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We are committed to our patients’ well-being and adhere to the highest of standards within our dental practice. We pride ourselves in offering exceptional care to meet the needs of each and every one of our patients. Our team of dentists, specialists and surgeons have decades of dental experience, a wealth of knowledge and expertise, and the drive to give you the best personalized treatment. Our friendly and highly-trained staff, dental assistants and hygienists are ready to welcome you into our office.

Meet Our Dentists

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Dr. Bassel Gebrael (Periodontist)

Dr. Bassel Gebrael is a certified periodontist specializing in regenerative periodontal surgery to restore gum health as well as cosmetic gum surgery for smile enhancement, and dental implants. 

A 1998 dental graduate from the University of Western Ontario, he went on to receive a specialty diploma in periodontics from Nova Southeastern University in 2002. 

Dr. Gebrael is a member of the Ontario Society of Periodontists, the American Academy of Periodontology, the Academy of Osseointegration, and the Ontrario Dental Association.

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Dr. Elie Wolfson (Endodontics)

Dr. Elie Wolfson is a certified specialist in endodontics and handles all forms of root canal treatment including surgery, bone grafting and implants to replace fractured roots. His focus is on patient management and the use of technology to relieve pain and anxiety.

Dr. Wolfson is board certified in both Canada and the United States. He is a 1973 graduate of Temple University in Philadelphia and has been involved with the Royal College of Dentists of Canada for more than 30 years where he has served as president, councilor and chief examiner.

He is also a member of the Canadian Academy of Endodontics, the American Association of Endodontists, the Ontario Society of Endodontists, and the Canadian Dental Association.

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Dr. Nermine Gadalla

Dr. Nermine Gadalla has more than 20 years experience in dentistry working with adults and children and teaching healthy oral habits. 

She graduated from the Faculty of Dentistry at Cairo University in Egypt in 2000, before coming to Canada in 2012. She is a licensed dentist with the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario and is a member of the Ontario Dental Association. 

Dr. Gadalla is married and has two children. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling and swimming.

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Dr. Mustafa Abouzgia (Oral Surgeon)

Dr. Mustafa Abouzgia is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon.

His work has been published in a number of professional periodicals including The Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, The International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, and the International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants. He also has delivered presentations at a variety of scientific conferences. 

Dr. Abouzgia received his training at the University of Toronto and completed his residency at The Toronto Hospital. He continued his training in Toronto and was awarded a fellowship certificate by the Royal College of Dentists of Canada. While working on a research project in the University of Toronto’s Department of Mechanical Engineering, Dr. Abouzgia also earned a master’s degree in science. 

Outside of the office, he enjoys traveling and gardening.

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Dr. M. Gaid (Anaesthesiologist)

Dr. M. Gaid is the in-house anesthesiologist. 

He graduated in 1975 from the University of Alexandria Medical School in Egypt and furthered his education at the University of Toronto to specialize in anesthetics in 1988. 

Dr. Gaid continues to educate himself on the latest technology in anesthesiology.

In his spare time, he travels and is a sports enthusiast.

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Dr. Samantha Wierer

Dr. Samantha Wierer is a dentist who, especially, enjoys working with children. She prides herself in creating a calming and relaxing experience for her younger patients. She loves that dentistry allows her to create long-lasting relationships with all her patients. 

A 2019 graduate from the University of Toronto Faculty of Dentistry, Dr. Wierer is also certified to provide nitrous oxide sedation to help those with dental anxieties. She is also a member of the Ontario Dental Association and the Wellington-Waterloo Dental Society. 

Having grown up on a 2,000-care wheat and canola farm in southwestern Manitoba, Dr. Wierer now calls Orangeville home. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking with her fiance and dog or playing hockey with the Orangeville Tigers women’s league. 

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Dr. Zena Yacub

Dr. Zena Yacub is a dentist who enjoys building close relationships with her patients. 

She obtained her dental degree at Umeå University in Sweden in 2015 and obtained her Canadian license to practice in 2018.

Dr. Yacub focuses on staying up-to-date with all aspects of dentistry by continuing professional education courses and programs.

She is a member of the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario, the Ontario Dental Association, Halton Peel Region Dental Association, Headwater Dental Society and the Canadian Iraqi Dental Society.

She is married with one daughter. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, reading, exercising, music, cooking and traveling.

Office Administrators

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Emma

Occupation: Office Manager/Dental Assistant
How long have you worked at LDDC: 6 years
Hometown: Caledon
What did you want to be when you grew up: Surgeon
First job: Catering
Hobbies/interests: Camping, Fishing, Going up north
Favourite sport to watch/play: I like watching hockey and my son play lacrosse.
Biggest pet peeve: bad drivers
Favourite bands in high school: Alexisonfire, Blink 182, any classic rock
Favourite vacation spot: Have only been to Dominican and England.
One thing on my bucket list: Have my dad teach me to fly.
Hidden talent: No hidden talents
What are you really bad at that you’d love to be great at: Gardening
Favourite part of working for LDDC: Everyone I work with and all the wonderful patients I have gotten to know over the years.

