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APRIL 2010
COLLEGE OF
DENTISTRY
RECALL
1
THE COLLEGE OF DENTISTRY
University of Saskatchewan
Room 332
Dental Clinic Building
105 Wiggins Road
Saskatoon SK S7N 5E4
Dean:
Dr. Gerry Uswak
Associate Dean:
Dr. Paul Teplitsky
Assistant Dean:
Dr. Alan Kilistoff
Recall Copy-editing and
Proofreading:
Wanda Drury
If you read something in this issue of Recall that you would like to respond to, please send your comments to Janet Sklarchuk
at the address above or [email protected]
DEAN’S MESSAGE Dr. Gerry Uswak
How do you view change? I ask this question because
over the next few years this College will change in
response to internal and external forces that are
compelling us to rethink how we meet our educational,
research, and community service responsibilities. On
one hand we are embracing new strategic directions
that we have set for ourselves while on the other,
we must respond to University and accreditation
requirements. We are determined that the endpoint
of this process will enable us to meet the expectations
of everyone who has a stake in the College of Dentistry.
separates leaders from followers. In the end, what
matters most is that this College is recognized for
its ability to meet its educational, research, and
community service commitments, both now and for
the future.
So, where am I going with all of this? This
column previously has addressed the challenges
of adjusting our College’s permanent budget in
response to the impact
of the global financial
crisis on the University
of Saskatchewan. We
were forced to
adjust our budget
downward by
$556,000.00.
However, the
challenge was
not just
reducing our
budget but
However, this process must be carefully managed
because people react differently to change, and
everyone has fundamental needs that have to be met.
Too, there is often an inherent fear of change because
frequently it is associated—rightly or wrongly—with
loss. This includes a loss of routine behaviours
and practices that have been established over time.
Routines provide comfort because by living according
to them we know what to expect and how to act—
but those patterns can lead to complacency, which
becomes a barrier preventing us from challenging
ourselves to move forward toward innovation and
change. Effective change management must balance
communicating the value of the new directions with
recognizing and responding to the fear of loss. And
the ability to recognize the need for change is what
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also simultaneously finding strategic directions and
investments to improve our College. Cutting our budget
while at the same time finding strategic investments is
a very tall order. I also previously have written about
tuition equalization, which would see us reinvest the
$1 million from the Saskatchewan Scholarship into
new College initiatives. Part of the budget adjustment
process was University approval of this reinvestment,
which enables us to meet our budget adjustment while
unlocking funds to support new initiatives. Accordingly,
within four years our College will have an additional
$600,000.00 per year to support new endeavours that
will benefit students, faculty, staff, and patients—a
gain for everyone.
Additionally, we have forwarded a plan (one supported
by the University) that outlines our proposed short list
of strategic investments for the next several years. Part
of the plan designates that we will borrow against those
above-mentioned funds that we will realize in four
years in order to begin delivering the new initiatives
in 2010/2011. We have committed to an external
review of the College for fall of 2010, in advance of the
accreditation site visit (tentatively planned for January
2011) that will assess our strategic directions, current
resources, and programming. The accreditation site
visit will provide further direction of where we need
to go in the future in order to meet the standards
required of all Canadian dental teaching institutions.
These two aforementioned processes will provide us
with objective information enabling us to begin our
renewal process.
The commitment of $50,000.00 annually to developing
and supporting our Rural, Urban and Northern (RUN)
community-based outreach service and research programming. This includes the opening of our seven-chair
community-based dental clinic (Fall 2010) within the
new Saskatoon Westside Clinic, to meet the goals of
further improving access to oral health care services for
people with oral health disparities while also increasing
the inter-professional community-based clinical experience
of our students as well as students from other Health
Science programs.
The commitment to acquire and implement digital
radiology to complete our Electronic Patient Record
Project (axiUm), underway in 2010/2011. We believe
this is a critical investment that will benefit students
and patients alike.
Hiring of a Development Officer to build our fundraising
program. The reality is that government will not even
consider investing in the College without a commitment
from our alumni and friends to financially support the
College. Last year our donations were approximately
$20,000.00, a figure that must be vastly increased if we are
to garner any investment consideration from government.
