Our Team

Our team at Dr. Yorkville Village Dentistry - formerly Hazeltonlanes Dental Group's Office.

Dr. Joseph Fava (Prosthodontist)

Dr Fava has been serving the Yorkville area over the last decade.  He graduated from the University of Toronto 20 years ago. During the past 20 years, he practiced as a general dentist for 10 years, then returned to the University of Toronto to complete his Prosthodontic Specialty Program and Masters Degree.  He has special interests in aesthetic and implant rehabilitations. He teaches at the University of Toronto in the graduate dental clinic and is involved in several clinical research studies. He is Co-director of the University based Implant Residency.  As a leader in dentistry, he prides himself on being up to speed on all the newest techniques and procedures available.


Dr. Charles B. Pine (Dentist)

Dr. 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 (Periodontist)

Dr. 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.


Linda (Office Manager)

Rose (Office Administrator)

Greetings from Rose.  You may be surprised to know that I have been in the dental field since 1980.  I am proud to have been working with Dr Pine for over fourteen years. I am extremely dedicated to delivering top quality service to each and every client of our practice.  It is my goal to be an active and assertive team player. 
The bottom line is I LOVE what I do and I care about you, and your experience in our office. This is my family on Yorkville.

Luz (Office Administrator)

Gina (Registered Restorative Dental Hygienist)

Rozy (Registered Restorative Dental Hygienist)

Rozina is a Registered Dental Hygienist who has been with the practice since February 1992, well over 18 years.  She graduated from Algonquin College in Ottawa in 1991 and upgraded herself to a Restorative Dental Hygiene Diploma from George Brown College in 1994.

Rozy is a member of the Ontario Dental Hygienists Association, Restorative Dental Hygienist Association and the Toronto Central Dental Hygienist Society.  She is goal oriented and fully committed to providing excellent care to all of her clients. She enjoys travelling, reading and being with family and friends. Rozy is also a successful businesswoman outside of dentistry, with her husband and other community members.

Rozy is fluent in English, Kutchi, Gujerati and Hindi.  She strives to always keep a positive attitude and maintains professionalism with our clients and team members alike.

Brooke (Registered Dental Hygienist)

Brooke completed her Dental Hygiene education in 2008 at St. Clair College in Windsor. Soon after graduating, she moved from her hometown of Thamesville, Ontario to Toronto to pursue her career as a Dental Hygienist. She has been with Dentistry on Yorkville since May, 2009.

 Brooke is an active member of the College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario and the Ontario Dental Hygienists Association. She continues to expand and update her knowledge and skills through continuing education in order to provide quality and comfortable client care.

 In her spare time, Brooke enjoys reading, playing sports, and spending time with friends and family. She is often found exploring her new home of Toronto and also enjoys vacationing whenever possible.

Stephanie (Certified Dental Assistant Level II)

I have been working as a dental assistant for over 10 years.  I enjoy working closely with patients making them feel comfortable and at ease.  I am fluent in English and Portuguese.  In my spare time I like spending time with my family and friends and especially my husband and two young daughters. 

Cristina (Certified Dental Assistant Level II)

Marlene (Dental Assistant Level I)

Karim (Registered Dental Technologist)