Dr. Norman Orschel graduated from the University of Toronto Faculty of Dentistry in 1982. From 1982 through 1983, he was a Dental Resident at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto where he studied several disciplines, including wisdom teeth, oral surgery, anesthesia, IV sedation, and emergency dental treatment. He gained invaluable experience performing general dentistry and dental surgery on hospitalized and medically compromised patients. After associating with another general dentist for two years, Dr. Orschel set up his first family dentistry practice in the Edward Plaza at Edward Street and Yonge Street in Aurora. Many young families moved into Aurora during the late 1980’s and early 1990’s and several found their dental home at Dr. Orschel’s practice.
During this same time, Dr. Orschel and his wife Nancy made Aurora their home for their son and two daughters. Dr. Orschel coached soccer for 14 years with the Aurora Youth Soccer Club and was a coach and hockey trainer for the Aurora Minor Hockey Association for over 11 years. He has always enjoyed playing hockey and to this day, he looks forward to playing hockey twice a week, with the York Oldtimers Group.
His diverse interests include hiking -- especially when he visits the family out West -- gardening, and visiting the family cottage in Haliburton. As a family dentist, he enjoys all aspects of general,cosmetic, and implant dentistry to help people rebuild their smiles and keep their teeth for a lifetime.
Recently, he graduated from the Toronto Institute for Dental Excellence’s (TIDE) comprehensive Implant Surgery and Prosthetics Mini-Residency. In 2017, he successfully was granted Fellowship in the International Congress of Oral Implantology
Dr. Lynda Hyshka graduated in 1988 from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Science Degree. She subsequently graduated from dental school at the University of Western Ontario in 1992 and was the recipient of the Restorative Dentistry award.
Lynda has been providing a high level of dental care in Aurora since 1994. Her gentle and caring approach extends from toddlers to patients in their nineties. Lynda has been involved with the York Region Dental Society and was President in 2000. In her free time, you will find Lynda cycling on the trails in Aurora and Newmarket. She also likes to spin and run.
Recently, Lynda completed a nine day Dental Implant Prosthetics Mini-Residency studying under Dr. Mark Lin at TIDE.
Alla joined our dental team as a chairside dental assistant in 2018. Previously she had a variety of experiences working in orthodontics, pediatric dentistry and oral surgery. Now she enjoys working and living in Aurora with her husband and twin sons. On weekends she loves hiking, fishing and skiing.
Connie has worked for Dr. Orschel and Dr. Hyshka since 1994. She is a Certified Dental Assistant and started in our office by assisting Dr. Orschel and Dr. Hyshka for five years. After her children were born, Connie became a part-time employee and shifted her focus to front-desk reception and administrative duties. Connie’s three children keep her very active and she enjoys the richness of a life balanced between work and home. Connie loves reading, geo-caching, baking with her children, and spending time in Muskoka.
Darlene has been employed as a Registered Dental Hygienist by Dr. Orschel since 1992. She is a 1983 graduate of the Algonquin College Dental Hygiene School. She worked for a general dentist practitioner in Guelph for six years prior to coming to Aurora. Her extensive dental background includes teaching dental assisting for three years at Georgian College in Orillia and working as a dental assistant for a dentist in Orillia for six years. Dentistry has been very rewarding and enjoyable for Darlene. Darlene and her husband purchased a century home in old Aurora where they raised their two kids. Her oldest has been employed by the Central York Fire Department and her youngest recently completed university. Darlene enjoys gardening, family time, skiing in Collingwood, and biking. Darlene and her husband are always planning the next renovation on their home. She is looking forward to spending time with her two grandchildren this summer at the cottage.
Diana joined Dr. Orschel in 1989. Her previous background in personnel recruitment and customer service has been a great asset to her employment with Dr. Orschel and Dr. Hyshka. Diana likes meeting new people and enjoys her relationships with our long-time patients. During her many years of employment, her commitment to customer care has never wavered. Diana feels her job is a pleasure and knows the patients receive optimum care from both doctors and hygienists. Since her son and daughter have become older and are now married with children themselves, Diana has begun exploring new paths with her husband. They both enjoy cooking and entertaining, and trips to Las Vegas and California have become routine. If Diana ever gets any alone time, she reads and quilts. She also researches the etymology of collected expressions and quotations.
Paula has assisted Dr. Orschel and Dr. Hyshka at various times over several years. More recently, she has once again joined us as a full-time dental assistant. She is an avid golfer and she participates annually in the Breast Cancer Research Fundraiser Golf Tournament at St. Andrew’s Valley Golf Club in Aurora. In her spare time, she enjoys golf and long walks with her husband and their young wheaten terrier “Lenny.”
Karen graduated from the two year dental hygiene program at the University of Toronto. She began her career as a public health dental hygienist for the City of Toronto, doing check-ups and dental health lessons in elementary schools. She soon moved to private practice when her children were born. Karen has worked for Dr. Orschel for well over 28 years. She puts people at ease and creates a great rapport with all of our wonderful patients. Outside of the office, Karen’s life is about her husband and extended family. She loves to travel to tropical destinations or spend time by her pool with family, friends and grandchildren.
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126 Wellington Street West, Suite 211, Aurora, ON, L4G 2N9
Monday 09:30 AM - 08:00 PM
Tuesday 08:00 AM - 07:00 PM
Wednesday 08:00 AM - 08:00 PM
Thursday 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Friday 08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Saturday 08:00 AM - 12:00 PM