Dr François Riendeau, surgeon, speaker, visionary and citizen
Dr François Riendeau educational background is indicative of his eclecticism and his undeniable passion for dentistry. After successfully completing studies in dental surgery at McGill University and a multidisciplinary residency at the Jewish General Hospital in Montreal, he earned a Masters in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at McGill University in 1987.
He is a recognized leader in implantology, committed to delivering a best practice approach in his field of expertise from his clinics in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue and Candiac.
As a speaker and teacher, Dr. François Riendeau is dedicated to the progress and evolution of specialized dental surgery. He remains very active in clinical research in the field of oral and maxillofacial surgery and is a guest speaker for the McGill University Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery graduate program.
His years of imparting his knowledge and experience to students and collaborating with colleagues reflect his devotion to the science of implantology. His continuous contribution to and support of the McGill University Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery graduate program has enabled students to benefit from progressive and state-of-the art education.
Dr. François Riendeau is a visionary who has consistently led the trend in Implantology.
In 1987, he created a high profile practice in the field of oral and maxillofacial surgery.
In 1994, he founded the West Island Snoring Clinic, today renowned for its expertise in the treatment of snoring problems and sleep apnea.
In 1995, his natural curiosity and innovative style led him to develop a Tracheal Tube Positioning Device, which serves to securely position the tubes used when a patient is under general anesthesia. He received a U.S. patent for this device that year.
Since 2010, he has developed highly specialized clinics in the field of implantology, located in Candiac and Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue.
Dr. François Riendeau firmly believes in community involvement and social responsibility. He devotes time to promoting amateur sports province-wide and supports the Québec-Club de canoë-kayak and the Aquatic Centre in Pointe-Claire. He is loyal to promoting the Arts culture in Quebec through supporting local artists and the Théâtre de La Manufacture as a "grand bâtisseur" of the new Licorne.
The vision of creating a world leading educational institution in Montreal in the field of Oral and Maxillofacial surgery and Implantology has inspired Dr François Riendeau to extend his philanthropy and social responsibility to his profession. Since being first president of the Ken Bentley Fund (Fund for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Research and Continuing Education – KCB-FORCE) in 2003, Dr. François Riendeau has been a councellor and financial contributor to a number of fundraisers dedicated to oral and maxillofacial surgery research. He recently organized and led the Tim W. Head Fund for Advanced Training in Oral Surgery in memory of Dr Head, a lifetime associate professor and former director of the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery program at McGill University.