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    Dr. Melissa Argenta-von Schober

    Doctor of Dental Surgery - General Family and Cosmetic Dentist

    I was born and raised in a small town in Brazil. I have always been a big believer in contributing to my community and in helping people. This is why I decided to pursue Dentistry. I received my Doctor of Dental Surgery Diploma from PUC-PR University in Brazil in 2002. In Canada I wrote the board exams to receive my Canadian Licence. In the last 14 years since I moved to Canada I have experience every aspect of the dental office. I have compassion for my patients but as well I have compassion for my team wanting them to achieve their highest potential. I want to make a difference in the world by offering my patients dentistry from the heart! My office is my pride and joy! I only want the best for my patients and for my team. My mission is to free people of pain and to give them BIG smiles they are proud of. I believe in keeping an upbeat fun practice full of joy and laughter. I love surrounding myself with optimistic people and a team that has the same ideals as I do, a team that their number one priority is helping people. This is… View Full Profile 

    I was born and raised in a small town in Brazil. I have always been a big believer in contributing to my community and in helping people. This is why I decided to pursue Dentistry. I received my Doctor of Dental Surgery Diploma from PUC-PR University in Brazil in 2002. In Canada I wrote the board exams to receive my Canadian Licence. In the last 14 years since I moved to Canada I have experience every aspect of the dental office.

    I have compassion for my patients but as well I have compassion for my team wanting them to achieve their highest potential. I want to make a difference in the world by offering my patients dentistry from the heart!

    My office is my pride and joy! I only want the best for my patients and for my team. My mission is to free people of pain and to give them BIG smiles they are proud of. I believe in keeping an upbeat fun practice full of joy and laughter. I love surrounding myself with optimistic people and a team that has the same ideals as I do, a team that their number one priority is helping people. This is of vital importance to me.

    As well I believe in always improving myself and my knowledge by taking many continuing education courses with my team. We are always updating not only our knowledge but as well we implement new techniques, equipment and safer materials for the benefit of our patients.

    I absolutely love what I do!

    On my free time, I enjoy quietness at home with a good book and a cup of tea.

    I am a member and fellow of the Ontario Dental Association, The Canadian Dental Association, and the Academy of General Dentists.

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    Dr. Jonas Stefani

    Doctor of Dental Surgery - General Family and Cosmetic Dentist

    I completed my Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the distinguished Juiz de Fora Federal University, Dental Faculty of Brazil in 2008. I came to Canada to practice my lifelong passion, “dentistry”. Here I attended Ryerson University and later became certified by The Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Toronto after achieving high success in all dental qualifying examinations in Dalhouse Dental School in Halifax. I believe in always improving myself and the services I offer as a dentist. Therefore I am always taking continuing education courses to update my knowledge  and skills. I believe that we learn something new every day and we  always grow as professionals and as people.” I am a huge believer in giving back to the world and I often do volunteer  work in Canada and abroad. I am an affiliate of the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario, the Academy of General Dentistry, The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, The Ontario Dental Association, America’s Pediatric Dentists Association and the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. Dentistry is my passion. View Full Profile 

    I completed my Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the distinguished Juiz de Fora Federal University, Dental Faculty of Brazil in 2008. I came to Canada to practice my lifelong passion, “dentistry”. Here I attended Ryerson University and later became certified by The Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Toronto after achieving high success in all dental qualifying examinations in Dalhouse Dental School in Halifax. I believe in always improving myself and the services I offer as a dentist. Therefore I am always taking continuing education courses to update my knowledge  and skills. I believe that we learn something new every day and we  always grow as professionals and as people.” I am a huge believer in giving back to the world and I often do volunteer  work in Canada and abroad. I am an affiliate of the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario, the Academy of General Dentistry, The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, The Ontario Dental Association, America’s Pediatric Dentists Association and the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. Dentistry is my passion.

