Robert Schroth
Robert Schroth
DMD, MSc, PhD
Manitoba Institute of Child Health
Currently Accepting Students.
Phone: (204) 975-7764
Fax: (204) 977-5691
Email: umschrot@cc.umanitoba.ca

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Current Position

Associate Professor, Department of Preventive Dental Science, College of Dentistry, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba; Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics & Child Health, College of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba

History

Current Positions Held

* Associate Professor with Tenure, Department of Preventive Dental Science (Cross- Appointed to Oral Biology & Department of  Dental Diagnostic & Surgical Sciences), College of Dentistry, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba
* Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics and Child Health, College of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba
* Centre Leader, Canadian Child Health Clinician Scientist Program (CCHCSP)
* Research Scientist, the Manitoba Institute of Child Health
* Staff Dentist, Mount Carmel Clinic, Dental Department
* Staff Dentist, Centre for Community Oral Health, College of Dentistry, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba, Health Action Centre/Access Downtown
* Active Staff Member, Winnipeg Regional Health Authority

Training, Education & Background
2003-2010- Doctor of Philosophy Program, University of Manitoba
Department of Community Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine
2003-2007 – Canadian Child Health Clinician Scientist Program
(CIHR STIHR Program) Funded Doctoral Trainee
Core Curriculum Certificate of Achievement (2005)
2002-2003 – Harry Medovy Post Doctoral Fellowship the Manitoba Institute of Child Health
2001-2002 – Post Doctoral Fellowship the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba Inc
2000-2003 – Master of Science, University of Manitoba Department of Community Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine
1992-1996 – Doctor of Dental Medicine, University of Manitoba, Faculty of Dentistry
1990-1992 – Pre-Dental Education, Faculty of Science, University of Winnipeg

Awards:

2014 Manitoba Dental Association President’s Award of Merit (Highest honor given by the association in recognition of significant personal contribution to the welfare of your fellow dentists and the patients they serve) (January 25, 2014)

Manitoba Medical Service Foundation/Manitoba Health Research Council Clinical Research
Professorship in Population Medicine (2010-2013)

2013 Outreach Award Recipient received for his outstanding community involvement on Wednesday, November 13, 2013.

2012 Rh Award for outstanding contributions to scholarship and research in the Health Sciences. University of Manitoba & the Winnipeg Rh Institute Foundation Inc.

Research Focus:

Dr. Schroth s main research interests include Early Childhood Caries (ECC) and the role that nutrition and prenatal factors have on infant and preschool oral health. Two major studies are investigating the relationship between vitamin D deficiencies and both enamel hypoplasia and ECC in an urban Aboriginal population. He has also been involved in other ECC epidemiological work involving Aboriginal, rural, and Hutterite preschool populations. Dr. Schroth is a key participant in the Healthy Smile Happy Child Project (The Manitoba Collaborative Project for the Prevention of Early Childhood Tooth Decay), a Manitoba Health grant funded project guided by the pillars of community-development, oral health promotion/education, and research/evaluation. This project has partnered with communities to produce needed oral health promotion resources and has undertaken both quantitative and qualitative studies relating to preschool oral health in Manitoba. He also has an interest in health policy and Aboriginal health. In addition to his research program he practices part-time at two community clinics where he cares for many young children with ECC.

Oral Health and the Aboriginal Child Knowledge Transfer Site http://oralhealth.circumpolarhealth.org/

WRHA Early Child Tooth Decay (Healthy Smile happy Child resources)http://www.wrha.mb.ca/healthinfo/preventill/oral_child.php