Meet The Team

Dr. Christopher Tsang, DDS

DrChrisTsang2_380x250Dr. Christopher Tsang is clinic director of Dentistry in Aurora and has incorporated a BioSafe approach to dental care in combination with lasers and high magnification dental operating microscopes to promote faster healing with less pain and fewer injections. When removing mercury fillings, extra precautions are taken to protect the patient and the team of dental professionals from the highly toxic mercury vapours. The office is Fluoride-free due to its toxicity.

Dr. Tsang graduated from the University of Toronto, Faculty of Dentistry in 1988 and started his career in northern Ontario working with the Aboriginal Cree Nation. As the Dental Department Head of Moose Factory General Hospital, he worked alongside Cree assistants to provide care to the local population along the west coast of James Bay. His duties included supervising dental students and residents from the University of Toronto and University of Western Ontario. He also spent a few months working in the Northwest Territories before returning to the Toronto area to settle into private practice.

He supports community initiatives and was formerly a member of the Optimist Club of Aurora for over 15 years. The club’s motto is “Friend of Youth” and helps with developing both academic and recreational opportunities for the youth of the community. He has experienced working in an outreach program at the Shout Clinic in downtown Toronto which provides free dental treatment to Street Youth.

Dr. Tsang enjoys speaking to groups of dental professionals and various community groups and has appeared on television to share his passion for dentistry and the benefits that modern technology and a holistic approach can provide for our overall wellbeing. He also enjoys upgrading his knowledge and skills with continuing education seminars and Study Club meetings.

He is the proud father of two young girls.

Dr. Kelly Farber, DDS

Dr_Kelly_Farber_2014Dr. Kelly Farber earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at the University of Toronto in 2001 and has since attended post-graduate dental training in various disciplines in order to advance her knowledge and skills to provide the best care she can for her patients.

Dr. Farber has been a key part of the Dentistry In Aurora family since June 2009 and has helped evolve our practice to new levels of care by providing holistic and homeopathic recommendations to complement our patients’ dental treatment.

Her strong interest in natural health and nutrition is highly influenced by her husband Bryce Wylde who is a homeopath and functional medicine nutritionist. Dr. Farber’s areas of expertise include paediatric care, dental aesthetics, CEREC ceramic restorations and replacing missing teeth with both ceramic and titanium dental implants.

She is also a devoted mother to 2 children and loves to travel and spend time with friends & family.

Dr. Elena Petrov

DrElenaPetrovDr. Petrov has been practicing general dentistry for 17 years in the GTA with the last 14 years being in Markham, where she had her own dental practice. Dr. Petrov is passionate about keeping up with the latest advances in Dentistry.

As Dentistry evolves, Dr. Petrov continuously engages in ongoing education to further increase her knowledge and practical skills for the benefit of her patients. She always keeps in mind the impact of dental treatment on the whole body.

Her areas of expertise include: Cosmetic Dentistry; Full mouth rehabilitation; Laser Dentistry; Crown Lengthening; Periodontal Treatment including Alloderm gum grafting; Implantology including dental implant surgery and restoration, bone grafting, sinus lifts); Treatment of Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMD); Snoring and mild to moderate Sleep Apnea

Dr. Vasilina Tonkikh

Dr. Vasilina Tonkikh brings her experience from Russian top-leveled dental clinic, where she has been providing holistic dental care for around 7 years; thus, after getting a Canadian dental licence (2018), she has been happy to join to our team, having an opportunity to continue working with technological advances in Dentistry (lasers, working under magnification, digital x-ray, digital photo and record keeping protocols), enjoying safe and friendly atmosphere of our office.

Although her passion is general family dentistry, she has a keen interest in Cosmetic Dentistry.  She is passionate to minimally invasive, preventive dentistry and understand that oral health is an important part of overall health, affecting physical, social and mental well-being.

She constantly attends in advanced continuing education courses to upgrade her education and skills.

When Dr. Tonkikh is not working or studying, she is spending time with her husband and son. Drawing and hiking are her favourite activities.  

Sonia, Hygiene Therapist

SoniaSonia has been in the dental profession for 10 years.

She graduated as a dental assistant from the College of New Caledonia in Prince George, British Columbia.

Sonia then went back and graduated with a diploma in Dental Hygiene.

Sonia made her big leap to the big city of Toronto in the spring of 2002 and is excited to be part of Dr. Tsang’s team of dental professionals at Dentistry in Aurora.

Tara, Hygiene Therapist

Tara_HygienistTara is excited to transition to our health care team at Dentistry In Aurora after being at another holistic dental practice. She comes to us with 9 years of experience in the dental profession, 6 years as a Dental Hygienist graduating from Oxford North Dental hygiene collage and 3 years as a Level II Dental Assistant after graduating from the program at George Brown College in Toronto.

Tara is dedicated to providing high quality preventive hygiene therapy and treatment, as well as educating patients about the importance of hygiene maintenance to achieve an optimal oral and whole body wellness.

She looks forward to meeting our patients in our unique environment and looks forward to further advancing her knowledge with the latest holistic approaches to dentistry.

Vanessa Filipelli, Registered Dental Hygienist and Registered Holistic Nutritionist

Vanessa began her dental career ten years ago after graduating with honours from George Brown College in 2011, and has extensive experience working with both children and adults. She enjoys spending time with patients to educate and encourage them to maintain good oral, and overall health.

Vanessa is quick to make patients feel at ease by building confidence, trust and friendships with each patient. Vanessa is very passionate about the vital role food and lifestyle play in dental health.

Vanessa graduated from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition (2020) to become a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, as well as holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Kinesiology.

When she’s not working, you can find Vanessa at the local Cross Fit box or spending time with her family and young son. Vanessa is excited to be part of the Dentistry in Aurora team and looks forward to meeting all of you!

Danielle, Office Manager

Danielle_Morin2With over 20 years of experience in dental administration and customer service,  Danielle is here to help you to co-ordinate your appointment and help you understand your dental treatment plan and prioritize your dental needs.

Danielle is originally from Quebec, and is fluently bilingual in both of Canada’s official languages.  Danielle has a strong passion for educating our patients in a natural approach to preventive care in dentistry and health.

Her green thumb is evident in the organic vegetables growing in the Tower Garden in our reception area.

Jessie, CDA Level 2

JessieJessie is a Certified Dental Assistant Level II with more than 30 years experience in dental services.

Jessie loves being able to develop great working relationships with her clients, always trying to make everyone comfortable, relieve any dental anxiety about the procedures.

Jessie and her family love camping and cottage life, spending time on the water.

Calista, Dental Assistant

CalistaCalista graduated from George Brown College in 2019.

Spends her weekends hiking with friends and family.

Has 2 dogs and would love to have more.

Actively learning spanish. Looking forward to travel the world.

Yuliana, Dental Administrator

YuliaYuliana likes to travel and explore new places.

She enjoys sunsets and the outdoors.

Yuliana and her husband are proud parents to a 7 year old autistic son.

  • Holistic Dentistry

    At Dentistry in Aurora, we take a holistic approach to dental treatment, primarily caring for our patient’s health and safety from both a conventional as well as “alternative healthcare” point of view.

    Dr. Chris Tsang and his team of dental professionals aspire to serve each patient with holistic (teeth, gums, jaws, bite, muscle and joints), preventative, predictable, long term and quality dental care – which will help them keep their teeth looking and feeling good for lifetime.

    We are proud to serve Aurora and Toronto area families for their dental care needs.

Holistic Inspired Dentistry

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