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  • 1. 2 6 10 21 Tradition, Innovation Faculty Faculty News Fund Raising and Excellence Highlights and Notes Highlights 4 9 16 22 Research Creating Spotlight on Recognizing Matters Connections Students your GiftsN E W S L E T T E R I MCGILL UNIVERSITY I 2002-2003 I VOLUME 82, NO. 1FA C U LT Y Dentistry O F PRIDE IN THE WHITE COAT CEREMONY The start of a new tradition TRADITION INNOVATION EXCELLENCE
  • 2. NEWSLETTER OF THE MCGILL UNIVERSITY FACULTY OF DENTISTRY 2002-2003 TRADITION INNOVATION EXCELLENCE The First Annual make sure that the artificial "I recognize that in donning this white coat, I become a member of the dental teeth on the mannequins used White Coat Ceremony by students before they had a Class of 2004 profession. I understand that my primary responsibility is to my patients and I chance to practice on real patients had realistic problems. By: Rob Bull shall dedicate myself to render, to the best of my ability, the highest standard And he said he "always had We can thank third-year fun taking questions and trying student Arezu Akhavan for the of oral health care. I pledge my commitment to work for my community and to answer them with simple newest tradition at the Faculty research problems which were of Dentistry - The White Coat the benefit of all society through creating lasting alliances in health, pursuing then used to teach other Ceremony. Last year Arezu was students." one of 30 McGill dental professional integrity and providing compassionate care for all." students preparing for the Expanding Our Mission2 clinical phase of their The oath sworn by Third-Year Students as they begin the first year of clinical studies: McGill is a world-class research professional education after institution and the Faculty of eighteen months of classroom the United States and Dubai practice keep the students and in 1977 to become Dean of the Dentistry is fulfilling its part in studies with medical students. and applied to McGill from the programs up-to-date with the College of Dentistry at the "The medical people had their Middle East. realities faced by professionals University of Saskatchewan. the Universitys mission. own ceremony to mark the fact in the field. They, in turn, are Dr. Faith said Dean Ambrose Dr. Marc McKee, PhD that they were about to start Major Work Done enriched by their contact with was outstanding as a teacher (Anatomy and Cell Biology), working with patients and we The program that she and her newcomers and academics who and administrator. Associate Dean, Research, noted were not included," she said. " I classmates enrolled in has been include some of the leading "He taught operative dentistry, that full-time professors at the thought we should have one too." under way for seven years. researchers in the field. the backbone of the profession," Faculty of Dentistry now bring She had a positive response Dean James P. Lund, who "Unlike most other dental Dr. Faith said. "He loved every in as many dollars in research from the Faculty of Dentistry. presided over the change, said part of dentistry and loved grants per capita as full-time schools" added Dr. Myers, "the "We thought it was a very "the major work is now teaching it. He was very professors of medicine at McGill. McGill Faculty of Dentistry has good idea," said Dr. Paul Allison completed." The Faculty is now empathetic. He used to say that "Our professors publish in who worked on a committee concentrating on fine-tuning a long tradition of committed once a student had made it into world-class journals," Dean with Arezu to create the the curriculum. part-time clinicians who teach in dental school, that student Lund said, naming Science, ceremony. "There is an "A great deal of thought and our preclinical labs and in the became his responsibility and Nature, the Journal of Dental increasing movement in all effort went into producing a undergraduate clinic. That was entitled to all the Research and the Journal of the health-care fields to promote understanding, time and Canadian Dental Association curriculum that retained the tradition continues to be one of ethics and professionalism in a patience he could give." among others. "They are also excellent practical training of the the strengths of the program." positive way." able to attract an increasing Dr. John OKeefe, Editor of old program, while adding the Dean Ambrose number of top graduate students the Canadian Dental Association new knowledge, skills and Excellence In Teaching Remembers and visiting professors to McGill." Journal and the keynote technology needed to address the Dr. Robert Faith, who retired In a telephone interview from Dr. Lund added, "we have speaker at the ceremony, was changing needs of patients in the four years ago, said the Faculty Saskatchewan, Dr. Ambrose expanded beyond our touched by the quality of the has always had a variety of said, "As a student, I always traditional strengths in tooth 21st century" added Dr. Lund. students and the seriousness of excellent teachers, even when had questions. They werent development and microbiology, the occasion. Dr. Dagenais, who oversees "it had less than half the budget always answered but if you had into biomaterials, bone and "They understood that they curriculum development, said, and half the full-time staff of any an idea, the good teachers pain research, public health and took on a lot of responsibilities "McGill is producing dentists other dental school in Canada." would listen to you." clinical trials in prosthodontics." with those white coats, that who are great problem solvers. He talked specifically about He said he believed that dental Teaching, however, remains they would be really dealing They are competent to diagnose Dr. Mervyn Rogers, the training should be as close to the major focus. with people who trusted them the kinds of problems todays Faculty historian, who retired real conditions as possible and and that they had to merit that dental patients face and can as Assistant Dean in 1970 and had made McGill, for example, trust," said OKeefe, a guest provide the variety of solutions went on to play a leading role one of the first dental schools lecturer at the Faculty. they need." in the Canadian Dental on the continent to "These are great people, Dr. Norman Miller, the Associations Council on mature and well qualified." Facultys Director of Education, and Dr. Ernest McGill Dentistry requires a Community Relations, said Ambrose, who retired as Dean minimum 3.5 Grade Point “Our graduates understand the Average from applicants, the relationship between dental standard for the best schools on health and general health.” the continent. "Our patients are aging and "And theyre from pretty keeping their teeth" Dr. Miller New Montreal diverse backgrounds," said Dr. added. "They need dentists who Genomics and Proteomics Marie Dagenais, Associate have a comprehensive view of Building Dean Academic Affairs. "They their state of health." come from everywhere." Dr. Jeffrey Myers, Director Arezus parents, for instance, of Undergraduate Clinical are Iranian. She was born in Programs, explained that more The Netherlands, grew up in than 60 dentists in private
  • 3. N E W S L E T T E R O F T H E M c G I L L U N I V E R S I T Y FA C U LT Y O F D E N T I S T R Y 2 0 0 2 - 2 0 0 3 TRADITION INNOVATION EXCELLENCE“Great Teachers” Class of 2002 - "In their own words" “This faculty has always hadsome great teachers,” said Dr. Hello Dr. Myers:Myers, “people who cared about Im just sending you a quick e-mail to thank you for all yourthe students and the patients, efforts in pushing us to excel and do more. . . . .I wanted towho were up-to-date in their share with you my experience thus far at my AEGD residencyknowledge but werent afraid of at the University of Michigan "We are here tonot knowing all the answers all i. At McGill, the dental experience received in terms of thethe time, who were concernedabout the faculty and the number and type of treatments is on a par with, if not above average to, other dental schools in Canada and the U.S. add what weuniversity and their studentsbeyond the time they were in ii. McGills name has a lot of weight when it comes to applying for dental school residencies. Ten of the 11 students can to life, notschool. It still has teachers like graduating in the class of 2002 got their top choices of dentalthat.” residency. . . . to get what we The results speak forthemselves. Thanks again for all the guidance can from it." Dean Lund is proud to point Yamen Ghamianout that the McGill programwas given full approval by the Sir William Osler, who wasCommission on Dental Dear Dr. Myers:Accreditation this year. It has been already two months that I have been in Pittsburgh. influential in bringing The majority of graduates Time really flies. I have to admit that we were really wellfrom May 2002 were accepted trained in treatment planning at McGill. Everybody notices it dentistry to McGillin residency programs for here to the point that I have been given the title of "treatmentadditional clinical training and planning queen." . . . .are performing well. And a I have had a few cases of implant restorations; however somethird of the class of 2000 went of the materials we used at McGill were better than the oneson to post-graduate programs in we work with here.various specialties across the Today I was an instructor in one of the modules. . . I wascontinent. At the time of mostly helping a girl in third-year who was extremely scaredpublication, most students and nervous and lacked confidence in her work. She remindedgraduating in May 2003 had me of myself when I was doing my first restoration. We havealready confirmed their come a long way with your help as well as the supervision ofplacement and many were all the instructors at McGill. Facultydestined for top residency spotsin McGill and throughout NorthAmerica while others were Sincerely Bibi Hatef FACTSgoing directly into private • In 1892, the provincial dental association opened the Dentalpractice, again across the College of the Province of Quebec. 3continent. It became a department of the“I think now more than ever that the medicinewe studied was absolutely necessary. D ESTINATIONS Montreal-based Medical College of Bishops University in 1896, which As of the date of publication, the following students from the was absorbed into the Faculty ofWe have to understand the whole patient.” graduating class of 2003 were accepted into Residency Programs Medicine of McGill University in and Private Practice throughout North America: 1904, a decision influenced by SirDr. Karyne Spina, BA Dr. Karyne Spina William Osler.(biology, physiology, toxicology), Basel Abdul Sharaf - Oral Surgery (Harvard) • In 1908, the Department ofDMD (Doctor of Dental Medicine) Dentistry moved to the Montreal Mairaj Ahmed - Private Practice Vermont & Albanyis in a unique McGill residency General Hospital Marcelina Benedito - AEGD (Harvard)program with a private practicein a community setting at the Brigitte Bigras - GPR Burlington, Vermont (UVM) • In 1920, the McGill UniversityQueen Elizabeth Oral Health Clinic. Occasionally Nancy Boivert - GPR (Laval) Faculty of Dentistry was created as an offshoot of the Faculty of Other dental residencyprograms are hospital-based but someone Jennifer Charbonneau- GPR Boston (Harvard) Medicine. Alap Choksey - AEGD Ann Arbor (Michigan)she says her training "in a questions the Brent Coté - GPR Las Vegas (UNLV) • In 1922, Florence Johnston became the first woman student to beprivate clinic is more like thereal world." academic Steve Da Costa - GPR San Antonio (Texas) admitted to the Faculty. Eighty years later, in August 2002, 17 of the 30 Under the supervision ofdentists who are on part-time side of Amir A. Ghalaei - GPR Boston (Tufts) Aphrodite Kalyvas - GPR RVH (McGill) students entering the Faculty were women.staff at McGill, she and her Dentistry. Taleen Kassabian GPR RVH (McGill) • About one in ten applications tofellow residents work the way Sonny Kenth - Private Practice Toronto the Faculty are accepted to fill an Imost dentists work in an office n his History of the McGill Matthew Kerner - GPR Burlington, Vermont (UVM) average of 30-32 positions. Justwith front-desk and support Dental School, Dr. Mervyn Omid Kiarash - Private Practice Michigan over 55% are from out of provincestaff and inter-act with different Rogers told the following Helen Kontogiannis - Private Practice Ottawa and approximately 64% are female.specialist consultants. They story about Dr. Gordon Leahy,attend regular lectures with the the Facultys clinical director in So-Young Lee - AEGD Stonybrook (SUNY) • The overall Grade Point Average ofother McGill dental residents in the 1940s and 50s. Martin Lin - AEGD Ann Arbor (Michigan) students entering the Faculty for theMontreal and once a week they One afternoon, a third-year current academic year was 3.6, a Bernard Mayantz - GPR QEHC (McGill)discuss cases with their student came into the clinic in figure that ranks with the best a pretty bad mood. He had had Mitch Miller - GPR JGH (McGill) dental schools on the continent.supervisors who also teach a supplemental examination in Paul Morton- GPR MCH (McGill)formal lessons. bacteriology and had failed it • Teaching dental students is more "Doing my residency here Luckshi Patgunarajah - GPR Danbury (Connecticut) expensive than teaching any other again.gives me a chance to see the He said to Dr. Leahy, "Why do Greg Penny - GPR Burlington, Vermont (UVM) profession at McGill.larger picture," she said. dentists have to have a Mark Salvati - GPR MGH (McGill) • Seven of the 24 students who "I think now more than ever knowledge of bacteriology Chantal Theriault - GPR Vancouver (UBC) graduated in the class of 2000, orthat the medicine we studied anyway?" about a third, are in post-graduate "Very important, my son," said Simon Touchan - Oral Surgery, Henry Ford Hospital (Michigan)was absolutely necessary" added specialist studies.Karyne. Dr. Leahy. "Do you see that Zain Turner - Private Practice Montreal student there treating a patient Melanie Yu - AEGD Buffalo (SUNY) • A comparative study published in "We have to understand the The Research Journal Nature shows in the fifth chair? He justwhole patient." dropped his mouth mirror on that Canada leads the world in CONGRATULATIONS AND GOOD LUCK! the floor. dental research interms of the "He picked it up, wiped it off impact of its dental research. on his white coat and went • Full-time professors at the Faculty back to work. of Dentistry bring in as many "Now if he hadnt studied dollars in research grants per capita bacteriology, he probably as full-time professors of medicine. wouldnt have bothered to wipe it off."
