MEET THE DOCTORS
Dr. Pooran Ghai DMD
Dr. Pooran Ghai graduated with honours from the University of Manitoba Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) Program in 2007. During her training, she was active in community outreach programs in central and northern Manitoba. After graduation, she worked with Health Canada for five years and provided comprehensive dental care to the First Nations and Inuit population in Thompson, Manitoba. Prior to her dental degree, she completed a Bachelor of Science (BSc) with a double major in Biology and Biochemistry. Dr. Ghai moved to Ontario in 2012 and is now dedicating her services at Derry Village Dental Care in Mississauga.
Dr. Rakhi Palta DMD
Dr. Palta graduated from University of Manitoba and has been practicing in Manitoba since 2009. Prior to her dental degree, she completed a Bachelor of Science (BSc) at University of Winnipeg. Dr. Palta practices in both Manitoba and Ontario. As a dentist, Dr. Palta is committed to excellence in her profession. She has a keen interest in cosmetic dentistry because it is very results oriented and makes people smile. Patient care is her top priority. She is very focused on the patient’s level of comfort and ease in the chair. She makes everyone feel at ease by educating them in laymen’s terms and making sure they understand what is going on at all times.
Dr. Thomas Yoon DMD
Dr. Yoon grew up in Etobicoke, and attended the University of Toronto, graduating with a specialist degree in Human biology. He later attended the University of Saskatchewan to obtain his Doctor of Medical Dentistry (D.M.D). Upon returning to the GTA, he worked mainly in the Simcoe county region, including working for the Canadian Forces, proudly providing dental services for our armed forces. Dr. Yoon has now decided to work closer to home in Mississauga.
Dr Yoon is member of the Canadian Dental Association, Ontario Dental Association, and the York Regional Dental Society.
Meet the Team
The caring staff at Derry Village Dental Care are specially trained and experienced in providing optimal dental care within our state of the art facility. We also have highly knowledgeable and helpful administrative personnel that are well versed in dental care as well as dental insurance. Our team works hard at making your visits to our office comfortable while ensuring that you leave with a healthy, beautiful smile.
Tiffany – Office Administrator / Receptionist
Tiffany Essau is a Dental Receptionist/Office Administrator at Derry village dental care. She is a student at George Brown College for Dental Assisting Levels 1 and 2. She loves the program and will be moving forward into Dental Hygiene in September 2018. She enjoys greeting customers and answering any questions that they may have.
In her spare time, she enjoys shopping, baking, and spending time with her family.
Bashira – Office Administrator / Receptionist
Bashira Karimi-Akbar is a Receptionist/Office Administrator at Derry village dental care. She joined our clinic in September 2017. She enjoys every aspect of her administrative position especially customer service. When she is not at work, she is a beauty aesthetician. She has a passion for hair and make up. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking and spending time with her husband and family.
Shazia – Dental Hygienist, RDH
Shazia Qureshi is our senior dental hygienist who has been a part of our team since October 2016. She graduated from the Canadian Academy of Dental Hygiene in 2015. She is registered with CDHA and is also a member of ODHA. She enjoys working as a dental hygienist and is keen on patient education and making sure her patients are well informed. She is meticulous in her work and enjoys her profession. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her son Ilyas and her husband.
Sahar – Dental Assistant
Sahar Ehsan has been a dedicated Dental Assistant at our office since September of 2017. She graduated from George Brown college in 2013 and has been in the dental field for over 5 years. Sahar has her National Dental Assisting Examining Board (NDAEB) Certification and is a licensed level II Dental Assistant She is passionate about dentistry. She likes to inform patients about the procedures so they are comfortable. She has a lovely smile which brightens everyone’s day. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her son Taha, as well as ice skating and listening to soft rock.
Why Choose Us?
- New and Modern Clinic
- Personalized Service
- Friendly and Inviting Staff
- Insurance is Directly Billed
- Flexible Hours