On May 25, a ribbon cutting ceremony held at U of T’s Faculty of Dentistry included staff, faculty, students, alumni, friends and donors, and representatives from the University of Toronto and the Government of Canada, who came together
Last summer, Dr. Barry Sessle attended the official opening of The Sessle Lab at Aarhus University Department of Dentistry in Denmark in recognition of his internationally-renowned research into orofacial pain.
Adjunct Professor and Faculty of Dentistry alumnus Dr. Jack Gerrow has received The 2018 Gies Award for Outstanding Innovation. Only a small group of Canadians have received this prominent recognition from the ADEA Gies Foundation.
The Faculty of Dentistry UofT in conjunction with Bridge to Health, and in partnership with Kigezi Healthcare Foundation (KIHEFO), a local not-for-profit NGO, sent our largest team into the field in Uganda.
The top students in each discipline were announced Friday at the end of the Licensing & Awards Ceremony, held at the Carlu on Friday, June 9th. Which students had the first tie for a proficiency award -- the first tie since its
The graduating Class of 1T7 began their new lives as dental professionals after Friday’s Licensing & Awards and Convocation ceremonies. But for Shoshana Gastfreund-Aziza, that new life had more than metaphorical meaning.
The University of Toronto Cressy Awards, handed out at a special ceremony on April 25th, recognize graduating students for their community spirit and accomplishments throughout their time at the University. This year’s
On April 4, the DSS held their annual feel-good DSS Awards Night, honouring the best professors, demos and instructors of the year. This year also saw the awarding of the second annual Colour Group Games Cup to Blue Team, for their
The role of the alpha 11 integrin, a cell adhesion receptor, in cardiac cell differentiation and cardiac dysfunction, is the basis for a study just funded by the Heart and Stroke Foundation Canada. The $271.5K grant will enable a three-
Assistant Professor Massieh Moayedi is part of an international research group that has been awarded a 3-year, £260K grant from Arthritis Research UK. The hallmark study will for the first time run a brain imaging study identifying
Imagine a scaffold built from DNA nanostructures that attracts towards it—like a black hole—proteins and other building blocks essential for forming enamel.From the way these scaffolds are constructed, the nanostructures can also
A wave of fresh new talent hits Dentistry this month as the Faculty welcomes three new managers. Who are these powerhouses? We sat down with Beth Hensler (Manager, Academic Administration), Rebecca Ko (
Metastatic oral cancer isn’t a subject Alexandra Blake thought she’d be studying as part of her DDS education. But the 2nd year student, who first started working with Assistant Professor Marco Magalhaes
Antibiotics do not routinely need to be prescribed for dental patients with weight bearing joint replacements. That’s the finding of a consensus statement issued from a working group of dentists, orthopaedic surgeons and infectious
A novel breast tissue filler foam developed to replace missing breast tissue after breast cancer surgeries has netted Professor Paul Santerre (cross-appointed to the Institute of Biomaterials & Biomedical Engineering) a 2016-17
A joint study between UofT Dentistry’s Assistant Professor Dilani Senadheera, Wilfred Laurier University, and McMaster University have received a GlycoNet Collaborative Team grant worth over $400K to develop novel strategies to disrupt
It’s the model dentistry has followed for the past hundred years, in which a community of patients revolves around a solitary dental practice. But according to Dr. Christian S. Stohler, the Faculty’s 2016 George Zarb Clinical Research
Named after the Ötzal Alps where he was discovered, Ötzi was just 45 when he died around 3,300 BCE. And though the oldest known European mummy didn’t die from complications of the disease, mitochondrial DNA analysis has shown that the
Dentistry students took relaxation to novel new levels at the second annual “puppy therapy event.” Organized by the Dental Students’ Society’s (DSS) wellness team and wellness officer Diana Liu on November 18th, the event
For the first time, scientists at the University of Toronto have identified micro RNA-21 as a key driver of “environmental” memory in stem cells – but it’s how scientists may be able to manipulate those memories that could lead to a
Dentin sensitivity, an age-old problem affecting an estimated 98% of the population at some point in their lives, is being countered this month through the launch of a novel new product, UNO Gel – and it’s a product with a UofT
They’re small, unassuming – and potentially deadly. And while most bacteria are rendered harmless by the body’s defense mechanisms, to date there has been very little understanding of exactly how bacteria are able to navigate
Faculty of Dentistry’s Dr. David Lam has been awarded a highly prestigious Connaught Fund to host a Summer Connaught Pain Institute, drawing investigators from around the globe to partake in workshops meant to further pain research.
Let music be your medicine: new research by PhD Candidate Alicia Howard suggests that music prescription can make a significant impact on quality of life for people suffering from chronic pain due to TMJ disorders.