Our Team

DR. MICHAEL PUKSA and his team aim to provide a comfortable and relaxing environment where we will strive to exceed your expectations through professional results and our friendly staff.

Dr Puksa grew up in the Hamilton and Ancaster area. He is very proud to be serving the community that he has called home.

Dr. Michael Puksa (DDS, AEGD, FAGD, FICOI, FMIII)

Dr. Puksa is passionately dedicated to enhancing his professional skill set, leadership skills and dental education in order to improve the health, lives and smiles of his patients.  Together with his dental team, Dr. Puksa acts in service to his patients with compassion and integrity.  As a team, we help our patients to identify, visualize and value their dental goals & possibilities.


Dr. Puksa grew up in Ancaster, Ontario.  He graduated with a Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours) at McMaster University.   He then earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S) degree from the University of Toronto Faculty of Dentistry.  Since graduating Dr. Puksa has received several awards and distinctions.  He received an Advanced Education in General Dentistry Degree from the University of Detroit Mercy and has two fellowships in implantology.  He has one fellowship from the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (F.I.C.O.I) and a second fellowship from the Misch International Implant Institute (F.M.I.I.I).  In 2013, Dr. Puksa met the requirements for a fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry (F.A.G.D.) after completing 500 hours of continuing education and passing a comprehensive exam.


Dr. Puksa's life both inside and outside the practice is balanced, enjoyable and meaningful.  Outside of private practice Dr. Puksa enjoys photography, exercising, scuba diving, skiing, travelling and playing guitar.

Jennifer Puksa (Office Administration)

Jen graduated from the University of Western Ontario with an honours degree in Kinesiology. While completing her degree she ran a small business where she enjoyed the managerial role. After graduating, she continued on this path in a general manager position and then by running a training program for CertaPro Painters across North America. She is looking forward to bringing her experience from her customer service background to her new role. Outside of the practice Jen loves to travel, scuba dive, ski and play with her golden retriever Kona.

As the practice grows we are looking forward to welcoming additional staff to help serve our patients needs! Together we will ensure that every patient in the practice receives personal care and their questions answered.

Kelly (Office Manager)

Kelly is very excited to be part of a dynamic team at Upper Paradise Dental. She will be the first person that you will meet or speak to when you come to the office. She has been working in the dental field for just over 20 years and will be able to help answer any questions that you might have. She enjoys working with patients on a daily basis and will always strive to exceed expectations.

When she is not at work she enjoys spending time with her family, golfing, playing baseball and motocross.

Leeda (Dental Assistant)

Leeda, who is all smiles brings 10 years of experience to Upper Paradise Dental. She is the one who makes sure that our state of the art equipment is well maintained. As a dental assistant, she is always by the patient's side to help make sure our patients enjoy a relaxing dental experience.

Deena (Dental Hygienist)


Deena is proud to be a part of our team at Upper Paradise Dental as a Registered Dental Hygienist. She attended Algonquin College in Ottawa and graduated in 2006. When not at work, Deena ejoys spending time with her husband and 2 children, travelling, being outdoors and finds joy being around people.

Our Location

Upper Paradise Dental 5-634 Stone Church Rd W, Hamilton, Ontario, L9B 1A7, Canada 905-574-4488

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