Meet Our Team

Doctors:


Dr. John Ro

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Dr. John Ro, H.B.Sc., D.D.S., F.I.C.O.I. graduated from the Shulich School of Dentistry at the University of Western Ontario with a double major undergraduate degree in Honours Actuarial Science and Statistics. Dr. Ro is an active member of the Ontario Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry and the Toronto Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

Dr. Ro approaches dental care with gentle ease and with the upmost professionalism. He encourages patient feedback and input, and supports communication as an essential key to maintaining a life-long relationship with his patients and proper oral care. Your comfort and dental health are always Dr. Ro’s number one priority.

Since graduating from dental school, Dr. Ro received his fellowship in International Congress of Oral Implantologists. Dr. Ro continues to expand his education and knowledge of the latest technologies and procedures in dentistry. He is trained and experienced in the following fields of dentistry:

  • Certified provider of Invisalign (clear braces)
  • Children’s dentistry
  • Cosmetic dentistry
  • Dental occlusion
  • Dental treatment planning
  • Esthetic gum surgery
  • Full mouth reconstruction/rehabilitation
  • Laser dentistry
  • Implant dentistry
  • Oral sedation dentistry
  • Orthodontics/interceptive orthodontics
  • Restorative dentistry
  • Rotary endodontics (root canal treatment)
  • Snoring and sleep apnea treatment

When he’s not in the office, Dr. Ro likes to travel, golf, snowboard and spend quality time with family and friends.

Dr. Peter Valjas

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Dr. Peter Valjas, D.D.S., F.A.D.I., has devoted his career to helping patients maintain oral health, giving them the opportunity to live a more confident, happier, and healthier lifestyle. He received his Doctor of Dental Surgery at the University of Toronto in 1982. He then completed his internship at Toronto Western Hospital the following year. For the next 11 years he worked with the osseointegration unit at Toronto General Hospital performing implant prosthetic work. During this time he began surgically placing implants and was involved in human clinical trials at the University of Toronto. Additionally, Dr. Valjas has lectured for surgical placement and prosthetic restorations of implants for both general dentists and specialists for Innova Lifesciences Corporation.

Dr. Valjas likes to spend time with his wife, Marianne, and children, Kristina, Len, and Austin. His hobbies and interests include cycling, cross country skiing, alpine skiing, snowboarding and fishing.

Dr. Linda Chau

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Dr. Linda Chau , H.B.Sc., D.M.D., completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Toronto before deciding to pursue her dental degree at the University of Sydney, Australia. She enjoys all aspects of dentistry and is committed to continuing education. Dr. Chau is an active member of the Ontario Dental Association and Canadian Dental Association.

Dr. Chau is a friendly dentist who is known for her gentle touch and caring chair-side manner; she strives to provide her patients with a comfortable and pleasant dental experience. She takes time to alleviate her patient’s fears and concerns, as well as thoroughly communicates procedures and treatment options.

Outside of dentistry, Dr. Chau enjoys reading, baking and spending time with her friends and family. She also loves travelling and trying different restaurants.

Dr. Donato Viggiani

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Dr. Donato “Donny” Viggiani, B.HSci (Hons)., D.D.S., was born and raised in Vaughan, Ontario. Dr. Viggiani obtained a Bachelor of Health Science from The University of Western Ontario in 2009. He completed his Doctor of Dental Surgery at Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry at The University of Western Ontario. He has completed his National Dental Board Examination and is a member of the Ontario Dental Association and Canadian Dental Association.

Dr. Viggiani is the recipient of Academy of Operative Dentistry Award as well as the Toronto Crown and Bridge award. Dr. Viggiani participated in multiple community outreach programs including a mission trip to Central America. He enjoys all aspects of dentistry and is enthusiastic to expand his knowledge with special interest in paediatric dentistry, endodontics, prosthodontics and restorative dentistry.

While not in the office, Dr. Viggiani enjoys playing hockey, golf and spending time with family and friends.

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Office Manager:


Shirley

Shirley brings over 10 years of experience to 20 Finch Dental. As a dental business team leader, Shirley’s expertise in office management, accounts receivables, reception and dental assisting is uncompromising. Committed to quality customer service, Shirley is dedicated to ensuring our patients’ experience is a pleasant one.

Hygienist:


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Amanda

Amanda graduated with honors from the dental hygiene program at Georgian College in 1998 and has now been practicing for 16 years. She entered the dental field at 26 years as a co-op student and never looked back. Amanda’s easygoing manner and gentle hands are a big hit with everyone from small children to “big chickens” (you know who you are).

It is Amanda’s aim to provide each patient with exceptional treatment in the caring, relaxing environment where your needs are considered and your questions are welcomed.

In her free time Amanda loves to spend time at her family’s cottage and exploring the city with friends.

Dental Assistants:


Rita

Rita is an integral part of 20 Finch Dental and serves as the team leader for all our Assistants. Rita has worked for our practice since 1986, which gives her the distinction of being the longest employed person at the practice. Since starting here, Rita has enjoyed being involved with all the new technologies as they have developed and become available. She enjoys meeting new patients and the ones we have seen for years are like family to her.

Jessica

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Jessica joined our team in September of 2014 as a Dental assistant. Jessica brings over three years of experience to 20 Finch Dental. Since starting here, Jessica has enjoyed being involved with all new technology as they have developed and became available. She enjoys meeting new patients and the ones we have seen for years have become like family to her. Jessica’s clinical goals include client comfort and education. She believes that each patient deserves unique and individualized care that’s personalized for their specific needs and encourages opening discussions about any concerns.

Administrative Assistant:


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Christina Baik

Christina studied Humanities and Social Studies at University of Toronto and graduated in 2009. She enjoys movies, snowboarding and spending time with family and friends. Christina brings over 11 years of customer services skills and has an extensive background in administration. She also works at our Upper Thornhill office on Saturdays.

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Kimberly

Kimberly is a Certified Dental Assistant/Receptionist. She graduated from Medix College in 2013. She loves interacting with patients and making sure that they always leave our office with a smile on their face. In her free time, she loves spending time with her husband and four year old daughter.