I received my degree as a Doctor of Dentistry in Egypt, and practised dentistry in Egypt and Saudi Arabia from 1990 to 2004. After moving to Canada, I have been working with Dr. Mithia as a dental hygienist. Recently, I gained my advanced licence as a self-initiated dental hygienist from the College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario. I enjoy my work as a dental hygienist and the friendships that have evolved with my patients and my co-workers since I first joined Iona Dental in 2007. I find special satisfaction in treating patients who are initially afraid to visit the dentist and, after treatment, leave our office with smiles on their faces, surprised that they had been so comfortable. It's even more rewarding to see these patients come back to Iona Dental with less anxiety about their dental visit and improved oral health.