Dr. Flavia Gruesc

11 Years
Experience

Locations

Gateway Dental Clinic
1131 Leslie Street, 109
Toronto, Ontario
Tue 8:00 am - 3:30 pm  
Wed 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm  
Thu 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm  
Fri 8:00 am - 3:30 pm  

Biography

Hello! My name is Dr. Flavia and I would like to welcome you to our practice. Let me start by telling you a bit about myself. I am a 1995 graduate of the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Medicine in Timisoara. After getting my degree, I practiced for several years in Romania. However, me and my husband decided to move to Canada in the early 2000’s. Once in Canada, I was admitted into the University of Toronto’s special program for foreign trained dentists and graduated (Honours) as a Doctor of Dental Surgery in 2005. One thing I have learned in the last 20 years as a dentist is that education and awareness are crucial. I want my patients to know what is happening to them by making sure to explain everything we do, and most importantly, why we do it. I do what it takes to make a patient feel comfortable so they can receive the treatment they need. My work philosophy is to perform result-oriented dental care while using proven and also up to date treatment methods. A patient’s oral health is more than just what happens in their mouth. That is why I focus on the overall patient well-being, with an emphasis on prevention. As a result you will see improved long-term comfort and a healthy smile. When I am not at the clinic I love to spend as much of my time with my husband Peter and my daughter Julia.

Which cases do you enjoy treating? Why?

I truly enjoy treating all my patients! Some have been with us since the beginning and I cannot express how fortunate I am for that. However, what gives me the most fulfillment as a dentist, is giving a patient the confidence to throw out a smile again. Sometimes we get very complicated cases where people have been afraid to go to the dentist for years, and it is incredible to see the effect we can have on the lives of these patients.

What are you proud of in your practice?

When I started Gateway Dental I envisioned a place with a soothing environment where people can relax and don’t have to be afraid to see the dentist. When you walk in you will notice this immediately. From the way our staff will treat you, to our comfortable couch and stained glass that emulates the light in a way to make you feel relaxed and at ease. Furthermore, we keep up to date with the most recent technology to reduce any discomfort as much as possible. I believe this practice represents what dentistry can do in the 21st century, and am incredibly proud of what the team has accomplished in the last 10 years.

Offered Services 15 Services

Bonding Braces Bridges / Dentures Cleaning Crown / Cap Filling Gum Surgery Implants Root Canal Sleep apnea TMJ Tooth Extraction Veneers Whitening Wisdom Teeth Removal

Bonding Braces Bridges / Dentures Cleaning Crown / Cap Filling Gum Surgery Implants Root Canal Sleep apnea TMJ Tooth Extraction Veneers Whitening Wisdom Teeth Removal

Languages Spoken

English Romanian

Most Helpful Reviews (30)

