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On October 1, the Faculty of Dentistry unveiled a new recognition platform for its alumni: the Alumni of Influence Award. This award will given out annually by the

2019-10-04read more

A novel nanosystem developed by U of T Dentistry professor Anil Kishen shows promising results in promoting healing and regeneration by host tissues following root canals. That’s according to research published earlier this year in

2019-09-26read more

What's new in the Student Life and Student Services offices for 2019-20? We sat down with Director of Student Life, Richard Rayman, and Registrar Samantha Freeman-Atwood, to find out.

2019-09-12read more

On August 27, before family and friends, staff and faculty, students entering into the DDS Class of 2023 performed their oath of ethical practice and donned their white coats. 

2019-09-12read more

A group of University of Toronto researchers has been awarded a five-year Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR) grant to develop new restorative materials for dental caries, or cavities. The grant, worth $939,040, will help

2019-09-05read more

Nearly 20 years ago, Paul Santerre and his team pioneered a new way of making medical implants that reduces the risk of blood clots and infections. Now, the technology is set to go global after being acquired by Evonik

2019-08-30read more

This week, with a full day symposium and workshop, the Faculty of Dentistry officially opened the doors of its new imaging facility to members of the research community, CAMiLoD: the collaborative advanced microscopy labs of Dentistry

2019-07-05read more

Members of the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Dentistry community were recognized at the International Association of Dental Research (IADR) meeting, held in Vancouver this past June 19-22. The session, representing the largest

2019-07-02read more

U of T Dentistry’s professor Chris McCulloch was honoured with the first-ever Canadian Association of Dental Research (CADR) /Association of Canadian Faculties of Dentistry (ACFD) National Dental Research Award at a special awards

2019-07-02read more

The Faculty of Dentistry Staff Excellence and teaching awards -- the W.W. Wood and Bruce Hord Master Teacher awards --  were handed out at the annual Staff and Faculty Summer Luncheon on Friday, June 28. Read about the winners here. 

2019-06-25read more

As the Toronto Raptors face off against the Golden Warriors in Canada's first NBA playoff, we speak to someone who will be there court side if the last game comes back to Toronto (and Van Fleet loses another tooth): Raptor's dentist, U

2019-06-13read more

The DDS Class of 2019 said goodbye to their student scrubs this past Friday, June 7th as they received their Doctor of Dental Surgery degrees and practice licenses. 

2019-06-10read more

On Friday, June 7, the Faculty of Dentistry graduates seven DDS enlisted in Canada's Armed Forces -- it's largest enlisted cohort since the World Wars. Here are some of their stories. 

 

2019-06-06read more

This week, the 120-member Faculty of Dentistry Class of 2019 graduates. Here is the story of Richard He, one of the Faculty's Student Ambassadors, who will be taking up a general practice residency in Fresno, California. 

2019-06-05read more

It’s been likened to a spider pulling at the threads of its web. But instead of silk and spider legs, this describes the recently-discovered mechanical communication process between macrophages and fibroblasts in the extra cellular

2019-06-04read more

A unique discovery about the nature of neutrophils — the most numerous white blood cells in the body — may lead to new models for diagnosing and tracking inflammatory diseases such as cancer and osteoarthritis. 

2019-05-29read more

It’s known as the Venture Cup: the holy grail for student entrepreneurs with a gleam in their eye, those searching not just for funds to help their budding business bloom, but for networks, advice, and a venue to test their world-class

2019-05-13read more

Faculty of Dentistry students Cameron Goertzen, Ryan Noh, Christi Steele, Lauren Valente and Jonathan Yu were among the many students recognized with Gordon Cressy Leadership awards from the University of Toronto last week. 

2019-04-29read more

More dentists are detecting oral cancers in Ontario — and earlier — than ever before. That’s one of the takeaways stemming from a new study out of the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Dentistry, published this month in the Journal

2019-04-23read more

Associate professor Carlos Quiñonez was honoured with the Canadian Dental Association’s Award of Merit at its annual general meeting on April 12. 

2019-04-23read more

Two fundamental science projects at the Faculty of Dentistry were recently awarded National Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) research grants in the latest round of competition. 

