The College of DenTisTry
University of Saskatchewan
Dental Clinic Building
105 Wiggins Road
Saskatoon SK S7N 5E4
Dr. Gerry Uswak
Dr. Paul Teplitsky
Dr. Alan Kilistoff
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AppoiNtmeNt of deAN,
college of deNtistry
On June 3, 2008, the College was informed that the
Board of Governors of the University of Saskatchewan
had approved the recommendation of the Search
Committee to appoint Dr. Gerry Uswak as Dean,
College of Dentistry, for a five-year renewable term
effective July 1, 2008.
Dr. Uswak earned a Bachelor of Science degree and a
DMD from the University of Manitoba, followed by a
Master’s degree in Public Health from the University
of North Carolina–Chapel Hill.
The College was most fortunate to attract Dr. Uswak
as a faculty member in 2005. Within only a year of
his arrival, the College was in need of an Acting Dean
and he was identified as the person who could lead
the College through a transition period. June 30,
2008, was the end of the second year of that acting
We are all looking forward to working with Dr. Uswak
over the next five years as he leads the College!
Dr. Gerry Uswak
Where does the time go? Time itself is an interesting denturists in order to develop policies and programs that
construct in that it generally elapses in direct opposition could break down access-to-care barriers and thereby
to how we want it to. Want it to speed up? Good luck, enable all of the province’s residents to enjoy sound oral
because it will move excruciatingly slowly. Want just a health. We are all well acquainted with how successfully
little more time? No such luck—it will fly by in the blink the team approach can work in private practice, but
of an eye. One moment it is early August and we at the private practices alone cannot meet the needs of people
College are readying ourselves for the start of another who are unable to make their way to our clinics. Dental
academic year: revising syllabi and lectures, finalizing Public Health programs try to meet the needs of those
part-time faculty for clinical coverage, and doing a facing access-to-care barriers; however, those programs
myriad of other preparatory functions. Then, before you are limited by a lack of resources. But what if the
know it, it is already October: lectures and clinics are in private and public sectors pooled their knowledge and
full swing, Thanksgiving and Halloween are just around expertise? Then maybe we could make a difference.
the corner, then November and the looming prospect The establishment of a Chief Dental Health Officer of
of exams coupled with the need to finalize holiday Saskatchewan could be the first step in this process.
shopping. A short respite over the holiday break then The idea has the support of the Chief Dental Officer of
right back at it come January, with the new year bringing Canada. All we need is for the provincial government to
increased focus for some on completing requirements buy into the idea. The position could even be embedded
while others try to figure out where they want to work in the College of Dentistry, to ensure it remains a neutral
upon graduation. I guess we are just prisoners of time, third party serving the needs of all of the oral health
aren’t we? But on occasion, we need to take pause and professions and the people of Saskatchewan. I would
reflect on how the passage of time affects us. be very interested in your opinions on the need for such
a position. This is one of the times that we need to be
Time is linked to change, and we can choose either to active and be agents of change because if we do not act,
be passive and let change move us or to be active and no one will take action on our behalves. We are a small
to be agents of change. One thing (among many) that I province and there is no excuse to keep us from truly
would like to see changed soon is for people outside of working together on the common goal of Oral Health
the oral health professions to recognize the importance for All.
of oral health to systemic well-being. Do you realize that
we do not have a Provincial Chief Dental (Oral) Health I mentioned before that time is linked to change;
Officer in this province? Almost every other provincial unfortunately, sometimes that change is unexpected and
government ensures designation of someone to provide unwanted. This is one of those times. Dr. Joel Kerry
strategic direction for safeguarding the oral health of and Dr. Kelly Kudryk (Class of 1986) both have had long
the population. Now, if Saskatchewan did not have a associations with this College which recently have come
Provincial Chief Medical Health Officer there would be a to an end. On behalf of the students, staff, and faculty
huge uproar. But once again, since oral health is generally I would like to thank both Kelly and Joel for their time
left out of the health care picture in this province, the and commitment to our students’ education over the
absence of a chief dental officer is apparently ignored years. Both of you will be missed, but this is your time
even at a time when the linkages between oral and for change and we do wish you well.
systemic diseases are clearer than ever.
And with that, I am out of time, and I thank you for
In my opinion, the establishment of a Chief Dental Health yours!
Officer would be a significant achievement for oral
health in this province. Imagine for a moment that this Dr. Gerry Uswak
position could be the link between all of the oral health
professionals across the province, whether engaged in
public or in private practice. The position could facilitate
the co-operation of dentists, dental hygienists, dental
assistants, dental therapists, dental technicians, and
Brett Bevans Scott Harris Kristi Lafontaine Cherise Spies
Jess Chhokar Jocelyne Hodgson Krisa McCann Amanda Uzelman
Caesar Chow Waseem Hussain Jennifer Park Phuong Vu
Brad Cornish Sherry Kahlon Breanne Paseska Jason Yen
Stephanie Craig Ryan Kilistoff Kathrina Robles Thomas Yoon
Brent Davis Sunghae Kim Simran Sandhu
Atul Dhir Mark Kramar Jonida Seferi
Some of the Class of 2008
At the University of Saskatchewan Spring Convocation
held on May 28, 2008, twenty-six graduates from the
College of Dentistry became members of the dental
The ceremony was followed by a Graduation Banquet
and Dance at TCU Place that evening, with Dr. Dean
Kolbinson (Class of 1980) providing a very thoughtful
and inspiring address encompassing the graduates’
four-year journey through dental school. Congra-
tulations to Mark Kramar, who was awarded the Faculty
of Dentistry Gold Medal.
Good luck to all of our graduates as they begin their
It has been a tradition since 1977! Dr. Bernie White (Class of 1972), Registrar of
The College of Dental Surgeons the CDSS, presented Amanda Uzelman with
of Saskatchewan (CDSS) hosted a the Western Canada Dental Society Fund –
graduation breakfast on May 29, 2008, Dr. Cal Waddell Memorial Scholarship. Dr.
at the Sheraton Cavalier to honour Mitch Taillon (Class of 1984), President of
and recognize the Class of 2008. the CDSS, presented Mark Kramar with the
Family, friends, faculty, staff, and fellow Canadian Dental Association President’s
colleagues were in attendance to wish Award.
our newest professionals a successful
future. The guest speaker was Dr. Carol
Lynn Nagle (Class of 1981), who once
again provided a thought-provoking
address to the graduates. Dr. Carol Lynn Nagle
(L-R) Dr. Mitch Taillon and Mark Kramar Class of 2008 Graduation Breakfast
Where Are they NoW?
With interest we follow the professional lives of the Mark Kramar – Private Practice, Victoria, BC
graduating Class of 2008: Kristi Lafontaine – Private Practice, Medicine Hat,
Brett Bevans – Private Practice, Lethbridge, AB Krisa McCann – Private Practice, Saskatoon, SK
Jess Chhokar – Private Practice, Calgary, AB Jennifer Park – GPR in Pediatric Dentistry,
Caesar Chow – Private Practice, Vancouver, BC Halifax, NS
Brad Cornish – Private Practice, Lethbridge, AB Breanne Paseska – Private Practice, Winnipeg, MB
Stephanie Craig – Private Practice, Saskatoon, SK Kathrina Robles – GPR, Saskatoon, SK
Brent Davis – Private Practice, Cranbrook, BC Simran Sandhu – Private Practice, Calgary, AB
Atul Dhir – GPR, Saskatoon, SK Jonida Seferi – Private Practice, Saskatoon, SK
Scott Harris – Private Practice, Cranbrook, BC Cherise Spies – Private Practice, Saskatoon, SK
Jocelyne Hodgson – Private Practice, Saskatoon, SK Amanda Uzelman – Private Practice, Saskatoon, SK
Waseem Hussain – Private Practice, Lethbridge, AB Phuong Vu – Private Practice, North Battleford, SK
Sherry Kahlon – Private Practice, Calgary, AB Jason Yen – Private Practice, Victoria, BC
Ryan Kilistoff – Private Practice, Vernon, BC Thomas Yoon – Private Practice, Brampton, ON
Sunghae Kim – Private Practice, Surrey, BC
During May and June, Pauline Pontarollo, Pediatric toothpaste, Microbrush bears, sunglasses, a
Clinic Administrator, attended the year-end backpack, and a jewelry box. Thank you to the
assemblies of the schools enrolled in the College’s following donors for providing prizes: Sunstar,
Pediatric Dental Program. Prizes were available for Proctor and Gamble, Diana Jones from Paramount
children who were involved in the program and Optical, Microbrush, and an anonymous donor.