  • 4. N E W S L E T T E R O F T H E M c G I L L U N I V E R S I T Y FA C U LT Y O F D E N T I S T R Y 2 0 0 2 - 2 0 0 3 Research Matters Grants four-year study into the "Effect the new Genomics and In the past year, the high level of Improved Oral Prostheses on Proteomics Building. On April of success of our professors in the Nutritional State of Elderly 29, 2002, a ceremony took place By: obtaining peer-reviewed research Edentulous Individuals". Along in the Strathcona Anatomy and Dr. Marc McKee funding from granting agencies with the excitement and Dentistry Building to mark the Associate Dean, Research has continued. This past year, interactions that occur within construction of the new building, we have been funded at the this increased human "mass" and was attended by government very enviable average rate of comes the need for more space and agency representatives, as approximately $250,000 per - and trust me - we spend a lot well as private donors contributing full-time professor - a quite of time on this, and space is not to the project. Photos 1, 2 and 3 remarkable amount indeed - at all easy to find! Although we highlight this event. and a level of funding similar to will benefit tremendously from "Move in" is scheduled I t is once again that time of year where I have the opportunity to highlight recent events and happenings pertaining to research important to our long-term vision than maintaining and improving the quality and dedication of our academic staff, so that future generations of that obtained by the Faculty of Medicine at McGill. While Dentistry is still a small faculty, its number of professors funded for research has nevertheless the opening of the Centre for Bone and Periodontal Research in the adjacent Montreal Genomics and Proteomics Centre building, our being part of a downtown throughout spring 2003 - the laboratories are now poised to fulfill their mission as a core facility with advanced instrumentation for McGills conducted in the Faculty of dental students and graduate almost tripled in the past 10 university on the slopes of (and our sister universities in the Dentistry. I relish this occasion, students can benefit from years, and the funding of each Mont Royal limits our growth province) research community. as it allows me to bring to the Dentistrys teaching and professor brings with it an both laterally and vertically! Efforts are currently underway forefront issues important to the research missions. It is increased number of graduate Creative projects to find ways in to expand the Wong Laboratory evolution of research in the incumbent upon us to leave students and summer research which we can increase our activities into an adjacent Faculty of Dentistry, which may McGill Dentistry stronger than opportunities for our undergraduate capacity to do research are in "unfinished" space in that building. be of interest to our alumni and ever upon our departure. dental students. Further good the planning stages. While the Wong Laboratories other readers. McGill Dentistry Young recruits provide not only news was reported in the October will be operational in late spring is playing an important, new expertise and knowledge, issue of the Journal of the Canadian New Centres 2003, the official opening of the leadership role in understanding but they inject vitality and vigor Dental Association, announcing Speaking of Centres, Dentistry building itself is slated for the determinants of oral health. into our programs to keep us at that the Canadian Institutes of professors are playing leading September 2003. Together with the other the leading edge of all the Health Research (CIHR) in roles in three major new Centres As a final point, and representative of research institutions in Canada, things that we do. New senior partnership with Straumann on the McGill campus: 1) the the international stature of many McGill continues to make appointees bring the wisdom Canada Limited granted $1.6 McGill Pain Centre headed by Dr. of McGills staff, I would like to exciting new discoveries and accrued from past experiences million to Dr. Jocelyne Feine Cathy Bushnell (of Dentistry and congratulate Dr. Jocelyne Feine the means to develop these at different academic and her research team, for a Medicine), 2) the Centre for Bone on her recent appointment as discoveries into preventive, Associate Editor for Clinical Reports. diagnostic and treatment She is one of only two associate strategies for the oral cavity. editors of the international Journal of Dental Research, which is the highest Funding rated journal in dentistry. Dean While research funding from Lund and I have also been appointed provincial and federal granting to the editorial board of this4 agencies is robust at the journal. Not too bad a representation moment, and many of us are for such a "small" school! spending great amounts of time 1 So, that about does it for now. writing grant applications, As always, I invite all of you to generous private donations (like visit our newly formatted that from Mrs. Pierrette Wong website (http://www.mcgill.ca/ (l-r) Dean Lund, Mr. Luc Vinet (Provost and Vice Principal, Academic), Dr. Thomas Hudson, Mme. Pauline Marois, Mme. Lucienne Robillard, for the Jamson T.N. Wong Principal Bernard Shapiro, Mr. Paul L`Archeveque (Genome Quebec) an Mr. Martin Godbout (Genome Canada) dentistry/) for additional and Laboratories for Bone and updated announcements, and I Periodontal Research) have institutions. In this issue of the allowed us to expand and buy Newsletter, we highlight two of state-of-the-art, expensive our most recent, full-time equipment and create new recruits to the Faculty of research laboratories - and Dentistry, Dr. Fernando Cervero remain competitive with our and Dr. Mari Kaartinen. You American counterparts. The will find in this issue a brief importance of this support description of their careers and cannot be underestimated. It current activities. Dr. Cervero is helps those of us already here in a senior professor from Spain the Faculty to move our research who investigates the to a much higher level, and also mechanisms responsible for allows us to recruit the best and visceral pain. Dr. Kaartinen is a brightest to our academic staff. recent graduate from Finland who investigates bone and Recruitment tooth proteins. Along with an The competition for new international flavor, they bring recruits is fierce at the moment, with them ambitious and and the future of our faculty exciting new research projects. clearly relies on maintaining Please join me in whole- 2 (and even improving!) McGills heartedly welcoming them to outstanding reputation for its Montreal and to the Faculty of research in oral health. Dentistry at McGill (please see (l-r) Dean Lund, Ms. Jennifer Wong, Mrs. Pierrette Wong, Mrs. Mirella Saputo, Mr. Lino Saputo, Ms. Isabelle Neiderer (Dairy Farmers of Canada) McGills professoriate is sidebars for more information and Dr. David Goltzman currently an aging one, with on Drs. Cervero and Kaartinen). many retirements occurring in and Periodontal Research headed by ask you to join us in celebrating the upcoming years, and it is Dr. David Goltzman (of the research achievements of estimated that to effectively Medicine), and 3) the our faculty members - and the replace this turnover in staff, International Centre for Biosensors potential of our discoveries in McGill as a whole needs to and Biochips headed by Dr. the field of dentistry. In future recruit roughly 100 professors Maryam Tabrizian (of Dentistry issues of this Newsletter we will per year for the next 10 years! and Medicine). Of these, the Pain highlight some of our other Dentistry is no exception, and Centre just recently established a professors, and share with you we are currently actively home in Dentistry in the some of the "specifics" of what recruiting full-time professors in Strathcona building. The Centre we are doing - and the impact several strategic areas that for Bone and Periodontal Research we are having on maintaining include dental public health, will be opening a second major oral health and fighting diseases 3 pain research, connective tissue facility (the first is located at the of the oral cavity. (calcified tissue) research, Royal Victoria Hospital), named (back row, l-r) Dr. Marc McKee, Dr. Jocelyne Feine, Dean Lund, Dr. David Goltzman, Debbie nanobiology/nanotechnology the Jamson T.N. Wong Larocque (front row, l-r) Mrs. Mirella Saputo, Ms. Jennifer Wong, Mr. Lino Saputo, Mrs. Pierrette and biomaterials. Wong (lunch held at the University Club following event at the Strathcona Anatomy and Laboratories for Bone and Perhaps nothing is more Dentistry Bldg) Periodontal Research, located in
  • 5. N E W S L E T T E R O F T H E M c G I L L U N I V E R S I T Y FA C U LT Y O F D E N T I S T R Y 2 0 0 2 - 2 0 0 3 Research MattersMontreal Genomics and Interior - Jamson T.N. WongProteomics Building research facility lobbyJamson T.N. Wong Laboratories forBone and Periodontal Research Wong research facility laboratories Lobby Wong research facility laboratories Outside terrace with Strathcona in background Outside walkway Common between Genome and conference room Strathcona Exterior of Genome Building, facing Dr. Penfield Avenue 5 Mr. Michael Shapiro, Exterior of Building facing Engineering consultant Dr. Penfield looking up toward Royal Victoria HospitalLEADING RESEARCHERS JOIN THE FACULTY Drs. Marc McKee and Mari Kaartinen of our FacultyMARI KAARTINEN, University of Kuopio in Finland McGill has a long standing and have been invited by TokyoBSc, MSc, PhD and completed her postdoctoral growing reputation in hard Medical and DentalWord about the high quality of training at McGill. She has tissue research. "Its a University to participate inresearch at the Faculty of written widely on the dynamics wonderful university," Dr. teaching and research for aDentistry gets around. of the extracellular matrix in Kaartinen said. "Im happy period of three monthsDr. Mari Kaartinen, who comes bones and teeth at the protein here. The Faculty is growing level. The matrix is the material and dynamic and everybody is "In science, it is hard to have a (April - June, 2003). Duringfrom Finland, is at McGill between hard-tissue cells. She is very enthusiastic about what ten-year work plan, let alone a this time, Dr. McKee willbecause she heard Dr. Marc specifically interested in how they do." And she loves Montreal. career plan" she said. teach in the graduate schoolMcKee, Associate Dean of the proteins regulate "It has the energy of North "Research branches to places of the Faculties of MedicineResearch, speak at a symposium calcification and cell adhesion. America with a European feel you never thought youd go and Dentistry as a Visitingin France in 1999 and was "This may help us eventually to to it," she said. and that is very exciting.impressed by his report of the Professor and perform create smart bio-materials for She joined the staff of the Career-wise, you will just havework being done here. Dr. experiments there with dental implants so the implants Faculty in the fall of 2002 and to do the best research you can,Kaartinen does hard-tissue Dr. Yoshiro Takano of the could integrate more naturally has already obtained her first and the rest of the careerresearch using a variety of Department of Hard Tissue into the mouth," she said. "But research grant from the federal usually falls into place on itstechniques in protein chemistry Engineering. Drs. McKee we still need to understand a lot government. Her long-term own. You tend to gravitateand molecular and cell biology. towards where you belong". and Kaartinen will both giveShe received her PhD in of things about the matrix before career path includes simply we start manipulating it." doing research and teaching. seminars at severalBiochemistry from the institutions in Japan, and Dr. Kaartinen will present her recent data at the jointFERNANDO CERVERO, evaluated, has been feel pain?" Dr. Cervero has been appointed meeting of theMB ChB, PhD, DSc translated into many "What are the Professor of Anaesthesiology International Bone andFor pain researchers like Dr. languages and is used mechanisms and Dentistry and works with around the world. It is in our body McGills Anaesthesia Research Mineral Society and theFernando Cervero, who arrived Japanese Society for Bonefrom Spain in August 2002, known as the McGill that feel Unit. Pain Questionnaire. pain?’ and, of He was able to obtain a Chair and Mineral Research, toMcGills reputation is certainly a The people Dr. Cervero course, ‘What from the Canadian Institute for be held in June in Osaka.draw."There is a very strong pain will work with have can we do to Health Research with supportresearch community at McGill professional backgrounds modify pain?" from Astra Zeneca. The samethat crosses a wide variety of in psychology, physiology He has company offered his wife, also adisciplines," Dr. Cervero said. " I and dentistry among written more researcher, a job in Montreal.think I can contribute." others. He himself is a medical than 140 articles about pain and "It was a good chance for theMcGills world leadership in the doctor with a PhD in is Editor-in-Chief of the two of us to come together tofield goes back more than 50 neuroscience. European Journal of Pain. He good jobs, rather than just oneyears. A questionnaire "Virtually my entire career," he has worked at the universities of us working and the otherdeveloped here by Dr. Ronald said, "has been spent studying of Edinburgh, Bristol and one trailing, which is the usualMelzack that patients fill out so the physiology of pain, Madrid and was Chairman of style," he said.that their pain can be particularly visceral pain, dealing the Scientific Board of the with questions like "How do we Spanish UPSA Pain Institute.
  • 6. N E W S L E T T E R O F T H E M c G I L L U N I V E R S I T Y FA C U LT Y O F D E N T I S T R Y 2 0 0 2 - 2 0 0 3 Faculty Highlights AN OUTREACH PROGRAM UPDATE By Dr. Michael Wiseman clinics held two to three times a VOLUNTEER AUXILIARY/ Director, Outreach Program year. First and second year ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF: students assist their big sibs in Ms. Geni Angelopoulos ANY DENTIST, OR Clinic Update third and fourth year. All give Ms. Vavi Bohbot AUXILARY For those who are not already at least half a day to help the Ms. Nicole Guedon INTERESTED IN familiar with the Outreach needy. Mr. Richard Halperin DONATING THEIR Program; it provides free dental The Faculty gratefully Mr. Sean Lavry care to members of our society acknowledges the dedication, Mr. Michael McHugh TIME, EQUIPMENT, who do not have access to hard work and compassion of Mr. Blair Schwartz OR FINANCIAL proper treatment due to financial, the Programs volunteer Ms. Randi Waks DONATION SHOULD social, psychological or physical clinicians, dental students, Ms. Susan Young CONTACT MS. barriers. Patients are referred to auxiliaries, and the Cote St. Luc the Outreach Program by its Emergency Medical Service, The greatest reward that the SUSAN YOUNG AT partner social agencies. These and extends its sincere students and staff receive from 398-7203 agencies verify that all patients appreciation: our patients is a simple thank you. EXT. 0315. are truly in need and this past The patients bring with them a year the Program has treated a VOLUNTEER CLINICAL STAFF: unique life history filled with, at record number of such patients. Dr. Louise des Noyers times, both joy and sadness. Clinics are held at Sun Youth, Dr. Bruce Dobby Dans la rue, Norwood 7th Day Dr. Tony Iannella Outreach Program - evening clinic at Adventist Church and the Dr. Christine Koran Dans la rue Maimonides Hospital Geriatric Dr. Pierre Lamontagne Community Centre Centre, using portable dental Dr. Yu Kwong Li equipment. In addition, Dr. Philippe Mojon treatment is provided to Dr. Julia Pompura Outreach patients at the Dr. Ed Slapcoff Montreal General Hospital Dr. Daphne Vermes Teaching Clinic during daytime Dr. Laura deVreeze6 The faculty has established a management committee for the Outreach Program that includes community representatives. This committee consists of Dean Lund, First meeting of Outreach Program Management Committee Dr. Michael Wiseman, Dr. Kwong Li, November 14, 2002 (back row, l-r) Judiann Stern, Dr. Michael Wiseman, Dr. Bruce Dobby, Dr. Kwong Li, Mr. Tommy Kulczyk Ms. Judiann Stern, co-ordinator, Dr. (Sun Youth) (front row, l-r) Ms. Ronna Miller (Maimonides Bruce Dobby, Ms. Toni Cochand Geriatric Health Centre) Dean Lund, Ms. Toni Cochand (Dans representing Dans la rue, Mr. la rue) (missing: Mrs. Cynthia Lam) Tommy Kulczyk from Sun Youth, Ms. Ronna Miller from Maimonides Hospital Geriatric Centre and Mrs. Cynthia Lam. This committee has been charged with management oversight fund raising, and public awareness. Dean Lund and Dr. Michael Wiseman acknowledging generous support from Mix 96 radio station A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO PROGRAM SUPPORTERS: The Faculty of Dentistry and will be preparing it to be •On February 14, 2002, Montreal radio station CJFM the McGill Outreach Program converted to a dental Mix 96 sponsored a Valentines Day Dance at the Ritz would like to recognize with operatory on wheels. This Carlton Hotel and all proceeds were donated to the Outreach sincere appreciation the truck will allow the Outreach Program. Special thanks must be given to Mr. Rob Braide following individuals and team to transport all and Standard Radio for their thoughtful contribution. organizations for their very equipment to treatment sites generous donations: easily. supply and suction. These •Provincial government BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR units will increase the (Ministère de la Santé et THE WHITE TRUCK WITH Outreach Programs ability to des Services sociaux - M. McGILLS LOGO AND "THE provide care to more people Roger Bertrand) will be FACULTY OF DENTISTRY" at each of the monthly contributing $40,400 to PROMINENTLY DISPLAYED. evening clinics. support the initiatives of the Outreach Program, following •The George Hogg Family •Mr. Alan Edwards, a review of the study on Foundation and the Zeller representing The Louise accessibility of dental services, Family Foundation have Edwards Foundation, prepared by Dr. Paul Allison. once again generously made a major contribution donated funds to purchase toward the Programs •Mr. Keith Petrovsky, additional portable dental mission of raising awareness President of Thermo King, carts and chairs. These units and providing free dental donated a truck equipped are self-sufficient, containing care to school children in the with a diesel generator, and their own compressor, water communities it serves. (l-r) Mrs. Susan and Dr. Kwong Li, Ms. Judiann Stern, Dr. Pierre Lamontagne
  • 7. N E W S L E T T E R O F T H E M c G I L L U N I V E R S I T Y FA C U LT Y O F D E N T I S T R Y 2 0 0 2 - 2 0 0 3 Faculty HighlightsAN OUTREACH PROGRAM UPDATE (cont’d) 1Outreach Clinic Day at the Montreal General Hospital November 23, 2002 Two to three times a year, the Outreach Program holds a full day clinic at the Montreal GeneralHospital McCall Dental Clinic (undergraduate teaching clinic facilities), to which the Programsaffiliated social agencies refer patients. One clinic day in particular is featured below. It was held on November 23, 2002 and one veryspecial elderly patient stood out in the hearts of the volunteers. Her story is typical of the patientsregularly treated by the Program and she agreed to share her clinic experience with our readers. A Patients Experience: Mrs. J. a patient referred by the Santropol Roulant organization, had complained in the past of her dental CLINIC DAY SET UP AND REGISTRATION: 2 pain but with just enough funds to pay for her rent, food, and medication she had to constantly put her oral needs on the "back burner". Mrs. J. admitted to the Outreach team that many nights were spent in pain. Her only answer was to take some Tylenol. This however never rid her of that constant ache. When she was informed of the McGill Outreach Program and its "drill, fill with no bill" program she was elated. She wondered if Christmas had come early, her prayers for relief from constant pain were answered. She was told to arrive at the Montreal General McCall Dental Clinic at 10:00 AM Saturday November 23. She had to take two buses from her home and 3 disembarked from the bus with a sense of both anxiety and hopefulness. She had experienced many years of dental problems over her 93 years of life and did not quite know what was in store for her. But she hoped that she could 7 have some sort of relief. When she arrived at the third floor of the Montreal General Hospital, she was met by smiles and welcoming words.❶ Her anxiety levels decreased a little. 4 She registered with the Outreach reception staff and was told that her medical history, and blood pressure would be taken. It didnt take long for her name to be called and she entered another room where she responded again to another friendly face. She was asked questions about her health and had her blood pressure checked.❷ She thought to herself that she was happy she had taken her high blood pressure medications this month. With Christmas approaching she had pondered the idea of delaying the trip to the pharmacy to buy her pills in order to buy her grandchildren toys. She gave a sigh of relief when she was informed that her blood pressure was within normal limits. Mrs. J. then waited in the hall 5 for her assigned student to call her name. It didnt take long until she saw her student dentist clad in blue approaching her. She followed him down the hallway into the McCall clinic. She explained that her chief complaint was a mobile tooth that caused her a lot of pain when eating, talking, or just watching TV. She had said that it had gotten to the point where she began to avoid meeting friends after church as she didnt want to be a burden to anyone. She proceeded to have a radiograph ❸ of her troubled area and, upon consultation with the Outreach dentists, it was agreed that her troubled tooth was to be extracted. She made the long trek down the hall to the Oral Surgery Department. Her attending student volunteer extracted the tooth under the watchful eye of Dr. Ed Slapcoff ❹ and she left the clinic with much relief.❺ She thanked the Outreach team continuously throughout her visit. Many of the Outreach staff noticed that her facial expressions had changed from pain and anxiety to relief.
