Our Team

Family & Cosmetic Dentistry:

  • Dr. Neil Kaplan
  • Dr. Steven Rosenbaum
  • Dr. Maria Gagiu
  • Dr. Sonya Furer
  • Dr. Michelle Ezer
  • Dr. Julia Kaplan Mandell

Dental Specialists:

  • Dr. David Engel – Orthodontist
  • Dr. Mayaan Inger – Periodontist
  • Dr. Ryan Margel – Endodontist
  • Marah Bennet – Denturist

FAMILY & COSMETIC DENTISTRY

Neil KaplanDR. 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.

Steven's emoticonDR. 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.

Maria's emoticonDR. 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 furerDR. 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.

ezerDR. 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.

Julia Kaplan MandellDR. JULIA KAPLAN MANDELL

Dr. Kaplan Mandell received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Toronto. During her training, she was recognized by the Faculty of Dentistry for excellence and was selected for an additional internship in emergency dental care. She has a special interest in aesthetic dentistry as well as endodontics (root canals). She has completed advanced training in endodontics including an externship in Washington DC. She is a member of the North Toronto Dental Society, the Ontario Dental Association and the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario.

Dr. Kaplan Mandell is passionate about her work. She regularly attends courses in continuing education and is dedicated to excellence. Dr. Kaplan Mandell has been a part of the Thorncliffe Dental Community since she was a small child and is proud to provide the highest quality dental care to her patients. She is comfortable providing dental care in both English and French. She is the proud mother of three children and enjoys an active lifestyle which includes cycling, running and downhill skiing.

DENTAL SPECIALISTS

Dr David EngelDR. 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. Mayaan IngerDR. MAYAAN INGER (PERIODONTIST)

RyanPicDR. 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's emoticonMARAH 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.

DENTAL ADMINISTRATORS

Leila's emoticonLEILA ZAFAR

Receptionist
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.

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Hygiene Coordinator
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.

Nora's emoticonNORA FELDMAN

Receptionist
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.

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Receptionist
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.

Monica AmadMONICA AMAD

Treatment Coordinator/Team Leader

Natalie RosNATALIE ROS

Dental Administrator

Nelly ChirichielloNELLY CHIRICHIELLO

Dental Administrator

Danielle O'GradyCASSONDRA O’NEILL

Patient Greeter Concierge

REGISTERED DENTAL HYGIENISTS

Jasmine's emoticonJASMIN CHAMPSI

Registered Hygienist
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.

Mary's EmoticonMARY GRIGORIOU

Registered Hygienist
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.

farina's emoticonFAHRIN ALIDINA

Registered Hygienist
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.

suzanne2emoticonSUZANNE STEPHENS

Registered Hygienist
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.

kulsumKULSUM JAFFER

Registered Hygienist
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!

taraTARA CUTBUSH

Registered Hygienist
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.

Larina PlankovaLARINA PLANKOVA

Registered Hygienist

Susan MitriSUSAN MITRI

Registered Hygienist

Sonja CvetovikSONJA CVETOVIK

Registered Hygienist

DENTAL ASSISTANTS

Annie's emoticonANNIE TEJANO

Dental Assistant
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.

Cory's emoticonCORY CRUZ

Dental Assistant
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.

Jing's emoticonJING PARDO

Dental Assistant
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.

precy's 2 emoticonPRECY EBITNER

Dental Assistant
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.

Rajini's emoticonRAJINI BOL

Dental Assistant
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.

Susie's emoticonSUSIE BARIAS

Dental Assistant
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.

Albina MohmandALBINA MOHMAND

Dental Assistant

PRACTICE COORDINATOR

Marla BzowskiMARLA BZOWSKI

Practice Consultant
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.