Dr. Mariam N. Haroun was born in Egypt and raised in Miami, Florida before moving to Toronto. Fluent in both English and Arabic, she received a Bachelor of Science with honours and a Doctorate of Dental Medicine from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Dr. H graduated first in her dental school class and went on to receive two additional years of specialty training in the field of orthodontics at Louisiana State University in New Orleans. At LSU, she worked extensively with complicated malocclusions, including cleft lip/palate patients and those who require orthognathic surgery in conjunction with orthodontics. She completed her American boards, then returned to practice in the Miami/Fort Lauderdale area.
Dr. H is extremely happy to have married the love of her life, George, who was her dental school classmate in Florida. He somehow convinced her to leave the warm, sunny beaches of Florida and relocate to Toronto, her husband’s hometown, where he is a practicing dentist, and has developed a real love for Canada! Having worked as an orthodontist in America, she was still required to complete a two-day examination, and was successfully admitted as a Fellow in the Royal College of Dentists of Canada, which certified her as an orthodontic specialist for children and adults.
Teaching future and present dentists as well as orthodontists is a passion for Dr. H. She has given several lectures to dentists across the GTA, been invited as a guest lecturer in the Department of Orthodontics at LSU, and teaches orthodontics at the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto.
In their leisure time, Dr. H and her husband enjoy traveling the world as well as exploring the local parks and hiking trails with their young German shepherd, Athena. From their time in Louisiana, the young couple developed a love for po-boys, sno-balls, beignets, crawfish boils, jazz, and heretically, Saints/Tigers football! You’ll always find Dr. Haroun and her husband playing soccer on the weekends in several church/community leagues around the GTA.
Dr. H loves helping people smile, and feels extremely proud to be able to change her patients’ lives through her profession. Her main goal is to provide her patients with the highest standard of care and the best treatment available in a friendly and fun environment. With those ideals in mind, she is extremely happy to be part of the MCO team in Markham, Stouffville, and Oshawa, and looks forward to helping everyone achieve that fantastic MCO smile!