The Newmarket Dental Team
Dr. Tom Marko
Dr. Tom Marko is experienced in all facets of dentistry. As a University of Toronto Doctor of Dental Surgery graduate, Dr. Marko has been serving the Newmarket community for more than 35 years and is known for his calm, easy-going demeanour. Dr. Marko prides himself in staying up-to-date with current dental treatment by attending numerous continuing education seminars throughout the year. He understands the field of dentistry is constantly evolving and that lifelong learning is essential to provide the best possible care for his patients. In 2017 he received the Ontario Dental Association Distinguished Service Award for his contribution to the dental profession, the dental community, and the oral health of Canadians at large. When not treating patients, he enjoys travelling, reading, golfing, and spending time with his family. Dr. Marko and his wife, Shelagh, have three daughters and six grandchildren.
Dr. Michael Forman
Dr. Michael Forman
Dr. Michael Forman was born and raised in Toronto. He attended the University of Western Ontario and completed two years of a Chemistry and Applied Math degree prior to acceptance into the dental program. In 1996 he received a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Western University and graduated with distinction. Dr. Forman loves dentistry and always enjoys meeting new patients. Although he practices general dentistry for children and adults, Dr. Forman is truly inspired by the advances in dentistry that allow him to help patients look and feel great. Dr. Forman’s focus is on implant dentistry, cosmetic and reconstructive dentistry, and in treating gum disease. He also provides tooth alignment using Invisalign and other clear aligners. As the field of dentistry is constantly advancing and changing, Dr. Forman spends a great deal of time going to seminars and continuing education courses to be able to provide the most up-to-date care for his patients. Dr. Forman is a member of several professional organizations including the Ontario Dental Association, the Canadian Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, the Dental XP Implant continuing education group, and a member of the Spear Dental Study Club. Dr. Forman’s philosophy is to work with his patients as a team so that they achieve the best dental care possible according to their desires, their needs, and what is necessary to have the best health possible. He and his wife, Fara, have two daughters, Jordyn and Samantha, and a son, Joshua. Dr. Forman enjoys spending time with his family, movies and sports. He coaches his son’s Thornhill Rebels Select Hockey Team.
Dr. Daniel Sou
Dr. Daniel Sou obtained his Bachelor of Science degree with distinction from University of Waterloo. His passion for dentistry and to travel around the world led him to Australia, where he completed his Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree at the University of Melbourne. Dr. Sou was born in Brazil and grew up in Toronto. He is well known for his caring, friendly, and outgoing personality. He is dedicated to providing comprehensive, personalized dental care tailored to the patient’s needs. Prior to graduation, he volunteered in several outreach programs providing dental care to the underprivileged in Vietnam and Philippines. These challenging and rewarding experiences have enhanced his interest in preventative, and restorative dentistry. His dental philosophy strongly revolves around disease prevention and providing conservative dental care. Dr. Sou is extensively involved in continuing education programs to further his dental knowledge and skills in order to provide the best quality of care for his patients. He is a member of the Canadian Dental Association and the Ontario Dental Association. Outside of dentistry, Dr. Sou enjoys spending time with friends and family, hiking, travelling, and photography.
Laurie is originally from Montreal and moved to Toronto in 1986. She graduated with a Diploma in Dental Hygiene in 1982 from John Abbott College in Ste Anne de Bellevue. Laurie has been working with Dr Marko since 1992.
Lucie Lacroix has been a Registered Dental Hygienist for 28 years. She is a member of the Canadian Dental Hygienists’ Association and the Ontario Dental Hygienists’ Association. Lucie Lacroix grew up on a farm in a village of 250 people in Northern Ontario more than 800 kilometres north of Newmarket. She started her dental career as a dental assistant, practising for 8 years before deciding to return to school to become a dental hygienist. She graduated, with honours, from the bilingual dental hygiene program at Cambrian College in Sudbury, ON in 1991. She started practising dental hygiene in Vancouver while at the same time obtaining a Certificate to Administer Local Anaesthetic from the University of British Columbia in 1992. While practising in BC she worked as part of a team that provided cleaning under IV sedation and local anaesthetic for patients. Throughout her career Lucie has taken numerous continuing education courses and enjoys sharing what she learns with her patients. She has also done volunteer work to promote dental education in schools and the community in both French and English. Lucie has loved downhill skiing since the first time she tried it at Whistler and skis every winter at Blue Mountain. In addition to skiing, she also likes running, cycling, and swimming. She completed the Victoria Marathon and her goal for her 50th birthday was do a triathlon – so she did two! She also like spending time with friends and family (she has nine brothers and sisters, innumerable nieces and nephews, and her mother, so there’s a lot of family!).
Moe received her diploma in Dental Hygiene from Georgian College in 2012 and since then she has been fortunate to do a job that she absolutely loves. Her mission as a hygienist is to educate patients about their oral health, and to provide them with individualized encouragement to achieve and maintain their personal goals. She grew up in the Newmarket area and she is thrilled to be able to do what she loves here. Before studying to become a hygienist, she received a degree in Politics from St. Thomas university in Fredericton, New Brunswick. She speaks French, loves music and travels, and enjoys spending her free time with family and friends.
Emilia is a dental hygienist who is a compassionate and cheerful member of our team. She graduated with honours from Georgian College in 2015, and keeps herself up-to-date with continuing education courses. Emilia is quite active and has competed in taekwondo, figure skating, and gymnastics. She has also flown a Piper Warrior airplane solo, is fluent in Hungarian, and has been taking opera singing lessons for 9 years. She enjoys spending her free time with her family, especially her 3 nieces and her pet parrot Stan.
I graduated as a Certified Dental Assistant level II from Southwestern Medix school in London, Ontario, in 2000. My favorite part about working in dentistry is the opportunity to meet new people. Outside of the office I enjoy spending time with friends and family, and traveling to exotic locations.