Dr. Svitlana Mirsaeidi and Dr. Kaveh Mirsaeidi moved from downtown Toronto to Sault Ste. Marie in 2018 with the vision to get away from the concrete and raise a family somewhere in the peaceful nature of the North. They practised in several offices ranging from Sault Ste. Marie to Sudbury before deciding to make Elliot Lake their permanent family home in 2020.
The Mirsaeidis have had extensive dental education at Universities of Toronto and Alberta as well as various private training institutions. This enables them to practice the more complicated aspects of dentistry including implants, CT scans, sedation, and surgical wisdom teeth extractions. They are strong believers in elimination of patient pain and anxiety via various levels of sedation and profound freezing (gas, sedative medication, etc.).
Kaveh – who used to be an engineer – went into dentistry because he likes the medical sciences, but also did not want to give up working with his hands. Dentistry turned out to be a good fit for him. His favourite part of the job? Listening to each patient’s concerns and doing whatever it takes to address them:
“Before dentistry I was an engineer for some years. My undergrad degree is from University of Waterloo. I enjoyed engineering a lot, but what I disliked about it was working in these giant corporations, where I couldn’t see the direct effect of my daily work on the life of others. There was a large gap between the engineer and a client, having a good chunk of my work ‘lost’ in that gap. This is not the case in dentistry. When a patient walks into our clinic with a concern, and walks out having had their problem resolved because of something I had done: patients complaining of pain and leaving pain free; patients with broken teeth leaving with a beautiful smile. That’s what I really like about dentistry.” – Kaveh Mirsaeidi
Svitlana has dual degrees in English Literature and Dentistry. She dreamed of becoming a dentist from a very young age. Probably because of the exposure she had to the field by her mother who is an oral surgeon. Her favourite part of the job? Replacing missing teeth to make beautiful smiles, but also, to provide a good function for those patients who enjoy a good steak from time to time:
“Teeth should not only be esthetically pleasing, but also functional. The only thing better than having a beautiful smile is when you can use it to bite into a Striploin year after year. There are many things I like about dentistry, but that one take to heart and I am excited to be providing such treatment for my patients.
After having practiced dentistry in several Northern towns, we liked it here in Elliot Lake. People are very friendly and the nature is beautiful. This is everything we’ve been looking for and more. As a result, we have opened our own practice, settled in a nice house, and now just need the children!”-Svitlana Mirsaeidi