The Faculty Advisory Board serves as a consultation board to the Dean of the Faculty of Dentistry. Based throughout North America, our FAB is comprised of industry leaders in the field of dentistry and beyond. They offer their invaluable expertise and help connect the faculty to their own networks, bringing industry expertise and philanthropic support to the Faculty, our students and our researchers.
Dr. Iannella graduated from McGill’s Faculty of Dentistry in 2006, after a prior career in business. He has been owner of Centre Clinico Dentaire, with offices for the last 29 years. He first joined McGill’s Faculty Advisory Board in 2006. As an Assistant Professor in the Faculty, he is Director of the Practice Management Course for DMD IV students, where he focuses on continuously improving students’ understanding of the business of dentistry.
Dr. Anthony Iannella graduated from McGill’s Faculty of Dentistry in 1988. He has been a sole proprietor working in a group practice at Centre Clinico Dentaire, with offices in Montreal, for the last 29 years. He first joined the McGill Faculty of dentistry as a clinician in the student undergraduate clinic 20 years ago and in 2006 became a standing member of the Faculty Advisory Board. As an Assistant Professor at McGill, he is Director of the Practice Management Course for DMD IV students, where he focuses on continuously improving students’ understanding of the business of dentistry. His memberships include the CDA, ACDQ and ODQ. He has been presiding chairman at the “Journées Dentaire du Quebec” for serval dental practice management speakers.
Member since December 2005.
Dr. Berger was born in Montreal, Canada, where he earned both his bachelor and dental degrees from McGill University. After earning his dental degree, he spent an additional year in advanced dental training at the McGill Graduate School of Dentistry. He subsequently earned his medical degree at the University of Washington. After completing his degree, he entered the oral and maxillofacial surgery training program at the University of Washington, where he completed general surgery and oral and maxillofacial training. He spent one year in Europe doing a fellowship at two major centers, one in Holland and one in Austria. He then returned to McGill University for an additional year of advanced training prior to coming to San Diego.
Dr. Berger has lectured extensively in the United States and Canada on temporomandibular joint disorders, dental implantology and the surgical treatment of sleep disorders. He is past Chief of Maxillofacial Surgery at the Children’s Hospital and Sharp Memorial Hospital and serves on the Orthodontic Advisory Committee for California Children’s Services. He is a faculty member of University of California, San Diego, Division of Plastic Surgery, and Secretary of the California Coalition of Cleft and Craniofacial Center. For his entire career, Dr. Berger has been at the forefront of his field.
Member since January 2010.
Dr. J.W. Martin Kim attending McGill University for his bachelor’s and dental degrees. Upon completing dental school, Dr. Kim studied at the University of Minnesota to receive his certification in periodontics. Once his studies had been completed, Dr. Kim returned to British Columbia to practice as a certified periodontist in Richmond. Currently, he is the director of the Metro Vancouver Dental Implant Study Clubs, where Dr. Kim furthers the knowledge of general dentists on implant dentistry and periodontics. Dr. Kim is a certified specialist as a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada, Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology; additionally, Dr. Kim is part of the Board of Directors of the Aghanistan Dental Relief Project, and is a co-founder and director of the Somali Charitable and Development Organization.
Member since December 2017.
Dr. Moghadam joined Argyle Associates in 2002 and is the Chief of Dentistry/Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Montfort Hospital. He holds degrees in Dentistry, OMFS, and a Masters degree in Science in Bone Engineering. He published the first-ever stem cell regeneration in human jaw bone using BMP and is internationally recognized for his special interest in dental implants and bone reiteration. He is currently on faculty at McGill, lectures at the University of Ottawa, and is an active staff surgeon at The Ottawa Hospital, The Montfort Hospital, and University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Medicine.
Member since October 2018.
Pierrette Wong has come a long way since growing up in Mauritius. Although she no longer calls the tiny island home, the values and traditions from her native country as well as her Chinese roots have followed her throughout her extensive travels. Immigrating to Montreal in 1969, this mother, grandmother, and successful business woman continues to lead by example, and her spirit can be captured in one simple word – perseverance.
She left Mauritius at the tender age of 20 for Europe and then Hong Kong, where she began her career in the luxury watch industry. With keen business acumen, Pierrette subsequently worked in the hospitality and real estate industries before making the leap into entrepreneurship. In the 1990s, she launched ItalWong Fashions Inc., a distributor of Italian apparel. “Growing up, my parents were entrepreneurs and I learned a tremendous amount from them,” Pierrette explains. “They inspired me to carve my own path, regardless of the obstacles that I was certain to encounter.”
