MEET OUR STAFF
From her first step into Leaside Orthodontic Centre, Kseniia knew she would love working with Dr. Arat and the rest of the team toward their shared mission of beautiful smiles and happy patients. A key member of the team, she creates a friendly and positive environment in the office. In her role as the Treatment and Schedule Coordinator, Kseniia works closely with Dr. Arat during the consultation process and is always there to assist with the next steps of your orthodontic treatment and financial planning.
Kseniia has travelled the world and lived in France, Switzerland and the U.S.A. before settling down in Canada. She studied at Niagara College (Niagara Falls) for two years before moving to Toronto. She speaks four languages and is eager to learn even more, lives an active lifestyle and loves travelling and exploring new horizons and cultures.
Registered Dental Hygienist
Elspeth is an enthusiastic, charismatic and personable Registered Restorative Dental Hygienist. She started her dental career in 2003 as a dental assistant in a general and pedodontic practice in Montreal, Qc. while attending John Abbott College’s renowned, accredited Dental Hygiene program. She then moved from Montreal to Toronto to work as a Registered Restorative Dental Hygienist. With 10 years of dental experience she has chosen to pursue orthodontics, which has captivated her attention ever since she started Dental Hygiene. Elspeth’s primary goal is to make the patients of the Leaside Orthodontic Centre’s visits as comfortable and as pleasant as possible, while providing them with pertinent information, in order to guide them successfully through their orthodontic treatments. She speaks both French and English fluently and enjoys such sports as hockey, skiing, tennis, golf and surfing. When Elspeth is not working she tries to travel as much as possible with her husband and two children. Keep your eyes open as you might see her and her family on Bayview as she is a fellow ‘Leasider’.
Registered Dental Hygienist
Narod has been a part of the Leaside Orthodontic Centre family since 2020. After becoming a certified Dentist in her home town, Istanbul, Narod moved to Toronto to start a new chapter! Now, Narod works as a warm and skillful Dental Assistant, who is equally dedicated to her craft and the patient experience. Narod strongly believes in the importance of involving patients in their own care in a way that is accessible, friendly and educational.
When Narod is not working, she explores her passions for acting and performance. Narod is recharged by nature and enjoys going on scenic walks. She also has a passion for capturing her experiences and loved ones through photography.
Having freshly graduated from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Science, Elise joined the Leaside Orthodontic Centre family as a Dental Assistant in 2021. She instantly felt at home due to the friendly staff and patient community. Elise has a deeply-rooted passion for dentistry and prioritizes making connections with patients during their appointments. Furthermore, she is dedicated to creating and maintaining a clean, organized and safe clinic environment for her co-workers and patients enjoy.
When Elise is not working, she enjoys spending time with her friends, family and wiener dog, Peanut. Elise committed to always learning new things, trying new foods and exploring new places.