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Featuring three 2024 DDS grads who lead with professionalism and compassion.

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Two DDS4 students recently participated in a week-long trip to Thunder Bay to provide affordable dental care to the surrounding communities.

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The CDCP doesn’t cover people with insurance. A new Faculty study shows that leaves a gap.

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The Faculty provided DDS4 students a volunteer opportunity through “Filling the Gap Dental Outreach” as part of the Dental Outreach Community Services course.
 
 

 

 

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Q&A with Jim Lai about the development of a GAP Assessment and Training Program for Internationally Trained Dentists. 

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The U of T Dental Hockey Club battled the Western Mighty Dents at the 2024 Ontario Dental Cup, raising nearly $37,000 to be split between the CAMH Dental Clinic in Toronto and the Wright Clinic in London.

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From March 18 to 20, 2024, the University of Toronto Centre for the Study of Pain (UTCSP) hosted two events that brought together local, national and international pain researchers. 

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Dentistry has gone high-tech; now universities are mindfully adopting new tools.

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Digital dentistry is here, and it’s transforming offices and patient care

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Seola (Sally) Ji 2T1 is the latest addition to the CAMH team, taking on the new role of medical head for the dental services as of March. 

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Researchers at the Faculty of Dentistry are looking at the use of DNA nanotechnology in the regeneration of biologic materials, potentially reducing the need for cavity fillings.

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Nearly 300 people filled Toronto’s Isabel Bader Theatre on March 1 for the Faculty’s annual Dentantics show. It was a night featuring dancing, singing and acting from the many talented student performers.

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Dentistry couple Jarlath Mc Donnell and Varsha Lal came from Ireland to U of T together to work on their graduate specialty degrees at the Faculty. 

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As Canada's premier dental school, U of T Dentistry is a powerhouse of excellence, championing exemplary learning for students, inspiring innovations from researchers, and access to care for patients.

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U of T Dentistry alumni working with special needs patients are hoping for more training. 

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Five Dentistry students – Riya George, Jade Goodman, Pegi Kaimi, Matthew-Mina Reyad and Mina Vaez – were recent recipients of the University of Toronto’s prestigious Student Leadership Award.

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Research Day 2024 took place on February 13 at the Faculty of Dentistry. 

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For DDS4 student Ola El Maki, giving 100 per cent at school doesn’t come at the cost of sacrificing her commitment to volunteerism. 

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The Faculty of Dentistry is continuing to upgrade its facilities in order to provide the best in student learning and patient care. The latest renovation of the building’s simulation lab is an example of a space that will enhance both

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The Faculty of Dentistry played an instrumental role in the recent inclusion of noma on the World Health Organization’s official list of neglected tropical diseases.

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On January 8, the 2024 International Dentist Advanced Placement Program (IDAPP) class proudly wore their white coats and took their oath of commitment at the White Coat Ceremony. 

