MEET OUR ORTHODONTISTS
D.D.S., Ph.D., F.R.C.D.(C)
Dr. Emel Arat is your certified orthodontist serving the Greater Toronto Area and proudly helping her patients achieve stunning smiles in her office, Leaside Orthodontic Centre.
Dr. Emel Arat is enthusiastic about the art and science behind orthodontic treatment. It gives her the ultimate gratification to customize orthodontic treatment according to her patients’ needs and provide the proper therapy with the most advanced techniques. She is a strong believer in taking the time to inform her patients about the cause of their orthodontic needs and the underlying principles of their treatment. Her passion for excellent treatment outcomes is the key for providing long-lasting, healthy and beautiful smiles.
Her comprehensive education in dentistry and orthodontics both in Canada and overseas allows her the privilege of exposure to a global perspective on different treatment options.
Doctor of Dental Surgery, Hacettepe University
Ph.D. in Orthodontics, Ankara University
Doctor of Dental Surgery (with Honours), University of Toronto
Canadian Orthodontic Training, University of Toronto
Fellow, Royal College of Dentist of Canada, FRCD(C)
Dr. Arat’s extensive education steered her into academics. She has lectured and presented in scientific meetings both nationally and internationally. Her current academic appointments and contributions to orthodontics include:
Assistant Professor at Faculty of Dentistry, Discipline of Orthodontics, University of Toronto
Associate Member at School of Graduate Studies, University of Toronto
Course Director of Fourth Year Orthodontics Course at University of Toronto
Reviewer, American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics (AJODO)
Reviewer, Angle Orthodontist
You can view Dr. Arat’s research interests and peer-reviewed publications on PubMed
For her contributions to the art and science of dentistry, Dr. Arat has been awarded fellowships to the following prestigious organizations:
Following her service to her colleagues and the orthodontics profession as the President of the Ontario Association of Orthodontists Dr. Arat is currently assisting the OAO board as the Immediate Past President.
Dr. Arat’s passion for mentoring follows her outside the university. Her undergraduate students and orthodontic residents from University of Toronto can sometimes be seen at Leaside Orthodontic Centre, shadowing her while she helps her patients on their journey to achieving beautiful smiles.
Dr. Arat is committed to continuing her education in order to provide her patients with the very best orthodontic care available. She is a Certified Invisalign® provider and a Certified Harmony® Lingual Braces provider. She also holds memberships in the Canada Association of Orthodontists, Ontario Association of Orthodontists, Toronto Orthodontic Study Club, Orthodontic Alumni Association of University of Toronto and the European Orthodontic Society in order to stay current on all the latest advancements in the orthodontic field.
A South Leaside resident herself, Dr. Arat is happily married to her husband, Arin. They are blessed with a son and twin girls. Dr. Arat likes to travel and read – however, as her children are young, she especially enjoys the rare quiet moments in her life.
Dr. Sarah Malek is a specialist in Orthodontics with focus on braces and Invisalign. She earned her Dental Degree from McGill University, where she received numerous awards for both clinical and academic achievement including recognition of excellence from the American Association of Orthodontists. She then completed a one-year hospital residency in Connecticut before graduating from the University of Toronto with her Masters and Specialty degree in Orthodontics. Dr. Malek is an active member of many continuing education groups and associations including the Ontario Association of Orthodontists and the American Association of Orthodontists.
When she isn’t busy creating beautiful smiles, she enjoys activities such as hiking, yoga, traveling with her family and volunteering with various international groups on dental missions.