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Faculty of Dentistry, School of Dental Hygiene, the University of Manitoba Summer 2011 • Vol. 29 / No. 3
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Challenge Cup Series Sweep Dent IV students Anis Sabet and
Nathan Jeal at a surgical workshop
Call it the agony of defeat. The University of they coordinated on behalf of the
Manitoba Dental Alumni Association team was Class of 2011. Page nine.
swept by the dental students squad in the first
annual Challenge Cup hockey series. Capable
correspondent Dr. Chris Cottick serves up the
The latest and greatest: Capacity crowds,
plenty of posters and gripping presentations,
the 2011 edition of Research Day had it all and
may well be one of the most successful yet. 10
McFarlane Mission Part II
For the second consecutive year, Winnipeg
orthodontist and Faculty of Dentistry
alumnus Dr. Bruce McFarlane and his team
paid a humanitarian visit to the island nations
of Haiti and the Dominican Republic. 16
All About Alumni 16
Dental Hygiene 22
The Dean of Dentistry 15
Director, Dental Hygiene 23
On the Cover:
A hand that cares: McFarlane Mission team member Angie Zachary comforts For a good cause: dental hygiene student Sherry Sidhu hits
a volunteer participant Walley from occupational therapy
a child while serving during the relief mission that took place this spring on the
with a cream pie during April fund-raiser. Page 23.
border of Haiti and the Dominican Republic. It was the second year in a row
that the team went to provide care to the poor people of the island nation.
See page 16 for more. Photo courtesy of Renee Morcom Photography.
The Alumni-Faculty Bulletin (AFB) is published quarterly by the University of Manitoba, Faculty of Dentistry. Writing, photography editing and design by Faculty of Dentistry Public
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AFB • Spring 11 Page 3
hottest ticket in town
Alumni reception at Pacific Dental Conference packs ‘em in, again
t’s becoming something of an 5 to stop by the reception that
drs. stuart maslove (76), donald neal (79) annual tradition: The Alumni coincides with the annual oral health
and mark serfas (96). Reception at the Pacific Dental exposition.
Conference continues to be a Hosted by Faculty Dean Anthony
big draw at Western Canada’s Iacopino and School of Dental Hygiene
largest oral health event. This Acting Director Joanna Asadoorian, an
year was no exception. estimated crowd of some 200 alumni
Alumni from far and wide convened and friends of the Faculty turned out
at the Pan Pacific Hotel located at to pack the room and reconnect with
the heart of the city and overlooking colleagues, new and old.
its magnificent waterfront, on March Check out who dropped in at one
of the most popular events on the
drs. Hamish varshney (08), Geoff shaffer (10), courtney Faculty of Dentistry calendar.
Humphreys (09), Grace Wang and phillip Kim (10). Dean Anthony Iacopino also hosted
an alumni reception in the nation’s
capital in addition to a series of office
visits in Ottawa and the Winnipeg
area. For more on those, see pages
dr. iacopino and dr. nikki dr. Joe fast (66)
de francesco (82) and dr. doug fletcher (67)
dr. ralph crawford (64)
with prof. Joanna asadoorian
breakfast meeting with dr. Jones young drs. andrew and angela lee (06)
(87) at the oru restaurant.
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and the Winner is . . .
Dr. Frank Hechter awarded 2011 Alumni of Distinction honour
long-time supporter and Manitoba to earn degrees in such as the National Association
instructor at the Faculty education (1990) and a multi- of University Board Chairs and
of Dentistry has another disciplinary doctorate (1995) on Secretaries Annual Conference
accolade to add to his professional education. in Winnipeg in 2001. In 2008,
extensive collection. The His belief in the value he was named a Fellow of the
University of Manitoba Dental of learning is reflected in University of Winnipeg honoris commitments to local sports
Alumni Association is pleased his extensive research and causa. through the years.
to announce that Dr. Frank publication history and his many Within the profession, Dr. Hechter has also taken a
Hechter (right) is the recipient teaching roles. he served as president of proactive role in Faculty affairs
of the Alumni of Distinction “Dr. Hechter has been the Winnipeg Dental Society and alumni relations. He has
Award for 2011. involved in Graduate and led several professional appeared before government
“Dr. Hechter’s track record Orthodontics for 38 years, conferences. members and representatives
of achievement has been the longest of anyone in the Dr. Hechter also played on multiple occasions to lobby
enormous,” UMDAA president program,” department head Dr. a prominent role in shaping on the Faculty’s behalf in
Dr. Chris Cottick said in William Wiltshire noted. “He Health Canada services offered areas of tuition, budget and
making the announcement. received the Program Director’s to First Nations and Inuit people regulatory matters.
“He also received tremendous award in 2008 for outstanding including the development and In partial fulfillment of
support from our membership service. He has two masters’ implementation of an early he and his wife Sue’s sincere
at large who fully supported degrees and a PhD in education dental intervention program for gratitude to the foresight of
his nomination for our annual yet is still a nil-salaried full children and youth. our predecessors, the family
award.” professor. In all, he is most His lengthy list of volunteer created financial support for
Dr. Hechter (DMD, MSc, worthy of this honour, ‘giving activities includes various post-secondary students in a
MEd, PhD) has been engaged back’ in the true sense of the roles with: the Manitoba Lung range of disciplines, including
professionally with his peers phrase.” Association, the Provincial the Faculty of Dentistry, by
since entering practice in With the University of Tuberculosis Steering means of the Sue and Frank
1971, particularly in the areas Winnipeg, Dr. Hechter was Committee, the Sanatorium Hechter Bursary Fund.
of continuing education and appointed to the Board of Board of Manitoba, St. John’s- The Alumni of Distinction
research. Regents in 1993, acting as Ravenscourt School Board of awards banquet will take place
Since retiring from Chair from 1998 to 2000. In Governors and the United Way. on Friday, September 16 at the
orthodontic practice in 1988, this capacity, he promoted After serving for several Fort Garry Hotel in Winnipeg.
Dr. Hechter has served as a sustainability, having co- years on the Winnipeg Blues Tickets are now available,
faculty member in both the chaired the Honorary Degree Board of Directors, Dr. Hechter at $125 each, by contacting
undergraduate and graduate Division Capital Campaign, was recently named Govenor the Faculty of Dentistry at
orthodontic programs. He while upholding the stature of of the Manitoba Junior Hockey 204.789.3249 or via email at
returned to the University of the University through events League club, one of his many email@example.com.
Digital Imaging Centre opening among fall events
alling all Alumni and friends of the Saturday features no fewer than three community as a whole.
Faculty: The Faculty of Dentistry scheduled events, starting with the Dean’s And what would a Canadian Homecoming
invites you back to Bannatyne for Open House beginning at 1 pm. Alumni and event be without a hockey game? The
the annual Homecoming celebration friends are welcomed and encouraged to Student-Alumni Hockey Challenge is
this coming September. gather at the Alpha Omega conference room confirmed to begin that Saturday afternoon
The university-wide celebration of for tours, refreshments and fellowship. at River Heights Arena, located about 10
alumni is taking on an added luster this year Also slated for the afternoon is the minutes from the Bannatyne Campus. All
at the Bannatyne Campus, with a number official opening of the Ross McIntyre Digital are welcome to attend and cheer on their
of events confirmed for the September 16 Imaging Centre. This state-of-the-art side.
weekend. facility, featuring cone beam 3D, extraoral All of this promises to make Homecoming
Naturally, the weekend will kick off in imaging and digital radiography systems, 2011 one of the most eventful in the
high style with the Alumni of Distinction provides valuable educational tools for the recent history of the Faculty, adding to the
awards banquet Friday night at the Fort university’s students and faculty, while also tapestry of the weekend that also features
Garry Hotel. Tickets are now available by promoting better patient care and serving a host of events running at the Fort Garry
contacting the Faculty. as a resource for the regional dental Campus.
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Students take humanitarian
route to meeting competency
Part of the team: Timothy Begalke, Asha
Chahal, Leslie Dalton, Anis Sabet, Kevin Vong,
Nirvani Umadat and Manjinder Kler
(back row, from left, in blue) made up the
University of Manitoba team that was part of an
outreach mission to Central America.
ne of the less obvious but still five students and four alumni who were supporting infrastructure. So for the dental
quite valuable skills of a dental part of the Central American mission. treatments, local schools were selected
education experience is that of “Their small homes were scarcely placed as the site where an ad hoc clinic was
critical thinking — that is, the across steep hills and built out of mud and established. Tables were pushed together
ability to look at a situation from different aluminum siding as a roof.” with garbage bags taped to their sides.
perspectives and find a workable solution As part of the Kindness In Action Water and portable dental equipment
that offers the best possible outcome for humanitarian aid delegation, Anis was were brought in. The space was divided
all involved. It’s sometimes referred to as joined by Asha Chahal, Leslie Dalton, to include triage, hygiene, restorative,
‘thinking outside the box’ and one would Nirvani Umadat and Kevin Vong along and extraction areas to handle the locals
be hard pressed to find a better example of with alumni Lori Simoens (08), Manjinder who would soon present en mass. And, as
this than the recent experience of a group Kler (04), Timothy Begalke (98) and Jamie one might expect, there was no shortage
of Dent IV students this past winter. Wallace (97). They provided treatment to of oral health issues that needed to be
As many are aware, clinical rotations four of the 48 villages surrounding the city addressed.
are a compulsory part of an oral health of Jalapa, approximately 200 km south of “It was unbelievable,” Anis recalls. “I
educational program, most often the capital, Guatemala City. remember the first day, in the first four
performed off campus in a rural or Economic disparity is said to be most hours, we saw about 140 children and
community health setting. A group of Dent prevalent in these rural and indigenous parents. You were seeing so many people
IV students took this idea a bit further communities where a significant and their oral health was in such a sad
afield, heading to the Central American portion of the people earn less than $2 state.”
nation of Guatemala to meet their a day. Illiteracy and malnutrition are An estimated 2,000 people presented
academic requirements while helping an commonplace as locals struggle on a daily over the four day stay, about as many
impoverished population. basis to carve out an existence. as the group of roughly 25 volunteers
Another pair of students, Bao-Tran “They are very poor; from what I could handle. For most of these patients,
Nguyen and Carol Lee, did rotations in experienced, they mainly farm for things it would be their last visit to an oral
Viet Nam. like coffee and black beans. They live health-care provider for several years.
