MEET OUR DENTISTS
At Fraccaro Dental Group, we are dedicated to providing quality dental services to all our clients. We are a group of family-owned dental offices. From kids to parents to grandparents, we understand the dental needs of all family members. We understand how crucial it is to maintain your oral health in order to live a healthy life. We prioritize your smile and provide the professional guidance you require. Our dentists are well-known in the community for not only offering quality dental care, but for their friendly and comforting nature. Our professionals will help you through each stage of your dental health journey. Learn more about them below. We hope to make your family a part of our dental family soon.
Dr. Paul Fraccaro
Dr. Paul Fraccaro grew up in East Hamilton, attending Glendale Secondary School before graduating from McMaster University and later the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Dentistry as part of the class of 1983. His passion for dentistry lies in its ability to change people’s lives. He believes that smiles are important and powerful. To him, having a beautiful smile can instantly boost one’s confidence. And so, he does his best to ensure each of his patients has the biggest, brightest smile as he or she walk out of his office.
Dr. Paul Fraccaro practiced family, cosmetic and restorative dentistry for over 10 years in the Hamilton area before opening his private practice at 631 Queenston Rd, in 1993.
Dr. Chris Fraccaro
Dr. Chris Fraccaro grew up in Ancaster, Ontario and earned his undergraduate Bachelor’s degree of Science at McMaster University. He then completed his dental education at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. He was recognized by the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry for outstanding achievement and awarded the Dean’s Award for academic excellence. His passion for dental care led him to the University of Florida where he completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry in Tampa, Florida and received his certificate in Oral Implantology.
“There is more to dentistry than just fixing cavities. It is my goal to relieve pain, restore function, and revive a smile while ultimately improving the oral health of my patients,” he claims.
While not at work, Dr. Fraccaro enjoys skiing, soccer and mountain biking, and is an avid hockey and football fan.
Dr. Alexis Fraccaro
Dr. Alexis Fraccaro is originally from Ohio, USA. She earned her dental degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine. Following dental school, she completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency in Orlando, Florida. After her residency, she remained working in Orlando in a hospital setting. Here, she developed her unique skills performing complex dental procedures.
She was also a faculty member for the residency program, providing lectures and supervising clinical procedures. During this time, she received a fellowship from the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. She has extensive experience in dental implantology. She also enjoys providing a wide range of routine general dentistry. She especially enjoys working with children.
She has recently moved to Hamilton, Ontario to be with her husband and to join our growing dental family. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, practicing yoga, skiing and running.
Dr. Sumayyah China
Dr. China was born and raised in Scarborough, Ontario. After graduating with an Honours Bachelors of Science in Biology at McMaster University, she pursued her Doctor of Dental Surgery from the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry at Western University.
Upon graduation, Dr. China has practiced as a general dentist in Burlington and Stoney Creek. She is committed to continuing education and takes courses regularly to stay current with the latest advancements in dental materials and techniques. She is a proud member of the Ontario Dental Association, Canadian Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, and the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario.
When she is not busy with dentistry, she enjoys being outdoors, ice skating, playing badminton, and trying different cuisines. Dr. China looks forward to treating you and your family at Fraccaro Dental in Binbrook!
Dr. Eric Rocca
Dr. Eric Rocca was born in Hamilton and spent the majority of his upbringing in Burlington, Ontario. He earned a Bachelor of Medical Science degree with Honors in Physiology at the University of Western Ontario. He then moved out west to Vancouver where he completed his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree at the University of British Columbia.
Dr. Rocca has a passion for lifelong learning in order to provide his patients with the highest standard of comprehensive dental care. His primary goal is to treat his patients with honesty, respect and kindness at all times to ensure that they feel comfortable and relaxed while under his care.
While in B.C, Dr. Rocca became an avid hiker and skier. He also enjoys playing guitar, basketball, soccer and is a big football and Toronto Raptors fan.
Dr. Gino Gizzarelli
Dr. Gino Gizzarelli completed his first degree in 1995 at the University of Toronto in pharmacy. He worked as a full-time clinical pharmacist at Toronto General Hospital for 2 years before returning back to the University of Toronto to study dentistry.
Following his dental degree in 2001, he continued his studies in the same university and completed a 3-year Master’s degree in Dental Anesthesia. Throughout his studies and until present, Dr. Gino has maintained a part-time clinical pharmacist position in the same hospital.
He is an itinerant dentist anesthesiologist and teaches occasionally at the University of Toronto Faculty of Dentistry as well as at various conferences and CE courses.
Dr. Naser Derakshan
Dr. N. Derakshan is our in house periodontist. In 1985, Dr. Derakshan became a certified periodontist at the University of Dalhousie in Nova Scotia. A periodontist is a dental specialist who specializes in treatment of gum disease.
Dr. Derakshan has had the privilege of working throughout the GTA with several general dentists to provide periodontal services to patients in need.
Dr. Nick Hawrylyshyn
Dr. Nick Hawrylyshyn graduated with a Bachelor of Education in 1976 from The University of Toronto and in 1980 from the Faculty of Dentistry. Better known as Dr. Nick around the office, he has had a passion for dentistry for as long as he can remember.
Dr. Nick practices a full range of general dentistry, including oral surgery on wisdom teeth and sedation. He also takes a special interest in implant and cosmetic dentistry. We are fortunate to have Dr. Nick associating in our office and providing his special skills.
When Dr. Nick is not working, he enjoys sailing, skiing and golfing.
Dr. Nick Pekaruk was born in Hamilton and grew up in Stoney Creek, Ontario. After graduating from McMaster University with a Honours Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology, he earned his dental degree from the Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine in 2008.
After dental school he returned home and has been practicing dentistry throughout the Golden Horseshoe ever since. Dr Nick currently resides in Grimsby, Ontario where he spends most of his time with his wife Sarah and young children Charlotte, Henry, and Eleanor. Mental health awareness and the fight against cancer are two causes that are close to his heart.
Dr. Alyssa Podrebarac
Dr. Alyssa Podrebarac was born and raised in Stoney Creek, Ontario. She earned an Honours Bachelor of Medical Science degree from Western University before moving to Vancouver, where she completed her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree at the University of British Columbia. Since graduating, she has moved back home to Ontario to pursue her dental career and is thrilled to be practicing dentistry in her hometown close to family and friends.
Dr. Alyssa is an active member of the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario and the Ontario and Canadian Dental Associations.
Dr. Alyssa strives to make her patients feel comfortable, respected, and well cared for. She prioritizes patient education and wishes to help her patients achieve a smile that they are proud of.
Outside of dentistry, Alyssa practices a healthy and active lifestyle. She enjoys dancing, hiking, attending concerts, and spending time with family and friends.