McNally, Mary

Phone: (902) 494-1294

Email: mary.mcnally@dal.ca

Associate Professor, Department of Dental Clinical Sciences

Division Head, Department of Dental Clinical Sciences

Acting Assistant Dean, Research Affairs, Dean's Office

Academic Credentials:
BSc (MSVU); MSc (Dalhousie); DDS (Dalhousie); MA (Dalhousie)
Professional Appointments:
Cross Appointed to Department of BioEthics, Faculty of Medicine
Personal Website:



Presentations (last 5 years):

Schroth RJ, McNally M, Martin H, Edwards J, Hai-Santiago K, Kinew KA, Bertone M, Brownell M, Lavoie M, Moffatt ME, Star L, McNab W, Nickel N, Dufour L. Evaluating whether the Children’s Oral Health Initiative (COHI) affects the rates of pediatric dental surgery to treat severe early childhood caries in Manitoba. Canadian Association of Public Health Dentistry Annual Conference.  Vancouver, BC, September 22, 2018.

Asada Y, Urquhart R, Brown M, Marshall E, Murphy A, McNally M, Warner G, Doria N. Town of Tourtville, where people discuss fairness issues. (Poster) 2018 Canadian Association for Health Services and Policy Research (CAHSPR) conference. Montreal, Quebec, May 29, 2018.

McNally, ME, Zarkowski P, Evangelidis-Sakellson V. Connecting Gender/Diversity-based Misconduct to Professionalism Standards in Dental Education. Educational Workshop:  2018 ADEA Annual Session and Exhibition, Orlando, March 20, 2018. 

McIsaac JL, Warner G, Lawrence L, Urquhart R, Price S, Gahagan J, McNally M, Jackson L. The application of implementation science theories for population health: A critical interpretive synthesis. Conference on the Science of Dissemination & Implementation in Health, Washington DC, December 2017.

McNally M. Restorative Justice: An alternative to campus justice. Chair of the Board Symposium, Beyond the Horizon: Innovative Ideas for Dental Education. American Dental Education Association, Annual Session and Exhibition, Long Beach, March 20, 2017.

Castleden H, Sylvester P, Martin D, McNally M. Pathways to Improving Indigenous Health by Decolonizing the Academy: Institutional Barriers and Ethical Tensions Associated with Doing Community-Based Participatory Research in “A Good Way”. Community-Campus Partnerships for Health's 14th International Conference Journey to Justice: Creating Change Through Partnerships, New Orleans, Louisiana, May 2016

McNally M, Lahey W, Reid L. Brown B. Ethical and legal implications of frailty screening. Canadian Frailty Network National Forum, Transforming health care for Canada’s aging, frail population, Toronto, Canada, May 13th 2016.

McNally M, Martin D. Promoting Oral Health in Indigenous Communities in Northeastern Canada: Strategies, methods and insights from a “Two-Eyed Seeing” Approach. Australian Research Centre for Population Oral Health, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia, April 8, 2016.

McNally M, Martin D, Castleden H, Sylvester P. Indigenous Health Research in Canada: Insights on ethical tensions and institutional barriers for Indigenous community based participatory research. Wardiparingga Aboriginal Research Unit, Centre of Research Excellence in Aboriginal Chronic Disease KT/E, South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute, Adelaide, Australia, April 15, 2016.

McNally M, Matthews D, Martin D, Campbell C. Systematic Realist Review: Identifying oral-health promotion interventions for Indigenous communities. American Association of Dental Research/Canadian Association of Dental Research Annual Meeting & Exhibition, Los Angeles, March 16-19, 2016.

Sylvestre P, Castleden H, Martin D, McNally M. Conflicting responsibilities: Using geographic concepts of place and scale to illuminate challenges with enacting ethical community-based participatory Indigenous research in Canada. Canadian Association of Geographers Annual Meeting Vancouver BC 2015.

Martin D, McNally ME, Castleden H. Aboriginal health research and the academy: Exploring researchers’ experiences to identify tensions from the TCPS2 to the REB to the community. Canadian Association of Research Ethics Boards and Canadian Association of University Research Administrators Atlantic Conference, Halifax, November 2014.

Castleden H, Martin D, McNally ME. Community-based participatory Indigenous health research in Canada: Navigating the community- institutional paradox for doing ‘good’ research. International Network of Indigenous Health Knowledge and Development (INIHKD) and Manitoba Network Environments for Aboriginal Research (NEAHR) Conference 2014, Winnipeg, October 2014.

Schroth R, McNally ME, Harrison R, Kliewor E. Highlights from the Pathway to Oral Health Equity for First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Canadians Knowledge Exchange Workshop. International Network of Indigenous Health Knowledge and Development (INIHKD) and Manitoba Network Environments for Aboriginal Research (NEAHR) Conference 2014, Winnipeg, October 2014.

Martin M, McNally ME, Castleden H, Wall D, Worden-Driscoll I. Oral health as public health: building the case for health promotion in NunatuKavut. International Network of Indigenous Health Knowledge and Development (INIHKD) and Manitoba Network Environments for Aboriginal Research (NEAHR) Conference 2014, Winnipeg, October 2014.

Martin M, McNally ME, Schroth R, Seymour B, Swann B, Chartier M. Addressing oral health disparities among Indigenous children (panel presentation). International Network of Indigenous Health Knowledge and Development (INIHKD) and Manitoba Network Environments for Aboriginal Research (NEAHR) Conference 2014, Winnipeg, October 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. . 91st General Session and Exhibition of the International Association of Dental Research, Seattle. March 22-25, 2013

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. 91st General Session and Exhibition of the International Association of Dental Research, Seattle. March 22-25, 2013.