Dr. Brett Saltzman
B.A., D.D.S., M.Sc. (Ped. Dent.), F.R.C.D.(C).
Born in Toronto in 1974, Dr. Brett has dedicated his life to working with children of all ages and those with special needs. His passion for working with kids developed during his 16 summers of overnight camp in Haliburton, Ontario and continued right through to his graduate and post-graduate training at the University of Toronto, Mount Sinai Hospital and The Hospital for Sick Children.
In addition to owning and operating Forest Hill Children’s Dentistry, Dr. Brett is also an Associate in Dentistry at the University of Toronto. In his previous role as an Assistant Professor from 2006 – 2011 he lectured and provided clinical training to undergraduate and post-graduate dental students alike. He also acted as the Pediatric Dentistry clinical coordinator for the joint Pediatric Dentistry and Dental Anaesthesia Surgicentre, a university-based facility that provides much needed dental care under general anaesthesia to children of all ages and backgrounds. Lastly, Dr. Brett also holds a position of Associate Staff at Mount Sinai Hospital Department of Dentistry where he provides clinical instruction in the dental treatment of special needs adults.
Dr. Lori Goldenberg
B.Sc., D.D.S., M.Sc. (Ped. Dent.), F.R.C.D.(C).
Dr. Lori was born and raised in Toronto. She has 2 brothers and 2 sisters and has always been surrounded by kids. From a young age she knew she wanted to work with children. Her experience as a camp counselor in Kelowna, BC, and as a behaviour therapist for children with autism strengthened her desire to work with children.
She earned a Bachelor of Science degree with honours in Physiology from the University of Western Ontario and decided to combine her love for art and science with a career in dentistry. She graduated with a Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from the University of Western Ontario. She spent the following year as a resident at the Hospital for Sick Children where she gained experience treating severely medically compromised children, as well as children with special needs. Her experience on-call at the hospital gave her excellent experience handling dental trauma. Working at the Hospital for Sick Children solidified her love for kids’ dentistry, and she went on to complete a 3-year residency program in pediatric dentistry and a Master’s Degree in Science from the University of Toronto. She concurrently worked on staff for the Children’s Aid Society providing dental care to children and youth.
Dr Lori has experience treating many different types of children and prides herself on helping kids overcome their fear of going to the dentist. As a mom, Dr. Lori understands the importance of being friendly, patient and caring and strives to make each child’s experience at the dentist a positive one.