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Meet the Team

The dental team at Alderwood Family Dentistry want to “THANK YOU” for the confidence you have placed in choosing our dental care practice. We look forward to a long and mutually rewarding relationship as we both work together as Partners In Your Dental Health Care !

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     Dr. Asena Akcasoy

    GENERAL, FAMILY AND COSMETIC DENTIST​ - ENDODOTICS

    My journey in dentistry started in 2010 when I started studying at Istanbul University, Faculty of Dentistry. Over my academic years, I gained hands-on clinical experience to become a skilled dentist who provides patient-focused care.   In 2015, I moved to Toronto. Immediately I started the equivalency process to become a practicing dentist in Ontario. After completing the exams successfully and receiving my license I proceeded  to take many continuing education courses to update my knowledge on new techniques and materials.   Since I was a child, I have always loved helping people and putting a smile on their face. While I was deciding what my career would be, it was important to me to combine, giving care to people in need, finding solutions for their problems and my passion for art. For me Dentistry is a perfect combination of art and medicine.   Since the first day I started my journey in dentistry, I have enjoyed every second and over the course of the past 9 years, dentistry turned in to my favorite hobby. I believe even with a smallest smile we can brighten people’s day and make a huge difference in their lives. I am so glad that… View Full Profile 

    My journey in dentistry started in 2010 when I started studying at Istanbul University, Faculty of Dentistry. Over my academic years, I gained hands-on clinical experience to become a skilled dentist who provides patient-focused care.

     

    In 2015, I moved to Toronto. Immediately I started the equivalency process to become a practicing dentist in Ontario. After completing the exams successfully and receiving my license I proceeded  to take many continuing education courses to update my knowledge on new techniques and materials.

     

    Since I was a child, I have always loved helping people and putting a smile on their face. While I was deciding what my career would be, it was important to me to combine, giving care to people in need, finding solutions for their problems and my passion for art. For me Dentistry is a perfect combination of art and medicine.

     

    Since the first day I started my journey in dentistry, I have enjoyed every second and over the course of the past 9 years, dentistry turned in to my favorite hobby.

    I believe even with a smallest smile we can brighten people’s day and make a huge difference in their lives. I am so glad that I have an opportunity  to give my patients the biggest smile in a warm caring environment.

     

    Alderwood Family Dentistry, has become my happy place because I know I work with a team of amazing, caring, professionals that see dentistry the way I do. I am so proud that we all have the same ideal for all of our patients: `excellent , outstanding, professional patient care`

     

    I am a member of the Canadian Dental Association , Ontario Dental Association and I am register to Royal Collage of Ontario.

     

    In my spare time, I enjoy painting miniatures and sketching, as a foodie, discovering new recipes and tastes.

     

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     Dr Kevin Lim

    GENERAL, FAMILY AND COSMETIC DENTIST​

    I was born & raised in Toronto, where I was fortunate to be exposed to dentistry at a young age; I witnessed the growth of my granduncle’s dental practice, which was predicated upon hard-work, perseverance, and development of trust among his patients. Although he has now passed on, he had a significant influence on my decision to pursue a career in dentistry, where I’d be able to positively impact patients’ lives while building friendly relationships. Following my undergraduate education at Western University, I decided to return home to complete my Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree at the University of Toronto. I’ve always been committed to providing patient-centered care while recommending the most up-to-date evidence-based treatment. Not only have I dedicated my time to patients here in the GTA, but I’ve also traveled to communities in Cambodia, Peru, and Panama, where I volunteered to provide dental services to children & adults who lack access to dental care. To serve you better, I’m continuously improving myself as a dentist through unique clinical experiences and continuing education courses. When not in the dental clinic, you can find me staying active in the gym, participating in sports, and exploring new hiking trails. I’m… View Full Profile 

    I was born & raised in Toronto, where I was fortunate to be exposed to dentistry at a young age; I witnessed the growth of my granduncle’s dental practice, which was predicated upon hard-work, perseverance, and development of trust among his patients. Although he has now passed on, he had a significant influence on my decision to pursue a career in dentistry, where I’d be able to positively impact patients’ lives while building friendly relationships.

