Dr. Chari joined Mount Joy Dental in June of 2000, and became the sole proprietor of the practice in 2009. He attended the University of Ottawa, completing a Bachelor of Science Degree Magna Cum Laude in 1994, and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology Suma Cum Laude in 1995.
Dr. Chari went on to study dentistry at the University of Western Ontario and received his DDS Degree in 1999. After graduation, he furthered his education in dentistry by doing a one year hospital residency. During this time, he performed and assisted in numerous complex oral and maxofacial surgeries, and treated many medically compromised patients. He was on call for the London area hospitals dealing with dental emergencies involving teeth, jaw fractures, and soft tissue lacerations.
Dr. Chari's continuing education interests include introducing CEREC to the practice, comprehensive courses on dental implant surgery, prosthetics, IV Sedation, and a two year continuing education course on orthodontics. In addition, he received his Fellowship in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists in 2006, and is currently working on attaining his diplomate status. In 2011, Dr. Chari completed the surgical and prosthetic programs at the Misch International Implant Institute. This program deals with advanced treatment planning and prosthetic options as it pertains to dental implants. Dr. Chari served as the York Regional Dental Society president in 2010 and 2011, and sits as a councillor for the Ontario Dental Association.
Believing that perpetual learning based in sound scientific principles is critical to the success of today's dentistry, Dr. Chari continues his education in the areas of bone grafting, advanced orthodontics, and CAD/CAM restorative design.
His career goal is to remain on the leading edge of advanced dental treatment. Aside from dentistry, Dr. Chari and his wife Navina are busy raising their two girls. He is a sports enthusiast, and enjoys many sports. Believing that life is all about balance, he finds time to work out regularly.
Dr. Danyka Belanger
Dr. Danyka Belanger joined the Mount Joy Dental Team as an Associate Dentist in January 2017. She is from a small town up North called Mattawa On and has been in the GTA for 5 years now. She attended the University of Ottawa, completing a Bachelors of Health Sciences Suma Cum Laude in 2009, and continued her studies at the University of Western Ontario where she completed a Masters of Science on scholarship in 2011. Her goal was always to become a dentist, and received her DDS from the University of Toronto in 2016. Now, as a new graduate, she is thrilled and honored to have joined the Mount Joy Dental team, and is really enjoying her time getting to know new patients and constantly improving her skills as a Dentist. When not at the practice, she loves going for walks with her fiancé and dog named Leila, staying active (going to the gym, skiing, playing volleyball), reading and spending time with family and friends.