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8 years experience

Location

Mapleridge Dentistry
10175 Keele Street
Vaughan, Ontario
Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm  
Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm  
Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm  
Markham-Stouffville Smile Centre
377 Church Street, #104
Markham, Ontario
Wed 9:00 am - 5:00 pm  
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1 Raymerville Drive, Suite 5
Markham, Ontario
Wed 9:00 am - 3:00 pm  

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About

Dr. James Ko earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree, as well as a Master of Science, from the University of Toronto. He has conducted research in Biomaterials and has published a paper focused on the interaction between dental implant surfaces and bone.

Why should patients choose you as their provider instead of others in the area?

Dr Ko earned his Master of Science and his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Toronto. He has a special interest in both surgical and cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Ko is a partner in the Smile Centre group of practices. He travels to all locations to offer surgical and restorative services. He is a proud Silver level Invisalign provider and loves helping patients achieve the smiles of their dreams! Dr. Ko and his wife have two young daughters and live in the Vaughan area. He is fluent in English and Mandarin and is learning Cantonese. He enjoys playing basketball, spending time with his family and taking surgical courses!

What are you proud of in your practice?

I'm proud of providing exceptional patient care by investing time into getting to know patients, easing their concerns, and providing practical ways for improving their dental health. I take a comprehensive approach when interacting with patients of all ages.

Frequently asked questions

Where is Dr. James Ko's office located?

Dr. James Ko's office is in Vaughan, ON.

What services does Dr. James Ko offer?

Dr. James Ko offers Bonding, Braces / Invisalign, Bridges / Dentures and more. Learn more about Dr. James Ko's services on Opencare or book your appointment today.

Education & Certifications

Education
Education
Doctor of Dental Surgery
University of Toronto
Certification
Certification
Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario
Jun 6, 2014

Most Helpful Reviews
(103)