Pauline made draws for Pulsar toothbrushes,
Caroline Robins School W P Bate School
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Class of 2009 - Fall Welcome
This year’s Fall Welcome and Banquet, held at caring attention to patients demonstrated by
TCU Place on Saturday, September 20, 2008, the late Dr. Wilf Cotter during his professional
was a very enjoyable evening filled with good career. The Dental Anatomy Award went to
humour and good will. Hats off to Krista Srdjan Dautbegovic for achieving the highest
Maedel and her committee for the great job average in the first-year anatomy classes.
they did in organizing this annual event. Stefan Grener was presented with the Anthony
A. Blasko Memorial Scholarship. Geoff
The banquet was followed by the awards McIntosh earned the Paul Teplitsky Desire
ceremony. Clint Knudsen and Drew Krainyk to Win Award, and Krista Maedel graciously
were the recipients of the Dr. Kirk Johnston accepted the infamous Boot Play Award. The
Spirit of Dentistry Memorial Award. Clint Challenge Cup was presented to the faculty
Knudsen received the W. A. Cotter Award, an (emblematic of supremacy in the Students vs.
award presented to the fourth-year student who Faculty/Alumni hockey war). Riley Young won
best exemplifies the empathy, courtesy, and the Most Likely to Succeed Award.
Anuja Patel and Angela Ash Ashley Fidyk and Ben Wilson, Brian Phee,
Meghan Goodman Adam Abdulla
Dustin Wawryk, Geoff McIntosh, Chris Walker and April Sinclair Geoff McIntosh and Abigail
Michael Paul, Graeme Lackie
messAge from the
Janet Sklarchuk – who, by the way, endodontists in Saskatoon (David
does a sensational job of putting Stark and Blayne Thibodeau), but
together this magazine – insists that I do continue to “administer,”
I, as Associate Dean, make a written pushing paper at a feverish pitch.
contribution. She is oblivious to the Believe it nor not, I accepted the
fact that most of you heard more Associate Dean position (second
than you needed or wanted to from time around) because I want to
me when you were students! So make a contribution to the welfare
for the very few of you who may be of this College. It is my opinion that
interested, I’ll take this opportunity our College has been unfairly and
to bring you up-to-date on certain unjustly treated by central university
aspects of my mundane life. administration for a number of
years. And unfortunately, at times
I remain married to Susan and we we have been our own worst enemy.
just celebrated our 37th wedding The result was a college with
anniversary. This is a profound administrative, cultural, economic,
testimonial to Susan’s enduring and personnel problems. Certainly,
patience, flexibility, and tolerance. We have managed I’d been around long enough to know that I carried
to raise three exceptional (I’m biased) children who no wand that would bestow an instant cure, nor that
have left home physically but not in spirit, as we remain I could solve these problems alone, but at that point I
close knit. My daughter, Liane, recently married, has a came to two major conclusions: first, that I wanted to
Masters degree in Biomedical Engineering, capping off be part of the solution and secondly, I felt our current
her Electrical Engineering and Physiology degrees. She Dean was “on the same page” and willing to pursue a
lives in Santa Monica. My son, Ryan, has a Geological dentistry-first agenda.
Engineering degree and works in Edmonton. More
importantly, he and his wife Christine have produced I assumed this responsibility a year ago. Since Janet
our first grandson. It took the little genius until age 14 wanted only a biography in this addition of Recall, I
months to figure out how to open the “childproof” gate will wait until next time to inform you of changes we
at the top of the stairs, subsequently doing a face plant have made and what we are working on. Although the
and intruding his incisors! Our youngest, Tyson, has a signs of creeping senility continue to surface, I still to
business degree and MBA which he obtained while on take great pleasure in hearing from many of my former
a hockey scholarship and while playing professional students, so please do not hesitate to drop me a note
hockey for three years. He currently is trying to make or visit me at the College if the opportunity presents
an “elite” team in Europe, but if unsuccessful will itself.
probably leave hockey and get a “real” job.
Dr. Paul Teplitsky
As to me: I am semi-retired. I haven’t practiced for
about a year and I teach very little as I’ve downloaded
most of this responsibility to the two practicing
Welcome to the
clAss of 2012
Orientation for the Year 1 Class took place August We extend a very warm welcome to the following 29
22, 2008. From having photos taken, to touring the young women and men who have embarked on this
College, to meeting other students and making new challenging journey and we wish them much success
friends – the day was the start of a new chapter in the throughout the next four years.
lives of our newest dental students.
Taneil Barlow Robert Goth Sungbin Park
Trent Bevans Alexis Graham Cody Pollock
Dyar Bikey Jason Hoium Kevin Saganski
Joanne Bourgault Jungwha (Jessie) Hong James Tailfeathers
Poorvi Brahmania Donald Hui Jenny Tran
Lauren Bull Ajit (Jay) Lalli Dan Truong
Russell Butler Megan Lamontagne Peter Watson
Alan Chernosky Gregory Little Brian Wiens
Kristopher Currie Michael McKee Riley Young
Hristina Domuschieva Ashley Neumeier
White coAt ceremoNy
In the past, the College’s White Coat Ceremony has this year our Year 2 students will be the first cohort to
occurred at the beginning of students’ Year 1, with participate in our new format.
little fanfare and less notice. The “low profile” that
this ceremony has to this point held within our College The ceremony will be held on Thursday, January 8,
has failed to reflect the very strong significance of the 2009, in Convocation Hall from 9:30 a.m. until 12:00
occasion that the event is intended to commemorate. noon. We are inviting a number of representatives
from the university and the dental profession, as well
White Coat Ceremonies are held by many health science as family and friends of the students, to share in this
programs to mark the important transition of students very important moment in the lives of our students.
from the classroom to clinical treatment and patient Each Year 2 student will be presented with his or her
care. In our College, the ceremony provides a moment white lab coat by a Year 4 student, then the group will
to reflect upon and reconfirm the values that Dentistry recite the Code of Professional Conduct. A reception
aspires to, namely professionalism, ethical integrity, will follow.
service to society, and respect for our patients. For our
students this transition occurs in the second term of We feel that the new scheduling of our College’s White
Year 2, when they begin to treat patients in the clinic. Coat Ceremony will allow the occasion to stand as a
Increasingly, we have been feeling that our College more clear milestone for this very important transition
should move the ceremony to correctly coincide with in our students’ education and lives.
when this transition actually happens, and as a result
2009 college of deNtistry
The College of Dentistry’s traditional Table Clinics Night 7. Austin Lee & Michelle Hone (Supervisor: Dr. F.
has been transformed into Table Clinics Day as part Otero-Cagide)
of Activity Day #4 and is scheduled for Tuesday, April The Relationship between Buccal Molar
14, 2009, at 1:00 p.m. It will be held at the Neatby- Furcations and the Amount of Attached Gingiva
Timlin Theater (formerly Place Riel Theater) in the
U of S Arts Building, Room 241. In addition to location 8: Megan Meredith & Jennifer McIntosh
the mode of presentation also has been changed, from (Supervisor: Dr. F. Otero-Cagide)
our traditional poster presentation to a 10-minute Power A Clinical Study to Evaluate Root Coverage on
Point presentation/team format. Lingual Recessions of Mandibular Anterior Teeth
Following a Coronally Positioned Flap
Fourteen teams, each team consisting of two third-year
students, are competing for first prize. Our winning team 9: Ibrahim Muradi & Darya Bikey (Supervisor: Dr.
will be competing at the national competition, comprising M. Etman)
teams from all ten Canadian dental schools, at the Retrospective Study on the Clinical Performance
2009 Canadian Dental Association Annual Convention of Removable Partial Dentures
in Vancouver in March. Following are the titles of our
College’s projects and names of presenters: 10: Michael Paul & Dustin Wawryk (Supervisor: Dr. K.
