We provide dental services for the whole family including cleanings, fillings, veneers, crowns, bridges, dental implants, whitening and root canals.

Our Mission

Our team proudly provides the highest standard of care, tailoring treatment to each person in a caring, calm and professional environment. As such, we continue to grow in our professional skills through continuing education and use of the latest and best treatment modalities, materials, sterilization techniques, and technology.  We are committed to promoting, improving and maintaining good dental health for our patients as we would our own family members.  We are passionate about what we do and want our patients to feel confident that they will receive the best care dentistry has to offer.

Our Dentists

Our multidisciplinary team includes multiple general dentists, an oral surgeon, a periodontist and a fantastic clinical and administration team.

Dr. Howard Libenson

Owner & General dentist

Dr. Howard Libenson, graduated from McGill University obtaining a Bachelor of Science degree with honours in 1980 and completed his Doctorate in Dental Surgery in 1984. During his dental studies he was awarded the J. W. McConnell award in recognition of his outstanding academic achievement. Dr. Libenson is a member of the Ordre des Dentistes du Quebec, the Quebec dental Association, and the Mont Royal Alpha Omega Society. He has been in practice for 35 years and has accumulated thousands of hours of continuing education. Since 2006, he has been involved as a clinical instructor at the MUHC dental clinic located at the Montréal General Hospital. He derives great pleasure mentoring the young dentists at the hospital.

 

Dr. Libenson was the founding dentist of the Dorval Gardens Dental Center and has been practicing full time at the center since 1985. His goal, from the outset, was to develop a dental center that provides patients of all ages with a full complement of dental services including dental specialists using the best current techniques with the highest standard of care. As well, the center has always offered flexible hours. His successful experience at the Dorval location was instrumental in developing two similar dental centers in the Montreal area.

 

As a family dentist, Dr. Libenson performs all aspects of dentistry, including prosthetic, cosmetic and general dentistry, in a kind and caring manner to all his patients. Dr. Libenson is proud to have grown by personal referrals and to be surrounded by talented staff, assistants, hygienists, and dentists.

Dr. Tom Neuman

Owner & General dentist

Dr. Tom Neuman has been practicing dentistry in Dorval for 35 years. He graduated from McGill University with distinction in 1979, completing a Biochemistry degree, followed by his dental degree in 1983, and a one year residency program at the Jewish General Hospital.  

He then started what he refers to as his real education:


‘As a general practitioner I have been lucky enough to treat a wide variety of children and adults over the years and enjoy the challenge of making their experience in the office as positive as possible. My approach and philosophy of treatment is a conservative one. I like people, which is why I don’t want to hurt them. For kids, and adults as well, I offer treatment with Nitrous Oxide sedation otherwise known as “Laughing Gas” or those who may feel the need for an additional level of anxiety relief. I am very proud of the group of professionals we have in our office from our front staff, assistants, hygienists, specialists, dental associates and partners who serve our patients. It is a privilege to be a part of this team.’ -Dr. Neuman

Dr. Len Baskin

Owner & General dentist

Dr. Len Baskin has been practicing dentistry at Centre Dentaire Les Jardins Dorval since 1988. He attended undergraduate school at McGill University, graduating with great distinction in Physiology. Continuing at McGill, he completed dental school and was the recipient of the Dr. J. K. Carver award. He then completed a one year general practice residency at the Jewish General Hospital.

He is a member of the Ordre des dentistes du Québec, the Association des chirurgiens dentistes du Québec and AO-MRDS dental organization.

For more than 30 years, Dr. Baskin has enjoyed working in this multi-disciplinary practice with like-minded dentists and a great group of specialists, hygienists, assistants and office staff. His goal has always been to create a welcoming environment for his patients, in order to make them as comfortable as possible while creating optimal oral health and beautiful smiles.

When not at work, Dr. Baskin enjoys family time with his wife, daughter and son. Besides his passion for dentistry, he also enjoys traveling, music and photography (his photos are displayed throughout the office).

Dr. Hilal Sirhan

Owner & General dentist

Dr. Hilal Sirhan is a 1993 graduate with Deans honours of McGill University’s faculty of Dentistry. Following which he completed the General Practice Residency at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Montreal. During his 25 years in private practice, academia and community service, Dr. Sirhan meticulously addresses the patient’s needs with the upmost care. 

