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Jean-Marc Retrouvey

Jean-Marc Retrouvey ImageJean-Marc Retrouvey, D.M.D. MSc, FRCD

jean-marc [dot] retrouvey [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)
Tel:(514) 934-8545 ext. 42489

I am the Director of the Orthodontic Division at McGill University. I am also staff Orthodontist at the Montreal General Hospital and the Montreal Children’s Hospital. I have academic interests in educational projects and research. Past research projects include: Micro-implant anchoring strength (in collaboration with the Eastern Virginia Medical School), Osteogenesis Imperfecta (in collaboration with the Shriner’s Hospital in Montreal), Occlusal characteristics of cerebral palsy patients. Finite element analysis in my research was also conducted in collaboration with the University of Tehran.

I have a major research interest in 3D CADCAM diagnosis, treatment planning and in the production of milled and printed orthodontic appliances. We are also actively conducting clinical research on aligner therapy.

In collaboration with the Shriners Hospital, I am also part of an NIH-funded project involving multicentre research on Osteogenesis Imperfecta.

I do not direct a research laboratory and thus am not able to accept the direct supervision of graduate students. However, I frequently serve as co-supervisor for student research projects. I do supervise Summer Research Projects for McGill Undergraduate Dental Students.

Research interests

Osteogenesis Imperfecta and rare disease studies (Mice and clinical studies)

3D CADCAM diagnostic, treatment, milling and printing of appliances

Dental Materials (Composites and Finite-Element Analysis)


2014 NIH Grant 2014 (participant) Brittle Bone Disorders Consortium of the Rare Disease Clinical Research Network
Principal investigator : Brendan Lee
My role is to participate in craniofacial research of OI, one of
5 foci in this study
2012 TAEFL Development Grant
The Virtual-Patient Data Bank
Role: Principal developer and writer
2010 SHRINERS Osteogenesis Imperfecta grant
Co-Principal Investigator and research developer
Montreal Childrens Hospital
Development of the craniofacial unit
2008 Government of Quebec, Montreal Childrens Hospital
Handicapping Malocclusions
Role: Director of the program
Virtual patient database
Role Principal investigator and developer


Retrouvey, J.M. The Use of the Electronic Axiograph in Recording Mandibular Movement (Masters Thesis) Boston University (1993)

Retrouvey, J.M. Point of Care in Orthodontics, Journal of the Canadian Dental Association, Vol. 69, No. 6, pp 395-400, June 2003

Retrouvey, J.M, Finkelstein A., Interactive Teaching in Orthodontics, Journal of the Canadian Dental Association, Sept 2008

Lemieux G, Hart A, Cheretakis C, Goodmurphy C, Retrouvey J.M: Computed Tomographic Characterization of Mini-Implant:Insertion Pattern and Maximum Anchorage Force in Human Cadavers AAO-DO, 140:3; Sept 2011 Pages 356–365

Pages 356–365

Allahyar Geramy, Jean Marc Retrouvey, Hannane Ghadirian, Reza Jelodar and Hasan Salehi : Tip Back Bend in Continuous Archwire: 3D Analysis using Finite Element Method Int.Jour. Clinical. Dent. 4:4, 2011

Rizkallah J,Schwartz S, Rauch F Vu D,Muller K,Retrouvey JM) Evaluation of the severity of malocclusions observed in osteogenesis imperfecta children and adolescents using the PAR and DI indices AJO-DO March 2013

Jean-Marc Retrouvey, Allahyar Geramy, H Ghadirian, R Jelodar, H Saleh : Tip back bend in continuous arch wire: 3d analysis using finite element method. Int'l J Clin Dent;4(4):345-3512011

Nghe S. Luu, Liliya G. Nikolcheva, Jean-Marc Retrouvey, Carlos Flores-Mir, Tarek El-Bialy, Jason P. Carey, and Paul W. Major (2012) Linear measurements using virtual study models. The Angle Orthodontist: November 2012, Vol. 82, No. 6, pp. 1098-1106.

Mohamed-Nur Abdallah, Nathan Light, Wala M. Amin, Jean-Marc Retrouvey, Marta Cerruti, Faleh Tamimi: Development of a composite resin disclosing agent based on the understanding of tooth staining mechanisms, Journal of dentistry 2014

Book Chapters

Stephane Schwartz, Jon Kapala and Jean-Marc Retrouvey: Encyclopedia of Infant and Early Childhood Development, 2008 Elsevier

Glorieux, Francis et al.: Pediatric Bone- 2nd edition: Chapter 5: Dental Maturation from the Dental Crypt to the Final Occlusion 2011

Hartsfield, Schwartz, Retrouvey: Osteogenesis Imperfecta: a translational approach to brittle bone disease, edited by Jay R Shapiro, Peter H Byers, Francis Glorieux, and Paul D Sponsello

Cohen Charles, Nan Hai, Jean-Marc Retrouvey, Dui Dat Vu. Endotically Treated Primary Teeth and Ectopic Eruption Permanent Successors. Canadian Dental Association Meeting 2009

Educational or special Projects

Interactive CD ROM Orthodontic Diagnosis developed in collaboration with Instructional Multimedia Services to train students in the diagnosis of malocclusion. All aspects of diagnosis are covered using text and animations. Interactive exercises are provided at the end of each chapter to let the students practice their newly acquired knowledge. Several Canadian and American Universities use this program

Virtual-Patient Database Web based patient database designed to develop diagnostic and analytical skills in a multimedia environment with 3D imaging and virtual cephalometric imaging. The emphasis is placed on problem recognition and problem solving.

President International Foundation for Orthodontic Education: Development of a Blended Learning Curriculum for the country of Vietnam in Postgraduate Orthodontics
Technical advisor 3Shape Company
Advisor Invisalign (pilot practice)