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Dentistry - Discipline Heads

  • Dr. H. Tenenbaum, Dentist-in-Chief
  • Dr. M. Goldberg, Designate Dentist-in-Chief and Head, Periodontics
  • Dr. B. Rittenberg, Head, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Dr. A. Azarpazhooh, Head, Research and Co-Director, Endodontics
  • Dr. A. Moncarz, Co-Director, Endodontics
  • Dr. I. Barzilay, Head, Prosthodontics & Restorative Dentistry
  • Dr. I. Leong, Head, Oral Pathology & Oral Medicine
  • Dr. M. Cascone and Dr. M. Colaiacovo, Co-Directors, Dental Residency Program
  • Dr. B. Freeman, Director of Development
  • Dr. K. Zettle and Dr. Mary-Ellen Cascone, Co-Directors, Dental Program for Persons with Special Needs
  • Dr. Maria Colaiacovo, Director, HDR Program

 

Staff Dentists

  • Dr. A. Azarpazhooh
  • Dr. H. Albaghdadi
  • Dr. P. Andrews
  • Dr. F. Awan
  • Dr. K. Burgess
  • Dr. M. Cascone
  • Dr. D. Chugh
  • Dr. D. Chvartszaid
  • Dr. M. Colaiacovo
  • Dr. B. Freeman
  • Dr. M. Goldberg
  • Dr. A. Khadivi
  • Dr. E. Lam
  • Dr. I. Leong
  • Dr. N. Marchese
  • Dr. D. Mock
  • Dr. H. Tenenbaum
  • Dr. K. Zettle

 

Staff Oral Surgeons

  • Dr. M. Caminiti
  • Dr. K. Cuddy
  • Dr. J. Davis
  • Dr. E. Ebrahimi
  • Dr. J. Garbedian
  • Dr. H. Holmes
  • Dr. K. Lee
  • Dr. B. Rittenberg

Marco Caminiti

Marco Caminiti

BSc(Hons), DDS, M.Ed., FRCD(C)

Appointments:

  • Director, Oral and Maxillofacial Residency Program
  • Assistant Professor, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto
  • Surgical Director, Dentofacial Deformity Program, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto
  • Head, Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Humber River Regional Hospital
  • Staff Oral Surgeon, Department of Dentistry, Mount Sinai Hospital
  • Staff Oral Surgeon, Rouge Valley Centenary Hospital
  • Staff Oral Surgeon, Peterborough General Hospital

 

Education/Training:

  • Doctor of Dental Surgery, McGill University, 1991
  • Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Toronto, 1998
  • Fellow, Royal College of Dentists of Canada (Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery), 1998
  • Masters in Education, University of Toronto, 2000

 

 

Karl Cuddy

Karl Cuddy

BSc, DDS, MD, MSc, FRCDC

Appointments:

  • Assistant Professor, Director of Education and Maxillofacial Trauma, University of Toronto
  • Staff Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, Mt. Sinai Hospital

 

Education/Training:

  • Fellowship – Advanced Craniomaxillofacial Surgery and Trauma – The Head and Neck Institute, Legacy Emanuel Medical Center, Portland Providence Medical Center, Portland, Oregon, USA
  • Residency – Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery – London Health Sciences Center, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Western Ontario
  • MD – University of Western Ontario
  • DDS – University of Western Ontario
  • MSc (Pathology) – University of Western Ontario
  • BSc – McMaster University
  • FRCDC – Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada

 

 

Joel Davis

Joel Davis

MSC(Hons), DDS, FRCD(C)

Appointments:

  • Staff Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon, Mount Sinai Hospital
  • Associate in Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto

 

Education/Training:

  • Doctor of Dental Surgery, University of Western Ontario, 2009
  • Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Residency, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, 2013
  • Fellow, Royal College of Dentists of Canada (Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery), 2013
  • Diplomate, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 2015

 

 

Eric Ebrahimi

Eric Ebrahimi

BSc (Hon), DDS, MSc, FRCD(C)

Appointments:

  • Staff Oral Surgeon, Department of Dentistry, Mount Sinai Hospital
  • Associate Clinic Instructor, Department of Oral Surgery, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto

 