For the ones who visited Central with the bare minimum, in a small home This, coupled with lack of economic
America, it was an experience that none with large families,” Anis noted. “Even opportunities and education, paints a
will soon forget. something like clean water was hard to dark but sadly realistic prognosis.
“It was rich with natural beauty, come by.” “There are very few schools and the
but the socio-economic situation was Outside the cities, there is a great promotion of oral health is very limited,”
striking,” noted Anis Sabet, one of the lack of any type of health-care facility or Anis said.
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(from previous page)
“But sometimes we have to sacrifice the important for the
most important. “Shelter, food, water, and an opportunity to
morally develop are basic human rights which are essential in
any community, and must come first; dental education comes
Still, in spite of the long hours, difficult working conditions
and steady stream of difficult cases, Anis said he and his
classmates were reinvigorated and thoroughly enjoyed
participating in what was a worthwhile mission.
“It was a wonderful eye-opening experience. I would do
it again in a heartbeat,” he said. “We have to envision each
individual member of humanity as a member of the human body.
If one member is distressed, all members are also afflicted.
Each member of this ‘human body’ is born into the world as
a trust of the whole, and so we are responsible to provide
for the betterment of others. This mission to Guatemala was,
in my view, a glimpse into how we as dentists can provide a
Care in a non-traditional setting: Nirvani Umadat and Jamie Wallace constructive service to others.”
(above) provide care to one of the many children who presented at a make-
shift clinic outside of Guatemala City.
life lessons Well learned
ere in Canada, the importance of oral health has “We are among the few schools in North America who
become something of a societal value. The benefits offer their students this type of unique and valuable learning
and importance of good oral health is an ideal that is experience while earning credit towards their graduation,” Dr.
understood, shared and promoted as a means towards Doug Brothwell said. “This is a good example of how the U of M
a better quality of life for all. goes out of its way to provide an excellent student experience and
Yet priorities have a way of shifting, especially when it ensure the development of dentists who are not only technically
comes down to matters of survival. This was one of basic yet excellent, but also socially conscious. These are both areas that
difficult lessons of a recent Kindness in Action outreach mission need to be fostered during undergraduate education.”
undertaken by a group of Dent IV students at the University of Anis added that the trip offered a life lesson in the value and
Manitoba. importance of outreach.
In treating the thousands of patients who presented at a make- “This is just a drop in the bucket for the things that can be
shift clinic in rural Guatemala, the students got a first-hand lesson done,” he said. “Those places need help and Canada does as
in the more fundamental rules of life. Among the challenges they well. It’s hidden behind veils in Canada, which makes it more
encountered was dealing with impoverished children whose teeth difficult to see.”
had decayed beyond the point of any return.
“I think this was the hardest part — and this happened with Students Asha Chahal,
a lot of people — you would be seeing patients, girls around the Leslie Dalton, Nirvani
age of 12, and you would be extracting their front teeth. They Umadat, Kevin Vong and
aren’t married or anything,” said Anis Sabet (Dent IV). “So what Anis Sabet enjoy time with
do you do? They’re crying and you’re all teared up. There is no the village children.
choice, there are no options.”
While health-care services are available in larger centres, it
is largely unattainable for those living a subsistence existence.
Their priority is that of simple survival.
Fortunately, one member of the mission, a practitioner from
Calgary, found a solution to offer at least some measure of relief
for the children affected.
“He found out how much it was to get cast partial dentures
made in the town. It came out to something like $30,” Anis
explained. ”So, for the girls who had their front teeth extracted,
we got their names and contact information. We took up a
collection in the camp, and those who could, donated. So, in the
end, those girls who had teeth pulled will hopefully get a partial
paid for. That was one of the nice things I saw.”
The Faculty’s Associate Dean (Academic) said outreach
missions such as these offer students a rare opportunity to
not only sharpen their skills but to do so in a totally different
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In the Loupe
students claim cup
in challenge series
Spirited competition sees alumni side come up short in first annual hockey showdown
Submitted by Chris ‘Psy’ Cottick
n Friday, March 18 at the ropes. Alumni and student teams (above) gather at centre ice
Winter Club, alumni and Unfortunately, the alumni failed to after the inaugural Challenge Cup hockey series.
student hockey teams played factor in the relative youth of the students
the second and last game of as well as a little thing called talent. players.
this year’s hockey challenge. The second half saw a steady alumni Soon-to-be alumni Brian Maddaford
After an 8-7 loss in the fall, the alumni slide to the pit of failure and humiliation. and Jordon Pang will hopefully bolster a
had to win by two to take the two game Being a veteran team of University of heartbroken but determined alumni team
total goal series. Manitoba dental alumni, this squad was on their rebound program.
A well-rounded, four line alumni team still well equipped to stare down these This is not to say that extensive dry
took an early lead by the half way break. twin pillars of old time dental education. land training and intensive video analysis
After a back and forth, end to end period, A one goal lead quickly deteriorated to have not been instituted by the alumni
the alumni held a 6-5 lead. a desperate alumni attempt to stave off a management team to turn this dry spell
The usual solid play of alumni veteran double digit total for the students. around.
players Chris “the Flash” Donald, Kyle By the end of the game, the students It has been a long, long time since the
“the Joker” Gauthier, Kris “the newly had prevailed by a count of 9-6 for a two- alumni have lost two games in a row.
crowned king of Hong Kong” Row, Gurpal win, total goal 17-13 victory. All aspects will be examined to bring
“the Prober” Buttar, the timeless Andrew The pain of watching the students about the correction in the alumni hockey
“Bronze Adonis” Chuchman and Tony skating the Student-Alumni Cup around ship.
“Freight Train” Krawat helped settle the the rink will burn in the sleepless minds This reporter will be duty September
worries about a very strong student side. of the alumni until they turn this story 17, the day after the annual Alumni of
The come-back script that the alumni around next year. Distinction banquet, at River Heights
had planned was seeming to come to A number of quality graduating students Arena, to report on the renewal of this
fruition. The well-rested alumni team will hopefully bolster an always aging but great dental tradition.
seemingly had the fewer students on the ever growing supply of potential alumni
award of merit
Ontario association cites contributions of Dr. Sehgal
n alumnus from the Class of 1989 has been feted with an award
of merit from the Ontario Dental Association. Dr. Devinder Sehgal
was recently presented with the ODA Award of Merit for his service
to the profession of dentistry.
Dr. Sehgal is credited with extensive involvement in organized dentistry
including over 10 years on the executive of the Halton Peel Dental
Association. He also spent six years as a member of the ODA general
council. He has been a member of the ODA since 1989.
Since 1990, Dr. Sehgal has been an active member of the Northern
Indian Medical and Dental Association of Canada, serving as president in
2001. He was also cited for his community service with the local division
of Ontario’s health integration network program.
Dr. Sehgal earned his DMD from the University of Manitoba in 1989
after graduating with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the Government
Dr. Devinder Sehgal (right) receives ODA award from Dr. Ste- Dental College in Punjab, India in 1979.
phen Gangbar, President of Halton Peel Dental Association at After graduation, Dr. Sehgal moved to the Toronto suburb where he
the Living Arts Centre, in Brampton, Ontario. presently runs a private practice.
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Students stage ambitious workshop
to further skill development
The idea behind the workshop was to provide experience
with oral surgical procedures, including flap design, surgical
extractions, and suturing. A second session, focusing on surgical
here is an old adage that goes to the effect: If you want implant placement, was held in April.
something done right, do it yourself. Granted, this may not To move things along, the students used pig mandibles,
have been the sole rationale but it was this ambition that which provided an adequate simulation experience for the oral
led Nathan Jeal and Anis Sabet (Dent IV) to obtain corporate surgical procedures that the group was undertaking.
sponsorship and stage a surgical workshop for their peers over The students recruited Drs. Adnan Shah and Getulio Nogueira
the winter. to lead the sessions that were held in the Gross Anatomy
And, as one might expect from members of the Class of Lab. Dr. Shah (pictured above left with dental student Babak
2011, the group jumped at the chance to enhance and develop Soleymani) is the Faculty’s Division Head and Director of the
their oral surgery skills during the first session that was held Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery program while Dr. Nogueira is the
just prior to the holiday break last November. Director for Undergraduate Periodontics.
no half-baked solution
Spurred by Asian disaster, Dent II students turn up the heat to help out
Submitted by Dr. Noriko Boorberg
alk about cooking up care! On
March 28, the Dentistry Class
of 2013 held a bake sale in the
The class (pictured right) wanted to
make a difference and show their support
for the people of Japan in the aftermath
of the earthquake and tsunami that hit
on March 4 causing so much damage. So
everyone pitched in and baked treats for
This class can prep a mean Class II
amalgam, but they were even better
bakers based on our proceeds: The final
total raised from the bake sale was
We also sold the “Pray for Japan”
T-shirts that were created by radio station
Hot 103. All proceeds from the T-shirts go
directly to the Canadian Red Cross. We
sold $520 of T-shirts.
