Meet Your Dentist: Dr. Janine Koutsaris
To Our Soho Family,
What a crazy year and a half it has been for all of us during this pandemic! Although we continue to work hard to meet all oral health needs of patients throughout this time, we haven’t been able to meet all of you face-to-face. Even patients who have come by the clinic are greeted by team members covered in masks and extra PPE! Therefore, we want to formally introduce our Associate Dentist, Dr. Janine Koutsaris; who many may be meeting for the first time as you return to the clinic.
Dr. Koutsaris joined our Soho Dental team in September 2019. Her fascination with dentistry began in 2011 while shadowing in a dental clinic during her undergraduate studies in Kinesiology. As a result, Dr. Koutsaris pursued the career by enrolling at University College Cork in Ireland as a dental student. During this time, she gained clinical experience treating patients in a hospital setting.
As a former competitive gymnast, Dr. Koutsaris has always been passionate about combining dexterity and meticulousness to create something beautiful. Furthermore, dentistry is a career that combines her knowledge of the human body, her passion for art and creation, and all things teeth to help bring a beautiful and pain-free smile to all her patients.
Transparency and dental education are two key values of Dr. Koutsaris’ treatment process. All of her patients can expect a collaborative exploration of their oral health. This means reviewing clinical results together and formulating a treatment plan that best fits the needs of the patient. In other words, Dr. Koutsaris hopes to foster an environment where patients embrace dentist visits and feel comfortable asking questions about their oral health.
Dr. Koutsaris has been a remarkable addition to our Soho team. She believes the best part of her work is interacting with our Soho team and the patients around her. The trust and kindness that our patients show daily are what make her job fun and enjoyable.
“As a healthcare worker during the COVID pandemic, I strive every day to do my part in keeping my community safe. This has meant implementing many changes in the clinic (i.e. so much PPE that most of our patients have never seen my face!), but also to our everyday lives, where isolation at home has been a real challenge,” states Dr. Koutsaris. “Keeping the mind and body healthy has been so crucial in preventing burnout during the pandemic, and for me, that means exercising and outdoor walks as much as possible.”
When Dr. Koutsaris is away from the office she enjoys spending time outdoors with her little chihuahua, Koodo. You may often find her on a park bench, reading a good book and enjoying the good weather.
Dr. Koutsaris is always eager to accept new patients and hopes to see you at your next appointment. She is available from Monday to Thursday and one Saturday a month.