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Your generosity can have a meaningful and lasting impact.
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Defy Gravity donors named and acknowledged.
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The GreenShield Clinic, operating at U of T's Faculty of Dentistry, is a cost-free dental clinic offering comprehensive care that is changing lives.
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Braedan Prete (2T2), a second-year periodontics resident, encourages dentists to explore opportunities in Northern Ontario.
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Associate professor's Marco Magalhaes' lab is combining clinical research with advanced molecular and genetic analysis as a novel approach to studying oral cancer. The lab is utilizing spatial transcriptomics.
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Professor Laurent Bozec has been looking at skin samples of patients to find a biomarker for Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, thanks to a partnership with the GoodHope Ehlers Danlos Syndrome Clinic at University Health Network.
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U of T Dentistry students gain valuable exposure to treating patients experiencing mental illness through their one-week rotation at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). The impact they witnessed on patients' lives reinforced
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The women of 8T0 band together for a $50,000 donation. 
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From the Dental Students’ Society (DSS), to the Office of Student Life, and Student Services, it’s important to get informed on the resources available to students & the opportunities to involved.
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Latest research from assistant professor's Karina Carneiro's lab, focusing on the development of DNA hydrogels as biomaterials for bone repair, has been published in the esteemed Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences journal.
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This summer, in a welcome return to in-person sessions for 2023, the Faculty of Dentistry welcomed 110 enthusiastic high school students through the University of Toronto Summer Mentorship Program.  The SMP is an exceptional initiative
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Assistant professor Karina Carneiro is receiving a Canada Research Chair Tier 2 funding for her work in DNA-based biomaterials. Carneiro and her collaborators will work on developing novel therapeutics for bone repair by developing a DNA
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 Massieh Moayedi, associate professor at the Faculty of Dentistry wants to know more about a possible root cause of pain, to one day improve patient outcomes. He is receiving Canada Research Chair Tier 2 funding for his work in Pain
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Professor Anil Kishen is receiving Canada Research Chair Tier 1 Funding for his work in oral health nanomedicine. Over the next seven years, his lab will be using multifunctional bioactive nanoparticles to look at wound healing and
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The Faculty of Dentistry Mary Choi Staff Excellence Awards recognize staff members who have demonstrated excellence in their work and who have earned the respect of their colleagues for their professionalism, teamwork and contribution to
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The class of 2T3, be they pursuing a GPR, higher education or embarking on their first jobs in general dentistry, will be leaving with great memories. They’ll have left their mark as a hardworking and resilient group. Congratulations to
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Latest research from professor Laurent Bozec and international collaborators demonstrated that by looking at variations in collagen properties in skin samples at the nanoscale, an individual’s biological age can be determined.
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Technology, respect and efficiency: those were just some of the things DDS4 student Kunyuan Yang and DDS3 student Wenxin Miao learned about during a two-week study program at Niigata University’s Faculty of Dentistry in March.
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Professor Michael Glogauer and Dr. Abdelahhad Barbour discovered a new biotherapeutic molecule that kills infectious pathogens while promoting a healthy microbiome. Their recent discovery, published in the prestigious PNAS journal, opens
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Recently, Professor Celine Levesque's Lab found that bacteria can pass on antibiotic-resistant DNA to other cells in the mouth. Although Levesque’s research heavily focuses on Streptococcus mutans (the bacteria responsible for cavities),
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Members of the Indigenous Oral Health group recently travelled to Mexico for a knowledge mobilization and research dissemination opportunity.
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The Sustainability Committee is a group of five dental students who advocate for more sustainability at the Faculty, and within the profession.
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CAMiLoD provides access to equipment and specialized services at competitive rates.
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Living with diabetes can put you at risk of oral health problems, including periodontitis. Yi Zhu, PhD student in Connective tissue and regenerative medicine, supervised by assistant professor Annie Shrestha from the Faculty of Dentistry,
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The annual Ontario Dental Cup is taking place on Saturday April 1 at the Mattamy Athletic Centre in Toronto. The yearly rivalry between U of T’s Dental Hockey Club (DHC) and Western University’s Mighty Dents is a tradition dating back to
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After a four-year hiatus, the highly anticipated Dentantics production attracted nearly 400 people. The show took place on March 3 and 4 at the Isabel Bader Theatre in Toronto. Proceeds will be donated to the U of T’s Faculty of Dentistry’
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Research Day 2023 took place on February 14, bringing everyone back together in-person again, after a two-year hiatus. Meet our 2023 Award Winners.
