ABOUT CITY DENTAL CENTER FACILITY & STAFF
Form and function. Beauty and purpose. When it comes to dentistry, Dr. Lion Berzin believes there should be no compromise.
An award-winning doctor who has received recognition for his work in implant dentistry, pharmacology and oral maxillofacial surgery, Dr. Berzin combines more than two decades of experience to create the gorgeous smiles and functional, natural-feeling teeth his patients dream of. After graduating with a Bachelor of Dental Science from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, Dr. Berzin brought his talents north to enhance smiles and lived in London, England. From there his dentistry world tour continued to Toronto, where he’s been practising since 1998. Because of his international background, Dr. Berzin places an emphasis on belonging to numerous prestigious domestic dentistry organizations as well as the most esteemed international organizations.
He is a member in good standing of the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario, the Ontario Dental Association and The Academy of Osseointegration. He is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry, a Diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, and an Honored Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry.
Though these achievements and accolades would be more than enough for any dental surgeon, Dr. Berzin is in constant pursuit of further information and education on evolving dentistry procedures and technology, especially when it comes to implant dentistry. It equips him to undertake the full implant procedure, including bone management, placement of implants and final restoration. To effectively help patients deal with stress and anxiety, Dr. Berzin has years of experience with sedation dentistry, employing inhalational, oral and intravenous sedation modalities.
Though Dr. Berzin is consumed by the art and science of dentistry, the driving force behind his daily pursuit of perfection is his commitment to his patients. While preserving and maintaining a patient’s natural teeth is of paramount importance to him, he recognizes there are limitations to this. He understands that the pain and discomfort of having missing teeth or imperfect, impermanent dental work can be both physical and emotional. When it comes to implant dentistry, Dr. Berzin sees himself as being in the business of restoring freedom and he can have patients out of his chair and into the world with a bright new smile in as little as one day. He knows how important it is to laugh with friends and share meals with loved ones. He works tirelessly so you can smile with pride and confidence.
Dr. Andrew Heinola
Dr. Andrew Heinola earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Toronto and has extensive experience working with a variety of patient populations. Currently, Dr. Heinola works on-site at a number of nursing-home facilities around Ontario where he evaluates, diagnoses and treats elderly residents or younger adults with physical disabilities. Dr. Heinola strongly believes that prevention is a vital component of dentistry and is dedicated to educating his patients about the importance of good oral health and hygiene practices. As a member in good standing of the Ontario Dental Association and the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario, Dr. Heinola is dedicated to remaining up to date with current technologies and procedures and is committed to providing quality care to those in need.
Dr. Hanieh Rahimi
Dr. Hanieh Rahimi obtained her BHSc from McMaster University, where she graduated as a gold medalist. She went on to obtain a Masters degree and Dental Surgery degree from the University of Western Ontario. She completed a postdoctoral program in Advanced Education in General Dentistry in Florida and continues to pursue extensive continuing dental education. Dr. Rahimi is a member in good standing with the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario, the Canadian Dental Association, the Ontario Dental Association, and the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Rahimi has a great passion for the practice of dentistry and healthy living. Her academic training, combined with her caring and warm personality, enable her to provide comprehensive and comfortable care to each patient at each visit. Dr. Rahimi approaches her work with great energy, and takes great care to give all of her patients the best oral healthcare, and the most beautiful smile.
Dr. Sydney Goldfarb
Born and raised in Toronto, Dr. Sydney Goldfarb attended Scarborough College of the University of Toronto and earned his dental degree at the University of Toronto’s School of Dentistry. Shortly after, he opened a dental practice in northwest Toronto. He was one of the founding members of the dental department at Etobicoke General Hospital. Dr. Goldfarb is a member of the Ontario Dental Association and the Canadian Dental Association. Through his membership with these organizations, Dr. Goldfarb stays current with the latest technology and techniques in dentistry.
After obtaining a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Toronto, James Siagoulis enrolled into the denturist program at George Brown College. Today, he is a member of the Denturist Association of Canada with more than 16 years of experience in custom-fitted dentures, removable partials and implant-supported dentures. James was instrumental in advancing fixed and “same-day teeth” dental solutions; he even made dental history when he demonstrated a live dental surgery event at the 2006 Nobel World Conference. James has been affiliated with the Sir William Osler Hospital in Hamilton and with the Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General, through which he worked in a number of correctional institutions. He is a prolific teacher who has personally trained more than 150 licensed denturists in Canada and abroad. While he’s busy working at City Dental Center, James continues to lecture occasionally at the Kiwanis Club in Toronto and supervises students in the denturist program at George Brown College.
Whether you’re coming in to get your smile enhanced or for general dental care, we promise to treat you with the utmost respect and consideration.
Among many things, you can expect:
- Pampered treatment that includes aromatherapy, hot towel service and relaxing music
- Patient education software in treatment rooms
- Amenities – flat screen TV monitors
- The latest health and fashion magazines for your enjoyment in our reception area
- Free parking at rear of building