Dentist / Clinical Director

Dr. Shinde was born in Brantford, Ontario and shortly thereafter moved to Stratford, where he was raised. He attended Western University, where he received his Honors Bachelor of Science in Physiology, Masters of Science in Epidemiology and his Doctor of Dental Surgery.

Throughout his time in dentistry, Dr. Shinde has continued his passion for education by gaining knowledge in many aspects of dentistry, some of which include: Invisalign, CEREC Crowns (one appointment crowns),Implantology, Cosmetic dentistry and laser therapy. He is committed to learning through continuing education.

While living in Stratford, Dr. Shinde gained an appreciation for the culture of theatre and arts, which he continues to enjoy when not working. He also plays many sports in his spare time, such as hockey, basketball and volleyball.

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Dr. Yoo received her Honours Bachelor of Life Sciences at the University of Toronto prior to completing her Bachelor of Dentistry at the University of Sydney. She left her hospital associateship in Queensland to return home to Toronto. Dr. Yoo’s experience includes private and public practice as well as a special interest in geriatric dentistry.

Grace has been warmly welcomed to Balsam Dental since joining in 2015 and has enjoyed providing comprehensive care in all facets of dentistry. Outside of work, her interests include staying active outdoors, spending time with family and travelling.



Dr. Bahoshy received her Bachelors of Science in Pharmacology from McGill University prior to completing her Doctor of Dental Surgery at New York University. She completed her General Practice Residency and gained experience in private practice in New York prior to moving back to Toronto to be closer to family.

Dr. Bahoshy places an importance on creating a comfortable and safe environment for each and every patient while providing comprehensive care.

While she is not working, Dr. Bahoshy enjoys travelling with friends and family, trying new restaurants, and catching up on her latest Netflix show.


ANGIEArea Manager
Angie is our Office Manager and she has been with our dental clinic and office in London Ontario since 2011
Angie graduated from Fanshawe College as a Certified Dental Assistant in 1995

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and then went on to complete a certified Treatment Co-ordinating course in 2001. After completing this course she decided to move into management, where her passion continually evolves.

Angie is instrumental at helping our dental clinic and office be efficient and ensuring patients have the best experience when they visit us. She is full of energy and is always willing to go the extra mile for our staff and our patients!

Angie wants you to know that:

“The best part of my job is also the most challenging , setting goals and achieving them gives me great satisfaction and the relationships between staff and patients through-out this journey is the most rewarding aspect.”

Why should you be a patient of our dentists and dental clinic here in London Ontario?
Angie tells us that her reasons:

“We have a newly renovated office with great staff and most of all, I believe in the dentistry that our team is providing to our patients and the public. We have a warm and welcoming atmosphere for even the faintest of hearts.”

When you see Angie or speak to her on the phone don’t forget to ask her about her hobbies and interests!

She loves and enjoys:

“Travelling, fishing, getting my hands dirty with renovations and of course spending time with my family.”


AMBERDental Hygienist
Amber received her Dental Hygiene Diploma from George Brown College in 2017 and graduated on the Dean’s Honour List for Academic Achievement. To Amber, the most rewarding part about

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being a Dental Hygienist is providing patients with healthy, beautiful smiles – and educating patients on the importance of having optimal oral health. Balsam Dental is located in the beautiful beaches with the most welcoming staff and up to date technology, which is why Amber would recommend Balsam Dental for you and your family.
In her free time, Amber enjoys stand up paddle boarding, yoga, travelling and spending time with family and friends.


JANETHead Receptionist
Janet has been working at Balsam Dental for 7 years. She is proud to play a role in the growth of the practice.
Janet can help you book your treatment or hygiene appointment,

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discuss any financial issues, and will be happy to send a predetermination to your insurance company on your behalf to be certain of what they will cover. She is also the resident expert for Invisalign and Implants. Any questions? She’s the one to talk to!

Janet will help you with any concerns you may have regarding insurance and payments issues. She’s there to send predeterminations to your insurance on your behalf to see what they’ll cover. Janet is happy to schedule your fillings, invisalign, hygiene and implant appointments.

“There are so many activities that I enjoy doing when I am not at work, but spending time with my family and close friends is what I enjoy the most. That is what truly makes me happy and I am so grateful for every moment I have with them!”


Vaishali brings over 15 years of experience to our team at Balsam Dental, where she started in 2020.
She loves educating patients on how to best take care of their mouth. When a patient learns new ways to take care of their own oral hygiene,

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Vaishali says there’s nothing more satisfying than seeing them get excited about their progress back to health.