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Janet

Occupation: Treatment Coordinator
How long have you worked at LDDC: 1 year (more than 20 years dental experience)
Hometown: Caledon
Family: Married, 2 Sons, 1 Grandson
What did you want to be when you grew up: Veterinarian
First job: Working as a medical receptionist.
Hobbies/Interests: Cooking, Baking, Watching movies, Listening to music
Favourite sport to watch/play: Hockey, Basketball
Biggest pet peeve: Long Line-Ups
Favourite bands in high school: The Bee Gees
Favourite vacation spot: Hawaii
One thing on my bucket list: Visit Denmark where my family comes from.
Hidden talent: I make a mean baked mac and cheese.
What are you really bad at that you’d love to be great at: Gardening
What is something about you that might surprise us: I don’t have a middle name
Favourite part of working for LDDC: The culture and environment.

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Jessica

Occupation: Hygiene Coordinator
How long have you worked at LDDC: 1 year
Hometown: Brampton
Family/pets: M
arried and have a cat, Rocky.
First job: No Frills Supermarket
Hobbies/interests: Reading
Favourite sport to watch/play: I like to watch soccer.
Biggest pet peeve: People who don’t signal when turning.
Favourite bands in high school: Any dance music.
Favourite vacation spot: Aruba
One thing on my bucket list: Skydiving.
What are you really bad at that you’d love to be great at: Baking
What is something about you that might surprise us: I can understand Portuguese and Spanish, but I don’t speak it.
Favourite part of working for LDDC: The ladies I work with.

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Monica

Occupation: Dental Reception/Assistant. I also have been a realtor for 11 years!
How long have you worked at LDDC: 10 years
Hometown: Mono
Family/ pets: Married with 2 boys.
What did you want to be when you grew up?: Architect
First Job: Mc Donald’s
Hobbies/Interests: Being on the lake, shopping, starbucks, watching HGTV, taking pictures of my kids.
Favourite sport to watch/play: Hockey and Lacrosse
Biggest pet peeve: Too many to name.
Favourite bands in high school: The Tragically Hip
Favourite vacation spot: Anywhere there is water, it’s sunny, and hot.
One thing on my bucket list: Maldives
What are you really bad at that you’d love to be great at? Being more adventurous.
What if you favourite part of working for LDDC? My girls!

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Hailey

Occupation: Dental Administrator
How long have you worked at LDDC: 1 year
Hometown: Shelburne
Pets: My girl, Daisy, is a very hairy, but also a very cute Retriever!
What did you want to be when you grew up: Professional Hockey Player
First job: catering
Hobbies/interests: Going Up North, Being on the Water, Hiking, Camping, Reading
Favourite sport to watch/play: Don’t like to watch as much as play…hockey, baseball, broomball.
Biggest pet peeve: Inconsideration
Favourite bands in high school: Didn’t have a favourite, but listened to country and old rock.
Favourite vacation spot: Manitoulin Island or anywhere hot.
One thing on my bucket list: Skydiving
What are you really bad at that you’d love to be great at: Being Creative
Favourite part of working for LDDC: My awesome co-workers!

Dental Hygienists

Emma

Britteny

Occupation: Registered Dental Hygienist
How long have you worked at LDDC: 8 months
Hometown: Shelburne
What did you want to be when you grew up? A vet or a singer.
First Job: Pizza Delight
Hobbies/Interests: Love going for hikes and bike rides, love scrapbooking.
Favourite sport to watch/play: Watch Hockey, Play Ball Hockey (because I can’t skate).
Biggest pet peeve: The sound of people chewing, and people who ride the merge lane.
Favourite bands in high school: My Chemical Romance/ The Used. My music choices have changed drastically since then. Still and always will love Guns ‘N’ Roses.
Favourite vacation spot: Costa Rica
One thing on my bucket list: Learn to surf in Hawaii.
Hidden Talent: I can carry a pretty decent tune.
What are you really bad at that you’d love to be great at? I really wish I could play an instrument like piano or guitar.
What is something about you that might surprise us? I am a musical theatre nerd
What if you favourite part of working for LDDC? Everyone I work with. I couldn’t ask for a more supportive and fun work family!

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Tricia

Occupation: Registered Dental Hygienist
How long have you worked at LDDC: 18 years (14 as a hygienist)
Hometown: Orangeville
Family/ Pets: Husband, 2 daughters ages 6 and 9.
What did you want to be when you grew up? I do not remember.
First Job: Dry Cleaners
Hobbies/Interests: Skiing, reading, spending time with my family.
Favourite sport to watch/play: Baseball
Biggest pet peeve: Bad drivers and parkers.
Favourite bands in high school: Green Day/ No Doubt
Favourite vacation spot: Mexico
One thing on my bucket list: Going to Hawaii
Do you have any hidden talents: No, I’m boring!
What are you really bad at that you’d love to be great at? Cooking
What if you favourite part of working for LDDC? Meeting and building a rapport with patients.

