Meet Our Team

of experienced Doctors and Professional Staff

 

Our Staff

Dr Amir Guorgui BSC, DMD, MACSD, FICO

Dentist

Dr. Guorgui received his Doctor of Medical Dentistry degree from the University of Montreal in 2001. From there, he received training from some of the leaders in the dental field during a residency at the New York Hospital of Queens in New York City. As a professional. Dr. Guorgui is a recipient of the Canadian Governor General’s Academic Medal. He is also one of only a few Canadian dentists who have earned a Mastership designation at the College of Sedation. In recognition of his level of skill in dental implants, the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI) awarded him fellowship status.

Dr. Guorgui has an impressive repertoire of dental surgery, sedation, and implant knowledge, which he uses to maximum effect to provide his patients with the best experience possible. He practices at a number of private clinics in the greater Toronto area, and does his best to ensure that each patient he works with is comfortable and receives the individualized treatment that is needed.

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Dr Rob Eisen DDS

Dentist

Dr. Eisen is a graduate of the University of Western Toronto and has continued to build his educational repertoire while also practicing as a respected professional since 1985. Among his post-graduate accomplishments, he completed a program in cosmetic dentistry at the University of Buffalo in 1995 and graduated from the renowned Pankey Institute. Dr. Eisen is very invested in the community around him and has been involved in the creation of a dental clinic for disadvantaged youth. He is known for both his skill and his high level of compassion.

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Dr. James C.H. Ko

Dentist

Dr. James Ko earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree, as well as a Master of Science, from the University of Toronto. He has conducted research in Biomaterials and has published a paper focused on the interaction between dental implant surfaces and bone. Dr. Ko provides exceptional patient care by investing time into getting to know his patients, easing their concerns, and providing practical ways for improving their dental health. He takes a comprehensive approach when interacting with patients of all ages. Dr. Ko is fluent in English and Mandarin, and is learning to speak Cantonese. In his personal time, he enjoys spending time with his wife, playing basketball, and exploring new technologies.

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Dr. Amit Makkar, DDS

Dentist

Dr Amit Makkar graduated from the esteemed Manipal university in Karnataka India in 2013 obtaining his Bachelors in Dental Surgery. Upon returning to Canada he completed his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree through the Internationally Trained Dental Program at Western university in London, Ontario in 2017. Dr.Makkar strives to provide the best patient care through his ever expanding knowledge. His focuses within dentistry include aesthetics, surgery, restorative and preventative approach. Viewing life through multiple lenses and living abroad has developed his compassion and attentiveness towards people of all backgrounds.

Dr Makkar is no stranger to the north, having lived in Midland and Sudbury for many years. In his free time you can catch him fishing, hiking and travelling. He has been also fire performing for over a decade. He also enjoys woodworking and coconut handicrafts.

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Dr. Helen Hu, DDS

Dentist

Dr. Helen Hu was raised in Scarborough, Ontario where she attended Dr. Norman Bethune C.I. not far from Markham. She frequented the Markham Area throughout her childhood and can still be spotted eating various cuisines in town today. She is delighted to join the Markham community in her capacity as a dentist and provide unparalleled oral health care for her patients.

Dr. Hu obtained her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at the University of Toronto and was awarded the Gold Medal Prize in Periodontology and the Zindart Award in Comprehensive Care. As an active member of the Ontario Dental Association, Canadian Dental Association and the American Academy of General Dentistry, Dr. Hu continues to expand on her didactic and clinical skills through continuing education lectures. She has been practising dentistry throughout the GTA and believes in clear and thorough communication to provide patients with informed and individualized treatment. She is committed to delivering the highest quality of dental care for you and your family in a pleasant and comfortable environment.

In her free time, Dr. Hu has a passion for travelling, and enjoys spending time outdoors and relaxing on the beach! Dr. Hu looks forward to meeting everyone in Markham.

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Dr. Yara Al Dabbagh, BDS

Dr. Yara Al Dabbagh earned her Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Sheffield in the U.K. Following her graduation in 2015, she continued on to obtain a Post Graduate Certificate in Primary Dental Care while undergoing Dental Foundation Training in Kent, U.K. Since returning home to Canada, Dr. Al Dabbagh worked hard to successfully complete the NDEB Equivalency process and obtain her dental license in Ontario. She enjoys meeting patients, listening to their concerns and needs and helping them in their journey towards better oral health and dental well-being.

Dr. Al Dabbagh speaks English, Kurdish and Arabic. In her spare time, she loves to travel, spend time outdoors exploring city parks and playing tennis.

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Jacqueline Yip

admin

Jacqueline returned to Canada with her husband and daughter in mid-2017 after having spent 14 years living in Hong Kong. Prior to joining us, she had spent a number of years working in the information technology industry and brings with her a meticulous approach to work and an eye for the detail. She is patient, caring and enjoys being part of a team that strives to create a warm and friendly environment for our patients. Outside of work, she is a devoted mother who also enjoys going out for a run or hike whenever time permits. She is fluent in English, Cantonese and Mandarin.

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Karima

admin / treatment co-ordinator

Karima has been fortunate to have worked with many wonderful dentists over the past two decades; this has provided her with the knowledge necessary to assist our patients in making educated decisions about their oral and overall health. Karima is our treatment co-ordinator and director of first impressions. She will be there to guide you through your consultation and assessment. It is her passion to assist patients in meeting their goals; it is truly a rewarding experience for her. Karima ensured that patients understand all available solutions, the benefits, the steps, and the cost of each treatment option. Her calm demeanour and empathetic approach is appreciated by patients.

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