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Opening Hours

Monday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday: 09:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Thursday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Friday: 8:00am - 1pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

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Thousands of
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30+ Years of Experience

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"We are here to help solve your dental needs
and commit ourselves to transparency, ethics and empathy
while we deliver outstanding result"

About Us

Centrally Located & Easily Accessible in Ancaster/Hamilton

At Pathways Dental Care, we know that when it comes to dental care, our patients rely upon us for convenience and comfort. That’s why our offices are centrally located and easily accessible with plenty of free parking. We always put patient needs first. We understand the importance of making you feel welcomed and relaxed, whether you’re a child coming for your first visit or a senior returning for denture care.

Modern Conveniences for Your Comfort

When you walk into our offices, you will enjoy modern, yet comfortable décor as you are greeted by a team of professionals who know how to make you feel at ease. For your convenience, our office provides:

  • check Evening, morning and emergency appointments for scheduling ease
  • check Flexible payment plans & easy methods of payment – we accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express & Interac
  • checkElectronic filing of insurance claims, eliminating all the messy paperwork
  • checkThe new advances in dental technology, including digital x-rays & intra-oral cameras, which emit less radiation & allow the dentist and patient to more efficiently see and understand the patient’s oral condition

Yes, We Do!

Provide Comprehensive Dental Services Under One Roof. Call: (905) 304-4505

Provide Free Smile Analysis & Second Opinion.
Call: (905) 304-4505

Financing & Direct Insurance Billing.
Call: (905) 304-4505

Should you have any questions about your oral health, would like to learn more about our service, get a second opinion or tour the office, feel free to contact us today at 905-285-9212.

Family Dentistry

Family dentists are primary care dental providers who offer a wide range of dental services to meet the oral health needs of individuals and families.

Key aspects of family dentistry:

Preventive Care: Family dentists emphasize preventive measures to maintain good oral health. This regular check-ups, cleanings, and oral hygiene education to prevent dental issues like cavities and gum disease.

Diagnosis and Treatment: Family dentists are trained to diagnose and treat a variety of dental conditions and diseases. They can address issues such as tooth decay, gum problems, and oral infections.


A dental practice can provide greater convenience for patients by offering a range of services and amenities that prioritize comfort and accessibility. Here are some factors that contribute to making a dental practice more convenient:

Location: A convenient location, preferably close to where patients live or work, reduces travel time and makes it easier for patients to schedule appointments.

Extended Hours: Offering flexible appointment hours, including early mornings, evenings, and weekends, can accommodate patients with busy schedules.

Online Booking: An easy-to-use online booking system allows patients to schedule appointments at their convenience, without the need for phone calls.

Better Dental Experience

Better dental experiences can be achieved through a combination of factors that focus on patient comfort, effective communication, skilled dental care, and a positive atmosphere. Here are some key elements that contribute to better dental experiences:

Compassionate and Skilled Dental Professionals: Dentists and dental hygienists who are not only skilled but also empathetic can make a significant difference. They listen to patients' concerns and provide clear explanations of procedures and treatment options

Effective Communication: Good communication between the dental team and the patient is crucial. This includes explaining procedures, discussing treatment plans, and addressing any questions or concerns the patient may have.

Personal Dentistry

Taking care of your personal dental care is crucial for maintaining good oral health, and having a dental practice to support you is an integral part of that care. Here's why.

Regular Checkups: Dentists play a pivotal role in preventive care. Regular checkups allow them to detect and address issues early on, preventing more serious and costly problems down the line

Professional Cleanings: Dental hygienists can provide thorough cleanings that remove plaque and tartar buildup, reducing the risk of gum disease and cavities.

We Solve Your Dental Issues

We know how busy life gets and adding dental care to the list can add more stress. We want to partner with you to help guide and educate so that you can make the most informed choices for your children, your parents and yourself. Our job is to support all your dental needs.

One Stop Dental Experiences

As we provide you with ALL YOUR OPTIONS, we have organized our care environments to provide almost all dental services under one brand- DS Dental. From routine fillings and cleanings to more advanced surgeries, cosmetics, orthodontics; we help by becoming your dental “quarterbacks.”

Advanced Technologies and Environments

DS Dental prides itself by staying current with the ever-changing landscape of technologies and advancements. We are proud to bring to our patients;

  • Digital X-Rays (2D and 3D)
  • Digital Scanners and impressions
  • Lasers for soft tissue
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) for advanced X-Ray screening
  • 3D printing solutions

We Promise Excellent Dental
Care for You and Your Family.
We provide these services:

General dentists are the primary providers of dental care for people of all ages and are typically responsible for a wide range of dental services. Here are some key aspects of general dentistry:

Pediatric dentists are dental professionals who have undergone additional training and education to address the unique dental and oral health needs of children and teenagers. Here are some key aspects of pediatric dentistry:

Dental implants are a popular and effective long-term solution for individuals who have lost one or more teeth due to various reasons, including tooth decay, gum disease, injury, or congenital conditions.

