TORONTO, ON – September 13, 2021 – Graduating University of Toronto (U of T) dental student Dr. Ahmed Al-Ali is the recipient of the 2021 Dr. Gary Glassman Endodontic Achievement Award.
Now in its second year, the endowment fund, created by U of T alumnus and internationally acclaimed endodontist Dr. Gary Glassman, celebrates graduating students of U of T’s Faculty of Dentistry who show tremendous promise in the specialty of endodontics.
“As healthcare practitioners and educators, it’s essential that we nurture the continued growth and development of tomorrow’s clinicians for the betterment of our patients, practice communities, and the broader field of dentistry,” said Dr. Glassman, Chief Dental Officer, dentalcorp. “It is my sincere pleasure to recognize Dr. Al-Ali for his exemplary skill, focus, and commitment as an emerging endodontist.”
Dr. Al-Ali was selected by the school’s undergraduate awards committee for demonstrating outstanding academic and clinical proficiency in endodontics. He has further received acceptance into U of T’s graduate program in endodontics, commencing in August 2022.
"I am truly honoured to be selected for this award. It has been a long way to reach this milestone, but I am delighted that my hard work is paying off,” said Dr. Al-Ali. “I am grateful for my family, professors, and friends who have supported me throughout my journey in dentistry. I’m especially thankful to Dr. Glassman for the ongoing support and inspiration he provides to my fellow emerging endodontists.”
Donations to the fund are welcomed as a one-time gift or can be set up as a monthly contribution through the university website: https://engage.utoronto.ca/site/SPageServer?pagename=donate#/fund/1576
About Dr. Gary Glassman
As Chief Dental Officer at dentalcorp, Dr. Glassman helps facilitate the company’s continued growth and champions programs to support the Practice Community in the delivery of optimal patient care.
Dr. Glassman is a world-renowned Endodontist, full-time practicing dentist, global lecturer, and is on staff at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Dentistry. The author of numerous publications, Dr. Glassman is the Endodontic editor for Oral Health Journal.
He graduated from the University of Toronto, Faculty of Dentistry and was awarded the James B. Willmott Scholarship, the Mosby Scholarship and the George Hare Endodontic Scholarship for proficiency in Endodontics. A graduate of the Endodontology Program at Temple University, he received the Louis I. Grossman Study Club Award for academic and clinical proficiency in Endodontics.
Dr. Glassman serves as Faculty Chair of DC Institute, a continuing education provider that supports the growth and development of dental care professionals through elevated learning experiences.
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