A Love for My Kids' Dentistry Patients in Newmarket
To work with children is an absolute treat. Everyone here strives to make each visit comfortable and enjoyable for the kids. I do the same. It’s important to connect with each child in a way that makes them feel safe, and encourages them to feel positive about caring for their dental health.
Let’s face it: historically, going to the dentist was often seen as a chore or unpleasant event, even for adults. But in our office, many of our kids have such a good time they are actually excited to come for their visits. To see their smiles, and receive their hugs and effusive “high fives,” makes my day.
I’m committed to helping each of my young patients become passionate and informed about their dental health. When I can help someone learn why it’s important to keep their mouth healthy, and give them the skills to do so, I know they’re going to have a happier life. I focus on lots of education. I explain everything that will happen during a visit, and encourage questions. When a patient becomes familiar with our tools and processes, they relax and feel comfortable here. That comfort carries over into their experiences as adults going to the dentist.
My Education and Continuing Education
- University of Toronto, Hon. Bachelors of Science
- Howard University, Doctorate of Dental Surgery, with Distinction
- Montefiore Medical Center / Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Pediatric Dentistry Specialist, Appointed Chief Resident in second year
Each year I participate in multiple paediatric dentistry courses, regionally and internationally. It’s essential I stay current with all the developments in our field: with emerging technologies and changes in treatments, I must stay up-to-date in order to provide my patients with the best, most optimal care.
- Royal College of Dentists of Canada
- Ontario Dental Association
- Ontario Society of Paediatric Dentists
- American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
- Canadian Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
- Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario
I was born in Toronto and raised in Thornhill, where I’ve lived since I was five! My beautiful wife and I were married in 2008 and we have two wonderful young children, a daughter and son. When I’m not working, you’ll find me at home, running after my kids! Sometimes I find myself busier at home, with just two kids, compared to work, where I see many throughout the day.
I enjoy travelling, playing basketball, and watching my beloved Toronto Maple Leafs; they have to win, eventually!