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Meet the Board Nominees

Dr. Mostafa Altalibi - Alberta

Dr. Mostafa Altalibi is extremely excited to serve as Alberta’s Board nominee to the Canadian Association of Orthodontists.

Dr. Altalibi’s academic journey began in Montreal having completed his undergrad and dental degrees at McGill University. After graduation, he completed a general practice residency at the Montreal Children’s hospital followed by an orthodontic residency at the University of Alberta.  

Upon graduation, the mountains caught his heart and he settled in Calgary, Alberta.  Dr. Altalibi had the opportunity to treat First Nations patients at the Wabasca Native Reserve of Bigstone, and to publish numerous articles in a variety of disciplines within orthodontics and oral surgery. 

Dr. Altalibi recently completed a master’s degree at the University of Pennsylvania in Applied Positive Psychology, which provided him with tools to deal with the human element of the orthodontic endeavor the psychology of thriving patients, thriving teams, and thriving organizations. 

Dr. Altalibi practices in clinics in Calgary and Beaumont Alberta and takes full advantage of the Canadian Rockies whenever he can. You can find him camping, biking, swimming, hiking, and training for his upcoming Ironman triathlon. 

 

Dr. Sean Chung - Ontario

Dr. Sean Chung studied at the University of Toronto for both his Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Cell and Molecular Biology and his Master of Science degree in Respiratory Neurophysiology. He then attended University of British Columbia where he received several awards, concluding with the College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia Gold Medal upon graduating from the Doctor of Dental Medicine degree program. To enhance his dental practice experience, Dr. Chung then completed the General Practice Residency Training Program in Dentistry at the University of British Columbia where he received the Sam Ioannidis Grand Rounds Award.

Dr. Chung returned home to Toronto where he practiced as a general dentist while pursuing a dental specialty in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics from the University of Toronto. He focused his research in the area of orthodontic tooth movement, culminating in awards from the Faculty of Dentistry, the American Association of Orthodontists and earning him his second Master of Science degree and Fellowship in the Royal College of Dentists of Canada.

Dr. Chung currently attends to his full-time private practice in mid-town Toronto while teaching in the Graduate Orthodontic and Graduate Pediatric Dentistry Departments at the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto. 

 

 

Dr. Janick Decoste - Quebec

Born and raised in downtown Montreal, Dr. Janick Decoste developed a passion for orthodontics at an early age. While obtaining her dental degree from the Faculty of Dentistry at McGill University, she was awarded a scholarship for her commitment to geriatric dentistry and special needs patients. Upon graduating, Dr. Decoste completed a general practice residency at the Montreal Children's Hospital This was followed by orthodontic specialty training and a Master's of Science Degree on facial and dental esthetics at the University of Toronto. 

Dr. Decoste is delighted to join the CAO board and is eager to encourage excellence in orthodontics, while ensuring that the utmost quality of care is provided to every patient. She is a young member willing to present and share new ideas, awareness and perspective to the association. She is caring, passionate and excited to be part of the CAO.

Dr. Decoste is a proud member of the Order of Dentists of Quebec (ODQ), the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO), the University of Toronto Orthodontic Alumni Association (UTOAA), the Quebec Association of Orthodontists (QAO) and of the Canadian Association of Orthodontics (CAO). 

When not engaged in Orthodontics, Dr. Decoste spends time with her family and friends. She is adept at organizing social activities and participates in outdoor sports such as cycling, volleyball and snowboarding. In between time with her family and activities, she loves to travel and discover amazing new places.

 

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