Dental Researcher Still Going Strong Despite Turning 90 Years Old

Each week, Dr. Mervyn Gornitsky sees patients with complex dental issues, teaches, and engages in groundbreaking research that is being written up in medical journals.

He barely has time to notice that he will turn 90 on Feb. 23.

Gornitsky is director of dental research at the Jewish General Hospital (JGH), with which he has been affiliated since 1971. He has worked there full time for half his life, since 1975, when he became chief of dentistry, a position he held until 1998.

He is probably the longest serving medical professional on the JGH staff.

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