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Gabrielle Garisto

Title:
Director of Education, Department of Dentistry
Designations:
B.Sc., DDS, M.Sc., FRCD(C)
Phone:
416-813-6008
Email:
gabriella.garisto@sickkids.ca
U of T Positions:
Associate Professor, Faculty of Dentistry

Biography

Dr. Gabriella Garisto received her bachelor of science at Western University in 2003. Dr. Garisto received her Doctor of Dental Surgery at The University of Toronto, Faculty of Dentistry in 2007. She graduated from The University of Toronto, Faculty of Dentistry, Paediatric Dentistry Program in 2016 and the Dental Anesthesia program in 2010. Garisto has been the Director of Education, Dentistry, SickKids since 2018.

Education and experience

  • 2018–present: Director of Dental Education,  The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON
  • 2019–present: Director, Cleft Lip & Palate/Craniofacial Dental program,   The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON
  • 2018–present: Associate Professor,  University of Toronto Faculty of Dentistry
  • 2016–2017:  Staff Paediatric Dentist,  The Hospital for Sick Children  
  • 2016–2018: Course Director – Undergraduate Paediatric Dentistry, University of Toronto Faculty of Dentistry    
  • 2016–present:  Paediatric Dentist, Private Practice
  • 2010–present:  Dental Anesthesiologist, Private
  • 2011–2012: Assistant Professor Discipline of Dental Anesthesia,   University of Toronto Faculty of Dentistry     
  • 2010–2013: Clinical Instructor and Lecturer for the Discipline of Dental Anesthesia, University of Toronto Faculty of Dentistry  
  • 2008–2009: Locum Dentist, Sioux Lookout Zone Dental Program 
  • 2007–2010: General Dentist,  Private Practice

Achievements

  • 2020: Epic Physician Builder – Proficiency Level, The Hospital for Sick Children                       
  • 2019: Leadership Essentials Training, The Hospital for Sick Children
  • 2015: Fellowship, Royal College of Dentists of Canada
  • 2007: Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honour Society, University of Toronto, Faculty of Dentistry
  • 2007: Dr. Horace Wells Gold Medal, University of Toronto, Faculty of Dentistry
  • 2005: Dr. Howard Rocket Preventive Scholarship, University of Toronto, Faculty of Dentistry       
  • 2005: Wallace Seccombe Memorial Scholarship, University of Toronto, Faculty of Dentistry
  • 2000–2003: University of Western Ontario Dean’s List, University of Western Ontario, Faculty of Science
  • 2000: University of Western Ontario Entrance Scholarship of Distinction, University of Western Ontario, Faculty of Science   

Publications

  1. Garisto GA, Gaffen AS, Lawrence HP, Tenenbaum HC, Haas DA.  Cover Story – Occurrence of paresthesia after dental local anesthetic administration in the United States.  J Am Dent Assoc. 2010 Jul; 141(7): 836-44.
  2. *Reprinted by the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario: Dispatch.  May/June 2011; 25(2): Practice Enhancement and Knowledge (PEAK) issue enclosure. 
  3. Nguyen T, Garisto G, Zaarour C.  Atypical presentation of a suspected malignant hyperthermia episode.  Oral Health.  2012 Jan; 102(1): 40-44. 
  4. McMaster R, Garisto G.  Practical considerations for treating the anxious dental patient.  Oral Health.  2012 Feb; 102(2): 32-38. 
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