  • 8. N E W S L E T T E R O F T H E M c G I L L U N I V E R S I T Y FA C U LT Y O F D E N T I S T R Y 2 0 0 2 - 2 0 0 3 Faculty Highlights DENTISTRY ON LINE interactive while enhancing the 5. Cephalometrics Nevertheless our project can the body responsible for the learning experience. The teacher 6. Panoramic X ray greatly enhance the CE experience. granting of temporary licenses. can highlight with zoom, fade- 7. Diagnosis A student can take the The Orthodontic Division of ins, appearing arrows, specific One of the interesting features theoretical part of the "Interceptive McGill University is important points about a incorporated into the modules is a Orthodontic Course" in a implementing these new particular topic. series of exercises that are designed multimedia environment. Once multimedia teaching methods to to help dentists test their this course is completed and after provide students and participants knowledge and skill on a subject. a proper evaluation, the student in CE courses a more enjoyable would be allowed to participate in and effective learning a hands-on clinical training session environment. Once again, McGill offered by the McGill University University is at the forefront of CE department in cooperation educating the future dentist as with the Montreal Children’s well as offering a unique Hospital Dental Department. Before experience in CE to general implementation, this new proposal practitioners looking to improve This format is well adapted to will have to be approved by the their clinical knowledge. Continuing Education because it Ordre des Dentistes du Québec, jean-marc.retrouvey@mcgill.ca allows the dentist from anywhere in the world to learn, practice and interact with a mini-course developed by McGill University. The material is DENTISTRY ON LINE always available on the Web and McGill Teaching Takes a Giant Step CD, can be updated, and even adapted to specific needs of a by Dr. Jeffrey Myers, Director, segment of the dental Undergraduate Clinical Programs, community. Using WebCT, Montreal General Hospital interesting cases can also be We have also tried to address posted weekly. Discussion groups questions frequently asked by can be used to encourage the general practitioner students to participate and allow interested in Orthodontics Things have changed at McGill. And I dont just mean that when for discussion of cases and other regarding the case selection you come back for your 20th reunion you wont be able to find important issues. process. We have introduced the your old chair in the clinic anymore. The information technology "green light -red light" concept revolution has not left your old faculty untouched any less than Presentation of the to case studies to alert a dentist computers have affected the way you manage patients in your software utilized: to the severity of the observed own practice. Our software required a malocclusion. While the In the classroom, PowerPoint presentations have largely replaced professional programming team program is not able to deal with conventional slide shows. All our classrooms are equipped with to assist the teacher in course the whole range of problems computer hookups and projectors that can be used for both video McGill Dentistry8 development. Without the observed, the green light - red and digital presentations. Improvements in computer software Goes Digital collaboration with the Instructional light system can assist a dentist have meant that lecturers can incorporate text, graphics and video Communications Centre at to quantify the observed into one seamless presentation that can be edited easily, as by Dr. Jean-Marc Retrouvey, McGill, this development would malocclusion and give additional information becomes available. Our Faculty has made a Director, Division of Orthodontics not have been possible. This recognizable " landmarks" of considerable investment in this new technology and will continue project is the first of its kind and malocclusion severity. to spend annually on equipment and training. Our students will I n the past few years, McGill University should be have the most up-to-date resources and facilities. undergraduate students recognized for its vision in Meanwhile, the University has introduced a new Internet based have become more and modern teaching methods. teaching tool called WebCT. Our instructors can use this program more familiar with computers. to post teaching material to the Internet on a secure website. Recently, McGill University has The first module that will be Students can review PowerPoint presentations at their own pace, chosen WebCT as its on-line offered is: have access to class notes, take quizzes and surveys and conduct course management system. "Diagnostic in Interceptive discussions just by logging in on their home computer. WebCT is The following article written by Orthodontics". This module is a not meant to replace class time. But it is a valuable adjunct that Dr. Jeff Myers explains the review of all the necessary can enhance the interaction between our teachers and their introduction in more detail. diagnostic tools that a general This "new" concept in students. Like all new technological dentist interested in Orthodontics Continuing Education is based The Internet is being used in other ways as well. With Medline, changes, WebCT will demand should master. It is divided into on changing delivery and control students and full and part-time staff can review the dental and some adaptations by the different categories such as: of the CE process. Unlike medical literature going back more than 30 years. For most teachers. Typical carousel slide 1. Facial exam previous types of professional publications, access is limited to abstracts of the material. But for presentations are not digital and development, this course will be an increasing number of journals, including the journals of the cannot be simply copied onto a continuously available to the Canadian, American and British Dental Associations, The Journal computer. The first step will be participant. Participants will be of Prosthetic Dentistry and others, members of the McGill to transform the slide assured that the course content community can read an entire article online. Evidence-based care presentation into Powerpoint as well as the platform used has is becoming an integral part of our practices, and access to presentations that can then be been designed and monitored by computers and the Internet has become an absolute necessity for posted on the WWW via WebCT. teaching professionals. The the education of our students. In Orthodontics we have taken course will be regularly updated Of course, computer technology is not just limited to the this concept one step further. to reflect the most modern classroom. Practice management software has been used for years We have started to produce treatment methods. The to administer financial operations in the Undergraduate Clinic. We movies in digital format that will 2. Functional exam participant will also have the also use specific applications to monitor our students progress. We allow the student to review a opportunity to examine routinely track the quantity and type of procedures each student clinical procedure as often as treatment plans posted on the does, the status of their patients and the number of visits each he/she would like. With these site and even present his/her year. Programs are also being developed to review treatment demonstrations, important steps own cases for review. outcomes and improve the quality of care our patients receive. can be highlighted for review. What else is happening in information systems? To begin with, Students can review procedures Does this new format video presentations are being replaced by digital video. Using this in a real clinical setting. We have replace conventional CE technology and high-speed Internet access, students will soon be also gone beyond the courses? able to download short movie clips demonstrating periodontal Powerpoint presentation and Absolutely not. It is important surgery on oral patients. Theyll be able to review what theyre have developed a unique 3. Dental exam for participants in CE to have expected to do before doing the procedure for the first time. And computer-based course for the 4. Dental cast analysis professional contacts with other wireless networks: McGill has started installing wireless Undergraduate and Continuing members of their profession on a connections in all the universitys libraries. Using a wireless PC Education program. This regular basis. Multimedia Card any desk can become a computer workstation with full program allows students to learn content does not replace Internet access. at their own pace, do practical interactivity and real practical The day is fast approaching when laptop computers will become exercises and answer short exercises. This "new" format is just another part of our students instrument kit. And like you in quizzes to evaluate their only a complement to regular your own office, we will wonder how we ever got along without learning. Movies, sound, video, attendance at conventions and them. slides and text are used to make hands-on CE courses that are this courseware much more invaluable for optimal learning.
  • 9. N E W S L E T T E R O F T H E M c G I L L U N I V E R S I T Y FA C U LT Y O F D E N T I S T R Y 2 0 0 2 - 2 0 0 3 Creating Connections In April 2002, we attended the Ontario Dental Association By: Dr. Norman M. Miller meeting in Toronto, and we Director, Community Relations were delighted to see so many Ontario alumni visit our booth. It is clear that McGill grads have had an enormous influence on dentistry in Ontario. (l-r) Helen Chantzos, Christy Chan, CDA In May 2002, we held an extremely well attended reception in Montreal in MONTREALI n traveling to make direct conjunction with the landmark contact with our alumni in joint Journées dentaires du cities across North Dr. John O`Keefe, CDA Journal Editor, Québec/CDA convention. ThisAmerica, the most common Dr. Susan Chow, B.C. Women`s Association afforded us the opportunity toquestion people ask me is " of Dentists, PDC welcome graduates from acrossSo… how are things at Canada and we were extremelyMcGill? ". My answer begins VANCOUVER grateful for your attendance.with " We are doing great"; We hope that you came awaybut quickly moves on to the from this experience with thegreat challenges that dental same positive feeling that we did. Phyllis and Bernard Shapiro, CDAeducation faces, as this newmillennium, now three yearsold, reveals the changes thathealth care faces in the future. It is important to rememberthat education should preparedental students to deal with theissues that will be present at (l-r)Dr. Charles Laszlo, Dr. Doreen Laszlo, Debbie Larocque, PDCleast a decade from now andbeyond. We are not just trainingour students for the challenges Dean Lund, Professor Phyllis Shapiro, Dr. Doreen Laszlo,of today; we are also, in many CDA Alumni Reception, Montrealways, futurists, predicting theneeds of patients down the road. We are training our studentsin groundbreaking ways to beconscious of their relationshipto our society. We sensitize them 9to the need for compassionatecare and the importance ofpreserving the dignity of our (l-r) Dr. Norman Miller, Dr. Myrna Halpenny, Mrs. and Dr. Bruce Ward, Dean Lund, PDCpatients. We provide them,through our outreach programs,with a feeling of responsibility (l-r) Dr. Norman Miller, Dr. James Jung, Dr. Sylvain Marino, CDAfor the health of their fellowhuman beings, outside ofeconomic motivation, and thusallow them to appreciate theunique skills that they have.This we hope will go a long wayin providing them with a feelingof fulfillment in the professionallives that they will lead. (centre) Dr. Evelyn Yeo with (r) Dr. Norman Miller, PDC I could not be prouder of ourrecent graduates as I see them (l-r) Dr. John Drummond, Dr. Bruce Dobby, Dean Lund, CDAinteract with patients in ourlarge Residency network. Theyare maintaining and I daresaysurpassing, the long-heldreputation of the quality of ourgraduates world wide. We feel that visiting ouralumni is even more importanttoday than ever. Your support,as we look to providing ourstudents with continuoustechnological means to preserve (l-r) Dr. Herb Borsuk, Dr. Robert Faith, Mr. Alan Edwards, CDAour leading edge in education (l-r) Debbie Larocque, Dr. Jim Harrison, Mrs. Tina Harrison, PDCand research, will be essential. As this issue goes to press we In March 2002, we enjoyed have just returned from theour visit to the Pacific Dental March 2003 Pacific DentalConference in Vancouver. The Conference in Vancouver aswarm reception we continue to well as the Yankee Dental Congress As always, we pledge ourreceive reinforces the efforts we in Boston held earlier in continued commitment to youmake to connect with you, and January. We were delighted to and invite you to ask us forwe could not be more grateful. see so many of you and to have whatever help we can provide. a chance to spend some If you are visiting Montreal and extended time with a number would like us to give you and of you. It was wonderful, once your family (including again, to savor the quality of our prospective applicants) a VIP graduates spanning the tour of our facility and an generations. So many people opportunity to meet our have such enormous respect for students, please contact Debbie McGill University that we Larocque or myself and we will cannot help returning with be delighted to arrange it. (l-r) Dr. Scott Stewart, Debbie renewed enthusiasm about the E-mail: drmiller@qc.aibn.com Larocque, Pacific Dental work we do. debbie.larocque@mcgill.ca Conference, Vancouver (PDC) (l-r) Mr. Brian Mirth, Ms. Joanna Mirth, Mr. Graham Mirth, Dr. Majid Sherkat, PDC
  • 10. N E W S L E T T E R O F T H E M c G I L L U N I V E R S I T Y FA C U LT Y O F D E N T I S T R Y 2 0 0 2 - 2 0 0 3 Faculty News & Notes Howard S. Katz Excellence in Vancouver Leacock Teaching Award Luncheon A t a special meeting of the Faculty Council March 13, The Faculty once again hosted a 2002, the first Excellence in Teaching Award was table at the Vancouver Leacock presented to Charlie Smith, DDS70. To present the Luncheon, held April 5, 2002 at Award, the Faculty was honored to have as its guests members the Four Seasons Hotel. These of the late Dr. Howard Katzs family including his wife Dr. Lorna annual Leacock Lunch events Katz, DDS88 and his children Adena, Avi and Ilan. continue to provide an This most auspicious occasion also acknowledged the official excellent opportunity to creation of the Dr. Howard S. Katz Scholarship, with funding connect with graduates and for the endowment having been recently completed, thanks to friends of the Faculty and to the many donations from family, friends and colleagues. Dr. express the Facultys (back row, l-r) Dr. Scott Stewart, Dr. Jim Harrison, Dr. Ken Weaver, Dr. Alex Lieblich, Michael Tennenbaum and Dr. Jay Waxman were on hand to appreciation for their loyal and Dr. Ken Walley, Dr. Doreen Laszlo (front row, l-r) Mrs. Birgitta Weaver, Mrs. Tina Harrison, Dr. William Bryson, Mrs. Joan Bryson represent the Alpha Omega Society, which had made a generous support. significant contribution toward the endowment. International Symposium Draws Rave Reviews On May 24-25, 2002, the Faculty had the distinction of presenting an international Symposium on IMPLANT OVERDENTURES AS STANDARD OF CARE FOR EDENTULOUS PATIENTS. This world class event was organized by Dr. Jocelyne Feine and Dr. Gunnar Carlsson, Editor of The International Journal of Prosthodontics, and drew attendance from around the world. Over 200 people were on hand to listen to presentations given by internationally renowned speakers, listed below: Dr. Manal Awad, Sharjah, UAE Dr. Philippe Mojon, Montreal, Canada Dr. Gunnar Carlsson, Göteborg, Sweden Dr. Jose Morais, Montreal, Canada Dr. Antoine Chehade, Montreal, Canada Dr. Ignace Naert, Leuven, Belgium Dr. Jocelyne Feine, Montreal, Canada Dr. Alan Payne, Dunedin, New Zealand Dr. Timothy Head, Montreal, Canada Mr. John Penrod, Montreal, Canada Dr. Michael MacEntee, Vancouver, Canada Dr. Thomas Taylor, Connecticut, USA Dr. Regina Mericske-Stern, Bern Switzerland Dr. Daniel Wismeijer, Breda, The Netherlands (seated) Avi Katz, (l-r) Dr. Lorna Katz, Adena Katz, Ilan Katz A panel of experts who work in areas relevant to this topic, along with patients and clinical trial participants who have experience with dental prostheses, prepared a consensus statement based on (1) presentations given during the 1.5 day session, (2) published scientific knowledge on this topic and (3) the personal experience of the patients/participants. The final version concluded that current evidence suggests that restoration of the edentulous mandible with a conventional denture is no longer the most appropriate first-choice prosthodontic treatment. There is now overwhelming evidence that a 2-implant overdenture should become the first-choice treatment for the edentulous mandible.10 Jewish General Hospital Residency Program Reunion Dentists from across North America who did their residency training at the hospital between 1968-2002 caught up with their former teachers and colleagues when they attended the first-ever JGH Dental Residents Reunion, which took place at the hospital on May 26th, 2002. A (l-r) Adena Katz, Ilan Katz, Avi Katz, Dr. Lorna Katz, Dr. Charlie Smith, Dean Lund, full day scientific program featured keynote Dr. Michael Tenenbaum, Dr. Jay Waxman speaker Dr. Neil L. Starr, whose topic was "Esthetic Rehabilitation - Elements in Design Call for Nominations and the Surgical-Restorative Interplay." The The Howard S. Katz Excellence in Teaching Award program was preceded by an evening reception was initiated in March 2001, and is presented to a at the home of Dr. Mervyn Gornitsky, former Foundation Chairman James Alexander (left) and Dr. Mel Schwartz (right) member of the Faculty of Dentistry for superior Chief of the Department of Dentistry. present a plaque to Dr. Mervyn and Rena Gornitsky (centre)) undergraduate teaching. "This reunion was a most fitting tribute to Dr. The Selection Committee comprises the Dean, the Gornitsky and a way to honour his leadership," explains Dr. Melvin Schwartz, current Chief of the Associate Dean (Academic), the President of the Dental department. "Dr. Gornitsky was passionate about residency training and his students have gone on to Students Society, and two academic staff members (one make important contributions to the field of dentistry," he adds. clinical and one preclinical) who are selected by Faculty While not compulsory, the residency program offered at the JGH is a popular one, providing Council dentistry graduates with the opportunity to perfect their technique and learn new skills, especially for The award will consist of a scroll and a cheque for treating medically compromised patients. "Our program is of tremendous benefit, not only to the $1,000, and the recipients name will be inscribed on a dentistry residents themselves, but also to the population at large,"notes Dr. Schwartz. plaque to be mounted in the Faculty Council Room. Also at the reunion, Dr. Gornitsky and his wife, Rena, were thanked for their generous donation to Nominations are sought from staff and recent graduates the Department of Dentistry, which will be used for the purchase of new equipment and to upgrade (5 years) and must be received prior to April 1st of a the dental facility. given year. Each nomination will be initiated by two letters of support; one from the nominator and one from a seconder. Nominators should provide a brief description Dr. Mervyn Gornitsky of the general procedures they used in the selection of the Honored: candidate. Nominees must be willing to attend In addition to being recognized for Convocation to accept the award if selected. his long standing commitment to the The nominator should solicit evidence of outstanding JGH Residency Program, Dr. Gornitsky teaching through letters from former faculty and/or from also received the distinction of being former students who have gone on to successful careers, named Emeritus Professor by McGill and also through letters of support from the candidates and was honored at Convocation held division or teaching hospital. Please note that letters from May 23, 2002. current students are discouraged. "My involvement with the Faculty The following criteria will contribute to the evaluation: of Dentistry at McGill University has excellent student evaluations, evidence of pedagogical been very positive", said Dr. innovation, and recognition of leadership in dental Gornitsky. "I received an excellent education. education in clinical dentistry which Nominations should be mailed to: The Office of the Dean, prepared me for my graduate studies Faculty of Dentistry, McGill University, 3640 University in oral and maxillofacial surgery. It Street, Room M/21, Montreal, QC, H3A 2B2. is the duty of a professional to reciprocate in the field of education and I pursued this goal with enthusiasm and vigour".
