Faculty of Dentistry
Halloween doesn’t have to be a horror for children’s teeth
Sweet treats are as much a part of Halloween as haunted houses, creative costumes and the Monster Mash. They’re fun to collect, but having that big bag of candy around the house for weeks after Halloween can’t be good for children’s oral health.
Oct 30, 2018
Dentists and students to learn together at UBC clinic made possible by $1.8M donation
A $1.8-million donation to the University of British Columbia’s faculty of dentistry has created a state-of-the-art clinic on the Vancouver campus that will allow dentists and students to study and practice advanced techniques together.
Sep 27, 2018
Teeth whitening can cause permanent damage: UBC prof
Hoping for a whiter, brighter smile in 2016? With whitening toothpastes, floss, gum, strips and gels available over-the-counter, there is more pressure than ever to have a pearly white smile.
Jan 6, 2016
UBC dentistry prof awarded top military honour
Canada’s chief of defence staff, the country’s top soldier, will present UBC dentistry prof David Sweet with a medal for distinguished service.
Nov 28, 2014
Dentist indulges vaulting ambition
UBC grad Jessica Church balances dentistry with equestrian vaulting
May 20, 2014 - by Brian Lin
Blue spotlight on a stealthy killer
Oral cancer symptoms can be identified and treated more quickly thanks to a new blue-light device developed by UBC’s Catherine Poh
Mar 12, 2014 - by Brian Lin
A BOLD effort to bring closure to disaster
UBC’s David Sweet and the Bureau of Legal Dentistry are teaching military dentists from around the world how to identify victims of disasters.
Nov 19, 2013 - by Brian Lin
A secure future
Brazilian dentist Marcio Barros worked as a campus guard before earning Canadian credentials
May 1, 2013 - by Brian Lin
New $10.1 M imaging facility will unlock medical, engineering secrets
Scientists will get a closer-than-ever look at everything from molars to soils with today’s opening of the Faculty of Dentistry’s Centre for High-Throughput Phenogenomics at the University of British Columbia.
Feb 20, 2013
Master switch discovery could provide road map for treatment of arthritis and other inflammatory diseases
Scientists trying to create drugs to treat chronic inflammation in diseases like arthritis now have a new culprit known as MMP2. New University of British Columbia research shows that this enzyme works as a master switch to activate inflammatory diseases.
Jan 22, 2013
UBC partners with Vietnamese hospital to create $8M oral health research centre
The Faculty of Dentistry at the University of British Columbia has received an in-kind gift of $8 million from the Ho Chi Minh City National Hospital of Odonto-Stomatology to create an oral health research centre.
Sep 12, 2012
UBC Dentistry gains $1M to enhance patient-based research and knowledge transfer
The Faculty of Dentistry at the University of British Columbia has opened a clinical research centre focusing on best practices and evidence-based patient care thanks to a $1 million donation from Frontier Dental Laboratories.
Apr 26, 2012
Mapping proteins key to human health and immune system: UBC research
Proteins, the building block for all living organisms, are the ultimate transformers – able to splice and switch roles and functions within the human body. But when these changes go wrong, diseases such as cancers and arthritis may result, says University of British Columbia researcher Chris Overall.
Feb 17, 2012