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Dr. Mervyn Gornitsky
Research Director, Department of Dentistry, Jewish General Hospital
Chief Emeritus, Department of Dentistry, Jewish General Hospital
Professor Emeritus, Faculty of Dentistry, McGill University

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Dr Mervyn Gornitsky is Research Director of the Department of Dentistry at the Jewish General Hospital. He is a Professor Emeritus at McGill University, Faculty of Dentistry, and Chief Emeritus of the Department of Dentistry at the Jewish General Hospital. Dr Gornitsky's distinguished careers in academic dentistry and oral and maxillofacial surgery have spanned over 50 years. He was granted a fellowship at the inception of examination by the Royal College of Dentists of Canada in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in 1967. He has contributed more than anyone in Canada to the development of departments of dentistry in Canadian hospitals. He was chair of the Hospital Dental Services Committee for Quebec for 15 years and Chair of the Council on Hospital Dental Services for the Canadian Dental Association for six years.

He is a fellow of the American College of Dentists, the International College of Dentists, L'Academie dentaire du Quebec, and a member of the Pierre Fauchard Academy.

Major Research Activities

Dr Gornitsky is the principal investigator on a CIHR Operating Grant entitled "Oral Manifestations of Systemic Sclerosis and its Impacts on Quality of Life." This is a Canadian multi-site study involving 180 scleroderma patients and 360 matched controls.
He was the recipient of the 2011 Weekend to End Women's Cancer (WEWC) Research Fund Competition grant for "Altered Salivary Redox Homeostasis in Patients with Breast Cancer."

Recent Publications

Su H, Gornitsky M, Velly AM, Yu H, Benarroch M, Schipper HM. Salivary DNA, lipid, and protein oxidation in nonsmokers with periodontal disease. Free Radic Biol Med. 2009 Apr 1;46(7):914-21.

Su H, Gornitsky M, Geng G, Velly AM, Chertkow H, Schipper HM. Diurnal variations in salivary protein carbonyl levels in normal and cognitively impaired human subjects.  Age (Dordr). 2008 Mar;30(1):1-9. Epub 2008 Jan 4.

Gornitsky M, Hammouda W, Rosen H.J. Rehabilitation of a hemophiliac with implants: a medical perspective and case report. Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2005 May;63(5):592-7. 

Dr Mervyn Gornitsky is an internationally recognized oral surgeon.

He established the first dental service to treat Vietnamese immigrants who were Hepatitis B carriers (1977) and to treat oral manifestations of AIDS (1984).

He is a member of the McGill University AIDS Centre.

His current focus is on research involving oral manifestations of scleroderma and its impact on quality of life, as well as salivary redox homeostasis markers for priodontal dsease, scleroderma and dabetes

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