  • 11. N E W S L E T T E R O F T H E M c G I L L U N I V E R S I T Y FA C U LT Y O F D E N T I S T R Y 2 0 0 2 - 2 0 0 3 Faculty News & Notes Annual Staff Dinner The Facultys annual staff dinner took place at the Faculty Club on June 12, 2002. Professor David Bird, Director of the Avian Science and Conservation Centre at McGills Macdonald Campus, was the guest speaker, and the occasion also honored the following individuals on their retirement from the Faculty: Dr. Stanley Blum, DDS68, and Ms. Hélène Hogan, who had served as the Facultys tower of strength in various departments, most notably the Student Admissions Office, for over 35 years. The Faculty also recognized the contributions of Dr. Esa Klemetti, Assistant Professor, Division of Prosthodontics who was Dr. Harry Rosen, Dr. Julia Pompura, Dr. Gary Freedman leaving the Faculty to work at the University of Kuwait. Dr. Chris Herten-Greaven (l-r) Dr. David Bird, Ms. Hélène Hogan, Dr. Frank Kay, Dr. Stanley Blum Dr. Philippe Mojon and Dr. Esa Klemetti Dr. Gerry Konanec, Dr. George Harasymowycz, Dr. Yazdi Turner 4th Annual Dean’s Barbecue A Resounding Success Once Again!! I 11 n keeping with tradition, the sun prevailed, attendance was high, food was plentiful and the venue was picture perfect. Dean Lund and his wife, Dr. Jocelyne Feine, were once again gracious hosts of the Facultys annual barbecue held at their home in Senneville for the fourth straight year. The event took place on August 24, 2002 and staff, graduates and friends of the Faculty and students from all four years were in attendance. (l-r) Mr. Arthur Lau, Mrs. Crystal Lau, Mr. Keith Petrovsky, Mrs. Cindy Petrovsky, Dean Lund, Ms. Katherine Lund, Mrs. Pierrette Wong, Ms. Jennifer Wong Dr. Gerald and Mrs. Summer Filgiano Dr. George Brabant, Dr. Ralph Barolet, Dean Lund, Dr. Rod Lefebvre Dr. James Harrison (2nd from right) and family, with scholarship recipient Brent Coté (3rd from right)Lake view (l-r) Mrs. Joan Kepron, Dr. Don Kepron, Ms. Marnie Taylor (right) Dr. Bob Miller, chef extraordinaireWhat a view!!!! (l-r) Mrs. Lorraine Barolet, Dr. Eddie Chan and Mrs. Vivian Chan (l-r) Patricia Bassett, Al Bassett, Dr. Lucie Billette
  • 12. N E W S L E T T E R O F T H E M c G I L L U N I V E R S I T Y FA C U LT Y O F D E N T I S T R Y 2 0 0 2 - 2 0 0 3 Faculty News & Notes HOMECOMING WEEKEND October 26-29, 2002 Dr. Ernie Ambrose Lecture Series Dentistry Class The Continuing Education Department was pleased to host its annual Lecture Series, which was Reunion Celebrations held Friday, September 27, 2002, at the Strathcona Anatomy and Dentistry Building. Dr. Mel Schwartz, DDS77, served as moderator and the featured guest speakers were Dr. Murray Arlin, A Toast to the Class of 1952 DDS77 presenting on the topic of "Dental Implants: What Works in Private Practice (and What Doesnt)" and Lt. Col. Eric L. Reid, DDS77 whose presentation was entitled "Mass Disaster Response: The Swissair 111 Investigation". This continues to be an important occasion for presenting key topics of interest and bringing together professionals motivated to learn and expand their own base of expertise. Faculty Homecoming Reception The Faculty hosted an Alumni Reception September 27, 2002 in the Class of `52 Mervyn A. Rogers Faculty Council Room of the (l-r) Dr. Ken Clark, Dr. Ron Kelly Strathcona Anatomy and In nineteen forty-eight was born- (l-r) Dr. Mike Gossack, Dentistry Building, the class of 52 Dr. Elliott Goldenberg following the Dr. Ernie From here and there and everywhere- Ambrose Lecture Series. the magnet drew us to The Faculty was delighted that place of learning: world renowned whose emblem is the martlet to welcome back many of And planted seeds of friendship rare- its alumni who had much sweeter than a bartlet attended the lecture, some of whom were also Four years to germinate and grow- celebrating reunions. a tender plant to start Fertilized with sweat and pain- (l-r) Ms. Hélène Hogan, Ms. Mary Farmus, Ms. Susan Young experience shared and heart At graduation how could we know- that as the years went by Our friendship all the sweeter grows- and will until we die So heres to us and to old McGill - "Grandescunt Aucta Labore" I drink to the class of 52- hard work brought us glory!12 (l-r) Dr. Jack Turkewicz, Dr. Peter White, Dr. Alan Michaud, Lt. Col. Eric Reid (l-r) Dr. Esau Hosein, Ms. Marnie Taylor, Dr. Rudy Postema Class of 57 Mrs. Mary Crawford, Dr. Reginald Lyn Class of `62 Class of 72 Class of `77 Leacock Lunch Class of 87 Stephen Butler Leacock December 30, 1869 - March 28, 1944 BA (Toronto, PhD (Chicago), Litt D (Brown), Litt D (Dartmouth), LL D (Queens), LLD (Toronto), DCL (Bishops), LLD (McGill) Each year, McGill University honours Stephen Leacock, one of its most beloved and renowned graduates by hosting a luncheon that carries not only his name but his wit and wry (back row, l-r) Dr. Ken Weaver, Dr. sense of humor. The Faculty took great pleasure in inviting Penny Tucker, Dr. Norman Miller, Dr. graduates and friends to join in this celebration which was Taras Konanec, Ms. Patricia Bassett, Dr. held in conjunction with Homecoming Weekend on Friday, Fernando Cervero (front row, l-r) Mrs. September 27, 2002 at the Hilton Montreal Bonaventure Hotel. Birgitta Weaver, Dr. Martin Guibord, Dean Lund, Debbie Larocque
  • 13. N E W S L E T T E R O F T H E M c G I L L U N I V E R S I T Y FA C U LT Y O F D E N T I S T R Y 2 0 0 2 - 2 0 0 3 Faculty News & Notes South Florida Rolls Out The Red Carpet On a recent swing through South Florida, the Faculty had the opportunity to gather together a group of its own graduates and their spouses. They provided a warm welcome to Debbie Larocque (Development and Alumni Relations) who hosted a dinner on behalf of Dean Lund and the Faculty on November 14, 2002, at Gibbys Restaurant in Fort Lauderdale. The event proved to be a tremendous success, thanks in large part to Mrs. Freyda Fellows who helped in bringing this group together. The Faculty extends its appreciation to all who attended for their enthusiasm and support and looks forward to future opportunities to host its family and friends across the border. (back row, l-r) Lisa and Dr. Michel Matouk (back row, l-r) Joyce Topolski, Dr. Richard Topolski, Mrs. Freyda Fellows (back row, l-r) Dr. Jack Hirschfeld, Dr. Mongi Mikhail, Dr. Mitchell Josephs (front row, l-r) Yoguv and Dr. Julie Freedman, Sherry and Dr. Lawrence Hier (front row, l-r) Mrs. Donnette Mahoney, Dr. Jim Mahoney, Dr. Ed Fellows (front row, l-r) Mrs. Donna Hirschfeld, Mrs. Hoda Mikhail, Mrs. Eileen JosephsStaff Christmas Reception T he annual Staff Christmas Dentistry Staff Honoured at Reception was held Quarter Century Club Event December 11, 2002 at the Two members of our Dentistry staff were recently honoured University Faculty Club. The for their 25 years service with the University, at an event Faculty welcomed staff and friends held November 7, 2002 in Redpath Hall. They were Dr. along with their spouses and Herb Borsuk, DDS72, Endo74 and Dr. Ed Shields, DDS70, guests. As always, it provided a Ph.D79 (Human Genetics) from Indiana University. wonderful opportunity to bring The Faculty is grateful for their many years of loyal and the Faculty family together to dedicated service. celebrate the spirit of Christmas. (l-r) Dr. Stephen Miller, Dr. Robert Faith, Dr. Gary Freedman NEWS FLASH: HALLOWEEN On October 30, 2002, the McCall Undergraduate Teaching Clinic at the Montreal General Hospital kept the Halloween tradition alive. Its hallways 13 CANDY were filled with monsters and ghouls, SPOTTED IN witches and geishas who had taken over (l-r) Mrs. Lorraine and Dr. Ralph the bodies of Dentistry students and Barolet, Mrs. Vivian Chan DENTAL staff!! Young patients were last seen CLINIC!!!! fleeing in terror!! See for yourself!! Mrs. Pierrette Wong, Mr. Arthur Lau (l-r) Dr. Peter Chauvin, Dr.Bruce and Mrs. Dee Dobby Dr. John Drummond (l-r) Dr. Gerry Konanec, Dr. Ike Silver
  • 14. N E W S L E T T E R O F T H E M c G I L L U N I V E R S I T Y FA C U LT Y O F D E N T I S T R Y 2 0 0 2 - 2 0 0 3 Faculty News & Notes Looking Ahead Calender of Events McGill Regional Volunteer Phonathons 2003: Faculty Staff Updates NEW FULL TIME STAFF: Dr. Fernando Cervero, MB ChB, 1972 and PhD, March 11, 12, 18, 19 Montreal 1975 (Univ Madrid); DSc, 1992 (Univ Edinburgh) March 25, 26 Toronto Dr. Gerald Domanowski, MD 1983 (SUNY) April 22 Vancouver Dr. Mari Kaartinen, PhD 1999 (Univ Kuopio, Finland) If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Maria Keenan at (514)398-3557. NEW PART TIME STAFF: Dr. Gerald Abish, DDS 1981 (McGill) MARCH 28, 2003 Dr. Josée Bellefleur, DMD 1992 (UdeM) Continuing Education Lecture, TGIF, featuring Dr. Tibor Bertalen, DMD 75 (UdeM) Drs. Marie Dagenais, Peter Chauvin, Paul Allison, Dr. Andrew Bourke, DDS 1983 (McGill) Elizabeth OBrien and Channy Muhn, on Mr. Michael Climan, MA 1970 (Carlton U) "Cutaneous and Oral Diseases-What Dentists Dr. Marie-Claude Constance, DMD 1990 (UdeM) Dr. Louise Desnoyers, DMD 1991 (UdeM) Should Know" at the Strathcona Anatomy & Dr. Bruce Dobby, DDS 1981 (McGill) Dentistry Building, McGill University, Montreal. Dr. Robert Dorion, DDS 1972 (McGill) Dr. Emilia Espiritu, DMD 1989 (U Western On) NEW APPOINTMENTS: APRIL 11, 2003 Mr. Yanis Felemegos, B Nutritional Sc 1989 (McGill) Dr. Véronique Benhamou, Continuing Education Lecture, TGIF, featuring Dr. Raphael Garofalo, DDS, 1998 DDS 1986 (McGill), Cert Perio Drs. Michael Wiseman, Jocelyne Feine, Philippe Dr. Stefan Haas-Jean , DMD 1995 (UdeM) 1989 (BostonU) - Clinical Mojon, Julia Pompura, Daniel Fortin and Serge Dr. Marie-Josée Higgins, DDS 1993 (McGill), Coordinator, Department of MSc 1996 (U Minnesota) Periodontics Gauthier, on "Geriatric Dentistry - Today and Tomorrow", at the Strathcona Anatomy & Dr. Marie-André Houle DMD 1995 (UdeM) Dr. Irwin Fried, DDS 1992 Dentistry Building, McGill University, Montreal. Dr. Mansour Kano, DMD 1984 (UdeM) (McGill), MSc & Cert Pedo Dr. Christine Koran, DDS 2000 (McGill) 1995 (UMinnesota) - Director, Dr. George Kyritsis, DMD 1996 (UdeM) Department of Pediatric MAY 26-28, 2003 Dr. Lise Pichler, DMD 1981 (UdeM) Dentistry Faculty Exhibit at Les Journées Dentaires Dr. Hilal Sirhan, DDS 1993 (McGill) Internationales du Québec held at the Montreal Convention Centre. An Alumni Reception is VISITING PROFESSORS: planned; details to be confirmed at a later date. Dr. Mark Thomason, BDS 1983 (Univ of Newcastle-on- May 30, 2003 We Salute You!! Tyne) McGill University presents the 9th annual Staff Honors and Awards Dr. Byung Gook Kim, DDS, 1988; MSc 1991 and PhD 1996 Leacock Luncheon, Toronto, Ontario. Congratulations are extended to the following (Chonnam National Univ) The Luncheon will take place at 11:30 am at The Faculty members on their 2001-2002 honors Fairmont Royal York Hotel, 100 Front St. West, and awards: Toronto, Ontario POSTDOCTORAL Guest Speaker: Jane Farrow, CBC Radio host Paul Allison FELLOWS: Best published paper in the Journal of Disability and14 Dr. Belinda Nicolau, BDS, Oral Health. Awarded for article: Allison PJ, Faulks D & JUNE 2, 2003 Hennequin M (2001): Dentist-related barriers to treatment in 1982 (Univ of Parana, Curitiba- Faculty of Dentistry Champagne Brunch to be a group of individuals with Down syndrome in France: Brazil); MSc 1996 & PhD 2001 held at the McGill University Faculty Club, Implications for dental education. Journal of Disability and (Univ College London) followed by the Student Convocation Ceremonies Oral Health. 2(1):18-26 scheduled to take place at Tomlinson Field House. Catherine Bushnell SUPPORT STAFF: Distinguished Career Award, Canadian Pain Society Patricia Bassett - We would OCTOBER 16-19, 2003 Marie Dagenais like to welcome Patricia in her Fellow, Academy of Dentistry International new position as Administrative McGill University Homecoming/Reunion Assistant (Student Affairs). Weekend, featuring the Dr. Ernie Ambrose Mervyn Gornitsky Patricia is replacing Hélène Lecture Series. This years lecture, to be held Professor Emeritus, McGill University Hogan, who retired last year, in October 17, will feature Dr. Stephen Fitch, Hervé Le Moual ensuring that student admission DDS78. Fonds de la recherche en santé du Québec and registrar functions are - "Chercheur boursier senior" performed effectively. If you are celebrating a class anniversary in 2003, this Marc McKee Nicole Guedon - has joined Fonds de la recherche en santé du Québec the support staff at the MUHC- is your opportunity to plan for your reunion activities - "Chercheur national" Montreal General Hospital in in conjunction with McGills own lineup of the secretarial position that was homecoming events. Be sure to get in touch with your Harry Rosen formerly held by Patricia Bassett respective class representatives for further details, or call Life Member, American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics Isabelle Chevrier - joined us Mary Crawford at (514) 398-7203, ext. 0188. as dental assistant/receptionist Stéphane Schwartz at the Satellite Clinic. NOVEMBER 7, 2003 Fellow, LAcadémie Dentaire du Québec Honorary Member, Canadian Academy Continuing Education Lecture, featuring Dr. of Pediatric Dentistry Nathan Booth, on "Management", at the Strathcona Anatomy and Dentistry Building, Charles E. Smith Dr. Howard S. Katz Award for Excellence in Teaching McGill University, Montreal. Maryam Tabrizian Fonds de la recherche en santé du Québec JANUARY 23, 2004 - "Chercheur boursier senior" Continuing Education Lecture, TGIF, featuring Dr. Herb Borsuk together with the Division of Martin Tyler Honorary Fellowship, American Academy of Oral Endodontics, at the Strathcona Anatomy and Medicine Dentistry Building, McGill University, Montreal Certificate of Merit, American Academy of Oral Medicine Certificate of Appreciation, For further information on American Academy of Oral Medicine Continuing Education Lectures, Ana Velly please contact Ms. Olga Chodan Fonds de la recherche en santé du Québec (telephone: (514) 398-7221, - “Chercheur boursier junior” fax: (514)398-8900, email: olga.chodan@mcgill.ca IN MEMORIAM Donald K. Gibson, DDS70, at Halifax, NS on June 29, 2000 Desmond P. Mayne, DDS59, at Madeira Park, B.C. on July 31, 2000 Michael Weiss, DDS54, at Vancouver, B.C. on October 16, 2001 Arnold Khan, DDS49 in May 2002 Matthew J.T. Dohan, DDS40 at Victoria, B.C. on June 27, 2002 Francisco F. "Pancho" Asencio, DDS66, at Montreal, on September 26, 2002 Frank Giannasio, DDS40 at East Sandwich, MA on January 10, 2003 Dr. Stanley Ratteray, DDS57 at South Hampton, Bermuda on February 09, 2003 The Faculty extends its deepest condolences to the family and friends of our esteemed graduates.
