Dr. Singh, along with his team, are committed to providing you with a healthy and beautiful smile. We have extensive training in the design, application and control of corrective appliances to bring teeth and jaws into proper alignment for optimal facial balance, function and long-term dental health and stability.
Meet Dr. Singh
Dr. Shakti Singh is the owner Orthodontist at Smiles in Motion. He finished his residency in Orthodontics at the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto, and in 2015 became a licensed Orthodontic Specialist in Ontario. As a young dental student he was always fascinated by the “magic” done by orthodontists and their ability to move teeth and the huge psychosocial impact it caused in patient’s lives. He knew early in his dental career that he could make a positive impact on patients lives by practicing Orthodontics.
Originally from New Delhi, Dr. Singh was an outstanding student accumulating numerous awards and achievements, including the Indian Dental Association Scholarship for a 1st place standing in the final year dental exams. Dr Singh immigrated to Canada and in his quest to become a dentist, he cleared the Canadian Dental Board Examinations in one go. He in fact ranked first (throughout Canada) in the Assessment of Fundamental Knowledge exam administered by the Canadian Dental Board in 2012.
Wanting to pursue orthodontics Dr. Singh was able to secure one of the only 3 spots available throughout Canada for residency in Orthodontics, for internationally trained orthodontists. This incidentally was the only spot available in Ontario at the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto.
Dr. Singh joined Smiles in Motion during the summer of 2017 and was instantly a welcome addition to the staff and patients with his positive energy, friendly manner and vast knowledge of Orthodontics.
Meet Dr. Bourke
Dr. Bourke graduated from dental school at the University of Western Ontario in 2002 with distinction. She then worked as a general dentist in the Guelph community with her father, Dr. Ian Bourke, until 2004. Dr. Bourke returned to school at the University of Toronto in 2004 to complete her orthodontic residency. She obtained her orthodontic specialty certification in 2007 and became a fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada. She has had her orthodontic research published in the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. She is an examiner for the Royal College of Dentists of Canada and helps to evaluate new orthodontists. Dr. Bourke enjoys attending continuing education seminars to advance her knowledge and stay current with new developments in orthodontics.
In 2015, Dr. Bourke joined the 7+ Clinic at Chedoke-McMaster Hospital as a Clinical Orthodontic Consultant, where she continues to work with patients who have all types of genetic cranial-facilal deformities.
Dr. Bourke is a member of the Ontario Association of Orthodontists, the Canadian Association of Orthodontists, the Canadian Dental Association, Ontario Dental Association, and the Hamilton Academy of Dentistry. She is also registered as an orthodontic specialist with the Royal College of Dentists of Canada.
- Educational Background:
- Bachelor of Science, University of Western Ontario, 1995-1998
- Doctor of Dental Surgery, University of Western Ontario, 1998-2002
- Masters of Clinical Science (Orthodontics), University of Toronto, 2004-2007