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 1980s and early 1990s, 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 was successfully granted a 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 and received a Life Sciences Award. 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 quality 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 and running on the trails in Aurora and Newmarket. She also likes to spend time gardening.
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.
Alla grew up in Kiev (Kyiv), Ukraine. In 1992, she graduated from The University of Natural Resources as a geodesist (surveyor). After the Soviet Union collapsed, she was not able to work in this field, so Alla decided to pursue another education. In 1994, she graduated from Nursing, and she worked for 7.5 years as a nurse in the infection unit of the local hospital.
In 2002, Alla came to Canada. During the SARS epidemic, she started to work in a long-term care home in Aurora, where she worked until 2011. She then decided she had to start a new career. In December 2014, Alla graduated as a Level II Dental Assistant from Everest College. Following her graduation, she worked in many different fields of dentistry, including oral surgery, pediatric dentistry and orthodontics. In 2018, Alla began working in our general dentistry office, where she utilizes all of her training and experience.
Alla is married and has twin teenage boys. She enjoys cooking, nature, gardening and spending time at the cottage. She loves to talk to our patients and make them feel comfortable.
Alla is fluent in Ukrainian and Russian.
Connie has worked for Dr. Orschel and Dr. Hyshka since 1994. She is a Certified Dental Assistant and started in our office by assisting 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 enjoys the richness of a life balanced between work and home. She loves reading, geo-caching, baking and spending time in Muskoka at the cottage.
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, and 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 and works in Human Resources in London.
Darlene enjoys gardening, family time, skiing in Collingwood, and biking. Darlene and her husband are always planning the next renovation on their home and cottage. Darlene and her husband look forward to spending time with her two grandchildren in the summer at the cottage. Darlene is also excited about a new addition to her family - a golden retriever puppy by the end of this year.
Liseth graduated from the Toronto School of Business as a chairside dental assistant in 2002. She joined our team in June 2021.
Liseth has been given the opportunity to work with knowledgeable, professional, honest and kind people in the dental field, leading to a strong passion while building experience. This has given her the opportunity to be an important part of our dental team that provides healthy and happy smiles.
She has dedicated more than 14 years working with kids, giving her the ability to understand little minds and to learn the importance of our role in their lives. Bringing all that experience to the dental practice allows her to understand kids’ needs and also the needs of parents and caregivers while providing dental care.
The main motivation in her job, as in her daily life, is to see and experience the true smiles of those she comes in contact with. Being able to contribute to their dental health makes her work an important and enjoyable part of her daily life. She always looks forward to seeing and meeting new smiles.
Liseth is fluent in Spanish.
Erin obtained her B.Sc. in Chemistry and Health Sciences at the University of Western Ontario. After that, she decided to pursue her Honours Diploma in Dental Hygiene from Georgian College in 2006. Erin joined our office only a few years ago as a part-time hygienist. She enjoys spending time watching her daughters play hockey. At other times, she loves to travel and to spend time at the family cottage.