Let us tell you a bit about us

We are a team of dental educators with a passion for dentistry, excellence, and education. Over the years, we have been involved in dental education in all capacities. Dentists’ needs and desires for learning both didactically and to actually implement new skills into practice are the foundations for thoughtful education. We have been privy to dentists’ frustrations with CE courses which attempt to facilitate change, but fail to deliver the necessary tools to implement new skills into practice.

We are committed to providing the support, guidance, and mentorship to minimize challenges and to facilitate learning to provide the best possible patient care. The mandate of this educational platform is pragmatic dental knowledge to implement into every day practice. We strive to help dentists fulfill their passions in dentistry and not just do it, but do it RIGHT.  Our goal is to positively impact the lives of patients and the great profession of dentistry. GDM is here to mentor you on your journey of professional growth.

Photo of Dr. Lesley David speaking at a dental talk.
Dr. Jonathan Ng speaking at Envista Summit
Global Dental Mentorship's Dr. Avi Shelemay speaking with attendees/students.

Founders

Dr. Lesley David

Dr. Lesley David is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon who maintains a private practice in Toronto, Canada. She is an Associate Clinician at the University of Toronto in the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinic, a Fellow and past examiner of the Royal Col... Dr. Lesley David's Bio

Dr. Avi Shelemay

Dr. Shelemay maintains a private practice in Ottawa limited to periodontics and implant surgery. Before moving to Ottawa in 2006, Dr. Shelemay was an Assistant Professor (part-time) with the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Toronto, and staff per... Dr. Avi Shelemay's Bio

Mentors

Dr. Amir Tahmasebpour

Dr. Amir Tahmasebpour is a renowned general dentist practicing in Toronto, Ontario. He completed his dental education at the University of Sydney School of Dentistry. Throughout his career, Dr. Amir has dedicated his practice to oral surgical
proced... Dr. Amir Tahmasebpour's Bio

Dr. Ana Santos Ferro
  • Director Department of Oral Surgery, Implantology and Periodontology
  • Degree in Dental Medicine at the Faculty of Dental Medicine, University of Lisbon.
  • Postgraduate degree in Periodontology at the University of Gothenburg.
  • Spe... Dr. Ana Santos Ferro's Bio
Dr. David Chvartszaid

Dr. David Chvartszaid [pronounced shwarts-zaid] is a double specialist in Prosthodontics and Periodontics with a history of professional leadership and a strong commitment to patient care. Dr. Chvartszaid is the director of the MSc/Specialty Program in Pr... Dr. David Chvartszaid's Bio

Dr. David Powell

Dr. Powell is devoted to continuing education. He was an assistant professor at the University of Toronto for 3 years, and he regularly gives lectures for dentists seeking to improve their skills in implant prosthodontics.

He is a fellow of t... Dr. David Powell's Bio

Dr. Ernest Lam

Ernest Lam completed his B.Sc.(Hons.), D.M.D. and M.Sc. degrees at the University of British Columbia, and a Certificate in Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, and a Ph.D. in Radiation Biology at the University of Iowa. He is a Fellow of the Royal College o... Dr. Ernest Lam's Bio

Dr. Filipe Melo

Department of Prosthodontics, MALO CLINIC LISBON

  • Degree in Dental Medicine of Dental Medicine, Degree in Dentistry 1998-2004 Higher Institute of Health Sciences Egas Moniz.
  • Postgraduate Degree in Dentistry Esthetic, Restorer Health Scie... Dr. Filipe Melo's Bio
Dr. Glen Liddelow

Dr. Liddelow completed a Bachelor of Dental Science and a Master of Dental Science from the University of Western Australia and a Doctorate in Clinical Dentistry (Prosthodontics) from the University of Sydney. He is a Member and Fellow of the Royal Austra... Dr. Glen Liddelow's Bio

Dr. Goth Siu

Dr. Siu maintains a private practice limited to prosthodontics and aesthetic dentistry in Toronto, Canada. He is a Fellow of The Royal College of Dentists of Canada and is a Board Certified Specialist in Prosthodontics. He is also a Diplomate of the Ameri... Dr. Goth Siu's Bio

Dr. Hagen Klieb

Dr. Hagen Klieb is a certified oral medicine and oral pathology specialist and clinician at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, where he holds cross appointments to the departments of dentistry and anatomic pathology.  He also leads the oral pathology biop... Dr. Hagen Klieb's Bio

Dr. John Zarb

Dr. John P. Zarb earned his DDS at the University of Detroit Mercy in 1995. Upon graduation, he completed a one-year General Practice Residency at the VA Hospital in Ann Arbor, MI, followed by graduate prosthodontic training at the University of Toronto, ... Dr. John Zarb's Bio

Dr. Jonathan Ng

BMedSc, DDS, MSc, Dip. Pros, FRCD(C) is a Certified Specialist in Prosthodontics.

He obtained his DDS degree from the University of Alberta and his Prosthodontic specialty at the University of British Columbia. His private practice is in Vancouver,... Dr. Jonathan Ng's Bio

Dr. Joseph Kan

Dr. Joseph Kan completed his specialty training in Prosthodontics as well as the Master degree from the Implant Surgery from Loma Linda University School of Dentistry (LLUSD) in 1997. He is currently a Professor in the Department of Restorative Dentistry ... Dr. Joseph Kan's Bio

Dr. Miguel Nobre

Director Department of Investigation and Education

  • Graduated as a Dental Hygienist from the Faculty of Dental Medicine, University of Lisbon in 1998 and joined the MALO CLINIC team in 1999.
  • He is a Master of Science in Epidemiology sinc... Dr. Miguel Nobre's Bio
Dr. Scott D. Ganz

Dr. Ganz maintains a private practice in Prosthodontics, Maxillofacial Prosthetics, and Implant Dentistry in Fort Lee, N.J., USA. He is also the Director of Oral Reconstruction at Park40 located in New York City, USA.

Dr. Ganz is well-published in m... Dr. Scott D. Ganz's Bio

Dr. Sherif Said

Dr. Sherif Said completed his periodontics fellowship at Case Western Reserve University in 2013, following which, he started his post-doctoral training in periodontics at Boston University with a special focus on growth factors and peri-implant tissue de... Dr. Sherif Said's Bio

Dr. Tomas Albrektsson

MD, Ph.D., ODhc, RCPSG, born August 25th, 1945, Swedish citizen.

Professional Preparation

MD in 1973, PhD-thesis  Healing of Bone Grafts  defended in 1979 (Tutor: P-I Brånemark)

Full-time clinical work between 1973 and 1976, Associate ... Dr. Tomas Albrektsson's Bio

Ms. Rita Bauer

Rita Bauer is a leading authority on integrating patient photography in the Dental Practice. During her 35 years as medical photographer and manager at Media Services at the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto she has presented over 900 lectures a... Ms. Rita Bauer's Bio