On this episode of Finding Your Bliss, Judy Librach is joined by dentist Dr. Laurel Linetsky-Fleisher on the program, who is talking all about her passion for dentistry, which she has been practicing for 25 years. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of Western Ontario and her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Toronto. Dr. Laurel then completed a dental internship program at Toronto Western Hospital. She’s been practicing dentistry for over a quarter of a century and she is incredibly passionate about her work and her patients.
Dr. Linetsky-Fleisher also held a part-time associate-in-dentistry teaching position in the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Toronto in the second-year periodontal recall program, where she taught students how to conduct exams for a number of years after graduating. She was the guest dental expert on CBCs The Steven and Chris Show for 4 seasons. She takes numerous continuing education classes and is a long-standing member of the Toronto Crown and Bridge Study Club. Additionally, she holds a leadership position for Alpha Omega Dental Society and she is the president for the 2021-2022 year. She also co-chairs the Venture Sinai program at Sinai Health Foundation which raises funds for much needed research at the Lunenfeld Tanenbaum Research Institute- LTRI. She was also on the board of Jacob’s Ladder, The Canadian Foundation for Control of Neurodegenerative Disease, for 18 years until the charity closed its doors in December of 2019. She chaired the Prep Parents Organization (PPO) for Upper Canada College from Sept 2012-June 2015.
She is happily married to Danny and they have 4 sons – Zachary, Brandon, Sammy and Jonah – and a miniature red poodle named Zoey. She spends her downtime, when she can, up north in Muskoka with her family. Her favourite aspect of the job is working with people and helping them to achieve optimal oral health in a friendly, stress free and caring environment.
Also on the program, we have Ara Wiseman. Ara Wiseman is a leading nutritional expert, weight loss and anti-aging specialist. For over 20 years, her private practice has been focused on nutrition counselling for anti-aging, hormonal imbalances, disease prevention and management, including type-2 diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease. Ara works at Kinective Health and Performance in Forest Hill Village and at three medical clinics in Toronto. She also teaches nutrition at Transformational Arts College and has written and published three books; Feed Your Body, Feed Your Soul, The Healing Option and A Smoother You.
Being in the field of nutrition and health and having seen thousands of clients, students and family members struggle with food, life experiences, illness, and the death of loved ones, she has learned a great deal about the effects of stress on aging. She teaches people how to be proactive in their approach to biological aging, so they can live with vitality and passion. Her motto: It is never too early or too late to slow down the process of aging. Your skin does not have to reveal your age as defined in years!
And finally, this week’s Featured Artist is Jonah Fleisher. Jonah Fleisher is a second-year economics student at Western University. He graduated high school from Upper Canada College in May 2020. He has loved singing since he was young and enjoyed performing in both his school and camp plays and musicals. His most recent roles include Galileo in We Will Rock You, a joint UCC and BSS production and Marius in Les Miserables at Camp Manitou.
Click here to check out Jonah sing “Have You Ever Seen The Rain”
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