Anywhere with mountains is where Vaishali wants to be. She also hopes to visit Italy one day. Otherwise, you can probably find her at home making one of the world’s most delicious meals!


SHARMINDental Assistant
Sharmin has been at this clinic for several years as a dental assistant (CDAII). She graduated from Medix college here in Toronto and has been calling Balsam Dental home ever since. She loves working with patients and making them comfortable during their experience.

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If you are coming in for dental treatment, Sharmin is there to take your x-rays, scans, and impressions while focusing on making you feel at ease.

In her spare time she loves doing arts and crafts, and baking.


JERZIEDental Assistant
Jerzie graduated with honours from CDI College where she studied the Level I&II intra oral dental assisting program.

Jerzie has been assisting since 2020 and has been a welcomed addition to the Balsam Team!

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Jerzie has had a love for the dental field for years before her study. Today she has the position of assisting Dr. Bahoshy at our office.

Jerzie loves music and spending time with her kiddo and family.


Emily has been with Balsam Dental for just over a year and brings with her over 10 yrs of Dental experience with her, including working for specialist offices.

She has become a beloved face of the clinic. She will likely be the first one you see when you walk in our doors, and if you call us,

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it may just be Emily asking how she can help.

Outside of work Emily does stand up comedy. She’s really funny and great to keep the office laughing.


CHELSEADental Hygienist
Chelsea has been a dental hygienist since 2006 having graduated from Fanshawe College in London, Ontario. In 2010 she spent a year living in Brazil with her now husband, Paulo, where she spent time volunteering to teach children about their oral health and how to take care of their teeth.
Over the years Chelsea has spent time studying other topics such as nutrition

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personal training and osteopathy but her path has always led her back to dental hygiene because she believes in the impact a healthy mouth can have on one’s overall health.

In her spare time Chelsea can be found curled up with a good fiction book, catching up on the latest reality dating shows, spending time with her husband and two children, and close friends.


Alicia studied dental assisting and medical office administration here in Toronto, graduating in 2014. She is a recent addition to the Balsam Dental team. We love her for her wonderful and contagious attitude; it’s hard to be in a bad mood while Alicia is around because she has a knack for making people smile.

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She comes with years of experience as a dental receptionist and dental assistant, willing and able to help out in any area of the clinic.

Alicia says that Balsam Dental is the most welcoming dental office she has ever worked at. It’s easy to see how much she loves what she does. Interacting with people coming into the office is her favourite part of her job. Seeing patients achieve a beautiful smile, a healthy smile, is the most rewarding part of her job.

Alicia lives here in Toronto with her boyfriend, with the rest of her family nearby. Outside of the office she might be shopping for the perfect present for someone, or relaxing to some R&B music.


MANDIEOffice Manager
Mandie is the Office Manager here at Balsam Dental, with several years of treatment coordinating and management experience. Creating an environment where patients and staff love to be is her goal.

Growing up, Mandie had severe dental anxiety.

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Her personal experiences are why dental has become so incredibly important to her; she knows how hard it can be, but also how incredibly rewarding it can be.

“Dental is profound. It’s more than filling cavities and scraping tartar off teeth. It completely impacts how people feel about themselves. Even a molar, at the back of your mouth, that no one can see, can make someone feel bad about themselves. In my mind, if we can change that, and change the experience in the dental clinic, we can bring much healing and joy to the world.”

Mandie has a history of competitive jiu jitsu, enjoys archery and making memories with her 3 children.


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At Balsam Dental, we strive to minimize our ecological footprint and reduce consumption. The use of digital radiography eliminates photo chemical wastes such as fixers, developers and cleaners. It reduces radiation from the dental office, which is better for patients and staff.
We are constantly updating and revising our protocols, transitioning to a paperless office with the use of practice management software.


If you have an emergency do not hesitate to contact us by filling up this simple form. We will get back to you as soon as possible. Our staff member will ensure you get all the information you require about your emergence.

Our mission is to achieve a healthy mouth and a beautiful smile for each and every one of our patients. We are committed to providing the highest quality dental services in the same warm, caring, and professional manner we would extend to members of our own family.

Our goal is to provide the highest quality of dental care in a friendly, warm and caring environment. We believe it is important to educate and communicate, so our patients will be able to make informed choices when it comes to their dental health.