2019-04-23read more

U of T study provides first evidence that bacteria are not solely responsible for tooth decay

A new study by researchers at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Dentistry provides the first evidence that the body’s own

2019-04-09read more

Associate professor Laura Dempster was awarded the 2019 ADEAGies Foundation Education Fellowship at the 2019 ADEA annual session, held in Chicago this past March. The Fellowship offers the awardee a unique, three-month experience at the

2019-04-09read more

Daniel Haas, dean of the Faculty of Dentistry, was recognized with the 2019 Chair of the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) Board of Directors Citation on March 17, at the annual meeting.The Citation honours the leadership of

2019-04-01read more

They’re passionate, they’re committed in their learning. And they want to tell the world how great their school is.

Meet the Faculty of Dentistry’s student ambassadors: Anmol Biajar (DDS 2), Richard He (DDS 4) and Madonna

2019-03-18read more

Two graduate students have been awarded prestigious Mitacs Accelerator postdoctoral fellowships, enabling them to work in up-and-coming biomedical technology incubator companies. 

2019-03-18read more

Immune cell scaffolds, plant-based analgesics, and a book chapter in Advanced Dental Biomaterials are among the research projects receiving accolades this month.

2019-03-18read more

Faculty of Dentistry associate professor Yoav Finer, who holds the George Zarb/Nobel Bio Care Chair in Prosthodontics, was among the winners of this year's Connaught Innovation Awards for his work developing a new

2019-03-14read more

A dual approach to regenerating bone, involving an osteoporosis drug conjugate and a novel, biodegradable graft system, is offering hope for improved dental implant success. 

2019-03-04read more

The White Coat ceremony traditionally inducts new students in the Faculty of Dentistry’s undergraduate dentistry program into the ethics of practicing dentistry. But when your students already have dentistry degrees, that ceremony takes

2019-02-14read more

The annual Research Day event, which spotlights the breadth of clinical and basic science of the Faculty of Dentistry’s students, took place on February 12. This year, the conversation veered from the micro level of cells and proteins

2019-02-14read more

Could a protein, the fibroblast-specific CARMIL-1, be the culprit behind collagen degradation and, in turn, the breakdown of gingival connective tissue structure? 

That is the question behind a five-year, $670,000 research grant

2019-02-05read more

Chris Swayze, who began as the Faculty’s new director of Continuing Dental Education on 4 February, knows how dentists think — especially when it comes to fulfilling their educational requirements. In fact, he’s built a career around

2019-02-05read more

Protein cadherin-11 keeps cells locked in a deadly feedback loop, say researchers at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Dentistry

Researchers have long known that fibrosis is caused by a wound healing mechanism that

2019-01-21read more

The University of Toronto is committed to maintaining its standing among the world’s top academic and research institutions – and ensuring access for all qualified students – despite the Ontario government’s cuts to post-secondary

2019-01-18read more

Professor Michael Glogauer has been named interim Chief Dentist at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. Glogauer takes on the role from Dr. Robert Wood, an associate

2019-01-14read more

The Canadian Association for Dental Research (CADR) and the Network for Canadian Oral Health Research (NCOHR) competition results have been announced, with UofT Dentistry students and postdoctoral fellows taking home four of the coveted

2019-01-11read more

Two recent faculty awards are pushing the field of microbiology further. Professors Yoav Finer is the recipient of a Connaught Innovation Award from the University of Toronto, while Professor Anil Kishen has been awarded a MITACS grant

2019-01-11read more

A $195,000 Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) John R. Evans Leaders Fund has been awarded to professor Chris McCulloch, Canada Research Chair in Matrix Dynamics, which will help to fund the purchase of a specialized type of

2018-12-11read more

A combination of unrelated factors, most of them outside of a dentist’s control, gives rise to the “complicated, frail [oral health] environment” of elderly populations in Canada. So says Michael MacEntee, professor emeritus of

2018-12-07read more

Oral Radiology: Principles and Interpretation is a flagship textbook for DDS students in North America. With the recent release of the eighth edition, the seminal textbook continues its tradition of excellence — and UofT

2018-12-07read more

It’s the kind of award that goes years into the making: recipients are honoured for their “tremendous generosity and contribution to the experience of U of T students, faculty, staff and alumni.” And in a ceremony on October 15th,

2018-11-12read more

Major Debra Pawluk (M.Ed, DDS) is not your typical UofT grad student. Still an active member of the Canadian Armed Forces, at one time Pawluk’s job involved flying helicopters for dangerous search and rescue missions.

