The joy of living every day
beams through in an all embracing smile!

Everyone deserves
a beautiful healthy smile!

I used to be shy
and reserved in public

Changing lives,
one fabulous smile
at a time

Mini Dental Implants and PRF Platelet Therapy

PRF Platelet Therapy

Better Healing from within!


  • Tooth loss and damage to the jaw bone and tissues are often challenging for your dentist during oral surgery or implant placement. Without enough support in the jaw bone, dental implants cannot be immediately stabilized and tissue healing can be a long process. The solution to these and other difficult situations is a new Platelet Therapy created from your own blood. Leukocyte – Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF) changes all the rules as it promotes healing and bone growth from within your own body. Unlike other treatments that use artificial components, Platelet Therapy with PRF uses only your own blood. With a simple blood draw and an advanced technology protocol, PRF is individually made for you – from you. The end results are improved healing response and significantly less recovery time.


  • PRF” is basically a bioactive “band-aid” that is created from your own blood and then placed in your surgery sites to promote healing. Asample of your blood is collected in a tube, just as it would be for a blood test.
  • Your doctor then uses the unique IntraSpin'” System to separate and concentrate certain important cells and active proteins by spinning your own blood in a dedicated centrifuge. After a fast preparation the bioactive clot, created just from your own blood, is now ideal for your procedure.
  • When placed in surgery sites, PRF releases your body’s own natural healing proteins, creating a more efficient network for cells to enhance the healing process. Depending on your situation, your doctor may supplement your PRF clot with different biomaterials customized for your needs.

Implant Solutions

  • With the new system of Mini-Implants, denture patients can now easily afford complete denture stability and the ability to enjoy food and life without annoying slipping dentures. Now, in as little as an hour, 4 dental implants can be placed and your transitional denture can be easily fitted over the implants. They can be used immediately and result in little or know post operative discomfort. Many patients who are not candidates for conventional implants are candidates for the less expensive mini implants.
  • Our implant solutions come in a variety that includes:
    • Removable Acrylic Overdenture
    • Non-Removable Acrylic Bridge and
    • Non-Removable Porcelain Bridge
  • Special Healthcare Financing from our strategic partner, Meridian Credit Union.
  • Everyone deserves a beautiful smile.

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Niagara Dental Health Centre

Dr. Thomas Pekar, Bsc, DDS, FIACA

"It is always a joy for us to see someone regain their sense of assuredness and confidence when their treatment is completed. The joy of living every day beams through in an all embracing smile!"

Dr . Tom Pekar was born and raised in Windsor Ontario, attended University in France and Germany before flying with Lufthansa  Airlines as a flight steward for three years.

Tom graduated  as a Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Western Ontario in 1983 , starting to practice in Welland  and St Catharines. 

Tom holds advanced  certification  in clinical hypnosis, dental  implantology, Master Level Mini Dental Implants,  Clinical  Acupuncture and Sedation.  An inventor, he held patents on a foot orthotic and posture alignment program in 26 countries.

He has been involved in Laser Periodontal research  since 1986 and is a founding member of International academy of Laser Dentists, Canada’s longest standing laser dentist. Tom lectures on the subjects of Stem Cell Grafting  for receeding gums and bone, and Platelet Rich Plasma therapy for tendon, ligament and joint regeneration. 

Not only is he a provider but most importantly he is a recipient and he himself enjoys freedom from pain swelling of arthritis.

Tom recently was awarded a Paul Harris Fellowship, by Rotary International, for his 32 years of service and multiple overseas mission trips. On the community front  charity starts at home.  The team has completed five extreme makeovers for local seniors. The care was provided at no cost to the recipients.

Tom’s  sense of community  is very wide and he is the  official Town Crier for the City of Port Colborne and goodwill ambassador.  Tom is the only dentist  town crier in North America and the second in the world. He performs or officiates at over 60 events per year.

He shares a home with his wife Judith , some border collies, and big cuddly wolfhounds.

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Meet Our Team



Erica graduated from the Dental Assisting program at Niagara College in 2008. She is HARP certified as well as ODAA certified. Erica began working with Dr. Pekar in 2015. Erica enjoys to see the positive and life changing transformations while assisting with grafting and implant procedures. Erica spends time with patients going over treatment plans and financing options prior to patient appointments. Erica has two young children and enjoys sports, camping and spending time with family.