1. Bradley Baker & Justin Jubber (Supervisors: Dr. D. Infection Control Comparisons between
Tyler & Dr. K. Komiyama) Practitioners from the University of Saskatchewan
Ozone Treatment in Dental Practice – Revolutionary and the University of Okayama, Japan
11: Alison Schubert & Geoff McIntosh (Supervisor:
2. Jeremy Cooper & Richard Jahn (Supervisor: Dr. B. Ziola)
Dr. A. Kilistoff ) The Antimicrobial Activity of Hops on Cariogenic
Assessment of the Oral Health Status and Bacteria When Used in Conjunction with Fluoride
Treatment Needs of Seniors Living in Long Term
12. Amanda Vols & Shane Mamer (Supervisor: Dr. K.
Care (LTC) Facilities in Saskatchewan
3. Ashley Fidyk & Marie Hawreluik (Supervisor: An Informative and Educational Look at Chairside
Dr. A. Koneru) Salivary-HIV Testing: Diagnosis, Responsibility
Pre-clinical Evaluation of Resin Sealing on and Ethics
Amalgam Microleakage in Primary Class I Molars
13: Chris Walter & April Sinclair (Supervisor: Dr.
4. Eric Granberg & Justin Bhullar (Supervisor: Dr. P. G. Uswak)
Teplitsky) Provincial Waiting Times in Urban and Rural Centres
Academic Dishonesty: A Survey of the for Various Dental Procedures and the Ramifications
Perspectives of North American Dental Students Regarding Access Barriers to Oral Health
and Faculty 14: Ashley Wolfe & Drew Krainyk (Supervisor: Dr. M.
5. Stefan Graner & Mohamed El Gamal (Supervisor:
A Retrospective Study on the Clinical Performance of
Dr. K. Komiyama)
Acceptance of New AHA Guidelines for the
Prevention of Infective Endocarditis The local Table Clinics competition is sponsored by the
Saskatoon and District Dental Society. Dentists, allied
6. Graeme Lackie & Meghan Goodman (Supervisor: dental personnel, faculty, staff, students, and the U of S
Dr. A. Koneru) community all are invited to attend.
A Comparison of the Acid Resistance of
Commonly Used Dental Cements 11
messAge from the
AssistANt deAN, cliNicAl AffAirs
This early fall has been very busy. have several great features
Besides orientation of the new Class including easy access to the latest
of 2012, we’ve been especially busy editions, ease of carrying (no more
due to the new clinic computer armfuls of hardcover books!),
system that is now being installed at availability of easy and powerful
our College. The system’s 40-week searching tools, and considerably
implementation program is now well less cost. In fact, the reduction
underway. Those who have been to in cost of textbooks should allow
the Dental Clinic building may have our students to purchase their
noticed a conduit running across the laptops without a large additional
ceiling in the waiting room. This is for net cost.
the network lines that will eventually
be brought into the clinic. This We have just completed another
December, immediately following successful Summer Session. Each
the final clinic session, the clinic area year we add more students, and
will become a construction zone as the number of patients seeking
several holes will be drilled through treatment continues to grow.
the floor in order to bring the network cables from the These patients are not our regular patients that we see
main floor into the clinic. We have the database shell in the clinic, but rather are emergencies and patients
constructed and at present a lot of our data is being who are available only in the summer. Summer Session
converted for installation into this database. October therefore has little effect on the treatment rendered in
14 to 17 are scheduled for four full days of on-site our regular clinic but provides additional experience
training with axiUm, using our own database. These for our students, treats emergencies, and generates
training sessions will involve many different people at additional revenue.
different times according to their levels of expertise.
This four-day intensive training will be followed by Our simulation clinic has two new units to help with
two-hour computer and telephone training sessions the overflow and to provide backup during examination
each week for the next many weeks, and there will be situations should a unit fail. These units are equipped
homework that will keep us busy between sessions. with electric handpieces that will allow students to
The culmination of all this effort will be a live computer gain some experience with these devices. All students
system by the summer of 2009. will be required to perform at least some of their work
on the electric handpieces.
We have decided that we will have laptop computers
that will be used in the clinic for the terminals at This promises to be an exciting year, with all the
each workstation. The students will purchase these changes and new ideas that will come with our new
laptops as part of their fees. With the addition of the computer system!
laptop computers, we will be implementing electronic
textbooks for the majority of classes. These textbooks Dr. Alan Kilistoff
Dr. David Stark (Class of 1990), President of the Paul Louie marathon 5:01:22
Saskatoon Road Runners Association (SRRA), reports James Stephenson marathon 4:42:10
that the 30th annual Saskatchewan Marathon was Wes Antosh half-marathon 1:49:09
held on Sunday, May 25, 2008, in Saskatoon. A record Mark Berscheid half-marathon 1:24:11
number (1225) of athletes participated and among Sujata Choubal half-marathon 3:15:24
them was an impressive number of dental personnel, Stacie Churchill half-marathon 2:20:36
including a big group closely associated with the Meghan Goodman half-marathon 2:08:27
University of Saskatchewan’s College of Dentistry. Trent Kolbe half-marathon 2:00:25
Hilary Stevens half-marathon 2:11:15
All those listed below should be very proud of their Jay Stevens half-marathon 1:59:06
accomplishments. As well, the participants will be Ashley Wolfe half-marathon 1:43:33
the first to acknowledge the support of those close to Raju Bhargava 10 Km 53:43
them, who encouraged them in their training and on Mary Hastings 10 Km 58:28
race day: families and friends. Loren MacLennan 10 Km 57:21
Cheri Sutherland 10 Km 1:00:42
Dr. Stark apologizes to anyone missed in this listing
and hopes to hear from them, to make amends. Dr. Dave Stark,
SRRA President and Saskatchewan Marathon Race
Dr. David Stark at 30th annual
(L-R) Dr. Anjani Koneru, Karl Martin,
Dr. Francisco Otero, Daryn Bikey
sWitch — WhAt’s thAt?
