OUR DOWNTOWN TORONTO DENTAL TEAM

Your Oral Health is our Priority
Dr. Arash Ghassabei and his skilled dental team are proud to serve the dental needs of Toronto, Mid-town, North York and the Greater Toronto Area. We are conveniently located downtown Toronto just east of University Avenue on King Street.

Our Toronto dental team members are experts in Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry. We strive to provide our patients with the highest level of care; our team regularly attends specialized courses in dental services. We will work with you to establish a dental treatment plan tailored to your specifications that involve oral health and beautiful teeth.

DR. ARASH GHASSABEI, D.D.S.

Dr. Ghassabei is an accomplished and experienced dentist in Toronto, with a dental degree from the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto. He has a passion for cosmetic and implant dentistry, and takes great pride in the numerous beautiful smiles he has created. He is passionate and cares about the oral health needs of patients from their first tooth to maintaining smiles over a lifetime.

Dr Ghassabei is a member of the Ontario Dental Association, the Canadian Dental Association, and the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario (RCDSO). He is also an active member and fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI).

Dr. Ghassabei is married with one son. When he is out of the office, he enjoys travelling, camping, sailing, and spending time with his wife and son.

DR. DIANNA MALKIN, PERIODONTIST

Dr. Dianna Malkin, D.D.S., M.Sc. (Perio) F.R.C.D.(C) received her dental degree at Western University (UWO) after studying Chemistry at York University. After practicing as a general dentist for several years, she pursued her specialty training in Periodontics and Implant Surgery. She received her Master’s in Periodontology at the University of Toronto. Her master’s research focused on diabetic healing of bone tissue.

Dr. Malkin is a Canadian board-certified periodontist. Her scope of practice includes treatment of periodontal diseases, soft tissue grafting and regeneration of periodontal tissues. She also performs a wide range of implant dentistry procedures such as dental implant placement, ridge preservation and bone grafting surgeries including ridge augmentation and sinus grafting. She is a clinical instructor at the University of Toronto in Undergraduate Dentistry. Dr. Malkin is a Fellow at the Royal College of Dentists of Canada. She is a member of the Ontario Dental Association, the Canadian Dental Association, the Alpha Omega Dentistry Organization and was a past president of the student chapter branch at Western University. As an advocate for improving patient education and access to dental care, she was on the Executive Committee for Oral Health, Total Health London, an organization devoted to promoting access to care for special needs patients. She was also an active participant in the Dental Outreach Community Service program in London.

Dr. Malkin speaks three languages and loves travelling. She enjoys hiking, painting and tennis. Dr. Malkin treats her patients with great care and respect. She wants all her patients to leave their dental appointments with a beautiful, healthy smile and a happy heart.

DR. GOLSA SAMII-SAKET, D.D.S.

Dr. Golsa received her Doctor of Dental Surgery from University of Toronto after finishing her B.Sc. in Psychology. She is innovative and utilizes current techniques in dentistry.

Dr. Golsa strongly believes in promoting oral health and disease prevention by educating her patients. Her ambition as a dentist is to provide comprehensive oral care to patients of all ages in a friendly, fun and supportive manner.

In her free time, she loves to spend time with family and friends, travel and exercise.

DENTAL HYGIENISTS

Marliyn (RDH)

Marilyn Medina is a registered dental hygienist who has been practicing since 2006. Graduated from Oxford College in 2005, she has developed excellent clinical skills in the field of dental hygiene and a diligent characteristic that is cherished by her colleagues and patients from diverse backgrounds. Marilyn is not only respected as a hygienist, but also as a wife, mother and friend. Having that said, she knows that visiting the dentist may be a frightening experience, but she never fails in creating an environment that is relaxed, casual and comfortable for patients. As the recipient of the class of 2005 Scaler Award, Marilyn strives in providing excellent oral care for her patients.

Sarah (RDH)

Sarah received her HBSc from University of Toronto in 2006 and graduated with honours from the Dental Hygiene Program at George Brown College in 2009. She always knew she wanted to work in the health care field and completed her undergraduate studies in Human Biology Life Sciences. After working part-time at Mount Sinai hospital during her studies, she realized she had a passion for oral health and pursued her dental hygiene studies at George Brown College. She is a member of College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario (CDHO) and Ontario Dental Hygienists’ Association (ODHA). She is happily married to her husband and together they have two beautiful children. In her spare time, she enjoys many hobbies, such as travelling and spending time with my family and friends.

