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Our Team

Meet our specialists, some of the most highly trained professionals in the endodontic community. Learn about their dedication to excellence and unparalleled commitment to their patients’ well-being.

Meet Our Endodontists

Our doctors have over 60 years of combined experience in providing endodontic care. They are dedicated clinicians and active educators at all levels of dentistry.

Dr. Paul Lieberman

Dr. Paul Lieberman
DDS, Cert. Endo

Dr. Lieberman received his DDS from McGill University (1988). He completed a general practice residency at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Montreal (1989) and obtained his certificate in Endodontics from the State University of New York at Buffalo (1991).

Dr. Lieberman was the Director of Endodontics at the Jewish General Hospital’s dental residency program from 1998-2015, where he remains on staff as a clinical instructor. His professional affiliations include the American Association of Endodontists and the Canadian Academy of Endodontics. He is an active member and Past-President of the Association des Endodontistes du Quebec. Dr. Lieberman is co-founder of the Centre Endodontique de Montreal.

Dr. Raphael Garofalo

Dr. Raphael Garofalo
DDS, B.Sc., Cert.Endo, FRCD (C),
Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics

Dr. Garofalo received both his DDS and B.Sc. from McGill University (1998). He completed a general practice residency at the Jewish General Hospital in Montreal (1999) and obtained his certificate in Endodontics from Nova Southeastern University (2002).

Dr. Garofalo is a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada and a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics. He is on staff at the Jewish General Hospital in Montreal as a clinical instructor. His professional affiliations include the American Association of Endodontists and the Canadian Academy of Endodontics. He is an active member and Past-President of the Association des Endodontistes du Quebec. In addition, he is a Director of the College of Diplomates of the American Board of Endodontics. Dr. Garofalo is a co-founder of the Centre Endodontique de Montreal.

Dr. Matthew Kerner

Dr. Matthew Kerner
DMD, B.Sc., Cert.Endo, FRCD (C),
Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics

Dr. Kerner received his B.Sc. (1997) and D.M.D from McGill University (2003). He completed a general practice residency at Fletcher Allen Health Care/University of Vermont (2004) and received his certificate in Endodontics from Tufts University (2010).

Dr. Kerner is a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada and a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics. He is on staff as a clinical instructor at the Jewish General Hospital and is the Director of Endodontics at McGill University Health Center (MUHC) in Montreal. His professional affiliations include the American Association of Endodontists, the Canadian Academy of Endodontics, and the Association des Endodontistes du Quebec.

Dr. Matthew Miller

Dr. Matthew Miller
DMD, Cert.Endo, FRCD (C),
Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics

Dr. Miller received his D.M.D degree from McGill University (2007). Subsequently, he completed a two-year multi-disciplinary dental residency program at the Jewish General Hospital (2009) before obtaining his specialty degree in Endodontics at Nova Southeastern University (2012).

Dr. Miller is a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada and a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics. He is the Department Head of Endodontics at the Jewish General Hospital in Montreal. His professional affiliations include the American Association of Endodontists, the Canadian Academy of Endodontics, and the Association des Endodontistes du Quebec. In addition, he is Past-President of Alpha Omega.

Dr. Emmanuel Alvaro

Dr. Emanuel Alvaro
DDS, M. Med. Sc., Cert. Endo

An accomplished dental surgeon for more than 25 years and an endodontic specialist for the past 15, Dr. Alvaro’s extensive experience, as well as his calm and caring approach attract patients from across the province.

He obtained his Master’s Degree in pain pharmacology from Harvard Medical School and is determined to dispel the myth that root canal treatment is painful.

After earning his Doctor of dental surgery Degree from McGill University, Dr. Alvaro pursued further studies at the prestigious School of Dental Medicine of Harvard University, where he obtained a certificate specializing in endodontics and where he now occupies the position of lecturer on restorative dentistry and biomaterials sciences. He also completed a certificate in endodontic surgery at Karl-Franzens Univerisität (University of Graz), in Austria.

Dr. Alvaro is a member of the Canadian Dental Association, American Association of Endodontists (AAE) and Federation of Dental Specialists of Quebec. He has also been awarded fellowship in the Pierre Fauchard Academy and is a recognized specialist for the Ordre des dentistes du Québec, serving as advisor and expert for their Professional Liability Insurance Fund. Dr. Alvaro lectures extensively on the subjects of surgical endodontics, microsurgery, root canal treatment and anaesthesia.

Dre. Lisa Kandella

Dre. Lisa Kandella
DMD, MS, Cert. Endo, FRCD (C)

Dr. Kandella received her D.M.D from McGill University (2017) then went on to complete an advanced education in general dentistry at the Eastman Institute for Oral Health in Rochester, NY. She received her certificate in Endodontics as well as a Master in Science from the University of Minnesota (2021).

Dr. Kandella is a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada and is in the process of completing her Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics. She is on staff as a clinical instructor at the Jewish General Hospital and her professional affiliations include the American Association of Endodontists.

Office Administration

Annick Drouin

Annick Drouin
Office Manager

Annick received a DEC in hotel management in 1994 and completed a DEP in dental assisting in 1997. She has had the opportunity to work in different dental fields, including general practice, Prosthodontics and Endodontics. Throughout her career, Annick has developed her skills as a dental assistant, dental receptionist, coordinator and office manager. Since she joined our staff in 2007, Annick has helped us to reach and maintain the high standards that we are so proud of.

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