• Portrait of Dr. Robert Schroth, DMD, MSc, PhD
  • Professor and clinician scientist

    Dr. Gerald Niznick College of Dentistry
    Department of Preventive Dental Science
    507 – 715 McDermot Avenue
    University of Manitoba
    Winnipeg, MB R3E 3P4 Canada

    Tel: 204-975-7764
    Fax: 204-977-5691
    Robert.Schroth@umanitoba.ca

Research affiliations

Research Scientist, the Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba.

Research summary

A renowned leader in the area of Early Childhood Caries (ECC), Dr. Robert Schroth’s research focuses on the impact that nutrition and prenatal factors have on infant and preschool oral health.

He has also been involved in other ECC epidemiological work involving Indigenous, rural, and Hutterite preschool populations.

Dr. Schroth co-leads the Healthy Smile Happy Child initiative, a Manitoba Health grant-funded project guided by the pillars of community-development, oral health promotion/education, and research/evaluation. This is a well-established, multidisciplinary and intersectoral early childhood oral health promotion partnership. It has partnered with communities to produce needed oral health promotion resources and has undertaken both quantitative and qualitative studies relating to preschool oral health in Manitoba.

Biography

Dr. Robert Schroth is a professor at the Dr. Gerald Niznick College of Dentistry. Additional details are below:

  • Acting Division Head, Community Dentistry, Dr. Gerald Niznick College of Dentistry (2020 – Present)
  • Professor (cross-appointed), Department of Community Health Sciences, College of Medicine, University of Manitoba (2019 – Present)
  • Professor with Tenure, Department of Preventive Dental Science, Dr. Gerald Niznick College of Dentistry, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba (2019 – Present; Tenure awarded 2014)
    Professor, Department of Pediatrics and Child Health, College of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba (2019 – Present)
  • Professor (cross-appointed), Department of Oral Biology, Dr. Gerald Niznick College of Dentistry, Faculty of Health Sciences (2019 – Present)
  • Scientist, the Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba (2004 – Present)
  • Staff Dentist, Mount Carmel Clinic, Dental Department
  • Staff Dentist, Centre for Community Oral Health, Dr. Gerald Niznick College of Dentistry, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba and Access Downtown (formerly Health Action Centre)
  • Active Staff Member, Winnipeg Regional Health Authority – Oral Health Program, Department of Surgery, Section of General Dentistry; HSC Consultation Privileges
  • Section Head, Pediatric Dentistry, Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (2016 – Present)
  • Chair, Oral Health Program Standards Committee, Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (2009 – Present)
  • Chair, Oral Health Program Quality Council, Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (2006 – Present)
  • Chair, Canadian Dental Association’s Committee on Clinical and Scientific Affairs (2019 – Present)
  • Co-Chair, Canada-United States Chapter, Alliance for a Cavity-Free Future (2017 – Present)

Education

2003 - 2010
Doctor of Philosophy, University of Manitoba, Department of Community Health Sciences (Dr. M Moffatt, Supervisor), Faculty of Medicine

2003 - 2007
Canadian Child Health Clinician Scientist Program (CIHR STIHR Program) Funded Doctoral Trainee Core Curriculum Certificate of Achievement (2005)

2000 - 2003
Master of Science, University of Manitoba, Department of Community Health Sciences (Dr. M Moffatt, Supervisor), Faculty of Medicine

1992 - 1996
Doctor of Dental Medicine, University of Manitoba, Faculty of Dentistry

1991 - 1992
Pre-Dental Education, Faculty of Science, University of Winnipeg

ORCID profile

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Contact us

Dr. Gerald Niznick College of Dentistry
D113, 780 Bannatyne Avenue
University of Manitoba, Bannatyne Campus
Winnipeg, MB R3E 0W2 Canada

204-789-3631
204-789-3912