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Meet Our Dentists

Dr. Marcela Ortega

Empress Dentistry

Dr. Ortega is the principal dentist of Empress Dentistry with over 20 years of professional experience in Toronto. Dr. Ortega graduated from Pontificia Javeriana University, Bogota, Colombia in 1990. Following her graduation, she completed a year-long multi-disciplinary residency at Montreal University in conjunction with practical work at St-Mary’s Hospital in Montreal. Dr. Ortega passed the National Board of Examination and obtained her license in 1995 and immediately started practicing dentistry in Montreal.

In 1995, Dr. Ortega moved to Toronto where she practiced on a full-time basis as an associate in a dental practice downtown Toronto up until 2004. That year, Dr. Ortega opened Empress Dentistry in the busy North York city centre. Dr. Ortega has developed advanced skills across a wide range of restorative and cosmetic dental treatments including implants, crowns, and veneers. Her primary focus is to listen to the needs of her patients and attend to them with care, compassion and professionalism. She can also communicate with patients in English, French and Spanish.

Dr. Ortega is proud of the team that surrounds her at Empress Dentistry. Outside of work, Dr. Ortega loves spending time with her family and friends. She also very much enjoys traveling, music, cycling, sailing and walking her dog.


Dr. Cristina Ionescu

Empress Dentistry

Dr. Ionescu was born in Romania and moved to Canada in her early 20’s to study dentistry at McGill University’s Faculty of Dentistry. Prior to moving to Canada, Dr. Ionescu had obtained in Romania a Bachelor’s degree in Performing Arts as well as a Bachelor in Economics with a major in Management.

Her passion for dentistry began in Romania while volunteering in a dental laboratory. Also, her upbringing in a family of doctors instilled in her the desire improve people’s health and well-being, which has served as a solid foundation for her study and practice of dentistry. In her words, dentistry is “the art of restoring and maintaining the natural beauty of her patient’s teeth for a healthy lifestyle”. Dr. Ionescu is fluent in English, Romanian, Spanish, French, and German.

In her free time Dr. Ionescu enjoys spending time with her family, travelling to new places, discovering fashion trends and watching movies.


Dr. Jaime Guerrero

Empress Dentistry

Dr. Jaime Guerrero grew up in Cartagena, Colombia. He studied dentistry at the University of Cartagena, School of Dentistry, and graduated in 1993 with his DDS degree. He then completed his Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency and graduated with honours from Pontificia Javeriana University, Bogota in 2000. Dr. Guerrero Subsequently went to the University of Miami to complete a one-year clinical rotation in Maxillofacial Tumor and Reconstructive Surgery at the Jackson Memorial Hospital. Dr. Guerrero then built a private practice in Colombia where he worked for over 10 years prior to moving to Canada. It is at the University of Toronto that Dr. Guerrero completed a Master’s of Health Sciences (MHSc) degree in Bioethics in 2011, and passed the National Dental Examination Board of Canada in 2014. During the course of his career, Dr. Guerrero’s a significant part of his training was devoted to Orthognathic Surgery, TMJ Surgery and Dental Implantology.

Dr. Guerrero loves the technical challenges that this profession offers and continuously takes courses to further his knowledge. He is currently enrolled in a course series on membranes, material and stabilization techniques and procedures for volume restoration and maintenance. Patients at Empress Dentistry are happy to see Dr. Guerrero’s for complicated extractions and implant treatments. As a highly trained clinician, Dr. Guerrero loves the opportunity to provide optimal oral health care and restorations to patients. Dr. Guerrero appreciates the support team at Empress Dentistry, because complicated surgeries are conducted efficiently to the patients’ satisfaction. Dr. Guerrero spends a lot of time with his family and is currently learning to play piano alongside his daughter.


Dr. Qi Shen

Empress Dentistry

Dr. Shen came to Canada at an early age and grew up in Richmond Hill, Ontario. Following the completion of an undergraduate program at McMaster University, Dr. Shen enrolled in the Doctor of Dental Surgery program at the University of Melbourne, Australia. Upon graduating in 2017, he returned to Toronto to rejoin his family and start practicing dentistry. Dr. Shen can treat patients in English and Mandarin.

Dr. Shen takes great satisfaction through the interaction he has with patients. He always takes the time necessary to discuss the reasons for treatment and the possible options that may be available to patients. This education is important in making patients at ease and establishing a trust relationship with them. Dr. Shen has also taken additional courses in Nitrous, oxide and oral sedation, as well as Oral Surgery for the General Practitioner to further his knowledge of the field.

Dr. Shen loves the city of Toronto’s open and multi-cultural environment. In addition to taking his dogs out for hikes, Dr. Shen is passionate about cooking.


Dr. Irit Shoval

Dr. Irit Shoval is a Periodontist who has been working with Empress Dentistry for more than three years. Dr. Shoval grew up in North York. She completed the University of Toronto’s Doctor of Dental Surgery program with a specialisation in Periodontology and graduated in 1999. To continue improving her skills, she later attended the Implant Digital Work Flows course and well as the Bone Augmentation Procedures courses.

Dr. Shoval’s priority is to make patients feel at ease when treating them and to give patients clear explanation regarding their periodontal conditions and treatment plans. Dr. Shoval appreciates the team environment that exists at Empress Dentistry, which she believes provides patients the best possible oral care. A mother of two young children, Dr. Shoval spends a lot of time with her family building experiences that will remain in her children’s memories forever.

HOURS

Monday
9 am - 7 pm

Tuesday
9 am - 7 pm

Wednesday
9 am - 7 pm

Thursday
9 am - 7 pm

Friday
9 am - 7 pm

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(416) 224 1404
5095 Yonge St., 2nd floor, Unit B4, Toronto,
ON M2N 6Z4