Our team of dedicated dental health professionals are here to serve you. We combine extensive knowledge in the field of dentistry with a passion for helping people love their smiles. It is our goal to create a friendly and professional atmosphere that you can rely on for all of your dental needs.
Meet Our Friendly Toronto Dental Professionals
Dr. Vasant Ramlaggan, DDS, HBSc
I love the dental profession and the place I have carved out for myself within it. I enjoy my ability to utilize my skills to help people change their lives and actually smile! My patients are some of the most interesting people I have ever met; they live such diverse lives and have had so many experiences that they are willing to share.
My team and I wish to deliver the best oral care we can in a relaxed environment. My team genuinely cares for the well-being of my patients and jumps at the opportunity for continuing education to ensure they’re at the top of their game.
Dr. Vasant Ramlaggan completed a four-year Honours Bachelor of Science degree at the St. George campus of the University of Toronto, specializing in Microbiology and majoring in Human Biology. He graduated with his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the School of Dental Medicine at the State University of New York at Buffalo, a top six US dental school teaching a comprehensive approach to dentistry, the oral aspect of medicine, and its relationship to overall medicine.
In addition to his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree programme, Dr. Ramlaggan chose to return to his community of Southern Ontario and completed a one-year Special Care Dentistry programme in which he had the opportunity to treat a variety of patients, including those with disabilities, in settings that included Northern Ontario communities, special care facilities, hospitals, and the University of Toronto dental school.
Dr. Ramlaggan has gained a great variety of experience through his experience working at several dental practices in the Golden Horseshoe area. Working with many dentists in various group settings has allowed Dr. Ramlaggan to observe and implement the ideas and experiences of different dentists. He also draws on his years of experience gained from working in service industries and research environments.
Dr. Ramlaggan firmly believes that participation in the dental community is imperative to maintaining his practice. He continues his education in dentistry by attending various courses and conventions, and continues to learn and exchange ideas by communicating with other dentists about the current practice of dentistry. He is an active member of several professional organizations.
Dr. Ramlaggan is originally from Niagara Falls, ON, and currently lives in the greater Toronto area. He is happily married with two lovely children and one Beta fish named Max. In his free time, Dr. Ramlaggan practices Iyengar yoga and enjoys reading, barbequing, and spending time with family and friends.
Along with the rest of his practice, Dr. Ramlaggan believes in the importance of supporting local and worldwide communities. He has donated to relief efforts through World Vision Canada and the Canadian Red Cross, to Art with Heart, ACT, and many other charitable organizations.
Dr. Lidia Baldassarra, DDS, HBSc
Dr. Baldassarra graduated with Honours from the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Western Ontario. Subsequently, she was selected to complete an Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency program in Los Angeles at UCLA. This residency provided her with advanced training in a variety of dental specialties while treating complex dental cases involving crowns, bridges, implants and veneers. Since her return to Toronto, she has enjoyed providing a full range of dental therapies to patients of all ages. She is certified in both nitrous oxide and oral conscious sedation, as well as Invisalign.
My aim is to make your dental experience as positive as possible. I enjoy getting to know my patients and their unique dental needs and pride myself in taking the time to communicate clearly so every patient feels comfortable and well-informed about the treatment they are receiving. I am committed to keeping up-to-date with the latest technology and research by attending continuing education courses regularly throughout the year. I look forward to helping you reach your oral health goals while providing you with the upmost quality care that you deserve. Thank you in advance for your trust!
Dr. Ron Zohar, DMD, PhD, FRCD (C), Periodontist
Dr. Ron Zohar obtained his Bachelor in Medical Science from the faculty of Medicine, Ben Gurion University, Israel. DMD from Tel-Aviv University where he joined the teaching staff of the Department of Prosthetic Dentistry shortly after his graduation in 1987. Dr. Zohar started his Graduate training in Periodontology at Tel-Aviv University and was sent as part of the program in 1994 to University of Toronto where he completed in 1998 a combined PhD/Clinical periodontology program in the universities of Toronto and Tel-Aviv respectively, which was followed in 2000, with a fellowship of the Royal College of Dentists of Canadian Periodontology. Dr. Zohar returned to Toronto in 2002 to take a full time position at the University of Toronto where he was active in clinical training as well as building a clinically translational research. Dr. Zohar is also serving as an examiner for the Royal College of Dentists of Canada in Periodontics. Dr. Zohar’s clinical work is focused on Regenerative Periodontology and Implant therapy.