Office Administrator/ Chairside Assistant


Kristen graduated with honours from the Niagara College Dental Hygiene program in 2016 and works part time as a dental hygienist in the St. Catharines office. She finds it very rewarding to be a part of a team that contributes to a person's overall health care and education. It is important for her to set and meet patient goals. With the end result of a beautiful smile . Kristen is also able to assist us where needed, such as taking radiographs, sterilizing instruments or preparing lab work. She is a member of CDHO, ODHA and has HARP certification. She is an animal lover and has always had dogs in her family. In her free time, she enjoys reading, walking the dogs, doing hand made crafts and attending music concerts with her husband and son.



Dental Hygienist

Dr. Pekar

Dentist, Bsc, DDS, FIACA

Patient friendly healthcare financing from Meridian Credit

Everyone deserves a beautiful healthy smile.  If your budget won’t stretch to a cash outlay, we can still give you the smile you deserve.  We have invited Meridian Credit Union to be a part of our strategic partnership.

Meridian Credit Union provides:

  • Relationship – based financial services
  • Affordable monthly payment plans which enable you to get the care you need
  • 24-hour credit decisions
  • Multiple rate plans and credit options
  • Online and telephone support
  • Secure access to your payment plan

Call: (905) 688-6667 ext. 7310
Fax: (905) 641-2305
Email: amy.hart@meridiancu.ca

Meridian Credit Union is not a lender or a consumer finance company.  Meridian Credit Union provides the service of an in-house financing program offered by Niagara Dental Health Centre.  Payment calculations are based on a rate of 5.5% and are for illustration purposes only.  Actual rate and terms may vary based on your provider.

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    Smiles of Hope

    A Canadian dental team has put a smile on kids’ faces thanks to a humanitarian mission to Jalapa, Guatemala. In the developing world, dental care is often rare or inaccessible. Guatemala is one of those countries where many have little access to dental care.

    Recently, Dr. Tom Pekar, a local Niagara dentist, together with a group of volunteers from across Canada, returned from a humanitarian dental mission to Guatemala.

    Makeshift clinics were set up in the village schools. One member of the mission was local dentist, Dr. Tom Pekar, who was deeply affected by the experience.

    What Our Patients Say About Us

    Flavio is a multi blackbelt martial arts instructor and a much sought after sports psychologist. He is currently working with Formula race car drivers, NBA and Olympic athletes, to help them break through to their highest performance level.

    There is a need in people says Dr. Pekar to let the wellness on the inside show through to the outside. After a successful career competing in martial arts Flavio’s beamy youthful smile needed some help.

    With Dr. Pekar’s smile design team, an image was created that allowed a change in the perception of Flavio’s smile by the people around him.

    As Flavio coaches, how does one let go of limiting beliefs and create a new winning strategy?

    It could be as simple as Dr. Pekar’s Smile Team changing lives one fabulous smile at a time.

    Flavio Syracuse, NY

    Amr used to describe himself as being shy and reserved in public.

    This changed when he consulted with Dr. Pekar and got a new lease on his smile. Like many children Amr lost a baby tooth, but an adult replacement didn’t grow in to fill his smile. This left a gap, even after braces. Hiding his disappointment, Amr’s smile is missing from the family pictures. Amr heard about a crown being supported by a dental implant. This titanium anchor is integrated in the bone to act as a root substitute. It would look and feel like the other teeth.

    The procedure took about an hour and Amr left with an intact trial smile.

    At ten weeks Amr’s bone attachment to the implant was sufficiently strong to proceed. The natural shade of his other teeth was matched and the new tooth put in place. The once shy boy now has an opportunity to beam his new smile far and wide.

    Advancements in technology allow people to have quality of life and health that were only emerging two decades ago.

    Dr.Pekar notes it was a pleasure to provide minimal dentistry which means leaving as much of a natural smile intact as possible.

    Amr Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont.

    Being in the public eye is something Bev has been comfortably doing for many years. She loves to laugh and enjoy the interaction with all aspects of life. But she didn’t feel her smile was pleasing to look at.

    She consulted with Dr. Pekar and his ‘designers’. A trial smile was created using bonding materials and refined until it became Bev’s own smile. Finally both Dr. Pekar and Bev were confident that not only would Bev have an attractive smile, but she would also have a stable bite with a long term ability to chew whatever foods she wishes.

    It is always a joy for Dr. Pekar and his team to see someone regain their sense of assuredness and confidence when their treatment is completed. The joy of living every day beams through Bev in a radiant and all embracing smile.

    Bev Niagara Falls, Ont.

    Contact Us

    Suite B, 185 Merritt St.
    St. Catharines, Ont. L2T 1J7

    905-988-8648 (emergency)