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Our Researchers

McGill’s Faculty of Dentistry researchers are a dynamic group of internationally recognized experts whose investigations cover a wide variety of research fields related to oral health.  Oral health overlaps extensively with general health, and much of our research extends far beyond the oral cavity.  While clustered into four major research themes, details of individual research programs can be found below, and in the links to the left.

Applicants for graduate studies have to be accepted by a supervisor before they will be accepted as a graduate student by the Faculty of Dentistry. We encourage applicants to identify, and directly contact by e-mail, potential supervisors who appear on this page.

Disclaimer: Student and support staff names appearing on the web pages below for each professor have consented in writing to having their names appear on our Dentistry website.

Investigators

Dentistry - Appointed Academic Staff

Allison

Dr. Paul Allison

  • Oral cancer
  • Quality of life
  • Psychosocial determinants of health
  • Clinical epidemiology

Barralet

Dr. Jake Barralet

  • Biomaterials
  • Drug delivery
  • Tissue regeneration

Bedos

Dr. Christophe Bedos

  • Public health
  • Access to care
  • Social justice
  • Poverty
  • Qualitative research

Bennett

Dr. Gary Bennett

  • Analgesics
  • Neuropathy
  • Pain
  • Chemotherapy neuropathy

Cervero

Dr. Fernando Cervero

 

 

  • Neuroscience
  • Neurobiology of pain and hyperalgesia
  • Neurobiology of visceral pain

Chauvin

Dr. Peter J. Chauvin

 

 

  • Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology
  • Oral Cancer
  • Mucosal diseases
  • Vesiculobullous disorders

Dr. Luda Diatchenko

  • Pain Genetics
  • Human Molecular Genetics
  • Chronic Pain Conditions

Esfandiari

Dr. Shahrokh Esfandiari

  • Oral health technology assessment
  • Evidence based dentistry
  • Oral health policy
  • Evidence based decision making
  • Oral public health

Feine

Dr. Jocelyne Feine

  • Randomized clinical trials
  • Patient-based outcomes
  • Quality of life
  • Dental implants

Gornitsky

Dr. Mervyn Gornitsky

  • Facial pain
  • Saliva
  • Scleroderma
  • Xerostomia

Dr. Richard Hovey

  • Qualitative research
  • Patient centred care
  • Chronic illness
  • Medical Education / Communication

Kaartinen

Dr. Mari Kaartinen

  • Bone formation
  • Osteoblast differentiation and signaling
  • Matrix biology
  • Transglutaminase enzymes

Komarova

Dr. Svetlana Komarova

  • Bone physiology
  • Osteoclast
  • Osteoblast
  • Bioenergetics
  • Mathematical modeling

LeMoual

Dr. Hervé LeMoual

  • Bacterial pathogenesis
  • Host antimicrobial peptides
  • Two-component regulatory systems

MacDonald

Dr. Mary E. Macdonald

  • Vulnerable populations
  • Aboriginal and indigenous health
  • Palliative care and bereavement
  • Communication skills and cultural competency

Dr. Nicholas Makhoul

  • Oral and Maxillofacial Oncology
  • Maxillofacial Reconstruction
  • Tissue Engineering
  • Outcomes Studies and Quality Assurance in Maxillofacial Cancer Care

Dr. Marc D. McKee

  • Biomineralization
  • Bone and tooth biology
  • Extracellular matrix biology
  • Pathologic calcification

Murshed 

Dr. Monzur Murshed

  • Transgenic models
  • Bone remodelling
  • Bone mineralization
  • Osteoblastogenesis
  • Arterial calcification

nicolau

Dr. Belinda Nicolau

  • Head and neck cancer
  • Life course epidemiology
  • Periodontal disease
  • Obesity

Reinhardt

Dr. Dieter P. Reinhardt

  • Extracellular matrix
  • Connective tissue disorders
  • Fibrillins
  • Microfibrils
  • Protein function

Retrouvey

Dr. Jean-Marc Retrouvey

  • Osteogenesis imperfecta
  • Orthodontics
  • Education

Schweinhardt

Dr. Petra Schweinhardt

  • Cerebral pain processing
  • Pain modulation
  • Chronic pain

Stone

Dr. Laura Stone

  • Chronic pain
  • Low back pain
  • Behavioral pharmacology

Tabrizian

Dr. Maryam Tabrizian

  • Biomaterials
  • Biointerface
  • Biorecognition
  • Regenerative medicine
  • Nanomedicine

Tamimi

Dr. Faleh Tamimi

  • Maxillofacial surgery
  • Biomaterials
  • Restorative dentistry
  • Bone regeneration
  • Dental implants

Touyz

Dr. Louis Z. G. Touyz

  • Beverages
  • Frangibles
  • Oral-biology
  • Periodontics
  • Oral-medicine

Tran

Dr. Simon D. Tran

  • Tissue engineering
  • Stem cell
  • Saliva
  • Regenerative medicine
  • Translational research

Ana Velly Headshot

Dr. Ana Velly

  • Pain
  • Biomarkers
  • Saliva
  • Epidemiology
  • Cancer

Zhang 

Dr. Ji Zhang

  • Glial cell biology
  • Nervous system
  • Immune response
  • Pain
  • Behavior

Dentistry - Associate and Adjunct Members

Dr. Nilana Barros

  • Proteases
  • PHEX
  • XLH
  • Cathepsins
  • Bone
  • Mineralization

cerruti

Dr. Marta Cerruti

  • Surface modifications
  • Biomaterials for soft and hard tissue applications
  • Bio-interface characterization
  • IR, Raman and XPS spectroscopy

Dr. Elham Emami

  • Prosthodontic clinical trials
  • Oral Epidemiology and Dental Public Health
  • Rural Oral Health
  • Patient-based outcomes
  • Systematic reviews and Meta-analyses

Dr. Eduardo Franco

  • cancer epidemiology and prevention
  • screening
  • oral cancer epidemiology
  • HPV infection

Kolta

Dr. Arlette Kolta

  • Mastication
  • Trigeminal system
  • Neurone-glia interactions
  • Electrophysiology
  • Calcium imaging

nazhat

Dr. Showan N. Nazhat

  • Biopolymers
  • Biodegradable materials
  • Bioactivecomposites
  • Tissue engineering scaffolds
  • Cell-material interactions in 3D

rousseau

Dr. Marie-C Rousseau

  • Epidemiology
  • Head and neck cancer
  • Immunity and inflammation
  • HPV infection

Dr. Nicolas Schlecht

  • Molecular Epidemiology
  • Cancer
  • HPV
  • HIV

Dr. René St-Arnaud

  • Transcriptional regulation
  • Osteoblasts
  • Vitamin D metabolism
  • Animal models of bone disease
  • Nascent polypeptide associated complex and co-activator alpha

vali

Dr. Hojatollah Vali

  • Biomineralization
  • Tissue engineering and biomaterials