About Us

At Scarborough Dental Group, we believe in building trust with you and providing exceptional – and affordable – dentistry. We like getting to know everyone who walks through our door and answering all questions and concerns they have about their smile. Our goal is for excellence in all facets of dentistry and to use the latest techniques and technology for your comfort.

Dr. Riken Patel


Dr. Rik grew up in Vaughan and obtained his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Detroit School of Dentistry. He is one of more than 6,000 oral health professionals to graduate from the school since 1932. He chose dentistry because it’s a perfect blend of art and medicine. Dr. Rik brings a modern skillset to the office. He has extensively broadened his areas of expertise to better serve you!


Treatment Philosophy

A good listener, Dr. Rik gains an in-depth understanding of your wants and needs. He enjoys meeting people from all walks of life – and believes everyone has a story to tell. When you’re with him, you will be comfortable sharing your concerns and fears, and asking questions about the treatment process.


Personal Life

When he’s not working closely with you to enhance your smile, Dr. Rik likes spending time with his family and friends, hiking, and working out. He has a pet goldfish named Goldie … and he successfully taught her how to “floss!” Dr. Rik has mastered the art of roasting a perfect marshmallow and is also inexplicably good at rock-paper-scissors. He donates “the gift of life” – blood – every eight weeks.

Dr. Christine Caulford


Before entering the world of dentistry, Dr. Christine taught high school science, drama, and English in Toronto. When she decided to improve smiles instead, she enrolled at the University of Toronto Faculty of Dentistry and graduated with honors. Next, she devoted a year to a dental residency program at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto. She also spent two years in administration and teaching roles before becoming a dentist. In addition, she has volunteered at dental clinics to help the less fortunate and provided clinic instruction at the Dental Faculty of U of T.

Treatment Philosophy

Over the last three decades, Dr. Christine has been devoted to providing quality patient care in a compassionate environment. Her volunteer and practice experience have shown her that patients have varying needs – needs that require an understanding and empathetic approach to treatment. She shows every patient the utmost respect and makes them feel at home.

Home Life

Dr. Christine has two adult sons she is very proud of. Outside of the office, she loves spending time with family and friends, as well as travelling.

Meet Our Team

We care about your satisfaction with your smile – and the experience you have with us to achieve a dazzling, healthy one. Each member of Scarborough Dental Group loves what they do … you will see that when you arrive for your appointment. We provide general, cosmetic, restorative, and implant dentistry, as well as orthodontics.

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