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.
   
 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. 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 prosthetics.

Dr. Bull's hobbies include soccer, volleyball and snowmobiling.Dr. Bull and his wife Julie just welcomed their first child, Nora.
 

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. Cleo Sanmartin, D.D.S. 


Dr. Cleo Sanmartin earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree with Honours from the University of Toronto in 2015 and received several accolades including the Dean’s Gold Medal. She also has a Bachelor of Health Sciences Honours degree from McMaster University.

Upon graduation, Dr. Sanmartin practiced dentistry in Alberta for several years, while enjoying camping, hiking and skiing in the beautiful Rocky Mountains with her husband. They have moved back home to Ontario to be closer to family.

Dr. Sanmartin enjoys all aspects of general dentistry and working with patients of all ages including children, to promote and help maintain their optimal oral health. She believes strongly in the value of continuing education and is currently completing the curriculum at the Kois Center, an evidence-based teaching centre with the latest advances in esthetics and restorative dentistry. She is also a certified Invisalign provider.

Apart from dentistry, Dr. Sanmartin also enjoys traveling, scuba diving, being active outdoors, playing hockey and golf, and spending time with family and friends. 

Dr. Tarandeep Sidiura, D.M.D. 


Dr. Tarandeep Sidiura earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine, DMD from the University of New England, USA and received the honour of being inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon (OKU) Dental Honours society upon graduation. Previously, he graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a Honours Bachelor of Medical Sciences (BMSc) degree with a Double Major in Pharmacology and Medical Sciences while being awarded the Deans Honour List.

Dr. Sidiura is strong believer in lifelong learning and is always eager to expand his knowledge and skills through continuing education to provide his patients with the best care. He enjoys all aspects of general dentistry and working with patients of all ages. Dr. Sidiura firmly believes in providing comprehensive care and understands the importance of open dialogue to help patients achieve their oral health goals. He is currently an active member of the Ontario Dental Association and the Canadian Dental Association.

Aside from dentistry, Dr. Sidiura enjoys spending his time travelling, exploring the outdoors, playing sports and spending time with family and friends.

Dr. Cathy Bekhyt, D.D.S. 


Dr. Cathy Bekhyt earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Toronto. Previously, she attended the University of Western Ontario to study Medical Sciences.

Dr. Bekhyt advocates for providing comprehensive patient care built on the foundation of establishing strong, trusting patient relationships. She enjoys all aspects of general dentistry and is committed to lifelong learning in order to provide the best possible care to her patients. While completing her dental degree, Dr. Bekhyt travelled to Grenada for a dental mission trip and aims to continue in outreach work and giving back to her community. She is currently an active member of the Ontario Dental Association and the Canadian Dental Association.

In her free time, Dr. Bekhyt enjoys travelling, playing soccer & basketball, reading/watching gripping thrillers and spending time with loved ones.

Dr. Young Chae, D.D.S 


Dr. Chae completed his Bachelor of Genetics and Doctor of Dental Surgery at the University of Western Ontario in 2012. He has practiced in a variety of cities including Hamilton, Sudbury and Ottawa before finally joining us in Guelph. His passion derives from building a positive relationship with patients that is based on trust, care and professionalism. Further, he believes in making a positive influence in our community through the act of kindness and competency. Dr. Chae enjoys all aspects of dentistry, anywhere from implant surgeries to esthetic dentistry. Dr. Chae completed his 12-month training in implant dentistry at Ti-max Institute in Waterloo back in 2015. Outside of dentistry Dr. Chae enjoys chess, golf, cooking, listening to inspirational speeches and taking long walks with his wife Sarah.
 

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, Fern, Lindsay, Stephen and Lee Anne. 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. They 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. 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.