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    Dr. Phalguni Sougaijam

    Doctor of Dental Surgery - Major Surgeries and Implants

    I received my dental degree at the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto in 2009. Prior to this and before I relocated to Canada, I completed my Bachelor of Dental Surgery in 1995 and practised general dentistry extensively in India. I am a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, and a former clinical staff of U of T Faculty of Dentistry. As well I have received my certification in Parental Conscious Sedation. I have wide experience in providing all aspects of general dentistry however my passion and focus is in surgical extractions, implantology and endodontic treatments. In my free time I love to spend time with my family. I am an avid sports lover and I follow and support all the Toronto teams in the national leagues. My other likes are travelling and exploring different countries, culture and food. I am very happy and proud to be a dynamic member of the Stockyards Team. View Full Profile 

    I received my dental degree at the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto in 2009. Prior to this and before I relocated to Canada, I completed my Bachelor of Dental Surgery in 1995 and practised general dentistry extensively in India.

    I am a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, and a former clinical staff of U of T Faculty of Dentistry. As well I have received my certification in Parental Conscious Sedation. I have wide experience in providing all aspects of general dentistry however my passion and focus is in surgical extractions, implantology and endodontic treatments.

    In my free time I love to spend time with my family. I am an avid sports lover and I follow and support all the Toronto teams in the national leagues. My other likes are travelling and exploring different countries, culture and food. I am very happy and proud to be a dynamic member of the Stockyards Team.

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    Dr. Benjamin Lerner

    Doctor of Dental Surgery - Orthodontics

    I was born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela where I completed a Bachelor of Science program. I graduated from dental school being among the top of my class. I obtained a “Masters of Science” Degree in Orthodontics at The Intercontinental University in Mexico City in 2006. In 2009, after working for several years in orthodontics, I moved to Canada, and completed many continuing education courses. I successfully completed the Equivalency Process to become an accredited general dentist in Canada. My vast experience working in both private practices as well as in a non-for-profit setting: specifically, volunteering to assist underprivileged sectors of the Venezuelan population; has enabled me to have a better understanding of patient needs and wants. Knowing what I know, I partner with my patients to offer them a complete experience changing their lives and smiles. Orthodontics (conventional clear or metal braces and Invisalign®) is my passion. I cannot think of anything else I would rather do. I believe in always growing and offering my patients the best this is why I attend many continuing education courses. I am fully proficient in English and Spanish. In my free time, I love spending time with my wife, daughter and baby… View Full Profile 

    I was born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela where I completed a Bachelor of Science program.

    I graduated from dental school being among the top of my class. I obtained a “Masters of Science” Degree in Orthodontics at The Intercontinental University in Mexico City in 2006.

    In 2009, after working for several years in orthodontics, I moved to Canada, and completed many continuing education courses. I successfully completed the Equivalency Process to become an accredited general dentist in Canada.

    My vast experience working in both private practices as well as in a non-for-profit setting: specifically, volunteering to assist underprivileged sectors of the Venezuelan population; has enabled me to have a better understanding of patient needs and wants. Knowing what I know, I partner with my patients to offer them a complete experience changing their lives and smiles.

    Orthodontics (conventional clear or metal braces and Invisalign®) is my passion. I cannot think of anything else I would rather do.

    I believe in always growing and offering my patients the best this is why I attend many continuing education courses. I am fully proficient in English and Spanish.

    In my free time, I love spending time with my wife, daughter and baby son and I am a huge fan of the “Toronto Blue Jays” and the “Raptors”.

