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Charles Lekic

Charles Lekic

Charles Lekic
Professor, Faculty of Dentistry
University of Manitoba, Canada


 Charles Lekic received a DDM, an MSc in Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry, a PhD in Oral Biology and has passed the RCD(C) Fellowship Exam in Pediatric Dentistry. He has also completed postdoctoral training in oral immunology and obtained a Certificate in Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry. He is a tenured Professor and the Director of the Master of Dentistry – Pediatric Dentistry Graduate Program at the University of Manitoba as well as the Division Head in Pediatric Dentistry. For his teaching skills he was awarded the Canadian Award for Excellence in Dental Education (2001) and the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Classroom and Clinical Teaching to Senior Students (2002, 2005, and 2010).

He is a nationally and internationally recognized teacher and researcher and has been appointed as a Visiting Professor and was an invited speaker on a number of occasions. His current research interest is in the physiology of the periodontium, and the differentiation of periodontal ligament cells for which he had/have MRC and CIHR Grants and published more than 50 papers in the peer review journals. This work is part of his major clinical interest that relates to the prevention and management of traumatic injuries in children. He also has an interest in clinical and educational research, for which he has received the University of Manitoba Major Outreach Award.
Prof. Lekic has maintained the same level of proficiency in teaching, research, and administration as well as with his clinical skills. Presently, he manages a busy private practice at the Children’s Dental World and also works as a Section Head of Pediatric Dentistry at the Children’s Hospital in Winnipeg.

Research Interest

 physiology of the periodontium, and the differentiation of periodontal ligament cells, prevention and management of traumatic injuries in children