Dr. Charis is passionate about children. She finds it a blessing to interact with and provide care for children of different ages.
Born in Hong Kong and raised in Mississauga, Dr. Charis obtained her Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree at the University of British Columbia. After working as a general dentist for two years, her passion for children has led her to pursue advanced specialty training at the University of British Columbia to become a Certified Pediatric Dentist. During her concurrent training at the BC Children's Hospital, she provided care and treatment for children with special needs that had medical and behavioural challenges.
Dr. Charis is active with the current research. Her research on methods to lower parental anxiety for their child's dental appointment has earned her the prestigious Sunstar Research Fellowship Award from the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry .
Dr. Charis is also dedicated in educating the future dentists. She serves as a clinical instructor in the pediatric dental clinic at the University of Toronto.
Dr. Charis is an active member of the following associations:
-The Canadian Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
-The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
-The Canadian Dental Association
-The Ontario Dental Association
-The Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario
-The Royal College of Dentists of Canada
When not in the clinic, Dr. Charis enjoys playing the piano and exploring the nature with her family and friends.