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BSc, DDS, Dip. Prostho., MSc, FRCDC

Dr. Habsha received her Bachelor of Science degree and earned her DDS degree from the University of Toronto.  Upon graduation, she completed a one year General Practice Residency at Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, ON.  Dr. Habsha received her Diploma in Prosthodontics and Master of Science degree, both from the University of Toronto.  She is a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada (RCDC) and is an examiner in Prosthodontics for the RCDC.  Dr. Habsha is also a Fellow of The Pierre Fauchard Academy and Academy of Dentistry International.  She is a member of The Association of Prosthodontist of Canada, The Association of Prosthodontists of Ontario, The Ontario Dental Association, the American Prosthodontic Society, the Canadian Dental Association and the American Prosthodontic Society.


Dr. Habsha’s work in Prosthodontics extends beyond her private practice limited to Prosthodontics and Implant Dentistry in Toronto.  Dr. Habsha has served as an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto.  She instructs both at the undergraduate and graduate level in Prosthodontics at U of T.  Dr. Habsha is a Staff Prosthodontist at Mount Sinai Hospital where she teaches the dental residents.  She is a Professor at George Brown College of Applied Arts and Technology and is the On-staff Prosthodontist at MedCan clinic in Toronto. Dr. Habsha has been awarded the Harold Keith Box Prize and received the A.A.P. Senior Student Award.  She has published numerous articles on topics including tooth wear, dental implants, porcelain veneers, partial denture attachments, and other prosthodontic related topics.  Dr. Habsha lectures and provides continuing education programs regionally and nationally on various topics related to Prosthodontics. 

 Caroline Szymaniak

Administration Division Manager, Prosthodontic Associates

Caroline has worked with and in support of dental professionals in administrative and managerial roles for over 15 years.  Caroline is a graduate of the Dental Office Management program at the University of Toronto – Faculty of Dentistry and received her certification as a Dental Treatment Coordinator from George Brown College.  Over the years, Caroline has undertaken a vast number of continuing education and certification programs to expand her knowledge in both dentistry and business.  

Caroline is a firm believer in openly sharing knowledge, skill and experience with the dental community to help empower others in their respective careers.  She is an engaging public speaker presenting at various conferences, study clubs and continuing dental educations centres.  Caroline has lectured to diverse audiences across Canada, United States and recently Uganda on successful practice management topics such as effective communication, team building, traditional and digital practice marketing techniques as well as policy, process and procedure strategies.

Caroline is a content director and a regular columnist for a number of dental publications. She is a member of two Advisory Boards - Spectrum Young Dentist Journal and Women In Dentistry Work:Life:Balance Dental Journal where she holds positions of associate editor and columnist. She has authored and co-authored various publications for renowned dental fellowships including International College of Dentists, Academy of Prosthodontics, Global Prosthodontic Coalition and Journal of the Academy of Dentistry International.  
Very passionate about philanthropic endeavours, Caroline volunteers her time both locally and internationally with various humanitarian initiatives.  She is a Chief Operating Officer for the Build Your Smile Dental Foundation – a non-profit organization providing dental care to impoverished communities both locally and abroad.  Caroline is a co-founder of the Foundation’s local initiative a non-profit dental program serving underprivileged women residents of Toronto shelters. She has also participated in multiple outreach and educational programs, traveling to Uganda, Africa as a volunteer and an educator with Bridge to Health Medical and Dental and the Build Your Smile Dental Foundation.   Caroline is committed to progressive professional development and is currently studying towards a certification in Management of Non-Profit and Volunteer Sector at George Brown College in Toronto where she also holds the position as Ambassador of Alumni Relations. Caroline received The Annual Alumni Leadership Award from George Brown College and is the 2019 nominee for the Ontario Colleges Premier’s Award. Caroline also holds a position on the Board of Directors with the Ontario Dental Assistants Association. 




Business Manager, Prosthodontic Associates

Mariela Gonzalez’s career in the dental industry commenced in 1989 when she started working for the Canadian division of Dentsply International. She worked in their sales and marketing department as well as other divisions for almost a decade. She then joined Paragon Implant Company and was responsible for overseeing their Canadian division as the Marketing & Education Manager for two years. Mariela then moved on to join Prosthodontic Associates in 1999 as their Office Manager and was promoted to Business and Human Resources Manager in 2006. She has been a manager at Prosthodontic Associates for over two decades and is an integral part of the development and growth of the practice (from 5 people when she started to over 30 today). Her primary responsibility is Human Resources and overseeing the smooth running of the overall practice. Mariela’s passion is working with people and helping them develop their true potential through mentorship and guidance.

Mariela studied at Humber College to expand her knowledge base in Customer Service, Marketing, and Management. She is also considered a George Brown College Advisor and has received her Dental Practice Management Certificate from the University of Toronto. Mariela continues to upgrade her knowledge and has also written several articles on Human Resources management. She is heavily involved in the ongoing development and expansion of Prosthodontic Associates and is also currently working towards her designation as a Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) and received her Human Resources Certificate in 2018. She has also joined the Build Your Smile Dental Foundation as their Chief Financial Officer. This foundation was founded by Prosthodontic Associates to help underprivileged people both in Canada and internationally.


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