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Our Team

All of our Richmond Hill dental staff members work very hard to make each of your visits a pleasant one. We are all involved in regular continuing education courses so that we remain up-to-date on the latest dental technologies, methods, and dental materials. Our commitment is to provide you the very best quality of dental care available.


Dr. Frank Catapano

Dr. Frank Catapano attended the University of Western Ontario and earned his degree at UWO School of Dentistry in 1984.

Dr. Catapano is one of the founding members of the Hillcrest Dental team. He enjoys all aspects of dentistry and has a special interest in both implant surgery and implant restoration.

Dr. Catapano is fluent in Italian and he loves being busy raising his two boys and spending time with his grandchildren. He enjoys growing Giant Pumpkins, cooking, fitness and the outdoors.



Dr. Marshall Kochberg

A University of Toronto graduate, Dr. Marshall Kochberg enjoyed private family practice in Thornhill, Ontario prior to opening Hillcrest Dental Centre in 1983.

He is a Charter active member of the Toronto Dentistry Implant Study club and the Ontario Dental Association. Dr. Kochberg has a great interest in reconstructive, cosmetic and implant dentistry.

Dr. Kochberg has served the Thornhill and Richmond Hill community for over 33 years. He enjoys fishing, golf, water sports, fitness and jogging and especially loves being a grandfather.



Dr. Gerald Vanderpluym

Dr. Gerald Vanderpluym was born in Oshawa, Ontario and graduated with an honours degree in Pharmacology and received his dental degree from the University of Western Ontario in 1984.

Dr. Vanderpluym founded Hillcrest Dental Centre with Dr. Kochberg and Dr. Catapano. He is a member of the Ontario Dental Association, the Canadian Dental Association and International Association of Orthodontists.

With three active teenagers, family life seems to take up most of his personal time; however, Dr. Vanderpluym still finds time to enjoy sailing, snowboarding, skiing, hockey, curling and cycling.



Dr. Margaret Wong

Dr. Margaret Wong joined Hillcrest Dental Centre practice in 1985, two years after receiving her dental degree from the University of Toronto.

Dr. Wong's work philosophy is simple: she considers herself not only a "tooth doctor", but is also interested in the overall healthcare of her patients. Teamwork is essential to her, and she believes that the excellent staff at Hillcrest Dental Centre complements her on-going commitment to her patients' dental care. Dr. Wong is especially interested in orthodontics and cosmetic dentistry.

When Dr. Wong is not in the office, she is at home raising her three children, another full time job. She also enjoys cooking, reading and volunteering for her church. She is currently studying Mandarin Chinese in order to reach a broader patient base and is fluent in Cantonese Chinese as well.



Dr. Tehchin Hsieh
Dr Tehchin Hsieh was born and raised in India, into a family of dentists; as a result he has been involved with dentistry from a very young age. He received his Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree, first class, from the University of Pune (India).

He graduated from the University of Toronto, with an honours degree in dentistry. Dr Hsieh is the recipient of numerous scholarship awards for outstanding achievement, including the George Hare Endodontic Study Club Award, Albert E Webster Memorial award for restorative dentistry, to name a couple.

Dr Hsieh is passionate about his practice of dentistry and takes great pride in building family relationships, while helping patients in all walks of life. He is dedicated to providing a great patient experience along with a modern and scientific approach to the practice of dentistry. He is continually enriching his education, for the benefit of his patients. He is also involved in research and teaching at the University of Toronto.

Dr Hsieh is fluent in English, Hindi and can speak and understand Hupeh (a Chinese dialect unique to his Chinese ancestry). He enjoys staying fit by playing soccer, squash, badminton and swimming. He looks forward to meeting you and your family at your next visit to Hillcrest Dental Centre.



Dr. Shayna Levitan

 
A former high school science teacher, Dr. Levitan is known as Hillcrest Dental Centre's "singing dentist" with a passion for dental health. She's a University of Toronto Dental School graduate who works well with anxious patients, and loves to treat children.

"My biggest focus is on oral hygiene and the prevention of dental disease," she says. "My passion is gentle, compassionate dentistry with heart. I came into the dental field because I have always been an anxious patient and wanted to make a difference for people like myself. I always tell my patients that my first priority is their comfort — emotionally and physically— and my second priority is to fix their teeth."



Dr. Mark Sokalsky
 

A graduate of the University of Toronto, Dr. Sokalsky brings many years of standout clinical experience to the Hillcrest Dental Centre team. Following 10 years in the public health sector as a school dentist, he opened a practice in Toronto before joining our staff as a general practitioner with experience in many facets of dentistry, and a special interest in cosmetic dentistry.

"I love working in the large-group practice Hillcrest Dental Centre has established, partly because of on-site specialists who make it possible to immediately refer patients for special procedures," he says. "Most of all, my focus is on patients who present discomfort, problems, questions or are just in need of routine maintenance."



Dr. Amy Tawadrous
 

With a history in Biological Sciences, Dr. Tawadrous joined Hillcrest Dental Centre in 2016 after graduating from the University ofWestern Ontario.With a history of diverse experiences— she's worked in various hospital settings with many specialists, including oral surgeons, prosthodontists and paediatric dentists— she's also traveled across the province to provide much-needed dental services to many rural communities. Recently, she joined with Nine Miles of Smiles, a non-profit organization that provides free dental care to children and adults living in Runaway Bay, Jamaica.

"I enjoy practicing all areas of dentistry, and meeting and treating patients of all ages," she says. "I grew up in Richmond Hill and after I completed my training, I knew I wanted to move back to my home community and practice dentistry at Hillcrest Dental Centre. To serve the people of this community is an honour and I look forward to growing more involved day by day. Hillcrest Dental has welcomed me warmly in so many ways and I enjoy coming to work and being part of this awesome team."




Specialists

Dr. Jonathan Rapp Dr. David Slavkin
Endodontist Oral Surgeon


Hygienists

Angie Cora Mardi Jessie Teresa
Nikolina Dallas Suzanne Kelly Veronica



Administrative Staff

Rossana Faraneh Ashifa Sandra
Treatment CoordinatorHygiene CoordinatorAccount ReceivableOffice Manager
 


Office Hours


Monday - 7:30am-9pm
Tuesday - 7:30am-9pm
Wednesday - 7:30am-9pm
Thursday - 7:30am-9pm
Friday - 7:30am-5pm
Saturday - 8:30am-5pm

Directions



Free parking at the Sport Chek (Entrance #3)

Address


Located in the Hillcrest Mall
9350 Yonge St,
Richmond Hill, ON
L4C 5G2