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Your news at the heart of your Faculty of Dentistry / Issue 21 / January 16, 2014

Important Calendar Dates

January 22nd  Faculty Council, Strathcona M/48, 5:30pm

March 8th  Research Day abstract deadline. More info

May 10th  Annual Graduate Roast. Details forthcoming

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

DMD students get their stations ready for a new year! Pictured above: Mojdeh Afshin DMD IV. Thank you, Isabelle Chevrier (Dental Assistant), for capturing the moment!


January 21st  Oral Health Research Day 2014, 1:30-8pm at Montreal General Hospital, Livingston Hall.

January 23rd  18th Annual McGill Pain Day. More info

February 19th  Chinese New Year Dinner. More info

February 21st  CE course: Basic Life Support Certification, 1-5pm. More info

February 22nd  CE course: Advanced Cardiac Life Support Recertification, 8am-5pm. More info
February 22nd and 23rd  CE Course: Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification, 8am-5pm. More info

March 13th  3rd McGill SEM Conference: Tool Kits for Student Engagement and Academic Success. More info

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


January 16th  Outreach Clinic, CLSC PRAЇDA

January 23rd  Outreach Clinic, MGH

Details and full schedule


The Network for Canadian Oral Health Research, 3 funding opportunities. Deadline January 15th. More info

This is a friendly reminder that online registration for our 18th Annual McGill Pain Day is now open at There is no charge for registration, but registration is necessary. Online registration closes Friday, January 17th.  

44th St. Gallen Essay Competition and Symposium (valued at 20,000 Euros). Deadline February 1st. More info

Global Clinical Scholars Research Training (GCSRT) program at Harvard Medical School, a one-year program of blended learning intended for clinicians and clinician-scientists. Application deadline February 17th. More info

Sangster Award. Deadline March 31st. More info

FORUM is an open-access publication opportunity for students. More info

Students for Best Evidence Network. More info | Website

Network for Canadian Oral Health Research Working Paper Series. This is an opportunity to share your research, and to get a round of peer review in before you send your work out to a journal. 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.


To all DMD students: Important reminder from Patricia Bassett regarding Minerva and contact information. More info

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

McGill-Wide Announcements

Reminder about Pay Frequency. More info

Self-defense course: Sign up now for R.A.D. (Rape Aggression Defense), a self-defense course for women taught by Certified Instructors from McGill Security Services. More info

Hockey Night at McGill (Sent on behalf of Drew Love, Executive Director, Athletics and Recreation) On January 18th, families are invited to skate at the McConnell Arena from 4:20-6pm and cheer on the McGill Redmen hockey team at 7pm as the team hosts RMC. The $10 admission fee (per family) includes the family skate, parking and admission to the Redmen game. Skate rentals are not available. Reserved tickets can be picked up at the Redbird Sports Shop or at McConnell Arena on game day. For more information or to reserve your tickets, call 514-398-1436 or email Jeremiah Gordon.

Innovation and Excellence

They’re talking about us in the Journal de l’Ordre des dentistes du Québec! Read the article (see page 42)

New Facility News

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Thank you Kelvin I. Afrashtehfar (Graduate Student) for this week’s cartoon!

Did you know?

Our Faculty’s Continuing Education program has been labeled ADA CERP Provider!

So what does this mean?

ADA CERP stands for the American Dental Association Continuing Education Recognition Program. It was established in 1993 to offer ADA members and the dental community a way of selecting quality continuing dental education with assurance.

We are proud to announce that our Faculty's Continuing Dental Education (CDE) program has been approved for another three-year term as an ADA CERP recognized provider. The CDE program in our Faculty was evaluated on 14 aspects of continuing education quality and met all ADA CERP's standards and procedures, underlining the high quality and rigor of our course offerings. We are the only University-based CDE program in Québec that has the ADA CERP seal.

For more information about McGill's CDE upcoming courses, don’t forget to visit us here.

Ali Fakhry, CDE Program Director

Here are some pictures from the Holiday festivities around the Faculty

Winning Dessert by Carol D'Souza (Dean's Unit)

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