The commitment of $50,000.00 annually beginning
in 2010/2011 to support faculty and student research
activities. These funds will be used to acquire research
equipment and to provide matching funds supporting
the development of research programs.
In the coming years, we will examine our curriculum
and our faculty complement from the perspective
of enhancing the education we currently provide to
our students. We will examine ways to build on the
community-based clinical experiences we currently
offer our students. We will rededicate ourselves to
scholarly activity. This whole process will not be easy,
but it is a challenging commitment to change that we
must undertake. Our above-mentioned short list of
strategic initiatives and investments includes:
Commitment to change has been made and to some
extent already is underway, and now what I ask of you
is your commitment in supporting the renewal of this
College. In order for these initiatives and investments
to be successful we all must play our parts in the
development, implementation, and evaluation of these
strategic directions. We must believe in this process
and believe that the ultimate end point will be a
stronger College. And while initially some regrettable
losses may occur at the individual level, these will be
far outweighed by the collective gains we all realize.
Curriculum renewal that will look at how we can deliver
our teaching in an even more effective and meaningful
way while maximizing the clinical learning experiences of
our students both within the dental teaching hospital and
also in the community.
Dr. Gerry Uswak
Dean
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MESSAGE FROM THE
ASSOCIATE DEAN
This may surprise you, but my favourite flower is the crocus. It is
a very common plant in Saskatchewan, growing wildly on open
plains. I remember watching for them when I was growing up
in Foam Lake. It’s not that they are a beautiful flower; in fact,
they are rather short and stubby and their pale purple blossoms
aren’t spectacular. However, they signify a very significant event:
crocuses are a harbinger of spring, and spring inevitably renews
my enthusiasm and rejuvenates my spirit.
Clinical-track (in addition to our current tenuretrack) appointments for dentistry faculty seemingly are going to be accepted by central
administration. This will prove highly advantageous to our College, as general practice clinicians then can be hired to mentor students and
make sure treatment plans are completed, in a
comprehensive care environment.
Unfortunately, crocuses rarely push through pavement and
since I’m confined to the city, I have to look to other avenues
to convince me spring is here. I’ve settled on the Masters Golf
Tournament and Convocation. Both are a sight to behold!
We have moved to accepting 22 Saskatchewan
applicants, out of a class of 28. Hopefully this will
improve Saskatchewan retention of graduates.
The Masters is where most of the world’s best golfers can prove
themselves, pursuing their goal on arguably the best course in
the world. Convocation signals the successful conclusion of
students moving through our College and attaining their goal—a
dental degree. I’m sure a Masters competitor never forgets that
day, and I’m equally sure that all of you who have graduated from
dentistry school in Saskatchewan have never forgotten
Convocation Day either.
One of my duties as Associate Dean is to select a
cohort of students who appear to have the talent,
aptitude, desire, and academic ability to be successful
in our College. Secondly, we must provide a program
that will shape those promising individuals into
ethical and competent dentists. That is not
an easy task, and accomplishing it requires a
dedicated effort from many people on many
different levels.
Admissions and curriculum should be
reviewed and regenerated every spring
if we are to continue to select excellent
students and concomitantly maintain
a fundamentally sound and progressive
program. Sticking with the “status quo” is
all too easy. So to accentuate the positive
and in the spirit of regeneration, in the
paragraphs that folIow I briefly will outline
some currently underway initiatives that
I hope are improving our program and
enriching the experiences of our students:
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The “interview” portion of the acceptance criteria
grid has been increased, mostly at the expense
of the DAT (Dental Aptitude Test) component.
Theoretically, this allows us to select students
who score high in non-cognitive skills, particularly
communication and social awareness.
We have changed from the CDA structured
interview to the MMI (Multiple Mini Interview)
format. We feel this is a much fairer way to select
students.
“Activity Days” have become embedded in
the program. These days cover a multitude of
events including continuing education lectures,
social activities, the White Coat Ceremony, and
faculty/student symposia on a variety of topics.
Since these events are open to full- and part-time
faculty, students, staff, and other invited guests,
they really serve to bring the “dental community”
together.
A mentorship program has been established.
This brings senior students directly in touch with
specific general practitioners on a one-to-one
basis.
