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McGill University - Faculty of Dentistry
Your news at the heart of your Faculty of Dentistry / Issue 16 / October 24, 2013

Dear colleagues,

As you all know, last Friday morning, the Faculty held a big event to announce the creation of our new facility, into which we will move next summer.  For those of you who were unable to be present, I wanted to let you know that the event was a great success – I had many people tell me during and after the event how good it was and how excited they are about this fantastic project.  We had a fantastic turnout, with many students and staff and alumni present, in addition to the Principal, Chancellor, Chairman of the Board, Provost and other senior leaders in the University.  And for those of you who were there, thanks very much for taking the time to come and support the Faculty.  It was great to feel part of such a fantastic project and touring the facility, there was a palpable sense of excitement among those who were present.  In addition, we managed to generate a fair amount of media interest, all of which was very positive.

Of course an event like this does not happen on its own.  Many people were involved from both the Faculty and the University’s administration and I would like to take the opportunity to thank all of you who helped make the event such a success.  I have written to all of those directly involved and I cannot name you all publically but I think it important to highlight in particular the efforts of Valerie Khayat, Ioana Dumitru, Carol D’Souza and Christine Vroom and of course Sina’s fantastic speech!  In addition, thanks to Jeff Myers and Brenda Rhodes for their great work in coordinating all the efforts necessary to move this wonderful project forward.

Thanks to all of you.  I think we can all be very proud being part of, and each making our own contribution to, such a fantastic Faculty.

Dean Allison

Important Calendar Dates

DMD IV: In keeping with tradition, students are expected to dress up in a Halloween costume for this week's Pediatric clinic October 30th. Thank you!

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


October 25th  Research Seminar Series, Neuropathic Pain Mechanisms and Management: An Integrated Approach. 9am-noon, Strathcona M/48. More info

October 25th  McGill Employee Healthfair, 3625 ave. du Parc, 11:30am-2pm. More info

October 28th - November 1st  Academic Career Week. More info

November 1st  CE Course: Foundations for Endodontically-Treated Teeth. More info

November 8th and 9th  CE Course: Optimizing Teamwork and Enhancing Patient Care (Periodontal Symposium in collaboration with John Abbott College). More info

November 15th and 16th  CE Course: All-on-4 Continuum, Module I. More info


October 24th  Outreach Clinic, MGH. Schedule

October 31st  Outreach Clinic, Le Boulot Vers. Schedule


Several Teaching Assistantships are available to Graduate Students in the Winter 2014 term. 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.

SKILLSETS schedule, by Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies & Teaching and Learning Services. More info


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

Dentistry Clothing Sale. More info | Catalogue | Order form

DMD III: Visit at MGH from Whip Mix Representative for your Articulator. More info

DMD IV: Exo Clinic Guidelines

November 8th, 1pm  Reem Alansari: PhD Oral Thesis Defense. More info and CV

November 19th, 10am  Kady Kâ: PhD Oral Thesis Defense. More info and CV

McGill-Wide Announcements

New Feel Good Fridays Events. More info

Touring Montreal Photo Exhibit about the Neuro. Watch the trailer

Talking Research and Learning with Dr. Laura Stone and Dr. Richard Hovey

McGill's Faculty of Dentistry is a dynamic and diverse environment where dental students, graduate students, professors, dentists, specialists, researchers and staff all interact. It is, in countless ways, a wonderful example of a space where collaborations occur among colleagues and across disciplines. Dr. Laura Stone and Dr. Richard Hovey are bringing this interdisciplinary spirit to research as they team up to offer a new model of research seminars to graduate students in the Faculty this year. In fact, the first of the new 2013-2014 research seminars takes place tomorrow, October 25th.  I met with Professors Stone and Hovey earlier this fall to discuss the meaning of learning, of collaboration as well as the evolution of their own thinking regarding interdisciplinary work as researchers. Listen to the audio interview here.

Do you want to suggest a member of the Faculty for our Conversations Series? Send a line here

Innovation and Excellence

Congratulations to our new DMD student ambassadors, who will be representing the Faculty and its undergraduate dental programs for the 2013-2014 Academic Year. Their profile should soon be posted on the website in the "Prospective Students" section. 

DMD I: Jordan Albino, Woo Jin Park
DMD II: Karim Rafla, Antony Rossi, Mathieu Savoie 
DMD III: Anne Beaudin, Natashia Bose-Roberts, Michelle Diamond, Chloe Fung,Nazanin Hojjati, Tina Imbriglio, Pierre-Olivier Miron
DMD IV: Mojdeh Afshin, Valeriya Malakhova 

The Admissions Committee has selected Jessie Fuoco as our new 3rd Year Student Representative. Congratulations Jessie!

Congratulations to our colleagues and new inductees who were recognized at the 45 Annual McGill Quarter Century Club Gala at the Centre Mont-Royal on October 16, 2013.

Dr. Marie Dagenais
Dr. Seymour Simon Miller
Dr. Robert Miller
Ms. Ann-Marie Plante
Dr. Lorne Wiseman

Did you know?

We have a new internal web space about the new facility. You can visit the following link any time to read the latest updates from renovations to many other details about the new facility. Here you go

It was a year in the making from strategizing and fundraising to event planning and our unveiling, but it all unfolded beautifully and successfully. We are happy so many of you were able to be present. Our new facility campaign has officially begun! Here are a few photos from the special day last Friday, October 18th.

Valerie Khayat (Communications), Ioana Dumitru (DAR) and Christina Vroom (Associate Director DAR)

A full house!

Dean Allison delivering his speech

DSS President Sina Hashemi delivering his speech

Edward Chin, one of the talented architects of the new facility project

Principal Fortier with an Alumna of the Faculty

Professor Macdonald and Professor Hovey

Students posing at the new site with their hard hats

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