Meet The Staff

The entire staff is pictured at the top. Pictured in the middle is our Clinical Staff. From left to right they are Kim, Lilly, and Maria, Then to their right are our two fantastic hygienists are Carol and Jackie. Dianna, our newest hygienist is not in the photo, nor is Zoe, Dr Hwang's Assistant.

Pictured just below is our Administrative Staff. They are always there at the front desk to greet you! From left to right are Rita, Laresa, Karen C, Karen K, Julia, Regina and Krystyna.

At Centre Mall Dental, every member of our staff is friendly, professional, and experienced. We are committed to providing each of our Hamilton patients with personalized care and exceptional service. We strive to maximize the one-on-one time with each patient and to completely answer any questions they have about their treatment. Our goal is to ensure a comfortable and relaxing experience for every patient.

Our Hamilton dental professionals are dedicated to providing quality, advanced care to our family of patients. We endeavor to provide comprehensive dental examinations, a complete selection of cosmetic services, and the best possible restorative oral health care in Hamilton. Make an appointment today or come in to meet our friendly Hamilton staff.

Dr Danny Pogoda

Dr. Pogoda was born and raised in St. Catharines and attended the University of Western Ontario for two years of undergraduate studies before being accepted to the Faculty of Dentistry at Western. Upon graduation in 1982, he completed a one year dental internship at the Hamilton General Hospital. Since 1983, Dr. Pogoda has been providing dental care for his patients at Centre Mall Dental. He enjoys all aspects of General Dentistry and is also a Forensic Dental Consultant for the Niagara Coroner’s Office. Dr. Pogoda is a member of The Hamilton Academy of Dentistry, The Ontario Dental Association, The Canadian Dental Association, The Canadian Society for Forensic Sciences, The American Academy of Forensic Sciences and The American Society for Forensic Odontology.

Dr. Pogoda and his wife Krystyna have four children, Aleksandra, Stefan, Kamila and Szymon. They have a very strong believe that they should give back to the community in which they live and supports them. For almost 25 years, Dr. Pogoda has volunteered his time as the Artistic Director of the Polonez Polish Canadian Folk Ensemble of Hamilton, a local Polish folk group of 90 members. He and his family are active members of St. Stanislaus Kostka Church and Dr. Pogoda is a member of the Knights of Columbus, and the Polish Alliance of Canada.

Dr. Pogoda’s hobbies include gardening and genealogy. Through his research, he has been able to trace the Pogoda family name to his 6 great-grandfather circa 1700.

Dr Peter Milroy

Dr Peter Milroy has been a dentist in our office for the last 43 years! He is well loved by many loyal patients and the staff here at Centre Mall Dental. Dr Milroy will be retiring in October of 2018. It's an exciting time for him, but we will be sorry to see him go.

Dr Jason Hwang

Dr. Hwang was raised in Windsor and attended the University of Windsor for three years of undergraduate studies before being accepted to the Faculty of Dentistry at Detroit Mercy. Upon graduation, he enrolled in a one year continuing education implant residency at the University of Toronto. Dr. Hwang is a member of The Hamilton Academy of Dentistry, The Ontario Dental Association, The Canadian Dental Association.

Dr. Hwang focuses on complete comprehensive care for his patients that includes nitrous sedation, invisalign, root canal therapy, and cosmetic dentistry. He enrols in continuing education courses to learn about new developments in dentistry to ensure he delivers proper information to his patients with quality care.

Dr. Hwang enjoys spending time with family, traveling, reading, and most of all laughing.

Dr Valentin Cherrin

Dr. Valentin Cherrin received a Bachelor of Science undergraduate degree from the University of Toronto in 1974, before being accepted to their Faculty of Dentistry. After graduating in 1978, he completed a one year internship at the Toronto General Hospital before practicing as a general dentist in London, Ontario.

In 1980 Dr. Cherrin opened his own practice, treating patients in east Hamilton. He has been caring for patients with Centre Mall Dental since 1985, as well providing dental services at the Hamilton Detention Centre.

Dr. Cherrin speaks both English and Russian, and enjoys varied hobbies from motorcycling to flying. He is happily married with two grown children and one young granddaughter.