DR. MARK HSIANG EN LIN
B.Sc.,D.D.S.,M.Sc. (Prosthodontics), F.R.C.D. (C)
Dr. Mark Lin graduated from the University Of Toronto in the Biochemistry Specialists honors program. He received his dental degree from University of Detroit Mercy in which he was on the Dean’s list for 4 consecutive years and finished within the top 5% of the class. As a senior dental student, he was selected to participate in the world-renowned Oral Maxillofacial Surgical Externship program at the Parkland Hospital in Dallas, Texas. He then completed a 1-year General Practice Residency program at the Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio, where he received training in hospital dentistry, Intravenous, sedation and advanced surgical procedures. He practiced general dentistry for 13 years then completed his post-graduate training in the specialty of Prosthodontics at the University of Toronto. He currently holds a part-time position as an Associate in Dentistry at the University of Toronto. He serves as a surgical demonstartor in the post graduate Periodontics department and staff at the Implant Prosthetics Unit (IPU) at the University of Toronto. In addition, he maintains a full-time practice as a prosthodontist with a focus on full mouth reconstructions and implant dentistry.
DR. STEPHEN ING
B.Sc., D.D.S., M.Sc., (Specialist in Dental Anesthesia)
Dr. Stephen Ing graduated in 1999 with his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Toronto. In 2008, he completed his three year postgraduate training in dental anesthesia at the University of Toronto. This program is unique in that it is the only one of its kind in Canada that provides focused training in sedation and general anesthesia for dental treatment. In fact, Dr. Ing is one of only a small group of dentists in Canada who have received training in both dentistry and anesthesiology. He is a diplomate of the American Dental Board of Anesthesiology and a certified specialist in dental anesthesia registered with the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario.
DR. SALLY ISSA
Dr. Sally Issa is an internationally trained dentist, graduating in 1996 with a degree of honor in Dental Medicine and Oral Surgery from Cairo University in Egypt. Dr. Issa completed a three-year Master of Science degree in Implant Dentistry from University of Warwick, in the UK. Her research included the influence of implant macro-design on the strain magnitude imparted to the bone implant interface at marginal bone level. In addition to being a general dentist in the UAE for 17 years, Dr. Issa was a clinical instructor at the hands-on Implant Dentistry Study Consortium program for 9 years. She then moved to Toronto where she attained her NDEB certificate and became a member of the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario. Dr. Sally Issa is both a fellow and a diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantology (I.C.O.I). She is also an active member of the Canadian Dental Association and the Ontario Dental Association.
DR. TINA KOKOSIS
D.D.S., M.Sc. (Perio), F.R.C.D.(C)
Dr. Tina Kokosis studied Human Biology at the University of Toronto, and then received her D.D.S. degree at the University of Western Ontario. She then moved to New York City and completed a 3-year residency at Columbia University where she received her Master of Science degree in Periodontics. Her research at Columbia University included the evaluation and comparison of the surface topography of various dental implants and their effect on osseointegration, and the success rates of short implants in the maxilla and mandible. Dr. Kokosis resides in Toronto, where she is a Certified Specialist in Periodontics, having obtained a Fellowship from the Royal College of Dentists of Canada. She is a clinical demonstrator at the University of Toronto Faculty of Dentistry, and maintains a private periodontal practice in Toronto, where she provides services in all areas of periodontal and implant therapy.
DR. JIM LAI
D.M.D., M.Sc., (Perio), Ed.D., F.R.C.D. (C)
Dr. Jim Lai is Vice-Dean, Education at the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto. He obtained his Doctor of Dental Medicine and Doctor of Education at University of Pennsylvania and his Master of Science with specialty training in periodontics at University of Toronto. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada, Pierre Fauchard Academy, International College of Dentists and American College of Dentist. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology.
DR. MICHAEL LANDZBERG
M.Sc., F.R.C.D.(C), Dip (Perio)
Dr. Michael Landzberg trained in dentistry at the University of Toronto, graduating in 2005, afterwhich he completed a general practice residency at Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY practicing general and emergency dentistry. He completed the postgraduate periodontics program at the University of Toronto in 2009 Dr. Landzberg was a guest speaker at the Osteogenics 2011 Global Bone Grafting Symposium. Dr. Landzberg is a regular speaker for The Institute for Dental Excellence, teaching other dentists on various subjects, including dental implants, gingival grafting, and surgical techniques. Dr. Landzberg maintains a strong research interest, and has published articles on implant esthetics and a new narrow implant. Dr. Landzberg is currently working on a long-term multi-centre randomized control trial on narrow implants. In his spare time, Dr. Landzberg often enjoys live music. He loves to travel, and he recently completed his advanced scuba divers training.
