Dr. Zahra A. Kurji is a certified specialist in pediatric dentistry, a fellow of the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Canada and is a member of the Canadian Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (CAPD) and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD). Dr. Kurji obtained her Master of Science in Pediatric Dentistry from the University of Toronto.
She completed a Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Dental Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan. She then completed a one-year hospital residency at the Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon. During her dental schooling, Dr. Kurji was a recipient of numerous awards; including the Saskatchewan Chapter Dentistry for Children Award (2003), Award from the American Academy of Oro-Facial Pain (2003), Award from American Academy of Periodontology (2003), W. A. Cotter Award (2002) and the Dr. Kirk Johnston Memorial Award (2001).
Dr. Kurji enjoyed general dental practice for three years in Saskatoon. Her interest in pediatric oral health and in the treatment of individuals with special needs led her to pursue specialty training in Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Toronto. During her pediatric residency, Dr. Kurji attained the top prize for her research presentation at the Canadian Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (CAPD) Meeting in Charlottetown in PEI (2008) and also attained first prize at the 2009 Research Day at the University of Toronto.
Dr. Kurji has been practicing in Edmonton since September of 2009, and teaches part-time at the University of Alberta, where she instructs dental students. She is the Chair of the Scientific Committee of the Canadian Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and is also one of the directors on the Edmonton District and Dental Society.
Dr. Kurji has published her research in the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Publication, Pediatric Dentistry.
Dr. Kurji loves the snow in spite of growing up in a hot climate and lives in Edmonton with her husband, Jordan.