February 2016

Isabelle ChevrierIsabelle Chevrier loves discovering new people and places which makes her a perfect fit for her role of Dental Assistant in the Undergraduate Teaching Clinic, welcoming new students every year and helping them navigate the transition from the Simulation Lab to the Clinic. She also spends her time and energy overseeing the volunteers for the Summer Clinic or volunteering herself. Read the full interview where she talks about her role as a DA and tells us about herself.


February 2016

Mari Kaartinen Dr. Mari Kaartinen joined the Faculty in 2002 after completing her post doctorate fellowship here. She is the Chair of the Executive Committee for the Division of Biomedical Sciences and heavily involved with the direction of the Division. In her video she talks to us about her research looking for biomarkers for new treatments to promote bone formation and to slow the progress of the disease. See her full bio and video here.


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_MG_9282edited Dr. Earl Karanofsky is passionate about teaching! Whether it be in the clinic, on faculty committees, at fundraising events, he always takes the time to be involved and is very deserving of this year’s Dr. Ralph Silverstone Award. The award recognizes his outstanding contribution to the undergraduate teaching program. He sat down with me to talk about teaching and practicing dentistry. Read the full interview here.


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_MG_1141_edited Dr. Drummond is this year’s winner of the Howard S. Katz Excellence in Teaching Award. His dedication to teaching is not only obvious to all of the students that have passed through his classroom but to all of his fellow teachers. He hails from a true McGill family, his dad was a professor, him and his wife graduated from McGill in ’83 and two of his three children have studied at McGill. From the very beginning of his career as a Dentist he knew that he wanted to do his part in giving back to the McGill community. Currently, he maintains a full-time private practice in Montreal West and is the Course Director for Restorative Dentistry. He sat down with me to discuss his love of teaching and to reflect on his years with the Faculty. Read the full interview here.


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Linda Harrison A wife and mother of two accomplished daughters, Linda Harrison has earned her bragging rights. She transitioned into a her new career at McGill later in life after starting out as a Dental Assistant and then trained to become a Dental Technician specialising in wax up and gold technician. As the Administrator of the Preclinical Lab, the students affectionately refer to her as “mother” and she says it’s her job to see them rise above and conquer! Read more…


February 2015

Photo credit: Ioana DumitruNancy Scholefield will be celebrating 14 years with the Faculty of Dentistry in March. She joined McGill after a long career as a flight attendant. Welcoming patients was natural for her after all of her customer service experience. Every day she goes above and beyond her duties as Receptionist to offer a caring environment for patients making them feel at ease. When she is not manning the front desk of the Undergraduate Teaching Clinic she loves to cook gourmet meals, have a glass of wine and travel to warm destinations. Read more…


January 2015

euro 2010 1960 When she is not travelling to beautiful European destinations, Rocchina Testa can be found in her office on the 5th floor. As FST Manager she acts as the researcher’s primary contact for all financial questions and assures that the financial administration is carried out in accordance with the appropriate regulations and guidelines. In our interview she tells me that she “always tries to make our Faculty shine within the University!”
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