Education/Training:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree, University of Toronto, 2006
  • Doctor of Dental Surgery, University of Toronto, 2010
  • General Practice Residency, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, 2011
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency, University of Toronto, 2015
  • Master of Science, University of Toronto, 2015
  • Fellow, Royal College of Dentists of Canada (Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery), 2015

 

 

Justin Garbedian

BSc, DDS, MSc, FRCD(C)

Appointments:

  • Staff Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon, The Hospital for Sick Children
  • Staff Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon, Mount Sinai Hospital
  • Courtesy Staff Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon, Lakeridge Health, Oshawa
  • Associate in Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto

 

Education/Training:

  • Doctor of Dental Surgery, University of Toronto, 2004
  • General Practice Residency, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, 2005
  • Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Residency, University of Toronto, 2009
  • Master of Sciences, University of Toronto, 2009
  • Fellow, Royal College of Dentists of Canada (Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery), 2009

 

 

Howard I. Holmes

Howard I. Holmes

DDS. Dip. OMFS

Appointments:

  • Assistant Professor, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto
  • Staff Oral Surgeon, Department of Dentistry, Mount Sinai Hospital
  • Consultant Oral Surgeon, University Health Network, Toronto General Division
  • Consultant, Bloorview Children’s Rehabilitation Hospital (Cleft Lip/ Plate & Craniofacial Unit).

 

Education/Training:

  • Doctor of Dental Surgery, University of Western Ontario, 1972
  • Dental Intern, St. Joseph's Hospital, London, ON, 1973
  • Dental Resident, University Hospital, London, ON, 1974
  • Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Strong Memorial Hospital, University of Rochester, 1980
  • Diplomate, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

 

 

Kristopher Lee

Kristopher Lee

BSc, DDS, MD, FRCD(C)

Appointments:

  • Staff Surgeon, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Mount Sinai Hospital
  • Associate in Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto

 

Education/Training:

  • Doctor of Dental Surgery, University of Toronto, 2003
  • Doctor of Medicine, University of Michigan, 2010
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency, University of Michigan, 2012
  • Fellow, Royal College of Dentists of Canada (Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery), 2012
  • Diplomate, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 2014

 

 

David J. Psutka

David J. Psutka

DDS, FRCD (C)

Appointments:

  • Staff Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon, Mount Sinai Hospital
  • Attending Staff Surgeon, University of Toronto, Faculty of Dentistry, Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Post Graduate Residency Program
  • Attending Staff Surgeon, Trillium Health Partners, Mississauga and Toronto

 

Education/Training:

  • Doctor of Dental Surgery, University of Toronto, 1979
  • Hospital Dental Resident, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, 1979 – 1980
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Anesthesia, University of Toronto, 1983
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 2005

 

 

David J. Psutka

Brian Rittenberg

BA, DDS, MSc, FRCD(C)

Appointments:

  • Head, Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Department of Dentistry, Mount Sinai Hospital, Sinai Health System, Toronto, Ontario
  • Associate in Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto

 

Education/Training:

  • Doctor of Dental Surgery, University of Toronto, 1998
  • Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and Anesthesia, University of Toronto, 2003
  • Masters of Sciences, University of Toronto, 2003
  • Fellow, Royal College of Dentists of Canada (Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery), 2003

 

Karen Burgess

Karen Burgess

DDS, MSc, FRCD(C)

Appointments:

  • Assistant Professor, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto
  • Staff Oral Pathologist, Department of Dentistry, Mount Sinai Hospital
  • Staff Oral Pathologist, Department of Dentistry, Princess Margaret, UHN

 

Education/Training:

  • Doctor of Dental Surgery, University of Toronto, 1985
  • General Practice Residency, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, 1986
  • Oral Pathology Residency, University of Toronto, 1995
  • Master of Sciences, University of Toronto, 1995
  • Fellow, Royal College of Dentists of Canada (Oral Pathology), 1996
  • Fellow, Royal College of Dentists of Canada (Oral Medicine and Pathology), 1999

 

 

Deepika Chugh

Deepika Chugh

BS, DDS, MSc, FRCD(C)

Appointments:

  • Assistant Professor, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto
  • Staff Oral Pathologist, Department of Dentistry, Mount Sinai

