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Office Staff


Admin Manager

Meet our admin manager, Mariia! Mariia joined the LOC family in the summer of 2021, and has committed herself to creating a harmonious and caring environment in the clinic. In 2013, Mariia moved to Canada from her home country Ukraine to pursue her education in hospitality. Now, Mariia takes great joy in using her skills here Leaside Orthodontic Centre, making every patient and staff member prioritized everyday. 


When Mariia is not in the office, she enjoys exploring her talents in cooking, trying out new recipes and flavor profiles from around the world. Mariia always makes time for sharing good food, drinks and new experiences with friends and loved ones.


Patient Coordinator

Evelyn joined Leaside Orthodontic Centre in the fall of 2021 after recently graduating from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. Evelyn is an essential member of our team. She is committed to working with every patient and patient families to best accommodate their needs regarding their appointments. She responsible for a multitude of administrative duties that keep our clinic functioning at the highest efficiency. Evelyn has a warm and kind presence in clinic that everyone adores. 


On her days off, Evelyn enjoys kicking back and playing various video games with her friends. In addition, she has taken a recent interest in traveling during her vacation time, appreciating and understanding different landscapes and cultures. 

Clinic Staff



Registered Dental Hygienist

Meet our wonderful Hygienist, Andrea.

Andrea is a highly skilled and experienced provider who shares her true passion for dentistry. Uncovering the marvel of orthodontics during her own childhood treatment, Andrea’s passions have since lied in improving and creating beautiful smiles.  After becoming a certified Dentist in her home country, Colombia, she moved to Toronto and has been practicing as a dental Hygienist since 2002. Andrea joined Leaside Orthodontic Centre in the Winter of 2020 — she instantly became an integral member of our family. Andrea uses her extensive experience and knowledge in the field to help people achieve beautiful results in their treatment everyday.

When Andrea is not in clinic, she enjoys spending quality time with her family. Together, they share a great passion for travelling, embarking on various family trips across the world and to their home country.


Registered Dental Hygienist

Sarvin is a registered dental hygienist at Leaside Orthodontic Centre. Having strong passion for dentistry, she decided to study dental Hygiene at Canadian Institute of Dental Hygiene College. After years of experience in dentistry make her a gentle but efficient hygienist who is detail-oriented and very passionate about her work. In her free time, she spends her time with her family.


Registered Dental Hygienist

Graduated from the University of Toronto with a major in Life Sciences, Joan became a registered dental hygienist, and has been dedicated to the dental industry for the past five years. For over two years now, She specialized in orthodontics. Joan's background in Life Sciences has provided a strong foundation in understanding the complexities of oral health, and her passion for patient care drives her to continually enhance her skills and knowledge. Committed to providing the highest level of care, she ensures that patients achieve optimal oral health and beautiful smiles.

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Dental Assistant, CDA (Ortho) Level II

My name is Jackie and I am a Level 2 assistant with Expanded Functions certification. I have been an assistant for about 20 years now and my main experience has been in Orthodontics. I am the proud mom of 3 adult children, who are all amazing artists. In my spare time, I enjoy fishing, skiing, fitness, and weight training. I have competed in approximately 5 fitness competitions. I used to own a martial arts studio and hold a 2nd-degree black belt. I love working with Dr. Arat and the team. Everyone here is so positive and fun and really cares about the patients.


Dental Assistant, CDA (Ortho) Level II

With 16 years of experience in the dental field, 9 years as a certified Dental Assistant with Expanded Functions Certification, I am a dedicated member of the team at Leaside Orthodontic Centre. My background in dental care allows me to provide valuable support to our orthodontists and help ensure our patients receive quality care. I am committed to creating a comfortable and welcoming environment and strive to help patients achieve their best smiles. My dedication to continuous learning helps me stay current with advancements in orthodontics, benefiting our patients with effective treatments.


Ron Tuazon

Dental Assistant

Completing my dentistry degree in the Philippines in 2019, my journey encountered an unexpected twist with the onset of COVID-19. Adapting to the situation, I engaged in part-time work at a friend's clinic from June 2020 onward. In August 2022, driven by the aspiration to practice dentistry in a new environment, I made the move to Toronto, Canada.

While patiently awaiting permanent residency and the subsequent two years of required dental school in Canada, I began as a Dental Assistant to understand Canadian practices. I broadened my knowledge by working as a Surgery Assistant in an oral surgery office for a year. Seeking a well-rounded experience I further expanded my insights in an orthodontic office and work as a Dental assistant at Leaside Orthodontic Centre. This period of learning and anticipation sets the stage for my upcoming educational pursuit and the excitement of contributing to the Canadian dental landscape.


Franz Cadiente
Sterilization Technician, Website and Social Media Manager

Franz, an IPAC certified Sterilization Technician, ensures impeccable hygiene and patient safety. Originally graduating with a degree in Computer Science, he expertly streamlines processes with his web development skills and enhances the clinic’s online presence through social media marketing. He is adept at operating and maintaining sterilization equipment, managing inventory of sterilization supplies, and adhering to strict protocols to prevent cross-contamination. Franz's meticulous attention to detail and commitment to the highest standards make him an invaluable asset, ensuring every patient receives exceptional care.

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