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“Sharing my personal story is important because it’s a full circle moment for me. A future student might stumble across this article, and learn about the IDAPP, just how I once read an article about a U of T student from Nepal.” says Anuj
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When students begin their journey at dental school, they expect to leave with a great education that prepares them for the dental profession. But a few lucky ones also find love. This year, dentistry sweethearts, Allan Katchky (8T2) and
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World Cancer Day (February 4) brings international awareness to cancer prevention, detection, and treatment. General dentists, oral pathologists, oral radiologists, oral surgeons and other specialists work hand in hand to support their
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“It’s important to cultivate a culture where students feel safe and seek support if they need it.” says Samantha Atwood-Freeman, Registrar. “We want to support our students beyond the classroom.” 
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U of T Dentistry’s, Mina Vaez’s research article titled “Modulation of the biophysical and biochemical properties of collagen by glycation for tissue engineering applications” was recently published in Elsevier’s Acta Biomaterialia.
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Welcoming the incoming IDAPP class of 2023. U of T Dentistry is proud to offer a pathway for internationally trained dentists to follow their passion in Canada.
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To better understand the impacts of the new interim Canada Dental Benefit, we sat down with Dr. Sonica Singhal, Graduate Program Director, Dental Public Health at the Faculty of Dentistry, at U of T.
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Since forming in 2020, NAG’s ‘One Hour for noma’ campaign has been raising awareness about noma with dental students across Canada. So far, NAG’s advocacy resulted in the Canadian Minister of Health’s office sending a supporting letter for
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If you are new to the Faculty of Dentistry, you might be surprised to find an extensive art display on the same floor as the world-leading research hub. The annual Faculty of Dentistry Art Show, held in the Nusbaum Family Collaboration
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After going virtual for the past two years, the annual Rayman’s Run went ahead in full force back in-person on October 16, 2022, with over 40 U of T Dentistry student runners. Students had the option of running a 5km, half marathon or full
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For the second-last week of August, instead of resting up before school started again, a group of 35 DDS students from the Faculty packed up for Grenada in the Caribbean.
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Q&A with Kenneth Montague 8T7 who has grown the Wedge Collection—one of Canada’s largest private art collections exploring African diasporic culture and contemporary Black life.
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The White Coat Ceremony for the Class of 2026 was recently held at Hart House Theatre.
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Orientation Week (O-Week) 2022 has kicked off at the Faculty of Dentistry.
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Two research projects at the Faculty of Dentistry have garnered nearly $1.5M in Canadian Institutes of Health research funding for their research.
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On July 25, the Faculty of Dentistry virtually welcomed visiting high school students taking part in U of T’s Summer Mentorship Program (SMP).
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When Aiman Ali and his family came to Canada in June 2016, they were fleeing the Syrian war in hopes of a better life. Flash forward to today, Ali is the manager of the Faculty’s Histopathology Research Unit.
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Professor Laura Tam has been appointed as interim dean at the Faculty of Dentistry.
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Q&A with Barry Sessle who recently won the IADR Gold Medal and celebrated 50 years at the Faculty of Dentistry.
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Professor Morris Manolson was recently awarded a National Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) research grant in the latest round of competition.
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Professor Yoav Finer, who holds the George Zarb/Nobel Bio Care Chair in Prosthodontics, was recently honoured with a 2022 IADR Innovation in Oral Care Award.
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DDS grads find their endeavours away from the chair enrich their work in dentistry
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Education Day took place in person on June 8 after a hiatus due to COVID-19 restrictions. The day demonstrates the Faculty’s commitment to education and constantly improving teaching. 
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The Wikipedia Collaboration of Dental Schools (WCODS) aims to create a community of dental students and dentists to monitor and keep the information on Wikipedia up-to-date.
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On May 9 and 16, the Faculty of Dentistry hosted two White Coat Ceremonies for the DDS Classes who started in September of 2020 and 2021.
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On May 13, 2022, the Faculty of Dentistry held its Comprehensive Care Program (CCP) Roundtable Day. Over 50 people attended including faculty, instructors and students. 
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Janelle Brown-Walkus, a recent graduate from the Faculty of Dentistry, is one of two University of Toronto alumni who have been named McCall MacBain Scholars for 2022.
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Assistant professors Massieh Moayedi and Iacopo Cioffi are the recent recipients of grants for their research on “Exploring novel brain circuits in chronical painful temporomandibular disorders”.
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The Faculty of Dentistry recently released its statement and recommendations to address Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) challenges.
