About

Bloor West Dental Group - Toronto

Count on a Warm Welcome

We will always treat you – and each other- the way we would like to be treated. Our staff will greet you warmly, act professionally, and otherwise provide you with the level of service we would want for ourselves and our families. You can feel confident we have your best interests at heart.

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Enjoy Modern and Innovative Dentistry

Bloor West Dental Group is proud to offer cutting-edge Digital Dentistry. Our dental team uses modern, computer-assisted devices and techniques to perform procedures quickly and with great precision. Your health and comfort are important to us. Advanced technology allows us to perform most procedures with very little discomfort and with a quick recovery time.

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No-Pressure Dentistry, We Aim to Educate

The last say is always yours. At our practice, we will always listen and encourage you to ask questions and share your concerns. Taking your priorities into account, we will carefully explain all of your options. While we will usually offer a professional recommendation, the final call is yours. Never feel pressured to accept a procedure that makes you feel nervous or uncomfortable. Feel confident that you can make an informed decision on your own behalf.

Meet our Toronto Dental Team

You’ll also be pleased to find that our dental office is staffed by highly trained individuals who are committed to continuing education to provide best services for you.

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Dr. Carolyn PoonWoo

Dentist

Dr. Carolyn PoonWoo graduated with a Bachelor of Science in 1981 and a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 1985 from the University of Toronto.  She then completed a one-year residency at Sick Children’s Hospital in Toronto.

At the Faculty of Dentistry at U of T, Dr. PoonWoo was a clinical instructor in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology; she served as an interviewer on the Admissions Committee; has been a board member of the U of T Dental Alumni Association for over 30 years, and served as President from 2006 – 2009.  Having been a board member of the Toronto Academy of Digital Dentistry and the Academy of Computerized Dentistry of North America, she is also a Past President of the Toronto Crown and Bridge Study Club, the West Toronto Dental Component Society of the Ontario Dental Association and the Canadian Academy of Restorative Dentistry and Prosthodontics.  She is currently on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Dental Protective Association.  A highlight of her career was providing dental care to children during service trips to Colombia and Guatemala, in underserved communities in Los Angeles through the Ayuda International Dental Outreach Program and in the Innuniwug First Nation or Big Trout Lake in Northern Ontario.   

She is a Fellow of the American College of Dentists, the International College of Dentists, and the Pierre Fauchard Academy.  She is a recipient of the University of Toronto Arbor Award and the University of Toronto Faculty of Dentistry Alumni Award of Distinction. 

Dr. PoonWoo strives to provide the highest level of dental care for her patients in a caring and warm environment with an exceptional group of general dentists and dental specialists at Bloor West Dental Group.

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Dr. Jaclyn Chin

Dentist

Dr. Jaclyn Chin graduated with a Bachelors in Science from the University of Western Ontario in 2005 and completed her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree at the University of Toronto in 2009.  She then completed a one-year Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency at the University of Michigan, with a focus in Computer Assisted Design – Computer Assisted Manufacture dentistry (CAD-CAM).

She is committed to continuing education and community involvement, spending time with colleagues at seminars and volunteering at local events. 

She is currently an interviewer for the DDS admissions committee at the University of Toronto and has been a part-time instructor at the dental school.  She once served as Secretary of the University of Toronto Alumni Board of Directors and on the executive of the West Toronto Dental Society (Past President 2015-2016).

Dr. Chin has been part of the Bloor West Dental Group team since 2010.

She approaches every day with empathy, sincerity and good humour.  Her joy from work definitely comes from her relationships with her patients!  She really cherishes the time she has with the amazing people that make up the Bloor West Dental Group practice.

She loves raising her family in Bloor West Village and being a part of the community.

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Dr. David Ho

Dentist

Dr. David Ho completed his Bachelor of Science undergraduate degree at The University of Western Ontario.  He earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree at the University of Toronto in 2009.  After graduation, he completed a one-year General Practice Residency at Vancouver General Hospital and the University of British Columbia. There, he gained additional training in all areas of dentistry, including wisdom teeth extractions, single-agent IV sedation, and treatment of medically complex patients. He is also a certified Invisalign provider. 

