Meet Our Dentists
A little about our Dentists...
At Simon Dental we are fortunate to have three dentists on staff, Dr. Mark Simon, Dr. Leslie Linsday and Dr. David Goldberg. We are also very fortunate to have an anesthesiologist, Dr. Gary Simon,and an orthodontist, Dr. Mauricio Berco.
Dr. Mark Simon
Dr. Simon grew up and received his early education in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia. He graduated from Dalhousie University with a Bachelor Of Science Degree and his Dental Degree in 1990.
Dr. Simon opened his first practice in Newmarket in 1991. Eight years later he opened the much larger and professionally designed Simon Dental Centre. This new facility allows for all services and facets of family, cosmetic and specialty dentistry. In past, Dr. Simon was an instructor at the University of Toronto Faculty of Dentistry and had privleges with the Department of Surgery at York Central Hospital where he spent one day a month assisting major Oral Maxillofacial Surgery including jaw fracture, jaw reconstruction and correction of dental facial deformities.
Dr. Simon is also active in the community associated with charity fund raisers and sponsors a number of sports teams.
Dr. Stephanie Yap
Dr. Stephanie Yap attended the University of Toronto for her undergraduate studies and graduated with an Honors Bachelor of Science with High Distinction. She then attended the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Toronto to pursue her Doctor of Dental Surgery. During her dental studies, she achieved the Margaret & Clifford Zettle Award, Dr. Charles Hyman Moses Prosthodontics Award, and graduated in the top 10% of her class on the Dean’s list. Dr. Yap was passionate about advancing her dental skillset and completed a general practise residency at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. Her residency was a rigorous program where she provided comprehensive dental care to patients with complex medical conditions, managed on-call dental emergencies and traumas, and received further training in oral surgery, and oral pathology.
Dr. Yap enjoys all aspects of dentistry and is a firm believer that better oral health leads to better physical and mental health. Her goal is to make you feel informed and comfortable before any dental treatment. Dr. Yap is committed to advancing her dental knowledge through continuing education in order to provide her patients with a broader range of treatment options. She is an active member of the Ontario Dental Association, the Canadian Dental Association, and the Academy of General Dentistry. She also speaks Cantonese and Mandarin. Outside of dentistry, Dr. Yap enjoys spending time with her family and friends, hiking, biking, gardening, and playing board games!
Dr. Leslie Lindsay
Dr. Lindsay was born and raised in Saint John, New Brunswick. She attended the University of New Brunswick where she received her Honours Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology and Chemistry.
Dr. Lindsay went on to attend the University of Western Ontario where she earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree in 1992. Dr. Lindsay and her family have lived in the community in which they work for over ten years. She looks forward to meeting both new and existing patients of the Simon Dental Centre.
Dr. Gary Simon, MD FRCPC
Dr. Gary is our anesthesiologist. He graduated from Dalhousie Medical School in Halifax. He subsequently did his specialty training in anesthesiology in Edmonton at the University of Alberta. Currently, he is in active practice at London Health Sciences Centre in London, Ontario.
Dr. Gary has offered his services as Simon Dental's anesthesiologist since 1996. It has successfully enabled adults and children to receive their required treatment.
Dr. Shadzi Jebraeili, Orthodontist
Dr. J is a certified Orthodontic Specialist in both Canada & the US. As a Torontonian, she received her Honors Bachelor of Science with High Distinction and Dean’s list designation from the University of Toronto. She then moved to sunny Florida, to obtain her Doctor Dental Medicine (DMD) degree. While in Florida, Dr. J was involved in many volunteer efforts including the Jamaica Medical/Dental Mission Trip, Give Kids a Smile and the Oral Cancer Awareness Run/Walkathon to help different communities and raise awareness!
From a young age, Dr. J wanted to make a positive difference in people’s lives. During her dental training she realized the immense positive impact that orthodontic treatment can have on someone’s life. Straighter teeth and a beautiful smile not only improve your dental and facial esthetics, but also lead to increased overall confidence! Dr. J wanted to provide this service for her community, which is why she committed herself to 3 additional years of intense training in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics at the University of Texas Health San Antonio, obtaining her Masters becoming an Orthodontic Specialist.
As an orthodontist Dr. J has treated many smiles and helped improve many lives! She has treated patients with dental anomalies, impacted teeth, missing teeth, jaw discrepancies, and more. She also works hand in hand with Oral Surgeons to treat patients requiring orthognathic jaw surgery. Dr. J offers orthodontic treatment options with metal & clear braces, clear aligners/invisalign, and lingual braces!
Her main goal: Giving you the beautiful smile you’ve always wanted! Dr. J offers free consultations. If you are considering orthodontic treatment, make an appointment to visit Dr. J!