Dr. Robert Schroth (DMD MSc PhD)
Dr. Schroth is an Associate Professor in the Department of Preventive Dental Science (Dr. Gerald Niznick College of Dentistry) and the Department of Pediatrics & Child Health (Max Rady College of Medicine) at the University of Manitoba. He is also a research scientist at the Manitoba Institute of Child Health. Dr. Schroth is a dental clinician-scientist, practicing out of two inner city community-based dental clinics in Winnipeg. His research focuses on early childhood oral health and the epidemiology of Early Childhood Caries (ECC) in at-risk populations particularly among Indigenous children. Some of his work has examined the role of prenatal factors, including vitamin D levels, on the oral health of infants and preschool children. His research has also documented associations between ECC and poor nutritional status. He also co-facilitates an early childhood oral health promotion and ECC prevention project in Manitoba, Healthy Smile Happy Child, which uses community development principles to promote oral health, and includes program evaluation and research.