Meet Our Dentist

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LARENA MENANT-TAY, HBSc, DDS

Originally from Ottawa Ontario, Dr. Menant attended the University of Ottawa for her undergraduate degree where she received her Bachelor of Science (HBSc) degree in Medical Technology and graduated First Class with highest honours. She then moved to London Ontario to pursue her passion in dentistry and completed her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree with distinction from Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry at Western University. During her academic career, she was the recipient of the prestigious Dental Summer Research Studentship Award and the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology Award while being named on the Dean’s Honour Roll List.

 

Dr. Menant is an avid believer of individualized evidence-based dentistry and takes a comprehensive approach when treating patients of all ages. She is well versed in all aspects of dentistry and goes well above the requirements for continuing education each year looking for new ways to make her patients feel at ease by keeping up to date on the latest techniques and technologies. Having a diverse range of interests in dentistry, Dr. Menant offers her patients a full spectrum of dental services that include fillings, root canals, crowns, bridges, dental implants, Invisalign® and more. Dr. Menant is also certified to provide sedation options for your comfort.

 

Dr. Menant is fluent in English, Mandarin and Cantonese and has been often been described by her peers as compassionate, gentle, and kind. Her commitment to giving back to the community has led her to participate in dental education and dental outreach mission programs providing dental care for individuals living in marginalized communities. Outside of dentistry, Dr. Menant is an avid traveller and has travelled to over 15 different countries. She enjoys cooking, hiking, and creating precious memories with friends and family.

 

Professional Affiliations
·  Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario
·  Ontario Dental Association
·  Canadian Dental Association

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DR. NANCY KANG

Dr. Nancy Kang grew up in the GTA and completed her bachelor's at McMaster University. She obtained her master's in Nutritional Sciences and Doctor and Dental Surgery degree from the University of Toronto. Since graduating, she enjoys teaching at the faculty at University of Toronto sculpting student's minds and giving back to the local and international communities.

 

She is a member of the Ontario Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, Ontario Dental  Implant Network. Dr. Nancy takes a conservative and honest approach to patient care to ensure patients are healthy and smiling with confidence. Dr. Nancy is very passionate about meeting new patients to establish a trusting and long-lasting relationship. Patients love her approachable and friendly personality! 

 

Beyond the office, you can find Dr. Nancy at the gym, traveling, running,cycling, playing volleyball, golfing, exploring hiking trails with her adopted senior puggle, Macaroni "Mac". 

Meet Our Team

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Meet the Business Manager
Rose Marchese

Rose has been the office manager for Eighty Eight Finch East Dental since September of 2020 and has a total of 25+ years experience in the dental industry. She is passionate about complete dental health and a lifelong learner.  She works closely with the team to ensure we provide a unique and  positive dental wellness experience. 

 

She is committed with the team to help the practice patients maintain their long term oral health in a relaxing and comfortable environment. She strives for both professional and personal growth so she can lead the team to empower our patients to take control of their oral self care and improve their overall well being.

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Lead Office Administrator

Linda Lew

Linda graduated with a diploma in health administration and has over 15 years of dental office administration experience. She joined the Eighty-Eight Finch East Dental Centre in 1997 and is loved by our team and patients alike. Linda is friendly, personable and dedicated. Her advanced knowledge of every aspect of the dental office enables her to provide broad guidance and training for our team. She works hard to ensure that things run seamlessly and that our patients and staff members are happy. Outside of work, Linda’s interests include health, nutrition, reading, fashion and most of all spending time with her new grandson Jayden.

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Dental Level II Chairside Assistant

Sheila Marie Grozdev

Sheila finished the dental assisting program at Anderson College in 2021. She is interested in dental and will try her best to contribute more good work and be part of the clinic's success. She is delighted to be part of our team.

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Treatment Coordinator

Angela Deng

Angela joins the Eighty-Eight Finch East Dental Centre with 8 years of administrative experience. As a person who always greets our patients on arrival with her trademark friendly nature and warm smile, she takes great pride in providing a positive and welcoming experience. 
Angela has a vast knowledge of dentistry and dental insurance to assist our patients. She is fluent in English, Mandarin and Cantonese and is always ready and willing to answer all questions regarding financial arrangements, treatment plans and appointment scheduling. 

During her time away from the office, Angela enjoys reading, swimming, planting, traveling and spending time with her husband and her two lovely kids Presley and Rochelle.

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Hygienist

Veronica Luk

Veronica has been a Registered Dental Hygienist since 2008 and has been with our office for 10 years. She has a Bachelor of Arts from University of Waterloo. She genuinely cares for the well-being of all her patients and is passionate about helping them improve their oral health. She continues to expand her knowledge of dental hygiene every year through continuing education courses. She looks forward to seeing you at 88 Finch East Dental Centre.

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Hygienist

Annie Tran

Annie completed her Dental Hygiene training and graduated from Oxford North Toronto in 2008 and has been with our office for 16 years. She is passionate about oral health care and has volunteered her time with various health mission organizations travelling to remote villages in Puerto Diana, Bahia Negra and Paraguay as a Dental Hygienist. Annie actively upgrades herself to improve her ability to care for her patients. She loves to take care of people and provides satisfying dental hygiene services in a relaxed and caring environment. Her goal is to educate and provide valuable advice to her patients thereby improving their oral and systemic health. Annie has been working at 88 Finch Dental Centre since 2004. When Annie is away from the office she loves spending time with her family and making her 3 children smile.

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Hygienist

Jisoo (JiJi) Jang

JiJi graduated in the class of 2020 from Toronto College of Dental Hygiene and Auxiliaries. She has a Bachelor of Arts from Ryerson University. She is a Registered Dental Hygienist at 88 Finch Dental with an energetic and positive attitude. She is friendly and compassionate with all her team members and patients. JiJi is an oral health advocate, and her passion is to educate and provide quality standards of care for patients. She stays current on her knowledge of dental hygiene with various continuing education annually. She is fluent in English and Korean. During her free time, she enjoys listening to music. She loves animals and cheeseburgers!