Lackner Woods

Who We Are

About Lackner Woods Family Dentistry

Whether your needs are a simple dental exam and cleaning, or a complex cosmetic restoration, our practice can fulfill your desires. At Lackner Woods Family Dentistry, the patient is our primary concern. Our fully digital practice utilizes technology to provide efficient and seamless care.

To ensure patient comfort, we try to create a relaxing environment for our patients. Every exam room has a television with Netflix, which the patient can personalize with their preferred programming. In our practice, we have a massage chair, pillows, and blankets to provide the utmost comfort and care. When you visit our office, your smile is our top priority. Our entire team is dedicated to providing you with the personalized, gentle care that you deserve.

Our Doctors

Dr. Tabita Ilitoi

Dr. Ilitoi was born in Timisoara, Romania where she was awarded her degree of Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Victor Babesh Dentistry in 2007.

Dr. Ilitoi & her husband made the move to Kitchener, Ontario in 2008 where she achieved her degree of Doctor of Dental Surgery and they began to expand their family.

Dr. Ilitoi joined the Lackner Woods team in 2013 where she provides comprehensive dental care for the entire family.

Dr. Ilitoi excels in the area of endodontics and surgery and has focused her training and continuing education to ensure root canals are treated in the most efficient and comfortable manner possible.

Dr. Ilitoi received her Certificate in the Art and Science of Oral Implantology from The Ti-MAX Institute for Continuing Dental Education in 2018 and is successful at placing implants in our office.

Her most valued and rewarding part of dentistry is spending time with her patients – getting to know them, educating them on oral health, watching them grow, and helping them achieve a healthy and confident smile.

When away from the office, Dr. Ilitoi enjoys spending time with her six children, husband, family & friends.

Certifications

  • Certification in Nitrous Oxide Sedation from the University of Toronto Faculty of Dentistry
  • Certification in Oral Implantology from the Ti-MAX Institute for Continuing Dental Education

Dr. Roxana Ghergari

Dr. Roxana Ghergari completed her undergradute degree locally at University of Waterloo, where she graduated with a degree in Honours Biomedical Sciences. She then attended dental school in London Ontario at Schulich school of medicine and dentistry, where she obtained her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree with distinction.

Dr. Ghergari is friendly, compassionate and enjoys getting to know her patients. She practices all aspects of general dentistry, and her attention to detail and caring personality allow her to deliver the highest quality of dental care. She has completed numerous continuous dental education courses in endodontics, restorative dentistry, and Invisalign.

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and traveling.

Certifications

  • Invisalign Certification for the General Practitioner
  • Comprehensive Endodontic Solutions Training Program
  • Composite Restoration Proficiency Course

Dr. Farvah Sayyad

“From the age of 8 years old , I always said that dentistry was what I was going to do .” From a young age, Dr.Farvah Sayyad was exposed to her passion for dentistry and dedication to the highest standard of care.

Dr. Sayyad graduated from the University of Shahed in 2002 with honors before heading to Canada to join her husband Dr.Sayyad’s passion in Art and Science of dentistry ultimately led her to succeed in a highly competitive program in Canada . She obtained her DDS from University of Western Ontario in ITD program in 2012 . Since then ,she has been practicing in Kitchener area.

Dr. Sayyad has simple philosophy, which is to treat every patient with compassion, professionalism, and a gentle touch. She is committed to providing comprehensive, quality dental care while making sure patients are informed and comfortable with their treatment plan. Dr. Sayyad believes the responsibility of a dentist is to educate and guide patients so they can make their own decisions on oral health care. Dr. Sayyad is attentive to details. She has an innate sense of aesthetic and artistry that she brings to each procedure.

Outside her professional activity, Dr.Sayyad enjoys Yoga, reading, traveling and of course spending quality time with her two sons Yashi and Aryaan. Dr.Sayyad looks forward to meeting you and providing your family the best of dental care in a friendly environment.

Certifications

  • Atraumatic Extraction and Bone Grafting
  • Crown Lengthening for predictable Esthetic and Functional Restorative
    Outcome
  • The Graduates Nitrous Oxide, Oxygen and Oral Moderate Sedation
  • The Dental Professional’s Role in the Evaluation, Diagnosis and Treatment
  • Planning of Snoring and Sleep Apnea
  • Prosthodontics Associates Centre for Excellence
  • Surgical and Prosthodontics Treatment of Small Edentulous Space

Dr. James Chacko

Dr. James Chacko graduated with a Bachelor of Dental surgery in India and underwent training in Oral and maxillofacial surgery and obtained his masters in oral and maxillofacial surgery in India. He graduated with a Doctorate in dental surgery in 2017 from University of Toronto. He is well-known for his remarkable chair side manners. He is adept in performing minor oral surgery and is an expert in many dentistry fields, has extensive training and continues to educate himself in all the new aspects of dentistry, technologies.