We want to thank everyone who came in Japan affected by the earthquake/ Those interested are invited to visit
out to support our bake sale. tsunami disaster with no administration the Canadian Red Cross web site at www.
All the proceeds were given to the fees. redcross.ca for information on how to
Consulate General of Japan through the Members of the Japanese Student help donate towards earthquake and
Manitoba Japanese Cultural Center. The Association are also collecting funds for tsunami relief efforts.
monies raised will go directly to the people the Canadian Red Cross.
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setting a new standard
Research Day hits its stride with 2011 event
The gang is all here: Associate Dean (Research) Dr. J.E. Scott
and keynote speaker Dr. Taru Kinnunen share a moment follow-
ing the Harvard scholar’s address. An overflow crowd turned out
at Research Day 2011, the annual showcase of research at the
Faculty of Dentistry this past March.
packed house, world-class keynote, “We did try to get Theatre A (Fredrik extra chairs because I’m hoping for once
posters aplenty and scores of Gaspard Theatre),” explained Dr. J. to have a standing ovation,” she joked.
student research — now that’s Elliott Scott, Associate Dean (Research) The light atmosphere of the day
more like it! in his opening remarks. “Unfortunately, it persevered in spite of the serious topic
Research Day 2011 was all that and was booked.” as Dr. Kinnunen discussed the devastating
more this past spring at the Brodie All of this in spite of the fact that the toll tobacco affects on the human body.
Centre on the Bannatyne Campus of the event coincided with the Pacific Dental Calling it “an epidemic,” Dr. Kinnunen
University of Manitoba. Conference on the West Coast, considered outlined the impact of the product that
The revamped event took on a new life one of Canada’s most important oral only until fairly recently was once a
during the March 9 session beginning with health events. The Vancouver conference common and accepted part of life the
oral health students from both disciplines threatened to dampen the local event as world over.
showing up en masse as spectators and it routinely draws huge attention from the “There are eight main causes of death
participants. oral health community all across Canada. in the world,” she said. “Tobacco is a risk
Posters lined the mezzanine of the As it turned out, those concerns factor in six of those eight causes. So it
Brodie Centre next to the Neil John were mostly unfounded, mainly due to has a huge impact.”
MacLean Library while student researchers a revamped format that placed more In prefacing a discussion on tobacco
arrived to load presentations and prepared emphasis on student research and and periodontal disease, Dr. Kinnunen
to share their work with peers. education, thereby making the half-day offered a global perspective on the
The budding practitioners and event more relevant and accessible for impact of what is now considered to be
scientists were joined by a generous all participants. an extremely dangerous product.
complement of faculty members, friends Much of the buzz of the day was “Tobacco use kills about 5.4 million
and alumni of the dental school who centered on the keynote address from Dr. people every year,” she noted. “That
all crammed into the adjoining lecture Taru Kinnunen, director of the Tobacco doesn’t seem like that big a number.
theatre in anticipation of the keynote Dependence Treatment and Research But I grew up in Finland where there
address by a noted academic from Harvard Program and Assistant Professor of Oral are about 5.4 million people and to me
University. Health Policy and Epidemiology at Harvard it is devastating to know that every year,
So many turned out, in fact, that the University, School of Dental Medicine. Finland would be wiped off the earth.”
proceedings were slightly delayed as event Dr. Kinnunen wasted no time delighting The 45-minute address was followed by
staff scrambled to find as many extra the assembled with a candid observation a question and answer session that further
chairs as possible to accommodate the on the sizable turnout. expanded the discussion into the various
crowd that overflowed into the hallway. “Actually, I don’t mind if there are no fields of oral health and likely could have
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Sharing research: Among the presenters at Research
Day 2011 was (at right) William Yeung (Dent III) who
shared podium duties with colleagues (bottom pic, from
left) Dr. Taru Kinnunen, Dr. Gilbert Kirouac, Katie
Davidson (Dent III), Dr. Dieter Schönwetter, Dr.
Jared Rykiss, Dr. J.E. Scott, Dr. Kangmin Duan
and Prof. Mickey Wener.
annual report. the size of our budget compared to all
“For the first time, I was able to get a other dental schools. So we are a top
(from previous page) hold of some data comparing our Faculty 10 school in the US and Canada for that
continued throughout the morning. of Dentistry to other dental schools in particular data point on research and
Dr. Kinnunen noted that appearing before North America in research and it was that says a lot. It says that the people we
a largely student audience was entirely very enlightening,” Dr. Anthony Iacopino have who are generating research and
appropriate in that the practitioners of noted. “We rank tenth in the amount of doing scholarship are very productive
tomorrow must be aware of the danger that research dollars we bring in relative to and very successful.”
tobacco poses to their future patients and
the terror of tobacco
society in general.
“Tobacco use will kill about 175 million
people over the next 25 years, (yet) we
are not raising funds to help this global
epidemic. Why? Because it is not so visible; Pitfalls plentiful in dangerous product
it is silent death,” she said. “A lot of times
we say ‘well if the smokers smoke, that’s hen it comes to tobacco use worldwide, the numbers roll off with surprising
their problem.’ But it’s not only their ease: About 5.4 million people die every year; do the math and it comes
problem, it’s our problem too.” to about 175 million over the next 25 years. Close to 200,000 people die
Dr. Kinnunen urged the future every year because they were exposed to second hand smoke.
practitioners to learn about the dangers of That tobacco is a dangerous product seems a well documented fact. Yet
the product to better educate and inform despite the massive body of research-based evidence that underlies the reality,
their patients who are at risk. the use and prevalence of the product continues at an alarming rate, according
“One of the things I am hoping to do to a Harvard academic and smoking cessation advocate.
today is to get you excited and motivated
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to do your part as health professionals to
fight this epidemic,” she said.
Oral biology researchers Drs. Gilbert
Kirouac and Kangmin Duan also appeared as
did Dr. Dieter Schönwetter and Prof. Mickey
Wener who presented their work on student
— patient communication.
As in years past, a number of student
presenters were also featured including Dr.
Jared Rykiss of the Graduate Orthodontic
program, and fourth-year students Katie
Davidson and William Yeung, who all
enjoyed the benefit of presenting before
the full house that remained following the
In addition to offering their colleagues
a glimpse of their work in the labs, the
student scientists also provided tangible
evidence of the resurgence in academic
activity in a faculty that was renowned for
The Dean of Dentistry noted that the
University of Manitoba has come a long
way in a short time to restore its position
of prominence among schools of research
in North America, as evidenced by data
compiled for the University of Manitoba’s
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Dean Anthony M. Iacopino’s
Office Visit Series
dean iacopino enjoys a chat with dr. Willaim budzinski (dmd 1966)
during the alumni reception in the nation’s capital.
at the ottawa alumni reception scotiabank’s James marshall, is
pictured here with dr. Janet leith (dmd 1992).
dr. raelene downes (dmd 2004) is pictured here with scotiabank’s
mr. John Jamieson, (left) scotiabank meets with dr. Peter
cooney (msc 1997)
rideau canal, ottawa on / images courtesy of ottawa tourism
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a capital time in ottawa
n April 19, Faculty of Dentistry Dean, Dr. Anthony
Iacopino, played host to an alumni reception
in downtown Ottawa. The Faculty’s friends at
Scotiabank were kind enough to donate the use of their
Main Branch Banking Hall on Sparks Street. The venue
provided a wonderful gathering place for the 25 people
in attendance. The group mingled while enjoying
cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. While in town, the Dean
even managed to squeeze in a couple of office visits
along the way.
The Dean believes that an alumni reception in
Ottawa should be an annual event and is planning
to work with local alumna Dr. Janet Leith to add a
dropping in for the alumni reception in ottawa were (from left)
continuing education piece to the proceedings as soon
drs. chris clarke (dmd 1999), John odai (dmd 1995) and emile
as next year. Stay tuned to the Bulletin for details.
rodrigues (dmd 1984).
visting the anata dental centre in Kanata, on. Pictured (from
dr. nick Karaiskos (dmd 2001) is pictured with mr. Greg moore
left): Kyla denisuik, michelle smith, rechelle madwid, dr. nisrine
haidar-samat, the dean, Kelly cranston and dr. Khalil samhat.
At the office of Dr. Karaiskos in Manotick, (from left): Melissa St. Louis,
Dr John Odai’s office Capital Endodontics also in Ottawa
christina Kamoulakos, christina doche, dr. Karaiskos, the dean, liz
was also on the Dean’s office visit list.
renwick, Jeannie dillabough and miranda van schyndel.
parliament hill, ottawa on / images courtesy of ottawa tourism
AFB • Summer 11 Page 13
Not one to sit back while there are offices to visit,
Dean Iacopino toured the city and even ventured out
back in manitoba of town to say ‘hello’ to alumni practitioners.
check out the latest tour stops.
southdale square dental
the beausejour dental centre
Pictured here are dr. anita Glockner (05), dr. ingrid heim-heyer
(76), the dean and dr. catherine carroll (2010) at southdale
The Dean with Drs. Chris Kiazyk (76) and Griffin Norris (07) billings bridge dental
at the beausejour dental centre.
fort richmond dental
the dean with dr. emile rodrigues (84)at billings bridge dental.
at Fort richmond dental is (from left):Pat herzberg, dean Waverley dental
iacopino, shelley booker (dh 91), Jane reid (dh 76), Wanda
ettawacappo, diane James, Phoung Phang and dr. Jack bassey (85).
transcona dental centre
The Dean visits with the Waverley Dental team of Dr. Catherine
beynon (76), Kaleigh Warden (dh 09), val asbury, Ping Zhang and
mary ann vaillancourt (dh 91)
the team at transcona dental centre includes (from left): dr. Ken While the Office Visit Series heads to hiatus for the
Strong (90), Dr Chuck Rubin (90), Tony, Melani Pejovic, Shauna
Reimer (DH 94), Marie Barr (DH 02), Kristyn Chassie, Lisa Cetkovski, summer, the Dean is still welcoming visits for the fall.
orlana Parkinson, terri tomberli (dh 00) sandi bonin. book your meeting with the dean! call 204.789.3537.
