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Our Dental Team

Our team consists of dedicated and highly trained individuals. Our staff is here to serve all your dental care needs.
The Dentists

Dr. Florentino Afonso

Dr. Florentino Afonso grew up in the West Toronto area and graduated with high distinction from University of Toronto University College in 1984, with an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in microbiology and immunology. He continued at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Dentistry [more info] and obtained his Doctor of Dental Surgery in 1988, graduating with high distinction and as a member of the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Tau Tau Chapter National Dental Honour Society. He currently teaches at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Dentistry on a part-time basis as a clinical instructor. Continuing education plays a pivotal role in maintaining Dr. Afonso’s clinical skills. He is a graduate of Temple University and Misch International Implant Institute of Canada. In 2010, he obtained a Fellowship in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. Dr. Afonso is a current member of the Canadian Dental Association, the Ontario Dental Association, and the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. Outside of dentistry, Dr. Afonso enjoys exploring the great outdoors and spending time with his wife and three daughters. He likes hiking, cycling, and running and recently qualified for the 2015 Boston Marathon, with hopes to run the iconic course this spring. Always the adventurer, Dr. Afonso hiked with his wife to the summit of Tanzania’s Mount Kilimanjaro for his 50th birthday and plans to visit Mount Everest in the near future. [less info]

Dr. Reinaldo Botelho

Dr. Botelho was born in Curacao and was raised in Montreal. He attended McGill University for his undergraduate degree in Physiology, and later obtained his dentistry degree from the University of Toronto in 1988. Dr. Botelho is committed to his profession, and as a result he regularly attends dental seminars [more info] and conventions to maintain his proficiency in dentistry. When not at work Dr. Botelho enjoys travelling, swimming, and spending time with his family. [less info]

Dr. Varghese Jacob

With over 25 years of experience, Dr. Varghese Jacob has distinguished his dentistry as a unique blend of science and art. Dr. Jacob graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery in 1985, and went on to complete both a General Practice residency and a residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He attended graduate school [more info] and completed a Master’s of Dental Surgery in 1990, specializing in Operative Dentistry and Endodontics. He has been in clinical practice as a general practitioner and constantly updates his skills through various continuing education programs. After moving to Canada, Dr. Jacob was accepted to the "International Dentists Advanced Placement Program" and graduated with a Doctor of Dental Surgery (Honours) from the University of Toronto. Over the years, Dr. Jacob has perfected his skills, putting in many hours performing root canal treatments, cosmetic and restorative dentistry, wisdom teeth surgery, crown and bridge, prosthodontics, and pediatric dentistry. A nature enthusiast, Dr. Jacob loves trekking and exploring the outdoors and is also passionate about music. [less info]

Dr. Christine Magalhaes

Dr. Christine Magalhaes grew up in Mississauga and moved to London, Ontario where she graduated from The University of Western Ontario in 2006, completing her Bachelor of Medical Sciences with Honours in physiology. She was then accepted to the University of Toronto and, in 2010, graduated with Honours [more info] from the Doctor of Dental Surgery program. She now lives in Toronto and enjoys staying active by riding her bike to work and spending time in the city’s parks with her husband and their dog Lily. Dr. Magalhaes enjoys working with people of every age group and is experienced in many areas of dentistry. She keeps up-to-date with current dental research and technologies by attending multiple continuing education classes throughout the year. She believes in preventative care, striving to teach her patients optimal oral hygiene, and will put you at ease with her gentle personality and pain free dentistry. [less info]
Hygienists
  • Carmelina
  • Elizabeth
  • Sonia
  • Katrina
  • Tenzing
  • Tsering
Administration
  • Aluina
  • Debbie
  • Claudia
  • Jennifer
  • Kelly
  • Stephanie
Assistants
  • Lolita
  • Dollie
  • Flory
Office Hours: Monday – Thursday: 8:00 am – 8:00 pm  |   Friday – 9:00 am- 3:00 pm   |   Saturday – 8:00 am to 3:00 pm
Dufferin Mall Dental   |   900 Dufferin St, Suite 1, Toronto, ON M6H 4A9   |   416 536 0720   |   dufferinmalldental@hotmail.com

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