Dr. Shirley Cheong


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Website: smilingstar.com External Link
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Grad. Year: 1988

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Online Appt. Scheduling: N
Accepting New Patients:Y

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Rating: 4.9 out of 5 (5 is best), based on 34 reviews. Dr. Shirley Cheong has an excellent overall rating on RateMDs.com. smile

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Dr. Shirley Cheong
Dentist-related: cavities, gum disease, teeth cleaning, dental care, gingivitis
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Date Staff Punctual Helpful Knowledge Review Comments
RID: 5491218
23/05/14 5 5 5 5 To fix my bite and straighten my teeth, Dr. Cheong recommended me use Invisaline. I am so pleased with how easy and comfortable Invisaline is. Dr. Cheong was so thorough in explaining the process. She even showed me digital animations of what my teeth looked like before and after Invisaline. She used a new 3-d scanner called iTero to take an image of my teeth. This meant no impressions were needed. I was so impressed at the level of technology and innovation used. I would recommend everyone to see Dr. Cheong!  Respond
RID: 5387873
19/04/14 5 5 5 5 I'm so happy with my new veneers and my new smile. Everyone at Dr. Cheong's clinic is so friendly. Before I visited Dr. Cheong, I felt like I had to hide my teeth. I felt insecure becuase of my smile. Every time I smiled or talked, I had to cover my hand. When I had to pose for a picture, I was ashamed of my teeth. After a few of weeks of Dr. Cheong's braces, I felt much more confident with the changes in my teeth. I could feel that my teeth were fixed, and I was so happy that my smile was fixed. And after Dr. Cheong's beautiful CEREC veneers, I felt proud of my teeth for the first time. Even my friends noticed right away! My previous insecurities were gone, and what was left was complete freedom. Now, I can talk, smile and feel good about having my picture taken. Her hands are simply magic -- my previous dentist in Hong Kong was nothing compared to Dr. Cheong. Thank you so very much for all you've done for me, Dr. Cheong!  Respond
RID: 4289951
24/01/14 5 5 5 5 I found Dr. Cheong through this website and LOVE her. Everyone who works there seems so happy to be there. Dr. C. is right on top of her profession. My boyfriend, who has more serious teeth issues than me and who is extraordinarily sensitive, loves her. He thinks she is the best dentist ever. She is also sensitive to his financial limitations.  Respond
RID: 3616323
22/11/13 5 5 5 5 I went to see them because I had Gingivitis. I'm feeling better now that I saw Dr. Shirley and her husband. They suggested I go on antibiotics. Slowly, but surely I'm feeling better. Their service and knowledge was excellent. It's just a bit expensive. A lot of people say their technology is amazing, and I would have to agree.  Respond
RID: 2718419
25/07/13 5 5 5 5 We were in disarray. A previous huge problem related to already installed implants (5 of them). Infections and complications were pressing us to find a good doctor. And we found her. Dr. Shirley is that doctor who we hoped all life to find. We can sustain and recommend this doctor with all confidence to anybody. Her knowledge and adaptation to the worst scenarios beside the dental work is what we enjoyed. Despite the fact that a ceramic crown can be installed in just one appointment (she has a high tech cabinet) we have been impressed about the perfect liaison between dental work and computer science and knowledge involved on her daily work . It's very hard to fix a broken job instead of building something new from scratch. And she did it. WE ARE HAPPY! And we recommend her from the bottom of our hearts. There could be some small concerns here and there but in comparison with the huge and great work, all our concerns became trivialities. Note: great help provided with our Insurance.  Respond
RID: 2606560
03/04/13 5 5 5 5 Dr. Shirley Cheong had done the Vanier work for me recently and I was very impressed with her excellent dental skills. She’s very knowledgeable in this area and because of her super excellent skills and work, now I can smile and laugh whole heartedly and proudly showing my teeth to my family and friends. I won’t hesitate to recommend Dr. Cheong to all my relatives and friends. Thank you again, Dr. Cheong, for your dedication to your work and excellent skills! 
