Our Dentists

From left to right:
Dr. Shawn Young, Dr. Elyse Sturm, Dr. Sam Axelrod, Dr. Ryan Lindo


Dr. Sam Axelrod

For over 30 years, Dr. Axelrod has been at the forefront of the technology and techniques utilized within the field of General & Family Dentistry, along with a special interest in Cosmetic Dentistry. Widely respected by colleagues, peers and patients alike, Dr. Axelrod is always striving to offer the finest dentistry available anywhere.

Even from his earliest days practicing, he realized that patient comfort – keeping the patient relaxed and at-ease – is a crucial part of the dentist/patient relationship. This is clearly evident throughout Your Smile Dental Care. The practice is a living testament to Dr. Axelrod’s ongoing commitment to raising the bar for patient care. Along with the Your Smile team, Dr. Axelrod has created a relaxed environment, combining vast knowledge and experience with the latest techniques and technology to focus our expertise on you, the patient. Gentle, caring, yet highly professional - it’s the example Dr. Axelrod sets for all to follow at Your Smile Dental Care.

Whether it’s for a simple family check-up (even a child’s first visit – your child is special and we treat him/her as such) or much more advanced cosmetic work (such as shaping, veneers, crowns or implants), Dr. Axelrod and the Your Smile team will ensure that your visit, and your smile, is extraordinary.


Dr. Elyse Sturm

As one of Dr. Sam Axelrod’s children, for Dr. Elyse Sturm, a career in dentistry was a natural choice. Having grown up in the dental office, Dr. Sturm shares her father’s passion for General & Family Dentistry, as well as advanced Cosmetic Dentistry techniques. Her extensive training in emerging technology and advancements in clinical dentistry is an excellent complement to the Your Smile team. And of course, gentleness and compassion is a deeply ingrained part of who she is.

Dr. Sturm’s caring yet highly professional style is a big hit with patients of all ages. And as a mom with children of her own, she is especially great with kids and families. With Dr. Sturm on board as part of the Your Smile team, the longstanding family tradition of knowledgeable, compassionate dental care is in excellent hands. And you, your family and all of your smiles will be too!


Dr. Shawn Young

With almost two decades of experience in Periodontics (gum disease), Dr. Shawn Young is yet another valued member of the Your Smile Dental Care team.

Not only is Dr. Young highly qualified and educated with numerous degrees and certificates (including a Master of Science in Dentistry in Periodontology) from several of the most respected institutions in North America, he is also held in very high regard by peers and academics alike. He is a published author in his field, has served as a clinical demonstrator at both the University of Toronto (U of T) and the Boston University School of Dentistry, and is currently an interviewer for admissions to the U of T Faculty of Dentistry.

However, for patients it’s Dr. Young’s personal approach that sets him apart. Relaxed and non-judgmental, Dr. Young is fantastic with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of various conditions associated with gum disease. It is his gentle, yet frank and no-nonsense approach that patients truly appreciate. Highly qualified, highly respected, and highly regarded by his patients – that’s our Dr. Shawn Young.


Dr. Ryan Lindo

To be a part of the Your Smile Dental Care “family”, a dentist must be many things – knowledgeable, committed, passionate, a skilled communicator, driven, meticulous… the list goes on and on.

Dr. Ryan Lindo is all of these, and so much more.

Having graduated in the top of his class from the University of Toronto, Dr. Lindo has been repeatedly recognized throughout his formal training and beyond with numerous awards and scholarships. But he’s not strictly limited to theoretical knowledge. His work with patients demonstrates compassion and empathy, with a highly developed attention to detail. He is very caring, and takes great pride in his sensitivity – especially when treating high anxiety patients of all ages.

Dr. Lindo also feels that is it very important to contribute back to society.  He has a long history of volunteer work in and outside of dentistry.  Since 2007 he has been a full-time dentist with Toronto Public Health, happily helping low-income families with their dental needs.   Dr. Lindo acknowledges that he himself has benefitted greatly from his volunteer work – making him an even more compassionate and adaptable practitioner.

Away from dentistry, Dr. Lindo is a happily married family man with 4 young children. When he does find some spare time, he likes to “play a little music on the side”. He sings, and also plays guitar and piano. He’s even produced his own small album.

Your Smile Dental Care is very proud to have Dr. Ryan Lindo as a part of our “family”, and we’re very happy to be able to offer his considerable skills to our patients.