About the Doctors

Dr. Howard Black 

Dr. Howard Black graduated from the University of Toronto, Faculty of Dentistry in 1981. After practicing dentistry in Scarborough for over 20 years, he and his wife Bonnie, the Office Manager, wanted to create a unique dental practice environment that would change the way patients would perceive going to the dentist. Their vision included a spa-like atmosphere with luxurious appointments designed to reduce patients’ anxiety and increase feelings of relaxation and comfort. And so Pine Ridge Dental Centre was conceived.

The result is a highly stylized, technologically advanced facility that is a pleasure for all ages. Dr. and Mrs. Black’s experience in patient management was integral in the planning and design, which supports the newest modalities of treatment and efficiencies in patient care.

Along with the ongoing development of the Centre, Dr. Black continues to enjoy all aspects of family dentistry, maintaining special interest in cosmetic enhancements, comprehensive restoration and orthodontics including Invisalign, of which he is one of Ontario’s highest volume Invisalign certified providers having achieved Premier Provider status in 2006.

Dr. Black is a member of many leading dental organizations including the Canadian Dental Association, the Ontario Dental Association and the Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity. Away from the office he enjoys outdoor activities, the cottage and boating.

Dr. and Mrs. Black look forward to meeting patients through their day offering their unique brand of hospitality and personal attention.

Dr. Harminder Khambay 

Dr. Harminder Khambay was born and raised in the UK. He is a graduate of the University of Sheffield Dental School Class 2000 and is a keen advocate of continuing education. He has his Certificate of Restorative Dental Practice for the prestigious UCL Eastman Dental Institute in 2009. He has completed a research project on emergency dental care at NYU Dental School, as well as completing a clinical skills course at the University of Toronto. In 2012 he passed the Canadian NDEB exams which qualifies him to practice dentistry in both the UK and Canada. Dr. Khambay has experience in all aspects of dentistry and is committed to providing the highest standard of care to his patients.

Dr Khambay has past and present affiliations to many dental organizations including the Ontario Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, American Dental Association (affiliate member), British Dental Association, General Dental Council UK and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

Dr Khambay loves to cook and go to the movies and in his spare times loves to spend time with his family and friends. He has a young daughter and loves bringing out his inner child.

Dr. Adam Ohayon 

Dr. Adam Ohayon, born and raised in the GTA received his Bachelor of Science, with Honours at York University, majoring in Psychology. Dr. Ohayon decided to pursue a career in Dentistry and was awarded his Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Toronto, where he graduated as Class President. Being an advocate of continuing education and advancing his skills, Dr. Ohayon completed a General Practice Residency at Newark Beth Israel Hospital in Newark, NJ where he was inspired to proceed with pursuing his Master of Science and Speciality in the field of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry at the University of Toronto. With his extensive training and experience, Dr. Ohayon has a particular interest in implant dentistry and the management of gum disease and recession as part of efforts to rejuvenate your smile. Emergency Dentistry is also one of Dr. Ohayon’s major areas of practice. 

Dr. Ohayon’s pleasant demeanor and bedside manner often proves to be a valuable asset in putting anxious patients at ease. 

In his spare time he has authored books, is very involved in his community and was awarded the Gordon Cressy Student Leadership Award recognizing his efforts. Dr. Ohayon enjoys spending most of his time with his wife and four boys who inspire him to do more every day to help people. 

Dr. Soleymani 

Dr. Soleymani graduated from dental schools in Sweden (the Karolinska Institute) and Canada (University of Manitoba). He has practiced dentistry in both countries. Throughout his dental education he has been engaged in clinical practice, including pediatric dental clinics, emergency dental clinics and hospital dentistry.

Dr. Soleymani practices all aspects of dentistry and looks forward to knowing his patients, and love to educate them about preventative dentistry. He is a member of Ontario Dental Association and Academy of General Dentistry.

On his free time Dr. Soleymani enjoys spending time with family, friends and working out. He is also a soccer fan.

Dr Soleymani speaks four languages (English, French, Swedish and Farsi/Persian).

Dr. Armando Ponte 

Dr. Armando Ponte was born and raised in Toronto. He completed his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at the University of Western Ontario, where he served as President of the International Alpha Omega Dental Society while maintaining Dean’s Honour List.

Dr. Ponte volunteering in Treasure Beach, Jamaica
Dr. Ponte strongly believes in patient outreach and continuing education. Throughout his undergraduate and post-graduate years, Dr. Ponte pursued numerous developmental opportunities, including volunteering on a mission trip to Jamaica where he provided dental care to an underserved community. 
Dr. Ponte has completed extensive continuing education in Invisalign, braces and early orthodontic treatment appliances for children. Dr. Ponte has also completed additional continuing education in the management and treatment of sleep disordered breathing including, snoring and sleep apnea. In 2020, Dr. Ponte brought in the Healthy Start program into the practice. Healthy Start is an orthodontic system that encourages proper oral habits (tongue, swallowing and breathing) while straightening teeth as early as 3 years old. Dr. Ponte is also certified in Bioclear, a minimally invasive cosmetic treatment option for worn down teeth and unsightly gaps between teeth. 

Dr. Ponte prides himself in providing every patient with preventative care, comfort of service and the educational tools to maintain their oral health.
Dr. Ponte is a member of the International Association for Orthodontics, American Academy of Clear Aligners, Canadian Academy of Clinical Sleep Disorders Disciplines and the Ontario Dental Association. 

Outside of the office Dr. Ponte enjoys cooking, fitness, travelling and spending time with family and friends.