Insurance: OHIP
RID: 2219824
08/06/12 5 5 5 5 Having heard and read some horror stories about root canal procedures, my experience with Dr. Shirley and her partner Dr. Kenny was a pleasant surprise. Dr. Shirley is definitely passionate about what she does. Not only does she practice dentistry, she also educates her patients! Thank you Dr. Shirley and thanks also to your wonderful staff!  Respond
RID: 1704380
03/02/12 5 5 5 5 Dr. Cheong is an excellent dentist whose very knowledgeable of her practice. She has a true passion for her job and it definitely shows in her work; I had many problems with my teeth before I saw her but she fixed my implants, bite and brought my happy smile back! I would recommend Dr. Cheong to my family and friends who are looking for a knowledgeable and sincere dentist. I would also like to add that Dr. Cheong’s staff members are fantastic; they are professional, efficient and very friendly with the patients. Keep up the good work, Dr. Cheong and staff!  Respond
RID: 1495574
25/07/11 1 3 1 3 I had a rating on here but it was removed even though it was a true account of my experience with Dr. Cheong. It is very impressive when you see a dentist with 30 Great Reviews.Don't be fooled. It is highly unlikely that radom patients would ALL decide to find THIS website and give reviews within days of each other (Feb/March/April twice on the same day/Sept etc.) Dr. Cheong uses all her fancy gadgets to instill fear and then gives you the worst scenario.She will redeem herself by telling you there is still some hope. She brags how people come from all over the world and give her thousands of Dollars Upfront. There is no payment plan only told to go and win a lottery or get a loan. She charges over $100.00 for consult and the next consult she will actually look at your teeth costing more money. She is not kind, Staff cater to her every whim ,trained to do sales pitch. Unfortunately I spent money to be insulted and humiliated.Second Opinion is most procedures I do not need.Stay away!!  See Responses
RID: 1341541
20/01/11 5 5 5 5 Dr.Shirley Cheong is a excellent dentist. She is very knowledgeable and innovative when it come to using her dental skills to come up with solutions for problems. As an athlete Dr. Shirley Cheong has not only kept my amazing smile but she has helped me with my mouth guard which did not only show in my performance but more importantly it helped me prevent serious injuries such as concussions. Dr. Shirley Cheong thank you for being simply amazing... Olympic Athlete.  Respond
RID: 1296197
17/11/10 5 5 5 5 I am very pleased with Dr Cheong's services as with the patient interaction I've had with her, she always takes great care and detail in her work and ensures that the dental appliances she has created for me are comfortable yet able to correct my bite. She once sent an appliance back to the lab and personally supervised that they created the appliance properly for me. I don't believe many doctors would invest their own time in patient care the way Dr Cheong does.  See Responses
RID: 1248275
11/09/10 5 5 5 5 Consistently provides best possible dental care for all her patients (and I have been her patient for more than 15 years and coming)! As a pharmacy student who places great emphasis on patient care, I appreciate her time, attention and willingness to increase patient empowerment given to me in every visit. She is the type to put her profession in front of business. She understands the need and strives to educate her patients to increase their health. This is what a good dentist and healthcare professional should be.  Respond
RID: 1236901
25/08/10 5 5 5 5 It would seem unbelievable that a visit to a dental office would be enjoyable; but Y&SDC comes pretty close. The vision and expertise of Dr. Cheong are evident in all aspects of the organization, where everyone is courteous and considerate. Facilities, equipment and techniques are state-of-the-art; and you are treated as a sentient human being - not just an assembly-line 'patient'.  Respond
RID: 1165439
08/05/10 5 5 5 5 I have been going to Dr. Cheong for about 6 years. I used to suffer from headaches and tension and she has helped me so much. I used to wear night guards, but they didn't help. Dr. Cheong created an orthotic that treats the problem and corrects the position of my jaw so that it reduces the tension and headaches. And it works. I can't thank her enough! She is an extremely knowledgeable and terrific dentist and a very nice person. Every visit to her office is a pleasant one. She has very friendly and helpful staff, specifically my hygenist, Kerri, and Kate the Concierge. I highly recommend Dr. Cheong as a dentist.  Respond
RID: 1134115
