Dr. Sabrina regularly attends continuing education courses to stay informed of emerging techniques and research in the field of pediatric dentistry. Outside of dentistry, Dr. Sabrina enjoys spending time with her family and friends.
When Ashley is not at work, she enjoys travelling with friends and family, and trying out new recipes. Fun fact, she grew up on a blueberry farm and would love to chat about anything blueberry related!
Dr. Ayala Rubin was born and raised in Toronto (just a few intersections north of SmileSquad Bathurst!). She graduated from York University with an honour’s degree in Psychology, and received her Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Toronto. After finishing her dental degree, Dr. Ayala completed a one-year residency at SickKids Hospital, where she worked with children with complex medical and developmental needs, and gained extensive experience in managing dental trauma. After a year working as a general dentist, Dr. Ayala went back to the University of Toronto to complete her Masters in Pediatric Dentistry.
In addition to working at Smile Squad, Dr. Ayala works at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital where she provides dental care to children and young adults with special needs.
Dr. Ayala is a registered member in good standing of the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario, and is a member of the Ontario Dental Association, the Canadian Dental Association, and the Canadian and American Academies of Pediatric Dentistry.
Dr. Ayala is married to Jeremy, and they have the most adorable kids – Eli and Dori. They love to travel and have been to Asia, Europe and Central America together (and are hoping to make it to Australia one day!). Dr. Ayala cares very much about helping you understand all aspects of your child’s oral health and is dedicated to making sure your child has the most comfortable and easy dental experience possible.
In joining SmileSquad, Dr. Molly has realized her dream of working with a team to create a positive dental experience for children and their families.
When not at work, Dr. Alex enjoys travelling, hiking in the summer and snowboarding in the winter.
Dr. Alex is excited to be a part of the Squad, providing care to our pediatric patients in a nurturing, caring, and fun environment!
Dr. Lisa graduated in 2012 from Brock University with a Bachelor of Education. She then continued her studies at the University of Western Ontario, where she graduated in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science with a major in Medical Science and minor in Pharmacology. She proceeded to advance her studies at the prestigious Howard University and graduated in 2019 with a Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree. Her time at Howard involved extensive community service work, including partnering with schools to educate children about oral health and mission trips to Jamaica and Virginia USA., to provide dentistry to marginalized communities.
Her multifaceted skills, experience, meticulous nature, friendly personality, and empathetic style allow her to provide her patients with an experience that is fun, safe, and nothing short of magical. Dr. Lisa believes that with the right approach, children can grow to love visiting the dentist, and her aim is to make the experience comfortable and pleasant.
When Dr. Lisa isn’t working, she loves to play recreational soccer, paint, sing, and be involved with anything related to a beautiful sunset.
Dr. Lisa is proud to be a part of Smile Squad and is elated to be a member of such an impressive team. She looks forward to meeting patients and having them join in on her impromptu sing-alongs!
Beyond the dental chair, Dr. Sabrina S enjoys quality time spent with a loving husband and their two daughters. Enthusiastic about health and wellness, she also embraces an active lifestyle, enjoys traveling, and holds a passion for horse show jumping as a past equestrian herself!
Dr. Virginia received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Sciences from York University. She earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Toronto, where she graduated first in her class and was awarded the esteemed Dean’s Gold Medal. She was then selected to complete a 1-year residency through McGill University at the Montreal Children’s Hospital where she provided a full range of dental services to children and adolescents with complex dental problems including emergencies and traumas, medical conditions necessitating hospital-based care, and special needs.
Dr. Virginia is overjoyed to join SmileSquad and provide compassionate care to our wonderful patients!
Dr. Gabriella completed her dental degree at the University of Toronto Faculty of Dentistry. She then went on to complete her Orthodontic residency at the esteemed Texas A&M Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas, Texas.
When not perfecting her patients’ smiles, Dr. Gabriella loves spending quality time with her husband and two little munchkins, cooking, curling up with a good book, trying out new restaurants, listening to podcasts, and taking outdoor walks.
Dr. Gabriella loves providing customized and compassionate orthodontic care and can’t wait to make you smile!
Dr. Zbigniew Wojtasik (aka ‘Zig’) is the founder of Surgiservices. He obtained his certificate of specialization in anaesthesiology from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in 1988 and is presently holding a courtesy appointment with the Trillium Health Centre and the University of Toronto.
At a young age, she always knew she wanted to work with kids in a clinical setting because she had a great experience being a patient at Sick Kids and at her pediatric dentist. She was inspired to do the same in hopes of providing an exciting and fun dental experience for children.
Dentistry has been apart of Jelena’s life as a patient and as a professional. As a young anxious child, she can recall her dental team being kind, respectful, and earning her trust. Jelena knew this was the profession she wanted to join to help other children feel comfortable and confident.
Jelena first joined the profession as a dental assistant in 2004 and then as a registered dental hygienist in 2007. Jelena enjoys working at SmileSquad because the facility helps create a positive and nurturing environment. Jelena’s warm and loving approach makes kids feel welcome, encouraged, and empowered about their first and future visits.
In her spare time, Andrea can be found playing competitive hockey and listening to Country music.
Outside of work Jill is just as energetic. She loves trying new things and meeting new people.
Michelle loves kids and she makes it her goal everyday to ensure your child goes home with the best dental experience and the best smile when leaving our office. Working with children has always been apart of Michelle and providing them with the outmost care and services is what she loves the most in working with our team.
Amanda’s passion for helping families navigate the complexities of tethered oral tissues stems from both her professional and personal experiences. She understands that challenges with oral restrictions can significantly impact the early days of parenting, often adding stress to what should be a joyous time.
Beyond her professional endeavours, Amanda finds solace in creative outlets like painting and writing poetry. Her love for nature leads her to explore through hikes and travels. Moreover, Amanda is deeply committed to supporting at-risk and homeless youth, dedicating her free time to volunteer at various services and programs. Amanda is honoured and grateful to be a part of your journey. With Amanda by your side, you can trust that you are in caring and capable hands.
Currently, Michelle specializes in supporting families with littles who have tethered oral tissues (TOTs). After both her daughters went through tongue- and lip-tie releases as newborns, she has a special interest in supporting families who are going through the same thing. She has received extensive training in this area, and has worked with hundreds of families going through the process of a tongue- or lip-tie release in different clinical settings.
Michelle is committed to seeing babies as whole people, and not just at their tongue-ties! She believes that achieving better function and better feeding outcomes starts with supporting families as a whole. This is her favourite part about working as a lactation consultant! In her spare time, she likes to spend time with her husband and their two daughters, trying new recipes, hanging out with friends, and learning more about babies!
That happy smile every visit comes from a team effort. Chalcie strives to offer excellent customer service in a professional yet friendly manner all the time.
Chalcie is happily married with two kids. She loves to cook. They make family memories through adventures, vacations, and experiences.
Chalcie looks forward in meeting you all with a happy smile.