 

Academic and Administrative positions:

  • Chief of the Dentistry Department of the Cree Board of Health and Social Services of James Bay (1998-2002)
  • Assistant Professor and a Director of McGill University GPR Residency program (2002-2015)
  • Site Director of the Royal Victoria Hospital Department of Dentistry(2002-2014), 
  • Interim Director and Chief of Department of Dentists and Oral And Maxillo-facial Surgery (2014-2015) McGill University Health Center. 
  • Presently Clinical Supervisor Attending Staff at the Montreal General Hospital (MUHC) GPR program .

Of all the many facets of dentistry Dr.  Sirhan enjoys providing for his patients, DENTAL IMPLANT TREATMENT is his greatest passion. He also guides dentists in Implant surgery and restoration as a clinical instructor of The Institute of Dental Education (T.I.D.E.) and devotes considerable time toward continuing dental education.  

 

Dr Sirhan is a long standing member of the Quebec Dental Surgeons Association. Dr Sirhan has repeatedly served as a surveyor/ evaluator on the Examen et Agrement Dentaire of the Ordre des Dentistes du Québec  and the Commision on Dental Accreditation of Canada. He is an examiner on the National Dental Exam Board of Canada which administers licensure exams to graduating dentists and was the Chief Dental Officer for Team Canada Junior International Ice Hockey League (2013-2016). 

“There is no greater sense than having purpose,”says Dr Sirhan. “Whether treating those in need or teaching members of the dental community, it is a reward in itself. How fitting that a dentist’s ultimate goal is a healthy smile; both literally, and as a display of someone’s happiness.”

 

Dr. Sirhan has been recognized for his leadership and commitment to the dental community. As a result he has been recently honoured by his peers and inducted as a Fellow into the American College of Dentistry (2016) and the Pierre Fauchard Academy (2019). Dr. Sirhan enjoys jogging and beach volleyball, but mostly sharing precious moments with his wife of 21 years and their four children.

Dr. Melissa Villafranca

General dentist

Melissa Villafranca is a family dentist serving the Montreal community since 2002. She obtained her DMD from McGill University. She continued her training at a General practice residency at the Montreal General Hospital where she gained experience treating the medically compromised population and dental trauma.

After some time in private practice, she returned to her Alma Mater to serve as site director/assistant professor for the MUHC adult – General Practice residency program for almost 10 years. She continues to mentor young dental students and dentists at McGill University. Dr. Villafranca joined the team at the Centre Dentaire Jardins Dorval in 2013.

Here, she offers her patients of all ages treatment that include: Prevention, emergency and Trauma oral cancer screening, restorative dentistry, including crown and bridges on natural teeth or implants Invisalign, root Canal Therapy, oral surgery, management of Gum Health.

“Prevention and education are key philosophies for me when it comes to treating my patients. Healthy smiles make happy people!”

Dr. Geoffrey Tsai

General dentist

Dr. Geoffrey Tsai obtained his DMD degree in 2012, from the University of Montreal, followed by a general residency program at the Montreal General Hospital. Dr. Tsai had the chance to work with multiple specialists in all fields of dentistry to enhance his knowledge. Dr. Tsai is a member of the Ordre des Dentistes du Québec and Association des Chirurgiens Dentistes du Québec.

In 2013, Dr. Tsai joined the Centre Dentaire Jardins Dorval. His practice philosophy is to provide the best quality of care for his patients corresponding to their needs and expectations. Dr. Tsai prides himself on his attention to detail and personal approach and will take the time to determine the appropriate treatment plan for each of his patients. Every year, Dr. Tsai also participates in multiple continuing education classes in order to provide the best treatment for his patients.

In his personal life, Dr. Tsai is an avid sports fan and enjoys watching the biggest sporting events of the year. He spends most of his free time with his wife and two beautiful children.

Dr. Majed Bakdach

General dentist

Dr Bakdach obtained his DMD degree in 2010 from Université de Montreal and subsequently completed his General Practice Residency at the Montreal General Hospital in 2011. Since then, he was appointed as a Clinician/Faculty Lecturer for the Montreal  General dental residency program where he enjoys teaching and sharing his experience  in  the various disciplines of dentistry with his residents. Dr Bakdach continues to  pursue his  professional development through continuing education in all aspects of dentistry,  in particular surgery and implant dentistry. He obtained the top score in an implant residency training program (TIDE institute).

