Meet our team of experienced dentists in Smithville at the Village Square Dental Centre. Serving patients across the Niagara Region, we’re dedicated to keeping your teeth healthy and clean while giving you a smile you’ll be proud of again.
Dr. Michael D’Agostino graduated from the University of Western Ontario in 1992 with an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Physiology/Psychology. He completed his dental education at Temple University School of Dentistry in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1997.
Shortly after graduation, Dr. D’Agostino became an associate at Village Square Dental Centre. Through his years as an associate Dr. D’Agostino gained clinical experience in general and cosmetic dentistry, endodontics and orthodontics. He has dedicated many hours to continuing education, particularly in the area of cosmetic and orthodontic dentistry.
In January 2011, Dr. D’Agostino purchased the Village Square Dental Centre. He is a member of the Canadian and Ontario Dental Association, Niagara Peninsula Dental Association, West Lincoln Memorial Hospital Dental Emergency Association as well as the West Lincoln Chamber of Commerce.
Dr. D’Agostino lives in Winona with his wife Martina and children Brendan, Mikayla and Ashlee. Fitness training, hockey, golf and spending quality time with his family are all enjoyed in his leisure time.
Dr. Luca Pagnotta graduated with honours from the University of Western Ontario with a Bachelor of Medical Sciences degree in Physiology. He then entered the now Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry at Western. There, he earned a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree, graduating with distinction, and was awarded the American Academy of Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology Achievement Award.
Dr. Pagnotta began his professional career as an associate at Village Square Dental Centre where he continues today. Through clinical experience and numerous continuing education courses, Dr. Pagnotta continually strives to offer his patients the latest advancements in all areas of general and cosmetic dentistry as well as hospital setting sedative dentistry.
He is an active member of the dental community including the Ontario and Canadian Dental Associations, Niagara Peninsula Dental Association and the West Lincoln Memorial Hospital Dental Emergency Association.
Dr. Peter Phillips graduated with distinction from the University of Western Ontario, Faculty of Dentistry in 1981. At that time he obtained the American Association of Endodontic Award, London and District Dental Society Award for Clinical and Academic Excellence.
In 1982, Dr. Phillips completed the Dental Internship Programme provided by the Division of Hospital Dentistry in London, Ontario.
Dr. Phillips has been recognized as a Fellow by the Academy of General Dentistry, and is currently an active member in several organizations including the Canadian Dental Association, Ontario Dental Association, Niagara Peninsula Dental Association, West Lincoln Memorial Hospital Dental Emergency Association, and the International Association for Orthodontics.
Dr. Phillips lives in Fonthill with his wife Dianne, and they have two sons, Cameron and Jeffrey.
Dr. Andre Boersma was born and raised in Hamilton, Ontario, and had a keen interest in dentistry from as far back as he can remember. He studied for his undergraduate degree at the University of Toronto and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. Following in the footsteps of both his father John and his uncle Peter, he pursued his interest in dentistry and attended the State University of New York in Buffalo and graduated Cum Laude Doctor of Dental Surgery.
Dr. Boersma has focused heavily on orthodontic treatment for adolescents and teens by committing many hours in continuing education studies. He is a current member of the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario, Canadian Dental Association, Ontario Dental Association and is currently on the board of directors for Mission to Haiti Canada, helping fundraise, coordinate and participate in short term mission trips.
Dr. Boersma enjoys water sports and music in his leisure time and can frequently be found playing bass, keyboard or guitar in his church band.
Dr. Michelle Lepore graduated from Brock University with an Honours Bachelor of Science in Medical Sciences. She completed her dental education at the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry at Western graduating with distinction. Dr. Michelle has a passion for working with young patients and she was awarded the Paediatric Dentistry Award consecutively in 2017 and 2018. While studying at Western, she was also awarded the American Academy of Orofacial Pain Award for demonstrating excellence in the diagnosis and management of temporomandibular disorders.
Dr. Michelle has participated in dental outreach programs locally while at school in South Western Ontario as well as abroad travelling to Peru, Guatemala and Grenada to provide dental care to the most underserviced populations. Dr. Michelle is committed to providing the best dental care possible and is looking forward to building long lasting relationships with her patients. Outside of dentistry, she enjoys spending time with friends, family and her golden retriever, Charlie. She also enjoys travelling, playing sports and is an avid Toronto Raptors fan.