Our Team

Dr. Anil Bhalla

Dr Bhalla has been practicing dentistry for more than 20 years with a career span of 4 years in India and then in Canada after graduating from U of T faculty of dentistry. He was awarded medal and honor for achieving the top position in his degree program in India and graduated with honors from U of T. In addition to academics, Dr Bhalla has been and is continuously involved with organized dentistry. He’s the past president of Halton Peel Dental association, which is the largest component society of Canada. He is actively involved with committees such as seniors’ oral care and education core committee, due to his keen interest in these issues pertaining to dentistry.

He is presently into 7th peer as counsellor from Halton Peel Region to his provincial dental organizations council and is continuously striving to deal with issues like access to care, government relations and advocacy for the profession to name a few.

His mission in life is to make affordable dental care accessible to everyone in the community and provide avenues for not just patients, but be a part of dentists’ continuing education for achieving optimal oral care impartment through research based standards of care.

He had initiated “Loonie a Patient Program” through his offices in partnership with United Way. This program donated a loonie for every patient appointment visiting the offices each and every working day. He had also initiated “Free Dentistry Days with Dr Bhalla” in 2008 where the goal was to provide free cleanings and one issue resolution like a filling or extraction or emergency care for patients that came to the office that day. There were no restrictions of income, age, insurance or any factor that could limit one’s ability to afford dental care in Canada.

 

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Dr. Bhalla receives an award for his charitable contributions in the field of dentistry.
He is happily married to his wife Bharty and they are proud parents of two sons, Aadi and Aarik. He also looks after his mom who lives with them. He is a foodie who enjoys not just eating, but also enjoys cooking (learned from mom) for his family and friends.

He is easily accessible through phone or email anytime for any consultation or for any unforeseen dental emergency resolution.

Our Aurora Team

Dr. Wallace Chan – Associate Dentist

dr-chanDr. Wallace Chan graduated from the University of Toronto Biology program with honours. He then proceeded to study dentistry at McGill University in Montreal. After his graduation from dental school, Dr. Chan became the chief dental resident at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City.

Dr. Chan is passionate about his work and enjoys all aspects of dentistry. He is an Ontario Dental Association member and he dedicates himself to delivering excellent dental care by attending continuing education courses on a consistent basis.

 

Denise Colucci – Office Manager

image001Denise graduated in 1970 from an accredited ODNNA course at Etobicoke Collegiate.
Denise has been an integral part of the team since 2003.
She enjoys her position as office manager which gives her the opportunity to take a personal interest in each and every patient.

 

Lynn – Reception

lynnLynn Casson has been a member of our staff for the past six years.  Previously, she was a 15-year full time staff member at another Dental office.  She adores her family and especially her 3 grandsons.  Lynn could be retired but prefers to be busy and very much enjoys inter-action with our patients and our Dental care team.

Kristine Fusco – Certified Level II Dental Assistant

kristineKristine is a integral part of the Hope Dental Group team!   She brings with her 22 years of clinical experience, and a graduate of the Certified Level II Dental Assistant program in 1995 from Niagara College. As a CDAII,  Kristine prides herself in treating patients like family and always keeping up with continuing education courses related to the latest developments in dentistry. Her role is to educate our patients and ensure their experiences are memorable and comfortable.

Born and raised in Niagara Falls,  Kristine moved to Aurora at the end of 2014.  In her spare time, Kristine enjoys the simple things in life like spending quality time with her husband and their sweet bunny, working out at the gym, and getting together for lunch with friends.

Kristine looks forward to meeting you and your family at Hope Dental Group Aurora.

Dr. Doris Vengjen – Associate Dentist

dr-vDr. Doris Vengjen graduated from the University of Montreal in 2004, with a Doctorate in dentistry. Since then, she regularly attends seminars in continuing education involving all aspects of the dentistry field, all to stay informed with the latest procedures offered in dentistry and to bring her skills and quality of dentistry with a gentle, caring touch to the next level. Passion, patience and perfection are what is to be expected from her.

When not working, Dr. Vengien enjoys cooking, outdoor activities, dancing and spending time with her husband and twins.

 

Juvy Quintana – Hygienist

juvyI have been in dentistry as a receptionist, Certified Level II Dental Assistant and Registered Dental Hygienist for more than 20 years. Proudly serving Hope Dental as a Registered Dental Hygienist for the last 10years.
It is very satisfying for me as a hygienist to give care to my patients in a calm and caring atmosphere where their comfort and well being is the main concern.

When I’m not at work i keep myself busy with my daughter and husband. I love to enjoy life through travel. It rejuvenates me and makes me appreciate life.

Donna Calderon – Dental Assistant Level 1

donnaDonna is a long-time member of our team. She graduated from the dental assisting program at Seneca College in 1981. She enjoys challenging situations and working with people of all ages and backgrounds. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family, camping, volunteer work and hanging out with friends. 
She looks forward to meeting you at your next appointment

Our Aurora Team

Dr. Wallace Chan – Associate Dentist

dr-chanDr. Wallace Chan graduated from the University of Toronto Biology program with honours. He then proceeded to study dentistry at McGill University in Montreal. After his graduation from dental school, Dr. Chan became the chief dental resident at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City.