  • 15. N E W S L E T T E R O F T H E M c G I L L U N I V E R S I T Y FA C U LT Y O F D E N T I S T R Y 2 0 0 2 - 2 0 0 3 Faculty News & NotesSpreading the Word has been practicing in Palm Beach, Florida, since moving from New York City ten years private practice in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics in Sherbrooke, Quebec. annual contributions to cover expenses. His overwhelming generosity also extends abroadDr. Catherine Bushnell, PhD, presentations that help bring ago. After nearly five years of to third world countries such asProfessor of Anaesthesia and home the importance of healthy Dr. Irwin Margolese, DDS61, Cambodia where he recentlyDentistry, served as Keynote eating and proper brushing and recently reported on his traveled to open a schoolhouseSpeaker at the 2002 Annual flossing. She benefits from the experience as a Dental he helped finance. Dr. OliverConference of the Canadian help of her staff, volunteer Volunteer for "Dental can take pride in the fact thatPain Society, held May 23-25 in clinicians, teachers and dental Volunteers for Israel" (DVI) At he is part of a very large familyWinnipeg, Manitoba. Over 40 students, and encourages the the Trudi Berger Dental Clinic of McGill Dentistry graduates.Canadian and international children to participate (e.g. in Jerusalem. This Clinic He is the son of Austin Oliver,experts were on hand to using Draw a Winning Smile provides free dental care to DDS 31 who was a goldprovide the newest information Contests, guest magicians, children referred by the social medalist and nephew ofon basic and clinical sciences in dental props, theme costumes, Howard Oliver, DDS38.the rapidly expanding field of etc.). Julie looks upon this William has two cousins whopain management. Dr. Bushnells outreach initiative as extremely hosting a show on local WDJA- also graduated from McGill,presentation was entitled "Pain rewarding, with unlimited 850 AM, Josephs recently broke Thomas Oliver, DDS77 andImaging - PET Scans and Other benefits to the children. She into the big time. His show Bruce Oliver, DDS79.Techniques to See Pain". plans to continue delivering this began national syndication on much needed community Business-Talk Radio which is Dr. Peter Walford, DDS75Dr. Robert David, DDS62 service. affiliated with 200 stations (l) Dr. Irwin Margolese recently wrote to the Facultysand Dr. Fred Muroff, across the country. So far, “This Director of the OutreachDDS66, Perio69, Endo94, Old Mouth” has been picked up service department, which Program, Dr. Michael Wiseman,are proving to be very by over 30 stations in cities assesses the financial situation commending the Program on itssuccessful on the lecture circuit such as Denver, Minneapolis of each family. For two weeks extensive work in bringing freewith their full-day presentation and Buffalo. Mitchell lives in in December 2002, Irwin dental care to a needyentitled "A Team Approach to Palm Beach with his wife treated Jewish and Arab population. He also shared thePeriodontal, Implant and Aileen Naja Josephs, an children, between the ages of 5 fact that he too is involved inRestorative Procedures for immigration attorney. and 18, and joined other an outreach initiative. He has (l-r) Dr. Stéphane Schwartz, Dr. JulieAnterior Gingival Aesthetics". Dracoulacou volunteer clinicians who been operating a mobile dentalTheir exceptional presentation Dr. Jonathan H. Lang, traveled from many different clinic for seventeen years inskills and interesting topic have DDS86, a prominent Montreal countries for the opportunity to both Hornby Island andcome to the attention of many dentist, was installed as help those less fortunate. Irwins Denman Island, B.C., using ainstitution representatives who President of the Mount Royal experience was both rewarding 38-foot school bus chassis (soonhave invited them to speak at Dental Society by the Montreal and enriching, and he plans to to be upgraded) equipped withvarious conventions and lecture Alumni Chapter, Alpha Omega return, as many volunteers have two complete dental chair units Dental Fraternity at the annual done in the past. Another McGill and x-ray facilities. Besides meeting and dinner dance in graduate, Dr. Lorna Katz, is sharing McGills mission of May 2002. For the first time in currently the Canadian addressing community needs, 15 the history of dentistry in representative for the DVI. he also shares a close family Montreal and possibly in the bond with the University, as province of Quebec, his father, Dr. William Oliver, DDS68. both his father, Dr. Wally Dr. Morton R. Lang, DDS49, As an orthodontist practicing in Walford, DDS38, and his who was the first dentist to Silver Lake, Washington, Dr. cousin Dr. Joanne Walford,(l-r) Dr. Robert David, Dr. Fred Muroff serve as President of each of Oliver maintains a long-standing DDS81, are McGill graduates. these organizations separately, family tradition that emphasizesseries. They spoke at the before their amalgamation, hard work and high achievement Dr. Evelyn Yeo, DDS00, andUniversity of British Columbia Dr. Dracoulacous clinic - demo tooth with installed his son as President of and has dedicated much of his her husband Mike Lazzaroni,in Vancouver, B.C., at the Alpha cavity-causing food the joint societies. life to helping others through are proud to announce the birthOmega Dental Society in his strong belief in education. of Lucas Kee-Ming Lazzaroni inToronto, Ont., at the New York Dr. Jules E. Lemay III, To prove that he is a man of his August 2001. CongratulationsState Third District Dental DDS84, received certification word, he established a local to Evelyn and Mike andSociety in Albany, NY, at last as a Diplomate from the program to support needy welcome Lucas!years joint CDA/Journées American Board of college students in goodDentaires du Québec in Orthodontics. He maintains a academic standing throughMontreal, Que., and mostrecently at the University ofToronto, Ont. In addition totravelling on the lecture circuitand managing their own private Dr. Dracoulacous clinic - demonstratingpractices, they also serve on theCommittee for Continuing proper brushing REMEMBER WHEN !Education for the Faculty of Dr. Newton Gordon, BSc66,Dentistry at McGill, with Dr. DDS70, Clinical Professor andDavid acting as Chairman. Chief of Dentistry in theDr. Donald W. Davis, BA63, Department of Oral andDDS69, retired from Health Maxillofacial Surgery,Canada where he served in a University of California, andnumber of positions during the San Francisco General Hospitalthirty years with the Medical Center, received theDepartment. Donald lives in Outstanding Teacher of the YearVancouver and will be spending and Mentorship Award frompart of the year in Southern the UCSF School of Dentistry.France. He says he plans to leap Newton serves as a Consultantback into the literary pursuits to the American Dentalhe put aside for three decades. Association Commission on Dental Accreditation and as aDr. Julie Dracoulacou, Director of the California DentalDDS90, extends her private Society of Anaesthesiology.practice in Montreal beyond her Since December 2001 he hasoffices to reach out to young served as the President of thechildren at the daycare and San Francisco Dental Society.elementary school levels, andteach them the importance of Dr. Mitchell A. Josephs,dental hygiene. Durring her DDS88, currently hosts a"Dental Awareness Program", nationally syndicated call-inJulie visits with many groups radio talk show entitled "This Dr. Robert Faith came upon a piece of McGill history andthroughout the year, with Old Mouth." Josephs, whocreative and informative specializes in cosmetic dentistry, wanted to share a walk down memory lane with our readers.
  • 16. N E W S L E T T E R O F T H E M c G I L L U N I V E R S I T Y FA C U LT Y O F D E N T I S T R Y 2 0 0 2 - 2 0 0 3 Spotlight on Students Annual Research and Table Clinics Day February 12, 2002 STUDENT AWARDS 2002 Fourth Year Dentistry Awards and Prizes Osler Amphitheatre (Research segment), Awards for Fourth Year Dentistry were presented Montreal General Hospital at a Convocation Champagne Brunch held May 23, Livingston Hall Lounge (Table Clinic segment), 2002 at the McGill University Faculty Club. The event Montreal General Hospital was attended by Faculty staff, students and their parents and friends. The Faculty once again presented an Annual Research Day that began with a presentation by guest speaker Dr. Christian S. Stohler, DDS, Dr.Med.Dent. (William R. Mann Professor and Chair, Department of Biologic & Materials Sciences, School of Dentistry, The University of Michigan), entitled “Some People May Have an (back row, l-r) Debbie Larocque, Dr. Jeff Advantage When it Comes to Pain”. Myers, Dr. Antoine Chehade, Dr. Mervyn Gornitsky, Dr. Norman Miller (l-r) Ms. Hélene Hogan, (front row, l-r) Dr. Marie Dagenais, Dr. Herb Mr. Michael McHugh, Borsuk, Dr. Stéphane Schwartz, Dean Lund, Mrs. Mary Crawford Dr. Jocelyne Feine student awards audience We were very proud to welcome Principal Bernard Shapiro who Dr. Christian S. Stohler (l-r) Dr. Paul Allison, Dr. Philippe Mojon, Dr. Jocelyne Feine, Dr. Stohler served as our Guest Speaker for Following refreshments, undergraduate students, graduate students the event. and residents presented their Table Clinics and Posters. Principal Bernard Shapiro CDA/Dentsply Prize The Multidisciplinary The Faculty was very fortunate to once again have Residency Table Clinic Prize music provided by the Levitt Al Dente Quartet (Dr. Harvey Levitt, DDS55, Ortho58, 1st violin, Dr. Jacqueline McClaran, 2nd Violin, Ms. Susan Gal, Viola and Ms. Monique Prévost, Cello). Levitt Al Dente Quartet The Faculty used the occasion to honor Dr. Stéphane Schwartz, on her retirement as Director,16 (l-r) Ali Mehio, Michael Moore, Dr. Gerry Division of Pediatric Dentistry. She will continue Dushkin (l-r) Dr. Michael Tenenbaum, Dr. Nathalie to carry out her other duties at the Montreal Kadoch, Dr. Karine Sebbag, Dr. Jay Waxman 2002 The prize for the best scientific Childrens Hospital Dental Clinic. Table Clinic was presented by The prize for the best Dr. Gerry Dushkin, representing presentation by a Resident was (standing) Dr. Stéphane Schwartz with Dean Lund the CDA, and Ms. Vavi Bohbot, presented by Dr. Michael representing Dentsply Canada Tenenbaum, and Dr. Jay Ltd. Awarded to Ali Mehio and Waxman, representing the Michael Moore for their sponsor, the Alpha Omega/ FOURTH YEAR presentation titled "Effects of Mount Royal Dental Society. Beverages on Oral Health" Ali Awarded to Dr. Nathalie YAMEN GHAMIAN HABIB KHOURY ALEXANDRA COSTA and Michael went on to Kadoch and Dr. Karine Sebbag, represent McGill at the annual residents with the Montreal national competition in Childrens Hospital, for their Montreal. presentation titled "Space Maintenance in the Early Montreal Dental Club Prize Mixed Dentition". The Hinman Graduate (presented by Dr. Ahmed-Zouhir Chiali, DR. JAMES McCUTCHEON (presented by Dr. Sam Sgro) MEDAL awarded to the Douglas Hospital- right) member of the graduating C.D.A. PRESIDENTS DR. A.W. THORNTON class who has demonstrated AWARD awarded to the GOLD MEDAL outstanding qualities of graduating student who, over awarded to the student who leadership, scholarship and the undergraduate years, has has attained the highest professional achievement shown outstanding qualities overall standing in Cycle III of throughout the four years. of leadership, scholarship, (l-r) Ken Lawrence, Dr. Taras Konanec, the undergraduate program. character, and humanity and Jolann Benson who may be expected to (l-r) Dr. Jacques Veronneau, Dr. Marc McKee PRIX DEXCELLENCE have a distinguished career The prize for the most popular JEAN ROBERT VINCENT, in the dental profession and Table Clinic was presented by Student Prize donated by the Quebec society at large. Student must Dr. Taras Konanec, President of The prize for the best original Association for Special Care be a member of the C.D.A. the MDC, and was awarded to research poster by a graduate Delivery, awarded to a MARK MARTIN student in the final year who Jolann Benson and Ken student was presented by Dr. has demonstrated an Lawrence for their presentation Marc McKee, Associate Dean of exceptional commitment to titled "Digital Radiography- Research, and was awarded to geriatric dentistry. Advancements in Dental Dr. Jacques Veronneau for his Imaging." presentation titled "Early JOHN SELIM Childhood Caries Diagnostic Agreement between Dentists and Hygienists". JELENA BOGDANOVICH (presented by Dr. Tim Head and Dean Lund) Table Clinic displays DR. A.L. WALSH PRIZE awarded for meritorious achievement in Oral Medicine throughout the clinical years. DR. A. GERALD RACEY DR. W.G. LEAHY PRIZE PRIZE awarded to a student awarded for meritorious in the final year of the achievement in Clinical DR. J.K. CARVER undergraduate program who AWARD awarded to the Dentistry throughout the has excelled in the clinical years. student who has attained the comprehensive oral second highest overall examination in Oral and standing in Cycle III of the Maxillofacial Surgery. undergraduate program.