Dr. Ho joined Bloor West Dental Group in 2011 and immediately developed a deep appreciation and respect for its wonderful patients, as well as for the Bloor West Village community at large! He strongly believes in the importance of continuing education and giving back to the community. As such, he stays current on the latest dental advancements and technology by regularly attending lectures, courses, and study clubs.

Dr. Ho is a member of the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario, the Ontario Dental Association, and the Toronto Crown and Bridge Study Club. Dr. Ho is also a past president and executive member of the West Toronto Dental Society.

In his spare time, Dr. Ho enjoys reading, travelling, cooking, and spending time with family and friends. 

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Dr. Flavio Turchet

Dentist

Dr. Flavio Turchet graduated from the University of Toronto in 1978. Upon graduation, he completed a residency program at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto. On a humanitarian trip to Haiti, he also provided dentistry to the underserved and subsequently raised funds and equipment for other trips.  He did the same for residents of the Attawapiskat First Nation, located on James Bay in Northern Ontario.

Since then, Dr. Turchet has been in private practice, the majority of the time in Bloor West Village. Included in his many accomplishments, he has been President of the Toronto Academy of Dentistry twice, President of the West Toronto Dental Society and he also taught clinical dentistry at U of T for many years. He has also been very active in the community in leadership roles with the Etobicoke Basketball Association, Caledon Ski Club and Our Lady of Sorrows Church, to mention a few.

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Dr. Rebecca Cobb

Dentist

Dr. Rebecca Cobb completed her Bachelor of Medical Sciences (BMSc) and a Master of Science in Neuroscience (MSc) degrees at the University of Western Ontario. She then went on to receive her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from the University of Toronto, graduating with Honours. Following graduation, Dr. Cobb began her career in Victoria, British Columbia where she developed the foundation to ensure that her patients receive the highest standard of care. Dr. Cobb has recently returned home to be closer to family and looks forward to building trusting relationships with her patients and providing comprehensive dental care in a warm and relaxing environment.

Outside of work, Dr. Cobb enjoys spending time with her family and friends – especially over a good meal, on the ski hill, or on their road bikes.

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Dr. Kara Gollan

Dentist

Dr. Gollan graduated in Anatomy and Cell Biology at McGill University and completed her doctor of dental surgery at the University of Western Ontario in 2003. The following year, she completed a residency at the Hospital for Sick Children and Bloorview Macmillan Centre.

Throughout her career, Dr. Gollan has continually participated in ongoing courses supporting the latest advances and research in dentistry. Her philosophy of dentistry is to provide comprehensive patient-centred care, looking at the patient as a whole. She prides herself in practicing dentistry in a method that
makes her patients feel at ease and believes that it is paramount that the patient is always well informed and involved in the treatment decisions.

When not practicing dentistry, she is busy supporting her 2 beautiful children, and loving husband. Dr. Gollan is always aiming to attain a healthy lifestyle, and looks forward toher daily workout, NYT word games, travelling and being outdoors.

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Dr. Mary Faheim

Dentist

Dr. Mary Faheim, known to her patients as Dr. Mary, completed her undergraduate degree at McMaster University and went on to complete her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree at the University of Toronto.

Dr. Mary has a strong passion for preventative dentistry and dental health education. She enjoys getting to know her patients and their individual needs, allowing her to provide comprehensive and patient centred care. Dr. Mary’s goal is to empower her patients and help them to acheive their perfect smile!

When not at Bloor West Dental Group, Dr. Mary enjoys travelling and spending time with family. Dr. Mary is a member of the Ontario Dental Association, Canadian Dental Association, and the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario.

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Dr. Rajeev Jetly

Dentist

Dr. Rajeev Jetly completed his Bachelor of Science degree at McMaster University. He then attended the University of Toronto and received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. Dentistry is a family passion as both his father and sister are dentists. This passion has led to Dr. Jetly’s commitment towards achieving exceptional and compassionate patient care.

