Eastgate Dental Centre

Who We Are

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

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

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

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 loves exploring new places when I can.
Dr. Uditi Kapoor

Dr. Jamal Alshakiry

Dr. Jamal Alshakiry has been practicing dentistry for more than 20 years. Soon after his graduation in 1997 from the University of Damascus, he followed his passion to excel in Endodontics and Oral Surgery. Dr. Alshakiry has been committed to continuing education and clinical excellence. As a very qualified dentist, he is passionate about dentistry and proves it through his work. His expertise compasses most aspects of general dentistry, such as: simple and complicated extractions, dental implants, Invisalign, Nitrous Oxide and oral moderate sedation, root canal treatments, and cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Alshakiry worked as a dentist for a United Nation Agency for 7 years. He is a certified Canadian Dental board member, as well as a member in good standing with the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario (RCDSO) and the Ontario Dental Association. Dr. Alshakiry also enjoys his family life and is a strong chess player.

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.

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

  • My hygienist is Angela , she is very nice, and my dentist is Dr.Gelman , he is very good dentist and explane to me everything. He always did good job.

    thumb Fariba Nobarpour
    January 27, 2021

    Very professional dental office. Covid protocols were excellent - if you have any fears of that, they have done everything to put your mind at ease. As bad... read more

    thumb Alex Gallant
    November 18, 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

    thumb Christine Atlee
    December 27, 2021
  • It was very easy to become a new patient at this clinic. Everyone is really friendly and welcoming, and booking appointments is very smooth. Their hours and location are great... read more

    thumb alison ・ᴗ・
    February 22, 2022

    In these crazy times it's really appreciate all the work they have gone into making sure everything is clean and safe. The 2 wonderful ladies that helped me out had... read more

    thumb Keri Potter
    February 14, 2022

    I went in for an emergency broken tooth causing me significant pain. They squeezed me in the next morning after I called. Dr. Muhammed was so personable, kind, and honest.... read more

    thumb Alicia June
    April 26, 2022
  • The staff at Eastgate Dental are always pleasant, efficient and helpful. My dentist and her assistant are fantastic!! I don't like going to the dentist buy my dentist and assistant are... read more

    thumb Gail B
    December 24, 2021

    In these crazy times it's really appreciate all the work they have gone into making sure everything is clean and safe. The 2 wonderful ladies that helped me out had... read more

    thumb Keri Potter
    September 9, 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

    thumb Shirley Milne
    May 4, 2022
  • 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

    thumb Vanessa Gilmore
    July 24, 2021

    I had a painful wisdom tooth emerging through my gums, and they were able to get me in the next day. I was very very nervous, as it’s been years... read more

    thumb Alexandra Franklin
    October 27, 2021

    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

    thumb Joann Fouge
    June 23, 2021
  • Dr. Gilmen and his dental assistant today were amazing. My 7 year old had his first cavity and these two lovely people were so gently to his needs and explained... read more

    thumb Dulce Borges-Jeffrey
    April 16, 2022

    Top notch Dental office. They treat you like family. All the assistants are awesome, Dr. Jamie is amazing and so nice. They take their time to do the job right... read more

    thumb Steven Bass
    May 28, 2021

    I loved going here today because seeing Mikayla was really refreshing.and I'm glad that she understands how my anxiety is and she made it a fun experience where there was... read more

    thumb taylor connolly
    March 5, 2021
  • Very professional, pleasant and safe! Clearly have done a lot to ensure the best safety for staff and patients. Cleanings, fillings etc, I have only ever received the best care

    thumb k mc
    March 27, 2021

    Amazing place. Got me in on a Saturday as I had pain and swelling. All staff were so nice. It was very efficient and they were so prompt. They will... read more

    thumb Kathy K.
    August 13, 2022

    This isn’t my usual dentist but mine is closed from Friday -Sunday. I was experiencing intense pain from my wisdom teeth and beloved there to be an infection. I called... read more

    thumb Mackenzie Mackinnon
    July 22, 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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