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University of Alberta, School of Dentistry 
The School of Dentistry officially opened and celebrated its new Biomedical Oral and Craniofacial Research Centre and kicked-off its inaugural Geoffrey H. Sperber Lecture during the Craniofacial Biology Research Symposium held May 25 to 26.With just over 135 researchers, professors, dentists and students in attendance, the symposium brought together international researchers interested in the development and function of the craniofacial complex tissues.And thanks to this symp...
UBC Centre for High-Throughput Phenogenomics 
Looking for an advanced imaging facility for your research? The UBC Centre for High-Throughput Phenogenomics is an advanced imaging facility at the University of British Columbia available to researchers from all universities, research organizations and corporations. This core facility supports imaging of hard and soft biological tissue and non-biological specimen analysis using X-ray imaging, MALDI mass spectrometry, optical imaging and scanning electron microscopy. CHTP Ser...
The Oral Health Research Exchange Group 
The Oral Health Research Exchange Group (OHREG) at the Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Applied Health Research (NLCAHR) is an outcome of the 2009 CIHR-funded research project “Increasing Capacity for Oral Health (ICOH).” ICOH was developed to inform oral health policy for vulnerable populations and was a collaboration between clinician-researchers at Dalhousie University and a diverse group of stakeholders in Newfoundland and Labrador (NL) who shared an interest in conn...
Haider Al-Waeli
Post-Surgery Pain and Bone HealingDr. Haider Al-Waeli is a PhD student at McGill University and is supervised by Dr. Belinda Nicolau and Dr. Faleh Tamimi. He recently placed first in the CADR-NCOHR Student Research Competition. His entry "Chronotherapy of Non-Steroidal Anti Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) could enhance bone fracture recovery" placed first in the Senior Clinical Science category and was selected for entry in the IADR/Unilever Hatton Competition in London, England ...
Maryam Amin
Discovery Research, Theory Building, and PracticeDr Maryam Amin leads the International Children’s Oral Health Research (iCOHR) at the University of Alberta. Her research program aims at exploring the psychosocial determinants of children’s oral health and access to dental care in marginalized populations including those impacted by socioeconomic hardship, recent immigrants and refugees, and indigenous people using a theory-driven community-based participatory research & eval...
Dr. Danny Boyd
Researchers from the department of applied oral sciences at Dalhousie University have developed a biomaterial to be used as an alternative to hysterectomy for women with uterine fibroids. The outpatient procedure, which should be available at the end of 2014, uses biocompatible glass beads to block blood flow to tumours and is expected to significantly improve recovery time, reduce the risks associated with treatment, and lower health care costs. ...
Mario Brondani
A rewarding triad: Dental Public Health, Dental Geriatrics and Dental EducationDr. Brondani is an associate professor at University of British Columbia (UBC) Faculty of Dentistry. He has developed and now directs the Masters of Public Health combined with a Diploma in Dental Public Health graduate program. The dual degree is unique in Canada and comes from a partnership between the UBC Faculty of Dentistry and Faculty of Medicine’s School of Population and Public Health. Dr. ...
Elham Emami
Dr. Elham Emami leads interdisciplinary research on oral health. Dr. Elham Emami is an associate professor at the Faculty of Dentistry, and the School of Public Health at Université de Montréal. She is also the coordinator of the public health research axis of the FRQ-S network for Oral Health and Bone Research.Dr. Emami was recently awarded CIHR Clinician Scientist – Phase 2 funding for her research program, “Fostering Oral Health Through Interdisciplinary Research: Interven...
Bernhard Ganss
Dr. Bernhard Ganss and co-investigator Dr. Eli Sone of the University of Toronto faculty of dentistry received an Innovation in Oral Care Award from the International Association for Dental Research/GlaxoSmithKline, in support of their research project on dentogingival attachment....
Douglas Hamilton
Dr. Douglas Hamilton is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Oral Biology and Anatomy & Cell Biology at Western University. He is also the Chair of Oral Biology, and a member of the Graduate Program in Biomedical Engineering.The focus of his research program is on cell-materials interactions, development of natural biomaterials for soft tissue reconstruction, wound healing and the influence of topographical features on cell adhesion and contractility. Funded by the In...
Marc McKee
Researchers from McGill University and the Federal University of Sao Paulo (Brazil) have identified a substrate protein involved in the most common form of heritable rickets, known as X-linked hypophosphatemia (XLH). XLH results in soft bones that bend and deform, and tooth abscesses that develop spontaneously because of defective tooth calcification....
