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 (Microbiology) and Doctor of Dental Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan. She then completed a one-year hospital residency (GPR) at the Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon.
During her dental schooling, Dr. Kurji was a recipient of numerous awards; Saskatchewan Chapter for Children Award (2003), Award from the American Academy of Oro-Facial Pain (2003), Award from American Academy of Periodontology (2003), Quintessence Award for Clinical Achievement in 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 (2008) and first prize at the 2009 Research Day at the University of Toronto.
Dr. Kurji has been practising in Edmonton since September of 2009, taught at the University of Alberta from 2009-2015. She was the Chair of the Scientific Committee of the Canadian Academy of Pediatric Dentistry from 2010-2014, an Executive Member of the Edmonton and District Dental Society from 2011-2014. Currently Dr. Kurji is a member of the Hospital Dentistry Committee.
Dr. Kurji has been a presenter at the Pediatric Medicine Update Conference in Edmonton and Key note speaker at the White Coat Ceremony at the University of Saskatchewan. Dr. Kurji has published her research in the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Publication, Pediatric Dentistry.
Since 2009 Dr. Kurji has held privileges at the Stollery Children’s Hospital and the Alberta Surgical Centre.
Dr. Kurji loves the snow in spite of growing up in a hot climate and lives in Edmonton with her husband, Jordan.