    Following my undergraduate education at Western University, I decided to return home to complete my Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree at the University of Toronto.

    I’ve always been committed to providing patient-centered care while recommending the most up-to-date evidence-based treatment. Not only have I dedicated my time to patients here in the GTA, but I’ve also traveled to communities in Cambodia, Peru, and Panama, where I volunteered to provide dental services to children & adults who lack access to dental care. To serve you better, I’m continuously improving myself as a dentist through unique clinical experiences and continuing education courses.

    When not in the dental clinic, you can find me staying active in the gym, participating in sports, and exploring new hiking trails. I’m always looking for new places to travel with my friends & family; I’m open to suggestions!

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     Oh Su (William) Nam

    GENERAL FAMILY AND COSMETIC DENTIST

    I was born in Seoul, South Korea, and moved to Canada at the age of 4 to the Mississauga area where I still currently live and call home. During my youth, I had the privilege of observing my general dentist, and learned how dentistry can have positive, transformative impacts on people’s lives through improvements in appearance, function, confidence and overall oral health. The combination of art, science and medicine to help people and build lifelong relationships is truly a privilege.   I attended McMaster University in Hamilton, where I earned my Honours Bachelor of Science degree. Afterwards, I attended the University of Toronto, Faculty of Dentistry to earn my Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree. Upon graduating, I decided to practice in underserved communities in rural, Northern Ontario, where I gained valuable hands-on clinical experience and provided care to people of all ages. I am very grateful at the present time to have the opportunity to return to the GTA to live and work.   As a clinician, I want to provide the most current, evidence based treatments that focuses on a comprehensive, patient centered approach that fits each individual’s oral health goals. I am also a firm believer in lifelong… View Full Profile 

    I was born in Seoul, South Korea, and moved to Canada at the age of 4 to the Mississauga area where I still currently live and call home. During my youth, I had the privilege of observing my general dentist, and learned how dentistry can have positive, transformative impacts on people’s lives through improvements in appearance, function, confidence and overall oral health. The combination of art, science and medicine to help people and build lifelong relationships is truly a privilege.

     

    I attended McMaster University in Hamilton, where I earned my Honours Bachelor of Science degree. Afterwards, I attended the University of Toronto, Faculty of Dentistry to earn my Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree. Upon graduating, I decided to practice in underserved communities in rural, Northern Ontario, where I gained valuable hands-on clinical experience and provided care to people of all ages. I am very grateful at the present time to have the opportunity to return to the GTA to live and work.

     

    As a clinician, I want to provide the most current, evidence based treatments that focuses on a comprehensive, patient centered approach that fits each individual’s oral health goals. I am also a firm believer in lifelong learning, and am committed to providing the highest quality of care through continuing education courses and advancements in technology. I am currently a member of the Ontario Dental Association, and registered with the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario.

     

    During my free time, I like to go hiking, explore the outdoors, rollerblade, travel and try out new foods and recipes.

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     Dr. David Ezra Carmona

    GENERAL FAMILY AND COSMETIC DENTIST - SURGERIES

    I studied dentistry at the University of Toronto before completing a residency in general practice in Brooklyn, New York.   I have a passion for creating a comfortable and positive environment while providing comprehensive treatment to patients of all ages.   I believe that professionalism, honesty, and integrity are the three pillars on which I base the way I practice.  I prioritize the oral and overall health of each patient that sees me. I advocate for the well being of all my patients and I am always available to them.   In my free time, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, trying new restaurants, travelling and getting active. I love to play and watch sports, especially when the Toronto Maple Leaf’s are playing! View Full Profile 

    I studied dentistry at the University of Toronto before completing a residency in general practice in Brooklyn, New York.

     

    I have a passion for creating a comfortable and positive environment while providing comprehensive treatment to patients of all ages.

     

    I believe that professionalism, honesty, and integrity are the three pillars on which I base the way I practice.  I prioritize the oral and overall health of each patient that sees me. I advocate for the well being of all my patients and I am always available to them.

     

    In my free time, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, trying new restaurants, travelling and getting active. I love to play and watch sports, especially when the Toronto Maple Leaf’s are playing!