Pierrette’s road to success has certainly not come without its own challenges. “Experiencing, understanding, and analyzing failure has helped me get to where I am today,” she says. “No matter how hard I got hit, I got up and kept moving forward because every day was a new day to thrive.” Her grit and determination are values that have been passed onto her two daughters, Jennifer and Tanya. Both Ivy League graduates, Jennifer is a seasoned investment banker based in New York City, and Tanya works in hotel real estate investment management in Dallas.
Running a flourishing business is only one of what Pierrette considers her two jobs. A dedicated community volunteer for over 25 years, she affectionately calls herself a “social worker”, and has been involved in a number of healthcare related causes and Montreal’s Chinese community, among others. “I have always had a big place in my heart for healthcare, and my late husband Jamson did as well,” Pierrette explains. “It was important for us to do our part and set the right example for our daughters to do the same,” she says.
After hearing through a friend about McGill University’s Faculty of Dentistry Outreach Clinic, Pierrette knew she wanted be involved. “At the time when I was growing up in Mauritius, there weren’t many dentists and they were very expensive,” she states. “We had mobile dental care that went from school to school in the village, and you were lucky if you saw a dentist once a year. In fact, I had one of my own teeth pulled out without an anaesthetic, and I still remember to this day how loud I screamed. I’m sure the whole village heard me.”
Pierrette led several fundraising initiatives for the Faculty of Dentistry, and the family made a very significant donation to create the Jamson T.N. Wong Laboratories in Bone and Periodontal Research, in memory of her husband. Continuing on her mission to give back to her community, Pierrette got involved with the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) and the Foundation on one of the biggest healthcare projects the city had ever seen – the construction of the Glen site.
Chair since February 2019.
After graduating from McGill University Faculty of Dentistry in 1984, Lloyd Flanagan practiced dentistry in downtown Montreal for 30 years and was a demonstrator in the Periodontics Division from 1985-1993. He received the McGill Scarlet Key award in 1985 and has been an active member of the Montreal Dental Club. In 2013 he retired from dentistry and began a new career as a Financial Security Advisor with Kelson Financial Services working with healthcare professionals to reduce their risks and plan their careers. He is currently teaching part of the McGill Dentistry Practice Management course. His grandfather, uncle, brother and now his daughter are all McGill dentistry graduates
Member since May 2019.
Dr. Lancelot A. Brown has been in private practice since 1992, with a particular interest in cosmetic and implant dentistry as well as dentistry for children. He graduated from McGill University and served in the military in the Canadian Forces Dental Services (1984-1992), where he was appointed the officer-in-charge of The Royal Military College Dental Clinic from 1990-1992. He held the rank of Captain from 1989-1992. Dr. Brown has been a scholarship sponsor with the J.C.A. since 2004. He remains committed to community involvement by organizing food, toy and book drives in his office and participating in 5K and 10K runs. Dr. Brown is also a sponsor for a scholarship fund through A.B.L.E. and has supported his alma mater (McGill University) by funding a dental operatory in their Undergraduate Teaching Clinic. Since 2010, Dr. Brown has been involved with P.A.C.E. (Project Advancement Childhood Education) Canada, sponsoring two basic schools in Westmoreland and St. Mary in Jamaica. Dr. Brown is the proud father of Arthur, Rebecca and Edgar.
Dr. Chantal Czerednikow graduated from McGill University Faculty of Dentistry in 2013. She divides her time between a family-oriented private practice, the Montreal Children's Hospital and the McGill Faculty of Dentistry Oral Health Clinic for Neurodevelopmental Diversity.
Her experiences during dental school and throughout her residency at the Montreal Children’s Hospital opened her eyes to the world of special care dentistry and led her to pursue a mini-residency at the Lee Specialty Clinic in Louisville, Kentucky as well as an internship at the dental clinic for Soins Spécifiques CHU de Clermont-Ferrand, France.
Dr. Czerednikow is passionate about improving access to dental care for vulnerable populations, specifically those with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Intellectual Disability (ID). In 2017, with the support of a non-profit organization, she launched a clinic for adults with ASD and/or ID in combination with teaching special care dentistry to the dental residents at the Montreal General Hospital. She combines various techniques to provide an innovative approach to dental care for people with special needs
Her enthusiasm for building a network of oral health professionals committed to serving people with special needs has inspired her to get involved with the Canadian Society for Disability and Oral Health as Chair of Education and Special Olympics Quebec as the Special Smiles Clinical Director.
