All dental services can be provided in our office with or without sedation. Dr. Elliott A. Schwartz is a long serving staff member at North York General Hospital where he can provide care with general anaesthesia for the very young or overly-anxious child, or special needs patients. His hospital privileges save you the time and the expense of being referred to other facilities or additional dentists.
Dr. Elliott A. Schwartz and his staff are committed to the total oral health care of his patients and strive to provide the highest quality in services to your child.
A parent takes their child to a paediatrician for primary health care because of their specialized education and greater clinical experience with children; the same reasoning holds true for going to a Pedriatic Dentist such as Dr. Elliott A. Schwartz.
Dr. Elliott A. Schwartz was born and grew up in Toronto. At the University of Toronto he received his Bachelor of Science Degree in 1969, his Doctor of Dental Surgery in 1974 and his Diploma in Paediatric Dentistry in 1977. He started his practice at 106 Sheppard Avenue West in 1978 and brings over 47 years of dental experience in treating infants, children, adolescents and special needs patients.
Dr. Elliott A. Schwartz is a member of the Ontario Dental Association, the Canadian Dental Association, Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario, the Ontario Society of Paediatric Dentists, The American Academy of Pedriatic Dentists, the Toronto Academy of Dentistry, The North Toronto Dental Society, the Conscious Sedation Study Club, the Pierre Fauchard Academy, Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity and the Medical Staff of North York General Hospital. As well as being an active member of these organizations he has also served on many of their executive councils. The Ontario Dental Association recently presented him with its Award of Merit for his many hours of volunteer involvement in organized dentistry. In June 2021 he was elected to the ODA (Ontario Dental Association) Board of Directors.
In his community Dr. Elliott A. Schwartz has worked with Scouts Canada as a leader of Beavers, Cubs, and Scouts, at William Lyon Mackenzie Collegiate as School Administrative Council President, at the University of Toronto Scarborough College as a board member of the Alumni Association and Governing Council, at Temple Sinai Congregation as a board member of the Brotherhood and House Committee and at the DVI Children’s Clinic in Jerusalem, Israel as a volunteer dentist.
Dr. Elliott A. Schwartz has been happily married since third year of dental school and has 3 grown up children and 5 grandchildren. He again is involved in brushing and flossing children’s teeth before bed time stories. Having grandchildren is by far one of greatest joys that can happen to a person.
When not playing with his grandchildren and being involved in organized dentistry, Dr. Elliott A. Schwartz enjoys fishing, kayaking, canoeing, rowing, sailing a small dingy, tinkering, golfing and reading.
Dr. Sara was born and raised in Toronto, and is still afraid of going to see a dentist herself! She completed an Honour's Bachelors in Science at the University of Toronto. She then went on to get her Master's in Education from Canisius College in Buffalo, NY. While Dr. Sara loved teaching, she jumped at the opportunity to attend Dental School and received her Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Toronto in the hopes it would help her get over her fears. It is that love of teaching and working with children that led her to complete a pediatric dental residency at Jacobi Medical Centre. There Dr. Sara received extensive training in various behaviour management techniques along with training in the treatment of special needs patients, pediatric medicine rotation, pediatric emergency room, and anesthesia.
Upon completing her residency she moved back to Toronto to work at various dental offices, while building her own practice WERBDentistry. Dr. Sara also has served on staff at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilition Hospital, and as a clinical instructor at the Faculty of Dentistry in Toronto. She has lectured at various dental conferences, volunteered with the Ontario Dental Association, and frequently visits classrooms and daycares to teach oral health.
These experiences, her fear of dental treatment, and a drive offer the most researched and best techniques has led her to focus on developing a personalized approach to treating her patients and their families! She wants to make sure that children grow up without feeling the anxiety she experienced. Dr. Sara is excited to bring this personalized approach to Toronto Children's Dentistry and the Altima Family.
Outside dentistry, Dr. Sara takes ballet classes, travels and experiments with cooking new recipies. You can often find her hiking with her dog Livi.
Dr. Paul Alter has been providing dental care to people of all ages – from your child's first visit to those in their 'golden' years. Dr. Alter has devoted over 35 years of his career to improving his patients' overall health and self-esteem through patient-focused dental care. His easy-going manner and commitment to excellence make him a welcome addition to our team at Toronto Children's Dentist.
Dr. Alter is a member of the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario, the Canadian Dental Association, the Ontario Dental Association, the Toronto Crown & Bridge Study Club, the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain, and the Canadian branch of the American Academy of Clinical Sleep Disorders Disciplines.
Outside of the office, Dr. Alter enjoys spending time with his wife and family. He is an enthusiastic fan at his grandchildren's hockey games. As a believer in lifetime learning, you can also find him improving his photography skills, playing competitive tennis, or skiing at the cottage in both summer and winter.
Dr. Hassan graduated from the dental school in 2006 at the top of his class. He completed his clinical training as well as obtained a PhD degree in orthodontics from Kyushu University in Japan.
He worked as an assistant professor in the Department of Orthodontics for three years, where he published 10 papers in peer-reviewed journals. He is interested in the miniscrew implants and the clear aligners treatment.
Dr. Hassan is certified by the Canadian National Board of Examination, and he is a member of the Royal College of Dental Surgeons in Ontario. He is licensed as a general dentist in Ontario and focusing on orthodontic treatments in his practice. He has a special interest in complicated cases that require orthognathic surgery along with orthodontic treatment.
Dr. Hassan is married and has two sons. He enjoys spending his free time with his family.