JUNE 20, 2020

DENTISTRY DISRUPTED
DENTAL STUDENT & ASSOCIATE EDITION

Dentistry Disrupted Dental Student & Associate Edition

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ABOUT THE EVENT

Join us on Saturday, June 20th, 2020 from 1:00 PM to 5:00PM EST via Zoom, register above.

The business side of dentistry has shifted. As a Canadian dental student or associate you need to prepare and pivot. What does Canadian dental look like as we look ahead. Hear from a panel of new grad dentists and influencers share their journey through dental school combined with some of the leading disrupters in Canadian dental.

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DENTAL STUDENT EDITION AGENDA

MEET OUR SPEAKERS

VIC JINDAL

Vic Jindal, President of Jindal Financial Group and CEO of Dentistry Disrupted, has been in practice for over 25 years. His focus is on practice management, tax planning, wealth and risk for dental professionals across Canada. As a dental industry influencer with a large North American and International social media following, he has been interviewed and authored timely commentary for well known professional organizations.

Vic has been an active member of his community having volunteered and chaired serval not for profit organizations including the London Community Foundation, Canadian Club, The London, Club, London Health Sciences Foundation, Orchestra London, Museum London and with his family founded the Jindal Family Foundation which supports educational causes in Canada and globally.

Jindal Financial, Dentistry Disrupted has grown to become the leading dental advisory firm in the country. They continue to partner with thousands of dental professionals to assist in optimizing best strategies for growth using a proactive approach to the business of dentistry in this ever-evolving profession.

DR. CHRISTINA SPEROU

Dr. Christina Sperou received her Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree with Distinction at Western University Schulich School of Dentistry in 2019. During her time at Western University, she received many awards of excellence including the American Association of Endodontists Award, Dr. George P. Wysocki Oral Pathology Award, the Quintessence Award in Periodontics, and the UWO Faculty Association Scholarship. Dr. Sperou currently enjoys practicing at two offices in London Ontario. In August 2020, she will begin her Master’s Degree and Specialty Training in Endodontics at the University of Toronto. Dr. Sperou is passionate about endodontics and enjoys giving back to the community and volunteering on dental mission trips.

DR. JONA SZAKACS

Jona Szakacs is finishing his fourth year of dental school at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at Western University. Prior to being accepted into the DDS program at Western he spent several years studying both engineering and accounting before deciding to complete his Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Calgary and pursue a career in dentistry.

Over the past four years, Jona has been heavily involved in his education, serving for two years as President of the Class of 2020, three years as captain of the Western dental hockey team and one year as the VP of Events for the newly formed University of Western Ontario Dental Students Society Mentorship Program. He has received several awards, including the Dr. and Mrs. Charles Lin Humanitarian Award, in recognition of his contributions to the DDS program at Western and has been named Valedictorian of his graduating class. Most recently, he is honoured to be the recipient of the inaugural dentalcorp Academic Excellence Award where he will receive full reimbursement for his tuition costs.

Jona decided early in his dental school career that he wanted to pursue a one-year residency after graduation. He has been accepted into the postdoctoral GPR program at the University of Alberta where he will receive further instruction in advanced treatment planning, restorative and surgical procedures as well as the management of medically compromised patients. Afterward, he hopes to return to his home city of Calgary to be close to his family and to practice as a general dentist.

In his spare time, Jona enjoys spending time outdoors. Depending on the season, you can find him either backcountry skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, hiking, fly fishing, cross country running or floating in the lake with a drink in his hand. As a former AAA and Junior A level hockey player, Jona enjoys getting out for a skate to relive the glory days with his friends at school and at home, although he will be the first to admit that his hands aren’t quite what they used to be.

DR. LIZ WORNDL

Liz is a member of the 2020 graduating class from the University of Toronto, Faculty of Dentistry. She received the top prize in the graduating class, the Dean’s Gold Medal, for her achievements throughout her four years of dental school. She completed her Bachelor of Science degree at Queen’s University and her Master of Science the University of Guelph before deciding to pursue dentistry. Liz was heavily involved in student government throughout dental school and was passionate about improving the overall experience for students. In her role as the President of the Dental Students’ Society in her fourth year, Liz focused on student wellness through initiatives to promote inclusivity and reduce stress and competitiveness.

In her spare time, Liz loves to spend time with family and friends, ski, and write recipes for her food blog. Liz will be working with a dental group in London, Ontario after graduation, and hopes to continue to stay engaged in the dental community and take on leadership roles down the road.

DR. POUYA MALEKI

Originally from Thornhill, ON, Dr. Pouya Maleki completed his undergraduate Bachelors studies in Kinesiology and Health Sciences, earning an Honours Bachelors of Science (HBsc) degree in 2015. He subsequently moved to London, ON. where he attended Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at Western University, earning his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree with Distinction in 2019. Since graduation, Pouya has been practicing Dentistry full time at multiple clinics in London and the Greater Toronto Area. While Pouya enjoys all facets of Dentistry, he is particularly passionate about Oral Surgery, Implant and Digital Dentistry, and the integration of these disciplines to provide and restore optimal patient oral functions and aesthetics. Thus, Pouya is repeatedly involved in Continuing Educational courses and platforms to increase the breadth of his practice.

