The Benitez Dental Team

About Us

Caring for our dental patients runs in the Benitez family. Benitez Dental Clinic was founded by Dr. Rosana Benitez in 1999, along with her parents Dr. Carlos Benitez and Dr. Maria A. Parra, and the help of her sibling staff members. Dentistry has been a passion and tradition in the Benitez family throughout four generations. In fact, one of our clients reports having had fillings done by three generations of dentists within the family.

Furthermore, Benitez Dental Clinic has a caring team consisting of five multidisciplinary dentists in general practice, as well as three registered dental hygienists and a friendly staff, which are all dedicated to providing optimal oral health for the entire family in a comfortable and pleasant environment.

Dr. Rosana A. Benitez

Dr. Rosana A. Benitez, owner of Benitez Dental Clinic, (Dr. Rosana A. Benitez Dentistry Professional Corporation), has been in dental practice for over twenty years.

Dr. Rosana A. Benitez obtained her Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Toronto in 1996. She has been a member of the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario since 1996 and a member of the Ontario Dental Association since 1991. She is known for her gentle technique and kind disposition that puts patients at ease, to a point of falling asleep during procedures without the use of sedation. She is thorough and attentive to detail in her work and keeps up to date with her continuing education, in order to provide optimal oral health and overall well-being to her clients. Her dental services include a wide scope of procedures within general practice for the entire family, including children and elderly patients. Being a mother of two, she is very patient with children and has enjoyed helping her young clients grow and develop with good oral health and regular care.

Outside of dentistry, Dr. Rosana is passionate about music, which includes singing, song writing and dancing flamenco. This adds to her character and makes her unique. Overall, she is a compassionate and down to earth individual.

Dr. Carlos A. Benitez

Dr. Carlos A. Benitez, father of Dr. Rosana A. Benitez, obtained his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Chile in 1969. In addition, he obtained a position as a professor at the University of Concepción, Chile from 1969 to 1975 in the following disciplines; Oral Pathology, Oral Medicine, Oral Surgery, Prosthodontics and Occlusion. Dr. C. Benitez led a children’s preventive educational program, where he wrote colorful books. The drawings and characters in his educational books awakened his daughter’s (Rosana Benitez) interest in dentistry, oral health and visual arts, since a toddler.
Dr. C. Benitez obtained the National Dental Examining Board of Canada Certification in 1980 and has been a member of the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario, since 1980.

He has been a great inspiration to many, a mentor to other colleagues and loved by his team and patients over the years, not just for his work but beyond, as a spiritual guidance.

Dr. Carlos Benitez is now retired and is greatly missed at Benitez Dental Clinic. We wish him all the best on his retirement.

Dr. Maria Antonieta Parra

Dr. Maria Antonieta Parra obtained her Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Chile in 1971. She obtained her National Dental Examining Board of Canada Certification in 1986 and has been a member of the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario since 1986.

Dr. Maria Antonieta Parra, mother of Dr. Rosana A. Benitez and devoted mother of four, is known for her kind spirit and contagious smile. She loves her profession and she makes patients feel at ease with her gentle technique, while humming during procedures. Furthermore, she aspires confidence with her expertise and number of years in practice.

Benitez Dental Clinic team is sad to say Goodbye to Dr. Maria Antonieta Parra – She is officially retired since January 1st of 2020. We wish her all the best on her retirement – She has contributed many years of hard work and dedicated care to our community. She will be greatly missed by the team and her loyal clientele.

Dr. Spomenka Popovic

Dr. Spomenka Popovic obtained her Doctorate of Stomatology – Endodontics Graduate degree from the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Belgrade in 1994. She completed the 1st to 4th years at the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, from 1987 to 1992. The 4th and 5th years were completed at the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Belgrade, from 1992 to1994. Furthermore, she obtained her National Dental Examining Board of Canada Certification in 2000. Dr. Spomenka Popovic has been a member of the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario since 2000.

Dr. Spomenka Popovic is a very caring lady who makes her clients feel comfortable and makes dentistry look easy with her expertise. She is also very dedicated to her profession and current with her continuing education, including courses on dental implants. She provides a wide scope of procedures in general practice, including implant restorations.

Being athletic herself and having a passion for skiing, she brings a lot of energy and enthusiasm towards the dental profession. We are pleased to have her as part of the Benitez Dental Team since 2007.

Dr. Yenitza Arias

Dr. Yenitza Arias obtained her Dental Degree from the University of Carabobo (Venezuela) in 2004. In 2014 she made Canada her new home and obtained her National Dental Examining Board of Canada Certification in 2017 and currently is a member of the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario, the Ontario Dental Association and the Canadian Dental Association.

Dr. Arias is a very detailed oriented professional who loves to help patients look and feel better through comprehensive dental care focusing on esthetic restorative dentistry, crown and bridges, dentures, root canals therapy, and dental hygiene.

Dr. María Elena Diaz

Benitez Dental Clinic team welcomes our new dentist associate, Dr. Maria Elena Diaz. Dr. Diaz attended the Autonomous University of the State of Mexico, where she earned her DDS in 1994 and completed the first international exchange program with Meikai University School of Dentistry in Japan. She completed her Orthodontic degree in 2000 at the Institute for the Development and Updating of Professionals (IDAP) in Mexico.

Dr. Diaz has over 10 years of experience practicing general dentistry and 6 years of experience practicing orthodontics. She re-qualified her dental degree by successfully completing the NDEB’s (National Dental Examination Board of Canada) written and practical examinations for certification as a dentist in Canada. Thereafter, she received her accreditation from the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario and the Ontario Dental Association in 2019.

She is proficient in both English and Spanish and dedicated to deliver a customized and comprehensive treatment approach. Dr. Diaz is trained in various specialties including Restorative Dentistry, Root canals, Fixed Prosthodontics, Aesthetic Dentistry, Pediatrics and Orthodontics.
It is a pleasure having her join our team and we look forward to her valuable contribution in our patient care

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