MEET THE TEAM
- Dr. Gupta
- Dr. Salimpoor
- Dr. CHATTHA
- Dr. Dagenais
- Dr. Wang
- Dr. Huang
- Dr. BHALLA
Hello, welcome to our website.
We devised this to give you a little look into our office before you come. It will give you a feel for who we are and a little of our background. Please use the site in it’s full capacity, we promise you won’t be dissatisfied.
I grew up in Toronto and Scarborough , and did all my university education through the University of Toronto. I guess I bled blue for about eight years in getting through my undergraduate and Doctor of Dental Surgery.
I opened this practice from scratch in 2004 and wanted it to be the kind of practice where patients of every age group could come to get a wide variety of services, in a family friendly environment. We are not a high pressure, high sales kind of dental office. We do what we can to get you back into health, as fast as possible, in the least amount of pain for an affordable amount. I’d like to think we succeeded on all accounts as our patients are very loyal to us. Even the ones that move away still respect us enough to come back for their dental visits.
I live within walking distance of the practice and most of the staff live within ten minutes of the practice. We are definitely a community oriented practice. We sponsor numerous teams, events and even go the local schools to give oral health seminars.
You will find us at the local malls, grocery stores and recreational facilities. We love to see you outside the practice because it gives that heartwarming small town feel, a feeling of responsibility to the community and we are never ashamed of what we do. We are here to help, that’s our mantra.
I myself have three children and in my spare time I run around after them. That’s about all the energy I have left, and if you have kids, you know exactly what I’m talking about.
It has been a pleasure to welcome you to our site and please visit the other staff members to see what you will be getting yourselves into.
Have a good day and don’t forget to floss!
Hello, my name is Rose,
I have been with Dr. Maneesh Gupta and Associates since March 2004 as the Operations Manager of all 3 of our locations. Since the opening of Bur Oak Dental in April 2004, I have had the pleasure of watching our Bur Oak family grow into a warm inviting team of dental professionals. I have enjoyed working in the Dental Administration field for 20 plus years and I have seen many wonderful changes. It still amazes me how a good dental team can improve a not so perfect smile and change that person’s life as a result.
You can find me at any of these locations where I am always happy to assist you with any questions or concerns you may have with your dental health, dental insurance or financial concerns.
I invite you to give us a call and I can assure you will not be disappointed with our relaxed and friendly team. Be sure to say hello, you’ll find me in the side office.
When I’m not taking care of the “Bur Oak Family” I like to spend time listening to music, relaxing on the patio in the summertime, catching a good movie or simply just spending time with my family and friends
Hello my name is Dr. Ronak Salimpoor,
I grew up in Markham and attended the University of Toronto where I obtained my Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Doctor of Dental Surgery. I have a gentle mannerism that patients of all ages appreciate. I am a member of the Ontario and York Region Dental Associations and I participate regularly in continuing education courses, in areas such as endodontics, cosmetic dentistry and oral surgery to best serve my patients. In my spare time I enjoy reading, working out, traveling and listening to music.
I am very proud to be part of the team at Bur Oak Dental and Bur Oak Dental West and am very eager to provide my patients with the best dental care for many years to come..
Hello, my name is Gurpreet S. Chattha. I grew up in Brampton and attended the University of Western Ontario for my undergraduate eduation, where I completed an Honours degree in the Bachelors of Health Sciences program.
Hi, I’m Dr. Michael Dagenais.
I am excited to be a part of the amazing Bur Oak Dental team.
I received my dental degree from the University of Toronto following my undergraduate work at McMaster University where I obtained a Bachelor of Health Sciences. I am committed to continuing education courses to keep current on innovations in dental treatments to offer you the highest standard of care.
I am a member of both the Canadian and Ontario Dental Associations, the Academy of General Dentistry and an elected member of the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honour Dental Society. My goal is to help all of you achieve optimal oral health while providing a relaxed atmosphere during dental visits.
In my spare time I enjoy playing hockey in the winter and golf in the summer.
Hi I’m Dr. Amanda Wang a proud member of our oral health team,
I am Chinese and am able to speak some Cantonese and Mandarin. I did my undergraduate studies at Queen’s University and then followed that with a dental degree at the University of Manitoba. Afterwards I worked in Alberta where I had a blast and then decided it was time to settle down back at home.
My experience in Alberta was great, the people there were friendly and there were lots of outdoor activities to keep me busy from hiking, rock climbing, horseback riding, quadding, wakeboarding, I enjoy trying new things all the time. If I had more time, I’d spend it travelling. I enjoy seeing new cultures and especially enjoy tasting cuisines. I love cooking and am always eager to learn or share new recipes.
I look forward to meeting you.