Certifications

  • Certification in nitrous oxide sedation from the University of Toronto Faculty of Dentistry
Staff

Dr. Paul Sofrone

Bio coming soon.

Our Team

Courtney

Office Manager

Roxana

Acting Office Manager

Ligia

Registered Dental Hygienist

Aneta

Registered Dental Hygienist

Ligia

Level II Dental Assistant

Margarita

Sterilizing Assistant

Debbie

Patient Coordinator

Monica

Patient Coordinator

Our Languages

Do you prefer to speak another language other than English? We offer dental appointments in Arabic, Croatian, Farsi, Hindi, Hungarian, Polish, Romanian, and Spanish. Just let us know what you prefer when you book with us.

Fees & Insurance

We direct bill insurance and we accept all major credit cards and debit. If you need financing options, please ask our Treatment Coordinator for more information when reviewing any recommended dental treatments.

What Our Clients Love About Us

Jess
Jess
02:39 21 Oct 21
Let me start off with the great things about this place. The front desk staff are extremely kind and helpful, they will... go out of their way to make sure you leave happy. Dr Sayyad is phenomenal, I feel so fortunate to have found such a great dentist. I’ve had all positive experiences here except for one. I normally see the same two female hygienist, I really like them. They’re nice, thorough, and respect the specific needs of each patient (my kids have seen them too)This past visit was for my ten year old son. Pardon me because I honestly don’t remember the male hygienists name but if you’re bringing your kids here I’d highly recommend choosing someone other than the male hygienist (If I get his name I’ll edit to include). He was impatient with my son who expressed his nerves, he told him to stop fussing when scraping his teeth and I quote “stop fussing, you don’t feel anything. This is just noise, why are you moving” all the while I can see this guy wiping blood off my sons gums. So yes, he’s feeling something. Then he insisted on hanging the tube to suck saliva on my sons mouth despite him saying three times he didn’t want it hanging out of his mouth when not in use. I questioned it and he did remove it once but looped it again to hang there so he didn’t have to reach to pick it up. My sons teeth weren’t flossed either but I didn’t mention it, I couldn’t wait to get my son out of that chair. I honestly should have just stopped the cleaning and left, it was not a nice experience for my son.I still love this place and will continue to come here but will specifically request the other hygienist myself and my kids have seen already.read more
Alyssa Vanwyck
Alyssa Vanwyck
18:51 28 Sep 21
Very educational visit. Loved seeing my X-rays on the screen in front of me and the dentist explained everything and... was very friendly. I had an excellent experience.read more
Selena Sarria
Selena Sarria
14:21 14 Sep 21
They are such a fantastic team! They are efficient, polite and very reasonably priced compared to other dentistry’s in... the area. They explain everything, always make sure you are comfortable and we’re also fantastic with my 5 year old daughter! Will definitely be returning for any of our families dental needs.read more
aaymad “Aaymad”
aaymad “Aaymad”
15:23 12 Sep 21
My family and I recently moved to the area and have made this our family dentistry, I have nothing but good things to... say, the hygienists are awesome and the dentists are too! I feel very comfortable comming here and know I’m in goods hands. The ladies at the front desk are very sweet and we are all very happy with choosing you for all our teeth needs!read more
Lindsay Garant
Lindsay Garant
17:21 07 Sep 21
This was my first visit and it was because of a broken tooth. My current dentist could not see me. The staff at Lackner... Woods was incredibly comforting and patient! I never felt rushed and they took the time to thoroughly explain the process and answer all my questions. I was so happy with the office and the staff that I signed the papers to have all my files transferred to Lackner Woods as a new patient. Don’t hesitate to contact them it was the best experience I could have had with a broken tooth.read more
Kyle Duffield
Kyle Duffield
18:04 30 Aug 21
The experience was a wonderful one other than having to have my dead tooth removed. I was very impressed with the... experience and never felt in any pain. I will be back for checkups and any other work that needs to be done in the future.read more
Jennifer Graham
Jennifer Graham
16:20 28 Aug 21
I was a little anxious to go to the dentist during a pandemic but my hygienist was so friendly and knowledgeable that I... didn’t even think about it once I was there! She was very thorough with my teeth and super kind. The dentist also fixed a chip on my tooth that I thought I’d just have to live with. He’s a perfectionist and I greatly appreciate it, my tooth looks amazing now and I’m so happy. Highly highly recommend.read more