  • 17. N E W S L E T T E R O F T H E M c G I L L U N I V E R S I T Y FA C U LT Y O F D E N T I S T R Y 2 0 0 2 - 2 0 0 3 Spotlight on Students HISTORY in the Making A s you have already read in the Front Page feature story, the Faculty of Dentistry of McGill University launched its first annual White Coat Ceremony. This major event was held in conjunction with the Awards Ceremony for First, Second and Third Year Students on September 5, 2003, in the main lecture hall of the Strathcona Anatomy and Dentistry Building. Faculty, staff, students and proud parents were on hand and were entertained by the Facultys own Amy Chuang, DMDII on violin. A reception followed for all in attendance. Student Recipients and Teaching Staff at White Coat Ceremony Student Z. Arezeu Akhavan Kharazian, Sharon Aronovich, André G. Brun, Jeremy A. Cymet, Margaret A. Hanlon, Kelly S.A. Hynes, Sonya Kapoor, Patrick Magnan, Katherine M. Majewska, Stephanie Ment, Recipients: Mark P, Munzar, Jonathan W. Pawliuk, Isabelle Pigeon, Jennifer Y. Ian, Jonathan Albilia, André C. G. Bisson, Sarah M. Craig, Mara L. Green, Laurence Hyacinthe, Kristen Itagawa, Patricia R. Kelly, Mathew Mailloux, Daryoush Maleki, Amir H. Mousavifar, Christa L. Oliver, Mindy Pho, Monika Singh, Jill M. Taylor Captive audience Jennifer Charbonneau with Mr. Arthur Lau Mrs. Leigh Taylor, Dr. Don Taylor, Jill Taylor Reception WHITE COAT CEREMONY, CLASS OF 2004 The classic white coat was draped over the shoulders of the third year students by Dean Lund. The students 17 then recited the Pledge of Responsibility. This ceremony Amy Chuang, DMDII (l-r) Dr. Doreen Laszlo, Mrs. Crystal Lau Ilan Katz, Dr. Lorna Katz, Avi Katz is becoming a traditional one for many university Dr. John O`Keefe medicine and dentistry programs. It is intended to promote ethical and professional attitudes among health FOURTH YEAR care students as they progress from preclinical to clinical studies and accept the responsibilities of caring for patients. The NAHABED keynote speaker was Dr. John OKeefe, Editor of the Canadian HELEN CHANTZOS CAIUS IVANITA MAZLOUMIAN Dental Association Journal, whose talk was both motivational and stimulating. Students Paul Morton, DMDIV, and Arezu Akhavan, DMDIII, spoke on behalf of the student body, and their own individual perspectives are provided below. In Their Own Words Arezu Akhavan, DMD III(presented by (left) Dr. Jocelyne Feine,with Dean Lund) (presented by Dr. Sam Sgro) (presented by Ms.Linda Marchand) "It seems as though it was only a couple of months ago,DR. LEANORE K. FEINE when I was busy filling out my applications, taking myPRIZE awarded to the DR. PAUL A. MARCHAND PRIX MICHELINE-BLAIN, DATs & flying out for interviews. I have to say, it wasntstudent in the final year who and MAURINE McNEIL donated by the QUEBEChas best demonstrated MARCHAND PRIZE DENTAL SURGEONS easy finishing off my final year as an undergraduate, andcommitment to the oral awarded to a student in the ASSOCIATION, awarded to applying to dentistry as well.health of the local community final year of the undergraduate a student in the graduating Applying to dental school is one thing. Then there are thethroughout the clinical program who, in the opinion year who has best served the interviews that you have to go to and finally the responsesundergraduate program. of the Clinical Director, in interests of his/her colleagues that you have to wait for. I guess each one has its own consultation with the staff, throughout the university years. element of excitement, but then there is the frustration has demonstrated the highest and stress of where am I going to end up? degree of professionalism in Looking back, we all went through it and sat through the first day of orientation. 2002 patient management. Now we were faced with a new challenge. Medical School! I remember hearing horror stories about unit 2, unit 6 and finally good old unit 8. It was some time last November. I remember wondering if we were ever going SHARI BORSUK to survive that unit. But luckily not only did we survive, we all did well and started the pre-clinical program; something we had been waiting for over the past year and a half. DEAN’S Within the first three weeks of school, we learned that a tooth isn’t just a tooth. It has contact points, surfaces, borders, ridges and a lot more. And with that, we HONOUR JELENA BOGDANOVICH SHARI BORSUK spent the next six months of our life in the lab. It was amazing how sometimes, time would fly by and before we realized, it was 10 oclock at night and we had LIST YAMEN GHAMIAN spent our entire day at school. But now, all of that is behind us and as we start our third year, were faced with a totally new challenge, our patients. Each one of us has our doubts and fears (presented by Sharis Father, Dr. Herb Borsuk, with Dean Lund) about how we are going to manage our first patient. Hopefully we all will, and well be able to apply all the knowledge and informationMcGILL ALUMNAE that we have obtained throughout the years, in school and through life to betterSOCIETY PRIZE to be treat our patients.presented upon graduation With our white coat comes the responsibility of dedicating ourselves, our timeto a distinguished student for and knowledge to our patients and hopefully each and everyone of us will be ableexcellence and high academic to fulfill this great responsibility that lies ahead of us.standing.Preference given towomen students. Last but not least, I would like to take this opportunity to thank Dean Lund, Dr. Dagenais, Dr. Allison and all the staff and professors who have dedicated their time and effort to us and made this event possible. Thank you very much." Graduate Class of 2002
  • 18. N E W S L E T T E R O F T H E M c G I L L U N I V E R S I T Y FA C U LT Y O F D E N T I S T R Y 2 0 0 2 - 2 0 0 3 Spotlight on Students In Their Own Words Paul Morton, DMDIV (cont’d) "As I was asked to speak to the incoming 3rd year class on the occasion of the Facultys first STUDENT AWARDS 2002 First, Second and Third Year Dentistry Awards and Prizes ever White Coat ceremony, I decided to research what a THIRD YEAR MATTHEW KERNER BRENT COTÉ White Coat ceremony is all BRIGITTE ROSEANNE about. A quick search on Yahoo BIGRAS revealed that this relatively new ceremony is widespread - I found over 115 000 web page matches. Medical, osteopathy, pharmacy, veterinary, and dental students from around the world participate in (presented by Dr. Lucie Billette) this event. In fact, you are receiving your coats today (presented by Dr. John Blomfield) along with your fellow dental students from NYU. DR. L.A. COHN PRIZE As dental students we are not yet members of (presented by Dr. Peter Chauvin) INTERNATIONAL awarded to the student in the COLLEGE OF DENTISTS Third Year of the program who professional associations. We study in order to gain the DR. GERALD FRANKLIN PRIZE (CANADIAN has obtained the highest standing knowledge, skills and ethics, which are required to join PRIZE awarded to the student SECTION) awarded to the in Prosthetic Dentistry. our profession. This does not mean that we do not act as attaining the highest standing student attaining the second professionals before receiving our dental license. in the Third Year of the dental highest standing in the Third undergraduate program. Year of the dental Receiving a white coat is symbolic of the responsibility undergraduate program. you accept on the journey to becoming a professional. DR. LYMAN E. FRANCIS As you, in the 3rd year class, begin to treat your first PRIZE awarded to the student patients next week, you will learn how much trust these in the Third Year of the patients place in you. The patients we see in the McCall program who has obtained the highest standing in Unit 8 Dental Clinic hold us to the same standards as they would any dentist. Patients have different reasons for (Pathobiology, Treatment and Prevention of Disease), Dental SECOND YEAR coming to our clinic, but they all expect the same, if not Pharmacology and KATHERINE MAJEWSKA better care than they would receive from a dentist. Therapeutics, and Oral and Treating patients in a professional manner means more Maxillofacial Pathology and KRISTEN ITAGAWA Oral Medicine over the Second KATHERINE MAJEWSKA than being competent in placing restorations, crowns or and Third Years of the dental delivering dentures. Most patients dont know if youve undergraduate program. placed a crown with clean margins, or root-planed all of their subgingival tartar accumulation. They have had a good dental visit if they feel their concerns and interests have been properly treated by their dentist. Patients KRISTEN ITAGAWA place a great deal of faith that you will make decisions18 (presented by Dr. Pierre Lamontagne) needed to best serve them. They wish to be treated with respect and be sure that their student dentist is listening DR. D.P. MOWRY PRIZE to their concerns and caring about them. When a awarded to the student (presented by Dr. Ed Shields) patient is treated in this manner, the result is more attaining the highest standing in Second Year of the dental DR. K.I. MELVILLE PRIZE rewarding than additional competencies being checked curriculum. awarded to the student off the requirements list. In fact, some of the best days I attaining the highest overall have had in the dental clinic come from doing very little DR. I.K. LOWRY PRIZE awarded to the student standing in Unit 10 (Oral except genuinely caring for a patient. attaining the highest overall Health) in the Second Year of I have a patient who is in the stages of receiving an (presented by Dr. Martin Tyler) standing in Unit 12 the dental curriculum. implant supported mandibular overdenture. Though DR. M. DONIGAN PRIZE (Management of Oral Disease) the patient was advised about possible numbness after awarded to the student in the Second Year of the implant surgery, she was not prepared to experience this attaining the highest overall dental curriculum. herself. Post-implant surgery, I called to confirm an standing in the Introduction to appointment and found out that the frozen sensation the Patient and Introduction to the Practice of Dentistry unit in DEAN’S PATRICIA KELLY had not dissipated. Needless to say, I did not sleep very well that night. Though sensation the Basis of Medicine. MATTHEW MAILLOUX HONOUR took over one month to return to LIST her lip, phone calls and a few “The White Coat SARA CRAIG DMD I appointments were appreciated by Hagen Klieb the patient. I couldnt do anything Ceremony is, in a KATHERINE MAJEWSKA Michelle Sholzberg else to help her. The patient still small way, a rite of Nicole E. Sovran considers me her "angel", even Yves Benabu though the real healer was time. passage that helps DMD II The lesson that was reinforced in Katherine Majewska this case was that I should not the participants to Christa Oliver (presented by Dr. Jocelyne Feine) Mindy Pho forget that caring for the patient is see that they are as important as the skills in the DR. LEANORE K. FEINE DMD III technical work that I do. moving into a new PRIZE awarded to the student Brigette Roseanne Bigras attaining the awarded to the Matthew Kerner Good luck in your clinical journey. phase of their lives. (presented by Dr. Hervé LeMoual) student in the Cycle II of the Sometimes youll encounter undergraduate program who DR. W.C. BUSHELL PRIZE difficult patients. Treat them as The Faculty awarded to the student has best demonstrated well as you would your family. commitment to the oral health therefore takes great attaining the highest overall of the local community. Youll then be well on your way to standing in the Unit 11 (Oral becoming a dentist and a pride in facilitating Disease) in the Second Year of professional." the dental curriculum. such a move.” Dean Lund ANNUAL GRADUATING STUDENT BANQUET Fourth year Dentistry students once again organized a first class, well attended event during which a number of teaching staff were roasted but with kindness and respect. This year`s event was held March 8, 2002 at Montreal`s Omni Hotel and included an evening filled with great company, terrific food, and music and dance that lasted until the wee hours. Party animals!! (l-r) Mr. Mike McHugh (in full Scottish regalia), Susan Young, Mary Crawford, Hélène Hogan, Mary Farmus
  • 19. N E W S L E T T E R O F T H E M c G I L L U N I V E R S I T Y FA C U LT Y O F D E N T I S T R Y 2 0 0 2 - 2 0 0 3 Spotlight on Studentss FACULTY SCHOLARSHIPSDMD I MATTHEW KERNER BRENT COTÉ MARGARET A. HANLON JENNIFER J.HAGEN KLIEB CHARBONNEAUDMD IIKATHERINE MAJEWSKADMD IIIBRIGITTE ROSEANNEBIGRAS (presented by Dr. Tony Chehade, on behalf (presented by Dr. Doreen Laszlo, who with (presented by Dr. Jeffrey Myers, on behalf of of Dr. Lam) (presented by Dean Lund, on behalf of Mr. her husband Dr. Charles Laszlo, established Dr. Harrison) Arthur Lau) the Award in honor of Dr. Ambrose) YU-MING LAM DR. JAMES E.G. HARRISON SCHOLARSHIP awarded to PING KWAN LAU DR. ERNEST R. AMBROSE SCHOLARSHIP is awarded the student entertaining the SCHOLARSHIP is awarded SCHOLARSHIP is awarded to a meritorious undergraduate four-year dentistry program on on the basis of high academic to an outstanding student who demonstrates aJ.W. McCONNELL AWARDS the basis of high academic achievement, by the Faculty of undergraduate student who firm commitment to theare made possible through the achievement. Dentistry, with preference has demonstrated common ethical practice of dentistry ingenerous donation of the late given to international sense, compassion and interactions with patients andJ.W. McConnell. Awarded by students. excellence in restorative colleagues or in essays onthe University Committee on dentistry, with preference professional conduct andScholarships and Student Aid given to students who are responsibilities. Preferenceon the basis of high academic MINDY PHO entering the fourth year of will be given to studentsstanding and faculty the DMD program. entering the third or fourthrecommendations to students YVES BENABU year of the DMD program.pursuing degrees in any field.Candidates must be Canadiancitizens or PermanentResidents. CHRISTA OLIVER NICHOLE SOVRANMICHELLE SHOLZBERG (presented by Dr. Rosen) (presented by Dr. Jean-Marc Retrouvey, on behalf of Dr. Lerner) DR. HARRY ROSEN SCHOLARSHIP IN DR. EARL LERNER DENTISTRY is awarded to an FACULTY SCHOLARSHIP outstanding undergraduate awarded to an undergraduate 19 student who has completed at student currently enrolled in (presented by Mr. Dennis Griffin) least one year of the D.M.D. the program on the basis of (presented by Ilan Katz and Dr. Lorna Katz program. Awarded on the academic achievement, by the DR. JANET GRIFFIN- right)) basis of high academic Faculty of Dentistry. MERTH SCHOLARSHIP is standing by the Faculty of awarded to a student who has DR. HOWARD S. KATZ Dentistry Scholarships completed at least one year of SCHOLARSHIP is awarded(presented by Dr. Cymet) the DMD program, on the basis Committee. to a student who has completed of academic achievement. at least one year of the DMDDR. STEPHEN S. CYMETSCHOLARSHIP is awarded program, on the basis ofto an undergraduate student academic achievement.who has completed at leastone year of the D.M.Dprogram on the basis of highacademic standing by theFaculty of DentistryScholarships Committee. (l-r) Mr. Dennis Griffin, Dr. Jocelyne Feine, Dr. Stephen Cymet, Dr. Lorna Katz, Dr. Doreen Laszlo, Dean Lund, Dr. Harry Rosen) DENTISTRY STUDENTS ONCE AGAIN MAKE A MAJOR GRADUATE STUDENT CONTRIBUTION TOWARD McGILL VOLUNTEERAWARDS AND PRIZES PHONATHON EFFORT 2002 Dr. Belinda Nicolau Each year in March and April, McGill Universitys Development Office coordinates a volunteer phonathon event in Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver, and each year in Montreal, the Faculty of Dentistry has had exceptional representation by its students. This past year proved no exception as fifteen students volunteered their (University of London) time over an entire evening on March 6, 2002, calling as The Dr. Wah Leung Graduate Fellowship, ambassadors of the Faculty for the purpose of not only fund raising, awarded by the Faculty to an entering but more important, thanking our graduates and friends for their postdoctoral, doctoral or masters student generosity. Their time and effort delivered extraordinary results for who is working in pain, oral cancer or bone both the Faculty and the University. tissue research. The Faculty therefore extends its sincere appreciation to the Dr. Manuela Mandu following volunteers for their contributions: (McGill University) DMDI: Chris Allington, Andrea Heckler, Janet Lee, Monica The Dr. Yu-Ming Lam Graduate MacVane Pearson, Nicholas Makhoul and Sherman Ng Fellowship, awarded by the Faculty to an DMDIII: Mairaj Ahmed, Jennifer Charbonneau, Brent Coté, Steven entering postdoctoral, doctoral or masters DaCosta, Amir Ghalaei, Didi Kalyvas, Matt Kerner, Mitch Miller student. DMDIV: Barry Quinn Dr. Haiou Jia JOB WELL DONE!! (Beijing Medical University) The Dr. Soo Kim Lan Prize in Dentistry, awarded by the Faculty to a graduating student entering a Residency or Post Graduate program.