23/03/10 5 5 5 5 Dr. Cheong always takes the time to talk to us, and to deal with our questions and concerns. Through one of these discussions about our daughter challenges with speech, Dr. Cheong recommended that she take a look. We had seen a number of specialists, without any success. She discovered that our daughter was tongue-tied. Dr. Cheong researched, collaborated with colleagues and shared information with us about our daughter's condition and possible solutions. We decided to move forward with surgery. No procedure like this is easy for a five-year-old child, but we completely trust our dentist. Dr. Cheong organized all the details of surgery, and used the latest facilities, technology and medication. When our daughter finished the surgery, there was an immediate improvement in her pronunciation. She told Dr. Cheong how WONDERFUL she felt and asked for a LOLLYPOP. One hour earlier, she was not able to properly pronounce these words. Thank you Dr. Cheong!  Respond
RID: 1107170
16/02/10 5 5 5 5 I was waking up with tender jaw joints and fatigued facial muscles from night long slipping, sliding and grinding on my acrylic night guard. During the consult she clearly demonstrated that wearing night guards were not “saving” my teeth after all. No doubt the night guards reduced the damage but they did not address the cause of grinding, widely believed by the dental profession to be stress induced. My malocclusion, minor to the untrained eye, was causing dental havoc. Shirley patiently explained the problem, answered my questions and outlined my treatment and financial options. So at 51 years of age, I found myself in braces. Fifteen months later the braces were off, I no longer ground my teeth at night, wearing night guards was a thing of the past and, as an added bonus, the chronic tension in my neck and shoulders disappeared. I recommend Shirley because of her passion for dentistry, attention to detail and dedication to continuing education. She’s a five star dentist.  Respond
RID: 1066767
31/12/09 5 5 5 5 I am very glad that I found Dr. Shirley Cheong, and my problem was finally solved, which was a bit complicated and involving an orthodontist, a periodontist, and a dentist. Each of these experts had something to say, of course, but their opinions were different from or even contradicted each other. Also they seemed to care only about their own tiny area which they were to deal with, and everything else was not their concern. With them, I really didn’t know what to do. However, because of her vast knowledge of dentistry and the related areas, Dr. Cheong was able to see the whole picture of my problem, explained it to me, and gave me her professional opinion. And that was able to make me feel certain in order to make an informed decision. Once you meet her, you’ll know that she really prioritizes the patient’s satisfaction, and what is written on this page is true. I love my new teeth she created for me. Thank you Dr. Cheong. Merry Christmas!  Respond
RID: 1023013
31/10/09 5 5 5 5 I would like to send kudos to Dr. Shirley Cheong. We have found, over the years that we have a good friend and advocate, not to mention the very best practitioner of her skilled profession anywhere. She always takes the time to talk and find out how we are doing. With the knowledge she gleans from those conversations she strives to help us get exactly what we ask for in her artful work. For instance, I asked her if she could give me back my smile and she did. She sees inside us to. She knows how we feel when we don’t look or feel our best. She knows how poor dental care can affect all facets of our lives and she does not quit until we are satisfied. She follows through with her philosophy of caring dentistry by hiring only the kindest gentlest, most knowledgeable people. She personifies CARE and our whole family loves her.  Respond
RID: 993723
23/09/09 5 5 5 5 I am so grateful that I have Dr. Shirley Cheong taking care of my teeth. I have been with a few dentists and they did not know I had bite problem and the bridges made were not fitting. Dr. Shirley is very knowledgeable. She diagnosed my problem in the first visit and adjusted my bridge. My pain was gone that night. She made me a new bridge which is so comfortable that I feel "nothing" in my mouth. She explained everything in the whole process and guide me through. Her staff is very gentle and delivers the best quality of care. I am 100% happy with this doctor and will recommend to anyone who is asking for high quality dentistry.  Respond
RID: 988438
16/09/09 5 5 5 5 She is one of the most caring medical professional I have ever met. Not only is she knowlegeable, but also very eager to learn and update her skills. I also love her office with tons of state-of-the-art equipments. I have recommended many friends to see her as well.  Respond
RID: 988299
15/09/09 5 5 5 5 Dr. Shirley is gentle, caring and knowledgable dentist I ever met. She did two beautiful crowns on my teeth and feeling GREAT! 
