Our friendly team of dental professionals loves caring for your smile
Meet Our Dentists
Peel Centre Drive & Gillingham Drive
Biography: Dr. Neda Sharif- Naeini D.D.S, is a graduate of the University of Esfahan, Faculty of Dentistry. She has worked in dental field for more than 16 years.
She is a member of the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario, Canadian Dental Association and Ontario Dental Association. She is proud to serve all aspect of dentistry to her patients. She enjoys working with variety age and as she really likes children and is known for their family as likeable family dentist. Dr. Neda, a skilled and highly trained dentist, is committed to creating and helping to maintain healthy smile for her patients.
Hobbies: In her free time, she likes to spend time with her lovely family and friends, reading historical books to improve her general knowledge and cooking different food from different countries. The most noticeable thing about Dr. Neda is she does what she really likes.
Specialties endodontics, extractions, fillings, prosthodontics (crowns and bridges), periodontics and dental implants.
Biography: Dr. Shylene Dutt is the eldest of three daughters and was born and raised in Brampton, Ontario. Prior to starting her dental career, she attended Chinguacousy Secondary School and graduated with an honors degree in Biology from the University of Western Ontario. After achieving her Doctorate in Dental Surgery (2015) and completing a General Practice Residency at the Hennepin County Medical Centre, Dr. Dutt returned back home and has been practicing dentistry at Sterling Dental since.
Dr. Dutt is an active member of several dental organizations, including the Ontario Dental Association, the Canadian Dental Association and the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario, just to name a few. She devotes may days to continuing education seminars and study clubs, to provide the best treatment to her patients and to keep up to date with the latest technology and innovations within dentistry. She has a keen interest in esthetic dentistry and loves giving her patient’s a smile that they are happy and proud of. After completing a mini-residency from the University of Toronto.
Specializations: Endodontics, Extractions, Fillings, Prosthodontics (Crowns and Bridges), Periodontics and Dental Implants.
Hobbies: In her spare time, Dr. Dutt loves to travel and spend time with her family and friends. She enjoys listening to music, going to the gym and reading.
Biography: Dr. Dawn Lakshman attained her BSc at the University of Toronto and completed her Dental degree at the University of Manitoba in 2012.
She was born in Trinidad and lived in Barbados for 5 years before moving to Canada at the age of 11.
Dr. Lakshman enjoys all aspects of dentistry, from cosmetic dental procedures, simple fillings, root canals, extractions, crown and bridges and currently training to place dental implants. She is also licensed to perform nitrous sedation. Her favourite part of dentistry is working with children.
Hobbies: When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband, 7 year old boy and 2 chihuahuas. She loves reading, making and trying foods of different cultures and travelling.
Biography: Dr. Firouzeh Zolfagharirad has been practicing as a general dentist for more than 25 years and has been with Sterling since November 2021. She is highly experienced in all aspects of general dentistry and has always tried to educate her patients about their treatment plans and their options while making them stress free and confident about their treatment. Being is dental field for many years has made Dr. Firouzeh very patient and improved her ability to handle hard cases calmly.
Furthermore, Dr. Firouzeh always tries to update her knowledge by attending various courses and seminars to provide her patients with the best level of treatment. She has been living in Toronto with her family for almost 8 years and as she shares her passion and love for dentistry with her family, both her children decided to follow the same path and are in dental school in North America.
Hobbies: In her leisure time, Dr. Firouzeh enjoys swimming, hiking and hanging out with her friends and family and also attending charity events.
Biography: Dr. Mariam started working in Sterling Dental since 2019. She enjoys meeting new people and establishing good rapport with everyone here at the clinic. Dr. Mariam has been practicing dentistry for over 14 years and been working in GTA since 2015. She enjoys all aspects of dentistry and provides preventative and restorative works for both adult and children. Dr. Mariam is certified with mild sedation and provides root canal treatment, cosmetics, and wisdom teeth extractions. Making patients comfortable is her goal. Her philosophy in dentistry is that each patient has their needs and customize their treatment accordingly. Dr. Mariam is always thriving to update her knowledge in dentistry through continuing education. Recently she got membership in Phelan dental seminars in veneers, bonded dentistry, and socket preservation.
Hobbies: When she is not at work, Dr. Mariam enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, and working out.
Biography: Dr. Noha Zaki is a general dentist from Egypt and she brings with her an extensive experience in dentistry. Dr. Zaki was born and raised in Egypt. She studied at Mansoura University in Egypt where she obtained her Bachelor of Dental surgery degree (B.D.S) in 2006.