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     Theodora

    Business Manager/Consultant

    I started my career in the dental field in 1978 . Learning the administrative part of the dental office was very quick. Even at that young age I knew I  needed to be challenged, I needed to learn,  and grow and I wanted to help people.  I wanted to make a difference in patients lives. At that time I decided to pursue my Dental Assisting Career. I graduated from the Dental Assisting Level I program of George Brown College  in 1980.  Since then I have taken the roles of Administrator, Dental Assistant, Supervisor, Office Manager, Consultant and even CEO of a multi dental office business. I have been fortunate and have worked  with many wonderful dentists over the past forty years that have provided me with the knowledge necessary to assist our patients in making educated decisions about their oral health. I have been able to assist and guide my team to provide exceptional customer service to all our patients and I have been instrumental in the creation of systems to ensure quality care, efficiency and professionalism; all with customer service excellence. It is my passion to assist patients in meeting their oral health goals. It is truly a rewarding… View Full Profile 

    I started my career in the dental field in 1978 . Learning the administrative part of the dental office was very quick. Even at that young age I knew I  needed to be challenged, I needed to learn,  and grow and I wanted to help people.  I wanted to make a difference in patients lives.

    At that time I decided to pursue my Dental Assisting Career. I graduated from the Dental Assisting Level I program of George Brown College  in 1980.  Since then I have taken the roles of Administrator, Dental Assistant, Supervisor, Office Manager, Consultant and even CEO of a multi dental office business.

    I have been fortunate and have worked  with many wonderful dentists over the past forty years that have provided me with the knowledge necessary to assist our patients in making educated decisions about their oral health. I have been able to assist and guide my team to provide exceptional customer service to all our patients and I have been instrumental in the creation of systems to ensure quality care, efficiency and professionalism; all with customer service excellence.

    It is my passion to assist patients in meeting their oral health goals. It is truly a rewarding experience. During my personal time I enjoy spending time with my amazing children and our new puppy Mia while taking continuing education courses.

    I also volunteer with an organization called HMO to offer free dental and medical treatment to third world countries and Canada.

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     Monika

    Office Manager

    I have been in dentistry for a few years in the capacity of dental administrator (receptionist). I started working at Alderwood Family Dentistry in 2019 on a part time basis and since then not only have I increased my hours but as well I received a promotion to the management team. This office gave me more than I could ask for and trusted me in filling the position as an assistant manager which allowed me to grow and put my leadership strengths forward. I look forward to growing with this office, and love the support and guidance I receive from my co workers. I feel blessed and fortunate to be part of the Alderwood Family Dentistry team because I know that in this office we all truly care first about all our patients and then about each other. Our outmost concern is how we will serve our community and those that trust their care in our hands. I am very happy and honored to be a part of such a well respected office and such an amazing team. On my spare time I spend as much time as possible with my beautiful daughter and son, my amazing husband and our… View Full Profile 

    I have been in dentistry for a few years in the capacity of dental administrator (receptionist).

    I started working at Alderwood Family Dentistry in 2019 on a part time basis and since then not only have I increased my hours but as well I received a promotion to the management team. This office gave me more than I could ask for and trusted me in filling the position as an assistant manager which allowed me to grow and put my leadership strengths forward. I look forward to growing with this office, and love the support and guidance I receive from my co workers.

    I feel blessed and fortunate to be part of the Alderwood Family Dentistry team because I know that in this office we all truly care first about all our patients and then about each other. Our outmost concern is how we will serve our community and those that trust their care in our hands. I am very happy and honored to be a part of such a well respected office and such an amazing team.

    On my spare time I spend as much time as possible with my beautiful daughter and son, my amazing husband and our loving family who is very supportive of me.

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     Angela

    Registered Dental Hygienist

    I was born and raised in Toronto. From early childhood I always enjoyed helping people and making them smile. Growing up I always thought about what career I could do to continue helping people smile. After visiting the dentist throughout my childhood and seeing a difference in how I felt, I decided that a career in Dental Hygiene was meant for me. In 2015 I enrolled in the dental hygiene program at Cambrian College and began my journey. Over my academic years I gained a lot of clinical experience and did a lot of dental work in the community, such as providing dental hygiene care at the local long term care clinic and the Sudbury Samaritan Center. I also visited elementary schools in the city to educate children and families regarding their oral hygiene, which grew my passion even more.   As a hygienist at Alderwood Family Dentistry I enjoy meeting new patients and continuing to make my patients smile. It brings a smile on my face knowing I made a difference in a person’s life during their visit.   In my spare time I enjoy hanging out with my family, hiking and spending time traveling.   I am a… View Full Profile 

    I was born and raised in Toronto.

