Meet Sol Sharer
Sol Sharer, M.Sc.,DD
For our Ontario certified denturist, Mr. Sharer, denturism is a passion, and represents a lifelong commitment to his patients and his profession. He graduated from the University of Toronto with a Master of Sciences in 1992 and later obtained his Denturist accreditation at George Brown College, in 1996. He is a member of the College of Denturists of Ontario and the Denturists’ Association of Ontario and Canada. Mr. Sharer has over 20 years of practice experience and provides service in all aspects of denture treatment. Mr. Sharer works closely with our dentists to provide complete dental treatment options.
Mr. Sharer is committed to improve the lives of denture wearers. Hence, Mr. Sharer recently developed the digital denture technology. The Ivory Digital Denture System, was rolled out in early 2018, and is changing the face of denturism.
Meet our Doctor
Dr. Rita Calotti
Dr. Calotti graduated in 2013, obtaining her DDS degree from the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Alberta. She is an active member of the RCDSO and the ODA and is dedicated to continuing education so that she can provide her patients with the most up to date procedures and techniques.
She prides herself on the ability to listen to her patients’ concerns and educate them so they can make an informed decision on their treatment needs. Dr. Calotti is very patient and skilled in working with children, having two young kids of her own. In her free time she participates in providing volunteer dental services to patients in need in Halliburton.
Dr. Calotti looks forward to meeting you and providing your family the best of dental care in a friendly environment.
Meet our Denturists
Jessica Mazzaferro, DD
Jessica Mazzaferro began her journey to the Denturism field during her academic year of the Dental Assisting program at George Brown College. Upon graduating with Honours, Jessica was enthusiastic to learn more, so she continued to the Denturism program the following year. Jessica graduated the Denturism program from George Brown College with Honours and her eagerness to learn continues with her research in 3D printed dentures.
Jessica strives to keep up with the newest technology and techniques to provide the best service and care possible. Her clinical research has contributed to a digital denture publication in Spectrum Denturism Magazine of September 2018.
Jessica has lectured for the NDA (National Denturist Association of America), Spectrum Day (North America’s Premier Dental Techno-Clinical Event) and at PACE (Prosthodontic Associates Centre for Excellence). Jessica is an active member of the College of Denturists of Ontario and is a member of both the Denturist Association of Canada and the Denturist Association of Ontario. Outside of her professional activities, Jessica enjoys travelling, socializing with family and friends, hiking, and cooking.
Erissa Sliwinski, DD
Erissa Graduated from George Brown College with Honours receiving the Dean’s Medal Award and was recognized with the Ben Sweet Memorial Award presented by the Denturist Association of Ontario. Erissa has lectured for the NDA (National Denturist Association of America), Spectrum Day (North America’s Premier Dental Techno-Clinical Event) and at PACE (Prosthodontic Associates Centre for Excellence). She has contributed to a publication in Spectrum Denturism Magazine for 3D printed digital dentures and continues to pursue research and development in the Denturism field
While she is committed to lifelong continuing education to improve her clinical and technical skill, Erissa continues to pursue advancements in Denturism where she can help improve her patients quality of life. Erissa is passionate about her community and provides patient care in clinic and to those who cannot access the clinic; offering house calls to nursing homes, hospitals or retirement homes.
Erissa belongs to the College of Denturists of Ontario and is a member of the Denturist Association of Canada, the Denturist Association of Ontario, as well as a member of the Program Advisory Committee for Denturism at George Brown College.
Outside of work Erissa enjoys spending time with her family and friends, keeping active with swimming, tennis and kayaking during the warmer months.
Meet our Office Manager
Dalit joined our team in 2018. She has been in the dental field since 2005. She has a key role at Simcoe Dental as a front desk coordinator. Dalit believes that in life there are no problems, only challenges that need creative solutions. In her personal time she enjoys spending time with her husband and four children, swimming, reading, and spending time outdoors. As a new patient or a current patient, Dalit is always happy to welcome you to our office and help with all your needs.
Simcoe Dental has provided comprehensive dental services in Barrie area for over 15 years!
At Simcoe Dental, we have created our practice around families as we understand the significance of dental care that is well-matched for each member of our patient’s families.
A person should start learning healthy habits at a young age. Your child’s very first visit to the dentist should be around the time when his or her baby teeth begin to erupt (or grow in.) Dentists usually recommend that kids pay an initial visit to their dentist at around the age of 3. We aim to make dental visits fun for kids so they can learn about & properly apply, oral health without becoming apprehensive.
During our teenage years, people are often more careless than we are during adulthood. Certain lifestyle changes, such as paying attention to proper nutrition, can affect our oral health. This underlines the importance of scheduling regular dental visits – They are necessary to avoid the problems we overlook.
As adults get older, we start experiencing changes in the appearance of our teeth. Further to the maintenance of our healthy teeth and gums, you should feel at ease and talk to your dentist about undergoing cosmetic treatments, when applicable, as they are effective, readily available and can make a major difference in your professional and personal life.
Seniors also have specific needs as they age. Dry mouths, certain gum diseases and numerous medications affect older generations’ oral health differently than younger generations’. Even people with dentures need regular dental checkups so as to ensure that the gums and supporting jaw bones remain healthy.
Preventive family dentistry will help ensure that each member of your family maintains a pristine level of oral health.
Contact us to schedule a consultation for you or your child’s dental checkup, teeth cleaning, toothache or anything else that involves your smile! Remember that regular checkups not only keep teeth clean, they offer a comparatively painless way to ensure that oral health complications are identified and treated early-on.
financing and insurance
At Simcoe Dental, we follow the Ontario Dental Association current year fee guide. For ease and comfort of our patients, we accept payment DIRECTLY from most insurance companies.
We are happy to ﬁle your insurance claims on your behalf. We will call or send estimates to obtain a breakdown from your insurance company to help you better understand your dental beneﬁts and its limitations.
We do carry 3rd party ﬁnancing through Medicard, if you do not have dental beneﬁts. For information or to apply, please go on their website at www.medicard.com.
We accept Debit, Cash, Visa and MasterCard as forms of payment.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our office for any details at (705) 722-9006.
We make every effort to respect our patients’ time, and we ask that our patients do the same for us in return. We request that patients give us at least a 48-hour notice if they will be unable to make an appointment so that we may try to give their time to another patient in need. If a patient does not inform us, we reserve the right to assess a no-show or rebooking fee. Similarly, in order to schedule our patients efficiently.