Meet The Smile Team
Dr. Novin Sabzevari
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 has worked as an associate dentist since 2015 in Stouffville, Vaughan, Mississauga, Sudbury, Markham and Newmarket.
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, graphics design, programming, writing, playing tennis and soccer.
Dr. Simina Saber
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 restoring lost or broken teeth with implants or dentures. 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) and International Team for Implantology (ITI).
She spends a lot of time reading, is a regular at the gym, loves travelling and getting to know different cultures.
Dr. Gino Gizzarelli
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sydney graduated from Durham in June 2018 from Durham college as a Dental Assistant level I and II. She is our youngest member of the team. She is very kind hearted and passionate about her work. She is learning quickly as a receptionist and is excited to learn more of the job. She loves meeting new people and helping them.
She loves sports and being outside, she has been playing softball for 5 years in Durham region. When she’s not at the office she’s either playing softball or playing with her dog Dude.
Gisel enjoys being a part of this professional dental team that provides exceptional care.
Gisel is a friendly and energetic person who loves working close with patients, she always finds ways to give them a great experience and help them build that confidence to share their smile.
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 .
Annette has a diploma in law which has always been a passion for her. She has extensive administrative background having worked and been an instrumental part of various medical offices.
She enjoys dealing with people and helping them schedule their appointments, verifying insurance information and helping them stay current with their dental hygiene needs. She enjoys being a part of the family at Stouffville Smiles!
Annette is an avid camper and enjoys running.