Professor - Faculty of Dentistry, University of British Columbia

Dr. Richman is a specialist in Pediatric Dentistry with a PhD in developmental biology from University College London. She is known internationally for her discoveries in facial development and tooth replacement with funding support from the CIHR, NSERC and the NIH. Dr. Richman is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Dental Research. She served on the board of the International Association for Dental Research as well as on the executive of the Canadian Association for Dental Research. Dr. Richman is the Director of the Graduate Program in Pediatric Dentistry at UBC, and treats children with ...


Professor and Canada Research Chair in Protease Proteomics, University of British Columbia


Professor and Associate Dean Academic, University of Saskatchewan

Dr. Walter Siqueira is a dental clinician-scientist recognized internationally for his expertise in saliva. He completed his DDS, and PhD in oral biology/biochemistry in Brazil and, a postdoctorate in oral biology in the USA, and is currently Professor and Associate Dean, Academic at the University of Saskatchewan, where he also leads the Salivary Proteomics Research Laboratory. His translational research program uses salivary components to investigate a wide variety of oral health conditions and to develop saliva-based diagnostics and therapeutics. He is highly involved with the Canadian ...


Director, Matrix Dynamics Group, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto

Christopher McCulloch is recognized internationally for his expertise in cell biology, particularly in the biology of oral tissues in health and disease. His contributions include major discoveries in intercellular functioning and cell matrix dynamics that impact on cardiology and cancer as well as oral disease. His rigorous approaches to clinical investigation have become a gold standard for clinical trials in institutions worldwide. With over 190 high impact peer-reviewed publications including 8 book chapters, he has made significant contributions to multiple fields including cell biology, ...


Professor, Faculty of Dentistry and Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto

Barry Sessle is Professor and Canada Research Chair at the University of Toronto Faculty of Dentistry and Faculty of Medicine. He joined the University of Toronto in 1971 and was Dean of the Faculty of Dentistry from 1990 to 2001. He is an elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, and has served as President of the International Association for the Study of Pain, and President of both the International and the Canadian Associations for Dental Research. Dr. Sessle has co-authored or edited 11 books, and published over 250 journal articles and book chapters. His research into orofacial ...


Principal investigator, University of Toronto

Paul Santerre has made pioneering contributions to the science and practice of biomaterials, leading to enhanced recognition of blood compatibility issues associated with biomaterials and their biodegradation and wound healing response to white blood cells. This has yielded patented technologies used in engineering new replacement tissues for vascular grafts, mucosal tissues and spinal discs, and introduced new concepts leading to commercial products used in clinics today. As Director for two Institutes across Dentistry, Medicine and Engineering, he has directed transformative initiatives in ...


Gilles Lavigne, DMD (U de Montreal, Canada), PhD (U of Toronto, Canada), and FRCD (Oral medicine, Georgetown U, USA), completed his postdoctoral training on the neurobiology of pain at NIH, Bethesda, USA. He received a Doctor Honoris causa from the Faculty of Medicine and dentistry, Zenntrum für Zahnmedizin, University of Zurich, Switzerland. He holds a Canada Research Chair in Pain, Sleep & Trauma and has been Dean of the Faculty of Dental Medicine at the Université de Montréal, Canada (2008-2016). He was President of the Canadian Sleep Society and President of the Canadian Pain Society. ...


Professor Emeritus, Faculty of Dentistry, University of British Columbia

Professor of Prosthodontics and Dental Geriatrics. A teacher, researcher and clinician focused on quality of life and access to care for older people. He has published numerous books, chapters, and peer-reviewed papers on the measurement, distribution, impact, and management of mouth-related disorders. He is a Past President of both the Royal College of Dentists of Canada and the International College of Prosthodontists. In 2009, he received a Distinguished Scientist Award from the International Association for Dental Research and a Killam Teaching Prize. Currently, he is the editor-in-chief ...


Professor, Faculty of Dentistry, University of British Columbia

Dr. Haapasalo is Professor of Endodontics at UBC and a clinical endodontist who has focused his research on agents for disinfecting dental root canals and oral biofilm. He has authored two textbooks, eight book chapters, over 230 peer-reviewed articles, and supervised many graduate students. He is former editor-in-chief of Endodontic Topics, a former associate editor of the Journal of Endodontics, and serves on the editorial boards of dentistry's highest-ranking scholarly journals. Dr. Haapasalo received numerous research and teaching awards, including in 2019 the most prestigious endodontic ...


Professor, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto

Dr. Glogauer (DDS, PhD, Dip. Perio) is a leader in oral innate immunity in health and disease. As a dental clinician scientist, he focuses on understanding how oral disease impacts on general health. The Glogauer lab has revealed novel concepts of distinct neutrophil (an immune cell that is one of the first cell types to travel to the site of an infection to help fight infection) activation states in oral health and periodontal disease and how shifts in neutrophil activation can be used as a diagnostic biomarker for early detection of periodontal diseases and furthermore, how oral disease can ...