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From the Dean
putting things right
Ensuring an excellent student experience is essential
“In every chain of reasoning, the evidence of the last conclusion can be no greater than
that of the weakest link of the chain, whatever may be the strength of the rest.”
— Thomas Reid’s Essays on the Intellectual Powers of Man, 1786.
he phrase penned And as we stand on the So too will we continue our
Dean Anthony M. Iacopino
by Rev. Reid is based verge of the transition of policy of encouraging student
on the more familiar another group of individuals rotations though outreach and DMD, PhD
observation that a from pupils to professionals, service learning. Such was
chain is only as strong as its I thought it only appropriate the experience for two groups all, the Faculty in particular.
weakest link. In common that we quantify and of students this past winter It provides us with an
reference, the phrase qualify our efforts to as they opted to be part of opportunity; an opportunity
often implies a failure or ensure we remain effective charitable missions as a means to reassess and reaffirm what
shortcoming in an individual and accountable where to fulfill their requirements we do and how we do it; a
that ultimately may cause a this essential initiative is towards graduation. chance to change the way we
larger group to become weak concerned. Many may not be aware do business.
or vulnerable. Since coming aboard as that the Faculty of Dentistry A strong profession comes
And while there may be Associate Dean (Academic), at the University of Manitoba from a strong institution.
an element of truth to this Dr. Doug Brothwell has is the only institution in A strong institution comes
proverb, in the context of embraced the spirit of the Canada, and one of the few in from strong alumni. Strong
the Task Force for Better task force report in leading North America, that offers this alumni begin in the classroom,
Relations, I prefer to see it an extensive and detailed rare and unique opportunity to right from day one. It is all
as a systematic reference. drive to improving the student its students. inter-related and we are all
Like a chain, our profession is experience at the Faculty Other moves have been connected. These links must
linked through our students, of Dentistry. It is a broad, more pronounced. We have remain strong and this is a
practitioners, alumni and detailed and long-term introduced targeted programs commitment we take seriously
professional associations. It is undertaking that we believe towards improving instructor at the Faculty.
essential that all these links has the potential to have a skills in the classroom and the Over the past few years,
remain vibrant and strong for major impact on all of our clinic. I have had the good fortune
the benefit of the common stakeholders. As well, we are developing of meeting formally and
good. And this is the area Many of the early successes other methodologies directed informally with so many
that we have been working on have been subtle: new at ensuring all staff within our alumni, practitioners
and one where we have seen computers for the Wright unit is aware of how important and other members of
significant strides made in a Lab and reminder tabs on this initiative is, and what our community and am
very short time. lecture podiums, for instance. they can do to be part of it. consistently impressed with
It was just over a year ago Others, such as the proposed To ensure all stakeholders the high calibre of those I
that the Task Force for Better changes to student kits, were are aware of our activities, we encounter.
Relations tabled its final instituted as a direct result of have pledged to maintain open It is my intent to ensure
report, one that called for a student input. communication lines through these types of positive
paradigm shift in philosophy We adjusted the this publication and the outcomes continue well
to improve the relationship examination schedule to Manitoba Dental Association into the future, well beyond
between all members of our allow students more time to newsletter, among other the time of myself and my
profession. It is an idea that prepare for their board exams. vehicles. We will share word contemporaries.
we here at the Faculty of The results were almost of our activities that have a As always, I welcome and
Dentistry have taken to heart. immediate. As you read in the positive impact on the student invite you to join with us as
As I mentioned briefly in last edition of this publication, experience. we move our institution and
this space in our last edition, students posted their strongest As the great orator our profession forward.
we are taking tangible results in over a decade, Abraham Lincoln wisely I am confident that your
steps to respond to the finishing with scores above the observed: “A house divided help will only make a good
recommendations mentioned national average. against itself cannot stand.” thing better and that will lead
in the report, some of which Class consultations will In many ways, the Task directly to a better future for
you may have already noted continue, providing students Force for Better Relations us all.
through the pages of this a forum to raise concerns that and its report provided a
publication, present and past. lead to productive discussions. valuable opportunity for us Grazie.
AFB • Summer 11 Page 15
All About Alumni
McFarlane team reaches out
to displaced, impoverished populace
ental and medical practitioners of the
McFarlane Volunteer Mission saw close to
1,000 extremely impoverished people along
the Dominican Republic / Haiti border
during a week-long stay in late March.
The mission was the second in consecutive years for
the group led by Dr. R. Bruce McFarlane, a Winnipeg
orthodontist and Faculty of Dentistry alumnus. Similar
to last year’s venture, the mission endured oppressive
heat, bugs, no running water, and no electricity, to
restore the health and dignity of a displaced and
“These people are the forgotten ones” Dr.
McFarlane said. “Many have fled Haiti, and the
Republica Dominicana, quite frankly, doesn’t want
them. And so they suffer: with very poor living
conditions, $3 per day wages, and no access to health
care; except from groups like ours. We felt this
responsibility, and tried to respond the best we could
to serve their needs.” The mission was originally set for Haiti but the continuing decline of
that nation’s economy, security and political stability led to the change
No shortage of work: (photo, top right) Michelle McFarlane assists of destination. Instead, they set up near the border in a region populated
her dad with a surgical extraction on a Haitian woman while (bot- mostly by Haitian refugees, who work at nearby sugar plantations to
tom) Jintana Weerapan CPNP (Certified Pediatric Nurse Practi- survive. The group encountered myriad oral health problems among the
tioner) checks a young boys heart and lungs. populace.
“The people have strange caries patterns,” Dr. McFarlane (84) said.
“A lot of the young people had class three lesions on the mesial and
distal on all of their upper anterior teeth. We think it has to do with the
fact that they chew on sugar cane all day, which is available to them.
We see similar patterns to what takes place in northern populations
where the parents would put their kids to bed with apple juice or worse.
So we saw a lot of that.”
The mission staff consisted of physicians, dentists, nurse practitioners,
nurses, dental assistants, and other caring individuals from Winnipeg
and the United States. They stayed at what was called the “English
School” in Monte Cristi, run by the Orphanage Outreach charity group.
Each day, they headed out to a different ‘Bateye’ (sugar workers’ town)
to provide care to the residents there.
The oral health team was aided by a pair of alumni practitioners and
a specialist presently practicing in Kenora, Ontario.
“We were very fortunate to have Dr. Colin Foster, an oral surgeon and
two clinical dentists, Dr. Janet Alsip (89), Dr. Christine Lachance Piche
(89), who are very strong cosmetic dentists.” Dr. McFarlane noted. “We
let them loose and it was almost like an extreme make-over for a lot of
Still, in spite of the depth of challenges facing the practitioners,
their efforts were appreciated by those who presented during the stay
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(from previous page)
that ran from March 19 – 26.
“The people we treated were so moved by the smallest
things: a genuine caring touch, or the holding of their children,”
said Jintana Weerapan, a pediatric nurse, and the team’s medical
director. “We were told no one ever does these things for them,
and by doing so we made them feel less like outcasts and more
like real people again. It was so inspiring to have this effect on
someone, and we all are very eager to return to do much more.
Knowing our efforts helped improve the health and well-being of
so many keeps us motivated to continue doing what we do.”
In addition to their gratitude, Dr. McFarlane said the locals
also offered the group a valuable life lesson.
“Despite not having much, the people were actually quite
happy, and very appreciative of us,” he said. “They could actually
teach us a thing or two about being at peace with their situation
despite what seemed to be insurmountable odds. We were all
touched and inspired by the strength of their human spirit.”
Dr. McFarlane extended thanks to all of the individuals and
businesses who supported the mission through a series of fund-
raising events and appeals staged in Winnipeg over the winter,
prior to their departure.
Planning is apparently underway for a third mission that will
again target those in need within the tiny island nation. Only this
time, the group will look to build upon their presence within the
“What we’d like to do is to establish ourselves so that we a testament to care
are a little more preventive,” Dr. McFarlane said. “It’s a little
Medical director offers thanks to volunteers
frustrating because every time we go, we see the same stuff over
and over again. It would be way more satisfying if we actually be
little effort goes a long way. The poverty-stricken
making some headway by doing some more education.”
expatriate people of Haiti live a difficult life. But
rather than be bitter about their lot in life, many
have a brighter outlook and are thankful when acts of
kindness are shown in their direction.
Such was the experience of those in the McFarlane
Mission who spent a week in March helping those who had
little to offer in return other than their thanks.
The group received a warm acknowledgement of
their efforts from Dr. Jose Garcia, the regional medical
director, who offered his thanks in this summary of the
I can tell you that I feel swollen with emotion. Never before
have we carried out three Medical Clinics in a year. It has
been a huge success. Orphanage Outreach has achieved it.
There have been 2,227 actions of health that have been car-
ried out from January 10 to March 24.
