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  • On January 13, 2023 HPDA dentists volunteered at Rosetta Dental where Dr. Nermeen El-Gammal and her team hosted a  a very successful Smile Day

  • HPDA councillors at the General Council - Nov 18-19, 2022

  • On November 2, 2022, HPDA members: Dr. Lisa Bentley, Dr. Anil Bhalla, Dr. Kelvin Fung, Dr. Maya Joseph, Dr. Rina Kotecha, Dr. Sanjukta Mohanta and  Dr. Brian Tenaschuk went to Queen’s Park for the Ontario Dental Association’s Lobby Day. They spoke to MPPs about the need to improve public dental programs.
  • HPDA dentists volunteered at the offices of Dr. Terinder Chahal, Dr. Duri Hafiz, Dr. Kelvin Fung and Dr. Pravir Patel to provide free dental care to celebrate Oral Health Month.  


  • Free Dental Screenings Outside Seva Food Bank and Sara Singh MPP's office August 27, September 26 and October 24, 2021


  • For Oral Health Month 2021, HPDA donated toothbrushes, toothpaste and floss to local food banks

  • On March 27, 2020, HPDA hosted a PPE Drive and gave the generous donations to local hospitals

  • On October 18, 2019, volunteer HPDA dentists provided free dental care to 25 patients at the office of Dr. Saru Garg in Brampton. Thank you to Drs. Ali Enver, May Ghazalah, Saswati Sen, Amanpreet Sodhi, Dick Yu, Rand Al-Hafidh, Sanjukta Mohanta and Saru Garg for volunteering. We are grateful to Green Shield Canada for funding Smile Days. We will be hosting several Smile Days clinic in April to celebrate Oral Health Month. If you are a dentist interested in volunteering, please email Larisa at info@hpda.ca.

  • To celebrate Oral Health Month, HPDA donated toothbrushes to Knights Table in Brampton and Oakville Fareshare Food Bank using our Oral Health Month grant from the ODA.  Thank you to Dr. Kelvin Fung for dropping off the brushes.

    • On November 29, 2019, HPDA representatives met with our friends in public health to discuss ways to improve oral health in our community.

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    HPDA Line Officers

    President Dr. William Rodriguez
    Vice PresidentDr. James Tonogai
    Past President Dr. Michael Vrbensky
    Treasurer Dr. Ihab Kodsi
    Secretary Dr. Terinder (Ruby) Chahal

    Contact Information

    Phone 416-307-2448
    Toll-Free 1-855-791-7934
    Email info@hpda.ca
    Management Bond Executive Offices
    Larisa Pomula

    Mailing Address    

    1370 Don Mills Road, Unit 300
    Toronto, Ontario
    M3B 3N7

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