The Student Wellness Initiative not only a service-based learning Saturday mornings per month
Towards Community Health opportunity but also insight into (at present the dental clinic is
(SWITCH) began in 2005, the the social determinants of health. open one Wednesday evening
result of a vision put forth by health The SWITCH clinic runs out of and one Saturday morning per
science students to establish an the Westside Community Clinic month) and expanding services
interdisciplinary community-centered on Wednesday evenings from 5:30 to include basic restorative
approach to primary health care to 8:30 p.m. and Saturdays from procedures. The SWITCH course is
delivery. SWITCH offers dental 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., thereby voluntary, established by students
students and students from other providing extended healthcare- for students, and has no grade
disciplines such as medicine, access hours for the community. requirements. Because the College
pharmacy, physiotherapy, psych- The core neighborhoods served of Dentistry has a vested interest
ology, nursing, and social work are Riversdale, King George, in graduating socially responsible
the opportunity to gain practical Caswell, Westmount, and Pleasant practitioners, it will continue to
interdisciplinary experience outside Hill, areas that have community- support the SWITCH experience.
the institutional environment of the specific challenges in terms of
university. The SWITCH experience poverty, food security, health, SWITCH is currently in need of
is unique, offering safety, and access to services. dentist mentors to supervise
SWITCH aims to provide links students. We are also in need of
between healthcare professionals, equipment and dental supplies.
community-based organizations, If any member of the dental
the University of Saskatchewan, community is interested in
and the community. mentoring or in donating funds,
equipment, or supplies, please
Participation in SWITCH by the contact SWITCH Dental Student
College of Dentistry is growing. Representative Fahad Cadili at
Current services available at the 966-5056 or Dr. Anjani Koneru at
clinic include basic preventive 966-5130 (email@example.com).
and emergency dental services. Please note that SWITCH is able
Future plans exist to increase the to provide tax-deductible receipts
presence of Dentistry there by for donations.
moving toward scheduling two
Wednesday evenings and two Dr. Anjani Koneru
coNtiNuiNg educAtioN course
spoNsored by the
college of deNtistry
sterilizer moNitoriNg progrAm
The College of Dentistry’s Sterilizer Monitoring Program There were over 150 participants, including dentists,
is again co-sponsoring a College of Dental Surgeons dental hygienists/assistants, and dental students. I was
of Saskatchewan continuing education course, this told by co-organizer Dr. Raj Bhargava that the event had
one entitled “Dental Implications of Medically or been one of the most successful continuing education
Immunocompromised Patients,” scheduled for Friday, courses ever provided by the College of Dental Surgeons
March 13, 2009, at the Radisson Hotel, Saskatoon. of Saskatchewan.
The distinguished guest speakers will include Dr. Thomas I would like to take this opportunity to thank the members
Wilson (Heart and Stroke), Dr. Vernon Hoeppner of the Sterilizer Monitoring Program for their continued
(Tuberculosis Control), Dr. Kurt Williams (Sexually generous and loyal support of this program, from which
Transmitted Infections), Dr. Stephen Sanche (Infectious the profits generated fund the “Bird Man” Scholarship
Diseases), and a physician (TBA) from the College of Award program (see November 2006 Recall, page 25) for
Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan. our students. I will add that since the program’s inception
In February 2007 the Sterilizer Monitoring Program co- in 1999, the amount of scholarship monies distributed is
sponsored a similar continuing education course, this now approaching nearly $60,000.00. Thank you so very
one addressing “New AHA Guidelines in the Prevention much!
of Infective Endocarditis – Dental Implications,” with
Kunio Komiyama, DDS, PhD
five specialists from the University of Saskatchewan
College of Medicine (cardiologists, infectious diseases
Director of Sterilizer Monitoring Program
specialists, and a surgeon) contributing to the program.
University of Saskatchewan College of Dentistry
summer iN AsiA
This summer, Mike Paul and I headed to Asia to and really catered to, particularly by Dr. Shimono,
unwind from an exhausting second year in the College Dr. Matsumura, and Dr. Rodis. They told us that we
of Dentistry. We made it to five different countries: were the first Canadian dental students to visit their
Thailand, Cambodia, Malaysia, Singapore, and Japan. It College, were clearly excited to have us, and made sure
was an awesome experience to say the least. Some of our we had a great time. If anyone is planning a trip to Asia,
activities included taking an elephant-training course, set a few days aside to visit Okayama. You won’t be
playing with tigers, sitting on crocodiles, exploring caves, disappointed!
hiking in the jungle, and eating the best food ever. While
in Japan, we had the opportunity to investigate our sister Dustin Wawryk
university in Okayama. Through connections made Class of 2010
by Dr. Kunio Komiyama, we were warmly welcomed
(L-R) Jonida Seferi, (patient), Lindsay Woodhouse
cdA Welcome to
the professioN Night
On Friday, October 3, the Canadian and Dr. Kathrina Robles. Over forty
Dental Association and the Sask- door prizes were awarded this year
atchewan Dental Students Society and for these, special thanks go to
hosted the 2008 Welcome to the Saskatoon Oral and Maxillofacial
Profession night. This annual event Surgery Associates, Septodont,
is designed to officially welcome the Sultan Dental Materials Limited,
first-year dental class as registered Jake Fehr of Surgitel, Callen Goebel
members of the CDA. Over 80 of Sinclair Dental, and Connie Larson
attendees met at Louis’ on campus of Scotiabank. That same evening
to enjoy complimentary pizza and this year’s attendees were also able
drinks. This year’s guest speaker was Dr. Dave Tyler, to enjoy a great Rider game on the TVs at Louis’, as
who spoke about the many benefits of having such a Saskatchewan beat the Calgary Stampeders to move
well-organized national association—the CDA—to into a three-way tie for first place!
support practitioners throughout their careers. Dr.
Tyler also encouraged students to get involved with CDA student representatives Brian Phee, Shane Mamer,
both the provincial and federal regulatory bodies and Mike Gevalis would like to thank all attendees and
upon graduation. The students greatly enjoyed sponsors and recognize Megan Lamontagne for her
and appreciated Dr. Tyler’s address, as well as the contribution to the event in her capacity as the new
attendance of other guests including Dr. Frank Hohn, student representative to the CDA for the class of
Dr. Craig Humber, Dr. Devon Anholt, Dr. Atul Dhir, 2012.
(L-R) Debbie Loehndorf, Leslie Irwin, Cheryl Fehr (L-R) Anuja Patel, Angela Ash, Alysen Sopotyk, Krista Maedel
college of deNtistry implANt progrAm
The College of Dentistry has offered applications and multiple implant
the course “An Introduction to restorations. Daniel Nowak of Nobel
Implant Supported Prosthodontics” Biocare tells me we have highly
for some years now. It was, as the comprehensive implant kits, better in
title suggests, a basic introduction fact than his own demo models!
to implant prosthodontics, with a This greatly enhanced program would
half-year of lectures and a few hands- not have been possible without the
on experiences with components. support of many people. Sincere
Access to few prosthodontists thanks are extended to Daniel Nowak,
dictated that this was all we could (L-R) Daniel Nowak and Jeff Scheirer
our local Nobel Biocare representative;
provide, but this situation changed Darren Morrison, our regional Nobel
a year ago. Although currently no but none of these beats the best Biocare representative; and Dan
requirement exists for compulsory learning experience: providing Mielko and Derek Martin, our past
undergraduate implant education a hands-on clinical simulation and present national Nobel Biocare
and no clinical implant requirement of a treatment sequence. Model representatives; to Jeff Scheirer,
exists for accreditation, logic suggests demonstrations that simulate clinical Dennis Brown, Robin Shillington, and
it won’t be long before this training treatment are extremely beneficial Jason Fournier of Carlton Labs for their
component is mandatory. from an understanding and retention models and prostheses fabrications;
standpoint. to Riley Nick, our Strauman
For the 2007–2008 academic year, the
College approved a plan to expand representative (see December 2007
We are very fortunate to have generous Recall, page 19); to Scott Mullaly of
the Implant Course lecture content sponsors for our Implant Course.
and initiate a clinical component. Zest Anchors for their implant
Nobel Biocare has provided implant component contribution; to Dr. Frank
Third-year students now will receive components for our preclinical kits
one implant-related lecture a week Hohn and Dr. Myles MacLennan,
and models, and provides clinical who provide surgical support, fixture
for the entire year, and will treatment components and kits for our clinic.
plan patients for implant restoration placement, and student observation
Last year Nobel Biocare and the of patient fixture placement; to Dr.
