Dr. Phu-My Gep – Pediatric Dentist, a REAL Tooth Fairy one
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. Alyssa Cho – Orthodontist
Dr. Alyssa Cho grew up in Guelph and received her Bachelor of Science degree in Molecular Biology and Genetics at the University of Guelph. She then completed her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at University of Western Ontario with multiple awards and honors. Her own positive experience with braces led her to pursue specialty training at University of Pittsburgh, where she graduated with a Certificate of Advanced Study and Master of Dental Science in Orthodontics. During her residency, she was actively involved in cleft and craniofacial research and was awarded the Mary J. Hauk Memorial Scholarship to present her research at the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association annual meeting. Dr. Cho strives to work together with her patients towards their picture-perfect smile. During her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family, baking, and travelling.
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.