Co-Lead, Cross-faculty Engagement & Collaboration – Chris Wyatt, DMD, MSc, Dip Pros
Head and Professor, Department of Oral Health Sciences, Faculty of Dentistry
Chris Wyatt is Professor and Chair of the Division of Prosthodontics & Dental Geriatrics in the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of British Columbia. He is presently Head of the Department of Oral Health Sciences.
Dr. Wyatt graduated with a DMD degree from the University of British Columbia in 1986, a diploma in Prosthodontics in 1995, and an MSc in Dentistry in 1996 from the University of Toronto.
In 2010, Dr. Wyatt was appointed as head of the new Graduate Prosthodontics Program at UBC. He is past President of the Association of Prosthodontists of Canada and the British Columbia Society of Prosthodontists and is a member of the Geriatric Dentistry Committee of the British Columbia Dental Association.
He is a founding member of the ELDERS group (Elder’s Link with Dental Education, Research, and Service), and the director of the UBC Geriatric Dentistry Program. In 2002, he created the UBC Geriatric Dentistry Program that now serves frail older adults in several Long-Term Care hospitals in the Vancouver area. This community outreach project also includes an educational opportunity for dental students, dental hygiene students, and dental specialty trainees. Research activities for faculty, visiting scientists, and graduate students are part of the overall mission.