in their fourth years. Dr. Frank Hohn College of Dentistry co-sponsored two
and Dr. Myles MacLennan place Tracey Clark and Dr. Myles MacLennan
CE implant courses: Nobel Biocare for their lecture contributions; to Dr.
the implant fixtures for our Implant provided the speakers and honoraria
Program. This current 2008–2009 Gerry Uswak, Dr. Paul Teplitsky, and Dr.
while the College of Dentistry Alan Kilistoff for their administrative
academic year will see every fourth- Implant Course benefited from the
year student restoring a posterior support; and to Cheryl Redekopp,
net proceeds. Our appreciation is our Implant Co-ordinator, for keeping
single tooth site. Our College may extended to those practitioners who
be the “Small School on the Prairies,” the students and me on top of the
attended. patients, paperwork, appointments,
but those of us who have graduated
from here recognize our history of Carlton Labs is another of our stents, models, kits, and components.
providing an above-average clinical sponsors. They fabricated the Thank you all!
experience. We now can add implant preclinical implant models and
restorations that demonstrate single Patient referrals to the College of
experience to that list. Dentistry Student Clinic for one or
tooth prefabricated components
The expanded third-year Implant and single tooth and multiple tooth two posterior single tooth implants
Course has allowed more hands- custom procera zirconia abutments, would be appreciated. All treatment
on experience for our students. We as well as an anterior zirconia bridge is at reduced cost.
can explain a treatment sequence, framework and a posterior titanium Dr. Brent Moulding,
we can show sequenced images of a bridge framework. Carlton Labs Director of Third-year and Fourth-year
treatment sequence, and we can also provides us with demonstration Implant Courses
demonstrate a treatment sequence, models of various overdenture
royAl college of
deNtists of cANAdA
The Annual General Meeting Two other alumni of the
and Convocation of the College of Dentistry received
Royal College of Dentists of RCDC Fellowships at the
Canada (RCDC) were held Convocation that weekend:
on September 5–7, 2008, at Dr. Gina Ball (Class of 1997)
the Bessborough Hotel in in Orthodontics and Dr. Brett
Saskatoon. This was the first Owatz (Class of 1997) in Endo-
time for this event to have dontics. Congratulations are
taken place in Saskatchewan. extended to Drs. Koneru, Ball,
and Owatz for obtaining their
The RCDC administers Fellowships. One of the people
national dental specialty in attendance celebrating with
examinations for all dental Dr. Ball was her uncle, Dr. Paul
specialties in Canada. Passing (L - R) Dr. Gina Ball, Dr. Anjani Koneru, Dr. Blayne Thibodeau Teplitsky (Class of 1972), a
this examination is a require- long-time faculty member of
ment for individuals who have successfully completed the College of Dentistry and our current Associate Dean.
dental specialty training programs to become registered as
specialists in Canada. Passing the examination is also one One of the highlights of the Convocation ceremony was
requirement for becoming a Fellow of the RCDC. a musical interlude played by one of the world’s most
talented young pianists, Saskatoon’s own Dr. Thomas Yu
At the Convocation ceremony on September 6, Dr. George (Class of 2003). Dr. Yu is also a University of Saskatchewan
Peacock, former Secretary-Registrar-Treasurer of the dental alumnus, and a RCDC Fellow in Periodontics.
College of Dental Surgeons of Saskatchewan (CDSS), was
admitted as an Honourary Fellow of the RCDC. At the Convocation ceremony and dinner, the College of
Dental Surgeons of Saskatchewan was represented by its
One of our newest U of S College faculty members current President, Dr. Mitch Taillon (Class of 1984). Dr.
and an alumna of our College of Dentistry, Dr. Anjani Gord Johnson (Class of 1977) was in attendance on behalf
Koneru (Class of 2001), received her RCDC Fellowship in of the Canadian Dental Association (CDA); Dr. Johnson is
Paediatric Dentistry on the same occasion. Dr. the Saskatchewan representative on the Board of Governors
Koneru is married to another University of the CDA. Drs. Taillon and Johnson are also University of
of Saskatchewan dental alumnus, Saskatchewan alumni.
Dr. Blayne Thibodeau (Class of
1997), who is an RCDC Fellow in Several Saskatchewan dental specialists who are RCDC
Endodontics. Fellows, including some who are Saskatchewan alumni,
were also in attendance.
Dr. George Peacock
The College is pleased to welcome three new faculty the University of Toronto. Her current interests include
members: improving the health of children in Saskatoon’s inner city,
improving access to care for persons with developmental
Devon Anholt graduated from the disabilities, and basic science research in the area of
College of Dentistry in 2007 and dental materials.
has accepted a position as Assistant
Professor. Dr. Anholt is providing Petrus Gomes graduated in 1998 with
lectures in Orthodontics and much- a DDS degree from the University of
needed support in clinical teaching Sao Paulo in Ribeirae Preto, Brazil.
in various disciplines. He then worked in private practice
for two years in Ribeirae Preto. Dr.
Anjani Koneru graduated from the Gomes did his training in Oral and
College of Dentistry in 2001. She Maxillofacial Surgery from 2001 to
spent one year in private practice 2004, receiving a Master of Science
in Lethbridge and Maple Creek in 2002 and a PhD in 2004 from the
and then completed her hospital State University of Campinas, Brazil. In 2005, Dr. Gomes
residency at Royal University did a post-doctoral fellowship in Oral and Maxillofacial
Hospital in Saskatoon in 2003. She Surgery at the University of Toronto. He then returned
returned to private practice in North to Brazil to private practice in Oral and Maxillofacial
Battleford and then relocated to Surgery combined with academic activities at Amazonas
Chapel Hill, North Carolina, where she worked for a non- Federal University and Amazonas State University. His
profit health organization. Her interest in providing and interests are in undergraduate and graduate teaching
advocating for dental services for children and persons along with clinical and basic applied research in Oral and
with special health care needs led her to complete her Maxillofacial Surgery.
Master of Science/Specialty in Pediatric Dentistry at
Mark Your Calendars
White Coat Ceremony 19 Please RSVP to Janet Sklarchuk no later than
Thursday, January 8, 2009 February 25, 2009, at (306) 966-5121 or
Convocation Hall, University of Saskatchewan firstname.lastname@example.org
Keep your morning open!
Kent McLeod Memorial Classic Golf Tournament
College of Dentistry Alumni Reception Moonlake Golf and Country Club
Thursday, March 5, 2009 Saturday, September 12, 2009
College of Dentistry alumni, along with a guest, are
cordially invited to join us for a reception to be held
in conjunction with the Pacific Dental Conference.
The annual Kent McLeod Memorial Classic Golf Tourna-
ment was held on Saturday, September 6, at the Moonlake
Golf and Country Club. Due to overwhelming support
from students, faculty, and the dental community, there
were 140 golfers in attendance and over 180 guests
Thanks to the generosity of Men’s Long Drive: Herb McLeod
new as well as continuing Women’s Long Drive: Krista Maedel
sponsors, funds were raised to Men’s Close Approach: Ron Hallam
support the three Kent McLeod Women’s Close Approach: Sharon Scott
Memorial Scholarships that Men’s Short Drive: Mike Paul
are awarded on an annual Women’s Short Drive: Ashley Neumier
basis. There were also many Men’s and Women’s
great prizes handed out to the Close Approach: Dr. Brian Kilduff
golfers including bikes and Men’s and Women’s
signed NHL Jerseys. While the Long Putt: Phil Heinzelman
day was quite cool and windy,
the rain held off, allowing the . . . and the losers . . .
round to be completed without interruption on a course Highest Score: Jenna Gogolinski,
that was in great condition. The winning score of 17 under Brett Langill, Nicole Povey,
par was shot by Drs. Dan Crooks, Cody Bowtell, Bobby Chelsea Price
Hubbard, and Randy Gilewich.