Several “Outreach” programs, currently voluntary
and mostly servicing northern communities,
are in operation. Many students truly enjoy
and testify to the numerous benefits of these
experiences.
COLLEGE OF DENTISTRY
PARTICIPATING
IN CIHR
RESEARCH PROJECT
The aforementioned are but a few of our
recent initiatives. I am not naïve—we
still have many problems to solve and
improvements to make. The university
environment can be a very difficult
place to work, particularly if you have a
thin skin or cannot accept rejection or
failure. Perhaps I’ll comment on some
personal and institution failures next
time, but for now, it’s spring and I’m
looking for crocuses to stimulate my
optimistic side!
I hope all of you are doing well personally
and professionally!
Take care,
Dr. Paul Teplitsky
Class of 1972
P.S. I’m fortunate to spend part of the
winter in Florida. After years of renting, I
finally purchased a home at PGA Village
in Port St. Lucie. Obviously, I can’t
invite all of you down to visit; however,
someone mentioned that I could invite
down those of you who actually liked me
as a professor. I suspect that narrows
the list to ten, and half of you are lying, so
that makes five. You five are welcome! In
truth, if you are in the vicinity and would
like to join me for a game of golf, or just
a drink—give me a call. Although I’ve
completely lost credibility with regard
to the “retirement” word (apparently,
I’ve gone into and left retirement
more often than Brett Favre), I really am
going to completely retire in the yet-notdetermined but not-too-distant future,
and when I do I will be in Florida all
winter!
Dr. Maria Copete and Dr. Dean Kolbinson are currently
involved in a Canadian Institutes of Health Research
(CIHR)-funded research project entitled “The Impact of
Orofacial Manifestations of Systemic Sclerosis on HealthRelated Quality of Life.” This project is headed by Dr.
Mervyn Gornitsky, an oral and maxillofacial surgeon at Sir
Mortimer B. Davis Jewish General Hospital in Montreal,
and has received over $228,000 in funding from CIHR. His
project is part of a larger multi-centre study of systemic
sclerosis (also referred to as scleroderma) headed by
Montreal rheumatologist Dr. Murray Baron. Dr. Janet
Markland, a Saskatoon rheumatologist also involved in his
project, is responsible for recruiting subjects at the U of S
for the “oral” aspect of the project.
The “Oral Health in Scleroderma” project also involves
dental specialists in Halifax, London (Ontario), Winnipeg,
Edmonton, and Vancouver. Drs. Copete and Kolbinson
are currently in the process of seeing 20 subjects with
scleroderma and 40 control subjects (with a different type
of rheumatic disease). Each subject has a standard set of
radiographs taken, an assessment made of his/her salivary
flow, measurements made of the range of jaw opening, an
examination of the oral soft tissues, a DMFT assessment,
and detailed periodontal probing performed. They are
assisted by numerous members of the College staff and
faculty complement, and could not complete the project
without that help.
Scleroderma is a progressive disease of the blood vessels,
immune system, and connective tissue of the body. In
scleroderma, some unknown factor triggers an overproduction of collagen causing thickening, hardening, and
scarring of the skin and other organs, most commonly
the gastrointestinal tract, lungs, kidney, and heart. This
project is attempting to determine the frequency of oral
manifestations of scleroderma and the impact of these
manifestations on the quality of life of scleroderma patients.
Dr. Dean Kolbinson (Class of 1980)
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MESSAGE FROM THE
Message from the Assistant Dean, Clinical Affairs
ASSISTANT DEAN
DATES TO
REMEMBER
Convocation 2010 is set for Thursday,
June 3, 2010, at TCU Place.
Another school year has come
and almost gone. The fevered
activity of studying for Board
exams has abated, with only final
exams left between school and
career. The year has been busy
and successful. Congratulations
to the class of 2010, and sincere
wishes for your success in school
and in your futures.
The axiUm clinic computer system continues to evolve, with
our charts now being almost
completely electronic. All that
is missing is digital radiography.
We currently are in the process
of investigating this final piece
of the package, and anticipate
that it will be implemented in the
near future. Following the end of
clinic this term, we will be working
with individual disciplines to incorporate grading rubrics so that
clinical work can be graded within
axiUm. At the moment we are
using the system for grading only
operative. This delay has been due
mainly to difficulty in configuring
the laboratory module so it will
work to our specifications. We are
almost there.
