Family & Cosmetic Dentistry:
- Dr. Neil Kaplan
- Dr. Steven Rosenbaum
- Dr. Maria Gagiu
- Dr. Sonya Furer
- Dr. Michelle Ezer
- Dr. Neetu Bawa
- Dr. David Engel – Orthodontist
- Dr. Michael Landzberg – Periodontist
- Dr. Ryan Margel – Endodontist
- Marah Bennet – Denturist
FAMILY & COSMETIC DENTISTRY
DR. NEIL KAPLAN
Dr Neil Kaplan graduated from the University of Stellenbosch Cape Town South Africa with a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. He then completed an Honors Degree in Restorative Dentistry before immigrating to Halifax Nova Scotia. He served as a faculty member at Dalhousie University’s School of Dentistry before moving to Toronto.
Over the past 24 years Dr Kaplan has served the community of Thorncliffe by helping to prevent dental disease and create beautiful smiles in our family of patients. Dr Kaplan is passionate about dentistry and is an active member of the Toronto Crown and Bridge Study Club, Toronto Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, North York Centre Dental Study Club and the Ontario Dental Association where he regularly attends continuing education courses.Dr Kaplan spends his recreational time with his family and is an avid outdoor enthusiast who loves to bike and garden.
DR. STEVEN ROSENBAUM
Dr. Rosenbaum graduated from the University of Toronto Faculty of Dentistry in 1983. He has proudly practiced at Thorncliffe Dental Centre ever since. Dr. Rosenbaum is committed to continuing education through his membership in the Academy of General Dentistry, The Toronto Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and the Ontario Dental Association.
Dr. Rosenbaum has 2 wonderful daughters that he cherishes. He is a very active individual and is an avid cyclist, runner, and swimmer.
DR. MARIA GAGIU
Dr. Maria Gagiu graduated from the University of Timisoara, Romania, with a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. She then completed the Qualifying Program at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Dentistry. Dr. Gagiu is currently a member of Ontario Dental Association , Academy of General Dentistry, Toronto Central study club. She has been practicing General/Family dentistry including restorative, pediatric and cosmetic procedures since 2002.
Dr. Gagiu and her husband, Florin, and daughter, Mara, live in the Thorncliffe area for more than 18 years and are involved in the community. In her spare time she enjoys traveling abroad, gardening, reading, biking and hiking.
DR. SONYA FURER
Graduated from University of Toronto in 1986, she then completed advance courses and shown a particular interest in aesthetic dentistry, occlusion and most recently the restorative aspect of implant dentistry. She has been committed to continuing education and upgrading her skills over the past 25 years.
She is happily married to a dentist for the past 27 years and she is also a proud mother of 5 children. Sonya’s main hobby and passion after her family and profession is tennis. She is an avid tennis player and can be seen on the court several times a week. She also enjoys reading, shopping and listening to music.
DR. MICHELLE EZER
Dr. Ezer completed her dental degree at the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Western Ontario. She then went on to complete her General Practice Residency at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. Since then, she has always enjoyed treating young children, specifically, gaining the trust of an apprehensive child and providing a positive dental experience.
Dr. Ezer has a passion for travel and a drive to always volunteer, she was able to combine both when she participated in a volunteer dental mission to Nicaragua. While there, she traveled to remote villages providing dental care to patients that would have to trek for days to gain access to treatment.
DR. DAVID ENGEL (ORTHODONTIST)
Dr. David Engel is a registered member of the Ontario Society of Orthodontics and Toronto Orthodontic Study club. He’s been with TDC for about ten years.
DR. MICHAEL LANDZBERG (PERIODONTIST)
Dr. Landzberg trained in dentistry at the University of Toronto, graduating in 2005, after which he completed a general practice residency at Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY. He completed post-graduate periodontal training at the University of Toronto in 2009 Dr. Landzberg maintains a strong research interest – he has published articles on implant esthetics and a new narrow implant, he is currently working on a long term multi-centre randomized control trial on narrow implants and he was a guest speaker at the Osteogenics 2011 Global Bone Grafting Symposium. Dr. Landzberg joined the practice in 2009 as the in-office Periodontist.