Anita Brown-Johnson was named Chief of Family Medicine at the MUHC in 2021, following seven years as Associate Chief. As a Member of the Board of Directors of the MUHC, Dr. Brown-Johnson shares her vast experience in quality assurance, accreditation, ethics, education and collaborative care for patients with complex care needs throughout the continuum to help optimize access to care.
Dr. Brown-Johnson began her career as the sole physician providing medical services to the Cree population of Waskaganish in James Bay (1990-1992). She was then appointed to the CPDP at the CHSLD de Gaspé, where she provided medical services to elderly patients for eight years and assumed administrative responsibilities, including Chief of General Medicine. In 1997, she received the Royal Canadian Legion Fellowship Award, which facilitated focused training at the University of Toronto’s Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care.
Recruited by McGill University in 1999, Dr. Brown-Johnson is Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Associate in the Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatrics. Her teaching contributions have included developing the Transition Care Course/Workshop for final-year medical students during their Geriatrics rotation at the MUHC; supervising foreign medical graduates during observerships as well as Family Medicine residents and third-year Family Medicine fellows; serving as Course Director for the (then annual) McGill Interdisciplinary Geriatric Seminar, as Facilitator for the Clinical Method I, Formation of the Healer and Conflict Negotiation/Resolution Professional courses, and as OSCE examiner for final-year medical students, among others.
In addition, Dr. Brown-Johnson helped develop and enhance clinical services in Transitional and Long-Term Care at the MUHC, in partnership with the Division of Geriatrics. In 2001, she was appointed Medical Director of MUHC Transition Care Services and, in 2002, Director of the Secondary Care Division of the MUHC Department of Family Medicine. As Founding Medical Director of the MUHC Office of Post Hospital Care and Community Support between 2008 and 2015, and Medical Director of the MUHC Hospitalist Unit between 2012 and 2015, Dr. Brown-Johnson and her team implemented an innovative model of care to optimize quality-of-care transitions, cost-effectiveness and patient flow between the MUHC and the community, which exceeded all quality and performance indicators and earned the Department of Medicine Award for Innovation in Clinical Care or Quality. In collaboration with the MUHC Family Medicine Executive and McGill Family Medicine Residency Training Program Directors, she helped re-establish the family medicine training program at the MUHC, and worked with network partners on Fellowship program development, including the McGill Enhanced Skills Program in Hospital Medicine.
Appointed Fellow of the College of Family Physicians of Canada in 2005, Dr. Brown-Johnson has published and lectured widely. Her recent scholarly activities include collaboration with the departments of Pediatrics, Medicine and Family Medicine on the "Pediatric Transition to Adult Care Task Force" to facilitate seamless transition to adult care for teenagers and young adults with continuing complex care needs; with the Faculty of Dentistry to identify key elements for development of effective leaders; with the Oncology Division on a Cancer Care Transition of Care Program currently under development to optimize the care trajectory for cancer survivors; and with the Department of Medicine on implementation of a Post-Acute/Alternate Level Care Unit at the Montreal General Hospital (MGH) to optimize care transitions to the community for the frail elderly and other patients with continuing complex care needs.
The first graduate of Concordia University’s Science College, she obtained a Bachelor of Science in Honours Biology with Distinction in 1983 and completed one year of doctorate studies in Molecular Biology and Genetics at McGill University before enrolling in Medicine in 1984. In 1988, she earned her Doctor of Medicine and Master of Surgery degree, completed residency training in Family Medicine at the MGH and obtained Certification from the College of Family Physicians of Canada in 1990. For over 25 years, Dr. Brown-Johnson has been a passionate volunteer, mentoring students and sponsoring two annual academic scholarships, together with her spouse, Dr. Dexter Gregory Johnson (McGill Faculty of Dentistry alum and dual-degree, Harvard-trained oral & maxillofacial surgeon). She has chaired or served on numerous committees and boards of directors, such as the Montreal Community Cares Foundation, Indigenous Health Centre of Tiaok_te, Dr. Kenneth Melville McGill Black Faculty Caucus, McGill Joint Senate Board Subcommittee on Racialized Persons, Faculty of Medicine Subcommittee on Admissions Best Practices, and Faculty of Dentistry Advisory Board, among others. She is currently serving as President of the Duke of Edinburgh International Award-Quebec Division and National director; and was most recently named Co-chair of the MUHC Committee for Action on Inclusion, Diversity and Equity. A recipient of the Woman of Merit Award from the Playmas Montreal Cultural Association, in honour of International Women's Day 2020 for dedicated service to her profession and community, Dr. Brown-Johnson is fluent in English and French.
