Meet Our Team

of experienced Doctors and Professional Staff


Our Team

We are pleased to announce that, as part of our continual commitment to providing exceptional dental care, we are making some changes at mapleridge dentistry. Under new ownership, we are expanding our services, offering extended hours, same-day emergency appointments and providing the modern techniques in modern dental treatment. Allow us to introduce the newest members of our team:



Dr Amir Guorgui attended the University of Toronto where he completed an Honours Bachelor of Science degree. He completed his Doctor of Medical Dentistry degree in 2001 at the University of Montreal. Dr Guorgui then continued his postgraduate education with a residency at the New York Hospital of Queens in New York City. Amir has been continuously committed to advancing his surgical and sedation training by completing many implant and sedation residencies. Dr Guorgui has recently earned his Masters from the College of Sedation, which recognizes his commitment to providing the highest quality sedation services to his dental patients. He is one of a select few dentists in Canada who have earned this very prestigious title. Dr Guorgui has also been recently awarded fellowship status with the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI).

Dr Guorgui currently practices in several private dental clinics in the GTA. Amir is passionate about helping to educate his patients on their overall oral health while also focusing on their individual needs.

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Dr Robert Eisen graduated from the dentistry program at the University of Western Ontario in 1985. Dr Eisen has always been a believer in continuing education; he makes it a priority to always be learning about the modern advances in dental technology and techniques. Rob is an active member in several professional associations and dental study groups. In 1995, Dr Eisen attended the University of Buffalo and completed a post- graduate program in Cosmetic Dentistry. Dr Eisen is also a graduate of the Pankey Institute, a world renowned post-graduate dental training facility. Dr Eisen also enjoys serving his community. He and several members of his staff have been involved in creating a Dental Clinic for disadvantaged youth in Toronto, ON.

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Dental Anaesthesiologist, DDS MSC

Barrie Smile Centre is excited to announce that Dr Khaled of Children’s Sleep Dentistry is joining our team! Dr Khaled is a dental anaesthesiologist, which means that after completing dental school, he studied for three more years to gain a certificate and Masters degree in dental anaesthesia. Dr Khaled is ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) Certified and PALS (Paediatric Advanced Life Support) Certified.

Dr Khaled has worked at Sick Kids Hospital in Toronto, completing hundreds of dental procedures on children ages 1 and up and has also worked in other downtown teaching hospitals as well as teaching courses as University of Toronto Dental School.

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Barrie Smile Centre would like to introduce Dr Nari Farshadi.

Dr. Nari has a passion for all aspects of general dentistry, with a focus on cosmetic procedures. He is a Member of the Australian Dental Association as well as the Ontario Dental Association. He is able to provide oral sedation, including nitrous sedation and is a registered Invisalign provider.

Dr. Nari studied at The University of Toronto, graduating as a Biochemist, with honours in 2007. Dr. Nari also received a Golden Key Membership for “Academic Excellence” from U of T.He then moved to Melbourne Australia where he attended The University of Melbourne to study dentistry. After graduating the dental program in 2012, he moved to Northern NSW where has enjoyed providing quality dental care.

Having grown up in Germany and Canada, Dr Nari speaks fluent German, English and Farsi. In his free time he enjoys kite-surfing and travelling. Dr Nari is excited to be part of the team at Barrie Smile Centre, and is looking forward to providing high quality service to the Barrie community.

Dr Nari is a member in good standing, of the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario.

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Dr. Jimmy Duong graduated from University of Toronto in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science degree with honours in Human Biology and continued his studies there to earn his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree with honours in 2014. He was awarded the Dr. Edward G. Sonley award (for Clinical Restorative Dentistry) and Dr. Boris Pulec award (for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Periodontics and Prosthodontics).

Dr. Jimmy has a passion for all aspects of dentistry. As such, he has continued to expand his dental knowledge and clinical skills by taking continuing education courses, which includes a year-long comprehensive course in dental implantology. He is currently an active member of the Academy of General Dentistry as well the American Academy of Implant Dentistry.

When he isn't at the dental clinic helping patients with their oral health, Dr. Jimmy enjoys staying active by working out and playing sports, such as hockey and golf.

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The Barrie smile centre is proud to announce the addition of a new member to our team.

Dr Amit Makkar graduated from the esteemed Manipal university in Karnataka India in 2013 obtaining his Bachelors in Dental Surgery. Upon returning to Canada he completed his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree through the Internationally Trained Dental Program at Western university in London, Ontario in 2017. Dr.Makkar strives to provide the best patient care through his ever expanding knowledge. His focuses within dentistry include aesthetics, surgery, restorative and preventative approach. Viewing life through multiple lenses and living abroad has developed his compassion and attentiveness towards people of all backgrounds.

Dr Makkar is no stranger to the north, having lived in Midland and Sudbury for many years. In his free time you can catch him fishing, hiking and travelling. He has been also fire performing for over a decade. He also enjoys woodworking and coconut handicrafts.

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Andrea graduated from Durham College in 2002 with both an honours certificate in General Arts & Science and an honours diploma in Dental Hygiene. Since then, she has worked in several multi-disciplinary practices within the GTA. Andrea has a passion for Dental Hygiene and a special interest in dental marketing techniques.

When Andrea isn't cleaning teeth or helping patients to achieve their optimal oral health, she enjoys cycling, rock climbing, and traveling.

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Jennifer graduated from Georgian College in 2003 with an honours diploma in Dental Hygiene. Throughout her career she has worked in several dental practices one of which was a pediatric dental office. Jennifer loves to see children and uses techniques that she has learned over the years to make your child’s first visit memorable. Jennifer is married and has three beautiful children, two boys and a little girl. You may run in to Jennifer at the hockey arena or at the baseball diamond as this is where her family spends a lot of their free time.

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Monique brings over 26 years of customer service experience to Barrie Smile Centre. After attending Seneca College for dental assisting she spent 7 years as a Chairside Dental Assistant before finding her true passion in Dental Administration. She has been living and working in the Barrie Area since 2013 where she met her husband of 3 years. When she is not at BSC she is enjoying anything in the great outdoors.

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Shelley graduated George Brown College as a Certified Dental Assistant, and has a certificate in Practice Management from the University of Toronto. She brings over 28 years of experience to the Barrie Smile Centre. Shelley participates in several continuing education programs yearly and has knowledge in all areas of dentistry. She enjoys interacting with patients and making sure that they are comfortable and knowledgeable about their care.

When she’s out of the office, she cherishes the precious moments she has with her family. Outside the office, Shelley is involved in a number of community service initiatives. She enjoys cooking, hockey and gardening. When not in the arena’s you will find her at the cottage in her spare time.

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Dental Assistant

Gabby graduated the level II dental assisting program at Everest College in 2009. She has been working as a full time dental assistant ever since. Gabby had lived in Keswick for 10yrs before moving to Barrie with her husband and 3 kids last year. In her free time, Gabby enjoys camping, hiking and spending time outdoors with friends and family.

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