In three clinics with three medical and nurse teams and two
dental teams we have achieved it. I want to highlight this
last team from March 21-24: Tremendous, Excellent,
Marvelous. The doctors, the nurses, the students, those
Kids count: (photo, top right) The medical and dental team leaders blessed dentists and their personnel. Very good people,
examine a Dominican Boy, while (bottom) Jintana Weerapan CPNP healthy, caring, hard working and with a great sense of
does a throat check. The local populace was most grateful for the time and humanity.
attention devoted to them by mission team members.
All images courtesy of Renee Morcom Photography. Dr. Jose Garcia
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All About Alumni
Club ’91 Re-Opens, If Only Briefly
Class of 1991 marks 20 year reunion
An exclusive club indeed: Meet the members of
the Class of 1991 (left) who reconvened for their
milestone 20th reunion this past spring at the Pa-
cific Dental Conference in Vancouver. Those along
for the ride included (back row, from left) Randy
Koniuk, Bonnie Wong, Rhonda Switzer, Marc
Thevenot, Alex Pappas, Wilson Heung, Andy
Wong, second row: Mike Conway, Terry Wong,
Paresh Shah, Tim Dumore, Dave Stackiw, Elaine
Orpe, (front) Carla Cohn.
Middle pic: Wilson Heung and wife Diana enjoy
Bottom pic: Heather Koniuk, Alex Pappas,
Elaine Orpe Tim Dumore and Terry Wong. share
some of the good times from the weekend.
Submitted by Dr. Carla (Fogel) Cohn
here did the time go? In the blink of an eye it seems 20 years
have passed. Times may have changed – dentistry certainly
has – but one thing is for sure: people remain the same. It felt
like no time had gone by when we reunited for the Club ’91
As Dave Stackiw so eloquently put it, “it felt like being with family
The Pacific Dental Conference in Vancouver, B.C. was the location of
the Class of 1991 reunion. A total of 14 class members and some of our
significant others got together for a weekend of fine dining and great
We reminisced about our years spent on Bannatyne, our legendary
socials and even watched our old Beer and Skits videos.
We caught up on where our life paths had taken us and boasted about
our collective 29 children with Marc and Christa Thevenot taking the prize
for the biggest family with six children. Wow! No grandchildren yet!
As it turns out, the years have treated us well and we all agree that we
are not a bad looking bunch after all.
At the end of the weekend, promises were made to do this again soon –
20 years had been much too long! Thanks to all who turned out to rekindle
some great memories of a time that passed so quickly by.
planning a reunion?
The Faculty’s Department of Alumni Affairs help our alumni
reconnect with our school by providing ideas and assistance for class
reunions and other events. If you’d like help in organizing your class
reunion or other class function, contact Tammy Holowachuk in Alumni
Affairs at 204.474.6455 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.-
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Faculty academic cited for contributions
to Pakistani – UK health-care
Faculty academic was recently cited for contributions
to health-care in Pakistan and the United Kingdom. Dr.
Adnan Shah was awarded Fellowship of the College of
Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan (CPSP) to acknowledge
contributions to the college and to health-care in that country
and the UK.
Since 1992, Dr. Shah had served as supervisor for the oral and A prestigious honour: Dr. Adnan Shah (centre) is presented with
maxillofacial surgery program and in 1999 became involved in Fellowship to the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Pakistan by Prof.
the exam process for the first Fellowship Oral and Maxillofacial Zafar Chaudry, college president and Prof. Rab, during a ceremony last
Surgery program to be offered by the Pakistani medical body. December.
“I feel very happy about it,” said Dr. Shah, who joined the
University of Manitoba as department head of Dental Diagnostic “Now, some of the students who I trained are professors. The
and Surgical Sciences and head of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery college has certainly come a long way.”
in September, 2009. “I am extremely thrilled to see this college Dr. Shah added that reciprocity agreements are in place with
taking dentistry under their wings and projecting post-graduate Royal Colleges of the United Kingdom, Ireland and Australia and
medical and dental education in the most suitable possible made a direct contribution to professional shortages in those
The CPSP has produced roughly 10,000 fellows in multiple “I think it’s a great win for everybody because it minimizes
disciplines in Medicine and Dentistry since its inception in 1962. stress on the Royal Colleges in the UK,” he said. “They get trained
The timely introduction of an oral health component in the 1990’s manpower. This contributes to health-care at the tertiary level.”
helped address a national shortage of specialist practitioners and Dr. Shah received his fellowship during a ceremony in Pakistan
teachers that had existed for many years. last December. He currently holds fellowships from the Royal
“At one time, In the province of Punjab, where I come from, Colleges of Ireland, Edinburgh and Australia. The Faculty of
there were just three oral surgeons with fellowships from Royal Dentistry offers congratulations to Dr. Shah on this outstanding
Colleges in the United Kingdom, he explained. achievement.
manitoba and area practitioners:
Oral Surgery Patient
Faculty adds academics to Restorative and DDSS
Referrals Needed —
r. Igor Pesun, Head of the Department of Restorative
Dentistry, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr.
the faculty of dentistry oral surgery clinic at
Reynaldo Todescan, DDS, MSc, PhD, Dipl Pros, as assistant
the university of manitoba has facilities to treat
professor in Restorative Dentistry.
healthy, medically compromised, complex patients
Dr. Todescan arrived at the Faculty on February 1. Dr. R.
for comprehensive dentoalveolar surgery needs
Todescan obtained his dental degree from the University of Sao
including: Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil. He has a MSc in Restorative Dentistry
• dental implant therapy from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan and a PhD
• third molar surgery degree and a Diploma in Prosthodontics from the University of
• surgical pathology Toronto. He has been involved in teaching and research at the
• simple exodontia University of Toronto and in private practice.
Dr. Adnan Shah, Head of the Department of Dental Diagnostic
service delivery methods include: and Surgical Sciences, is pleased to announce the term
• local anesthetic • conscious sedation appointment of Dr. Reem Atout, BDS, DDS, MS, CAGS (Perio,
University of Alabama) in the Division of Periodontics has been
procedures will be performed by residents in training for
approved by Faculty Dean, Dr. Anthony Iacopino.
the speciality of oral and maxillofacial surgery under the
supervision of oms faculty.
Dr. Atout has been a part-time instructor in the division since
September 1, 2010 and previously taught at Harvard School of
call or email today:
Dental Medicine. Dr. Atout will be participating in the graduate
204.789.3727• 204.789. 3633 and undergraduate periodontics programs effective March 1,
AFB • Summer 11 Page 19
dentists, researchers Work to reduce
chronic, common childhood disease
U of M led Intervention project involves collaboration with international institutions
niversity of Manitoba dental Research. investigation including the Northern
researchers are working with The Canadian team will involve both Ontario School of Medicine (Laurentian
colleagues from around the clinical components, including treatment University), the University of Toronto, the
world to design a program and fluoride applications, as well as University College of the North, and the
that will reduce childhood behavioural modification, including University of Waterloo.
caries among First Nations anticipatory guidance and motivational The five-year study is called “Reducing
populations. interviewing. disease burden and health inequalities
The unique program will launch this Results will be compared with those arising from chronic dental disease among
spring in communities across Ontario and from the Australian and New Zealand Indigenous children: an early childhood
Manitoba. It has been designed specifically teams. caries intervention.”
to reach pregnant First Nations women. “Early childhood caries is a significant “It is exciting to see that this project
First Nations populations have higher- health problem confronting indigenous will also include a cohort of urban
than-average rates of dental caries — the communities in all three countries,” says Aboriginal mothers and infants,” said co-
bacterial disease that results in tooth Herenia Lawrence, the project’s principal investigator Dr. Robert Schroth from the
decay. investigator from the University of Toronto. University of Manitoba. “We know that
The project’s long-term goal is to create “We hope that, by working in partnership the prevalence of early childhood caries in
a culturally appropriate intervention that with Aboriginal communities here in some urban populations of Manitoba is as
reduces dental disease burden and health Canada, we can create an intervention that high as in some northern populations. Since
inequalities among pre-school indigenous will reduce the dental treatment needs this project will start during pregnancy,
children in the participating countries — of young children and motivate mothers we have a tremendous opportunity to
Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. to subscribe to better preventative oral prevent early childhood caries or at least
The Canadian arm of this project has health practices,” minimize the amount and delay the onset
received nearly $1.2 million in funding Four other Canadian universities will of tooth decay that some children may
from the Canadian Institutes of Health join the University of Manitoba for this experience.”
making the news
Orthodontics’ sapphire anniversary marked by cohort accomplishments
ne thing you can always be Jared Rykiss. Wiltshire, was awarded a supporting grant
sure of: Activities abound in Dr. Pollard was also pleased to learn he from the endowment fund for his research
orthodontics at the Faculty of has been accepted to present his research on Bisphenol-A and Phthalate release from
Dentistry. Department head, at the Charley Schultz competition at clear aligner materials.