This fall

2018-11-09read more

It's Fall Convocation! We congratulate students graduating today from the Faculty of Dentistry and the School of Graduate Studies -- and welcome our newest alumni! 

 

2018-11-07read more

How much money you have in your pocket may be affecting your health  — right down to the immune cells of your body. So says Noha Gomaa, who this week receives her PhD in from the Faculty of Dentistry, in a collaborative public health

2018-11-07read more

Can you choose an endodontic root filling material that minimizes artifact when using modern imaging technology?

For the past three years, that’s the question that drove Aaron Fox, who graduates from the Faculty of Dentistry’s

2018-11-07read more

With his PhD from the Institute of Biomaterials & Biomedical Engineering (IBBME) fresh in hand, Cameron Stewart, CEO of health technology start-up Mesosil, wants to revolutionize your fillings. 

Fillings—particularly newer,

2018-11-07read more

What do physics, the Faculty of Dentistry, and the head of Henri IV of France all have in common?  

The answer is “biophysicist” Laurent Bozec, Dentistry’s newest associate professor of dental sciences.

Bozec, who began

2018-11-06read more

She keeps thousands of teeth: some are stored in bottles, others in cases or under glass. One was extracted from a prehistoric cave in Europe and dates back some 26,000 years. Another fell from the jaw of a woolly mammoth far before

2018-10-22read more

Dentistry's associate professor Tara Moriarty a founding member 

Today, Federal Minister of Health Ginette Petitpas Taylor announced a $4 million investment in the first-ever

2018-10-16read more

Associate professor Karen Campbell has plans to reinvigorate Canada’s first graduate program in paediatric dentistry, but she will be working

2018-10-15read more

Last week, at the International Federation of Dental Anaesthesiology Societies (IFDAS) conference in Nara, Japan, dean Daniel Haas was presented with that society’s highest recognition: the Horace Wells Award. Dean Haas

2018-10-15read more

With Canada’s cannabis legalization looming on October 17, health professionals are taking on the responsibility of educating

2018-10-11read more

Orthodontic finishing may add up to a perfect bite, but does it also improve patients’ health? That’s the question behind assistant professor Iacopo Cioffi’s latest research project, which has just been awarded a one-year $10,000 U.S.

2018-10-11read more

Assistant professor Annie Shrestha has been awarded the Endodontic Educator Fellowship Award from the American Association of Endodontics

2018-10-03read more

Cameron Stewart  just successfully defended his PhD thesis with the Faculty of Dentistry/IBBME. Now, he's focusing on business and his dental materials start up, Mesosil.

2018-09-28read more

Originally from Cajamarca, Peru, Saira Paredes (DDS4) was already an accomplished student and public health professional in the United States when she arrived at U of T’s Faculty of

2018-09-17read more

The Faculty of Dentistry's Summer Research Program wrapped up a successful semester with end of summer presentations on Friday, August 24, 2018.

2018-09-15read more

Induction into the CAHS as a Fellow is considered one of the highest honours within Canada’s academic community and focuses on bringing together Canada’s top-ranked health and biomedical scientists and scholars.

2018-09-12read more

Former OHL hockey player and captain with the Mississauga Steelheads, Brett Foy is starting his second year at University of Toronto's Faculty of Dentistry. 

2018-09-12read more

The skill level of the surgeon makes a tremendous difference in the successful outcome of surgeries. Yet until now, an objective, effective way to test a graduating surgeon’s skills has not existed for oral and maxillofacial surgery (

2018-09-05read more

During a stirring White Coat ceremony held at Hart House this past August 28, the new DDS Class of 2T2 promised to always put “patients first.” The ceremony was presided over by dean Daniel Haas and Student Life director, Richard Rayman

2018-09-04read more

Former high-raking pairs figure skater Christi Steele is now in her fourth and final year at U of T's Faculty of Dentistry. 

2018-08-31read more

Greg Pigeon, DDS3, is looking forward to his third year at U of T's Faculty of Dentistry. 

