Our Team

Our team at Eastside Dental.

Dr. Mario DiPonio 

Dr. Mario DiPonio graduated from the University of Western Ontario Faculty of Dentistry in 1981. He is very active in continuing education and has completed many courses in esthetic and cosmetic dentistry including implants and veneers. Mario is an avid golfer and enjoys travelling and spending time with his wife and two sons. Mario’s oldest son is a chiropractor and the youngest has recently graduated and joined our team at Eastside Dental.

Dr. Paul Serra 

Dr. Paul Serra graduated with distinction from the University of Western Ontario with a degree in Biology.  He then went on to study dentistry at the University of Toronto and graduated in 1999 with a Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree.  Paul has been at Eastside Dental since graduation and he enjoys all aspects of general dentistry.  Dr. Serra is trained in dental implant surgery and is very active in continuing education.  When not in the office Paul spends time with his wife and three daughters.  Dr. Serra enjoys travelling with his family and playing and watching golf and soccer.

Dr. Maha Mirza 

 Dr. Maha Mirza graduated in 1992 from Baghdad University Dental School.  She graduated in the top ten of her class.  She worked for two years as a clinical instructor in the Pediatric Dentistry Department at the dental school.  She was involved in treating children as well as supervising dental students in the clinic.  She attended a graduate program for a year in periodontics.

Dr. Mirza migrated to Canada in 1996 and got her Canadian dental qualification in 1999.  Maha is passionate about continuing her education.  She attended the Esthetic Continuum at New York State University of Buffalo including seminars and live patient treatments. Maha also attended the Dawson Academy of Dentistry, which is considered one of the best dental education centres in North America.  Since .2010 she has been attending Spear Education Centre in Scottsdale, Arizona, which is one of the most highly recognized dental institutions in continuing education.

Maha is highly trained in treating all dental aspects, concentrating in improving oral health and dealing with complicated dental issues such as worn dentitions. In addition, she is a member of the Ontario Dental Association, Spear Study Club in Windsor and the Iraqi-Canadian Dental Society in Toronto.

Maha is married, her husband is also a dentist. She has two daughters both attending University of Windsor.  She enjoys travelling with her family, cooking and reading.

Dr. Christopher DiPonio 

Dr. Christopher DiPonio is a recent graduate of the University of British Columbia, Faculty of Dentistry.  During his studies, he received the Academy of Operative Dentistry Prize, Nick Cosman Award in Dentistry, Claude Gardner Memorial Scholarship and Mike Wells Award in Dentistry.  Christopher completed his undergraduate studies at both the University of Western Ontario and University of Windsor and is a former student of Holy Names High School.  Christopher has a special interest in Oral Surgery, including dental implants.  As a dental student, Christopher completed an Oral Surgery Externship at the University of Michigan and volunteer work in serveral of Vancouver's Downtown Eastside clinics.  Christopher is happy to have returned to the Windsor area and join the team at Eastside Dental.  In his spare time, Christopher enjoys golf, sking and spending time with family.

Dr. Katy Chahine 

Dr. Katy Chahine is a board certified periodontist in Canada and the United States. She graduated from Dental School at the University of Western Ontario and then pursued her graduate studies in periodontics at the University of Detroit. Dr. Chahine is able to perform all periodontal surgeries in the office including grafting and the surgical phase of implant treatment (therefore no “out of office” referrals are necessary). Katy works once or twice a month at Eastside Dental. Dr. Chahine enjoys travelling and spending time with her family.