Dr Bakdach takes pride in treating his patients. He enjoys traveling around the world, seeking the best education from world renowned dental leaders and then incorporating this new knowledge into his dental practice. His primary goal is to treat all patients in the most simple and effective manner for the best possible outcome.

 

Dr Bakdach is a member of l’Ordre des Dentistes du Québec, L’Association des chirurgiens dentistes du Québec,   ITI (International team of Implantology) and a Fellow of the ICOI (International Congress of Oral Implantologists).

 

Dr Bakdach enjoys playing soccer, tennis, painting and swimming in his free time.

Dr. Stanley Ruckenstein

General dentist

Dr. Stanley Ruckenstein graduated from the Mcgill Dental School in 1980. After a residency year at the Montreal General Hospital, he enjoyed 33 years in his own private dental practice before joining the Dorval Gardens Dental Centre in 2016. He also shares his time as a clinical supervisor at the McGill Dental School, guiding third and fourth year students. His calm and caring approach is much appreciated by his patients and students. When not practicing dentistry, he enjoys swimming, traveling, learning new skills, and especially maintaining the bee-hives he keeps in his garden.

Dr. Carol Chahine

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon

Dr. Chahine obtained her DMD (2001) and M.Sc. in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (2007) at McGill University. She completed a fellowship in craniofacial surgery at Charleston Area Medical Center, in West Virginia (2008). Subsequently, she was appointed Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Boston University-Boston Medical Center before moving back to Montreal in 2010.

Dr. Chahine is currently in private practice in Westmount. She is a part-time faculty member at McGill University and is also on staff at the Jewish General Hospital and at the Montreal Children’s Hospital. She is a fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada (RCDC) and a member of the International Team for Implantology (ITI).

Dr. Steven Krychman

Periodontist

Dr Steven Krychman has more than 25 years of experience in dentistry, specializing in periodontal therapy. In addition to maintaining a full time private practice, Dr Krychman has taught at McGill University and is the former director of the periodontal department at the Jewish General Hospital. Holder of a doctorate in dental surgery from McGill University and a certificate specializing in periodontics and implants from Tufts University in Boston, he is a member of the Association des Parodontistes du Québec and The Canadian and American Association of Periodontics. Always keen to keep his knowledge current, Dr Krychman stays abreast of new developments that can improve treatment for his patients.

Outside the office, Dr Krychman is involved in fund-raising for the Montreal Association for the blind and The Mackay Center. His other interests include golf, basketball and skiing.

Dr. Howard Libenson

Owner & General dentist

Dr. Howard Libenson, graduated from McGill University obtaining a Bachelor of Science degree with honours in 1980 and completed his Doctorate in Dental Surgery in 1984. During his dental studies he was awarded the J. W. McConnell award in recognition of his outstanding academic achievement. Dr. Libenson is a member of the Ordre des Dentistes du Quebec, the Quebec dental Association, and the Mont Royal Alpha Omega Society. He has been in practice for 35 years and has accumulated thousands of hours of continuing education. Since 2006, he has been involved as a clinical instructor at the MUHC dental clinic located at the Montréal General Hospital. He derives great pleasure mentoring the young dentists at the hospital.

 

Dr. Libenson was the founding dentist of the Dorval Gardens Dental Center and has been practicing full time at the center since 1985. His goal, from the outset, was to develop a dental center that provides patients of all ages with a full complement of dental services including dental specialists using the best current techniques with the highest standard of care. As well, the center has always offered flexible hours. His successful experience at the Dorval location was instrumental in developing two similar dental centers in the Montreal area.

 

As a family dentist, Dr. Libenson performs all aspects of dentistry, including prosthetic, cosmetic and general dentistry, in a kind and caring manner to all his patients. Dr. Libenson is proud to have grown by personal referrals and to be surrounded by talented staff, assistants, hygienists, and dentists.

Dr. Melissa Villafranca

General dentist

Melissa Villafranca is a family dentist serving the Montreal community since 2002. She obtained her DMD from McGill University. She continued her training at a General practice residency at the Montreal General Hospital where she gained experience treating the medically compromised population and dental trauma. After some time in private practice, she returned to her Alma Mater to serve as site director/assistant professor for the MUHC adult – General Practice residency program for almost 10 years. She continues to mentor young dental students and dentists at McGill University. Dr. Villafranca joined the team at the Centre Dentaire Jardins Dorval in 2013. Here, she offers her patients of all ages treatment that include: Prevention, emergency and Trauma oral cancer screening, restorative dentistry, including crown and bridges on natural teeth or implants Invisalign, root Canal Therapy, oral surgery, management of Gum Health. “Prevention and education are key philosophies for me when it comes to treating my patients. Healthy smiles make happy people!”

