Meet Our Team
OUR DENTAL HYGiENISTS
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DR. NATALIE ARCHER, DDS, BSc
Dr. Natalie Archer is an accomplished and experienced Toronto Dentist, and the owner of Archer Dental. She received her Bachelor of Science and her Doctor of Dental Surgery at Dalhousie University and began her dental career in 2001.
Dr. Archer currently has two Toronto locations: Archer Dental Rosedale and Archer Dental Runnymede, both of which are staffed by medical professionals who are just as passionate as she is about providing excellent care and ensuring all of their patients’ needs are met.
In addition to looking after her own patients, Dr. Archer thrives on giving back to the community and looking out for new ways to help others in need. One of her primary goals is to increase awareness for dental elder abuse both in Ontario and around the world. She does this through the D.E.A.R. Project (Dental Elder Abuse Response), which has received interest from countries across the globe from Brazil and Cuba to the United States.
Dr. Archer is also incredibly proud to have been the youngest dentist elected to serve on the Board of the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario in 2006. She is only the third woman to ever serve on the board in over 135 years and is also honoured to have been Vice President at the Royal College from 2011 to 2012.
Dr. Archer is a strong advocate for education and the pursuit of excellence. She was the Valedictorian in her graduating class at Dalhousie University and is honoured to consider herself a mentor to young women. During her keynote speech for the Ontario Dental Association, she focused on successfully managing a work/life balance in her talk entitled “The Female Perspective”. In July 2012 she was honoured to be a moderator, speaker and judge in the national Miss Teen Canada World event held in Toronto.
Dr. Archer is also the proud mother of two children with her incredible husband Anthony de Fazekas.
DR. KARISHMA KAZIM
Dr. Karishma Kazim received her Bachelor of Science Degree with Honours at The University of Toronto in 2002 and subsequently completed her Doctor of Dental Surgery with Honours in 2007 (also at U of T). She then completed a General Practice Residency at the University of Massachusetts in 2008 and has since been working in private practice.
She thoroughly enjoys all areas of dentistry and wants to ensure that all of her patients receive the best possible treatment, customized for their individual needs. In fact, one of the things Dr. Kazim prides herself on most is keeping her patients comfortable during their time in her chair.
Building relationships with her patients and team members are integral to her success and Dr. Kazim prides herself on being a leader who strives to make everyone around her better. When she’s out of the office, she cherishes the precious moments she has with her daughter, Raya, and enjoys spending time with her family, travelling, and leading a healthy lifestyle.
DR. GRANT YIU
Dr. Grant Yiu is originally from Alberta, Canada, growing up beside the Canadian Rocky Mountains. He completed his Bachelor of Science degree with a specialization in psychology at the University of Alberta. He then went on to complete his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at the University of Toronto. Immediately upon graduation, he joined a small, boutique dental practice in the heart of Toronto with a focus on providing comprehensive care. At the same time, he was also invited back to his alma mater as a clinical instructor. He eventually moved into an ownership position, ultimately owning and running four different practices across two different provinces. In addition to maintaining a very busy practice, he still found the time to complete some of the more rigorous continuing dental education programs available, including the Computerized Dentistry training program at the University of Michigan, and the Implantology Mini-residency at the University of Toronto. He is a graduate of the world-renowned Kois Centre in Seattle and is an active mentor for the CerecDoctors program with the Spear Centre. His commitment to providing his patients with excellent care drives his commitment to continual improvement of his dental knowledge and skills. He is a registered member of the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario, the Canadian Dental Association, the Ontario Dental Association and the Academy of General Dentistry.
In his personal life, he is happily married to his wife, Neda and tirelessly dotes on his daughter Mischa. He is an avid skier and an experienced photographer who loves cooking with his barbecue. He is almost always available to discuss most things, from dental treatment to his recipes for wild boar, cedar plank salmon or his 20 lb. beer can turkey.
DR. PETER STARK,
Dr. Peter Stark has many years of experience as a Toronto dentist. After receiving his BSc degree he attended the University of Montreal and graduated with an honours Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. He then completed a one-year rotating residency postgraduate programme at the Toronto Western Hospital, which taught him a broader knowledge of the relationship between the mouth and the rest of the body. Throughout his years spent in private practice he has attended many continuing education courses allowing him to implement the most innovative treatment modalities such as soft tissue laser treatment to his patients.
