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  • On February 2, 2024 HPDA dentists volunteered at Rosetta Dental where Dr. Nermeen El-Gammal and her team hosted a very successful Smile Day. 35 patients were seen and treated by 12 HPDA dentists. The councillor for Ward 8 in Mississauga Matt Mahoney visited the Smile Day at Rosetta Dental.

    Laura Parro represented the Region of Peel to promote available programs and provided resources on Diabetes, Health eating and support information to help stop vaping to clients who were receiving free Dental care.

    Thank you to Square One Dental for providing oral hygiene supplies for the Smile Day patients

  • On January 30, 2024 Drs. Navreet Sidhu and Sunita Joshi did an Oral Hygiene presentation at Munden Park Public School which is a PLASP Centre. The process to get there was a long one as there were police checks and insurance requirements that had to be met before the meeting could be planned. They had a very warm welcome from the staff members Rehana and Fetemeh upon arrival. There were nearly 20 children all under age 5 years with their parent or grandparent in attendance. The children were so excited to be brushing the "dinosaur's teeth" and there was one little girls who was so excited that she wanted to volunteer for everything. The parents had many interesting questions and stayed well beyond the presentation. Everyone received goodie bags with toothbrush, floss and toothpaste.

    " I would like to express gratitude to Dr. Joshi and Dr. Navreet, on behalf of our entire EarlyON team for such an informative Dental Presentation. Families attended the presentation were benefited with your valuable dental advice.  Once again, many thanks for giving precious time for Dental Presentation at Munden Park EarlyON".  RECE Facilitator.   Munden Park EarlyON

  • HPDA councillors at the ODA General Council - Nov 18-19, 2023

  • Huge shout out to Dr. Madina Khoutiev and her team at Grand Harbour dental for hosting Smile Days. HPDA is proud to host Smile Days to improve the oral health of our community!

  • HPDA Volunteers provided free dental care in Malton on May 5th. Huge shout out to Dr. Duri Hafiz and her team for hosting Smile Days. Free extractions, restorations and cleanings were provided to people in need by HPDA dentists: Dr. Tanya Farooq, Dr. Saveet Mangat, Dr. Jacqueline Geroche, Dr. Arvinda Rustomji, Dr. Duri Hafiz, Dr. Sanjukta Mohanta, Dr. Anas Patel, Dr. Samina Awani and Dr. Kazumi Nagai. A big thank you to the team at Malton Goreway Dental for their compassionate care and for welcoming everyone. HPDA is proud to host Smile Days to improve the oral health of our community!

  • Free Dental Care was provided to people in need by volunteer dentists at Smile Days Mississauga on April 28. Thank you to Dr. Pravir Patel  for hosting Smile Days. Big shout out to all the volunteers: Dr. Monika Krolczyk, Dr. Anoop Sayal, Dr. Rob Tracogna, Dr. Vincent How, Dr. Wadid Wdaa, Dr. Sehar Siddiqui, Dr. Geeta Gupta, Dr. Pravir Patel, Dr. Sanjukta Mohanta, Jaipreet Patel, Aasha Patel, Neel Patel and Shera.

    Thank you to Councillor Sue McFadden  for visiting us and thanking us for helping fill the gaps in dental care. We appreciate her support over the years. We will continue celebrating Oral Health Month next month with more Smile Days. HPDA is proud to improve the oral health in Halton and Peel Regions.

  • On April 21, 2023 HPDA dentists volunteered in Oakville where Dr. Kelvin Fung and his team hosted a  a very successful Smile Day. Thank you for generously providing free dental care at Smile Days Oakville. The patients were grateful and left with big smiles. Three Oakville Councillors, Tom Adams, Ray Chisholm and Scott Xie, visited and are thankful for the care we provided to Oakville residents in need.

  • On March 24, 2023 HPDA dentists volunteered at Simona Dental Studio where Dr. Terinder (Ruby) Chahal and her team hosted a  a very successful Smile Day. HPDA volunteers did a wonderful job providing free cleanings and extractions to people in need who were referred from The Exchange Food Bank and Peel Public Health. Lot of happy patients and volunteers. It was amazing to see the Ontario Health Minister, Sylvia Jones, visit us and present Dr. Chahal with a beautiful plaque
  • 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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    President Dr. James Tonogai
    Vice President Dr. Terinder (Ruby) Chahal
    Past PresidentDr. William Rodriguez
    Treasurer Dr. Paul Andrews
    Dr. Duri Hafiz

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    Email info@hpda.ca
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    Larisa Pomula

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