Dr. William Wiltshire noted that several the American Association of Orthodontics As noted in the last edition of the AFB,
past and present cohorts of the Graduate meeting in Chicago this summer. Dr. Wiltshire also noted the success to
Orthodontics program have been most Dr. Rykiss was among the featured third-year residents Drs. Pollard, Phan and
active over the past number of months presenters at the Faculty’s annual Research Rykiss for passing Part One of the RCDC
on a variety of professional fronts, many Day this past March. (Orthodontics).
of whom are also enjoying outstanding Dr. Catherine McLeod’s Master’s “These are some of the proud moments
results from their efforts. research project was published this month in research and scholarly activity for
Among the many highlights: in the highly ranked “Angle Orthodontist.” orthodontics that we are delighted to
The European Orthodontic Society For article citation, please see the inform everyone about, as we celebrate
has accepted five research projects Bibliography section of the Alumni Faculty our 45 year anniversary in the Faculty,”
from the University of Manitoba for its Bulletin. Dr. Wiltshire said. “We hope and expect
conference in June. These include three Dr. McLeod completed the graduate to be making additional announcements
oral presentations to be delivered by program just last spring and is presently in the weeks and months ahead both for
Drs. Derek Pollard, Wellington Rody and working in Sydney, Australia. our anniversary year and to share the
Billy Wiltshire, along with a pair of poster As well, Matthew Kotyk (Dent II) a continuing notable accomplishments of
presentations from Drs. Xiem Phan and BSc(Dent) researcher working with Dr. our students and alumni.”
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software maker steps up
ClearDent offers a glimpse of the future
Submitted By Lisa Thomson Stifora, Stewardship and Communications Officer
ith a gift of practice management software worth Dr. Doug Brothwell, Associate Dean (Academic); Shelly Shultz, ClearDent
well over $250,000, ClearDent, in partnership with Consultant; Randall Anderson-Hill, ClearDent Consultant; Dr. Pamela
the Faculty of Dentistry’s Centre for Community Oral Dahl, Director, CCOH.
Health (CCOH), is giving Manitoba’s dental students a
glimpse of what their future dental practices may look like. experience working in a paperless practice environment. It’s one
ClearDent introduced the idea of paperless practice to that could reflect the digital world may work in directly after
the dental industry with its invention nine years ago. With graduation and may also be something students might wish to
the software, dentists can do their charting chair-side, using emulate as their careers progress and they begin to operate their
revolutionary touch screen technology that is not only quick and own practice.
efficient, but also more ergonomic and much better for infection At that time, those graduates will be able to draw upon their
control than other available options. The opportunity to partner experience using ClearDent to make an educated decision about
with ClearDent was one that CCOH jumped at. And for ClearDent the practice management software they consider for their clinic.
and its Sales Manager, Peter Li, the partnership was a natural fit. The University of Manitoba is proud to be able to teach them
“I am quite involved with charities that help those who are using one of the best systems available. For instance, Manitoba’s
underprivileged at home in B.C., so, knowing that CCOH in your CCOH is the only one in Canada using ClearDent’s touch screen
Faculty of Dentistry is also focused on serving those who are less technology. This gives students a real advantage once they
privileged, I could see that it was a good fit,” says Li. “The fact graduate. They will be on the cutting edge of dental practice,
that it would also allow students to work on our software made it ensuring that the University of Manitoba maintains its reputation
a golden opportunity.” as a top destination for dental education in North America.
Li stresses that the University of Manitoba was ClearDent’s “We are very grateful for the gift in kind of ClearDent’s
number one choice for a university partner. With one of the software for our programs at the Centre for Community Oral
largest outreach programs in Canada, Manitoba’s dental school Health,” says Dr. Pamela Dahl, Director of CCOH. “As a not-for-
was a perfect venue for ClearDent to introduce its software to a profit organization, our programs treat populations who would
tech savvy generation of dental students, and one in which they normally have limited access to dental care, such as the elderly,
could also make a difference in the oral health of those who need people in remote areas, and families with limited financial
help most. means. The ClearDent software has been utilized in our clinics for
By gifting this software, which has been successfully in use in three years and we have found that they have a terrific support
CCOH for three years, ClearDent is able to give dental students team.”
springing across the country
Alumni events in four provinces meet with great response
Submitted by Kyla Denisuik, Development Officer
pring has finally arrived Our trip to Ottawa saw us help of Dr. Charles Lekic for
and what a great way to visit five offices and host 25 the Pediatric Sedation Room
end a long prairie winter; graduates and guests at the in the new Graduate Pediatric
the change of season was Scotiabank Main Branch. We Dentistry Clinic. The response
ushered in with a series of spent three days meeting with to this project has been superb
alumni events that took place alumni, and the Dean is now and we are well on our way
almost right across the country. looking at ways to make this an to reaching the $60,000 goal. Finally, remember to mark
The past few months have annual event with the addition Please contact myself or Dr. your calendars for Homecoming
seen the Dean and I travel to of a continuing education Lekic if you would like to 2011, September 15 – 18,
Vancouver and Ottawa to host element as well. support this initiative. 2011. The Faculty is planning
alumni receptions and continue Trips to Ottawa and I am also happy to announce a number of events for the
the Dean’s Office Visit Series. Vancouver came on the heels that two more classes have weekend, including an official
The Vancouver reception, of the Alumni Reception in chosen to add a class campaign opening of the Ross McIntyre
in conjunction with the Pacific Calgary last winter. Counting to their reunion activities. Digital Imaging Centre and the
Dental Conference, was an the office visits in Manitoba, The Class of 2000 is working Dean’s Open House, both on
exciting evening with about alumni events took place in out the details of a student Saturday, September 17. Feel
200 alumni and friends of the four different provinces. And award. The Class of 1991 chose free to contact me with any
Faculty attending. It was great there is more to come. to support the student lounge questions about these events or
to see so many graduates from Many of you may have renovations. It is inspiring to other projects at 204-789-3537
across the country reconnecting heard about the new campaign watch a legacy of giving being or Denisuik@cc.umanitoba.ca
with friends and classmates. that was launched with the built within this faculty.
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School of Dental Hygiene alumni roll up
their sleeves for those in need during
National Dental Hygienists Week
T his past April, dental hygiene alumni of
the University of Manitoba participated in
National Dental Hygienists Week, the annual
In addition to their time at Riverview,
the MDHA also helped coordinate other
event dedicated to heightened awareness “We also did two oral health presentations
about preventative oral health care. for the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority
Spearheaded by the Manitoba Dental together with the Centre for Community Oral
Hygienists Association, a group of professionals Health and made up 250 oral care packages
paid a series of visits to the Riverview Health for (Winnipeg crisis shelter) Osborne House,”
Centre, a large, full-service care facility Kathy adds. “We had the opportunity to get
Banding together: A group of dental hygien-
situated in St. Vital. to four personal care units, with 42 residents
“We had 19 MDHA members volunteer their each and two chronic care units (with 30
ists gathered to prepare oral health supplies
time that week at Riverview and it was a huge residents each. That’s a total of 228 oral for those in need during National Dental
success! Our volunteers provided oral health health assessments over the week!” Hygienists Week this past April. Included
assessments for some of the residents there,” Every year in the month of April, in the group are (top pic, back row from left)
reported MDHA President Kathy Griffiths. hygienists across the country participate in Jenn Seemann, Lorraine Roberts, Karen
“The volunteers worked in groups of two or National Dental Hygienists Week to promote Kiazyk Kaatz, Kaleigh Warden, Andrea
three and saw as many residents as they could the role and importance of the dental hygiene Fruehm, Jaime Sommer, Tara Kinchen, Kim
during their shift.” profession in Canada. Activities often include Dewar (front row L to R): Danielle Duprat,
There could be little doubt the hygienist community outreach events, classroom
Mary Bertone, Kathy Griffiths, Angela Ro-
volunteers were most active during their presentations and mall displays, among other
stay. The Riverview facility is a 388-bed activities. Last year, members participated
sales. The packages were then distributed to
campus offering a wide range of inpatient, through outreach services at Siloam Mission. various locations. Helping out here are (bot-
outpatient and outreach services including The School of Dental Hygiene wishes to tom pic, from left) Danielle Duprat, Tracy
adult rehabilitation, palliative, long-term and commend the MDHA and its membership for Poole, and Mary Bertone.
personal care. its exemplary effort during the 2011 week.
one active alumna Call for Nominations
Class of 74 member branches out
Submitted by Dr. Audrey J. Penner, (DH 74)
W hile not actively in dental hygiene Alumni of Distinction Award
anymore, I’m very interested in what
transpires in the field. As a member of the DH
Class of 1974, I just wanted to fill you in on
I currently head the Department of Adult The School of Dental Hygiene, University of Manitoba,
Education, Learner Supports and Applied
Research at Holland College, Prince Edward
is now welcoming nominations for our annual awards
Island. In the past year, I completed a post for excellence in oral health.
doctoral fellowship with HRSDC in Ottawa,
working on skills in advanced Analytics. See the nomination form and criteria at the SDH website.
In January, I co-published an article with http://www.umanitoba.ca/faculties/dentalhygiene
HRSDC (success indicators in a post secondary
environment) which has generated interest
in the world of economists. I am presenting a Send your nomination to:
summary of this paper at the Warsaw School Dental Hygiene Alumna of Distinction
of Economics in Poland this summer, as part of School of Dental Hygiene, D212 Dental Building
the EAIR Forum. 780 Bannatyne, Winnipeg, MB, R3E 0W2
Best wishes to my fellow alumni at the Nominations close June 15, 2011
School of Dental Hygiene.
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take one for the
team at hygiene
Yes, that’s Faculty of
Dentistry Dean, Dr. Anthony
Iacopino, about to take
a pie in the eye courtesy
of Nicole Leduc, assisted
by Stephen Pescador. The
fund-raising event held by
students at the School of
Dental Hygiene raised $450
for dental instruments.
sowing the seeds for the future!
