Eastgate Dental Centre

Who We Are

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About Eastgate
Dental Centre

Eastgate Dental Centre offers a wide range of dental care to our patients, including general dentistry, dental hygiene, dentures and speciality dental services, including: orthodontics, endodontics, periodontics, and oral surgery.

Since the time of our opening in 1993, we have successfully treated thousands of individuals and families in our community. Our family of dentists look forward to providing your complete dental needs.

Our Doctors

dr. barry gelman

Dr. Barry Gelman

I graduated from the University of Toronto in 1996 with my degree in Dentistry.

I enjoy building strong relationships with patients and doing Surgery and Endodontics. I am a member of the Dental Surgeons of Ontario and the Ontario Dental Association.

I am nearly a lifelong resident of Hamilton with 25 years of practice in the Hamilton area, I love my work and the people I work with in a large Collaborative practice. In my spare time I enjoy walking, cycling using new technology, reading and listen to music.

dr. nazek mohammed dds

Dr. Nazek Mohammed DDS

I studied both abroad and in Canada. I graduated from Baghdad University with a Bachelor’s degree in Dental Science (B.D.S.) in 1999 and in 2013 I received my DDS (Doctor of Dental Surgeon) designation from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. In 2016 completed the Implant Residency continuing education at the University of Toronto.

I enjoy all aspects of dentistry and I strive for excellence in dental care for patients of all ages. My degrees allow me to practice general dentistry, and a variety of procedures.

I am a member of the Ontario Dental Association, Canadian Dental Association and the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario.

I enjoy spending time with my family and traveling around the world. I also enjoy supporting canadahelps.org.

dr. james tonogai

Dr. James Tonogai

I graduated from the University of Western with a degree in Dentistry in 2015, and I have enjoyed working at Eastgate Dental Centre for the past 5 years.

I am currently enrolled in a 3-year Prosthodontics specialty Program at the University of Toronto. Before entering the prosthodontic residency, I have pursued several additional training programs in Implant dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, pediatric dentistry and occlusion.

In my spare time I enjoy tennis, sailing and badminton.

Dr. Uditi Kapoor

Dr. Uditi Kapoor

I believe in providing comprehensive dental care with a friendly smile to my patients. I began my journey in dental care in India and subsequently completed D.M.D. with honours from Boston University’s Goldman School of Dental medicine.
After successfully completing the National Dental Boards examination (U.S.A.), The Commission of Dental Competency Assessments (U.S.A.) and National Dental Examining Board Canada, I am licensed by the Massachusetts State Dental Board in the United States and Royal College of Dental Surgeon of Ontario. I am also a member of the American Dental Association, Massachusetts Dental Society, Ontario Dental Association, Canadian Dental Association and Indian Dental Association.
Having practiced internationally, I have gained valuable hands-on experience and a gentle chairside manner. Ensuring that my patients receive the best standard of care, I am certified in providing minimal and moderate sedation, Invisalign, and proficient in CEREC CAD/CAM technology. I enjoy all aspects of dentistry, especially wisdom teeth extractions. 
When not providing dental care, I enjoy spending quality time with family and friends. I am also an avid hiker and love exploring new places when I can.
Dr. Uditi Kapoor

Dr. Alaaeldin Elaraby

Dr. Elaraby, a highly accomplished dentist, brings a wealth of expertise and dedication to patient care.

Dr. Elaraby earned BDS, Master of Prosthodontics, and Ph.D degrees with honors from the University of Alexandria, Egypt. He completed the NDEB and received the Paffenbarger Award from the Academy of Dental Materials (USA). Dr. Elaraby has worked as a Professor at the University of Alexandria and King Saud University before moving to Canada. Currently, he is a clinical instructor in the Prosthodontics Department at the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto.

Dr. Elaraby’s comprehensive approach to dentistry includes a wide range of treatments, such as cosmetic dentistry and dental implants. His dedication to personalized care is evident in his careful planning and patient-centered approach. As a member of the Canadian Dental Association, the Ontario Dental Association, and the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario, Dr. Elaraby keeps up with industry advancements while also enjoying outdoor activities in his free time.

Dr. Uditi Kapoor

Dr. Shyam Bhika

Dr. Bhika is a certified dentist with a Bachelor’s degree in Dental Surgery from India and a Master of Science in Public Health from the United Kingdom. He now practices in Canada and is a member of the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario and the Ontario Dental Association. In addition to dentistry, he is an avid traveler and nature enthusiast, always seeking new adventures.

