Meet the Staff
Waterview Dental is more than just a trip to the dentist – our practice is founded on principles of quality, trustworthy dental care and patient education. At the core of our practice is a commitment to arming and empowering patients with the information they need to make informed decisions about their treatment options. Our ability to exceed your expectations is due to our exceptional dental team. Waterview Dental was founded by Dr. Hammad Afif and Dr. Angelo Poulos with its focus on cosmetic and general dentistry, as well as oral surgery.
Dr. Hammad Afif
Dr. Hammad Afif graduated from the University of Detroit Mercy in 2000, then completed a one year General Practice Residency at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Syracuse New York. From there he practiced for several years in Michigan, before returning to Canada. He is one of the founding partners of Waterview Dental and the sister locations Parkview Dental, Cityview Dental and The Richmond Dental Centre. Dr. Afif loves to keep up to date with the latest dental technologies and procedures, and regularly attends continuing education courses and dental conventions around North America. His main focus has always been on comprehensive, compassionate patient care. He has also been a preferred Invisalign provider for over 5 years. Outside the office Dr. Afif plays competitive softball and tennis. He is married with three kids and spends his spare time with family and watching his kids play hockey and baseball.
Dr. Angelo Poulos
Dr. Angelo Poulos graduated from the University of Detroit Mercy in 2000. Since that time he has dedicated himself to private practice, first in Michigan, and then in 2006 back in his home province of Ontario. One of the two original owners of the practice, he spends his time and energy in focusing on patient care, and the best ways to take care of his patients. When he is not at the clinic, Dr. Poulos enjoys spending time with his family – especially his wife and two children.
Dr. Sara Shayan
Dr. Sara Shayan graduated from dental school in Fort Lauderdale, Florida (Nova Southeastern University) in 2013. Upon graduation, she was chosen to attend a residency program in Advanced Education in General Dentistry at the University of Texas in San Antonio where she spent an enriching year expanding on her dental skills and experiences. At the completion of her formal dental training, she moved back to her native home in Ontario and looks forward to educating patients about preventative dentistry and oral health care, as well as providing excellent dental treatment.
Dr. Sajeed Haji
Dr. Sajeed Haji obtained his Bachelor of Science at the University of Western Ontario and further graduated with distinction as a Doctor of Dental Surgery from the same school. It is Dr. Saj’s number one priority to put patients’ needs first and ensure he is staying current with continuing education. Dr. Saj has a natural ability to get along well with everyone; he is compassionate, patient, and an overall positive presence to be around – with both adults and children. His professional, sincere, and friendly demeanour puts patients at ease and places confidence in them when discussing treatment options. When not in the office, Dr. Saj is an avid traveller, enjoys playing competitive badminton, and has a passion for music of any kind.
Dr. Derek Chung
Dr. Derek Chung obtained his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree at the University of Manitoba. He also completed a degree in dental research, focused on dental whitening. Upon graduation, Dr. Chung then continued his training at the University of Western Ontario, where he completed his General Practice Residency. This has provided Dr. Chung with the foundation towards understanding the formal technical skills required to best service his patients and their oral health needs. Dr. Chung’s greatest skill is his sincere interest and passion in dentistry. His friendly and understanding nature allows him to provide a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere so his patients get the best dental experience possible.