Election Will be Closed on October 30, 2019, 9:00 PM EDT

Election 2019

Election to IODA Executive Committee

2019-2020

Ebrahim Aminsalehi

Parvaneh Bahrami

Farzad Danesh

Niosha Daneshvar

Pouriya Motahari

Sara Razmavar

Ali Shakib

Ali Tavakoli

Reza Termei

IODA Executive Committee Candidates 

 

Professional Biography

General dentist (1990), Specialist in restorative (1994), Assistant professor for more than 20 years, Head of the restorative department, board member and chairman of Iranian Restorative & Cosmetic Association, president of 11th annual Iranian restorative conference, Scientific director of 8th IRC, Executive director of 9th IRC and ...

Ebrahim Aminsalehi

If elected as an Executive committee: 

Set up different committees to fill all members requests(such as Scientific, Recreational, Financial committees). Make strong connection between IODA and other dental Associations in Ontario. Provide legal support for Iranian dentists.

 

Parvaneh Bahrami

Professional Biography

Doctor of Dental Surgery, Esfahan University, Iran, 1986-1992
• Qualifying Program, University of Toronto, 2002-2004
• Master of Science in Periodontology (MSc), University of Toronto, 2009-2012
• Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada, FRCD (C) 2012-Present
• Diplomat of the American Board of Periodontology, Dip, ABP 2012-present
• Diplomat of the International Congress of Implantologists. DICOI, 2012-Present
I practice as a periodontist and implant surgeon at Prosthodontics Associates in Toronto. I am also a clinical instructor for undergraduate and graduate dental students and a member of the Strategic Planning Committee at U of T representing clinical instructors.
I help Build Your Smile Foundation (BYSF) as the Chief of Clinical Operations in volunteer outreach programs in Uganda.
I have served on RCDSO Quality Assurance Committee; Currently I am a Practice Advisor in the Quality Assurance Department at RCDSO.

If elected as an Executive committee:
It would be a great privilege to serve our dental community by sharing the humble experiences that I have gained through the past 20 years of my professional life in Toronto.
Immigration bring s lots of changes and challenges to our personal and professional lives. I believe that with the help of IODA we can make this professional transition easier and faster for our colleagues who have newly joined or want to join the dental community here.
I will give you a summary of what I can contribute and will leave it to members' suggestions and the organization to implement it towards the members' benefit.
Practicing under different regulations and Standards of Practice is challenging. My position in RCDSO has given me a deep insight into how regulatory/legal system works in Ontario. Knowing the system, our rights, responsibilities and limitations empowers us to practice with more peace of mind and know how to handle the professional challenges when they come up our way. I am more than happy to help members with a better understanding of the Regulations and Standards of Practice.

My academic experiences at U of T, teaching and participating in different academic committees have provided me with invaluable information about the academic system, this can help to guide the candidates for pursuing their career via academic means. Continuing education is the cornerstone of continuous learning. my affiliation with U of T since 2002 has kept me in touch with leaders in our field and to be able to assess the latest evidence based dental advancements. working as a general practitioner and later as a specialist, has helped me to better understand daily challenges we face on both sides and I can tailor my lectures to address those issues and to the need of the members. I hope we can all work together and form a strong voice for the Iranian dental community regardless of the stage of our careers. This organization needs to be supportive, open, fair and collaborative. I would be privileged to serve.

 

Professional Biography

Dr. Farzad Danesh received his DDS degree in 1990 and a specialty and MSc degree in Endodontics in 1993 from Tehran University, Iran. Dr. Danesh has had an extensive background in teaching in Iran universities, Endodontic research, publishing papers, training dentists in live patient demonstrations and oral presentations for a long time.
Dr. Danesh came to Canada in 2010 and very soon was qualified as a general practitioner in early 2012. He was also admitted to a very competitive Endodontic program at the University of Toronto. He successfully passed the National Dental Specialty Examination in Endodontics and became a Fellow of Royal College of Dentists of Canada, FRCD(C), in July 2013. Dr. Danesh was an Adjunct Clinical Professor at the University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Endodontic Clinic, in London, Ontario.

Farzad Danesh

If elected as an Executive committee:
1) Team working
2) Setting up a well-organized association by hiring consultants
3) Setting up different committees
4) Small group educational training
5) Annual/biannual congress
6) Negotiating with higher authorities regarding association ( requires different committees)
7) Guiding newly immigrated dentists ( requires a committee)
8) Gaining financial privilege for members ( requires a committee)
9) Close connections with Dental schools
10) Annual report to members
11) and more

 

Niosha Daneshvar

Professional Biography

2003-2007: University of Toronto, HBSc, Mathematics, Human Biology

2008-2012: University of Western Ontario, DDS degree

2014: Fellowship in International Congress of Oral Implantology

 

Dental Practice:

2014- Present: Private Practice

2016: Associate member of the International Association of Orthodontics

2014: First Private Practice Purchase. In the past five years, I have grown this office from 600 active patients to 7000 active patients.

