I am originally from Damascus, Syria and moved to the U.S. in 2013 to pursue my educational goals. I graduated from the dental assisting program at WCC in 2015. My desire to further my education in the dental field led me to pursue my bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene. I graduated from the University of Michigan in 2020 with high honors. I am a registered dental hygienist and I have licensure in administrating nitrous oxide and local anesthesia.
Throughout my academic and clinical career, I have had many opportunities to volunteer to offer free dental care to patients from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds. In February 2020, I was selected to participate in a two-week outreach program in Meru, Kenya. My goal is to bridge the socioeconomic gap in access to dental care and increase oral health awareness.
Currently, I practice clinically in the Graduate Restorative Clinic. I enjoy working with residents from different background and collaborating with different specialists in the dental school. In summer of 2022, I joined the dental hygiene department as an adjunct clinical faculty. As a recent graduate, I understand the stress that comes with clinical care. My goal is to provide the tools to help students relieve some of the anxiety associated with clinical settings.
In my spare time, I like to hang out with friends and try different cuisines. I love learning new languages, so I am always trying to connect with people from different backgrounds to learn about new cultures and languages.