. . . and the major door prizes and winners . . .
On behalf of the students, I would like to thank all of the Four bikes donated by Dr. Frank Hohn: David Baker,
sponsors for their support of this event and the scholar- Tyson Allred, Geoff McIntosh, Jenny Tran
ship proceeds that stem from it. All of your donations as
Boston Bruins NHL replica jersey autographed by Peter
well as your participation in the tournament are greatly
Schaefer: Leemai Lafontaine
appreciated and clearly show your strong committment to
the students at the U of S College of Dentistry. I would Edmonton Oilers NHL replica jersey autographed by
also like to recognize Janet Sklarchuk for her tireless work Jarret Stoll: Jim Tailfeathers
in helping to organize the tournament.
Digital Camera: Eric Granberg
Thanks once again for your support and I hope to see you Ipod Nano: Eric Nelson
out in 2009 — we hope to sell out the event again next
year, so get your registrations in early! Special thanks and acknowledgement to the following
Drew Krainyk Title Sponsor: Hallam Dental Aesthetics Inc.
2008 Co-ordinator, Kent McLeod Memorial Classic Golf Platinum Sponsor: A-Dec Inc
Tournament Gold Sponsors: Dr. Frank Hohn
Dr. Parm Lalli
And the winners were . . . Dr. James Stephenson
1st Place: Dan Crooks, Cody Botwell, Carlton Dental Laboratory
Bobby Hubbard, Heraeus Kulzer
Randy Gilewich Wyeth Consumer Healthcare
Hole Sponsors: Drs. Devon Anholt & Dinner Sponsors: Bonn Dental Laboratory
Matt Soroski U of S College of Medicine
Dr. Wes Antosh Jake Fehr, Surgitel
Dr. Bob Cram Magnification
Dr. Bobby Hubbard Representative
Mr. & Mrs. Jack McLeod Dr. Chad Fletcher
Dr. Garnet Packota Kilgore International, Inc.
Dr. Stephen Phen Legault Dental Lab
Dr. Kurt Popowich Ocean Pacific Med Tec Ltd.
Dr. David Stark Scotiabank
Dr. Marianne Stelmaschuk Ultra-Tech Dental Laboratory
Dr. Ken Sutherland Inc.
Dr. Ed Underwood Western Dental Laboratory
Chromaster Dental Ltd.
Praxair Canada Inc. Donations were gratefully received from:
RBC Royal Bank Mr. & Mrs. Pat Carey
Rock Dental Lab Ltd. Dr. Todd Jarotski
Sunstar Americas, Inc. Ms. Ghislaine McLeod
Mr. & Mrs. Jack McLeod
Hole-in-One Sponsor: Vaughn Wyant Ortho-Tec Lab. Inc.
Automotive Group Regina Dental Laboratory
Sinclair Dental Co. Ltd.
Waters Dental Arts Lab
“I hate golf . . . I hate golf . . . I hate golf . . .”
“Nice shot!” . . . “I love golf!”
(L-R) Dustin Wawryk, Graeme Lackie,
Michael Paul, Goeff McIntosh
(L-R) Dr. Bobby Hubbard,
Dr. Cody Bowtell, 21
Ron Hallam, Dr. Dan Crooks
scholArships & AWArds
Year 1 Year 3
University of Saskatchewan Undergraduate Scholarship University of Saskatchewan Scholarship
Srdjan Dautbegovic Emily Bull
Bank of Nova Scotia Scholarship College of Dental Surgeons of Saskatchewan
Chelsea Price Scholarship
Kent McLeod Memorial Scholarship Terran Strang and Adam Abdulla
Michael Gavelis Elsevier Canada Book Award
College of Dental Surgeons of Saskatchewan Erin Ellis
Scholarship Dr. A. F. Muirhead Memorial Scholarship
Allison Atchison Adam Abdulla
Dr. Komiyama Bird Man Award in Infection Control American Academy of Implant Dentistry Student Award
Michael Gavelis, Jenna Gogolinski, and Mark Clint Knudsen
Berscheid Academy of Operative Dentistry
Dr. Steve Yaholnitsky Memorial Scholarship Philip Heinzelman
Meghan Betnar American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial
Surgeons Dental Implant
Year 2 Dr. Arthur Singer Memorial Award
University of Saskatchewan Undergraduate Scholarship Dr. Komiyama Bird Man Award in Infection Control
Amanda Vols Nicole Adams, Angela Ash, and Emily Bull
College of Dental Surgeons of Saskatchewan Scholarship in Endodontics
Scholarship Krista Maedel
Mohamed El Gamal and Bradley Baker Dr. V. M. Jackman Scholarship
Joseph Vickar Prize in Dentistry Angela Ash
Jennifer McIntosh W. A. Cotter Award
Western Canada Dental Society Fund—Walter F. Clint Knudsen
Hancock Scholarship International College of Dentists Scholarship
Ashley Wolfe (Canadian Section)
Anthony A. Blasko Memorial Scholarship Nekky Jamal
Stefan Graner Kent McLeod Memorial Scholarship
Dr. V. M. Jackman Scholarship Ben Wilson
Stefan Graner Dr. Kirk Johnston Spirit of Dentistry Memorial Award
Dr. Komiyama Bird Man Award in Infection Control Clint Knudsen
Amanda Vols, Ashley Wolfe, and Meghan Goodman Bisco Canada Peer Award
Professor’s Prize in Pharmacology Nekky Jamal
Septodont Louis Nief Award Year 4
Kent McLeod Memorial Scholarship Faculty of Dentistry Gold Medal
Drew Krainyk Mark Kramar
Dr. Kirk Johnston Spirit of Dentistry Memorial Award 3M Canada Scholarship in Restorative Dentistry
Drew Krainyk Jonida Seferi
Academy of General Dentistry Senior Student Award Canadian Dental Association President’s Award
Simran Sandhu Mark Kramar
Alpha Omega Scholarship Award Certificate of Merit American Academy of Pediatric
Mark Kramar Dentistry (AAPD) Predoctoral Student Award
American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Amanda Uzelman
Dental Student Award Dental Student Recognition for Achievement in
Amanda Uzelman Community Dentistry and Dental Public Health
American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, Scott Harris
Radiology Achievement Award Oral Biology Award
Mark Kramar Sunghae Kim
American Academy of Oral Medicine Certificate of Merit Pierre Fauchard Annual Scholarship Award
and Award in Oral Medicine Ryan Kilistoff
Amanda Uzelman Pierre Fauchard Foundation Scholarship Award
American Academy of Orofacial Pain Outstanding Scott Harris and Brent Davis
Senior Award Pierre Fauchard Senior Student Undergraduate Award of
Stephanie Craig Recognition
American Academy of Periodontology Student Award in Brent Davis
Periodontology Quintessence Book Awards
Mark Kramar Periodontics – Amanda Uzelman
American Association of Endodontists Student Restorative – Jonida Seferi
Achievement Award in Endodontics Research – Jocelyne Hodgson
Kristi Lafontaine Saskatchewan Chapter of the Canadian Society of
American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Dentistry for Children Book Award
Surgeons Dental Student Award Jonida Seferi
Jonida Seferi Western Canada Dental Society Fund—Dr. Cal Waddell
American Association of Orthodontists Award Memorial Scholarship
Jennifer Park Amanda Uzelman
Canadian Academy of Periodontology Award
With the 2008/2009 Thank you to the SDSS Executive for planning all of these
academic year now in events, and please stay tuned for more exciting news
full swing, the SDSS is regarding student activities.
back planning a variety of
student activities including 2008/2009 Executive:
class parties for the “first- President: Nekky Jamal
years,” the Kent McLeod Vice President: Adam Abdulla
Memorial Golf Classic, Treasurer: Drew Krainyk
the annual tradition of Sr. Social Directors: Krista Maedel and Terran Strang
Initiation, the Fall Welcome formal event, and CDA Night. Jr. Social Director: Alan Chernosky
Other upcoming events include the Halloween Pub Crawl Secretary: Meghan Betnar
and an excursion to Edmonton to see an Oilers game, with Yearbook Editor: Anuja Patel
curling and Beer Nights wedged somewhere in between! Year 4 Rep: Karl Martin
Year 3 Rep: Ashley Wolfe
Lastly, the G. V. Blackhawks (our College student hockey Year 2 Rep: Allison Atchison
team) are new and improved this year, with a bold new Year 1 Rep: Jay Lalli
intent on winning. Our captain, Terran Strang, guarantees23
that we will beat the profs/alumni this year!