Hello! I’m Dr. Joanna Huang,
I’m happy to join the Bur Oak Dental Team and I hope to contribute to its long-standing history of excellent dental care. I graduated as a dentist with honors from the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at the University of Western Ontario. Prior to studying dentistry, I received my B.Sc. with honors in Biomedical Sciences at the University of Waterloo.
I believe that patient education and disease prevention are the key components to great oral health and as such, I am always happy to answer patient’s questions about their teeth. I encourage patients to take an active role in maintaining their oral health and that includes flossing! My goal is to provide a comfortable environment in which we can create a beautiful smile for each patient.
In my free time, I enjoy trying new foods and restaurants with my friends and family—just don’t ask me to cook!
Hi, I'm Dr. Sumati Bhalla.
I have been a part of the Bur Oak Dental family since August 2017 and I serve at the East Location. I immigrated to Canada with my family in 2013.
I graduated as a general dentist with honors from the Faculty of Dentistry at the University
of Toronto under the International Dentist Advanced Placement Program in June 2017. I love being a general dentist here, however I still enjoy working with kids.
The thing I enjoy most about dentistry is that I get to communicate with my patients, understand their expectations, offer them a complete explanation and then formulate a treatment plan which is individualized and in their best interest. I feel dentist patient relationship is a two-way communication and I always make sure that the patients participate in working together towards a better oral health with me for themselves and their families. I like to encourage a lot of preventative procedures among all my patients to preserve the most beautiful smiles I get to see every day.
Other then dentistry, I love to travel, spend time with my son, my beautiful dog, practice classical Indian dancing and cooking at home.
Hi my name is Kim,
I have been part of the Bur Oak Dental Administrative Team since September 2004. As part of the team, besides scheduling all your hygiene visits to keep your oral health on track as hygiene coordinator, I can assist you with any questions you may have about our office. Don’t be surprise to hear my voice calling you saying “Yes its that time again…come on in for your cleaning!” As an out-going person, I enjoying chatting with all our patients and making them feel a part of our family. I speak spanish as my second language and in my spare time I love to go to the beach, spend time at the gym and camping outdoors. Hope to see you soon!
Hello my name is Josie,
I have been with the Bur Oak Dental Administration Team since August 2007. Since the opening of Bur Oak Dental West in February 2009 you can find me there as the office administrator and hygiene coordinator. I’m happy to assist you with your dental needs, scheduling your appointments and keeping you on track with your regular dental visits. I will try and answer any questions you may have regarding your dental insurance, treatment plans and financial concerns. I look forward to meeting with you at Bur Oak Dental West, please do not hesitate to give me a call.
I’m an outgoing person I enjoy hanging out with friends, watching a good movie, shopping, and going away to a nice tropical beach.
Hi my name is Mariam,
I’ve been with the Bur Oak Dental Team since January 2009.
As part of the administrative team, I answer the phone and greet you as you enter our office. My friendly smile is the first one you see and I’m here to help you with any questions that you may have about our office and the dental services we provide.
In my spare time I love to hang out with my friends, go shopping and watch movies.
Hello my name is Yasmine,
It has been a rewarding year for me since I joined this very friendly, warm and professional team at Bur Oak Dental in 2009. I am part of the administrative group making sure that your dental needs are taken care of professionally and all your questions are answered in a timely and satisfactory manner.
At Bur Oak Dental and Bur Oak Dental West I will be sure that your experience with us is unique and worry free. You can find me at either location.
When I am not working with the Bur Oak Team, I love spending time with my family cooking, baking and going shopping.
Hi, my name is Cora
I joined the Bur Oak Dental Administrative Team in March 2010. You can find me at both locations.
Since joining the Bur Oak Dental Team, I have gained much knowledge and look forward to growing with the Bur Oak Dental Family. It’s a pleasure interacting with our many patients from both locations.
I graduated from Brother Andre High school. I am an outgoing person and in my spare time I like to travel. In the summers I enjoy going to the beach & spending time at the cottage with family and friends.
Hi, My name is Irene.
I just recently joined the Bur Oak Dental Team as a Receptionist. I am able to speak Cantonese. I am a very out-going person and have a bubbly personality. I enjoy chatting with everyone with the hopes of making them feel like they are family.
In my spare time, I enjoy reading and watching crime videos.
Hope to see you all soon!
- Cindy Y
Hi my name is Christina,
I joined the Bur Oak Dental Team in 2004 as a full time Dental Hygienist. I have been employed in the dental field since 1998, after graduating from George Brown College as a dental assistant. I furthered my education at Niagara College and have been working as a Dental Hygienist for the last 6 years.
In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and traveling whenever I get a chance.