Dr. Stark treats all his patients with empathy and care. He always addresses his patients concerns before any procedure and strives to perform excellent, painless, aesthetically pleasing treatments so his patients can feel proud of their smile. He is trained in nitrous oxide sedation laughing gas, so patients can experience ultimate relaxation during dental treatment. He loves educating patients on home care so they can maintain healthy teeth for a lifetime. Dr. Stark is an active member of the Ontario Dental Association, the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario, and the Toronto Central Dental Society.
TINA ZHANG, RDH
Tina received her dental hygiene diploma at Regency Dental Hygiene Academy, and earned a Bachelors of Science (Honours) Degree from University of Toronto in 2011. Tina is full of smiles and radiates positive energy and enthusiasm to Archer Dental wherein she goes above and beyond to provide patients with the most comfortable hygiene appointment possible, and loves educating and teaching patients proper home care. She is very in tune with nervous patients, patients who need extra TLC and works with them every step of the way for their hygiene program and goals.
Tina brings additional skills and training to Archer Dental having worked and continuing to work in a Paediatric Specialty office setting and a Periodontics Specialty office in Toronto. We are pleased to offer patients care with restorative needs from her training in the Restorative Hygiene program. Tina also speaks Mandarin and welcomes the opportunity to speak Chinese with her patients and their loved ones.
Outside of work Tina enjoys painting, cooking, and being a foodie exploring all the wonderful culinary experiences Toronto offers!
Tina is happy to provide service in Mandarin.
LALA, BDS, RDH
Lalarukh has worked in the field of dentistry since 1994. She received her Bachelor of Dental Science in 1994 with Honours in Periodontology and Orthodontics. In 2013 she graduated from Regency Dental Hygiene Academy with a diploma in Dental Hygiene and is also a recipient of the Dean's Medal from George Brown College. She is also certified in Soft Tissue Management and Soft Tissue Laser.
Lala is passionate about advancing her expertise in dentistry to bring excellence and care to her patients. She even runs a Dental Study Club. Because of her outstanding commitment to excellence, she was chosen as our Rosedale location’s Infection Control Officer. She is honoured to be on one of Toronto’s best dental teams.
Outside of dentistry, Lala loves to socialize and spend time with her son.
Lala is happy to provide service in Hindi and Urdu.
Gina has been working in the dental field for five years now and is a Dental Assistant Level II. She’s passionate about dentistry and loves helping people get beautiful smiles through excellent patient care and great oral hygiene.
When she’s away from the office, Gina loves swimming, exercising, travelling and spending time with her daughter and family.
Gina is happy to provide service in Farsi.
Sue brings over two decades of dental assisting and administration to Archer Dental. She is often the first voice or contact you hear on the phone. Her soft spoken voice and gentle understanding manner and kindness have patients thanking her for the first step to inside our doors. Sue's cheerful manner and easy going style is a favorite with new patients and nervous patients. She is renowned for holding hands both in office and over the phone. Thank you Sue!
Anna Mirza is a graduate of Dental Hygiene, Dental Assisting Level II, and Dental Assisting. She worked for four years as a dental hygienist before taking on her current role in administration.
Anna is a friendly, energetic and social person who loves working closely with clients to help them achieve their goals. She loves helping patients and coworkers alike to be successful in the field she is most passionate about. Her experience working closely with her 4-year-old brother, who has autism, has given her knowledge and experience working with children with special needs. She has learned techniques from both speech therapists and behavioural therapists while helping her brother.
In her spare time, Anna loves being with family and friends. She also loves going to the gym routinely as part of her commitment to living a healthy and fit lifestyle. Her major plan for the future is to travel the world.
Anna is happy to provide service in Hindi, Urdu and Punjabi.
Joe is our lead Dental Assistant at our Runnymede location. He brings years of dental assisting expertise and his nursing experience that patients have come to know and trust and he goes above and beyond in delivering excellence in patient care. He keeps us organized and on time and is pivotal to our operations and inventory. Everyone loves Joe!
