Division of Pediatric Dentistry

Young boy with dental surgeon


The mission of the Division of Dentistry is to promote, restore, and maintain excellent oral health of children and adolescents in our community. The Division also has a mission of maintaining the high standard of excellence in teaching future health care professionals in our community.

The Division of Dentistry provides a full range of dental services for children and adolescents: this includes comprehensive treatment for traumatic injuries, early childhood caries, cleft lip and palate, oro-maxillo-facial and dental deformities. This population can have complicated dental problems and/or medical problems requiring hospital-based dental treatment. The Division of Dentistry offers as well dental surgeries under general anesthesia and 24 hours, 7 days per week dental emergency service.

The Division of Dentistry has created and maintained over the years excellent collaborations with other medical disciplines within and outside the Montreal Children’s Hospital. The Division has been an important ally in the functioning of the Saliva Management Clinic at the MacKay Centre. The Division is also part of the new craniofacial program of the Montreal Children’s Hospital. And it is the dental reference center for the Shriners Hospital.

The areas of expertise of the Dentistry Division include: traumatology, oral problems associated with osteogenesis imperfecta, cleft and craniofacial dental care, sialorrhea management and of course infectious oro-dental diseases including Early Childhood Caries.

List of Publications:

Chahine, C., Cheung, M., Head, T., Schwartz, S., Glorieux, F., Rauch, F. “Extraction Socket Healing in Pediatric Patients Treated with Intravenous Pamidronate” Journal of pediatrics. 2008.

Schwartz, S., Joseph, C., Iera, D., and Vu, D.D. “Bisphosphonates, Osteonecrosis, Osteogenesis Imperfecta and Dental Extractions: A Case Series Jour. Canad. Dent. Assoc. July-August 2008, Vol 74, No 6.

Schwartz, S., Kapala, J. and Retrouvey, J.M. “Dentition and Dental Care” in: The Encyclopedia of Infancy and Early Childhood Development. Elsevier Ed. 2008

“Dental Care for Children with Osteogenesis Imperfecta” Chapter 9 of “Interdisciplinary Treatment Approach for Children with Osteogenesis Imperfecta”, Shriners Hospitals for Children, Editors Rose-Marie Chiasson, Craig Munns, Leonid Zeitlin. 2004

Levy, M., Schwartz, S., Dijak, M., Weber, J.P., Tartif, R., Rouah, F. “Childhood urine mercury excretion: dental amalgam and fish consumption as exposure factors” Environmental Research (94) 283-290,. 2004


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