DR. TONY MANCUSO
Dr. Tony Mancuso graduated from the University of Toronto in 1985 and has maintained a general dental practice in Welland, Ontario ever since. In 2006 he received the award of Master in the Academy of General Dentistry and in 2011 he was recognized with the “Lifetime Learning and Service Recognition Award” by the AGD. He has published articles for numerous dental journals and has given over 100 presentations to various dental organizations. In 2012 he was named, “Canadian AGD Dentist of the Year” by the Canadian AGD. From 1999 to 2009, Dr. Mancuso conceived, developed and ran "Millennium Aesthetics”- a live hands-on program that taught dentists and staff aesthetic diagnosis and treatment. He currently serves as President of the Regional Niagara AGD study club. In 2015 he served as Co-director for the University of Toronto, Continuing Education, Cosmetic Dentistry Mini-Residency program for practicing dentists.
DR. TONY MAZZATTO
B.Sc., D.M.D., Dip. Perio. (Periodontist)
Dr. Anthony Mazzatto received his dental degree from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia after obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Biology. Following that he completed a general practice residency at Eastman Dental Center and the University of Rochester Medical Center in Rochester, New York. After some time in private general practice he returned to university and completed the Postgraduate Periodontics Specialty Program at the University of Toronto and received his Periodontal Specialty Certificate. While there he also completed a thesis on retrieving and evaluating the published periodontal literature. He was Head of Periodontics at Toronto General Hospital for 10 years where he provided and oversaw periodontal treatment for compromised patients and also lectured on and supervised the hospital residents in advanced periodontal therapy. Dr. Mazzatto was a clinical instructor in predoctoral periodontics and a lecturer in the postgraduate periodontal specialty program at the University of Toronto. He has been associated with T.I.D.E. since 2009. Prior to that, Dr. Mazzatto served as a clinical instructor in the Nobelpharma Implant Mentorship program for 6 years. He has a strong interest in implant education and in optimizing the level of surgical implant therapy delivery by all dental professionals. Dr. Mazzatto is a Certified Specialist in Periodontics and maintains a comprehensive private periodontal practice in the downtown Toronto financial district.
DR. NAHEED MOHAMED
Hon B.Sc., D.M.D., M.S.D., Dip. Perio., F.R.C.D.(C) (Periodontist)
Dr. Naheed Mohamed is a Canadian Board certified Periodontist and a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. Dr. Mohamed began his training at the University of Toronto where he received his Honorary Bachelor of Science Degree. He then went on to pursue dentistry at the prestigious Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine. After completing his dental degree Dr. Mohamed went on further to specialize in Periodontics and Implant Surgery completing his residency at Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals in Cleveland. During his time in Cleveland, Dr. Mohamed received anesthesia training through the hospital and completed a Master’s Degree in Regenerative Medicine. Dr. Mohamed has particular interests in minimally invasive approaches to surgery. He also focuses on the use of regenerative medicine in surgery and the use of bio-engineering to grow bone and soft tissue to restore natural contours and save natural teeth. He is an expert in dental implant and related site development surgery through bone augmentation and reconstruction. Dr. Mohamed uses computer guided digital planning and 3D printing to simplify his surgical treatments. Cutting edge equipment like Live Navigation Surgery Systems which have been adapted from brain surgery are some of the treatment options that are available in his state of the art practice. Dr. Mohamed lectures internationally and is member of the Ontario Dental Association, the American Academy of Periodontology, the Academy of Microscope Enhanced Dentistry, and the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario.
DR. YOSEF NAHMIAS
D.D.S. , M.Sc. (Endodontist)
Dr. Yosef Nahmias was born and raised in Mexico City. After he graduated from the Universidad Tecnológica de México, School of Dentistry, in 1980 with a degree in dentistry, he decided to advance his education and chose endodontics as his specialty. Under the guidance of Dr. Harold Goldstein of Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI, he completed his thesis on Apex Locators and earned his Master of Science degree in 1983. Dr. Nahmias has authored and published many articles. He continues to lecture in Canada, Mexico, and across South America. The University of Toronto Faculty of Dentistry has involved Dr. Nahmias in teaching their postgraduate level students in endodontics. Dr. Nahmias resides in Toronto, Ontario with his wife and five children and maintains a private specialty practice in Oakville, Ontario.
