Our Doctors & Team
REQUEST AN APPOINTMENTOur family dentist can restore the function and health of your teeth with dental fillings, root canal treatments, and other general dentistry procedures. Our dental cosmetic services can help you to obtain a more beautiful smile. Choose from cosmetic procedures such as veneers, teeth whitening, Invisalign® and many more. At Palermo Village Dental, our dentist takes pride in providing their patients with a high level of care ensuring that they feel relaxed and comfortable while undergoing care.
Dr. Christopher Blair
Dr. Christopher Blair graduated from York University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry. He then went on to complete his Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree at the University of Toronto. He was the recipient of the Dean’s Gold Medal and the Academy of General Dentistry Award upon graduation. Before entering private practice, Christopher completed a one year general practice residency at the Toronto General and Toronto Western Hospitals.
Christopher is an avid cyclist and has often combined his passion for cycling with many charitable endeavours. Most notably, Christopher is passionate about his efforts to raise funds to support kids living with cancer and who are cancer survivors. Through his participation in Tour for Kids Christopher has raised thousands of dollars to support Camp Trillium, Camp Quality and Camp Oochegeas, three camps in the Toronto area that support kids living with cancer.
Christopher is also an avid golfer and can often be found frustrating himself on the links around the GTA. Just ask him about his pilgrimage to St. Andrew’s in Scotland and you’ll see how passionate he is about golf.
Christopher is married and a father to two beautiful daughters who are the apple of his eye. His greatest passion is spending time with his family.
Dr. Roland Leung
Dr. Roland Leung is an on-site Periodontist managing all periodontal conditions (gum disease) and providing surgical implant placement as well as surgical regeneration/augmentation of bone.
Dr. Roland Leung earned his Honours Bachelor of Science with distinction in Immunology followed by a Master of Science degree at the University of Toronto. He completed his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree with distinction at the University of Western Ontario. Dr. Leung returned to the University of Toronto to complete his specialty training in Periodontics combined with a PhD in bone biology, during which he published in top-rated scientific journals. Dr. Leung is a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada and a member of the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario.
Dr. Stephen Ing
Dr. Stephen Ing is a fully qualified dental anaesthetist, a specialist trained to offer our anxious patients varying levels of sedation to allow full treatment in our office. Dr. Ing will suggest the appropriate level of sedation for our patients, ranging from IV sedation to full general anaesthesia. This would allow Dr. Blair to complete all dentistry in our office in a comfortable manner, including complex restorative work, oral surgery and wisdom teeth extraction, as well as, implant surgery and endodontics (root canal therapy). Dr. Ing is a graduate of the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Dentistry, 1999, and a graduate of the Anaesthesia Specialty program at U of T, and has been practicing anaesthesia since 2011.
We strive to build committed, long lasting relationships with our patients, through a balance of professional care and friendly service. To ensure our practice is providing the most up-to-date treatments for our patients, our dental professionals are committed to continued education and certification in their fields of practice.
Our office manager, Oriana, is usually the first friendly contact you will have with our office. Oriana has over 30 years of experience in dentistry as a dental assistant, receptionist, treatment coordinator and office manager. Oriana is charming, organized and energetic. She is passionate about food, cooking and red wine! She loves travelling and spending time with her family and friends at the family cottage. There is no job too big for Oriana to tackle. She loves home renovation projects and interior decorating and she brings that same energy and get it done attitude to her work and patient care in our office. She is the heartbeat of the practice.
Carol is one of our energetic and enthusiastic hygienist. Carol is a graduate of the Canadian Academy of Dental Hygiene in 2014. Carol is a skilled and knowledgeable hygienist who focuses on thorough care for our patients while being extremely gentle. Patient comfort is her priority! Carol enjoys spending time with her family and friends and travelling home to her native Colombia. Don’t let her petite size deceive you, she really loves good food and is a self-declared meat lover. Hers is the passionate voice in our office.
Pam is a graduate of the Canadian Academy of Dental Hygiene in 2010. To say that Pam is passionate about patient care and dentistry is an understatement. She enjoys learning, attending continuing education seminars and using any newfound knowledge and skills to better serve our patients and help them to optimize their dental health. In her downtime, Pam enjoys spending time with her husband Joe, her dog Winston and travelling. There isn’t a plane trip or road trip she won’t attempt. Pam is the enthusiastic and inquisitive nature in our practice.
Marcia is one of our excellent dental assistants. Marcia has over 16 years of experience as a dental assistant. She is passionate about dentistry, and optimal patient care and results are of utmost importance to her. Marcia is a great team player, eager to help her teammates and our patients in whatever task is necessary. She enjoys singing and can often be heard humming or quietly singing as she goes about her daily tasks. Marcia devotes much of spare time to her three children. She is the nurturing nature of our practice.
Georgie is a recent Level II dental assistant graduate of George Brown’s Dental Assistant program. Georgie’s youthful energy is a welcome addition to our team. She is a keen and quick learner and is making a valuable contribution to our digital hi-tech office. We all marvel at Georgie’s technical prowess. Georgie lends her passion, skills and artistry for makeup to our office in the artistry sometimes needed in customizing some of our cosmetic dentistry. Georgie enjoys travelling, and in her own words, she “wants to travel everywhere”. Georgie is fond of cats and enjoys spending time with her buddy, Screech. She is the energy in our practice.
Heather is one of our experienced full-time Registered Dental Hygienist. A valuable member of our team since 2006, Heather is charming, sociable and easygoing. Her gentle touch has made her a fan-favourite amongst our patients. Heather started her career in dental hygiene in our practice and has become a part of our family over the years. She is recently engaged to Mike, her long time boyfriend, loves to hike, especially in the woods around her family cottage in Muskoka with her dogs Griffey and Gemma. Don’t get her talking about them if you want to leave on time! Heather’s warm nature is sure to win you over!