OUR Leadership TEAM

Jeremy D. Behar

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Jeremy founded CDS in 2016 and oversees corporate direction and strategy for Canadian Dental Services Corporation, including all financial, legal, and asset management functions within the business. Jeremy possesses a strong entrepreneurial spirit, company-building insight, and superior technical knowledge of the dental business, having spent 25+ years leading change and improvement in the healthcare industry in Canada and the United States.

Jeremy has seen firsthand how the dental industry has evolved over the past two and a half decades and is dedicated to further disrupting the industry in Canada to improve the overall patient experience and to better support and alleviate dentists from the management burdens of running a successful practice.

Jeanne Ye

Chief Financial Officer

Jeanne Ye was hire #1 when she joined CDS in 2016. She oversees all aspects of the company’s financial management and governance functions. She also provides leadership in acquisitions and post-acquisition integration work to ensure we immediately start bringing value to every clinic CDS acquires and partners with across Canada.

Jeanne has 25+ years of finance and operational experience in mid-market and private equity-backed organizations in industries ranging from technology and professional services to healthcare, where she held a series of senior leadership positions prior to joining Canadian Dental Services. Jeanne is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada and Ontario, and holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Laurentian University.

Dr. Kevin Davis

BA, DDS, MPH, FRCD (C)

Chief Clinical Officer

Dr. Kevin Davis graduated from Western University in 1990 with a B.A. in psychology. He completed his Doctor of Dental Surgery at the University of Toronto in 1994 and a Certificate in Hospital Dentistry from Carolinas Medical Center in 1995. Kevin then attended Harvard University, and in 1998, he simultaneously received his dual specialty diploma in Orthodontics and a Master’s in Public Health.

Kevin then joined his father’s orthodontic practice in 1998. From one location in Richmond Hill, Ontario, Davis Orthodontics has since grown to 13 locations all throughout the Toronto area.

Davis Ortho has treated more patients with Invisalign than any other practice in Ontario and is one of the fastest-growing branded orthodontic specialty practices in Canada.

Kevin has taught at Harvard University, and the University of Toronto. He is a Board Member for Tali’s Fund (a children’s brain cancer charity), and has participated in and led numerous dental missions to Central and South America to provide dental care to unserved communities. He is currently pursuing his MBA at the Royal Military College of Canada.

In his current role at CDS, Kevin will provide leadership – both clinical and non-clinical – to Davis Orthodontics clinics and teams, as well as across the CDS practice network througout Canada.

Sonni Virdi

Vice President, Clinical Growth

Sonni joined CDS in 2017. She is a dental professional with 15+ years of experience who began her career in clinical dentistry, focusing on patient care in diverse team settings. Her early experience in clinical practice laid the foundation for her transition into operational leadership and growth strategy.

Since 2017, she has been integral to CDS’s operational improvement initiatives, emphasizing patient-centric treatment strategies and balancing operational efficiency with high-quality patient care.

In her current role as VP of Clinical Growth, Sonni’s focus is on challenging the traditional care delivery model to make dental care more accessible and aligned with overall patient well-being. She is dedicated to fostering an environment where dental care prioritizes patients’ overall health and satisfaction, aiming to shift the Canadian dental landscape towards inclusivity, effectiveness, and patient-centeredness.

Ted Tai

Vice President, Clinic Operations

Ted joined Canadian Dental Services in 2023 as Vice President, Clinic Operations. In this capacity, he leads the clinic operations team across Canada while working in close collaboration with every workgroup and function across the organization that in some way impact supporting our clinics, and our patients.

Ted most recently held a similar position at another national DSO in Canada where he was responsible for a large and key region of dental clinics, and successfully assembled and led high-performing teams.

Prior to this experience, Ted held various executive leadership positions at Second Cup Ltd., as well as at Tim Hortons. His unique blend of experience in both the hospitality and dental industries enables him to operationalize CDS’ overall strategy, which is to put the customer first and build teams that repeatedly deliver a great experience in the clinic.

Ted holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Guelph.

Danielle Edwards

CHRL

Vice-President, Orthodontic Services

Danielle joined Davis Orthodontics over 25 years ago and has since then held a number of positions along the way, including chief operating officer, practice director, and human resources manager. Prior to that, she held various positions as financial coordinator and Level II Dental Assistant. She obtained both her Human Resources Education and Dental Assisting from Durham College in Ontario.

In her current role within CDS, Danielle is instrumental in leading operational excellence, change management, and process improvement initiatives across all orthodontic practices at CDS.