Dr. Aisling Whitaker

Locations

Simcoe Dental Group
200 Front Street West
Toronto, Ontario
Mon 8:30 am - 5:00 pm  
Wed 8:30 am - 5:00 pm  
Thu 8:30 am - 5:00 pm  

Biography

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 recently moved to Toronto 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. 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.

Offered Services 10 Services

Bonding Bridges / Dentures Cleaning Crown / Cap Filling Root Canal TMJ Tooth Extraction Veneers Whitening

Bonding Bridges / Dentures Cleaning Crown / Cap Filling Root Canal TMJ Tooth Extraction Veneers Whitening

Languages Spoken

English

Most Helpful Reviews (32)

  • Excellent Experience
    Reviewed on March 16th, 2017  •  Verified patient
    I was a new patient to Dr. Whitaker and would be highly recommend her. As someone who hadn't been to the dentist in a few years, Dr. Whitaker gave me a full examination and after my cleaning, took the time to walk me through the x-rays and explain them. Through this explanation she was able to recommend lifestyle changes that could improve my oral health. It was extremely comprehensive and the cleaning itself was painless, but Dr. Whitaker paused to make sure nothing was causing me pain throughout the process.
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  • Lovely and kind
    Reviewed on March 13th, 2017  •  Verified patient
    Aisling was such a pleasure to visit - I am terrified of the dentist and have really sensitive teeth and she was very attentive and made sure I felt comfortable. I will definitely be coming back. Highly recommend!
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  • Great experience!
    Reviewed on March 3rd, 2017  •  Verified patient
    Dr. Aisling Whitaker takes the time to explain everything in detail to you and she is extremely friendly. It definitely isn't the traditional Dentist experience. It felt like you were speaking with someone who really cares for the patient and knew exactly how to take care of you. Would highly recommend!
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  • Great Dentist
    Reviewed on March 2nd, 2017  •  Verified patient
    I was very nervous about trying a new dentist as I have past memories of every trip being painful. I am delighted to say there was no pain when I visited Dr. Whitaker and she was very careful and kind and explained everything so well. Her staff are terrific also.
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  • Great experience
    Reviewed on February 24th, 2017  •  Verified patient
    Great clean and modern office. Thorough cleaning and exam and the room had a TV. Staff was knowledgeable and friendly. gave a great kit of tools when I was done. They also do invisaline too. I'll be back :)
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  • Why did I put it off for so long?
    Reviewed on February 24th, 2017  •  Verified patient
    I had been avoiding going to the dentist for over 2 years because it gives me a stomach ache just thinking about it. Dr. Whitaker was warm and welcoming and made me feel at ease straight away. She sat down with me after my cleaning to go over the pictures of my teeth as well as a plan going forward to keep me on top of their health. Even though my next appointment is for a filling replacement, which I usually dread, I am actually looking forward to it as I trust it will be as painless as possible.
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  • Best dentist
    Reviewed on February 16th, 2017  •  Verified patient
    Dr. Whitaker is by far the best dentist I've ever had. She is so knowledgeable, and really careful to make sure you understand what she's explaining to you. She is by far the best dentist I've ever had.
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  • Awesome Dentist!
    Reviewed on January 19th, 2017  •  Verified patient
    Dr. Whitaker sat me down for a solid 30 minutes after our first check up to walk me through the kind of detail about teeth people don't bother to teach you. It was incredibly obvious that she was passionate and knowledgeable about what she does and genuinely cares about how people take care of their teeth.
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  • Amazing experience
    Reviewed on January 17th, 2017  •  Verified patient
    Dr. Aisling was amazing! Very kind and knowledgeable. I really enjoyed talking to her and will come back to her as a regular patient. My appointment was on time and the staff was very friendly too. Close enough to work that its easy to schedule appointments!
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  • Thorough overview
    Reviewed on January 9th, 2017  •  Verified patient
    Very friendly staff. Requested a thorough review of my background and prior treatment. Gave a detailed overview of my entire dental health. Doubled checked insurance to ensure I was covered for what they suggested before starting. Walked me through everything with clarity and knowledge.
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  • First Visit
    Reviewed on December 29th, 2016  •  Verified patient
    Every aspect of my experience from booking to payment and invoicing was painless. Dr. Whitaker is very detailed and I really like her client education approach. She even recommended a free cleaning alternative since my insurance doesn't cover cleaning more than once a year (which I need due to my post-braces wire).
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  • Pleasure
    Reviewed on December 28th, 2016  •  Verified patient
    Dr. Whitaker in a very detailed, professional manner, had clarified my concerns. The office staff was punctual and welcoming. Her guidance was greatly valued in a professional yet approachable style.
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  • Great first appointment
    Reviewed on December 25th, 2016  •  Verified patient
    Went for a first appointment with Dr. Whitaker on December 22nd. I experienced a lovely new facility, efficient treatment, and personable service. Looking forward to returning for future appointments.
