Welcome to Dr. Archer's Personal Site
There is a reason why Dr. Natalie Archer DDS, the founder and CEO of Archer Dental, is consistently ranked among the best dentists in Toronto in local magazine polls. It’s the same reason why Archer Dental now has three locations to serve the public.
Dr. Archer’s success can be traced back to a combination of her personal values and the virtues she embraces as a business owner; she has an undeniable passion for her craft, compassion and empathy for her patients, and her dedication to helping others naturally inspires trust in the people she works with throughout her various practices and other business endeavors.
Dr. Natalie Archer regularly appears on daytime television programs on the CBC, CTV and Global. She sits on hospital advisory boards and helps govern medical centers in addition to managing staff and overseeing Archer Dental’s day to day operations at her Rosedale, Runnymede and Little Italy locations.
Dr. Natalie Archer is the proud mother of two active children and is married to her favourite person in the world, Anthony de Fazekas.
Where is She From?
Toronto’s busiest downtown dentist is still a small-town Ontario girl at heart. Dr. Natalie Archer grew up in Keene, a picturesque village of approximately six thousand people just east of Peterborough. Keene is known for its pioneer village and petroglyphs.
So how did she scale the heights of her medical profession? Even as a school girl, Dr. Archer knew she wanted to be a dentist and focused her studies on the sciences – namely chemistry and human biology. Dr. Archer was Valedictorian for Dalhousie University’s graduating class of 1995. The School of Dentistry at Dalhousie in Halifax, Nova Scotia is a venerated institution that’s widely regarded as the best dentistry school in the nation.
Dr. Natalie Archer garnered several professional accolades early in her career. She was the youngest dentist ever elected to serve on the Board of the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario in 2006 and six years later, she was the third elected female dentist ever to assume the Vice Presidency of the Royal College of Dental Surgeons (from 2011 to March 2012.)
Dental Care for Seniors
Dr. Archer’s interest in elder care began immediately after graduation. As a rookie dentist, she committed herself to assisting with a mobile dental care service shortly after relocating to Toronto in 2001. Working in this capacity, she regularly visited retirement homes and long-term care facilities. Although the work was stimulating and satisfying, she soon became dispirited by the conditions she encountered in these seniors’ homes.
In 2011, Dr. Natalie Archer partnered with the Canadian Centre for Elder Law and the National Initiative for the Care of the Elderly to launch the Dental Elder Abuse Response (D.E.A.R.) project. Its primary objective is to link and equip dental professionals with the necessary knowledge and resources – workshops, videos, brochures – to ‘take the bite out of elder abuse’. Through her work at the Runnymede Dental Centre in Toronto and with the establishment of D.E.A.R., she has been instrumental in raising awareness about the importance of providing dental care for older populations, specifically people in long-term care.
Today, Natalie is passionate about giving back and delivering dental security both to her patient community and abroad.
Education & Awards
Dr. Archer has committed over a decade of her dental career to treating seniors on a mobile basis across the province of Ontario. Her skilled experience and exposure to the needs of Canada’s fastest growing demographic, inspired her to partner with Runnymede Health Care Centre. Independently owned and operated within Canada’s highest accreditation hospital, Dr. Archer’s innovative approach to oral health care, and aging issues is making this dental clinic a national leader in Geriatric dental care.
Dr. Archer is a strong advocate for education and pursuing excellence. Amongst other academic accomplishments, Dr. Archer was Valedictorian for Dalhousie University’s graduating class of 1995. Her success and volunteer work is well recognized within her profession for her leadership role to young women. She has been a keynote speaker to the Ontario Dental Association on “The Female Perspective” and how to successfully manage a work life balance. In July, 2012 she was honoured to be a moderator, speaker and finalist judge in the national event Miss Teen Canada World held in Toronto, Canada. As a dentist, Dr. Archer demonstrates how a smile is ageless and that truly, one is never fully dressed without a smile.