Announcement: Dr. Ali Tassi is appointed Assistant Dean, Postgraduate Dental Education

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Ali Tassi as Assistant Dean, Postgraduate Dental Education, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University, effective July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2023.

Dr. Tassi completed his Bachelor of Sciences in Chemistry in 1995, and his Doctor of Dental Surgery in 1999 at Western University. He completed a residency in hospital-based dentistry at the Ohio State University Medical Centre in 2000. He returned to Schulich Medicine & Dentistry to complete specialty training in orthodontics, earning his Master of Clinical Dentistry in 2007. He was granted fellowship status in the Royal College of Dentists of Canada that same year.

Dr. Tassi is the Acting Chair/Program Director in the Division of Graduate Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry. He was appointed an Adjunct Clinical Professor at the School in 2007 and became an Assistant Professor in the Division of Graduate Orthodontics in 2009. Dr. Tassi is also a Staff Orthodontist in the Department of Dentistry at London Health Sciences Centre’s University Hospital and has been Director of the Graduate Orthodontic Clinic at Western University for the past 10 years.

Dr. Tassi has consistently maintained an impressive record of research and publication, receiving funding from Schulich Dentistry Internal Research Grants and the North American Align Research Award, amongst others. He has filed Reports of Innovation in orthodontics in 2016 and 2018.

He has been the recipient of various awards including University Students’ Council Teaching Honour Roll Awards of Excellence in 2013 and 2017; a Vanguard Award from WORLDisoveries in 2016; Graduate Orthodontics Research Award in 2006; the Alpha Omega Award and the American Association of Orthodontist Award in Oro-Facial Growth in 1999; and the Centennial Orthodontic & Paediatric Dentistry Award and the International College of Dentists Award in 1998.

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Tassi on his appointment.

John Yoo, MD, FRCS(C), FACS
Dean, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
Western University

Dr. Bertha Garcia,
Acting Vice Dean & Director, Dentistry
Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
Western University