Dr. Chan is passionate about his work and enjoys all aspects of dentistry. He is an Ontario Dental Association member and he dedicates himself to delivering excellent dental care by attending continuing education courses on a consistent basis.

 

Dr. Doris Vengjen – Associate Dentist

dr-vDr. Doris Vengjen graduated from the University of Montreal in 2004, with a Doctorate in dentistry. Since then, she regularly attends seminars in continuing education involving all aspects of the dentistry field, all to stay informed with the latest procedures offered in dentistry and to bring her skills and quality of dentistry with a gentle, caring touch to the next level. Passion, patience and perfection are what is to be expected from her.

When not working, Dr. Vengien enjoys cooking, outdoor activities, dancing and spending time with her husband and twins.

 

Denise Colucci – Office Manager

image001Denise graduated in 1970 from an accredited ODNNA course at Etobicoke Collegiate.
Denise has been an integral part of the team since 2003.
She enjoys her position as office manager which gives her the opportunity to take a personal interest in each and every patient.

 

Juvy Quintana – Hygienist

juvyI have been in dentistry as a receptionist, Certified Level II Dental Assistant and Registered Dental Hygienist for more than 20 years. Proudly serving Hope Dental as a Registered Dental Hygienist for the last 10years.
It is very satisfying for me as a hygienist to give care to my patients in a calm and caring atmosphere where their comfort and well being is the main concern.

When I’m not at work i keep myself busy with my daughter and husband. I love to enjoy life through travel. It rejuvenates me and makes me appreciate life.

Lynn – Reception

lynnLynn Casson has been a member of our staff for the past six years.  Previously, she was a 15-year full time staff member at another Dental office.  She adores her family and especially her 3 grandsons.  Lynn could be retired but prefers to be busy and very much enjoys inter-action with our patients and our Dental care team.

Donna Calderon – Dental Assistant Level 1

donnaDonna is a long-time member of our team. She graduated from the dental assisting program at Seneca College in 1981. She enjoys challenging situations and working with people of all ages and backgrounds. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family, camping, volunteer work and hanging out with friends. 
She looks forward to meeting you at your next appointment

Kristine Fusco – Certified Level II Dental Assistant

kristineKristine is a integral part of the Hope Dental Group team!   She brings with her 22 years of clinical experience, and a graduate of the Certified Level II Dental Assistant program in 1995 from Niagara College. As a CDAII,  Kristine prides herself in treating patients like family and always keeping up with continuing education courses related to the latest developments in dentistry. Her role is to educate our patients and ensure their experiences are memorable and comfortable.

Born and raised in Niagara Falls,  Kristine moved to Aurora at the end of 2014.  In her spare time, Kristine enjoys the simple things in life like spending quality time with her husband and their sweet bunny, working out at the gym, and getting together for lunch with friends.

Kristine looks forward to meeting you and your family at Hope Dental Group Aurora.

Our Burlington Team

Dr. Rupa Bhutt – Associate Dentist

 

Elena Wishart – Office Manager

elenaElena was born in Southwestern Russia and after traveling through Europe with her parents and sister for a year, came to Canada in February 1997. After 5 years in Toronto, she moved to the smaller and quieter town of Cambridge, where she still resides. She worked for a dental software company prior to starting her work in dental offices. Over the last decade she has risen from receptionist position to treatment co-ordination to office management.

Elena is married and has a daughter. While she loves her work and you can usually find her in the office throughout the week, she equally loves spending time with her family (mostly outdoors). When not in the office you can find her cooking, hiking, playing water sports or gardening.

Have questions about your insurance coverage or the treatment options given to you? Not from our office? Not a problem! Contact Elena and she will be happy do discuss your options and your coverage with a clear language that does not need to be translated!

Sophia De Vuono – Hygienist

fullsizerender-1Sophia De Vuono is a 2007 graduate of the Ontario Dental Education Institute in An caster Ontario. She brings to the office a fresh attitude and a passion for providing quality care with a gentle touch! Her attention to detail and enthusiasm to maintain high and current standards of care are appreciated by her patients and dental team. She especially enjoys making the first dental visit for young ones a fun experience.

Sophia lives in the Burlington community. She enjoys spending valuable time with her husband & family and makes time each week to engage in local volunteer work. In her spare time, Sophia appreciates the outdoors, enjoys good food and especially likes travelling to sunny destinations. Her outgoing demeanour will make you feel at ease.

Sophia looks forward to meeting and caring for you and your family very soon!

The Hope Dental Group prides itself on our strong commitment to our staff members. We realize that the overall well being of our patients is determined not just by our doctors but every staff member we employ. That is why we believe it is so important to foster an environment where our staff enjoy coming to work, helping our patients and taking pride in delivering world class dental care.

Furthermore, all our doctors often attend workshops, seminars and continuing education to stay on top of the latest innovations and best practices for the dental profession.

If you are in the area, we would love for you to visit our friendly staff in person.