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The U of T Dental Hockey Club are the winners of the 2022 Ontario Dental Cup, defeating Western’s Mighty Dents with a score of 4-1 on their home ice.
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Dentists have always focused on the aesthetics of the mouth, not the room. But now, they’re becoming interested in and are investing in clinic design.
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The Beauty of Learning: how upgrades at faculties of dentistry impact learning, research, patient care and perceptions.
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Mary Choi, assistant dean of administration, recently received the 2022 President’s Excellence Award in the category of Distinguished Excellence. 
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After multiple delays due to COVID-19 restrictions, the International Dentist Advanced Placement Program (IDAPP) classes of 2021 and 2022 donned white coats and took their oath on April 4.
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The Dental Students' Society's new House System brings together students from all years.
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The Faculty's dental public health experts weigh in on the federal government's announcement of a new dental care program for low-income Canadians.
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Q&A with international student Megan Williams from Cardiff University who is currently on exchange at the Faculty.
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Joel Rosenbloom, assistant professor, teaching stream recently received an award for his article in the July/August 2020 issue of Ontario Dentist Journal. 
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Hetal Desai, a second-year PhD student in the graduate specialty program in pediatric dentistry, is researching a solution to fix a tooth cavity without a drill.
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Assistant professor Karina Carneiro is one of the U of T researchers to receive funding from the Canadian Foundation for Innovation’s (CFI) John R. Evans Leaders Fund (JELF). 
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Research Day 2022 took place virtually on February 8, highlighting the breadth and depth of research at the Faculty of Dentistry. 
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For Black History Month, we celebrate one of our most beloved alum, Bryan Walls, who has spread the word about his family and the Underground Railroad
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As part of a larger plan to upgrade the building, the Faculty of Dentistry recently renovated its Auditorium.
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Fourth-year DDS student Marta Thorpe talks about the importance of diversity and representation in health care professions.
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Q&A with associate professor Anuradha Prakki about the upcoming ADEA Climate Survey for all DDS students, staff, instructors, and faculty.
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A new grant awarded to professor Paul Santerre and his former PhD student, Xiaoqing Zhang will look at the use of biomaterials for endometrium tissue engineering.
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Professor Carlos Quiñonez was a section associate editor for a new National Institutes of Health report on oral health in America.
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The Faculty of Dentistry recently held its annual 3-Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition where graduate students had only three minutes and one slide to showcase their research to a lay audience.
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Interview with Afisu Oladega, former IDAPP and current DDS3 student, on his experience at the Faculty of Dentistry after migrating from Nigeria.
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A recent journal article published by researchers at the Faculty of Dentistry shows new fluoride-free toothpastes with hydroxyapatite can provide equivalent protection to those containing fluoride.
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Homam Albaghdadi has partnered up with Special Olympics Ontario to design an experiential learning workshop to help better prepare students to care for patients with special needs.
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Shivam Sharma, a first-year PhD in biomedical sciences student at the Faculty of Dentistry, knows the importance of artwork when it comes to science communications.
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A recent study looks at whether or not dental care settings carry a higher risk of COVID-19 transmission.
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Students at the Faculty of Dentistry are advocating for a preventable disease that is affecting young children in impoverished communities. 
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Some of this year’s advanced degree graduates have secured jobs in academia
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On November 7, oral and maxillofacial surgery (OMFS) residents from across North America participated in a research project called the Oral & Maxillofacial Objective Structured Assessment of Technical Skills (OMOSATS) exam.
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A new Faculty study seeks to discover more about debilitating TMD
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This year’s vendor fair will be held on November 15, 2021. We caught up with DSS President Fady Barsoum, Class of 2T2, to find out what he’s most looking forward to about the event.
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Unhappy staff. Too much stress. To change this, dentists are learning to be better leaders and transforming their practices 
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Dean Haas will be completing his second term as Dean next June and in his honour, a fund is being established to recognize and celebrate his 10 years of exceptional leadership.
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During a month where many give thanks, Lauren Lin 1T8 reflects on her gratitude for the support she received at the Faculty of Dentistry.
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Dental schools across the country have been reflecting on some of the less positive aspects of dental education and finding a different way forward.
