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Meet Dr. Safa Shawkat

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Dr. Safa Shawkat graduated with a bachelor’s degree in dental surgery from the University of Jordan in Amman in 2007. She continued her education at Dalhousie University’s Faculty of Dentistry, earning a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree (DDS) in 2012.

She is a member of several dental organizations and associations, including the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID), and the Hamilton Academy of Dentistry (HAD). Dr. Shawkat is also a fellow of ICOI (International Congress of Oral Implantologists).

Dr. Safa enjoys all aspects of dentistry and has a particular interest in dental surgery, restorative and cosmetic dentistry. She strives to make her practice comfortable and inviting for all patients.

In her free time, she enjoys to read, draw and travel.

Dr. Kifah al Yassin

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Dr. Kifah, as he prefers to be called, graduated from the University of Alberta with a degree of Doctor of Dental Surgery. While in Alberta he interned with top orthodontic faculty. Dr. Kifah was born in Baghdad and completed his Bachelor Degree in Dentistry and a Masters’ of Science in Orthodontics from University of Baghdad. For the past twenty-five years, Dr. Kifah practiced as a Consultant and an Orthodontist throughout the middle-east, collaborating with many world renowned Orthodontic Masters. He has been interviewed many times on television and was the chief Orthodontic specialist for major middle-east networks. He has spent many years as a Professor of Orthodontics for undergraduate and post- graduate students.

Dr. Kifah keeps himself abreast with the latest technologies in Orthodontics. He was the pioneer in using the Damon Clear system. Damon brackets offer patients comprehensive Orthodontics with fewer visits and less need for extractions ie. more expansive abilities. As the system is self-ligating there is no need for elastics, hence better oral hygiene. Dr. Kifah enjoys lingual braces, or braces placed behind the teeth – you get the same results as comprehensive Orthodontics but no metal is visible!! He truly enjoys working with kids, and to him, seeing the improvement in their self-esteem is priceless. Patients typically undergo orthodontic treatment from one to two years, giving Dr. Kifah a chance to see his patients grow. Dr. Kifah is an active member of The Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario, The Canadian Dental Association and many Orthodontic Associations.

Dr. Sumayyah China

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Dr. China was born and raised in Scarborough, Ontario. After graduating with an Honours Bachelors of Science in Biology at McMaster University, she pursued her Doctor of Dental Surgery from the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry at Western University.

Upon graduation, Dr. China has practiced as a general dentist in Burlington and Stoney Creek. Some of her areas of study include endodontics, oral surgery, oral sedation, nitrous oxide sedation, pediatric dentistry, prosthodontics, and implant prosthodontics. Dr. China is committed to continuing education and takes courses regularly to stay current with the latest advancements in dental materials and techniques. She is a proud member of the Ontario Dental Association, Canadian Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, and the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario.

When she is not busy with dentistry, she enjoys being outdoors, ice skating, playing badminton, and trying different cuisines. Dr. China looks forward to treating you and your family at Smile Design Dental Care in Binbrook!

Dr. Hind Georgie

Dr.Hind Georgie graduated with DDS in 2010 from University of Baghdad, Iraq. She then continued her education and obtained her license to practice in Canada in 2014.
Dr. Hind enjoys all aspects of dentistry, however she has a real passion for restorative and cosmetic treatments. She also strives to provide a calm and comfortable environment for all the patients.
Dr. Hind is committed to continuing education and regularly takes courses to stay up to date on the latest innovations in dentistry. She is an active member of the Ontario Dental Association, Canadian Dental Association and the RCDSO.

Outside of dentistry, Dr. Hind spends time with family and friends and enjoys to read and travel.

Dr. Mena Sedrak

Dr. Mena Sedrak, a member of the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario, Bachelor of Dental Surgery and a member at the Ontario Dental Association, has graduated from University of Sharjah - Dubai, UAE in 2012. Dr. Mena has successfully completed his National Dental Examinations with Excellent scores and has successfully finished the overseas registration exam thus becoming a fully licensed dentist. He has special interest in Restorative Dentistry and has extensively strengthened his skills through multiple Courses in Treatment Planning, Theoretical and Practical General Dentistry in addition to root canal treatments and Cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Mena worked in various centers and clinics in Dubai and Ontario before joining Smile Design Dental Care in 2017.