Our Team


Dr. Jasdev Bhalla, B.D.D., M.Sc., FADSA (Dental Anesthesiologist)


Dr. Jasdev Bhalla is a Board Certified Specialist in Dental Anesthesiology and is a Diplomat of the American Board of Dental Anesthesiology. He was the first person in Canada to achieve this certification from the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario in 2008.


Dr. Bhalla is also a former Clinical Instructor at the University of Toronto, in the Department of Dental Anesthesia. He previously held an Assistant Professorship at the same university. He has a strong commitment to life-long study and continuing education. He attends courses, both nationally and internationally, to reinforce and expand his knowledge and expertise. The goal of Dr. Bhalla's continual learning is to promote patient safety and impeccable practice standards at MM Family and Sleep Dentistry.

Additionally, he is the owner and coordinator of "MM Sedation Study Club", where he imparts quality continuing education to all dental professionals interested in sedation. This club is open to all dental professionals.

Dr. Bhalla oversees the safe sedation of both children and adult patients. He holds additional training in Pediatric Advanced Life Support (P.A.L.S. - for children) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (for adults.)  Dr. Bhalla's vast experience in the realm of dental anesthesia has served him well in the task of designing specialized machinery for the delivery of nitrous oxide. He lectures both nationally and internationally on Dental Sedation and is the Executive Director of the Inter-Seda Corporation, which manufactures and sells machinery designed for dental sedation procedures.

Dr. Komil Bhalla,B.D.S.,M.D.S ,D.D.S (General Dentist)


Dr. Komil Bhalla received her Dental degree from GDCH Ahmedabad, India in 1997. She completed her Masters in Prosthodontics in 2001 from the same university. She obtained her credentials to practice Dentistry in Canada at the University of Western Ontario, in 2007. 

Dr. Komil Bhalla has also received certification from the University of Toronto in imparting Moderate Sedation for dental procedures. Having recently completed a mini residency in Dental Implants, Dr. Komil Bhalla continues to regularly upgrade her dental skills. She is also involved in providing continuing education courses in sedation both nationally and internationally.

 

Dr. Lawrence Yanover (Certified Specialist - Dentistry for Children)


Dr. Yanover has been certified as a Pediatric Dental Specialist since 1986. We are so happy to have him bring over 27 years of experience in Pediatric Dentistry to our office team! He is a fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada, and a diplomat of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Yanover's dental expertise is shared when he lectures and publishes articles for audiences across Canada. He holds a Ph.D. in Oral Microbiology.  

Dr. Yanover also works a a Pediatric Dentist for Joseph Brant Hospital, McMaster Children's Hospital, and the Niagara Health System. He is registered with the Royal College of Dentists of Ontario to provide moderate sedation. He has safely completed over 5,000 moderate sedation cases, and over 1,000 general anesthesia cases.  

Dr. Yanover is a member of the Canadian Dental Association (CDA), the Ontario Dental Association (ODA), the Canadian Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (CAPD), and the Ontario Society of Pediatric Dentists (OSPD). 
 
In previous years, Dr. Yanover served as the President of the Canadian Academy of Pediatric Dentists.

 

Dr. Sarah Pannozzo, D.D.S. (Pediatric Dentist)


Dr. Sarah Pannozzo completed her undergraduate education at Dalhousie University studying Biology and graduated from the University of Toronto, Faculty of Dentistry with a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. She then completed a one year general practice residency at Danbury Hospital affiliated with Yale University in Connecticut. In pursuit of her interest within the field of Pedodontics, she continued her education at the University of Buffalo and Women’s and Children’s Hospital, where she completed her residency training in Pediatric Dentistry.

Hossay Masood, RDH (Registered Dental Hygienist, Office Manager)


Hossay joined our team as a Registered Dental Hygienist in October 2012. She graduated in 2009, with honours, from the Dental Hygiene program at the Ontario Dental Education Institute in Ancaster, Ontario. She is a member of the College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario (CDHO), along with the Ontario Dental Hygienists Association (ODHA).

Fatama Habib, RDH (Registered Dental Hygienist) 


Fatama graduated as a Dental Assistant from Niagara College in Welland, Ontario. She started working at MM Family and Sleep Dentistry as a Co-Op Student, but her role evolved into a permanent position as a Dental Assistant in 2011.

Fatama completed her studies in Dental Hygiene at Georgian College and is now a Registered Dental Hygienist.

Kate Marsden, RDH (Registered Dental Hygienist) 


Kamaljit Ghotra, DA (Dental Assistant, Receptionist)


Kamal graduated as a Dental Assistant from Everest College in Hamilton, Ontario. She worked as a dental assistant for several years before joining our team in 2011. 

Kamal possesses great organizational skills which makes her an excellent fit as our office receptionist. Her favorite aspect of dentistry is the opportunity to meet new people. 

Joanne Barnett (Receptionist)


Rebecca Creechan, DA (Dental Assistant Level II)


Rebecca graduated as a Dental Assistant from Everest College in October 2010. She was the first Dental Assistant to join MM Family and Sleep Dentistry in January 2011.  

Rebecca provides valuable assistance to our dentists every day. She is also our in-office Health and Safety Representative.

Tahnee Brown, DA (Dental Assistant)


Hatixhe Smajli, DA (Dental Assistant Level II) 


Hatixhe ("TJ") graduated from the Everest College Dental Assisting program.