DENTAL ASSISTANTS

Liza

Liza graduated with honours from the Toronto College of Dental Hygiene and Auxillaries in 2014. She has a passion and love for dentistry since joining at a dental office in the State of Kuwait, although she was a nurse by profession in the Phillipines. Liza has been a dental assistant for more than 20 years. She is happily married and blessed with two children, a son and a daughter. In her free time, Liza has a strong passion for photography and loves to travel with family and friends. On weekends, she enjoys riding a bike or going on a hike with her husband, and loves to cook and sing.

ADMINISTRATION

Tima (Office Manager)

Tima was born in Canada and moved to Portugal at the age of 12, where she attended school. Although interested in Architecture and Art, she was accidentally introduced to the dental field and has been in it for over 30 years. She is constantly enrolled in courses or attending dental seminars and group studies. Her passion for dentistry, and determination in making a positive influence on people’s lives are evident in the way she deals with others.

Tima has been happily married to her husband Jose for over 32 years and is the proud mother of two sons and a grandmother to 3 amazing grandchildren. She loves reading and is an avid soccer fan.

YES, WE ARE OPEN!

Dear Patients,

On April 7th, the Government of Ontario declared a provincewide state of emergency-effective at 12:01 a.m. on Thursday, April 8th-in response to an increase in COVID-19 cases and intensive care admissions. Similar to the last state of emergency order, this announcement does not impact any of the dental care services we currently offer on-site at Artin Dental.

Your health and safety continues to be our number one priority. Since the start of the pandemic, we have implemented enhanced measures to ensure a safe environment for our clients and staff members.

 
Be safe
Artin Dental Team
 

ADDITINAL PRECAUTIONS

I hope this letter finds you and your family well. We are all eager to return to work, yet happy to have been blessed with good health during this very difficult time for everyone.

I am happy to inform you that we are now able to once again provide dental care for you. The Ministry of Health has lifted the restrictions placed back in March. Our governing college in conjunction with the Chief Medical Officer of Health and the Provincial Government just released the guidelines that we must meet to ensure the safety of our patients and of our staff. While many things have changed since then, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your health and safety.

During the past few weeks our doctors were available to advise and assist you, we were answering your calls/texts/emails, and even provided dental emergency treatment within the guidelines set by the Ministry of Health.

I regret that the pandemic has forced us to postpone everything except urgent care. Your oral health is our most important concern, and now we are ready to have you back for your dental care so that we can continue to protect your health.

We have been preparing for our return to practice, and I am certain that you will notice several changes to the way we will operate. Your safety and well being is our top priority, while we will continue to follow the sterilization procedures as before and in accordance to all guidelines set by Public Health, and the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario, we will be taking additional precautions.

They are as follows:

  • Appointments will be spaced out to allow for physical distancing between patients. That might mean less flexibility for scheduling your appointment, but it will also reduce the number of patients in the reception area at any one time.
  • Our team members will now conduct a screening with you before your appointment (via an online form), and this screening will be repeated and recorded once you are in for your appointment, in order to confirm your health status.
  • We have installed air purifiers with HEPA filter and PlasmaWave throughout the office.
  • You will be asked to remain outside the office until called
  • Only patients with an appointment will be allowed entry to our office, including reception area. Family members or friends will be asked to remain outside the office.
  • We ask that you wear a mask upon entering our office.
  • Your temperature might be taken upon entry to monitor your health status.
  • You will be asked to use hand sanitizer upon entry, and advised to touch nothing else. You will be escorted directly into the treatment room (there are many hand sanitizer dispensers around the office for you to use as needed.)
  • All reading material has been removed from our waiting room for sterilization difficulty
  • You will be asked to take all your belongings with you into the operatory, including coats, etc
  • Once seated you will be asked to use an oral rinse in order to avoid any bacterial/virus concentration in your mouth.
  • Once treatment has been completed, the practitioner may reserve your next appointment in the operatory, in order to avoid any lengthy stops at front desk.
  • Appointments will be arranged to encourage social distancing between patients. We may therefore be limited to the times we may offer.
  • We will set time between patients, and stay on time for your appointments in order to avoid the number of patients in the office.
  • We are starting operations with reduced staff, due to social distancing limitations. We ask that you call/text/email us if you need to contact us, and prevent heading to the office first.

 

You can expect us to continue to provide you with excellent dental care, in an environment where we all feel safe.

Please feel free to call us at 416-364-4150 or email us at info@artindental.com for any questions you may have.

We hope to see you and thank you for your continued support and loyalty. You can expect the same from us.

Sincerely,

Dr. Arash Ghassabei and Team of Awesome Professionals