Mahdis is dentist from Halifax. She graduated from Dalhousie University in 2019 and went on to pursue training in children’s dentistry at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) in Toronto. She became familiar with AboutFace through the orthodontists and plastic surgeons who took children with facial differences under their care at SickKids. As a new-comer to Canada at the age of 19 who struggled with finding her place in her new home, she felt that she could connect with children who feel their facial appearance sets them apart from their peers. She hopes that by specializing in the field of orthodontics and dentofacial orthopaedics she can contribute to life-changing experiences for children as well as their families. She is currently living in Halifax and working as a pediatric dentist and an instructor at Dalhousie University Faculty of Dentistry.