Dr. Antoine Chehade
Providing oral health care to medically compromised patients in a hospital setting can present significant risks and may require very particular expertise and mobilization of substantial resources to be accomplished in relative safety. Fortunately, the majority of patients with severe medical conditions seeking urgent dental care can often be managed with appropriate history taking, knowledge of pathophysiology and pharmacology and not uncommonly interdisciplinary medical specialty consultation. This presentation will review a series of medical conditions and clinical scenarios that present specific challenges in the hospital and ambulatory environment.
Dr. Antoine Chehade BSc, DDs, MSc, FRCD(C)
Dr. Chehade received his training at McGill University, graduating with Bachelor of Science in Physiology in 1986 and a degree of Doctor of Dental Surgery in 1990. Following a dental residency at the Royal Victoria Hospital in 1991, he pursued his OMFS specialty training at McGill University obtaining a Master of Science in 1995.
He was Dental Surgeon-in-Chief of the McGill University Health Centre from 2000 to 2014. During his tenure, he oversaw and implemented clinical and educational programs with a focus on the delivery of interdisciplinary dental and oral and maxillofacial care. He is currently an Associate Professor and a member of the part-time department staff, involved in teaching in the Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at McGill University.
Dr. Chehade is the founder of Seaforth Oral Surgery Associates, a successful OMFS specialty private practice group that is based in downtown Montreal. His current private practice profile encompasses digital pathways in dental implant rehabilitation as well as computer assisted surgery for the correction of dentofacial deformities with orthognathic surgery and alloplastic facial contour implants.
He is a former examiner for the Royal College of Dentist of Canada and has been a Fellow of the International Team for Implantology (ITI) since 1996. Dr. Chehade has been an invited speaker for many organizations including; the Canadian and Quebec Associations of OMFS as well as the Canadian and American contingents of the International Team for Implantology.
Dr. Chehade has a long history of involvement with organized dentistry and dental associations. He is a past president of the Montreal Dental Club, past executive member of the Quebec Association of Oral and Maxillofacial surgeons and is currently president-elect of the Canadian Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.