Meet Our Doctors
We have a unique team of specialists that provide a great experience for your child which means a great attitude towards dental health, and that means health teeth for life. Thank you for giving your child that gift!
Dr. Stefan Ciz founded Smiletown in 2012 after a three year Dental Anaesthesia residency at the University of Toronto and a 23 year career as a general dentist and dentist anaesthesiologist. Dr Ciz created Smiletown as a unique child centered facility that encourages parent participation in their child’s oral health. The more you know, the better equipped you are to make the appropriate parenting decisions. Dr Shibani Walia, a general dentist, and Dr. Jonathan Woo, a pediatric dentist have joined the practice and bring their own individual skills and training to the Smiletown team.
We strive to provide a receptive and sensitive environment in which we can offer effective, predictable and successful treatment for your child. Our goal is to create a positive experience for your child and for you.
A great experience for your child means a great attitude towards dental health, and that means healthy teeth for life. Thank you for giving your child that gift!
Our doctors are active members of:
Dr. Brian Kim
Dr. Brian Kim completed his Bachelor of Health Sciences degree at McMaster University. He then graduated from University of Toronto as a Doctor of Dental Surgery. He went on to complete a 3 year Dental Anaesthesia residency at University of Toronto.
Dr. Brian is an active member of the Ontario Dental Association, the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario and the American Society of Dentist Anaesthesiologists.
He also teaches undergraduates and residents at the University of Toronto, in the Faculty of Dentistry, in the Department of Anaesthesia.
Dr. Brian spends his free time with family and friends. He also enjoys fishing, skiing and travelling.
Dr. Stefan Ciz
Dr. Stefan Ciz founded Smiletown in 2012 after a three year Dental Anaesthesia residency at the University of Toronto and a 23 year career as a general dentist and dentist anaesthesiologist. Dr Ciz created Smiletown as a unique child centered facility that encourages parent participation in their child’s oral health. Stefan finds it professional fulfilling when he hears children laughing, playing and making friends at the dentist’s office.
On a personal note, Dr. Ciz and his wife, Julie, are proud parents of five daughter. As you can imagine, Stefan and especially Julie, are kept busy with a variety of after school activities in the Kitchener – Waterloo region, and look forward to the day when everyone has a drivers license!
D.D.S., University of Western Ontario, 1989
MSc. ( Dental Anaesthesia ), University of Toronto, 2005
1989-1992, Dental Officer, Canadian Armed Forces, Goose Bay Labrador and the Royal Military College Kingston, Ontario.
1992-2002, Private Dental Office in Ancaster Ontario
2005-present, Private Dental Anaesthesia Office in Kitchener – Waterloo Ontario
Diplomate, American Dental Board of Anaesthesiology
President Canadian Academy of Dental Anaesthesiology
Dental Benefits Committee at the Ontario Dental Association
Councillor with the Ontario Dental Association
Affiliate Member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
Dr. Albert Kang
Pediatric Dentist, BHSc DDs MSc - FRCD(C)
Dr. Albert Kang graduated McMaster University in 2008 with a Health Sciences Degree, then moved on to graduate from Dental School in 2012 from University of Toronto. Dr. Albert practised general dentistry for two years in Barrie, Ontario.
Dr. Albert enjoys running, cooking, building and snuggling with his two bunnies Joey and Loppy! Dr. Albert loves Despicable Me and Gru is one of his favourite characters!
He developed his passion and joy for pediatric dentistry and returned to school to graduate from Pediatric Dentistry at University of Toronto in 2017. Dr. Albert trained in multiple hospitals, including SickKids and Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital.
Dr. Albert is a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada and one of the few practising Pediatric Dentists in the KW area.
Dr. Albert is excited to be joining SmileTown and is looking forward to meeting all of our wonderful patients and their families.
Dr. Shibani Walia
Dr. Shibani Walia graduated from dental school at Western University as a Doctor of Dental Surgery. Dr. Walia thoroughly enjoys dentistry and is very passionate about what she does including providing gentle and empathetic dental treatment to children of all ages and individuals with special needs- our patients and your comfort always comes first.
Dr. Walia is an active member of the Ontario Dental Association and the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario. She enjoys keeping up-to-date with evidence- based research, including the latest technologies and associated techniques in the dental field.
Dr. Walia lives with her husband and their dog. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends along with exercising, dancing and reading.
Dr Mahvareh Akhgar
DDS (Practice Limited to Children)
Dr Mahvareh Akhgar completed her three-year Pediatric Dentistry Specialty Program at prestigious Melli University, Iran, in 2003, obtaining the first rank in National Specialty Board Examination. Since then, she has been practicing Pediatric Dentistry and providing comprehensive specialty dental care for her patients from infancy through adolescence. She also taught dental students as an Assistant Professor of Pediatric Dentistry for four years.
Her passion to work for children with special needs led Dr Mahvareh to further her education in the field of “Hospital Dentistry”, and she completed a six-month Certificate Course in “Sedation and pain management” at world famous Eastman Dental Hospital, London, UK in 2006.
After moving to Toronto in 2013, Dr Mahvareh successfully completed NDEB Equivalency Process and National Board Examination, and obtained her license to practice dentistry in Ontario.
Dr Mahvareh is proudly a member of Ontario Dental Association (ODA), Canadian Dental Association (CDA), Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario (RCDSO) and British Dental Association (BDA).
In her spare time, Dr Mahvareh enjoys spending time with her family and friends, outdoor activities and reading books.
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