Feel relaxed during your next dental treatment with the help of sedation dentistry. Neglecting your dental care can lead to serious problems with your oral health. If anxiety has caused you to forgo a trip to the dentist, we invite you to contact us and discuss the many options available to help you feel more comfortable. We will happily customize a relaxation procedure for you so you can maintain your oral health without anxiety.

If you have tender jaw muscles, a reduced ability to open or close your mouth, discomfort when you bite or chew, headaches, ear, neck, shoulder or facial pain, or joint clicking or popping, there’s a good chance you have temporomandibular joint disorder (or TMJ for short). But don’t worry, you’re not alone. A whopping 60 million North Americans suffer from TMJ issues.

If you are looking for a dental practice that is devoted to making you feel comfortable, while providing you with exceptionally high quality results, you have come to the right place. As a full-service, one stop dental practice, we offer general dental care for the whole family. Each professional in our office undergoes extensive training to provide you with the highest level of expertise and service, using only the most up-to-date equipment.

Orthodontics is the branch and specialty of dentistry concerned with diagnosis, treatment, supervision, guidance, prevention and correction of the growing or mature dentofacial structures.

The vision of a dental practice starts at the top. Leading by example, Dr. Bryan Stein has made (and continues to make) a serious commitment to two key facets of patient care in his office: continuing education and technology. For all of the office’s dental services, the team has at their disposal the latest technologies, and the most up-to-date information. Both of these components have a direct and positive impact on the cosmetic dentistry care we can offer to our patients.

INVISALIGN® treatments for teens and adults in Ancaster and Hamilton Healthy smiles are beautiful smiles. At Pathways Dental Care, we provide invisalign treatments to straighten your smile without the use of traditional metal braces. Let us be the choice for your smile.

Dr. Bryan Stein

Dr. Bryan Stein

As the owner of Pathways Dental Care, Dr. Stein is guided by the philosophy that excellence in dentistry goes far beyond the technical skills that he strives to develop and maintain – it must also incorporate a genuine concern for each client. His goal is to develop meaningful and trusting relationships in order to help clients discover their wants and needs.

Dr. Stein graduated from the University of Western Ontario in 1994. His first post-graduate training was in the Department of Dentistry at the Hamilton General Hospital. His continued commitment to education has led him to be mentored by several of the most renowned clinicians in North America including the Las Vegas Institute and F.O.R.C.E orthodontics. Presently, he is a clinical instructor with Millennium aesthetics which is a program that teaches Canadian dentists how to master aesthetic dentistry.

Dr. Stein focuses on all aspects of reconstructive dentistry including cosmetics, orthodontics, endodontics, and neuromuscular disorders. Dr. Stein recognizes that to many clients, dentistry creates high levels of anxiety and fears, with this in mind it is extremely important to him to help reduce those fears by creating an environment that is both comfortable and relaxing.

Dr. Stein and his team look forward to meeting and providing exceptional care for you and your family.

If you would like more information about Dr. Bryan credentials, experience and training, or you would like to see a copy of his CV, please email us directly.


Las Vegas Institute | University of Western Ontario | Hamilton General Hospital - Department of Dentistry | F.O.R.C.E Orthodontics | Millennium Aesthetics

Dr. James Kim

Dr. James Kim

Dr. James Kim first became interested in dentistry while interacting with patients as a student volunteer at local hospitals in Burlington and Hamilton. When he witnessed how a tooth infection can affect the heart condition in a hospitalized patient, he learned how oral health is closely related to the general health of a person. In order to help others restore healthy smile and confidence, Dr. Kim pursued studies in Health Sciences at McMaster University and went on to complete his dental training at University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry.

Dr. Kim believes empathy is at the centre of optimal dental care. He aims to establish trusting relationship with each of his patient by actively listening to and addressing concerns. He also advocates educating and empowering his patients throughout the treatment process so as to help prevent future diseases.

Dr. Kim has special interest in integrating digital technology in dentistry in order to deliver dental work more efficiently and comfortably. He believes digital technology like intra-oral scanners play a key role in helping his patients to become more knowledgeable about the state of the oral health and making actions steps together.

Dr. Kim has many hobbies outside of work. He loves to travel. He visited 17 countries so far and is always looking for opportunities to explore the world. He also loves photography and enjoys being active. He goes hiking during the summer time and skiing in the winter. He is also an avid musician who has played the violin and the viola performing with multiple chamber orchestras throughout his life.

