The Faculty of Dentistry is particularly well prepared to continue to make significant contributions to our profession’s body of knowledge through our active faculty research, outstanding curriculum and the most technologically advanced dental clinic in the world, the Nobel BioCare Oral Health Centre.

There have been remarkable changes in dentistry in the 50+ years since the first class began, and the UBC Faculty of Dentistry has been instrumental in these advances in the oral health sciences. The Faculty of Dentistry is particularly well prepared to continue to make significant contributions to our profession’s body of knowledge through our active faculty research, outstanding curriculum and the most technologically advanced dental clinic in the world, the Nobel BioCare Oral Health Centre.

UBC Dentistry is committed to delivering outstanding research-intensive MSc and PhD graduate studies in the field of Craniofacial Science. Studies can be done in the areas of population health, oral health-related clinical research including both interventional and observational studies, and basic science research in the areas of biomaterials, cell biology, developmental biology, microbiology and molecular biology.

We have recently expanded our clinical training programs to include endodontics, orthodontics, pediatric dentistry, periodontics, and prosthodontics. All must be completed in combination with an MSc or PhD degree. These programs complement our General Practice Residency Program and Oral Medicine and Oral Pathology Residency Program. Our combined educational approach ensures that newly graduated clinicians are well prepared to critically evaluate new treatment modalities as they are developed.

Mission
To advance oral health through outstanding education, research, and community service.
 
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Master's Students
13
Doctoral Students
9
Graduate Degrees Awarded

Research Facilities

Opened in March 2006, the Nobel Biocare Oral Health Centre is the hub of UBC Dentistry patient care and clinical learning. The 39,000 sq. ft clinical facility accommodates 144 operatories, a state-of-the-art central sterilization dispensary, as well as a suite of seminar rooms, clinical laboratories and radiology units. A networked chairside software system manages patient information and stores digital images. The Nobel Biocare Oral Health Centre uses state-of-the-art technology and an innovative architectural design to create a modern, efficient space for clinical learning, community service and research.

Research Highlights

UBC Dentistry’s areas of excellence are grouped in three research clusters:

Research Supervisors in Faculty

Name Research Interests
Putnins, Edward Bone marrow stem cells, epithelial cells
Richman, Joy Marion Developmental biology, craniofacial development, Evo-Devo, reptilian tooth development, chicken embryo limb development, orofacial clefting
Roberts, Clive Extracellular matrix remodelling and cell biology in inflammation, fibrosis, and wound healing
Ruse, N Dorin dental materials, adhesion, biocompatibility, amalgam, mercury, dental composites, Engineering, biomaterials, fracture mechanics, fatigue
Shah, Ravindra Oral history and embryology, cell and developmental biology, signal transduction, gene expression
Shen, Ya nickel-titanium instrument fracture mechanics, biofilms, dental materials and three-dimensional imaging in endodontics
Shuler, Charles Oral cancer and gene therapy
Sweet, David response capacity to man-made or natural disasters, forensic analysis methods, use of dental characteristics
von Bergmann, HsingChi Assessment, PBL, Teacher Beliefs & Identity, Opportunity to Learn, HPS
Vora, Siddharth comprehensive understanding of craniofacial growth and development, with a focus on the genetic, epigenetic, morphogenic and molecular controls on cranial base and mid-face growth
Wyatt, Christopher Dental disease prevention, oral health promotion
Yen, Edwin H Cellular and tissue response to orthodontic force systems
Zhang, Lewei Genetics

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