Mary McNally
Dr. Mary McNally (Dalhousie University) leads collaborative research on oral health issues for vulnerable Canadian populations Dr. McNally is a professor in the Department of Dental Clinical Sciences at Dalhousie University, and is cross-appointed to Dalhousie’s Department of Bioethics in the Faculty of Medicine. Her research includes oral health promotion, health care research ethics as well as access to and ethical implications for oral care for vulnerable populations, part...
Alain Moreau
Dr. Alain Moreau has been appointed Director of the Network for Canadian Oral Health Research (NCOHR) for a three-year term commencing effective October 1st, 2016. Dr. Moreau will play a pivotal leadership role in ensuring the sustainability of the Network, and its’ continued work to increase capacity in and ongoing support for oral health research in Canada. As an internationally recognized expert in the field of molecular genetics of musculoskeletal diseases, Dr. Alain Mor...
Belinda Nicolau
Dr. Belinda Nicolau (DDS, PhD) is an Associate Professor and the Assistant Dean of Research at the McGill Faculty of Dentistry. She is also an Associate Member of the Department of Oncology (Faculty of Medicine, McGill) and the Chair of the NCOHR Oral Cancer Working Group (http://ncohr-rcrsb.ca/governance.asp). She currently serves as a member of the Executive Committee of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) – Canadian Division and IADR – Behavioral, Epid...
Christopher Overall
For his outstanding research in the field of oral biology, Dr. Christopher Overall of the University of British Columbia faculty of dentistry received the 2013 International Association for Dental Research (IADR) Distinguished Scientist Award....
Catherine Poh
Drs. Catherine Poh and Lewei Zhang from the University of British Columbia faculty of dentistry and their colleagues received the 2013 William J. Gies Award from the International and American Associations for Dental Research (IADR/AADR) for their paper, “Unique FISH Patterns Associated with Cancer Progression of Oral Dysplasia.” The award was presented to the researchers for authoring the best clinical research paper published in the Journal of Dental Research over a 12-mont...
Richard Price
Dalhousie University professor Dr. Richard Price is a world expert in light curing. He received his doctorate in dental materials from the University of Malmö, Sweden in 2001; his doctoral thesis focused on factors affecting resin-dentin bonds. It was during the course of his graduate studies that he recognized the importance of dental curing lights, and he has been working on improving light curing outcomes ever since....
Paul Santerre
Dr. Paul Santerre leads innovative research on improving materials for medical devices...
Robert Schroth
Dr. Robert Schroth is an Associate Professor in the Department of Preventive Dental Science (College of Dentistry) and the Departments of Pediatrics & Child Health and Community Health Sciences (College of Medicine) at the University of Manitoba. He is also a research scientist at the Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba. Bob obtained his DMD in 1996 and holds a PhD with training in Epidemiology, Population Health, and Community Health Sciences. Bob is a dentis...
Zeeshan Sheikh
Trained as a Dental Clinician and a Biomaterial Scientist, is actively researching and developing novel biomaterial graft options for maxillofacial and orthopedic regenerative applicationsDr. Zeeshan Sheikh is trained as a dental clinician and a biomaterial scientist with clinical and research degrees of BDS, MSc and PhD in dentistry. He has more than 6 years of clinical experience in private and hospital based dentistry. After graduating as a dentist, he worked as a dental s...
Faleh Tamimi
Dr. Faleh Tamimi is an Assistant Professor with the McGill Faculty of Dentistry. He is a dentist and materials scientist who specialises in biomaterials and mineralised tissues. He currently holds a Canada Research Chair in Translational Craniofacial Research.Dr. Tamimi’s research interests promote bone health and healing through the development and application of new biomaterials and pharmacological treatments. Many dental patients suffer from severe bone resorption due to...
Ana Velly
Dr. Ana Miriam Velly is an Associate Professor with the Faculty of Dentistry at McGill University, and was formerly the Director of the Registry for NIH/NIDCR's Temporomandibular Joint Implant Registry and Repository, and former President of the Neurosciences Group of the International Association for Dental Research. She is also a Councillor-at-Large with the Canadian Association for Dental Research. Dr. Velly’s research focuses on finding strategies for pain management and ...
Minn Yoon
Minn is an assistant professor with the School of Dentistry, University of Alberta. Her overall research program aims to improve the oral health and quality of life of vulnerable populations. She has two main streams of research that intersect with an arm of educational research. The first stream of research is aimed at developing evidence-based interventions to enhance the oral health of older adults, especially those residing in long-term care homes. This stream of her rese...

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