Graduation 2019

May 30, 2019

Congratulations to all graduates in the Faculty of Dentistry!

UBC Dentistry is proud of its 51st graduating class and salutes the hard work and dedication of each of its members in all programs.


Doctor of Philosophy in Craniofacial Science

Dr. Abbas Jessani
Services vs. Needs: Availability of Services and Self-Perceived Oral Care Needs for People Living With Human Immunodeficiency Virus in British Columbia, Canada
Supervisor: Dr. Mario Brondani

Dr. Leigha Rock
Improving Risk Prediction for the Malignant Transformation of Low-Grade Oral Dysplasia – Clinicopathological Features and Loss of Heterozygosity
Supervisor: Dr. Denise Laronde


Master of Science in Craniofacial Science / Diploma in Endodontics

Dr. Joshua Ananthan
Effect of Ethylenediaminetetraacetic Acid Pre-Treatment on Biofilm Dissolution by Sodium Hypochlorite
Supervisor: Dr. Markus Haapasalo

Dr. Parisa Farmand
Effects of Agitation and Irrigation on Apical Vapor Lock (An Ex-Vivo Study)
Supervisor: Dr. Markus Haapasalo

Dr. Eleni Irinakis
External Cervical Root Resorption: Determinants & Treatment Outcomes
Supervisor: Drs. Jolanta Aleksejūnienė and Markus Haapasalo


Master of Science in Craniofacial Science / Diploma in Orthodontics

Dr. Bassam Alalola
Long Term Palatal & Molar Angulation Changes Associated with Slow Maxillary Expansion
Supervisor: Dr. David Kennedy

Dr. Sharifa Alebrahim
The Effect of the Mode of Reconstruction of the CBCT on the Orthodontic Diagnosis
Supervisor: Dr. David MacDonald

Dr. Piyush Heda
Long-Term Periodontal Changes During Oral Appliance Treatment for Sleep Apnea
Supervisor: Dr. Benjamin Pliska

Dr. Matias Navarrete Grimminck
Mini-Implant Supported Oral Appliance for the Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea: A Pilot Clinical Study
Supervisor: Dr. Benjamin Pliska

Dr. Samuel Tam
The Influence of Obesity on Craniofacial Form – A 2D Cephalometric Study
Supervisor: Dr. Sid Vora


Master of Science in Craniofacial Science / Diploma in Pediatric Dentistry

Dr. Mina Al-Mosawi
Authoritative Parenting Model for Improving Oral Self-Care Skills in Orthodontic Patients
Supervisor: Dr. Jolanta Aleksejūnienė

Dr. Bryan Wong
A Retrospective Review of Biodentine Pulpotomy Outcomes in Primary Molars
Supervisor: Dr. Kavita Mathu-Muju

Dr. Cara Yu
Positive Secular Changes in Dental Maturation over a 30-Year Period
Supervisor: Dr. Joy Richman


Master of Science in Craniofacial Science / Diploma in Periodontics

Dr. Amir Reza Ahmadi
The Role of Granzyme B in Periodontal Connective Tissue Degradation
Supervisor: Dr. Hugh Kim

Dr. Fatima Almarzouki
A Retrospective Review of Implant Treatment Outcomes Placed Prior to 2011 by the Graduate Periodontics Residents at the University of British Columbia, Dental Clinic
Supervisor: Dr. Jolanta Aleksejūnienė

Dr. Stevo Kozomara
Assessment of Fluorescently-Labeled Gold Nanoparticles in Mice as a Contrast Agent for Micro-Computed Tomography and Optical Projection Tomography
Supervisor: Dr. Nancy Ford


Master of Science in Craniofacial Science / Diploma in Prosthodontics

Dr. Mohammed Alsaloum
Marginal and Internal Fit Of CEREC E.max and Celtra Duo Crowns
Supervisor: Dr. Nesrine Mostafa

Dr. Ahmed Ballo
Protective Matrix to Minimize Iatrogenic Damage of Adjacent Teeth During Crown Preparation: Dental Student Performance and Digital Assessment of Outcomes
Supervisor: Dr. Ross Bryant

Dr. Mohamed Gebril
The Effect of Crown Cementation on the Marginal Fit Using a Micro-CT Measurement Technique
Supervisor: Dr. Christopher Wyatt

Dr. Iben Lucsanszky
Fracture Toughness, Flexural Strength and Flexural Modulus of CAD/CAM Blocks
Supervisor: Dr. N. Dorin Ruse


Master of Science in Craniofacial Science

Ms. Iris Feng
Access to Oral Health Care for People Living with Human Immunodeficiency Virus Attending a Community-Based Preventive Program in British Columbia
Supervisor: Dr. Leeann Donnelly


General Practice Residency Program

Dr. Leah Van Draanen Earwaker

Dr. Aaron Yaffe


Oral Medicine Oral Pathology Residency Program

Dr. Amanda Gruza


Doctor of Dental Medicine

Dr. Karambir Banwait
Dr. Shahriar Behmanesh
Dr. Calvin Biddle
Dr. Stephanie Bortolussi
Dr. Danelle Chan
Dr. Daphne Chen
Dr. Caroline Chu
Dr. Paul Chung
Dr. Allizon Clark
Dr. David DeSantis
Dr. Michael Frew
Dr. Arash Goshtasby
Dr. Marcus Hackman
Dr. Michael Haimanot
Dr. Brianne Henderson
Dr. Raquel Hudson
Dr. Sadaf Kashani
Dr. Charles Kim
Dr. Matthew King
Dr. Nicole Kwong
Dr. Genevieve Lalonde
Dr. Anika Lee
Dr. Brian Lee
Dr. Brett Livingstone
Dr. Lucy Lu
Dr. Surya Madabattula
Dr. Syed Mahmood
Dr. Sunny Makkar
Dr. Chelseigh Mandin
Dr. Kendra McCrea
Dr. Kelsie Sallis
Dr. John Sharp
Dr. Justin Sheppard
Dr. Arezoo Sotoodeh
Dr. Kartik Suri
Dr. Andrea Szeto
Dr. Dustin Trudeau
Dr. Doug Whitelaw
Dr. Michael Wong
Dr. Miranda Wong
Dr. Dustin Wurm
Dr. Michael Yang
Dr. Hao Yang
Dr. Matthew Yeung
Dr. Johannes Yliruusi


Bachelor of Dental Science (Dental Hygiene)

Jessica Arnold
Joseph Augusto
Maureen Bhullar
Sarina Bining
Yasmine Borno
Rosalynn Chang
Carly Charbonneau
Rebecca Coleman
Safia Zulfikarali Damji
Barbara Dobes
Anna Flores
Maxine Harjani
Brett Hastings
Hana Haxhiavdija
Kaydee Heidema
Wendy Heinzelman
Tiffany Hishon
Shannon Hoskins
Ming Jin
Cherie Johnson
Shivalika Katyal
Laura Lanfranchi
Ellen Lee
Leanne Lee
Natalie Leung
Wendi Li
Alyssa Mason
Colleen Mulleda
Brittany Mullin
Beck Oh
Shannon Anne Onarheim
Sarah Opetz
Erin Podmore
Cherry Ren
Janelle Rumball
Jasmine Sandhu
Janice Shen
Leona Sun
Ivy Sun
Jordan Tremblay
Meika Uy
Ashley Vicente
Kayla Waddell
Vicky Wang
Belinda Yip


The Doctor of Dental Medicine graduation class of 2019.

The Bachelor of Dental Science (Dental Hygiene) graduation class of 2019.

Congratulations UBC Dentistry Graduates!

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