Dr. Jasdev Bhalla, B.D.S., M.Sc., FADSA (Dental Anesthesiologist)
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. Priya Naagar, B.D.S (General Dentist)
Dr. Priya received her dental degree from Kurukshetra University, India in 2013. She obtained credentials to practice dentistry in Canada through a tough competitive process held by National Dental examining Board of Canada and got registered with Royal College of Dental Surgeons, Ontario. Her lifetime passion for dentistry is to keep improving her dental skills through continuing dental education courses. She has a passion for Restorative and Cosmetic dentistry. Being part of a young family, she loves to spend time with her daughter and partner.
Dr. Lawrence Yanover (Certified Specialist - Dentistry for Children)
After completing his dental degree and two years of additional training at the University of Toronto, Dr.Yanover became a pediatric dentist in 1982. He was granted a PhD in 1984, and worked full time at the University of Western Ontario until beginning his practice in St Catharines in 1986. Dr.Yanover has written and lectured extensively on pediatric dentistry and looks forward to caring for your child's dental health.
Dharminder Cheema (D.D.S General Dentist)
Dr. Cheema completed his Bachelor of Science degree at U of T in 2013 with a Major in Biology. He then went to Western University where he completed his degree of Doctor of Dental Surgery. He believes in giving back to the community and he has been involved in experiences such as going on an outreach Mission trip to Guatemala where he gained experience in Oral Surgery. Dr. Cheema is passionate about general dentistry and always aims to provide excellent services to patients. He has taken advanced training in nitrous sedation and medical emergencies. He enjoys maintaining a healthy lifestyle and regularly goes to the gym and yoga classes. His interests include camping, reading books, and listening to music.
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.
Dr. Yazan Hamamy (DDS)
Dr. Hamamy graduated with an Honours Bachelor of Science in Biology and Psychology from McMaster University before he moved to Boston, Massachusetts and attended dental school. Following his 2009 graduation, he proceeded to join the AEGD residency program in Arizona, where he expanded his clinical knowledge and enhanced his ability to treat complex cases. A Burlington native himself, Dr. Hamamy moved back in 2010 to support and promote healthy oral hygiene in his community, where he has been both nominated and awarded with the Reader’s Choice Award. He considers dentistry a privilege and takes pride in keeping up to date with the latest advancements in the industry. Dr. Hamamy’s passion to reach out and give back extends past his immediate community. He spent 2008 in Fort Myers, Florida treating underprivileged children and families in need of dental care. When not attending to patients, Dr. Hamamy serves as a clinical instructor and advisory board member at the Canadian Academy of Dental Hygiene. In his spare time, he enjoys an active life-style playing hockey and practicing the ancient martial art of Shaolin Kung-Fu. His dedication to health, the field of dentistry and passion to change the lives of others is reflected in all aspects of the practice.
Angella Mcdonald-Johnson,RRT/AA (Respiratory Therapist)
Angella plays a vital role in our office as the office nurse caring for all our patients that come through our doors. She will greet families with a warm smile and has extensive knowledge to put patients and their families at ease. Angella enjoys helping in the community as well as spending quality time with her family and friends. One of her favourite things to do whilst not in the office is to go out for a hike/run in the trails.
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)
Kate was an Ontario Certified Teacher before going into the study of Dental Hygiene at George Brown College in September 2010. She graduated from the program, with honours, in June 2012 and began working at MM Family and Sleep Dentistry in August 2013. Kate is Registered as a Dental Hygienist with the College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario, and a member of the Canadian Dental Hygiene Association. Kate enjoys attending professional workshops to keep up to date on new materials and techniques in the dental world. When not caring for patients, Kate enjoys spending time with her family – husband David, son Davis and cat Cyris.
Janice Peskett (Registered Dental Hygienist)
Janice is a graduate of the Dental Hygiene Program at Niagara College and has several years of experience as a Registered Dental Hygienist. Janice creates a comfortable atmosphere for her patients and wants every patient to be happy with their time at the office. Janice teaches Yoga and Meditation when not at the office but still brings that calming vibe to her chairside manner.
Kamaljit Ghotra, DA (Dental Assistant, Receptionist, Account Manager)
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 and account manage. Her favorite aspect of dentistry is the opportunity to meet new people. If ever you have questions regarding your account, Kamal will be more than happy to help you!
Nicoleta Damian (Receptionist)
Roxanne Gosselin (Receptionist)
Roxanne worked in Winnipeg as a personal support worker for many years before she graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. Roxanne joined our team in 2018, you will see her warm and friendly personality at our Stoney Creek and Burlington location. When not at the reception desk you will find Roxanne playing with her dog Duke or curled up with a good book.
Joanne Barnett (Receptionist)
Ruth Harry, DA (Dental Assistant Level II /Receptionist)
Ruth graduated from The National Academy of Health and Business, where she completed the Level 2 Dental Assisting program. She has been working with MM Family and Sleep Dentistry since 2018. You will find Ruth either at the front desk or assisting the dentists during your dental appointment. Her passion is to educate and share her knowledge with all our patients to make sure you leave the office feeling excited for your next visit. Being a mom of 2 young children, Ruth enjoys her time outside of the office taking her children to fun activities in the community with her partner.
Rebecca Creechan, DA (Dental Assistant Level II)
Rebecca provides valuable assistance to our dentists every day. She is also our in-office Health and Safety Representative.
Roula Albotros, DA (Dental Assistant Level II)
Hatixhe Smajli, DA (Dental Assistant Level II)
Hatixhe "TJ" has been working with MM Family and Sleep Dentistry since 2012 when she graduated from the assisting program at Everest College. You will find TJ either at the front desk, welcoming you into the office or assisting the dentists during your dental appointment. TJ's favourite part of working at MM Family and Sleep Dentisry is being able to help kids get through their dental appointments with a smile! On her spare time, TJ enjoys spending time with her husband and little Princess, Ana, and is expecting a new addition soon!