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    What’s Inside
    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
    Research Resurgence
    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

    Messages From
    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
    Affairs. Editor-in-chief, Grant Warren, editorial advisors Dr. William Christie and Dr. Colin Dawes. The AFB reserves the right to edit material as appropriate and makes all attempts
    to ensure the accuracy of information but cannot be held responsible for any inadvertent misrepresentations. Contributions, story ideas and photos are welcome and can be sent to

AFB • Spring 11                                                                                                                                                                Page 3
Up Front

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

homecoming happenings
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.
                                                                                                                     (continued on next page)

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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

AFB • Summer 11                                                                                                                             Page 7
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

                                                                   alumnus earns
                                                                   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
         Brodie Center.
    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
the event.
    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.                               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
                                                                                                                     (continued on next page)

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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
                                                                                                            (continued on page 26. see tobacco)
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
keynote address.
    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
its research.
    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
                                                                                               allen balfe.

          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
                          of scotiabank.
                                                                     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

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                                                                          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
                                                                                                  square dental.

    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.

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All About Alumni

mission makes
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
near-destitute population.
      “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
                                                                     the patients.”
                                                                         Still, in spite of the depth of challenges facing the practitioners,
                                                                     their efforts were appreciated by those who presented during the stay
                                                                                                                       (continued on next page)

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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.
                                                                                Thank you,
   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
                                                                                               the gathering.

                                                                                               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
class reunion.
    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:

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Faculty Facts

results reaching
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
way.”                                                                jurisdictions.
    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
                                                                     new appointments
                                                                     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,

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Faculty Facts

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
with friends and classmates.            that was launched with the          built within this faculty.

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Dental Hygiene

making their
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
                                                                    Dental Hygiene
my activities.
    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             
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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     Academics, students
     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.

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                          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: 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.
                                             Dent 32:66-70.
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
Assoc 76:a76.
                                                                    • save the date •
Noble J, Schroth B, Hechter FJ,                               the   Office of cOntinuing PrOfessiOnal DevelOPment
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:

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around Bannatyne
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
PA. 2011.
                                                                     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 •
                                                                     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
Family Notices

                                                         ~ 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
                                                                        wanted: patients
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
tobacco use.”

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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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                                                                                     UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA

The 2011                                                                             DENTAL ALUMNI

     Alumni of
tickets now $
   available:          125
 seatiNg is limited so reserVe                                 Friday, september 16, 2011
        your tiCkets today!                                                      Fort garry hotel
                                                                             proVeNCher ballroom
                                                                         CoCktails: 6pm • dinner 7pm

The University of Manitoba Dental Alumni Association
in partnership with the Faculty of Dentistry                    For More inForMATion or To reserve yoUr TickeTs:
is pleased to present our annual celebration                                         cAll: 204.789.3249
of alumni and relationships.                                                   eMAil: DenT_evenTs@UMAniTobA .cA

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                        Faculty of Dentistry
                        D113 - 780 Bannatyne Ave.
                        Winnipeg, MB, R3E 0W2

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