After gaining experience in General dentistry, she successfully completed all her exams in 2016 and fulfilled Canadian Dental Equivalency and relocated with her family to Canada in 2016. In 2017, she received a board certificate from National Dental Examination of Canada as a general dentist and is presently a member of Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario (RCDSO),The Ontario Dental Association (ODA), and the General Academy of Dentistry (AGD).
She joined Sterling Dental in Georgetown in 2019. She has extensive expertise in General and family dentistry, Root canal treatment, crowns, bridges, oral surgery, etc. Her main objective is to give her patients the best care, the highest calibre of work, and to aid them in developing confidence in their smile. She enjoys taking part in different workshops and courses that enable her to expand on her prior understanding and that push her mind to think in new ways.
Dr. Zaki has also recently completed the Surgical Implant Residency Program through University of Toronto class of 2022.
Hobbies: You may find her enjoying walks outside, gym, baking, gardening, learning swimming and spending time with her family when she isn't working. She is excited to provide the best dental care to you and your family.
Biography: Dr. Faizan Ahmed is a new friendly face that has joined our team of dentists at Sterling Dental. Dr. Faizan Ahmed has been practicing as a General Dentist in Ontario since 2016. He completed his Bachelor of Dental Surgery from Dow University of Health Sciences, Pakistan in 2013 and after arriving in Canada, completed his equivalency and licensing procedure from National Dental Examination Board of Canada in 2015. Dr. Ahmed’s approach to dentistry is based on individualized and compassionate care. He believes that a healthy mouth is an integral part of a healthy body. Dr. Ahmed is experienced in various fields of dentistry, including restorative, endodontics, oral surgery, dentistry for kids and much more.
Hobbies: In addition to practising dentistry, Dr. Ahmed loves to spend time with his family. He is also passionate about sports such as badminton, swimming and archery.
Biography: Dr. Anas Al Halabi was born and raised in Syria until the age of 18. His dental journey started when he moved to Russia and graduated from the faculty of Dentistry at the Saint Petersburg State First Medical University, where he was practicing as a GP Dentist under training Maxillofacial Surgery Emergency Department. Dr. Anas moved to Canada and specifically Toronto in 2009 to complete his Denturist studies and was first licensed to practice as a Denturist in 2013. In 2016, Dr. Anas was elected to sit on the Board of Directors for the Denturist Association Of Ontario moving the profession forward and caring the most about his patients.
Currently, Dr. Anas occupies the position of the 1st Vice - President of the Denturist Association Of Ontario. Throughout the years Dr. Anas was able to upgrade his knowledge and skills using top technology available on the market to provide not only basic services but also top quality to our patients. His workflow offers the following: 1. Removable and/or semi-removable prosthesis ( Dentures) 2. Temporarily/permanent flippers Essix retainers and Flippers for natural look and function after extractions. 3. Implant Supported Dentures - All types 4. Sport/Night guards 5. Anti-snoring and sleep apnea devices. 6. New Digital impressions and 3D printing workflow to any removable prosthesis required 7. Snap on Smile without tooth prepping.
Hobbies: In his free time, Dr. Anas enjoys working out, playing tennis and socializing with people.
Spoken Languages: English, Arabic and Russian Languages
Biography: Dr. Nick Hawrylyshyn graduated from The University of Toronto in 1980. Better known as Dr. Nick around the office, he has had a passion for dentistry for as long as he can remember. Dr. Nick has proudly been caring for his patients’ oral health in a thriving practice for over 25 years.
Dr. Hawrylyshyn practices oral surgery on wisdom teeth. He also takes a special interest in implant and cosmetic dentistry, as he is congenitally missing teeth himself and provides dental services for Indigenous Native Canadians.
Dr. Hawrylyshyn strongly believes in keeping his education and skills up to date. His involvement in continuing education programs is extensive and includes: acting as a demonstrator at The University of Toronto in removable prosthodontics from 1981-87, training at The University of Pittsburgh in conscious sedation in 1995, and attending the Misch Implant Institute. Dr. Hawrylyshyn was a Diplomat at the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI) in Berlin (2000).
Dr. Nick Hawrylyshyn is an active member of the Canadian Dental Association.
Hobbies: When he finds a spare moment, Dr. Hawrylyshyn enjoys skiing, scuba diving, sailing, tennis, and golf.