Dr. Jetly is a proud member of both the Ontario Dental Association and Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario.  He continuously seeks out training and professional education opportunities that allow him to remain at the forefront of the dental profession.What he enjoys the most about dentistry is interacting with his patients and providing essential care. When he is not working, Dr. Jetly enjoys spending time
with family and friends, working out and supporting his favourite Toronto sports teams.

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Dr. Mario Rotella

Prosthodontist

Dr. Mario Rotella is a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada (F.R.C.D.(C)), a certified specialist in Prosthodontics. Dr. Rotella focuses his practice concentrating on the treatment of complex cases of aesthetic and functional rehabilitation on natural dentition and implants, with emphasis on veneers, crowns, bridges, and dentures. Dr. Rotella's practice encompasses the traditional prosthetic procedures and the most innovative ones, with a particular focus on the minimally invasive prosthetic procedures for the application of veneers, partial restorations, and all-ceramics crowns and bridges.

Dr. Rotella has presented his work in several dental meetings and he has published several articles in peer-reviewed journals, such as the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry.

Dr. Rotella stays current through continuing education courses, lectures, and peer-reviewed articles. In this way, patients always receive the best care, in scientific and evidence-based philosophy.

Dr. Rotella is a member of the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario, the Ontario Dental Association, the Association of Prosthodontists of Ontario, and the American College of Prosthodontists. Dr. Rotella is also a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentist of Canada (FRCD (C)).

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Dr. Claire Leewing

Oral Surgeon

Dr. Claire Leewing was born and raised in Toronto, Canada, attending the University of Toronto while also competing on the Women’s Varsity Volleyball team, earning a bachelor’s in physical health and education with High Honours as well as an Academic All-Canadian Athlete award.

Dr. Leewing graduated from the University of Southern California with a Doctorate of Dental Surgery. There, Dr. Leewing enjoyed volunteering through USC Mobile Clinic and Ayuda International to provide free dental care to underserved adults and children across Los Angeles,and also received recognition for her academic and leadership achievements.

Dr. Leewing went on to complete her internship and four-year residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein School of Medicine in the Bronx, NY, serving as Chief Resident. Dr. Leewing’s specialist training encompassed full-scope oral and maxillofacial surgery, with emphasis on dentoalveolar surgery, implantology, corrective jaw surgery, oral pathology, maxillofacial trauma, temporomandibular joint disorders, intravenous sedation and general anesthesia.

Dr. Leewing holds specialist certification in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in both Canada and the United States, as a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada and as a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.

Dr. Leewing takes great pride and joy in aiding patients achieve their oral health goals and alleviating their pain and anxiety. Patient safety, comfort and education are central to Dr. Leewing’s treatment philosophy.

Outside of her surgical practice, Dr. Leewing enjoys volleyball, yoga, cycling, dancing, and traveling.

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Dr. Shakti Singh

Orthodontist

Dr. Shakti Singh finished his residency in Orthodontics at the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto, and in 2015 became a licensed Orthodontic Specialist in Ontario. As a young dental student, Dr. Singh was always fascinated by the “magic” done by orthodontists and their ability to move teeth and the huge psychosocial impact it created in patients’ lives. Dr. Singh knew early in his dental career that he could make a positive impact on patients’ lives by practicing Orthodontics.

Originally from New Delhi, Dr. Singh was an outstanding student accumulating numerous awards and achievements, including the Indian Dental Association Scholarship for a 1 st. place standing in the final year dental exams. Dr. Singh immigrated to Canada and in his quest to become a dentist, he cleared the Canadian Dental Board Examinations in one go. Dr. Singh in fact ranked first (throughout Canada) in the Assessment of Fundamental Knowledge exam administered by the Canadian
Dental Board in 2012.

Wanting to pursue orthodontics Dr. Singh was able to secure one of only 3 spots available throughout
Canada for residency in Orthodontics, for internationally trained orthodontists. This incidentally was the only spot available in Ontario at the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto.

