Graduation 2016

June 1, 2016

Congratulations to all graduates in the Faculty of Dentistry

UBC Dentistry is proud of its 48th graduating class and salutes the hard work and dedication of each of its members in all programs.

Master of Science in Craniofacial Science / Diploma in Endodontics

Dr. Hadi Alamri
Antimicrobial Efficacy of Different Calcium Hydroxide Containing Preparations Against Biofilms at Different Stages of Biofilm Development
Supervisor: Dr. Markus Haapasalo

Dr. Ahmed Hieawy
The Effect of Cyclic Fatigue on the Hardness of New NiTi Endodontic Files: A Nanoindentation Study
Supervisor: Dr. Ya Shen

Dr. Wendy Lai
The Quality of Root Canal Filling In Mandibular Molars Utilizing Warm Vertical and Single Cone Technique: A Three-Dimensional Micro-Computed Tomographic Study
Supervisor: Dr. Ya Shen

Dr. Anthony Mo
Effect of NaOH Solutions on Planktonic Bacteria, Biofilms, and Lipopolysaccharide
Supervisor: Dr. Markus Haapasalo

Master of Science in Craniofacial Science / Diploma in Orthodontics

Dr. Abdulkadir Bukhari
Dimensional Changes in the Palate Associated with Early Treatment of Posterior Crossbite
Supervisor: Dr. David Kennedy

Dr. Carly Dool
Analysis of Human Soft Palate Morphogenesis Supports Regional Regulation of Palatal Fusion
Supervisor: Dr. Joy Richman

Dr. Travis Gibson
Caregiver Burden and Coping Strategies in Pre-Surgical Infant Treatment of Cleft Lip and Palate
Supervisor: Dr. Jolanta Aleksejuniene

Dr. Jonathan Paxon
Effects of Surface Conditioning and Storage Time on the Bond Strength of Orthodontic Brackets to Lithium Disilicate Ceramic
Supervisor: Dr. Ricardo Carvalho

Master of Science in Craniofacial Science / Diploma in Pediatric Dentistry

Dr. Zina Alkafaji
Review of a Pediatric Dentistry Oral Sedation Curriculum
Supervisor: Dr. Kavita Mathu-Muju

Dr. Kunal Chander
Effect of Artificial Saliva Aging on Dentin Shear Bond Strength, Flexural Strength and Diametral Strength of Restorative Glass Ionomer Cements
Supervisor: Dr. Adriana Manso

Dr. Anuradha Korada
Investigating Cranial Bone Development Using High-Resolution Micro-Computed Tomography
Supervisor: Dr. Joy Richman

Master of Science in Craniofacial Science / Diploma in Periodontics

Dr. Mathieu Brousseau Nault
Chronic Periodontitis is Associated with Platelet Factor 4 (PF4) Secretion
Supervisor: Dr. Hugh Kim

Dr. Mohammad Javaid
Platelet Factor 4 Upregulates MMP-1 Production in Gingival Fibroblasts
Supervisor: Dr. Hugh Kim

Master of Science in Craniofacial Science / Diploma in Prosthodontics

Dr. Vincent Lee
The Fabrication of an Acrylic Repositioning Stent for Use During Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT): A Feasibility Study
Supervisor: Dr. Caroline Nguyen

Dr. Nesrine Mostafa
Marginal Fit of Lithium Disilicate Crowns: A Three-Dimensional Analysis
Supervisor: Dr. Chris Wyatt

Dr. Azadeh Shojaei
The Oral Health of Elderly Long-Term Care Residents with Support of an Oral Health Coordinator
Supervisor: Dr. Chris Wyatt

Master of Science in Craniofacial Science

Mr. Charanpreet Dhami
Exploring Residential Care Aid Experiences with Oral Malodour in Long-Term Care
Supervisor: Dr. Leeann Donnelly

Ms. Fariba Kianoush
Regulation of RAW264.7 Macrophage Polarization on Smooth and Rough Topographies by Galectin-3
Supervisor: Dr. Donald Brunette

