Our Team

OUR DENTISTS & SPECIALISTS

Dr. Edyta Witulska, D.D.S

Dr. Edyta Witulska graduated in 1997 from the Silesian Medical Academy. The first year after graduation, she worked as a dental resident and later as a school dentist, where she treated more than 2,000 children ages 4 to 15 years. She was the principal dental provider for a couple of schools. In those, she organized and implemented a Dental Preventative Program. She was also responsible for Early Interceptive Orthodontic treatment for children. After her husband had been transferred to work in Canada, Dr. Witulska graduated in 2004 with honours from the University of Western Ontario. She was granted a prestigious Dr. Z. Wright Award as a student who achieved the highest Academic standing, in the dental program. Since then she has been working as a full-time Dentist.

Dr. Witulska is very passionate about dentistry, especially the preventative aspects. She believes that the best dental treatment is to prevent disease and dental problems. She also enjoys procedures including aesthetic smile reconstruction as well as Invisalign orthodontic treatment for teenage patients and older. Dr. Witulska has attended multiple continuing education courses over the last 21 years and applies only the latest research-based techniques and treatments.

She enjoys spending time with her family including her 3 children and in her spare time, she is an avid reader and skier.

Dr. Alina Solomiychuk, D.D.S

Dr. Alina Solomiychuk attended the University of Florida, USA where she obtained her Bachelor of Science degree as well as her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree.

Dr. Alina enjoys practicing all aspects of general and family dentistry. She strongly believes in patient education and good communication in order to help her patients make the best decisions when it comes to their oral health. Dr. Alina has a kind and friendly personality and ensures her patients feel comfortable and relaxed during their visits.

Dr. Alina is a member of the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario, the Ontario Dental Association, American Dental Association and the Academy of General Dentistry.

She is very passionate about healthy eating, fitness, and overall well-being. In her spare time, she enjoys travelling, cooking, working out, and reading.

Dr. Palak Shah, D.D. S

Dr. Shah attended the University of Western Ontario, where she obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Genetics, as well as her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. Dr. Shah enjoys practicing all aspects of general and family dentistry.
Her warm and relaxed chair side approach instantly makes patients feel at ease.
Dr. Shah is passionate about providing high quality dental care to all of her patients and strives to ensure that their dental needs are met.

Dr. Shah is a member of the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario, the Ontario Dental Association, American Dental Association and the Academy of General Dentistry.

In her spare time, Dr. Shah enjoys travelling with her husband and two young children, is an avid reader and loves to play volleyball.

Dr. Jason Gopaul, D.D.S

Dr. Jason Gopaul graduated from the University of Waterloo in 2014 with an Honors Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Sciences and a minor in Biology. He then moved to London, Ontario where he pursued a Master of Science degree in Anatomy and Cell Biology at Western University. Dr. Jason went on to receive his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 2020 from Schulich School of Dentistry at Western University. Dr. Jason was heavily involved throughout dental school as the President of the Student Professionalism and Ethics Association, and Vice President of Alpha Omega dental fraternity. He also took part in a dental mission trip in 2019 where he offered dental care to a rural community in Jamaica. Dr. Jason has been recently elected to the Political Action Committee in the Mentored Committee Member position with the Ontario Dental Association. 

Outside of dentistry, Dr. Jason enjoys traveling the world, staying active, and spending time with family and friends. One of Dr. Jason’s favourite aspects of dentistry is building a rapport with patients and making them feel comfortable at the dental office. Dr. Jason is looking forward to meeting you at Brant Smiles.

Dr. Jane Wu, D.D.S

Dr. Jane Wu completed her Bachelor of Sciences with Honors at Queen’s University. She was then granted early acceptance to the University of Toronto, Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) program after 3 years of undergrad and proceeded to graduate from dental school with Honors. To better serve patients and provide comprehensive care, Dr Jane moved to California to complete her 1 year Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) residency at the University of California, San Francisco. She was able to gain invaluable experience in all aspects of general dentistry while working and learning from various Specialists. After years of working in California, she was happy to return to Canada to her family and friends (and unfortunately re-introduce winter back into the four seasons). When not working in the office, she is a restorative clinical instructor at the University of Toronto, faculty of dentistry. Dr Jane is a member of the Canadian Dental Association, the Ontario Dental Association an the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. She is good standing with the Royal College of Dental Surgeons (RCDSO)

Dr Jane aims to treat patients like they are family and strives for excellence in providing patient care. She is very gentle with a caring demeanor and enjoys working with pediatric patients. Not only does she ensure her patients are comfortable and well informed with their treatment but also strives to work with their dental anxiety to make their experience as relaxing as possible.