Dr. Singh joined Bloor West Dental Group in 2019 and was instantly a welcome addition to the
team and patients with his positive energy, friendly manner and vast knowledge of Orthodontics.

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Dr. Sherif Said

Periodontist

Dr. Said received his bachelor’s degree in Dental Surgery (BDS.) and AEGD training from MSA University in Cairo, Egypt graduating Magna Cum Laude and subsequently accepted a faculty position in the department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Alongside his academic affiliation, Dr. Said also
maintained a full-time position in The Periodontal Prosthesis Clinic with his father, Dr. Yousri Z. Said (CAGS, MSc. DSc.) for three years.

In 2013, Dr. Said completed his periodontics fellowship program at Case Western Reserve University. Following this, Dr. Said completed a Certificate in Advanced Graduate Studies in Periodontology and a Masters of Science in Dentistry at Boston University. Dr. Said’s training focused on growth factors and peri-implant tissue development.

Dr. Said maintains a Clinical Assistant Professor position in the post-doctoral periodontology department at Boston University and he is both a diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and a fellow of the Royal Colleges of Dentists of Canada. Dr. Said lectures internationally and has published numerous refereed articles and book chapters on the topic of anterior implant esthetics with a strong focus on minimally invasive and cosmetic regenerative procedures.

In his spare time, Dr. Said enjoys spending time with his friends and family, playing squash, and traveling to different beach destinations where he has taken up wakeboarding as a new hobby.

Jackie

Hygiene Team

Jackie has over 40 years of experience in dentistry. Jackie graduated from dental hygiene school in 1979 and has been an integral part of the Bloor West Dental Group team since 1988!

As a passionate dental professional, Jackie remains committed to helping her patients achieve optimal oral health. To ensure that Jackie delivers the highest level of care, she keeps up to date with the latest techniques and technologies. Jackie takes pride in her gentle approach and personalized care, which allows even the most anxious patients to feel comfortable and at ease during every visit.

Jackie is pleased and honoured to have seen three generations of patients achieve optimal dental health, over three decades, in her time here at Bloor West Dental Group. Seeing her patients leave our office with healthy, happy smiles is truly rewarding for Jackie!

When Jackie is not working, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, staying active, and exploring new places.

Let’s work together to get your smile shining!

Angela

Hygiene Team

Angela completed her Bachelor of Science from the University of Toronto in1983 and then graduated in Dental Hygiene from George Brown College in 1984. After working for a year, Angela continued her education at George Brown College and graduated in 1986 from The Restorative Dental Hygiene Program.

Angela joined Bloor West Dental Group in January 1986 and notes that she has been fortunate to work alongside many great dental professionals and to take care of a wonderful group of patients.

In her spare time, Angela enjoys traveling, hiking, cooking, and spending time with family and friends.

Mitra

Hygiene Team

Mitra and her family emigrated to Canada from Iran in 1990. Mitra completed her Bachelor of Science in biology at York University in 1997. With a strong interest in oral hygiene and the field of dental science, Mitra obtained her dental hygiene diploma from George Brown College in 2002.   

Mitra has been proudly working as a dental hygienist here at Bloor West Dental Group since 2002. For Mitra, it has been an exceptionally rewarding experience to say the least. Bloor West Dental Group provided an opportunity to hone and develop clinical skills under the supervision of highly knowledgeable dentists. Bloor West Dental Group encourages its hygiene team to constantly update their knowledge and learn about the latest developments in the field.   

Mitra enjoys interacting with the patients of our office, many of whom Mitra has known for a very long time.   

Mitra lives in Etobicoke with her family and loves spending time with her 12-year-old daughter!

Candy

Hygiene Team

Candy arrived in Canada from Jamaica in September 1990. Coming from a warm climate Candy was soon to find out what being cold truly meant! Brrrr!

Candy began her tenure here at Bloor West Dental Group as a dental assistant in 1992, and then became a Registered Dental Hygienist in 1994, working here at BWDG as a hygienist since then. 

