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Donald M. Brunette

BSc, MSc, PhD
Professor Emeritus
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Rm: JBM 360
Tel: 604-822-2994
Fax: 604-822-3562

Rm: JBM 398
Tel: 604-822-3412

Research Areas:

Biomaterials: the effects of surface topography on cell behaviour and implant performance; Oral Malodor: effects of baking soda products on oral malodor

Teaching Areas:

Critical Thinking: understanding and evaluating dental research; Cell behaviour

Don Brunette obtained his B.Sc. in Chemistry, and his M.Sc. & Ph.D. degrees in Medical Biophysics at the University of Toronto. After postdoctoral research at York University, he joined the Medical Research Council Group in Periodontal Physiology at the University of Toronto as Assistant Professor, and subsequently moved to the University of British Columbia in 1979. Since 1983 his research has concentrated on the effects of surface topographies produced by microfabrication techniques on cell behaviour. The long term goal of the research has been to design surfaces with topographies that will direct appropriate cell responses to implanted devices. Dr. Brunette also directs research on the effects of baking soda products on oral malodor. 
He authored Critical Thinking: Understanding and Evaluating Dental Research (Quintessence, 1996) that won an award as the best book in the allied health scientists competition of the American Medical Writers Association.