Allan Hawryluk Jr. is a Mississauga-based dentist who has built a reputation for comprehensive dental care. Born and raised in Port Credit, he returned after completing his dental residency in 2003 at the University of Colorado, Denver Health Sciences Center. He feels privileged to serve the community and is committed to maintaining our clinic standards set by his late father - Dr. Allan R. Hawryluk (Sr).
Expounding his philosophies, experience, and expertise, Dr. Hawryluk Jr. is on the advisory committee for Science of Implants - an educational organization that provides dentists training to improve their diagnostic skills, increase clinical efficacy and help promote predictable treatment results. He believes that improving his patient's oral health through conservative dental techniques has a positive and powerful impact on their overall appearance and self-confidence. Dr. Hawryluk Jr.'s goal is to make your dentist's experience as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. He feels that beautiful, natural-looking smiles are within reach of all adults by providing affordable patient care.
Dr. Hawryluk Jr. is grateful for the knowledge and training from his father, Allan Sr., and is committed to continuing his education. He enjoys researching and implementing the most current materials, technology, and treatment options by studying at the world's most prominent dental institutes—including the Scottsdale Center for Dentistry, the Hebel Implant Training Center, and the L. D. Pankey Institute and the PST Academy. In addition, he is a former team dentist for the Toronto Marlies hockey team and served as the assistant team dentist for the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Dr. Hawryluk Jr. works with our team of board-certified medical anesthesiologists to solve any dental-medico issues of our patients. In addition, to ensure the highest quality and accuracy in confined working conditions, Dr. Hawryluk frequently performs dental procedures with the global dental operating microscope.
Dr. Steven Mastropole, (a.k.a. Dr. Steve) is our most recent addition to St. Lawrence Dentistry. A New Jersey native, he moved to Toronto two years ago to be closer to his wife and her family. As a graduate of Temple University's Kornberg School of Dentistry, he won multiple awards and honors, including that of being the most outstanding student and membership in the Omicron Kappa Upsilon dental society.
Dr. Steve is very passionate about continuing his dental education and is an active member of the 'Spear Academy' and the 'Toronto Crown and Bridge Study Club.' He enjoys sharing his experiences and learning from his colleagues-- including his loving wife, who is also a dentist. In addition to being an avid learner, Dr. Steve loves to educate and have open conversations with his patients to ensure that every decision and every action taken is well-informed and thoroughly understood.
Outside of dentistry, Dr. Steve is a huge basketball fan. He plays pickup basketball weekly at his local gym and closely follows the NBA. As of 2020, Dr. Steve has proudly taken the position of being the team dentist for the Raptors 905. He also enjoys reading, spending time outdoors, and makes a mean pasta sauce.
Dr. Steve has worked all across Ontario and is proud to say that he has met some incredible people from all walks of life. Nothing brings him more satisfaction than developing genuine and honest relationships with all of his patients. His mission is to provide the highest quality dental care while ensuring you are relaxed and comfortable at all times. He loves hearing stories from his patients and embracing the friendship and trust that follows.
Dr. Allan R. Hawryluk Sr. (1946-2022)† was the founder of St. Lawrence Dentistry and will be forever missed. He was an incredible person who was kind, generous, and the best role model.
Allan Sr. was known for his smile makeovers using the most conservative and esthetic techniques available. Merging health and beauty to make dentistry more appealing, Dr. Hawryluk Sr. treated his patients like family and looked forward to their visit to St. Lawrence Dentistry. He built St. Lawrence Dentistry on a solid foundation of experience focused on health and well-being. He was known for his artful cosmetic dentistry, which was transformative to our valued patients. He had earned a notable reputation for creating beautiful smiles, following up with all patients, and performing dental procedures that promote wellness.
From 2001 to 2008, Dr. Hawryluk Sr. was the official dentist to the Toronto Maple Leafs. Dr. Hawryluk, Sr., also served as a Prosthetic clinical advisor for the 'Seattle Study Club' for over ten years. In recognition of his contributions to dentistry, the Honorary Pierre Fauchard Academy for dentists invited Dr. Hawryluk Sr. to become an active fellow in 1991. He was also a founding member of the Canadian Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry. Also, he was an alumni member of numerous dental societies, which include the prestigious The Pankey Institute and Dawson Academy. Many of our patients have known Dr. Hawryluk Sr. since St. Lawrence Dentistry's inception in 1975.
Dr. Hawryluk Sr. was hardworking, strong, and gentle. We learned many important lessons from him, and he is irreplaceable. He loved coming to the office he built and enjoyed his strong connection with others. He was a gentleman and professional, and it was an honor to learn from and work with him. We will honor his legacy by keeping his office the way he would want.
Allan Sr. showed strength right until the end. He worked his last week and told Allan Jr. he wanted to keep coming to the office as long as possible simply because he wanted to help. Allan Jr. said if he had a chance to talk to his father again, he would say, that I love you and that we are so proud of you and are forever grateful.
We invite you to visit Dr. Hawryluk Sr.'s page here. Also, if you have special memories regarding Allan Sr., we would appreciate it if you could please let us know in the guestbook.
Dr. Zbigniew Wojtasik (aka 'Zig') is the founder of Surgiservices. He obtained his certificate of specialization in anaesthesiology from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in 1988 and is presently holding a courtesy appointment with the Trillium Health Centre and the University of Toronto.