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$1M supports clinical research centre for dentistry

Vancouver, BC – The Faculty of Dentistry at the University of British Columbia has opened a clinical research centre focusing on best practices and evidence-based patient care thanks to a $1 million donation from Frontier Dental Laboratories.

Named the Frontier Clinical Research Centre, the new initiative allows researchers and industry participants to evaluate and generate scientific data for existing procedures and materials.


“This gift will ensure that BC continues to maintain the highest standards of dentistry,” says Dr Charles Shuler, dean of the Faculty of Dentistry. “The Frontier Clinical Research Centre will be an important resource for oral health providers, industry professionals and patients.”


Over the past 40 years, the progression from basic science findings to new dental procedures, new materials, new therapeutics and improvements in oral health has been dramatic. Given the speed of change, the materials and procedures used for routine dental practice are an often overlooked point of the clinical research cycle.


“We’re very excited to work with UBC in this commitment to the highest standards of clinical research,” says Paolo Kalaw, CEO of Frontier Dental Laboratories.


The Frontier Clinical Research Centre will provide contracted services including protocol review, statistical consultation, budget planning, regulatory compliance, recruitment of subjects, data collection and maintenance, data analysis and report preparation.