  • 20. N E W S L E T T E R O F T H E M c G I L L U N I V E R S I T Y FA C U LT Y O F D E N T I S T R Y 2 0 0 2 - 2 0 0 3 Spotlight on Students PROVIDE MAJOR CONTRIBUTION SECOND YEAR dentist who works for education - how to and how for the 3rd year students. By Dr. Paul Allison National Defence in Ottawa, not to teach ones patients This is the second year in a The second year dental public in the field of dental program about oral health and oral row that Wright Dental health (DPH) encourages the development and evaluation health care. presented this course on student to form independent and he gives a very Finally, Dr. Jacques composite restorations, which opinions about the course thoughtful presentation on Veronneau talks to the is part of the third year subject matter (and that of quality assurance and students about the dental curriculum. The course other courses) based on the evaluation in dentistry, health of and dental services provides a unique best available evidence. I do Dr. John OKeefe bringing in excellent provided for First Nations opportunity for our students not want students to listen to practitioner, who has examples of good and poor Peoples. Jacques works for to manipulate composite me and assume what I am completed an MBA from quality services for the the Cree Health Board and resin of different shades, saying is correct. I want them Concordia University and has students to discuss. organises an innovative colors and translucencies, to challenge me and other trained in dental public Dr. Anne Charbonneau is service for the Cree Peoples and to arrange different teachers and form their own health. Considering his Associate Professor in dental way up around Hudsons layers of materials to mimic a opinions. To help students to extremely busy timetable, we public Bay. He has also worked as a natural tooth. After taking think rather than regurgitate are very fortunate to have health private dentist up there for a the course, the students are facts, we invite outside John come to talk to our across the couple of years, so he can able to restore large defects speakers with very different students. Having recently hill at the convey the difficulties of in anterior teeth with backgrounds who give reviewed the future of Université providing dental care to predictable and superior students alternative views of Canadian dentistry for the de people in such geographically aesthetic results. Despite the GUEST LECTURERS the world. These speakers are CDA, John gives the students Montreal. challenging situations. competition with the Grey very important to the success a very interesting and She is also These four outside speakers cup Parade, (Yes, the of the course, and I am very particularly provocative talk. director of provide the students with very Alouettes won!!) the course pleased to be able to offer the Lieutenant Colonel Euan the mobile Dr. Anne Charbonneau different points of view and was attended by all the students such excellent Swan is a public health dental truck judging by the feedback I get, students except one and was lecturers as Drs. John of the ODQ that can be used they are thoroughly appreciated. extremely (as Dr. Klemetti OKeefe, Euan Swan, Anne by all sorts of groups all over Thanks to them all. would have said) well Charbonneau and Jacques Quebec for dental received. Veronneau. educational and promotional THIRD YEAR Many of you know that Dr. purposes. With this excellent By Dr. Philippe Mojon John OKeefe is the Editor- experience in the field of On November 27, 2002, in-Chief of the Journal of the health education, I have Wright Dental Company, in Canadian Dental Association. Anne come and talk to the cooperation with Ultradent He was a private dental Lt. Col. Euan Swan students about health organized a Hands-on course20 Aubri, Paul and Katherine at Meghan and the Deans BBQ Karen at Meghan & Eugenies Birthday TIMEOUT!! By Nghe Luu, DMDI Class President Sherri, Tony, Rebecca and Paul at Meghan & Eugenies Birthday A Glimpse into One of Today’s Coolest Gadgets - the Cell Phone Tony, Jason and Anthony at the first By Nghe Luu annual DMD-I Kris Kringle The gang all warmed up and ready THE CUTTING THE CELL PHONE It is not uncommon to walk could easily amount to $60 a month; the equivalent cell to take on Montreals nightlife. EDGE OF down the main campus of McGill and see students phone plan, on the other hand, could cost as little as Bequests and other TECHNOLOGY: chatting away on their cell phones. In fact, a growing $40 a month (all fees included). planned gifts for McGill University Technological advancements population is beginning to use Some of the new cell phones have simplified common tasks, percentage of the cell phones also provide voice-activated offering convenience, and sometimes, money-saving benefits. As apparent as these as their permanent line. With the right calling plan, you can talk as dialing, color LCD screens, caller picture ID, and can even let you set the The Gift of a Lifetime changes are around us, much as you ringer to your though, the average medical normally would favorite song! How does a A planned gift is a charitable donation arranged or dental student can easily on your land The planned gift during a donor’s lifetime but not available to find themselves in awe of line, and pay convenience of work? McGill until sometime in the future. The most modern technology. Learning less than what making a call Is there any common type of planned gift is a bequest, but about todays technology you would on from anywhere financial it is just one of many types. allows us to take advantage of your monthly is ideal for the benefit what it has to offer. Indeed, telephone bill! For busy student, to the donor A bequest to McGill University may serve to you may soon wonder how example, one cell making it no wonder who makes reduce, by means of a tax credit, the income tax you have ever lived without it. plan currently being offered that the popularity of cell one? payable by the donor’s estate. A planned gift provides 100 minutes of phones has skyrocketed in the may eliminate or reduce tax on capital gains when The following is the first of a weekday calls, unlimited past few years. appreciated property is given. five part series on cell phones, weekend calls, and 150 Indeed, it might be time to laptops, PDAs and Pocket PCs, minutes of long distance calls cut that land line and trade it For More Susan Reid, Director, McGill Planned Gifts Office minidisc players, and digital a month. in for a cell phone. Information 3605 de la Montagne, Montreal, Quebec, Canada cameras penetrating the With a few additional In future issues, we will H3G 2M1 market globally, and how it is upgrades, your phone can explore the growing susan.reid@mcgill.ca important for us to be familiar come equipped with caller ID, popularity of laptops, as well tel.: (514) 398-3560 with how these gadgets can be call waiting, three-way calling, as the so-called "wireless fax: (514) 398-7362 of use to us. and voicemail features. zones" at McGill. 1-800-567-5175 All images are details from watercolours by Bonnie P. Folkins: All of these features, when www.mcgill.ca/alumni “Columns-Hosmer House,” purchased for your land line, (click on “Supporting McGill” 15x22”; “The Three20x27”; “View the Arts Building,” Bares-View of then on “Planned Giving”) from Porch Strathcona,” 28x17.5”
  • 21. N E W S L E T T E R O F T H E M c G I L L U N I V E R S I T Y FA C U LT Y O F D E N T I S T R Y 2 0 0 2 - 2 0 0 3 Fund Raising HighlightsRESULTS FOR FUND YEAR END MAY 31, 2002 WE DID IT!!! FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER, THE FACULTYOUTSTANDING ANNUAL FUND RESULTS REPORTED OF DENTISTY SURPASSED THE FACULTY OF MEDICINE IN RATE OF DONORThanks to the enormous amount of support from our graduates This past year, gifts to the Faculty: PARTICIPATION:coupled with donations from our friends, the Faculty reported a • Completed equipment installations in the Undergraduate The Faculty is pleased to report that graduate supportsignificant increase in its Annual Fund, with total donations Student Laboratory continues to be strong and this was clearly reflected in theof $279,398, representing a 28% increase over the fund year • Completed expansion of the Student Dental Clinic in the percentage rate of donor participation for the fund year endending 2001. Brown Student Services Building May 31, 2002. The Faculty achieved the highest rate of • Funded major equipment purchases, and supplies and participation amongst all faculties and departments, withThe Annual Fund drives the Facultys growth, while sustaining materials for the Outreach Program 35.90% of its graduates contributing, surpassing Medicineexcellence in teaching and research. These contributions also • Funded the 2nd Annual Campaign to support the Dr. Kenneth at 34.48%. These results are significant, as Medicine has alwaysallow the Faculty to attract the best students, teachers and C. Bentley Fund in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery maintained a very strong network of graduate support. Theresearchers, and provide the flexibility to address future needs. • Purchased audio-visual and computer equipment for Faculty is therefore proud and honoured to acknowledge the undergraduate lecture rooms loyalty and generosity of its graduates and we will continue to • Funded endowed scholarships, fellowships and prizes work very hard to merit this commitment. A Legacy of Support Profiles of Loyalty Mr. Arthur Lau C.M., Governor Emeritus of McGill University, is a remain anonymous," Mr. Lau said. "At times this long-time friend of the Faculty of Dentistry. may create a problem, because there is a "When the Faculty was threatened with closure in 1991, Arthur tendency to put a name on a lot of things likeDoreen Laszlo, DDS 1969 and was the first person outside it to step forward in our defense," Dean buildings and scholarship funds.her husband Charles Laszlo Lund said. "He has been a strong pillar of support for us ever since. "But you can understand why some peoplePhD 1968, have a challenge for He is altruistic by nature and one of his endearing qualities is his who make a major gift dont want their name toanyone who studied in the reluctance to accept recognition for his achievements." be known," he added. "People donate justFaculty under Dr. Ernest Ambrose. Mr. Lau, B Arch 1962, FRAIC, is a member of the Faculty of because the need is there. For them, the bestDr. Ambrose began teaching at Dentistry Advisory Board. He is also a tireless fundraiser who has part is in the giving. They dont need or dontMcGill in 1952 and retired as found millions of dollars for scholarships, fellowships and want anything else. The university gave them an education. LifeDean of the Faculty in 1977. professorial chairs for several other McGill faculties and schools and has been good to them. And it is good to be able to give something "Both of us want to honour helped raise the money for two major new buildings on the back."him in a memorable and universitys main campus. "Specifically this year" added Dean Lund There is a plaque on a McGill building with a Chinese inscriptionmeaningful way," she said. "Dr. "he worked with one of his old friends to bring a new endowed that when translated means, "When you drink the water,Ambrose was a wonderful Fellowship to our Faculty. This major contribution will allow us to remember the source."teacher who imparted his zest support one of the many outstanding applicants from China who "Thats an old Chinese proverb," Mr. Lau said. "A lot of peoplefor practical dentistry and a apply every year to McGill to train in dental research. This is, in have given to McGill with that in mind."high standard of professional fact, the second Fellowship created at the Faculty, with Arthurs help." 21ethics to hundreds of young "Many significant contributions come from people who wish topeople at McGill. His nameshould be remembered. " The Laszlos think an endowed The Faculty of Dentistry received a major donation from Canadas There were more meetings and the result was a major pledgeprofessorship should be largest dairy processor, Saputo Inc.. The fact that Dean Lund and from Saputo Inc. that was paid over five years to the Faculty ofestablished in Dr. Ambroses Mr. Lino and Mrs. Mirella Saputo are neighbors may have Dentistry for research in Hard Tissue Biology. Saputo Inc. hashonour. At McGill this will cost contributed, but the strong link between dairy products and a historically helped several organizations involved in health care,about $500,000. healthy life, was more important. "Milk products are a dietary source contributed to other university research initiatives and capital "We thought we would kick of calcium for bones and teeth.” Dean Lund said. campaigns across the nation and has offered food aid to a variety ofthings off with a contribution of "Many researchers at McGill and elsewhere understand that the groups in the province of Quebec. The Mirella and Lino Saputo$50,000," Doreen said. "Were calcification of bones and teeth is dependent on regulation by Foundation has also supportedchallenging our classmates and proteins. They want to understand how the process works." many community programs.graduates from other years to So Dr. Lund raised the subject with Lino and Mirella Saputo. The donation for the Faculty iscome up with the rest of the This led to a meeting at the head office of Saputo Inc. in east-end specifically targeted toward themoney to fund a professorship in Saint-Leonard with Dean Lund, Mr. Purdy Crawford (then establishment of a Chair in Bonerestorative dentistry in his name." Chairman of Imasco and a member of the Facultys Advisory and Periodontal Research. The couple got the idea when Board) and Principal Bernard Shapiro, together with Mr. Saputo "This money has been a majorthey saw the strong reaction to and his Executive Vice President. factor in developing our bonethe endowed scholarship they "We toured the factory and saw hundreds of thousands of gallons and periodontal research center,"established last year in Dr. of milk being turned into cheese," Dean Lund said. "We then had Dean Lund said. "It is very muchAmbroses name. the opportunity to present a proposal to support our research appreciated." (l-r) Dr. Jocelyne Feine, Dean Lund, "Hes respected by so many," Mrs. Mirella Saputo, Mr. Lino Saputo initiative in hard tissue biology. "she said. "He helped a lot of usbecome good dentists with ahigh sense of ethics and excellentprofessional standards, and The relationship between the Faculty of The family plans to make a donation every year and let themany of us want to express our Dentistry and Pierrette Wong, and her Faculty decide where the money will be spent.appreciation in a tangible way. daughters Tanya, 15, and Jennifer, 25, is a "Down the road well always be involved," she said. "Weve "Thats an important tradition family affair. become very good friends with the people in Dentistry at McGill."at McGill." Mrs. Wong and her daughters are major "We had several calls from donors who helped fund the new Jamson Dean Lund reflects on the generosity of the Wong family.people who told us they would T.N. Wong Laboratories for Bone and Throughout the second half of the 1990s, the Canadian and Quebechave liked to participate in that Periodontal Research that is located in the governments established a number of very large funding programs toproject in his honour. Some said Montreal Genomics and Proteomics building stimulate research and teaching in our universities. As you know, we werethey would have been glad to next to the Faculty of Dentistry. The Laboratories are named in just emerging from an era of budget cuts, and our buildings, particularlycontribute money. This made honour of Mrs. Wongs husband and the girls father. "My husband old buildings like many of those at McGill, were no longer adequate forus think that something special and I were always eager to assist in the development of research modern research. But as always, the money we needed was not easy to get.could be done." that could help mankind," she said. "I am very pleased that we as a We had to write detailed grant proposals to justify our projects, and in "Dr. Ambrose was at McGill family can make a difference." addition, the University had to obtain a portion of the budget from non-for 25 years," she added. "We "It is very exciting to be able to help in the research that will be government sources.call upon everybody from that done in these Laboratories that will eventually make life easier forperiod to contribute." so many people," she added. Our researchers put together a proposal for consideration by the Canada Tanya, a student in Montreal, and Jennifer, an investment banker Foundation for Innovation and Les Fonds de Recherche en Santé du QuébecFor more information on the in New York City, share Mrs. Wongs enthusiasm. "Theyre partners to fund the Bone and Periodontal Research Centre. Pierrette Wong and herDr. Ernest Ambrose endowed in all this. They know whats being done with it and they approve daughters pledged to provide the missing portion, in itself significant.professorship fund, contact Debbie of it." she said. Through this program, their gift was amplified many times, and it hasLarocque, Development and Pierrette Wong made her first contribution to the Faculty in 1999 provided the researchers and students who will work in the Jamson T.N.Alumni Relations, Faculty of when she co-chaired a fund-raising event at the Ritz-Carlton for Wong Laboratories, with a unique environment in which to work and study.Dentistry, McGill University. the Outreach Program, and, she added, "we plan to stay involvedTel: (514) 398-7203 ext. 4165 or with the Faculty for some time to come."Email at debbie.larocque@mcgill.ca
