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Dr. Aisling Whitaker is currently on Maternity Leave until June 2019. Hi! I am Dr. Whitaker, and I look forward to welcoming you to Simcoe Dental Group. First, I would like to introduce myself. I am originally from Dublin, Ireland and moved to Toronto in 2016 with my Canadian husband. Since completing my training in Dentistry, I have worked as a family dentist in Ireland. I have experience in all aspects of general dentistry and my primary goal is patient education and prevention of disease. I am a Silver Invisalign Provider. Prior to studying Dentistry, I completed a PhD in Psychology. My background has allowed me to develop a gentle approach to dentistry, as well as an appreciation for creating a positive dental experience with each patient. I aim to provide a calm and relaxed environment. Especially when working with children and nervous patients. I value the relationship with my patients and promoting oral health above all else. Outside of my work, I enjoy yoga, watching documentaries, travelling, cooking and getting to know the city.

What are you proud of in your practice?

Because of my background in Psychology, I find myself in a unique position to develop a new approach to dentistry. I am very much aware that some patients can find going to the dentist uncomfortable, even though technology in the last couple of years has made great leaps forward to reduce this. That is why I invest a lot of time in building a relationship with my patients. Being able to understand and get to know them, to a point where they come into the office smiling, is one of the most rewarding aspects of my job.