DR. RYAN MARGEL (ENDODONTIST)
Dr. Ryan Margel, DMD, MS, FRCD(C) is our Endodontist who specializes in root canals. Originally from Toronto, he graduated with distinction from York University with a major Mathematics. In 2009, Dr. Margel obtained his dental degree from The University of Pennsylvania. He then went on to work as a general dentist for two years prior to embarking on a two-year specialty program at Marquette University in Endodontics. His Masters thesis investigated the anatomical complexities of molar root canals. Dr. Margel is a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada, and a member of The American Association of Endodontists. In his spare time, he enjoys sports, exercise, and traveling.
MARAH BENNETT (DENTURIST)
Graduated Denturism from George Brown College in 2009. Prior to completing the Denturism program, Marah was a certified Level II Dental assistant and pursued a diploma in dental technology in 2002. She is dedicated in providing the highest level of patient care. She is a certified BPS Denturist, and also a Member of the Denturist Association of Ontario. She provides quality care in a relaxing atmosphere and is extremely committed to customer satisfaction. Marah is very family oriented. She spends most of her off time with her husband, her siblings and two kids. She is also a Yoga enthusiast and takes classes several times a week.
I’ve been with Thorncliffe Dental Centre for 17 years.
I love working with the staff here at Thorncliffe Dental Centre. I also like interacting with the patients.
During my free time, I love yoga/hot yoga & gardening. I also watch documentaries, I love traveling and love to be near the ocean.
CARMEN PENA VASQUEZ
I’ve been with Thorncliffe Dental Centre for 9 years.
What I love most about working here is my hygiene team, they are all great and they love me. I love working with all the staff. I love calling patients, interacting with them and following up on appointments. What more can I say, I love Thorncliffe dental centre.
I’m happily married to a wonderful man and we have three kids. My children always keep me busy. My beautiful daughter keeps me very busy with her theatre, singing and dance classes. I’m also a soccer- mom, thanks to my first son. The last one is an avid Michael Jackson lover, so he’s a handful. When I’m not busy with theatre classes or soccer practice, I spend time with my lovely husband. We love dancing especially Latino, Salsa and Merenge.
I’ve been with Thorncliffe Dental Centre for 8 years.
At Thorncliffe Dental Centre, I am surrounded by close, caring and passionate staff. They provide a warm environment and they are determined to meet the needs of our patients. Here at Thorncliffe Dental Centre, I am encouraged and I have formed close bonds with my fellow coworkers, dentists and patients.
During my free time, I love reading and jogging. I have discovered that both activities have helped me perform my best at the office each day. I am also a mother and a wife, making my evenings and weekends busy with short trips and family gatherings.
I have been with Thorncliffe Dental Centre for 5 years.
I love helping and caring for the patients at Thorncliffe Dental Centre.
During my free time, I cook, clean, read and look after my four cats. I also love watching only good movies. I enjoy long walks and candlelight dinners with friends and family.
Treatment Coordinator/Team Leader
Patient Greeter Concierge
REGISTERED DENTAL HYGIENISTS
I’ve been with Thorncliffe Dental Centre for 27 years
It has been a privilege to be part of the Thorncliffe Dental Centre (TDC) team that has not only delivered excellent dental care to the diverse community but also has been like a family, very supportive & compassionate. Over the years, I have built trusting relationships with my patients and these interactions make my job amazing.
During my free time I enjoy spending time with my family . I love cooking, gardening, listening to music, reading, yoga and also volunteering in the community.
I’ve been with Thorncliffe Dental Centre for 15 years
Here at Thorncliffe Dental Centre, we are a family and we treat everybody who enters this facility as a part of our family.
During my free time, I take relaxing vacations. I spend time with my family and friends and most of all spend time with my dog Jewels.
