It is with great sadness that the Faculty of Dentistry notifies all that Dr. David Singer passed away peacefully on January 4, 2014, with his family at his side.
A long-serving academic and architect of several major initiatives here at the institution, Dr. Singer joined the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Manitoba, in 1992. He served as the Department Head, Department of Dental Diagnostic and Surgical Sciences (DDSS), from 1992 to 1999, and as the Associate Dean (Academic), Faculty of Dentistry, from 1999 to 2002. He was also the Director of the Graduate Periodontics Program from 1992-2006. In 2007, he was named Senior Scholar in DDSS.
Following his retirement in 2006, Dr. Singer continued his involvement with the Faculty as a Senior Scholar where he led in the development of several major projects including the creation of the Master of Science Program in Pediatric Dentistry, which was given provisional accreditation in November, 2011.
Dr. Singer earned a string of awards and honours throughout his career including outstanding service awards from the University of Manitoba, the Canadian Dental Association and the Canadian Academy of Periodontology. He would go on to earn fellowships in the Pierre Fouchard Academy and the International College of Dentists.
Prior to his appointment at the University of Manitoba, Dr. Singer served as the Director, Division of Periodontics (1984-1989) and the Associate Dean (Academic) from 1989 to 1992 at the College of Dentistry, University of Saskatchewan.
A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at beginning at 1:00 p.m. at Shaaray Zedek Synagogue, 561 Wellington Crescent in Winnipeg.
The Faculty of Dentistry, on behalf of the School of Dental Hygiene and our combined alumni communities, wish to offer most sincere condolences to the many friends and family of Dr. Singer.
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Oral-Systemic Health Day at the University of Manitoba on February 7, 2014. This course offers two sessions discussing the interrelationship between poor oral health and increased risk for a number of serious systemic diseases and conditions. The registration deadline is January 26, 2014. More information can be found on this PDF.
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