Advisory Committee for the Selection of a new Dean

Professor Paul Allison will end his second five-year term as Dean of the Faculty of Dentistry on June 30, 2018. As part of the Advisory Committee’s consultation process, the Committee will be holding face-to-face meetings with the McGill community on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 between 2:00 and 4:00 pm in room 102, 2001 McGill College Avenue. See here for full details.

Welcome Lynde Kavanagh-Ormond!


Two weeks ago we warmly welcomed Lynde Kavanagh-Ormond as our new Associate Director, Advancement. Lynde will be working on the development and management of our fundraising activity with an emphasis on securing major gifts. Continue reading Lynde’s bio.

2017 Most Valuable Person Award Nominations

It’s time to nominate the 2017 Most Valuable Person award to a deserving member of the Faculty of Dentistry staff. This is a great opportunity to have a colleagues recognized at the Staff Dinner for their outstanding contributions to the Faculty…

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Is migraine associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease mortality?

Join speakers Dr. Larus Guomundsson, Associate Professor, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Iceland and Dr. Ana Velly, Associate Professor, Faculty of Dentistry, McGill University on October 24th for a Research Seminar Workshop “Is migraine associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease mortality?”. For full details click here.

Dentistry at ACFAS

This year the Faculty of Dentistry will be responsible for two symposia during the Association Francophone de pour le savoir (ACFAS). Entrance to the ACFAS congress is covered by McGill University for Graduate Students. Click here for full details.

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Smiles of McGill Dentistry

Nareg Growing up in Lebanon, I was envious of this one guy that was 2 years older than me and who was good at everything. He was good in class, good at sports, popular with the girls, well-mannered and kind to everyone. He was also unbeaten at chess. A not-so-known-but-decent player myself… Continue reading.

Smiles of McGill Dentistry

Smiles of McGill DentistryI was working in the ER one evening when one of the housekeepers asked if I would be around for a little while. She came back with a present. She had been back home to Jamaica and brought me back a bottle of rum. I was totally surprised. I knew her casually…. Continue reading.

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A successful Sharing Smiles Day

On May 7th McGill students and teachers participated in the annual Sharing Smiles Day organised by the Oral Health, Total Health (OHTH), a fun-filled, informative day where the attitudinal barriers between dental students and persons with special needs can be removed and positive relationships fostered. Organized by Maral Aghourian and Jun Li the day was a huge success. Read all about the day.

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Dr. Al-Waeli to represent Canada in the 2018 Hatton Competition

Congratulations to Dr. Haider Al-Waeli on placing first in the CADR-NCOHR Student Research Competition. His entry placed first in the Senior Clinical Science category and was selected for entry in the IADR/Unilever Hatton Competition in London, England in July 2018. Continue reading.

A look at the 16th Annual White Coat Ceremony


It’s one of the most important events of the year in the Faculty of Dentistry. The excitement and emotions in the room are always palpable. And this year White Coat Ceremony was no different. Continue reading.

2017 Dr. Ralph Silverstone Award goes to Dr. Laura de Vreeze


Congratulations to Dr. Laura de Vreeze, BScN ’76, DMD ’86, on selected as the recipient of this year’s Dr. Ralph Silverstone Award. This award recognises outstanding contributions by a clinical or laboratory supervisor teaching in the DMD program. Continue reading.

Professor Tabrizian named Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada

Professor Maryam Tabrizian has been inducted as a Fellow with the Royal Society of Canada. The Society announced the induction of 89 new Fellows today, each one elected by their peers in recognition of outstanding scholarly, scientific and artistic achievement. Election to the Royal Society of Canada is the highest honour a scholar can achieve. Continue reading.

Oral Cancer Awareness Project

Drs. Nick Makhoul and Michel El-Hakim participated in an Oral Cancer film project documentary, designed to drive awareness of oral cancer and increasing education to the public. See the video here.

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The Smiles We Made… in Jamaica mon!


Anthea Chang, Vanessa Del Vecchio and Sonia Rampersad, 3rd year undergraduate dental students, recently returned from an incredible dental experience in Jamaica hosted by Great Shape! Inc., a charitable organisation that provides education and dental and eye care to thousands of Jamaicans. “It was tremendously rewarding to save a child’s permanent first molars, restore a complete smile to a woman who broke her two front teeth, or to simply create a positive first dental visit for a young and impressionable patient.” Read about their trip.

MDGSS Raffle for Service to the Community Program

This semester, the MDGSS would like to raise money for the Service to the Community Program at our faculty. We are selling tickets (2$/ticket, 3 tickets for 5$) for a raffle that will take place on May 15th. There will be two basket prizes. Find out more.

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American Association of Dental Schools First Annual Meeting

AADSHeld March 5-7, 1924 at the Congress Hotel in Chicago, Illinois, the first annual meeting of the American Association of Dental Schools was packed with lectures, reports, a symposium and a round table conference. Interestingly enough, many topics are still relevant today. Can you spot the representative from Montreal? Look for him here.

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