Regatta Dental

Meet Our Team


Meet our friendly, dedicated, and energetic dental team of Regatta Dental, we are committed to working with you and your family to create a positive dental experience every time you visit our practice. Each member of our team maintains the highest levels of accreditation and pursues ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in the dental field. Read more to learn about our staff’s experience.

We welcome you with warm smiles to our dental office!


Dr. Karthika Sarvendran

Dr. Karthika Sarvendran,

Dr. Sarvendran achieved her Doctor of Dentistry from the University of Oslo, Norway in 2007. She practiced in Oslo, and then England, before moving to Toronto in 2013. Throughout her years of practice, she has increased her range of Dentistry to include, but not limited to, Implant Dentistry, Oral Surgery, Invisalign, Crown and Bridge, Paediatric Dentistry and Cosmetic Dentistry.

Her passion lies in ensuring that her patients comfort and well-being are first and foremost. Dr. Sarvendran belongs to RCDSO, ODA, York Region Dental Society and AGD.

Dr. Sharon Poon

Dr. Sharon Poon,
Associate Dentist

Dr. Sharon Poon was born and raised in Richmond Hill, Ontario and moved to Adelaide, Australia to study dentistry at University of Adelaide. After achieving her Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree she practiced in Newcastle, Australia before moving back to Toronto in 2020. She enjoys providing patients with a full range of dental treatment, which include, but are not limited to, Invisalign, Crown and Bridge, Oral Surgery, Paediatric Dentistry and Cosmetic Dentistry. Her philosophy of care towards patients is to help them achieve long-term aesthetic and functional smiles, while prioritizing patient comfort, and ensuring all patients’ feel heard and have their concerns addressed. She can communicate fluently in English, French and Cantonese. Outside of dentistry, she enjoys reading, going for hikes and runs and baking.

Dr. Poon belongs to RCDSO, ODA and York Region Dental Society.


Marlene Smith

Marlene Smith,
Dental Hygienist

Marlene has been practicing dental hygiene at our office for over 25 years. She enjoys keeping up to date with current oral and general health trends, research and sharing the information with her patients. She loves to work with all ages and particularly enjoys making anxious patients feel more comfortable in her chair. She strives to make each patients dental experience a positive one!

Tabi Bukhari

Tabi Bukhari,
Dental Hygienist

Tabi graduated from the Dental Hygiene Program at Durham College in December 2016.

She loves her career as a Dental Hygienist and enjoys educating her patients to be able to help them reach optimum oral health. As a hygienist, she takes pleasure in setting goals for her patients and is always there to motivate them. She is sympathetic towards her patients and their oral health needs with a great listening ear so that when you leave your appointment, you are content.

In her spare time, Taby enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She also enjoys horseback riding, cooking with her mom and watching Ted talk videos!

Dental Assistants

Gabriella Leonardi

Gabriella Leonardi,
Dental Assistant

Gabriella (Gabby) strives to make our office run as smoothly and efficiently as possible. She is aware that impeccable infection control is crucial in a dental setting and she ensures that our infection control procedures meet or exceed provincial and national guidelines. She has the prestigious role as Regatta Dental’s Infection Control Coordinator. She has been with our office for over 30 years and has held many a nervous hand in her time here!

Madga Kuzcek

Madga Kuzcek,
Dental Assistant

Madga is a very skilled dental assistant who has worked at our office for 8 years. Her dedication and enthusiasm for the dental profession guarantee that our office meets the high standards that our clients deserve. Her calm and happy demeanor contributes to the relaxed and positive atmosphere that we aim to achieve at our office.

Zohreh Mirbagheri

Zohreh Mirbagheri,
Dental Assistant

Zohreh has worked for over 15 years in dental assisting. She is fluent in Farsi and always happy to translate for when we have Persian patients visit our dental office.

Dental Receptionists

Debbie Rickey

Debbie Rickey,
Dental Receptionist

Debbie has worked in dentistry in administration, office management, and as treatment coordinator for 25 years. She is enjoys helping others and making patients feel welcome.

She loves horses and spending time with her daughter.

Darcy Chelvan

Darcy Chelvan,
Dental Receptionist

Darcy is a full time university student pursuing a career in accounting. She helps us out part time and although the dental field is new to her she is always willing to learn new things. She is always available to aid patients and lend a helping hand when needed.

Ontario Dental Association
Canadian Dental Association

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