North York Dental Hygienists:


We are lucky to have Bryna as part of our hygiene team. She has a special way of making patients comfortable by addressing their unique concerns and wishes with her thorough and gentle manner. Bryna is an expert in Invisalign, in-office whitening treatments, implants, veneers and more. She is willing to answer any questions you may have regarding treatments.


Mahsa has worked for Dr. Safari for over 10 years. She graduated from College Boreal for dental hygiene and dental assisting in 2005. Since then, she has grown into a fantastic hygienist who all of our patients love. She specializes in orthodontic and periodontal hygiene. Mahsa is a mom of 2 young children who keep her busy when she isn’t in the office.


Mitra was covering a maternity leave for us, and the patients have given us such good feedback that we have kept her staff with us. Mitra is experienced in general hygiene, as well as orthodontic hygiene procedures. She has been a hygienist for 6 years after graduating from Oxford College. Before she was a hygienist, she had her bachelor’s degree in nursing. Mitra is fluent in Farsi and English. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends.



Cherry is originally from the Philippines. After coming to Canada, she graduated from the dental assisting program at the Canada Career College. She now has over 20 years of dental experience and we are extremely lucky to have her on staff. She always has a bright smile, and makes every patient feel very welcome in our office. In her free time, Cherry loves singing karaoke and travelling with her family.

Azeneth “Zen”

Azeneth “Zen” is a George Brown College graduate and a member of Ontario Dental Assisting Association (ODAA). Prior to that she acquired a pre-health science certificate from George Brown College as well. Azeneth was inspired to become a dental assistant because of genuine compassionate and caring personality. She really enjoys meeting new people, and making them feel comfortable as soon as they walk into our office. Zen strongly believes in the importance of an exceptional patient experience. “The best part of may day is helping people smile.” When Zen is not in the office, she enjoys furthering her education and continues to take courses. She also enjoys spending quality time with family and friends.

Admin Staff and Management:


Talia Grunfeld moved to Canada from the United States in 2008 with a backround in Dental assisting and dental administration. Talia received her BA from Touro College in NY with a minor in biology and major in education, She began working for Dr. Safari in 2010 and has been managing Dr. Safari’s offices ever since. Talia enjoys spending time with her husband and 2 boys. She enjoys cooking, baking, reading and travelling .


Maggie joined us a little over one year ago, with no previous dental experience. In this time she has become an asset to our administrative team and has taken on many responsibilities in our office. She has learned how to successfully take care of many different tasks, including planning treatment and finances, and following up with appointments She is the first face you will see when you come into our office, and takes customer service very seriously. She is also the mother of a beautiful two year old and loves to cook.


Nicole is a cherished part of our admin team at Newtonbrook Dental. She is also the re-care coordinator at Dr. Safari’s other location, Forestwood Dental. Nicole studied Dental Office Administration at George Brown College in 2011. She is glad to be a part of our team. Nicole enjoys cooking and spending time with her daughter.


Kate joined our team nearly 2 years ago. She always makes sure every patient that comes to our office is treated with care and patience. Being an office administrator, she believes every little thing counts in making patients satisfied. She takes a client-oriented approach to make sure every patient’s concerns are met. She is fluent in English and Russian. Kate also likes spending her time outdoors cycling or snowboarding.

For more information about our North York dental hygienists call us today at 416-223-2453.