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Leeann Donnelly

Assistant Professor
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Office:
Rm: JBM 124
Tel: 604-822-5064



Research Areas:

Oral Malodor, Special Care Populations, Community Oral Health Education and Program Development

Teaching Areas:

Special Care Populations, Community Oral Health Education and Program Development


Education 
Dr. Donnelly received her diploma in dental hygiene from Vancouver Community College in 1996 and her BDSc(DH) from UBC in 2002. She received her Master of Science degree from the University of British Columbia in 2005 for thesis "The Evaluation of a Comprehensive Daily Mouth Care Program for Long-Term Care Facilities". In 2012 she received her PhD in Craniofacial Science from UBC for the dissertation "The Relationship Between Perceived Oral Health, Body Image, and Social Interactions among Institutionalized Elders."  
 
Teaching Areas 
Dr. Donnelly has taught in the Faculty of Dentistry at UBC since 2002 in both DMD and DHDP programs. Currently she is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Oral Biological and Medical Sciences and teaches in and coordinates the 4th year community service learning programs for special care populations.  
 
Research Interests 
Continuing on from her PhD work, Dr. Donnelly's primary area of research interest is in the biopsychosocial effects of oral malodor. She also continues to investigate, develop and evaluate community outreach programs designed to further our understanding and improve the oral health of special care populations with a particular focus on institutionalized elders and those living with HIV.