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Stouffville SMILES Dentistry is a family (dentist) owned local dental office established in 2017 with excellence in mind. We have invested in the best dental equipment and instruments and our facility has been designed by one of the best healthcare facility designers and contractors in Canada.

The Best Equipment

3D Scanner – no more goop
3D Radiographs (CBCT)
In House Laboratory
3D Printing Technology 

Patient Entertainment

Netflix, Amazon Prime, Cable TV, YouTube in every room

Dedicated Surgery

Central HEPA Filters
Dedicated surgical and sedation suite

Minimally Invasive Dentistry

With Emphasis on preventive treatment, we ensure retention of natural and healthy tooth, bone and gum.

Digital Records

Environmentally Friend Record Keeping Practices
Digital Radiography – minimal radiation

Electric Motors

50% Faster
30% Less Noise

Our Team

Owner / Dental Surgeon

Anesthesiologist

General Dentist / Invisalign

General Dentist

General Dentist

General Dentist

Office Manager

Financial Coordinator

Treatment Coordinator

Administrator

Administrator

Assistant

Assistant

Assistant

Portrait of Dr. Novin Sabzevari - one of our dentists and the owner

Dr. Novin S.

Owner / Dental Surgeon

Skills
Implants
Gum Surgeries
Wisdom Teeth Surgeries
Sedation Dentistry
Root Canal Therapy
Full Mouth Reconstruction
Cosmetic Veneers

Languages
Persian, Hindi, Marathi

Dr. Novin is an energetic, passionate and dynamic dentist. He came to Canada with his family in 2013 and was amongst the only 5% of 2000 internationally trained dentists who participate in the Canadian dental equivalency exams to get certified in less than a year. Dr. Novin enjoys all aspects of dentistry with a keen interest in preventive dentistry, educating patients, wisdom teeth surgeries, gum and bone reconstruction and restoring patients missing or diseased teeth using cutting edge dental implants.

He strongly believes in life-long learning and education and has taken over 500 hours of advanced training in different aspects of dentistry including implant dentistry, bone grafting, wisdom teeth extractions, sedation and pediatric dentistry. He is specially trained to work with patients under anesthesia and sedation and has Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support certifications. He loves helping patients and the community of Stouffville through education and prevention and oversees the operations of an outreach community clinic he setup early in his career that has provided free dentistry to over 4000 patients.

Dr. Novin is an amazing communicator owing to his diverse background – he has spent over 10 years of his life in Iran (where he was born) and another 10 years in India (where his mother is from). He is fluent and proficient in English, Persian, Hindi and Marathi. He visited Stouffville for the first time in February 2015 (on valentine’s day) and fell in love with the city and its people. He is a Stouffville local but has worked as an associate dentist since 2015 in Stouffville, Vaughan, Mississauga, Sudbury, Markham and Newmarket.

He has tremendous experience (as of 2020) having placed and restored 100’s of dental implants, completed over a 100 grafting procedures, performed over 250 root canals, extracted over 1100 wisdom teeth and successfully treated 767 patients from ages of 2 to 89 years old under sedation!

He is an active member of the Ontario Dental Association (ODA), Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario (RCDSO), Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), Iranian Ontario Dental Association (IODA), International Team for Implantology (ITI), Spear Education Study Club and several other study clubs.

Besides dentistry, he has a strong interest in computers (has designed and developed our website), graphics design, programming, writing, playing tennis and soccer.


Dr. Gino G.

Anesthesiologist

Dr. Gino Gizzarelli completed his first degree in 1995 at the University of Toronto in pharmacy. He worked as a full-time clinical pharmacist at Toronto General Hospital for 2 years before returning back to the University of Toronto to study dentistry.

Following his dental degree in 2001, he continued his studies in the same university and completed a 3-year Master’s degree in Dental Anesthesia. During these 3 years, Gino trained in the operating rooms of the Hospital for Sick Children and Toronto East General Hospital. Throughout his studies and until present, Gino has maintained a part-time clinical pharmacist position at Toronto General Hospital.

Dr. Gizzarelli is a member in good standing with the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario, 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). He is an itinerant dentist anesthesiologist and teaches occasionally at the University of Toronto Faculty of Dentistry and at various conferences and CE courses.


Fernando C.

Denturist

Languages
Italian

Fernando received his license to practice denturism in Ontario in 1993. He has since developed very strong relationships with patients and dentists in the area to provide their patients with cutting edge dentures. He loves working and more importantly enjoys building lasting relationships with his patients.

