Dr. Sheldon Lazier
“It was always my goal to provide expert dental care in a warm, family-friendly environment.
So after many years as a partner in a major multi-clinic practice in the GTA, I moved to
Stouffville in 1996 to create a truly patient-focused family dentistry practice.”
A graduate from the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Dentistry, Dr. Lazier enjoys all facets
of general dentistry, with an emphasis on crowns, bridges, cosmetics and implants. He has also
served for many years as a dental consultant in the Health Insurance industry.
Dr. Lazier is married with two children. His hobbies include golf and woodworking.
Dr. Waseema Ali
“I have been with Stouffville Family Dentistry since 1999, and a patient of Dr. Lazier’s
since I was 2 years old. From a very early age I knew that I wanted to be a dentist.
I especially enjoy treating children of all ages to make their visits fun and memorable.”
Dr. Ali graduated from Howard University’s College of Dentistry in 1998 and practised in
the Washington, DC area for the next four years. While there, she was one of the team
dentists for both the Washington Capitals and Washington Wizards.
Dr. Ali is married and has two young daughters. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking,
gardening and also loves to travel.
Leon Kofman, DD
“As a Denture Specialist licensed to perform both clinical and laboratory procedures,
I take personal pride in caring for my patients and advising them along the way."
Leon received his Denturist’s diploma in 1988 from George Brown College. Having worked with
a variety of different implants, he has a special interest in implant-retained dentures.
Our Hygienists, sisters Joanne and Debbie, are both committed to helping you understand
the importance of good oral hygiene.
Joanne became a Hygienist in 1991 after graduating from George Brown College and has been
working with us since the office opened, and prior to that with Dr. Lazier in his Scarborough office.
Debbie became a Hygienist in 1993 after graduating from Niagara College and has been working with us since 2004.
Our Dental Assistants help assure your visits go smoothly and are as relaxed and comfortable as possible.
Both are certified Level 1 Dental Assistants. Joan has worked with Dr. Lazier since 1996 in our
Stouffville office, and in his Scarborough office before that. Shelby joined the office in
2010, and lives in Stouffville.
Our Administrative staff work as a team to find ways to help schedule your appointments,
understand treatment options, help manage your dental plan and create affordable financial arrangements.
Sharon is a Treatment Coordinator. Amanda, a certified Level 2 Dental Assistant, is our
Hygiene/Treatment Coordinator. Rosalynn, a certified Level 2 Dental Assistant, is our Front Desk Administrator.