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Heather

Occupation: Restorative Dental Hygienist
How long have you worked at LDDC: 26 years
Hometown: Caledon/ Cheltenham
Pets? 2 Golden Retrievers.
What did you want to be when you grew up? Nurse/ Airline Stewardess
First Job: Worked in the kitchen of a restaurant on an island in Parry Sound.
Hobbies/Interests: Cycling on my road and mountain bike & travelling Europe cycling.
Favourite sport to watch/play: Lacrosse
Biggest pet peeve: People who drive slow in the passing lane.
Favourite bands in high school: Van Halen, Rolling Stones
Favourite vacation spot: Mallorca, Spain
One thing on my bucket list: Travel and cycle in Italy
What if you favourite part of working for LDDC? The staff and patients make it special for me. I feel fortunate to work with such great people.

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Tara

Occupation: Registered Dental Hygienist
How long have you worked at LDDC: 7 years (on and off with maternity leaves)
Hometown: Drayton, Ont
Family /Pets: Married, Mother of 3, chocolate lab named Cola
First Job: Waitressing
Hobbies/Interests: Synchronized Skating
Favourite sport to watch/play: Any sport my kids are doing.
Biggest pet peeve: Non- Flossers
Favourite bands in high school: Any old rock or country band.
Favourite vacation spot: Anywhere with sunshine and a beach.
One thing on my bucket list: To visit New Zealand or Fiji
What are you really bad at that you’d love to be great at? Art. I’m not as creative as I’d like to be.
What is something about you that might surprise us: I grew up with 3 brothers, and they know not to mess with me haha!
What if you favourite part of working for LDDC? The team members are amazing, and catching up with them weekly is the perfect escape from my 3 kids.

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Kasia

Occupation: Registered Dental Hygienist
How long have you worked at LDDC: Almost 2 years
Hometown: Orangeville, born in Poland have been in Canada since 1995.
Family/ Pets? Married with 2 kids Daniel 20 yrs old and Sylvia 16.
Best Friend: 8 year old rescue Shepard mix – Buddy.
What did you want to be when you grew up? Always wanted to be a Nurse and
actually holding a European licence as RN.
Favourite sport to watch/play: Love anything water and swimming.
Biggest pet peeve: Loud eating, drinking, and people stealing my food.
Favourite bands in high school: WHAM, George Michael.
Favourite vacation spot: Greece
One thing on my bucket list: Visit Dubai
What are you really bad at that you’d love to be great at? Really bad at stitching/sewing.
What is your favourite part of working for LDDC? Love everything about LDDC. You know from day one that this is your place to work. Great people & coworkers, awesome patients, and that feel when you can’t wait to go back. Rare to experience and I did!

Dental Assistants

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Ashley De Brou

Occupation: Dental Assistant
How long have you worked at LDDC: 3 months
Hometown: Ajax
Family/ Pets? 2 little boys and a Westie named Xena
What did you want to be when you grew up? Nurse
First Job: Tim Hortons
Hobbies/Interests: Anything DIY
Favourite sport to watch/play: Hockey & Football
Biggest pet peeve: Bad Drivers
Favourite bands in high school: Rihanna
Favourite vacation spot: I haven’t been to many places, but Jamaica.
One thing on my bucket list: Skydiving
Do you have any hidden talents: Cloverleaf Tongue
What are you really bad at that you’d love to be great at? Singing
What is your favourite part of working for LDDC? My awesome coworkers and patients.

Nancy

Marj

Occupation: Dental Assistant (for 26 years which also included hygiene assistant)
How long have you worked at LDDC: I am a newbie to the office, 2.5 months.
Hometown: I grew up in Tollendale, which is just on the outskirts of Barrie.
Family/Pets? I have a son and daughter, plus a wonderful granddaughter Adaline. I also have a grandpup, Sutton, she is so smart!
What did you want to be when you grew up? I was hoping to be a flight attendant.
First Job: H Salt fish and chips in Barrie
Hobbies/Interests: I love spending time with family and friends which includes hours of playing games.
Favourite sport to watch/play: Beach Volleyball
Biggest pet peeve: Drivers that can’t work their signals on their car.
Favourite vacation spot: Croatia
One thing on my bucket list: To visit England, Scotland, and Ireland.
Do you have any hidden talents: Sign Language
What are you really bad at that you’d love to be great at? My hand writing is ok but I just love it when I see beautiful hand writing, so to be able to write prettier.
What is your favourite part of working for LDDC? For sure, the best thing is working with old staff members again and getting to know new ones (and of course working in Orangeville again).

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Katie

Occupation: Dental Assistant
How long have you worked at LDDC: 8 years
Hometown: Orangeville
Pets? An adopted mix breed from Texas who came with the name Glitch. She’s an expert level squirrel watcher.
What did you want to be when you grew up? Marine Biologist
First Job: A little clothing retail shop in Orangeville Mall.
Hobbies/Interests:  Volunteering, reading, travel and scuba.
Favourite vacation spot:  Thailand
One thing on my bucket list: African Safari
Do you have any hidden talents: If I do, they are so hidden I don’t even know about them.
What are you really bad at that you’d love to be great at?  Singing. Sorry, but I sing anyway!
What is your favourite part of working for LDDC? The great people, patients, and patient focused atmosphere.

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