Fernando has a strong passion for fabricating long lasting dentures of the highest quality. He has taken several continuing education courses and is a part of several study clubs to ensure the highest standard of care. He is passionate about using cutting edge implants to help patients enjoy their dentures.

Although his passion for denture care is strong he also loves spending time with his family, traveling and enjoying the outdoors. Fernando also frequently enjoys cycling.

Skills
Removable Dentures, Repairs, Implant Dentures


Dr. Saber

General Dentist

Skills
Invisalign Orthodontics
Root Canal Therapy

Languages
Romanian, Spanish

Dr. Saber went to high school in Richmond Hill and graduated in dentistry from the renowned Victor Babes Dental University in Timisoara, Romania. She is of Romanian and Persian background and is fluent in Romanian, conversant in Spanish and is quickly learning Persian. The first thing people notice about her is her warmth and kindness.

Dr. Saber is passionate about minimally invasive dentistry, preventive dentistry and straightening and aligning teeth with clear aligners and Invisalign (TM). She invests a lot of her time doing continuing education courses and regularly updates her knowledge and skill. She has worked as an associate in downtown Toronto, Brampton, Aurora, Coldwater, Scarborough and Woodbridge and brings her extensive knowledge to Stouffville Smiles.

Dr. Saber is an active member of the Ontario Dental Association (ODA), Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario (RCDSO), Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), International Team for Implantology (ITI) and Spear Education. She is an Invisalign preferred and certified Silver Provider.

She spends a lot of time reading, is a regular at the gym, loves travelling and getting to know different cultures. She recently became a mother and is enjoying every bit of her precious one.


Dr. Chelsea O.

General Dentist

Skills
Restorations
Root Canal Therapy

Languages
Korean

Dr. Chelsea O earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) degree with Honours at the University of Toronto in 2015. During her training, she received the James Gestie Perkin Prize which is a prestigious award given to the student with the highest achievement in the Restorative Dentistry.

Prior to her dental education, she obtained an Honours Bachelor of Science (H.B.Sc.) degree with High Distinction double majoring in Physiology and Cell & Molecular Biology at the University of Toronto St. George Campus.

She takes pride in treating her patients with excellent chair-side manners, strong ethics and the high-quality clinical care. She continues to refine her clinical skills and knowledge by taking numerous continuing education courses each year.

She strongly believes in providing patients with positive dental experiences. To do so, she strives to provide a calm, gentle and caring approach to make her patients feel more at ease and enjoy their dental appointment regardless of the type of dental treatment.

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She loves cooking, jogging and reading books.


Dr. Tracy L.

General Dentist

Dr. Tracy Liu was raised in Windsor, Ontario before graduating from the University of Toronto as a Doctor of Dental Surgery in 2018. She has been with us since 2019.

Dr. Tracy became interested in dentistry because of the artistry and detail involved in repairing a smile. She enjoys bringing comfort and ease to what can feel like a stressful appointment to many. She strives for excellence in her treatment, with the goal of providing the best possible outcome in a caring environment.

In her spare time, Dr. Tracy enjoys baking cupcakes, trying new recipes, and travelling to a sunny destination.

Dr. Tracy is a member of the Ontario Dental Association and the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario.


Dr. Armita A.

General Dentist

Languages
Persian

Dr. Armita Afzalimehr was raised in the Greater Toronto Area, where she obtained her high school diploma and Bachelor of Biomedical Science with honours. Wanting to explore life in the USA, she later moved to Minneapolis, where she obtained her Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) degree with high distinction. During her dental school education, she was nominated by faculty and selected by the scholarship committee for the highly competitive Patient Care and Professionalism scholarship. This accomplishment speaks volumes about her approach with her patients, as Dr. A is devoted to providing the highest quality of patient care and maintaining strong professional patient-dentist relationships. She cares deeply for the well-being of her patients and will go to great lengths to achieve it.

In her free time, Dr. A likes to spend quality time with her family and puppy. She enjoys photography, taking road trips and traveling abroad. Dr. A is scuba certified, and makes it her goal to dive in every country she visits.


Stefanie L.

Hygienist

Languages
French

Stefanie is a graduate from Dental Reception and Administration as well as Dental Assisting levels I & II and Dental Hygiene at the Toronto College of Dental Hygiene. Originally from Ottawa, Stefanie moved to the Toronto area for school and is now currently loving living in Stouffville.

