Geriatric Dentistry Program News


How UBC’s Geriatric Dentistry Program changed a senior’s life
January 5, 2023
Ninety-eight-year-old Kam Fung Tang can now eat and enjoy her meals, thanks to the Geriatric Dentistry Program team who helped restore her oral health and improve her quality of life.


UBC alumnus makes $1 million gift to UBC Geriatric Dentistry Program
November 10, 2021
Dr. Edwin Leong steps up with an impactful gift to fund medical research and innovative technology for seniors isolated from dental care.

Geriatric Dentistry Program Featured by UBC President Santa Ono
November 10, 2021
UBC's President Santa Ono featured UBC Faculty of Dentistry's Geriatric Dentistry Program as some of UBC's unsung heroes!

UBC Study: Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the UBC Geriatric Dentistry Program
November 10, 2021
Read about it in Gerondontology >>


UBC Geriatric Dentistry makes deliveries to donate over 110 boxes of toothpaste to long term care facilities
May 5, 2020
Facilities were grateful to receive donations during COVID-19 pandemic


UBC Study: Cleaning of dentures before overnight storage helps reduce C. albicans colonization
December 3, 2019
Read about it in the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry >>

Working with social workers can improve oral health care for patients, especially in long-term-care facilities
November 27, 2019
Read how dentists can team up with social workers in the latest issue of CDA Essentials >>

No, You Are Not Seeing Double
November 26, 2019
UBC GDP now has TWO cargo vans to help deliver oral health services

UBC study aimed to examine the oral health status of seniors residing long-term care facilities
July 12, 2019
Read the UBC study in the Journal of the Canadian Dental Association >>


Provost visits GDP clinic in the OHC
December 3, 2018
Professor Andrew Szeri meets 95-year-old patient during tour of GDP clinic

UBC GDP research team presents at CFN 2018 National Conference
September 26, 2018
GDP team was one of the top 30 innovation projects from across Canada at the conference

Dentist from Thai university to participate in CDE
September 26, 2018
Welcome Dr. Tharee Champirat

South Granville Park Lodge partners with UBC’s Geriatric Dentistry Program
August 20, 2018
Dental and dental hygiene services to be offered on site

The Canadian Frailty Network (CFN) 2018 National Conference
August 20, 2018
More information and registration >>

UBC GDP research team presents at SCDA conference
May 7, 2018
Research aimed to determine the survival of dental restorations placed in the teeth of frail older adults


Villa Cathay dental clinic opens
October 1, 2017
Residents now have access to a modern dental clinic on-site; dental services offered by the UBC Geriatric Dentistry Program

Oral health services: delivered efficiently—and in style!
March 17, 2017
New cargo van and portable dental equipment for community outreach programs


GDP acquires new X-ray equipment
September 2, 2016
UBC Dentistry recently acquired a Safari SAF-3000 all-in-one mobile X-ray unit for use in the community