Dr. Mel Schwartz
May 2020News

With private dental offices closed, JGH provides safety net for dental emergencies

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.

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In a JGH operating room, Dr. Robert Karanofsky (left) provides dental treatment to Naomie Joseph-Dandurand, who is under general anesthesia. Working with him are team members Dr. Estelle Azzi (centre), a dental resident, and Dushyanthi Alagaraju, a dental assistant.
November 2019Spotlight feature

When a patient just can’t sit still, what’s a dentist to do?

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.

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Using a model of a human skull, Dr. Ana Velly discusses her research into dental pain with Dr. Mervyn Gornitsky, who is Director of Research in the JGH Department of Dentistry, as well as the department’s Emeritus Chief and a Professor Emeritus at McGill University.
January 2019Research at the Lady Davis Institute

JGH takes increasingly active role in dental research

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.

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At his JGH Mini-Med School presentation, Dr. Allan Lisbona used a plastic model to demonstrate how an artificial tooth fits over a titanium screw that has been implanted into the jaw.
Fall 2014News

Decades of success confirm the superiority of dental implants

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.

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