We will test and fine-tune this
system within our Summer Clinic.
The computer system will give us
a great deal of information on the
activities of the clinic, data that will
help us more effectively manage
our students’ clinical experiences.
By the time all the students finish
this term, we will have a full year of
data that will offer us an overview
of a typical school year.
This year we were able to
participate in two Field Clinic
experiences, one at Cumberland
House and the other at Sandy Bay,
both in northern Saskatchewan.
We teamed up with Dental Therapy students from the National
School of Dental Therapy; four
therapy students participated in
Sandy Bay and three in Cumberland House. Together we were
able to address some of the
dental needs of these underserved
communities. We were graciously
and enthusiastically received in
both communities and now have
made many new friends in the
North. This program continues
to be an extremely positive and
worthwhile experience for both our
students and the communities—
we can be and should be
proud that it is part of
our curriculum. We
welcome Pauline
Pontarollo as part
of the Outreach
team, and thank her
for her assistance
in organizing the
Field Clinics. We
now can look
forward to better
organization of
these clinics as
Pauline puts her
mark on the
program.
Once again,
congratulations
to the class
of 2010.
Dr. Alan Kilistoff
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Classes commence for Years 1, 2, 3,
and 4 on Monday, August 23, 2010.
The Kent McLeod Memorial Classic
Golf Tournament has been scheduled
for Saturday, September 11, 2010,
at Moonlake Golf and Country
Club. The event is named after Kent
McLeod (Class of 1996). The McLeod
Classic started out in the early ’90s
as an organized round of golf for a
disorganized group of golf addicts. It
became a College ritual during Kent’s
five years in the DMD program, and
continued to be an annual event after
his graduation.
Despite his youth, ambition, and
active lifestyle, however, Kent passed
away without warning in 1998.
Memory of his friendship, his quiet
manner, and his love of the game
inspired the formalization of the golf
tournament now named the Kent
McLeod Memorial Classic, supported
by the wholehearted endorsement of
his family and friends.
Proceeds from the tournament
will go toward dental student
scholarships. Your generous
support and participation will
help to ensure the success of
the scholarship fund. The
Kent McLeod Memorial
Classic attracts a wide
variety of participants,
from dental students and
practitioners, to sponsors
and company reps, to
colleagues and friends of the
McLeod family.
CLASS OF 2013
VISIT CARLTON DENTAL LABS: PRINCE ALBERT LOCATION
The preclinical student visit to Carlton
Labs in Prince Albert on January 22
was exceptional in many ways, and
very well organized by lab owners Jeff
Scheirer and Crystal Helm. Carlton
staff attended to every need of the
students from the moment they
arrived, readily responding to the
students’ steady stream of questions
throughout the day.
To say that the visit was enlightening
would be an understatement. For
most students, this was their first
experience in a working commercial dental laboratory setting. Small
groups of four rotated through
ten demonstrations, which made
the experience highly personal and
individualized
Students witnessed pouring of models,
trimming of dies, mounting of casts,
waxing of crowns, spruing/ investing
of wax patterns, casting via the “lost
wax” technique, finishing/polishing
of metal crowns, and stacking/firing
of porcelain. They also observed
setting and festooning of denture
teeth; applications of CAD-CAM
technology in the fabrication of
crowns, bridges, and implants;
various options available for the
fabrication of implant restorations;
and infection control protocol and
quality control criteria.
Experiencing these demonstrations
in sequence, including some opportunities for interaction, enhanced the
students’ overall understanding of
procedures that previously had been
only concepts. Year Two students
now have a much better appreciation
of the technical processes required in
the fabrication of cast restorations,
as well as of the range of services that
dental labs can provide to dentists
and patients.
Complimentary lunch and gift bags
were much appreciated, as was the
efficient coordination of the entire visit.
In 2009, Carlton Labs negotiated
with the University of Saskatchewan
to lease space in the Dental Clinic
building for the purpose of creating
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an “on-base” commercial dental
laboratory. Carlton technicians now
provide support both inside and
outside of clinics and their advice is
available to students daily, advice that
has been unavailable since dental
technician positions were eliminated
from the program years ago. Their
presence also makes it possible
to test and evaluate materials and
techniques for potential application
both in the school and also in private
practice.
