College of Dentistry

Dr. Walter Siqueira is the Dean, College of Dentistry and a Tenured Professor at University of Saskatchewan. As Dean, Dr. Siqueira is both the chief academic officer and the chief executive officer of the College of Dentistry. 

In addition to his academic leadership, Dr. Siqueira, with an h-index of 50, heads the Salivary Proteomics Research Laboratory. His unique program in proteomics, diagnostics, and therapeutic applications of saliva is renowned in Canada and internationally. His research is supported by multiple prestigious organizations, including CIHR, NSERC, CFI, SHRF, COVID-19 Immunity Task Force, FAPESP, and industry contracts. 

An integration of clinical and basic science characterizes Dr. Siqueira's work, promoting knowledge translation in his field. Recognized internationally in salivary research, he has over 135 publications, an h-index of 50, and research funding exceeding $10 million. His innovative research has led to more than 60 lectures worldwide. 

Dr. Siqueira has received numerous accolades, including the W.W. Wood Award for Excellence in Dental Education, the 2012 Salivary Researcher of the Year Award from IADR, the CIHR New Investigator Salary Award, and the “Faculty Scholar” title from Western University. He is an IADR Distinguished Scientist Award recipient and a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (FCAHS), a prestigious honor shared by only 11 dentists in history. 

His contributions in research innovation, training oral health professionals, and academic leadership reflect his status as a national and international ambassador of Canadian oral health research and dental education. 

Area of Study/Keywords: Salivary research; proteomics, saliva as a diagnostic fluid for oral and systemic diseases, effect of saliva on Dental Caries and periodontal diseases, Biofilm, acquired enamel pellicle, microbiome, proteins, peptides, mass spectrometric.