Dentistry

Making medical devices safer: Manning Award for Paul Santerre

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Professor wins top prize for surface modifying macromolecules
Author: 
Erin Vollick

A groundbreaking medical innovation developed and brought to market by Professor Paul Santerre has won top prize from the 2014 Ernest C. Manning Innovation Awards.

Ensuring access to care: dentistry faculty, students help vulnerable patients

Author: 
Michael Kennedy

The University of Toronto’s Faculty of Dentistry has been putting smiles on patients’ faces for decades – providing state-of-the-art dental care for vulnerable people at about half the cost of regular clinics. 

How do great universities build great cities?

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The "unknown, invisible" but crucial role of U of T students, faculty, staff and alumni
Author: 
Jennifer Lanthier

Universities play a key role in building and strengthening cities, helping them connect with the world and reinvent themselves in dynamic ways – and it’s a symbiotic relationship, says award-winning urban theorist and University of Toronto president Meric Gertler.

Understanding Gwyneth Paltrow's oil pulling regime

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Faculty of Dentistry expert explains practice
Author: 
Dominic Ali

Blame it on Gwyneth Paltrow.

The newly single actress has been credited by celebrity magazines with popularizing “oil pulling” among her fans. This latest beauty regimen is an ancient Ayurvedic practice of swishing virgin coconut oil around the mouth for up to 20 minutes.

Paltrow claims oil pulling adds a shine to her teeth and gives her an Oscar-winning smile.

Aboriginal urban homelessness among issues 15 Canada Research Chairholders set to tackle

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U of T awarded 10 new, five renewed Chairs
Author: 
Jenny Hall

Ten U of T professors have been awarded new Canada Research Chairs and five more have had their chairs renewed as announced by the Government of Canada on Nov. 14.

In total, the government is providing $108.9 million across the country through the Canada Research Chairs (CRC) program to support 135 newly-awarded and renewed chairs.

Celebrating 300 marathons

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Dentistry students, dean, join professor for epoch event
Author: 
Terry Lavender

When U of T Dentistry professor Richard Rayman laces up his shoes to run in the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon on October 20, he’ll be just one of more than 20,000 competitors in the event. But for Rayman, the event will mark a major milestone – it’ll be the 300th time he’s run a marathon.

Connaught New Researcher awards back innovative faculty

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Awards help establish research programs, launch careers
Author: 
Jenny Hall

Forty-one researchers from across the university have won Connaught New Researcher Awards to help them launch their academic careers.

The program is designed to foster excellence in research and innovation among researchers at the assistant professor level who are within the first five years of their first academic appointment.

Paul Santerre: making medical devices safer and better

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Synergy Award for Innovation
Author: 
Erin Vollick

Professor Paul Santerre began his career at the University in 1993 in the Faculty of Dentistry and is a member of the Centre for Biomaterials, where he has conducted research into biomaterials - molecules and polymers designed to interact with biological systems – and their applications. He became a core faculty member at the Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering (IBBME) in 1999 when this unit was merged with the Centre for Biomaterials, and has been IBBME’s Director since 2008.

Faculty of Dentistry honours students, launches $18 million campaign

On the evening of November 5th, more than 100 students, faculty, volunteers, alumni and friends gathered at U of T’s Faculty of Dentistry to honour student award recipients and to launch the first phase of the Faculty’s $18 million campaign.

Dean Daniel Haas announced the success to date of the faculty’s initiative, which has already secured $9.6 million—more than half the goal.

Brain imaging wins research grant

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One of seven interdisciplinary projects funded at U of T
Author: 
Jenny Hall

Brain imaging. It calls to mind massive MRI machines or CT scanners; a patient immobilized while the machine takes a scan of the brain.

What if you could go about your daily life while a machine you hardly noticed took images of your brain?

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