Meet Our Team
Dr. Joseph Fava enjoys all aspects of dentistry and has achieved Specialty Certification in prosthodontics. He is a clinical professor and the Co-director of the Continuing Education Implant Residency Program at the University of Toronto. He has special interest in reconstructive dentistry including implants and cosmetic makeovers. His ultimate goal is to ensure your oral health and your smile achieves its optimum appearance and function.
Dr. Charles Pine was born to be a dentist. When asked as a child what he would like to be when he grows up, a dentist was his first and only answer. He graduated from University of Toronto in 1984 and started his own practice in the area of Bloor and Christie Streets. He moved his practice to the present location in 1999 and continues to enjoy servicing the community. He takes pride in providing all aspects of dental care, from infant first visits to complete cosmetic make overs. Continuing education programs and clinical updates are a priority for Dr. Pine. Making people feel comfortable is his passion.
Dr. Pine is an avid ice hockey player, playing winter and summer, adding golf to the days with better weather. Coaching minor hockey has been a passion up until a couple of years ago when patient needs became more demanding. He is married with two young adult children. He enjoys live theatre, and especially the new and improved Leafs. He once was a reviewer of movies for a local FM radio station, and still enjoys watching movies. Like most people, Dr. Pine loves travelling with his wife and family whenever he can.
Dr. Vanessa Mendes completed her specialty training program with a Masters degree in Periodontology from the University of Toronto and is a board-certified periodontist in Canada. She received her DDS degree from Universidade Federal de Uberlandia (UFU – Brazil), where she also completed a specialty training program in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS). Her academic training includes a Masters degree in OMS from Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP – Brazil) and a PhD degree from a combined program between UNESP and the University of Toronto. Dr. Mendes’ areas of expertise involve comprehensive periodontal treatment, dental implant surgery, gum and bone tissue grafting, and other procedures such as crown lengthening, frenectomy and orthodontic tooth exposure.
In addition to her clinical training, Dr. Mendes also has great interest in academia. She is currently an assistant professor at the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto, where she teaches courses at both graduate and undergraduate levels and serves as a clinical instructor in Periodontology. Her research work focuses on mechanisms of bone healing around dental implants and bone regeneration. She has published important scientific articles in these areas and has also presented the results of her work in several national and international conferences.
Our Toronto Staff
At Yorkville Village Dentistry, we select only the best of the best to serve our patients and their families. All of our staff members are friendly, knowledgeable, and highly proficient in their office duties. Should you have any questions or concerns before, during or after a visit to our Toronto dentist, do not hesitate to visit with one of our staff members. They are readily standing by to address your needs.