Our Team


Dr. John Pate, B.Sc, D.D.S. 


Dr. John Pate is the senior dentist at the Westwood Dental Group and has been in practice for 40 years.

 
He came to Guelph after receiving both an Honours Degree in Chemistry and his Doctor of Dental Surgery from Western University. Following his graduation, he spent a wonderful year at the Jewish General Hospital in Montreal as a General Practice Resident.
 
 Professionally, Dr. Pate has been a member of both the Ontario and Canadian Dental Association since 1972 and has been a member of both Boards of Governors. He lectured on behalf of the ODA for 15 years providing Continuing Education in the area of Restorative Dentistry and Cosmetics. He also holds membership with the American Academy of Operative Dentistry and is a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Restorative Dentistry and Prosthodontics.
 
            Dr. Pate has had extensive experience at the Civic level as a member of City Council for 13 years, Chairing the Finance Committee for 7 years as well as a number of Council related Boards and Commissions.
 
He was very active during the reconstruction of the Guelph General Hospital, Chairing both the Board of Governors and the Construction Committee for the seven years of reconstruction. It was a 5 phase rebuild and built with a $90 million budget. It was the only project of hospital construction in the past 50 years in Ontario to be completed on time and on budget.
 
Provincially John was a representative and Executive Committee Member of the Association of Municipalities of Ontario, Chairing the Large Urban Section and the Environment Committee as well as being a Vice President.
 
 John and his wife Leisa have 4 children and 3 grandchildren (all of whom are spectacularly cute). In his spare time he loves to golf, has a private pilot license (float and IFR) and with the extra time remaining plays more golf.
 


 

Dr. Steven E.Corber D.D.S., Cert. Perio. (Periodontist)


Dr. Steven Corber met Dr.Pate at McGill University in 1976. Dr.Corber graduated with a Doctor of Dental Surgery from McGill University and completed a general practise residency at the Jewish General Hospital in Montreal. He furthered his education in Seattle for three years and obtained his specialty degree in periodontics.

Dr.Corber has an established, full time practice in Toronto, on the northwest corner of Yonge and Lawrence, since 1980 . He comes to Westwood Dental two Fridays a month to take care of the needs of patients in the surrounding area. Compassion, honesty and education are his pillars in providing oral health care. Oral health contributes to total health.

Dr.Corber has three children that reside in Vancouver, Montreal and Toronto. Golf, photography and travelling are just some of Dr.Corber's passions. Oh,yes-also any electronic widget he can get his hands on!!

 

Dr. Michael Bull D.D.S. 


Dr. Michael Bull graduated from New York College of Dentistry with his Doctor of Dental Surgery in 2014. He also completed Double Major Bachelor Degree's in Biochemistry and Medical Science.

Following his graduation Dr. Bull worked at King's County Hospital in Brooklyn, New York where he performed a variety of dental services including implant placement and restoration, endodontics,simple and surgical extractions, pediatric dentistry and removable and fixed prostethics.

Dr. Bull's hobbies include soccer, volleyball and snowmobiling.

 

Dr. Monisha Ravishankar D.D.S. 


Dr. Monisha Ravishankar earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery from University of Western Ontario. Previously she completed her Bachelor of Dental Surgery and Masters in Orthodontics and Dento-facial orthopaedics in India.

Dr. Ravishankar, firmly believes that patient education and motivation regarding their dental needs is an important part of their comprehensive oral health care. She enjoys discussing all the available treatment options with her patients, providing the opportunity to make an informed decision. Dr. Ravishankar loves all aspects of dentistry and is committed to ensuring the highest level of patient care. She takes pride in making her patients feel relaxed and comfortable, she enjoys working  with adults and children of all ages. Continued education remains an important part of her professional life. She is currently a certified Invisalign provider and holds active memberships with the Ontario Dental Association and Canadian Dental Association.

In her spare time, Dr. Monisha loves spending time with her family and friends. She has a passion for dancing, broadway, music and travelling to explore different parts of the world.

Dr. Daniel Kwak, D.M.D. 


Dr. Kwak has obtained his Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.) degree from The University of Sydney after completing his Honours Bachelor’s degree in Human Biology and Psychology at The University of Toronto. He has also participated in dental training programs in Westmead and Sydney dental hospitals in Australia, Seoul National University in Korea, and Columbia University in the U.S.A.
 
He will always strive to provide excellent oral health care for the Guelph community, based on patient’s needs and comfort in all circumstances. In his spare time, he loves to go hiking outdoors, and plays the guitar and drums. 

Dr. Trista Kim, D.D.S. 


Dr. Trista Kim obtained her Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree at the University of Western Ontario after graduating from McMaster University with an Honours BSc. degree in Biology and Psychology combined program. 

After her dental school education, having been inspired through overseas mission trip experiences in Africa and India, Dr. Kim pursued a General Practice Residency program at Lincoln Medical Center in the Bronx, NY, in affiliation with Weill Cornell Medical College. With the additional training in hospital setting, Dr. Kim provides comprehensive dental care in a gentle and relaxing manner. 

Dr. Kim values patient centered care as a priority and is happy to serve the people of the Guelph community along with Westwood and Starwood Dental Family. 

 

In her spare time, Dr. Kim enjoys hiking and running outdoors and attending concerts. 

 

 

 

Renee (Office Manager)


Renee has been in the dental field for over 30 years. Having worked chairside the first few years as a dental assistant, she returned to Fanshawe to complete the level II training program. Her well rounded understanding of dentistry and knowledge base of dental operations have made her an excellent office co-ordinator and administrator. Renee and her husband, Leo, enjoy travelling, golf and spending quality time with family and friends. Their two children, Nathan and Kaela have just graduated and are "spreading their wings".  We wish them all the best!

Dental Assistant Team 


 At Westwood & Starwood Dental our dynamic Dental Assistant Team consists of Rose, Amber, Sarah and Hakim. Their goal is to make sure every need of our patients is met in a caring, comfortable and professional environment. They posess extensive knowledge and training in all aspects of dentistry.


They provide assistance to our Doctor's during all types of treatment such as surgery, root canal's/endodontics, implants, cosmetic and restorative dentistry, as well as children's dentistry.

At Westwood & Starwood Dental it is important to us to have our patients treated like our family.




 

Dental Hygienists (Dental Hygiene Team)


The Hygiene Team at Westwood & Starwood Dental are committed to providing their patients with a high standard of dental care. Deb, Kayla, Nell, Angela and Kate  assist their patients in achieving and maintaining optimal dental health. They are dedicated to continuing education, providing them with current knowledge and techniques which creates a comprehensive hygiene experience for our patients.

Nell and Debbie combined, offer over 50 years of dental experience. Nell came to Westwood Dental in 1989 and Deb in 2005. Together they show a strong commitment to continuing education and are dedicated to providing quality care that is both personalized and meets the hygienist standards of practice.

 

Front Desk Administration 


Kathie, Lisa, Renee and Wilma and have been working together for well  over 10 years. Sheri, Fern, Victoria and Narcisz are the newest addtions to the Front Desk Administration team. You will be greeted by their smiling faces at Westwood Dental and Starwood Dental. They will be there to make all your anxieties about treatment, finances and appointment scheduling go away. Their caring and supportive ways will help make your experience as pleasant as possible. They look forward to meeting each and everyone of you!