DR. PETER NKANSAH
M.Sc., D.D.S., Dip. Anaes., F.A.D.S.A., (Specialist in Dental Anesthesia)
Dr. Peter Nkansah received both his D.D.S. degree and Diploma in Dental Anesthesia from the University of Toronto. He now maintains a private practice in Toronto, specializing in sedation dentistry for the dentally anxious or medically compromised patient. In addition, he is a course director for Moderate Sedation courses at both University of Toronto and Western University and for Advanced Cardiac Life Support with Sunnybrook HSC. He is a member of the executive of the Canadian Academy of Dental Anaesthesia and also on the editorial board for the dental journal Oral Health. He is also a regular lecturer for dental groups nationally and internationally. On the sports front, one of his other areas of interest, Peter is the dental consultant for a number of sports teams, including the Toronto Raptors and the Toronto FC.
DR. AVIV OUANOUNOU
B.Sc., M.Sc., D.D.S., F.I.C.D., F.I.C.O. (Assistant Professor)
Dr. Aviv Ouanounou is an assistant professor of pharmacology at the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto. He received both his DDS and MSc at the University of Toronto. He teaches pharmacology to undergraduate and graduate students and is also a clinical instructor and Treatment Plan Coordinator. Dr. Ouanounou won numerous teaching awards including “Best Teacher of the Year Award” in 2013 and 2015. Also, Dr. Ouanounou is the recipient of the 2014-2015 prestigious Dr. Bruce Hord Master Teacher Award for excellence in teaching at the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Toronto. Dr. Ouanounou is a Fellow of the International College of Dentists. He is a member of the American Academy of Pain Management and the American College of Clinical Pharmacology. He has published and authored numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals. He also maintains a general private practice in Toronto.
DR. SANGEETA PATODIA
B.Sc., D.D.S., M.Sc. (Specialist in Dental Anaesthesia), Dip. A.D.B.A.
Dr. Sangeeta Patodia trained in dentistry at the University of Toronto. After obtaining her D.D.S. she completed a one-year residency in comprehensive general dentistry at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Patodia returned to the University of Toronto to obtain her M.Sc. in Dental Anesthesia. Her research at the University of Toronto included an assessment of the need for and implementation of sedation and general anesthesia in dental offices. Dr. Patodia is a part-time Associate in Dentistry at the University of Toronto providing clinical instruction in the Discipline of Anesthesia. She maintains a mobile anesthesia practice in the GTA and is a lecturer. She has presented on numerous topics including advanced local anesthesia, medical emergencies and sedation.
DR. JOSHUA SHIEH
Dr. Joshua Shieh is a third generation clinician whose family holds a tradition of dentistry since 1937. In 1999 and 2000, he was presented the “Best Outgoing Student Award” and the “Best National Service Leader Award” twice from Don Bosco Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Chennai, India He graduated from South India's acclaimed Dr. MGR Medical University in 2006 and was awarded the “Student Plaque Award for the Most Outstanding Student” by the International College of Dentists, Washington DC. He worked at various positions in management, clinical and academics for 3 years at his alma mater and returned to complete his Masters degree program in the subject of Periodontics and Implant Dentistry in 2012. In pursuit of further edification, he moved with his family to Canada in 2013, qualified the Canadian National Dental Examination Board exams in less than 9 months and received his dental license and membership from the RCDSO in 2015. He was shortlisted in the top 75 among the 634 nominees for the “Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Awards” for the year 2016. He is the Founder and former Program Director for the Academy of International Dental Education, an institute that aims to educate foreign trained dentists for North American dental board exams. He currently serves as a Clinical Instructor at the Oral Rehabilitation Centre Grad Periodontics clinic at the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto and volunteers as a committee member at the Ontario Dental Association. He is also a fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantology (ICOI), member to the American Academy of Aesthetic and Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), commits his efforts with special interests in hard and soft tissue regeneration related to implant dentistry. A sanguine by nature with recreation en route to singing, innovative think tanking and motivation for young adults, he devotes and contributes everyday towards making small thoughtful changes to make the world a better place.
DR. GOTH SIU
H.B.Sc., D.M.D., M.Sc., Cert. Prosthodontics, F.R.C.D.(C), FACP (Prosthodontist)
Dr. Goth Siu is a Board Certified Specialist in Prosthodontics in both Canada and in the US. He completed his specialty program at the University of Illinois in Chicago where he received extensive training in both the surgical and prosthetic aspects of implant treatment, computer-guided surgery, cosmetic and reconstructive dentistry. His area of research is in dental implants and restorations in the esthetic zone. His research is funded by grants from the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry, American Academy of Implant Dentistry and the Northeastern Gnathological Society. Dr. Siu is a chinical instructor at the University of Toronto Faculty of Dentistry. Dr. Siu received his Bachelor of Health Sciences degree from McMaster University. He then completed his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. During his time there, he received multiple awards including the Academy of Osseointegration Award for Outstanding Student in Implant Dentistry and the E.Howell Smith Award in Prosthetic Dentistry. He was also inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Honor Society and the Matthew Cryer Honor Society, the highest academic honor awarded to the top ten students in each class.
