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About - Downtown Dental Associates

Toronto Dentist, Dr. Zadeh, and her highly energized team of dentists and staff, at Downtown Dental Associates are passionate about improving the oral health of our patients. We focus our energy upon our patients in a clear, impartial and patient-centric manner, while developing and maintaining long-term relationships with all of our clients. We offer dentistry for people who not only want healthy teeth and gums but beautiful smiles; a smile that makes them look and feel their very best. As dentists, we strive to work together as a team and to respect every person's individuality. Our priority is to provide you with personalized care, as in our office, you are not just a patient, you are part of the DT Dental family- Whether you need to visit a dentist in Toronto for a dental emergency or just a routine dental check-up.

Our Doctors

Dr. Yasaman Zadeh

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Dr. Zadeh graduated from University of Toronto School of dentistry with honours and has over seven years of experience in various aspects of dentistry. She prides herself in treating patients with respect, care and believes that an effective treatment plan always starts with listening to the patient first.

She has expanded her training since graduation and has extensive continuing education in sedation dentistry for anxious patients, as well as in implant and cosmetic dentistry. She follows the latest trends in dentistry by attending lectures offered by prestigious organizations such as Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI) and numerous others.

Dr. Zadeh’s philosophy is that a healthy mouth is an integral part of a healthy body. She is a dentist who strives to help her patients maintain a beautiful and healthy smile by presenting them with all possible treatment options while offering them her impartial professional opinion.

Dr. Arezou Mohajer

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Dr. Arezou Mohajer is a new friendly face that has joined our team of dentists at Downtown Dental Associates.

Her approach to dentistry is based on individualized and compassionate care. She believes that a healthy mouth is an integral part of a healthy body. Dr. Mohajer is experienced in various aspects of dentistry including sedation, restorative, esthetic, endodontics, and much more. Prior to graduating in Doctor of Dental Surgery from University of Toronto, Dr. Arezou Mohajer spent a number of years studying biology and conducting research on genetics and cancer at York University.

Given her science background, she constantly keeps herself up to date with the latest science and trends in dentistry by reading the latest articles and attending various continuing education courses and seminars.

In addition to practicing dentistry, Dr. Mohajer is passionate about the arts and enjoys drawing, painting and playing music in her spare time.

Dr. Ziana Esmail

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Dr. Esmail is originally from Calgary, Alberta. She completed her Bachelor of Science at McGill University, and received her Doctor of Dental Surgery with distinction from the University of Western Ontario. She was awarded the Ontario Dental Association Proficiency award in 2015 for demonstrating proficiency in general dentistry and making meaningful contributions.

Dr. Esmail furthered her education by completing a General Practice Residency at Mount Sinai Hospital. She received clinical training in hospital dentistry treating medically compromised and special needs patients, in addition to managing a variety of dental emergencies.

With a strong belief that maintaining a healthy mouth is essential to one’s overall well being, Dr. Esmail places an emphasis on patient centered care. She puts her patients’ needs first and ensures they feel comfortable throughout treatment.

Outside of dentistry, Dr. Esmail enjoys yoga, travelling, hiking and camping.

Dr. Jill Levine

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Dr. Levine completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Western Ontario in Physiotherapy. She then received her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from the University of Toronto in 2006 and went on to complete her Masters of Science with advanced specialty training in Periodontology at the University of Toronto.

A certified specialist in periodontics and a fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada, Dr. Levine is also a member of several dental associations and groups, including the Ontario Society of Periodontics, the Ontario Dental Association, the American Academy of Periodontology, and the International Association of Dental Research. Dr. Levine is a part-time clinical instructor in periodontics at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Dentistry.

Dr. Levine has lectured on many topics in the field of periodontics, including, soft tissue grafting, dental implants, bone grafting and bone regeneration. In her spare time, she enjoys travel, figure skating, and spending time with her family and two daughters.

Our Team

Andrea - Assistant Manager

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Originally from Halifax, Andrea's interest in dentistry began during her orthodontic treatment as a teenager. She graduated in June 2010 from Nova Scotia Community College with her Level II Dental Assistant Certification. In May 2012, Andrea made the move to Toronto. After settling into the hustle and bustle of a big city, she has now settled into her position as Executive Assistant to the Practice Manager at Willowdale Dental Group.

From working inside the mouth to now working outside the mouth, Andrea uses her broad perspective in understanding patient needs and concerns. She believes that a healthy, beautiful smile contributes to well-being and quality of life.

If you cannot find Andrea in the office, you will find her dedicated to her volunteer work, practicing her Hungarian, playing soccer, taking photos and writing.

Elizabeth - Director of Patient and Dentist Relations

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Elizabeth is a Registered Dental Hygienist who graduated with honors from the Canadian Academy of Dental Hygiene. Elizabeth is originally from Sarnia, Ontario where she worked for 3 years as a dental assistant before going back to school to pursue her passion for dental hygiene. You will be in great hands with this passionate, experienced and caring hygienist.

Elizabeth’s always practices with high integrity and provides her patients with exceptional quality of care with the main goal of helping her patients establish optimal oral health. When free, she usually spends her time exploring the city, spending time with friends and family and she especially loves running and practicing yoga. Elizabeth’s future plans include furthering her dental career and travelling as much of the world as she can.

