April 1, 2020 | Alumni
Meet the mavericks: six standout alumni share how they forged unique paths in dentistry
Every profession needs change agents, people who lead the way to the future. In its new issue, U of T Dentistry Magazine interviewed six progressive alumni to tell their stories and philosophies in their own words. Click through to read these inspiring stories! Here's a teaser:
- Hazel Stewart (DDS 1974, DipDPH 1978) saw some crazy things... and became an advocate for a public health approach to preventive dental care.
- Derek Lewis (DDS 1997), one of the faculty's first Indigenous graduates, helped a community overcome skepticism about dental care.
- From basketball star to orthodontist: Fred Murrell (DDS 1988) built philanthropy into his practice and makes a difference daily.
- Practising in Canada's north inspired Rob Matsui (MSc 2009, DDS 2013, MSc 2020), who is now an advocate for accessibility to care.
- Effie Habsha (BSc 1991 UTSC, DDS 1995, DipPRO 1998, MSc 2000) found the time to launch Women in Dentistry and help others find work-life balance too.
- Bobby Chagger (DDS 1996) became a dentistry software designer... because he loves being excellent for his patients.