Meet the Staff

Yelena

Yelena

Dental Assistant

Yelena Sharf is one of our dental assistants. She will welcome new patients with a warm and friendly smile as she takes them for their first photos taken as perfect as possible, as well, she will be taking their first impressions with excellent skill and in a timely fashion. Yelena has been working as a Level ll Dental Assistant since 2006. She has been working for Dr. Metaxas since June 2012 and is inspired by how wonderfully patients smiles improve from the first photos to the final photos. She enjoys the challenges and the ability to constantly learn in the orthodontic profession. She also enjoys talking to patients and taking their photos. Yelena would encourage anyone involved in sports to always wear protective gear as a precaution against injury especially to the teeth! Yelena is very happy to be working with such a warm and welcoming office and is pleased to be a part of our great team. It means she will be learning and meeting new people and making new friends. She is married to Vladimir and has two beautiful children, Anna and Ilya.

 

Donna

donna

Office Manager

Donna is our wonderful office manager. She has been with the office since June, 2004, and she says that she still enjoys coming to work every day. Donna is an exceptional team member. She works closely with the doctor and staff to make sure that we provide our patients with the kind of care that exceeds their expectations. Over the years, Donna has had the opportunity to see the dramatic impact a beautiful smile can have on a patients self-confidence and self-esteem, and she looks forward to being a part of many patients' life-changing experiences for years to come. When she's not at the practice, Donna enjoys Alpine skiing in the winter months and riding her motorcycle in the summer. She also enjoys performing with community theatre groups, as well as being in the audience for theatrical and musical events.

 

Janice (Zippy)

janice

Treatment Coordinator

Zippy has been part of Dr. Metaxas' team since October 2002. She has well over 38 years of experience in dentistry. Zippy's duties as a treatment coordinator include coordinating and assisting new patients, scheduling treatment, writing financial arrangements, and discussing concerns patients may have regarding their treatment. The exciting things about orthodontics are the changes that each patient goes through during their treatment and the big smile once they have finished treatment. Zippy enjoys working with Dr. Metaxas and having a fun time with her team members. Zippy lives in Markham with her husband and daughter. When she's not at the practice, Zippy enjoys walking, reading, and being in the company of good friends.

 

Donna

donna

Registered Dental Hygienist

Donna has worked at our practice since February 2001, and in the orthodontic field since 1981. She loves being part of a dynamic team, creating beautiful, functional smiles, and working on cases that range from simple crowding to more complex and surgical cases. She observes the aesthetic and functional changes in a patient, as well as increased patient confidence and self-esteem. She enjoys the positive and creative environment at this practice, and looks forward to sharing in this exciting adventure with you. Outside of work, Donna loves to travel, trek, kayak, garden, and practice yoga.

 

Jill

jill

Registered Dental Hygienist

Jill has been working with Dr. Metaxas since October 2004. While she only works 4 days a week at the practice, her warm, friendly smile leaves a lasting impression all week long. Jill's favorite thing about orthodontics is that she's always learning and every day is faced with new challenges. Her patients are also great, and she enjoys having the opportunity to care for, and teach, such a diverse group of people. In her spare time, Jill enjoys walking her dog, interior design, and cooking.

 

Lesley

lesley

Registered Dental Hygienist

Lesley is a graduate of the dental hygiene program at George Brown College. She has been a member of the team since 2002 Her duties include placement and removal of different orthodontic appliances, appliance adjustments, and patient education. Lesley also works at the Hospital for Sick Children in the Orthodontic Department, Centre for Craniofacial Care and Research and she teaches in the Continuing Education program at George Brown College to dental hygienists in the area of orthodontics. She likes working with patients of all ages and provides their treatment with a caring nature and gentle touch. Lesley enjoys travelling and spending time with family and friends.

 

Michelle

Michelle

Registered Dental Hygienist

Michelle is a graduate of the dental hygiene program at George Brown College. She joined the practice of Dr. Metaxas in May 2011 and has been working in orthodontics since 2002. Her duties include placement, adjustment and removal of different orthodontic appliances and patient education. She enjoys the continual learning and professional growth that comes with working in such a wonderful and progressive practice. It is very rewarding for Michelle to play a part in changing patients’ smiles and lives through orthodontics. Michelle lives in Toronto with her husband and young daughter. She enjoys spending time with friends and family, staying fit and is an avid motorcyclist.

 

Sharka

sharka

Registered Dental Hygienist

Sharka is a Bachelor of Science graduate from York University. Sharka has worked in orthodontics most of her professional career, which spans over 20 years. She joined Dr. Metaxas' practice in 1993. Sharka enjoys working here because it is a progressive, leading-edge practice, and the doctor believes in continuing education for their staff. As an orthodontic dental hygienist her duties include clinical care of patients such as placing and removing braces, changing arch wires, cementing bands, taking impressions etc. She also provides patient education. Sharka has been an active member of the Dental Hygiene Orthodontic Study Club since its inception in 1994. When she's not working, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, skiing, container gardening and reading.

 

Victoria

victoria

Registered Dental Hygienist

Victoria has been a member of Dr. Metaxas' orthodontic team since June of 1995. The care and compassion that Dr. Metaxas has for their clients and staff are what make Victoria proud to be a part of their team. One of the most exciting aspects of working as an orthodontic dental hygienist is experiencing the excitement and joy that comes every day as clients begin to notice changes to their smile. It is rewarding for Victoria to play a part in helping someone achieve a bright, confident smile that will last a lifetime.

 

Stephanie

stephanie

Treatment Coordinator

A native of Toronto, Stephanie recently joined our team as a treatment coordinator. She welcomes new patients into our practice and assists them during the beginning of their orthodontic journey. Stephanie takes pride in creating a great first impression and loves seeing the transformations our patients go through during their orthodontic treatment.

 

Joana

joanna

Scheduling/Financial Coordinator

Assisting patients with all their scheduling and financial needs are met is Joana, who brings over six years of experience with her to our team. The satisfaction of knowing that a patient's confidence can only rise with a permanent, beautiful smile is what puts a smile on Joana's face every day. She looks forward to expanding her knowledge in orthodontics and contributing to the positive attitude and kindness exuded from our office. Joana and her husband, Nuno, have two pets, Xana and Bobby, that keep them busy at home.

 

Mel

mel

Dental Assistant II

Originally from London, England, Mel has lived in the GTA since 1992 and joined our team in 2010. Her gentle demeanor puts patients at ease, especially those who may be nervous about getting braces. Mel loves seeing our patients' beautiful smiles and healthy teeth, and she finds joy in helping people build confidence through their smile. She strongly believes that a smile is a wonderful gift that can last a lifetime. Mel is the proud mother of a bubbly, energetic, and loving daughter.

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