Currently there are three full-time
technicians in the campus lab, with
extra staff available during fixed and
removable prosthodontics clinics.
More staff additions are planned over
time. Carlton technicians also provide
demonstrations and assistance in the
preclinical environment. The college/
commercial laboratory relationship
continues to evolve, providing mutual
benefits.
Dr. Ken Sutherland (Class of 1977)
and Joanne Bourgault (Class of 2012)
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Architect’s rendition of Academic Health Sciences Project E Wing
College Drive and Wiggins Avenue entrance, image provided by Kindrachuk Agrey Architects.
OUT WITH THE OLD, IN WITH THE NEW
The landscape next to the College
of Dentistry has dramatically
changed over the past six months
and the College is surrounded by
construction activity. This activity
will continue for the next three years
as the Academic Health Sciences
Building Project is completed.
The Academic Health Sciences
Project is the largest capital building
project in the history of the University
of Saskatchewan. When finished, a
three-storey building to be known
as E Wing will be erected between
the Dental Clinic and College Drive;
a new D Wing addition will wrap
around the east and north sides
of the existing Health Sciences
Building; and present Health
Sciences A, B, and C Wings will be
renovated. The project will provide
an additional 42,717 square metres
of much-needed space.
The old Medical Research Building
has been deconstructed to make
room for E Wing. The new standalone structure will connect to the
Dental Clinic, Royal University
Hospital, and the A Wing of the
Health Sciences Building. This
impressive facility will house:
• a new Health Sciences Library
that will occupy two floors,
• a 500-seat lecture theatre
(the largest on campus),
• a Clinical Learning Resource
Centre,
• food services (which means we
can get our coffee fix without
having to leave the building!),
• a parkade, and much more.
The Colleges of Medicine, Nursing,
Pharmacy, and Nutrition and the
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schools of Physical Therapy and
Public Health will all be located
within the new and renovated
space. Although the College of
Kinesiology and the Western College
of Veterinary Medicine will not
physically move, students, faculty,
and researchers from those colleges
will participate in various learning
and research activities located in
the new facility.
The expanded Academic Health
Sciences facility will ensure that
the University of Saskatchewan will
emerge as a competitive institution
that serves the needs of the
province, the country, and beyond. The entire project is expected to be
completed by 2016.
Annette Horvath
Communications Specialist
Council of Health Science Deans
Academic Health Sciences, U of S
Visit our website at
U of S: Health Sciences Colleges
Our Dental Family
REBECCA
RAE
BENJAMIN BLAKE
& MADISON
SHAVRON PERLOT
PAIGE
ANYA SIMONE
AOIFE MARON NATARAJ
Rosaleen Shavron (Class of 1999)
and husband Rob Perlot are happy
to announce the birth of their second
daughter, Rebecca Rae Shavron Perlot,
born December 2, 2009, in Philadelphia, PA—baby sister to Renée.
It’s a boy! Mark Hopkins (Class of
2004) and wife Colette are pleased
to announce the birth of their son,
Torsten Michael Stirling, born
September 19, 2009, in Memphis,
TN—baby brother to Linnea.
ALEXANDER DEAN
TORSTEN MICHAEL STIRLING
Congratulations to Dean Heinrichs
(Class of 2006) and wife Thea on the
birth of their son, Alexander Dean, on
December 30, 2009, in Lewisburg,
West Virginia.
Here she is! Proud parents Brent
Davis (Class of 2008) and wife Jen
announce the arrival of Paige on
April 30, 2009, baby sister to Jensen,
Burton, and Evan. According to Brent,
“We couldn’t be happier with our
adorable baby girl!”
It’s a girl!
Aoife Maron Nataraj
was born October 14, 2009, to Krisa
McCann (Class of 2008) and husband
Jonathon Nataraj, in Saskatoon.
Proud parents Eric Granberg (Class of
2010) and wife Andrea welcomed the
birth of their first child, Anya Simone,
born November 5, 2009, in Saskatoon.
Mohamed El Gamal (Class of 2010)
and his wife, Riham Ahmed, are
delighted to announce the arrival of
their son, Malik, on March 26, 2010,
in Saskatoon.
