Halifax OHTH

Dalhousie Faculty of Dentistry located in Halifax, Nova Scotia is very excited to be participating in OHTH again this year! We are happy to be joining the rest of the dental schools across Canada in this wonderful organization and making sharing smiles day an annual event.

This year's committee is a group of third and fourth year dental students at Dalhousie's Faculty of Dentistry

Meet the committee: 

  • Ivit Yakub – DDS4
  • Christine Teed – DDS4
  • Sidney Mugford – DDS4
  • Amanda Suh DDS4
  • Abby Barton DDS4
  • Kelsey Eatmon -DDS3
  • Liz Girgulis DDS3
  • Kate Rumbolt DDS3
  • Taylor Shupe DDS3
  • Saida Mershati DDS3
  • Celeste Williams DDS3
  • Melissa Jeans DDS3
  • Jessica Willis DDS3
  • Ahmad Alashi DDS3
  • Tyler Nelson DDS3
  • Matthew Davidson DDS3


Sharing Smiles Day / Other OHTH Initiatives

The goal of this event is to provide an opportunity for positive interactions among future dental professionals and individuals with intellectual and physical disabilities. We hope this day will allow everyone to gain comfort, confidence & familiarity while at the same time educating and promoting awareness to the importance of oral health care in individuals with physical and intellectual disabilities.

The day consists of a carnival morning beginning with games, activities and art & crafts created and led by dental students and faculty volunteers. There will be food and refreshments available to all throughout the morning. The day will end with a dental demonstration and participation addressing the importance of prevention with oral hygiene led by dental students.

We hope that this event will be the first of many at Dalhousie’s Dental School creating a better future and universal access to oral health care for all individuals through promoting awareness and fostering relationships.

We held our first Sharing Smiles Day on April 2, 2016 and it was a huge success! Thanks to all the volunteers and faculty who supported our first of many Sharing Smiles Day! Also, a big thanks to all the participants – we hope to see you back again next year!



Sharing Smiles Day - April 1st 2016

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Sharing smiles day - April 8th 2017

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Fundraising Events


Thursday March 9th 2017: International Foods Day

  • With such a diverse culture at Dalhousie Faculty of Dentistry, we decided to have an International Foods Day!
  • Students from different years will be cooking meals to provide to the students, faculty and staff during lunch
  • Proceeds from this event will go towards our Sharing Smiles Day event

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If you could like to get in contact with the committee at Dalhousie’s Faculty of dentistry, please send an email to:

[email protected]

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