Our Newmarket Dental Team
Dr. Michael Forman
Dr. Michael Forman was born and raised in Toronto. He attended the University of Western Ontario and obtained his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 1996, graduating with distinction. Prior to attending dental school, he completed two years of a Chemistry and Applied Math degree at York University.
Dr. Forman enjoys practicing general dentistry for children and adults including implant dentistry, cosmetic and reconstructive dentistry, and treating gum disease. He also provides tooth alignment using Invisalign and other clear aligners.
As the field of dentistry is constantly advancing and changing, Dr. Forman spends a great deal of time going to seminars and continuing education courses to be able to provide the most up-to-date care for his patients. He recently completed an extensive training program for the dental management of patients with sleep apnea and sleep related breathing disorders, obtaining his Diplomate status with the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine (D. ABDSM), recognized by many as the leading training program in dental sleep medicine.
Dr. Forman's passion is to help patients become healthy and maintain health at the level of the mouth. Whether through teaching and coaching patients on oral care habits, healthy lifestyle habits or providing treatment to improve sleep, Dr. Forman's aim is to promote and inspire healthy living and better health. Dr. Forman is also a proud team member in our Dental Emergency clinic and enjoys providing care for dental and TMJ-related pain and helping patients with dental trauma.
He and his wife, Fara, have two daughters, Jordyn and Samantha, and a son, Joshua. Dr. Forman enjoys spending time with his family, movies, and sports. He most often spends time on the tennis court when not providing dental care.
Dr. Daniel Sou
Dr. Daniel Sou obtained his Bachelor of Science degree with distinction from University of Waterloo. His passion for dentistry and to travel around the world led him to Australia, where he completed his Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree at the University of Melbourne.
Dr. Sou was born in Brazil and grew up in Toronto. He is well known for his caring, friendly, and outgoing personality. He is dedicated to providing comprehensive, personalized dental care tailored to the patient's needs. Prior to graduation, he volunteered in several outreach programs providing dental care to the underprivileged in Vietnam and Philippines. These challenging and rewarding experiences have enhanced his interest in preventative, and restorative dentistry. His dental philosophy strongly revolves around disease prevention and providing conservative dental care.
Dr. Sou is extensively involved in continuing education programs to further his dental knowledge and skills in order to provide the best quality of care for his patients. He is a member of the Canadian Dental Association and the Ontario Dental Association. Outside of dentistry, Dr. Sou enjoys spending time with friends and family, hiking, travelling, and photography.
Dr. Tom Marko
Dentist (Retired Oct. 2019)
Dr. Marko graduated from the University of Toronto Doctor of Dental Surgery in 1972. He served the Newmarket community for 45 years and was known for his calm, easy-going demeanour, providing quality dentistry in a caring manner. He was recognised for his service with the Ontario Dental Association Distinguished Service Award for his contribution to the dental profession, the dental community, and the oral health of Canadians at large. He was admired by his patients, his staff, and dental colleagues.
In retirement he plans to devote more time to travelling, reading, golfing, and antiques, but most of all he will enjoy creating memories with his family, his wife Shelagh, their three daughters, and six grandchildren.
Laurie is originally from Montreal and moved to Toronto in 1986. She graduated with a Diploma in Dental Hygiene in 1982 from John Abbott College in Ste Anne de Bellevue. Laurie has been working with Dr. Marko since 1992.
Lucie Lacroix has been a Registered Dental Hygienist for 28 years. She is a member of the Canadian Dental Hygienists' Association and the Ontario Dental Hygienists' Association. Lucie grew up on a farm in a village of 250 people in Northern Ontario more than 800 kilometres north of Newmarket. She started her dental career as a dental assistant, practising for 8 years before deciding to return to school to become a dental hygienist. She graduated, with honours, from the bilingual dental hygiene program at Cambrian College in Sudbury, ON in 1991.
She started practising dental hygiene in Vancouver while at the same time obtaining a Certificate to Administer Local Anaesthetic from the University of British Columbia in 1992. While practising in BC, she worked as part of a team that provided cleaning under IV sedation and local anaesthetic for patients. Throughout her career, Lucie has taken numerous continuing education courses and enjoys sharing what she learns with her patients. She has also done volunteer work to promote dental education in schools and the community in both French and English.
Lucie has loved downhill skiing since the first time she tried it at Whistler and skis every winter at Blue Mountain. In addition to skiing, she also likes running, cycling, and swimming. She completed the Victoria Marathon and her goal for her 50th birthday was do a triathlon – so she did two! She also like spending time with friends and family (she has nine brothers and sisters, innumerable nieces and nephews, and her mother, so there's a lot of family!)
