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Jean Marc Retrouvey

Personal Information
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Primary Position
Faculty of Dentistry
McGill University Health Centre (MUHC)
Research Interests: 
Current research projects include: Microimplant anchoring strength (in collaboration with the Eastern Virginia Medical School), Osteogenesis Imperfecta (in collaboration with the Shriner’s Hospital in Montreal), Occlusal characteritics of cerebral palsy patients, and in collaboration with industry, the testing of different receptors for 3D dental imaging. Finite element analysis in my research is also conducted in collaboration with the University of Tehran.

Private Practice

Dr. Jean-Marc Retrouvey is the founder of West Island Orthodontics, a practice located on Montreal's West Island focusing on high quality and personalized orthodontic care. He practices all aspects of Orthodontics with an emphasis on complex and multidisciplinary treatments.

University and Hospital Appointments

Dr. Jean-Marc Retrouvey has been the Director of the Division of Orthodontics at McGill University, Faculty of Dentistry, since 2001. He is also a guest lecturer at Université Laval, Quebec and is associated with the Montreal Children's Hospital (1996) and the Montreal General Hospital (2001).


Dr. Jean-Marc Retrouvey obtained his degree in Dentistry (DMD) from the Université de Montréal in 1978. After several years of private practice he attended Postgraduate School and obtained a Masters Degree in Orthodontics from Boston University in 1993. In 2005, he successfully became a Fellow in the Royal College of Dentists of Canada (Orthodontics).

Selected Publications: 

Schwartz, S., Kapala, J., and Retrouvey, JM: Encyclopedia of Infant and Early Childhood Development, Elsevier

Gueramy, A., Cheretakis, C., Retrouvey, JM: Orthodontic Force, Tooth Movement, and Occlusal Loading: 3D analysis using Finite Element Method. Submitted to the Angle Orthodontist (2009)

Chen, R., Vu, DD., Retrouvey JM: The Management of Impacted Central Incisors Submitted to the Pediatric Dental Journal (2009)

Retouvey, JM., Finkelstein, A., Interactive Teaching in Orthodontics, Journal of the Canadian Dental Association, Sept (2008)

Retrouvey, JM: Point of Care in Orthodontics, Journal of the Canadian Dental Association, Vol. 69, No. 6, pp 395-400, June (2003)

Retrouvey, JM: The Use of the Electronic Axiograph in Recording Mandibular Movement (Masters Thesis) Boston University (1993)