Help Us Reach
$50,000 in 2020


The grants are assessed by the grants committee prior to the annual foundation meeting and then presented to the members for a final vote for approval. The grants are for dental and dentally related interests and need to be received via email and 2 paper copies sent by the deadline of October 15, 2019.

Sherman Prize Grad Students Research Grant Charitable Organizations

Sherman Prize

The Sherman prize helps fund undergrad students. Applications are now open until February 28, 2020.
Please download the Information and Application Criteria and submit to shermanprize@aofoundation.ca by the due date above.

Please remember to include:

  • Contact Information (name, address, telephone, email etc.)
  • Dental school, AO undergrad chapter affiliation, year of graduation etc.
  • CV listing accomplishments
  • Official transcript including class standing and GPA

Download: Sherman Prize Information and Application Requirements

Grad Students Research Grant

The purpose of this program is to provide research training experience for postdoctoral students with high academic standing. The long-range objective is to increase awareness among selected residents, students and fellows of the intellectual satisfaction of research and increase the possibility of their selecting a career including dental research.

Each year, monies are set aside to fund the Research Project. Applications are solicited from Canadian Dental Schools and hospitals for the funding of research into dental and dentally repeated interests. The foundation is kept apprised of progress and suitable acknowledgement and recognition is given, in any publications or presentations made by the recipients. The grants committee is made up of 5 members, currently Guy Aboodi (Ontario), Mel Schwartz (Quebec), David Eisenstat (Ontario), Richard Halpern (Alberta), Sandra Sastlicht (British Columbia), and Sam Malikinson (Quebec) reachable via grantapplication@aofoundation.ca)

For more information and if you wish to apply, please download the research grant application here.

Eleven worthy projects were awarded in 2019:

Name School Research Title
Leah Mender UofT Comparison between intranasal midazolam and dexmedetomidine for procedural sedation in pediatric dental patients
Qiman Gao McGill Needle-free Dental Anesthesia Technique: From Laboratory to Dental clinic
Iris Lin UBC Oral Dysplasia and Immune Cell Spatial Relationships: Potential Indicators of Malignant Progression
Meenakshi Pundir USask Development of a non-invasive biosensors for detecting salivary biomarkers linked to circadian rhythm disruption
Farinaz Ketabat USask Development of a Novel Drug Delivery System Based on Circadian Profile for Head and Neck Cancer Treatment
Silvia Gianoni-Capenakas Alberta Skeletal, Dental and Upper Airway changes in skeletal Class II division 1 patients with the constricted Mx treated with Twin Block and Hyrax
Faez Al-hamed  McGill How blood aging affects the bone regenerative potential of platelet rich plasma (PRP)?
Wenji Cai McGill The electrochemical properties of titanium implants to eliminate pathological biofilm while preserving their osteointegration
Rana Badewy UofT The Association Between Maternal Oral Inflammation and The Composition of Breast Milk: A cross-sectional study
Fatemeh Mohabatpour USask Regeneration of the enamel-dentin tissue using a 3D printed dual-compartment scaffold
Zohre Gheisary USask Lifestyle traits effect on microbiome population and the circadian clock in patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis

Click here for our Past Grant Recipients

Charitable Organizations

The Foundation supported the following initiatives in the last year:

Yad LaKashish
Smiles Foundation
Baycrest Hospital Dental Clinic
Beit Issie Shapiro

Montreal Jewish General Hospital
Yad LaKashish
Dentistry for All
Smiles Foundation

Yad LaKashish
About Face
One Family Fund
Beit Issie Shapiro
Health Outreach
Smiles Foundation

Luba Slome Dental Centre
One Family Fund
Beit Issie Shapiro
Yad LaKashish

Dentistry for all
Beit Issie Shapiro
About Face
Dental Volunteers for Israel
Yad LaKashish
One Family Fund

Please send in requests via the Contact Form. At our annual meeting in October we disperse funds for dental related requests.

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