Why I became a dentist. I worked as a dental receptionist, dental assistant, and dental hygienist before making the big decision to apply to the dental program at the University of Toronto.
As a dental assistant I would sit across from the dentist and watch patients clearly experiencing pain and discomfort and think “there must be a better way to do this!”
Dental school taught me some things about pain control but my real education came when I was given the opportunity to do my Masters in Cognitive and Behavioural Psychotherapy at the University of Dundee in Scotland.
Finally I was given the tools I needed to do it a better way! Learn about Dr. Levitt’s Professional Qualifications, Professional Employment History, Continuing Education, Publications, and Postgraduate Teaching.
Dr. Jitendra Gangwani
Dr. Jitendra Gangwani or “Dr.J” as he is more affectionately known as by his patients(clients) completed his Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) at the University of Toronto in 2009 with Honours, and also received awards for “Most outstanding student in Clinical Periodontics” and “Most outstanding student in Oral Surgery”. Since his graduation, he has extensively practiced in Greater Toronto Area. Dr.J is very much recognized for his warmth, friendliness and approachable manner. His goal in professional life is to encompass his clinical experience and treat his clients with compassion to reduce their anxiety and provide a pain free dental care.
He is a member of the Ontario Dental Association and the Canadian Dental Association. He is a Fellow of “International congress of oral implantologists [ICOI]” and is certified for Nitrous Sedation procedures through the University of Toronto. He regularly participates in continuing dental education courses and workshops to constantly update and give the best quality care to his patients.
He is happily married and has two daughters. When he is not practicing dentistry he enjoys spending time with his family, travelling, reading, cycling, cricket and golf.
Dr. Zeena Alsalman earned her Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. She then pursued a higher education in advanced dentistry by completing a general residency from the University of Texas School of Dentistry. There she focused on advanced comprehensive care including prosthodontics, implants, oral surgery, and cosmetic dentistry. She enjoys serving patients of all ages to improve their oral health and overall well-being. She is a member of the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario and the Ontario Dental Association.
Dr. Alsalman recently moved to Milton from the U.S. and enjoys spending time with her husband exploring the vibrant food, music, and art scene in the Greater Toronto Area and Halton Region. She is happy to call Milton home.
Elena Miller is a Certified Dental Assistant who graduated with Honors from the Islington Dental Academy. Elena joined Mill Ridge Family Dental Care in 2012 when she moved to Milton with her husband after the birth of their daughter and in 2013 the family welcomed their second child.
As the mother of two children (well, three if we count her husband!), Elena’s free time is understandably limited, but she maintains a strong interest in art and makes time to practice yoga as much as possible.
Suzanne Carswell is a Registered Dental Hygienist with diplomas also in Dental Assistant, and Preventative Dental Assisting, who brings over 20 years of clinical experience to the practice.
Suzanne is mother to three active boys and grateful for the health of her family – as a way of giving back, Suzanne and her family foster puppies and breed dogs with Guide Dogs of Canada, who match dogs with the hearing and seeing impaired, physically challenged persons, as well as those suffering from epilepsy and autism. Their family is rewarded to know they are having a positive impact in the lives of families less fortunate than their own.
Laura Jane Bradfield (LJ) is a graduate of the accredited dental hygiene program held at The Canadian College of Dental Health in Burlington, ON. During her time at college she discovered a passion for helping patients achieve their dental needs through thorough and caring clinical skills and patient education.
In 2010 LJ moved to Winnipeg to pursue her dental hygiene career where she worked for 4 years at a busy city practice as well as their satellite practice in rural Manitoba. Although LJ enjoyed her time in Manitoba she decided to move back home to be closer to her family and continue practicing here in Milton. LJ enjoys cooking, fitness, golfing and watching sports, especially hockey! She is a huge Toronto Maple Leafs and Winnipeg Jets fan.
Nancy Almeida is a Certified Dental Assistant who graduated top 3 in her class from the Toronto School of Business in 1998. Her favorite part of her job is getting to interact with patients while attending to their Oral Health. She has been living in Milton since 2003 with her 2 children and her dog Gijitt.
Out of the office Nancy enjoys hiking the trails at Crawford lake, dancing, swimming and cycling. She is also a Reiki Master Practitioner and enjoys helping others achieve wellness in mind body and spirit through Energy Healing.
I have been a dental administrator for 6 years. I moved to Canada from India in 2006. I love helping patients to achieve their oral health care goals. I am passionate about being a patient advocate. One of the things I enjoy most is to see how changing a smile can transforms their life. Building personal relationships, working through treatment concerns and creating financial plans has inspired my desire to grow in all of those skills as much as I can. In my free time I love enjoying time with my two kids. I have great passion for dance and I am an avid giddha (Punjabi dance form) performer.