Dr. Robert Schroth is a renowned professor and clinician scientist at the Dr. Gerald Niznick College of Dentistry. He is a true leader in the field of oral health, with a career dedicated to understanding and improving the oral health of infants and preschoolers, particularly those from vulnerable populations.
Currently, Dr. Schroth holds the position of acting division head of community dentistry and section head of pediatric dentistry at the Dr. Gerald Niznick College of Dentistry, where he is also a professor. He holds cross-appointed positions in the departments of community health sciences and pediatrics and child health in the Max Rady College of Medicine. He is also a scientist at the Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba and a staff dentist at Mount Carmel Clinic and Centre for Community Oral Health.
His extensive list of awards and educational attainments are a testament to his dedication and excellence in the field. He is the chair of several committees and councils, including the Canadian Dental Association’s Committee on Clinical and Scientific Affairs, and the co-chair of the Canada-United States Chapter of Alliance for a Cavity-Free Future. He has also been awarded tenure at the Dr. Gerald Niznick College of Dentistry.
Dr. Schroth is known for his work in Early Childhood Caries (ECC), where his research focuses on the impact of nutrition and prenatal factors on the oral health of infants and preschoolers. He has made significant contributions to the field through his epidemiological research involving Indigenous, rural, and Hutterite preschool populations.
He also co-leads the Healthy Smile Happy Child initiative, a Manitoba Health grant-funded project that brings together a multidisciplinary and intersectoral team to promote oral health through community-development, oral health promotion/education, and research/evaluation. This initiative has been successful in partnering with communities to produce necessary oral health promotion resources and has undertaken both quantitative and qualitative studies relating to preschool oral health in Manitoba.
Dr. Schroth's passion for oral health and commitment to improving the lives of children and families is evident in his work. He is not only a respected professor and researcher but also a dedicated clinician, who is an active staff member of Winnipeg Regional Health Authority and works as a staff dentist at Mount Carmel Clinic, Centre for Community Oral Health, and Access Downtown. He is also chair of Oral Health Program Standards Committee, Winnipeg Regional Health Authority.
With his extensive experience and expertise, Dr. Schroth is a true leader in the field of oral health and his contributions to the field will continue to make a significant impact on the lives of children and families.