Dr. Luis Piedade

Dr. Luis Piedade

Orthodontist & Founder of Ritebite Orthodontics

Dr. Luis received his neuroscience and biology degrees and then earned his Doctorate in Dental Surgery from the University of Toronto. After practicing dentistry as a resident at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto, Dr. Luis obtained his master’s degree and specialty training in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics from the University of Manitoba.

Dr. Luis is a member of the Align Speakers Bureau and the Align Educators Committee. He’s also an Assistant Professor at the University of Manitoba, where he oversees the Invisalign curriculum. In 2014 Dr. Luis was awarded “Best Invisalign Open Bite Case" in North America.

When away from the office, Dr. Luis spends his free time outdoors, sharing his passion for nature and its pursuits with his wife, Nancy and his two young children, Emma and Liam. His other interests also include cycling, soccer, hockey, golfing, martial arts and snowboarding.

 

Dr. Gordie Organ

Dr. Gordon (“Gordie”) Organ

Orthodontist

Dr. Gordon (“Gordie”) Organ earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Toronto in 1972. He then attended the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Dentistry where he graduated with a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 1976. He went on to the Graduate Orthodontic program at the University of Toronto program where he received his Specialty Certification in 1979.

In an effort to try and give back to the profession that has given him so much, Dr. Organ has served as President of the Ontario Association of Orthodontists, the Canadian Association of Orthodontists and the Canadian Foundation for the Advancement of Orthodontics. Recently, Dr. Organ has been honoured with Fellowships in the Academy of Dentistry International, the Pierre Fauchard Academy and the prestigious American College of Dentists.

Dr. Organ shares his life with his wife, Ellyn, and four delightful daughters whose accomplishments fill him with pride every single day. While away from the office, Dr. Organ enjoys quiet times in Cottage County, and is an avid cyclist and laser sailor. He is an active sponsor of Erin Mills, Oakville, and Meadowvale baseball, soccer, and hockey teams.

 

Dr. Waseem Kassas

Dr. Waseem Kassas

Orthodontist

Dr. Waseem Kassas is a Canadian certified specialist in orthodontics and a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics. After earning his Doctorate in Dental Surgery, Dr. Kassas received his specialty certification combined with a Master degree in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics from Buffalo University.

After graduation Dr Kassas was appointed as a Clinical Instructor in the orthodontic department at Buffalo University, and later he became a Fellow of Royal College of Dentists in Canada.

Outside of the office, Dr Kassas enjoys outdoor activities and travelling with his wife (who's also a dentist) and his two lovely children.

 

 

Dr. Heliya Ziai

Dr. Heliya Ziai

Orthodontist

Dr. Heliya attended McMaster University for her undergraduate studies where she graduated Cum Laude from the Bachelor of Health Sciences Program. After her time in Hamilton, she pursued a role as a research technician at theUniversity of Toronto’s Faculty of Dentistry where she helped author numerous published scientific journal articles. Through her research on the effects of oral microbiota on dental materials, her desire to become a dentist was further confirmed.
 
She obtained her doctorate degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine where she graduated at the top of her class and was inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honour Society. Dr. Heliya went on to earn her Certificate in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics from New York University College of Dentistry. 
 

Dr. Heliya strives to immerse herself in the community in which she lives and works. Outside of the office, you can find Dr. Heliya exercising, trying out new restaurants, and spending time outdoors whenever possible. Dr. Heliya’s greatest joy is seeing her patients’ confidence grow as their smiles do.

 

Dr. Paul Milne

Orthodontist (Emeritus)

After practicing orthodontics in Sarnia for over 40 years, Dr. Milne is now enjoying his well-deserved retirement. He has been an integral part of our dental community and will be missed by all of us at Ritebite Orthodontics.