Our In-House Dental Specialists

Hollinger Dental Group provides the community of Timmins access to in-house specialists to ensure that your oral health is maintained.

Dr. Ali Taherian Esfahani Hollinger Dentist

Dr. Ali Taherian Esfahani


Dr. Taherian graduated in 2003 from Isfahan University in Iran and completed his 3 year Endodontic Residency in 2008. He successfully completed the Dental Specialty Assessment and Training Program at University of Toronto. Currently, he is a fellow of Royal College of Dentists of Canada and a licensed Endodontist in Ontario and is a member of ODA. He is also a part-time clinical instructor at University of Toronto.

Specialist, Peridontist, Timmins Dentist

Dr. Leonard Schwartz

B.Sc., D.D.S., Dip. Perio.

Dr. Schwartz is a specialist in Periodontics, certified by the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario. A graduate of McGill University (B.Sc., D.D.S.), Dr. Schwartz was awarded a certificate in periodontics from the University of Connecticut.

Married, with three children, Dr. Schwartz is an active tennis enthusiast and enjoys classical music.

Dr. Jacob Rifkind Hollinger Dental Group

Dr. Jacob Rifkind


Born in Hamilton and raised in Toronto, Jacob Rifkind completed his dental training at the University of Western Ontario before pursuing further training in the United States. First, he completed a hospital dental residency at Columbia University - New York Presbyterian Hospital, then medical school at SUNY Downstate, and finally oral maxillofacial surgery at Kings County Hospital. Jacob initially worked in the United States before moving back home to Toronto to be closer to his family.

Jacob works primarily in the Greater Toronto Area and enjoys teaching oral surgery at the University of Toronto. When the opportunity arose to work at Hollinger Dental, he was initially curious, but the warmth of the team and town has kept him coming back.

Jacob maintains his medical and dental licenses in New York State. In Canada, he maintains his dental license, anesthesia permit, and is a fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada (oral maxillofacial surgery). He is also a member of multiple oral surgery and dental organizations both in Canada and in the United States.

Treat yourself and your family to a healthy smile today. Visit us at Hollinger Dental Group!