Meet The Doctors

Skill and compassion go hand in hand when providing exceptional patient care. As a dental professional, I stay up to date on the latest advancements in dentistry in order to provide the most current treatment options for my patients. As a doctor, I recognize that my patients are unique individuals who have placed a great deal of trust in me and my team. That is just one reason why I value each and every patient relationship.

I appreciate the time you’ve taken to visit this site and find out more about this dental practice, my team, and the many services we can provide to help you achieve optimum oral health.

Dr. Joseph Fava


Dr. Fava has been serving the Yorkville area over the last decade.  He graduated from the University of Toronto 20 years ago. During the past 20 years, he practiced as a general dentist for 10 years, then returned to the University of Toronto to complete his Prosthodontic Specialty Program and Master's Degree.  He has special interests in aesthetic and implant rehabilitations. He teaches at the University of Toronto in the graduate dental clinic and is involved in several clinical research studies. He is Co-director of the University based Implant Residency.  As a leader in dentistry, he prides himself on being up to speed on all the newest techniques and procedures available.

Dr. Charles B. Pine

General Dentist

Dr. Pine was born to be a dentist. When asked as a child what he would like to be when he grows up, a dentist was his first and only answer. He graduated from University of Toronto in 1984 and started his own practice in the area of Bloor and Christie Streets. He moved his practice to the present location in 1999 and continues to enjoy servicing the community.  He takes pride in providing all aspects of dental care, from infant first visits to complete cosmetic make overs.  Continuing education programs and clinical updates are a priority for Dr. Pine.  Making people feel comfortable is his passion.

 Dr. Pine is an avid ice hockey player, playing winter and summer, adding golf to the days with better weather. Coaching minor hockey has been a passion up until a couple of years ago when patient needs became more demanding. He is married with two young adult children.  He enjoys live theatre, and especially the new and improved Leafs.  He once was a reviewer of movies for a local FM radio station, and still enjoys watching movies. Like most people, Dr. Pine loves travelling with his wife and family whenever he can.

Dr. Vanessa Mendes


Dr. Mendes completed her specialty training program with a Masters degree in Periodontology from the University of Toronto and is a board-certified periodontist in Canada. She received her DDS degree from Universidade Federal de Uberlandia (UFU - Brazil), where she also completed a specialty training program in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS). Her academic training includes a Masters degree in OMS from Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP – Brazil) and a PhD degree from a combined program between UNESP and the University of Toronto. Dr. Mendes’ areas of expertise involve comprehensive periodontal treatment, dental implant surgery, gum and bone tissue grafting, and other procedures such as crown lengthening, frenectomy and orthodontic tooth exposure.

In addition to her clinical training, Dr. Mendes also has great interest in academia. She is currently an assistant professor at the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto, where she teaches courses at both graduate and undergraduate levels and serves as a clinical instructor in Periodontology. Her research work focuses on mechanisms of bone healing around dental implants and bone regeneration. She has published important scientific articles in these areas and has also presented the results of her work in several national and international conferences.

Dr. Bertha Luk

General Dentist

Dr. Bertha Luk grew up in Toronto and earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Toronto in 2012. As an undergraduate, she studied Biological and Medical Sciences at the University of Western Ontario.

In practice, Dr. Luk strives to build genuine relationships with her patients while transforming smiles. She spends the time to understand individual priorities, concerns, and constraints, making sure that her patients are actively involved in all decisions to help achieve the desired outcome. Dr. Luk is a full scope family dentist, treating patients of all ages. She has advanced training in Invisalign, Veneers, Therapeutic Botox, Sedation and Implant Restorations.