2018-08-31read more

Eryk Waszczylo, DDS4, came to the Faculty of Dentistry after making the decision to change careers. He's looking forward to his last year, and forging his dental career back home in Sudbury, Ontario. 

2018-08-22read more

The Faculty of Dentistry is taking part in Rayman's Run as part of the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon on Sunday, October 21, 2018. Our team 'Rayman's Runners' is led by Dr. Rick Rayman. 

2018-08-20read more

Erin Goertzen is currently pursuing a one-year dental residency position at SickKids. She was one of only four people in Canada matched to this role.

2018-08-08read more

The Faculty of Dentistry had strong representation at the recent International Association of Dental Research (IADR) conference that took place from July 25th to 28th in London, UK.

2018-08-06read more

This summer, eight DDS3 students are spending five weeks honing their skills in the Summer Emergency Clinic.

2018-08-05read more

The Faculty of Dentistry, in conjunction with Bridge to Health, sent its largest team into the field in Uganda this past February.

2018-08-04read more

Associate Professor Tara Moriarty has received a prestigious five-year Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) grant for her research on blood vessel adhesion and bacteria, specifically in Lyme disease.

2018-08-03read more

The Faculty of Dentistry was pleased to open its doors this summer to a group of 78 visiting high school students taking part in U of T’s Summer Mentorship Program.

2018-07-15read more

Dentistry's Dr. John E. Davies is a senior author of a study that has uncovered new information that could accelerate post-surgical healing.

2018-07-11read more

Assistant Professor Marco Magalhaes and his colleagues are investigating oral inflammation and how it stimulates oral squamous cell carcinoma invasion. 

2018-07-11read more

Dr. Massieh Moayedi is among the leading researchers in a joint project between U of T's Dentistry, SickKids and University College London (UCL) called "Mechanism-Based Evaluation of Paediatric Chronic Pain".

2018-07-11read more

Dr. Grace Bradley, and Dr. Marco Magalhaes and his residents led the way at the recent joint meeting of IAOP and AAOMP.

2018-07-10read more

The Faculty of Dentistry is immensely proud of its graduates. Here are profiles on two of the outstanding members of the Class of 2018.

2018-07-10read more

The 2018 Staff and Teaching Excellence Awards were presented to six deserving members of the Faculty of Dentistry community on June 29.

2018-07-10read more

Dr. Jack Gerrow, an adjunct professor and alumnus of U of T's Faculty of Dentistry, has been appointed a Member of the Order of Canada for his contributions in dentistry.

2018-07-06read more

Early Childhood Caries (ECC), or tooth decay in children’s primary teeth, is a complicated disease with a range of social outcomes for children in Indigenous communities. Dr. Herenia Lawrence is leading a study to vastly improve care

2018-06-22read more

The Faculty of Dentistry is immensely proud of its graduates. Here are profiles of some of the outstanding members of the Class of 2018.

2018-06-21read more

This past April delegates from Shanghai Jiao Tong University visited the Faculty of Dentistry. 

2018-06-21read more

The Faculty of Dentistry has once again shown its strength in research.

2018-06-20read more

Researchers and students from the Faculty of Dentistry have won eight undergraduate summer research awards from CIHR/IMHA.

2018-06-18read more

Five renowned researchers at U of T and its affiliated hospitals are receiving 2018 New Ideas Awards as part of Medicine by Design’s strategy to accelerate regenerative medicine discoveries and turn them into new therapies.

2018-06-18read more

Distinguished Professor Boris Hinz and his Laboratory organized the Toronto Symposium on Fibroblast Progenitors, attracting 120 international attendees to U of T on May 25 and 26.

2018-06-18read more

The top students in each discipline, plus the Dean's List, were announced on June 8th at the Licensing & Awards Ceremony, held at Hart House Theatre. 

2018-06-17read more

June 8, 2018 marked graduation day for 119 students from the Faculty of Dentistry's Class of 2018. 

2018-06-14read more

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

2018-05-28read more

The latest round of NSERC Grants now brings the total number of NSERC discovery grant holders to ten - the highest ever for the Faculty of Dentistry. 

2018-05-11read more

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.  

2018-05-11read more

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. 

