The annual Toothfairy Gala & BC Dental Association (BCDA) Awards event honours BCDA award recipients
while raising funds for a dental related charity. This year all proceeds from the event will go to the BCDA’s Save a Smile (SAS) program. Delivering urgent dental care to children from low-income families without access to private or public dental plans, the program has helped over 1,400 children.
Dr. Saida Rasul has touched many lives throughout her 26 year career; she is well known for her work in the community and a highly respected member of the dental profession. Her contributions have reached far beyond BC to Kenya, Afghanistan and Karachi where her commitment to improving the oral health of others has led to the establishment of enhanced preventive dental care programs. Dr. Rasul is a steadfast advocate for education, empowerment and volunteerism—illustrated through her service with the United Way, Outward Bound, Leadership Vancouver, Simon Fraser University (SFU),
Channel M and many other educational and health institutions. She has played both mentor and role model to young women and was recently recognized by SFU with an honorary Doctor of Law for her work in empowering women.