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  • First Visit
    Reviewed on December 21st, 2016  •  Verified patient
    Great experience! Dr. Whitaker was very good. The staff was helpful. Painless, efficient experience. Good plan set up moving forward. I definitely plan to continue with Dr. Whitaker. Her team were accommodating, attentive, and very friendly.
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  • Excellent expeirence from a new patient.
    Reviewed on December 14th, 2016  •  Verified patient
    This was my first appointment with Dr. Whitaker for a routine check-up and must say it was a great experience. She spent time to explain why each procedure was being done and why it was important. She checked that I was feeling comfortable throughout the appointment and answered all my questions. I liked that we sat down together at the end of the appointment to go through x-rays and photos so that I could understand what she was seeing in real time. I also liked how she was cogniesent of bad habits (biting nails, teeth clenching, etc) that while aren't a direct dental issue, could cause dental problems down the road. Overall a great experience and would reccomend for any new patients!
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  • Definitely recommend!
    Reviewed on December 13th, 2016  •  Verified patient
    Friendly staff, a clean facility. Dr Whitaker was thorough, friendly, and explained everything about my teeth in detail. She went through all the photos and X-rays with me helped me better understand how to improve my teeth.
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  • Helped me conquer my dentist phobia!
    Reviewed on December 12th, 2016  •  Verified patient
    I hadn't been to the dentist for over 15 years due to my fear of dentist. But Whitaker and her staff took such great care of me and made me feel so comfortable. They were very encouraging and thorough. Whitaker gave me great insight into my teeth and gums and great tips to improve my oral hygiene that will be easy to manage. I really liked this office and plan on staying with them.
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  • Great appointment
    Reviewed on December 12th, 2016  •  Verified patient
    Fast, easy, comfortable and very informative. Dr. Whitaker was very nice, patient and good in explaining everything to me. I'm glad I came for a visit today. Will definitely come back again. I'll look forward for my next appointment next year.
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  • Really Great Appointment
    Reviewed on December 8th, 2016  •  Verified patient
    Comfortable, easy, timely, and knowledgeable. Dr. Whitaker and her staff are courteous and caring and put me at ease from the moment I stepped into the office. The appointment was very easy to make, the office easy to access. I was in on time and no time wasted while I was in the chair. Dr. Whitaker provided thoughtful feedback and helpful advice.
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  • Great Experience
    Reviewed on December 7th, 2016  •  Verified patient
    She was great at explaining issues and concerns and very knowledgable and likable. I felt she was very up to date on dental issues and had a very caring nature, which would be helpful for people who have a lot of fear regarding the dentist.
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  • Great experience.
    Reviewed on December 5th, 2016  •  Verified patient
    Dr. Whitaker was very thorough, knowledgeable, and explained everything as she went. Her office was very convenient to access. Her team were accommodating, attentive, and very friendly. I will definitely be back!
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  • Accomodating
    Reviewed on December 5th, 2016  •  Verified patient
    Made the appointment last minute because of a few concerns. Dr. Aisling educated me on how to take care of my teeth. The appointment was fast. I left the clinic comfortable, knowing i'm in good care.
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  • Professional, Kind, and Gentle
    Reviewed on December 5th, 2016  •  Verified patient
    I just finished my appointment and could not be more impressed with the doctor or her practice. She was professional, kind, and courteous which made the awful experience of going to a dentist more than just tolerable, she made it pleasant. 10/10 would recommend.
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  • New Patient
    Reviewed on December 1st, 2016  •  Verified patient
    First time visitor to the clinic. The initial appointment was just over ran hour and Dr. Whitaker was very friendly and kept me informed throughout. I would definitely recommend to friends and family.
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  • First Appt
    Reviewed on November 30th, 2016  •  Verified patient
    Took the time to sit down and talk about my X-ray results and explained at was going on inside my mouth. Quick and painless check up and cleaning considering I have not been to the dentist for 6 years.
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  • Very good!
    Reviewed on November 21st, 2016  •  Verified patient
    The whole appointment was very organized and professional. Dr. Aisling was able to provide me with insight as to how to best take care of my teeth and was not pushy when I informed her that I had a family dentist that I normally go to.
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  • Amazing service!
    Reviewed on November 21st, 2016  •  Verified patient
    Aisling was amazing. It seemed like every little detail was taken care of during my visit. Even things that I didn't know I needed! She gave sunglasses for the bright dentist lights, and even applied Vaseline to chapped lips when needed. All this in addition to great advice and oral knowledge. It was a truly great experience. Highly recommend!
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