Dr. Sam Gupta
Dr. Sam Gupta, known as “Dr. Sam” to patients and staff, graduated with honors from the University of Toronto. He immediately began to earn awards and certificates with a special interest in cosmetic dentistry and complex restorations. One of those recognitions was a gold medal for excellence in oral medicine and diagnosis, leading Dr. Sam to share his knowledge with dental students at University of Toronto’s Faculty of Dentistry. He also participates in monthly continuing education courses to ensure that patients receive the benefits of updated skills and knowledge.
He knew, even as a child, that he wanted to become involved in the field of medicine. Dr. Sam gravitated to dentistry as a profession that combines the best of science and artistry. He says, “The hands-on component of dentistry appeals to me, as well as the opportunity to build rapport with patients.” His passion for dentistry might be compared to the enthusiasm others have for travel or car collections. “I find it very exciting that the field of dentistry always offers something new to learn,” Dr. Sam says. When asked what he enjoys most about the profession, he simply answers, “Everything!”
That is the primary reason he chose not to specialize in any one area. Dr. Sam embraces each day’s unique dental challenges with a natural knack for solving problems, enjoying the variety. “I make sure patients understand their options to make informed treatment decisions, so that we can work together toward dental and health goals.”
Although the practice continues to grow, Dr. Sam and his team maintain exceptional customer service. He personally makes it a priority to treat patients with respect and understanding, as if they were members of his own family. Patients often comment on his gentle, caring demeanor, and his attentiveness. With this sincere approach, he develops lasting relationships.
When Dr. Sam isn’t wearing his white coat, he likes to spend leisure time playing golf or squash, and his life outside of the office revolves around his two young sons. Dr. Sam likes to support local charities and sports teams, and volunteers his time at area churches to educate people and answer any questions they have regarding oral health and care.
Dr. Liliana Otrocol
“Dr. Lili” was attracted to the medical field with a natural joy in helping others. Shortly after beginning her studies, she found her niche in dentistry. Dr. Lili joined the Mount Royal Dental team in 2005, upon graduation from University of Toronto. The match has been a good one. She shares the passion felt throughout the practice. She says, “Dr. Sam and the team truly work together to provide patients with the best possible service and experience.”
Now with more than a decade of experience in this career, Dr. Lili finds great professional fulfillment in guiding a nervous patient through treatment. She makes it a top priority to extend a personal approach to every procedure, from a simple filling to a complicated extraction. “Customer service and patient care is extremely important to me. I am committed to making sure patients are comfortable, and that each one leaves with a smile. That’s how I earn their trust, over time.”
Dr. Lili maintains active membership in the Burlington Dental Association and the Ontario Dental Association. She attends many continuing education courses to stay current on the latest dental technologies and techniques.
In her personal time, Dr. Lili travels all over the world with friends and family.
Dr. Swati Khanna
As an experienced professional and graduate from the University of Toronto, Dr. Khanna practices all areas of family dentistry from root canal therapy, to dentures and extractions as well as Children's dentistry. With her gentle touch, soft spoken tone and her motherly nature, she helps even the most anxious child feel comfortable and relaxed. "When children sit in my chair, I help them feel as if they are in total control of the situation and can stop me whenever they want. I find that this melts away all the fear and puts them to ease right away! I would want someone to take the extra time and extra care in treating my son, and this is the attitude with which I treat children." Dr. Khanna is committed to providing quality care and oral health education to the children of Burlington with her participation in the 'Brush-a-mania' programs throughout elementary schools.
Dr. Khanna's involvement in community and outreach programs is easily admired. Providing dental care to those who are underprivileged in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic was not only professionally rewarding but was a great achievement of hers. "The expressions of joy I was able to bring to these families will live with me forever," she said.
When Dr. Khanna is not in the office, she is busy at home raising her & Dr. Sam's two young boys. She also enjoys nature, reading in her down time and yoga.
Dr. Shaun Filonowicz
In 2013, “Dr. Shaun” received a DDS (Doctoral of Dental Surgery) degree from the University of Western Ontario. In addition, he holds a degree in engineering from Queen's University, and another in biochemistry from the University of Guelph. He was on the Dean's Honor list throughout his academic career. Dr. Shaun has been recognized with multiple awards, and his research has been published.
