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About Us: Our Exemplary Dental Clinic in Guelph

Are you happy with your smile? At Westwood and Starwood Dental, we can help you smile without any inhibitions. If you are interviewing for a job or meeting your friends, a healthy smile boosts your confidence and enables you to make a good impression.


Westwood and Starwood Dental offers a comprehensive range of dental services to help you maintain your oral health. If you are looking for family dentists in Guelph, get in touch with us.

Our Team

Westwood and Starwood Dental - Staff Photo
Dr. John Pate

Dr. John Pate, B.Sc, D.D.S.

Dr. John Pate is the senior dentist at the Westwood and Starwood Dental and has been in practice for 40 years.


He came to Guelph after receiving both an Honours Degree in Chemistry and his Doctor of Dental Surgery from Western University. Following his graduation, he spent a wonderful year at the Jewish General Hospital in Montreal as a General Practice Resident.


 Professionally, Dr. Pate has been a member of both the Ontario and Canadian Dental Association since 1972 and has been a member of both Boards of Governors. He lectured on behalf of the ODA for 15 years providing Continuing Education in the area of Restorative Dentistry and Cosmetics. He also holds membership with the American Academy of Operative Dentistry and is a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Restorative Dentistry and Prosthodontics.


John and his wife Leisa have 4 children and 3 grandchildren (all of whom are spectacularly cute). In his spare time, he loves to golf, has a private pilot license (float and IFR) and with the extra time remaining plays more golf.

Dr. Michael Bull

Dr. Michael Bull D.D.S.

Dr. Michael Bull graduated from New York College of Dentistry with his Doctor of Dental Surgery in 2014. He also completed Double Major Bachelor Degree’s in Biochemistry and Medical Science.

Following his graduation, Dr. Bull worked at King's County Hospital in Brooklyn, New York where he performed a variety of dental services including implant placement and restoration, endodontics, simple and surgical extractions, pediatric dentistry and removable and fixed prosthetics.

Dr. Bull's hobbies include soccer, volleyball and snowmobiling. Dr. Bull and his wife Julie have 2 children, Nora and James.

Dr. Steven E.Corber

Dr. Steven E.Corber D.D.S., Cert. Perio. (Periodontist)

Dr. Steven Corber met Dr.Pate at McGill University in 1976. Dr.Corber graduated with a Doctor of Dental Surgery from McGill University and completed a general practise residency at the Jewish General Hospital in Montreal. He furthered his education in Seattle for three years and obtained his specialty degree in periodontics.

Dr. Corber has had an established, full-time practice in Toronto, on the northwest corner of Yonge and Lawrence, since 1980. Compassion, honesty and education are his pillars in providing oral health care. Oral health contributes to total health.

Dr.Corber has three children that reside in Vancouver, Montreal and Toronto. Golf, photography and travelling are just some of Dr.Corber's passions. Oh,yes-also any electronic widget he can get his hands on!!

Dr. Young Chae

Dr. Young Chae, D.D.S

Dr. Chae completed his Bachelor of Genetics and Doctor of Dental Surgery at the University of Western Ontario in 2012. He has practiced in a variety of cities including Hamilton, Sudbury and Ottawa before finally joining us in Guelph. His passion derives from building a positive relationship with patients that is based on trust, care and professionalism. Further, he believes in making a positive influence in our community through the act of kindness and competency. Dr. Chae enjoys all aspects of dentistry, anywhere from implant surgeries to esthetic dentistry. Dr. Chae completed his 12-month training in implant dentistry at Ti-max Institute in Waterloo back in 2015. Outside of dentistry, Dr. Chae enjoys chess, golf, cooking, listening to inspirational speeches and taking long walks with his wife Sarah.

Dr. Lucas Da Silva

Dr. Lucas Da Silva, D.D.S.

Dr. Lucas Da Silva graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Doctor of Dental Surgery. Prior to joining Westwood Dental, he worked at a practice in Wodonga, Australia. Having completed his Bachelor's and Master's degree at the University of Guelph, he is excited to be back in Guelph and serve the community.

Dr. Da Silva enjoys all aspects of dentistry but is particularly interested in oral surgery, endodontics and restorative dentistry. Known for his outgoing nature, he strives to create a positive and comfortable experience for his patients.

In his spare time, Dr. Da Silva enjoys exploring the outdoors, keeping active, and spending time with his family and friends.

Jay (Denturist)

Jay (Denturist)

Jayaram Karunakaran is a licensed denturist and an active member of the Denturists Association of Ontario. Jay completed a Bachelor of Dental Surgery from India and started his career in dentistry in 2001. He worked as a dentist at the Armed Forces Hospital, Royal Army of Oman, for six years before he moved to Canada. His passion for prosthodontics inspired him to complete the Denturism Program and pursue his career as a denturist in Canada.

Laura (Office Manager)

Laura (Office Manager)

Laura graduated from Wilfrid University in 2009 with a BA in Communication Studies and Psychology. After taking some time off school to travel, she returned to complete her diploma as a Medical Laboratory Technician. Laura has been in the dental field for the past 8 years and enjoys being able to learn something new and meet people every day.

Outside of work Laura enjoys spending time with her fiance Jasper and their 2 fur babies. She also enjoys concerts, swimming and hiking (especially with the pups).

Dental Assistant Team

Dental Assistant Team

At Westwood and Starwood Dental our dynamic Dental Assistant Team consists of Rose, Amber, Fern, Michelle, Christeen and Faith. Their goal is to make sure every need of our patients is met in a caring, comfortable and professional environment. They provide assistance to our Doctor's during all types of treatment such as surgery, root canal/endodontics, implants, cosmetic and restorative dentistry, as well as children's dentistry.

At Westwood and Starwood Dental it is important to us to have our patients treated like our family.

Dental Hygienists (Dental Hygiene Team)

Dental Hygienists (Dental Hygiene Team)

The hygiene team at Westwood and Starwood Dental consists of Susie, Liz, Kayla, Kate, Emily, Jose, Lindsay and Terrilynn; they are all committed to providing their patients with a high standard of dental care. They assist their patients in achieving and maintaining optimal dental health. Our hygiene team is dedicated to continuing education, providing them with current knowledge and techniques which create a comprehensive hygiene experience for our patients. Together they show a strong commitment to and are dedicated to providing quality care that is both personalized and meets the hygienist standards of practice.

Front desk administration team

Front Desk Administration

Kathie, Lisa & Wilma have been working together for well over 15 years, our team also includes Sheri, Emily, Donna and Megan. You will be greeted by their smiling faces at Westwood and Starwood Dental. They will be there to make all your anxieties about treatment, finances and appointment scheduling go away. Their caring and supportive ways will help make your experience as pleasant as possible. They look forward to meeting each and everyone of you!

Our Charity Work

Westwood and Starwood Dental believes in giving back to the community. From planting trees to helping the patients get treatment on time, our team is always ready to lend a helping hand.

We are proud to support the following local charities:

McDonald Stewart Art Gallery

Guelph Minor Hockey

Brenda Elliott

The War Amps

Covenant House

Ride of Your Life Tour

Arc Industries

Guelph General Hospital

Curl for the Cure

Family and Children's Services of Guelph and Wellington County

Gift from the Heart

Charity work by Westwood and Starwood Dental
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