RSBO Goes for Science & Soccer!

On June 12th 2018, the RSBO network organized an inspiring annual day featuring nearly 150 participants. Three booths from our industrial partners, 50 posters and 34 short talks on public health, technological development and basic research were presented. Congrats to our 2018-2019 awardees: Dr. Marc McKee (CP Leblond Award), Dr. Daniel Grenier (Micheline Blain Award), Felicia Lazure (best oral presentation), Daniel Bisson (best poster, basic research), Marianne Comeau-Gauthier (best poster, technological development) and Faez Saleh Al-Hamed (best poster, public health).

The event ended with a friendly soccer game with members from the Faculty of Dentistry within our tri-institutional triangle (McGill, U de M, Laval) as well as members from the Shriners, Ste-Justine, the RI-MUHC and partners. Undergrads, grads students, postdocs, clinicians, patients and professors mingled together and played to celebrate a whole day of scientific exchanges. This sports event illustrates the importance of partnerships in oral and bone health research. We hope that it will encourage members of our Faculty and experts in diverse fields to develop multi-sectorial collaborations.

Major structuring projects programs : Request for applications

LAUNCHING OF THE 2018-2019 COMPETITION Aim of this program a) to enable researchers from different sites, fields and sectors, to establish teams and to unite their expertise around various research topics b) to support innovative approaches that could lead to grants from major funding agencies......

It’s official ! The RSBO has two new codirectors

At its meeting of November 22, the FRQS Board of Directors has endorsed the candidatures of Dr. Christophe Bedos and Dr. Faleh Tamimi as co-directors of the Québec Network for Oral and Bone Health Research. Christophe Bedos is a dentist with a PhD in public......

Identification of a new gene causing scoliosis and bone malformations

Professor Dieter Reinhardt was part of a unique collaboration among Shriners Hospital for Children – Canada, CHU Sainte-Justine and McGill University that has enabled researchers to identify genetic mutations involved in a rare disease that causes scoliosis and bone malformations. The findings, published in The......

Drs. Tamimi and Abdallah’s recognised on highly coveted front page

Professor Faleh Tamimi and former PhD student Dr. Mohamed-Nur Abdallah’s work was recognised on the highly coveted cover of the journal Advanced Healthcare Materials. The high quality figures presented in the paper appear on the front cover of this month’s journal. The paper entitled “Strategies......

What is Hypophosphatasia (HPP)?

In the first segment of a weekly 4-part series, Dr. Marc McKee introduces Oasis Discussions followers to a soft bone disease which also has a significant dental impact. Hypophosphatasia (HPP) is a very rare disease that has a prevalence of  approximately 1:100,000 live births.  Much......

Up-to-date information on orofacial pain biomarkers

Dr. Ana Miriam Velly, an RSBO member, has recently co-published a book titled “Orofacial Pain Biomarkers.” The book provided up-to-date information on all aspects of orofacial pain biomarkers. It also discusses biomarkers for various types of orofacial pain, and identifies future directions and challenges. Read......

The RSBO receives funds for 4 more years

Dear Members, It is an immense pleasure to announce that our FRQ-S funding has been renewed for 4 years. I would like to express my gratitude to Richard Brière, the members of the scientific committee, Drs. Emami, Moffatt, Roy, Chandad and Tamimi, and Valérie Morquette......

NCOHR Call for Expressions of Interest, Working Group Members

The Network for Canadian Oral Health Research (NCOHR) is seeking Expressions of Interest from individuals interested in joining a working group in the area of oral health research. NCOHR offers resources to encourage oral health researchers across Canada to collaborate and communicate with one another,......

René St-Arnaud on Télé-Québec

Don’t miss René St-Arnaud, director of the Shriners Hospital Research Center and member of the RSBO, featured on «Les Électrons libres» a TV show broadcast (in French) on Télé-Québec. Dr. St-Arnaud explains the beneficial effects of a vitamin D derivative on healing of bone fractures.......


On October 28, some 40 people attended the RSBO Café scientifique on the topic: Flossing, yes or no? Few weeks prior to that event, a social media crisis had disrupted our understanding of the benefits of flossing: Study Says Benefits Unproven! This flood of news has......

Available position at the Shriners: Physiotherapist

Available position at McGill’s Faculty of Dentistry, craniofacial research Chair:

See the latest video from Rene St-Arnaud’s lab at the Shriners:

Vitamin D3 metabolite enables bone fracture repair

Congratulations to Dr. Gilles Lavigne who’s been appointed to the Order of Canada:

Order of Canada

Look at our latest article on the FODQ Journal:

Article_RSBO_FODQ Journal

We will include small articles on a regular basis, next edition is Fall 2018


Les récipiendaires   2018      Our awardees

Projets Structurants Majeurs      Major Structuring projects

Belinda Nicolau, McGill ($50 000, 1 yr) “Evaluation of prognostic accuracy of a novel tumor staging system based on human papillomavirus genotype in invasive head and neck cancer”

Raphael de Souza, McGill ($25 000, 1 yr) “Silver Diamine Fluoride for caries management in Quebec institutionalized elders: A randomized pilot trial”

Pierre Blanchet, U de M ($50 000, 1 yr) « Étude pilote de modulation de la signalisation striatale dans la dyskinésie tardive expérimentale chez le singe »

Pierre Rainville, U de M ($50 000, 1 yr) “Culturally  Adapted Immersion of the Brain in the Digital Arts to Improve Patients-Centred Care”

Laetitia Michou, U Laval ($50 000, 1 yr) « Explorations clinique et moléculaire des fractures de stress d’origine génétique, incluant les fractures atypiques des fémurs »