Clinical experience was gained through dental practice in Peterborough and Waterloo. There, Dr. Shaun developed a deep commitment to delivering patient centered care and the highest quality treatment. He continues to help each patient achieve improved oral health with compassionate and individualized attention.
Dr. Shaun is an active member of the Ontario Dental Association, the Canadian Dental Association, and the Academy of General Dentistry. He enjoys continuing education to upgrade his skills and stay current with the latest dental technologies.
In his spare time, Dr. Shaun travels, plays guitar, and enjoys reading and snowboarding.
Oral Surgeon: Dr. Robert Barron
Dr. Barron’s career began with a Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry (DMD) degree from Tufts University in Boston. Then came an internship in New York, before returning to Toronto to begin private general practice. Dr. Barron traveled to Hadassah Medical Centre in Jerusalem, Israel where he interned as part of his advanced training in oral and maxillofacial surgery. The final years of that training were completed at University of Toronto.
He has maintained an oral and maxillofacial surgery practice in Vaughan since 2004, and joined Mount Royal Dental in 2014. He received a warm welcome from patients and from the team, winning them over with a caring personality.
Dr. Barron has a special interest in oral surgery including general anesthesia, planned and immediate placement of dental implants, bone grafting, sinus lift, complex extractions, trauma, and pathology. He is Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada, and a member of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and the Ontario Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. Dr. Barron is both a Fellow and Diplomate of the National Dental Board of Anesthesia and is actively involved in the American Society of Dental Anesthesia. He has authored a number of papers and presented on oral and maxillofacial surgery in Canada, Israel, and the United States.
Dr. Barron is an avid skier in winter weather, and “grill king” in the summertime. He and his wife have three active sons.
Periodontist(gum specialist): Dr. Amy Yeung
Dr. Yeung is Mount Royal Dental’s in-house periodontist, specializing in gum health. She works closely with patients to help them achieve healthy gum tissue and bone levels, as a strong foundation for all types of dental treatments.
Dr. Yeung earned a Master’s degree in periodontal studies from the University of Toronto. She has been involved in a great deal of research in metabolic disease. In recent years, she has been recognized for her research projects and academics, acknowledging the thoroughness and quality of her work.
Patients are quick to realize that Dr. Yeung brings sincerity and passion to her practice of periodontics. She says, “My patients usually have advanced gum disease or missing teeth, or they have reached the stage where they need oral surgery. I make sure they understand treatment recommendations and are comfortable with the plan. That creates a motivation to work together, to achieve improved oral health for the patient.”
The transition to becoming part of the Mount Royal Dental team in 2009 was seamless. She quickly earned the trust of patients and peers with a caring personality, and vast knowledge and expertise. Dr. Yeung is pleased to be at a practice with a warm atmosphere, and a welcoming staff that makes everyone feel at home. Current technologies are at hand, and the specialists, general dentists, and staff work together to ensure that patients get comprehensive care.
While she devotes many hours to periodontal practice and research, Dr. Yeung and her husband spend most of their spare time watching their two daughters grow! They also enjoy cooking and travel.
Endodontist (RCT specialist): Dr. Kevin Baweja
Dr. Baweja was born in London and raised in Richmond Hill. He received a Bachelor degree in health sciences from McMaster University, and went on to completed his DDS (Doctorate of Dental Surgery) at the University of Toronto.
He was chosen to participate in a one-year residency program following dental school. Dr. Baweja embraced this opportunity to further his knowledge and skills in general dentistry at the London Health Sciences Centre and University of Western Ontario. Upon completion of the residency program, he performed general dentistry in Hamilton and at various practices in the greater Toronto area for three years.
A passion for endodontics motivated Dr. Baweja to pursue advanced training in the endodontic program at Temple University, Kornberg School of Dentistry, ultimately earning his specialty certificate in endodontics. He is currently an associate at several dental practices in the greater Toronto area, and also serves part-time, as a clinical instructor at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Dentistry’s Endodontic Department. Dr. Baweja encourages open dialogue with patients, and makes a genuine effort to make each one feel comfortable with treatment.
When he is not at the office, Dr. Baweja pursues interests in fitness and sports, playing basketball, baseball, and tennis. He is big Blue Jays and Raptors fan. Dr. Baweja has a sister and brother, who are also in medical professions. He enjoys spending time with family and friends.
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