Hani completed a PhD at McGill University and obtained an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery specialty degree from the University of Toronto. He also holds a DDS, a BSc from the Faculty of Health Sciences and a MSc from the Faculty of Medicine at the American University of Beirut.
His PhD research work, conducted at the Faculty of Dentistry at McGill and the Lady Davis Institute at the Jewish General Hospital in Montreal, focused on exploring the effects of electrical stimulation and low-energy lasers on bone healing around titanium implants. In addition, Hani was involved in examining the effects of growth factors on bone healing around dental implants and bone defects.
Currently, Hani is an Adjunct Professor at the Faculty of Dentistry at McGill, Shriner’s Hospital for Children in Montreal and the University of Sharjah, UAE. Hani is a consultant oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Saudi Arabia and practices in Dubai, UAE. Furthermore, Hani is a Fellow and Education Delegate of the Middle East Section of the International Team of Implantology.
Hani is the Former Director of McGill University Continuing Dental Education for the Middle East & North Africa, Former Director of a Post-graduate Oral Surgery & Implantology Program in Dubai, UAE and a Former Visiting Professor at several universities in the Middle East.
Hani has lectured in more than 20 countries, and has published in peer-reviewed journals. He is a fellow / member of several international associations including the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, the International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, International College of Dentists, International Team of Implantology and the International Association of Dental Research.
Dr. Anthony Rossi was born and raised in Montreal, Quebec, where he received his dental degree at McGill University in 2016. During his time at McGill, he received the Canadian Dental Association Student Leadership Award for his work as president of the dental student society. He then completed a General Practice Residency at the Montreal General Hospital in 2017, where he had the privilege to work with a multidisciplinary team to treat medically compromised patients with complex dental needs. He was awarded the Dr. Bruce Ward Award for providing patients with exceptional clinical care. Dr. Rossi then moved to Edmonton, Alberta to obtain a Master’s Degree in Orthodontics at the University of Alberta. He is a member of the Quebec Association of Orthodontists, the Canadian Association of Orthodontists and the American Association of Orthodontics.
Past FAB Members
Dr. Jones received his doctor of dental surgery degree from McGill University in 1990. He completed a one year general practice residency program at the University of British Columbia Hospital and the British Columbia cancer agency. He then completed a postgraduate program in the specialty of periodontics at the University of British Columbia. Dr. Jones received his specialty diploma in 1993. He has been in private practice limited to periodontics and implant surgery in Ottawa, Ontario since 1993. Dr. Jones speaks English and French.
Dr. Johnson is a dual degree board certified Oral and Maxillofacial surgeon. After obtaining the Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at McGill University in Canada in 1989, Dr. Johnson joined the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Toronto as an Assistant Professor. He was responsible for the Northern Outreach Program, including the teaching and supervision of dental students from the University of Toronto and University of Western Ontario. He also served as Dental Surgeon-in-Chief at the Moose Factory General Hospital during that time.
In June of 1995, Dr. Johnson obtained the Doctor of Medicine degree from New York Medical College, following which he completed 3 years of residency training in general surgery at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. He obtained formal training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Harvard School of Dental Medicine and the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA. He has been in private practice in Ottawa since 2001 and also serves as a member of the Faculty of Dentistry's Admissions Committee at McGill University. Dr. Johnson is an active member of the American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons and Canadian Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. His area of special interest is Facial Trauma and Reconstruction.
Dr. Johnson is married to Dr. Anita Brown-Johnson, Assistant Professor of Family Medicine at McGill University, Associate Chief of Family Medicine and Director of the Secondary Care Division at McGill University Health Center. They are proud parents of Anastasia and Nicholas.
Dr. Anthony Seminara, BSc '02, DMD '06 Dr. Anthony Seminara holds degrees in Science and Dentistry from McGill University and an Advanced General Dentistry degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has been in private practice in Montreal since 2007 and is currently the owner of Downtown Montreal Dentistry. In addition to his private practice, Dr. Seminara is a faculty lecturer at McGill and an executive director for the Montreal Dental Club, the Federation of Dental Societies of Greater Montreal, and the Associations des Chirurgiens du Québec.