312 Dundas ST W
Whitby , ON

Toll Free No: 1-888-239-9308
Fax No: (905) 668-8790
Email: info@appletondental.ca

  • Monday 8am-5pm
  • Tuesday 8am-7pm
  • Wednesday 10am-8pm
  • Thursday 8am-5pm
  • Friday 8am-12pm

Meet Our Dentists

Dr. R. Todd Appleton

Dr. R. Todd AppletonWelcome to our website! I thought I would tell you little bit about myself. I grew up in the Beach area of Toronto although my university education took me to London Ontario where I attended the University of Western Ontario. After receiving my BSc in Physics in 1993, I was thrilled to be accepted to the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Western Ontario . People sometimes ask me why I wanted to become a dentist. I’ve wanted to become one as long as I can remember – there is even proof of this in my Grade 8 creative writing journals. After I underwent orthodontics as a teen, I could see how my smile and more importantly my confidence improved – I wanted to do the same for others. It was somewhat fitting that when I graduated in 1997, I was given the American Academy of Orthodontics award. I left London and moved to Whitby in 1997 and I was pleased to join this dental practice, which has been a fixture on Whitby’s main street since 1967 when it was opened by Dr. Nicholas V. Baker who retired in 2003. In 2009, our office expanded again when we merged with Dr. Debra Shoniker’s dental office that was located right next door in the same building. After a few weeks of renovations, it was exciting to see the wall no longer there between the two offices. I enjoy serving Whitby’s community and keep up to date with the latest advances in Dentistry techniques. I regularly attend continuing education courses to upgrade my knowledge and skills. Some courses I have taken recently include Orthodontics, Invisalign, Implants and Advances in Esthetic Dentistry. In my free time, I enjoy music and acting. I have played the trumpet with the Pickering Concert Band and I am involved with various Community Theatre groups in the Durham Region and Scarborough. In fact – I have won a few “Thea” awards over the past few years for my acting and singing in musicals. It has been fun to hear that patients in the audience have been watching me act onstage thinking “that guy looks familiar – hey wait! That’s my dentist!!!” I look forward to supporting the Whitby community for many more years to come by supplying high quality dental services using state-of-the-art dental techniques. We like to think of our dental office as having a small town atmosphere with all the modern amenities. I encourage you to visit us to experience this for yourself.

Yours truly,

Dr. R. Todd Appleton

Dr. Neelufer Bana

DR. NEELUFER BANA Dr. Bana joined us in the spring of 2012. Dr. Bana enjoys working with her patients to help achieve healthy, beautiful smiles. Dr. Bana earned her Bachelor of Science degree from McMaster University. She continued her studies and received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Western Ontario. Dr. Bana enjoys many aspects of dentistry including restorative treatment, crown and bridge work, Invisalign, extractions and root canal treatment. Dr. Bana is an avid believer in ongoing continuing education and has completed many certified courses in all aspects of dentistry. She is an active member of multiple professional affiliations. In her spare time, Dr. Bana enjoys spending time with friends and family, good food, travelling and riding her bike. Dr. Bana grew up in Whitby, and is excited to start giving back to the community. She is looking forward to meeting you and taking care of all your dental needs.


Dr. Michael Landzberg (Periodontist)

DR. MICHAEL LANDZBERGDr. Landzberg trained in dentistry at the University of Toronto, graduating in 2005, after which he completed a general practice residency at Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY. He completed post-graduate periodontal training at the University of Toronto in 2009 Dr. Landzberg maintains a strong research interest – he has published articles on implant esthetics and a new narrow implant, he is currently working on a long term multi-centre randomized control trial on narrow implants and he was a guest speaker at the Osteogenics 2011 Global Bone Grafting Symposium. Dr. Landzberg joined the practice in 2013 as the in-office Periodontist.


Dr. Ryan Margel ( Endodontist )

Dr. Ryan Margel, DMD, MS, FRCD(C) is our Endodontist who specializes in root canals. Originally from Toronto, he graduated with distinction from York University with a major in Mathematics. In 2009, Dr. Margel obtained his dental degree from The University of Pennsylvania. He then went on to work as a general dentist for two years prior to embarking on a two-year specialty program at Marquette University in Endodontics. His Masters’ thesis investigated the anatomical complexities of molar root canals. Dr. Margel is a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada and a member of The American Association of Endodontists. In his spare time, he enjoys sports, exercise, and traveling.