Alysen Sopotyk (Class of 2006) and Brian Phee Emily Bull (Class of 2009) married her high school
(Class of 2009) were married on June 7, 2008, in sweetheart, Trevor Oleniuk, on August 2, 2008,
Saskatoon. The newlywed couple honeymooned in in Saskatoon. The happy couple are planning a
Europe. honeymoon to Europe in the spring.
Matt Soroski (Class of 2007) married Stephanie Congratulations to Cyrille Gaudet (Class of 2009)
Craig (Class of 2008) on July 12, 2008, in Moose Jaw, and Meagan Desjardins on their July 5, 2008,
Saskatchewan. The two honeymooned in Niagara marriage in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. The
Falls, Canada. newlyweds enjoyed picturesque Waskesiu for their
Phil Heinzelman (Class of 2009) married Wendy
Hallum in Prince George, BC, on June 27, 2008, and Jin Hwa Lee (Class of 2011) married Jung Hoon
they honeymooned around British Columbia. Kim on June 15, 2008, in Busan, Korea, and they
honeymooned in the surrounding area.
Eric Granberg (Class of 2010) and Andrea Early
married on August 9, 2008, in Saskatoon and spent
their honeymoon in Victoria, BC.
Brian Phee & Stephanie Craig & Wendy Hallum & Eric Granberg &
Alysen Sopotyk Matt Soroski Phil Heinzelman Andrea Early
Trevor Oleniuk & Megan Desjardins &
Emily Bull Cyrille Gaudet
24 Jung Hoon Kim &
Jin Hwa Lee
studeNts vs. professors/AlumNi
hockey gAme 2008
This year’s students vs. professors/alumni hockey an entertaining night of hockey. Congratulations to
game, held on Saturday, April 12, 2008, was once again Geoff McIntosh, the student goalie, for winning the
a huge success! Many students, staff, faculty, alumni, “Teplitsky’s Desire to Win” award. Dr. Teplitsky’s prize
and family members packed into the ACT arena in is regarded as the Con Smythe trophy of this annual
Sutherland to cheer on their teams. competition and is awarded to the player who displays
heart, desire, and superior skill in an effort to win.
Although the alumni eventually came out victorious, Through his calm, cool, and collected presence, this
the game was extremely close, with the lead changing year’s award-winner motivated his entire team by his
multiple times. Unfortunately, the student players’ silent confidence. In fact, it has been debated that the
association was unable to afford flying in key player true reason Geoff was accepted into our fine College
additions. However, they made up for some of their was on the basis of his athletic ability, but we all
lack of skill by laying down strict rules regarding the recognize that he brings a lot more than mere physical
effort they expected from themselves. Everyone had prowess to the College of Dentistry. For two straight
to be proud of the fact that all students left “everything students vs. professors/alumni games in a row, he has
they had in the tank” on the ice! But despite a very persisted in giving his teammates ample opportunity
evidently aging group of alumni and the fact that Dr. to win, and has displayed this desire despite some
Paul Teplitsky came out of retirement to really skew of the really terrible play that has gone on in front
that stat, the students were unable to wear down their of him.
opponents. Regretfully, this resulted in the student
team’s losing the game, thereby leaving the players in Expect the 2009 hockey game to be just as exciting as
sorrow for another year while they wait for a chance to those of past years! There have even been rumours
avenge the loss. floating around that under the encouraging leadership
of their award-winning goalie, and with some key new
This epic annual event would not happen without player additions, many senior students see themselves
organizers and sponsors. Many thanks go out to Dr. rising up from their slump and are anticipating near-
Myles MacLennan for organizing the venue and post- certain victory.
game festivities, and a special thank you goes out to
all the sponsors who have continued to support this Terran Strang
College event financially. Captain of the Student Team
Class of 2009
This annual game seems to flush out the true
sportsmanship and competitive spirit essential in
Congratulations to Dr. Heather Conrad (Class of Nekky Jamal (Class of 2009) is the
1997) on being honoured as a Fellow by the American recipient of the 2007-2008 International
College of Prosthodontists at their annual meeting College of Dentists (ICD) award. The
held November 2, 2008. Dr. Conrad is currently an award comprises a monetary gift in the
Assistant Professor in the Division of Prosthodontics amount of a $1,000 scholarship and a
at the School of Dentistry, University of Minnesota. personalized certificate.
The College of Dentistry Nolan Paul stepped into the position
recently arranged a “Field of Admissions Secretary in the Dean’s
Trip” to the Canadian Light Office in May 2008. His pleasant
Source. The CLS is a world- disposition is a breath of fresh air for
class, state-of-the-art facility everyone who has had the opportunity
that is advancing Canadian to work with him including students,
science, enhancing the faculty, and staff. Nolan is a valued
competitiveness of Can- addition to our College.
adian industry, and contributing to the quality of life of
people around the world. Built at an initial capital cost The College welcomes Tracey Huber to
of $173 million, the synchrotron is one of the largest the staff. Tracey will be working in the
science projects in Canadian history. Dental Clinic office on a casual basis.
The College is pleased to announce that Dr. Michael
Lypka (Class of 2000) completed his Oral Surgery
Residency in Los Angeles and is currently a plastic
surgery resident in Houston, Texas. After completion We are also happy to welcome Heidi Baier
of this program in June 2009, Dr. Lypka plans on doing (in photo) as the new part-time dental
a one-year craniofacial surgery fellowship. assistant in Oral Surgery and Renee
Muench as a casual dental assistant in
Dr. Alysen Sopotyk (Class of 2006) is excited to the Main Clinic.
announce that she has been accepted to the M.Sc.
(Endodontics) degree program at the University of
Toronto effective August 1, 2009. Kelly Delainey-Shelley,
a valuable member of
Congratulations to Dr. Mark Kramar (Class of 2008) on the Dental Clinic office,
receiving the CDA President’s Award. Dr. Kramar was is pleased to report that
presented with a cheque in the amount of $1,000 and the “Super Cities Walk
a personalized certificate at the Grad Breakfast held on for MS” held on April
May 29, 2008. 27, 2008, was once
again a huge success.
In celebration of Aboriginal There were over 1,100 participants who together raised
Achievement at the University a record-breaking $240,000 in Saskatoon alone! Kelly’s
of Saskatchewan, an Aboriginal team, the Shell-niski Walkers, comprised five members
Graduation Banquet was held and raised over $8,348 (average per team member
May 31, 2008, at the Saskatoon raised, which included Kelly’s total of $3,960, was the
Inn. Jocelyne Hodgson (Class highest of all teams entered). Kelly acknowledged that
of 2008) was one of many although assembling her sponsors had been a lot of
honourees at this significant event. Of special interest, hard work, this event would not have been a success
the keynote speaker at the banquet was Dr. Glenda Orr without everyone’s help and support.