 

Education/Training:

  • Doctor of Dental Surgery, University at Buffalo, 2002
  • General Practice Residency, VA Hospital Western New York, 2003
  • Oral Pathology and Oral Medicine Residency, University of Toronto, 2008
  • Master of Sciences, University of Toronto, 2009
  • Fellow, Royal College of Dentists of Canada (Oral Pathology & Oral Medicine), 2009

 

 

Iona Leong

Iona Leong

BDS, MSc, FRCD(C)

Appointments:

  • Head, Division of Oral Pathology and Oral Medicine, Department of Dentistry, Mount Sinai Hospital
  • Oral Pathologist, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Mount Sinai Hospital
  • Assistant Professor, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto
  • Assistant Professor, Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto

 

Education/Training:

  • Oral Pathology Residency, University of Toronto, 1995
  • Master of Sciences, University of Toronto, 1995
  • Fellow, Royal College of Dentists of Canada (Oral Pathology), 1996
  • Fellow, Royal College of Dentists of Canada (Oral Medicine and Pathology), 1998

 

 

Nadia Marchese

Nadia Marchese

BSc.(Hons), DMD, MSc., FRCD(C)

Appointments:

  • Clinical Lecturer, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto
  • Staff Oral Pathologist, Department of Dentistry, Mount Sinai Hospital

 

Education/Training:

  • Doctor of Dental Medicine, Temple University, 2009
  • Hospital Dental Residency, Mount Sinai Hospital, 2010
  • Oral Pathology and Oral Medicine Residency, University of Toronto, 2014
  • Masters of Sciences, University of Toronto, 2015
  • Fellow, Royal College of Dentists of Canada (Oral Pathology & Oral Medicine), 2014

 

 

David Mock

David Mock

DDS, PhD, FRCD(C)

Appointments:

  • Dean Emeritus, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto
  • Staff Oral Pathologist, Department of Dentistry, Mount Sinai Hospital
  • Associate Staff Pathologist, Department of Laboratories, Mount Sinai Hospital
  • Clinical Staff, Wasser Pain Management Centre, Mount Sinai Hospital

 

Education/Training:

  • Doctor of Dental Surgery, University of Toronto, 1968
  • Dental Intern, Toronto General Hospital and Toronto Western Hospital,1969
  • Residency Program in Oral Pathology, University of Toronto, 1974
  • Fellow, Royal College of Dentists of Canada (Oral Pathology), 1977
  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Toronto, 1978
  • Fellow, Royal College of Dentists of Canada (Oral Medicine), 1999

 

Homam Albaghdadi

BSc (Hons), MSc, DDS

Appointments:

  • Clinical Instructor, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto
  • Staff Dentist, Department of Dentistry, Mount Sinai Hospital

 

Education/Training:

  • Doctor of Dental Surgery, University at Toronto, 2014
  • General Practice Residency, Mount Sinai Hospital, 2015

 

 

Paul Andrews

BSc, DDS, Dip. Paedo, FRCD(C)

Appointments:

  • Graduate Clinical Program Director – Pediatric Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto
  • Assistant Professor, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto
  • Staff Dentist, Department of Dentistry, Mount Sinai Hospital
  • Courtesy Staff Dentist, Hospital for Sick Children

 

Education/Training:

  • Doctor of Dental Surgery, University of Toronto, 1986
  • General Practice Residency, Mount Sinai Hospital, 1987
  • Diploma Pediatric Dentistry, University of Toronto, 1989
  • Fellowship in Handicapped Dentistry, Mount Sinai Hospital, 1990
  • Fellow, Royal College of Dentists (Pediatric Dentistry), 2003

 

 

Farrah Afshan Awan

BHSc, BDS

Appointments:

  • Staff Dentist, Department of Dentistry, Mount Sinai Hospital

 

Education/Training:

  • General Practice Residency- Mount Sinai Hospital, 2017
  • Bachelor of Dental Surgery (Honours), University College Cork, 2016
  • Bachelor Health Sciences (Honours), McMaster University, 2008

 

 

Mary-Ellen Cascone

Mary-Ellen Cascone

BSc (Hons), DDS

Appointments:

