The team at Park Place Dental works hard to make your dental care easy!
All of us are committed to the same goal – for you to enjoy the benefits of a healthy smile. It helps that we all love what we do because we know it can make the difference between an ordinary dental visit and one that leaves you feeling happy and confident about your smile.
We are all looking forward to meeting you in person, but until then, please take a moment to get to know our outstanding professional team!
Youngwoo Joo, D.D.S.
Dr. Joo currently resides in Vaughan, Canada. He received his undergraduate training at the University of Toronto and graduated with degrees in zoology and human biology. He received his Doctor of Dental Surgery from NYU College of Dentistry.
Dr. Joo has received extensive training in dental bone grafting using a process called Platelet Rich Fibrin, or PRF, which offers optimum results and healing. He’s also completed advanced training in periodontal, or gum, surgeries, and he’s certified for administering IV sedation.
Implant Residency from TIDE (The Institute of Dental Excellence) in Toronto
Extended Implant Education regarding socket grafting, Guided bone regeneration (Bone grafting), Immediate implants placements, and PRF (Platelet Rich Fibrin) Application from BITES institute
IV sedation certification from University of Toronto
Periodontal surgeries including soft tissue grafting, crown lengthening & pocket reduction surgeries from PERIO institute and TIA (Toronto Implant Academy)
Full Mouth reconstruction and esthetic veneers & crowns from Dr. Phelan's Occlusion Design and Esthetic design.
Dr. Joo's Approach to Dentistry
One of the things Dr. Joo enjoys most about being a dentist is getting to know his patients and building trust and life-long relationships. He loves educating patients about the importance of oral health and how it affects their overall health and well-being. Dr. Joo considers the appreciation and acknowledgment from patients for the quality of work they received one of the most rewarding aspects of his job.
When he’s not helping patients maintain their oral health, Dr. Joo can be found snowboarding, golfing, or watching basketball. He is not a hockey guy yet but trying!
Ellie Moore , D.D.S.
Dr. Moore is originally from Penticton, Vancouver. She received her bachelor's degree from the University of Toronto and her Doctor of Dental Surgery from the New York University College of Dentistry.
One of the aspects of her job that Dr. Moore loves most is working with children. She says, “I love kids, and it is rewarding when I can give kids their healthy smiles back and provide a great dental experience. In addition, I love to help patients to overcome their fear of the dental office. Whatever their fears are, we will work it out together and turn their appointments into a pleasant experience.”
Dr. Moore also enjoys snowboarding, golfing, and watching movies in her free time.
Dr. Jae Lee, D.D.S.
Bio Coming soon
Dr. YouRee Lim
Dr. YouRee Lim received her Bachelor of Science degree at York University. She then obtained her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree with Honours at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Dentistry. Dr. Lim loves helping patients of all ages and enjoys all aspects of dentistry.
In her free time, she enjoys traveling and exploring new restaurants.
Dr. Luke Yoon, DDS
Meili is a graduate of Georgian College in Barrie, Ontario, a member of the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association and associate of the College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario.
Meili's warm welcoming smile, together with her patient-centered professionalism, is a guarantee that every patient will receive exceptional care. Meili takes great satisfaction in the quality of her work especially when it's completed and sees new confidence and happiness to a patient’s smile!. Meili loves working with people of all ages and she is driven to make everyone feel comfortable and educated about every step of treatment provided. Meili thrives to make you feel welcome and cared for as a part of Park Place Dental family, whether greeting you upon your first visit or as a returning patient.
In her spare time, Meili loves spending time with her family, friends, and planning out her next travel destination.
Andrea comes from a military family and has had the chance to live and travel all over Canada! She currently resides here, in Barrie, Ontario.
Andrea obtained her Advanced Diploma in Dental Hygiene with Honours, from Georgian College A.A.&T. in Barrie, Ontario. She is a registrant of the College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario, and a member of the Canadian Dental Hygienists association.
Andrea believes education is never ending, and strives to continue expanding her knowledge whenever she can. She completed a year of courses from McMaster University, and is taking online courses from Athabasca University as well.
Andrea fell in love with the dental field back in high school when she took a co-op at a dental office. Since that day, Andrea's goal was to work towards becoming a Registered Dental Hygienist. She is very passionate about the dental profession, and loves to provide dental care to her patients of all ages! Andrea will ensure you feel welcomed, heard, and valued here at Park Place Dental.
In her spare time, you can find Andrea outdoors on hikes, bike rides, or at the beach! She loves getting together with friends and family, and loves to make everyone around her laugh! “
Kinisha's dental career began in 2014 when she graduated from office and chair side dental assisting. She then became a Certified Level II Dental Assistant upon completing her national board exam in 2014.
Since graduation Kinisha has worked in various dental offices as a Dental Assistant, Patient Coordinator and eventually Treatment Coordinator.
These roles have allowed Kinisha to gain extensive procedural and administrative knowledge in the dental field.
Kinisha finally settled at Park Place Dental in 2016 as one of the first staff members hired she worked her way from Dental Assistant to Office Manager!
Kinisha values the relationships she has made with many of our lovely patients over the years and sees so many of them as family!
Kinisha has been able to educate not only our patients but our staff members to enhance our patient's experiences in our office.
Although Kinisha has now settled into her role as Office Manager, she continues to wear many hats and enjoys all aspects of the dental field!
Ana Tavares, CDA II
Ana was born in Sao Miguel, Azores and raised in Toronto. She is fluent in English, Portuguese, and an understanding of the Spanish language. With over 10 years of experience in customer service in the restaurant industry and auto industry, she then decided to change paths and attend Medix College where she received her diploma as a Level II Dental Assistant in 2016. Shortly after became a member of the Ontario Dental Assisting Association, Ana was then given the opportunity to join the TLD team where she has administered her knowledge and has gain much more experience working alongside Dr. Joo and Associates. Ana has experience in all chairside assisting procedures from Dental restoration, Cosmetic, Orthodontics, Oral Surgery, Pediatric, Nitrous oxide, and IV sedation. Out of all her chairside assisting procedures, Ana enjoys mostly Oral surgery, not only the procedure itself but from the emotional and positive outcome of the patients when they receive their new smile. Like many of the patients, Ana too has overcome her dental phobia. Since then she has been helping patients by recognizing the possible source of their fears and help them identify and overcome their dental phobia. Ana will take that moment to understand what you are afraid of and figure out the best way to help you cope. When not at the clinic Ana dedicates her time to her daughter, hubby, and family making new memories.
When I was young I moved to Barrie with my parents and I have lived here for nearly 30 years. I have seen Barrie grow so much over the years and love calling this my home and raising my son here. After working in retail as a store manager for 10 years, I chose to go to Georgian college in Orillia to become a level 2 dental assistant, graduating in 2011. I truly enjoy working with people, I want to make sure everyone who comes to the office feels comfortable.