(Class of 2003).
DEVYN LORI CONNOR DAVID MEILEA XUAN UYEN LAVANIA
MEGAN JANICE ADAM DENNIS WALTER OZZIE HARTMUT GRACE LEELYNN
Big brothers Rueger and Briggs, along with their Congratulations to Bobby Hubbard (Class of 2007)
parents Armes Perrett (Class of 2009) and wife Becky, and wife Heather on the birth of Megan Janice on
welcomed Devyn Lori on September 17, 2008. She April 3, 2008, weighing 7 lb. 6 oz.
was a bouncing 8 lbs. 13 oz.
Christian Len (Class of 1999) and wife Sasha are
Tracey Clark (Class of 1996), husband Chris, and pleased to announce the birth of their son, Adam
daughter Alyssa are happy to introduce Connor David Dennis Walter, who was welcomed into the world on
to the family. Connor was born April 13, 2008, and March 19, 2008.
weighed a healthy 7 lbs. 8 oz.
Ozzie Hartmut, son to Richard Jahn (Class of 2010) and
Proud parents Thu Uyen Huynh (Class of 2006) and wife Krystyn, was born September 10, 2008, weighing
husband Alika Lafontaine are excited to announce the a healthy 9 lb. 1 oz. – baby brother to Greta.
birth of their daughter, Meilea Xuan Uyen Lavania, on
July 9, 2008. Meilea was a healthy 6 lbs. 15 oz. Tyson Allred (Class of 2011) and wife Marion
were blessed with a new addition to their family,
Grace Leelynn, on August 26, 2008, weighing in at
6 lb. 15 oz.
This year, the College decided to try to upgrade the drinking (water, of course)?
“Year Start Mixer” that traditionally has been held at
Marquis Hall on campus. Although it was a daunting Clearly, many aspects of this mixer went well, and
task trying to improve on the previous three-cheese- this was largely due to the work of the committee of
trays-and-one-beer-within-a-3:00-4:00 p.m.-timeframe volunteers who arranged the event. I’m going to single
event, we took the risk. The result was the Western- out only two, as they deserve special recognition:
themed mixer. Nolan Paul for his “registration” work and Leslie Irwin,
who did pretty much EVERYTHING else. Thank you.
On Monday, August 25, faculty, staff, students, and And while it was a great day in many ways, we were
guests, all dressed in Western attire, were bused out to trying something new so it offered a “learning curve”
“Champêtre County Wild West Resort” located in the for improvements at a future similar event. Following
foothills near St. Denis, Saskatchewan. Just like in the are my reflections regarding some of these.
opening line to many Western novels, a hot, dry wind
swept across the prairies that cloudless day. Gophers Regarding the date: Monday, and especially one falling
rioted across barren hillocks and the sun scorched the on the first day of classes, was not ideal. It was chosen,
parched crops as the crowd tumbled from however, because we didn’t want to interfere with “Fall
the buses and made a beeline for Welcome” and this year we also had the CDSS annual
the sanctuary of the saloon. convention and Kent McLeod tournament all in close
chronological proximity. All these factors affected
Activities and games attendance at the mixer.
a Wild West relay, a Regarding attendance: I had hoped this type of event
scramble through a would attract our part-time faculty and, as such, would
maze, volleyball, Fris- make them feel more a part of the College. Certainly,
bee golf, bocce balls, we failed miserably on that front. One part-timer out
football, wagon rides, of a potential 50 or 60 attended! An analysis of why
a barbeque, square is required. As to full-time faculty attendance, we had
dancing, knife toss- 9 of 22 faculty sign up to come and 5 actually showed
ing, and modern up. In my recollection of faculty attendance at mixers
dancing. Oh, and over the past 20 years or so, I would consider this
did I mention participation to have been about normal. Whether
it be a get-acquainted mixer, a Fall Welcome, a Regarding “running on empty”: I think the day was too
Graduation Banquet, or a Convocation ceremony—my long, especially for a Monday. We should have quit at
guess is that 20% of full-time faculty show up. The 8:30 or 9:00 p.m. By 10:30, when the last pickup buses
fact that our students apparently continue to respect came, only Leslie, Melonie, myself, and three horses
us and speak highly of us when we show almost no were left. (Not really—we actually had about 40 people
personal interest in them by gestures such as turning ’til the end.) We have to tighten up the timing.
up at planned social events designed to include and
welcome faculty is remarkable to me. So we now have a good base to work on. If we can
maintain student and staff attendance, plus improve
On a more optimistic note—attendance at the mixer by participation of part-time faculty numbers (possible)
staff and students was great. Overall we had about 160 and faculty numbers (impossible?), we should consider
people there, which was enough to keep the activities trying a similar event again next year. In conclusion,
going. The square dancing went well, and the maze the Western-themed mixer was different and it was fun.
and volleyball seemed to be the “sporting highlights.” I’m optimistic that it can be
I was told by many that the wagon ride was enjoyable, even better in the future,
even if longer than most of my lectures. and I am eager to receive
feedback on my comments
There is the issue of charging people to attend. Some here as well as constructive
feel a mixer should be free if we really are sincere in criticism and suggestions
wanting everyone there. This year we charged $20/ for improvement of this
person which basically covered food costs. There was event.
a cash bar. The College subsidized everything else
(buses, entertainment, site rental, etc.). The numbers Dr. Paul Teplitsky
aren’t in, but the overall cost will have been around
$7,000 this year, with the College subsidizing about
$4,000. If the crowd was to be larger and there was
no admission charge, the cost to the College would
probably be too prohibitive. The questions thus
remain: Should we charge and, if so, how much?
Apparently $20 is not a deterrent to students and staff,
but perhaps was a factor for dentists?!
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post-dated cheques — please indicate q 1st or q 15th of month as q1st or q15th of the month (check one). My cheque marked
withdrawal date) VOID is enclosed.
q Annual gift of $ _____________ for ___________ years.
(Annual gifts can be made by pre-authorized chequing or credit card) Account ____________________________________
q One- time gift of $ _____________________________ Bank name __________________________________
Bank address ________________________________
Bank account number ___________________________
q Scholarships ______________________________
(please specify) This authorization is valid from _____, 20 _____, until _____,
q Clinic computer system _______________________ 20 ______, or upon receipt of cancellation in writing.
q Dental equipment __________________________ Start date:_____________ End date:_______________
q Other __________________________________
Paid by: In appreciation, we are proud to honour our donors with invitations to
special events, listing on donor rolls (in print and online), and in the
q Pre-authorized chequing (please fill out information on right) U of S alumni publication, the Green and White.
q Cheque or money order enclosed
(made payable to the University of Saskatchewan)
Preferred published name:
q MasterCard q Visa
(please include your 16-digit credit card number below) _________________________________________
This is a joint gift with: ___________________________
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Expiry Date:__________ /__________ (Month/Year) If you choose not to be publicly recognized for your support, we
Signature: ___________________ Date: _________________
will honour your wishes. Please check any or all of the following:
q Please do not publish my name with regard to this gift.
Cardholder’s Name: _________________________________ q Please do not publish my name with regard to all gifts.
Address: _______________________________________ q I do not wish to be invited to donor recognition events.
E-mail Address:___________________________________ Janet Sklarchuk
College of Dentistry
Convenient Giving Options: University of Saskatchewan
Online Secure Gift Form: www.usask.ca/advancement Room 332, Dental Clinic Building
(click on “Make a Gift” then “Online Giving” and specify the designation of 105 Wiggins Road
your gift in the Comments section) Saskatoon SK S7N 5E4
As the purse is emptied, the heart is filled.
Charitable donations play a very important role in assisting the College of Dentistry to maintain and expand its
standard of excellence in education of our dental students and patient care in the community.
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