Dean of the Faculty of Dental Medicine and Oral Health Sciences
In her role as Dean, Dr. Emami strives to provide visionary leadership, promote the highest quality, status and student-centeredness of undergraduate and graduate programs, support patient-centered care and community services while fostering excellence in Faculty research activities via a healthy and satisfactory working environment in accordance with the policies and procedures of McGill University.
Dr. Emami’s door is open and she is available to discuss the Faculty including the following: Management, Strategic planning, budgeting and Faculty development, Undergraduate and postgraduate education, programs and research, Community services, External and Public relations, Continuing education and learning opportunities, Fundraising and alumni relations, Faculty work environment.
Dr. Samer Abi Nader
Undergraduate Dental Education
In his role of Associate Dean of Undergraduate Dental Education (UGDE), Dr. Abi Nader is responsible for ensuring that the Faculty is providing the best possible education for our students through a continuous assessment, evaluation and modernisation of our Dental Curriculum to offer academic content that remains current and competitive. Dr. Abi Nader also works closely with the Assistant Dean UGDE to make sure that our academic program meets all accreditation standards and requirements as well as properly prepare the students for licensure examination. Dr. Sam takes a leading role in academic policy, curriculum development (particularly restorative and implantology) and evaluations.
You can contact Dr. Abi Nader if you have any questions regarding any of the above responsibilities.
samer.abinader [at] mcgill.ca
Dr. Nathalie Morin
Undergraduate Dental Education, Clinical Affairs
In her role as Associate Dean of Undergraduate Dental Education, Clinical Affairs, Dr. Morin is working towards creating a strategic plan to implement new approaches to optimize patient-centred care and clinical education, as well as improving the cost-effectiveness of clinical activities across the Faculty. Dr. Nathalie Morin completed her DMD in 1990 and her Master’s Degree in Dental Public Health from the NIDCR in 2004. Throughout her career, she has continued practising general dentistry, and plays an active role in provincial and national dental organizations
You can contact Dr. Morin if you have any questions regarding any of the above responsibilities.
nathalie.morin [at] mcgill.ca
514-398-7203 ext: 00084
Dr. Bettina Willie
Research and Graduate Dental Education (RGDE)
In her role as Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies (RGDE), Dr. Willie will support the Faculty’s research mission by invigorating and maintaining the Faculty’s excellence in research and graduate training. Dr. Willie earned a doctoral degree in Bioengineering from the University of Utah and underwent postdoctoral training at the Institute for Trauma Surgery and Biomechanics, University of Ulm in Ulm, Germany and then at the Hospital for Special Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College in NYC, USA. She became an Associate Professor in 2015 and a Full Professor in 2022 in the Department of Pediatric Surgery, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at McGill University. In mid-2022, she joined the Faculty of Dental Medicine and Oral Health Sciences as a Tenured Full Professor. Since 2015, she has been an investigator at Shriners Hospitals for Children®-Canada and an Associate Member in the Departments of Biomedical Engineering, Surgery, and Pediatric Surgery at McGill University.
You can contact Dr. Willie if you have any questions regarding any of the above responsibilities.
bettina.willie [at] mcgill.ca
Dr. Nicholas Maroun Makhoul
Postgraduate Dental Education (PGDE)
In his role as Associate Dean, Dr. Makhoul is responsible for overseeing all academic post-graduate dental programs (i.e. dental residency programs). He helps coordinate programs between different residency sites and disciplines. He is also available to work with residency program directors to ensure that residents are receiving a high quality education in an environment conducive to learning.
You can contact Dr. Makhoul if you have any questions regarding any of the above responsibilities.
Nicholas.makhoul [at] mcgill.ca
514-934-1934 ext 42492
Dr. Peter Chauvin
Undergraduate Dental Education
In his role as Assistant Dean, Dr. Chauvin assists in matters related to the undergraduate dental curriculum and evaluation, the administration of academic policy and curriculum development for the undergraduate dental programs (DENT-P, DMD). He works to ensure that courses are complete, current, and meet all accreditation standards and that all Faculty and University regulations are followed. He is also the chair of Admissions and responsible for ensuring that the undergraduate program prepares students to become competent dentists who are qualified to take examinations for licensure.
You can contact Dr.Chauvin if you have any questions regarding any of the above responsibilities.
peter.chauvin [at] mcgill.ca
514-398-7203 ext. 09321
Student Affairs and Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
As Assistant Dean of Student Affairs and Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion and as chair of the Faculty of Dental Medicine and Oral Health Sciences' EDI Committee, Dr. Samim will support the Faculty's goal to implement actionable goals and concrete plans towards building a more equitable, diverse, and inclusive culture in the Faculty of Dental Medicine and Oral Health Sciences.
You can contact Dr. Samim if you have any questions regarding any of the above responsibilities.
firoozeh.samim [at] mcgill.ca
514-398-7203 ext. 09007