Our Team

Dr. Jasdev Bhalla, B.D.S., 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 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. 

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.) He has a strong commitment to life-long study and continuing education. The goal of Dr. Bhalla's continual learning is to promote patient safety and impeccable practice standards at MM Family and Sleep Dentistry.

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)

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.

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.

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. 

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!

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.

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!  


Camille Castello, DA (Dental Assistant)