Orthodontist Spotlight: Dr. Hussein Haji

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Orthodontist Spotlight: Dr. Hussein Haji

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Meet Dr. Hussein Haji

Dr. Hussein Haji was born in Belleville, Ontario and after completing a year of science at the University of Waterloo, he obtained a Bachelor of Pharmacy at Dalhousie University. He then pursued dentistry and received a Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS) at the University of Toronto alongside an award for First Place in Orthodontics at graduation, followed by general practice residency in New York. He completed his specialty training at the University of British Columbia, where he earned a Diploma in Orthodontics alongside a Masters in Craniofacial Science.

You can find Dr. Hussein Haji at our docbraces orthodontic clinics in our Truro and Yarmouth clinics.

Fun fact! Dr. Haji's wife, Dr. Nafisa Molla is the Lead Orthodontist at our docbraces orthodontist clinics in Halifax and Dartmouth.

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Orthodontist Q&A with Dr. Hussein Haji

Q: As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?

A: I wanted to be a Pharmacist like my Mom and Dad! I eventually went to Pharmacy school at Dalhousie before studying Dentistry at UofT

Q: Why do you love being in orthodontics?

AIt is a specialty that has infinite possibilities and potential!

Q: What is your greatest accomplishment?

A: Finding my wife, Nafisa 

Q: What's the most important factor in providing excellent patient care?

A: Always keeping the patient's needs first in your mind

Q: What's the most important factor in successful teamwork?

A: Being open to listening!

Q: How would you describe your treatment philosophy when it comes to Orthodontics?

A: Patient centered, with the goal of achieving an excellent result

Q: What's your favorite way to make a patient smile?

A: Telling them a cheesy Dad Joke!

Q: What is your favorite way to get involved in your local community?

AVolunteering at local homeless shelter

Q: What hobbies do you have when you are not creating beautiful smiles?

A: Gardening!

Q: What is your favourite dessert?

A: My Mom's homemade cake

Q: What is your favourite genre of movies or books?

A: Spy/thriller

Q: What's the best piece of advice you've ever received?

A: Don't be afraid to ask questions

Q: If you could meet anyone, living or dead, who would it be?

A: My grandfather, who passed away a few years ago

Q: Is there a cause or issue that you are passionate about?

A: Preserving our beautiful trees

Q: If you could visit anywhere in the world tomorrow, where would you go?

A: Wherever my family is

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