Dr. Phu-My Gep – Pediatric Dentist, a REAL Tooth Fairy one
Dr. Phu-My Nguyen Gep has been practicing pediatric dentistry in the York Region since 2000. She opened Woodbridge Kids Dentistry in 2004, in order to provide high-quality, comprehensive child and adolescent dental services. She speaks Vietnamese (but with a Western accent; as criticized by her staff).
Dr. Gep received her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) at the University of Minnesota in 1996. She completed an internship year in Special Care Dentistry, which included rotations through the Hospital for Sick Children, Princess Margaret Hospital, Queen Elizabeth Hospitals, Weenebayko Hospital in Moose Factory (and native coastal communities), and the Pediatric Dental Clinic at the University of Toronto.
Dr. Gep completed her Pediatric Dental Specialty Masters (M.Sc,) degree at the University of Toronto in 2000. This additional education focused on child psychology, child growth and development, pediatric health, anesthesia, hospital-based dentistry, interceptive and minor orthodontics, and care for special needs patients. Her specialty training included a particular interest in dental traumatology.
Dr. Gep is trained to identify, treat, and prevent many areas of care that are unique to children and adolescents. This is why, just as parents choose a pediatrician for their child’s medical health, many wise parents choose a pediatric dentist for their child’s dental health.
Dr. Gep is a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada (RCDC), an organization that promotes the high standard of dental specialization, and a member of the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario (RCDSO). Dr. Gep also is also a member of, and supports, several dental organizations; and participates and presents in various continuing education seminars throughout the year.
In addition, Dr. Gep is a demonstrator for the preclinical pediatric dental laboratory course at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Dentistry.
Dr. Monica Gawlik – Orthodontist
Dr. Monica Gawlik was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario. She began her training at the University of Toronto, Trinity College, earning a Specialist degree in Physiology with a major in Human Biology.
She was accepted to the University of Toronto Faculty of Dentistry, where she graduated with Honours and received many accolades including the Dental Alumni Association Award and the Gordon Cressy Student Leadership Award for outstanding leadership in improving local communities.
She completed her post-graduate orthodontic training at Montefiore Medical Center in New York City while simultaneously earning a Masters of Science in Clinical Research at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
Dr. Monica gained experience treating children with special needs and she is committed to delivering the highest quality of care for her patients. She is certified by the Academy of Laser Dentistry, Invisalign, and has completed courses with the College of Diplomates of the American Board of Orthodontics.
Dr. Charlene N. Walker – Pediatric Dentist
She travelled to Huntsville, Alabama where she attended Oakwood University with a concentration in BIological Sciences. Dr. Walker was then granted early acceptance for academic excellence into Dental School at Meharry Medical College in Nashville, TN. After 4 years of rigorous studies Dr. Walker earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree and then decided to move back home to the GTA. Here she practiced general dentistry for 2 years.During that time her passion for treating children grew and she decided to pursue a specialty in pediatric dentistry. Dr. Walker was then accepted to Miami Children’s Hospital Pediatric Dentistry Residency Program. There she would spend 2 years gaining specialty training in treating children including those with special needs and educating families on the importance of oral health care.
She also has experience with conscious sedations and hospital dentistry. After earning her specialty certificate in pediatric dentistry, Dr. Walker has once again returned home to use her skills to treat children and educate families.
Surgiservices – Medical Anesthetists
This group of medical anesthetists are skilled in providing general anesthesia services for paediatric, adult and individuals with special needs in medical and dental offices throughout the GTA.