Dr. Yasmin Vakilian, DMD, BSc
Dr. Vakilian grew up in Vancouver where she obtained her Bachelor of Science degree at the University of British Columbia. She then went on to complete her Doctor of Medical Dentistry degree at Semmelweis University in Budapest, Hungary where she finished in the top five percentile of her class. She has completed Specialized Internship programs in Oral Surgery and Endodontics where she gained extra clinical and hands on experience.
Dr. Vakilian strives to continuously grow with the field of dentistry by enrolling in various lectures, seminars and Continuing Education courses.
When she finds some spare time, Dr. Vakilian loves spending time outdoors exploring Toronto and jogging. She also takes great enjoyment in cooking and has been experimenting with new recipes on her friends and family.
My favourite part of being a dentist is the interactions I have with my patients and I find great satisfaction in being able to meet their needs. One of my ultimate goals is to create a rewarding and pleasant experience for my patients where they feel comfortable and well informed.
Dr. Bhoomika Piplani
Dr. Bhoomika Piplani graduated from Rajiv Gandhi University in India, in 2012 and obtained her Masters of Public Health from The University of Toronto prior to becoming a licensed dentist. In addition to tending to the needs of her dental patients, Dr. Piplani is also concurrently employed at The Hospital for Sick Children. She will also be teaching as a Clinical Instructor at the Dental Faculty of University of Toronto starting in the fall of 2018.
Dr. Piplani is a firm believer in treating her patients as she would want to be treated, and she is passionate about keeping up-to-date with all the newest technology in the dental field.
I have always been inclined towards Health Sciences which led to Dentistry becoming a passion of mine! I love taking care of my patients and improving my technical skills, every single day. When I walk into the clinic, all I want to do is make sure that YOU are comfortable and feel confident about the treatment you are about to receive. In order to ensure the utmost care for our patients, I have been actively taking continuing education courses on Endodontics, Prosthodontics and Anesthesia.
Mindfulness at work and in my personal life is crucial to me. I practice yoga regularly and believe that meditation is a great stress reliever. I am also a big TFC fan, you might find me at BMO field yelling at the players! In my free time, I also love to take long walks in High Park and try different dance forms. I am also a news junkie; world events and politics are a great way to start a conversation with me.”/blockquote>
I help the team achieve our goals, both personally and professionally. My responsibilities include overall team scheduling, human resource management, hygiene coordination, and accounts payable. I have been a Dental Hygienist since 1994, and find my experience in Dentistry to be extremely beneficial as I use my skills in new ways everyday! Dr. Ramlaggan and his associates are extremely knowledgeable and caring individuals. Their dental expertise and attention to detail have given many patients a fabulous smile. Outside the office, I love to read, cook and spend time with my husband and two lovely daughters.
I make sure our patients get the treatment they deserve by helping them with their account needs, putting together treatment plans, and assisting with insurance claims. I have over 25 years of experience in the dental field and joined Dr. Ramlaggan in 2000. I am very proud of the work we do for our patients and enjoy seeing people leave our office with a smile! I’m married to a wonderful husband and I’m the proud mother of a teenaged son. I want to give my patients the best care possible!
Registered Dental Hygienist
Imagine feeling like you just visited a spa! My goal is to provide a safe comfortable environment for a truly relaxing hygiene visit. My eight years of exerience has allowed me to cater to a variety of patient types. Along with performing comprehensive dental hygiene therapies, I support, guide and moniter my patients as they embark on their journey of attaining a healthy, beautiful smile!
Registered Dental Hygienist
As part of the team, I am committed to provide the best possible dental care to all of our patients. Actively participating in continuing education courses furthers my knowledge with new, innovative ways to achieve and maintain their overall oral health.
I strive to make each and every patient have a welcoming, educated and pleasant experience.
As a dental assistant my goal is to ensure all of our patients feel safe and comfortable. I love working alongside the doctors to help patients achieve a healthy smile. In my spare time I love cooking, travelling and spending time with loved ones. I look forward to continuing to work with the awesome team at midtown dental and also to giving all of our patients the best experience.
Dental Assistant Level II
I am responsible for assisting our dentists and restorative dental hygienists. I started my dental career in 2008 and joined this team in 2011. My job has many facets and I enjoy them all! I love to travel and spending time with my family whenever I have the time. I can speak both Chinese (Mandarin) and English.