Dr. Carolyn PoonWoo
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.
Dr. Jaclyn Chin
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.
Dr. David Ho
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.
Dr. Flavio Turchet
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.
Dr. Rebecca Cobb
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.
Dr. Kara Gollan
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.
Dr. Mary Faheim
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.
Dr. Rajeev Jetly
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.
Dr. Surdeep Swani
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
For over 30 years we have enjoyed the polite and cheery good attitudes of all of the dentists and staff at Bloor West Dental Group. On my visit today I was marvelling at the advances in technology in dentistry and Bloor West have kept up with and use that technology to our (the patient) advantage. Thanks for the fabulous dental service.
p.s. - I love the text/email reminders!
I have been seeing Dr. Chin since she graduated. She is a compassionate and extremely skilled dentist. She always takes the time to explain what she is doing and answers questions in an easy and understandable manner.
The staff at the office is also fantastic, ranging from the secretaries to hygienists. Overall, a well run and great dental office !
I love coming to Bloor West Dental. Dr. Chin is very exceptional and always go and beyond. She is very kind and caring as well. Leona and the other front desk staff and the hygienists are also amazing. They are always very friendly and welcoming. They work together like one big family. Thank you Bloor West Dental Group!