Academic Divisions

Prosthodontics and Restorative Dentistry | Periodontics | Pediatric Dentistry | Orthodontics | Endodontics | Oral Pathology, Oral Medicine, and Oral Radiology | Community-Based Dental Services and Public Health | Comprehensive Oral Health Care

Jewish General Hospital | Montreal Children's Hospital | Montreal General Hospital 

Prosthodontics and Restorative Dentistry

Dr. Francois Seng, Division Director

Dr. Meng François Seng is a Prosthodontist and an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Dentistry. He received his DMD degree from McGill University. Subsequently, he did a one-year multidisciplinary residency program at the UConn Health Center. Dr. Seng then completed his specialty training in prosthodontics at Tufts University, Boston in 2011. Dr. Seng is a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics, a Fellow of the American College of Prosthodontists, as well as a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada.

He is currently the Division Director of Restorative Dentistry. Since joining the Faculty of Dentistry, Dr. Seng has been involved in all aspect of teaching with an emphasis on students’ clinical training as well as their training in Implant Prosthodontics for which he has helped develop the curriculum and is the Course Director.

Dr. Seng has received numerous awards in recognition for his contribution to teaching over the years; most notably he was the recipient of the Howard Katz Teaching Award in recognition for Excellence in Teaching in the Faculty of Dentistry, the W.W. Wood Award for Excellence in Dental Education, as well as the McGill Dental Students’ Society Award for his excellence in clinical teaching.

In addition to his academic position, Dr. Seng maintains a private practice limited to prosthodontics in downtown Montreal.

Dr. Samer Abi-Nader, BSC. DMD. MSC. FRCDC(C), Prosthodontist.

Dr. Abi Nader is a dental specialist in Prosthodontics and an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Dentistry. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada. He attended McGill University where he earned a Degree in Physiology before completing his Dental Degree at the University of Montreal. After a one-year multidisciplinary residency program at the Jewish General Hospital, he completed his training in Prosthodontics at the University of Montreal.

He is currently the Assistant Dean. His main teaching responsibility is training the students in Fixed Prosthodontics. He provides the students with their simulation training in fixed prosthodontics as they enter the dental curriculum. He also delivers all the courses related to fixed prosthodontics in the third year restorative course as well as the advanced restorative concepts in the fourth academic year. He is also actively involved in updating and improving the implant as well as the restorative curriculum.

He was awarded the W.W.Wood for excellence in dental education, the Ralph Silverstone award in recognition for an outstanding contribution to the development of the undergraduate teaching program in dentistry as well as the McGill Dental Students’ Society award for his involvement in the development of simulation training. He was recently awarded the Howard S. Katz award for his contribution to the undergraduate education at the faculty.

His research interest is mainly concentrated on implant dentistry. He has authored and co-authored a variety of articles in peer reviewed dental journals.

In addition to his academic position, He has lectured both locally and international on a variety of topics for both General Dentist and Dental specialist. Dr. Abi Nader currently holds a part time practice in downtown Montreal and Moncton New Brunswick.


Dr. Veronique Benhamou, Interim Division Director

Dr. Benhamou is currently an Associate Professor supervising our GPR students and a Faculty lead in global outreach activities. Dr. Benhamou received a B.Sc. and D.D.S. degree from McGill University. She obtained a specialty certificate in periodontology and implant surgery in 1989. Dedicated to teaching, she is very involved with continuing dental education worldwide. She was the recipient of the W.W. Wood Award for “excellence in Dental Education”, the “2005 Educator Award” from the AAP and the 2009 Howard Katz Award for “excellence in Teaching” and the 2014 the”Ralph Silverstone Teaching award”.  She is a Fellow of the American College of Dentists and Fellow and Speaker of the ITI and a member of numerous professional organizations.  Besides her commitment  to education for the past 30 years, her position as past Division Director of the Division of Periodontics of McGill University dental School and her extensive knowledge of our Faculty’s procedures and policies are invaluable in her role in the division of Periodontics.

Pediatric Dentistry

Dr. Irwin Fried, Division Director

Dr. Irwin Fried is a Pediatric Dentist and an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Dentistry. He oversees the undergraduate DMD pediatric dentistry curriculum and rotation schedule.

