Meet The Team at West Ajax Dental

When you call or come in for your appointment, you can count on professional service with a personal touch.

Whether you are taking your child to the dentist for the first time, or if you an individual looking for a new dentist, our team works to give you the best experience possible. We use the finest materials available and are committed to the quality of care that we deliver.

Dr. Rakan Baaj, DDS, MSC, PhD, FRCD(c)

Dr. Rakan Baaj is our Prosthodontist who specializes in Dental Implants, Total Smile Makeovers, Full Oral Rehabilitation, Fixed and Removable Dentures, Crowns, Bridges, Veneers using CAD/CAM. He obtained his degree from UAE, practiced abroad and finished a residency specialty in Prosthodontics from University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. He obtained his Masters Degree in Dental Science from UMDNJ and as well was awarded his PhD from Rutgers University after finishing his thesis in Dental Implants.

Dr. Baaj is a board certified Prosthodontist. He is a member of the American College of Prosthodontists and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Canada. He teaches at the University of Toronto and he is a reviewer for a few prestigious journals in his field. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with family and friends.

Dr. Haleh Javadi
Dr. Haleh Javadi

Dr. Javadi attended Melli University in Tehran, Iran, and earned her doctorate in Toronto, Canada. She began practicing in 2001. She maintains memberships with the Ontario Dental Association and the Canadian Dental Association.

Outside the office she enjoys swimming, playing the piano, traveling and spending time with her husband, daughter and son.

Dr. Hamid Mirlohi
Dr. William Motruk, DDS, Dip Perio
Dental Surgeon & Periodontist

Dr. William S Motruk graduated in 1976 and obtained his special degree in periodontics in 1981.

Dr. Motruk was trained under the implant system created by Per-Ingvar Brånemark. He was trained by Dr. George Zarb from the University of Toronto. Since his initial training, he has taken numerous courses and trained with BioHorizon and Hiossen implant systems. In addition, he has received training for ridge and soft tissue preparation for implants. Examples of these procedures are sinus lift and ridge augmentation. Ridge augmentation is the widening of the dental ridge and includes the soft tissue grafting procedure. He has been trained with the newest concepts involving the collection and preparation of Platelet Rich Membrane (PRM) and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) systems. These systems have improved the success rate of ridge augmentation techniques. Also, these systems have reduced the recovery time and improved the comfort level of our patients. He has worked with a number of dental offices throughout Ontario for the procedures.

When Dr. Motruk isn’t working, he enjoys spending his time doing farm work and taking care of his horses.

Dr. Ryan Margel

Dr. Ryan Margel, DMD, MS, FRCD(C) is our Endodontist who specializes in root canals. Originally from Toronto, he graduated with distinction from York University with a major in Mathematics. In 2009, Dr. Margel obtained his dental degree from The University of Pennsylvania. He then went on to work as a general dentist for two years prior to embarking on a two-year specialty program at Marquette University in Endodontics. His Masters thesis investigated the anatomical complexities of molar root canals.

Dr. Margel is a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada. In his spare time, he enjoys sports, exercise, and traveling.

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Dr. George H. Dagg

Dr. George Dagg was born in Montreal. He graduated from McGill University Dental School, and after a short stint working at a private practice and at Pontiac Community Hospital, he and his wife moved to Ajax in 1980.

Dr. Dagg has two daughters. He currently manages a full time, preventive, family oriented dental practice in Pickering Village. He is a strong supporter of co-operative education and has hosted many students from Pickering High School, Durham College, George Brown College, and Regency College of Dental Hygiene. Dr. Dagg travels with the Peterborough Medical Brigade offering free medical and dental services to underprivileged communities. He has worked with the team in Honduras in 2008, Indonesia in 2010 & 2012 and Uganda in 2014.

In his spare time, Dr. Dagg enjoys scuba diving with his daughter, as well as restoring Ford Model A and Mustang vintage automobiles.

Mariah Thompson Dental Hygienist
Mariah Thompson
Dental Hygienist

Mariah's passion for Dental Hygiene started when she was 10 years old, she always had a pleasant experience at the Dentist and getting her teeth cleaned. Mariah has been a part of the team since 2012 as a co-op student in High School. After High School, she went into the Dental Hygiene program at George Brown College. She graduated from George Brown in June 2016 and started working right after. She genuinely cares for her patient’s oral health and strives to get everyone motivated to develop a good oral hygiene routine at home. She tries her very best to make every hygiene appointment as enjoyable as possible. In Mariah's spare time, she likes to cook and spend time with friends and family. She looks forward to meeting new patients at the office.

Dental Treatment Coordinator
Lynne MacMillan
Office Manager/Treatment Coordinator

Lynne has been with Dr. Dagg’s office for 17 years and has acquired extensive experience in the dental field since 1986. As treatment coordinator, Lynne can help you with financial arrangements and will assist in obtaining the maximum insurance benefits available to you. She will also work with you on treatment plans, and present options tailored to your specific needs.

Lynne can explain our no interest payment plans, and schedule the necessary appointments to complete your treatment. Outside of work, Lynne enjoys spending time with her family and walking her Dalmatian.

Self Initiating Registered Dental Hygienist
Ashley Kelland
Self Initiating Registered Dental Hygienist

Ashley is a passionate and dedicated Registered Dental Hygienist. Ashley graduated from Durham College as a Level II Dental Assistant in 2003, and worked as a Dental Assistant before returning to school. Ashley has been a Dental Hygienist at Dr. Dagg’s office since graduating from Regency Dental Hygiene Academy in 2007. She travelled to Indonesia with Dr. Dagg and the Peterborough Medical Brigade twice to provide dental treatment to those in need. Ashley always puts patients first, assessing oral conditions and working with the team to develop treatment plans. She enjoys walking her four legged furry friend, and spending time with family.

Danielle Carere Dental Assistant
Danielle Carere
Dental Assistant

Danielle is a recent graduate of Durham College. She completed her school placement with us, and with her success and dedication, we had to have her as part of our team! Growing up around dentistry, and with both her mother and father in the dental field, Danielle has a deep love and care for everything dental. Greeting every patient with a smile and upbeat attitude, Danielle is able to set a fun and comfortable atmosphere during your time in our dental chair. When not in the office Danielle enjoys to kick back with family and friends, playing guitar, and making great memories whenever and wherever she can!

Sharon Gleeson Dental Hygienist
Sharon Gleeson
Dental Hygienist

Sharon graduated from Canadore College in 2000, as a Registered Dental Hygienist. She has been with Dr. Dagg’s team since 2001. Sharon had a desire to make Dr. Dagg’s office her professional home after her first visit to the office, due to the up-to-date work environment and a great team atmosphere, “Where we all agree, the patients come first”. Sharon’s love of Dental Hygiene fuels her desire to make her patients feel relaxed and comfortable, while providing high quality and thorough Dental Hygiene Care. When not caring for patients, Sharon enjoys sailing, cycling and painting.

Front Desk Manager/Dental Receptionist
Wendy Fuller-Spence
Front Desk Manager/Dental Receptionist

Wendy is Dr. Dagg’s front desk manager and receptionist, a position which she has enjoyed for the past 20 years. Wendy graduated as a Dental Assistant 28 years ago and has been in the dental field ever since. She enjoys meeting and building relationships with all new and existing patients. Wendy looks forward to helping you with any questions or concerns.

Wendy loves music and kayaking in her spare time.