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  • Reviewed on December 20th, 2018  •  Verified patient
    Dr Whitaker was a pleasure to see, she was very quick to put me at ease, thorough and professional. I am so pleased I’ve found such a great dentist!
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  • Reviewed on July 19th, 2018  •  Verified patient
    I’m so glad I found Dr. Aisling Whitaker! I really appreciated taking time to go through my X-rays and telling me about what to look out for in my dental hygiene. Really a great practice. The hygienist Stephanie was also amazing!
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  • Excellent
    Reviewed on June 29th, 2018  •  Verified patient
    Dr Whitaker took her time to sit with me and go through the appointment step by step and explained everything she did in detail. She answered all my questions and even took the time to send me a follow up email with a book she wrote regarding childhood and dentistry seeing as I'll be expecting soon. She's just so passionate, talented and knowledgeable, I STRONGLY recommended her!
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  • So impressed with Dr. Whitaker and team !
    Reviewed on February 9th, 2018  •  Verified patient
    I had not been to the dentist for a very long time before making this appointment and was a bit nervous prior to arriving. But my experience with Dr. Whitaker and team was truly amazing. Felicia at the front desk was warm and helpful, the dental hygienist was lovely and paid a lot of attention to making me feel comfortable. Dr. Whitaker did a great job explaining to me everything she was doing. She was super friendly and made me feel at ease. By far the best dental experience I've had !
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  • Very friendly and informative appointment
    Reviewed on January 16th, 2018  •  Verified patient
    I don't have dental insurance, so it was expensive to get the cleaning/exam/x-rays done, but this was by far my most informative dental appointment ever. I really appreciated Dr Whitaker walking me through the pictures/x-rays of my teeth and gums, and explaining the issues and potential causes/remedies. No other dentist has ever taken that time with me, and now I feel a lot more in control of the health of my teeth.
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  • Amazing team, would absolutely recommend them to anyone who is looking for a new lifelong dentist.
    Reviewed on November 23rd, 2017  •  Verified patient
    This was my first visit in 8 years, so you’d imagine I’d be a bit nervous. The team was very nice and informative. They took time to answer any and all questions. Amazing service. Looking forward to going back in 6 months.
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  • Professional, friendly and on time.
    Reviewed on October 28th, 2017  •  Verified patient
    This was my first appointment with Dr. Aisling. Very thorough and careful investigation of my dental history. Took x-rays and pictures and took the time to explain all the findings, I was very impressed. Excellent.
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  • Everyone was courteous, professional, and personable.
    Reviewed on October 26th, 2017  •  Verified patient
    I enjoyed my experience at Dr. Whitaker's office. Intake was quick, and the waiting period was only around 5 minutes. First I was brought to a photography room, where the technician was an effective and patient instructor as she took some close-ups and x-rays. Afterwards, Dr. Whitaker discussed the photographs with me, making sure that I understood what we were looking at, and what the next steps are. She moreover showed me some ways I can keep the area around my dental wire clean, of which I was previously unaware. Finally, I was taken for cleaning, where the hygienist was attentive and conversational, and made sure I wasn't uncomfortable throughout the process.
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  • The best all-around dentist experience.
    Reviewed on October 24th, 2017  •  Verified patient
    When I arrived at Dr. Whitaker's office, I was immediately taken to the exam room without any wait. The staff were professional and efficient. After taking photos and xrays, Dr. Whitaker went through her exam with me, tooth by tooth, explaining what she found and what it meant. I've never had such a thorough or informative dentist appointment. I happily recommend Dr. Whitaker to anyone who needs a dentist!
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  • Incredibly thorough and patient focused
    Reviewed on October 19th, 2017  •  Verified patient
    Dr. Whitaker was unlike any experience I have had at a dentist ever. She and her staff explained each step of their process, outlined costs and also opted for the least expensive option for a tooth repair. She showed me pictures and xrays and explained any trouble spots. She also detected a cavity in 10 seconds that my previous dentist neglected to find, despite my complaints of pain/sensitivity. Super dentist and staff. She has become our new Family Dentist without a doubt.
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  • Excellent!
    Reviewed on August 30th, 2017  •  Verified patient
    Couldn't have asked for a better experience. Dr. Whitaker was very friendly and attentative. She even followed up with me herself via phone call. Her assistants - Stephanie and Lisa, were superb too. So sweet and made me feel super comfortable. Not to mention they were so gentle with cleaning! Highly recommend this place.
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  • Thorough and quick.
    Reviewed on August 22nd, 2017  •  Verified patient
    Arrived right at my appt time and waited approximately 2 minutes. The X-Rays were simple and spent time going through each of my teeth with the dentist. Very fascinating! The cleaning was thorough and everything was completed early!
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  • Friendly, made sure I was comfortable and answered all of my questions.
    Reviewed on August 22nd, 2017  •  Verified patient
    Dr. Whitaker did my cleaning herself, she was very friendly and knowledgable. She set me up with a follow up wisdom tooth consult which which was an easy process. The dental office was clean and well organized, I will definitely stay as a patient.
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  • Amazing team!
    Reviewed on August 18th, 2017  •  Verified patient
    This is probably the best experience I've ever had at a dentist. The whole team is amazing - very thorough, professional, and knowledgeable. I'll definitely keep going back and I highly recommend Dr. Whitaker and the clinic!
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  • Very professional!
    Reviewed on August 18th, 2017  •  Verified patient
    All of the staff were great, made sure I was comfortable and were thorough but efficient. It was very easy to schedule online, and was overall a good first experience.
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  • Easy
    Reviewed on August 2nd, 2017  •  Verified patient
    Great facility, hygenist was nice, Dr. Aisling was a pro with a great bedside manner and explained everything to me. I did not receive a reply to an email I sent after my appointment, but other than that, very happy with everything.
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  • Friendly, welcoming and accommodating service.
    Reviewed on August 1st, 2017  •  Verified patient
    My first appointment with Aisling was very pleasant. The staff she works with are professional and friendly, making it a positive environment to walk into. The front-desk staff was very accommodating when it came time to sort out the insurance side, as well.
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  • Best experience I've ever had.
    Reviewed on July 28th, 2017  •  Verified patient
    Aisling and Stephanie were extremely professional and a pleasure to be in the company of. I recently changed offices as the dentist was rude and unprofessional to his staff. I wish I did it sooner!
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  • Valuable
    Reviewed on July 27th, 2017  •  Verified patient
    Dr. Aisling Whitaker took the time to explain in detail some of the bad habits I have been doing along with a visual explanation on to the health of my teeth and the cause of some of the cavities I had and how to prevent them for the futurue
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  • Great customer service.
    Reviewed on July 26th, 2017  •  Verified patient
    I had an issue with my back molar and she diagnosed it quickly. She explained what was going on thoroughly and gave me options. At the same time, she identified potential issues when examining my xrays. She's really attentive and it shows that she really cares about her patients.
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  • Very comprehensive first exam
    Reviewed on July 18th, 2017  •  Verified patient
    The staff at Simcoe Dental Group were very professional and thorough. Dr. Whitaker took the time to explain things and also focused on preventative measures, which I have never had my dentist pay attention to. It was a great experience.
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  • Outstanding Performance
    Reviewed on June 20th, 2017  •  Verified patient
    I'm not a person who usually writes reviews online, but I have to say Dr. Aisling and her team makes me feel completely at ease. She is simply the BEST dentist in town. Her knowledge, professionalism and gentle approach left my fears and anxiety by the way-side.
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  • Comprehensive and compassionate
    Reviewed on June 9th, 2017  •  Verified patient
    Dr. Whitaker and her team are some of the best dental professionals I've met. During my exam everything was explained and made sure that I understood, and there was thorough and clear communication throughout the whole process.
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  • Easy
    Reviewed on May 31st, 2017  •  Verified patient
    Dr. Whitaker was so thorough. I was delighted and surprised that she did the majority of the cleaning. She walked me through everything and taught me things about my teeth I wasn't aware of. I feel very lucky to have found her and will continue to visit her in the future!
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  • Great attention to detail and patient education
    Reviewed on May 17th, 2017  •  Verified patient
    My experience at Dr. Whitaker's office was all around great. She was gentle and straightforward about explaining each process in the appointment and was extra sensitive to my anxieties (however small) every step of the way. She offered me earplugs during my cleaning which helped a lot with the loud grinding noises of the tools and she took frequent breaks whenever I seemed tense. She explained my x-rays in detail and also took me through treatment options. Dr. Whitaker really seems to care that her patients are happy with their teeth. I will definitely continue to see her for all my dentistry needs.
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  • Great experience from start to finish, they have a great team!
    Reviewed on April 25th, 2017  •  Verified patient
    Experience started when I walked in. Leanne is professional and super helpful with my insurance and coinsurance plan. Dr. Whitaker took her time to explain everything to me. She was thorough and experienced. Steph the hygienist worked her magic and it made my experience a memorable one.
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  • Friendly, excellent dentist experience
    Reviewed on April 18th, 2017  •  Verified patient
    I had a wonderful experience with Dr. Whitaker and the rest of the Simcoe Dental Group team. They were kind and accommodating. Dr. Whitaker was patient and went through all of my questions and concerns. The office was efficient, clean and bright.
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  • Great visit with Dr. Aisling
    Reviewed on April 18th, 2017  •  Verified patient
    My visit with Dr. aisling was great. I learned more about my teeth than I have from any dentist before. She was gentle and mindful of my apprehension of dentist visits. I was also excited to have great news on a dental visit!
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  • Helpful and friendly
    Reviewed on April 4th, 2017  •  Verified patient
    Answered all of my million questions, was proactively cautious of pain levels, and very knowledgable. Personable and friendly. Willing to go over multiple options. Great dentist overall. Would recommend to family and friends.
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  • Friendly Dentist Office Downtown Toronto
    Reviewed on April 1st, 2017  •  Verified patient
    Pleasant experience with Dr Whitaker and her helpful staff. They were friendly and willing to answer any questions I had, and took time to explain the issues I may have. Brought up some new points I hadn't heard from my previous dentist.
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