Paid (or co-pay): $300
RID: 986305
13/09/09 5 5 5 5 I have to agree with all of the comments made so far. Dr. Shirley is very gentle, caring and knowlegable. I never get nervous when I am in the chair!  Respond
RID: 860586
14/04/09 5 5 5 5 Normally, when people talk of going to the dentist, it's in tones of dread. Our family looks forward to our dentist appointments with eager anticipation, because Dr. Shirley is such a wonderful dentist and person. Not only is she ultra-competent, professional and knowledgeable about all the latest advances in dentistry, but she is also a friendly and outgoing person who makes our appointments a joy. When you add to that a modern, well-appointed office with smiling and efficient staff, the plethora of hygienic dental technology, and TVs showing movies in the appointment rooms to make the time go faster, Dr. Shirley's practice stands out as a shining star in the field of dentistry.  Respond
RID: 821959
09/03/09 5 5 5 5 I am always satisfy with the hygenic environment and constant advance changes in my dentist clinic. All the staff makes me feel like my family taking good care of me. 
Paid (or co-pay): $250
RID: 820688
08/03/09 5 5 5 5 Dear Dr. Shirley Thank you for your skillful work and gentle touch. Your kind staff and well-run office make each visit a pleasure. I will recommend you at every opportunity. Keep the good work. Your team ROCK !!  Respond
RID: 820454
08/03/09 5 5 5 5 One of the two doctors that doesn't make me wait for more than 5 mins. each visit. I wish more doctors would be as punctual as Shirley is. I've had her for more than 10 years, and all this time, very punctual, and efficient. A dentist I would recommend to any one without any reservation.  Respond
RID: 811578
04/03/09 5 4 5 5 Dr. Shirley is a caring individual and a professional interested in continuous professional development. She makes one feel comfortable. I have been treated by her husband once because of his advanced knowledge of a special anesthesiology technique (Dr. Shirley asked him to help), and I felt like a guinea pig on whom an experiment was performed rather than a human being and a scared patient. Sorry, Dr. Shirley's chairside manner is much better - she talks to her patients regarding every proposed procedure and is very sensitive to her patients' feelings.  Respond
RID: 803340
01/03/09 5 5 5 5 Dr. Shirley Cheong is an amazing doctor and person. You need just one appointment with her, and you will never want to go anywhere else.  Respond
RID: 787087
11/02/09 5 5 5 5 I had a problem with grinding my teeth. Dr. Shirley was able to make me a mouth guard. It has since been over 6 months and I can feel a dramatic difference. My bite is more relaxed, I stoped grinding my teeth completely and I get less migranes. Thanks Dr. Shirley!  Respond
RID: 783640
06/02/09 5 5 5 5 Very good and experienced dentist who cares sincerely for her patients and offers the best quality service!  Respond
RID: 782025
05/02/09 5 5 5 5 I have had a lot of work over the past several years with Dr. Shirley. I had not been to the dentist in over 15 years and thanks to Dr. Shirley that I am now have all my cavities fixed, my wisdom teeth out and I get regular checkups and cleanings. In fact I drive over 120km to go the dentist!  Respond
RID: 781598
04/02/09 5 5 5 5 I had significant work done under Dr. Shirley's care. She is a perfectionist and goes the extra mile to ensure her patients are taken care of. I've been a patient for 10 years and I have not seen her stop expanding her knowledge as well as state of the art equipment. She's as well as her very friendly office staff are Fantastic  Respond
RID: 780707
03/02/09 5 5 5 5 Dr. Cheong makes extra efforts to ensure that her patients are well informed and educated about oral hygiene. I am always confident that I receive top quality dental care.  Respond
RID: 765827
16/01/09 5 4 5 5 I was very impressed with the friendly service and modern facilities. Dr. Shirley is very knowledgeable and was very thorough with my care. 
Paid (or co-pay): $300
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