Meet Your Dentists at Port Perry Dental Centre
The doctors and staff at Port Perry Dental have been providing quality and friendly dental care services in Durham for over 30 years!
Dr. Jack Cottrell
Dr. Jack Cottrell graduated from the University of Toronto and was the co-founder of this group practice setup in the town of Port Perry the same year. The operation has since grown to include six dentists. An active member of organized dentistry Dr. Cottrell has served as in him being Past President of the Durham Dental Society, Past President of Ontario Dental Association, Past President of the Canadian Dental Association and currently he is a member of the Executive Council of the FDI (World Dental Association).
Dr. Cottrell has contributed greatly to the community and to the profession of dentistry. He served as the chairman of the Scugog Library Building Committee, Town Hall 1873, and the Scugog Recreation Committee, was a Ward Councillor on the Scugog Municipal Council, and has sponsored many sports teams and events.
Dr. Cottrell has been awarded many honours during his career. He is a fellow of the International College of Dentists, the Academy of Dentistry International, and the Pierre Fauchard Society. Among the many awards he has received are the Ontario Dental Association Service Award, the Barnabus Award, the University of Toronto Alumni Award of Distinction, the Pierre Fauchard Academy Award of Merit and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal.
The past six years Dr. Cottrell has been heavily involved in Medical-Dental Missions with Speroway (formerly known as Feed the Children Canada) to Guatemala, Nicaragua and El Salvador. He was also instrumental in providing a permanent dental facility in Haiti as part of the Mission of Hope’s project following the 2010 earthquake in that country.
Any spare time that we give Dr. Cottrell outside of the office, you can find he and his wife Michelle on the golf course or spending time with his family of four children and their families.
Dr. Colleen Banfield
In 1994, Dr. Colleen Banfield graduated from University of Toronto’s Faculty of Dentistry.
For the past six years, Dr. Banfield has been an active Ontario Dental Association representative for the Durham-Ontario Dental Society.
The element of dentistry she finds most intriguing is the surgical component. It can be very challenging at times but she enjoys it.
Outside of office hours Dr. Banfield and her husband, Ed enjoy hiking canoe tripping, gardening, cross country and downhill skiing and birding. She also takes ballet & jazz lessons. Colleen & Ed are a very busy couple!
Dr. Ryan Siciliano
Dr. Ryan Siciliano attended McGill University in Montreal where he received Degrees in Physiology/Mathematics and Computer Science before going on to receive his Doctor of Dental Medicine in 2018. After obtaining his dental degree, Ryan completed a year of General Practice Residency training at the Jewish General Hospital in Montreal as Chief Dental Resident.
During his time at McGill University, Ryan was very active in student politics and was elected as student body president for the McGill Dental Students’ Society. He has been awarded the Dr. James McCutcheon Medal and the Prix Micheline-Blaine for qualities of leadership and the Dr. William Boroff and Dr. James E.G. Harrison Scholarships for ethics and community involvement.
In his spare time, Ryan enjoys cooking, traveling and spending time with his family and friends. He has travelled on humanitarian mission to serve patients in need in remote villages of Nicaragua. He is a passionate and devoted dentist who loves all aspects of dentistry!
Dr. Calvin Richardson
Dr. Richardson was born and raised in Brockville Ontario. After completing a B.Sc. in Health Sciences at Ottawa University he then attended dental school at Western University where he acted as class Vice President and VP of Student Issues for the school. Dr. Richardson is always attending continuing education to keep up to date and expand his knowledge in all areas of general dentistry. He loves working with children and is dedicated to making dental appointments an enjoyable experience for all of his patients.
Dr. Mandeep Dhillon
Bio coming soon.
Dr. Barbara Frakowiak
Bio coming soon.
Dr. Murray Pearson
Dr. Murray Pearson graduated from the University of Toronto (D.D.S.) in 1975. Following a residency program at U. of T.’s Sunnybrook Hospital, he held a staff appointment at Sunnybrook and later was an assistant Professor at the University of Manitoba’s Dental Faculty in charge of their rural externship program in Churchill, Manitoba, and what was then the Keewatin Zone of the N.W.T.
In 1980 he moved to Cambridge where he had a successful private practice which he sold in 2010 and has worked as an associate and locum dentist ever since. His classmate Dr Cottrell asked him to come to Port Perry as a locum in February 2018 and after a few months he joined the practice.
Dr Pearson has experience in all fields of dentistry. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of General Dentistry (1987). He was an active member of many dental organizations. Dr. Pearson was on staff at Cambridge Memorial Hospital for many years and is currently on staff at the Forensic Pathology Laboratory at Hamilton General Hospital. Dr. Pearson has and continues to enroll in many continuing education courses.
Dr Pearson is very involved within his community. He is a member and past president of the Rotary Club of Cambridge PH, he sings with the Twin City Harmonizers, Harbourtown Sound and PROMUSICA chorus. He is a member of the Glen Morris United Church. In addition to being Chairman of the board at GMUC he sings tenor in the GMUC choir. In addition to music his pastimes include golf, curling, hiking and kayaking.
Dr Pearson has a wife Ida who is a former Brant County teacher, a son Jamie who lives and works in California, a daughter Andrea who lives and works in Paris, Ontario and four grandchildren Owen, Emma, Garrett and Olivia.