Meet the Staff

The Richmond Dental Centre is more than just a trip to the dentist – our practice is founded on principles of quality, trustworthy dental care and patient education. At the core of our practice is a commitment to arming and empowering patients with the information they need to make informed decisions about their treatment options. Our ability to exceed your expectations is due to our exceptional dental team.

Dr. Alida Andersen

Dr. Alida Andersen is a caring and devoted dentist. She works hard to provide the highest quality and standard of dental care, using the latest technology for her patients. Dr. Andersen completed her Honours in Bachelors of Science degree (B.Sc. Honours) from the University of Toronto in 2005. She then received her degree as a Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) from Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at University of Western Ontario in 2009. Besides her professional achievements, she has always believed in maintaining a balanced lifestyle, which has led to her numerous involvements in her community during the past several years.

Dr. Derek Chung

Dr. Derek Chung obtained his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree at the University of Manitoba. He also completed a degree in dental research, focused on dental whitening. Upon graduation, Dr. Chung then continued his training at the University of Western Ontario, where he completed his General Practice Residency. This has provided Dr. Chung with the foundation towards understanding the formal technical skills required to best service his patients and their oral health needs. Dr. Chung’s greatest skill is his sincere interest and passion in dentistry. His friendly and understanding nature allows him to provide a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere so his patients get the best dental experience possible.

Dr. Farrah Awan

Dr. Farrah Awan is dedicated to the oral health and well-being of her patients. She is committed to providing the most cutting-edge and comprehensive care to her patients and does so by offering high quality dental care using the latest technological advancements in the field. Dr. Awan completed her Bachelor of Health Science Honours degree at McMaster University. She then went on to receive her Bachelor of Dental Surgery Honours degree at University College Cork in Ireland. She continued to advance her skills by completing a General Practice Residency at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto where she gained advanced training in hospital dentistry at the postdoctoral level. She worked closely with many dental specialists such as, Oral Pathologists, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Periodontists and Endodontists. Her training focused on providing comprehensive multidisciplinary oral health care to medically compromised patients and those with special needs (both mental and physical). There was a strong emphasis on special needs dentistry and this is where Dr. Awan excelled. She currently holds a Staff position at The Mount Sinai Hospital Department of Dentistry where she continues to treat patients both in the Dental Clinic and the Operating Room. Dr. Awan firmly believes in providing the best of herself to both her profession and her local community and does so through continuing education and community involvement.

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