Your Dental Team

Your By The Lake Dental team is comprised of GPs, specialists, hygienists, assistants and front desk professionals, who are committed to providing you with a comfortable experience while understanding your dental goals and immediate needs, with consideration to your financial and time constraints. We are dedicated to making your visit to By The Lake Dental, an efficient and effective experience, for you and your family members.

Dr. Patricia Khamis-Silva, DDS 


Dr. Patricia Khamis-Silva graduated from dental school in 1994 and worked as a dentist in São Paulo, Brazil, one of the most advanced dental markets in the world.  During her first 10 years as a dentist, Dr. Patricia ran her own general family practice with a focus on cosmetic procedures. In parallel, she was also active at a local university as an assistant professor in the Prostodontics department. During this same time frame, Dr. Patricia studied TMJ disfunctions (Temporal Mandibular Joint), graduating from the prestigious São Paulo School of Medicine.

In 2004 she immigrated to Canada and began to prepare for several dental exams to gain acceptance into a Canadian Dental school for the validation of her professional credentials. In parallel to preparing for the program, Dr. Patricia worked as a dental assistant to one of Toronto's leading Periodontists.

In 2007 Dr. Patricia was accepted to the University of Western Ontario's, Schulich School of Dentistry - International Trained Dentists Program, successfully graduating in June 2009.  On the completion of her academic obligations and dental degree, she worked as an associate in two dental locations in Toronto, while researching, planning and building By The Lake Dental in Ajax, ON.

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Dr. Afson Ferdosmakan, DDS 




Dr. Flor Malave, DDS 


Dr. Flor Malave has been practising dentistry since 1999 . She got her first dental degree in Venezuela, her native country. For the first four years of her career, she had the opportunity to work as a general dentist, establishing her own dental practice, and also had the opportunity to work at the Venezuelan Military Navy. Looking for new challenges and opportunities in life, Dr. Malave emigrated to Canada with her family in 2003. In 2009, Dr. Malave graduated from the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Western Ontario.

To ensure her patients receive the best possible care, Dr. Malave participates in yearly continuing education courses to keep abreast of the latest techniques. Dr. Flor practising all aspects of general dentistry but has a special interest in treating young children.

When not practicing dentistry, Dr. Malave loves spending quality time with her husband and three daughters.

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Dr. Andrea Tagliaferro, DDS 


Dr. Andrea Tagliaferro graduate in 1999 from one of Brazil's top dental schools, practising general dentistry extensively for several years, prior to moving abroad. She also has a Masters of Science in the study of Genomic Sciences and Biotechnology. When Dr. Andrea moved to Toronto, she worked with scientifc research at Mount Sinai Hospital, while she prepared herself for the National Dental Examination Board of Canada. In 2016, she successfully completed her Dental Board requirements, receiving her dental accreditation to practice in Canada.
Dr. Andrea loves all aspects of dentistry and has a specific interest in endodontics and cosmetic dentistry. She believes that a beautiful smile is a universal language. She loves her profession and continuously strives to improve her skills to offer the best level of care for her patients.
In her spare time, she loves to read a good book, hike a beautiful trail, practice yoga and travelling with her husband.
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Dr. Shabbir A. Bakhshi, DDS 


Dr. Bakhshi graduated from the faculty of Dentistry of  Kabul, Afghanistan in 1985. Shortly after graduation, he went to Pakistan and worked at the United Medical Centre for Afghan Refugees in Peshawar. In 1988 he immigrated to Canada. He has been working in the dental field in Canada since 1988. Dr. Bakhshi worked as a Dental Assistant in Winnipeg, Dental Technician and Lab Manager in the Lower Mainland and Instructional Assistant and Instructor at Vancouver Community College (Denturist and Dental Technician Department). While working full-time, Dr. Bakhshi spent most of his free time preparing for the National Dental Board Exam of Canada. He took various postgraduate courses at the University of Western Ontario to keep up to date with new techniques and technology. In 1997 Dr. Bakhshi received his NDEB certificate which entitled him to practice dentistry in Canada.

From 1997 to May 2002 he ran a successful practice in Burnaby, British Columbia. In parallel, Dr. Bakhshi worked as a clinical instructor at the University of British Columbia, Faculty of Dentistry. Since coming to Toronto, Dr. Bakhshi has worked from his practice in Richmond Hill and with By The Lake Dental.

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Jun Padua, RDT, DD (Denturist)


Jun Padua has been supporting By The Lake Dental for over two years. He is the principal at PDA, where many of our patient’s lab work is completed. For almost 25 years, Jun has been focused on producing dentures, night guards, veneers, crowns and bridges and many more dental products. By The Lake Dental views this as a strong partnership, allowing us to serve our patients with great results.

Originally from the Philippines, Jun began his dental preparation at Centro Escolar University in Manila, setting the ground work for his dental career. He actively attends continuing education and training courses keeping him abreast of the changes in technology, new techniques and the use of new materials.

Most recently, Jun received his designation as a registered Denturist. He graduated with honours from George Brown College, where he was also the recipient of two prestigious awards – the Myerson Award for excellence in Clinical and Technical Components of the Denturist Program and from Dentsply Canada in the Clinical and Technical component of the Denturist Program.

Jun Padua is an active member of the Denturist Association of Ontario, Denturist Association of Canada and Association of Dental Technologist of Ontario.
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