Dr. Michael Nightingale
Dr. Michael Nightingale completed his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree with Honours at the University of Toronto Faculty of Dentistry. Prior to his dental training, he studied both Biology and Medical Sciences achieving a dual degree with distinction from the University of Western Ontario.
Dr. Nightingale prides himself on his ability to communicate with his patients. He strives to create an environment where his patients know all of the possible treatment options available. He then works with each individual to help them make informed decisions that cater specifically to their own wishes and needs. Dr. Nightingale has been recognized externally for these attributes and was awarded the Canadian Dental Association Student Leadership Award and the Gordon Cressy Leadership Award during his training at the University of Toronto. Additionally, he was inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honour Society in 2015 in acknowledgement of his dedication to patient care and outstanding character.
In 2014, Dr. Nightingale travelled to a small village in Nepal where he provided dental care for the under-serviced community living in the area. While there, he was able to gain first hand exposure to the negative consequences caused by a lack of dental education and inadequate oral care. This experience inspired his dedication to always treat his own patients here in Markham with the absolute highest standard of care. He is a member in good standing with the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario as well as the Ontario Dental Association. In his free time he enjoys travelling, scuba diving, snowboarding and relaxing with family and friends.
Dr. Ariel Cohen
Dr. Ariel Cohen graduated from the University of Toronto Faculty of Dentistry in 2007. Upon graduation, Dr. Cohen began working in private practice as a dental associate. Within one year of practicing, Dr. Cohen became a partner and owner within the practice. Dr. Cohen has been actively involved in creating a multidisciplinary approach to dental care. With the knowledge and expertise of various dental specialists, Dr. Cohen is able to provide his patients with comprehensive, experienced dental care.
Dr. Cohen has been active in continuing education over the past several years. In particular, Dr. Cohen has taken a keen interest in cosmetic and implant dentistry. He has attended multiple courses and lectures throughout North America in order to provide his patients with the most up to date and proficient dental care possible.
In his spare time, Dr. Cohen enjoys spending time with his family, including his twin girls Abigail and Eliana. Dr. Cohen also enjoys travelling and catching up with friends over Toronto Raptor and Maple Leaf games.
Dr. Benjamin Stern
Dr. Benjamin Stern received his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from the University of Toronto in 2007, after completing his undergraduate degree in psychology at the University of Western Ontario in 2003. He thoroughly enjoys practicing in all areas of general dentistry for a range of all age groups. Dr. Stern offers a caring and comprehensive approach to his patients, ensuring their comfort and understanding of their oral health needs and all dental procedures.
When not practicing dentistry, Dr. Stern enjoys sports (with baseball at the top of the list), traveling the world, and meeting new people in all walks of life. He has a soft spot for animals, particularly dogs.
Dr. Landzberg - Periodontist
Dr. Landzberg trained in dentistry at the University of Toronto, graduating in 2005, after which he completed a general practice residency at Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY practicing general and emergency dentistry. He completed the post-graduate periodontics program at the University of Toronto in 2009 Dr. Landzberg was a guest speaker at the Osteogenics 2011 Global Bone Grafting Symposium. Dr. Landzberg is a regular speaker for Toronto Integration for Dental Excellence, teaching other dentists on various subjects, including dental implants, gingival grafting, and surgical techniques.
Dr. Landzberg maintains a strong research interest, and has published articles on implant esthetics and a new narrow implant. Dr. Landzberg is currently working on a long-term multi-centre randomized control trial on narrow implants.
Dr. Ryan Margel - Endodontist
Dr. Ryan Margel, DMD, MS, FRCD(C) is our Endodontist who specializes in root canals. Originally from Toronto, he graduated with distinction from York University with a major Mathematics. In 2009, Dr. Margel obtained his dental degree from The University of Pennsylvania. He then went on to work as a general dentist for two years prior to embarking on a two-year specialty program at Marquette University in Endodontics. His Masters thesis investigated the anatomical complexities of molar root canals. Dr. Margel is a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada, and a member of The American Association of Endodontists. In his spare time, he enjoys sports, exercise, and traveling.
Dr. Allen Aptekar - Wisdom Tooth Extractions & Implants
Dr. Allen Aptekar studied at the University of Toronto, earning his Bachelors of Science degree in Biology. He continued his studies at the University Of Saskatchewan College Of Dentistry where he received his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree with distinction. Dr. Aptekar then went on to complete a hospital residency at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Center and the University of Toronto with a special focus on emergency dentistry and oral surgery.
Dr. Allen Aptekar has received numerous awards and accolades in his decade of work in implant dentistry. He holds diplomate status with the American Board of Oral Implantology, a designation that only 400 dentists/surgeons have in the world. He holds diplomate status with the International Congress of Oral Implantology. He is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. Dr. Aptekar is also on faculty with the Misch International Implant Institute Canada. He has authored and co-authored several articles in refereed professional dental journals. Dr. Aptekar is also the editor in chief of Spectrum Implants, which is the only peer reviewed dental implant journal in Canada. He is also actively involved with many other dental implant editorial boards, and study clubs.
Dr. Aptekar is actively involved in the advancement of implant dentistry. He continuously lectures on many dental implant related surgical topics to both dentists and denturists. He practices in the greater Toronto area, where he limits his practice to the surgical and restorative phases of dental implantology and bone augmentation.
Dr. David Simone - Orthodontist
Born and raised in Toronto, Dr. David Simone obtained an Honours Bachelors of Science degree from The University of Toronto. He then went on to graduate from the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Toronto, where he obtained numerous awards in Pediatric and Clinical Dentistry. He was further inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society as an Honorary Member.
After practicing dentistry in general practice for four years in Toronto, Dr. Simone obtained his master’s degree and specialty training in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics from the University of Toronto.
When away from the office, Dr. Simone spends his free time playing sports and enjoying quality time with his wife, Joanna and two young daughters, Amalia and Violette.
Marianne - Office Manager
Bio coming soon.
Dr. Cooperberg has been a dentist in Markham since 1980. He graduated from McGill University and did a residency program in the Montreal Children’s Hospital. He chose to have a general practice in dentistry because of the large variety of procedures that he could perform. He is happy and excited to join Markham 7 Dental because of the modern and inviting facility that exists and the warm, friendly atmosphere in the office. His staff has all joined him. Those who already know him, know that he is referred to as the ‘singing dentist’. He has been in many live musical theatre productions as well as TV series. All that being said, being a dentist and caring for his patients is still his number one day job.
Dr Allen Aptekar