Dentistry Disrupted Australia
June 27th, 2020
Dr. Ricky Hamami
Dr. Ricky Hamami was born in Baghdad Iraq and moved to Canada at a young age. Growing up in Burlington Ontario, his family owned a business next door to a dentist which sparked his interest in dentistry. He attended the University of Guelph and graduated with a Bachelors of Biomedical Sciences and then went on to attend the University of Melbourne for his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree.
While in dental school, Dr. Hamami was the social representative for the University of Melbourne dental association. He had a passion for continuing education and completed various courses including the SPEAR curriculum, All On 4 implant residency and Invisalign certification during dental school. While preparing for the Canadian dental board exams, Ricky and his classmate Zeyad found that there was a lack of resources specific to the exam. They decided to build a platform specifically curated for the Canadian dental board exam that was evidence-based, accessible and affordable for students across the world. That is when they decided to create Dentist2B.
Living in sunny Melbourne Australia still couldn’t convince Dr. Ricky to stay away from Canada as he decided to move back to be close to his family and friends. He currently works in private practice across the GTA and loves learning from various mentors. He recently teamed up with good friend Dr. Omid Azami to co-host on the Noobiedentist podcast alongside his classmate Dr. Zeyad Hammad. Outside of dentistry, Dr. Hamami is an avid sports fan and has taken up a new passion for hacking up golf courses and building his home gym.
Dr. Zeyad Hammad
Dr. Zeyad Hammad completed his undergraduate Bachelor of Medical Sciences degree at the University of Western Ontario where he was named to the deans Honour list. He then ventured to Australia to receive his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the prestigious University of Melbourne. During his studies Dr. Zeyad has always been involved in community activities and was part of the UWO varsity swimming team during his time at Western University. Dr. Zeyad is very passionate about dentistry and has been a mentor to many dental students during his studies. He is also an active member of the dental community and has travelled to multiple countries to learn from pioneers in the dental field and bring this knowledge to London. Dr. Zeyad is a member of the Canadian Dental Association, Ontario Dental Association and Academy of General Dentistry Outside work, Dr. Zeyad loves to spend his time with his family and friends. He also enjoys fishing, traveling, and exploring new cuisines around the world.
Dr. Tanner Pachal
Tanner Pachal is a 2019 dental graduate from James Cook University in Cairns, Australia. He started studying at university in Canada, but soon realized he wanted to study his dental degree in Australia. Tanner spent his last year of dental school working in clinics all around Australia, from the most northern tip working on remote islands, to the most southern tip in Tasmania.
Tanner has a passion for endodontics, oral surgery, and cosmetic dentistry. He is currently practicing in his hometown in Saskatchewan, Canada.
Dr. Trevor Pinchin
Dr. Trevor Pinchin, B.Dent Hons., MSc & BMSc, ICOI Dip.
Dr. Pinchin graduated with honours from the University of Sydney Australia Dental School. Completing his degree in 2014, he continued his implant training here in Canada at the Toronto Institute of Dental Excellence (TIDE) for their Dental Implant Residency and Full-Arch Teeth-in-a-Day training.
Dr. Pinchin has continued his dental implant education and was recognized by the International Congress of Oral Implantology (ICOI) as a Diplomate – their highest accreditation, after receiving his Fellowship and Mastership in 2019. He is currently a Diplomate Candidate for the American Academy of Implant Prosthodontics (AAIP), and American Board of Oral Implantology (ABOI)
Dr. Pinchin’s Dental Implant Services are currently operating at the London - Southwest Dental Care and Cambridge Office - Ainslie St. Dental.
Dr. Pinchin and his wife took 5 months off in 2019 to travel 4 continents, and 20+ countries with the goal of seeing the world and giving back through dental volunteering in remote communities. He and his wife have founded a dentistry non-profit known as ‘The Traveling Dentists’ which brings volunteer dentists and dental students to remote clinics in Indonesia, Philippines, Dominican Republic and Honduras. Follow for inspirational stories and great photography by Dr. Pinchin on instagram @the_travelingdentists
Dr. Pinchin was born and raised in London, and completed his undergraduate degree in Biology and Medical Sciences at the University of Western Ontario.
While in Australia at the University of Sydney, Dr. Pinchin graduated with honours, and was the recipient of the HJV Cusack Prize for the top clinical student in his class. He was also awarded the IADR Colgate Award, Australian Dental Research Award and the Leonard Hansen Prize for his research in paediatric dentistry. In his free time in Australia, he helped to lead the Dentistry Rugby team to two championships, is an avid surfer and kiteboarder. When he is not practicing dentistry he enjoys spending time with his family and his dog Pancakes.