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About us

Your teeth are a vital part of your overall health, so who you trust to take care of them matters. If you find yourself moving between emergency dental clinics or stuck with a dentist who sees you as just another client, you are in need of an upgrade in practitioners. Cloverdale Dental Group is the place for you if you are looking for dedicated service and comfortable accommodations. We’ve been voted the Best Dental Clinic in the Etobicoke area several times and hold a place of pride at Cloverdale Mall. We are a family dental practice that incorporates an up-close and personal attitude towards our clients. To us, you are more than just another set of teeth. We have created an open and welcoming space at our clinic, fostering a healthy environment with our friendly staff and flexible hours to match your busy schedule. Our dedication to your satisfaction extends beyond our dental care, as our clients enjoy free and ample parking, as well as a prime location to enjoy shopping while you wait for your appointment. We are putting the care back in dental care.

With over 25 years of hands-on experience, Cloverdale Dental Group practitioners are well-equipped to handle any dental procedures. Supported by state-of-the-art equipment, our clinic is the ultimate one-stop-shop for all of your dental needs. From routine checkups to teeth whitening, emergency procedures and more, we offer an extensive menu of options that can be tailored to your individual dental needs. Our goal is to remove the misconception that visits to the dentist are painful and uncomfortable, so we provide a varied range of sedation options for our dentally-anxious patients to ease the stress of any dental procedure. The overall service and experience we provide is reflected in our over 900 positive reviews from satisfied customers, as well as our five-star DemandForce patient satisfaction rating. We offer meet and greet appointments should you wish to come in and take a look at our facility. Do not hesitate to call or visit us any time to set up an appointment and start taking care of your oral health today.

Dr. Ariel Cohen

Dr. Ariel Cohen graduated from the University of Toronto Faculty of Dentistry in 2007. Upon graduation, Dr. Cohen began working at Cloverdale Dental Group as a dental associate. Within one year of practicing at Cloverdale, Dr. Cohen became a partner and owner within the practice. Dr. Cohen has been actively involved at Cloverdale Dental in creating a multidisciplinary approach to dental care. With the knowledge and expertise of various dental specialists at Cloverdale Dental Group, 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 twins 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 is currently a partner at Cloverdale Dental Group and 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. Kevin Paterson

Dr. Paterson is one of the founding partners of Cloverdale Dental Group. He has long time ties to the Central Etobicoke Area, where he lived, attended school and still has family.

He graduated from The University of Toronto’s Faculty of Dentistry. Immediately upon graduation, Dr. Paterson joined the Clinic at Cloverdale and has been influential in guiding and shaping the clinic’s growth, ultimately leading to our excellent reputation!

Dr. Paterson’s enthusiastic approach to Dentistry and Life is true to his philosophy of Honesty, Caring, Communication and Commitment to Excellence.

On a personal level, he has completed numerous marathons, an Ironman endurance event and a number of charitable cycling events. He enjoys travel, nearly all sports activities and anything which is a physical challenge.

Dr. Paterson’s practice is limited to referrals from his existing patients however, he hopes you will join us at Cloverdale Dental Group and trust your care to one of his other dedicated partners.

Dr. Lum-Tai

Dr. Lum-Tai completed dental school at Western University in London, ON. After graduating in 2015, he moved to Halifax, NS where he completed additional training in general and hospital dentistry at Dalhousie University as well as the IWK and QEII hospitals.

In 2018, he moved back to Ontario and is happy to now be part of the team at Cloverdale Dental Group. His practice philosophy is based on doing everything he can to provide his patients with the highest level of comprehensive care.

He actively pursues continuing dental education and seeks to continually improve as a clinician. Outside of work, Dr. Lum-Tai is happily married and some of his favorite hobbies include cooking and traveling the world.

Dr. Jessica Gold

Dr. Jessica Gold completed her Honours Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Western Ontario. Followed by her dental degree at the Schulich School of Dentistry at The University of Western Ontario where she was awarded the Ontario prosthodontics award upon Graduation.

Following graduation Dr. Gold was accepted into the Tufts University dental residency program in Boston where she worked with adults and children as well as with the special needs population of Massachusetts providing comprehensive and emergency dental care.

Dr. Jessica is very excited to be joining the team at Cloverdale Dental Group. Outside of the office Dr. Jessica loves to ski, hike and spend time with friends, family and her golden retriever Jones!

Dr. Kevin Baweja
B.H.Sc., DDS, Cert. Endo, FRCD(C)

Born in London and raised in Richmond Hill, Dr. Kevin Baweja received his Bachelor of Health Sciences degree from McMaster University. From there, Dr. Baweja completed his Doctorate of Dental Surgery at the University of Toronto.

Following dental school, Dr. Baweja was chosen to participate in a 1 year residency program at the London Health Sciences Centre and University of Western Ontario, where he further enhanced his knowledge and skills in general dentistry. After the completion of his residency program, Dr. Baweja practiced general dentistry for 3 years at various practices across the GTA and Hamilton. His interest and passion for endodontics motivated him to pursue specialty training and subsequently gained admission into the endodontic program at Temple University, Kornberg School of Dentistry where he received his specialty certificate in Endodontics.

Dr. Faayaz Jaffer

Dr. Jaffer completed his dental training at the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto. Upon obtaining his general dentistry degree, Dr. Jaffer went on to complete a general dentistry residency program at Mount Sinai Hospital.

Dr. Jaffer went on to obtain a specialty masters degree in the field of Periodontology at the University of Toronto. While attending his specialty program, Dr. Jaffer worked at Cloverdale Dental Group practicing general and cosmetic dentistry. In addition to working in private practices, he is also a part time clinical instructor in the Graduate Periodontics Department at the University of Toronto. Dr. Jaffers’ passion to teach others makes what he does all the more rewarding.

In his free time, Dr. Jaffer enjoys spending time with his wife and three kids, travelling and is always ready to pick up and play hockey or basketball on any given day.

Pat Grant

Pat started her career in the dental field completely by accident. A routine visit to her dentist resulted in her starting to train as a dental assistant right out of high school. Within two months her dentist had her doing all administrative assistant duties, and within another six she was doing all of the office accounting.

Pat was born and raised in Cambridge and has had the good fortune to have worked for several esteemed Dentists and Oral and Maxillofacial surgeons in Cambridge, London and Guelph prior to accepting a position with us. Her years in practice have culminated the experience necessary to guide our practice for the past 18 years.

On a personal level, Pat has two grown children and enjoys aviation, travel, golf, boating, cycling and everything summer.