished academic career and his highly productive research endeavours and 250 peer-reviewed articles have generated an h-index of 60 and over 10,000 citations. As a clinical endodontist, he has focused his research on agents for disinfecting dental root canals and oral biofilms. He developed a laboratory model for killing bacteria that led to a commercial antibacterial root canal irrigant. QMiX™ disinfectant, now widely accepted in North America, is patented and marketed globally. Dr. Haapasalo has served on the editorial boards of several high-ranking scholarly journals and was the Editor-in-Chief of Endodontic Topics. He has lectured in approximately 40 countries around the world and received numerous teaching and research awards, including the Louis I. Grossman Award from the American Association of Endodontists for the cumulative publication of significant research studies that have made an extraordinary contribution to endodontology.

Please join us on Tuesday, January 25, 2022 for a tribute to our very own Dr. Markus Haapasalo!


  • Registration for faculty, staff, and non-UBC attendees  (Registration is now closed)


Please consider making a gift to the UBC Dentistry Grad Endo Research Fund to support & inspire the incredible research initiatives undertaken by the UBC Dentistry Graduate Endodontics department. All donations are eligible for a charitable tax receipt.

When is UBC Dentistry Research Day in 2022?
Tuesday, January 25, 2021*
From 2:00 to 5:00 pm PST

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

Where is it?
Research Day 2022 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 "Vanquishing Foes: The Haapasalo Method" to honour the distinguished career and research of UBC Dentistry's own Dr. Markus Haapasalo.

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

What about my classes that day?
There are no classes scheduled that afternoon; 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 2021.

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