University of Manitoba - Rady Faculty of Health Sciences - Dr. Gerald Niznick College of Dentistry - Dental Diagnostic Surgical Sciences - About DDSS
About DDSS

The Dental Diagnostic and Surgical Sciences (DDSS) department is here to provide a positive educational environment in the diagnostic, therapeutic and surgical sciences, and to undertake scholarship and community service in dentistry to contribute to optimal health for the community.

DDSS is organized into the disciplines of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Oral Diagnosis, Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, Periodontology, Hospital Dentistry and Medicine.

Involved in both undergraduate and graduate studies, DDSS offers specialized courses of study, including graduate residency programs leading to a Masters in Dentistry (Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery) and a Masters in Dentistry (Periodontics). We also offer Dental Internships at the adjacent Health Sciences Centre (Winnipeg).


  • Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery | Head: Adnan Shah
  • Oral Diagnosis | Head: John Perry
  • Oral Maxillofacial Radiology | Head: Meredith Brownlee
  • Periodontology | Undergraduate Director: Sylvia Todescan
                                   Postgraduate Director: Anastasia Cholakis


  • Masters in Dentistry (Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery)
  • Masters in Dentistry (Periodontology)
  • Dental Internships Health Science Centre (Winnipeg)

Where to find us:

D343 Dental Building, 790 Bannatyne Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3E 0W2

Tel: 204-789-3633
Fax: 204-272-3077