Meet your surgical team – practitioners, teachers and leaders in the field of oral surgery with over 150 combined years of experience and over 30 degrees between them. Just as importantly, they’ll make sure you’re kept comfortable and informed throughout your procedure.

Dr. Eddie Reinish B.Sc., D.D.S., F.R.C.D.

Dr. Eddie Reinish (who prefers his patients call him “Eddie”) has been an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon since 1997. He completed his training at the University of Michigan. Prior to his surgical training, Eddie completed his undergraduate degree in Physiology and Doctorate in Dental Surgery at McGill University.

Dr. Reinish is currently on staff at Rouge Valley Hospital, Humber River Regional Hospital and Mount Sinai Hospital. He is a fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada and The American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. He is also an examiner for the Royal College of Dentists of Canada in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

Dr. Reinish founded Crescent Oral Surgery in 2002 along with his partner, Dr. Marco Caminiti. An empathetic and compassionate surgeon, Dr. Reinish understands the typical anxieties that accompany a visit to the oral surgeon’s office, and his caring, kind manner consistently puts patients at ease. Dr. Reinish’s practice focuses on dental implants and bone grafting, corrective jaw surgery and removal of wisdom teeth and other minor oral surgical procedures.

Outside the clinic, Dr. Reinish can be found enjoying time with his wife and 3 children or, as an avid cyclist, on one of his several bicycles both here at home and abroad (yes, he travels with them). He is also a downhill skier and loves good wine and food.

Dr. Marco Caminiti B.Sc., D.D.S., M.Ed., F.R.C.D.

After Dr. Marco Caminiti, a Montreal native, obtained his Bachelor of Anatomy and Dental Training at McGill with Dr. Eddie Reinish, he served in the Canadian Forces and the United Nations as a dental and humanitarian officer. During that time, he became passionate about dental surgery. He then decided to pursue a surgical career and followed up military service with further training at the University of Toronto. It was there that he obtained his Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery degree and a Master’s Degree in Surgical Education from the department of Surgery and OISE. He also developed his skills and interest in the management of dentofacial deformities during a Fellowship in Orthognathic Surgery.

An active teacher and supervisor in the Graduate School at the University of Toronto, Dr. Caminiti is also a consultant to the Dentofacial Deformity Program in the department of Orthodontics and Surgery. His practice is very hospital dependent and he serves as the Chief of OMFS at Rouge Valley Centenary Hospital, attending teaching staff at Mount Sinai and is also on active staff at Humber River Regional Hospital.

Dr. Caminiti’s obsession in practice lies in the planning of orthognathic surgery cases. He enjoys the mix of laboratory skills, computer and digital planning development and the exigencies required in correctly positioning surgical cases to provide the best possible outcomes.

Believe it or not, Dr. Caminiti does manage to find spare time. And when he does, it’s spent running with his dog Charlie, skiing with his daughter Jackie, canoeing with his son Matthew, cooking and debating with his son Joshua and visiting wineries with his orthodontist wife Catia.

Dr. Brian Rittenberg B.A., D.D.S., M.Sc., F.R.C.D.

A Toronto native, Dr. Brian Rittenberg graduated from the University of Western Ontario in 1992 with a Bachelor Degree in Psychology. He then completed his Dental Degree, specialized training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and a Masters in Bone Biology at the University of Toronto and Toronto General Hospital in 2003.

Since starting his practice, Dr. Rittenberg enjoys teaching dental interns and residents at Mount Sinai Hospital, where he has also cultivated an interest in the surgical management of Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Disorders. He is also an attending surgeon in the Regional Treatment Centre for Temporomandibular Joint Reconstruction there.

In addition to having a special interest in the surgical management of TMJ disorders, Brian enjoys practicing all facets of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, including the removal of wisdom teeth, the placement of dental implants, the evaluation and surgical treatment of pathology (diseases of the mouth) and corrective jaw surgery.

Dr. Rittenberg has also served as a line officer and ultimately president of the Ontario Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, is involved with the Royal College of Dentists of Canada (the national licensing body for all dental specialists) and is a fellow of the ITI – International Team for Implantology.

Outside of teaching and work, Dr. Rittenberg is a runner, hockey player, traveller, enjoyer of good wine and food and, above all, thankful for the time he gets to spend with his wife Lindsay and his daughters Joey and Ruby, up on beautiful Lake of Bays.

Dr. Peter Gioulos B.Sc., D.D.S., M.Sc., F.R.C.D.