When she is not in the office or teaching courses, she enjoys painting and sketching portraits, plays the piano, loves to travel, and eats (a lot) of really really good food!

Dr. Mark Cicci, D.D.S

Dr. Mark Cicci graduated from University of Toronto with Honors in 1992. Dr. Cicci had his own practice in Etobicoke, On from 1992 to 2003, when he then sold his practice to work in Oral surgery with sedation at multiple office across the GTA. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his 4 sons and traveling.

Dr. Ryan Margel, Endodontist, DMD, MS, FRCD(C)

Dr. Ryan Margel, DMD, MS, FRCD(C) is our Endodontist who specializes in root canals. Originally from Toronto, he graduated with distinction from York University with a major Mathematics. In 2009, Dr. Margel obtained his dental degree from The University of Pennsylvania. He then went on to work as a general dentist for two years prior to embarking on a two-year specialty program at Marquette University in Endodontics. His Masters thesis investigated the anatomical complexities of molar root canals. Dr. Margel is a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter, sports, exercise, and traveling.

Dr. John McIntosh, Oral Surgeon, DDS, FRCD(C), OMFS

Dr. John McIntosh graduated from the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Western Ontario in 2002. He then completed a general practice residency at the Erie County Medical Center prior to specializing in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in New York City and in Buffalo New York where he completed his four-year residency in surgery and anesthesia.

Dr McIntosh has been in practice in southern Ontario for the last fifteen years and spent five of those years flying to remote northern communities to help under-serviced populations.

Dr McIntosh has focused his attention on office-based, outpatient, general anesthesia, wisdom teeth, dental implants, dental extractions and oral pathology.

Dr McIntosh is a Fellow with the Royal College Of Dentists of Canada and is recognized nationally as a Specialist in Oral Maxillofacial Surgery.

We are pleased to announce the addition of Dr McIntosh to our practice.

Dr. Daniel Fortino, Periodontist, DDS, MS, FRCD(C)

Bio coming soon…

Dr. Joel Schacher, Orthodontist

Dr. Joel Schacher is a native of Toronto. He completed both his undergraduate and dental training at the University of Toronto, obtaining his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 1977. His Orthodontic Specialty Certification was received at Eastman Dental Center in Rochester, New York in 1980.

Dr. Schacher is the founder and President of the Ontario branch of the Damon Orthodontic Study Club and regularly presents to dental offices and groups on the topic of facial driven orthodontic treatment. Dr. Schacher has been a Damon System orthodontist since 2003. In addition to being a member of the Ontario Dental Association and the Canadian Association of Orthodontists, he is currently a life member of both the Ontario and American Association of Orthodontists.

Dr. Schacher is currently part of the speaker’s bureau for Crest/Oral-B and Proctor and Gamble lecturing on various topics including oral hygiene in both orthodontic and general practice. As well, Dr. Schacher is a member of the Dental Programme Advisory Committee of George Brown which helps advise the College on areas of course content for auxiliary graduates entering dental practices.

Dr. Schacher brings to his treatment approach a blend of experience, knowledge and enthusiasm which allows him to relate to patients of all ages.

Steven Chychul, Denturist

Steven commenced his post secondary studies at the University of Western Ontario where he studied chemistry. Upon completion, Steven attended George Brown College to become a Denturist. Currently Steven is a member of the Denturist Association of Ontario, the Denturist Association of Canada as well as the College of Denturists’ of Ontario.

Steven entered into private practice in 2006 and currently owns two denture clinics in southwestern Ontario. He is trained in the fabrication of full, partial, implant retained and supported dentures while offering over 15 years of experience in this field. With the evolution of the denture treatment and fabrication, Steven is currently embracing digital technology to be able to provide the best treatment options for denture patients.

When not in his offices, Steven can be found working with the team at Brant Smiles…..and him and his wife are expecting their first child in April (it’s a girl!)

OUR STAFF

ADMINISTRATORS

Kristen

Operations Manager

Carolyn

Treatment Coordinator

Alanna

Patient Care Coordinator

Leslie

Patient Care Coordinator

DENTAL HYGIENISTS

Rachael

Tania

Amber

DENTAL ASSISTANTS

Sylvia

Sydl

Mirella