  • Amazing!
    Reviewed on March 17th, 2017  •  Verified patient
    It's been a while since I have been to the dentist, and I was super nervous about it. They made me feel comfortable and treated me very well. They are very professional, pleasant and gentle. Highly recommend Dr Flavia!
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  • Pleasant Experience
    Reviewed on March 10th, 2017  •  Verified patient
    Dr. Flavia Gruesc was wonder. She and her staff were very personable and knowledgeable. She was as pleasant and respectful to her staff as she was to her patients - I felt that she was genuinely a kind and caring person.
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  • Very Pleased!! Great Dentist
    Reviewed on March 4th, 2017  •  Verified patient
    I've been to Dr. Flavia twice, got another appointment in two weeks and I highly recommend her to whoever is looking for a dentist. She is so friendly, helpful and very knowledgeable. This is by far the best dental office I've been to!
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  • Excellent Service
    Reviewed on March 2nd, 2017  •  Verified patient
    Excellent, highly recommend, great staff, friendly environment, knowledgeable, ensures you are not stressed or nervous. Best dentist I've been to in years, very gentle, cannot say enough good things about this dental office
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  • A Hidden Gem
    Reviewed on February 26th, 2017  •  Verified patient
    This was the BEST dentist experience I've ever had! I have been always nervous going to the dentist but this time was different. Donna (my hygienist) but me at ease the whole time and Dr. Flavia was amazing!!! I'm so looking forward to my next appointment and that is a first for me!
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  • Great Dentist
    Reviewed on February 18th, 2017  •  Verified patient
    Dr Flavis Grusec was very helpful and caring. She explained every procedure before she completed it. I did not experience any pain during and after the cleaning and examination. I would definitely recommend her to others.
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  • Great Experience
    Reviewed on December 4th, 2016  •  Verified patient
    The experience was great. I Would recommend the Doctor and clinic to others
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  • A personal touch!
    Reviewed on November 24th, 2016  •  Verified patient
    Finding a good care provider, like a dentist, who takes the time to understand your individual needs is quite uncommon! I'm lucky that I found Flavia and her team. She is so professional with how she does her work and has answered a lot of my questions about several dental health issues I have. I now have a plan for the rest of the year to address my issues and I feel like it will be a breeze with her help. She welcomed me, listened, and we had a good chat. Thank you so much, Flavia!
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  • Great Dentist
    Reviewed on November 17th, 2016  •  Verified patient
    First dentist that didn't make me cry! Very personable and is very gentle on the teeth. Excellent service at the front desk and in the clinic chair. Already booked my next appointment in May. Thank you!
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  • Great dentist
    Reviewed on November 4th, 2016  •  Verified patient
    Dr. Flavia is a great dentist who will now become my regular dentist after moving to the area! She is kind and gentle but very thorough and does a great job. Dr. Flavia made me feel comfortable and explained my x rays to show me my general mouth health. I would definitely recommend her! She is everything you need in a dentist.
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  • Amazing first visit
    Reviewed on November 3rd, 2016  •  Verified patient
    Dr. Flavia was amazing, I'm surprised that she did the complete exam. In my previous experience, the dentist usually sends the dental assistant to do all the work. This was a pleasant surprise. I am pleased with the examination. Definitely coming back again. She is experienced and professional, you will not be disappointed.
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  • Found my dentist
    Reviewed on October 30th, 2016  •  Verified patient
    Very friendly and welcoming staff; very clean environment; and their work is really satisfactory. I think I found my dentist; Dr. Flavia is indeed amazing. The clinic is located in a very nice area as well, easy to find and access as well.
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  • Great visit
    Reviewed on October 28th, 2016  •  Verified patient
    It was my first time booking a dentist appointment and everything went very smoothly. The staff were really nice, they did the necessary checkups and also were quickly able to use my Ryerson Student Union Greenshield card to cover most of my expenses.
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  • Great dentist! Will definitely become my main one.
    Reviewed on October 16th, 2016  •  Verified patient
    Dr. Gruesc was incredibly friendly and easy to get along with. She did an impeccable job with the cleaning and it was the first time I didn't experience any significant gum bleeding or pain. I already booked another appointment with her and recommended her highly to my husband.
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  • Excellent
    Reviewed on October 15th, 2016  •  Verified patient
    Dr. Flavia and her staff took the time to get to know me personally, which made me feel comfortable and welcome. The level of care provided was the best I have received from a dental clinic. I will definitely return.
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  • satisfied
    Reviewed on October 15th, 2016  •  Verified patient
    They were able to accommodate my schedule and it was a great appointment. She seems very knowledgeable and I will definitely go back! Thank you Would definitely recommend!
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  • Dental Exam
    Reviewed on October 13th, 2016  •  Verified patient
    Excellent, Dr.Flavia always asked if I was ok during cleaning and demonstrated next steps for further procedures. Highly would recommend . She explained what was wrong with each tooth and went on about which would be easiest to get done first
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  • Geat Customer Service
    Reviewed on September 23rd, 2016  •  Verified patient
    I really enjoyed my experience with Dr. Gruesc, she really knew what she was doing and she really made me feel comfortable. I would recommend her to my family and friends. Overall, great experience...
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  • She was awesome!
    Reviewed on August 19th, 2016  •  Verified patient
    Super personable. If it weren't for all the tools in my mouth, we could have had a lengthy conversation I'm sure. Super accommodating and seems genuinely interested with your comfort at all times. Would definitely recommend!
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  • Great Dentist
    Reviewed on July 28th, 2016  •  Verified patient
    My appointment was great! My teeth are sparkling! They are whiter than snow! The x-ray and cleaning were done in a very professional manner. I am very glad that I got my teeth checked as I had not been to a dentist in over 5 years (it was quite overdue) Thank you so much for your services! It was amazing!
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  • Extremely professional and helpful
    Reviewed on May 25th, 2016  •  Verified patient
    I was having tooth pain, and needed an extraction. Dr. Gruesc was kind enough to get me in as soon as possible. Very professional and took her time to make me comfortable. She stayed late to take care of me and had to work quite hard. She and her staff were great!!
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