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Dr. Samuel J Hickman B.Sc. B.Dent. MS.Dent. Cert.Pros 
Specialist Prosthodontist

Dr. Sam Hickman - Specialis Prosthodotit

Dr. Sam Hickman is a specialist prothodontist, which is one of the nine dental specialties recognized by the Canadian Dental Association.  He is a fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada, and is a registered specialist in Canada (ON), Australia (QLD), and the USA (MN).  

Dr. Sam Hickman is the youngest son of Dr. James Hickman.  Born and raised in Ottawa he attended Carleton University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology before attending the University of Sydney to study dentistry.  Upon graduation Dr. Hickman worked in private practice in Darwin, NT, and Jervis Bay, NSW for several years before moving to Minneapolis to study prosthodontics at the University of Minnesota (UMN).  At UMN he earned a certificate in prosthodontics as well as a Master of Science in Dentistry.  During his final year in his residency Dr. Hickman held the position of chief resident.  Dr. Hickman is currently enrolled in a part time MBA program at the University of Minnesota.

Dr. Hickman's joining the practice introduces the groundwork for multidisciplinary care as prosthodontics focuses on the reconstruction and replacement of broken down and missing teeth.  This type of care can involve the need for orthodontic intervention which can be done collaboratively in-house at our purpose built facility in Ottawa South. 


Dr. Hickman is an adjunct assistant professor in the department of graduate prosthodontics at the University of Minnesota's school of dentistry.   He regularly holds lectures via video conference from the comfort of our office and has onsite hands-on clinical training sessions at the University of Minnesota every 6-8 weeks.  Topics covered include treatment planning full arch cases, surgical implant placement, prosthesis design, and the management of failing restorations. 

Dr. Hickman is an active member of the American College of Prosthodontics,  the International Association of Gnathology, and the Academy of Osseointegration.  He is also a member of the Association of Prosthodontists of Canada, The Australian Prosthodontic Society, and the Ottawa Dental Society. 

Outside of the office Dr. Hickman enjoys snowboarding, canoeing, and exploring all the many changes Ottawa has seen since he moved away for dental school.​

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