Joe is happy to provide service in Tagalog.
DR. SHANNON HOBBS
Dr. Shannon Hobbs received her doctorate in dentistry at the Université Laval in Quebec City. Having been born and raised in Montreal, she mastered the French language while completing her dental degree, and went on to win multiple scholarships including the Lojiq Scholarship for International Projects.
During her studies, Dr. Hobbs had the opportunity to complete a residency in Paris, France at the Hôpital Louis-Mourier in association with the Université Paris-Descartes where she honed her skills in the emergency treatment of medically-compromised patients. Upon receiving her doctorate, she returned to Montreal to provide a full range of dental services in several large practices. Dr. Hobbs has received additional training in aesthetic restorations, endodontics, temporal-mandibular disorders and orofacial pain. She is currently certified in Botox, Juvederm, Invisalign, medical emergencies and nitrous oxide sedation.
Dr. Hobbs is a member of the Ontario Dental Association, the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario, The Association des Chirurgiens Dentistes du Quebec, and the Société Dentaire de Montreal. Dr. Hobbs executes quality dental procedures with efficiency and a gentle touch. Featured on CTV's The Social, Dr. Hobbs prides herself on her ability to educate the population. Her chairside manner and her empathy is what keeps her patients happy and healthy.
Dr. Hobbs is happy to provide service in French.
DR. SUCHETA HAOBAM, DDS, BDS
Dr. Sucheta Haobam received her Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from the University of Toronto in 2014. She completed her Bachelor of Dental Surgery Degree at the TN Dr. MGR Medical University in Chennai, India. Throughout her studies, she took part in a clinical practice at Mount Sinai Hospital and completed a year of residency in India. She’s also trained in Nitrous Oxide sedation (which anxious patients are particularly grateful for) and she continues to take courses in Sleep Apnea, Esthetic Dentistry and the Multidisciplinary Approach to Implant Prosthetics.
Dr. Sucheta is a member of the Canadian Dental Association, Ontario Dental Association and the Toronto Central Dental Society. She believes in giving back to the community and has spearheaded and participated in numerous public awareness programs and dental health campaigns. She is particularly focused on preventative measures for patients. She is a compassionate healthcare professional who truly believes in working with her patients’ best interests in mind.
She is fluent in English and Hindi, and when she’s not working, she can often be found travelling or attending concerts with her husband, Abhinav.
Dr. Sucheta is happy to provide service in Hindi.
DR. SUSANNE NIWONG
Dr. Susanne Niwong received her dental degree from Karolinska Institute in Stockholm Sweden after which she continued her professional development through a clinical fellowship at the London Hospital in London, England. She then served as a research assistant special project at Baylor College in Dallas Texas. Dr. Niwong completed a specialty degree in orthodontics with honours at the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto. She then served as a clinical fellow in the orthodontic department at Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, where many patients have cleft lip and palate problems or craniofacial syndromes requiring special attention through early treatment and/or combined orthodontic and surgical corrections. Dr. Niwong has been in private practice in Toronto since 1994, treating both adults and children.
Dr. Niwong is a certified Preferred Invisalign provider.
Dr. Niwong has a strong commitment to professional development. She is a member of the European Association of Orthodontists, the Canadian Association of Orthodontists, The Ontario Association of Orthodontists, and the Toronto Orthodontic Club. Dr. Niwong is married to professional photographer and artist Mats G.H. Nordstrom and enjoys the outdoors, skiing, sailing, music, the arts and gardening.
DR. ASHLEY KATCHKY, DDS
Dr Ashley Katchky received her doctorate of dental surgery with honours from the University of Toronto in 2015. She then completed a residency program at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston. In this program Dr Katchky acquired advanced training in management of dental emergencies, care of medically complex patients, and comprehensive treatment for the special needs population. Through her empathy and desire to provide the best possible care, Dr Katchky was able to excel in all of these areas.
Dr Katchky is a member of the Ontario Dental Association, the Canadian Dental Association, and the American Dental Association. She is also actively involved and on the executive of the Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity. As well, Dr Katchky is a clinical instructor at the University of Toronto Faculty of Dentistry. Dr Katchky is passionate about providing the highest quality dental care to her patients at Archer Dental.
