Dr. Elio Filice is very pleased to welcome his daughter, Dr. Rachel Filice to the Filice dental team this June. She followed her father’s footsteps and graduated with honors from Western University with a Bachelor of Medical Science and received her Doctor of Dental Surgery with honors from the University of Toronto. Throughout her four years of dental school, Rachel enjoyed participating in many extracurricular activities including running two half-marathons where she and the UofT team raised over $20,000 for a local Toronto hospital dental clinic.
Rachel was an active member of the UofT dental student society; in her most recent role as Vice President Community Outreach she had the privilege to work with her team to fundraise and increase awareness for various organizations including Aboutface, PMH dental clinic, and Good Shephard Food Bank.
During the summer of 2017 Rachel had the privilege of visiting the beautiful country of Cambodia. She volunteered with six of her colleagues. Together they provided dental treatment to communities in the rural province of Kampong Chhnang. This is one of Dr. Rachel’s most valued experiences during her dental education.
Dr. Rachel Filice was awarded the S.G. Bridgman Prize in her second year of dental school. In addition, she was honored by the Ontario Dental Association with the Proficiency Award given to one third year student for their high academic achievement, developed clinical skills, involvement in extra-curricular activities and athletic participation.
In Rachel’s final year of dental school she received the Gordon Cressy Award from the University of Toronto. In addition in June, she was invited to join the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honour Dental Society, an organization that represents the highest achievements in dental scholarship, professionalism, and ethics. Rachel was also awarded the Dean’s Gold Medal at her graduation ceremony. This award recognizes a student demonstrating an outstanding performance over the 4 years of the DDS program.
Outside of dentistry, Rachel enjoys spending time with Fiancé, Kimesh, family, friends and new puppy, Bruno. She loves to travel, hike, swim, and cook with her mom.
Rachel is excited to work alongside her father and join the Filice Dentistry team.