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The new state-of-the-art clinic at 777 Bay St. welcomed its first patients last month. The clinic will enhance the patient experience and enrich clinical education.
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For the second year in a row, a Faculty of Dentistry graduate student has won the Canadian Academy of Pediatric Dentistry’s Annual 3M Oral Care Graduate Student Research competition.
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The Faculty of Dentistry is preparing DDS students to better serve patients with mental illness through CAMH rotations and a new course module.
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After only a few weeks at the Faculty of Dentistry, Jesse Barker has already drawn some similarities between his studies and his time working in the Canadian Armed Forces.
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For the first time, the Faculty of Dentistry is offering a microcredential developed to provide course directors the necessary tools to improve their course design.
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The organizers of Orientation Week are gearing up to welcome 96 incoming first-year DDS students to the Faculty.
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For the first time in his research career, professor Chris McCulloch has obtained three CIHR research grants in one single competition, a rare feat for any researcher. The 5-year grants, totaling over $2M in funding, will help McCulloch
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A study led by U of T Dentistry has shown a breakthrough in understanding the effects of teeth-whitening exposure on dental cells viability.
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Mesosil, a Faculty of Dentistry startup led by CEO Cameron Stewart, recently received $675,000 in financing led by the Archangel Network of Funds and NorthSpring Capital Partners.
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On July 20th, the Faculty of Dentistry virtually welcomed visiting high school students taking part in U of T’s Summer Mentorship Program (SMP). The program was created to help address concerns about the under-representation of Black and
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The Faculty’s 777 Bay St. clinic in final construction stages.
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What do climbing the world’s highest mountains and practicing dentistry have in common? Ask Chris Dare, a periodontology graduate student who has completed the Seven Summits, the highest peaks on each of the seven continents. 
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The Faculty of Dentistry's Graduate Professional Development Community (GPDC) was recently established to create connections between basic science and specialty trained graduate students. 
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A diverse team of researchers from the University of Toronto have been awarded a grant from the New Frontiers Research Fund (NFRF) to explore the impact of sociocultural and psychological factors on postsurgical pain.
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Completing a dental degree as a newcomer to Canada is hard enough. Add in a pandemic. Then have a baby. That’s what Maham Tanveer 2T1 did and has come out the other side ready to start her career. 
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Graduating DDS student, Susie Son 2T1, is ready to start her dream job.
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Graduating DDS student, Serban Sirca 2T1, is preparing to start his new job at a dental office in Thunder Bay.
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Professor Michael Glogauer is using a portable dental radiograph to help assess ICU patients.
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It's Pride Month! Learn about how the Faculty's Dental Pride Alliance is advocating for the LGBTQ+ community.
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After a one-year hiatus due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Faculty of Dentistry is again offering its Undergraduate Summer Research Program.
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A new study out of the Faculty of Dentistry takes a close look at the healing process that happens around implants at the cellular level for the first time.
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Alumni are improving the profession with their dentistry-related tech startups
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Patients of the Faculty of Dentistry’s student clinics share their stories.
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Oral health doesn’t just stop at the mouth. Here’s what the profession knows about its impact and the challenges of proving it.
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When Humber River Hospital announced the need for volunteers in the intensive care unit to treat COVID-19 patients, the Faculty of Dentistry’s Marco Caminiti jumped at the opportunity.
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Dentistry recognizes three outstanding alumni and celebrates the impact of their contributions.
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Eagerly awaited shots for dental professionals change stress levels but not practice.
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A new cross-country study will track immune responses in students and more.
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How dental groups advocated for the profession during the pandemic Unusual times called for renewed efforts to get dentistry prioritized.
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Five Faculty of Dentistry students earn the University of Toronto Student Leadership Award (UTSLA) in recognition of their outstanding leadership, service, and commitment to the university and the faculty.
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As part of the COVID-19: A year in review series, we catch up with dentists who finished their DDS nearly a year ago
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The Faculty’s Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery lab has a new system that makes affordable and accurate surgical guides.
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As part of the COVID-19: A year in review series, read about how admin staff went the extra mile in helping the Faculty transition to online learning
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The ODA and others have lobbied for dental professionals getting vaccinated soon.