Health and care of new graduates: Feed regularly, water to prevent drying
and keep in a sunny location!
research and applying our While we at the School of watching another group of
expertise to help ensure the recognize our leadership fine young individuals ready
ongoing development of the responsibilities, we also to be transplanted from the
dental hygiene profession recognize that more classroom to the real world –
and societal oral health in importantly, we are here the field.
general. to ensure that, first, dental But for this to become a
Our full and part-time hygienists are ready to grow reality, I believe that it will
faculty are involved in intellectually, affectively, require the efforts of all of
Prof. Joanna Asadoorian myriad activities, including clinically and socially, and, our Alumni to ensure that
AAS (DH), BScD (DH), MSc inter-professional education, second, fertile ground exists the new graduates are well
continuing competency, oral to support them. nourished as new colleagues.
systemic links, community If you permit the This nourishment will come
eople have been outreach and oral public analogy, when our students in many forms reflecting
stopping me a health initiatives, to name just graduate, they are really the diverse strengths and
lot this last year a few. They are continuously only seedlings, ready and passions of our community
and asking me learning and improving willing to mature in our of Alumni—and believe me,
what the School their knowledge and skill communities as committed they are considerable.
of Dental Hygiene is doing set to ensure our School and competent oral health So as you come in contact
about all kinds of oral health has the human resources care professionals. If we at with our “new crop” at work
issues locally, nationally and to provide excellent and the University and the School and in the community, I
internationally. progressive dental hygiene have truly done our jobs hope that you, our Alumni,
These are all valid programming. successfully, the students will take that responsibility
questions and excellent But, when I reflect on will have the foundation and seriously and ensure our new
discussion points. And I can what dental hygienists are potential to develop to their grads flourish as health-care
assure you that, although doing in their communities, full capacity. providers. With your help,
we are a small faculty, we it becomes evident to me This is our most sincere I know the results will be
are working in virtually that the School is, in a large wish for our students and is amazing.
all relevant sectors of the way, really sowing the seeds especially true at this time of
field, disseminating our for the future. year as we stand on the verge Best wishes.
Publications of Faculty and Alumni of the University of Manitoba
Published work in a peer-reviewed publication marks a high standard of achievement that
can be shared with your colleagues through the AFB Bibliography section. Academics,
alumni and students are welcome to send in word of their published works via email to:
email@example.com. Submissions are welcomed on an ongoing basis.
Angaji M, Gelskey S, Nogueira-Filho Roperto RC, El-Mowafy O, Porto-Neto Nogueira-Filho G, Xiang X, Shibli JA,
G, Brothwell D (2010): A systematic ST, Marchesan MA (2010): Microtensile Duarte PM, Sowa MG, Ferrari D, Onuma
review of clinical efficacy of adjunctive bond strength of radicular dentin to T, de Cardosa LA, Liu KZ (2011): On site
antibiotics in the treatment of smokers non-metallic posts bonded with self- non-invasive assessment of peri-implant
with periodontitis. J Periodontol 81:1518- adhesive cements. Int J Clin Dent 3: 73- inflammation by optical spectroscopy. J
28. 80. Perio Res 46:382-8.
Asadoorian J, Schönwetter D, Lavigne S Snow WM, Wener P, MacDonald L, Ateah Nogueira-Filho GR, Rosa BT, David-Neto
(2011): Developing reflective health-care C, Davis P, Fricke M, Metge C, Ludwig S, J (2010): Effects of hyperbaric oxygen
practitioners: learning from experience in Anderson JE (2011): Student-identified therapy on the treatment of severe cases
dental hygiene education. Dent Educ 75: participation barriers to interprofessional of periodontitis. Undersea and Hyperb
472-484. education. Interdisciplinary Studies Med J 37: 107-117.
Journal 1: 19-27.
Iacopino AM (2011). Integrating oral Ramirez-Yanez GO, Stewart A, Franken
health and medicine: impending change Mathias P, Costa L, Saraiva LO, Rossi E, Campos K (2010): Prevalence of
in the Canadian health-care system? J Can TA, Cavalcanti AN, da Rocha Nogueira- mandibular asymmetries in growing
Dent Assoc 77:b25. Filho G (2010): Morphologic texture patients. Eur J Orthod: 32.
characterization allied to cigarette smoke
Ghazy M, El-Mowafy O, Roperto R (2010): increase pigmentation in composite resin Santos Tunes R, Foss-Freitas MC, Nogueira-
Microleakage of porcelain and composite restorations. J Esthet Restor Dent 22: Filho Gda R (2010): Impact of periodontitis
machined crowns cemented with self- 252-9. on the diabetes-related inflammatory
adhesive or conventional resin cement. J status. J Can Dent Assoc 76:a35.
Prosthodontics 19: 523-530. Mathias P, Rossi TA, Cavalcanti AN, Lima
MJ, Fontes CM, Nogueira-Filho Gda R Yue C, Tantbirojn D, Grothe RL, Versluis
Iacopino AM (2010): Oral hygiene and (2011): Cigarette smoke combined with A, Hodges JS, Feigal RJ (2010): The depth
patient self-report as risk indicators for staining beverages decreases luminosity of cure of clear versus opaque sealants as
cardiovascular disease. J Can Dent Assoc and increases pigmentation in composite influenced by curing regimens. J Am Dent
76:a143. resin restorations. Compend Contin Educ Assoc 140: 331-338.
Iacopino AM (2010): Sjögren syndrome: Zaitter S, Sousa-Neto MD, Roperto RC,
reduced quality of life as an oral- McLeod C, Fields HW, Hechter FJ, Silva-Sousa YT, El-Mowafy O (2011):
systemic consequence. J Can Dent Assoc Wiltshire W, Rody W, Christensen J (2011): Microtensile bond strength of glass fiber
76:a98. Esthetics and smile characteristics posts cemented with self-adhesive and
evaluated by laypersons. Angle Orthod self-etching resin cements. J Adhes Dent
Iacopino AM (2010): Epigenetics: New 81: 198-205. 13: 55-59.
explanations for old problems? J Can Dent
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Huminicki A, Wiltshire WA (2011): at the university of manitoba, is pleased to present:
Motivations of orthodontic residents The Biologic Basis of implanT TherapeuTics:
in Canada and the US to treat patients
with craniofacial anomalies, cleft lip / a significanT paradigm shifT
palate and special needs. Cleft Palate featuring Dr. ron Zokol
Craniofac J May 6.
november 26, 2011
Nogueira-Filho G, Iacopino AM, Tenenbaum theatre b, basic medical sciences building,
HC (2011): Prognosis in implant dentistry: university of manitoba bannatyne campus
a system for classifying the degree of for information or to register, contact:
peri-implant mucosal inflammation. J Can isabel martin, inter-professional education
Dent Assoc 77:b8. phone: (204) 789-3457 • email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Activities of alumni, faculty, and students of the Faculty of Dentistry
Abstracts / Invited Presentations / Symposia:
Asadoorian, Joanna: Exploring the dental hygiene knowledge Ramirez, German: Speaker at three international meetings:
translation black box. CACHE/NCC 2011 Conference; Banff, AB, - Orthodontic, TMD and Sleep Apnea Conference; Las Vegas, NV.
April 2011. - Canadian Chapter of the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain
Meeting; Toronto, ON.
Cholakis, Ernest (DMD, MBA): Caries risk assessment for pre-school - Central America Dental Meeting; San Jose, Costa Rica.
children utilizing the Previstat model of care. The International
Association of Paediatric Dentistry, 23rd Congress in Athens,
Greece; June 15, 2011. Shah, Paresh: Hands-on workshop on posterior composites. The
American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry meeting; Boston, MA
Dumore, Tim and Shah, Paresh: As many pearls as we could cram Friday May 20, 2011.
into three hours: The experience of a restorative dentist and
specialist team. Pacific Dental Conference; Vancouver, BC March Thliveris JA, Scott JE, Salame J, Shaw A, Sowa M and Ratia, H:
11, 2011. IGF-1 and IGF-1 receptor in prenatal rat lung fibroblasts and Type
II alveolar cells; alterations induced by cigarette smoke extract.
Elgazzar, Reda: Temporomandibular joint reconstruction. ISPTID Harvard Medical School, Boston MA, September, 2010.
Orthodontic Department (visiting professor), Faculty of Dentistry,
University of Alberta; April 6, 2011. Poster Presentations:
Elgazzar, Reda: Enhancing generation of the TMJ condyle from Sloshower S, Asadoorian J: The development and implementation
mesynchmal stem cells using pulsed ultrasound therapy. Project of the College of Dental Hygienists of Manitoba continuing
sponsor Stryker. Orthodontic Department (visiting professor), competency program: A case study analysis. CACHE/NCC 2011
Faculty of Dentistry University of Alberta; April 6, 2011. Conference; Banff, AB, April 2011.
Elgazzar, Reda: General anesthesia workshop, Canadian Dental MacDonald L, Johnson L, Fricke M, Brothwell D, Sloshower
Society of Anesthesiology; Toronto, ON April 9, 2011. S, Klieman N: Why are some people healthy and others not?
Iacopino, Anthony M: Managing oral health in long-term care Interprofessional Education Conference Conference; Toronto,
settings. Manitoba Long-Term Care Association annual meeting; ON, January 2011.
Winnipeg, MB, 2011. Appointments:
Al Jabbari YS, Fournelle R, Iacopino Anthony M: Biotribological Prof. Joanna Asadoorian: Chairperson, Canadian Dental Hygienists’
behavior of implant abutment screws after long-term use in-vivo. Association Research Advisory Committee (RAC).
18th International Conference on Wear of Materials; Philadelphia,
Prof. Joanna Asadoorian: Secretary, American Dental Education
Association (ADEA) section on dental hygiene education.