Engagements &
Marriages
David Stock (Class of 2006) and Elizabeth Gifford were married
October 10, 2009, in Swift Current, and honeymooned at
Disneyworld in Orlando, Florida.
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BEYOND
SANDY BAY 2010
The trip to Sandy Bay on February 7,
2010, began with great expectations
symbolized by the loading of an
over-budget supply of groceries from
Eric and Chris’s Superstore trip the
previous day (evening “feedings”
were a much-anticipated event). The
six-hour trip north passed quickly
as social silence was not an issue
with this group, and no topic was
sacred, either: politics, religion, table
clinics; we covered them all. We had
left our worries back home and there
was nothing but positivity in this
caravan north!
Once in Sandy Bay we set up our
stations for the two-week stint. Our
temporary clinic was located in
Sandy Bay’s school and consisted
of an excellent stock of dental
supplies thanks to the organizers’
hard work (Dr. Kilistoff, Pauline, and
Gloria). We had portable chairs, fully
functional mobiles, and pretty much
everything we needed to do general
dentistry. With these supplies, we
managed to keep busy and provide
the locals with dental care in a variety
of disciplines. The people were
generally appreciative of the help that
our dental services provided.
Our accommodations, a.k.a “Slim’s
Cabins,” were a well-deserved oasis
after a full day of dentistry. Our
evenings consisted of a variety of
activities that included an appropriate
balance of academia and recharging
for the next day. The ever-studious
Chris Walter encouraged regular
diligent evening reviews for the
upcoming Board exams. These were,
of course, mixed in with measured
doses of satellite TV, holding the
couch down, and push-ups—and
the deck of cards may have come out
once or twice. Over the weekend,
SANDY BAY
CUMBERLAND HOUSE
Chris spearheaded an effort to do
some ice fishing. This turned out to
be a great idea—we had a good catch
that got turned into an absolutely
delicious meal!
The Sandy Bay Field Clinic experience
was a refreshing change from the
daily grind around the College.
We provided dental care to an
underserviced population and we
acquired valuable experience that
will serve us well as practising
dentists. This was all topped off by
very comfortable accommodations,
terrific meals, good fishing, and
great company. I would definitely
recommend Field Clinic work to
upcoming students.
Eric Granberg
Class of 2010
A few months back, our class was
presented with the opportunity
to volunteer for Field Clinics.
Participation would mean that we
would head to a community in
Northern Saskatchewan for a “crash
course” in rural dentistry. The idea
of getting away and working in a
new environment for a couple weeks
was appealing, so Mike Paul and I
immediately signed up.
We were assigned to work in
Cumberland House for the two
weeks immediately following the
departure of the dynamic duo of
Daryn Bikey and Stefan Graner. This
timing was perfect because we had
the opportunity to fix up all the teeth
that those two had destroyed (we
had to redo virtually all of their work).
Just kidding, guys! No, that was Brad
Baker and Justin Jubber’s job after
following us! All joking aside, we had
a really great time there. The clinic
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space was a little cramped at times
but we made it work and got some
great experience.
The community of Cumberland
House was very beautiful and the
locals made us feel very much at
home. The staff at the school, the
patients, and all the people we
bumped into around the town were
extremely welcoming and friendly.
Unfortunately, our two-week session
was planted right before Board
exams and as a result we didn’t
have much time to get outside
and enjoy ourselves, particularly
with the BEST OLYMPIC GAMES
EVER going on (I may have developed a small “man-crush” on Kevin
Martin . . . ! However, I still strapped
on my skates and played shinny five
or six times. It was funny to see more
and more kids showing up every time
I went to the rink and by the end of the
two weeks, I was having full-blown
games with a bunch of elementary
school kids. Needless to say, it was
the perfect way to warm up for the
Students-Profs game! Every time I
was at that rink, kids were coming
up and saying, “When can I come to
the dentist?” and “Can I get my teeth
fixed?” If only all kids were that eager
to go to the dentist . . .
Thanks to everyone involved with
Field Clinics!
Dustin Wawryk
Class of 2010
REFLECTION ON A MEMORABLE GPR YEAR
It’s hard to believe it was less than
a year ago that we entered the world
of “hospital dentistry,” a world of late
nights at the office, weekends oncall, and days full of “exceptional”
patients: not exactly top choice for
our first jobs! Back in June 2009, by
contrast, private practice looked like
a dream world of glitz and glamour.