2018-05-11read more

Five students from the U of T Faculty of Dentistry Class of 1T8 are Cressy Award winners. 

2018-05-08read more

Dr. James Leake was the recipient of the 2018 Award of Distinction from University of Toronto's Faculty of Dentistry at a ceremony held on April 14. 

2018-05-02read more

The Faculty of Dentistry was awarded $10 million in research funds from the CFI Innovation Fund and Ontario Research Fund.

2018-03-19read more

Professor Paul Santerre has added another prestigious award to his many prior accolades.

2018-03-15read more

More Faculty of Dentistry Professors have landed several grant successes to support their research. 

2018-03-15read more

On February 13, 2018, the Faculty of Dentistry held its annual Research Day. It brought together faculty, staff and students from across the Faculty to acknowledge and celebrate their many accomplishments.

2018-03-06read more

Two of the Faculty’s Graduate Specialty programs welcomed new leadership this month. On July 1, Dr.

2017-07-10read more

Awards recognize professionalism, contribution to morale

Administrative assistant Teresa Schiralli and laboratory technician Nancy Valiquette were announced as the recipients of the second annual Staff

2017-06-30read more

Vice-Dean, Education Dr. Jim Yuan Lai was presented with the Association of Canadian Faculties in Dentistry National Dental Teaching Award on June 14th at the ACFD conference in Quebec City.

The award recognizes exceptional

2017-06-28read more

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

2017-06-14read more

Distinguished Professor Boris Hinz and Professor Chris McCulloch have been awarded three CIHR grants for their research. The three grants stand in addition to the twelve tri-faculty grants announced

2017-06-14read more

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.

2017-06-13read more

Two faculty members from the Faculty of Dentistry have been honoured by the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE) and Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) with

2017-06-12read more

Honour recognizes outstanding Canadians who contribute to the country’s success and inspire the next generation

The molecules he works with are so small they can’t be seen with the naked eye, but for Professor

2017-05-04read more

Faculty of Dentistry’s strategic focus on research rewarded in latest round of grant results

Nine Dentistry faculty members have been awarded more than $3.6 million in major research grants during a recent round of government

2017-05-03read more

Grade 4 student Gabrielle was just one of a tribe of children who visited Dentistry’s clinics this past Thursday, April 28 for U of T’s annual Bring your Child to Work Day 2017.

“It’s not too hard,” said Gabrielle, whose

2017-04-28read more

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

2017-04-26read more

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

2017-04-11read more

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-

2017-04-05read more

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

2017-04-05read more

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

2017-04-05read more

Distinguished Professor Boris Hinz has been awarded a grant totaling $250K from the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s John R. Evans Leaders Fund. Hinz was just

2017-03-09read more

“You can do your best job with fillings, crowns, braces, etc., yet some patients don’t adapt to changes in their occlusion,” says Dentistry’s Assistant Professor Iacopo Cioffi.

It’s pursuing the question of why certain patients

2017-03-08read more

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 (

2017-03-08read more

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

2017-03-06read more

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

2017-02-07read more

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

2017-02-06read more

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

2017-01-20read more

A project headed by UofT Dentistry’s Carlos Quiñonez has been awarded a grant of $48K by the 

2017-01-20read more

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

2017-01-20read more

Celine Levesque, Associate Professor at the Faculty of Dentistry, was among one of 25 Canada Research Chairs awarded today to the University of Toronto.

2016-12-02read more

Dr. Jim Yuan Lai, Vice-Dean, Education, has been honoured by the Asian Business Network Association with the Chinese Canadian Legend Award. 

2016-12-01read more

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

2016-11-29read more

 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

2016-11-28read more

Chronic migraine sufferers - those who have migraines more than 15 days per month -  already know they experience acute pain differently than others. This month, a new study released in 

2016-11-07read more

Canadian company ClaroNav was recently awarded FDA approval for a navigation tool for implant surgeries – and the product, Navident, has a surprising UofT Dentistry connection.

2016-10-27read more

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

2016-10-27read more

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

2016-08-25read more

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.

2016-06-17read more

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.

2016-06-17read more

Pioneering a range of innovations, from pain management through music to stronger dental fillings, 19 University of Toronto researchers have received support from a federal investment of $5.2 million.

2016-06-17read more