    From early childhood I always enjoyed helping people and making them smile. Growing up I always thought about what career I could do to continue helping people smile.

    After visiting the dentist throughout my childhood and seeing a difference in how I felt, I decided that a career in Dental Hygiene was meant for me. In 2015 I enrolled in the dental hygiene program at Cambrian College and began my journey. Over my academic years I gained a lot of clinical experience and did a lot of dental work in the community, such as providing dental hygiene care at the local long term care clinic and the Sudbury Samaritan Center. I also visited elementary schools in the city to educate children and families regarding their oral hygiene, which grew my passion even more.

     

    As a hygienist at Alderwood Family Dentistry I enjoy meeting new patients and continuing to make my patients smile. It brings a smile on my face knowing I made a difference in a person’s life during their visit.

     

    In my spare time I enjoy hanging out with my family, hiking and spending time traveling.

     

    I am a registered Dental Hygienist under the College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario. As well, I am a member of the Canadian Dental Hygiene Association and the Ontario Dental Hygiene Association.

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     Arsema

    Registered Dental Hygienist

    under construction I have been involved in the dental health profession in various capacities over the past 25 years.  Since I was very young, I have always been interested in the health care field.  Shortly after arriving in Canada, I completed training to become dental assistant and started working as dental assistant in various practices. Working in the dental health profession and working with amazing dental assistants, hygienists and dentists has helped me to develop a deeper appreciation and understanding of how critical dental and oral health is in the overall health of individuals.  This increased my desire to grow in the profession and encouraged me to enroll in a dental hygiene program and graduate from the program. My experience working in different dental health practices and coordinating a nonprofit dental clinic that provided dental services to low-income populations allowed me to work with many compassionate practitioners.  I met exceptionally brilliant and kind practitioners, including Dr. Jonas Stefani who provided excellent care to all, regardless of their status in society. This experience has solidified my own beliefs as a person and practitioner in delivering highly effective patient care and excellent customer service.  I also learned that dental health practice is… View Full Profile 

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    I have been involved in the dental health profession in various capacities over the past 25 years.  Since I was very young, I have always been interested in the health care field.  Shortly after arriving in Canada, I completed training to become dental assistant and started working as dental assistant in various practices.

    Working in the dental health profession and working with amazing dental assistants, hygienists and dentists has helped me to develop a deeper appreciation and understanding of how critical dental and oral health is in the overall health of individuals.  This increased my desire to grow in the profession and encouraged me to enroll in a dental hygiene program and graduate from the program.

    My experience working in different dental health practices and coordinating a nonprofit dental clinic that provided dental services to low-income populations allowed me to work with many compassionate practitioners.  I met exceptionally brilliant and kind practitioners, including Dr. Jonas Stefani who provided excellent care to all, regardless of their status in society.

    This experience has solidified my own beliefs as a person and practitioner in delivering highly effective patient care and excellent customer service.  I also learned that dental health practice is like an ecosystem, consisting of different individuals who play different roles – that positive relationship is a critical ingredient to efficient and effective practice and satisfied patients.  Knowing this, I make a concerted effort to contribute towards creating a positive and healthy dental practice that prioritizes the satisfaction of its patients.

    As a dental hygienist, I try to put myself in patients’ shoes and ensure that they see and feel that I understand their pain, discomfort, and/or concerns.  I also work with my colleagues to strengthen the values that are foundational to the excellent and compassionate care that Alderwood Family Dentistry provides.  I am extremely happy to know that at Alderwood Family Dentistry, our values are aligned, and we work hard to exemplify compassion, understanding, and care in everything we do.