But here we are, now entering the
final weeks of our term as General
Practice Residents (GPRs), and the
year unarguably has provided us with
far more than a few sleepless nights.
The GPR program accepts two
residents annually, these appointments running from July 1st to June
30th of the following year, at the
Royal University Hospital (RUH)
in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. The
program has been in existence for
over thirty years.
As GPRs, we are offered the
opportunity to expand our skills in
a wide variety of both clinical and
teaching settings. In our referralbased clinic, we see patients on a
daily basis for reasons that include
immunocompromised medical status,
oral cancers, trauma, and bleeding
disorders, in addition to multiple
syndromic patients as well as those
suffering severe dental anxiety and
requiring IV sedation.
Dr. Frank Hohn provides us with
weekly hands-on experience in
placing implants at the College of
Dentistry, as fourth-year students
eagerly peer over our shoulders.
And then there are the long hours
spent on our feet in the OR, where
we assist in procedures ranging
from orthognathic surgery to mandibular resections with fibular free
flap reconstruction, pre-prosthetic
surgeries, and total odontectomy, as
well as the remove of impacted teeth.
Dr. Mohan Teekasingh, Director of
the GPR program, donates countless
hours coordinating the residency
program and the dental service.
The program has one of the largest
service areas in the province. A
large portion of the clinical service is
spent on the Special Needs Dentistry
service at RUH. With over 370
patients and a three-year waitlist, our department provides this
underserviced
population
with
comprehensive dental treatment
under general anaesthesia. This is
essentially the only way this population group can access dental care.
In the hospital setting, dentistry isn’t
as simple as “drill-fill-and-bill.” We’re
responsible for providing dental
consults for all in-patients in the
Saskatoon Health Region and afterhours emergency dental services for
Saskatoon and the surrounding area.
Bar fights, car accidents, handlebars
to the face: we’ve seen it all plus
more in a short twelve months. You
quickly develop a new appreciation
for dentistry after removing teeth
from one-day-old neonates in the
NICU, some that fit in the palm of
your hand.
Working with the Saskatoon
Cancer Centre is truly a humbling
experience.
Prior to radiation
therapy, head and neck cancer
patients receive dental assessments
in our department. Since 2002,
257 patients have been seen in the
program. Over sixty percent of
the patients have no insurance or
supplementary coverage, which
means that the thousands of dollars
needed for treatment often come out
of the patient’s own pocket.Dr. Dan
Deheshi, a former resident in the
program, began recording this data
in order to encourage the provincial
government to cover these medical
costs since they are directly related
to the radiation therapy. A just
solution sometimes seems a long
road ahead, but it’s a program that
all current and former residents have
truly embraced.
A multidisciplinary approach in a
hospital setting is vital, and that
includes Dentistry. As GPRs, we’ve
been fortunate to expand our learning
in areas that include Emergency
Medicine, Anesthesia, and Plastic
Surgery. E.g., Lesson #1: Suturing
legs, foreheads, and fingers is far
easier than suturing in the oral cavity.
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ck to pages 4 and
I’ll just refer you ba
Drew Krainyk
Class of 2010
THANK You
We would like to take this opportunity to thank the following part-time faculty, whose generous gifts of their time to
the teaching of undergraduate students at the College of Dentistry certainly have made a great difference!
