About Turtle Creek Dental

New Patients Welcome

About Us

Turtle Creek Dental is your friendly neighborhood dental clinic. We have been treating patients at this location for over 30 years, offering a range of general dental services from professional dental hygiene cleanings performed by a Registered Dental Hygienist, and crowns, bridges, white fillings, resin restorations, and uncomplicated extractions done by our experienced General Dentists with a combined experience of over 60 years.

We have a friendly, knowledgeable, and professional team, consisting of two doctors and 3 hygienists, whose main focus is your overall health.


Meet Your Turtle Creek Dentists

Dr. Gabriel Bako

Dr. Gabriel Bako

General Dentist

Dr. Gabriel Bako received his Honours Bachelor of Science in Biology from St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia. He obtained his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Temple University in Philadelphia in 1983.

After returning to Toronto, he completed a one-year residency at the Toronto General Hospital. During this period, through Health and Welfare Canada, Dr. Bako practiced dentistry in Northern Ontario’s First Nations Reserve, an experience that proved challenging and highly rewarding.

Early in his career, Dr. Bako began working as a clinical staff member at Toronto General Hospital assisting in the residency program. He also served as a clinical instructor at the University of Toronto Faculty of Dentistry in the Department of Oral Medicine and Pathology. In 1989, he was awarded his Fellowship Degree with the Academy of General Dentistry for his pursuits in continuing education. He is licensed with the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario and is a proud member of the Ontario Dental Association, and Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Bako is also a member of the Toronto Crown and Bridge Study Club, attending continuing education courses in various disciplines including restorative, cosmetic, and implant dentistry.

Dr. Bako currently resides in Lorne Park and has always been an active member of the community. For seventeen years, he coached local T-ball, softball, and baseball teams. He also has acted as an assistant football coach with the Mississauga Football League. Dr. Bako has a wide range of interests and activities including the arts, theatre, music, travel, golf, skiing, and gardening/landscaping.


Languages Spoken at Our Clinic

Do you prefer to speak another language other than English? We offer dental appointments in German, Tagalog and Spanish. Just let us know what you prefer when you book with us.

Fees & Insurance

Fees & Insurance Options

We direct bill insurance and we accept all major credit cards and debit. If you need financing options, please ask our Treatment Coordinator for more information when reviewing any recommended dental treatments.
Patient discussing fees and insurance policy with dentist in Mississauga


Patient Reviews

Turtle Creek Dental
Reviewed from Google

4.9 out of 5 stars

Elizabeth McGuire
Elizabeth McGuire

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 week ago

Had an emergency tooth issue. Dr. Bako saw me right away and fixed tooth completely. I didn't think tooth could be saved and would need an implant. Dr Bako did a wonderful job. He is a miracle worker . I have been his patient for years.

K Viner
K Viner

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 month ago

I have been fortunate to have Dr. Bako as my dentist for 40 years and have received superb care. It is a welcoming practice, Dr. Bako takes time to explain and to provide options if appropriate and all the staff are friendly - and gentle! Sadly, now that I live in the city core with its traffic nightmare, it made sense to find a practice downtown but I definitely recommend Dr. Bako to anyone looking for a new dentist. It’s worth the drive to Clarkson!

Val Vastopa
Val Vastopa

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 days ago

Dr Bako was very personable and ran a pleasant and welcoming office...
Would recommend to anyone!

Turtle Creek Dental each summer supports local community


Our Community Involvement

We love getting involved in our local community. Each Summer, we support & sponsor local T-ball teams in our community.

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Take Care Of Your Oral Health & Book Your Dental Hygiene Appointment Today

We partner with our patients to achieve healthy, beautiful smiles. Prevention is key, which is why we hope to see you regularly to check in on your oral health and offer early interventions. You can rely on us for all your dental needs!