    In my spare time, I support refugees and newcomers to settle and adapt in Canada.  As a passionate network weaver, I work with other community members and professionals to connect the networks of support available for refugees and newcomers.  I help them to understand the importance of oral health and learn to navigate and access dental health care services in Canada.

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     Marina

    Registered Dental Hygienist

    I was born and raised in Brazil. I moved to Toronto in 2019.  I graduated with honors from the Dental Hygiene Program at Oxford College. My passion for dentistry and patient care started many years ago when I was in Brazil. In 2011 I enrolled in University in the Dental Program and graduated as a dentist in 2016. When I immigrated to Canada, I wanted to continue my career in dentistry and decided to pursue a career in dental hygiene. My plan is to complete the dentist qualifications program here in Canada. Dentistry is everything to me. I want to make an impact on all my patients lives and I want to educate them on the importance of good oral health care for good overall health as those two are tied together very closely. I am bilingual, speaking both Portuguese and English. In my free time I love listening to music, attending concerts, and spending time with my husband and my dog. I am so happy and excited to be part of the team at Alderwood Family Dentistry.  I’m dedicated to making sure your dental experience is comfortable, personalized, and, most importantly, keeps you smiling. I’m here to help you… View Full Profile 

    I was born and raised in Brazil. I moved to Toronto in 2019.  I graduated with honors from the Dental Hygiene Program at Oxford College.

    My passion for dentistry and patient care started many years ago when I was in Brazil. In 2011 I enrolled in University in the Dental Program and graduated as a dentist in 2016.

    When I immigrated to Canada, I wanted to continue my career in dentistry and decided to pursue a career in dental hygiene. My plan is to complete the dentist qualifications program here in Canada.

    Dentistry is everything to me. I want to make an impact on all my patients lives and I want to educate them on the importance of good oral health care for good overall health as those two are tied together very closely.

    I am bilingual, speaking both Portuguese and English.

    In my free time I love listening to music, attending concerts, and spending time with my husband and my dog.

    I am so happy and excited to be part of the team at Alderwood Family Dentistry.  I’m dedicated to making sure your dental experience is comfortable, personalized, and, most importantly, keeps you smiling. I’m here to help you achieve your oral health goals and ensure you leave our office with a smile that reflects your confidence.

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     Rosemeire

    Registered Dental Hygienist

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     Laura

    Treatment Coordinator/Dental Administrator/Dental Assistant Level II

    I arrived in Canada from Montserrat in the Caribbean in 1974. I graduated from Career Canada in 1984 attaining my Level I Dental Assisting Diploma. Then I proceeded to attend George Brown College where I received my Level II Dental Assisting Certificate in 1998. I have been part  of this team for the past 37 years giving extra TLC to everyone I touch. My goal as the Dental Administrator is to put the patients’ needs first and to do the best I can to ensure their comfort and happiness ensuring they have an efficient and easy visit. I have devoted my life to patient care. I was very lucky in my life as I was instrumental in raising my  two nephews. On  my free time I love spending time with my husband and going for long walks with Latte, my beautiful white boxer. View Full Profile 

    I arrived in Canada from Montserrat in the Caribbean in 1974. I graduated from Career Canada in 1984 attaining my Level I Dental Assisting Diploma. Then

    I proceeded to attend George Brown College where I received my Level II Dental Assisting Certificate in 1998.

    I have been part  of this team for the past 37 years giving extra TLC to everyone I touch.

    My goal as the Dental Administrator is to put the patients’ needs first and to do the best I can to ensure their comfort and happiness ensuring they have an efficient and easy visit.

    I have devoted my life to patient care. I was very lucky in my life as I was instrumental in raising my  two nephews. On  my free time I love spending time with my husband and going for long walks with Latte, my beautiful white boxer.

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     Giselle

    Senior Dental Administrator

    I joined Alderwood Family Dentistry in August of 2020.   I am one of the administrative assistants and I work closely with the doctors, hygienists and assistants to ensure that the best personalized and professional care is given to all our patients.   I am bilingual and speak both English and Portuguese.   I graduated as a dentist in Brazil in 2001 but my family and I decided to immigrate to Canada. I am recently enrolled in the Administration of Health Services at George Brown College.   I love spending time with my husband and my amazingly cute 5-year old son that loves to play with me and loves to smile. I love chocolate, going out and sightseeing. View Full Profile 

    I joined Alderwood Family Dentistry in August of 2020.