DR. WAQAR AHMAD

Dr. Waqar Ahmad is graduating from Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry in June 2020 with his Doctor of Dental Surgery. Over the past year, Waqar has served as the President of the graduating class of 2020. He is thrilled to have been accepted into the Periodontics residency at Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC and will be starting this month.

He’s passionate and actively involved with nonprofits/outreach programs, namely Humanity First and Health Mission Outreach (HMO). In his free time, he loves spending time with his nieces and nephews and playing basketball.

DR. SARAH MCVEY

Dr. Sarah McVey recently graduated from the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) Program with Distinction in 2020. Prior to dental school, she spent eight years living in Halifax where she completed a Bachelor of Science degree and played varsity hockey for five years at Dalhousie University. Sarah then decided to pursue a Masters degree in Molecular Biology from Dalhousie. Throughout Sarah’s university career she was involved in extracurricular activities. At Schulich, she was part of the ODA Cup hockey team, the Mentorship Program, DOCS Kids, and the Health and Wellness Committee. Sarah spent the summer after her first year of dental school doing research in the Dentistry Department. She was also selected to work in the Emergency clinic over the summer months after her third year. In her spare time, Sarah loves playing hockey, golfing, brewing Kombucha, and spending time with friends and family.

Dr. Hesham Sherghin

Dr. Hesham Sherghin received his Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree (DDS) from the University of Detroit Mercy in 2011, where he was named to the Dean’s List. He then completed a year-long Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) program at St. Johns Providence Health System in Detroit, Michigan.

Dr. Sherghin was the class Vice-President and served as an active member of several societies and organizations. He was the recipient of numerous awards and distinctions including the Most Cooperative Student Award, and Pre-Doctoral Achievement Award-International Congress of Oral Implantology as well as other academic awards and scholarships.

Dr. Sherghin is a firm believer in lifelong learning and has completed extensive continuing education in dental surgery and implant dentistry. Dr. Sherghin is currently working on his Master of Business Administration (MBA) at Ivey Business School and is an active member of several study clubs in the London Area. Dr. Sherghin loves dentistry because it is the perfect blend of healthcare and business. He now has 10+ successful dental offices in the London and surrounding areas, a dental management company, as well as a dental technology company. Although Dr. Hesham Sherghin is a busy man, he takes much pride in supporting his community through sponsorships and volunteering. In his downtime, he enjoys travelling, spending time with family, including his girlfriend and dog, Callie.

Dr. Jessica Metcalfe

Dr. Jessica E. Metcalfe is a Full-Time Staff Dentist, Education Director, Special Projects Manager, and Clinical Investigator at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in the Department of Dental Oncology and Maxillofacial Prosthetics. She is an international lecturer on the topics of treating the cancer patient. She has a special interest in head and neck cancer patients. She is also a part-time instructor at the University of Toronto Dental School.

Dr. Metcalfe has always been ambitious and driven and yet there was always a distressing feeling that she felt like a fraud or the fear of being found out. What she soon learned is that these are common thoughts associated with The Impostor Phenomenon (IP). Dr. Metcalfe has since pursued understanding The Impostor Phenomenon, who it affects and the strategies for self-management resources. Dr. Metcalfe’s passion is to work with Dentists to overcome these thoughts so they too can recognize their capabilities and accomplishments.

Saif Matti

Saif Matti is entering his third year of dental school at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at Western University. Prior to being accepted into the Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) program he completed his Bachelor of Medical Science (BMSc) degree also at Western University where he graduated with distinction.

Saif is passionate about evidence-based clinical practice and brings to the table years of experience in the field of Quality Improvement (QI). Saif has published and presented his research at multiple medical conferences across the country. He is currently a Senior Representative on the Federation of Canadian Dental Student Associations (FCDSA) where he sits on the board of directors and represents the University of Western Ontario Dental Student Society (UWODSS). He is currently a member of the Ontario Dental Association (ODA), Canadian Dental Association (CDA), American Dental Association (ADA), American Dental Education Association (ADEA), American Student Dental Association (ASDA) and the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD).

Originally from London, ON, Saif strongly values public service and giving back to the community that helped raise him. In the past he has served as volunteer supervisor at Mount Hope, a local long-term care facility, in addition to coaching a children’s soccer team as part of the Southend Recreational Soccer League and mentoring/tutoring other students interested in careers in healthcare. Saif also visits his local high school where he speaks to the graduating class about transitioning into post-secondary education.

In his spare time, Saif enjoys an active lifestyle of playing tennis, biking and weightlifting. Moreover, he appreciates spending time with his family and friends, especially his two younger brothers.