Dr. Kim Beaucage
DDS, PhD, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry Western University
Born and raised in Kitchener-Waterloo, Dr Kim Beaucage completed her Honours Bachelor of Science with a Minor in Biology undergraduate degree at the University of Waterloo. She went on to pursue graduate studies at Western University (formerly the University of Western Ontario), where she completed a PhD in Physiology with a Specialization in Musculoskeletal Health Research specifically focused diseases of bone and metabolism. Dr Beaucage was selected for enrollment in the Schulich Dental Clinician-Scientist (DCS) program – a unique program consisting of a PhD in an area of research relevant to dentistry followed by a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree at Western University. During her DDS, Dr Beaucage participated in the Dentistry Summer Research Program to remain involved with research focused on arthritis related diseases.
Dr Beaucage’s work has been recognized with numerous scholarships and awards, has contributed to funding of research grants from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and The Arthritis Society, and has been published in top-tier peer-reviewed scientific journals within her field. She has been invited to present her work nationally and internationally. Most recently, Dr Beaucage was awarded the Quintessence Research Award of Distinction for exemplary research in an undergraduate dental program, and the Quintessence Award in Restorative Dentistry for excellence in the clinical aspects of Operative Dentistry from Western University.
In her time at Western, Dr Beaucage co-created and was co-chancellor of a dental research group for students as well as a research group for musculoskeletal health research trainees. She enjoyed volunteering in community outreach programs such as Dental Outreach Community Service (DOCS), DOCS Kids and Sharing Smiles Day, programs that teach children and adults, as well as persons with special needs how to attain good oral hygiene, as well as providing dental care to those in need.
In her spare time, Dr Beaucage enjoys travel, fitness, outdoor activities such as hiking, and spending time with friends and family. She continues to be active in research and will soon be teaching at Western University in the upcoming academic year in Dentistry and Physiology.
Dr Beaucage is delighted to provide dental care at Trillium Dental Centre in her hometown. Recently, the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry has recognized Dr Beaucage by featuring her in an article that tells the story of her return to Trillium found here. A scientist at heart, she strongly believes in keeping up to date with the latest scientific literature in the field, practicing scientific evidence-based dentistry and continuing to be a life-long learner. She enjoys all aspects of dentistry and is looking forward to helping patients achieve excellent oral health, contributing to their total health and well-being.