December 2017

The topics of palliative care and euthanasia have long been the focus of many debates in the public sphere in connection to healthcare and quality of life. They raise complex and challenging questions and naturally, tend to conjure in our minds the idea of death rather than life. Konstantinos Mastorakis has spent most of the last decade researching these topics. “Hope not only has to do with living two, three or six more months but it also has to do with feeling esteemed and loved until the very last moment”, says Mastorakis. Listen to the complete interview.


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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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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.


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Congratulations to Dr. Susan Greenwald, DDS ’86, for being awarded the W.W. Wood Award for Excellence in Dental Education! “I am extremely humbled and honoured to have received this award,” says Dr. Greenwald. “I get just as much out of my time teaching the students as they get from me. The experience is very rewarding on many different levels.” Continue reading.


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Dr. Julie Drakoulakou was at the CLSC Parc Extension on Wednesday, May 3 for and Oral Health Awareness Playshop. Morning and afternoon workshops were filled with fun activities to learn the importance of oral health, nutrition, oral hygiene and dental visits. The day was geared towards pre-natal, infant and toddler care and participants were from Quebec, India, Sri Lanka, Greece, Turkey and Serbia. See pictures from the workshops.


April 2017

Maryam Tabrizian At this year convocation celebrations Dr. Maryam Tabrizian will be awarded the Dr. Howard S. Katz award for Excellence in Teaching. The award recognizes involvement with course development or improvement, ability to act as a role model for personal and professional development of students and ability to engage and motivate students. Dr. Tabrizian strives for excellence and is dedicated to the success of her fellow staff and students. Continue reading.


April 2017

Summer_Institute_2016Dr. Deborah Iera took some time away from her duties in Montreal last month to tend to the needs of children with cleft lip and palate in Vietnam.


February 2017

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Dr. Belinda Nicolau was recently accepted to participate in the American Dental Education Association Leadership Institute. She is the third McGill Dentistry Professor to be chosen to partake in the prestigious Institute. Read the full story here.


February 2017

Dr. Raphael de Souza Congratulations to Dr. Raphael de Souza and his team members for their success on the ITI grant application for their project “Single implant overdentures retained by the Novaloc attachment system: a mixed methods randomized trial”.


January 2017

Summer_Institute_2016My role is to teach the 4th year students rotating through the pediatric clinic at the MCH. I supervise and guide their work with children 0-10 years of age. I have an hour in the morning before clinic to review techniques for pediatric dentistry, such as behaviour guidance, anesthesia and restorative techniques, trauma management, caries prevention advice…