Dr. Bryce Bahrey
Dr. Darryl Gillings
Dr. Parm Lalli
Dr. Matt Soroski
Dr. Margareta Berin
Dr. Kristin Goos
Dr. Paul Louie
Dr. David Stark
Dr. Rhonda Berthiaume
Dr. Keith Hamilton
Dr. Karl Martin
Dr. John Steel
Dr. Raj Bhargava
Dr. Mike Hammer
Dr. Doug Meier
Dr. Hilary Stevens
Dr. Colin Bowerman
Dr. Dave Hastings
Dr. Brian Meyer
Dr. Jay Stevens
Dr. Kirby Cadman
Dr. Chris Haunsperger
Dr. Keith Morton
Dr. Blayne Thibodeau
Dr. Don Campbell
Dr. Doug Hildebrand
Dr. Emily Oleniuk
Dr. Ed Underwood
Dr. Sujata Choubal
Dr. Todd Jarotski
Dr. Abe Patel
Dr. Jared Wendt
Dr. Fatima Coovadia
Dr. Stephen Jen
Dr. Dave Plosz
Dr. Bernie White
Dr. James Dessouki
Dr. Don Johnson
Dr. Carman Rabuka
Dr. Arlene Willems
Dr. Atul Dhir
Dr. Clinton Knudsen
Dr. Ross Remmer
Dr. Jim Wilson
Dr. Geoffrey Dice
Dr. Stephen Korol
Dr. David Saganski
Dr. Doug Woo
Dr. Holly Dunlop
Dr. Greg Kost
Dr. John Santoro
Dr. Cory Wooff
Dr. Mandy Eckert
Dr. Kelly Kudryk
Dr. Jonida Seferi
Dr. Erin Ellis
Dr. Perry Kurz
Dr. Mona Shoman
Dr. Kelly Gallagher
Dr. Regan Kurz
Dr. Grishma Soor
We have openings for part-time faculty available in all aspects of the curriculum, from Pre-clinical Simulation to the
Student Dental Clinic. Participating as little as one half-day per week would allow you to have a great influence on
our young colleagues. Please consider supporting the future of dentistry!
REFLECTION ON A MEMORABLE GPR YEAR
Lesson #2: There actually is an art to
listening to a machine beep all day.
And Lesson #3: The words “dentists”
and “breast implants” should never
be used in the same sentence.
Having graduated from dental school
only a short time ago, memories
quickly flashed back when we had
the chance to teach the current
second-year dental students during
their Local Anesthesia class. Who
knew that giving extra-oral injections
would get students so excited—
NERDS! We also had the chance
to share our experiences with the
hygiene students from SIAST, with
the “Probing Minds,” and with
our colleagues at the Saskatoon
Dental Society.
Now we’re soon both off to new
ventures near and far, with hopes
of sharing our GPR experiences
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and memories with others in our
profession and to the benefit of the
patients we will serve. Hopefully the
“glitz and glamour” of what’s ahead
will be all we ever imagined!
Dr. Adam Abdulla and
Dr. Terran Strang (Class of 2009)
General Practice Residents
2009-2010
TIDBITS
After thirty-three years, Dr. Don
Johnson (Class of 1972) recently sold
his private practice in Saskatoon to
Dr. Kiran Randhawa (Class of 2006).
duties in her absence. Leslie has
returned to her position as Dental
Assistant in the Student Clinic
effective April 1, 2010.
Faculty, staff, and students were
happy to welcome back Sherry HullStreukens to her position as Radiology
Technician after her recuperation
from injuries sustained in a motor
accident in July 2007. Many thanks
to Leslie Irwin for fulfilling Sherry’s
Felicity Lane joined the College as the
full-time Storekeeper in November
2009, replacing Leigh Coates who
transferred to another position on
campus. Thank you, Leigh, for your
contributions to the College, and
welcome, Felicity, to the job!
Felicity Lane
The College is pleased to announce
the appointment of Gil Weiers for a
one-year term while Kevin Banman
takes a leave of absence to pursue
other interests. Good luck, Kevin,
and welcome aboard, Gil!
Stefan Graner (Class of 2010) was
awarded the International College of
Dentists Student Award. Dr. Dean
Kolbinson presented him with the
award on November 5, 2009.
Gil Weiers
(L-R) Stefan Graner and
Dr. Dean Kolbinson
THE COLLEGE BIDS FAREWELL
Recent budget cuts to the College of Dentistry
have had regrettable consequences related
to our personnel. As a result, in December
the College bade farewell to two longserving employees, Brian Ambrose and
Maggie Leung. Brian started working
in the College on September 12, 1983,
while Maggie began her career with us
on October 29, 1984. The College values
their many contributions over the years, as
each has served the College and University
consistently for twenty-five years plus.
Faculty, staff, students, alumni, and friends
wish both of you all the best and ask that
you stay in touch!
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University of Saskatchewan
Room 332, Dental Clinic Building
105 Wiggins Road
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—Victor Hugo
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