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We’re a proud Brantford Ontario dental office that recognizes that all our patients are unique, and deserve to receive care that reflects their individual needs. Meet our experienced and talented dental team, which are committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding dental experience, every time you visit us.

View the entire team at Parkway Dentistry below, and if you have any questions feel free to call us at 519-720-9119 today!


Dr. Pio Z. Modi, DDS, BSc

Dr. Pio Z. Modi, DDS - Parkway Dentistry Founder

Dr. Modi is privileged and excited to provide comprehensive dentistry to his patients for over 15 years. After receiving his Honours B.Sc. in Chemistry at McMaster University in 1997, and his Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 2001 from the University of Toronto where he was class Valedictorian, he completed his General Practice Residency at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio. Dr. Modi began to practice dentistry in Brantford the following year.

Dr. Modi is proud and honoured to be on the faculty of The Dawson Academy which is one of the most reputable and influential dental academies in the world. He serves within the academy as both a Teaching Assistant and as the Associate Director of their Ambassador program. Dr. Modi is also a member of several prestigious Dental Associations including the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Canadian Academy of Restorative Dentistry and Prosthodontics, and the Ontario Dental Association.

He has completed hundreds of hours of continuing education programs to further develop and advance his skills in cosmetic, implant, functional and reconstructive dentistry, and he has studied with some of the best educators in the industry. For his patients, he strives to provide optimal services and maximize their health, jaw function, appearance and comfort. He recently published an article reviewing his systemic approach and treatment for a full mouth rehabilitative cosmetic case in the Oral Health Journal which is a national publication.

Brantford Ontario is Dr. Modi’s hometown where he attended St. Leo School for elementary education, and graduated at St. John’s College High School. His Practice, Parkway Dentistry is conveniently located next to several major shopping centres and has ample parking for patients. He and his wonderful staff are always ready to provide you with the care and comfort you need, in the most welcoming environment where every patient is a friend.


Dr. Usman Malik, DDS, BS

Dr. Usman MalikDr. Usman Malik attended the University of Toronto and worked towards his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree and also his Bachelor of Science. He regularly attends the annual ODA Conferences in Toronto, and continues to upgrade his skillset by taking continual education courses in dentistry through the American Dental Association (ADA).

His professional memberships include memberships with the Brant Dental Society, the Toronto Academy of Dentistry, and the Ontario Dental Association (ODA).

Dr. Malik grew up in Toronto and moved to Brantford Ontario where he’s been living for almost ten years, and he has 3 nephews that he adores.

When he’s not researching or upgrading his skills, he spends his time with his family, doing yoga, working out or leisure time at his cottage.

One of Dr. Malik’s special abilities is in making children feel calm and comfortable while they’re at the dentist, and ensuring their experiences are happy and positive ones.


Dr. Ryan Margel, DMD, MS, FRCD(C)

Dr. Ryan Margel, DMD, MS, FRCD(C)Dr. Ryan Margel, DMD, MS, FRCD(C) is our Endodontist who specializes in root canals.

Originally from Toronto, he graduated with distinction from York University with a major in Mathematics. In 2009, Dr. Margel obtained his dental degree from The University of Pennsylvania.

He then went on to work as a general dentist for two years prior to embarking on a two-year specialty program at Marquette University in Endodontics.

His Masters thesis investigated the anatomical complexities of molar root canals. Dr. Margel is a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada, and a member of The American Association of Endodontists.

In his spare time, he enjoys sports, exercise, and traveling.


Alyssa

Alyssa: Dental Hygienist

Dental Hygienist

Alyssa grew up in Paris, Ontario and attended Paris District High School. She graduated from the dental hygiene program at Niagara College, and has loved being a part of our fun Parkway Dentistry team since 2011! Alyssa is great at educating patients about their oral and overall health, but her favourite thing is building relationships with her patients on a personal level.

Alyssa enjoys summers at her cottage in Sauble Beach with her boyfriend Devin, their son Hunter, and their newest addition, daughter Hannah. Their cat, Diesel, rounds out the family. Alyssa’s hobbies include going on walks, reading, and spending time with family and friends.

Chantel

Chantel: Dental Hygienist

Dental Hygienist

Chantel was born and raised in Brantford. She attended North Park Collegiate, where she did her cooperative education with Dr. Modi. She attended Fanshawe College in London where she obtained her diploma in dental hygiene. Chantel’s goal is to optimize and maintain her patients’ oral health through clinical therapy, education, and overall health promotion.