2017: Second Office Purchase. In two years of practice have grown this office to double its patient base and production

 

IODA Leadership activities

2014- 2019    : Co-founder: Iranian Ontario Dental Association (IODA)

2014-2019  : Vice-President, Iranian Ontario Dental Association (IODA)

 

 

I have been with IODA since day “minus one” and helped organizing the Noruz Galas and many of the seminars. I have helped with and negotiated better terms of contracts and pricing from various vendors to ensure the best quality is delivered with an affordable price tag to benefit our members.

I believe that my hands-on leadership and business experiences and expertise gained in starting and growing dental offices can be of value to our association. 

If elected as an Executive committee: 

1. Complimentary Legal Seminars related to the field of dentistry 

2. Negotiating a deal with dental suppliers for the members of our association

3. Complimentary office visits and providing business advice for members to grow their businesses

4. Organizing events for the immigrant dentists 

5. Recognizing the Iranian dentists with outstanding contribution to the field of dentistry worldwide

 

Professional Biography

I started my activities in Iranian dental association as a volunteer from when I was a dental student. I was university professor for more than 15 years and was active in teaching and researching in several universities in Iran. I participated in several international scientific congresses as lecturer and also scientific coordinator of meeting. Also served as head of scientific committee of Iranian dental association for several years.

Vice president of Iranian Dental Association 2013 - 2015
Board member of Iranian Dental Association 2010 - 2015
Vice president and board member of Iranian Association of Oral Pathologists 2002 - 2006
Scientific committee head of Iranian Dental Association 2010 - 2013
Assistant professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology - Tehran University of Medical Sciences 2000 - 2013
Member of community service committee of ODA 2018

Pouriya Motahari

If elected as an Executive committee:

1- Increasing the reputation of Iranian - Canadian dentists
2- Organizing scientific programs for Iranian - Canadian dentists
3- Providing legal and cultural support for Iranian - Canadian dentists
4- Introducing of Iranian - Canadian dentists and IODA to professinal dental associations of Canada and using of their capacities for improvement of health and life standards of Canada

 

Sara Razmavar

Professional Biography

Private Practice, Toronto-Ontario 2017 – present
Associate Dentist (Dawson Dental, Willowdale dental Group, Teeth first Dental), Ontario 2016 - 2018
Clinical Instructor, University of Toronto (UofT), Faculty of Dentistry 2016 - 2018
Associate Dentist, Muscat - Oman 2012 –2014
Associate Dentist, Tehran - Iran 2010 –2012
Volunteered Activities: IODA working committee 2018-present
IWOO (Iranian Women Organization of Ontario)- Mental health committee 2017- present
Research Assistant, Université de Montréal (UdeM), Faculté de médecine dentaire 2014 - 2014
Research Fellow, Shahid Beheshti University, Research Institute of Dental Sciences (RIDS) 2008 - 2012
Education: Doctor of Dental Surgery 2004 - 2010
Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Science, Tehran, Iran
Certificates: Member of International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI) 2017
NDEB equivalency process for international dentists, Toronto, Canada 2016
License of Practicing Dental Professions in Oman, Ministry of Health 2012
Language:
• Fluent: English, Turkish, Persian / Intermediate: Spanish, Arabic

If elected as an Executive committee:
As a foreign-trained dentist that went through the equivalency process, I know the downsides of getting prepared for the exams (the level of stress being tolerated, the financial problems associated). I hope we can make this organization a platform/directory to help our other fellows who are at the beginning of this road.
- Living in a multicultural country and being a health care provider, we should make ourselves familiar with different cultures to be able to run a successful business. A successful dental office cannot be achieved by only being a perfect dentist! When I started as a foreign-trained dentist I felt the lack of available resources/training/courses in this matter and I do believe this could be an area to work on.
- As we all know the culture of practicing dentistry in Canada is very different from that of Iran. We can dedicate a section on the IODA website to introduce the practice culture in Canada; How to communicate with patients? How to talk with the patient so that they accept their major treatments. What is the goal of Hygiene recalls, how a recall should be done & etc.
- During the past couple of years, there is a huge flow of younger generation Iranians who came to Canada and seeking to find professional jobs and on the other side, I am sure all the practice owners in our community experienced the hassle of staffing very much! My goal is to help these fellows to get enrolled in their new dental carrier which will benefit the dentists as well.
- Office management! The famous topic of any dental office in Canada! Once the abovementioned points are achieved it is halfway through.
Growing is not possible without sharing!

