Our team at Portrait Dental.
Dr Darren Kerbel (Dentist)
Dr Kosta (Dentist)
Dr. Kostantina Abate graduated from NYU College of Dentistry in New York City. Having been chosen into the Honours in Aesthetics program in her final year, she graduated with a clinical concentration in cosmetic dentistry. She is currently a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), and is working towards her accreditation.
Dr. Abate firmly believes in giving back, and has been lucky enough to travel to countries that do not have access to dental care and help provide much needed care. She travelled to Grenada, West Indies, where she was able to help prevent tooth decay in over 14,000 children by placing sealants and educating them in proper oral hygiene. She also travelled to Granada, Nicaragua where she helped provide an under serviced community get dental care in the areas of pediatric, endodontic, and restorative dentistry and oral surgery. She hopes to continue her travels throughout her career.
When not perfecting people's smiles, Kost spends her free time with her baby girl and dog Pucci. She also enjoys working out and the occasional fancy dinner with her husband.
Dr Isaac Gabay (Dentist)
Dr Schwartz (Dentist)
Dr. Abigail Schwartz, originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, earned her Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana before receiving her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine in Florida. While in dental school, she was elected Vice President and President of Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity. After graduating, she moved to New York City to complete her General Practice Residency at Albert Einstein’s Jacobi Hospital. She practiced in New York City for four years before she and her husband decided to move to Toronto, where she continues to commit to delivering the highest quality dental care to her patients in a relaxed and comfortable environment. Dr. Schwartz’ goal is for her patients to achieve optimal oral health and feel pride in the way they look when they smile.
Dr. Schwartz is a member of the Royal College of Dentists of Ontario and the Ontario Dental Association. When not in the office, Dr. Schwartz loves spending time with her husband, dog and cat, cooking, and hiking.
Nicole R (Business Co-Ordinator)
Nicole started her dental career as a dental assistant in New York then moved to Toronto where she went into working with the team and the everyday office running in a dental office. She has been working as a Business Co-ordinator and Team Manager for approximately 15 years. She is passionate about creating & maintaining a positive healthy working environment as well as ensuring every patient receives the optimum care that is possible to provide.
When not at work Nicole enjoys "quiet time" relaxing, rebalancing and reading a good book.
Favorite Quote "Life is only travelled once; today's moment becomes tomorrow's memory. Enjoy every moment, good or bad, because the gift of life is LIFE itself"
Joanna (Schedule Co-Ordinator)
Sitarah (Dental Assistant)
A desire to learn the latest advancements in dental care and technology are what first attracted me to Portrait Dental.
I graduated from CDI College in 2007 with honours, and have been with Portrait since June 2013. I am the main Dental Assistant who works side by side with Dr. Kerbel, Dr. Gabay, Dr. Kim and Dr. Schwartz. I came to Portrait Dental because I wanted to be a part of a team that was committed to their patients, continuous learning and keeping up with the advancing technology.
I really enjoy helping our patients. A beautiful smile makes such a difference to how a person feels, and the confidence they have. We provide so many different services for our patients, meaning that no matter their problem or issue we can handle it right here in our office.
I love spending time with my husband, family and friends. I enjoy cooking on the weekends, camping and swimming in the summer, and going out to the movies when I can.
Sara L (Patient Care Co-Ordinator)
Erin (Dental Hygienist)
Erin graduated with Honours in 2008 from Fanshawe College where she received her Dental Hygiene Diploma. Prior to that, she graduated from the Level II Dental Assisting Program.
Erin was the first hygienist to join the Portrait Dental team! She brings to the office a fresh attitude and a passion for providing oral health care and education. Patients enjoy Erin's bubbly personality and gentle touch.
She looks forward to making your dental visit a comfortable and enjoyable one! :)
Away from the office, Erin can be found either shopping, keeping active or spending time with her family, friends and dog Maddox.
Favourite Quote ~"I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together." - Marilyn Monroe
Kathryn (Dental Hygienist)
Born and raised in Calgary, Kathryn moved to Toronto in 2010 to pursue a career in Dental Hygiene. She began her studies, and graduated with honours from George Brown College, earning her Dental Hygiene Diploma in 2012. She prides herself in providing the best individualized care for her patients. Kathryn strives to reach the ultimate patient satisfaction, by creating a comfortable environment where patients feel calm and at ease throughout their entire visit.
In her spare time, Kathryn enjoys spending time with her family and friends, travelling, plays tennis and loves trying out the new social spots in the city!
Favorite Quote~"Life is short. Break the RULES, FORGIVE quickly, KISS slowly, LOVE truly, LAUGH uncontrollably, and NEVER REGRET anything that made you SMILE"
Favorite Quote ~ "Don't live your life with regrets, because at that moment that is exactly what you wanted"