  • Co-Director of Dentistry for Adults with Special Needs, Mount Sinai Hospital
  • Co-Director of Hospital Dental Residency Program, Department of Dentistry, Mount Sinai Hospital
  • Staff Dentist, Department of Dentistry, Mount Sinai Hospital
  • Staff Dentist, Dental Department, Toronto Rehab (University Health Network)
  • Associate, Department of Paediatric Dentistry, University of Toronto

 

Education/Training:

  • Doctor of Dental Surgery, University of Toronto, 1989
  • Hospital Dental Residency, Mount Sinai Hospital, 1990

 

 

Maria Colaiacovo

Maria Colaiacovo

BSc, DDS

Appointments:

  • Director of the HDR Program, Mount Sinai Hospital
  • Co-Director Hospital Dental Residency Program, Mount Sinai Hospital
  • Staff Dentist, Department of Dentistry, Mount Sinai Hospital
  • Associate in Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto

 

Education/Training:

  • Doctor of Dental Surgery, University of Toronto, 2003
  • Hospital Dental Residency Program, Mount Sinai Hospital, 2003-2004

 

 

Katherine Zettle

DDS, FRCD(C) Pediatric Dentistry

Appointments:

  • Director Dental Program for Persons with Special Needs, Mount Sinai Hospital
  • Associate in Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto
  • Staff Dentist, Special Care Dentistry, Department of Dentistry, Mount Sinai Hospital, Dental Staff, Qikiqtani General Hospital, Iqaluit, Nunavut
  • Courtesy Staff, Homewood Health Centre, Guelph
  • Active Staff, Department of Surgery in the Division of Dentistry and Oral Maxillofacial Surgery, Guelph General Hospital

 

Education/Training:

  • Doctor of Dental Surgery, University of Toronto, 1987
  • General Practice Residency, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, 1988
  • Diploma in Paediatric Dentistry, University of Toronto, 1995
  • Fellow, Royal College of Dentists of Canada (Paediatric Dentistry), 2000

 

Amir Azarpazhooh

Amir Azarpazhooh

DDS, MSc, PhD, FRCD(C)

Endodontics and Dental Public Health

Appointments:

  • Associate Professor, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto
  • Co-Head of Endodontics, Department of Dentistry, Mount Sinai Hospital
  • Director of Research, Department of Dentistry, Mount Sinai Hospital
  • Director of Advanced Training in Craniofacial Pain, Department of Dentistry, Mount Sinai Hospital
  • Investigator, Toronto Health Economics and Technology Assessment Collaborative, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto

 

Education/Training:

  • Doctor of Dental Surgery, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Iran, 2001
  • MSc /Specialty training in Dental Public Health, University of Toronto, Canada, 2007
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada (Dental Public Health), 2007
  • Endodontic specialty training, University of Toronto, Canada, 2010
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada (Endodontics), 2010
  • PhD in Dentistry, University of Toronto, Canada, 2011

 

 

David Chvartszaid

David Chvartszaid

DDS, MSc, MSc, FRCD(C)

Prosthodontics and Periodontics

Appointments:

  • Director, Graduate Prosthodontics Program, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto
  • Assistant Professor, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto
  • Staff Prosthodontist, Department of Dentistry, Mount Sinai Hospital

 

Education/Training:

  • Doctor of Dental Surgery, University of Toronto, 2001
  • General Practice Residency, New York Hospital of Queens, New York, 2002
  • General Practice Residency, New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York, 2003
  • Master of Sciences (Prosthodontics), 2007
  • Master of Sciences (Periodontics), 2010
  • Fellow, Royal College of Dentists of Canada (Prosthodontics), 2011
  • Fellow, Royal College of Dentists of Canada (Periodontics), 2011

 

 

Ali Khadivi

Ali Khadivi

DDS, Cert. Prostho FRCD(C)

Oral and Maxillofacial Prosthodontist

Appointments:

  • Clinical Instructor, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto
  • Staff Oral and Maxillofacial Prosthodontist, Department of Dentistry, Mount Sinai Hospital

 

Education/Training:

