Meet The Face Behind Wychwood Dental
I am Matthew Laski, a dentist with the Wychwood Dental Team
I grew up in Thornhill, Ontario in a large family with 3 siblings. I attended the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario for both my undergraduate degree in Biology and my Doctor of Dental Surgery degree.
I graduated in 2012 and have been working at Wychwood Dental since 2014. Since my predecessor, Dr. Kojo Lamptey, retired in 2016, I have been the sole dentist at Wychwood Dental. I oversee all treatment, whether it is with myself or our team of hygienists and help make sure the office runs smoothly.
I love working with my team to help people achieve the oral health they desire for themselves. For some, it is just as simple as a regular hygiene visit, for others it is restoring their smile to what they once had. Each day brings its own challenges, but I always leave the office happy and satisfied that we did our best to serve each and every patient.
A typical workday consists of seeing patients for a wide range of procedures. Anything from fillings/bonding to crowns, root canals, and extractions. We always leave open time for any potential emergencies to be seen the same day. At the same time, I am doing check-ups for patients that are in for their dental hygiene appointment. I enjoy interacting with our patients and team throughout the day. It is always exciting, and I love catching up with them each and every time they come in. I also love the fact that I am helping people improve their lives. Whether through improving their oral health, how it can relate to their total health, or helping them smile every day.
The following skills are important and make sure that we treat every patient with the best care possible:
1. Having a great chair-side manner with my patients. We all know going to the dentist can be a daunting experience but compassion and explaining what we are doing goes a long way to making sure our patients are comfortable
2. Being able to work with my hands and think on my feet. A dentist needs to have excellent hand-eye coordination.
3. Being able to implement new techniques and technologies to provide our patients with the best care possible. Taking continuing education courses also makes sure we are up to date on the latest techniques and information possible for every procedure we perform.
I attribute my success to my parents, for the way they raised me and the values they instilled in me from a young age. I would also like to thank my wife, Sarah, for always being by my side and encouraging me to go after my goals.
When I am not at work, I enjoy both winter and summer sports. I also love to cook for my family and friends. Our family is also continually growing with our 2-year-old son Benny and our new addition, Abby, who arrived in May 2018.
After my father passed away of a heart attack in 2014, I have been passionate about CPR, the Heart and Stroke Foundation, and making sure that Wychwood Dental has an AED (Automated External Defibrillator) on site. I also enjoy volunteering my time with Dental Volunteers for Israel, a children’s clinic in Jerusalem, treating underprivileged children from all walks of life.
I have enjoyed sharing my story about the things which matter to me and how they influence the way I do business.
If you or someone you know could benefit from our expertise in dental care in Toronto, I invite you to get in touch. Please visit our website at www.wychwooddental.com.