Dr. Fried graduated from McGill University, Faculty of Dentistry and then completed a one-year General Practice Residency program at The Montreal Children’s Hospital.  Following this, he attended the University of Minnesota where he completed a Certificate of Pediatric Dentistry and a Master of Science. Dr. Fried is a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada and a member of numerous dental organizations.  He also maintain a private office in Montreal.


Dr. Madelaine Shildkraut, Interim Division Director

Dr Madelaine Shildkraut has been practising as an orthodontist for over 25 years. My journey began as an orthodontic patient during my teenage years. I wanted to be able to bring joy to as many individuals as possible. I graduated in 1991 with a BSc from Concordia University. I received my dental degree from McGill University (DDS) in 1988. I then continued my learning the year after as a dental resident at the Montreal Children’s Hospital. I obtained my graduate orthodontic degree (MCl.D.) from the University of Western Ontario in 1993. I entered private practice upon graduation and also became a member of the Cleft Palate Team at the MCH.

I am an associate professor at the McGill University undergraduate orthodontic clinic since 1999 and the current interim director of Orthodontics. I am also president of the Quebec Association of Orthodontist’s for the year 2018-2019.

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Dr. Deborah Iera, Division Director

Dr. Deborah Iera (DDS, MSc, FRCDC) is an oral surgeon and works in McGill University’s Faculty of Dentistry where she is Director of the Undergraduate OMFS program and Assistant professor in the graduate OMFS program. In addition to her private practice in Westmount, she also works onsite at MUHC hospitals.


Dr. Bassel Kano, Division Director

Dr. Bassel Kano is an Endodontist and Associate Professor in the Faculty of Dentistry. He teaches all aspects of endodontics as part of the DMD II, DMD III and DMD IV curriculum.

His teaching interests include micro-endodontics and surgical micro-endodontics. The introduction of the dental operating microscope in the late 1990’s transformed the specialty of endodontics by allowing the practitioner to make a more accurate diagnosis, improved the understanding of the root morphology and increased the success rate of treatments. Dr Kano uses the microscope throughout his courses and during live presentations in the pre-clinical lab and on patients in the Undergraduate Teaching Clinic. The new facility is equipped with three dental operating microscopes. The dental students benefit from this tool by seeing step-by-step, in high magnification the surgical and non-surgical procedures.

Dr. Kano attended Boston University where he received his dental degree and post-graduate endodontic training. He joined McGill University in 2007 as a clinical instructor and lecturer. In 2011, he was appointed Assistant Professor and Director of the Division of Endodontics.

In 2013, Dr. Kano received the WW Wood award for excellence in dental education. 

Oral Pathology, Oral Medicine, and Oral Radiology

Dr. Peter Chauvin, Division Director

Dr. Peter J. Chauvin is a clinical specialist in Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology and an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Dentistry. He is the Director of the Oral Diagnosis Clinic and course director for Oral Pathology and Medicine (DENT317) and Dental Pharmacology (DENT319). Dr. Chauvin has developed clinicopathologic conferences for the fourth year students in the course Oral Surgery and Pathology (DENT423).  He is also responsible for the third year student Rotations in the Oral Diagnosis Clinic. Clinical rotations and Clinical Teaching occurs in the Oral Pathology Clinic at the Montreal General Hospital for the third and fourth year students and residents.

Community-Based Dental Services and Public Health  

Dr. Frances Power, Course Director

Dr. Frances Anne Power is a general dentist and an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Dentistry. She is the Course Director of Community Oral Health Services as well as a small group leader for FMD Clinical Methods 1 and SIM Centre Facilitator.

Dr. Power obtained her DDS at the University of Toronto in 1990. She was Coordinator of Dental Care and Hospital Staff Dentist at the West Coast of James Bay, working with underserved Cree communities, and then a Family Dentist in underserved rural Ontario communities. She became a Consultant in Community Development in 1997 collaborating with national disability groups. She joined the Faculty in 2008 to liaise with the Faculty, dental students and the Montreal community to improve access to oral health care.

She is a member of the Oral Health and Society Division, Interprofessional Community Care Rounds and Chair of the Student Community Initiatives Committee. She participated in the research of “Developing a Team to Address Oral Health Disparities in Canada” and “Improving Access to Oral Health Care for Vulnerable People Living in Canada” teams.

Dr. Power was the recipient of the Dr. Ralph Silverstone Teaching Award in 2013 in recognition of outstanding contribution to the undergraduate teaching program. Since 2014, she mentors graduate students in the Division of Oral Health and Society to teach undergraduate dental students.

