Volume 10 • 2023 • Issue 1

Remembering Dentistry Leaders Dr.ClaudeRemise Dr. Claude Remise of Montreal, Quebec, passed away on September 27, 2022, at age 76. Dr. Remise received his dental degree from the Université de Montréal (U of M), and, in 1972, he earned a Master’s degree in orthodontics from Indiana University-Purdue in Indianapolis. Upon returning to Canada, he coordinated the graduate program in orthodontics at U of M where he was active for nearly 50 years. Dr. Remise was head of the U of M orthodontic section from 1974–83 and again from 1987–2019. “His graduates represent a large majority of orthodontists in Quebec, who provide high quality treatment to the population,” says Dr. Jack Turkewicz, professor in the orthodontic department at the U of M faculty of dental medicine. “Dr. Remise has also inspired many orthodontists to become professors, teaching assistants, and clinic managers at our institution.” Through his vision, Dr. Remise promoted the emergence of orthodontics focused on oral and respiratory functions, and he viewed research as an essential component for the emergence of new techniques and knowledge. “He encouraged our faculty to continue their training in new technologies to ensure that our students are up to date with the latest developments and innovations in the profession,” adds Dr. Turkewicz. “Under his leadership, our department significantly increased the quantity and quality of research produced and the number of publications accepted or submitted to scientific journals.” As a forward-thinking individual, Dr. Remise introduced many pedagogical innovations to facilitate learning and developed a clinical evaluation form for students in the U of M orthodontic program, which were then adopted by his contemporaries at the University of Toronto. He also spearheaded a project to redesign the orthodontic certificate curriculum into what is now the Master’s of Dentistry program, orthodontics option. Further to his academic career, Dr. Remise also served as a consultant for the Société d’assurance automobile du Québec, as a translator for the National Dental Examining Board of Canada and as a consultant for the Professional Liability Insurance Fund of the Ordre des dentistes du Québec (ODQ). “Professor Remise was a visionary, strong in words and with him, discussions were never boring, they were always very stimulating,” recalls Dr. Gilles Lavigne, professor at the Université de Montréal. “Thanks to his work, orthodontics, a discipline that combines physiology and biomechanics with well-being, has made great progress.” Dr. Remise loved life’s pleasures such as travel, good food and animals. He was also very close to his family, especially to his wife Françoise. “Claude was a leader, but also a colleague and a true friend, always there to give advice and support. He was a larger-than-life character who left a positive mark on us for life and passed along his passion for orthodontics,” adds Dr. Normand Bach, U of M professor. Dr. Remise’s accomplishments earned him recognition from his peers. In 2014, the Canadian Association of Orthodontists bestowed its Orthodontic Achievement Award upon Dr. Remise, in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the advancement of orthodontics and the promotion of the profession. 38 | 2023 | Issue 1 Obituaries