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Dr. Doug Brothwell DMD, BEd, MSc, DDPH Professor (On Leave)

GA10.14 HS - 107 Wiggins Road, Saskatoon, SK S7N 5E5


Dr. Doug Brothwell is a Professor in the College of Dentistry and served a a five-year term as dean that conculded in 2022.

Dr. Brothwell came to the University of Saskatchewan after 20 years at the University of Manitoba, including 10-years as Associate Dean (Academic) and 10 years as the founder and director of the UM Centre for Community Oral Health, Canada’s largest public dental health entity serving disadvantaged Canadians. He served more than two years as president of the Canadian Association of Public Health Dentistry, and more than 20 years as a member and chair of the Canadian Dental Association's consumer products Seal of Recognition program.

He has DMD and BEd degrees from the University of Saskatchewan, MSc and DDPH degrees from the University of Toronto, and a Certificate in Quality Management from the University of Manitoba. Dr. Brothwell’s teaching responsibilities and interests include epidemiology, biostatistics, public health, mental health, smoking cessation, and evidence-based decision making.

Research Interests

Dr. Brothwell is currently PI for the “Aptitude testing related to admission to Canadian dental schools - Manual Dexterity” research project, which is investigating new and innovative ways to identify candidates with good manual dexterity for admission to dental schools. This research is funded by a grant from the Canadian Dental Association Committee on the Identification of Future Dentists.

Other current research interest and activites include the following:

  • Using mouthguards to improve peak athletic performance and endurance
  • Using mouthguards to prevent and monitor concussions
  • Dental emergencies for Northern medical practitioners


Hawkins RJ, Jutai DK, Brothwell DJ, Locker D (1997). Three-year coronal caries incidence in older Canadian adults. Caries Res 31:405-410.

Brothwell DJ (1997). Guidelines on the use of space maintainers following premature loss of primary teeth. J Can Dent Assoc J ;63;607-614.      

Brothwell DJ, Jutai DK, Hawkins RJ (1998). An update of oral hygiene practices: Evidence-based recommendations for disease prevention. J Can Dent Assoc 64:295-306.

Brothwell DJ (1998). Quality assurance in the dental profession. J Can Dent Assoc 64:726-731.

Brothwell DJ, Limeback H (1999). Fluorosis risk in students residing in a rural area with widely varying natural fluoride. Comm Dent Oral Epidemiol 27:130-136.

Brothwell DJ, (2001). Should use of smoking cessation products be promoted by dental offices? An evidence based report. J Can Dent Assoc 67:149-155.

Wener ME, Yakiwchuk CA, Brothwell DJ (2003). Healthy mouth – healthy body. A mouth care in-service pilot project. Probe ;37(1):15-23.

Brothwell DJ, Lewis DW,  Bradley G, Leong I, Jordan RCK, Mock D, Leake JL (2003). Observer Agreement in the Grading of Oral Epithelial Dysplasia. Community Dent Oral Epidemiol ;31(4):300-5.

Brothwell DJ, Limeback H (2003). The relationship between breast feeding and dental fluorosis in a non-fluoridated rural area of Ontario, Canada. J Human Lactation; 19(4):386-90.

Brothwell DJ, Armstrong K (2004). Smoking cessation services provided by dental professionals in a rural Ontario health unit. J Can Dent Assoc;70(2):94-98.

Schroth RJ, Brothwell DJ, Kehler LM, Edwards JM, Mellon BA, Moffatt MEK. (2005)
Determinants of early childhood caries in four Manitoba communities. Paediatr Child Health Vol 10 Suppl B.

Yakiwchuk CA, Stasiuk H, Wiltshire W, Brothwell DJ. (2005) Tobacco use among young North American aboriginal athletes. J Can Dent Assoc;71(6):403-403d.

Schroth RJ, Moore P, Brothwell DJ. (2005) Prevalence of early childhood caries in 4 communities. J Can Dent Assoc;71(8):567-567f.

Karaiskos N, Wiltshire WA, Odlum O, Brothwell DJ, Hassard TH. (2005) Preventive and interceptive orthodontic treatment needs of an inner city group of 6- and 9-year-old Canadian children. J Can Dent Assoc;71(9):653-697.

Lekic PC, Deng D, Brothwell DJ (2006). Clinical evaluation of sealants and preventive resin restorations in a group of environmentally homogeneous children. J Dent Child;73(1):15-19.

Schroth RJ, Brothwell DJ, Moffatt ME. Caregiver knowledge and attitudes of preschool oral health and early childhood caries (ECC). Int J Circumpolar Health 2007;66:153-167.

Brothwell DJ, Jay M, Schönwetter DJ (2008). Dental service utilization by independently dwelling older adults in Manitoba, Canada. J Can Dent Assoc;74(2):93-99.

Brothwell DJ (2008) Outreach and service learning: Manitoba’s Centre for Community Oral Health. J Can Dent Assoc;74(10):879-881.

Brothwell DJ, Gelskey SC (2008). Tobacco use cessation services provided by dentists and dental hygienists in Manitoba: Part 1. Influence of practitioner demographics and psychosocial factors. J Can Dent Assoc;74(10):905.

Brothwell DJ, Ghiabi E (2009). Periodontal health status of the Sandy Bay First Nation in Manitoba, Canada. Int J Circumpolar Health;68(1)23-33.

Brothwell DJ. (2010) Tobacco Use and Oral Health – Putting Some Teeth in Smoking-Cessation Plans. Smoking Cessation Rounds. 3(7)1-6.

Angaji M, Gelskey S, Nogueira-Filho G, Brothwell DJ. (2010) A systematic review of clinical efficacy of adjunctive antibiotics in the treatment of smokers with periodontitis. J Periodontol. 81(11):1518-28.

Yakiwchuk CA, Brothwell DJ, Bertone M, Ghiabi E, Brown S, Liarakos M. (2013) Suction toothbrush use for dependent adults with dysphagia: A pilot, examiner blind randomized clinical trial. Can J Dent Hygiene. 47(1):15-21.

Leong C, Louizos C, Currie C, Glassford L, Davies N, Brothwell DJ, Renaud R. (2014) Student perspectives of an online module for teaching physical assessment skills for dentistry, dental hygiene, and pharmacy students. J Interprof Care, Early Online: 1–3.

Schroth RJ, Edwards JM, Brothwell DJ, Yakiwchuk CA, Bertone MF, Mellon B, Ward J, Ellis M, Hai-Santiago K, Lawrence HP, Moffatt ME. (2015) Evaluating the impact of a community developed collaborative project for the prevention of early childhood caries: the Healthy Smile Happy Child project. Rural Remote Health;15(4):3566.