Kathleen Matthews
Kathleen Matthews
00:31 27 Jul 21
Friendly staff, thorough cleanings and great care for a cavity I had. I’m happy I live nearby and tried out this dental... clinic. It’s wonderful and I’ll be taking my daughter here once she’s old enough for the dentist.read more
Ram Das
Ram Das
15:29 21 Jul 21
Lackner Woods Family Dentistry is a fantastic place for getting all your dental works. Friendly and very helpful front... office and efficient and knowledgeable staff makes it a joyful experience to get your dental works here. The doctors are also very experienced and caring.Overall a happy experience.read more
Jessica Trivelli
Jessica Trivelli
20:58 29 Jun 21
I’m a new patient here and the staff was all great. Friendly and efficient! The hygienist I had was super friendly and... gentle as well as the dentist. So far would highly recommend!read more
kushal parmar
kushal parmar
19:35 20 May 21
It was my first time visit with a dentist in a decade, i was so nervous. The staff was so welcoming and eager to answer... any questions i had. The teeth cleaning treatment was done very well with keeping in mind that it was my first time. Over all awesome experience, which i would have never thought that a medical visit can also like this. Thank u to all the staff.read more
Sarah Turner
Sarah Turner
20:58 18 May 21
Everyone at this dentistry is amazing and so friendly! I have never felt so welcome and comfortable at the dentist... before. They truly care about their patients. I was very scared and emotional about my procedure and they showed me patience and compassion. I 100% reccomend this dentistry.read more
Kelly P
Kelly P
21:25 21 Mar 21
At Lackner Woods Family Dentistry they truly care about their patients. Always trying to figure out what works best for... the patient. Everyone is always extremely professional and knowledgeable.In the distant past, I had been to other dentists. They do not compare to Lackner Woods Family Dentistry.Highly recommend!read more
Shannon Sweeney
Shannon Sweeney
18:02 19 Jan 21
Always friendly and helpful staff, always willing to go the extra mile! Courtney is fabulous at keeping things running... smoothly at front desk. Annetta is a great hygienist and Dr. Sayyad is a compassionate and thorough dentist! Great experience every time! I would highly recommend this office!read more
Andrew Pantelides
Andrew Pantelides
00:29 14 Jan 21
BEST service and experience!!!! From the front office staff to the Dentist and assistants, they make you feel... comfortable and at ease. The best part NO pain!I really appreciate them seeing me on the same day I called. Extremely accommodating.Thank you for such an amazing experience!read more
tammy cochrane
tammy cochrane
15:34 22 Dec 20
Always excellent care and friendly staff. The safety measures they have implemented because of covid 19 are... exceptional! Strongly recommend.read more
Angela Nice-Purdy
Angela Nice-Purdy
19:48 10 Dec 20
I've been going to Lackner Woods Dentistry from the day it opened back in 2007 or 2008. They amazing kind, gentle and... sweet. I've referred many to them. I think this may be the best dentist office I've ever dealt with, from the admin staff to the hygienist to the dentist. Great job guys keep it up. I'm a life long patient!read more
Melanie W
Melanie W
14:02 08 Dec 20
The best experience was before when Dr Stevens was there. The files that were sent over by our previous dentist weren’t... reviewed and my son had a spacer in his mouth way longer than he needed to be. There were a few other things that were missed as well. They messed up my insurance many times. Even when I told them twice what was covered they booked us in for cleanings and other work and ended up having to pay out of pocket. Lots of claims are put in like two months after our appointments. They couldn’t seem to get their insurance program to work and we’re submitting the claim under a completely different insurance company. I think they have potential and obviously hit the mark with some of their other clients. But for us the experience was not that great.This review is based solely on my opinion and perspective of events.read more
Wendy Ashby
Wendy Ashby
20:34 07 Dec 20
Always professional and great with the kids. ❤️ All women working here which I think is incredible. ❤️ I feel... comfortable with them and trust them completely Would recommend them to anyone looking for a great family dentist.read more
Shari Miller
Shari Miller
23:44 02 Dec 20
What a wonderful office, with such caring, kind staff. Dr. Ghergari is lovely, and really knowledgeable. The... precautions that they took because of Covid-19 made me feel at ease right away. 🙂read more
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