Meet our North York Dentist
Dr. Shemtov and colleagues teaching at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Dentistry."
Eli Shem-Tov, DDS
Dr. Shem-Tov was a patient at North York Dental since he was a young boy and was inspired by his childhood dentist, Dr. Tom McKean (past President of the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario), to pursue a career in dentistry.
As an undergraduate, Dr. Shem-Tov studied neuroscience at the University of Toronto. In 1988, he entered the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Western Ontario and received his DDS. He then returned home to North York and became the dentist at his boyhood practice.
Dr. Shem-Tov is currently a clinical instructor at the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Toronto. He has volunteered his dental skills in his travels to Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and Central America.
Dr. Shem-Tov lives in the Annex and is a passionate cyclist, avid skier and horrible golfer. He is more than happy to swap recipes and stories about his two children, Levi and Zoe.
North York Dental has been providing dental services for nearly 30 years. As a former patient, Dr. Shem-Tov knows that many people are looking for a dental professional who can stop their pain, help them maintain their dental health,
and advise them when they want to improve their smile. That’s why he’s selected the following professionals to work with him.
Leone Nufrio- Office Administrator
Dr. Shem-Tov remembers coming to North York Dental as a boy and being greeted by Leone’s warm smile and infectious optimism. Today she is still greeting long-time patients and brings her small town Alberta charm to new and old patients alike. Along with front-desk duties, she is responsible for any estimates that are sent to insurance companies and explaining complicated treatments to patients.
While we offer the latest technology and techniques here at North York Dental, none of these gadgets have had quite such a strong effect on our patients’ moods is Izzy, our office therapy dog! Research indicates that interaction with a therapy dog can positively affect the brain by decreasing cortisol levels, which are associated with stress. By spending quality time with Izzy, we’ve seen children, elderly adults, and patients of all ages in-between approach their dental care with more ease and confidence than ever before. He can’t wait to meet you too!