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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


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


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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