Meet the Team

Meet the Orthodontist

portraitDr. Andrea Heckler, DMD, MSc(Ortho), FRCD(C)

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Dr. Heckler was born and grew up in Montreal, and completed her dental training at McGill University. She graduated as the Valedictorian of her class, and also won awards in orthodontics and community involvement. After dental school, she completed a one year multidisciplinary residency program at the Montreal Children’s Hospital. There, she obtained further training in all aspects of dentistry, including treating patients with craniofacial anomalies, dental trauma, and medically-compromised patients.

 

Toronto had always been Dr. Heckler’s second home, as she grew up visiting her grandparents, aunt and uncle, cousins and friends in Toronto. After her residency training in Montreal, she pursued her specialty training in Orthodontics at the University of Toronto, completing an additional 3-year master’s degree specializing in Orthodontics. Dr. Heckler loves teaching, and is happy to make sure you understand your treatment, every step of the way.

 

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Dr. Heckler strives to remain at the forefront of emerging technologies in orthodontics and attends frequent continued education courses, national meetings and orthodontic conventions every year. She is a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada, and a member of the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario, the Ontario Association of Orthodontists, theCanadian Association of Orthodontists, and the Alpha Omega International Dental Fraternity.

 

Providing customized and effective treatment that is as pain-free as possible is Dr. Heckler’s goal. She focuses on treating your individual needs, and is continually learning to improve your care. She has also taken continuing education courses in the diagnosis and management of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders, and can incorporate TMD therapy into your treatment if needed.

 

Dr. Heckler, her husband Guy, their daughter Noa and son Jonathan love skiing, traveling, theater, and spending time with family.

Meet the Periodontist

Dr.Guy Aboodi, DMD, PhD, FRCD(C)

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Dr. Aboodi was born and raised in Tel Aviv, Israel, where he completed dental school at Tel Aviv University. He moved to Toronto from Tel Aviv in 2007, following Dr. Heckler. They met in 2004 as dental students at a convention taking place in Vancouver!

Dr. Aboodi was involved in periodontal research in the field of resorbable membranes throughout his dental school training in Israel. During his first years in Toronto, he worked on clinical research projects at the University of Toronto, specifically focused on the role of inflammation in periodontal diseases. Dr. Aboodi’s interest in clinical periodontal research led him to pursue a combined PhD and Periodontal Specialty Program at the University of Toronto. His PhD research was on the subject of oxidative stress and antioxidants in periodontal diseases.

Currently, Dr. Aboodi enjoys being a clinical instructor at the University of Toronto and continues to be involved in periodontal research. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada, and a member of the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario, the Ontario Society of Periodontists, the Canadian Academy of Periodontology, the American Academy of Periodontology, and the Alpha Omega International Dental Fraternity – through which Dr. Heckler and Dr. Aboodi met.

Dr. Aboodi’s treatment philosophy is to provide you with personalized and effective multidisciplinary treatment. He focuses on treating your individual needs, and continually learning the most up-to-date surgical techniques to improve your care. Dr. Aboodi will make sure you understand your treatment, every step of the way.

Dr. Aboodi loves spending time with his family – Dr. Heckler and their daughter Noa and son Jonathan. He enjoys reading (always has a book in his briefcase…), skiing and watching football.

Meet the Team