  • Reviewed on February 23rd, 2022  •  Verified patient
    The clinic is very clean and has modern technology. The staff were very professional and nice to chat with. Dr. Ko answered a lot of my questions regarding my teeth.
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  • Reviewed on March 6th, 2020  •  Verified patient
    I had the best experience getting my teeth cleaned at Dr. Ko’s office. My teeth have never felt so clean! I really enjoyed the welcoming atmosphere and that they used latest methods in cleaning, which other places don’t use!
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  • Reviewed on February 3rd, 2020  •  Verified patient
    The staff were extremely welcoming. Before we got into the procedure that I came in for, they gave me a tour of the facility. They also sat me down in their consultation room and gave me other options of procedures that would benefit me. My fiance and I are really happy that we came here
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  • Reviewed on January 27th, 2020  •  Verified patient
    The team over at Mapleridge Dentistry was amazing, customer service was top notch as soon as I walked through the front doors. Never had a pleasing interaction like that in awhile at any other business/retail/healthcare. The team was very transparent, running me through all the steps and process on keeping my teeth nice and healthy. They also took the time to answer any questions or concerns and also gave lots of information. Overall, I am very pleased with my visit, I’m the type to never leave a review, but the care and treatment I got today was outstanding and deserves to be shared with anyone that’s out there that’s currently looking for a good dentist. 10/10, thank you.
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  • Reviewed on January 18th, 2020  •  Verified patient
    Such a beautiful facility, not once did I feel even a little uncomfortable. I felt really cared for especially because the I was given a tour of the dental office It seems like a small measure but really shows that the staff cares. I also loved that they walk you through your x-rays and pictures to help you understand. My biggest issue with going to the dentist is not that I have anxiety about the appointment but more about being judged because I didn't always get regular cleanings. Dr. Ko definitely made me feel secure and not judged at all and I honestly feel so much better about my dental care.
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  • Reviewed on January 8th, 2020  •  Verified patient
    The entire team at MapleRidge Dental was fantastic. Everyone was super friendly and welcoming and super knowledgeable. Clean, comfortable environment. They all made me feel very taken care of. I highly recommend them.
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  • Reviewed on December 20th, 2019  •  Verified patient
    I am glad that opencare assisted me to find this dentistry. I felt really welcomed there and made me comfortable. The manager and hygienist Stephanie are wonderful people. I found that is extremely helpful them to provide as the individualistic service
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  • Reviewed on December 18th, 2019  •  Verified patient
    Great young team who is very friendly. I am not so avid about going to the dentist but this team is very patient and educates you about what is going on inside your mouth. Looking forward to visiting Mapleridge again!
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  • Reviewed on November 26th, 2019  •  Verified patient
    Dr. Ko provided a very detailed assessment and was very professional. Stephanie cleaned my teeth and was informative with any questions I had. Amazing team from administration to healthcare providers!
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  • Reviewed on October 24th, 2019  •  Verified patient
    Very clean office, professional, everyone was polite and cleaning was excellent. Dr. Ko explained every step I need to achieve the smile I want, and how the office can help me achieve it.
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  • Reviewed on October 18th, 2019  •  Verified patient
    Very friendly and professional. They were very thorough in explaining each step, and asked me several times if I was comfortable or if I needed anything. Everyone seemed happy to be there, and all of this translated to a positive experience for myself.
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  • Reviewed on October 16th, 2019  •  Verified patient
    Kindest staff I've ever met. Everyone in the clinic greeted me and made me feel very welcomed as a new patient. I even received a tour of their facility. The checkup, cleaning and consultation were explained and completed very thoroughly. It was truly a 5 star experience from beginning to end. Keep up the great work!
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  • Reviewed on September 6th, 2019  •  Verified patient
    The customer service was EXCEPTIONAL! I have major dentist anxiety. But the ladies at the front desk, the super clean environment, the organized staff, the friendly, kind and patient faces made it all a really great experience!
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  • Reviewed on August 14th, 2019  •  Verified patient
    Lida checked me in when I arrived. She was very kind and explained everything clearly. Dr. Yara did the examination and was very professional and clear and explained every step of the procedure.
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  • Reviewed on January 22nd, 2019  •  Verified patient
    Firstly, everyone that I met was splendidly nice. It's very easy to give a good review when everyone who you met was so warm and welcoming (especially on a very cold day). Great facility, sparkling clean (as expected) and very knowledgeable staff. I haven't met Dr. Ko himself, but I'm going for a follow-up appointment the following week.
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  • Reviewed on November 7th, 2018  •  Verified patient
    Everyone at the office is extremely warm and inviting! I had a great experience at this dental office and will definitely be returning to them for future dental care. They even gave me an electric tooth brush as a welcome gift which was so nice!
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  • Reviewed on September 20th, 2018  •  Verified patient
    I've always had an irrational fear of dentists. It was scary going back after a 2 year hiatus, but the people at this office managed to make me feel comfortable! Would definitely recommend this place.
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  • Reviewed on September 17th, 2018  •  Verified patient
    Excellent experience! The previous dentist I used to go to was kind of mean (although I don't think it was intentional). But I'm happy with this office. Everyone is extremely nice, they are very accomodating and it makes me feel comfortable. I'm glad I have found this office!
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  • Reviewed on August 28th, 2018  •  Verified patient
    My experience at Maple Ridge dental (vaughan) was truly great. The staff are very friendly and professional and they make sure you are comfortable during your visit. Very grateful to have found this dental office.
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  • Reviewed on August 21st, 2018  •  Verified patient
    I was very nervous to see a dentist. Dr. Ko, Mary-Anne and Jenny were amazing to deal with. Mary-Anne (hygenist) was extremely polite, kind and warm. She did her best to put my anxiety at ease. Dr. Ko was very thorough and reassuring. He explained everything in great detail. Jenny (office manager) was very straight forward, honest and sincere. She made me feel very welcomed. I am really impressed with this clinic thus far! Thank you!
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  • My experience was very good. Everyone at dr.kos office made me feel as comfortable as one can be
    Reviewed on June 6th, 2018  •  Verified patient
    I have a severe phobia of the dentist so when I was going I didn't know what to expect. The staff was very nice and treated me so well because of my phobia. Stephanie was very patient and super kind to me. Since my phobia is so strong it was years since I'd been at a dentist but thanks to all the staff I will be a happy returning patient.
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  • Best dental experience I've ever had
    Reviewed on April 19th, 2018  •  Verified patient
    From stepping into the office to leaving everyone made the whole experience fantastic. Our kids were made to feel so welcome. Front line staff were friendly and professional and the dental hygenist was equally so and very thorough in working on my teeth. I really can't say enough positive things about the experience.
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  • The best dental experience I've had!
    Reviewed on December 20th, 2017  •  Verified patient
    From the very friendly receptionists to my dental hygienist Stephanie, everyone was just so welcoming and professional. I've never had a dental visit go so comfortably. Can't wait to go back!
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  • Reviewed on April 28th, 2022  •  Verified patient
    Very thorough and explains everything.
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  • Reviewed on December 3rd, 2021  •  Verified patient
    They're really friendly. You'll feel very comfortable and relaxed here. Everyone from the reception, dental hygienist, to dentist takes their time to explain everything.
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  • Reviewed on April 28th, 2021  •  Verified patient
    Attentive, patient, and asked me if I had questions many times. Also used high-tech devices and cameras to explain the findings of the examination.
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  • Reviewed on October 28th, 2020  •  Verified patient
    The entire process was very smooth and Dr. Ko and everyone ensure my experience was without any issues.
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  • Reviewed on August 30th, 2020  •  Verified patient
    he is professional and patience
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  • Reviewed on August 4th, 2020  •  Verified patient
    Very professional, knowledgeable and friendly.
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  • Reviewed on July 24th, 2020  •  Verified patient
    Nice guy, knows his stuff and walks you through the entire process. Great experience.
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