Dr. Tom Neuman

Owner & General dentist

Dr. Tom Neuman has been practicing dentistry in Dorval for 35 years. He graduated from McGill University with distinction in 1979, completing a Biochemistry degree, followed by his dental degree in 1983, and a one year residency program at the Jewish General Hospital.  

He then started what he refers to as his real education:


‘As a general practitioner I have been lucky enough to treat a wide variety of children and adults over the years and enjoy the challenge of making their experience in the office as positive as possible. My approach and philosophy of treatment is a conservative one. I like people, which is why I don’t want to hurt them. For kids, and adults as well, I offer treatment with Nitrous Oxide sedation otherwise known as “Laughing Gas” or those who may feel the need for an additional level of anxiety relief. I am very proud of the group of professionals we have in our office from our front staff, assistants, hygienists, specialists, dental associates and partners who serve our patients. It is a privilege to be a part of this team.’ -Dr. Neuman

Dr. Geoffrey Tsai

General dentist

Dr. Geoffrey Tsai obtained his DMD degree in 2012, from the University of Montreal, followed by a general residency program at the Montreal General Hospital. Dr. Tsai had the chance to work with multiple specialists in all fields of dentistry to enhance his knowledge. Dr. Tsai is a member of the Ordre des Dentistes du Québec and Association des Chirurgiens Dentistes du Québec.

In 2013, Dr. Tsai joined the Centre Dentaire Jardins Dorval. His practice philosophy is to provide the best quality of care for his patients corresponding to their needs and expectations. Dr. Tsai prides himself on his attention to detail and personal approach and will take the time to determine the appropriate treatment plan for each of his patients. Every year, Dr. Tsai also participates in multiple continuing education classes in order to provide the best treatment for his patients.

In his personal life, Dr. Tsai is an avid sports fan and enjoys watching the biggest sporting events of the year. He spends most of his free time with his wife and two beautiful children.

Dr. Carol Chahine

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon

Dr. Chahine obtained her DMD (2001) and M.Sc. in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (2007) at McGill University. She completed a fellowship in craniofacial surgery at Charleston Area Medical Center, in West Virginia (2008). Subsequently, she was appointed Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Boston University-Boston Medical Center before moving back to Montreal in 2010.

Dr. Chahine is currently in private practice in Westmount. She is a part-time faculty member at McGill University and is also on staff at the Jewish General Hospital and at the Montreal Children’s Hospital. She is a fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada (RCDC) and a member of the International Team for Implantology (ITI).

Dr. Len Baskin

Owner & General dentist

Dr. Len Baskin has been practicing dentistry at Centre Dentaire Les Jardins Dorval since 1988. He attended undergraduate school at McGill University, graduating with great distinction in Physiology. Continuing at McGill, he completed dental school and was the recipient of the Dr. J. K. Carver award. He then completed a one year general practice residency at the Jewish General Hospital.

He is a member of the Ordre des dentistes du Québec, the Association des chirurgiens dentistes du Québec and AO-MRDS dental organization.

For more than 30 years, Dr. Baskin has enjoyed working in this multi-disciplinary practice with like-minded dentists and a great group of specialists, hygienists, assistants and office staff. His goal has always been to create a welcoming environment for his patients, in order to make them as comfortable as possible while creating optimal oral health and beautiful smiles.

When not at work, Dr. Baskin enjoys family time with his wife, daughter and son. Besides his passion for dentistry, he also enjoys traveling, music and photography (his photos are displayed throughout the office).

Dr. Majed Bakdach

General dentist

Dr Bakdach obtained his DMD degree in 2010 from Université de Montreal and subsequently completed his General Practice Residency at the Montreal General Hospital in 2011. Since then, he was appointed as a Clinician/Faculty Lecturer for the Montreal  General dental residency program where he enjoys teaching and sharing his experience  in  the various disciplines of dentistry with his residents. Dr Bakdach continues to  pursue his  professional development through continuing education in all aspects of dentistry,  in particular surgery and implant dentistry. He obtained the top score in an implant residency training program (TIDE institute).

