The Faculty Welcomes Dr. Samim

The Faculty of Dentistry would like to welcome its newest member, Dr. Firoozeh Samim who joined the Faculty at the beginning of December. Dr. Samim is a Canadian and American Board Certified specialist in Oral Medicine & Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology. “Firoozeh is friendly and sociable, open and communicative,” says Dr. Samim. “She is an extravert who is thrilled to be alive and does not mind who knows it. She is an individualist and is prepared to make a lot of effort to accomplish her goals: her will-power and ambition are unshakable. This is exactly me!” Continue reading.

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Smiles of McGill Dentistry – Basem Danish

One day I was correcting papers for a class on Community Oral Health Services. This one reflection paper in particular left me very surprised and hit home in a profound way. In it, the dental student expressed his frustration about his patient not showing up for his appointment. When calling him back, the patient apologised, explained his reasons for being late, and expressed his willingness to come in again. However, the student believed that the patient was lying and careless, because he was stumbling at every word while speaking on the phone…. Continue reading.

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Community Service Fellowships Awarded

Congratulations to Nioushah Noushi and Ninoska Enriquez on being awarded the McGill Community Service Research Fellowships. The award is awarded to graduate and postdoctoral trainees whose projects contribute to the aims of the Fondation Marcelle & Jean Coutu reasearch program to train socially and clinically competent dentists.

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