  • Doctor of Dental Surgery, University of Toronto, 2009
  • Advanced Prosthodontic Program, University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine, 2014
  • Fellow, Royal College of Dentists of Canada (Prosthodontics), 2014
  • Fellowship in Oral and Maxillofacial Prosthodontics, MD Anderson Cancer Centre – University of Texas, 2015
  • Fellowship in Oral Oncology, MD Anderson Cancer Centre – University of Texas, 2015

 

 

Andrew Moncarz

Andrew Moncarz

BSc, DDS, Dip An, MSc, FRCD(C)

Endodontics

Appointments:

  • Associate in Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto
  • Co-Head, Division of Endodontics, Department of Dentistry, Mount Sinai Hospital

 

Education/Training:

  • Doctor of Dental Surgery, University of Toronto, Toronto, 1999
  • Diploma in Dental Anesthesiology, Mount Sinai Medical Center, NY, 2001
  • Master of Science (Endodontics), University of Toronto, 2004
  • Fellow in Endodontics, Royal College of Dentists of Canada, 2004
  • Specialty Certificate in Endodontics, RCDS (Ontario), 2004
  • Fellow, National Dental Board of Anesthesiology (USA), 2005
  • Specialty Certificate in Dental Anaesthesia, RCDS (Ontario), 2008

 

 

Howard C Tenenbaum

Howard C. Tenenbaum

DDS, Dip. Perio., PhD, FRCD(C)

Periodontology

Appointments:

  • Dentist-in-Chief, Department of Dentistry, Sinai Health System, University of Toronto
  • Professor of Periodontology, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto
  • Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
  • Professor of Periodontology, School of Dental Medicine, Tel Aviv University

 

Education/Training:

  • Doctor of Dental Surgery, University of Toronto 1978
  • Specialty Diploma (Periodontology) University of Toronto 1982
  • PhD, Bone Cell Biology, University of Toronto, 1982
  • MRC Fellowship in Cellular Biology in the Laboratory for Developmental Biology and Anomalies, at the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda Maryland, USA, 1984-1986
  • Fellow, Royal College of Dentists of Canada (Dental Sciences), 1992

 

Bruce Freeman

Bruce Freeman

DDS, MSc, FRCD(C)

Orthodontics

Appointments:

  • Staff Dentist, Sinai Health System and UHN
  • Associate in Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto
  • Staff Clinician, Facial Pain Unit, Mount Sinai Hospital
  • Director of Development, Department of Dentistry, Mount Sinai Hospital

 

Education/Training:

  • Doctor of Dental Surgery, University of Toronto, 1990
  • Advanced Education in General Dentistry Certificate, Eastman Dental Center, Rochester, NY, 1991
  • Diploma in Orthodontics, University of Toronto, 1993
  • Master of Sciences (Temporomandibular Disorders and Facial Pain), University of Toronto, 1997

 

 

Michael B. Goldberg

Michael B. Goldberg

BSc., MSc., DDS, Dip. Perio.

Appointments:

  • Associate Professor, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto
  • Staff Periodontist, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto
  • Head, Division of Periodontology, Mount Sinai Hospital
  • Director, Severe and Refractory Periodontal Disease Treatment and Research Unit, University of Toronto
  • Associate, Wasser Pain Management Centre, Facial Pain Clinic, Mount Sinai Hospital

 

Education/Training:

  • Doctor of Dental Surgery, University of Toronto, 1991
  • Hospital Residency, Mount Sinai Hospital, 1992
  • Diploma in Periodontology, University of Toronto, 1994
  • Member, Royal College of Dentists of Canada, Periodontology, 1994

 

 

Nadia Marchese

Nadia Marchese

BSc.(Hons), DMD, MSc., FRCD(C)

Appointments:

  • Clinical Lecturer, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto
  • Staff Oral Pathologist, Department of Dentistry, Mount Sinai Hospital

 

Education/Training:

  • Doctor of Dental Medicine, Temple University, 2009
  • Hospital Dental Residency, Mount Sinai Hospital, 2010
  • Oral Pathology and Oral Medicine Residency, University of Toronto, 2014
  • Masters of Sciences, University of Toronto, 2015
  • Fellow, Royal College of Dentists of Canada (Oral Pathology & Oral Medicine), 2014