DR. DON TABACOFF, DDS
Don is the senior member of our staff and available for consultations and dental treatment.
Having over 40 years of clinical experience, widely recognized for teaching dentists and hygienists in our city for decades, his most valuable asset is being able to quickly recognize the best, 'common sense' treatment alternatives available for patients. He has been a trusted member of my staff for about ten years.
During his time here, he has also concurrently worked with our disciplinary college, the RCDSO, as a mentor and monitor for other dentists needing supervision.
Dr. Tabacoff lives in our immediate area, and is active in tennis, curling and charitable work with C.A.R.D., which provides therapeutic equestrian activities for disabled children and adults (community association for riding for disabled), also spending years there as a Board Director.
Dr. Tabacoff is available for appointments at our Runnymede office.
Krista has over 11 years of experience in the dental office environment. She has a genuine passion for providing patients with the optimal level of oral health care and she always ensures Archer Dental’s patients leave with a smile.
Outside the office, Krista is involved in a number of community service initiatives and enjoys cooking, watching the Toronto Blue Jays and hitting the gym in her spare time.
Mary has brought excellence, education and leadership to the profession of dentistry and dental hygiene since graduating in 2009 from the Dental Hygiene program at Niagara College. She joined Archer Dental through the D.E.A.R (Dental Elder Abuse Response) project when she sought out to be an educator to caregivers, family members and the public. Mary works hard to ensure a top-notch patient experience at Archer Dental, and is now the chosen Infection Control Officer for our Runnymede location.
Mary displays an exceptional amount of patience, kindness and compassion in her delivery of care. She helps our patients and their families by giving them one-on-one attention. Her organizational skills and spirit shine throughout the office and her warm smile and gentle hand keep her patients coming back and referring their loved ones. Mary’s favourite thing about being a dental hygienist is teaching patients how to develop best practices for at-home care.
Mary continues to lead her peers in both the College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario and the Canadian Dental Hygienist Association with her advocacy for older adults, making sure they receive quality oral care and personal follow up to ensure education and early prevention. She also volunteers her professional services to hospitals and long-term care facilities treating palliative, geriatric and special needs patients.
Outside work, Mary enjoys spending time with loved ones, traveling, attending concerts and staying active and healthy through yoga, volleyball and hiking.
Jennifer has worked in the dental field for 5 years as a Registered Dental Hygienist. She holds a Degree in Health Science from The University of Western Ontario and studied Dental Hygiene at Regency Dental Hygiene Academy. She is also a member in good standing of both the Canadian Dental Hygiene Association and the College of Registered Dental Hygienist of Ontario. She also brings her nursing expertise to the Archer Dental office.
Jennifer continues to further her knowledge every year by participating in continuing education courses and seminars. She also stays at the front of advancements in dental hygiene to provide the best quality dental care available to all her patients.
Her attention to detail and dedication to maintaining high standards in the dental profession are truly appreciated by her patients and dental team. As a professional, Jennifer’s calling is to serve people and develop lasting relationships by promoting health and wellness through dental hygiene care.
Jennifer enjoys spending time at her cottage on Stony Lake in the Kawartha’s. She also likes travelling and enjoying everything that the amazing city of Toronto has to offer.
Book an appointment now with Jennifer at Archer Dental Rosedale.
ADRIANA, CLINICAL COORDINATOR
Adriana has 8 years of experience working as an Executive Assistant in various industries from investment banking to architecture and is now using that experience in the dental field. Canadian-born but raised in Ireland, Adriana started her career studying Graphic Design in Dublin before moving back to Canada in 2001. She’s excited that her varied career path has led her to the Archer Dental team. Adriana loves working with people and assisting however possible.
Outside of work, Adriana enjoys travelling and cooking. She’s had the opportunity to visit five of the seven continents and hopes that more adventures are on the horizon. In her spare time she also writes a cooking blog, “Adriana’s Cucina Conquest”. When she’s not exploring in the kitchen or abroad, she enjoys reading, watching movies, listening to music and volunteering. Adriana lives in Leslieville with her husband Phil and beloved dog Guinness.
Adriana is happy to provide service in French.