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7608 Yonge Street Unit 2

At Arnold Avenue

in the heart of Thornhill


Watergarden Dental Centre provides complete and comprehensive dental care for the whole family from first tooth to denture care.   Our patience experience is elite; however our pricing remains at or below the current Ontario Dental Association Fee Guide.  Our way of showing our patients we appreciate them is by providing the best quality care for the best value.


Dr. Mel Tanen, and his highly qualified team, has been caring for oral health at Uplands Dental in Thornhill since 1993 when Dr. Tanen took over the practice of the late Dr. Murn Walker.  Dr. Tanen took over the practice of Dr. John Little in 1998.  


In 2014,  we made the decision to relocate our offices to better serve our growing practice. The Uplands building opened in 1964 and could no longer accommodate our expanded practice nor our advanced technology requirements.   It limited our ability to serve you best so we made a decision and are now settled in a brand new construction, with all the benefits of a new building;  handicapped accessibility; energy efficient lighting and air conditioning; eco-friendly; upgraded Internet access; and the latest dental technology upgrades to serve you better, including digital x-rays which provide instantaneous images using the least amount of radiation. The new office in the Watergarden condo building is equipped with state of the art patient education media. All this is to provide you with the best in dental care.


April 1st, 2015 we greeted our first patients in our new location, only a short distance south on Yonge from Uplands, renamed Watergarden Dental Centre.  With all the benefits of a new building, from energy efficiency, upgraded Internet, eco-friendly, and the latest dental technology we will be able offer our clients a modernized experience with the same level of great client care and attention to which they have become accustomed. 







Your Oral Health Care Team

Dr. Mel Tanen Dentist
Dr. Mel Tanen, BSc, DDS

Dr. Tanen graduated from the University of Toronto, Faculty of Dentistry, in 1991 and has been practicing dentistry in Thornhill since 1993. Dr. Tanen is also a clinical instructor at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Dentisty.


Dr. Tanen lives with his wife Heather in Thornhill. They have 4 children, 2 sons-in-law and an exceptional granddaughter.

Sue Peck
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Albert Esses, BSc, DD


Heather Tanen
& Jennifer Niedzviecki
Dental Reception
Hennelle Lospe
Teresa Jacobs
Dental Hygienists

Parisa Herisi
Farzineh Yousefi
Certified Dental Assistants

Dr. David Zins
General Dentist
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