Our Doctors

Dr. Michael Melito

Dr Michael Melito graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 1993. He began practicing in Mount Forest for 2 years before moving to the Niagara region in 1996. Here he has grown 2 successful dental practices in Niagara Falls, The Niagara Dental Centre and Portage Dental Group. He has continuously provided outstanding dental care to his large, committed patient base for 15 years.  Dr. Melito attempts to maintain the highest level of care and quality work for his patients.   
Dr Melito is dedicated to improving his knowledge of dentistry by continuing education courses every year. He remains an active member of the Ontario Dental Association (ODA) and Niagara Peninsula Dental Association (NPDA).

When he is at home, Dr Melito enjoys spending time with his wife Tamara, daughter Emma and new baby Michael.  He also enjoys reading, playing piano, paddle tennis and working out.

New and existing patients are welcome to book an appointment with Dr. Melito, and he will work with you to ensure your oral health reaches and maintains its greatest potential. 


Dr. Glyn Thomas

Dr. Glyn William Thomas received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Toronto in 1967.  He has a long history of participation and dedication to activities in the community both in regards to his dental profession and to community volunteer groups.  He held positions over the years as president of the Niagara Peninsula Dental Association, Chief of dental staff at the Niagara Falls General Hospital, president of the Rotary Club of Niagara Falls, and chairman of the board of the Niagara Peninsula Children Centre.

He is presently on staff at the Niagara Falls General Hospital and is able to provide surgery and general dentistry there under general anesthetics and the immediate placement of dentures.

He has been a long time member of the prestigious Toronto Crown and Bridge Study Club and thus is well trained in the provision of permanent porcelain or gold crowns, fixed cemented on porcelain bridges and veneers as well as all facets of cosmetic bonded restoration build up of teeth.

Dr. Thomas strives to provide total dental care to his patients in a caring relaxed atmosphere.  He is committed to providing high quality affordable dentistry.  He will tell you all options of treatment available and work out a treatment plan with you that you can afford.

Come in and meet Dr. Glyn Thomas for all your dental requirements.  He will rebuild your smile!


Dr. Kershaw

Dr. Tillman G. Kershaw is an honour graduate of the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto.  He is a licensed dental surgeon with the Royal College, a member of the Ontario Dental Association and a contributing member with Chicago Dental Society.  Dr. Kershaw has also received a Fellowship in the Academy of Dentistry international.

Dr. Kershaw is founder and principle of T.G. Associates, a Dental Management Company and a recognized international lecturer and speaker for the Ontario Dental Association and the College of Dentistry.

Dr. Kershaw has practiced all modalities of dentistry over the last four decades and has earned advanced certification in oral surgeries with particular expertise in wisdom tooth impacted extractions.

As a firm believer in being current with the latest developments in dentistry, Dr. Kershaw consistently attends lectures and conventions in order to stay abreast of the latest trends.  He practices all phases of dentistry with a calm assuring demeanor that instills confidence with his patients.

Dr. Kershaw is dedicated to patient care and recognizes the importance of educating his patients to all treatment options available.  He believes that with both doctor and patient working together, that anyone can achieve optimal oral health and a beautiful smile.


Dr. Juliana Galessiere

Dr. Juliana Galessiere completed her Bachelor of Science Degree in 1990 and received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree with honors in 1994 from the University of Toronto.

Dr. Juliana Galessiere (Dr. G or Dr. Juliana as some of her clients refer to her) has practiced in the Niagara Region for 17 years.  Although she practices all aspects of dentistry she particularly takes great pride in her love of pediatric/children dentistry and cosmetic dentistry.  She is committed to educating and providing her patients with the best options available for achieving optimal oral health and improving the appearance of their smiles.

Dr. Galessiere is an active member of the Niagara Dental Association (NPDA) and Ontario Dental Association (ODA).  She regularly upgrades and participates in lectures and courses in order to provide the most current and comprehensive dental care available.  She also volunteers her time providing dentistry to the underprivileged.

Growing up in a large family of 4 sisters and 2 brothers, Dr. Galessiere wanted to enjoy her own family and went on to have five children.  With strong family values
Dr. Galessiese spends most of her time away from the office with her family. From going over the children's homework, having family meals or spending time at the local hockey arenas she enjoys both a fulfilling fulltime dental career as well as a busy family life.

Whether you are a new client or an existing patient Dr. Galessiere would love to set-up an appointment to discuss any concerns or questions you may have regarding your oral health.  "Together we can achieve the smile you've always wanted"