Dr Bakdach takes pride in treating his patients. He enjoys traveling around the world, seeking the best education from world renowned dental leaders and then incorporating this new knowledge into his dental practice. His primary goal is to treat all patients in the most simple and effective manner for the best possible outcome.

 

Dr Bakdach is a member of l’Ordre des Dentistes du Québec, L’Association des chirurgiens dentistes du Québec,   ITI (International team of Implantology) and a Fellow of the ICOI (International Congress of Oral Implantologists).

 

Dr Bakdach enjoys playing soccer, tennis, painting and swimming in his free time.

Dr. Steven Krychman

Periodontist

Dr Steven Krychman has more than 25 years of experience in dentistry, specializing in periodontal therapy. In addition to maintaining a full time private practice, Dr Krychman has taught at McGill University and is the former director of the periodontal department at the Jewish General Hospital. Holder of a doctorate in dental surgery from McGill University and a certificate specializing in periodontics and implants from Tufts University in Boston, he is a member of the Association des Parodontistes du Québec and The Canadian and American Association of Periodontics. Always keen to keep his knowledge current, Dr Krychman stays abreast of new developments that can improve treatment for his patients.

Outside the office, Dr Krychman is involved in fund-raising for the Montreal Association for the blind and The Mackay Center. His other interests include golf, basketball and skiing.

Dr. Hilal Sirhan

Owner & General dentist

Dr. Hilal Sirhan is a 1993 graduate with Deans honours of McGill University’s faculty of Dentistry. Following which he completed the General Practice Residency at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Montreal. During his 25 years in private practice, academia and community service, Dr. Sirhan meticulously addresses the patient’s needs with the upmost care. 

 

Academic and Administrative positions:

  • Chief of the Dentistry Department of the Cree Board of Health and Social Services of James Bay (1998-2002)
  • Assistant Professor and a Director of McGill University GPR Residency program (2002-2015)
  • Site Director of the Royal Victoria Hospital Department of Dentistry(2002-2014), 
  • Interim Director and Chief of Department of Dentists and Oral And Maxillo-facial Surgery (2014-2015) McGill University Health Center. 
  • Presently Clinical Supervisor Attending Staff at the Montreal General Hospital (MUHC) GPR program .

Of all the many facets of dentistry Dr.  Sirhan enjoys providing for his patients, DENTAL IMPLANT TREATMENT is his greatest passion. He also guides dentists in Implant surgery and restoration as a clinical instructor of The Institute of Dental Education (T.I.D.E.) and devotes considerable time toward continuing dental education.  

 

 

Dr Sirhan is a long standing member of the Quebec Dental Surgeons Association. Dr Sirhan has repeatedly served as a surveyor/ evaluator on the Examen et Agrement Dentaire of the Ordre des Dentistes du Québec  and the Commision on Dental Accreditation of Canada. He is an examiner on the National Dental Exam Board of Canada which administers licensure exams to graduating dentists and was the Chief Dental Officer for Team Canada Junior International Ice Hockey League (2013-2016). 

“There is no greater sense than having purpose,”says Dr Sirhan. “Whether treating those in need or teaching members of the dental community, it is a reward in itself. How fitting that a dentist’s ultimate goal is a healthy smile; both literally, and as a display of someone’s happiness.”

 

Dr. Sirhan has been recognized for his leadership and commitment to the dental community. As a result he has been recently honoured by his peers and inducted as a Fellow into the American College of Dentistry (2016) and the Pierre Fauchard Academy (2019). Dr. Sirhan enjoys jogging and beach volleyball, but mostly sharing precious moments with his wife of 21 years and their four children.

Dr. Stanley Ruckenstein

General dentist

Dr. Stanley Ruckenstein graduated from the Mcgill Dental School in 1980. After a residency year at the Montreal General Hospital, he enjoyed 33 years in his own private dental practice before joining the Dorval Gardens Dental Centre in 2016. He also shares his time as a clinical supervisor at the McGill Dental School, guiding third and fourth year students. His calm and caring approach is much appreciated by his patients and students. When not practicing dentistry, he enjoys swimming, traveling, learning new skills, and especially maintaining the bee-hives he keeps in his garden.