Matthews, Debora

Phone: (902) 494-1419

Email: Debora.Matthews@Dal.Ca

Assistant Dean, Academic Affairs, Dean's Office

Associate Professor, Department of Dental Clinical Sciences, Division of Periodontics & Orofacial Pain

Academic Credentials:
BSc (Alberta), DDS (Alberta), Dip. Perio (Toronto), MSc (McMaster)



Patel A*, Matthews D, Ghiabi E. Practice profile of periodontists in Canada: a national survey. Canadian Academy of Periodontists Annual Meeting and Scientific Session June 2014, Toronto. IADR Annual General Meeting Boston 2015.
Daneshvar SS*, Matthews D, Ghiabi E. A retrospective analysis of implant survival at an undergraduate dental clinic. Canadian Academy of Periodontists Annual Meeting and Scientific Session June 2014, Toronto. IADR Annual General Meeting Boston 2015.
McNeil K, Chalmers J, ME McNally, Matthews D, Crowell S. Brushing Up On Mouth Care for older adults requiring home support. IADR Annual General Meeting Boston 2015
McKibbin C, McNally M, Kraglund F, Matthews D, Buckle T, Wood M., Jones G, Worden-Driscoll A, Demsey A. An oral health survey of Aboriginal children and Adolescents from the northeast coast of Labrador, Canada. AADR, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, March 2014.
McNally ME, MacNeil K, Chalmers J, Crowell S, Matthews DC, Martin-Misener R, Clovis J. Knowledge translation in Continuing Care: Facilitating uptake of a daily oral care program. Canadian Association of Geriatrics. Halifax. October 2013.
Demsey A, McNally ME, Martin D, Wall D, Matthews DC, Castleden H, Worden-Driscoll I. Kungatsiajuk: Examining Oral Health of NunatuKavut Children in Labrador Canada. IADR/AADR/CADR. March 2013. Seattle.
McNally ME, Matthews DC, Martin-Misener R, Wyatt CCL, Clovis J, Moorhouse P, Crowell C, McNeil K. Brushing Up on Mouth Care: Evaluating a comprehensive mouth care program IADR/AADR/CADR. March 2013. Seattle.
Ghiabi E, Matthews D, Brillant M. The oral health of immigrants and refugees in Nova Scotia. IADR/AADR/CADR. March 2013. Seattle.
McNeil, K, McNally M, Crowell S, Martin-Meisner R, Matthews D. Brushing Up on Mouth Care: Integrating an oral health care program for dependent older adults into continuing care settings in Nova Scotia. Health Council of Canada, National Symposium on Integrated Care. October 2012. Toronto
Matthews DC, Brillant MS, McNally ME, Clovis JB, Filiaggi M. Getting long in the tooth: Planning future oral health needs for Nova Scotia adults. Nova Scotia Centre on Aging Conference. November 2012. Halifax
Clovis JB, Matthews DC, Brillant MS, , McNally ME, Filiaggi M. Self-reported oral health among Nova Scotian adults aged 45 years and older as indicators of oral health status. Canadian Association of Public Health Dentistry Annual Meeting. September 2012. PEI
McNally, ME, Matthews DC, Crowell S. Filling the Gaps: Advancing health policy and services to improve the oral health of dependent older adults. Canadian Association Health Services and Policy Annual Conference, May 2011. Halifax.
Matthews DM, McNally ME, Brillant. Nova Scotia Seniors and inequities in oral health care. Canadian Association Health Services and Policy Annual Conference, May 2011. Halifax.
McNally ME, Matthews DM, Pottie K. Oral Health of Immigrants and Refugees: Evidence for Physicians' Role. International Association of Dental Research, March 2011. San Diego.
Daniels E*, McNally ME, Matthews DC, Hayden J, Secco L. Management of drug induced xerostomia in older adults: Systematic Review. International Association of Dental Research, March 2011. San Diego.
Kotzer RD, Lawrence HP, Clovis JB, Matthews DC, Brillant MGS. Oral health- related quality of life in an aging population. IADR July 2010. Barcelona (abstract)
