Our Thornhill Dentistry Team

Dr. Tara Tappuni

Dr. Tappuni is well known with her patients for her genuine care and gentle touch and her kind manner with children. She enjoys getting to know patients and their families and providing dental care in a stress-free and relaxed environment.

Dr. Tara Tappuni received her Bachelor of Science in Human Biology in 2000 and her Doctor of Dental Surgery in 2004, both from the University of Toronto. During her dental studies, she was awarded the James Branston Willmott Scholarship for highest academic achievement, the Omicron Kappa Upsilon award for high scholarship and the 3M Clinical Award for superior aptitude in restorative dentistry.

Upon her graduation, she moved to San Francisco to join a post-doctoral program in general dentistry at the University of Pacific to gain advanced training in the treatment of patients with complex multi-disciplinary needs. She was chosen as Chief Resident in her second year at the program to aid in the teaching of students and to continue her implant and smile-makeover cases. She was awarded the Top Resident award in both her years at the program.

Dr. Tappuni then worked in full practice in the San Francisco area for several years before returning to Thornhill in 2010, where she opened Tappuni Dental in 2011. When not in the office, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two young children.

Dr. Tara Tappuni, female dentist
    practicing in Thornhill
Dr. Benjamin Lerner

Dr. Lerner was born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela where he completed a Bachelor of Science and graduated from dental school being among the top of his class. He obtained a Masters of Science degree in Orthodontics at The Intercontinental University in Mexico City in 2006, graduating once again among the top of his class. In 2009, after working for several years in orthodontics, Dr. Lerner moved to Canada, completed many continuing education courses, and successfully completed the Equivalency Process to become an accredited general dentist in Canada.

Dr. Lerner possesses vast experience working in both private practice as well as a not-for-profit setting: specifically, volunteering to assist underprivileged sectors of the Venezuelan population. Dr. Lerner is passionate about orthodontics and tackles every case with a conservative and individualized approach. Dr. Lerner is fully proficient in English and Spanish. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife, daughter and baby son and is a big fan of the Blue Jays and the Raptors.

Dr. Benjamin Lerner, dentist specializing in orthodontic procedures

Cyprenne is an exceptional assistant who works in tune with Dr. Tappuni to provide gentle care and assistance to all our patients.

Cyprenne received her Dental Chairside Assisting and Intraoral Level II Diploma from Everest College, holds a National Dental Assisting Examination Board (NDAEB) certificate and is a member of the Ontario Dental Assistant Association (ODAA). Cyprenne also earned a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from Baguio Colleges Foundation in the Philippines.

Cyprenne, dental assistant to
						Dr. Tara Tappuni in Thornhill

Silvia has been a registered dental hygienist since 2008, but her experience in the dental field started in 2003 when she held a position as a dental office administrator. Silvia is passionate about dental hygiene and delivering quality services to our patients. She is eager to implement a healthy oral lifestyle through education and motivation. Her professionalism and knowledge will make your experience enlightening and enjoyable.

Silvia is a member of the college of dental hygienists of Ontario (CDHO), and Ontario dental hygienists association (ODHA).

Silvia, hygenist at Tappuni Dental, Thornhill dentist

Monica started her dental career with a dental assisting degree from George Brown College. She then completed her studies as a dental hygienist at the Toronto College of Dental Hygiene and Auxiliaries in Toronto where she graduated with honors.

Monica is very passionate about health, especially oral health care. She strives to be a part of improving our patients’ overall health by providing proper education and quality care. She loves to provide patients with the tools and information they require to address their unique and individual needs.

She is a member of CDHO and ODHA, and is continuously learning to keep up with the advancing science of dentistry. In her spare time she enjoys camping, travelling and of course shopping!

Silvia, hygenist at Tappuni Dental, Thornhill dentist
Thanks for visiting our website! Dr. Tara Tappuni is a dentist practicing at 370 Steeles Ave. West in Thornhill, Ontario. Located between Bathurst and Yonge Street, tappuni DENTAL is proud to have patients visiting us from York University, Thornhill, Vaughan, Markham, Richmond Hill, Willowdale, North York and Toronto.