Iacopino, Anthony M: An Inter-professional approach to integrative
sciences dental curricula. CCI session program, American Dental Authoring:
Education Association annual session; San Diego, CA, February,
Dr. Gerald Niznick: Team Approach to Implant Dentistry, fourth in
a series of four articles for Dental Economics, November, 2010.
MacDonald, Laura, Lavigne, Salme, Conrad, Kyle: Wish to reality:
Students become inter-professional collaborative practice Congratulations:
professionals. Accepted for presentation at Dental Hygiene
section meeting, American Dental Education Association; San To Dr. Kangmin Duan on obtaining a five-year operating grant in
Diego, CA, February, 2011. the recent round of competition from the Natural Sciences and
Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).
Saved you a spot. To Dr. R. Bruce McFarlane (pictured above) who is now a full-
Punta cana, dominican republic fledge Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, until
2021. Dr. McFarlane wishes to thank his practice office team who
February 26 – march 4, 2012
helped out along the six year journey to realize this goal.
To Dr. Igal Margolin (DMD 2010) who joins the father/daughter
Tropical Series 2012 team of Drs. Arnold and Sheryl Kapitz, as a practice associate at
the Munroe Dental Centre.
contAct the fAculty to leArn more
call 204.789.3249 • email@example.com
To Dr. Devinder Sehgal for receiving the Ontario Dental Association
Award of Merit.
To Dr. Adnan Shah who was awarded Fellowship Pakistan College
of Physicians and Surgeons, December, 2010.
AFB • Summer 11 Page 25
~ Arrivals ~
Congratulations to Dr. Karina Gamboa and Dr. Jordan Klimitz (06) and his wife
her husband on the birth of their daughter Ester are proud to announce the birth
on January 18, 2011. Ingrid was born with of their third child Liam Gabriel Reuven
lots of hair and measured in at 47 cm and Klimitz on April 15, 2011.
weighed 3.82 kg. Mom and Ingrid are both
doing well. Welcome, Ingrid!
tobacco terrors (from page 11)
“Although we have a new administration in the United States,
we still have a weapon of mass destruction and that is tobacco,”
said Dr. Taru Kinnunen, director of the Tobacco Dependence
Treatment and Research Program at the Harvard School of Dental
Dr. Kinnunen made the remarks while visiting the University
of Manitoba as the keynote speaker for Research Day, the
annual celebration of research at the Faculty of Dentistry at the
Bannatyne Campus. While tobacco is most often linked to cancer,
Dr. Kinnunen, who is also the president of the International Society Sheryl Sloshower was among those
for the Prevention of Tobacco Induced Diseases, noted it is also a presenting posters at Research Day 2011.
significant risk factor in myriad other serious conditions.
“It’s not only the tobacco smoke that one inhales. It is the The Faculty of Dentistry would like to acknowledge and
second-hand smoke, environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) that has thank the following organizations for their gracious support for
been shown to be a causal risk factor for cardiovascular disease,” Research Day 2011: RBC Wealth Management, CDSPI Advisory
she said to a capacity crowd at the Brodie Centre. “And it’s also a Services, Zimmer Dental, Sunstar and Sinclair Dental.
risk factor for periodontal disease. And that’s a sad thing.”
Dr. Kinnunen noted that many Western nations have done
much to address the issue that was first brought under the
spotlight with the 1964 release of the U.S. Surgeon General’s
report. That report acknowledged a direct link between tobacco research study
and many health issues. Yet while smoking has declined in the participants needed
West, it abounds around the globe and is particularly prevalent
Patients taking Warfarin and seeking dental extraction are invited to share in a
among developing nations such as China.
clinical research project undertaken at the Faculty of Dentistry.
Both at home and abroad, Dr. Kinnunen said health-care
professionals must take an active role in the prevention, diagnosis Treatment not covered by Dental Insurance will be paid for
by the project on behalf of the enrolled patients.
and treatment of tobacco use.
“As professionals, we cannot always impact some of the Professional Referrals Welcome!
policies, but we can protect people from tobacco smoke by
Contact Dental Diagnostic and Surgical Sciences:
educating them,” she said. “We can certainly offer help to them
to quit smoking and we can also warn them about the dangers of 204.789.3727 or 204.789.3684
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— In Memoriam —
Dr. C Burton Stewart project was CF-COU, a DeHavilland Tiger
Dr. C Burton Stewart passed away peacefully Moth. His friends from the Red River Tiger
on Saturday, February 5, 2011 at Selkirk Moth group helped with its restoration. They
General Hospital surrounded by family. flew it all over North America to air shows
He will be deeply missed by his loving wife and displays. Dad was a strong supporter of
Lauri, daughters Catherine (Kurt), Kalynn the Winnipeg Flying Club and the Western
(Paul), son Cameron (Allison), Lauri’s Canada Aviation Museum, where the Tiger
daughters Dawn (Barry) and Carol (Bruce). Moth now resides. Dad and Lauri were married
“Papa Boom-Boom” will be fondly remembered in 2002 and they returned to the old farm
by his grandchildren Makayla, Brennan, house at Victoria Dale Farms. Dad retired in
Annika, Kieran, Karson, Camden, Miles and 2005, and enjoyed restoring the farm house,
Emma. Dad is survived by brothers Bob ( Judy) as well as various buildings on the farm. Lauri
and Fraser (Bev), first wife and mother of his and Dad divided their time between Selkirk
children, Sheryl Stewart, as well as cousins, and Echo Bay. Dad’s love of history enticed
nieces and nephews. Dad was predeceased by them to travel to unique destinations. Dad
his mother and father, Vida and Dr. C. Burton from the University of Manitoba in 1967. really enjoyed his affiliation with the Selkirk
Stewart. Dad was born in Winnipeg and was He was a founding member of Tuxedo Park Rotary Club and the Centre for Rupert’s Land
raised with his two older brothers in River Dental Group, where he practiced dentistry Studies. Many thanks to Dr. Lindenschmidt
Heights on Queenston Street. The family for 38 years. He was known as the “dentist and the staff at the Selkirk Hospital for the
enjoyed their summers at Victoria Dale Farms with the golden hands” and “painless Burt.” excellent care and compassion provided to
in St. Clements raising Hereford cattle. Dad Mom and Dad raised us in Charleswood on Dad and his family. A Celebration of Life was
loved caring for the cows, horses, dogs and Oakdale Drive. In 1971, the cottage lot at held on Saturday, February 12, 2011, at The
various farm critters. Farm life also allowed Echo Bay was purchased beside Cousin Iva Gates on Roblin, in Headingley. In lieu of
Dad to develop an affinity for all things and Arch. That became the start of many flowers, please donate to one of Dad’s favorite
motorized. We heard many stories about his memorable summers of fun with the Yeo and associations: Western Canada Aviation
adventures with friends and various modes of Stewart families! Dad was always supportive of Museum Inc. Hangar T-2 958 Ferry Road,
transport, including a 1937 Oldsmobile and a our activities, and was an active member of the Winnipeg, R3H 0Y8; Fort Whyte Alive, 1961
gyrocopter that he built. The Olds, now fully Winnipeg Horseman’s Club board while we McCreary Road, Winnipeg, R0P 2K9; The
restored, has been driven at many weddings rode and participated in hunter/jumper horse Selkirk & District Community Foundation,
and special events. Dad married Sheryl in 1964. shows. Dad developed a passion for flying P.O. Box 400, Selkirk, Manitoba, R1A 2B3.
He graduated from the Faculty of Dentistry and restoring antique aircraft. His first major
anne-MarIe BrowneLL and also by her stepchildren: Dr. Manitoba Opera Gala, and the
Lawrence Brownell (Heather) and Women’s Post-Treatment Centre,
It is with sadness that we twins Signy and Jon; Alix (Gary) now known as Laurel Centre.
announce the passing of our Jackson (Lauren, Cameron (son Special thanks to Pam Simmons
mother and cherished friend to Ezekiel) and Morgan) and Gary’s for her support and to Annie and
many, Anne-Marie Brownell. She mother, Kate, more a friend Steven for their devotion to Anne-
died peacefully on Sunday, March than a relative. Ted and Anne- Marie. Grateful thanks to staff on
20, 2011 at the Health Sciences Marie married in Toronto in the 5th Floor Women’s Pavilion
Centre Women’s Pavilion, November 1982, and she joined for their attention and care.
Winnipeg, after a short battle him in Winnipeg on New Year’s A funeral service was held at
with cancer. Born and raised in St. Day of 1983, only to decamp the St. Andrew’s River Heights
Lambert, a suburb of Montreal, G. (Ted) Brownell, and also by six months later to England, United Church on Friday, April 8,
Anne-Marie graduated from Sir Robert Church, the father of where they spent a year while 2011 Donations in Anne-Marie’s
George Williams University with her three daughters. Anne-Marie Ted was on sabbatical. Anne- memory may be sent to the Kidney
a B.A. in English and earned a B.A. is survived by her much loved Marie was an active supporter of Foundation of Manitoba or any
in French from Concordia. She children: Gillian (Mark) Wight many Winnipeg organizations, of the charities mentioned above
subsequently worked as a teacher (Miranda, Casey, Hilary); Dr. including the Faculty of Dentistry that Anne-Marie supported. Say
in Chambly, PQ and later in Kate Church and Dr. Steve Winn at the University of Manitoba, not in grief that she is no more,
Montreal. She was predeceased by ( Jacob, Adam); Reth Church the Black and White Ball for the but in thankfulness that she was.
her beloved husband Dr. Edward ( Joseph, Emily-Rose, Romney) Manitoba Theatre Centre, the
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