Vanessa - Director of First Impressons

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Vanessa joined our team in April 2017. Vanessa has been enjoying every minute of being part of our team at Downtown Dental Associates team. Her favourite aspect about being part of our team is the amazing patient’s she gets to work with on a daily basis. Vanessa is currently enrolled in patient treatment coordination and dental management courses to further her knowledge of the dental industry to be able to give patients the best dental experience possible. Vanessa speaks fluent French and she enjoys sending time with her daughter and son on her downtime from the office.

Nicole - Director of First Impressions / CDA II

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Nicole is originally from London, Ontario. Nicole relocated to Toronto 5 years ago. A new addition to the downtown dental team, Nicole is a Certified Level II Dental Assistant. Nicole has worked in the dental industry several years now. She will be happy to help you with any dental related questions. Nicole is currently enrolled in patient treatment coordination and dental management courses to further her knowledge of the dental industry.

Kathy - Registered Dental Hygienist

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I have had the distinct pleasure of working with a caring, conscientious group of Health Care Professionals at Downtown Dental Associates for the past 25 years. I look forward to continuing to coach, educate, inspire and engage each client in achieving their optimal health goals.

Julia - Registered Dental Hygienist

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Hello, my name is Julia. I graduated from St.Thomas and Guy's Hospital Dental and Medical School in London, England.

I have been a Dental Hygienist with Downtown Dental since 2005. Over the years I have built a loyal client base who entrust me with their dental health. I always enjoy the interactions with my patients as we often share stories and occasional laughs.

As a Hygienist it's always nice to meet new clients and make people feel comfortable and at ease; especially for those who have dental anxiety.

Away from the office I have two kids in competitive hockey. I have grown to love being a "Hockey Mom" and enjoy spending time with my family and friends.

Dean - Registered Dental Hygienist

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I have been a dental hygienist with this team for over 8 years and have 20 years of experience as a dental hygienist. I am happy to share my knowledge about one's oral health and work with each client to help them maintain healthy teeth and gums. I will listen to your questions and concerns about your oral health and will work towards making your hygiene visits informative, effective and comfortable.

Derek- Registered Dental Hygienist

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I am the newest member of the Downtown Dental family - and I say family for a reason. In my years of experience in the dental field, I have never been a part of such a great group of people that give me great pride in calling them my colleagues. The amazing thing about it is the fact that we are all on the same page to ensure that you have a positive experience throughout the duration of your visit while tending to your needs in a timely fashion. I for one, strive to make each patient feel relaxed and alleviate any anxieties they may have in the dental setting with my calming demeanor.

What I love most about my career is the fact that I get to meet and get to know different people from all walks of life which feeds into my interest in learning about various cultures. Further more, I have a passion for fitness, sports, and music. On my down time, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends.

I am looking forward to meeting you all!

Hayley- Registered Dental Hygienist

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Registered Dental Hygienist who has been practicing in Toronto since graduating from the Dental Hygiene program at Niagara College in August 2016. She is a highly driven individual, with excellent work ethic and compassion. Hayley graduated at the top of her class demonstrated by receipt of the Golden Scaler Award, given to the student with the highest clinical standing and most superior work. In addition, she has a strong commitment to lifelong learning and professional development as she is in the process of becoming a Self- Initiated Registered Dental Hygienist.

Meghan- Registered Dental Hygienist

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I have been with the Downtown Dental Team since July 2017. I graduated from Cambrian College (Sudbury) with honours in 2007. I started my career in 2008 in a small town called Dawson Creek, British Columbia. There I was part of a government initiative to create dental access to those living in remote areas. I feel I gained the most experience here as I have seen oral health status’ most hygienist have never seen. I missed my family so I headed back to Ontario. I joined a fantastic dental team in Markham, there I stayed as part of their family for 8 years.

I am a strong believer in education therefore not only do I have my dental hygiene diploma, I also obtained a degree from Brock University in Adult Education. Currently I am enrolled at OISE (University of Toronto) for the Masters of Higher Education for health professionals. Here I collaborate with multiple health professions to increase my knowledge by learning from other health professions.

I am known to be super bubbly, loud and can talk your ear off! If you want to know about any dental product you can find on the shelf I know everything you need to know. I love cleaning and have been known to be very thorough and extremely gentle. If you require numbing during your cleaning in the past, I’ll let you know now you won’t with me! In my free time I take my school set of instruments and clean my doggies teeth. I also enjoy traveling and EATING everything. So please suggest your favourite restaurant to me, I would greatly appreciate it. Looking forward to making you giggle and leave with a huge smile. Cheers, Meghan!

Elizabeth - Certified Dental Assistant II

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I have been with Downtown Dental Associates for 2 years and it has been the most rewarding experience. It has been with great pleasure working side by side with Dr Zadeh as her level 2 dental assistant. I truly love working at Downtown Dental because we really work as a team. I spend all my time away from the office with my husband and loving daughter. My teammates at the office will all tell you that my number 1 hobby is catching up on my movies.

Jessika - Certified Dental Assistant II

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Jessika graduated from the Dental Assisting Program at George Brown College, Waterfront Campus in 2016 and brings to the office a fresh attitude and a passion for providing optimal patient care. After many years working in the customer service Industry, she understands the importance of exceptional customer care. She enjoys running, biking, trying out new restaurants with friends and is currently learning Portuguese. Jessika's enthusiastic personality and warm manner is a welcoming addition to our clinical team.

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