We are shining the spotlight on Dr. Duri Hafiz as she exemplifies the spirit of the HPDA. We first met Duri at New Grad Night in 2015 where she was a newly licensed dentist. Ever since, we have seen her regularly at educational and social events meeting colleagues and always smiling.
Duri associated at several dental offices and then she fulfilled her dream: opening her own practice. In April 2019, Duri opened Malton Goreway Dental where she has been caring for a diverse range of patients from different walks of life, which she enjoys. Her dental team has been active connecting with the community through local social events. Through word-of-mouth community referrals, her practice is thriving and greatly surpassing her expectations. Duri ‘s passion for community service is evident as she volunteered her office and staff to participate in HPDA’s Smile Days where HPDA members provide free dental care for people in need. She is looking forward to participating when Smile Days returns after the pandemic.
In her spare time, Duri enjoys walking, exploring nature, gardening, listening to music, dancing and reading. On her days off, she meditates and cooks for her family. Her husband is an engineer by profession, her daughter is in second year of university and her son is in grade 10. She enjoys going on picnics with them and taking trips. She is eager to be able to go on a vacation with her family again.
Duri is also looking forward to attending upcoming HPDA events and she can’t wait for the time when we can have in-person events. She says, “I enjoy the opportunity to reconnect with old friends and meet new ones at HPDA events. One of my favourite parts of being a HPDA member is getting to attend seminars which keeps me updated with the latest information regarding our profession.”
What’s her favourite memory from a HPDA event? “It was the boat cruise the summer of 2016. There was dinner, socializing and dancing until midnight. I went with my husband and we enjoyed viewing the scenic Toronto skyline. It was a nice change and a good opportunity to unwind.”
“Ultimately, I appreciate the fact that attending HPDA events allows me to earn my CE credits while also having a good time.”Thank you for sharing your story, Duri. We appreciate you being a loyal HPDA member and for everything you do for our community.