Meet Our Friendly Toronto Dental Professionals


Toronto Dentist

Dr. Vasant Ramlaggan , DDS, HBSc

Dentist

With 24 years of dental experience, Dr. Ramlaggan is well versed in all aspects of dentistry and goes well above requirements for continuing education each year. His areas of interest and expertise include Invisalign using accelerated devices to cut treatment time in half, clear and regular braces including non-surgical (no teeth removal necessary) orthodontic treatments, cosmetic treatment including crowns and veneers, TMD (jaw disorder) treatments, sleep apnea and snoring appliances, gum surgeries, fully impacted wisdom teeth removals, and root canal treatments and re-treatments. Dr. Ramlaggan has been using Twilight Dentistry (medicated relaxed dentistry) for over 12 years now to help his apprehensive patients.

Dr. Ramlaggan is also experienced in and is known for his full mouth reconstructions for severely damaged teeth and jaws and in creating functional, aesthetic smiles!

“I’ve always loved helping people; even before I became a dentist! My goal is to give the best treatment options and to deliver them in a safe and caring environment.”

Dr. Vasant Ramlaggan achieved his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 1995 from the State University of New York, School of Dental Medicine, a top 6 U.S. Dental School. He completed his Specialist Honours B.Sc. undergraduate degree at the University of Toronto in Microbiology and Human Biology.

Accepted into several residency programmes in the U.S. and graduating in the only year qualified to practise in 25 states, Dr. Ramlaggan chose to return to his Southern Ontario community to complete a one-year Special Care Dentistry programme. During this time, he had the opportunity to care for a variety of patients, including those with disabilities. He served in Northern Ontario communities’ special care facilities, Mount Sinai, TGH, and Sick Kid’s hospitals and at the University of Toronto dental school. He has lectured to dentists on Smoking Cessation and Dental Lasers.

Dr. Ramlaggan believes we have a duty to support our local and worldwide communities through donations and volunteering.

Originally from Niagara Falls, Dr. Ramlaggan has spent most of his adult life in Toronto area. He is happily married and enjoys spending time with his wife and three amazing children. In his free time, he practises Iyengar Yoga, reads, loves all things Sci-Fi, barbecuing, movies and spending time with family and friends.

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Our Toronto Dental Team

Dr. Paul Sirek, DDS, MSc, HBSc

Dentist

Dr. Paul Sirek received his Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from McMaster University and a Master of Science degree in Clinical Anatomy at Western University. Dr. Sirek completed his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at the University of Toronto.

To make dental visits more relaxing for our Midtown Dental patients, Dr. Sirek has completed a moderate sedation certification!

Dr. Sirek also has experience as a Clinical Instructor at the University of Toronto Dental School!

Dr. Sirek enjoys spending time with his wife and son, skiing, hiking, cooking, and traveling.


Our Toronto Dental Team

Dr. Derek Chen

Dentist

Dr. Derek Chen obtained his Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the University of Adelaide, Australia. After working in the sunny beaches in Sydney and Newcastle, Dr. Chen relocated to Toronto in 2021 to be with his fiancé.

Patients of all ages and needs often enjoy seeing Derek for his gentle and calming manner, and patience while delivering a comfortable experience in the chair. Dr. Chen is passionate about all aspects of dentistry, from preventative care, restoring and retaining teeth, through to cosmetic dentistry and crowns.

In his free time, Derek enjoys baking bread, running, swimming and is always looking for an excuse to get out for landscape photography.


Our Toronto Dental Team

Dr. Ron Zohar, DMD, PhD, FRCD (C)

Periodontist

Dr. Ron Zohar obtained his Bachelor in Medical Science from the Faculty of Medicine, Ben Gurion University, Israel. He completed his Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry degree in 1987 from Tel-Aviv University where he joined the teaching staff of the Department of Prosthetic Dentistry shortly after his graduation.

Dr. Zohar started his post-graduate training in Periodontology at Tel-Aviv University and went to the University of Toronto in 1994 to take part in a PhD/Clinical periodontology program, in which he completed in 1998. In 2000, he joined the fellowship of the Royal College of Dentists of Canadian Periodontology.

Dr. Zohar returned to Toronto in 2002 to take on a full time role at the University of Toronto where he was active in clinical training as well as building a clinically translational research. He also served as an examiner for the Royal College of Dentists of Canada in Periodontics. Dr. Zohar’s clinical work is focused on Regenerative Periodontology and Implant therapy.

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Our Toronto Dental Team

Dr. Emad Rastikerdar DMD, MSc, FRCD(C)

Periodontist

Dr. Rastikerdar grew up playing professional soccer, including playing for the city of Montreal, up until his late teen years when he was accepted into the prestigious McGill University School of Dentistry. After graduating from dental school in 2014, to further his knowledge, he went to Rochester, NY for an additional year of advanced comprehensive dental training (AEGD).

He then pursued his specialization in Periodontics and also obtained a Master’s degree in Science at the University of Louisville, Kentucky under the great leadership and expertise of the revered Dr. Henry Greenwell. During his residency, he had extensive training in periodontal treatment, periodontal soft tissue plastic surgeries, bone and soft tissue regeneration, sinus augmentation, and dental implants.

He is a member of multiple professional organizations including the American Academy of Periodontology, Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario, Royal College of Dentists of Canada and Ontario Dental Association.

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