About Us

We are Dedicated to Your Dental Health

Our team of dental professionals welcomes you and your whole family. We are committed to excellence in personalized dental care, which enables us to provide the standard of dental services our patients deserve. We provide comprehensive treatment planning and use restorative and cosmetic dentistry to enhance the natural beauty of your smile.

As a practice, we truly believe that preventative care and education are the keys to optimal dental health. We focus on thorough exams – checking the overall health of your teeth and gums, performing oral cancer exams, and taking X-rays when necessary. We also know that routine cleanings, flossing, sealants, and fluoride are all helpful in preventing dental disease. Not only are we focused on the beauty of your smile, we’re also concerned about your health. A review of your medical history can help us stay informed of your overall health, any new medications, and any illnesses that may impact your dental health.

Our team is dedicated to providing you with personalized care and excellent service to make your visits comfortable and pleasant.

Sajid (Saj) Syed D.D.S.

Dr. Syed graduated from the University of Saskatchewan in May 2003, associating with at a dental office in Estevan, Saskatchewan for two years before moving to Ontario.

In September 2005, Dr. Syed purchased a practice in Dunnville and has maintained the quality service that the Dunnville community has always enjoyed; as well as adding his own unique style and service level improvements.

In October 2009, Dr. Syed purchased Monarch Dentistry and is committed to providing the residents of St. Catharines and neighbouring communities excellence in dental care and the personalized service they deserve.

At home, he enjoys spending quality time with his wife and two children. Other interests include, physical fitness and in the warmer weather, he enjoys cycling.

Michael J. Danelon D.D.S.

Dr. Danelon is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario, in London, Ontario. He has been in private practice since 2003, working for the most part in the Niagara Region. In August of 2009, Dr. Danelon was pleased to have the opportunity to join the team at Monarch Dentistry.

Dr. Danelon says the most rewarding aspect of his career at Monarch Dentistry is participating in providing patients at the office with personalized quality care.

Aside from dentistry, Michael’s interests include fitness and nutrition, do-it-yourself home improvement projects, and in the summer hiking our local trails. He also enjoys entertaining friends and is an enthusiastic cook.

Jennifer Office Administrator CDA II

Jennifer started her rewarding dental assisting career in 1992, after graduating from St. Clair College in Windsor. She worked as a dental assistant for 10 years in the St. Catharines area. Jennifer has had the wonderful opportunity to travel to a teaching facility in Bombay, India and Hong Kong to participate in a live implant surgery. In 2002, Jennifer came to Monarch Dentistry and began her career in dental office administration.

Jennifer has since returned to Niagara College and upgraded her dental assisting skills to include Level II Preventive Dental Assisting. Jennifer’s clinical knowledge allows her fill her new role as Treatment Coordinator/Admin with a well rounded view of dentistry. Jennifer is an active member of the ODAA.

Helping people navigate the sometimes complex issues and treatments in dentistry is what gives Jennifer the most satisfaction in her job.

Jennifer enjoys spending time with her family, whether it be sledding or crafting or just watching a movie. Her other interests include baseball & reading.

Kristen CDA II Dental Assistant, Office Administrator

Kristen is a graduate of Niagara College as a certified Level I and II Dental Assistant/Dental Receptionist. She has been working within the dental profession for over 9 years.

She enjoys being outdoors, travelling, camping, hiking and living an active and healthy lifestyle. In her spare time, you can find her spending time with her son, family, and friends.

Meghan Registered Dental Hygienist

Meghan joined Monarch Dentistry in 2009. She received her Dental Hygiene Diploma from Durham College in 2007.

Meghan enjoys her rewarding career in dental hygiene and prides herself on helping others with their dental health. She enjoys meeting new people and is always ready with a smile. Meghan is a current member of the Niagara Peninsula Dental Hygiene Study Club, and is continually keeping current with Continuing Education Courses.

Meghan enjoys spending her free time golfing, playing tennis and spending time with family and friends.

Sarah Dental Hygienist, Restorative Dental Hygenist

Sarah joined the office in December of 2017. Sarah has been working primarily in the dental office setting since graduating from the dental hygiene program at Niagara College in 2013. Sarah decided to continue her studies at George Brown College and graduated as a restorative dental hygienist in 2017.

She loves the opportunity to meet new people and ensure that their dental appointment is a positive experience.

When away from the office, Sarah enjoys golfing, working out, and spending time with family and friends.

Kim CDA II Dental Assistant

Kim has over 20 year experience in the dental field. In 1994, she graduated from Career Canada College and returned to Niagara College in 2004 to obtain her Level II certification.

In her spare time Kim enjoys various sporting activities and she is the team mom for her daughter’s hockey team. She likes to spend time with her family and going for long walks with her Pug, Philly.

Melissa CDA I Dental Assistant

Melissa has over 16 years experience as a dental assistant and is also a certified dental office administrator who graduated from Niagara College and Career Canada.

In her spare time she enjoys relaxing with her two daughters and husband. Staying active, healthy and trying to be positive as a family has always been important to her. She also adores her almost 10 year old pug named Gus. When opportunity arises she likes to partake in art classes, venturing the outdoors and attend concerts.

To arrange for your appointment or to request more information:
Please call 905-641-2242 or email us.