Chantel and long-time boyfriend Chase were married in May 2019. In her spare time, Chantel enjoys five-pin bowling: something she’s done since she was five years old! She also enjoys spending time at her cottage in Long point, fishing, boating with friends and family, and her black lab, Jet.

Diana

Diana: Hygienist Coordinator

Business Associate / Treatment Coordinator

Diana joined the Parkway Dentistry team in 2015 and has recently become our treatment co-ordinator. As a graduate of Humber College’s Radio Broadcasting program, she may be new to dentistry but has loved it since day one, having been trained from the ground up with Dr. Modi and the team. Diana is here to help ease patient anxieties and help patients navigate their treatment plans. She finds it incredibly rewarding to see a patients’ smile before and after!

In her spare time, Diana enjoys reading, collecting vinyl, and visiting her family cottage in Sauble Beach with her husband, Brooks, and their rescue beagle Liza.

Karlee

Karlee: Dental Assistant

Dental Assistant

Karlee grew up in Branford and has been a Level II certified dental assistant since 2015. She works alongside the dentists at Parkway Dentistry to provide excellent care to our patients.

She enjoys being a part of a team that makes a positive difference in the lives of so many people.

Karlee’s 1 year old son keeps her hands full outside of work. She also enjoys listening to country music and going to the beach.

Kelly

Kelly: Dental Assistant

Dental Assistant

Kelly has been a Level II certified dental assistant since 2005. She has been working with Dr. Modi for almost 13 years and assists Dr. Modi with all restorative, cosmetic and surgical procedures. For Kelly, our patients are like family. She loves seeing cosmetic cases come together for our patients, especially to see how happy they are when treatment is completed.

Kelly enjoys spending her time in the summer at the cottage wake-boarding and sea-dooing. She also plays baseball and in the winter loves to snowboard. This summer, Kelly is (finally) getting married to her boyfriend of 13 years.

Lorraine

Lorraine: Dental Hygienist

Dental Hygienist

Lorraine graduated as a registered dental hygienist in 1985 and has been at Parkway Dentistry since our first day! One of the many things she loves about working with the Parkway team, is that we all genuinely care about each other, and about what our patients experience. Her goal is to make a difference in people’s lives by educating about the little changes that can lead to a better state of oral and overall health. One of the most rewarding benefits has been building relationships with so many over the years.

Lorraine is married to Mike, and they have two grown children: a daughter Madison (married to Nick) and a son Cody. Her greatest joy has been becoming a first time grandmother to Avery in August 2018. She loves nature, summer, travel, and time spent with family.

Michelle

Michelle: Dental Hygienist

Dental Hygienist

Michelle earned her diploma in dental hygiene in 1999 and is currently pursuing her B.D.Sc in dental hygiene. A part of our dedicated and caring team since 2011,

Michelle takes great pride in providing a high level of dental hygiene care and education related to the prevention of oral disease.

Michelle enjoys summers by the pool, running, baking, and spending time with her family.

Rachael

Hygiene Coordinator

Rachael joined the Parkway Dentistry team in September 2018 and although she is new to the dental field, she loves learning something new every day at Parkway Dentistry. Rachael is here to take care of our dental hygiene schedule and you’re likely to see her on your way out!

She is originally from Scunthorpe, England and moved to Canada in 2012. She is married to her husband Mike and enjoys the quiet life with their dogs Remi and Bella and cat, Monster. In her spare time, Rachael enjoys going to the gym, walking on the trails, photography, and needle felting.

Trista

Accounting

Trista is here to take care of our accounting needs. She graduated from Medix in 2009 as a Level II Certified Dental Assistant but has found her home at the front desk. Trista loves interacting with our patients, especially those that seem timid at first, and seeing them leave with a smile. Trista strives to help our team deliver a superior and seamless dental experience for all of our patients.

Outside of the office, Trista enjoys spending time with her husband and two young sons that keep them very busy! She also enjoys going on family trips to Webbwood and spending quality time with friends and loved ones.

Lauren

Dental Assistant

Lauren joined the Parkway Dentistry team in July 2018. She brings along nearly 10 years of dental experience as a Level II Certified Dental Assistant. Lauren enjoys meeting all of our patients and being a part of their successful oral health. Her passion for dental assisting has helped her fit in perfectly with the rest of our team!

Lauren lives in Mount Pleasant with her boyfriend and their dog, Pax. She has enjoyed riding horses for as long as she can remember and is always at the barn. In her spare time, Lauren enjoys cooking and spending time with her family and friends.

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