The son of Greek immigrants and a Torontonian from birth, Dr. Peter Gioulos received his Bachelor of Science from the University of Western Ontario and then went on to the University of Toronto for general Dentistry. An externship in Oral & Maxillofacial surgery at Baylor University in Texas soon followed, as did a one-year hospital dental residency at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto and additional training in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Toronto.

Peter now practices the full scope of his specialty including wisdom teeth & dental extractions, reconstruction & grafting, dental implant placement, pathology, orthognathic surgery and TM joint treatment. He has had extensive experience and training in full arch dental implant placement including “All-on-4” treatment as well as placement of specialized “zygomatic” and “pterygoid” implants.

He is an active member of the Canadian Dental Association, the Ontario Dental Association, ITI and the Asclepius Dental Society. He is also a regular lecturer on dental implant treatments.

Peter spends as much time outside of work as he can with his big fat Greek family and his lovely wife and three kids – you’ll find them skiing in Ontario Cottage Country or, as often as they can manage it, skiing in the Rockies.

Dr. Ernie Lam, Oral Radiologist, D.M.D, M.Sc., F.R.C.D.

Dr. Ernie Lam holds a Doctor of Dental Medicine and Master of Science from University of British Columbia as well as clinical specialty training in Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology and a Ph.D. degree in Radiation Biology from the University of Iowa. He is also a tenured full Professor, Graduate Program Director and Head of the Discipline of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology at the University of Toronto Faculty of Dentistry.

Dr. Lam somehow manages to balance work and teaching with trips to the Canadian Opera Company, cooking and creating cocktails at home, travel and pool time – he’s been active in masters swimming since completing university, and currently swims with the Downtown Swim Club in Toronto.

Dr. Nick Katsikeris D.D.S., Dr. Dent., F.R.C.D.

Dr. Nick Katsikeris received his Dental Degree and Doctor of Dentistry (PhD equivalent) from the Dental School of the University of Athens. He trained in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto, between 1983 and 1986, going on to teach Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the same Faculty from1986 to 1999. Dr. Katsikeris headed the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery clinic in a major hospital in Athens, Greece from 1999 to 2011. In 1991 he received the “Master Teacher Award” at the Faculty of Dentistry of the University of Toronto.

His main interests are Orthognathic Surgery, Reconstructive Surgery, Implant surgery and the use of the “new technologies” in clinical practice.

Dr. Katsikeris has presented over fifty papers in meetings both in Greece and overseas and is the author of over forty papers published in various journals.

Dr. Kris Lee, B.Sc., D.D.S., M.D., F.R.C.D.

For Dr. Kristopher Lee, a Bachelor of Science in 1999 from the University of Toronto led to a Dental Degree from the same institution in 2003. After that, he completed a year of Periodontics training at the University of Pittsburgh and a Medical Degree and Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Certificate at the University of Michigan.

Dr. Lee’s training at the University of Michigan focused on facial trauma, head and neck oncology/reconstruction, cleft lip and palate surgery, orthognatic surgery, dentoalveolar surgery and dental implant surgical treatment with associated alveolar reconstruction.

When he’s not working on his patients, he’s working on his tennis game and tries to play several times a week. As a father of 2 young children (and the early mornings that entails), he’s also developed a passion for great coffee.

Dr. Riva Black, Oral Pathologist D.D.S., M.Sc., F.R.C.D. (c)

Dr. Riva Black graduated from the University of Toronto, Faculty of Dentistry in 1998. She completed a general practice residency in Rochester, New York and then entered a combined graduate specialty program where she ultimately received a Masters and Fellowship in Oral Pathology and Oral Medicine.

In addition to Dr. Black’s clinical practice, she is a proud member of the department of Oral Medicine at the Faculty of Dentistry. She also teaches undergraduate and graduate students in the departments of Oral Pathology and Histology. Dr. Black is also involved with the Royal College of Dentists of Canada, and lectures to various general practice and specialty groups in the area of Oral Pathology.

When not working, Dr. Black can be found spending time with her husband Shane and 4 children.

Dr. Amir Mousavifar DMD, FRCDc

Dr. Amir Mousavifar has attended both medical and dental faculties at McGill University, where he obtained his DMD degree in 2004. After that, he completed his General Practice Residency at the Carolinas Medical Centre and an oral surgery fellowship in New York at the Mount Sinai Medical Centre in Manhattan, the Elmhurst Hospital Centre in Queens and the VA Medical Centre in the Bronx.

