Your Dental Team

Your By The Lake Dental team is comprised of general practitioners, specialists, hygienists, assistants and patient concierges, 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 has been practicing dentistry since 1994. She originally graduated in São Paulo, Brazil, where she worked for 10 years, running her own general family practice with a focus on cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Patricia also worked as an assistant professor in the area of Prosthodontics in parallel to obtaining a Master’s Degree in TMJ Dysfunctions (Temporal Mandibular Joint) from São Paulo School of Medicine. In 2009, Dr. Patricia graduated from the University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Dentistry - International Trained Dentists Program. Upon completion of her degrees, Dr. Patricia worked as an associate at 2 dental locations in Toronto, while planning and building By The Lake Dental, in order to do dentistry right.

After several years of practicing dentistry, Dr. Patricia saw the results her patients desired could be better achieved with orthodontic treatment, prior to any cosmetic treatment. Due to this, over the last six years, she has focused her academic education in orthodontics with the Rondeau Seminars, POS Orthodontics, American Academy of Orthodontics, and Invisalign while participating in several conferences throughout North and South America. Dr. Patricia’s recent studies have fully qualified her for First Phase (pre-braces preparation for kids), fixed braces, Invisalign and other appliances which will help patients with their orthodontic needs. With Invisalign, Dr. Patricia has been part of a small sub group of 30 dentists, under the coaching of Dr. David Galler. Dr. Galler is an Elite Invisalign Provider in Manhattan. He also leads and instructs the training of dentists on how to master Invisalign. This study group is sought after by dentists across the United States and Canada, and she is thrilled to be part of it. While not practicing dentistry or orthodontics, Dr. Patricia loves to spend time with her family, doing arts & crafts. She also enjoys cooking. 

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Dr. Afson Ferdosmakan, DDS 

Dr. Afson Ferdosmakan has been practicing dentistry for over 23 years. Her formal education was completed at Aarhus University in Denmark, where she practiced for five years. Following this, Dr. Afson moved to the United Kingdom, working for herself in Bedford England, building a successful practice over a 15-year period. Strong family ties in Canada attracted her and her family to immigrate here. In 2014, she successfully completed her National Dental Examining Board requirements, successfully receiving her Canadian Dental license.

Dr. Afson’s rich academic background and years of experience working with paediatric to geriatric patients and all patients in between, is true to her passion for dentistry. Although she enjoys all areas of general dentistry, she has a special interest for cosmetic and prosthetic dentistry. With her experience living in several different countries and experiencing different cultures, further supports her compassion when treating patients. As a member of the By The Lake Dental team, she is a testament to our patient centric philosophy.

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Dr. Andrea Tagliaferro, DDS 

Dr. Andrea Tagliaferro graduated 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. Helia Yaseri, DDS 

Dr. Helia Yaseri received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree with distinction, from Schulich School of Dentistry, Western University. She was awarded the Dentistry Research Award and served as an executive member of the Professionalism and Ethics Association. Dr. Yaseri grew up
in Toronto and has actively been involved in several community dental outreach programs. She enjoys practicing all aspects of general dentistry, and is passionate about minimally invasive comprehensive treatments. To provide the most current and updated care to her patients, she devotes herself to furthering her clinical knowledge and skills by regularly attending continuing education courses. Dr. Yaseri is a member of the Ontario Dental Association and the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario. In her spare time, she enjoys the outdoors, discovering new hiking trails and painting. She considers herself a "professional" foodie and takes every opportunity to try local restaurants and coffee shops. Dr. Yaseri is committed to providing excellent patient-centered care in a warm and friendly environment and looks forward to meeting you.
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Dr. Gloriana Ramirez, DDS 

Dr. Gloriana Ramirez has been practicing dentistry for over 20 years. She graduated in 1994 from one of Venezuela’s top dental schools, Central University of Venezuela. She obtained her master’s Degree in Paediatric Dentistry from the same school 5 years later. Dr. Gloriana moved to Canada in 2015 thanks to family ties, and prepared herself for the National Dental Examination Board of Canada.

In January of 2018, she successfully completed her Dental Board requirements, receiving her dental accreditation to practice in Canada. Dr. Gloriana loves working with children, as that is what her focus was as a dentist in Venezuela. Her kind, nurturing personality, and her fluency in Spanish and English, helps the children feel comfortable in her chair.
When not practicing dentistry, she loves to spend time with her husband and 2 kids, to go jogging and has her certification to teach yoga as well! Contact the office today to schedule your child’s next appointment! 
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Dr. Kirill Khromov, DDS 

Dr. Kirill Khromov has been practicing General dentistry since 2002. He graduated with his Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry Degree (DMD) from State Medical University in Irkutsk, Russia. He went on to complete a specialty program in Oral and Maxillofacial surgery and Implantology at Moscow State University of Medicine and Dentistry.
After gaining experience in private dental clinics and mastering his skills in Maxillofacial Department of City Clinical Hospital in Moscow, he moved to Canada and confirmed his dental degree. Dr. Kirill is a certified member of the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario and member of the Ontario Dental Association. He strives to perform advanced surgical procedures along with cosmetic restorative dentistry.
Dr. Kirill’s top priority is to continually evolve his skills by staying connected with the most current trends, through continuing education classes throughout the year and to provide his patients with the most expert and individualized care that they deserve.
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