General Residency Program

McGill University has been training leaders in dentistry in Canada, the United States and other countries for over 100 years. The Faculty of Dental Medicine and Oral Health Sciences' General Practice Residency Program is the largest in the country with a current enrollment of 21 residents. Throughout this one year training program, residents will be exposed to a broad multidisciplinary approach to clinical practice.

General Practice Residency Site Directors

Nour Karra
McGill University Health Centre - Adult Site

Annie Marleau
Montreal Children's Hospital

Melvin Schwartz
Jewish General Hospital



General Practice Residency Program with an emphasis on Geriatric Dental Medicine and Special Care Dental Medicine – applications close on November 5, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. EST

The GPR program at the Jewish General Hospital provides advanced education in general dentistry with an emphasis on providing dental care adapted to the needs of the elderly and individuals who are neurodiverse or have an intellectual disability.

The Jewish General Hospital is an acute care hospital providing tertiary care. It is a member of CIUSSS West Central Montreal, an integrated healthcare network which includes long-term care facilities (CHSLD), local community service centres (CLSC), and rehabilitation hospitals and centres.

One candidate will be selected for the 12-month program. A minimum of three days per week of clinical activities will be based at the Jewish General Hospital. One to two days per week will involve rotations in dental clinics in CHSLDs and CLSCs. In addition to the clinical experience, the program will provide a didactic component of seminars and literature review of various disciplines in dental medicine with a focus on the management of geriatric patients and individuals who are neurodiverse or have an intellectual disability.

Priority will be given to candidates who have completed a multidisciplinary dental residency program who wish to expand their knowledge and experience in general dentistry and have a particular interest in providing care to vulnerable patient populations. Applicants with a geriatric certificate from Quebec can apply to this program. The successful candidate must be motivated for a significant amount of independent learning.

To apply to the GPR Geriatric Dental Medicine and Special Care Dental Medicine program, click here.

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