If you would like more information about Dr. James credentials, experience and training, or you would like to see a copy of his CV, please email us directly.


McMaster University - Health Sciences | University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry | Digital Dentistry Enthusiast & Intra-Oral Scanning Advocate | World Traveler, Photography Enthusiast, Outdoor Activities Lover | Musician - Violin & Viola

Dr. Daniel Cadete

Dr. Daniel Cadete

Dr. Daniel Cadete felt called to dentistry at an early age, seeing the passion his dentists Dr. Bryan Stein and Dr. Walter Heidary had for serving others. He was born and raised in Hamilton and earned his bachelor’s degree in biochemistry and biomedical sciences from McMaster University. During this time, he spent many hours shadowing our Pathways Dental team. He then earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at the University of Western Ontario, graduating with distinction.

Dr. Cadete has been practicing dentistry on beautiful Vancouver Island for the past couple of years. He is excited to have returned home to be closer to family and friends and to give back to his community. Dr. Cadete emphasizes a collaborative relationship with his patients and focuses on truly listening and communicating to understand their needs and values.

When not in the office, you can find Dr. Cadete spending time with his beautiful wife Caleigh and their corgi, playing guitar, or practicing his golf game.

Dr. Walter Heidary

Dr. Walter Heidary

Dr. Walter Heidary prides himself on helping his patients understand what their “desired smile” is, and works with them to create a plan to achieve it. He emphasizes a collaborative doctor/patient relationship; by truly listening to what his patients want, he is able to consistently achieve dental results that meet (and often, exceed) their expectations.

Dr. Heidary has been practicing dentistry since 1993. He is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario, Case Western Reserve University and the University of Missouri in Kansas City. He is licensed to practice by the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario Canada and in 41 US states.

He is married with three children, and is also the President, Founder and CEO of Childventures Early Learning Academy.

If you would like more information about Dr. Heidary’s credentials, experience and training, or you would like to see a copy of his CV, please email us directly.


Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario | Ontario Dental Association | Canadian Dental Association | CEO Global Network

Dr. Sandra Dhaliwal

Dr. Sandra Dhaliwal

Dr. Sandra Dhaliwal’s strength lies in her caring and compassionate nature that has helped many patients overcome their dentistry anxiety. She enjoys patiently providing the most up-to-date comprehensive care. Furthermore, being a mother of three young children, Dr. Dhaliwal enjoys working closely with families and strives to make every child’s dental visit a fun learning experience.

Dr. Sandra Dhaliwal completed her Honours degree in Biochemistry from McMaster University. Continuing her studies, she completed her dental degree from the University of Western Ontario. Upon graduation she continued her studies in prosthodontics at Dalhousie University, while providing clinical instruction to dental students. Dr. Dhaliwal has presented internationally and has articles published in the International Journal of Prosthodontics and Journal of Oral Rehabilitation.

If you would like more information about Dr. Sandra Dhaliwal, her credentials, experience and training, or you would like to see a copy of her CV, please email us directly.


McMaster University (1995-1999) | University of Western Ontario (1999-2003) | Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario | Canadian Dental Association | Ontario Dental Association

Dr. Abdullah Tahiri

Dr. Abdullah Tahiri

Abdullah grew up in Etobicoke where he attended Richview Collegiate Institute. He graduated from York University with a degree in Kinesiology and Health Sciences. While at York University, he was published in numerous scientific journals and involved with a variety of charitable organizations. He was awarded the Community Volunteer Service award from the Province of Ontario for his efforts in giving back to his community.

From there Abdullah went on to complete his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Schulich School of Dentistry at the University of Western Ontario. He has served as a dentist in the Brantford and Kitchener area and has now decided to practise close to home. Abdullah’s main focus in dentistry is using the latest advances in technology. Examples of this include his use of C.E.R.E.C (chairside economical restoration of esthetic ceramics), his integration of CBCT and digital scans for implant guide fabrications, and more -- all to provide the best possible dental experience for his clients.

In his spare time he loves playing sports, spending time with his family, and helping dentists implement the digital workflow into their practices.

Our Locations

DS Burlington


2180 Itabashi Way Unit C,Burlington,
ON L7M 5A5 View on map

(905) 637-5463 | (905) 332-0105

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DS Oakville


2060 Winston Park Dr. Unit 102 Oakville,
Ontario L6H 5R7 View on map

(905) 337-5830

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DS Meadowvale


Unit 100 - 7125 Mississauga Rd
Mississauga, ON L5N 0C2 View on map


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1281 Mohawk Road, Ancaster,
ON, L9G 3K9 View on map

(905) 304-4505

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