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RCDC Webinar: Dental Missions from A to Z
Drs. Dewji and Kermalli have organized and participated in many dental missions around the world from Iraq, Afghanistan, Peru, Africa, Haiti, Syria, UN Refugee camps, etc.

"We endeavor to provide dentistry at a North American standard in the third world. Over the years we have mentored and involved dentists to overcome the comforts of their clinic and provide much needed charity work to those in need. This presentation will go over how to organize a dental mission from making contacts, to acquiring products, transportation and execution."

COST:
RCDC Fellow/Member – FREE
Non-member – $50 (proceed to register and we will contact you for payment)

01:14:00

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Dr. Hasnain Dewji
Fellow in Pediatric Dentistry @The Royal College of Dentists of Canada
Dr. Dewji studied pharmacy before obtaining a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree at the University of British Columbia. He then practiced general dentistry before proceeding to the University of Illinois in Chicago to complete a two-year pediatric dentistry specialty training program. During his specialty training, he also completed a Master of Science. Dr. Dewji is a licensed Certified Specialist in Pediatric Dentistry in BC and NWT, and a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada in Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Dewji is involved in volunteer dental work throughout the world. He has led dental groups to Peru, Nicaragua, and Honduras through Kindness in Action. In 2009 and 2010 he traveled to war-torn Iraq to do dental work in a school for orphans, and to Kashmir, the disputed area between India and Pakistan, again to do volunteer dental work. In 2010 Dr. Dewji established Global Kindness Foundation (GKF), whose explicit aim is to sponsor dental optical and medical missions worldwide
Dr. Jaffer Kermalli
Examiner in Periodontics @The Royal College of Dentists of Canada
Dr. Jaffer Kermalli completed a BSc in Neuroscience from the University of Toronto (UofT) graduating with high distinction. He then completed his DDS with honours in 2008, and his MSc specializing in Periodontology at the Faculty of Dentistry at UofT in 2011. Dr. Kermalli focuses on treatment of gum diseases and related conditions as well as dental implant related surgery. He has published extensively on dental implants and presented research at several international conferences. He is a part-time clinical instructor at UofT, an RCDC Examiner, and the Past President of the Ontario Society of Periodontists, as well as a member of the American Academy of Periodontology and Ontario Dental Association. Dr. Kermalli organizes and travels several times a year to treat under serviced areas such as orphans in Afghanistan, Syria, Iraq, East Africa, Peru and refugee camps in Greece.
Dr. Parvaneh Bahrami
Fellow in Periodontics @The Royal College of Dentists of Canada
Dr. Parvaneh Bahrami first obtained her degree in Dentistry in Iran in 1992. She completed the Qualifying program in 2004 at the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto where she also earned her Masters in Periodontology in 2012. Dr. Bahrami is a Fellow of RCDC and a Diplomate of the American Academy of Periodontology. She practices at Prosthodontics Associates and is a clinical instructor in the Periodontology Department at the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto. Dr. Bahrami is the Head of the Clinical Operations in Africa and the Middle East for the Build Your Smile Dental Foundation, a Canadian charitable organization.