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Our Dentists


Dr. Aldo Manzur received his DDS from Carabobo University in Venezuela (2002) and his MSc in Endodontics from the University of San Luis Potosi in Mexico (2005); both occasions graduated with the highest honors. He has gained over 10 years of experience in teaching endodontics for Graduate and Undergraduate programs. He became a full-time lecturer and clinical instructor at the University of Toronto in 2005 and joined Western University as an Associate Professor in 2009. In 2012 he became a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists in Canada in Endodontics. Dr. Manzur served as Head of Endodontics at Schulich Dentistry from 2009 until 2012. He has dictated lectures and continuing education courses for the past 9 years around the American continent, including countries like Canada, Mexico, Costa Rica, Venezuela and Peru. Dr. Manzur has been recipient of national and international research, teaching and leadership awards. He has published in peer reviewed journals and has supervised graduate and undergraduate students research projects. He is a member of the Canadian Academy of Endodontics (CAE), Ontario Society of Endodontics (OSE), and American Association of Endodontics (AAE).



Dr. Jacqueline Lopez Gross received her M.Sc. in Endodontics from University of Toronto. Prior to her specialty training she spent a year at New York University as a resident in the Advanced Program for International Dentists in Endodontics. Among her accolades, she received the award for “Best Oral Research Presentation” at the American Association of Endodontics Annual meeting in 2018 and received a Research Award form the International College of Prosthodontics and IFEA in 2019. Currently she is a lecturer in the Graduate Endodontic Program at University of Toronto and is an Adjunct Clinical Faculty at University of Western Ontario. She is also a reviewer for the journal “Clinical Oral Investigations”.


Manny Graduated in South Africa in 1971 and emigrated to Canada some 30 years ago. He currently directs the second year endodontic lab course at Schulich Medicine and Dentistry, as well as supervising Endodontics in the Clinic . He is in private practice three days per week, and has restricted his practice to Endodontics since 1997.  He has just received the CY Lung award presented to a part a time instructor at Schulich.  Manny has lectured on endodontics both internationally and in Canada. He is passionate about endodontics and provides the best care he is capable of to all his patients.

Jacqueline Lopez-Gross