Comprehensive Oral Health Care

Dr. Jeffrey Myers, Division Director

Dr. Jeff Myers is a General Dentist at the Faculty of Dentistry. He is the past president of the Association of Canadian Faculties of Dentistry and was Chair of the ACFD’s Clinical Affairs Committee. He has frequently served as a site surveyor for the Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada.

Dr. Myers in a graduate of McGill University. He maintains a part-time private practice in Montreal.

Affiliated Clinics:

Undergraduate Comprehensive Care Dental Clinic

Dr. Nathalie Morin

In her role as Associate Dean of Clinial Affairs and in the Undergraduate Comprehensive Care Dental Clinic (Teaching Clinic), Dr. Morin is working towards creating a strategic plan to implement new approaches to optimize patient-centered 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 practicing general dentistry, and plays an active role in provincial and national dental organizations

Jim Lund Clinic at the Welcome Mission Hall

Dr. Paul Sweet


Mobile Dental Clinic

Dr. Yu Kwong Li

Dr. Yu Kwong Li is a General Dentist specialised in providing dental care to medically and/or physically compromised individuals. Since its inception, Dr. Li has been a volunteer within the McGill Dental Outreach Program and helps direct the community mobile clinics portion of the program. His duties involve overseeing the functioning of the equipment, as well as instruction and supervision of the dental students during the clinics.

Since graduation in 1990 from the McGill Faculty of Dentistry, Dr. Li has devoted his full time practice to providing dental care to medically and/or physically compromised individuals. Using specially designed portable units, Dr. Li and his team are able to provide on-site dental care within various long term care centers within the greater Montreal region.

Affiliated Hospital-Based Clinics

Jewish General Hospital

Dr. Mel Schwartz, Director of General Practice Residency Program

Dr. Melvin Schwartz is a hospital based General Dentist and Associate Professor at the Faculty of Dentistry. He was Director of the General Dentistry Residency Program based at the Jewish General Hospital for many years and remains actively involved in the supervision of dental residents at the JGH.

Dr. Schwartz is a graduate of McGill University’s Faculty of Dentistry. He completed a 2 year residency program in general dentistry at St. Mary’s Hospital in Montreal and subsequently has remained in hospital based dental practice. He is currently Chief of the Department of Dentistry at the Jewish General Hospital and divides his time between teaching, administration and clinical practice. He provides dental care to a varied patient population which includes individuals who are medically, physically or mentally compromised. As well he provides comprehensive dental care to healthy patients.

He has participated in many areas of organized dentistry with leadership roles in the Ordre des dentistes du Quebec, Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada, and the Canadian Association of Hospital Dentists.

In 2014, Dr. Schwartz received the Faculty of Dentistry’s Outstanding Alumnus Award.

Montreal Children’s Hospital

Dr. Annie Marleau, Director of General Practice Residency Program

​Dr. Annie Marleau is the Chief of the Division of Dentistry, Department of Pediatric Surgery at the Montreal Children's Hospital and an Assistant Professor with the Faculty of Dentistry. In her role she oversees all aspects of clinical, research and teaching activities for the Division of Dentistry at the MCH and promotes an environment where children of all ages and social background can receive care and where dental trainees can learn about all aspects of pediatric dentistry.

Dr. Marleau has practiced as a hospital dentist since her graduation from Université de Montréal and her residency training at the Montreal Children's Hospital in 1992. She is also a graduate of the Physician Management Institute leadership program offered jointly by Université de Montréal and Université de Sherbrooke. 

Working with special needs and medically compromised children is her main career interest. Maintaining strong ties with the community and other centers such as the Shriners' Hospital and the MAB-Mackay Rehabilitation Centre is another important aspect of her work.

Montreal General Hospital

Dr. Nour Karra, Director of General Practice Residency Program

Dr. Nour Karra is a general dentist and Director of the McGill University Hospital Centre Adult site General Practice Residency program. Her role is to manage and implement the curriculum as well as oversee the training of residents in the hospital.

Dr. Karra graduated from the Faculty of Dentistry at McGill University. She then completed two years of GPR residency and a one year internship in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Following her training, she worked in private practice for three years before joining the MUHC Department of Dentistry at the Montreal General Hospital.

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