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Dr. Golnaz Basseri
Dr. Basseri is a graduate of University of Western Ontario, class of 2014. Prior to that she attended York University for her bachelor’s in science. Through several years of professional and volunteer work and participation in continuing dental education, she has gained significant experience in all aspects of dentistry including wisdom teeth extractions, root canals and Implants.
Dr. Basseri believes that continuing education and staying current with technology is essential for providing quality health care. She regularly attends seminars and courses to keep abreast of the latest developments in dentistry. Dr. Basseri, as she is known by her patients, understands that everyone’s dental needs varies. This is why she focuses on individuals and what is best for them in their current situation. Her goal is to foster healthy self-confidence by helping patients enhance their natural smile, so they laugh and love life without hesitation.
Dr. Basseri is a good standing member of Ontario Dental Association (ODA), Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario (RCDSO) and American Association of General Dentists (AGD). Outside of work, she is an animal lover and activist. She works with several nonprofit organizations and shelters across north America to locate homes for abandoned dogs and cats. She also enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband and two dogs.
Dr. Anastasia Kranias
Dr. Anastasia Kranias is a graduate of the Faculty of Dentisty, University of Toronto. She has been practicing family and cosmetic dentistry in the Danforth and Chester area for over 30 years.
Her long career and compassionate nature has enabled her to combine skill and experience with a caring and gentle touch. For a number of years she was teaching the 2nd year dental students at the Toronto Faculty of Dentistry in the course of prosthodontics. This experience has provided her with an inside into the latest dental techniques, as well as with patience and understanding of the human psyche.
Her ongoing passion for dentistry has lead her to complete a large amount of advanced education training. In the period 2000-2002 she attended and completed a comprehensive cosmetic dentistry training program at the Buffalo School of Dentistry, treating patients with cosmetic and other dental problems. This included full mouth reconstruction with veneers, bridges and implants utilizing state of the art procedures and techniques.
In the 2005-2006, she successfully completed the three phases of an intense implant surgery course, offered by the prestigious and well known Misch International Implant Institute. She also has various other certifications in cosmetic and implant dentistry, TMJ treatment and conscious sedation.
She is married has had two children and 8 grandchildren. She loves spending free time with the family and she enjoys cooking, reading, physical activity and a healthy lifestyle.
Dr. Mary-Ellen Polymeris, B.Sc.(Hons.), D.D.S., M.Cl.D., F.R.C.D.(C)
Certified Specialist in Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics
Meet Dr. Mary-Ellen Polymeris! Dr. Polymeris obtained her Honours Bachelor of Science in Pharmacology and her Doctor of Dental Surgery with Honours from the University of Toronto. During dental school, she was the recipient of numerous awards for academic achievement, clinical excellence, patient care, and leadership. Upon graduation, Dr. Polymeris was inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honour Dental Society.
Following dental school, Dr. Polymeris migrated West to complete a one-year General Practice Residency at the University of Alberta Hospital. While in Edmonton, Dr. Polymeris gained advanced training in the dental management of medically-compromised patients, as well as patients with special needs and craniofacial anomalies. Dr. Polymeris also participated in the remote areas satellite dental clinic program, where she provided dental services to the rural and underserved communities of northern Alberta.
Family ties brought Dr. Polymeris back to Toronto, where she worked as a General Dentist in private practice for one year. Dr. Polymeris went on to complete her orthodontic specialty training and Masters of Clinical Dentistry at the University of Western Ontario, where she was awarded the Dr. Bryan Smith Graduate Award in Orthodontics for her overall performance in the program.
Dr. Polymeris has been actively involved in basic science research throughout her academic career. She has co-authored numerous publications and has presented her research in bone biology in national and international forums. Dr. Polymeris is a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada and a member of the Canadian Association of Orthodontists, the American Association of Orthodontists, the Ontario Association of Orthodontists, and the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honour Dental Society.
Dr. Polymeris is fluent in French and Greek. Outside of the office, she enjoys being active, cooking, traveling, and spending time with family and good friends. Having attended Jackman Avenue Public School, Earl Grey Senior Public School, and Riverdale Collegiate Institute, Dr. Polymeris is thrilled and feels truly privileged to be able to provide orthodontic care to the neighborhood she grew up in!
We are very proud of our professional and dedicated staff. Most of them have been with the office for many years providing stability and continuity for the patients. They know most patients by name and treat them in a friendly and caring manner, like family. They are all educated and experts in their field. They work well with one another ensuring a calm and joyous atmosphere with in the office.
HASMIK, Registered Dental Hygienist
Hasmik has been a dental hygienist in Dr Kranias’s dental office since Feb 2013. Graduated from George Brown College in 2012 with Honors. Received award for academic strength and overall excellence.
Her goal as a dental hygienist is to develop and implement individualized dental hygiene care plans for patients and educate them on preventive care to ensure health and wellness.
Member of Canadian Dental Hygienist Association since 2011.
Team Work to Take Care of Your Gums
The doctors, along with their dental hygienists will work together as a team to improve and maintain the health of your gums. They will examine your gums and the bone that surrounds the teeth and will record any signs of disease, i.e. bleeding, redness, and puffiness, bone loss, infection, gum recession, and tooth mobility. The findings will be assessed by Dr. Basseri, who with the help of the xrays will arrive at a diagnosis and treatment plan. The treatment might be a simple cleaning of the teeth, to remove plaque and tartar, or it might involve periodontal therapy which requires more than one session. After the treatment is completed the patient is reevaluated by the hygienist and the doctor. According to the findings they are either placed on a maintenance program or are referred to a periodontist for further treatment.
VOULA, Office manager/Treatment Coordinator
Has been part of the practice for 30 years and knows the ins and outs of the front desk very well. She is the smile you encounter when you walk in the office, and the polite voice always willing to serve you on the phone. She will discuss appointment schedule, finances and will try to accommodate you according to your needs and schedules.
OLGA, Dental Assistant
Has been with us for 20 years. She has a kind and caring attitude and shares the “patient first” approach of the office. Her commitment to dentistry and to patient comfort is applied every day and to every patient.
Vahideh, Dental Assistant
Vahideh is an energetic dental assistant with experience in providing chair side assisting in different dental procedures. She is highly efficient at dental procedure preparation. At Smiles Plus Dental Centre, Vahideh works hard to provide great care to our patients. She enjoys interacting with our patients and finds it satisfying to see how happy our patients are after their dental treatment.