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Dr. Effie Habsha

Effrat (Effie) Habsha, BSc, DDS, Dip. Prostho., MSc, FRCDC

Dr. Effie Habsha is the Founder of Women in Dentistry: Work. Life. Balance.

Dr. Effie Habsha received her Bachelor of Science degree and earned her DDS degree from the University of Toronto. Upon graduation, she completed a one-year General Practice Residency at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto, ON. Dr. Habsha received her Diploma in Prosthodontics and Master of Science degree, both from the University of Toronto. She is a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada (RCDC) and is an examiner and past Section Head for the Oral Examination in Prosthodontics for the RCDC....

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Dr. Lesley David

DDS, Dip. OMFS, FRCDC

Dr. Lesley David is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon who maintains a private practice in Toronto. She is an Associate Clinician at the University of Toronto in the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinic, a Fellow and past examiner of the Royal College of..

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Dr. Tracey Hendler

BA, DDS, MsD, Cert. Ortho, FRCDC, Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontists

Dr. Tracey Hendler was born in Toronto and practices at the orthodontic practice (Forest Hill Orthodontics) where she received treatment at the age of 12. Tracey completed her DDS...

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Jackie Joachim

Jackie Joachim graduated from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Political Science and has close to 30 years of experience in the health care sector. She began her career in banking where she learned how to finance health care practices. With 10 years of experience in practice management, she developed and delivered seminars to healthcare professionals...

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Kerry Lepicek

RDH

Kerry Lepiceck is a registered dental hygienist with over 20 years of clinical experience. She has worked in various practice settings and currently works part-time in a general practice. She has lectured both locally and internationally. Kerry is a trustworthy expert on the topics of oral biofilm, halitosis, the oral-systemic connection, the dental hygiene process of care, and the AAP Classifications. Her focus is on educating her clients and the dental profession...

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Dr. Sally Safa

BA, DDS, MSc (Perio), FRCD(C)

Dr. Sally Safa is a board certified Periodontist and alumnus of the University of Toronto. She has been a clinical instructor at the Faculty of Dentistry for many years.

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Robyn Shields

Robyn Shields recently celebrated 25 Years with P&G Professional Oral health - Crest + Oral-B.

As National Operations Manager, you can find Robyn celebrating all things dental - across Canada. Her focus is to bring CE, PD, tools and resources to the Canadian Oral Care Professionals...

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Dr. Reena Talwar

BA, DDS, MSc (Perio), FRCD(C)

Dr. Talwar is a certified specialist in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and has a PhD in Biomedical Science. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Toronto in 1990 and her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio in 1994. After graduating from Dental School,...

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Melissa Barlock

CEO - Enspire Dental Opportunities

Melissa Barlock is the visionary founder & CEO of Enspire Dental Opportunities, a best-selling author on Amazon, and an international speaker. Her agency, a full-service dental recruitment firm, specializes in connecting dental professionals with both permanent and temporary roles across Canada. With over 20 years of experience as a speaker and group facilitator, Melissa has honed her skills in empowering individuals, groups, and organizations to enhance their leadership capabilities and unlock their full potential....

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Dr. Sanjukta Mohanta

General Dentist

Dr. Sanjukta "Sanj" Mohanta is a general dentist who cares for people on public dental programs in Brampton, Ontario. She graduated from the University of Toronto, Faculty of Dentistry in 1999. Sanj founded the New Dentist Study Club and hosts their podcast. Sanj is a mentor, speaker, writer, advocate and volunteer. She is a Board member with Filling the Gap Dental Outreach, the Canadian Association of Public Health Dentistry and the Sandals Foundation. She volunteers with the Ontario Dental Association and provides dentistry...

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Natalia Decius

Marketing Director

Natalia Decius is an expert in dental practice marketing, bringing nearly two decades of specialized experience to her role as Marketing Director. In 2017, Natalia founded Vitamin D Marketing & Design — her own boutique marketing firm specializing in healthcare practices. Vitamin D quickly evolved into Canada’s trusted name in healthcare practice marketing. Natalia is a trusted specialist for dentists, dental specialists, and industry leaders, helping to enhance...

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