It is our pleasure to have Pam as part of the extraordinary team at Newmarket Dental! As a Dental Hygienist, Pam love's seeing her patients and helping them achieve and preserve their healthiest smiles. She is a true advocate of preventative and patient-focused care which is catered to individual patient needs and that we at Newmarket Dental consider critical for success.
Pam completed her Dental Hygiene training in Toronto and has been practicing for almost thirty years in both General and Speciality dentistry. She is a long-standing member of the Ontario Dental Hygiene Association and the Canadian Dental Hygiene Association. Pam is committed to continuing education and works hard to keep up with modern dentistry in order to provide patients with the latest techniques and technology and to ensure the most comfortable and successful hygiene experience. She has taken extensive continuing education in oral cancer, inflammation reduction, the oral-systemic disease connection and sleep quality which has had a major impact in her approach to clinical dentistry.
Pam has acted in the capacity of senior mentor at various offices to hygienists just entering the field and who are looking to broaden their skills. Pam takes pride in educating her patients on how to maintain a healthy mouth and prevent oral disease. Pam shares our goal at Newmarket Dental to provide exceptional patient care not only for today but for years to come. A highlight of her career has been being able to treat medically compromised bedridden patients as well as care for people with disabilities.
Outside of dentistry, Pam enjoys the outdoor-camping, hiking and swimming but most of all spending time with her three young adults, two Australian Labradoodles, Hugo and Hudson, and her Siamese cat named Theo.
May was born in Toronto and currently resides in Newmarket. She graduated from Oxford College in 2016 with honors. Growing up in a family of dental hygienist, it sparked her interest to pursue dental. Throughout her dental career, she worked many aspects of the field from dental receptionist, assistant, to an orthodontic hygienist. May absolutely loves her job and is constantly upgrading her continuing education. She strives to go above and beyond for all her patients to provide a gold standard of care. May is kind, compassionate, gentle and exceptional with children and patients with dental anxiety. Her goal as a hygienist is to educate her patients so they leave feeling empowered to maintain optimal oral hygiene.
During her spare time you will find her staying active outdoors and soaking up the sun whether it be hiking, kayaking, biking or travelling!
Elena graduated as a Certified Dental Assistant level II from Southwestern Medix School in London, Ontario, in 2000. Her favorite part about working in dentistry is the opportunity to meet new people. Outside of the office she enjoys spending time with friends and family, and travelling to exotic locations.
Newmarket Dental is proud to have Vishva as part of our team. Vishva completed her dental assisting certification in year 2019 at George Brown College. She also has extensive training in the dental field graduating from dental school in India and plans on completing her qualifications to practice in Canada. Vishva currently has over 5 years of experience working in dental clinics in various roles. Vishva enjoys interacting with and helping patients in best possible way so that they have great experiences at Newmarket Dental. When she is not assisting, she enjoys travelling and spending time with family and friends.
Sue is an important part of the Newmarket Dental team. She has worked in the field of dentistry for over 30 years. Sue worked for 5 years as a dental assistant then returned to school to continue her education in Health Office Administration at Fanshawe College. She has worked as a dental receptionist since that time including working for Dr. Marko since 1999. She has been with Newmarket Dental for 7 years.
Cathy began her dental career 29 years ago. She graduated as a certified dental assistant in 1992 and worked for an Endodontist in Newmarket for 23 years until his retirement. For the next 3 years, she worked front desk for a dental practice in Bradford, before joining our team in 2018 as a dental receptionist. In her spare time, Cathy enjoys travelling and spending time with family. Newmarket Dental is thrilled to have Cathy as part of our fantastic Reception team.
Marie is a wonderful addition to our Newmarket Dental administration team. She began her career in customer service at the Toronto Star where she worked for 18 years honing her skills. Her strong desire to help others led her to peruse a new career in healthcare. She graduated from Dental Hygiene in 2006 and transitioned to office administration. Her passion for dentistry and commitment to our patients shine through in her interactions with our patients. Marie's customer-service oriented approach allows her to ensure our patients and their families have positive experiences at each visit.
She enjoys spending her time with friends and family at her cottage. Kayaking, boating, and nature walks with her beloved American Bulldog Mocca are among her favorite activities.
Marie was drawn to York Region because of its diversity, family-oriented communities, and beautiful surroundings.