At Cove Dentistry, we’re proud to say that our patients get the best of both worlds. We are a dentist on Simcoe Street that provides a wide range of services in general dentistry and cosmetic dentistry. We even have a periodontist on staff to place dental implants.
We also treat our patients like people, not numbers. We’re located inside a beautiful century home in downtown Oshawa, and our practice evokes a feeling of calm and comfort.
It’s this marriage of modern innovation and casual kindness that has kept Cove Dentistry’s patients happy for more than 40 years.
Dr. Tony Cove was born in the northeast of England, and grew up right here in Oshawa, Ontario. After earning his B.Sc. (Hons) at the University of Western Ontario, he worked in gold exploration as a geologist for Placer Dome. He ultimately returned to England to attend University of Newcastle’s School of Dental Sciences -- the alma mater of his father, Dr. Michael Cove. He completed a one-year internship at Newcastle and practiced on the Isle of Man for two years before returning to Canada and joining his father’s practice (Cove Dentistry) in 1998. He enjoys skiing, sailing, waterskiing, classic car restoration and racing.
Dr. Michael Cove seemed destined to enter the family business -- his grandfather, father, sister and brothers are all dentists. Born and raised in Newcastle upon Tyne (in the northeast of England), he met his wife at dental school and they began practicing dentistry together in England. After emigrating to Canada in 1970, he started Cove Dentistry -- at this very location in Oshawa, Ontario -- in 1972. He spent 15 years as a clinical demonstrator for third-year students at the University of Toronto Faculty of Dentistry. He is an avid sailor, golfer and downhill skier, and enjoys restoring classic cars. Dr. Michael Cove officially retired from regularly seeing patients in 2016 but you'll still see him around the office every now and then to fill in when Dr. Tony Cove is away.
Dr. Sharan Golini was born in the northwest of England, and raised in Sudbury, Ontario. She attended the University of Liverpool’s School of Dentistry and did a one-year residency at Mount Sinai Hospital. After working in northern Ontario as a remote services dentist for Health Canada, she attended the University of Toronto Faculty of Dentistry and received a speciality diploma in periodontics. She joined Dr. Michael Cove and Dr. Tony Cove’s practice (Cove Dentistry) in 2002 as a peridontal specialist, and works with them to provide a complete dental care package for patients of all ages -- including aesthetic gingival grafting, bone grafting, and pre-prosthetic and pre-orthodontic consultations.
Dr. Thomas Yoon was born in South Korea, and raised in both Alberta and Etobicoke. He completed his bachelor degree at the University of Toronto. He later decided to pursue his doctorate studies in dentistry at the University of Saskatchewan, graduating in 2008 with a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree (D.M.D).
Upon graduation, he decided to be closer to family and returned to Ontario, and has practiced mainly in the Simcoe County area for the past decade. Among the experiences include more than 4 years working for the Canadian Forces, providing dental services to our armed forces. It also provided the privilege of working and learning under many military specialists, and exposure to a wide variety of dental experiences.
Dr. Yoon enjoys all facets of general dentistry and is focused on providing the highest standard of care to patients and listening to their individual needs.
He is married and is quite busy running after his toddler son. He is welcoming and happy to meet new patients.
We’re proud to have a full-time office manager and treatment coordinator on staff at Cove Dentistry. Tara helps our patients by walking them through the entire treatment process, from start to finish. She describes the treatment and answers any questions along the way.
Many of the people on our hygiene staff have been with Cove Dentistry for more than 10 years. We’ve even employed dental assistants who have gone back to school, become certified as dental hygienists, and then returned to work with us in a new capacity. Our hygiene staff is dedicated to helping our patients understand the importance of preventative dentistry. They’re always happy to explain how regular checkups and daily home care play a huge role in your overall health.
The friendly group of people who work in Cove Dentistry’s front office is a key component of our success. When our patients walk through the door, we know they’re going to be greeted cheerfully and welcomed into the practice -- setting the groundwork for a relaxed, stress-free appointment.