Ms. Kelly Yi Ping Liu
Nodal Disease Burden of Oral Cancer in British Columbia and a Novel Approach for Risk Assessment
Supervisor: Dr. Catherine Poh

Ms. Hai-Sle Moon
Novel Grooved Substrata Stimulate Macrophage Fusion, CCL2 and MMP-9 Secretion
Supervisor: Dr. Don Brunette

Dr. Bernardo Peres
Experimental Dental Composites with Electrospun Nanofibers and Nanofibrous Composites
Supervisor: Dr. Ricardo Carvalho

Ms. Maggie Wen
An Investigation in the Prevalence of Co-Axial Misalignment of Surgical Loupes amongst BC Dental Professionals
Supervisor: Dr. Lance Rucker

Mr. Marco Wu
Integrating Fluorescence Visualization with Clinical Markers to Predict Oral Cancer Recurrences
Supervisor: Dr. Denise Laronde

General Practice Residency Program

Dr. Amir Ahmadi

Dr. Joel Keshwah

Dr. Charlotte Lee

Dr. Tim Lou

Oral Medicine and Oral Pathology Residency Program

Dr. Firoozeh Samim


Doctor of Dental Medicine

Dr. Naureen Aftab
Dr. Mohammed Abbas Al-Shakarchi
Dr. Siavash Alam-shoushtari
Dr. Andrea Baird
Dr. Krikor Bebedjian
Dr. Donald Beeson
Dr. Liora Berant
Dr. Carlee Beuk
Dr. Jaclyn Brash
Dr. Amanda Campbell
Dr. James Chen
Dr. Godwin Cheung
Dr. Matthew Chin
Dr. Erin Chung
Dr. Reza Entezarion
Dr. Melissa Erasmus
Dr. Sadaf Fazel
Dr. Malwattage Ruth Fernando
Dr. Ashley Gill
Dr. Sukhpaul Gurm
Dr. Brian Hu
Dr. Jiya Jung
Dr. Roger Kiang
Dr. Ben Kim
Dr. Bryce Koronko
Dr. Jay Lam
Dr. Brandon Lee
Dr. Sierra Lee
Dr. Kelvin Leung
Dr. Soroush Liaghat
Dr. Cody Lin
Dr. Renzuo Liu
Dr. Scott Matheson
Dr. Katja McBee
Dr. Rostam Mehrabanshahriary
Dr. Alexandra Moore
Dr. Irene Ng
Dr. Sandy Nghiem
Dr. Karen Nguyen
Dr. Robert Noh
Dr. Afarin Pahlavan
Dr. Kristienne Pangilinan
Dr. Parisa Pezeshkfar
Dr. Jennifer Punnett
Dr. Anastasios Rinquinha
Dr. Victoria Rogoschewsky
Dr. Fiona Roth
Dr. Collin Shuen
Dr. Bryce Smiley
Dr. Andrea Soo
Dr. George Spanos
Dr. Stacy Stelting
Dr. Ebin Thaliath
Dr. Mandeep Toor
Dr. Kevin Urness
Dr. Kambiz Vatandoost
Dr. Courtney Ziehr

Bachelor of Dental Science (Dental Hygiene)

Asmaa Arshad
Samantha Bote
Crysta Bouchard
Flora Chang
Connie Choi
Florian Clacer
Satinder Dhaliwal
Josemariya Embuscado
Meryl Fraser
Hailea Fulljames
Chantelle Gill
Janice Grant
Natalie Grzegocki
Alana Haugland
Vanessa Hong
Ivy Hsieh
Chad Huang
Angelica Ignacio-Pacunayen
Brian Kang
Himanshu Laul
Lauren Laverty
Amber Lee
Delwyn Lee
Raj Lidder
Ian Liu
Michelle Lum
Stevee McDade
Michelle Meunier
Katerina Michaelidis
Sonia Minhas
Lindsay Moldenhauer
Jessica Morris
Ethel Paraiso
Jiaxi Ren
Jaspreet Samra
Soudabeh Tavana
Joe Tian
Laura Wolfe
Cindy Xu
Si-Si Xu

Congratulations UBC Dentistry Graduates!