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. 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. Shayan is a dentist with a passion for what she does. Her skill set includes implant placement and restoration, complex extractions, bone augmentation procedures, connective tissue grafts, sinus lifts, utilizing CADCAM technology and IV conscious sedation.
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.
On select days of the week, Dr. Saj also works from our sister clinic, Parkview Dental.
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.
Dr. Chung is also a large advocate towards building up communities through oral health advocacy. During his time in Manitoba, he conceived the Winnipeg chapter of Oral Health Total Health, a non-profit organization that promotes the importance of oral health. He has been a mentor for community health programs, and has travelled abroad for dental outreach programs. Dr. Chung’s efforts and community involvement was recognized in 2015, by being awarded the Dr. John Grahame Scholarship.
On select days of the week, Dr. Chung also works from our sister clinic, The Richmond Dental Centre.
Dr. Kelsey Li
Dr. Kelsey Li received her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from Western University. She is committed to continuing education and keeping up with the latest research in her rapidly-evolving profession. Dentistry is a confusing and foreign thing to most people and Dr. Li’s primary focus is to understand the needs of her patients and educate them in order to select the most optimal treatment. Every explanation is thorough, concise, and never rushed.
In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, cooking, and spending time with her family.
Dr. Shideh Pejman
Dr. Shideh Pejman was raised in Windsor, Ontario. After graduating from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry in 2015, she moved to Alberta to explore a different part of Canada and took extensive training in implant dentistry while working with a recognized specialist in the field. Dr. Pejman is a big advocate of continuing education and when she is not working in the office, she is travelling all around the world to take educational courses in the disciplines of dentistry and self development. Dr. Pejman has a “whole body” approach to the practice of dentistry; She aims to care for her patients’ dental, mental, and overall health as they are all closely related.
Her true sense of joy and fulfillment comes from the relationship she develops with her patients and being able to confidently deliver what they are seeking. Academically speaking, she take special interest in sleep apnea cases as diagnosing this condition and treating it effectively directly affects the quality and longevity of her patients’ lives.
On select days of the week, Dr. Pejman also works from our sister clinic, Parkview Dental.
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 its three sister locations. 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 6 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.
Kindly note that Dr. Afif is no longer accepting new patients. We greatly appreciate your interest, and any of our remaining dentists would be happy to see you.
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 three children.
Kindly note that Dr. Poulos is no longer accepting new patients. We greatly appreciate your interest, and any of our remaining dentists would be happy to see you.