Candy enjoys interacting with people and helping them develop good dental habits as a part of a holistic lifestyle!

Andrea

Hygiene Team

Andrea has been a part of the incredible team at Bloor West Dental Group since December of 1987, right after graduating from George Brown College. Throughout her career, Andrea has had the privilege of meeting and caring for so many amazing individuals. Building long-term relationships with her patients has been incredibly rewarding for Andrea. They’ve become like an extended family to her, and Andrea is extremely grateful to have been a part of their journey towards achieving optimal dental health!

You might have heard about Andrea as the ‘Muffin Lady.’ Baking has always been one of Andrea’s passions, and she loves sharing her famous muffins with her patients and colleagues. It’s a small way to bring some joy and smiles to their faces. When Andrea is not at BWDG, you’ll often find her tending to her beloved garden or spending quality time with friends, family, and her adorable dog, Rosie. These activities bring balance and fulfillment to Andrea’s life, allowing her to bring positive energy into the dental office.

Seeing her patients leave the office with healthier and happier smiles is truly gratifying. Andrea is honoured to be a part of Bloor West Dental Group, and  looks forward to meeting you and being a part of your journey towards optimal oral health.

Let’s work together to achieve the beautiful and healthy smile you deserve!

 

Susie

Hygiene Team

Shortly after graduating from McMaster in Biology and Environmental Science, Susie attended CADH to study Dental Hygiene. As a hygienist, Susie finds fulfillment in providing meticulous oral services, and guiding patients to improve home oral care to achieve their best oral health possible. Susie has felt that building a professional rapport with her patients has made working as a hygienist here at Bloor West Dental Group, even more enjoyable.

Outside of work, Susie enjoys hot summer days, hiking, and cuddling with her dog, Taco!

Tania

Hygiene Team

Tania Franzini was born in Toronto and raised in Vaughan, graduating from Dental Hygiene school in 2012. Tania began her career in the dental field, committed to building a connection with people while providing the highest level of care.

Tania is married and is a proud dog mom! If you get to know Tania, you will find out that she absolutely loves dogs! When Tania is away from the office, she enjoys spending time outdoors, finding new restaurants and travelling. Tania is passionate about social justice issues and treating others in a kind, understanding and compassionate way.

Francesca

Hygiene Team

Francesca truly loves helping her patients to be healthy both with their oral and overall health! Francesca has a passion for helping her patients feel there best during their dental visit.

Francesca was born and raised in Toronto, obtaining her dental hygiene diploma in 2001 from Kings’ College in London England. Francesca lived in London for ten years and greatly enjoyed her time there. In her spare time, Francesca enjoys spending time with her family.

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Dr. Surdeep Swani

Dentist

Dr. Surdeep Swani has been an active member of the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario and the Ontario Dental Association since 2015.

Dr. Surdeep truly believes that good dental care begins with prevention and education! Dr. Surdeep takes pride in helping initially apprehensive patients to become comfortable in the dental chair.

A very patient and compassionate dentist, Dr. Surdeep enjoys all aspects of dentistry, especially orthodontics; and is committed to providing excellent dental care in our comfortable environment here at Bloor West Dental Group.

Dr. Surdeep graduated from Kurukshetra University, India, in 2008 and practiced in India for over 7 years after that.

In her time away from the office, Dr. Surdeep likes reading books, doing yoga and also upgrading her knowledge and skill set via continuing education courses. Dr. Surdeep prides herself on providing cutting edge dentistry!

What Our Patients are Saying

Miragh Bitove

The absolute friendliest staff from front of house to the chair, beautiful clean and modern space, and quick wait times.

Deirdre Carroll

Always accommodating, professional and friendly staff! Dr. Chin is thorough and creates a relaxing environment for dental care-highly recommended.

Adam Tkach

Just had my first appointment post-COVID-19. I was very impressed with the protocols in place and check-in process from the electronic sign-in to the temperature and oxygen checks when you arrive. Clean facilities have never been an issue here and there was hand sanitizer readily available in the waiting area. Overall great experience and felt safe coming back.

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