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In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, off-campus student clinic set to open in the fall.

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Both the 3 Minute Thesis and Research Day ran online this year, enabling new skills.

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The Fibrosis Network project funded for five years.

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In a year of creative pivoting, the Faculty of Dentistry Student Vendor Fair moved into the virtual sphere. Susie Son, DDS President, and Evan Benak, VP of Communications, share their perspectives.

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The American Dental Education Association ADEAGies Foundation has selected the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Dentistry as the recipient of the prestigious 2021 William J. Gies Awards for Achievement by an academic institution.

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Today, President Meric Gertler sent out a letter to all members of the University of Toronto community. His message included a notice that first-entry undergraduate divisions, such as the Faculty of Arts and Science, will

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Read this Q & A on the groundbreaking One Smile research program and Green Shield Canada Clinic, and the impact it hopes to make on the lives and health of all Canadians.

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An historic $6.15 million gift from Green Shield Canada has enabled the creation of a two seat dental clinic that will offer treatment at no cost to up to 2,000 low income Canadians while conducting a five-year dental public

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Biomaterials expert Bo Huang knows there's an important gap between researchers and patients. That's why Huang, who began as an assistant professor this November 1, wants to use her clinical knowledge and advanced research

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A new initiative at the Faculty of Dentistry is hoping to connect students with a vibrant network of peers and faculty mentors. Incorporating two existing mentorship programs, the house initiative will give students access to support in

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Gillian Landzberg graduates during the Fall Convocation 2020 on November 21 with a Master of Science in Endodontics. She says the research degree is integral to becoming a great clinician, and credits U of T Dentistry with giving

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On Wednesday, November 4, Rob Bonin and Rachael Bosma, the newly appointed co-directors of the University of Toronto Centre for the Study of Pain, will host a cross-Faculty webinar for alumni and community on a topic of interest to

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A team led by the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Dentistry say they’ve found the mechanism that links periodontal disease and other inflammatory diseases, and it’s related to the body’s own hyperactive immune response.

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Russel Gitalis always wanted to be a dentist. He says his Master of Science in Dentistry degree has helped him get into a dental degree program. Read more about Russel in this Fall 2020 Convocation "One to Watch" series.

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According to a new study out of the University of Toronto's Faculty of Dentistry, acids and stimulants from bacteria and cells of the innate immune system, neutrophils, destroy the bond adhesives commonly used in restorations.

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Assistant professor Gevik Malkhassian, newly appointed director of the International Dentist Advanced Placement Program (IDAPP), wants to create stronger support  systems for this internationally-trained cohort.

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Michelle Wong, a 2010 DDS grad and a 2014 grad from the dental anaesthesia specialty program, was promoted to full-time assistant professor, teaching steam on July 1. Her experience in the program gives her exceptional

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A collaborative initiative involving the seven health science faculties at the University of Toronto, as well as the 12 hospital systems of the Toronto Academic Health Sciences Network (TAHSN), have formed a new venture to tackle the

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This fall, it’s business-not-quite-as-usual at the Faculty of Dentistry. Students are learning mostly online, and clinics and labs are back up and running, but at much lower capacity, with stringent infection control measures in place,

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The work of U of T Dentistry associate professor and atomic force microscopy (AFM) expert Laurent Bozec has enabled a breakthrough in understanding the mechanisms behind rare immune cells located in the gut.

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Three new research grants span projects as diverse as the development of research facilities for the establishment of a National Caries research network and the creation of bactericidal chewing gum. 

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While most courses across the University of Toronto will be held remotely this fall, some, like Dentistry’s clinical components, need to be held in person. After months of near total shutdown, students and their patients at the Faculty

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Natoosha Nargaski, president of the U of T Dentistry alumni association, takes on a new role this fall: assistant professor. Read more about this outstanding alumna's career path. Nargaski is one of four new assistant professors and one

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This year's O Week organizers got creative as they designed an entirely online Orientation experience for the incoming Class of 2024.

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Assistant Professor Peter Nkansah discusses some of his experience as a Black professional, and giving others the benefit of the doubt. 

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This fall, along with pandemic safety concerns, society in general and dentistry specifically will be thinking about race and diversity, and how to address issues such as systemic racism.

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The Faculty of Dentistry celebrated its first ever virtual summer luncheon on Friday, June 26, and included the announcement of this year's staff and teaching awards.

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The Class of 2020 celebrated their graduation with a virtual convocation and awards ceremony on June 5th. 

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A new population level study illustrates the link between how diabetics self-report their oral health status and the risk of developing complications of diabetes, which affecting up to 2.3 million people in Ontario.

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Students at the Faculty of Dentistry are finding creative ways to connect virtually during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Since the province of Ontario declared its state of emergency, Dr. Michael Glogauer has received special permission to continue treating his special cohort -- cancer patents at one of the most renowned cancer care institutes in the

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IBBME professor and chair, Warren Chan, is working with a team of researchers to develop an on the go test for COVID-19 using quantum dot technology

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University of Toronto’s vice-president, research and innovation, and strategic initiatives, and a professor at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, has developed a weekly podcast aimed at informing our community about the pandemic.

