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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. Junyoung Ahn
Dr. Ahn completed his D.D.S program at the University of Melbourne, after graduating from the University of Western Ontario with an Honors Specialization in Biology.
Dr. Ahn focuses on patient comfort and communication so patients can have a better understanding of their dental health and the treatment they require. He provides comprehensive care to his patients which includes nitrous sedation, restorative dentistry, root canal therapy, crowns, bridges, and extractions to all age groups. He enrols in continuing education every year to strengthen his dental acumen to provide the best treatment for his patients.
Dr. Ahn grew up in Australia and New Zealand before moving to Canada. He enjoys playing many different sports and is a big raptors fan!
Dr. Sapna Patel
For Dr. Patel, dentistry combines her two favourite things – art and science. Artistically, she enjoys and appreciates the role she has in designing her patient’s smile. Dr. Patel feels incredibly rewarded seeing the gratitude of her patients after their appointment. While interested in cosmetic dentistry, she recognizes the importance of promoting overall health, including often overlooked oral health. As she puts it, “Many people don’t realize that your dental health impacts your overall health and having bad oral hygiene can put you at greater risks for certain illnesses or medical conditions.” Her kind approach will have you at ease in her chair, while you learn and improve your smile one step at a time.
In her spare time, Dr. Patel enjoys art and travels. She draws and paints in her free time and is always planning her next trip. She has been to fortunate to visit Cambodia, Thailand, Africa, Peru, India and Dominican Republic, where she provided free dental work to local residents.
Dr. Patel is excited to meet her patients and help bring out their smile!
Dr. Farah Nafie
Dr. Farah Nafie is a dentist with a passion for comprehensive, patient-personalized treatment. She has worked with patients of all ages, giving them beautiful smiles in a professional and caring manner. Not only will she help maintain your oral health, but her compassionate nature will make you feel right at home under her care.
Dr. Nafie grew up in Guelph, Ontario. There she attended the University of Guelph for her undergraduate degree achieving Honours in Biomedical Sciences. Her search for adventure leads her stateside, where she continued her education at the University of Detroit Mercy. Dr. Nafie was honoured with her Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree in 2018. She continues to visit Michigan as she enjoys the beautiful mix of culture and nature and visiting her friends from school.
Dr. Nafie strives to provide the most modern and evidence-based treatment to her patients, having taken over 100 hours of continuing education after graduation. Part of hear post-graduate training has been in the field of implant placement, oral Surgery, and aesthetics.
Dr. Nafie will be happy to meet you and attend to your dental needs!