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    Dr. Albana Rama

    Doctor of Dental Surgery - General Family and Cosmetic Dentist

    I graduated in 2002, obtaining my DDS degree from the faculty of dentistry at the University of Aristotle of Thessaloniki, Greece.After working a short time in Athens, Greece, I was selected to complete a maxillo- facial & oral surgery hospital residency at the 401 General Military Hospital in Athens through Ministry of Defence and High Corps Military School. This residency provided me with advanced training in all  aspects of Dental Surgery including intra-oral surgery, general anesthesia, oncology of the neck and face, orthognathic surgery ,trauma and treatment of medically compromised patients. I then moved to Tirana, Albania where I worked at The National Trauma University Center & Military Hospital. I started working first as an oral surgeon/dentist and later on I became the Head of Ambulatory Oral Surgery Clinics. Since 2009 , I have been working in Canada for Toronto Public Health , East Toronto General Hospital where I was mentored by great pedodontic dentists in all aspects of paediatrics. In 2017, I successfully completed the NDEB equivalency process and licensed in Canada as DDS. I have been delightfully surprised by the fact that in private practice, people need to have access to affordable surgical care and control over their… View Full Profile 

    I graduated in 2002, obtaining my DDS degree from the faculty of dentistry at the University of Aristotle of Thessaloniki, Greece.After working a short time in Athens, Greece, I was selected to complete a maxillo- facial & oral surgery hospital residency at the 401 General Military Hospital in Athens through Ministry of Defence and High Corps Military School. This residency provided me with advanced training in all  aspects of Dental Surgery including intra-oral surgery, general anesthesia, oncology of the neck and face, orthognathic surgery ,trauma and treatment of medically compromised patients.

    I then moved to Tirana, Albania where I worked at The National Trauma University Center & Military Hospital. I started working first as an oral surgeon/dentist and later on I became the Head of Ambulatory Oral Surgery Clinics.

    Since 2009 , I have been working in Canada for Toronto Public Health , East Toronto General Hospital where I was mentored by great pedodontic dentists in all aspects of paediatrics. In 2017, I successfully completed the NDEB equivalency process and licensed in Canada as DDS.

    I have been delightfully surprised by the fact that in private practice, people need to have access to affordable surgical care and control over their treatment plans. While working at the Stockyards Dental, I feel that I now have the opportunity to empower people to make decisions that are truly best for them. That alone has made me feel as if I am making a difference in my patients’ lives.

    I love spending my free time with my husband, two daughters and friends. I love the arts, like painting, music and fashion but my immense joy comes from the long walks and talks with my husband and dog Nikki.

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    Dr. Dr. Priscilla Sampaio de Araujo

    Dental Surgery - General Family and Cosmetic Dentist

    I was educated on a full scholarship at the State University of Rio de Janeiro where I earned my dental degree in 2006 and at Veiga de Almeida University where I earned my orthodontics specialty degree in 2009.  During my professional training in dentistry I worked at Souza Aguiar Municipal Hospital where I gained experience in dental emergencies, and treating patients with facial trauma.   I continued my professional development as a dentist and orthodontist at numerous clinics across Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.   After a vacation to Toronto in 2012, my love for Canada became permanent when I made Toronto my home in 2013 with my dog Nina.   I am a member of the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario and the  Ontario Dental Association.   I have a passion for helping people look and feel better through oral healthcare and well-being.  I feel I have a great deal to offer to my patients. I want to make my patients feel well cared for and I want their dental visits to be both a great and beneficial experience.   On my spare time I take numerous continuing education courses to always improve my skills and knowledge.  I… View Full Profile 

    I was educated on a full scholarship at the State University of Rio de Janeiro where I earned my dental degree in 2006 and at Veiga de Almeida University where I earned my orthodontics specialty degree in 2009.  During my professional training in dentistry I worked at Souza Aguiar Municipal Hospital where I gained experience in dental emergencies, and treating patients with facial trauma.

     

    I continued my professional development as a dentist and orthodontist at numerous clinics across Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

     

    After a vacation to Toronto in 2012, my love for Canada became permanent when I made Toronto my home in 2013 with my dog Nina.

     

    I am a member of the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario and the  Ontario Dental Association.

     

    I have a passion for helping people look and feel better through oral healthcare and well-being.  I feel I have a great deal to offer to my patients. I want to make my patients feel well cared for and I want their dental visits to be both a great and beneficial experience.

     

    On my spare time I take numerous continuing education courses to always improve my skills and knowledge.  I love to hike, the outdoors, spending time with Nina and family and friends.