Dr. Mark Mahn, A.Mus, D.D.S.
Dr. Mahn graduated from the University of Toronto in 1978 with the degree of Doctor of Dental Surgery. In 1979 he founded the Paris Dental Centre. The same year he developed and began the dental division of the Willet Hospital, where treatment of small children and handicapped patients was done under general anaesthetic and where he was chief of dentistry for 15 years. He still continues this work at Brantford General Hospital, where he recently completed his term as chief of dentistry.
In the past he has served on the practice management committee of the Ontario Dental Association and as president of the Brant County Dental Society.
Dr. Mahn loves music and holds an Associate of Music diploma (concert piano). He and his wife Lanny, have three grown children and six grandchildren. His oldest sons Jonathan and David own and operate Paris Dental Centre.
Dr. Jonathan M. Mahn, B.Sc., D.D.S., Cert. IV Sedation
Dr. Jonathan M. Mahn (Dr. Jon) joined the Paris Dental Centre in July of 2008. He is a general dentist who has completed additional training in the administration of intravenous sedation, as certified by the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario.
Jon’s practice is limited to treatment under IV sedation and surgery, including extractions and dental implants. Aside from surgery, his practice focuses on treatment of patients with significant anxiety or phobia regarding dental procedures, from simple dental cleanings to extractions. His goal is to reduce or eliminate patient anxiety as a barrier to seeking treatment. He also maintains active privileges at Brantford General Hospital and is part of Brantford’s dental “on-call” team.
Jon graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from McMaster University in 2003. He completed his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 2007, graduating from the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at University of Western Ontario.
Dr. Jon was fortunate to be accepted as a General Practice Resident at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto where he received additional training and certification in Intravenous Sedation, Oral Sedation, Nitrous Oxide administration, and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS). He had the opportunity to work daily and train with multiple specialists throughout the year at the hospital’s Department of Dentistry. During his residency, Jon’s training focused on oral surgery and the treatment of medically compromised patients.
Jon is actively involved in organized dentistry, chairing the ODA’s Student Services Committee, serving as Brant’s Councillor to the ODA since 2009, guest lecturing at Medix College Dental Assisting in Brantford, and serving on Niagara College’s Professional Advisory Committee, among others.
Jon and his wife Joanna were married in 2007 and have twin boys, Benjamin and Elijah, and a little girl, Larissa. Jon completed his Grade 10 Certificate in Piano from the Royal Conservatory of Music and Personal Trainer Specialist Certificate from CanFitPro. He loves tennis, table tennis, weight training, gardening, travelling and spending time with his wife and children. In his free time, Jon plays organized basketball and softball, hikes and mountain bikes with kids in tow, and enjoys the outdoors with his family to the fullest.
Dr. Alicia Gertig, D.D.S.
Dr. Alicia Gertig’s life-long interest in dentistry was inspired by her father, Dr. Hans Gertig, who practiced in Brantford. “He built long lasting relationships with his patients and I hope to develop that same relationship with my patients.” As a graduate of the University of Western Ontario in 2003, Dr. Alicia was pleased to join her father in his practice until he retired. Dr. Alicia is excited to have joined the team at Paris Dental Centre.
Dr. Alicia enjoys practicing all aspects of dentistry and has a special touch for children. “I love treating entire families and have a special place in my heart for children as I strive to make their visits to the dentist a fun, positive experience.” Patients comment on her cheerful, enthusiastic and caring attitude and the laughter they hear coming from her room!
Outside of dentistry, Dr. Alicia and her husband are busy at home with their newest additions to their family son Jonathan and adoptive daughter Alexandria! In her spare time Dr. Alicia enjoys sharing a meal (and a laugh!) with their families or enjoying time with their two English Setters, Fergie and Philip.
Dr. Ban Abdul Rahman, BDS., D.D.S.