Clovis JB, Matthews DC, Lawrence HP, Kotzer RD, Filiaggi MJ, McNally ME, Brillant MGS. Dental visit frequency of community-dwelling adults aged 45 and older. IADR July 2010. Barcelona (abstract)
Matthews DC, Clovis JB, Brillant MGS, Lawrence HP, Kotzer RD, McNally ME, Filiaggi MJ. Comparison of clinical oral health status between seniors and pre- seniors. IADR July 2010. Barcelona (abstract)
Clovis JB, Matthews DC, Brillant MGS, Romanow P, Cobban SJ, McNally ME, Filiaggi MJ. Increasing capacity for oral health policy: The case for comparison of qualitative analyses. International Symposium on Dental Hygiene. July 2010. Glasgow. (abstract)
Clovis JB, Matthews DC, Kotzer RD, Lawrence HP, Brillant MGS. Predictors of participation in a clinical oral exam survey. Canadian Association of Public Health Dentistry Annual Scientific Session. June 2010. Toronto (abstract)
Matthews D, Clovis J, Filiaggi M, McNally M. Oral health of adults in long-term care facilities. American Association of Dental Research Annual Meeting 2010 Washington, DC. (abstract)
Wong AA, Matthews DC, Clovis JB, Filiaggi M, McNally M. Seniors; oral health: Are treatment recommendations followed-up? (abstract) IADR 2008 Toronto.
Kennedy N, McNally M, Matthews D. Introducing caries risk assessment for a teaching clinic. (abstract) IADR 2008 Toronto
Matthews DC. Calibration for periodontal examinations. Canadian Scleroderma Research Group Oral Health Pilot Workshop. Montreal. June 2008
Symposium Chair, “Knowledge Translation: How to get your research to the people to whom it matters most”. 2008 International Association of Dental Research Annual Meeting and Scientific Session. Toronto. July 2008
McNally M, Matthews DC. NSHRF Capacity Building Program – a success story in the field or oral health research. Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation Board Meeting. Halifax. July 2008.
Matthews DC. Calibration for periodontal examinations. Canadian Scleroderma Research Group Oral Health Pilot Workshop. Montreal, June 2008.
Matthews DC. Pandemic Planning for Nova Scotia Dentists. Presented at South Nova Dental Society, October 2007; Annapolis Valley Dental Society, October 2007; Halifax County Dental Society, November 2007, Cape Breton Dental Society, January 2008; Southwest Nova Dental Society, March 2008.
Clovis J, Matthews D, Filliagi M, McNally M. Improving seniors’ oral health through community collaboration and research partnerships (abstract). National Oral Health Care Conference 2007. Denver.
Matthews DC. Management of oral health in diabetes. Annual Congress of the Federation Dentaire Internationale (FDI). Dubai. October 2007
Matthews DC, McNally M, Crowell S, Clovis J, Filiaggi M. “Oral Health of Seniors – Identifying Research Gaps and Influencing Exchange in Aging Research”. Nova Scotia Centre on Aging, “Dialogue Among Partners’ Event”. Mount Saint Vincent University. May 2007.
McNally ME, Crowell S, Matthews D, Clovis J, Filiaggi M. From research to policy: Experiences of the Nova Scotia Seniors’ Oral Health Collaboration. 19th Annual Meeting on Special Care Dentistry. May 2007. Denver (Symposium/Abstract)
Matthews DC. Root coverage. On-line power point presentation complementary to Point of Care article in March 2007 JCDA http://www.cda-adc.ca/jcda/vol-73/issue-2/matthews.html
Matthews DC. "Seniors Oral Health Assessment in Nova Scotia". Board meeting of the Gerontology Association of Nova Scotia. Halifax. January 2007.
CIHR Applied Oral Health Training Program. “Knowledge Translation: Strategies for Community Collaborative Research and Knowledge Exchange”. McGill University, Montreal. July 2006.
“My Life as a Clinician Scientist”. Keynote Speaker. McGill University, Montreal. July 2006
Clovis JB, Matthews DC. Collaborative Community Research in Seniors’ Oral Health. Oral Health Methodology. (abstract). Oral Health Methodology Conference. Belgium. April 2006.