The Dental Difference
OUR BIGGEST DIFFERENCE IS OUR ABILITY TO COMBINE DILIGENT
SCIENCE, CUTTING EDGE TECHNOLOGY & ART OF DENTISTRY
WITH THE AGILE HANDS OF A CRAFTSMAN
first Canadian and U.S. board-certified prosthodontist
Avenue Dental Philosophy
Contemporary Dentistry: Dentistry today is multifaceted organic integration of science, technology and art. Subsequently it requires from a dentist mind, hands and eyes to delivery quality care that allows maintaining optimal oral health throughout peoples life.
Here at Avenue Dental Centre we are devoted to quality dental care. Our high standards are achieved through sound integration of the science of dentistry, the application of proven technologies and close cooperation with dental laboratories, dental and medical specialists.
We achieve this through affiliation with Boston University, the University Toronto, lecturing and presenting at dental meetings, publishing articles, attending major professional meeting, working closely with leading implant manufacturers and by listening and understanding our patients.
Dr. Dmitri Svirsky
Dmitri Svirsky, DMD
Certificate, Advanced Graduate Studies in Prosthodontics, Boston University
Diplomate, American Board of Prosthodontics
Fellow, Royal College of Dentists of Canada
Fellow, American College of Prosthodontists
Dr. Dmitri Svirsky, was the first prosthodontist practicing in Toronto who attained board certification in both Canada and USA in 1999.
Dr. Svirsky has started his dental career by obtaining degree in dental technology in Ukraine in 1983. He furthered his studies by completing his general dentistry training from both Ukraine in 1988 and Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine, USA in 1994. In recognition of his achievements at Boston University he was awarded full scholarship to continue his studies in Post-Graduate Prosthodontics. Upon completion of his studies in 1996, Dr. Svirsky was offered a position to stay on faculty as an assistant clinical professor in the department of Biomaterials and Restorative Sciences, the renowned prosthodontic program at Boston University. Dr. Svirsky directed post-graduate courses in fixed prosthodontics, occlusion, articulators and was responsible for the literature review seminars. The number of complicated reconstructive prosthodontic cases supervised from the treatment planning to the completion by Dr. Svirsky at the department’s clinic over his 5-year tenure at Boston University could be enough for a lifetime experience in a private practice.
Upon his return to Toronto in 2001, Dr. Svirsky has joined the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Toronto until his private practice required more time commitment. Dr. Svirsky still involved in sharing his knowledge by lecturing nationally and internationally. He presented at Columbia and Rutgers Universities in USA and both Ukraine and Russia. Dr. Svirsky holds seminars for Toronto area dentists that take place in his practice in Toronto
Dr. Svirsky’s private practice devoted to prosthodontics which encompass implant, esthetic and reconstructive dentistry including implant related surgical procedures.
Dr. Elaine Stein
Dr. Elaine Stein is a highly experienced practitioner who will establish and
maintain your personal treatment
program for long - term oral health.
A graduate of the Goldman School of Dental Medicine at Boston University
she provides general dentistry at its best.
Patients can expect to enjoy sustainable,
functional and esthetic success.
Dr. Paulette Pillersdorf
Snoring & Sleep Apnea Therapy
Dr. Paulette Pillersdorf has been in the dental profession for many years and has seen it from many different viewpoints- as a hygienist, an associate dentist and as a practice owner.
She first graduated from the University of Toronto dental hygiene program in 1974, and worked as a hygienist all the way through dental school at University of Toronto until she graduated dental student in 1985. She won awards in periodontics, poedodontics and radiology as an undergraduate dental student.
She operated her own general practice in Markham, Ontario for many years, and became a certified member of the World Clinical Laser Institute using Biolase Laser technology.
Eight years ago she became aware of the increasingly widespread problem of Sleep Apnea in the general population, and as a result has ad a special interest in the field of sleep dentistry since then. For the last 2 ½ years she has been a provider of the Matrx Plus system by Zephyr sleep Technologies and has been placed on their list of top 25 Matrx Plus users.