DR. OSAMA SOLIMAN
H.B.Sc., D.M.D., F.R.C.D. (OMS) (Oral Surgeon)
Dr. Osama Soliman is an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, working in the GTA. Dr. Soliman completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Toronto, then finished his Doctor of Dental Medicine with Honors at the Ivy League University of Pennsylvania. He then completed his Internship and Residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Medical College of Virginia/ Virginia Commonwealth University. He has received multiple academic awards throughout his undergraduate, dental, and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery training. Dr. Soliman has presented abstracts and posters at Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery meetings. He has multiple dental and Implant Journal publications on topics ranging from dental implants and digital work-flow to bone cancer in the jaw. His ongoing research and clinical interests involve facial trauma and reconstruction, pathology, Alveolar cleft, anesthesia and virtual implant treatment planning and provisionalization. He has also written three chapters for the reference guide Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. Dr. Soliman is on staff at the University of Toronto Faculty of Dentistry. He is an active member of the Ontario Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, American Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and the Ontario Dental Association.
JON B. SUZUKI
D.D.S., Ph.D., M.B.A., F.A.C.D., F.I.C.D. (2018) (Periodontist)
Dr. Jon Suzuki is Professor of Microbiology and Immunology (School of Medicine) and Professor of Periodontology and Oral Implantology (School of Dentistry) at Temple University, Philadelphia, PA. USA. He served as Chairman and Director of Graduate Periodontology and Oral Implantology, and Associate Dean for Graduate Education at Temple University. He also served as Dean, Chief of Hospital Dentistry, and CEO of the Faculty Practice Plan at the University of Pittsburgh, USA. Dr. Suzuki is the current Chairman of the Food and Drug Administration Dental Products Panel, Silver Spring, MD. and holds this position until 2022. He is on the faculty of the US Walter Reed National Medical Center, Bethesda, MD, and holds Clinical Professorships at the University of Maryland, the University of Washington and Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Suzuki received his D.D.S. from Loyola University of Chicago and Ph.D. in Microbiology from the Illinois Institute of Technology. He completed an N.I.H. Fellowship in Immunology at the University of Washington, and a Clinical Certificate in Periodontics at the University of Maryland. He earned an MBA from the Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh. He served as Chairman of the American Dental Association Council on Scientific Affairs and continues to serve as ADA consultant on the Scientific Council, Dental Practice Council, and the Commission on Dental Accreditation, Chicago. Dr. Suzuki served on the National Institutes of Health National Dental Advisory Research Council, and numerous NIH Study Sections in Bethesda, MD. Dr. Suzuki is a consultant for the Veterans’ Affairs Medical Centers. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology, Fellow of the American and International College of Dentists, Specialist Microbiologist of the National Registry of Medical Microbiology, and Diplomate, Fellow, and Past President of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, Dr. Suzuki is the current Executive Secretary/ Treasurer of the Supreme Chapter of Omicron Kappa Upsilon, the National Honorary Dental Society, and has served in this position for over a quarter of a century. His honors include being named “Alumnus of the Year” at the University of Maryland, “Alumnus of the Year” at Loyola University of Chicago; “Alumnus of the Year”, Illinois Wesleyan University; “Recognized Alumnus in Biological Sciences”, Illinois Institute of Technology; and “Faculty of the Year” University of Maryland. Dr. Suzuki won 1st place, Orban Prize Graduate Research Competition of the American Academy of Periodontology and won 1st place in the ADA SCADA Research Clinic Competition. He is in part time practice at Temple Episcopal Hospital in Philadelphia.
DR. AMY YEUNG
D.D.S., M.Sc. (Perio), F.R.C.D. (C)
Dr. Amy Yeung is a Board Certified Periodontist in Canada. Dr. Yeung received her dental degree at the University of Toronto where she received academic awards in the areas of radiology, prosthodontics and periodontology. During her dental studies she was also awarded the Pierre Fauchard Academy Research award in the CDA/Dentsply Student Clinician Program and selected to represent Canada at international conferences. Dr. Yeung completed a hospital residency at the Mount Sinai Hospital where she received additional training in areas of oral facial pain, dentistry for persons with disabilities and medically compromised, oral surgery and oral pathology. Dr. Yeung then completed the Graduate Program in Periodontics at the University of Toronto. Dr. Yeung’s research interests include how systemic diseases impact healing. Dr. Yeung also has a personal interest in mentoring and helping others and is constantly researching ways to help others achieve their goals; whether it be helping patients to achieve periodontal health, mentoring dentists to improve their clinical skills or to encouraging her own daughters.
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