She is very detail oriented and patient making everybody feel comfortable and at home in the office. Stefanie also loves learning and continuing her education and is also very interested in teaching one of her soon to be three graduated programs.

She is currently a member of the Ontario Dental Assistants Association and has student memberships with the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association and the Ontario Dental Hygienists Association.

In her spare time Stefanie loves to play hockey, soccer , golf and various other sports. She also is an avid animal lover and loves being outdoors. One of her favourite pass times of all is food, she’s always trying new restaurants and foods of all kinds.

She recently became a mother and has been enjoying every moment of it!

Shirley C.

Hygienist

Languages
Cantonese

Shirley completed an Honours Bachelor of Science (H.BSc) degree from McMaster University before studying and graduating at the top of her class in Dental Hygiene at George Brown College.

She is kind hearted, has a gentle but thorough touch, and loves helping patients reach their optimal oral health through education and prevention. Shirley also participated in a dental outreach program abroad in Jamaica with Nine Miles of Smiles (NMS) to increase access to dental care and education in marginalized communities.

Currently, Shirley is an active member of the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) and Ontario Dental Hygienists Association (ODHA). She regularly updates her knowledge and skill through continuing education, ensuring patients receive the best possible care. Shirley speaks some Cantonese and understands Mandarin!

Outside of the office, Shirley is an adrenaline junkie, loves to travel and loves being outdoors. She’s been on the CN Tower Edgewalk, skydiving and scuba diving. You will also find her at the gym, dragonboating, cycling and playing softball.


Sasika V.

Hygienist

Languages
Tamil

Sasika completed an Honours Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Toronto in 2009, followed by a diploma in Dental hygiene with honours at Durham College in 2011. She joined our team in 2019.

Sasika is an active member of the Canadian Dental Hygienists’ Association (CDHA) and CDHO. She stays up to date with current practices by completing continuing education courses on a regular basis. She’s passionate about educating and helping to improve her patients’ oral health, thereby contributing to their overall health. She is patient and gentle, ensuring patients feel comfortable under her care. She is bilingual and is able to communicate in both English and Tamil.

Outside of the office, she enjoys traveling and experiencing new cultures and cuisines. She spends most weekends visiting family in Markham, spending time with friends, and walking trails with her husband and her American bulldog Nicky. She also enjoys attending concerts and sporting events.


Natalya V.

Hygienist

Languages
Russian, Ukranian

Natalya has worked in the field of dentistry since 1996 and with us since 2019. She received her Bachelor of Dental Science in 1996 with Honours in Periodontology and Orthodontics. In 2008 she graduated from Oxford College with a diploma in Dental Hygiene with Honours.

Natalya is passionate about advancing her expertise in dentistry to bring excellence and care to her patients. She is an active member of the Dental Study Club, CDHO and CDHA.

Natalya is well known for treating clients with dental anxieties and fear towards dental treatment. With her warm smile and gentle hands, she creates a comfortable and rewarding dental experience. She can turn around those who shy away from a dental visit to looking forward to coming back. She enjoys getting to know her clients individually to provide high quality dental care to their needs.

When Natalya is away form the office, she enjoys spending time outdoors, traveling, being active and being social with her friends and family.


Krysta H.

Hygienist

Languages
Finnish

Krysta graduated from Durham College in Dental Hygiene in 2021 and has been with us since 2020. She is really passionate about dental care and motivating others about oral hygiene. She loves working with children and teaching them good oral hygiene habits. She intends to continue schooling to become a restorative dental hygienist.

It’s very important to her that she makes sure people have good experiences when it comes to dental care and is excited to share her passion with others.

In her spare time, she loves to garden and collect different types plants, discover new tv shows, spend time with her family, friends and dogs and is also learning to be fluent in Finnish as it is her background heritage.


Gisel S.

Office Manager

Languages
Spanish

Gisel enjoys being a part of this professional dental team that provides exceptional care. She was born in Colombia where she studied Speech Pathology. After marriage, she moved to Florida and then to Canada.

Gisel is a friendly and energetic person who loves working closely with patients, she always finds ways to give them a great experience and help them build that confidence to share their smile. She is passionate about helping patients understand treatment and since being a part of Stouffville Smiles Dentistry has helped a staggering number of patients overcome their financial and fears to accept necessary treatment.