I have dedicated myself to my profession and patients. My desire here at Bur Oak Dental is to make you feel comfortable, relaxed and passionate about your oral health. I will ensure you get the optimum level of care.
Hi my name is Cindy Y.
I’m a registered Dental Hygienist and I’ve been working in the dental field since I joined the Bur Oak Dental Team in 2008 and have enjoyed working here every day. My ability to speak English, Mandarin and Cantonese helps me to communicate to a wide variety of patients.
My mission is to help every patient have good oral hygiene and offer tips on how to maintain a fresher breath. I also strive to make every dental visit a stress-free and pleasant experience.
In my free time I enjoy reading, writing my blog and cooking. Looking forward to seeing you, your friends and family at Bur Oak Dental.
I am one of the dental hygienists at Bur Oak Dental and Bur Oak Dental West. My aim is to help you with your oral health. I will do my best to inform you of the various ways that you can do to further improve or maintain your oral health. I will also try to make your every visit as enjoyable and comfortable as possible.
My spare time is mostly spent with the family. I also like to bake, cook and of course, to shop.
The Bur Oak Dental Team is always ready to help and serve you with the best dental care, see you soon!
Hi, my name is Kristy,
I have been a part of the Bur Oak team since 2015.
I graduated with an Advanced Diploma of Dental Hygiene from Georgian College in 2014.
After graduating I went on to complete the mentorship program through the CDHO to become a self initiated dental hygienist.
I've been told I have a bubbly personality and rarely will be see not wearing a huge smile. I love to educate my patients in a fun and easy way. I love to travel and do all sorts of activities outdoors.
I look forward to meeting you all.
Hi my name is Rachel,
I have been a Registered Dental Hygienist since 2013 and a proud member of the Bur Oak Dental team since 2014. Currently, I am working at our newest location Bur Oak Dental East and our Bur Oak Dental West location.
My goal as your hygienist is to ensure you are receiving the highest quality of dental care to meet all of your personal oral health needs. I strive to educate you and support you at every visit, providing you with all the tools necessary for optimum oral health!
In my spare time I love to cook, watch movies, and spend time with friends and family.
Now that you know a little about me, I would love to meet you! I look forward to seeing you soon!
Hi my name is Susan,
I have been a registered Dental Hygienist since 2010 and I am happy to join the Bur Oak Dental team. I am able to speak Mandarin.
My goal is to provide you quality dental hygiene care and help you to maintain optimum oral health. I strive to make your every visit as comfortable as possible.
In my spare time, I love hiking and yoga, enjoy spending time with my family and friends.
I look forward to meeting you!
- Ann Marie
Hi my name is Ann-Marie,
I am one of the newer faces at Bur Oak Dental and have been part of the team since April 2009. I graduated with Level 2 honors from Everest college 2008 as a Dental Assistant and I’m currently assisting Dr. Gupta on a daily basis. I’m here to help ease your chairside anxiety (if you have any) and make you feel comfortable during your treatment.
On a personal note, I enjoy spending time with my family, friends and enjoy fine dining.
Hello my name is Lida,
I have been with the Bur Oak Dental Team as a chair-side Dental Assistant since January 2009. I graduated from CDI College in 2004.
Since the opening of the second location at Bur Oak Dental West, you will find me at both locations chair-side with Dr. Seah or Dr. Salimpoor. I enjoy being a part the the Bur Oak Dental Team and look forward to seeing you.
In my spare time I like to go shopping and spend time with my family and friends.
Hi my name is Suzette,
I became part of the Bur Oak Dental Team as of September 2009. I have been a Dental Assistant since 1986 and I love my job because I enjoy working with people and seeing them smile.You can find me at either location, Bur Oak Dental or Bur Oak Dental West.
In my spare time, I like to read, go horsebacking riding and listen to good music.
Hi my name is Viki,
I graduated from Toronto School of Business in 2003 as a certified Dental Assistant and have been with the Bur Oak Dental Team as Dr. Gupta’s assistant since 2005. I enjoy working with the Bur Oak Dental Team and look forward to seeing you chairside in the future.
In my spare time I enjoy reading, going to the gym and I like to travel.
Hello! My name is Nadia,
I am a Certified Dental Assistant and proud to be a member of the Bur Oak Dental team since July 2012. You can find me at both of our Bur Oak Dental locations either at the front desk performing administrative duties or chair side assisting the dentist.
I love being able to help others and my goal is to ensure that all patients are having a great experience in our care.
I am a very adventurous person and in my spare time I love to learn about and explore new places, cultures, music, movies and food and share these experiences with my friends and family.
Hope to see you at Bur Oak Dental or Bur Oak Dental West.