Help Us Reach
$50,000 in 2018


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, 2018.

Sherman Prize Grad Students Research Projects Charitable Organizations

Sherman Prize

The Sherman prize helps fund undergrad students. Applications are now open until February 28, 2019.
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 Student Grants

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) and Sandra Sastlicht (British Columbia) reachable via grantapplication@aofoundation.ca)

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

Thirteen worthy projects were awarded in 2017:
  • Dr. Claudie Laprise, McGill University: Human papillomavirus and head and neck cancers: a lifecourse epidemiologic approach.

  • Dr. Haider Al-Waeli, McGill University: Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs' Chronotherapy could enhance post operative recovery of bone fracture surgery

  • Dr. Raquel V Rodrigues, University of British Colombia: Approaches for increasing durability of hybridized mineralized tissues.

  • Dr. George Dinh-Khang Le, Universit√© de Montreal: Evaluation of the effects of osteoperforation and piezocorticision on canine retraction: Randomized controlled clinical trial.

  • Dr. Morvarid Oveisi, University of Toronto: Development of a novel technique to be able to detect neutrophil activation phenotypes in response to specific oral commensal and oral pathogenic bacteria.

  • Dr. Zeeshan Sheikh, University of Toronto: Development of a novel weight bearing bone biomaterial of calcium polyphosphate (CPP) infiltrated with dicalcium phosphate containing a bone anabolic drug for use in maxillofacial and orthopedic surgical applications.

  • Dr. Petros Kechagioglou, University of Saskatchewan: Improving clinical outcomes through personalized diagnosis of human papillomavirus related to oral cancer: a pilot in vitro study.

  • Dr. Mohammed AL Saloum, University of British Colombia: Marginal fit of CEREC E.max and Celtra duo crowns.

  • Dr. Zahra Dorna Mojdami, University of Toronto: Correlation Between Clinical Periodontal Parameters, Periodontal Biological Markers & Self Perceived Oral Health Status in Type 1 & Type 2 Diabetic Patients: A Cross Sectional Study

  • Dr. Rebecca Chan, University of Toronto: Micro-computed tomography evaluation of the efficacy of hard-tissue removal from the root canal and isthmus area by the Gentlewave system.

  • Dr. Anca Serbanescu, University of Toronto: Effect of Metronidazole in Modulation of Neutrophil Activity Against Periodontal Pathogens.

  • Dr. Jocelyne Shim, University of Toronto: Impact of orthodontic finishing on masticatory performance.

  • Dr. Fatemeh Mohabatpour, University of Saskatchewan: Regeneration of the enamel-dentin tissue using a 3D printed dual-compartment scaffold.

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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