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.

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

  • I have been a patient with Eastgate dental centre for over 15 years. I can honestly say why I keep coming back is because my hygienist Angela is fantastic! She... read more

    Sonya Strand Avatar Sonya Strand
    May 8, 2021

    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

    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.

    Fariba Nobarpour Avatar Fariba Nobarpour
    January 27, 2021
  • My hygienist Ferdose is amazing!!! She noticed an abnormality on my tongue and insisted I get it checked out. It turned out to be a tumour that would’ve gone unnoticed... read more

    serena otshudi Avatar serena otshudi
    February 22, 2023

    I got a cleaning and check-up with a hygienist. She was very knowledgeable and gentle. It's a very clean, calm and welcoming environment.

    Kristina Manion Avatar Kristina Manion
    April 14, 2022

    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

    Dulce Borges-Jeffrey Avatar Dulce Borges-Jeffrey
    April 16, 2022
  • I went to Eastgate dental and had the best experience. My dental hygienist Ferdous was wonderful and so very compassionate. She was so encouraging and I would recommend Eastgate Dental... read more

    Isabella Cujo Avatar Isabella Cujo
    May 18, 2023

    I am a coward when it comes to the dentist Dr Chi and Diana have went above and beyond to keep sure I’m calm & as pain free as possible.... read more

    Georgina Jeffery Avatar Georgina Jeffery
    May 6, 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

    Joann Fouge Avatar Joann Fouge
    June 23, 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

    Keri Potter Avatar Keri Potter
    September 9, 2021

    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

    Alicia June Avatar 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

    Gail B Avatar Gail B
    December 24, 2021
  • 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 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

    I love love love my new dentist! I feel safe going into this office because of their protocols. Also, Dr. Bhandari and the staff are a dream. The level of... read more

    R. Pang Avatar R. Pang
    August 23, 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 experience at this dental office has been mixed over the years but this visit for a cleaning was special. The hygienist who cleaned my teeth this time not only... read more

    Neva Tatyug Avatar Neva Tatyug
    October 25, 2022

    Comfortable, pleasant staff, great hygienist and dentist. I took my daughter here for emergency dentistry in 2008, and haven't gone anywhere else since. I give 4 stars,... read more

    Meggin Kraft Avatar Meggin Kraft
    June 15, 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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