Toronto East Dentist Team at Danforth Neighbourhood Dental Centre
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643 Danforth Ave
Toronto, ON M4K 1R2

Our Danforth Dental Team

Dr. Andrew Syriopoulos - Danforth Danforth Neighbourhood Dental Centre
Dr. Andrew Syriopoulos
Family & Cosmetic Dentistry

Dr. Andrew Syriopoulos is the founder and owner of the Danforth Neighbourhood Dental Centre. He graduated from the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Toronto in 1987. Dr. Syriopoulos practiced in Kitchener as an associate dentist and has maintained a private practice on the Danforth since his graduation.

Dr. Syriopoulos has been a member of the Greek Town Executive for three separate terms, serving once as Vice Chair. He has served as an Executive member of the Faculty of Dentistry Dental Alumni Association and has been demonstrator of restorative dentistry at the University of Toronto.

Dr. Syriopoulos is Past President of the Asclepius Dental Society and the Toronto East Dental Society. He has served as chair of the Continuing Education Committee for the Toronto East Dental Society, and is a past member of the Membership Services Core Committee and served on the Education Core Committee at the Ontario Dental Association (ODA). He is an active member of Toronto Implant Aesthetic Study Club (TIASC). He has organized numerous continuing education seminars for the dental community including topics such as cosmetic and prosthodontic dentistry, endodontics, periodontal surgery and implants. Presently, Dr. Syriopolous has been elected to sit on the Board of Directors for the Ontario Dental Association (ODA).

Dr. Syriopoulos continuously upgrades his knowledge including having completed extensive courses on surgical and prosthodontic implant placement and grafting with the University of Toronto and the Nobel Biocare Toronto Training Centre.


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Dr. Tony Mitropoulos
Family Dentistry

Dr. Tony Mitropoulos is excited to be back home in the vibrant City of Toronto. Having spent much of his dental education and training abroad, he welcomes the opportunity to spend much more time with family and friends in the community. Dr. Mitropoulos received his B.Sc. Degree in biology from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario.

He then moved to Cleveland, Ohio to complete his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at Case Western Reserve University in 1999. Upon returning to Canada, Dr. Mitropoulos became a staff member of Brantford General Hospital. Having had great experiences away from Toronto, he is glad to be settling back in his native city.


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Dr. Gino Gizzarelli
Dentistry & Anaesthesia BSCPHM, DDS, MSC (Dental Anaesthesia

Dr. Gizzarelli completed his first degree at the University of Toronto in pharmacy. He worked as a pharmacist at Toronto General Hospital for 2 years before returning to the University of Toronto to study dentistry. Following his dental degree, he continued his studies in the same university and completed a 3-year, full-time Master's degree in Dental Anaesthesia.

During these 3 years, Gino trained in the operating rooms of the Hospital for Sick Children and Toronto East General Hospital with other training rotations at Toronto Western and Toronto General Hospitals.

Dr. Gizzarelli is a member in good standing with the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario, the Canadian Dental Association, the American Society of Dentist Anesthesiologists, and the Canadian Academy of Dental Anaesthesia. Dr. Gizzarelli is a diplomat of the American Dental Board of Anesthesiology and the National Dental Board of Anesthesiology. He is a certified specialist in dental anaesthesia (in Ontario).

Through sedation or general anaesthesia, Dr. Gizzarelli looks forward to making you or your child's appointment very pleasant and is happy to answer any questions or concerns that you may have.


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Dr. Chris Swayze
Family Dentistry

Prior to becoming a dentist, Dr. Chris Swayze completed an Honors degree in Physiology at the University of Western Ontario and an MBA from Queens University. Dr. Swayze graduated from the University of Western Ontario, Faculty of Dentistry in 1993. Following this, he completed a General Practice Residency at Victoria Hospital and University Hospital in London, Ontario. Dr. Swayze worked in private practice in Kingston, Ontario until 2001 before moving to Toronto with his wife, who has completed her medical residency.

Dr. Swayze has taught at the University of Western Ontario and the University of Toronto, Faculties of Dentistry, and acted as the Assistant Clinical Director at the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto. He has also lectured extensively at numerous dental conferences, including at the Ontario Dental Association annual conference. Dr. Swayze has volunteered his services in several northern communities, Guatemala, Belize, and to homeless teens.

Dr. Swayze presently divides his time between acting as the Assistant to the Registrar at the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario, and at the Danforth Neighbourhood Dental Centre. Dr. Swayze, his wife, and 2 children are proud to be part of the Danforth community.


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Dr. Nicolas Naurato
Periodontist

Dr. Nicolas Naurato received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree with honours at the University of Toronto in 2000. He practiced as an associate dentist in the GTA for the following year. He went on to complete a 1-year residency program in Advanced Education in General Dentistry at the University of Mississippi. He stayed in the residency for a second year as a dental research fellow and then returned to the GTA to work again in private practice.

Nicolas continued his postgraduate education at the University of Rochester to obtain his specialty certificate in periodontology. He is a member in good standing with both the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario and the Mississippi State Board of Dental Examiners. He is a fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada in Periodontics and a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology.

Dr. Naurato is a certified specialist in periodontics. In addition to working in private practice, he also enjoys being a clinical instructor of periodontology at the University of Toronto.


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Dr. Dickson Kong
Family Dentistry

Dr. Dickson Kong obtained his Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree with distinction in 2016 at the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry in London, Ontario. During his tenure in dental school he was awarded the General Medicine Award. Following his graduation, he worked in Kirkland Lake Ontario to hone his skills.

