Our Researchers

 Dr. Chris Wyatt

Chris Wyatt

Chris Wyatt is a Professor and Chair of the Division of Prosthodontics & Dental Geriatrics in the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of British Columbia. Dr. Wyatt graduated with a DMD degree from the University of British Columbia in 1986, a diploma in Prosthodontics in 1995, and an MSc in Dentistry in 1996 from the University of Toronto. Dr. Wyatt’s research interest in Toronto concerned the success of dental implants and the bone response adjacent to implants. At the University of British Columbia, his research interests include oral disease prevention, dental care for the elderly, and oral health promotion. He is a founding member of the ELDERS group (Elder’s Link with Dental Education, Research, and Service). He is the director of the Geriatric Dentistry Program, which provides dental services to over 1,800 elderly Long Term Care residents. Dr. Wyatt is past President of the Association of Prosthodontists of Canada and the British Columbia Society of Prosthodontists, and chairs the Geriatric Dentistry Committee of the British Columbia Dental Association.

Dr. Michael MacEntee

Michael MacEntee

UBC Professor Emeritus MacEntee is past-president of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada, the Geriatric Oral Research Group of the International Association of Dental Research, the International College of Prosthodontists, and the Association of Prosthodontists of Canada. He also received the Distinguished Scientist Award for his research in dental geriatrics, and is an elected Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. Currently, he is the editor-in-chief of Gerodontology and President of the Vancouver Institute.

He has been involved for most of his academic career with the oral health needs of older people – as a teacher, a researcher, and a prosthodontist. He established the ELDERS (Elders’ Link with Dental Education, Research and Service) Group with colleagues at UBC to provide a multidisciplinary focus on the needs of ageing population along with the educational needs of dentists and dental students within an overall context of research. His research addresses oral health and quality of life in old age with particular interest in frailty and the psychosocial impact of oral prostheses. He has published several textbooks, over 20 book chapters and more than 150 peer-reviewed papers on the measurement, distribution, impact and management of oral disorders of older adults. His received research grants from numerous sources, including the Canadian Institutes of Health Research; the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (USA); and Health Canada.