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McGill University - Faculty of Dentistry
Your news at the heart of your Faculty of Dentistry / Issue 18 / November 21, 2013

Dear faculty members and staff,

Preparations for the Faculty’s annual Chinese New Year Dinner are already on their way. The event will take place on February 19th, 2014 at Le Cristal Chinois restaurant (998 Blvd St-Laurent). More details will soon be available at 

This event is a student lead initiative but its success depends on participation from the entire Faculty. This is why we are reaching out to you for your help. If you know of any family, friends, local dentists or other organizations which may be interested in sponsoring the event, or who would be willing to donate items for a raffle and silent auction, please let us know at the email address below. We have attached a brochure about the Outreach Program and a letter outlining the ways in which sponsors can support this important event.

Should you have any questions or would like to make us aware of potential sponsors, please email us.

We thank you in advance for your help!

The Chinese New Year Dinner Organizing Committee: Anthony Rossi, Kristi Stefanison, Matt Savoie and Stephen Wong

Important Calendar Dates

November 26th  SSHRC’s Insight Development Grants information session, 2:30-4:30pm, James Administration Building, Room 301. Register | More info

January 21st, 2014  Table Clinics

March 8th, 2014  Research Day abstract deadline. More info

March 26th, 2014  Research Day, at the Holiday Inn Montreal, from 8am to 5pm  

May 29th, 2014  Spring Convocation. Health Sciences Ceremony at 2pm


November 25th  Yoga for Centraide in the Faculty of Dentistry, 12 noon, Faculty Council Room, Strathcona M/48. More info | Register

Other McGill-wide Centraide events listed here

November 29th  Women's Shelter of Montreal fundraiser, 6:30pm, Thomson House Ballroom, 3650 rue McTavish. More info

November 29th  CE Course, Implant-Retained Overdentures: Hands-On Course with Drs. Abi Nader, Fakhry and Feine. More info and to register

December 6th  2nd Annual OMFS Research Day, Strathcona Anatomy and Dentistry Building. More info

December 12th  Mineralized Tissues and Extracellular Matrix Research Workshop, 9am to 12 noon, Strathcona M/48. More info

December 12th  Staff Christmas Dinner, 6pm. RSVP by November 27th


November 28th  Outreach Clinic, Tyndale Center. Schedule

A Note from your MDGSS Representatives

Dear Fellow Graduate Students,

On behalf of the MDGSS Executive Committee, we are pleased to announce that we now have an official email address. For future correspondence with us, please contact us at Also note that the display name for this email will be ‘Dentistry PGSA’.

Best regards, 
MDGSS Executive Committee 


Canada Graduate Scholarship Masters (CGSM) NSERC/SSHRC/CIH. Deadline December 2nd. More info

Get your undergrad research published in the McGill Science Undergraduate Research Journal. Deadline January 6th, 2014. More info

Sanster Award. Deadline March 31st, 2014. More info

Help organize Research Day 2014. More info

Become the Research Day Vice-Chair for 2015 (to be the Chair for the 2016 event 2016). If you are interested, please send a request for more information to Mohamed Abdallah.

McGill-Wide Annoucements

New Feel Good Fridays Events. More info

Touring Montreal Photo Exhibit about the Neuro. Watch the trailer

Criminal court cases, bite marks, mass disasters, dead bodies ... sounds like a good detective novel? That’s the world dentistry's Dr. Robert Dorion is immersed in every day ... Forensic dentistry that is. Without a doubt, it is both an intense and fascinating specialty. Earlier this fall, I sat down with Dr. Dorion to learn more about this complex world of investigation and puzzle-solving. There were so many interesting stories that we even added a bonus feature this time around! Listen here. Enjoy!

Innovation and Excellence

Division of Oral Health and Society hosts Dr. Luda Diatchenko 

Dr. Dieter P. Reinhardt, CRC in Cell-Matrix Biology (Tier I). Read the article

Dr. Petra Schweinhardt, CRC in Neurobiology of Chronic Pain (Tier II). Read the article

Dr. Robert Dorion featured on ICI Radio Canada’s "Découverte" TV show. Watch here

New Facility News

Latest news on the new facility!

Thank you to Michelle Dion, Assistant to the Dean, for this week’s cartoon!

Did you know?

"Between 2008 and 2012, visits to emergency rooms for mental health issues increased by nearly 130 per cent across Quebec, and nearly 150 per cent in Montreal."

See how McGill is tackling this widespread issue. Read the article


The Faculty of Dentistry "made history" by accepting the first student to have registered for graduate studies through the uApply system. uApply is an online application system for all grad students at McGill in order to do away with paper applications. This system has been put in place in order to speed up the admissions process and allow McGill to compete against other major research-intensive universities for graduate students by reducing time for paperwork, letters of reference to be sent by mail, etc. Our very own Maria Palumbo (Student Affairs) was among the pioneers who tested the uApply system when it was on trial before launch! More info

If anyone is interested in receiving invites for the Oral, Health and Society forums, please email Akanksha Srivastava.

Important Security Alert from IT Services: Beware of a phishing attempt circulating with the subject line, "Apply for Financial Aids, sender: "" See the sample email

McGill Libraries has added new online drug information for dentistry. More info

Want to contribute an item to the Dentistry E-flash? Please send it via our online form.
The due date for submissions to the next e-flash is Monday, December 2nd at 5pm.

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