Our Languages

Do you prefer to speak another language other than English? We off dental appointments in Arabic, Cantonese, Croatian, Czech, French, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Malayalam, Mandarin, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Spanish, Turkish, Serbian, Swahili, Kazakhstan, and Tamil as well, just let us know what you prefer when you book with us.

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Fees & Insurance

We direct bill insurance and we accept all major credit cards and debit. If you need financing options, please ask our Treatment Coordinator for more information when reviewing any recommended dental treatments.

What Our Clients Love About Us

  • Dentist and Dental Assistant friendly and informative. Didn't feel pressured to get work done since I am a senior with no coverage. Was told what procedures would cost. Feel comfortable going forward.

    Dina Sakes Avatar Dina Sakes
    February 23, 2024

    The staff and Doctors are all extremely nice and professional. I have never had a problem and they are super gentle when doing any major work. Would recommend 100%

    Antonella Monroy Avatar Antonella Monroy
    October 4, 2021

    I would like to thank everyone at Eastgate Dental Centre for their kindness, and a superb job!! I was overwhelmed with their care and the job they did... read more

    Shirley Milne Avatar Shirley Milne
    May 4, 2022
  • I have been going to Eastgate Dental for quite a few years now and have always had a great experience there. Mary is "the best" hygienist EVER.

    Barb Harris Avatar Barb Harris
    March 20, 2022

    Friendly staff, comfortable rooms and atmosphere. Knowledgeable and clear with treatment plan. Put my mind at ease.

    kyle gadsby Avatar kyle gadsby
    April 21, 2021

    I had a fantastic experience yesterday at Eastgate Dental Centre. I had a bad tooth that needed taking care of immediately, and I could not be happier with the results.... read more

    Charles Landy Avatar Charles Landy
    February 20, 2022
  • I had one of the best experiences I’ve ever had with a dentist and especially hygienist today. I have always been anxious about going to the dentist but the amazing warm... read more

    Kim Grootenboer Avatar Kim Grootenboer
    September 21, 2021

    I was received in an orderly manner following COVID restrictions and protocols after having signed in through a portal the day before. There was no delay in receiving me at... read more

    Thomas Ayers Avatar Thomas Ayers
    January 29, 2022

    My hygiene appointment with Angela was amazing!!!! She was very caring and compassionate. She explained everything she was doing and observing. A... read more

    Patricia Gerrior Avatar Patricia Gerrior
    October 30, 2021
  • I was referred to Dr. Tonogai regarding the feasibility of implants. I am a very nervous dental patient! From the first visit I was part of the team! All of... read more

    Patti IDENOUYE Avatar Patti IDENOUYE
    December 9, 2023

    Another fabulous visit at Eastgate Dental! Professional while maintaining a very comfortable atmosphere. Extremely proactive with Covid regulations above and beyond! The staff are amazing and great at what what... read more

    Christine Digiantomasso Avatar Christine Digiantomasso
    June 7, 2021

    I have been a patient of Eastgate Dental for over 10 years. Their location and hours are very convenient especially for people who work office hours. My husband... read more

    Christine Atlee Avatar Christine Atlee
    December 27, 2021
  • Amazing staff. As someone who haf issues in past with dentists...the staff here has made me feel not only welcomed but comfortable. I honestly could not say enough kind words... read more

    Shayne Dawn Avatar Shayne Dawn
    January 25, 2024

    I had such a pleasant experience at my appointment today. I've never felt more welcomed and comfortable at a dental office before. Dr Chan Lum makes you feel like you... read more

    Joann Fougere Avatar Joann Fougere
    June 23, 2021

    Safe friendly service. Michaela the dental hygienist did a thorough job in cleaning my teeth, was very friendly and took her time. I met a new dentist today and... read more

    Vanessa Gilmore Avatar Vanessa Gilmore
    July 24, 2021
  • New customer.. Got me in fast on a Sunday. They took the time to explain all my opinion... nice and helpful. Also got a significant discount from the original quote.

    Peter Piotrek Avatar Peter Piotrek
    February 18, 2024

    They make it feel safe and know what they doing. They take time to explain what they need to do. It clam and safe place to going and work on... read more

    Tammy Hudgins Avatar Tammy Hudgins
    January 11, 2022

    Always friendly and caring. They take the time to explain every procedure in detail to ease any anxiety. Dr. Mohammad is especially caring. I hope she never leaves !!!

    Marsha Willson Avatar Marsha Willson
    September 2, 2022

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Our Community

The entire team at Eastgate Dental Centre are proud to live and work in the vibrant community of Hamilton. This is our home and we genuinely care about taking care of the oral health care needs of our community – and we can do the same for you too.

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