     

    I am one of the administrative assistants and I work closely with the doctors, hygienists and assistants to ensure that the best personalized and professional care is given to all our patients.

     

    I am bilingual and speak both English and Portuguese.

     

    I graduated as a dentist in Brazil in 2001 but my family and I decided to immigrate to Canada. I am recently enrolled in the Administration of Health Services at George Brown College.

     

    I love spending time with my husband and my amazingly cute 5-year old son that loves to play with me and loves to smile. I love chocolate, going out and sightseeing.

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     Nada

    Dental Administrator

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     Rahiel

    Dental Assistant Level I

    I arrived in Canada July 1989 from Eritrea! In June 1995 I received my Health Care Aid Certificate from Bathurst Heights Secondary School. In June of 1997 I received my Level I Dental Assisting Diploma from Career Canada College. I have been fortunate to work in the same place for over 17 years. I have been an intricate part of this team since Feb 5, 1999. I enjoy what I do and always put patient’s needs first. I love been a part of the Alderwood Family Dentistry Team and I love working with Dr. Stefani. My passion is “people” ! I absolutely love seeing our loyal patients and I always try to have bright welcoming smile and caring personality to greet patients that enter our dental home.  I want to offer the best care possible in a warm, safe,  environment.  On my free time I enjoy spending time with my husband and 3 awesome nephews’ that I helped raise. I do a great deal of volunteer work for my church and with the Eritrean Community. View Full Profile 

    I arrived in Canada July 1989 from Eritrea! In June 1995 I received my Health Care Aid Certificate from Bathurst Heights Secondary School. In June of 1997 I received my Level I Dental Assisting Diploma from Career Canada College. I have been fortunate to work in the same place for over 17 years. I have been an intricate part of this team since Feb 5, 1999. I enjoy what I do and always put patient’s needs first. I love been a part of the Alderwood Family Dentistry Team and I love working with Dr. Stefani. My passion is “people” ! I absolutely love seeing our loyal patients and I always try to have bright welcoming smile and caring personality to greet patients that enter our dental home.  I want to offer the best care possible in a warm, safe,  environment.  On my free time I enjoy spending time with my husband and 3 awesome nephews’ that I helped raise. I do a great deal of volunteer work for my church and with the Eritrean Community.

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     Fatima

    Dental Assistant Level II

    I graduated from Medix College in 2014 as a Certified Level II Dental Assistant. I am the right hand of the dentist and I ensure that our patients are well cared for. I started working with Dr. Stefani 3 years ago and it was the best decision I have ever made. In our office we truly care about what happens to all our patients and ensure optimal health and well being. I am the Infection Control Officer in our offices which means I ensure that all procedures and protocols are followed strictly especially at these difficult times. I have a passion for helping people and I love the intricacies of health care.   I came to Canada from Salvador, Bahia in 2010. I was a high school teacher but due to my love of adventure and travel I decided to come to Canada to explore different culture, customs and food.   I spend my spare time with the three most important men in my life, my husband and two sons. We do everything together. We love travelling, watching movies, listening to music, and exploring different restaurants. View Full Profile 

    I graduated from Medix College in 2014 as a Certified Level II Dental Assistant. I am the right hand of the dentist and I ensure that our patients are well cared for.

    I started working with Dr. Stefani 3 years ago and it was the best decision I have ever made. In our office we truly care about what happens to all our patients and ensure optimal health and well being. I am the Infection Control Officer in our offices which means I ensure that all procedures and protocols are followed strictly especially at these difficult times. I have a passion for helping people and I love the intricacies of health care.

     

    I came to Canada from Salvador, Bahia in 2010. I was a high school teacher but due to my love of adventure and travel I decided to come to Canada to explore different culture, customs and food.

     

    I spend my spare time with the three most important men in my life, my husband and two sons. We do everything together. We love travelling, watching movies, listening to music, and exploring different restaurants.

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     Jenny

    Dental Assistant Level II

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     Sefali

    Clinical Floater

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