Dr. Kong takes pride in taking time to understanding patient痴 dental anxiety and to help with this he is certified to provide Nitrous Oxide sedation for those patients that need the edge taken off their jitters. Dr. Kong also takes pride in restoration of implants and always ensures that great care is provided with his dental procedures.

During his spare time, Dr. Kong enjoys keeping up with the latest gadget news, taking continuing dental education courses and reading.

Dr. Kong is a member of the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario, the Canadian Dental Association, the Ontario Dental Association and the Academy of General Dentistry.


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Dr. Jenn Nguyen
Family Dentistry

Dr. Jenn Nguyen obtained her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Western Ontario, where she graduated with distinction. She also holds a Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours) degree from McMaster University. She is a member of the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario, the Canadian Dental Association, Ontario Dental Association and the Academy of General Dentistry.

Dr. Nguyen enjoys all aspects of dentistry but especially enjoys working with children and anxious patients and is certified in nitrous oxide (laughing gas) sedation. With her calm demeanor and gentle approach, she makes patients feel at ease.

Outside of Dentistry, Dr. Nguyen enjoys yoga, travelling, good food and spending time with her family and friends.


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Dr. Amro Bashi
Family Dentistry

Dr. Bashi's commitment to dentistry both as a discipline, and a professional career, has been developed and demonstrated through his undergraduate education as well as his clinical experience. Dr. Bashi graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery from Jordan University of Science and Technology and successfully completed the Canadian Dental License Board exams shortly afterwards.

He is in good standing with the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario and a member of the Ontario Dental Association. He has been practicing dentistry since 2012 and is committed to keeping patients happy and satisfied with their treatment.

Dr. Bashi believes strongly in continuing education and has participates in various courses covering a wide range of dental disciplines including endodontics, implantology and crown and bridge prosthodontics. In his free time, Dr.Bashi enjoys cooking and attending concerts and musicals. He is also fluent in Arabic!


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Dr. Maxine How
Family Dentistry

Dr. How received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Western Ontario, where she graduated with distinction and was awarded the Michael Brooke Award in Oral Medicine. She also holds an Honours Bachelor of Science from McMaster University. Upon graduation, Dr. How was accepted into the University of Toronto's General Practice Residency program at Sunnybrook Hospital, where she gained advanced post-graduate training and clinical experience.

Dr. How has volunteered in London Ontario, as well as in rural Vietnam, providing dental care in underserved populations. She has also worked in remote First Nations communities in Northern Ontario.

Gentle, informative, and meticulously detail oriented, Dr. How is dedicated to providing excellent patient care in a relaxing and comfortable environment. To increase patient comfort, she is certified in nitrous oxide sedation. Dr. How strongly believes in lifelong learning, and continues to expand her knowledge and hone her skills by regularly attending dental courses and conferences.

Outside of the office, Dr. How enjoys cooking, baking and visual arts. She is passionate about travelling and exploring places near and far.


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Dr. Peter Kim
Family Dentistry

Dr. Peter Kim obtained his Doctor of Dental Surgery and Bachelor of Medical Sciences from the University of Western Ontario (UWO). During his time in dental school, he was the recipient of the American Dental Society Anaesthesia Award and the Ontario Dental Association Proficiency Award. He was also an executive member of the Dental Student Society and served as a co-chair of the Oral Health Total Health Chapter at UWO.

He has volunteered in remote, undeserved communities in Guaimaca, Honduras and has worked in Northern Ontario since graduation, where he gained tremendous clinical experience.

Dr. Kim focuses heavily on listening to his patients' needs and ensuring that all patients are well informed prior to any treatment because he understands that uncertainty can mean anxiety. He is also certified in Nitrous Oxide sedation to put patients at ease during any treatment!

Outside of dentistry, Dr. Kim enjoys taking continuing education courses to expand his knowledge and has a passion for traveling to explore new cuisines and delicacies.


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Dr. Jonathan Shainhouse
General Dentistry

Dr. Jonathan Shainhouse has been creating and maintaining beautiful smiles for his patients since 1992. After earning his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Toronto, he received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Case Western Reserve University. He went on to complete his one-year advanced general practice residency at Genesee Hospital in Rochester, New York before returning to practice to his hometown Toronto.

Early in his dental career Dr. Shainhouse provided his dental services for First Nations communities in the Sandy Lakes Native Reserve.

Dr. Shainhouse stays abreast of the latest developments in the world of dentistry as a member of the Royal College of Dentistry of Ontario and the Ontario Dental Association. He has many years of training in general, restorative, surgical, laser, and cosmetic dentistry.

Dr. Shainhouse enjoys building relationships with his patients and is committed to their oral healthcare needs.

When not practicing dentistry, Dr. Shainhouse enjoys spending time with friends, family, and pursuing his life-long interest in magic.


Administration Team

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Nori
Coordinator / Administration
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Kaydeen
Treatment Coordinator
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Spiro
Office Manager / HR

Reception Team

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Eleni
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Nidhi
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Jodie
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Rebecca
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Shay
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Laura
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Megan
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Tess

Assisting Team

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Grefel
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Sarah
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Jamie
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Karina
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Shalabel
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Jennifer

Hygiene Team

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Joanne
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Nancey
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Sarah
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Heather
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Charlene
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Wendy
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