Gisel loves helping patients and is always happy to answer your questions, plan appointments and help resolve any issues, while making your visit positive!

In her spare time, Gisel loves spending time with her family and also enjoys being a soccer mom.


Ilona P.

Financial Coordinator

Languages
Russian

Ilona graduated from Niagara College Canada in 2017 with a diploma for dental assisting. Ilona chose dental for the science and how its interconnected to your overall health.

She joined the Stouffville Smiles team in 2019. She has been working as a treatment coordinator since and loves to provide excellent care to patients. She has a passion for helping patients with their financial decisions and investments towards a healthier mouth. She strives to provide the best experience possible from the first day you walk in. Ilona looks at each day as an opportunity to learn something new and exciting. She loves how dentistry can grow confidence.

In her free time she loves to play tennis, watch netflix, hang out with her family and play with her cat.


Isabella G.

Treatment Coordinator

Languages
Spanish

Isabella completed a Bachelor of Arts with Honors in Forensic Psychology and Criminology in 2019 at Ontario Tech University. She is one of our newest members of our team and has entered the field of Dentistry recently. Isabella has grown to be passionate about expanding her knowledge on this new chapter of her life.

She is kindhearted and has a bright personality, she enjoys interacting with our patients and making sure they have a great experience.

Isabella was born in Colombia and moved to Canada when she was 9, she is fluent in Spanish. Outside of the office Isabella enjoys cooking, baking, and travelling. She loves attending concerts and experiencing new adventures with her friends and family.


Stephanie H.

Administrator

Stephanie recently graduated with an Honours bachelor’s degree in biological science from the University of Guelph. She hopes to continue her education and will soon be applying to dental school.

Stephanie enjoys helping to make all patients feel comfortable, and she strives to ensure their experiences are enjoyable and memorable.

When she is not working, she loves spending time with her friends, family, and two dogs Hazel and Maya. She also enjoys cooking and is always up for trying new recipes.

Kiara

Administrator

Kiara has recently joined the dental industry and She really enjoys being apart of it. Kiara hopes that one day she will work her way to becoming a dental hygienist. Kiara has joined dentistry because she has always wanted to be apart of the amazing industry it is.

Kiara is always up for a challenge and always willing to learn. Kiara is very friendly and outgoing, she loves to provide the best care there is to our patients. When Kiara isn’t working, She loves spending time on the ice playing hockey as well as spending time with her family and friends. Hockey has been a very big part of Kiara’s life since she was a little girl , Kiara has played competitive hockey for 16 years and has finally taken a step down to focus more on her future in dental.

Monique L.

Assistant

Languages
Cantonese, Mandarin

Monique was born in China and has been living in Canada for 15 years. She graduated from Oxford College as a dental assistant Level I and II in 2021, and in addition to that I also hold a BA degree of Administrative Studies from York University and a diploma of Business Accounting from Centennial College.

Monique chose dentistry because she always wanted to enter the field of healthcare and dental assisting piqued her interest. She is always willing to learn and hopes to become a versatile assistant. She loves to see everyone show a big healthy smile.

In her free time, she enjoys spending time gardening, baking and watching movies. She is fluent in Mandarin and Cantonese.


Hellen B.

Assistant

Languages
Spanish, Italian

Hellen was born in Colombia and raised in Costa Rica. She is an internationally trained dentist graduated from the Universidad Internacional de las Americas in 2008 and has worked in the dental field for the last 13 years, especially in Orthodontics and wisdom teeth Surgery, which are the disciplines that she always enjoyed the most.

As a newcomer, she is really excited to be working again in dentistry as a Dental Assistant, learning and adapting to the new standard of dental care and the technology at Stouffville Smiles Dentistry.

It is very important for her to create a strong rapport with patients, treat them with kindness to reinforce a great and positive dental experience.

In her spare time, she loves travelling, knowing different cultures and enjoying quiet time at home with family.

Ciana S.

Assistant

Ciana is a Stouffville local and recently graduated form Durham College as a dental assistant Level I and II. Ciana chose dental because she was fascinated by the science and loves helping others.

Ciana will be attending Durham College for Dental Hygiene in the summer to continue learning more about dental.

She loves to provide a warm and compassionate environment to help patients feel more comfortable at the office. She enjoys interacting with patients and help improving their dental experiences.

In her free time, she enjoys spending time reading, traveling, baking, and being with her family and friends.