The team at Braceland Orthodontists is committed to providing high-quality orthodontic treatment and exceptional care in a comfortable and welcoming environment. Most members of our North Scarborough team have been a part of the Braceland Orthodontists family since the practice began. Together, we make up a long-standing team of dedicated professionals who share a passion for making you smile brighter. Whether this is your first visit to our North Scarborough office, or you are a long time patient in the final phases of your orthodontic treatment, we look forward to making you feel at home in our office!

Why Choose Us

Patients have many options when it comes to choosing an orthodontist in North Scarborough. We are happy to say that so many people choose the Braceland Orthodontists team for our outstanding services and commitment to great care. Our office is a family orthodontic practice—meaning we are a one-stop-shop for everyone from children to adults. Over the years we have successfully treated patients of all ages for a wide array of common orthodontic problems, including:

  • Crowding
  • Crossbite
  • Misaligned midline
  • Openbite
  • Overbite
  • Protrusion
  • Spacing
  • Underbite

Regardless of what brings you in, we’ll provide a comprehensive overview of your treatment options and work together to create a customized plan of action. Your comfort and satisfaction are always our number one priorities.

Get in Touch

For more information about the orthodontic services offered at our North Scarborough practice, please call (416) 497-2122. You can also always make an appointment with Dr. Stanley Markin by filling out our easy online request form. No matter what part of North Scarborough you are visiting us from, we are always happy to help you and your smile in any way that we can. To learn more about the individual members of our team, continue reading below!



Team Members

Dawna – Patient Coordinator


Dawna joined the Braceland Orthodontists team in 1979 as both receptionist and financial coordinator. As the practice expanded, her responsibilities were redefined to coordinating all scheduled activities in the office for both patients and staff. She plays a major role in facilitating appointments for our patients with other doctors' offices. From your very first visit until the day you say goodbye with a beautiful smile, Dawna makes sure your valuable time at Braceland Orthodontists is well managed.

“What I enjoy most about Braceland Orthodontists is the privilege of working with our patients and their families to help them achieve an awesome smile. I also enjoy spending time with the warm and caring Braceland Orthodontists staff. When I’m not at Braceland Orthodontists, I enjoy my garden, cycling, walking the dog and spending time with family, especially my grandsons.”

Belinda – Registered Dental Hygienist


Belinda graduated from St. Clair College in Windsor and has been practising as a Registered Dental Hygienist in orthodontics for over 25 years. She enjoys continuing education and staying current in her field. Belinda joined Braceland Orthodontists in 2003. Her responsibilities include placing and removing braces and orthodontic appliances and assisting with wire adjustments. Belinda cares about the patients she sees. She is passionate about her job and goes out of her way to make everyone feel welcome here at Braceland Orthodontists.

“I love working at Braceland Orthodontists because I genuinely like what I do, working with kids and adults alike and making a difference in how they see themselves. When I’m not working, I enjoy traveling, working out, baking, live theatre and a good book.”

Karen – Registered Dental Hygienist


Karen is a graduate of the dental hygiene program at St. Clair College and also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Windsor. She moved from Windsor, Ontario to join the Braceland Orthodontists team in August 1986.

As a Registered Dental Hygienist, Karen’s duties at Braceland Orthodontists include placing and removing braces, changing archwires, cementing bands and taking impressions.

When Karen is not at work helping to create beautiful smiles, she is spending time with her family and friends and playing chauffeur to her very busy daughter.

Pat – Registered Dental Hygienist


Pat joined the Braceland Orthodontists team in 1985, as a Registered Dental Hygienist. Prior to that, she worked as a Dental Assistant/Receptionist, a general practice hygienist and even a clinical supervisor for undergraduate students at the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto.

At Braceland Orthodontists, her duties include placing and removing braces and orthodontic appliances, assisting with wire adjustments and helping patients “keep things clean”. Outside the office, Pat’s interests include sharing time with her daughter, gardening, antiquing and developing her extensive and world-class chronicle of the career of Barbra Streisand.

“What I love most about Braceland Orthodontists is the warm camaraderie that I have with the staff and the genuine friendships that develop with our patients.”

Lisa – Level II Dental Assistant

LisaLisa is a graduate of the Medix College Dental Assisting Program. She joined the Braceland Orthodontists team in 2006 as a Certified Level II Dental Assistant to temp for a maternity leave. In 2009, she returned to take the position full-time. Her responsibilities include the taking of patient X-rays, photographs and impressions of the teeth. Lisa also assists in making sure the clinic runs smoothly and efficiently for both the patients and the Braceland Orthodontists staff.

“What I like about working at Braceland Orthodontists is the warm atmosphere and seeing our patients enjoying their beautiful smiles. When I am outside of the office, I enjoy singing, reading, traveling and especially photography.”

Gehan – Financial Coordinator

GehanGehan completed her diploma in Medical Office Assisting in 2005 at the Academy of Learning. She spent five years working in a medical setting followed by five years in the dental administration field.

At Braceland Orthodontists, Gehan is responsible for helping guide patients and their families through financial matters in regards to their orthodontic treatment. Gehan will help you design a convenient payment schedule utilizing the different methods we offer, manage your treatment options, and handle your account.

"It is a privilege for me to be part of the Braceland Orthodontists team,” Gehan said. “The office is friendly and respectful, and I enjoy welcoming patients and visitors to the practice. But mostly I love seeing all the beautiful, bright smiles of all our patients, of all ages. ”

When Gehan is at home she enjoys baking, reading, and spending time with her friends.

Ellen – Accounts Payable


Ellen has been working at Braceland for over 20 years. Her responsibilities include helping to keep the office well-stocked with supplies, paying the bills and bookkeeping.

When she is not in her office, Ellen can be seen helping Dawna at the front desk. She is always ready to assist in all administrative duties. In her free time, she enjoys quilting, needlepoint and knitting.

"I look forward to each day I spend at Braceland. It is a warm environment where the staff and doctors are dedicated to the success of the patients and the practice."