Laura
Dempster
B.Sc. D. (DH), M.Sc., Ph.D.
laura Dempster
Main Appointments

Associate Professor, Faculty of Dentistry

 

Cross Appointments

Researcher, Wilson Centre for Research in Education

Affiliated Scientist, Centre for Ambulatory Care Education (CACE), Women’s College Hospital

Email
L.Dempster@dentistry.utoronto.ca
Phone
416-864-8207

Dr. Laura Dempster’s research focuses on teaching, learning, and assessment of communication and other related non-technical skills. She is also interested in factors that influence the clinician/patient relationship, including expectations between patients and clinicians, and the impact of dental anxiety on patient experience. 

Research & Clinical Specialties
Distinctions

Kamienski Professorship in Dental Education Research

Cross-Appointed Researcher, Wilson Centre for Research in Education

Affiliated Scientist, Centre for Ambulatory Care Education (CACE), Women’s College Hospital

Past President, Association of Canadian Faculties of Dentistry

Past President, Education Research Group, International Association of Dental Research

Select Publications

Perusini D., Llacuachaqui, M., Sigal M., Dempster LJ.  (2016).  Undergraduate Dental Students’ Experiences and Perceptions in the Provision of Dental Treatment to Persons with Disabilities.  J Dental Education 80: 301-310.

Patodia S., LeBlanc V., Haas DA., Dempster LJ.  (2016).  Ontario Dentists Views and Practice of Sedation and General Anaesthesia.  J Canadian Dental Association. (in press)

Farmer J., Ramraj C., Azarpazhooh A., Dempster LJ., Ravaghi V., Quiñonez C. (2016).  Comparing Self-Reported and Clinically Diagnosed Unmet Dental Treatment Needs Using a Nationally Representative Survey. Journal of Public Health Dentistry. (in press)