Division of Oral Health & Society

Improving oral health in vulnerable populations: Basem Danish, Mary Ellen Macdonald, Crystal Noronha and Fahad Siddiqui  


Students share a light moment after a long day of solving epidemiologic dilemmas

Graduate students Farnaz Rashid and Svetlana Tikhonova

OHS graduates of ‘13: Nader Hamdan, Farnaz Rashid, Svetlana Tikhonova, and Akanksha Srivastava 

Belinda Nicolau cheers for Naveen Dasari (left) and Akhil Soman (right) at their convocation ’12

Mary Ellen Macdonald with her graduate students at the OHS Holiday Party

Indian students get a Brazilian ski instructor

Beatriz Ferraz, Nada Farsi and Svetlana enjoy a Middle Eastern treat


Belinda Nicolau, Katia Muller and Geneviève Castonguay enjoy a fun-filled evening

Bringing Indian culture to OHS: Akhil Soman, Sreenath Madathil, Naveen Dasari, Shahul Hameed and Aarti Angrula (clockwise)

OHS says farewell to Vahid Ravaghi

Svetlana Tikhonova and Beatriz Ferraz at the OHS Holiday Party

Belinda Nicolau, Akanksha Srivastava, Rubens Albuquerque and Katia Muller discuss research over dinner

Belinda Nicolau, Akanksha Srivastava, Rubens Albuquerque and Katia Muller with kids at Chambly

OHS faculty: Belinda Nicolau, Jocelyne Feine, Shahrokh Esfandiari, Frances Power and Mary Ellen Macdonald

OHS graduate students ‘13

OHS comes together for a photoshoot

Basem Danish, Shadaid Al Anezi and Nader Hamdan

Khady Ka and Nada Farsi welcome the spring with a smile

Belinda Nicolau and Jocelye Feine

A snapshot of the multicultural diversity at OHS

Belinda Nicolau with her graduate students and research associates

Shadaid Al Anezi, Shahrokh Esfandiari and Nader Hamdan

Jocelyne Feine and Nader Hamdan capture OHS’ memorable moments

Jean-Noel (post-doc fellow), Nora Makansi (doctoral student), Akhil Soman (doctoral student) and Austin Le (summer student ’13)

The oral health services research group: Jocelyne Feine, Shahrokh Esfandiari and Akanksha Srivastava

Fahad Siddiqui and Akanksha Srivastava plan future strategies for oral health research and development in South-East Asia

Prof. Jocelyne Feine receives IADR distinguished service award

Mary Ellen Macdonald brings her medical anthropology expertise to dentistry

Faculty, staff and students get together – summer 2014

Our new offices at 2001 McGill College

Our new offices at 2001 McGill College

Welcome to the Division of Oral Health and Society

We come in all colors from many different countries. We are dentists, physicians, anthropologists, epidemiologists, sociologists and teachers. We are a transdisciplinary research and community outreach unit, with a focus on public health, health technology assessment, health services and education. Our common goal is to promote oral health and quality of life of the whole population, with an emphasis on disadvantaged communities.


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