In the past Dr. Pillersdorf has taught fitness, dance and yoga. During the recent Covid shut down, she taught zoom yoga class to stay in touch with staff members, friends and family. when she is at home, she is enjoying the company of her dogs, cats, parrots and other bird.
Visit Dr. Paulette Pillersdorf website here.
Dr. Bill Kim
Dr. Bill Kim received his dental degree from McGill University in Montreal, Canada where he received the Oral B Laboratories Dental Undergraduate Scholarship for outstanding academic achievement. He then pursued a General Practice Residency training at the New York Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medical College, where he gained additional skills in dental emergency management, wisdom teeth extractions and dental implants. After 4 years of practice Dr. Kim pursued advanced post-graduate education in dental anesthesiology in New York. Dr. Kim successfully completed a 2-year residency training in the anesthesiology department at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center where he learned anesthesia techniques for all types of surgery, including general surgery, orthopedics, podiatry, gynecology, neurosurgery, vascular and dental cases, for both inpatient and outpatient settings. Dr. Kim can provide sedation and general anesthesia to phobic, pediatric, and special needs patients, catering to their specific treatment needs. Dr. Kim has also completed multiple advanced continuing education courses in dental implants, oral surgery, root canal treatment and orthodontics. He served as a part-time clinical instructor at the dental school of the University of British Columbia. In addition to his Bachelor's degree in Biochemistry, Dr. Kim holds a Master's Degree in Pharmacology where he investigated the role of genetics and metabolism in smoking behavior and received multiple awards and fellowships for this project which was published in 2005. During his anesthesiology training, Dr. Kim also published his sedation method in Anesthesia Progress, the main journal for American Dental Society of Anesthesiologists. Dr. Kim is an active member of the Canadian Dental Association, American Dental Association, New York State Dental Association, Ontario Dental Association and American Society of Dental Anesthesiologists. Dr. Kim is also b affiliated with College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia, and British Columbia Dental Association.
In his spare time, Dr. Kim enjoys tennis, traveling and spending time with his family. He is also a seasoned piano performer. He speaks English, Korean and conversational French.
Who We Are
Prosthodontists are the only bona fide dental specialist in the restoration and replacement of teeth and surrounding tissues. Prosthodontists are recognized as such by The Canadian and American Dental Associations (i.e. CDA/ADA) as well as all licensing authorities in Canada and US. Prosthodontists are the experts in the restorative dentistry. They are trained to deal with the most complex situations possible and are often the last resort to a successful outcome.
KNOWLEDGE & EXPERTISE
The knowledge and expertise required to practice Prosthodontics are attained during a 3-year rigorous training at an ADA/CDA accredited university based program. The advanced education in prosthodontics emphasizes not only on high level of education but also on the development of the leadership skills required for team work with other dental and medical specialists to achieve the best possible treatment outcomes in the most complex situations
Prosthodontists have an extensive working knowledge in the laboratory procedures as it constitutes an indispensable part of their training. The high quality of laboratory work is an integral part in achieving excellent treatment outcome. It can be achieved only in close collaborative environment with the dental technologist. As such, most prosthodontists have dental laboratories located in their offices. Dental technologists working alongside often are the best technicians available
EXPERT AND SPECIALIST
Prosthodontists are not only experts and well trained dental specialist they are educators. They are sharing and advancing their knowledge to general dentist, medical community and general population. The majority of Prosthodontists are involved in teaching at universities, dental meetings and continuing education seminars. Prosthodontist is the best trained member of the dental team to provide a restoration of comfort, function and appearance of compromised dentition
ARCHITECT OF THE DENTAL TREATMENT PLAN
This expertise is attained during a 2-3 year university based post-graduate training program. Serving as the "architect of the dental treatment plan, prosthodontists collaborate with general dentists, dental specialists and other health professionals to develop solutions to dental problems. Integrating natural-looking replacement materials with the patient's original facial structure into a comfrotable and pleasing appearance is the prosthodontist's goal.