I have been with Thorncliffe Dental Centre for 7 years
I love coming to work. It feels like my home. The staffs and patients are very friendly and warm. I cherish what I do everyday, it brings great satisfaction to see that I’m helping the community.
During my free time, I love getting a relaxing massage, swimming, hiking and watching movies. I also enjoy spending time with my lovely husband and my active 17-months old daughter Maya.
I’ve been with Thorncliffe Dental Centre for 16 years
The Staff at Thorncliffe Dental Centre is the friendliest of any office.
During my free time I love to travel, watch movies and read books. I also love spending time with my kids.
I have been with Thorncliffe Dental Centre for 5 years but have been a patient at the office for over 25 years! I absolutely love coming to work everyday – these are not just my colleagues but my extended family. Our patients are the heart of the practice, I only hope to have the privilege of keeping your smile healthy and beautiful.
In my spare time, I go to the gym, read crazy long novels, cycle and hang out with my friends, cook and play with my schnauzer Enzo!
I have been with Thorncliffe Dental Centre for 11 years
There are too many things I love about working at TDC to pick something I love the most. I really like the people, both the clients and the staff. It is a true joy for me to see how much my clients’ oral care improves at TDC under the care of myself and my professional and friendly colleagues. It is very easy to come into work with a smile.
In my free time, I like to cook. I try never to cook the same thing twice, and I love collecting recipes. Reading, chatting with friends on Facebook, and going to the movies with my husband are other activities I enjoy. Missing an episode of Coronation Street is forbidden in my house.
I’ve been with Thorncliffe Dental for 24 years
Dr Kaplan has been so nice to me since we started working together from day one till now. The atmosphere is very pleasant and very comfortable here at Thorncliffe Dental Centre, we all work as one big family. I hope to work here for many more years.
During my free time I love traveling with family, I enjoy long drives and I love gardening (flowers & vegetables). I also enjoy bowling with my nephews and baking.
I have been with Thorncliffe Dental Centre for 18 years
I consider Thorncliffe dental as my second home. I love all the doctors and staffs. I love all our patients, as we have all grown to know each other better through all these years.
I spend my free time with my family and especially my kids, I love watching them grow into beautiful adults. I also love treating myself to a calm aromatherapy massage.
I have been with Thorncliffe Dental Centre for 15 years
I love the warm atmosphere and the people around me here. Every time I step into Thorncliffe Dental Centre, it feels like my second home. The staffs and dentists are all great.
During my free time I love spending time with my family. I enjoy window shopping till my feet hurt. I also love going to the gym.
I have been with Thorncliffe Dental Centre for 19 years
The Doctors here at Thorncliffe Dental Centre are amazing, I really love my job.
During my free time, I enjoy shopping and cooking for my family.
I have been with Thorncliffe Dental Centre for 5 years
Thorncliffe Dental Centre (TDC) is a great place to work. Friendly atmosphere. Great Staff. Quality care given to the patients. Doctors are fabulous. TDC is my second home. I love TDC.
During my free time, I love to read health books. Gardening during summer. Exercise, entertain family & friends. Love cooking and looking for new recipes. Spend time with my wonderful husband and my loving son. I also love networking.
I have been with Thorncliffe Dental Centre for 20 years
At Thorncliffe Dental Centre we are all like family, I like the friendship & the bond between the doctors and the staffs. We give quality care to our patients. I have worked with ortho for years and have helped give kids their lovely smiles.
During my free time, I love volunteering and spending time with my family. I love walking, gardening and yoga.
With over 20 years of experience in the dental field and an educational background in dental hygiene, Marla provides a vast knowledge and understanding of the dental environment and dental business vision.
Marla provides Thorncliffe Dental Centre a distinct approach to Practice Management. With a detailed focus on customizing the approach to suit the needs of the patients and team members. Marla makes certain team members are excited and motivated about the enhancement process, even in the face of apprehension. Marla has a unique ability to connect with individuals on any level and gain a rapport that supports and motivates individuals to reach personal and business goals.