Dr. Louis Bourget

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon in Gander, Newfoundland, Canada

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Dr. Louis Bourget is an experienced oral and maxillofacial surgeon who has served patients in Canada’s Atlantic provinces for nearly three decades. Dr. Bourget specializes in performing the full scope of OMS practice, including wisdom teeth, implants, biopsies, Botox, and full-face reconstruction.

Dr. Bourget earned a B.Sc. in Physiology, going on to receive both a Master’s degree and a PhD in Physiology and Anatomy from McGill University in Montreal. He was a recipient of the Scarlet Award for leaders who display outstanding dedication to their community. He completed a medical/dental internship at the Montreal Children’s hospital, then enrolled in a maxillofacial program at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He graduated with a second Master’s degree and was awarded a fellowship (FRCD(C)).

He continued his education with a fellowship in cleft lip and palate, reconstruction and facial cosmetic surgery in Nante, France, and a facial cosmetic fellowship in North Carolina. His passion for learning led him to enroll in advanced courses in facial reconstruction at the Mayo clinic and in Sweden, Michigan, St. Louis, San Francisco, Florida and Vienna.

He is a fellow of the International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and a member of the AAOMS, the Society for Laser Medicine, the American Association of Cosmetic Surgery, the European Craniofacial Society, and many other professional associations.

Today, Dr. Bourget spends much of his time at the East Coast MediCentre, at the Truro Dental Specialist, the South Shore Regional Hospital in Nova Scotia and Gander Family Dental Clinic in Newfoundland, and serves patients throughout the Atlantic region who need oral and maxillofacial functional and cosmetic surgery.

Each year his entire family travels abroad to participate in medical missions to communities in Brazil and Africa, providing life-changing medical care to adults and children with severe birth defects and other serious facial/dental issues.

Because of the pandemic, Louis Bourget has been seeing patients with an increased level of anxiety with minor surgical procedures. With the help of a world-class trainer, he’s introduced a medical scent service dog to detect the nervous/anxious individual via cortisol scent and decrease the level of cortisol (and anxiety) before surgery to help obtain a better postoperative outcome.

A man of many talents and passions, Louis Bourget also enjoys skiing, sailing and martial arts.