  • 22. N E W S L E T T E R O F T H E M c G I L L U N I V E R S I T Y FA C U LT Y O F D E N T I S T R Y 2 0 0 2 - 2 0 0 3 Fund Raising Highlights Report on the Kenneth C. Bentley Fund RECOGNIZING YOUR GIFT in Oral Surgery: This list recognizes with sincere appreciation gifts to McGill and to the Faculty of Dentistry from Dentistry graduates, in addition to recognizing gifts to the Faculty of Dentistry from individuals, Graduates of the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Program at the foundations and corporations, from June 1, 2001 to May 31, 2002 (note that Dentistry alumni are Montreal General Hospital were once again called upon to indicated by degree). We gratefully acknowledge the generous support of all our donors, in particular participate in the second annual campaign to raise money for the those who designated their gifts to the special needs of the Faculty of Dentistry. alumni fund created in Dr. Kenneth Bentleys honour. This Every effort has been made to ensure accuracy in this list. Please notify us of any errors or operating fund was created to ensure continued development of omissions. Some names do not appear because permission to print was not granted at the time of the didactic and clinical teaching efforts of the graduate program publication. If you wish your name to appear in future donor lists, please ensure that you check the and for resident research projects. All donations go directly to the "permission to publish" box on the pledge form, and sign and date it in the spaces provided, or return resident training program. the letter with your consent indicated. You may also respond via our web site at: Upon completion of the first campaign in February 2002, Dr. www.alumni.mcgill.ca/approval/indiv Timothy Head, Director of the Program, published its first Newsletter. He reported on recent developments within each FOUNDERS CIRCLE : American Coll. of Dentists- Jack Berman, DDS Donald Ingerman, DDS Stanley I Reich, DDS training year of the program, staff news, resident news and current $10,000+ Quebec Dorothy Binder Bassett, DDS Norman E Ironstone, DDS Warren M Retter, DDS Roberta Dundass, DDS Michel R Bienvenu, DDS Frederic M Bliss, DDS Samuel Israelovitch, DDS William Richard Robinson, DDS research activities. Dr. Head was also very proud to announce the David R Blair, DDS Anna Bolanis, DDS Ferhana Jaleel, DDS Robert G Romcke, DDS James E G Harrison, DDS tremendous success of the first campaign and the projects that were Ital Wong Fashion Herb H Borsuk, DDS Josee Bourgon, DDS Richard James Donald Jones, Michael Allan Rorke, DDS funded as a result of the enormous support received from Inc/Pierrette Wong Gabriel Buck, DDS Avrum L Brenner, DDS DDS Paul Rosenberg, DDS graduates. They included major equipment purchases (anesthesia Doreen Laszlo, DDS and Dr. James Edward Carere, DDS Mark Charles Brenner, DDS Ronald G Jones, DDS Joseph A Rotondo, DDS systems, computer equipment and software), library acquisitions, Charles Laszlo Daniel Chenette, DDS William T Bryson, DDS Mitchell Allen Josephs, DDS Lorna Rubinstein Saputo Inc Roderick Arthur Clarance, Bryan Cole Budning, DDS Paul K Kavanagh, DDS Peter L Safran, DDS and start-up funding for resident research projects. DDS Douglas H Bunt, DDS James E Kehoe, DDS Melvyn Sandler, DDS Tasc Group Corporation The Faculty is grateful to Dr. Head for his continuing efforts and Zeller Family Foundation Joseph F Cronin, DDS E C Burman, DDS S Michael Kennedy, DDS Paul C Scheier, DDS to the many graduates who gave so generously. The programs Michael Francis Cronin, DDS Anthony S O Byer, DDS James C Kenrick, DDS Lorraine G Schmidt Thaker, future success is guaranteed with the loyal support of all those who GOVERNORS CIRCLE : Francis A Crowley, DDS Ted Carolin, DDS John Irving Kershman, DDS DDS $4000-$9999 Robert B Crutchfield, DDS Jonathan Michael Center, DDS Levon Kichian, DDS Gordon Schneider, DDS benefited greatly from their years at the MGH. Wissam Daher, DDS Lynne Elizabeth Chadwick, Mark Ulrich Knoefel, DDS Erle Schneidman, DDS C J A D Ltd Thomas Robert M Craig, DDS Bruno De Minico, DDS DDS Gordon H Knutson, DDS Johanne Seguin, DDS Report on Anniversary Class Giving Kenneth K S Lee, DDS Kristen Katherine Degurse, Christopher Tsong Chan, DDS Gerald M Konanec, DDS Peter C Shatz, DDS The Faculty wishes to thank the following classes and their Louis Zalman G Touyz DDS Claude Charette, DDS Sidney Konigsberg, DDS William F Shaw, DDS representatives for making Homecoming 2002 a tremendous success. Joanne Constance Walford,DDS Dentistry Canada Fund Hye-Eun Choi, DDS Walter Kowal, DDS Madelaine Shildkraut, DDS Louis Drouin, DDS Andrew George Christie, DDS Donald R Kramer, DDS Margo Ann Shum, DDS Class of 1952 Rodney Lefebvre and George Brabant Ronald E Ducham, DDS Tony Wenhau Chu, DDS T Krawchuk, DDS John Robert Sidorchuk, DDS CHANCELLORS Dwayne Dudgeon, DDS Kenneth David Clarke, DDS Steve A Krychman, DDS Issie I Silver, DDS Class of 1957 John McMullan and Wilf Robinson CIRCLE : J Richard Emery, DDS Norman Yvon Clement, DDS Vivien Kwok, DDS Michael Silver, DDS Class of 1962 David Shapiro $2000-$3999 Edward Arnold Fellows, DDS Guittel Cohen, DDS Michael A Laffin, DDS Ralph Silverstone, DDS Class of 1972 Herb Borsuk Antoine Chehade, DDS John D Fenwick, DDS Mrs. Lawrence N Cohen, DDS Archibald S Laidlaw, DDS Jessica-Marie Singh, DDS AWD Association of Women David J Flam, DDS Peter Howard Collins, DDS Harmon T Lamar, DDS James W Skillings, DDS Class of 1977 Peter Woolhouse and Mel Schwartz Dentists Frank L Frani, DDS Stephen B Collins, DDS William J Lambert, DDS Stephanie S Skopek, DDS Class of 1982 Bruce Harfield and Gerry Filgiano Stephen Semour Cymet, DDS Donald A Friedlander, DDS Lawrence L Cramer, DDS Pierre Lamontagne Kjell Solhaug, DDS Class of 1987 Anita Orendi Robert J David, DDS Albert Frydman, DDS Steven Joseph Cruise, DDS Jonathan Howard Lang, DDS Alexander Spira, DDS Class of 1997 Taras Konanec John P Essepian, DDS Joan Glashan-Craig, DDS Albert L Danforth, DDS Morton Richard Lang, DDS Robert John Stefanison, DDS Robert W Faith, DDS Leonard Malcolm Gordon, Lesley A David, DDS Mrs. Debbie Larocque Howard M Stein, DDS Each class was asked to commemorate their anniversary by Newton C Gordon, DDS DDS Claudio De Minico, DDS Bartley L Larrow, DDS Minna Stein, DDS contributing toward specific priorities within the Faculty and most George J Harasymowycz, DDS Michael Ian Gossack, DDS Zovinar Der Khatchadourian, Mark Lazare, DDS Myron Abbey Stein, DDS Ross E Jenne, DDS Jerome A Griffiths, DDS DDS Daniel Le Blanc, DDS William Lester Steinman, DDS responded with enthusiasm and exceptional generosity. These Frank A Kay, DDS Neil I Hanna, DDS Evangelos Destounis, DDS Trinh N Lechi Barry Sternthal, DDS priorities included the Annual White Coat Ceremony (as introduced E Bruce Kennedy, DDS Paul Joseph Helpard, DDS David Deutsch, DDS Genevieve Leclercq, DDS J Douglas Stewart, DDS in the first page feature article) and the Outreach Program. Katherine Laura Kovalcik, Harvey Hirsh, DDS Laureen Distefano, DDS Sammy W S Lee, DDS Colin V Stirzaker, DDS22 The Faculty extends its sincere appreciation to all who DDS Simon Jacobson, DDS Thi Nhu Mai Do, DDS Allen Leftick, DDS Euan S C Swan, DDS Earl Lerner, DDS Cameron Jones, DDS John Graeme Drummond, Jack M Lehrer, DDS Michael Szikman, DDS participated and looks forward to reuniting in another five years!! Harry Rosen, DDS Robert S Kadowaki, DDS DDS Malcolm J R Leitch, DDS Sharleen Frances Tan, DDS Cecil Scantland Isaac M Katz, DDS Norman Pierre Edger, DDS Jules Lemay, III, DDS Jeffrey Howard Tenser, DDS Andrew G Toeman, DDS Ezra Kleinman, DDS Robert H Edmison, DDS Susan Harriet Levin, DDS Norman Tepper, DDS Yazdi Shawakshaw Turner, Richard B Kramer, DDS Martin Eidinger, DDS Harvey L Levitt, DDS Jacques Emile Thibault, DDS Funding Priorities - Looking Ahead DDS Guy Leblanc J Thomas Elo, DDS Yu Kwong Li, DDS Nathan Tiffenberg, DDS Robert Andrew Wiggins, DDS Brent Peter Leinen, DDS Ronald M Erlick, DDS Louis Libman, DDS Jacob Tink The Faculty must continue to provide a rich and rewarding Alexander A Lieblich, DDS Harvey Faigan, DDS David Lipnowski, DDS Richard Topolski, DDS learning experience for its students, along with the fertile PRINCIPALS CIRCLE : James Percy Lund Sabdar Fakirani, DDS Michael Gerald Liverman, Stratis Touloumis, DDS ground needed for research and student scholarships. $1000-$1999 Lisa Annette Mcgregor, DDS Norman Fred Finkelstein, DDS DDS Samuel T Towell, DDS Marie-José Bisaillon Leonard S Mendell, DDS William A Finkelstein, DDS Mark Warren Luden, DDS Ngoc-Tran Stefanny Tran, DDS To accomplish this, the Faculty will be seeking major Susan K Chow Robert William Nevin, DDS Alyce Dinah Fischer, DDS M Reginald Lyn, DDS George N Truscott, DDS support to fund the following priorities: Thuy Thanh Co Josie Nudo, DDS Monique M Fitch, DDS Sabine C Marechaux, DDS Penelope A M Tucker, DDS • continued upgrades to the undergraduate teaching clinic Douglas Nielsen Lyn Perry Stephen G J Fitch, DDS Irwin Margolese, DDS Anthony V Tulumello, DDS Yves Marie Andre, DDS Michael Howard Rapp, DDS Harry B Fleming, DDS Sylvain Marino, DDS Albert Vachon, DDS and laboratories Murray Arlin, DDS Eric L Reid, DDS Ronald G Fletcher, DDS Ronald J Markey, DDS Doug R Vandahl, DDS • construction of a new computer room at the Strathcona Earl Bercovitch, DDS Michael D Rennert, DDS Edward J Fox, DDS Charles R Mccambridge, DDS Robin Vincelli, DDS Anatomy and Dentistry Building Michael A Blau, DDS J David Rowat, DDS Jourdan Hilary Freed, DDS John C Mccavour, DDS Wallace F Walford, DDS • acquisitions for the Dental Library Stanley Blum, DDS Gerald Rudy, DDS Gary L Freedman, DDS Lisette Kim Mcgregor, DDS Walter Michael Wantola, DDS Lancelot Anthony Brown, DDS Mark Francis Santana, DDS George P French, DDS Gordon H Mckinney, DDS Michael Joseph Watkins, DDS • promotion of excellence in clinical teaching and Daniel Cyril Chin, DDS Albert J Schutz, DDS Ivan G Gasoi, DDS John F Mcmullan, DDS Noel S Watkins, DDS acquisition of teaching aids through renewed support of George H Dagg, DDS Danny Seller, DDS Thomas J Gavriloff, DDS Elliot Mechanic, DDS Jay Waxman, DDS the Dr. William Sanders Teaching Fund P Lino Di Lullo, DDS Frank E Shamy, DDS Leo Gerczuk, DDS Gita Mehrabani-Z, DDS Morris H Wechsler, DDS • expansion of the Outreach Program to address the Julie P Dracoulacou, DDS Stewart Shapiro, DDS Betty Giannias, DDS Alan N Melamed, DDS Eli Joseph Weinberger, DDS pressing oral health needs of the poor and disadvantaged Graeme P Dyck, DDS David R P Sharp, DDS Robert E Gibbons, DDS Gail Mendonza, DDS Gerard H G Weinlander, DDS Sten E Fersing, DDS Louis R Sharpe, DDS Robert Donald Godin, DDS Richard Migicovsky, DDS Marvin Werbitt, DDS • creation of additional endowed Scholarships and Gerald William Filgiano, DDS Abraham Shuster, DDS Hy Goldberg, DDS Eric Peter Millar, DDS Peter Charles White, DDS Fellowships to increase student aid William T Finnegan, DDS Leonard Slepchik, DDS Elliot Frank Goldenberg, DDS Stephen I Miller, DDS Robert Wiener, DDS • creation of a Professorship in Restorative Dentistry to Stanley P Freeman, DDS Stephen P M So, DDS Allan Goodman, DDS Richard L Miner, DDS Mr. Roy Wise enhance clinical teaching Douglas Erwin Hamilton, DDS Marvin H Steinberg, DDS Mervyn Gornitsky, DDS Antonio Mirarchi, DDS Albert H Woolsey, DDS Kevin L Hargadon, DDS Michael Tenenbaum, DDS Howard Allan Gossack, DDS Amir Mirzaei, DDS Robert Tak Kay Yip, DDS • expansion of research space in both the Strathcona and Chee Kong Ho, DDS Eva Rita Toth, DDS Samson Gradinger, DDS Monica E A Mooney, DDS Chun Kam Yun, DDS Genome Buildings Tom Iwanowski, DDS Nicolino Vincelli, DDS Morton M Greenblatt, DDS Domenic Morielli, DDS Norman Z Zinman, DDS Robin S Jackson, DDS Kenneth M Walley, DDS Ronald A Grossman, DDS Michael S Moscovitch, DDS Judy S Zucker-Laxer, DDS "It costs McGill more to train dentists than members Stuart Jeffrey Katz, DDS Edward Michael Wilby, DDS Martin Alphonse Guibord, Robert George Muir, DDS Skip P S Kerner, DDS Lorne Alan Wiseman, DDS DDS Susan Elizabeth Murray, DDS of any other profession," says Dr. Jeff Myers, the Anthony Dupatrick Mair, DDS Christopher J Wojcicki, DDS Harvey Haber, DDS Jocelyne Marie Nassr, DDS Stuart Arthur Matheson, DDS George K Hale, DDS Dac-Thang Nguyen, DDS Facultys Director of Undergraduate Clinical Jeffrey William Meeks, DDS Gifts : M Calvin Halliday, DDS Lan P Nguyen, DDS Programs. "It also costs more to be a dental student." Alan Gregory Michaud, DDS Under $500 Earl S Haltrecht, DDS W Earle J Nind, DDS Richard J Orawiec, DDS Alpha Omega Fdn of Canada Robert E Hampshire, DDS Elaine Nussbaum, DDS Francois Riendeau, DDS Bryan Altshuller, DDS Fereidoun Harandian, DDS Jonathan Flynn ODea, DDS Depending on the year, student registration fees Leonard Schwartz, DDS Vana Andreou, DDS Robert Bruce Harfield, DDS Rufino S Olivar, DDS range from $3,800 to $5,600 per year for Quebec Scott James Stewart, DDS Evangelos D Androutsos, DDS D Ross Harvey, DDS Louis Michael Ong, DDS Donald Taylor, DDS Walter W Anglin, DDS William R Harwood, DDS David G Owen, DDS students, from $6,200 to $10,600 for out-of-province Ian Michael Turner, DDS Melvyn Heft, DDS Charles W Oyer, DDS Thomas J Ashe, Jr., DDS students and from $20,500 to $40,100 for Douglas Joseph Vincelli, DDS David Auerbach, DDS Jack J Hirschfeld, DDS Jack W Padveen, DDS W Bruce Ward, DDS Peter Gordon Ayoub, DDS Alexander S Hledin, DDS Alvin Pancer, DDS international students. The fees are roughly Sheila Ann Wong, DDS Katherine Anne Hledin, DDS Johanna Thi Anh Thu Pham, Morty Baker, DDS equivalent to what students in other health science Andrew Ted Bala, DDS James G Hodgson, DDS DDS DEANS CIRCLE: R Gordon Baynes, DDS Sheila Hofbauer, DDS George Poulakos, DDS faculties pay. $500-$999 Donald J Beauprie, DDS Ira David Hoffman, DDS Leonard L Prosterman, DDS Robert Lee Abbey, DDS Michael Barry Beigleman, DDS Sirus Homayun, DDS Charles Rawas, DDS "But dental students also have to buy equipment," Charles D Alleyn, DDS Thomas Bergman, DDS Rita Hurley, DDS Giuseppe Rebellato, DDS Dr. Myers said. "That adds up to $21,000 more over four years." RECOGNIZING YOUR EFFORTS The Faculty wishes to thank the many volunteers for their hard work, generosity and dedication to "And thats why donations for Scholarships and raising private support and awareness. The Facultys present strength and future potential are tangibly Teaching are extremely important." symbolized in the outstanding results reported for last year and this outcome could not have been possible without the significant contributions of these volunteers. The Facultys vision of being among the top dental schools in the world can only be realized through the continuing efforts of our volunteers and this bold vision cannot be fulfilled without the loyalty and generosity of our volunteers, alumni and friends.
  • 23. Welcome to the environment from KaVo, a unique concept that goes beyond expectations in enhancing the world in which you work. Ergonomic in design, the environment advances comfort and convenience for dental professionals and patients alike. And the environment puts all of this together with features you would expect only in the most expensive systems. PROGRAM FUNCTIONS Two programmable positions as well as exit plus last position and trim functions are standard features. 14-INCH LOW BASE POSITION Engineered low base position allows proper ergonomical posture and comfort for both the patient and dentist. METAL CONSTRUCTION To provide superior strength and durability, the dental chair backrest, cantilever lift, armrests, and base are constructed of metal castings. DUAL BASE-MOUNTED FOOT CONTROLS Built-in operators and assistants foot controls provide hands-free access and eliminates the need for bulky floor foot controls. DOUBLE ARTICULATING MAGNETIC HEADREST 23 An optional magnetic headrest provides additional flexibility in positioning patients comfortably for long operative procedures. ROTATING ARMRESTS Fully functional armrests rotate down to permit easy entry/exit, even for wheelchair patients. DUAL TOUCHPADS ON CONTROL HEAD All chair functions are easily accessible to left- and right- handed operators. DUAL CONTROL HEAD HANDLES The dual control head handles are standard and accommodate both right- and left-handed operators. SELF-CONTAINED WATER SYSTEM AND DISINFECTION Standard to the system, Oxygenol disinfection solution reduces biofilm contamination to within industry standards; EPA approved for dental use. Ask us for details on the full range of features the new KaVo environment offers and the pricing information that allows KaVo quality into every practice. SciCan,1440 Don Mills Road, Toronto, Ontario M3B 3P9 Phone (416) 445 1600 Fax (416) 445-2727 environment is a trademark of KaVo Dental GmbH & Co. KG FACULTY Dentistry OF LETTERS, COMMENTS, ALUMNI NEWS ITEMS AND ARTICLES SHOULD BE SUBMITTED TO:WHAT’S NEW? Debbie Larocque - Development and Alumni Relations, McGill University, Faculty of Dentistry, 3640 University, Montreal, Quebec, H3A 2B2 If you enjoy reading about your classmates, they are probably interested in you! Send us Your News: your news, as well as photos (please advise if you want them returned). We’d also like to know if you have ideas for future issues, or any comments on something you just read. Name: Address: City: Province/State: Postal/Zip Code: Phone: Fax: Email: DDS Year: Specialization:
  • 24. D E N T A L L A B O R A T O R Y FULL SERVICE Crowns and Bridges Implants Dentures Partial Frame Attachment & milling ORAL-press ORAL- temp COSMETIC DENTISTRY ORAL DESIGN INC. full porcelain crowns laminates inlays bridges : 514.748.1276 fax: 514.748.1768 1.888.748.1276401 Ste-Croix blvdMontreal (Quebec) H4N 2L3 Partners in smiles Elite Signature SPECIALISED DEPARTMENT w w w. c r h o r a l d e s i g n . c o m FACULTY OF DENTISTRY NEWSLETTER, VOL. 81, NO. 2, 2002-2003 Dentistry EDITOR/WRITER GRAPHIC DESIGN Debbie Larocque, McGill Instructional FACULTY OF Development and Communications Centre Alumni Relations ACKNOWLEDGMENTS CO-WRITER AND EDITORIAL Our thanks to Dentistry support Strathcona Anatomy and CONSULTANT staff and Helen Dyer, McGill Dentistry Building Rob Bull Communications, for their help 3640 University Street CONTRIBUTING WRITERS and support. Montreal, Qc H3A 2B2 Dr. Paul Allison Tel: (514) 398-7222 Nghe Luu, DMD1 Fax: (514) 398-8900 Dr. Marc McKee Dr. Norman M. Miller Dr. Jeffrey Myers www.mcgill.ca/dentistry Dr. Jean-Marc Retrouvey Dr. Michael Wiseman © 2003 Faculty of Dentistry, McGill University