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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. 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. Farhad Riazi

Dr. Farhad Riazi has nearly 30 years experience and expertise in the dental field.

He graduated with honors in 1995 from the University of Toronto School of Dentistry, where he also received numerous awards in orthodontics, endodontics, and restorative dentistry. Prior to that, he studied in the Arts and Sciences program at University of Toronto.

His hobbies include golf, tennis, and table tennis.

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Dr. Kathy Rahimi

Dr. Fataneh (Kathy) Rahimi earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree with distinction from the University of Western Ontario in 2014 and she was on the Dean’s Honor List.

Dr. Kathy enjoys all aspects of dentistry and strives to provide a relaxing and comfortable environment for her patients, along with top quality dental treatment.

She routinely attends continuing education courses through her involvement with professional organizations. Dr, Kathy holds membership with Canadian Dental Association, Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario, and Ontario Dental Association.

In her free time, Dr. Kathy enjoys reading, working out, and most of all, she loves spending time with her husband, son, and dog.

Office Administrators

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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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Monica

Occupation: Dental Reception/Assistant. I also have been a realtor for 16 years!
How long have you worked at LDDC: 14 years
Hometown: Orangeville
Family/ pets: 2 boys and Gonzo
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!

Dental Hygienists

Emma

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.

Emma

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.

Dental Assistants

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).

Nancy

Eryn

Occupation: Dental Assistant
How long have you worked at LDDC? I’ve been at LDDC since April of 2023.
Hometown: Brampton
Family/Pets? No pets at the moment.
What did you want to be when you grew up? Car sales woman.
First Job: Hostess at Swiss Chalet.
Hobbies/Interests: Driving my summer car, going to the gym, going to the beach, and hanging with my family.
Favourite sport to watch/play: My favourite sport to play is baseball.
Biggest pet peeve: Tailgating.
Favourite vacation spot: Vancouver
One thing on my bucket list: Go to Greece.
Do you have any hidden talents: Singing
What is your favourite part of working for LDDC: The people I get to work with everyday.

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