DMD, MSc, PhD
- Accepting Students: Yes
- Research Category: Oral Health
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Professor (cross-appointed), Department of Community Health Sciences, College of Medicine, University of Manitoba
Professor with Tenure, Department of Preventive Dental Science, Dr. Gerald Niznick College of Dentistry, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba
Professor, Department of Pediatrics and Child Health, College of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba
Professor (cross-appointed), Department of Oral Biology, Dr. Gerald Niznick College of Dentistry, Faculty of Health Sciences
Centre Leader, Canadian Child Health Clinician Scientist Program (CCHCSP)
Scientist, the Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba
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
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
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.
- Scaling up the Healthy Smile Happy Child Initiative: Tailoring and enhancing a community development approach to improve early childhood oral health for First Nations and Metis Children.
- COHI – A mixed-methods evaluation of Health Canada’s Children’s Oral Health Initiative. Does it lead to improved oral health in young First Nations and Inuit children?
- Feasibility and acceptability of using Silver Diamine Fluoride to arrest Early Childhood Caries in young children.
- Pilot validation of a new Canadian Pediatric Risk Assessment Tool for preschool children.
- Taste receptors study: the etiology of genes involved in taste signaling in determining young children’s susceptibility to S-ECC.
- NISHTAM NIWIIPITAN (My First Teeth): A multi-prolonged approach to improving mother and child oral health in Aboriginal communities (a collaboration between the University of Toronto and the University of Manitoba).