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U of T announces the cancellation of Spring Convocation ceremonies.

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Entrepreneurship Week at U of T: Dentistry-born startup Cohesys labelled "one to watch" in U of T top 10 list. 

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Celebrating International Women's Day: Recently elected vice president of the Women in Science Network, assistant prof. Grace De Souza has been working to find strategies to promote gender equality on an

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U of T Dentistry is working hard to make each and every candidate feel special during its admissions process. To do so, the Faculty has instituted a number of changes that bring the warm and fuzzy to what can be a stressful experience

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Research Day 2020 was another resounding success! See the results of this year's scientific competitions, including the newly launched 3M Thesis - Faculty Final.

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The International Association for Dental Research (IADR) has named a new award in honour of U of T Dentistry professor, Barry J. Sessle. The award, to be called the IADR INfORM Barry J Sessle Postdoctoral award, will be awarded annually

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For his cumulative and significant research impact with an “extraordinary contribution to endodontology,” professor Anil Kishen is being recognized with the Louis I. Grossman award from the American Association of Endodontics.

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As the new director of the graduate specialty program  in periodontics, assistant professor Vanessa Mendes discusses her goals and vision for the rporgram.

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Three research projects at the Faculty of Dentistry have garnered over $1M in Canadian Institutes of Health research funding for their research.

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What motivates internationally trained dentists to undertake the IDAPP at U of T Dentistry? According to Youssef Azer, a student in the IDAPP class of 2020, it’s about breaking boundaries. Having obtained his BDS in Cairo in 2017, Azer

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Beginning in the spring of 2020, students in DDS3 will attend a new course module that will prepare them to better serve patients with mental illnesses, "Psychiatry in Dentistry." 

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Assistant professor Massieh Moayedi is part of an international research collaboration on the hunt for a biomarker for chronic pain in adolescents and will help them figure out which pain sufferers will be resistant to traditional

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A glimpse at the celebratory cultures at U of T's biomedical labs, such as that of Dentistry's professor Paul Santerre.

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A group of oral and maxillofacial surgeons from U of T Dentistry took part in the first shared initiative between the Toronto Addis Ababa Academic

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As any veteran scientist will tell you: sometimes it’s not what you study but how well you present your ideas that determines how your science is appreciated. That’s the guiding philosophy behind the Faculty of Dentistry’s inaugural 3

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Assistant professor Marco Caminiti, graduate specialty program director in oral and maxillofacial surgery, has been awarded a $75,000 research support grant from the US-based Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Foundation. The funds will

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On November 19, the Faculty welcomed Dr. Regina Mericske-Stern from the University of Bern, Switzerland, as this year's Dr. George Zarb Clinical Research lecture. Mericske-Stern is an implant specialist who trained under Dr. George Zarb

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Joint study with Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario and Faculty of Dentistry thought to be the largest of its kind

A ground-breaking study of complaints made to the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario over an

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Five students at the Faculty of Dentistry have been recognized with CADR-NCOHR Student Research Awards in the most recent round of competition.

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Fresenius Medical Care North America’s new hemodialysis system, incorporating a U of T technology called Endexo®, has been granted breakthrough device designation by the US Food and Drug Administration. 

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Congratulations to our 28 fall graduates! 

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He’s graduating with the fall class of 2019, but Trevor Thang DDS, MSc OMFR, is very happy to be heading straight back to school — this time, as a tenure track professor. In September, Thang began a new position as assistant professor

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Meet two of Dentistry global service learning site supervisors, Izchak Barzilay and Bill Kerr. While treating populations in need of care, these volunteers also guide fourth year students on an unforgettable learning experience. 

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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

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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. 

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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. 

 

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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. 

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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

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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. 

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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

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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 

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

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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. 

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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

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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

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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

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

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

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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

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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. 

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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! 

 

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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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

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

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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.

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

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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.

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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

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

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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.

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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. 

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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 (

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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

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

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

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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.

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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.

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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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. 

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

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

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

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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.

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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-

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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

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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

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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

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“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

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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 (

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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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

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

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

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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

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 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

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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 

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