Dr. Mousavifar then completed his Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery training with one year of general surgery at McGill University Health Center, with extensive training in anaesthesia, reconstruction, dentofacial deformity, corrective jaw surgery, facial trauma and complex implant surgical procedures.

He is an active Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon staff at the state-of-the-art Humber River Hospital in Toronto. He also works as part-time faculty at the University of Toronto and is a fellow in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery of the Royal College of Dentists in Canada, a member of American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and American Dental Society of the Anesthesiology.

A Crescent team member since 2010, Dr. Mousavifar practices across the full range of surgeries at all three locations. He has special interest in applying digital and cone beam CT scan technology for guided complex dental implant and corrective jaw surgeries.

Dr. Mousavifar is a member of Dentsply Sirona’s coveted implant PEERS network-a platform for the exchange of clinical experience, research and science between dental implant manufacturers and key clinical leaders in implantology across the globe.

Dr. Mousavifar has an Advanced Cardiac Life Support certificate, teaches CPR and management of medical emergencies to numerous dental offices and speaks multiple languages. He has been involved in many charities including Operation Smile and UNICEF. He has worked in underprivileged communities in Montreal, Northern Quebec and the Northwest Territories. He has also judged a beauty pageant. The best smile won.

When not adding to his list of achievements, Dr. Mousavifar spends time with his family and enjoys swimming, biking, basketball, soccer and skiing.

Dr. Iona Leong B.D.S., M.Sc., F.R.C.D.(c)

Dr. Leong is an oral pathologist and assistant professor at the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto.  In addition to undergraduate and graduate teaching, she maintains a private practice limited to clinical oral pathology and oral medicine in the Department of Dentistry, Mount Sinai Hospital, where she is head of the Division of Oral Pathology and Oral Medicine.

She is also an associate staff pathologist in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Mount Sinai Hospital and the Department of Pathobiology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Toronto.



Dr. David Segal B.Sc., D.D.S., F.R.C.D. (c)

Dr. David Segal has been a practicing Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon in Toronto since 1982. After graduating from dental school at the University of Toronto in 1977, he did a general practice residency at the Long Island Jewish-Hillside Medical Center in New York. His specialty training was done at the University of Connecticut and included one year as a resident in general surgery at Hartford Hospital.

Dr. Segal has been on active staff at Humber River Hospital since 1984.  As well, he has been a clinical instructor in oral surgery at the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto for many years.  In addition to being a fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada, he belongs to the Canadian and American Associations of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, the American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and the Ontario Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.

For relaxation, Dr. Segal enjoys photography, reading history, music, playing the guitar and banjo and pretending to golf.

Dr. Omar Shamji, B.Sc., D.M.D., F.R.C.D.C

Dr. Omar Shamji completed his Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery training at the University of Rochester in upstate New York and his Doctorate of Dental Medicine at McGill University in Montreal. Prior to entering the surgical specialty, he completed a year of advanced training in General Dentistry at the University of Connecticut which was heavily focused on the surgical and restorative aspects of dental implants.

Dr. Shamji prides himself on providing excellent care to his patients. His calm and relaxed nature helps to alleviate anxiety and create an ideal atmosphere for what can be a stressful situation for many people. His surgical training was supplemented with extensive experience in the safe administration of anesthesia and sedation.

Outside of work, Dr. Shamji enjoys spending time with his wife Christine and large extended family. Traveling and experiencing different cultures is another passion of his, as well as playing sports including tennis, basketball and golf.

Dr. Oscar Dalmao, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

Toronto born and raised, Dr. Oscar Dalmao received his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and then went on to obtain his dental degree from the University of Toronto. After a one-year internship at Sunnybrook hospital, he continued his education and completed his specialized training in Oral and Maxillofacial surgery.

Graduating from the University of Toronto’s Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery program has given Dr. Dalmao the ability to provide the full scope of the specialty to his patients. He has special interest in the areas of dental implants and bone grafting, graftless solutions in implant dentistry, dentoalveolar surgery, orthognathic surgery and reconstructive surgery.

When Dr. Dalmao isn’t at the office he is usually enjoying time with his family and friends or trying to find his next destination, as he is an avid traveller.

Dr. Norman Aurlick

In Memory of Dr. Norman Aurlick who passed away January 13, 2013. Dr. Aurlick practiced in the North East Toronto area for over 35 years and serviced the community with tremendous professionalism and care. He was loved by all of his patient’s, staff and colleagues he worked with throughout the years.