W. Choong Foong

Dr. Foong earned his B.Sc. (Hons.) and Ph.D. in Pharmacology from the School of Pharmacy, Portsmouth University (England). He then joined the Dalhousie University for two consecutive Post-Doctoral Fellowships in Biopharmaceutics and Dental Materials. He currently teaches graduate and undergraduate pharmacology and therapeutics in the nursing, dental, and dental hygiene programs. Dr. Foong also participates in clinical teaching, providing chair-side pharmacology and therapeutics instruction.

Selected Publications

"The Effect of Preoperative Ibuprofen on Tooth Sensitivity Caused by In-office Bleaching" Charakorn P, Cabinilla L, Foong WC, ShaheenJ, Pregitzer R and Schneider D.  Operative Dentistry 34(2): 131-135 (2009)

"Viral Diseases of the Mouth" Gordon, SC, Ganatra, S, Foong WC: eMedicine:"http://www.emedicine.com/derm/topic765.htm (2005; 2007, last updated January 2009)

"Antibiotic Management of Dental Infections"; Ralstrom E, Chan T and Foong WC The Detroit Dental Bulletin (April 2007).

 "Does Dental Diseases Hurt Your Heart?" Gordon, SC, Barasch A, Foong WC, ElGeneidy, AK and Safford, MM: J. Canadian Dental Association 71(2):93-95 (2005).

"Intralesional Chemotherapy for Head and neck Carcinoma:  A Review of the Literature", Barasch A, Epstein J and Foong C. Oral Surg Oral Path Oral Med and Endo.  97(3): 307-11 (2004).

"Does Dental Diseases Hurt Your Heart? A Review of the Literature"  Gordon SC, Barasch A, Foong WC, ElGeneidy AK, Safford MM  Michigan Dental Journal (2004).

Selected Invited and Continuing Education Presentations

"Integration of Biomedical Sciences and Internal Medicine -  CCI Project"  ADEA CCI Conference San Diego 2009

"Didactic Medical Education in Dentistry" Symposium on Medical Education in Dentistry ADEA Dallas 2008

Achieving Local Anesthetics:  Anatomical and Pharmacological Considerations" with WC Forbes; August 20th, 2009, University of Detroit Mercy, School of Dentistry

"Adverse Drug Reactions & Drug Interactions" University of it Mercy, School of Dentistry (TBA)

"Acute Pain Management in Dentistry" University of Detroit Mercy, School of Dentistry. (TBA)

"Update on Systemic Antimicrobial agents in Dentistry". University of Detroit Mercy, School of Dentistry. (TBA)

Research Interests and Activities

  • Dental Drug Interactions
  • Education and Dental Curriculum Research
  • Dental Pain Management and Wound Healing