April 19, 2022
by Dalhousie University
Heba Al-Ameri says that it is “just wonderful” to win the Impact Award for the Faculty of Dentistry this year. “My mom was really happy, too.”
Heba’s mother also had an impact on her choice of profession. “I’ve always been interested in teeth,” says Heba, “but my mother would often comment on someone’s beautiful smile and how straight their teeth were.”
The Impact Award recognizes students for their academic excellence and their achievements outside of the classroom. For Heba, life inside and outside the classroom are closely linked. Her volunteer activities revolve around dentistry and health care, particularly for underserved populations.