Our team is dedicated to making your appointment a positive experience. We’re truly a family dental practice, and our friendly and casual team will make you feel right at home!
Dr. Sylvia King
Our Caledon East family began in 1980 when our practice was founded by Dr. Sylvia King. Just Sylvia (or Syl) to her patients and the rest of our team, she’s a Caledon native and the heart of our practice. Sylvia went to Palgrave Public School and Mayfield Secondary School before going on to the University of Toronto to study dentistry. She graduated from U of T with honours in 1980, and went on to found our practice that same year.
Dr. Bahram has been practicing dentistry since graduating from university in 2001. He enjoys all aspects of dentistry and is particularly interested in oral surgery, root canal therapy, and family dentistry. A believer in continuing education, Dr. Bahram is always taking courses to upgrade and expand his skills.
Dr. Mevna Desilva
Ruth - Hygienist
Ruth has been with our practice since 1983, when she joined us after graduating from George Brown College. She believes in continuing education and upgraded her skills to become a restorative hygienist in 1989, when she graduated with honours. Ruth is a registered member of the College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario, the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association, and the Ontario Dental Hygienists Association. Ruth lives in Alton and has two sons. Outside work she enjoys taking Tai Chi classes.
Kelly - Hygienist
Kelly graduated from St. Clair College and became a hygienist in 1992. She joined our team in 2004. Kelly is a registered member of the College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario and the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association. Kelly and her husband Dave live in Inglewood with their two daughters. When she’s not working, Kelly likes to read, garden, walk, and do pilates.
Kate - Hygienist
Kate graduated from the dental hygiene program at APlus Institute in 2007. She’s a registered member of the College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario, the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association, and the Ontario Dental Hygienists Association. She also spent three years working in Shanghai, China, where she volunteered with Operation Smile at the Shanghai Healing Home. Kate lives in Caledon East with her husband, Mark, and their two children. She enjoys skiing and reading.
Leslie - Hygienist
Leslie knew she wanted to work in dentistry when she graduated from high school. She went to George Brown College and graduated as a dental assistant, and then she went on to Canadore College where she graduated as a dental hygienist. Leslie believes in providing her patients with exceptional, gentle dental care. In her spare time, she enjoys being on Georgian Bay and likes to spend time with her friends, family, and her daughter.
Debbie - Dental Assistant
Debbie has been friends with Sylvia since Grade 9 and they’ve worked together since 1981. She’s a Preventative Dental Assistant who does cleanings, fluoride treatments, sealants, and impressions in addition to assisting chairside. She also produces our sports guards and bleaching trays. Deb has lived in Caledon her entire life, and has raised two daughters here with her husband, Stan. She loves yoga and travelling.
Jayni - Dental Assistant
Jayni joined our practice in 2001. She’s a Preventative Dental Assistant who does cleanings, fluoride treatments, dental sealants, and impressions along with her work assisting our dentists. She lives in Tottenham with her husband, Brad, and their three children Ashton, Emily, and Ally.
Wendy - Dental Assistant
Wendy joined Caledon East in 2002. She’s originally from South River, but now she calls Orangeville home. Wendy divides her time in the office between assisting and helping at the front desk. She’s also our on-site repair specialist and our Occupational Health and Safety representative. She and her husband, Mike, have two children, Brock and Cidnee. She can be found at the arena as the trainer for Cidnee’s hockey team.
Debbie P (Annie) - Dental Assistant
Deb joined us as a dental assistant in 2002 to cover a maternity leave and she never left! She lives in Loretto with her husband, Kevin. Deb has a grown daughter, Brittany, who is married with a daughter, and a son Adam, who is married to Priscilla and has a stepson Ryder. Outside work, Deb loves to walk on trails and go on cruises.
Marilyn - Dental Assistant
Marilyn is our office grandmother, friend, and mother to our Caledon East family. She joined us in 2004. She has two daughters, Victoria and Catherine, and five grandchildren: Javia, Freyja, Skyler, Aidan, and Liam. She enjoys walking her dogs, gardening, and reading.