We’re excited to share some wonderful news on our latest blog post at Guelph Royal Dental! It’s our immense pleasure to welcome a new member to our dental family, Dr. Ilke van Hazel, formerly of Midgley Dental.

Dr. Ilke van Hazel is a distinguished dental professional, bringing a rich blend of experience and a deep commitment to patient-centered care. Her ethos resonates with our core values here at Guelph Royal Dental, where we prioritize the highest standard of dental services in a warm and welcoming environment.

Dr. Ilke van Hazel comes from a family of Dentists and medical professionals. Her goal is to provide comprehensive dental care that is catered to individual needs, in a safe and comfortable environment.

Dr. Ilke van Hazel completed her training in the Doctor of Dental Surgery program at the University of Toronto and has practiced in the GTA and surrounding areas ever since. Before going into dentistry, she completed her PhD in the molecular evolution and biochemistry of visual pigment proteins, also at the University of Toronto. Her research is published in high-ranking scientific journals and was presented at multiple national and international conferences.  Throughout her academic career, Dr. Ilke van Hazel received multiple awards and scholarships in recognition of her academic achievements.

Dr. Ilke van Hazel has achieved membership with multiple associations including the Ontario Dental Association, the Waterloo Wellington Dental Society, Toronto Crown and Bridge Study Club, Xi Psi Phi, Omicron Toronto Chapter Dental Fraternity, Sigma-Xi, The Scientific Research Society, University of Toronto Chapter, Canadian association of molecular biology and evolution, the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

A firm believer in continuing education and its positive impact on patient care, Dr. Ilke van Hazel has completed extensive continuing education and certifications in areas such as prosthodontics, endodontics, periodontics, oral surgery, and anesthesia, as well as in facial differences, communication, and management. Dr. Ilke van Hazel has a lasting curiosity for advanced techniques and technologies to provide improved treatment options, and to make dentistry a more comfortable experience.

Outside of dentistry, Dr Ilke van Hazel is a lover of social events, especially if they involve food and music. She enjoys being outside, mountain biking, or just as well inside: watching science fiction movies and cuddling her cats.