Dr. Mervyn Gornitsky, the former Chief and current Emeritus Chief of the JGH Department of Dentistry, is being honoured by having the hospital’s Dental Clinic named after him.
During the COVID-19 crisis, while private dentists’ offices are closed, the JGH Department of Dentistry is providing emergency care to members of the public who would otherwise have nowhere else to turn.
When a physical condition (like cerebral palsy) or developmental disorder (like autism) makes regular dentistry impossible, adult patients at the JGH are fully anesthetized and treated in an operating room.
Dental research is playing an increasingly significant role in the Lady Davis Institute, especially in an exploration of pain in and around the joint on either side of the jaw bone—second only to back disorders as a source of chronic pain.
Nearly half a century since they were first used, dental implants remain the most reliable and longest-lasting way to replace an extracted or diseased tooth, Dr. Allan Lisbona told the audience at the 12th annual JGH Mini-Med School.