MEET OUR DENTISTS
DR. Kim Beaucage
BSc, DDS, PhD, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry Western University
Born and raised in Kitchener-Waterloo, Dr Kim Beaucage completed her Honours Bachelor of Science with a Minor in Biology undergraduate degree at the University of Waterloo. She went on to pursue graduate studies at Western University (formerly the University of Western Ontario), where she completed a PhD in Physiology with a Specialization in Musculoskeletal Health Research specifically focused on diseases of bone and metabolism. Dr Beaucage was selected for enrollment in the Schulich Dental Clinician-Scientist (DCS) program – a unique program consisting of a PhD in an area of research relevant to dentistry followed by a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree at Western University. During her DDS, Dr Beaucage participated in the Dentistry Summer Research Program to remain involved with research focused on arthritis and osteoporosis related diseases.
Dr Beaucage’s work has been recognized with numerous scholarships and awards, has contributed to funding of research grants from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and The Arthritis Society, and has been published in top-tier peer-reviewed scientific journals within her field. She has been invited to present her work nationally and internationally. Most recently, Dr Beaucage was awarded the Quintessence Research Award of Distinction for exemplary research in an undergraduate dental program, and the Quintessence Award in Restorative Dentistry for excellence in the clinical aspects of Operative Dentistry from Western University.
In her time at Western, Dr Beaucage co-created and was co-chancellor of a dental research group for students as well as a research group for musculoskeletal health research trainees. She enjoyed volunteering in community outreach programs such as Dental Outreach Community Service (DOCS), DOCS Kids and Sharing Smiles Day, programs that teach children and adults, as well as persons with special needs how to attain good oral hygiene, as well as providing dental care to those in need.
In her spare time, Dr Beaucage enjoys travel, fitness, outdoor activities such as hiking, and spending time with friends and family. She continues to be active in dental-related research, and has a passion for teaching. Dr Beaucage has taught dental students at Western University since 2018, as she holds appointments as an Adjunct Clinical Professor in Dentistry, and an Adjunct Assistant Professor in Physiology.
Dr Beaucage – or Dr Kim as she’s better known to her patients – is delighted to provide dental care at Riverfront Dental in Cambridge. Recently, the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry has recognized Dr Beaucage by featuring her in an article that tells the story of her return to Waterloo Region found here. A scientist at heart, she strongly believes in keeping up-to-date with the latest scientific literature in the field, practicing scientific evidence-based dentistry and continuing to be a life-long learner. Dr Kim truly loves to help her patients smile with confidence, while providing a calm and relaxing environment. She enjoys all aspects of dentistry and is passionate about helping patients achieve excellent oral health, contributing to their total health and well-being.
DR. RIFAAN LALJI
DDS, Western University
Dr. Rifaan Lalji was raised in London, Ontario. He attended McMaster University where he completed his Bachelor of Health Sciences, graduating Sum-ma Cum Laude. He then attended Western University where he completed his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. During his dental education Dr. Lalji was recognized for his excellence is Restorative Dentistry, receiving the Canadian Academy of Operative Dentistry award.
In his spare time when Dr. Lalji is not in the dental clinic, he can be found cheering on the Toronto Maple Leafs, playing golf and spending time with friends and family.
Dr. Lalji enjoys connecting with his patients, creating an environment where they feel comfortable asking questions to understand the various procedures and treatment options. He is excited to continue providing excellent dental care and ensuring patients have access to the latest technologies and procedures by expanding his dental knowledge through Continuing Education courses. Dr. Lalji is excited to work alongside the talented Riverfront Dental team to provide patients with excellent oral health and exceptional patient service.