 

Professional Biography

DDS from Tehran University 1995
Specialty in Restorative Dentistry from Melli (Shahid Beheshti) university 2001
Assistant of professor in BooAli (Hamedan), Melli Tehran) and Shahed (Tehran) for 9 years
25 years of running my own private practice

Ali Shakib

If elected as an Executive committee:

Increasing dental knowledge of the members by planning different training courses and seminars as well as helping them to raise their business and succeed in their careers by collaborating with relative businesses such as lawyers, insurance companies and etc. Also introducing Iranian dentists to other communities as high quality health providers.

 

Ali Tavakoli

Professional Biography

The University of Toronto, Faculty of Dentistry Degree: D.D.S 2012-2014
Shahid Beheshti University, Dental School Degree: D.D.S 1994-2000, Tehran / Iran

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Clinical Instructor, Faculty of Dentistry, UofT 2018- Present
IODA, Working committee 2018- Present
IODA, Audit committee 2018-2019
Private Practice, Toronto ON 2016- Present

Associate Dentist at Liberty Square Dental Group 2014-2017
President of IDAPP students at University of Toronto 2012
Dental Assistant at Prosthodontic Associates 2010-2012
Private Practice (General Dentistry), Tehran / Iran 2002-2009
Military Dental Clinic, Shahroud / Iran 2000-2002

If elected as an Executive committee:

I have several years of experience in various areas in dentistry (Dentist in Iran, Dental assistant/Dentist in Canada, President of IDAPP students and currently a Clinical Instructor at UofT). I am also fortunate to run a successful family dentistry office with my wife as the office manager (you can tell that requires plenty of skills in teamwork, collaboration, communication and negotiation as well as the art of delegation:) ).
These experiences would enable me to contribute to IODA in the following areas:
- Connection with Iranian dental STUDENTS, the future of our community; mentoring and engaging them furthermore in IODA activities.
- Be a VOICE for Iranian dentists on expressing their needs and shortcomings with ODA and RCDSO.
- Establishing OFFICE MANAGEMENT and mentorship courses to raise awareness on how to run the dental office smoothly in terms of human resources, time management, maintenance, etc.
- Playing as a HUB/Bridge to connect our Iranian-Canadian dental community to the newcomer dentists or those back home who are intending to immigrate. Providing advice, academic material, references to help them assimilate more efficiently by either taking the direct licensing or school dental program path.
- Help IODA in establishing a peer to peer PLATFORM in which our community can discuss clinical and business matters.
- Getting mutually involved in Iranian CULTURAL EVENTS; Informing IODA members of existing events in town, at the same time, presenting IODA members to Iranian community by spreading booklets which introduce IODA members by their information (Dentist name, Office Logo/website/location/Brief description of services)

 

Reza Termei

Professional Biography

Dr. Reza Termei DDS MSc FRCD(C) Dip(ABP)

Education
2012: Diplomate, American Board of Periodontology (ABP)
2011: Fellow, Royal College of Dentists of Canada
2008-2011: Master in Periodontology, University of Toronto
2005-2007: Qualifying Program (DDS), University of Toronto
1996-2002: Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS), Shahid Beheshti University

Other Activities
2017-current: Professional Liability Program (PLP), RCDSO
2014-current: Bright Island Outreach, Dominican Republic
2012: Health Outreach Canada, Guatemala
2014-current: Founding member – President (2018-19), Iranian Ontario Dental Association
2005-2007: ODA Class representative, University of Toronto
2005-2007: Iranian Students Union representative, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto

Teaching Experience
2008-current: Clinical instructor and lecturer in Periodontology, University of Toronto
2012-current: Co-director, GTA Periodontics Study Club
2014-current: Director, Lecturer & Clinical instructor, Centric Education, ADA and AGD approved CE provider
2012-2016: Co-director, Richmond Hill ITI Study Club, International Team of Implantology
2013-2017: Implant Residency Course, University of Toronto
2006-2007: Restorative dentistry mentor, University of Toronto

If elected as an Executive committee:

I have been with the IODA since the very beginning. This has given me first-hand experience and knowledge of IODA operation and its potentials. My past experience as a team member of various small or large groups, my teaching experience and educational activities for over 10 years, and my involvement with the Professional Liability Program at the RCDSO have provided me with the skills of being open to different opinions and work as a team in order to achieve a common interest. Hence, if I am re-elected as a member of the Executive Committee, I aim to achieve the following plans and goals:

1. Enhancing the quantity and quality of continuing dental education courses throughout the year at reduced or no additional fee to our members
2. Educating members on how to reduce the risk of patients’ adverse events which may end up with complaints or legal actions against them.
3. Forming advisory committees with the main task of providing professional, business and legal advice to members.
4. Introducing our association to the public by organizing informational seminars for the Iranian and Canadian community, with the help of our volunteer members, to raise awareness about oral health and dental care.

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