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The Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto invites applications for a full-time tenure-stream/tenured position in Dental Public Health within the multidisciplinary Division of Diagnostic and Biological Sciences. The appointment will be at the rank of Associate or Full Professor, and will begin on July 1, 2008.

The Discipline of Dental Public Health includes undergraduate, graduate and specialty training elements. It will be closely allied with the proposed new School of Public Health at the University of Toronto. A primary responsibility of the candidate will be to develop an independent research program to complement existing research at the Faculty of Dentistry and in collaboration with related departments in the University.

Other responsibilities will include acting as Director of the Specialty Program in Dental Public Health, and involvement in undergraduate teaching and continuing education.

Requirements: (i) an advanced research degree, preferably a Ph.D. (or equivalent), and a record of high-quality research as a principal investigator in Public Health Dentistry (ii) experience in curriculum development for teaching Dental Public Health (iii) expertise in the practice of Public Health Dentistry; and (iv) eligible for certification as a specialist in Dental Public Health in Ontario. Salary and rank will be commensurate with the candidateís qualifications and experience.

Applicants should submit a detailed curriculum vitae and the names and contact information of three references to: Dr. Grace Bradley, Associate Dean, Department of Diagnostic and Biological Sciences, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto, 124 Edward St., Toronto Ontario M5G 1G6. Tel: , Ext. . E-mail: . A response by February 15, 2008 will be appreciated, however, applications may continue to be considered until the position is filled.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups and others who may add to the diversity of ideas.

All qualified candidates will be encouraged to apply; however, Canadian and permanent residents will be given priority.


Dentists, dental therapists and hygienists are invited to join a unique preventive dentistry team in Honduras.† Villages to be served in Feb-Apr '09 have no access to dental care.† Dental professionals diagnose and supervise the placement of self-cure sealant by 8-10 Honduran technicians using four-handed techniques and infection barriers.† The four-chair mobile dental clinic is able to provide sealants to at least† 225 children daily.

Portable equipment includes suction, saliva ejector, air/water/spray syringe,12v halogen light and an air-driven handpiece.† Those volunteering for the first time work with a trained volunteer in their first week in '09 and then become the supervisor in their 2nd week.† Interpreters may be available if one does not speak conversational Spanish. The teams operate daily from our base camp - the private residence of an expatriate Canadian citizen which most likely, would be rated a three- or four-star hotel!

Volunteers must be in good health, possess a valid passport and are responsible for their air fare to/from San Pedro Sula plus a modest amount daily for meals, lodging and transportation in country.† All expenses are (US) federal tax-deductible.† Project Happy Teeth is an established, ongoing program and has been in Honduras since 1995. Over 200
dentists, dental therapists, hygienists, dental students and support staff have served on previous teams.† Many have described their visit to Honduras as a "once in a lifetime experience."† Stay over and visit Mayan ruins, enjoy ocean beaches or scuba dive the offshore islands.† For more information including the '09 work dates, contact:

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An opportunity to volunteer your services in Guatemala, in association with the Arizona Dental Association, Rotary and the International College of Dentists

In July, Coatepeque-Colomban Rotarians, the town of Colomba and Spirit Education Foundation (Secular) came together for the dedication of the new clinic in Colomba. At this time, we also had our third group of dental volunteers, the first in the new clinic. Our mission is to provide low cost Ė free dental care to Coatepeque-Colomba Guatemala Regionís poor and Spirit Education Foundation's scholarship students.

  1. Free dental care from worldwide volunteers in the winter and summer trips.

  2. Inexpensive dental care under a program through San Carlos University. This is to fully utilize the clinic year around.

See our website at for information about the clinic and to apply to join us.

We have five dental and 4 hygiene chairs in the clinic to provide delivery of dental care and oral hygiene. We also try to educate the Guatemala regionís poor about oral hygiene, during our twice annual trips.

We are now working with a rather large Rotary grant to complete the equipment acquisitions. This will be fully functional for the dental volunteers.

Teams will be made up of professionals and students, working with Guatemalan students. We, of course, also accept donations and supplies.

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