Dr. Ban Abdul Rahman was born and raised in Baghdad, Iraq. She is an honours graduate of Baghdad University in 1989, where she received a BDS degree in Dentistry. She served as an instructor in the Pedodontic/Orthodontic/Prevention department at the University of Baghdad, College of Dentistry for three years.
In 1995, Dr. Ban earned her MSc of Orthodontics from Baghdad University, College of Dentistry while continuing to teach at the University and work in private practice. After 1999, she moved to Doha, Qatar where she worked as a specialist for the next ten ten years.
In 2009, Dr. Ban moved to London, Ontario to join the ITD program at the University of Western Ontario and received her DDS in 2011. She is currently an active member in good standing with the Ontario Dental Association.
Dr. Ban enjoys practicing dentistry and works hard to provide high quality dental care in a comfortable, friendly, family-oriented atmosphere.
Dr. Nicole Marchand, B.Sc., D.D.S.
Dr. Nicole Marchand (Dr. Nicole) was born in Brantford and attended Assumption College School. She then pursued her studies at the University of Western Ontario where she received her B.Sc. in Biology graduating on the Dean’s Honour List. Continuing her education at Western she received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree (with distinction) in 2008. She joined the Paris Dental Centre team in 2010.
Dr. Nicole believes in comprehensive dental treatment focusing on preventive care. Her kind and caring personality ensures that each patient experiences the most comfortable and relaxed dental treatment. She is very gentle making even the most anxious patients at ease.
Dr. Nicole is continuously improving her skills by taking many continuing education courses expanding her knowledge of advanced dental techniques. Aside from dentistry she enjoys traveling, skiing, soccer, shopping, jogging, and spending time with her family.
Dr. Hapreet Kaur Pannu, D.D.S.
Dr. Harpreet Pannu attended University of Toronto and successfully obtained her degree in Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.). On graduating the degree, she was awarded with Harold Keith Box Silver Medal for recognizing her as most outstanding student in Clinical Periodontics. Dr. Pannu is an internationally trained dentist who received her degree in Bachelor of Dental Surgery (B.D.S.) and did one year internship from India.
Dr. Pannu believes in comprehensive dental treatment with her main focus on patient centered care. She has a very kind and caring personality making even the most anxious patients at ease.
Dr. Pannu feels pride in practicing all aspects of dentistry and exhibits her philanthropist nature towards patients. She has been certified for Nitrous Sedation Procedures to provide pain free dental care. Dr. Pannu is envious of learning and has been accelerating her skills in the knowledge of latest prevalent dental techniques by taking continuous educational courses.
Besides her professional life, she enjoys traveling, music, cooking at home and spending time with her husband and daughter Nanki.
Dr. Mauricio Berco, D.D.S., DMSc, FRCD(C)
Dr. Mauricio Berco studied at Harvard University where he received his Doctorate of Medical Science (DMSc) degree and a Certificate in Orthodontics. Prior to returning home to Canada, he worked as an orthodontic associate in the greater Boston area. He earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) from the University of Toronto, where he also attained an Honours Bachelor of Science (HBSc) in human biology. Throughout his career, he has been recognized with several awards of distinction, including the Gordon Cressy Leadership Award, CDA Oral-B Scholarship, Human Anatomy Award, and T-Holders Academic Excellence Awards.
Dr. Berco’s research interests have expanded both the medical and dental fields. Most recently he has been investigating the use of cone beam computed tomography in orthodontic diagnosis and the assessment of facial balance.
Dr. Berco is a Diplomat of the American Board of Orthodontics, Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada, and registered Orthodontic Specialist with the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario. Moreover, he is an active member of the Canadian Association of Orthodontists, the American Association of Orthodontists and the Harvard Society for the Advancement of Orthodontics.
In addition to his academic interests, Dr. Berco has always been involved in various sports activities including basketball, soccer, snowboarding, and tennis. He enjoys exercising on a regular basis and spending time with his wife and colleague Dr. Stephelynn DeLuca and children Mia and Lucas.