On Sunday, September 15, 2019 , the Dr. Borna Meisami Commemorative Foundation held its Annual General Meeting for 2019. Supporters of the foundation gathered to celebrate the 9th year of Restoring Smiles over lunch at the Boulevard Club.

Executive Director Dr. Tina Meisami presented a review of the past year, highlighting the organization’s growth and increased capacity to provide services. Summer Student Diana Boodram presented the findings from her summer research project, summarizing the impact of the foundation’s work since its inception. Gala Committee member Donna Wawzonek presented fundraising plans for the upcoming 10th anniversary gala (more details to be released soon!).


The foundation was also honoured to present the following awards in a short ceremony:

The Transformational Partner

This award acknowledges transformational support which makes our mission possible.

  • Nobel Biocare
  • Green Shield Canada

Top Provider

This award acknowledges volunteer practitioners’ outstanding performance and contribution of pro bono treatment to our patients.

  • Dr. Beatrice Leung
  • Dr. Anna De Filippo
  • Dr. Tina Meisami

Five Year Commitment

This award acknowledges practitioners exceptional dedication to our patients and support of our mission over the past five years.

  • Dr. Feisel Haji
  • Dr. Julie Paris
  • Dr. Sepideh Gharai

Generous Supporter

This award acknowledges a partner’s generous service and contribution to our patients.

  • Krest Lab


To see more photos of the event, please view our Facebook album.